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In the name of God amen. I William WOODHOUSE being sick in body but of Sound mind & memory and Calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and that it is appointed for man to dy do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following
Item 1 I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus all of my Stock of Cattle.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus all of my Land where I live.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus one gun. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus all of my hogs and all of my farming utentials and my horse Cart. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus all of my blacksmith tools. I give to my Daughter Narcissus all of my Earthen ware knive forks spoons &c. I give to my Daughter Narcissus the bed where I Lie on. I lend to my Daughter Narcissus one negro boy by the name of Jacob During her natural life and after her Death to my nearest heirs. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus all the rest and residue of my Estate Consisting of Kitchen furniture Corn fodder and house hold furniture. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Narcissus one hand mill and I hereby Constitute and appoint and ordain my Daughter Narcissus my whole and Sole Executrix to this my last will and testament in witness I have here unto set my hand and seal this the 7 Day of October 1848.
/s/ William WOODHOUSE (seal)
Dempsey W. HAMPTON
State of North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Currituck County } August Term 1853
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Wm. WOODHOUSE dec'd. was exhibited in open Court and propounded for probate as his last will Whereupon the witnesses thereto, to wit Dempsey W. HAMPTON & Lemuel BALL being duly sworn did declare that they saw the said William WOODHOUSE execute said paper writing as his last will & testament, that it was executed in their presence, and at his request they witnessed the same he declaring it to be his last will and testament, and at the time he was of sound & disposing mind & memory, whereupon it is admited by the Court to brobate [sic] as the last will and testament of said Wm. WOODHOUSE dec'd. and ordered as such by the Court to be recorded.
/s/ J.W. BAXTER, CCC
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