Will Book 23 Pg 710, Brunswick Co., VA
I Mary E. Woodley of the County of Brunswick and state of Virginia being
of sound mind but feeble health do make this my last will and testament.
1st I give to my beloved husband, Alex Woodley, a life interest in my estate and direct that my son, James Singleton and my grandson Newton Singleton, look after and see that he has a good support.
2nd I give to my Grandson Newton Singleton, ten (10) acres of land where he now lives (to be cut off to best advantage) during his natural life, and at his death to be equally divided between his lawful heirs.
3rd I give to my Granddaughter, Bell Woodley, three (3) acres of land on which she has built a house, during her life, aat her death, I direct that said land shall go to my two great grandchildren Murrel Singleton and Ellis Jones.
4th The balance of my estate, real and personal I give to my son, James Singleton, during his natural life and at his death I direct that all of said Estate be equally divided between his lawful heirs, excluding my grand daughter Bell Woodley. Signed as and for my last will this the 16th day of June 1927 (sic 1921?).
Mary E. X Woodley
A. S. Rawlings
J. W. Rawlings
In Clerks Office Brunswick Circuit Court , Mar 26 1923
A writing purporting to be the last will and testamentof Mary E. Woodley deceased was produced in said office and proved by the oaths of A.S. Rawlings and J. W. Rawlings the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of Mary E. Woodlely deceased. Teste:
W.E. Elmore Clerk
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