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John LEE Senior
In the name of God Amen I John Lee Senior of Charlotte County do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth First its my Will that all my estate both real and personal may be kept together under the direction and management of my Son Thomas Lee except such articles thereof as he may think proper to spare which its my Will my be sold until all my just debts be paid. Secondly after all my debts are paid its my Will that the whole of my estate both real & personal may be sold, and I give to my son Thomas Lee for services he has rendered me a Separate Legacy of One hundred pounds to him and his heirs forever. Thirdly I give to Jane Pearson, Polly Almond, John Lee jr., Edward Lee, Thomas Lee, Joseph Lee and Henderson Lee one ninth part of the ballance of the money arising from the sale of my Estate including the value of two horses which Will Lee has out of my Estate in advance towit, a black Stud horse rated at sixty? Seven pound, ten shillings also another horse rated at fifteen pounds (Consequently its my Will that the said William Lee my Son may have out of the general division of my estate the sum of eighty two pounds, ten shillings less than the other Legatees) to them and their heirs forever Fourthly I give to the children of Sally Crenshaw one ninth part of my Estate Yet so that the said Sally Crenshaw my daughter may have possession and the use of it during her life She giving Security to the same forthcoming when legally demanded Fifthly as I am now sick at Mr. Joseph Pearsons and more especially if I should die here, its my desire that my executor make said Pearson and his family ample Satisfaction for the same. Sixthly I appoint my son Thomas Lee executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all others by me heretofore made -
In Witness to which I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty Seventh day of November 18 hundred and four. John Lee Done in presence of Henry Haley, John Knight, John Stembridge.
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 4th day of February 1805. The Last Will and Testament of John Lee Senr decd was presented in Court by Thomas Lee the executor herein named and the same was proved by the oath of Henry Haley, John Knight and John Stembridge the Witnesses hereto subscribed to be acknowledged by the said John Lee in his last Will and Testament in their presence & ordered to be recorded - On the motion of the said executors who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form he giving Security whereupon he with Thomas Pettus his Security entered into and Acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose Teste Thomas Read Truly Recorded Thomas Read
Thomas LEE - Will 1864/1865 - Charlotte Co., VA WB 14:227 Submitted by JoLee Spears
1st I devise that all my just debts be paid
2nd I give to my daughter Francis a negro boy name Barnet. I give to my daughter Martha a negro boy named Frank. I give to my daughter Melissa a negro girl named Louisa. I also give to each of my three single daughters above named five hundred dollars in money and to each a horse, a cow and a bed and furniture to make them equal with what I have given to my other children. I give the remainder of my property to my wife during her life. At the death of my wife I give the tract of land on which I live to my four daughters to be equally divided between them and all the balance of my property at the death of my wife I give to all of my six children to be equally divided between them and in case that either of my children should died before my wife leaving heirs of their body, I desire that said heirs shall inherit their parents share of my estate
I appoint my two sons David Lee and John H. Lee my administrators and executors of this my last will and testament and it is my wish that the court do not require them to give security.
Signed: Thomas (his X mark) Lee
Wit: Edmund Roper and Joshua Thornhill
Produced in court November 6, 1865 by David Lee and John H. Lee