Will of Francis Griffin
Mecklenburg Co., VA

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Transcribed by Paula Carle-Bosch 1/2001
Submitted by Ron Jones

Will Book 1, page 1
Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Will of Francis Griffin

Will Book 1 1765 -1782 Reel 23 

In the name of God Amen this twentieth day of November one thousand seven 
hundred and sixty four I Francis Griffin of Lunenburg County being very sick and 
weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory I thank God though knowing 
there is a time appointed for all men on ?__? to died do order and ?aprove? 
(sic) this to be my last will and testament and as ?touches? what worthy Estate 
is both pleased the Almighty God to Bell me with in this life I demise dispose 
of the same in this manner and form following I will that all my debts and 
charges be duly paid and discharge Item I lend to may beloved wife Philedelphia 
Griffin all my worldly estate during her widowhood and then it may lay within 
the discretion of my Executor and this land whereon I now live to be equally 
divided between my daughter Sarah Griffin and the child my wife is now living 
with and the hundred acres of land wherein my Brother James Griffin formerly 
live I give and bequeath to my son James Griffin (the next line illegible) James 
Griffin three hundred seventy nine acres of land that George Gunston bought of 
John Potter provided that John Busby does not pay unto John Potter seventeen 
pounds nine shillings current money of Virginia in or before the twentieth day 
of December next and if the said Busbey payes (sic) to John Potter the said 
money and brings my bond in or before the twenty fifth day of December next then 
my executor shall make him a deed to the said land. And I do hereby nominate 
appoint John Jones and Robert Jones & Richard Jones my sole Executors of this my 
last will and testament revoking and making void all others wills and testaments 
that ever before made signed sealed and declared by the testator to be his last 
will and testament in presence of us.

Robert Jones, Junr                Francis Griffin                         
Edward Teagin?
Ambrose (his X mark) Boatwright

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At a court held for Mecklenburg County on Monday the 8th day of April 1765 The 
last will and testament of Francis Griffin, decd was offered to proof by John 
Jones one of the executors (insert word) ?therein? named and was proved by the 
oaths of two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ?al__? by the oath of the 
said executor and admitted to record. And Richard Jones one of the other 
Executors came into court and refused to take upon him self the barther (sic) of 
the Execution of said will and liberty is reserved to Robert Jones the other 
Executor therein named to join in probate with the said John when he shall think 
                              Test: John Ta____ C. M. C.