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Will of Bartleson Fox
signed 27 Dec 1815

Transcribed and provided by Tom Sudduth,

Bartleson and Elizabeth (Braden) Fox were residents of Loudoun county, though they died in Georgetown, D.C. Transcription and paragraphing (for clarity) are by Tom Sudduth. SOURCE: Bartleson Fox will, 27 Dec 1815, Georgetown, Washington, DC; photocopy provided by Office of Public Records, Washington D.C., 1 Nov 1996 to Tom Sudduth. [cover] Bartleson Fox's Will Exhibilea and prerea? 23rd January 1816. Sellers Testamentary Issued 23rd Jan 1816 Registered in Will Book N.D folio 3 of 4

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I, Bartleson Fox, of Georgetown, in the county of Washington and District of Columbia, being weak in body but of sound mind, do this twenty seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousd eight hundred and fifteen, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, which is as follows, to wit: Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth Fox, the full and free use of all my estate, both real personal during the time that she shall remain in a state of widowhood as my relict, and no longer, my just debts first to be paid out of my personal property-

Item. I give and bequeath all my estate, real and personal, of every kind and description, to my beloved children, Pamela Fox, Joseph Braden Fox, William Parkinson Fox, Elizabeth Fox, and Delila Fox, to be divided equally among them, or among their heirs, or among the survivors of any of them who may die without lawful issue, to be paid and delivered to them immediately on the marriage or death of their mother, my beloved wife, to be hold by them, their heirs and assigns forever, in full and lawful right. --

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I moreover appoint and ordain my beloved wife, Elizabeth Fox, the sole executor of this, my Last Will and Testament, with full power to execute the same according to the true intent and meaning thereof - In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen -

Signed, Sealed and acknowledged in presence of ----------------

Bartleson Fox {seal}

Robt. Smith
Thos. Buegess

District of Colombia: Washington County Court: Best remembered that on this twenty third day of January in the year one thousand, eight hundred and sixteen, before me the undersigned personally appear Obadiah B. Brown and Robert Smith two of the subscribing witnesses, to the beforegoing last will and testament of Bartleson Fox, late of Washington County deceased

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deceased and severally make oath, on the holy evangelists that they saw the said testator Bartleson Fox sign and seal the said will and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament; that at the time of so doing the said testator was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, ?? and understanding -- and that they the despondents, together with Thomas Beugess, the other subscribing witness, severally subscribed their names and witnesses to the same, in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

Signed before me MC Hewitt Register of Wills for Washington County {seal}