Charlotte Co., VA Will of James B. Lane 1837/1838 Will Book: Submitted by: Judi Gleason 15 Mar 1999 Will of James B. Lane In the name of God Amen. I James B. Lane of the County of Charlotte being at this time very sick & the certainty of death do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following. First my will & desire is that all of my just debts & funeral expences be first paid in the most advantage way. That my executor herein after named may think proper. 2nd I lend unto my beloved wife Sally Lane the whole of my land, negroes, stock of every description, plantation, tools, household & kitchen furniture during her life or widowhood & after her death or marriage I request the whole of my estate which I have loand my said wife to be equally divided between of all of my children to them & to their heirs forever. And lastly, I do hereby nominate my friend John Y. Richards Executor to this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other wills made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this the 8th day of November 1837. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of I. M. Jeffreys, Thomas E. Moore, Bracket Watts, Drury A. Ferrell his James X B. Lane Mark At a court held for Charlotte County the 4th day of December 1837 this last will and testament of James B. Lane decd was produced in court and the same was proved by the oath of Thomas E. Moore and Brackett Watts two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Y. Richards, the executor, therein named who made oath thereto according to law and together with George I. Roberts and Isaac Overby, his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars. Conditioned as the law requires. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat of the said will in due form. Teste Winslow Robinson C. Know all whom it may concern that I Sally Lane widow of James B. Lane decd do hereby declare that I will not take or accept the provision made for me in the will of my deceased husband the said James B. Lane dated the day of one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven and admitted to record by the County Court of Charlotte on the 4th day of December 1837 and that I do hereby renounce all benefit which I might claim by virtue of the said will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of February 1838. Signed & sealed in the presence of I M Jeffreys, Francis Barnes & Robert W. Lane Her Sally X Lane Mark At a court held for Charlotte County the 5th day of March 1838, This declaration was proved in court by the oaths of Frances Barnes and Robert W. Lane two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act & deed of the said Sally Lane & ordered to be recorded. Teste Winslow Robinson C.