In the Name of God, Amen. I Francis Tucker of the Parrish of Bristoll in the County of Prince george, do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, first I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, beleiving remission of Sins and everlasting Life, by the merrits, death and passion of Jesus Christ my Lord and only Saviour. 2ly Item. I give and Devise unto my son Francis Tucker and his hers for ever, that part of my Land Lying on the East side of Mawhipponack Creek at the Lower end thereof, as I have marked the same out to him. 3ly Item. I give and devise unto my Son John Tucker and his heirs for ever, that part of my Land Lying on the North side of Mawhipponack Creek Joining upon Henry Mayes, as it is already Surveyed for him. 4ly Item. I give and Devise unto my Son Henry Tucker and his heirs for ever, that part of my Land Lying between my Son Francis Tucker and my Son John Tucker, on both sides Mawhipponack Creek, the plantation whereon I now live being part of the said Land. 5ly Item. I give and Devise unto my son Abram Tucker and his heirs for ever, that part of my Land Lying on the Northside of Mawhipponack Creek, Joining upon my son Henry Tucker and Thomas Mitchell as I have marked the same out to him. 6ly Item. I give and Devise to my Son Mathew Tucker and his heirs for ever, that part of my Land Joining upon Thomas Mitchell as it is already Surveyed for him. 7ly Item I give and Devise all my Goods and Chattels to be equally divided among all my Children, and unto Mary my Loveing Wife one Childs part, whom I do also make whole and Sole Executrix of this my Will. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 12th day of December 1722. Signed by Francis Tucker (by his mark) and Seald wth red wax, and witnessed by Mathew Mayes, Henry Mayes, and John Powell.
At a Court held at Merchants hope for Prince George County, on the Second Tuesday in December, being the Fourth day of the said month, Anno Dom: 1723. The above written Last Will and Testament of Francis Tucker Deced: was presented into court by Francis Tucker Junr. and the Executrix named in the said Will being since dead, the said Francis Tucker made Oath thereto, and it being proved by the Oaths of Mathew Mayes, Henry Mayes, & John Powell, the Severall Wittnesses thereto, by Order of the Court is truly recorded and on the motion of the said Francis Tucker and his giving Security according to Law, Certificate is granted him for Obtaining a Commission of Administration with the sd Will annext in due form.
Wills & Deeds 1713-1728, page 663, Prince George County, Virginia