Charlotte Co., VA Will of William Lane 1832/1834 Will Book: Submitted by: Judi Gleason 15 Mar 1999 Will of William Lane In the name of God Amen. I William Lane of the County of Charlotte and state of Virginia, being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding and being sensible of the certainty of death and uncertainty of this transitory life do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament. I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God with joyful insparation that through the merits of Jesus Christ to enjoy life eternal and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in Christian burial at the descretion of my Executor hereafter to be named, as for such estate as it has pleased God to bless me with after the payment of my just debts, funeral charges & necessary expenses of administration. I dispose of as followeth Item 1st I give unto my two single daughters Sarah & Elizabeth Lane, jointly and equally the land and plantation whereon I now live containing twenty acres more or less and also two feather beds steads & furniture of their own choice which land & beds I give unto them and their heirs forever. Item 2nd It is my will and desire that the balance of my estate of what kind serves be sold and the money arising from such sale be divided equally between all my children (to wit) Benjamin Lane, Sarah M. Lane, Elizabeth Lane, Phillip Lane, Allen Lane, Esther M. Toombs (formerly Esther Lane), Polly W. Watts (formerly Polly Lane) and James B. Lane which I give unto them and to their heirs forever. Item 3rd I nominate and appoint my son James B. Lane whole and soul Executor to this my last will and testament - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named William Lane as and for his last will & testament in the presence of us whoes names are hereunto affixed as witnesses. William Marshall John Roberts (BS) George W. Roberts Wm Lane At a court held for Charlotte County the sixth day of August 1834 this last will and testament of William Lane decd was produced in court and the same was proven by the oath of William Marshall at a court held for witnesses thereto and ordered to be certified. And thereupon at a court held for the said county the 3rd day of November 1834. The said will was further proved by the oath of George W. Roberts another of the subscribing witnesses thereto and entered to be recorded. And in the motion of James B. Lane the executor therin named who made oath according to law. Probate thereof is granted him in due form on giving bond and security. Whereupon he with Anderson Toombs & Frances Barnes his securities entere into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of five hundred dollars executioned as the law requires. Teste Winslow Robinson C.