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Will of

Abraham Montague

Submitted by: Sharon Tabor

Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6, 1735-1743

Abraham MOUNTAGUE of the Parish of Southfarnham in the county of Essex do make and ordain my Last Will and Testament as followeth. IMPRS. My will is that after my tobacco is inspected the disposal of it shall be entirely at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. ITEM, I leave to my son LEWIS MOUNTAGUE a small white mare and colt.

ITEM, I give to my son ABRAHAM MOUNTAGUE the land and plantation I now live upon and also the land and Plantation lying upon the Dragon Swamp.

ITEM, give to my brother WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE a cow & calf and two Ewe & lambs.

ITEM, my will is that the remaining parts of my estate be equally divided between my loving CHARLOTTE MOUNTAGUE, my two sons ABRAHAM and LATANE and my three daughters MARTHA, CATHERINE, FRANCES MOUNTAGUE. And I do appoint my loving wife CHARLOTTE MOUNTAGUE, Mr. Rice Jones and my brother WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE to be the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty. In presence of James Medley Sr, John Medley, Wm. Phillips. /s/ Abraham MOUNTAGUE

Note: Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800 by Clayton Torrence gives the year the will was proved in court as 1740.

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