Will of Mary Dejarnat/Dejarnatt
Date: 24 Apr 1765
Recorded: 19 Aug 1765
Will Book 1 - Pages 76 and 77
Prince Edward County, Virginia
In the Name of God Amen I Mary Dejarnat of the Parish of
St. Patrick and
County of Prince Edward Widow being in perfect judgment & memory (Thanks to
almighty God) Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form
following . . . . . . . . . . .
Imprimis - I recommend my Soul to Almighty God who gave it in surely certain
hope of a Blessed Resurrection from the Dead and my Body to be buried in a
decent and Christian like manner by my hereafter named Executor & as to my
Personal Estate I dispose of it and bequeath it in manner and form following
. . . . . . . . . .
Item - I do give to my Son-in-Law Jacob McGehee and his Heirs forever my
Featherbed, with the whole Furniture & bedboard as Likewise whatever belongs
to me after my decease. And I do hereby Constitute & appoint the said Jacob
McGehee my Son in Law my Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament.
Mary (her M mark) Dejarnatt (seal)
Signed Sealed & acknowledged by Mary Dejarnatt to be
her Last Will &
Testament this 24th Day of April Anno Dominis 1765 in presence of us
Christ'r Ford Ja's Garden
At a Court held for Prince Edward County the 19th day of
Augt 1765, This
last Will and Testament of Mary Dejarnatt decd was presented in Court by
Jacob McGehee the Executor therein named who made Oath thereto according to
law & Proved by the Oath of Christopher Ford one of the witnesses thereto
who also made Oath that he Saw Jas Garden sign the name as a Witness
whereupon the said Will is as Ordered to be recorded. John LeNeve C. Clrk.
Transcription by Richard Cottrell from copy of original will