Will of Richard Walker, 
Signed Oct 7, 1801, Proved Dec 14 1801, Mecklenburg Co, VA 
WB 4 p. 353-354
{not final proof}
 
In the Name of God Amen I Richard Walker of the 
State of Virginia and County of Mecklenburg being Sick and weak of 
body but thanks to Almighty God of sound Sense and memory knowing 
it is appointed for all men once to die as make ordain Constitute & I appoint 
this my last will and Testament in manner and form following 
Imprimus first of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God with 
a full assurance of its Resurrection my body to buryed at the 
discretion of my Executors.  Item as to my worldly goods where with 
it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I bequest in the following 
manner.  Item It is my desire that all Just debts be paid 
in the most prudential manner.  Item I lend to my beloved wife 
Lucy Walker during her natural life all my estate both real 
and personal and at her decease I give my land whereon I now 
Live to my two sons David and Nicholas Walker to them and 
their heirs forever.  Item It is my desire that the residue of my 
Estate of every kind be equally divided between my children 
Allen Walker, David Walker, Nicholas Walker, Martha Hames, Barbara 
Boswell, Susanna Walker, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Walker, Mary 
Walker, Agness Walker, and Lucy Walker to them and their heirs forever. 
Item  I do appoint my trusted friends John Boswell and Allen 
Walker and John Hames Sole Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament.  In Witness whereof I have unalterably set and 
affixed my hand and seal this 7th day of October 1801. 
Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged 
In presence of us
William J. Pattillo                                     Richard (his mark) Walker   (seal)
John Crenshaw
Lewis Burwell
 
John Hames added as an Executor by Richard (his mark) Walker   
In the Presence of
William J. Pattillo 
John Crenshaw
 
 
WB 4 p.354
 
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 14th day of December 1801 
This Will and the codicil there under written were proved by 
the oath of John Crenshaw a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded 
as to the personal estate and the said codicil. And on the motion 
of Allen Walker and John Haines two of the executors therein 
named who made oath thereto and together with John Crenshaw 
and George C. Poindexter their securities entered into and acknow-
-ledged their bond in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars 
conditioned as the Law directs Certificate was Granted them for 
obtaining aprobat of the said will in due form liberty being 
reserved for the other executors therein named to join in the probat 
when they shall think fit.  And at a Court held for the same 
county the 14th day of January following the said will was 
proved by the oath of Lewis Burwell another witness thereto 
and ordered to be recorded as to the real estate 
                                 Teste    William Baskervill C.C
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abstract and Notes;
 
Richard Walker   - decedent
Lucy Walker        - wife (Lucy Williams Walker)
Allen Walker        - son - Executor
David Walker       - son
Nicholas Walker   - son
Martha Hames     - daughter   (wife of  John Hames)          
Barbara Boswell   - daughter  (wife of John Boswell)       
Susanna Walker   - daughter
Nancy Walker       - daughter
Elizabeth Walker  - daughter
Mary Walker         - daughter
Agness Walker     - daughter
Lucy Walker         - daughter
 
John Boswell        - Executor
John Haines         - Executor   (Hames)
William J. Pattillo  - witness    
John Crenshaw       - witness  - gave bond
Lewis Burwell         - witness   
George C. Poindexter  - witness  - gave bond