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-In the name of God, Amen, I **William Norman**, of Boston in New England, Barber, Being very ill and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, praised by God therefore, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following (that is to say). First and principally,​ I commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God, hoping, through the merits, death and passion of my savior, Jesus Christ, to have full and free pardon of all my sins, and to inherit everlasting life. My body, I commit to the earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter (named). As touching such temporal Estate (as) it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth. First, I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged. ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my loving brother, **Moses Norman**, and his heirs forever, all that slipp ''​[sic]''​ of land on the weft (sic) ''​[west]''​ side of Well Gutt by (probably "Three hundred and") twenty acres[(note1)] be it more or less, butting to the f'd ''​[s'​d,​ or said]''​ Well Gutt and no farther at Carolina. All the rest of my Plantation at F'​d ​''​[S'​d,​ or Said]'' ​Carolina, called and known by the name of "​Burton Plantation",​ with all the houses, buildings, Ediffices ''​[sic]'',​ appurtenances and priviledges ''​[sic]''​ to ye same, in any wife ''​[wise]''​ belonging or appertaining,​ with all my flock of cattle and creatures thereon, or to me belonging, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, **Huldah Norman**, with all other my Estate, whatsoever and wheresoever. I do hereby give unto my F'​d. ​''​[said]'' ​wife full power to fell ''​[sell]''​ and dispose thereof as she shall have occasion, and think moot, for her comfortable subsistence and for the breeding of my only Daughter, **Hulda** ''​[Huldah?​]''​ **Mountjoy Norman**. I desire my wife to perform ye agreement made between my father ''​[William Norman Sr.]''​ and myself. I do hereby nominate and appoint my fd. ''​[said]''​ wife sold ''​[sole]''​ Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament. I: ''​[In]''​ Witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal, the 31st day of August, Anno Dom., 1702 ''​[31 Aug 1702]''​.+In the name of God, Amen, I **William Norman**, of Boston in New England, Barber, Being very ill and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, praised by God therefore, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following (that is to say). First and principally,​ I commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God, hoping, through the merits, death and passion of my savior, Jesus Christ, to have full and free pardon of all my sins, and to inherit everlasting life. My body, I commit to the earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter (named). As touching such temporal Estate (as) it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth. First, I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged. ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my loving brother, **Moses Norman**, and his heirs forever, all that slipp ''​[sic]''​ of land on the weft (sic) ''​[west]''​ side of Well Gutt by (probably "Three hundred and") twenty acres[(note1)] be it more or less, butting to the f'd ''​[s'​d,​ or said]''​ Well Gutt and no farther at Carolina. All the rest of my Plantation at F'd Carolina, called and known by the name of "​Burton Plantation",​ with all the houses, buildings, Ediffices ''​[sic]'',​ appurtenances and priviledges ''​[sic]''​ to ye same, in any wife ''​[wise]''​ belonging or appertaining,​ with all my flock of cattle and creatures thereon, or to me belonging, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, **Huldah Norman**, with all other my Estate, whatsoever and wheresoever. I do hereby give unto my F'd. wife full power to fell ''​[sell]''​ and dispose thereof as she shall have occasion, and think moot, for her comfortable subsistence and for the breeding of my only Daughter, **Hulda** ''​[Huldah?​]''​ **Mountjoy Norman**. I desire my wife to perform ye agreement made between my father ''​[William Norman Sr.]''​ and myself. I do hereby nominate and appoint my fd. ''​[said]''​ wife sold ''​[sole]''​ Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament. I: ''​[In]''​ Witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal, the 31st day of August, Anno Dom., 1702 ''​[31 Aug 1702]''​.
  
 <typo sp:pre; ff:​monospace>​Signed,​ Sealed, and declared by **William Norman** to be <typo sp:pre; ff:​monospace>​Signed,​ Sealed, and declared by **William Norman** to be
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