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Posted by Con5997@aol.com
on Sat, 04 Sep 1999
In the name of God Amen. I William Horseman of the County of Loudoun and State of Virginia being of perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz.
First I lend unto my wife Elender during her life all my lands containing about three hundred and eighty acres together with all my slaves, stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, plantation, utensils, household furniture and all the remainder and residue of my estate for her support and maintenance and if the profit of my estate should not be sufficient for the support and maintenance of my wife Elender that then my Executors hereafter named may sell such part of my movable estate as they may then do best for the support and maintenance of my said wife Elender and after the death of my said wife Elender I give and bequeath my Estate as followeth.
Item, I give unto my daughter Signey Neale after the death of my wife Elender one Negro girl named Patt. Item, I give unto my son Stephen Horseman the amount that he owes me on his board. Item, I give unto my grandchildren (children of Stephen Horseman) named Esaias, George, Sally, Elizabeth, and Julia each one hundred dollars and Kitty, daughter of my said son Stephen, I give one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid by my Executors hereafter named after the death of my wife Elender and when they severally may arrive of full age.
Item, I give unto my son Joseph Horseman twenty dollars which I have recovered ana judgement against him. My son William, my daughter Lenny Neale and my daughter Mima Carter have had my will and pleasure already.
Item, I give and bequeath after the death of my wife Elender unto my son Esaias Horseman one half of all my lands and one half of all my estate of every description of slaves stock plantations utensils household furniture crop and what may remain at the death of my wife Elender the land to be equally divided according to value.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son James Horseman the other half of all my lands and other half of all my estate of slaves, stock, plantation, animals, household furniture, crop and that may remain after the death of my wife Elender the land to be equally divided according to value.
Lastly, it is my will and desire that all my just debts be immediately paid by my Executors and I do hereby appoint my sons Esaias Horseman and James Horseman my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other heretofore made. As Witness my hand and seal this the 10th day of November 1814 signed, sealed and acknowledged to be the last will and testament of William Horseman
in presence of
John A. Harris
and Levi Wilcoxian.
The will is signed William x (his mark) Horseman with initials being above the x and after his name.