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Will of Samuel Stallard - 1720

Submitted by: Jon Stallard

Will of Samuel Stallard
Will dated December 02, 1720. Essex County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1717-1722, page 227.

In the name of God, Amen: I, Samuel Stallard of the Parrish of St. Ann in the County of Essex, being sick and week, but of perfect Sense and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make this my Last Will and Testament, making void all other wills before me made.
IMPRIMIS- I give my Soul into the Hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, and as for what Estate it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this world I give and Bequeath as Followeth:
ITEM- I give unto my son WALTER STALLARD the plantation and land whereon I now live with all its appurtenances unto him and his heirs, forever.
ITEM- I give to my daughter SARAH STALLARD all the land which I have and do hold in co-partnership with Charles Brown known by name of "Kirk's Land" to her and her heirs, forever.
ITEM- I give to my daughter SARAH STALLARD my negro woman named Fellice with all her increase (except the first child which said negro woman shall bring) to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM- I give to my son WALTER STALARD the first child which my negro woman Fellice shall bring forth to him and his heirs, forever.
ITEM- I give likewise to my son WALTER STALLARD one feather bed and furniture and also my three guns and the first foal which my mare called Swallow shall bring.
ITEM- I give to my daughter SARAH STALLARD one feather bed, furniture and also one young mare named Swallow with all her increase except the first foal she shall bring.
ITEM- I give all the rest of my estate to my loving wife, Grace Stallard to her and her heirs forever, she paying all my Lawful Debts.
ITEM- I will that JOHN BOULWARE have that land which I purchased of Robert Parker and his wife as by lease and release more plainly will appear to be lawfully made sure to him and said John Boulware and his heirs forever as soon as he shall come to the age of 21 years by my Executrix hereafter named, the said John Boulware repaying to my said Executrix the purchase of the said land with all costs.
LASTLY: I appoint, constitute, and ordain my loving wife GRACE STALLARD my whole and sole executrix of this last Will and Testament: in Testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and affix my Seal this 2nd day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Signed Sealed & delivered in ye presents of JNO VAWTER JAMES JAMESON ROBT his R mark RETHERFORD

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