Will 1790 VA Augusta Brooks John
|Will books, 1745-1871, 8-155|
|County Court, Augusta Co. VA|
|LDS film 30318|
|In the name of God Amen. The 13th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety. I John Brooks of Augusta County and State of Virginia being in perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and Testament: that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the hands of almighty God that give it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executor and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and devise and dispose of the same, in the following manner and form. It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid and Satisfied.
I give and bequeath unto Martha Brooks my dealy beloved wife any bed of her choice & its furniture and all the Tea whear and Tea Kittle to will and dispose as She pleases and Twenty Shillings a year to be paid to her by Samuel Brooks and further I do allow her a male hand in the fire room of dwelling fire Wood suitable for her use and the use of half the Chest of drawers and likewise the use of one bou during her life.
I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my daughter Twelve Shillings when she demands it.
I give and bequeath unto my son John twelve Shillings when he demands it and my big bible.
I give and bequeath unto my son Giles when he may demand it.
I give and bequeath unto my Son William Thirty Pounds to be paid unto him two years after my decease if he be alive to receive it.
I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan twelve Shillings when he demands it.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Ten Pounds to her or her Heirs at two years after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law William Christian --- Pounds worth of property if he be alive to receive it.
I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel and his male Heirs all my Land whereon I now live except three pole square where is three Walnut trees grow out of one Root towards Ruddle where I desire to be burried and my friend that Chooses. I likewise give Samuel my son my waggon and team and all the furniture beloning thereto all my Stock of horses and Cow Kind Sheep & all gears platation utensils tolls all and every thing that was before given and likewise I give Samuel the use of my negroe one year after my death at the expiration of which time he shall sell him out of my Family and after that he shall not own said Negroe.
Item I leave my son Samuel Brooks my only and Soul executor of this my last will and Testament all and Singular the lands mess---- and tenements to him to him and his heirs forever & I do hereby ut--- disallow and revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments wills legacis and executors by me in any ways before this time named Wills and bequeathed Ratifying and Conforming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above mentioned.
John Brooks (seal)
Signed sealed published pronounced by said John Brooks as his last will and Testament in presents of us the Subscribers
Daniel Rea William Davis A hunter John Davis
---- Augusta Court 1795
The last will & Testament of John Brooks decd. presented in Court, and thereby the oaths of William Davis & Andrew Hunter two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Samuel Brooks the executor therein named who made oath and entered into Bond with Security according to Law in the penalty of one Thousand Pounds Certificate is granted him for obtaining Probat thereof in due form and it Walter David David Henderson James Reed David Coalter and Andrew Fulton or any three of them being first Sworn to appraise the Estate.
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