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Will of Willoughby Pugh

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Charlotte Co., VA Will of Willoughby Pugh  1786/1790

Submitted by John Slayton 10 May 2000

Charlotte County Will Book 1, page 431,

On Wednesday, 27th of December 1786, "In the Name of God, Amen. I, Willoughby 
Pugh of the County of Charlotte, being of perfect health and of sound & 
disposing mind, memory, and understanding, but knowing that it is appointed 
for all men once to die so therefore make and publish this my last will & 
testament in manner & form following, that is to say, I, recommend my soul to 
God in full hopes of a glorious resurrection and commission of all my sins 
through the merits of my dear redeemer Jesus Christ, my body I commit to the 
earth to be a decent burial at the discretion of my executors herein after 
named and as touching what worldly estate wherewith it hath please God to 
bless me with, I give and bequeath to my son, Young Pugh and his heirs the 
tract of land whereon I now live, from Thomas Pugh's line and downward, also 
I give and bequeath to my son James Pugh and his heirs, all the remainder 
part of my land from Thomas Pugh's line and upward, whereon he now lives, 
also I give to my son David Pugh, one black horse, I have already given him, 
also my wife and desire is the remainder part of my estate be equally divided 
among the rest of my children all but those I have given land to-- And I 
constitute, ordain, and appoint Arthur Sladyon and Samuel Pugh, executors of 
this my last will, hereby revoking all former will or wills heretofore made 
by me and I do constitute this alone to be my last will and testament in 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-seventh day 
of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six.
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in presence of
James Hanks Willoughby Pugh Seal
Alexander Garden
Nathaniel Barksdale
At a court held for Charlotte County the 5th of April 1790, this last will and 
testament of Willoughby Pugh deceased was presented in court and proved by 
the oath of Alexander Gardener, one of the witness hereto subscribed, and at 
a court for the said county the 5th day of July 1790, the same was further 
proved by the oath of Nathaniel Barksdale, a witness hereto subscribed and 
ordered to be recorded."