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Will of Fielding Turner
signed 18 Mar 1793
found in Loudoun Co., VA

Transcribed and submitted by P. Sulzer, PSulzer@aol.com.

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In the name of God Amen. I FIELDING TURNER of Loudoun County being in a very weak and low state of health but in sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life and being willing as far as in me lies to prevent all disputes that may arise after my decease about my estate that it has pleased God to bestow upon me, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

First, I lend to my wife, WINIFRED, one full third part of all my real and personal estate during her natural life and after her decease, I give all the moveable estate in her part to be equally divided between my sons, LEWIS, MAJOR FIELDING, JOHN and the child my wife is now pregnant with.

Item. I give to my son WILLIAM TURNER, 10 pounds current money and all my wearing apparrel and no more of my estate. My will and desire is that all the residue and remaining part of my estate real and personal be equally divided between my 3 youngest sons LEWIS, MAJOR FIELDING, JOHN, and the child with which my wife is now pregnant and their heirs and as I think my land is too small to be divided into four parts, my desire is that my land be divided into 2 equal parts and each part valued in current money and the price to be added to my other in order each child may have his equal share with the proviso that my sons LEWIS and MAJOR FIELDING have the land at the price it is valued at in their parts of my estate if they choose to have the land on those terms and I desire if either or any of my younger children so happen to die under the age of 21 years and without lawful issue, that the survivors of them have and possess their parts of the estate and my last will and desire farther is that my four younger children last mentioned (to wit: LEWIS, MAJOR FIELDING, JOHN and the child with which my wife is now pregnant) be maintained and educated during their minority out of my estate before it is divided at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned.

Lastly, I nominate constitute and appoint JOHN HAWLEY, CHARLES LEWIS and JEREMIAH HUTCHISON, executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and disannuling all former and other wills heretofore by me made allowing and confirming this to be my last. In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of March 1793.

FIELDING TURNER (seal)

Signed, sealed and pronounced to be his last will and testament in the presence of
JOHN BERKLEY
JOHN DAVIS
JAMES DUTTON
JOHN HUTCHISON
ABRAM HAWLEY

At a court held for Loudoun County September the 8th 1794 This will was proved by the oaths of JOHN DAVIS, JAMES DUTTON, and JOHN HUTCHISON and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of JOHN HAWLEY, executor therein named, who made oath according to law and together with FRANCIS ADAMS and WM. B. HARRISON, his securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 3,000 pounds conditoned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate in due form.

Teste CHAS. BINNS, Cl Cur