Albemarle Co VA Will Bk 2 p 354
In the name of God Amen the Twenty Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Four I Jeremiah White of the County of Albemarle and Parish of St. Annes, being very sick & weak of body, but of perfect & sound memory thanks be to God for the same & calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this & no other to be my last will & Testament, and as touching of what worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give desire & dispose of the same in the manner & form following that is to say in the first place I will & order that all my lawful debts be paid. Item I give & bequeath to my eldest son Jeremiah White, my great Bible and a trunk covered with seal skin. Item I give to my son John Martin White one feather bed & furniture, one young cow and a smothe Bor'd gun which he now has in his custody. Item I give & bequeath to my son Daniel White one feather bed with its furniture & one young cow. Item I give & bequeath to my youngest son Reuben White one feather Bed & furniture, one cow & her increase, which Bed & cow he now has in his possession, also one Smothe Bor'd gun his choice of the guns I now have. Item I leave to my Dear & well beloved wife Mary White all the remainder of my estate, one black mare & yearling Colt, land and moveables during her natural life or widowhood, and at my said wifes death or marriage, the above said mare & colt land & premises, which land contains one hundred & seventy five acres, it being the land whereon I now live, I give & bequeath to my son Rueben White and his & assigns forever. Item I leave to my daughter Letty Melton five shillings & nine pence. Item I leave to my daughter Betty Kidd one feather bed & furniture at my wifes decease, and to my daughter Mary Martin one chest, & to my daughter Milly Cleveland I bequeath five shillings & nine pence. Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Ann Shackleford, one Black walnut chest at my wifes decease, as for my carpenters tools I leave them for the use of the plantation, and at my wifes death or marriage to belong to my son Reuben White & my coopers tools & my great coat, I give to my son John Martin White at my decease. Item I give to my grandson George Martin, Twenty Shillings to be paid him by my son Reuben, also one heifer. Item I constitute & appoint my loving wife Mary White and my son Reuben to be the sole Executors of this my last will & Testament and do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul, all and other former testaments will & legacies, bequests and execors by me at my time before this named, will'd & bequeathed ratifying & confirming this to be my last will & testament. In witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal, the day & year first within written.
Jeremiah White (L.S.)
Jacob Faris [Farish?]
At Albemarle May Court 1777 This will was proved by the oath of Elijah Mooran & Jacob Faris witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: John Nicholas, Clk.
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