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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 Frain,

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