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Will of Anthony Bourdeaux

Contributed by Jason Bordeaux
Transcribed by Fred M Hintze Jr.
In the name of God Amen, I Anthony Bourdeaux of New Hanover County & State of North Carolina
Being weak in body but of Sound and perfect Mind and memory, Blessed be almighty God for the Same, I do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following, That is to say I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Bourdeaux during her widowhood, all my lands houses household furniture, plantation & plantation tolls, one boat & a yoke of oxen, stock of cattle, Hoggs & Sheep, and all that is mine shall be hers, During the widowhood, But if she Marries again for the property to be Equally divided amongst my beloved wife and these my Children John & Ezekiel & Armsted & Mildred & Francis, my oldest daughter Julian, the wife of Alfred Pridgen, I have given them fifty acres of land & five head of cattle, & four head of Sheep, I give this before I (had wight) this my last will and that is all the I intend them to have, and my Son Ezekiel Bourdeaux, whom I hereby appoint to be my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 6th. Day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Anthony Bourdeaux to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his prescense do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

Anthony X Bourdeaux (Seal)
(his mark)

Wit: Arthur Bourdeaux
John A Flinn

State of North Carolina
New Hanover County March Term 1853
The Execution of this will is duly proven by the oath of Arthur Bourdeax one of the subscribing witnesses (?) Whereunto it is considered by the court that the same is the last will and testament of Anthony Bourdeaux and as such ordered to be recorded & filed.

Dan Dickson, Clrk