Book K, Page 629 In the name of God, amen, May the 4th, 1791 ---- I, Thomas Russell of Pasquotank County State of No. Carolina being very sick and weak of body but of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say Principally and fist of all I give and Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it for my body I Recomend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executor here-after mentioned and as Touching Such Worldly Goods Where-with it hat Pleased God to Bless me with in this life. I give Divise and Despose of the Same in Manner and form following that is to Say, ----- In the first place my will and desire is that the land and plantation whereon I now live, Should be Sold into Publick Venue(?) for Six months Credett to pay my Just Debts and after all my Just Debts be paid, my will is all the Remainder of my Estate of what Nature or Kind Forever be Equally Divided Between my Beloved wife Elizabeth Russell and my two Children, John Russell and Mary Russell to them and their Heirs forever. ------- And Lastly I do Nominate and appoint Joseph Rolfe my whole & Sole Executor to this my Last will & Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto Let my hand & Seal the day & Year above mentioned. ----------- Thomas Russell his seal and signature Signed in presents of: Jos. Reding Joseph Thos. Rolfe Vilater(?) Glassco__ (his mark) Pasquotank County June ____ 1791 ______________????____________ The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Russell decd. was Exhibited in open Court by Joseph Rolfe the Executor ____ named and proved by the oath of Joseph Redding, Esq. asubscribing witness is thereto who said Thomas Russell and Vititer Galioco(?) signed as concerning xxxxxx witness and at the same time appeared tis Executor and was qualified agreeable to Law, ordered to be recorded ______ ____ -- Jos. (Mark?) Rolfe, Clerk Recorded June 10, 1791 in Book K (?), file 218.
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