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Will of Peter DEMORY
signed 7 Jun 1843
found in Loudoun Co., VA.

Transcribed by Judy Lewis, jlewis@ns.net

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In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER DEMORY of the County of Loudoun and the State of Virginia, do make this my last will and testiment in the following manner; that is to say:

I give and bequeath to my daughter, ELIZABETH HARDING, the wife of EDWARD HARDING,the farm on which they now reside, with the appertences there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining, to have and to hold the said farm and the appertenances forever.

I give and bequeath to my son, WILLIAM DEMORY, the farm on which he now resides, with all and singular the appertenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining, to have and to hold the same forever.

I give and bequeath to my two Granddaughters, CYNTHIA ANN COE and MARY COE, each one thousand dollars, to be paid to them by my executor, here-in after mentioned, as soon as they shall be twenty-one years of age.

I give and bequeath to my son, MAHLON DEMORY, four thousand dollars worth of the farm on which I now reside: the land to be valued by three disinterested persons, and laid off by a line to run from a white oak corner to the land which I purchased of Ferdinando Fairfax and which was held under a lease for livery by John Neer, to pine in Derry's land; the hereby intended to be given and bequeathed to my son, MAHLON DEMORY, lies on the northwest side of the line above mentioned, and if the land contained on the northwest side of the said line should not amount by valuation, as afore said, to four thousand dollars, my executor shall pay to my son, MAHLON DEMORY, whatever sum may be lacking, as soon as it can conveniently be done, and if it should amount to more than four thousand dollars, my son, MAHLON DEMORY, shall pay the excess to my executor for the use of my estate in two years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter, LOUISA DEMORY, four thousand dollars, to be paid to her in two years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren, RACHEL DAWLING and DANIEL DAWLING, two thousand dollars apeice; to be paid to them as they severally arrive at the age of twenty-one years.

It is my desire that my executor shall purchase a lot for the use of my son, ENOS DEMORY, which shall be worth one hundred dollars, and have the deed made to a trustee for the use of my said son, ENOS DEMORY, so that he, the said, ENOS DEMORY, cannot sell or dispose of it in any way whatsoever.

It is my desire that my timber lot laying adjoining Ropp's land shall be divided into two equal parts by a line running parallel with Ropp's land adjacent there-to; and that the one half there-of that lies next to Ropp shall be attached to the land before mentioned, which I have here-by given and bequeathed to my son, MAHLON DEMORY, forever to be included in the valuation afore said. And it is my desire that my children, ELIZABETH HARDING, WILLIAM DEMORY, MAHLON DEMORY, and LOUISA DEMORY, do furnish my wife, MARY DEMORY, all things that are necessary to render her comfortable and happy, as far as they can, during life.

It is my desire that all the balance of my land, not here-in before mentioned, shall be sold, and so all my personal property, and the monies arising from the sale there-of, shall be applied to the several legatees above mentioned, and the surplus, if any, shall be divided and paid to my heirs afore mentioned in proportion to the land or money above given and bequeathed to them severally. I do here-by appoint and nominate EDWARD HARDING sole executor of this my last will and testament, here-by revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness where-of, I do here-by set my hand and seal the 7th day of June in the year of our Lord l843.

signed, sealed and acknowledged his by the said Peter Demory

Peter X Demory to be his last will mark testament in presence of us.
Presley Wigginton John Grubb William Grubb, Jr.

The words "in the valuation afore said" now interlined before signed At a court held for Loudoun County Augt l4th l843, a paper purporting to be the last will testament of PETER DEMORY, and was this presented to the court, proven by the oaths of Presley Wigginton, John Grubb, Wm Grubb and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Edward Harding, the executor, there-in named, who qualified as such and together with V. W. McElhaney, John R. White, Theador Dresson and Gedekich Tidwell, his securities enter into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of twenty-two hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate there-in due form of law.