Will of John Brame, 
January 1, 1793,  Proved June 10, 1793 , Mecklenburg Co, VA   
WB 3,  p. 157
{Not final proof, transcribed from photocopy of the original will) 
In the name of God, Amen, I John Brame being sick of Body though of sound Sense and 
perfect Memory, do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testa-
ment in Manner and Form following, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it
 my Body to be intered at the Discretion of Executors.    Item. My Will and Desire
 is that all lawful Debts & Dues be paid out of Monies raised out of my Estate at
 the Discretion of my Executors.
 Item I lend to my loving Wife Mary Brame, Two hundred Acres of Land together
 with the House and Plantation whereon I now live, adjoining the Lands of Robert
 Marshall and James Grigory, together with the following Estate towit.
Negros Ben, Cayah, Hannah, Anna and David, as also thru her choice of
 my Feather Beds and Furniture, and half  the Remainder of my Household
 Furniture, exclusive of beds all my Kitchen Furniture, with her choice of
 Ten Head of Cattle and two Horses towit Jack & Buck and all my Stock of
Hogs Geese{geese is crossed out}, Sheep, Geese etc until such 
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such Time as my Daughter Nancy Brame arrives to the Age of Ten Years, if she
lives, or during the same Term of Time should the sd  Nancy Brame die under that Age. 
Which estate is thus lent to raise my younger children upon Item. At the expiration 
of the above mentioned Term, I lend to my loving Wife Mary Brame the Negros,
Cayah, Ben, {Ben is crossed out} Hannah & Anna during her natural Life.
As also the sd  lent Land, Plantation and House as aforesaid as also Eight
Head of Cattle, her Choice of one Horse, the third Part of the Hogs & Sheep
 and half of my Household & Kitchen Furniture during her natural life.
And this Estate above lent, at my Wife's Decease is to be sold, and the
 Money equally divided among my then surviving children, or their heirs
 lawfully begotton. 
Item. My Will and Desire is that all The Residue of my Estate, both
Real and personal, be sold at the Discretion of my executors, as soon
As they shall see proper, after my Decease
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and the Money equally divided as afore said, among my children here after named
To wit, Richens Brame, Thomas Brame, Joseph Brame, William Brame, John Brame,
James Dabney Brame, (daughters) Susanna Brame, Polly Brame, Betsy Brame,
Nancy Brame.
Item. I appoint my loving Wife Mary Brame, My sons Richens Brame & Thomas Brame,
also Peter Hutcheson and Thomas Norman and Samuel Brame, Executors to this my 
last will and Testament, Revoking and disannulling all and every other Will or Wills by
me before made, ratifying and confirming this & none others to be my last Will and Testa-
-ment, sealed with my seal & dated this first day of January 17 & ninety three
Signed sealed & delivered
In presence of                                    John Brame (seal)
James Reamy
W Y  Jeter  or H.Y. Speed
John Wilson
James Gregory
page 4 { written in another hand}
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 10th day of June 1793
This will was proved by the oaths of James Reamy, John Wilson, and James Gregory
Witness there to and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Mary Brame, Richins
Brame Jr., and Peter Hutcheson three of the Exors therein named & who made oath thereto 
and together with Thomas Norment and Samuel Brame their securities entered into
and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds conditioned as 
the law dictates certificate was granted them for obtaining a probal of the said will in due
form, previous to which said Thomas Norment and Samuel Brame two
other exors named in said will refused to take upon them the Executorship there
of. Liberty being reserved for Thomas Brame the other Exor therein named to join 
in the probal  where he shall think fit. 
                                                                                                            John Brown Ck ____
John Brames
June 10, 1793
Recorded ______