In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Hicks of the parish of St. Andrews in the county of Brunswick being weak in body but of a sound and perfect disposing mind and memory thanks given to God for the Same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all persons once to die to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. First I commend my soul into the hands of God that it and for my body I commend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner by my exor. hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estates as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me. I give and devise and dispose thereof as followeth. Imprimis I will that my debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and discharged. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Winnifred Hicks on negro follow named Peter and the old sorrel horse and side saddle and the best feather bed and all the furniture belonging to it, one oval table and the chest that was called mine six head of cattle that went by the name of her own and a Looking Glass. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughters Elizabeth Hicks and Martha Hicks one feather bed each one chest apiece one square table a piece and five pounds a piece to be paid out of the crop now on the ground and furniture to the beds before mentioned. Item. I give and bequeath to my two daughters Sarah Hicks and Mary Hicks one feather bed each with one new rug and one new blankitt to each and one cubbard a piece and on iron pott a piece. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel all my goods and chattels both real and personal which are not herein given and disposed of and I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Nathaniel Hicks and Burrell Brown my full and sole exors of this my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal the 28th day of July in the year of our Lord Christ 1739. Signed by Elizabeth Hicks. Sealed and Published by the sd. Elizabeth Hicks the testator as her last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers thereto. Signed by Edmond McCarthy, Anne A Nott (by her mark), and Winifred Hicks.
At a court held for Brunswick County October 2, 1740 this will was presented in Court by Burrell Brown one of the Exors therein named who made oath according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of Anne Nott and Winifred Hicks two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded Certificate is granted the said Burrell for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Will Book 2, page 21, Brunswick County, Virginia