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I, St. Clair Tillett, of the aforesaid County and State, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament.
First: My Executrix, hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial, and pay all funeral expenses, together with all my just debts, out of the first moneys which may come into her hands belonging to my estate.
Second: I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, McCoy Tillett, the sum of One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars, said sum to be paid by my Executrix from my business known as “The City Market” and in addition to the said One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars it is my desire that my said, son McCoy Tillett, be reimbursed or refunded the amount advanced to the said business by him, which amount is or will be evidence by cancelled checks held by him.
Third: I give, bequeath and devise unto my beloved wife, Carolyn Tillett, all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, both real, personal and mixed, tangible and intangible, wheresoever situated, in fee simple forever.
Fourth: I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved and trusted wife, Carolyn Tillett, my lawful Executrix to all intents and purposes, to serve without bond, and to execute this my last Will and Testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void any and all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.
In Witness Whereof, I , the said St. Clair Tillett, do hereunto set my hand and seal, this 8th day of May, 1946.
/s/ S.C. Tillett (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said St. Clair Tillett, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, do hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses.
Bertie S. Ward
North Carolina In The Superior Court
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of St. Clair Tillett, deceased. Let said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed. This 19th day of June, 1946.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
NOTE: St. Clair Tillett, Sr. was born in Wanchese, NC to Leonidas Rosser Tillett and Charlotte "Lottie" Midgett on March 26, 1887 and died in Manteo, NC on June 10, 1946. He was first married to Mary Emma Green on July 20, 1910 and they had 2 children:
1) Alfred McCoy Tillett (1911-1967); married Beatrice Estelle Burrus
2) St. Clair "Punk" Tillett, Jr. (1915-1943); married 1st Natalie E. Gould; 2nd Alice Hampton
St. Clair Sr. and Mary Emma were divorced before the Dare County census was taken in April 1930. St. Clair married Caroline (Midgett) Pugh sometime after 1930. Caroline Midgett was divorced from William D. Pugh, Sr.
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