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O'Neal, Thomas [Will of Thomas O'Neal]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03434.19 Author/Creator: O'Neal, Thomas Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 4 February 1697 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm.

The will of Thomas O'Neal. Lists how his possessions, including a feather bed, fish plate, looking glass, tankard, great chest, smoothing iron, etc., should be divided between his daughters, Sarah O'Neal and Mary Atwood.

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