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The Will of Patience Coleman


Will Book 2, page 41

In the name of God amen I Patience Coleman of the county of Cumberland and parish of Southam being in perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following First and principally I bequeath my soul to Almighty God trusting through the merits of my lord and saviour  Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins my body to be decently buried.
And as to my worldly estate I give and dispose the same in manner and form following.

Imprimus I give to my daughter Ann Glenn my negro boy named Nepton, to her and her disposal forever.

Item. It is my will and desire and I do lend to my daughter Grissil Edwards my negro girl named Janney to be and remain in her possession during her natural life and after her decease I give the said negro Janney and all her increase to be equally divided between all the several children of my said daughter Grissel and their heirs forever.

Item. It is my will and desire chat my granson  William Coleman son of my son Thomas Coleman shall have my negro slave named Hannah and my negro boy named Peter, child of the said Hannah and that he pay the sum of sixty pounds current money in consideration for the said slaves and chat on his paying the said sum of sixty

pounds the property of the said slaves to be then vested in the said William Coleman and his heirs forever and that the said sixty pounds be paid by my executors in the manner following.

Item. I give to my son Thomas Coleman the sum of ten pounds current money part of the above said sixty pounds.

Item. I give to my grandson Gideon Edwards the sum of five pounds current money.

Item. I give to my great grandson Elliott Gulls Coleman the sum of seven pounds current money. Item. I give to my grand daughter Patience Terry Syms the sum of twenty shillings current money.

Item. I give to my three grandsons Daniel Gulielmus and Permenus Colemans sons of my son Thomas Coleman the sum of twenty shillings each to be applyed towards paying for their schooling.

Item. It is my will and desire that after the above legacys are paid chat the remainder of the said sixty pounds be equily divided between my sons Daniel Colernan James Coleman and my daughters Sarah Guttery Lucy Glenn and Mary Syms each to have their equill part.

Lastly. I appoint Nathan Glenn and William Coleman executors of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 18th day of July 1771.

Patience Coleman L. S.
Signed sealed and published in presence of
George Barker

John Chat ten                                          
Rebekah Barker

At a court held for Cumberland county 26th August 1771.
This last will & testament of Patience Coleman deceased was proved
by George Barker and John Chatten two of the witnesses thereto and
ordered to be recorded and on the motion of William Coleman one of
the executors therein named who made oath according to law
certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due
form giving security whereupon he together with Nathan Glenn his
security entered into and acknowledged bond with condition
according to law and liberty is reserved to the other executor to
join in probat.

Thompson Swann Clk

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Circuit Court, Cumberland County , Virginia.

Submitted by: Russell "Rusty" Miller