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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, COURTHOUSE
See also Lunenburg Co., VA will of Philip J. Wallace
WILL OF WILLIAM WALLACE submitted April 21, 2007 by Carol Bowman
I WILLIAM WALLACE of the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia being of a sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say first after all my lawful debts are paid the residue of my estate real and personal I give and dispose of as follows to wit:
1ST ITEM: I give to my daughter REBECCA P. CRENSHAW one cow and calf or twelve dollars and one half more than an equal part with my other legatees.
2ND ITEM: I give to my daughter MARY A. B. HENLEY one featherbed and four chairs of her own choice, one desk and one hundred dollars as a compensation for her attention to me and as housekeeper she is to have this special legacy more than the other legatees of my estate.
3RD ITEM: I will that my estate real and personal shall remain together until the death of my wife for her benefit and support. After the death of my wife my estate real and personal shall be sold and divided the special legacys in items first and 2nd to be paid first the remaining proceeds shall be equally divided between all the legatees of my estate whose names are as follows: MARY A. B. HENLEY, SARAH H. EUDAILEY, AMERICA S. WEATHERFORD, WILLIAM J. WALLACE, GEO. H. WALLACE, PHILIP J. WALLACE, LILIE F. HALEY, EMILY WALLACE the widow of EDWARD P. WALLACE dec'd, MATILDA J. DICKERSON, LAUCILIA C. EUDAILEY and REBECCA P. CRENSHAW all my legatees to have their part in fee simple.
4TH ITEM: I appoint my son WM. J. WALLACE and P. J. WALLACE to execute this my last will and testament and they shall not be required to give security in order to execute this will and I invest in them the right to sell my real as well as personal estate, and they can sell my land privately or publicly as it may seem to them best without an order or Decree of Court.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 24th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.
/s/ Wm Wallace (seal)
Witness: Berryman A. Foster
Witness: William D. Foster
In Charlotte County Court November 1st, 1875
The last will and testament of WILLIAM WALLACE dec'd was this day produced in Court and the same was proved by the Oaths of Berryman A. Foster and William D. Foster the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: H. A. Carrington, Clerk
At Court held for Charlotte County December the 6th 1875
The last will and testament of WM. WALLACE was this day again produced in Court and on the motion of P. J. WALLACE the Executor therein named, he is permitted to qualify as Executor of WM. WALLACE dec'd without security the will requiring none and therefore the said P. J. WALLACE entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars conditioned for the due and faithful discharge of the duties of his office of trust a certificate is granted the said P. J. Wallace for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form .
Teste: H. A. Carrington, Clerk