Will of William Simco(e) - 1807

Submitted by: Richard O. Simcoe


LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM SIMCO(E)
Ref: Essex County, VA Will Book No. 17, Page 85

Date of Will: Nov 10, 1807; Date of Recordation: July 18, 1808 in Essex County, Virginia
Transcribed by Richard O. Simcoe, August 9, 2001 with assistance from Martha Easter

In the name of God Amen, I William Simco of Essex County being very sick and weak but in my sencesses and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth. Item I do lend unto my loving wife Jane Simco my Dweling House 'd all other out Houses with, fifty acres of land adjoining of the said houses, and for her to have firewood and rails of any other part of the land as long as she remains my widow, also Item unto my wife, one negro man by the name of Will and one negro Woman by name of Nanney & one Gray Mare, Two cows, one feather Bed and furniture, with as much meet and corn, as will serve them the insuing year..Item I do lend my son Reuben Simco all the Houses& land that lies on the lower side of the river roade, as long as my wife remains my widow I do lend unto my son William Simco one third part of the proffet of my orchards as long as the widow lives..Item I do lend unto my wife the other two thirds of my orchard as long as she remains my widow, Item after my wifes death or inter=marriage I do give unto my two sons Reuben Simco & William Simco all my land to be eaquelly divided, and then for my son Reuben Simco to take choice of either part, to them & their heirs forever, also after my wifes death or mariage I do give what persenal Estate except the negroes that I lent my wife to my two sons William Simco and Reuben Simco..Item all the residue of my Estate both negroes and Stock of all kinds with all my household, and Kitchen furniture, and plantation Essientals I leave to be eaquelly divided, between my four sons Edmond Simco and Simeion Simco Absalom Simco & Henry Simco to them and their heirs for ever and lastly I do nominate and apoint my two sons Edmond Simco and Simeion Simco Executors to this my last Will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed, my seale this tenth day of Nov r One thousand eight hundred & seven.
Signed Sealled & acknowledged
In presence of......
John Clark Jun…
Ann Clark…….
William Montague S of Sam
          His
John   X   Bush
        Mark
Thomas Minter
William Simco      Seal

At an Intervening Court held for Esex County at Tappahannock on the 18th Day of July 1808. This Last Will and testament of William Simco deceased, was presented into court by Edmond Simco and Simeon Simco, the Executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of John Bush and Thomas Minter two of the subscribing witnesses, and also by the oath of the said Executors and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon a certificate was granted to the said Reuben Simco and Simeon Simco, the executors aforesaid, in order to them obtaining probate of the said testament in due form, they having entered unto bond in the penalty of four…..(not legible).. by law, which bond was also ordered to be recorded.

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