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Will of Sanford Ramey
signed 16 Apr 1825
found in Loudoun Co., VA Will Book "R", pgs. 290-291.

Transcribed by Bronwen C. Souders,, Education Committee, Waterford Foundation

I Sanford Ramey of the County of Loudoun in the State of Virginia, do make and declare this to be my last Will and testament in manner and form following, hereby revoking all other, and former Wills by me heretofore made.

1st, after my funeral expences [sic] and all my just debts are paid I leave all my estate both real and personal unto my beloved wife Lydia during her widowhood, and if she remains unmarried until her decease my desire is that she may dispose of the whole of my estate both real and personal by her last Will and testament, subject to the following legacies and reservations

2nd It is my desire that all my slaves shall be emancipated, at such time as my beloved wife may appoint.

3rd It desire that my mulatto man Dick when he is emancipated shall have a lot of fifteen acres of land with the house built thereon now occupied by ______Palmer, being a part of the lot purchased by me of Mrs. Elizabeth Harding, and also such a waggon as my wife shall direct, with four horses valued at fifty dollars each, with suitable wagon gear for said horses compleat

4th I give my niece Diana Cordell the wife of Alexander Cordell the farm they now occupy being the same I purchased of the heirs of Thos? --wis CHECK decd including a lot I purchased of John Janney and attached to the farm together with its appurtenances

5th I give the farm I now occupy to my nephew Sanford I Ramey son of my brother Jacob Ramey decd. with its appurtenances after the decease of my beloved wife Lydia 6th It is my desire that if my wife should after my decease intermarry with any person that then from that time, she shall have no part of my estate aforesaid, and if this event should happen, I then devise all the balance of my estate both real and personal not heretofore devised{?} to be equally divided among my legal representatives. Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Presley Cordell Wilson, Enoch Mason, Sanford I Ramey, Alexander Cordell and my beloved wife Lydia Ramey Executors of this my last [sic] and testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my mind and my seal this 16th day of April in the year of our lord one thousand one hundred and twenty five

Sanford Ramey SEAL

Signed sealed published and declared by said Sanford Ramey testator as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us

Charles G. Edwards
Presley Cordell

At a Court held for Loudoun County Jan'y 12, 1829, the Last will and testament of Sanford Ramey decd. was presented to the court proved by the oaths of Presley Cordell, one of the subscribing thereto who proved that he and Charles G. Edwards the other Witness thereto said will subscribed the said Will as in the presence and at the request of Sanford Ramey the testator also acknowledged the same to be his last Will and testament was a the time of such acknowledgment of sound mind and memory and ordered to be recorded and on the oath? of Lydia Ramey the latria named in said Will also made assurances? and together with Jno Thomas and Sanford I Ramey her security into a acknowledged a bond in the penalty of fifteen thousand? dollars? conditioned according to law Certificate is granted her for a probate thereof in due form.

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