Will Book I Charlotte Co., VA pp 388-388a
In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Oliver in Charlotte County of the Parish of Cornwall be in a Weak State of health but of Sound mind and memory and knowing its Ordained that once we are all to die, I make and ordain this my last Will and Testament: I recommend my Soul to the Eternal God who I do put my trust in and to the worldly affairs I do possess: I give in manner and form following (Viz) Imprimes, I give and bequeath unto my Son Edward Oliver the Tract of Land I now live on to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph Oliver the Tract of Land known by the name of Lumpkins Tract to him and his heirs forever. I give to my Son William Oliver the Tract of Land known by the name of Tanners Tract to him and his heirs forever. Item its my Will and desire that my personal Estate be equally divided between my Sons John Oliver, Edward Oliver, Joseph Oliver and William Oliver. which estate I give unto them and their heirs forever but as by Settlement it Appears that my Son John is indebted to me two hundred ninety five pounds, which Money I give unto my Sons Edward, Joseph & William to be equally divided. Item its my Will and desire that my Executors hereafter mentioned pay unto Thomas Oliver the sum of Fifty pounds at the division of my Estate which I desire may be done by three good respectable men: I constitute and appoint my Son John Oliver, Edward Oliver, Joseph Oliver & Thomas Lorton Executors of this my last Will and Testament. as Witness my hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of May One Thousand seven hundred and eighty Six.
Signed in the presence of
John Ward, James Penicost, W. Hubard
At a Court held for Charlotte County the first day of January 1787 This Last Will and Testament of Joseph Oliver decd was Exhibited in Court by John Oliver Edward Oliver Joseph Oliver and Thomas Lorton the Executors herein named, and the same was proved by the oath of John Ward one of the Witnesses hereto subscribed, and ordered to be Recorded, and on the motion of the said John Oliver Edward Oliver and Joseph Oliver, who maid oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said Will they giving Security whereupon they with Thomas Bedford their Security intered into and Acknowledged Their bond in the penalty of three thousand pounds for their due and faithful Execution of the said Will and Thomas Lorton Gentleman the other Executor Renounced in open Court the burden and execution of the same.
Teste Thomas Read Clk
At a Court held for Charlotte County the second day of April 1787 This Last Will and Testament of Joseph Oliver decd was further proved in Court by the Oath of William Hubard Gentleman one of the Witnesses hereto subscribed, and ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Thomas Read CC
Charlotte Co., VA Will Book II p 82
In the name of God Amen I Ann Oliver of Charlotte County do make & Ordain this to be my last will & testament in manner & form as follows (to wit) Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Oliver all the money my son Edward Oliver owes me & all my part of a negro by name of Patt, and her children I give to Mary Oliver I Stil give to my daughter Mary Oliver all the money my Son William Oliver owes to me, I Stil give my daughter Mary Oliver all Furniture & clothes & everything that belongs to me in this world the true intent of this will is I give all my Worldly Goods and all my estate both real & personal & all sorts whatsoever I give it to my daughter Mary Oliver the wife of Thomas Oliver I give it to her & her heirs forever. As Witness my hand & Seal this sixteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred & ninety five.
Teste Christopher Hinton Edmund Fitz Partrick William Oliver
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 4th day of January 1796 This Last Will & Testament of Anne Oliver decd was presented in Court & the same was proved by the Oath of Christopher Hinton & Edmund Fitz Partrick two of the Witnesses hereto Subscribed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Thomas Read Clk
Truely Recorded Thomas Read Clk
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