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Will of William T Bourdeaux
Contributed by Jason Bordeaux
Transcribed by Fred M Hintze Jr
In the name of God Amen. I William T. Bourdeaux of the State of North Carolina & County of New Hanover, being weak in Boddy but of perfect mind, and memory; hereby makes The Following my Wile; That is to say I will my Boddy to Buryed after my sol may leave it in decent Christial Buryel, and what worldly goods it has been God's will to bestow upon me while herebelow after my last debts hath been paid the ballance I leave in manner following, that is my house and lot to be sold which I have in Wilmington, to the best advantage, by my Executor - to pay my said debts, and the Ballance if any, what it may fetch, I leave and Bequeath unto my loving wife; also all other estate Real or personally I do hereby prosess I give unto her her heirs and assigns forever, excepting a horse which is called the Walker horse which I give unto my brother in law, William Robitsch.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal as my last wile and testament this 30th. Day of August 1856. I also leave as my Executor William S. Larkins to my will hoping he may have it carryed into effect.

Signed sealed and - delivered in hand of William T. Bourdeaux

the words my will was entered between 24 and 25th line before signing

J. W. Parker (?)
James X Cannon
(his mark)

State of North Carolina
New Hanover County court Sept Term 1856
This paper writing porforting to be the last will & Testament of William T. Bourdeaux is exhibeted in afore court. And offered for probate, and is duly provided by the oaths of both the subscribing (?) Thereto, and as such considered by the Court to be and contain the last will and Testament of said, W. T. Bourdeaux and sufficient to convey the bequest therein made, and as such ordered to be recommended & filed, at the same time Wm S Larkins the executor there in named appeared in open Court & was duly qualified as such.

Sam R. Bunting

Recorded in New Hanover County, NC, Will Book C, page 618, Original Wills, 1732-1961

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