Will of William Smith - 1762

Submitted by: Carol C. Smith


Essex County, Virginia, Will Boox 11, Page 293

In the Name of God Amen. I William Smith of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex, planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore call in unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hand of ---- God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such Worldly Estates wherewith it hath please God to give one in this life I give Devise and Dispose of the same in manner of form following. IMPREMIS ITERN. I give Mary Woodin Alis Smith one cow called Beauty and her heighfer and one feather bed and furniture. All the rest of my Estate to be Equally Divided among my six children, William Smith, Robert Smith, Thomas Smith, Augustine Smith, Elizabeth Burnett, Mary Woodin Alis Smith and Lastly I make constitute and ordain my Loving Son Robert Smith and William Burnett to be my sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and Disannuling all former Wills and Testaments made by me. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty.

Signed, Seal'd & Delivered
Jas. Burnett
Leonaid Burnett
Augustine Smith
William Smith
In court held for Essex County at ----- this 19th day of January 1761 this last Will and Testament of William Smith, Deced. was this day presented in court by the Executors therein named who made Oath thereto according to Law and was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto and order to be recorded and is recorded.
 Test.
John Lee

Note: Augustine Smith signed with the mark X


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