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Will of Caroline Byrd
Submitted 14 September 2000 by Sandra (DavidasMom@aol.com)
CAROLINE BYRD - 1893
Lunenburg CH Va. Jan 12, 1893
I Caroline Byrd of Lunenburg Co. Va. being of sound mind and memory do make
this my last will and testament.
First. I give to my grandson Ottoway Banks, my large bed that sets in my room
and all the bedding thereon.
Second. I give to my two sons Willis Banks, and Joshua Banks all of my property
and household furniture and all claims that I have against the estate of
Ottoway Byrd deceased. And I also make my son Willis Banks Executor of my will to
qualify without security.
Caroline X Byrd
Signed in our presence this 12 day of Jany 1893
Anson Smith, Lunenburg CH Va.
David W. Smith, Lunenburg CH Va.
In Lunenburg County Court February 13, 1893.
The foregoing last will and testament of Caroline Byrd decd was this day
produced in Court and fully proved by the oaths of Anson Smith & David W. Smith,
the two witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on motion of
Willis Banks the Exor named therein who appeared in Court made oath and entered into
and acknowledged in open court a bond in the penalty of $30.00 conditioned
according to law, but without security the will directing that none be
required of him. Certificate is granted the said Exor for obtaining probate of said
will in due form.
Teste: Jno. L. Yates, Clerk
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