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Will of Elizabeth (Braden) Fox
signed 6 May 1819

Transcribed and Will provided by Tom Sudduth, TSudduth@aol.com

Elizabeth (BRADEN) FOX: born 8 Nov 1768, Loudoun Co., VA; died 2 May 1819, Georgetown, D.C., was wife to Bartleson Fox, m. 11 Feb 1793, Loudoun Co. VA. SOURCE of Will: Office of Public Records, Washington D.C. Transcription from manuscript and paragraphing (for clarity) by Tom Sudduth . [cover] 1817. The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Fox. Registered 21. I.A.B. nt

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I, Elizabeth Fox, of Georgetown, in the county of Washington and District of Columbia, do, this twentieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, make and publish this, my Last Will and Testament, which is as follows: Imprimis - In consideration of the services rendered me by my son Joseph Braden Fox, I give and bequeath unto him, my mahogany writing desk, and also one hundred dollars, to be paid out of monies due to me from Joseph White --

Item. - I give and bequeath to my two daughters, Elizabeth Fox and Delilah Fox, my silver ware, consisting of six silver table-spoons, fourteen silver tea-spoons, one silver cream-jug and one pair of tea-tongs, to be divided as nearly as possible equally betwixt them. -

Item. I give and bequeath to my children, Joseph Braden Fox, William Parkinson Fox, Elizabeth Fox and Delilah Fox, to be divided equally among them, fifteen bed sheets, seven bed coverlets, and six table cloths, to be reserved for them from my furniture and likewise, to Joseph Braden, one feather bed and bedstead, to Elizabeth, one feather bed and bedstead, to Delilah, one feather bed and bedstead, all to be reserved out of my furniture, and to William Parkinson Fox, my large? family bible, besides one feather bed and bedstead of equal value with the ones that his brother Joseph Braden shall received, and to be purchased for him when he shall want it, out of the proceeds of my other furniture and effects. -- My property otherwise, to be divided equally among my four children above named. -

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I moreover ordain and appoint Daniel Renner of Georgetown aforesaid, the Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament, I have herewith set my hand and Seal. the day and year first above written -

Sealed and delivered, in presence of. O.B.Brown Thomas Burgess Elizabeth {seal}

Fox Washington County, District of Columbia. The 6th day of May 1819. There came Obadiah B. Brown one of the two subscribing witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Elizabeth Fox late of Washington County aforesaid, deceased, and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God, that he did see the Testatrix the same named, sign and seal this will, and that He heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and Testament; that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of his apprehension

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of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that he subscribed his name as a witness to this will, in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix, also that he did see Thomas Burgess the other witness to this will subscribe his name as a witness to the same, in the presence and at the request of said Testatrix --

Sworn before James H. Blake Reg of Wills for Washington County