Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Thomas Brown  1783/1794

     Submitted by Diana January 26, 1999


Will of Thomas Brown

Dated 8 December 1783
Recorded 6 June 1794
Proved 9 June 1794 in Mecklenbug County, Virginia
Will book 3; pages 216-17

In the name of God Amen,  I Thomas Brown of the County of
Mecklenburg being in a low state of health but in perfect
sense and memory thanks be to God for the same and Calling
to mind the uncertainty of this life of make Constitute and
ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form
following viz after all my Just debts are paid my will and
desire is,

Item I lend into my beloved wife Mary Brown during her
natural life all my personal and Real Estate and after her
decease, I give to my daughter Mary Walker a horse I also
give to Nancy Brown, Thomas Brown, James Brown, John Brown,
Pettus Brown, Olive Brown and Martha Brown Each of them
(after the decease of my wife as above mentioned, a Horse
saddle and bridle and a bed and furniture.

Item My will and desire is after the death of my wife and
the articles furnish my children as above mentioned  I give
to my daughter Olive Brown one negro girl named Suey, to her
Heirs and assigns forever.  I also give my daughter Martha
Brown after the decease of my wife as above mention, one
negro Lydia to her heirs and Assigns forever.

Item in case either of the two negro girls last mentioned
should die before the death of my wife, my desire is that
Olive or Martha or both of them if both negro girls should
died shall Receive an Equal part with my other Children if
Either Olive or Martha Brown should die before or after a
division and leave no Heir for the Surviving sister Olive or
Martha to have both negroes.--

Item my will and desire is after the death of my wife the
Balance of my Estate, after Complying with what I have
hereto fore directed, shall be sold.

Item I give to my daughter Rebecca Wilson one Shilling
Sterling, to her Heirs and assigns forever.  and the balance
of my Estate after Complying with what I have already
directed shall be Equally divided between William Brown,
Elizabeth Neal, Amy Hutcheson, Mary Walker, Nancy Brown,
Thomas Brown, James Brown, John Brown, and Pettus Brown to
them and their heirs forever.-

Lastly I appoint William Brown, William Hutcheson and Daniel
Walker Executors of this my last will and Testament this
Eighth Day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven hundred and ninety three


In the presence of us         Thomas Brown
Cluverious Coleman                 seal
John Coleman
Edward Colley


at a court held for Mecklenburg County the 9th day of June
1794

This will was proved by the oaths of John Coleman and Edward
Colley witness thereto and Ordered to be recorded.  And on
the motion of William Brown and William Hutcheson two of the
Executors therein named who made Oath thereto and together
enter into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of two
thousand pounds.  Conditions as do the law directs
Certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate of the
said will in due form Liberty being reserve for the other
Executor therein named to join in the probate when he shall

think fit. 
                            Teste
                              John Brown