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John O'Neal, Sr.
Feb. 1, 1795 - May Term 1795
Hyde Co. Will Bk. 1-22-3, pg. 252

In the Name of God Amen.              February 1st day 1795

I John Neal Senr of Mattamuskeet in the County of Hyde being very sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for his mercys and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed once for all men to die, I therefore ordain this my Last Will and Testament.  Therefore I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and for my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a deseant maner at the descretion of my Executors----and first of all my desire is that all my lawful debts be paid and as touching my worldly estate, I give and bequeath in maner and form following.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my Daughter Christian Jennett one Shilling it being her full part of my estate.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Christopher O'Neal one Shilling it being his full part of my estate.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Ephriam O'Neal and his heirs one shilling it being their full part of my estate.

Item: I give unto my son John O'Neal & Robert O'Neal all my land and appertainancys thereto belonging to be equally divided so as to not interfear with each others cleared ground, also I give and bequeath unto my son Robert ONeal all and singular the rest of my estate except one bed and furniture and twelve dollars and one shilling.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hanna Spring one Shilling it being her fill part of my estate.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Daughter Mary O'Neal one bed and furniture and twelve hard Dollars it being her full part of my estate.

I also do hereby appoint my two sons John O'Neal & Robert O'Neal to be my soul Executors and I do hereby acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament, and I do make void all other Wills whatsoever shall or may appear as witness my hand and seal this day and date above written.

/s/ John [x] O'Neal, Senr

Test: Ignatus Harbert
         Sally Brooks

A trew inventory of the property of John ONeel deasd

two feather beds and furnature and one bushel and one peck salt
two Chests and one iron wedg and one ly tub
three Cheers and five accoumpts to the a mount of 29 dollars
two tables and Seven pound of hogs fatt
four pewter dishes and seven plates
two pewter basons and one ponges and fourteen spoons
three earthen bouls and two point Cups
one pitcher and two mugs and three smal Sheves of flax
five Chunch bottles and two counesters
one Case and bottles and two earthen fat pots
one fat tub and one spice motter and one ads
two iron pots and one duch oven and one skillet
one tea kittle and three washing tubs and five pails
one half bushel and three pecks and one pigin
one hogshead and eaight barrels and one bucket
four Chags and two old tubs and one gun shot bad and powder
powder horn and three wood bouls and one hackel
one bread tray and two meal sifters
one pare of Cotten Chards and pare of wool ditto
one look and two slays and two pare of geers and screen
and worping bars and one hommaney molter
one wooling wheel and winding blades
three hoes and two axes and one plow
one stock of bees and five emty hives
eight pound and a half of brake flacks
three pound and three Quarters of a pound of pict Cotten
nine pound and a half of Cotten in the seed
three and a half pounds of onwashd wool
three and three Quarters of a pound of low and ______?
one pare of stillards and two beadsteeds and three mats
one hand mill and one small soard and two ginelets
one old plain and one gouge and one spade
twelve pound of old iron and two old books
three and a half barrels of Corn & fifty nine pound of bacon
one slate and aleven head of hogs and two hammers
twenty two dollars and one Quarter of a dollar in money
one hone razor and strop and one good cheer
/s/ Robert [his mark] Oneal; John Neel

Hyde County  ss  Mary term 1795
     This inventory of John oneal Deceased was Exhibited into Court by the Executors on oath and ordered to be Recorded.
    Test: Benj Foreman  Clk

Recorded in Book B page 27

Hyde Co., NC Court Minutes
May Term 1865
The last will & testament of Ephraim O'Neal was exhibited for probate by Wm. S. Cox, the executor named therein.

August Term 1866
An account of sales of the estate of Ephraim O'Neal, dec'd., was returned by Wm. S. Cox, adm'r.

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