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Susan Woodhouse
Aug. 10, 1890 - July 3, 1899

  North Carolina }
Currituck County}

I Susan WOODHOUSE being of Sound mind and memory but Considering the uncertainty of life do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to Say:

Item first:  That my Son Thomas Shall provide for my body a decent burial Suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends.

Item second:  in Consideration of the faithful performance of item first of this my last will and testament I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas P. WOODHOUSE and after his death to his Children the following tract of Land known as the home tract Bounded as follows on the North by the land of Willoughby OWENS & Thomas E. NEWBERN on the East by the HANNIBLE field track On the South by the Land of Thomas E. NEWBERN On the West by the albemarle Sound And in case the Said Thomas P. WOODHOUSE Shall die without having any Children or if leaving Children at time of death and in case of Said Children dying without issue then the land so given him and them Shall go to the rest of my Children Share and Share alike and to their heirs.  Said Thomas P. WOODHOUSE my Son as aforesaid Shall hold the Said tract So given as above on the following further Conditions that he Shall deed to Harriet DELON his half interest in the MIDGET tract near by in Liew of what Should have been her Share of the lands given in this item to my Son Thomas and his Children.

Item third:  I give to my Daughter Amelia BRUMSEY the HANNIBLE field Tract of Land Situated to the East of the home tract joining it and the land of F.B. SYKES John NEWBERN and others.

Item 4th - To my Daughter Sarah O'NEAL I give and bequeath all advancements as have been made to her from time to time.

Item 5 - to my Daughter Lydia I give all advancements made to her heretofore.

In testimony whereof I the Said Susan WOODHOUSE hereunto Set my hand and Seal this tenth day of August AD 1890.
    /s/ Susan WOODHUSE [the "o" was left out]       Seal

Signed, Sealed published and declared by the Said Susan WOODHOUSE to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence do Subscribe our names as witnesses Thereto.
    W.L. OWENS
    S.J. OWINS

PROBATE OF WILL

  North Carolina }     In the Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of Susan WOODHOUSE, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Susan WOODHOUSE, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by T.J. WOODHOUSE there being no executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Susan WOODHOUSE, dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of W.L. OWENS and S.J. OWENS, subscribing witnesses thereto: and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Susan WOODHOUSE was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
    It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of Susan WOODHOUSE, dec'd.  And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
    Dated this the 3rd day of July 1899
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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