In the name of God amen I William Tucker of the County of Powhatan, being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this my last will & testament in manner and form following (to wit) first it is my desire that my body be decently interred in the plainest manner, and as to what worldly estate it has pleased god to bestow on me I dispose of it in manner and form following, after my just debts paid. I give and bequeath my whole estate both real and personal of every kind and description to my four children (to with) Elizabeth Tucker (altho' not born in wedlock) Judith Boulton Tucker, Charles Tucker, and William Tucker and their heirs forever, and should either of my daughters marry and died, leaving no heir; then it is my will and desire that the estate given to them or either of them revert to my other surviving children their heirs and legal representatives forever. And whereas my wife being now with child and being conscious that it is not mine; and should it be borne alive, I do by this my last will and testament disinherit it, or any other child, or children that my be born of my wife Sally Tucker hereafter. I do hereby appoint my brother James Tucker, and my relation Littleberry Tucker guardians to my said children, hereby most earnestly requesting them to see them brought up in a christian like manner, and that as soon as my brother James Tucker shall think my sons sufficiently taught for such business as suits their capacities, that he bind them to it. And lastly, I do hereby appoint my brother James Tucker, and my relation Littleberry Tucker, executors to this my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all wills heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty second day of August, in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and seven. Signed by Wm. Tucker, Senr., and witnessed by William Pope, Anson Tally, and Anderson Tucker.
At a court held for Powhatan County the 16th day of November 1808. This last Will & Testament was presented in court and proven by the oaths of William Pope Anson Tally and Anderson Tucker three of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of James Tucker one of the executors named, certificate is granted him for obtaining probat thereof in due form he having made oath and entered into bond with security as the law directs and liberty is reserved the other executor to qualify when he thinks fits.
Will Book 3, page 243, Powhatan County, Virginia