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In the name of God Amen, I Thomas YOUNGHUSBAND of State of North Carolina and County of Currituck being in good state of bodily health at present, and still retain my perfect sence and memory Thanks be to God for the same do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament Viz. to Wit.
Imprimes: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Nephew[s] Isaac YOUNGHUSBAND and Pleasant YOUNGHUSBAND the lawfull Son[s] of my Brother Isaac YOUNGHUSBAND one negro man named Will, one negro woman named Nan, one boy named Stephen, one negro girl named Maltida, one negro girl named Luc(?) one negro man named James, one negro named Prudence, one negro boy named Ned, with all their increase to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between them.
Item: I likewise give and bequeath unto my said Nephews Isaac and Pleasant YOUNGHUSBAND my negroes now in possession of my villanious Brother John YOUNGHUSBAND now in ninety six destrict in the State of South Carolina Viz. one negro man named Dick, one young negro woman named Pastorah, one negro boy named Peter, and one woman Silvey and one child the Daughter of Silvey, and likewise a debt due from the said John YOUNGHUSBAND of £338 in the year 1786 and also the heir of the above negroes from the date to them and their heirs forever to be equally divided between them.
Item: I also give and grant unto my negro woman Lydia agreeable to her, her intire freedom, the remainder of her life. I also give unto the said negro Lydia for and during the term of her natural life 40 acres of land part of the tract which I bought of Thomas MILLER the place and part where Mr. PATTENs has built a house near Mr. BALLANCEs, and one milk cow and calf, also one feather bed and furniture, and as much of my kitchen furniture as will be sufficent for one person to keep house with, all with one horse or mare able to plough the land, and one plough, one good ax, and two good hoes.
And in case I should conclude to marry as I am in want of a nurse and the woman continues faithfull and good irefoor the use of my stock and one third part of my other land, which I lend to her for and during her natural life or widowhood 210 acres known by the name of Jones Island, and 200 acres on the east ridge which I bought of John MERCER, and 200 acres which I bought of John COWELL on Alligator Lake, also one third part of my household and kitchen furniture.
Item: and lastly after my Wifes deceas in case I do marry I give and bequeath the before mentioned land and furniture as also the thirds as well as the whole together with all the residue of my estate bothe real and personal to my two Nephews Isaac and Pleasant YOUNGHUSBAND to them and their heirs forever, likewise I do appoint the said Isaac YOUNGHUSBAND JUNIOR and PLEASANT YOUNGHUSBAND the whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament, Furthermore I nominate appoint and request Willis ETHERIDGE and William FEREBEE to take possession (at my death) of all the estate herein mentioned to take care of the same until my executors above named now living at Richmond in Virginia can get intelligence of the same and come to this place (Currituck Courthouse) and take possession themselves.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of October 1787.
/s/ Thomas YOUNGHUSBAND and a seal
signed sealed and acknowledge in presence of
Exhibited March term 1792 and proved by the oath of William TAYLOR
Copy recorded and examined 30th day of July 1792
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