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Will of William Armstrong
Contributed by Barbara Shore
Will Book C, page 568, New Hanover County, NC

In the name of God Amen…being of perfect sound mind and memory thanks be to Allmyty God for his unspeakable Mercy, I make this my Last Will and Testament..

Item 1 – All my just debts must be first paid and the five shillings (unreadable) mony to all my children as lawful heirs of my boddy, namely John Armstrong, Ann Armstrong, Mary Pierce, Alfred Armstrong, Catherine Flanagan, Levina Light, Elizabeth Canady, Thomas Armstrong, and I bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary C. Armstrong, all the balance of what I possess in the world, including one horse bridle and saddle, one riding chair and harness, one horse cart, together with all the stock property that I possess including cattle, hogs, and so forth of every kind together with all household and kitchen furniture including one clock and so fourth with all my plantation Tules, Cooper Tules and so forth. Together with all money due me including one note of one hundred dollars on Thomas Johnston and Even Adkinson with all accounts due from deferent pursons all of which I propose to the pursonal use and benefit of the said Mary C. Armstrong in which I nominate and appoint Mr. Jacob Wells and Mary C. Armstrong executor and executrix to this my Last Will and Testament in witness hereof I do set my hand and seal this November 1, 1848 in presence of Jacob Wells, Sr. and Jacob Wells, Jr.

Probated 10 January 1854

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