Will of Valentine Haley Herndon
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Valentine Herndon of Goochland County, knowing it is appointed for all once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, being in perfect mind and menory. First, I reccomend my soul to the Almighty who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner by my executor.hereaafter named.
"FIRST, I desire all my just debts shall and truly be paid by my executors.
"ITEM: I give and bequeth unto my sons Lewis Herndon, Reuben Herndon, James Herndon and Edward Herndon five shillings sterlingto be equally divided amoung the four mentioned.
"ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my daughters Sarah Samuel, Mary Herndon, Elizabeth Baker and Catey Herndon and my daughter-in-law Mary Herndon all my wearing clothes to be divided amoung the five equally or as they can agree.
"ITEM: I give to my daughter Catey Herndon my bed and furniture.
"ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son John Herndon and my daughter Catey Herndon all the money due unto me, and my nefro fellow Moses, to be equally divided or as they can agree between them two.
I DO HEREBY all other wills heretofore made by me.
"LASTLY: I appoint my well beloved son John Herndon executor of this my last will and testament. In witness I have hereunto st my hand and seal thistenth day of September one thousand seven hunderd and eighty three.
Valentine [her X mark] Herndon SEAL
Wife of James Herndon, dec'd
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