Charlotte Co., VA Will of Thomas Collier Submitted 3 June 1999 by Ed Dolan This is the will of Thomas Collier, who bought land in Charlotte Co. in March, 1767. His wife was Mary Frances Dabney- both from Hanover Co. Thomas was the son of John Collier, of Hanover Co.: ------- Charlotte County Will Book 1, 1765-1791. [Microfilm obtained through interlibrary loan from the Virginia State Library]. p. 403. Will of Thomas Collier. Executors: John Collier, Jr., Benjamin Collier, John Daniel. Proved in court by oaths of: Paul Carrington, esquire, John Collier, John Hutcheson. Proved in Dec. court, 1787. TEXT OF WILL: I Thomas Collier of the County of Charlotte, sick and weak of body, of sound mind and memory, knowing the Certainty of Death, and the uncertainty of life, do make Constitute and ordain, the following writing to be my last Will and Testament -- - I give and devise to my dear beloved wife Frances the unmolested use and occupation of the tract of Land and plantation, whereon I reside on the Horsepen Creek, during her natural life; I also give to my said Wife, two negro Slaves, named David and Sue during her natural life. I give and bequeath to my said Wife Frances, my large bay mare, one third part of my stock of Cattle, Hogs and Sheep, and as much of my household and kitchen furniture, as she in her discretion think proper to take for her Convenience, in which she is permitted to Judge. It is my will and I do ----- and direct, that after the death of my Wife, the tract of Land and plantation whereon I now live and [ ] devised to my Wife for life be sold by my Executors for such price as may be had, and that the Money arising therefrom, be equally devided, between all my Daughters, meaning Elizabeth, Ann, Patsey, and the Child my Wife is now pregnant with if it should prove a Daughter. -------- Also of interest: Charlotte County Va. Will Book 2, p. 60. Division of slaves of Thomas Collier. Dated Jan. 1788. To Charles Collier, Benjamin, Betsey, John, Frances, Patsy, Anny, Dabney. Certified 1 Mar. 1795 by Thomas Williams, James Hamlett. Rec. 6 Apr. 1795. Mentions that P. Carrington is guardian of Betsey Collier. [Microfilm from Virginia State Library, through interlibrary loan].