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Will of Abraham LEWIS
signed 27 Feb 1802
found in Loudoun Co., VA and Family History Library Film #0032276, p.456-57

Posted by Sojourner on Sun, 21 Feb 1999

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In the name of God amen. I Abraham Lewis of the County of Loudoun and state of Virginia being old and stricken in years and knowing the mortality of my Body, being infirm and weak of Body But of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testmament in form and manner following [Impremis?] I give and commit my Soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Intered at the discretion of my Executors. It is my Will and desire that all my lawful debts and funeral Expences be paid by my Executors. I bequeath unto my Beloved wife Rebekah all my stock of every species and all the household furniture and one room together with her maintenance during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between my sons Isaac, Jacob and James and my two Daughters Susan Butcher and Nancy Guy. I Bequeath unto my daughter Martha Beck five pounds to be paid by my Executor. I Bequeath unto my son Joseph Ten pounds to be paid by my Executors. I Bequeath unto my son Abraham thirty pounds to be paid by my Executors. I Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Guy Five pounds to be paid by my Executors. I Bequeath unto Susannah Butcher Fifteen pounds to be paid by my Executors. I Bequeath unto my son Isaac that parcel of land whereon he now liveth and one third part of the fulling Mill. Also one half of the grist mill forever. I bequeath unto my son Jacob one half of the land I now have in possession Twenty Acres of which [exkled?] for my son James and also one third of the fulling Mill. I bequeath unto my son James the other half of my land Together with the Twenty Acres Before Excepted being that part of said Tract whereon my dwelling house is Built and also one third part of the fulling mill Lastly I appoint and ordain my son Isaac and John Butcher the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking disannuling and declaring all other Wills and Testaments whatsoever and do acknowledge and affirm this to be my last will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 27th day of February In the year of Our Lord 1802. The Court held for Loudoun County October the 11th 1802

This last will and Testament of Abraham Lewis deceased was proved by the oath of George McKinney and Thomas Harper two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded. And on the motion of Isaac Lewis who made oath as the Law directs and together with Jacob Lewis and James Lewis his securities who entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of Two Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted for him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Charles Bimsell.