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Will of Ignatius Elgin
signed 10 May 1831
found in Loudoun Co., VA Will 2A259 1831/1842
Transcribed provided by Betty
In the name of God Amen, I Ignatius Elgin of Loudoun County being
in perfect health and of sound disposing mind and memory do make
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Having sold my farm bought of Simon S. Binns to my nephew Robert
Elgin who has paid me a part of the purchase money, and still
owes a balance, and not intending to press him at all for any
part of it but wishing to indulge and serve him, I do hereby declare
it to be my will and desire that whatever he may owe for the purchase
money for said farm at my death shall be his and he and his heirs
etc. be released from the payment thereof. I do therefore hereby
Will and bequeath unto him and his heirs forever whatever balance
may be due for said farm at the time of my death, and as it regards
the balance of my estate if I make no other disposition of it
hereafter, it is to be disposed of as the law may direct, and
if I should make any subsequent Will and do not specially alter
the above bequest, the same is to remain unaltered and to be considered
in fact my last will and Testament, in relation to that matter.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
my seal this 10th day of May, 1831.
Ignatius Elgin (Seal)
Signed, sealed published and pronounced and declared by I.
Elgin to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us,
who signed the same as witnesses at his request
Samuel M. Edwards
Erasmus G. Hamilton
At a Court held for Loudoun County 10th of Oct. 1842 This paper
purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Ignatius Elgin
dec'd was this day presented to the Court and proved by the oath
of Samuel M. Edward and Erasmus G. Hamilton the subscribing witnesses
thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Inv. Appr. 2A285, 2A286 Accts. 2C160, 2C164