Unrecorded Wills of Dinwiddie Co., Virginia
Transcribed by Mrs. E. B. Short Dinwiddie, Virginia
In the Name of God Amen. I John Brewer of the County of Dinwiddie Being Sick in Body but in Sound memory Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Usle (?) Brewer the whole of my Estate Real and Personal after collecting all debts due to me and discharging all lawful debts that I owe. I then leave my friend Jordan Reese whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us this fourth day of October in the year of our Lord 1798.
I Mary C. Coapland of the County of Dinwiddie being in a low state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, do make an and ordain this my last will and Testament. I give to my dearly beloved husband Benjamin W. Coapland all of my property both real and personal which I am at this time possessed of and to which I may be entitled to by any at any other time by any devise, inheritance or which may belong to me at the death of my mother. I constitute and appoint him my whole ... [illegible] contengencies remainder or reversion to which I may be entitled. I commit my child Anna to his guardian[ship] and paternal care and tenderness. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of May 1826.
In the name of God Amen. I Susannah Ledbetter of the County of Dinwiddie being in a low state of health but of perfect mind and memory make and ordain this my last Will and testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith P. Ledbetter one feather bed and its furniture, and after all of my just debts are paid the balance of my estate of whatever nature it may be I give to my three youngest sons to wit: Henry W. Ledbetter, Nathan Ledbetter and Joel Ledbetter to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever. Lastly 1 constitute and appoint my son in law David Pilkington and [illegible] my executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of February one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Signed in presents [sic] of
I do choose and appoint William FitzGarrett and my [ ]ter Tabitha Poythress Executors of this my last will and Testament. Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and offered my seal this 21st day of July 1772.
Signed,sealed published and Declared in presence of
Item. Whereas there was a marriage contract between my wife and myself and whereas the true intent and meaning of the said writing was that my said wife was to enjoy and have the full and free disposal of all the Estate of every kind that came by her without the ? or hindrance of me and my Heirs. Now if there should be any deficiences in the said writing so as to [illegible] my Heirs to any of the property [illegible] my wife my will and desire is and I do hereby revoke all such claim and desire that my wife and her Heirs should enjoy all the Estate that came by her without the hindrance or molestation of my Heirs. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th Day of December Anno Dommini 1796.
Signed sealed Published anddeclared in presence of
In the Name of God Amen. I Lewis Conner being sick and weak of Body, tho of
perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind that it is appointed unto men once
to die, do make and constitute... [illegible] my Last Will and Testament in
manner and form following Viz: first I direct and Order all my Estate of what
kind or quality soever to be sold by my Executor hereaf[ter] named and after my
just debts paid.
Dinwiddie County to wit. I Charles Whitmore being in my sound health and memory at this time and knowing all men hath to die, my soul I give to God and my body to the dust from whence it came.
My Land and Stock, household and Citching [kitchen] furniture I give to my Sary and her increase forever and them to be free after my Death for which cose [cause] I think proper.
In the name of God Amen. I William Lewis of the Countyof Dinwiddie, being stricken in years and infirm; tho of perfect mind and memory; and recollecting the vicissitude and uncertainty of all human events, do hereby make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament in manner and form following to wit;
I give and bequeath to my wife Lucy Lewis one negro woman by the name of Ailee to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I lend to my aforesaid wife, Lucy, until her death or marriage the tract of land together with the appurtenances thereon which I now reside containing by estimation one hundred and four acres, be the same more or less to have and to hold the same unmolested so long as she remains my widow as aforesaid. I also lend to my said wife the use of all my stock, household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils so long as she remains my widow and no longer.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanney B. Lewis my negro girl by the name of Winney to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Lewis (after the death or marriage of my aforesaid wife) the aforesaid tract of land I have above loaned to my said wife; to have and to hold the same in fee simple with its appertenances to him and his Heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Fanny Bosman after the death or marriage of my said wife, one Feather bed and furniture, to her her Heirs and assigns forever.
Item. All the residue of my Estate of every description which I have loaned to my wife as above, at her death or marriage I give to my son William Lewis, to him his Heirs and assigns forever.
Item. My will and desire is that no appraisement shall be had on my Estate. I do further by these presents constitute and appoint my said son William Lewis Executor of this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of January Eighteen hundred and ten.
