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The last Will & Testament of Wm. WOODHOUSE
August T. 1856
In the name of God amen I William WOODHOUSE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of the body that it is appointed for all men to die I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in maner and form following
Item I lend to my Sister Narsisey WOODHOUSE during her life
and aftera pease of land I bought of the heirs of James HAMTON ajoining the land John ETHERIDGE and others on the Narrows Shore and after her death I give said land to my Daughter Jane HARNEY also I give to my Daughter (Jane inserted) HARNEY a peace of Cypress Swamp lying to the south of Deep Branch Creek in North river Swamp that I and Major EVERNTON Patened also all my Islands of Marsh land in Currituck Sound.
Item I give to Tilman WOODHOUSE a peace of land on the ridge road that I Bought of Sarah ONEAL and Jesse SANDERSON also a peace of Land I Bought of Thomas WHITEHALL if he dies without an heir it is then to go back to my nearest heir.
Item I Lend to my Grand Daughter July Ann JARVIS Fifty Dollars to be raised out of my Estate and if she dies without an heir it then to go back to my nearest relations and my Executor to keep it in his hands to pay out to her as he may think best.
Item Give to my Daughter Virginia WOODHOUSE Twenty five Dollars to be raised out of my Estate and if she dies without an heir it to go back to my nearest relation and my Executor to keep it in his hands for her.
Item leave (all inserted) the ballance of my Estate to be sold by my Executor and after paying all my just and Lawful Debts to be Equally divided between my wife Margaret WOODHOUSE and my Daughter Jane HARNEY by the account Sales and also all my money and notes if anny on hand at my death to be Equally Divided Between my wife and Daughter Jane HARNEY.
I want my Executor at my death to take charge of my Estate and stay with it until it is sold and to live out of my Estate free of charge til after the Sale and to Sel Said Property in ten day after my death.
I appoint Thomas HARNEY the whole sole Executor to this my last will and Testament
/s/ William WOODHOUSE (seal)
H. M. SHAW jurat
L. POYNER jurat
[Note: The letters "o" and "a" are identical in the handwriting of this will)]
Currituck County Court August Term 1856
the last will and Testament of William WOODHOUSE was this day exhibited in Open Court and admitted to probate according to law & at the Same time Margaret WOODHOUSE comes unto court and dissents from the last will and Testament of her late husband. Also at the Same time Thomas HORNEY Executor appeared in Open Court and qualified as executor to the last will & testament of Wm. WOODHOUSE Decd.
Attest J.(G.?) W. BAXTER C.C.C.
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