Will of Thos. N. Gregory
(Native of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg Counties VA)
Richmond City Circuit Court Will Book 1, pp 204-205
I, Thomas N. Gregory of the city of Richmond being of sound and disposing
mind do make this my last will and testament, as follows
1st Having given my Daughter Elizabeth her portion during her lifetime,
and she being now dead, I give to her five living children one hundred
dollars to be equally divided between them. The hundred dollars I thus
bequeath is now in the hands of P. G. Eubank the Farther of said children
to be paid to them when they shall have attained their majority.
2. The remaining of my estate both real and personal I wish to be divided
equally between my three sons, namely Jno. E. S. Gregory, Jos. F. L.
Gregory and David J. Gregory save that I wish reasonable deduction made
from the share of Jno. E. S. Gregory in favor of my two younger sons
inasmuch as the said Jno. E. S. Gregory has received his education.
I also direct that Jno. E. S. Gregory shall receive his share as soon
as the estate can be properly divided.
3rd I also request that my Brother Josephus Gregory shall take the Guardianship
of my two younger sons, J. F. L. Gregory and David J. Gregory without
security for said Guardianship
4th I do hereby appoint my Brother Josephus Gregory my executor without
security to this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and
seal this the 29th day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty-six.
Sig: Thos. N. Gregory
F. W. Roddey
G. W. Robertson
Geo. H. Lee
At a Circuit Court of the City of Richmond for the trial of Civil Causes
held June 11th 1856.
The Last will and Testament of Thos. N. Gregory deceased was produced
in court and proved by the oaths of F. W. Roddey and Geo. H. Lee two
of the attesting witnesses thereto Whereupon it was ordered that the
said will be recorded. And on the motion of Josephus Gregory the executor
named in the said will, who made oath according to Law, and entered
into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Eight thousand Dollars
conditioned as the Law directs but without security (it being authorized
by the said will that none be required of him) certificate was granted
him for obtaining a probat (sic) of the said will in due form
Eustace Robinson Clk