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In the name of God Amen.
I Benjamin Ashbee of the County of Dare and State of North Carolina being in health of body and sound mind, memory, understanding praised praised be God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I give devise and bequeath to take affect at my death to Henry Ashbee his heirs and assigns forever all of my lands and tenements where I now live except four acres which I sold to Samuel R. Midyette and it is understood that the said Henry Ashbee is to take care of me during my lifetime. In witness whereof I the said Benjamin Ashbee have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of December A.D. 1892.
/s/ Benjamin Ashbee ( seal)
Signed, declared and published by the above named Benjamin Ashbee for his last will and testament in the presents of us who at his request and in his presents have Subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
C. J. Dough
J. S. Wescott
State of North Carolina} SS: In the Superior Court
Dare County }
A paper writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of Benjamin Ashbee deceased is exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior for Said County by Henry Ashbee the executor therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said Benjamin Ashbee is proven by the oath and examination of C.J. Dough and J.S. Wescott the subscribing witness thereto who being duly sworn doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown purporting to be the last will and testament of Benjamin Ashbee, that the said Benjamin Ashbee in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid and which bears date of the 20th December A.D. 1892. And the deponents further saith that the said Benjamin Ashbee the testator aforesaid did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his Last will and testament, and the deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presents of said testator, and these deponents further saith that at the time when said testator subscribed his name to the said will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing their names as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said Benjamin Ashbee was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraints to the knowledge information or belief of this deponent, and further these deponents say not.
C. J. Dough
J. S. Wescott
Sworn to and subscribed this 5th day of March 1895 before me.
J. B. Jennett, Clerk of Superior Court
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