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Will of John DEMORY
signed 4 Oct 1806
found in Loudoun Co., VA

Transcribed by Judy Lewis,

In the name of God, amen. I John Demory of Loudoun County, Virginia, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say I recommend my Body to be buried in a decent manner and my Soul to God who gave it, nothing doubting but I shall receive it again at the resurrection, in the purity, and as to such worldly goods as God has been pleased to bless me with, I do leave and bequeath in the following manner that is to say after my Funeral expenses and all my Just debts are paid; the residue is as follows:

I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret all my property both real and personal for and during her natural life that she the afforsaid beloved wife Margaret is not to injure or imbezel [sic] or make away with any of the property only what is fully suficient [sic] for a decent geenteel living.

I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth fifteen pounds Virginia Currency. I do give and bequeath unto my son Peter fifteen pounds Virginia Currency.

I do give and bequeath unto my son John (who I do constitute my wholesole Executor) all the residue after the aforesaid money is paid, no money to be paid except the debts and funeral charges untill he the aforesaid Executor has possession of the property and I do hearby renounce all former Wills and Testaments and this is my last will and none other, Witness my hand and seal this forth day of October, eighteen hundred and six.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us John Haer Sen Geogge Smith Samuel McPherson his John X Demory mark At a Court held for Loudoun County, December the 18th 1806, this last Will and Testament of John Demory was proved by the oaths of John Near sen, George Smith, and Samuel McPheersen the subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

And on the motion of John Demory the Executor therein named who took the oath prescribed by law and together with Peter Demory and John Near his securities entered into and acknowledged these Bond in the penelty of $2000 Conditioned as the law directes Certificate is granted for obtaining ________ thereof in due form. Teste C. Binns Clk Estate Inventory 10 January 1807 An Inventory of the goods and chattels appraised by James Russell, George Wells Thomas Darflinger, being duly sworn on the l0th day of January l807.