Will of Edward Moseley 1808/1809
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA. WILL BOOK 3, p. 95 Submitted 26 June 2000 by Ed Dolan I Edward Moseley of the County of Charlotte in the State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit, I give and bequeath to my son Edward Moseley a Tract of land supposed to contain about (or more than) six hundred acres, which shall include the land I purchased of Wilmots, and to begin at Hatchet's and Staple's corner, and by a line to be run from thence where Foulk's line crosses the south fork of Buffalo creek, also four negroes, namely, Isaac, Peg, Daniel and Bob -- I give & bequeath to my son Hillery Moseley three negroes, namely James, Braddock & Sam -- I give and bequeath to my son William Moseley all the slaves, stock and every other thing which I have heretofore put into his possession --I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Goode seven negroes, namely Pink (and her children), Isham, Polly, Edmond, Mastin and Uriah, also waggoner Isaac --I lend to my daughter Rebecca Johnston the residue of my land during her natural life, and after her death I give and bequeath the said land to her children to be equally divided between them. I also lend to my said daughter Rebecca six negroes, namely Sharper, Adam, Tiller, Alexander, Butcher and Jean and after her death to be equally divided between her children, I also give her my said daughter three horses, viz. a Grey a black mare & a sorrell colt, also fifteen head of cattle, the stock of hogs on the plantation whereon I now reside, also eight head of sheep, also my household furniture. It is my will and desire that all the residue of my Estate of every kind and sort, not within mentioned, shall be equally divided between my daughters, Martha Bouldin, Amey Collier, Elizabeth Bouldin, Letty Herndon and Sally Patrick. I give to my son Arthur Moseley. dec'd. children, namely Elizabeth Brooks, William, Salley and Susannah one dollar each --and lastly I appoint Hillary Moseley, Edward Moseley and Mack Goode Executors to this my will, In witness of which I hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eight. Edward Moseley In my bequest to my daughter Mary, the word seven was interlined, lined before signed. Done in presence of us Archibald Hatchett, [?] Allen, Josiah Moseley. At a Court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of october 1808. This last will and Testament of Edward Moseley dec'd. was presented in Court & offered for proof, which was objected to by Richard Bouldin by his attorney who contests the validity of said will, & on his motion the same is continued untill the next Court. At a Court held for the said County the 2nd day of January 1809. This will was this day offered for proof by the Executors therein named. On hearing the Testamony of sundry witnesses and arguments of counsel, as well on behalf of the executors as the said Richard Bouldin and the Testamony of Archibald Hatchett, Ruel? Allen, & Josiah Moseley the three subscribing witnesses to the said will who made oath that the said Edward Moseley acknowledged the same as his last will and Testament in their presence and they believed he was then in his perfect senses & memory, Ordered that the said will be admitted Record.On the motion of Edward Moseley one of the Executors therein named who made oath according to law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat of the said will in due form he giving security whereupon he with John Patrick, Hillery Moseley, Thomas Goode & Edmund Herndon his securities entered into & acknowledged their bond according to law for that purpose. Teste Thomas Read Truly Recorded Thomas Read [From copy of will obtained from Charlotte Co. Court, Charlotte Court House, Va. Edward Moseley was a son of Arthur Moseley, of Henrico Co., Va. and Amey Green. I'm interested in this Moseley family because Edward's daughter Amey married Joseph Collier, of Charlotte Co., Va. (who moved to S. Carolina after the Revolution), and I'm descended from Joseph's brother, John Collier, of Charlotte Co., Va. and Nicholas Co., Ky. Ed Dolan].
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