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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 22 March 2001


In the Name of God Amen

I Dempcy Hooks Being Weak In Body But In perfect mind and Memory thanks Be to God for the Same Calling to mind the Mortality of all men knowing it was appointed once for all Men to die Item which I give my soul Up Into the hands of God who gave it to me & Bodie to Be Buried in a Christian Maner at the discretion of my Exetrs. Who I shall appoint Item I give and Bequeath Unto my well Belove,d Mother Dorcas Hooks Eight Hundred aand forty Acres of land lying on Hayses Swamp the plaltation where Wm. Hook died with all appertainance,s there unto belonging like wise one year old horse one horse Bridle & Daddle one Iron pot one Grubing hoe four pewter Bafons three plates one dish four Spoons one Shot gun three Cyder hogshead two case knives and two forks one large Gimblet one hundred dollars and Sixty Eight dollars & Sixty two/centsin Notes one hundred dollars in hand one Testament one Spelling Book to Be hers In dureing her Natural life With paying all my Lawful heirs one Shilling Sterling each & likewise my Will and Defire is that after the Deceast of my mother that my sifter polly powell Should have the Remaining part of my Estate if there Should Be any to/behers for ever likewise Whomsoever I Shall appoint Henry Brafswell and Rheacy Olliver my Whole and Soals Extrs to act agreable to the above Writing given/myUndermyhand & seal this day of September 1808

Sign,d seal,d and pronounc,d  )                Demcy Hooks
In the presents of Us         )
Ateft Byous Brafwell
  Peter McCormaig
Recorded in Will Book I, Page 52
Recorded May 20, 1809
Role No. 347

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