Will of David Thomas
Mecklenburg Co., VA

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Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of David Thomas
Mecklenburg County, Will Book 15 p. 437
Submitted by Cynthia Thomas Huggett 7-6-2001

I David Thomas of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia, being of 
sound mind and------ ----- --- make and ordain that my last will and testement, 
setting aside all wills made by me heretofore, in------ and forms as follows 
(viz)

1) I wish all my just debts to be fully--------by any lawful executors herein 
after mentioned and after the payment of any of my just debts is fully 
discharged, my will and desire is that the residue of my estate be disposed in 
the following manner

2) I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife REBECCA THOMAS the following 
property (viz) neg Grandison and a negro woman Tempy, all my land, her choice of 
stock of every description, household and kitchen furniture, plantation 
utensils, also the crop that may be on hand or so much as she may wish.

3) I give and bequeath to my son ALLEN THOMAS a negro Dianah and a boy named 
Mansfield to him and his heirs forever.

4) I give and bequeath unto my son BENNETT THOMAS two negros by name Jack and 
Kitty to him and his heirs forever.

5) I give and bequeath to the surviving heirs of my son CHARLES THOMAS by his 
first wife, two negros Sarah and Ben to them and their heirs forever and also 
the residue of my estate shall also go to the said heirs.

6) I give and bequeath to my son STITH THOMAS two negros Harriet and Jim to him 
and his heirs forever.

7) I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Lambert two negros Winny and 
Washington to her and hers heirs forever, my further desire is in case that my 
Grandson Green J Thomas the son of my daughter Jane Lambert not a lawful issue 
of her body that in case that he should not secure two hundred dollars of the --
-----all ready given said daughter, that the said Grandson Green J Thomas may 
be-------to said daughter.  That the said Grandson shall never the above 
mentioned two hundred dollars out of her last portion that may be ------to her 
and their heirs forever.

8) I give and bequeath to my son ROBERT THOMAS two negros Hartwell and Sally to 
him an his heirs forever.

9) I give and bequeath to my son LEONARD THOMAS two negros Albert and Cyntha to 
him and his heirs forever.

10) I give and bequeath to my son DAVID W. THOMAS two negros Lewis and Pebe? To 
him and his heirs forever.

11) I give and bequeath to my son JOHN J THOMAS the following property (viz) two 
negro girls named Minty and Mary, one negro boy named Hinton and further my will 
and desire that after the death of my wife REBECCA that my son shall take the 
within named land in use to her during her life at the price the commissioners 
or appraisers may value it at, by giving his------ to my executor or executors 
for one hundred and fifty dollars per year or so much as will make up to their 
valuation without interest.
The deed to be made by my executor or executors to him the said JOHN J THOMAS to 
him and his heirs forever, provided---will take the same at their appraisment if 
not to be sold and the proceeds equally divided among all the within named 
children.

12) My will and desire is that all the residue of my estate both real and-------
-----------------------------, not herein not mentioned specially named by me to 
be sold and the proceeds therefore to be equally divided among all my living 
children and in case of their death to go to their heirs forever (except my son 
CHARLES his portion to the heirs of his first wife and their heirs forever.

13) I nominate and appoint my son DAVID W. THOMAS and my son JOHN J THOMAS  and 
in case of their death my friend AC Dugger, executors to this my last will and 
testement.  Given under my hand and seal this day 18 of February 1841.

David  (x)   Thomas
	his mark

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of witness:
James L. Wright
Wiley G. Jones
Benjamin Childress
A.C. Dugger

At the court held for Mecklenburg County at the courthouse thereof on the 18th 
day of April 1842
	The forgoing will and testement of DAVID THOMAS decd was this day produced 
in court and proven by the oaths of Wiley G. Jones and Benjamin Childress, two 
of the subscribing witness th--?-t and named to be recorded.  And on motion of 
DAVID W. THOMAS one of the executors therein named who made oath th--?-t and 
together with Johnathan B. Northington and Samuel H. Goode his securities 
entered into and acknowledge therein bond in the penalty of $200.00 dollars 
conditioned according to Law certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate  
there of in one form------------? ---(?Liberty?) is named to join said probate 
when he may think fit.

					Teste R.B. Baptist (clerk)

Written in margin of book which could not be fully read from microfilm
A motion by John J. Thomas on September 24, 1846, with oaths Robert Jones and 
Stith Thomas-set bond of $200.00 for obtaining probate.?