In the name of God Amen. I John Mingge of the County of Dinwiddie being Sick and
weak in body but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my
body do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following. I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God that gave it trusting in the
merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ for the remissions of my Sins and for my Body
I commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christianlike and Decent manner at
the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching such Worldly
Estate wherewith it bath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give Devise
and Despose of the same in manner and form following (Viz)...
Item. I give to my Son Nathan Mingge all my Lands I now possess at his Mother's death.
Item. My Will and desire is that at my wife's death the whole of the Estate
shall be equally divided between the whole of my children that is then living...
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Third day of July Eighteen Hundred and One. Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of -
First I give my Soul to God who gave it [to] Me and my body to be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner and as to what it hath pleased God to Bless Me with I give and devise in manner and form as followeth -
Item. I give unto My Daughter Polley Hervey Fifty Dollars to be raised out of my Estate after my just Debts are paid; also one red cow and yearling, one chest, to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son Williamson Grammer Perkins one feather bed, one bed cover, one blanket, two sheets, and the oldest bedquilt, and bedstede [sic] to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son Lewis Green Perkins one feather bed, blanket, and bed cover, two sheets and the newest bed quilt to him and his heirs forever.
The remainder of my Estate to be Equally Divided between my two sons after my lawfull debts are paid, that is to say Williamson Grammer Perkins and Lewis Green Perkins to them and their heirs forever, and I do nominate John Tucker and my Brother John Perkins Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness wherecf I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January one Thousand Eight Hundred and One.
Imprimis. I desire that all my just debts should be paid by my Executors hereafter named.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Adam Wells one half of my stocks of Cattle and Hogs to him his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughters Katty and Nancy Burrow Wills the other half of my Stocks of Cattle and Hogs, also my stock of Horses, the household and kitchen furniture to be equally divided between them, to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughters Jinsey Wills and Amy Vaughan the remainder of my estate to be equally divided between them.
Item. I do appoint my son-in-law Adam Wells and my son Abram Vaughan executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-third day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One.
Item. I lend and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Orders during her natural life the following a articles, that is to say, two Beds, and furniture, one Sorill Horse, four heads of Cattle, two pine Tables, two Chests, two Trunks, two Dishes, two potts, one Iron Skittell, one Brass Morter and Pesell, one Iron Pessell, one Iron Spitt, and six sitting Chairs, and at her death it is my desire that all the above mentioned articles that I have lent my said daughter be equally divided between my Granddaughters, Mary Williams, Anne Lewis, daughters of my son Edward Williams, and my granddaughter Mary Lewis, daughter of my son-in-law, William Lewis, to them and their heirs forever, and lastly I do constitute and appoint my son Edmond Williams, Executor of this my last will and Testament, and at the same time do disanull all other wills heretofore made by me and declaring this to be my last will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirtieth day of September in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three.
First, I give and bequeath unto my nephew George Wall eldest son of Burgess Wall, all my wearing apparel.
Secondly, My Will and Desire is that all my Stock, Furniture and the residue and remainder of my Estate whatsoever either real or personal, shall be sold for the most it [will bring] and if anything shall remain after discharging my just debts and funeral expenses, I give and bequeath the same to my said nephew George Wall and his Heirs forever.
And I hereby constitute and appoint my Friend Jerman Baker, Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written.
Signed, Sealed and acknowledged by the said Robert Ravenscroft as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us -
Inventory of the Estate of John Tisdal, Dec'd in Henrico County, December 28th 1797. In obedience to the Worshipful Court Dinwiddie with the order hereunto annexed we the Subscribers being first Sworn have appraise the Estate of John Tisdal, Dec'd in the following manner.
[A list of personal articles follows, amounting to £24.8. ? ]
Signed by John James Woodfin
In the name of God Amen. I Anna Thomas being well in body and of a sound mind do make my last w 11 on this 6th day of November 1860 revoking all former wills and testaments as follows-
Item. 1st I want all of my just debts paid.
Item. 2nd I give unto my sons John Thomas, Edwin Thomas and Samuel Thomas one dollar a piece, or cash.
Item. 3rd I give unto my three Daughters Rebecca Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas and Martha Thomas my tract of land that I have resided on containing 1071/4 acres as supposed to be and all my household and kitchen furniture and in fact all I may die possessed of in money or anything else, to them and their heirs forever.
!tem, 4th I appoint my friends C. Young and C. W. Young my Executors to carry this will into effect.
Given from under my hand and seal the day above written.
Witnessed in the presence of
Signed, Published, and in the presence of
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