Will of John Tally of Bristol Parish in the County of Prince George being sick of body, undated. To my son John Tally that part of my land begining upon Allen Howard uper corner . . . corn the south side of the Cattaile . . . To my son Henery Tally that part of my land lying upon the south side of Deep Creek begining at the mouth of Rockey run . . . to the mouth of the Beach Branch . . . also one young mare and a hefer of two year old. To my son Lodwick Tally that part of my land lying upon the mouth of Namassen Creek . . . to the back medow branch . . . to the river . . . Also a young mare of four year old. To my son William Tally that part of my land upon the south side of the Back Meadow run begining upon Thomas Hood's line . . . upon the Cold Water run . . . to my son John Tally's corner . . . down the Dark Meadow run . . . To my son Allen Tally that part of my land as the Chapple stands upon as I shall hereafter mark out the same. To my son Abram Tally the land and plantation whereas I now live after the decease of Ann my loving wife. To my grandson John Powell 100 acres upon the south side of Deep Creek. To my grandson John Tucker 100 acres upon the south side of Deep Crook joyning to my grandson John Powell and my grandson John Powell to have his first chose. To my son Lodwick Tally the remains part of my land upon the south side of Deep Creek after my two grandsons has made their choise. To my daughter Sibbella Tally one, cow and calf and. three sows and pigs and one little iron pott. To my daughter Ruth. Tally one feather bed and bolster and one blanket and one rug. To my daughter Mary Powell one young of two years old [sic]. To Anna my loving wife the land and plantation whereon I now live dureing her natural life and at her decease to fall to my son Abram. Tally. Also unto Anna a wife all my personal estate during her life or widowhood and at her decease to be equally divided among all my children. Anna my loving wife executrix. Signed by John (I) Tally and witnessed by Seth More, Richard (R) Tally, and Philip (PD) Dunevant.
21 Nov. 1740. Presented by Ann Tally, executrix, and proved by Seth More and Richard Tally. Ann Tally refuseing the burden of the execution, at the motion of William Tally certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration.
Will Book 1, pages 10C-10D, Amelia County, Virginia