IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Samuel Harwell of the Parish of St. Andrews & County of Brunswick being Sick and Weak but in Perfect mind Memory and Disposal thanks be to Almight God for the same I do hereby make Constitute and Ordain this to be my last will and testament absolutely Revoking other Wills heretofore made by me and for what temporal Estate it Pleased Almight God to Bestow on me I dispose of in form and manner Following Vizt. Item Leave to my Dear and well beloved Wife Mary During her natural Life the Land I now Live on only to Let my son Frederick have the Liberty of working Part of the Land Likewise all my houshold (sic) furniture and Stocks of all kinds During her Life I Likewise lend to my wife Mary the use of those negros here Mentioned During her Life Namely Betty Moll Toney Tall Fanney Daniel
Item I give & Bequeath to my Son James Harwell half the Entry of Land Joining the Land he now lives on to him and his heirs for Ever. Likewise a Negro Woman Jean & her Son Stafford with all her future Increase to him and his Heirs for Ever. Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Samuel Harwell the other half of the Entry of Land Joining my Son Jameses to him & his heirs for Ever Likewise a Negro Girl Sall with her future Increase to him and his heirs for Ever after my wifes deceased Item I give to my Daughter Honour Twenty Pounds to be Paid after my wife's Decease Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary a Negro Boy Daniel to her & her heirs for Ever after my wife's Decease Item I give my Daughter Margret after my wifes Deceased a Negro Woman Moll with her future Increase to her and heirs for Ever Item I give to my Daughter Catherine after my wife's decease a Negro Girl Fanney with her future Increase to her & her heirs for Ever Item I give to my Daughter Drusilla Negro Girl Hannah with all her future Increase to her & her heirs for Ever Item I give & bequeath to my Son Frederick Harwell the Plantation I now live on Containing Four hundred and Eight four Acres of Land be the same more or Less likewise Sixty one Acres Joining Silvester Brewers be the same more or Less to him & the heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten forever and for want of Such heirs I give it to my Son Samuel & the Heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten forever I likewise give to my Son Frederick a negro boy Solomon to him and his heirs forever Likewise I give to my Son Frederick After my wife's Decease Negros Bettey & Toney with their future increase to him and his heirs forever Likewise all my houshold (sic) furniture & tools with all my Stocks of all kinds after my wifes decease and Paying to my Daughter Honour Twenty Pounds Cash to him and his heirs for Ever. ITEM MY INTENT that the Legacies given to my wife During her Life may be only During her Widowhood & then to Descent to my Children as they are Legaced Likewise the Entry of Land that I gave my Son James was in lieu of Some Land I intended for him Sometime Past Likewise I give all the Remaining part of my Estate after paying my Debts funeral Charges & Legacies to my Son Frederick & I do make Constitute & Appoint my Sons Samuel & Frederick my hole (sic) and sole Exeuctors of this my Last will & testament desireing my said Estate may not come to an Appraisment I (sic) Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth Day of April In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Seven.
Samuel Harwell (by his mark)
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presence of ---
Isaac Howze (by his mark)
John Avery (by his mark)
Thomas Firth [or Fisth]
At a Court held for Brunswick County 25 Day of May 1767. This Will was Presented in Court by Samuel Harwell & Frederick Harwell the Executors therein Named. Proved by the Oaths of Isaac Howze William Edwards and Thomas Firth [or Fisth?] thereof the Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of the said Executors Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form they having with Thomas Simmons & William Edwards their Securitites entered into and Ackowledged their Bond in the Penalty of Two Thousand pounds with Condition According to Law.
Will Book 3, page 483, Brunswick County, Virginia.