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. . . . . In the name of God amen, this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord 1807, I ROELAND EVERETT of Goose Creek in the county of Beaufort in North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but, of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed once to die, do make and ordain this, my last will and testament, that is to say principally, and first of all I give, recommending my soul to God that gave all and for my body, I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executers, nothing doubting, but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased to bless me in this life.
. . . . . I give, devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to say in the first place.
. . . . . I give and bequeath to Tabetha GREGORY, eight head of cattle, one puter bason, one half dozen puter plates, one Kittle, one feather bed whereon I now lie, the same I give to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
. . . . . I also give my brother James EVERETT one shilling, sterling, to be his property forever.
. . . . . I give Hugh EVERETT, one shilling, sterling money, to be his property forever.
. . . . . I give Joshua JONES's, daughter, SUSANNA, one heifer or yearling to be her property forever.
. . . . . I give my land to Micjah EVERETT, all of my cattle and hogs not before mentioned, all my property within doors and without doors. I give to him to be his property forever.
. . . . . I also leave a portion able part of my property to pay my debts as my executers see fit.
. . . . . Cause I leave to Micjah EVERETT and Aaron SPRING my executers to this my last will and testament.
. . . . . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
. . . . . Signed, sealed, delivered, in presence of us, item: all other former wills made by me conforming this to be my last will and testament as witness whereof I set my hand and seal.
. . . . . Wit: John WATSON
. . . . . . . . . Zebezee WATSON
Source: "Last Will
and Testament of Pamplico Township, Goose Creek Island: 1700-1980,"
by Odell Spain, Hobucken, N.C. 28537
Mitchell's Wills: Everitt, Rolin - 009 - c1907 - OB-A/81 - AR
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