Charlotte Co., VA Will of James Lain 1781 Will Book 1 p. 231 Submitted 14 Jun 1999 by Judith Gleason email@example.com In the name of God Amen I James Lain of Charlotte being in very low state of health but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God for the same do this day and year make ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Lain the use of the houses and plantation where on I now live during her natural life, likewise the use of all my stock of every kind and my household furniture of every kind during her natural life. Item I give and bequeath to my son James Lain one hundred acres of land. Item I give and bequeath to my two sons John and William Lain all the rest of my land whereon I now live containing three hundred acres. Be the same more or less to be equally divided between them the manner plantation to John Lain the other part to William Lain and further it is my desire that my son James Lain should have his part where he has made a plantation together with his buildings. It is likewise my will and desire that after the death of my beloved wife Elizabeth Lain that my stock of every kind and household furniture of every kind be equally divided between the following children. That is John Lain, William Lain, Bettie Lain, Mary Lain and Sally Lain. My daughter Ann Harris have received her part already and lastly I do constitute and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Lain, John Lain and William Lain to be the Executors of this my last will and testament revoaking all former wills by me made as witness my hand and seal this sixteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty one. In presence of James [his mark] Lain L.S. William Roberts, John Lain William [his mark] Sansom At a court held for Charlotte County the 2nd day of July 1781 The within written last will and testament of James Lane dec'd was exhibited in court by Elizabeth Lane and John Lane the Executrix and Executor therein named and the same was proved by the oaths of William Roberts and William Sansome two of the witnesses to subscribed and ordered to be recorded, on the motion of the said Executor and Executrix who made oath according to law. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form, they giving security whereupon they together with John Collier, Robert (Smith?) and George Brown their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond for that purpose. Reserving liberty to William Lane the other Executor to join in the probate thereof when he shall think fit. Truly recorded Thos. Read C.C.