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JoLee Gregory Spears

Will of Elizabeth Stokes
Lunenburg Co., VA

Submitted 03 Apr 2003

A full copy of the will of Elizabeth Stokes, widow of John
Stokes, the father of David the Elder and Richard Stokes. It is
transcribed by Jennie Howe with many thanks to Judy Stokes Barnes and
her aunt Katherine Stokes, wife of Allen Young Stokes..
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Will of Elizabeth ---- Stokes (written 27 April 1746; recorded 1 Oct
1751)
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book I, page 42

In the Name of God Amen I~
Elizabeth Stokes formerly of Charles City County but now
of Brunswick, being in perfect health Sense and Memory
do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form Viz: Imprimis I give and Bequeath to
my Son Richard Stokes one Rug vallue Twenty shillings
and one Sheet vallue Ten shillings Item I Give and Bequeath
all the rest and residue of my estate both Real and personall
to my Son David Stokes and his heirs for ever Item it is
my Will and desire that my Estate shall not be appraised
nor my Executor hereafter mentioned to give Security -
Item I so Appoint my Son David Stokes whole and Sole
Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Testimony
whereof I do hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 27th Day of
April 1746 - Eliz. Stokes,
L.S. [Legal Seal]
Signed Sealed and published as my
last Will and Testament in presents of }
Lyddall Bacon, John Bacon, Drury Allin

At a Court held for Lunenburgh County the first
Day of October 1751.
The within written last Will and Testament of Elizabeth
Stokes deceased was exhibited in Court by David Stokes the
Executor therein appointed and the same was proved by the
Oath of one of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded
And the said Executor having made Oath thereto according to
Law on his Motion Certificate was granted him for obtaining
a probate of the said Will in due form Te.[Testament] of Clement Read
CLC
Truly Recorded
Teste.
Clem.' Read Clc [Clerk of Lunenburg]