Copy of May 1796 Will of William White Sr.
Probate Haymarket, VA Oct. 31, 1804
Probate Records- William White Sr. Will
6/1823 William Roach applied Administrator
William White’s Will, Fauquier County VA
To Wife; Ann To 7 Children; John White Betty White [Elizabeth] Nancy White Sally White [Sarah] Carr White Hanna [Hannah] Mima White [Jemima]
To son; John White Negro girl, Janney and her increase.
All of above was on the jacket of this Will
In the name of God, Amen! I, William White Jr. of Fauquier County, being very sick and weak in body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto mid the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament., that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul in the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial and as touching such worldly estate were with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Ann my dearly beloved wife all my estate so long as she liveth or widowhood and at her death or marriage, it is my desire that all my estate should be sold and equally divided equally amongst the seven children named; John White, Betty White, Nancy White, Sally White, Carr White, Hanna White and Mima White. N.B. if any should be dead the money to be divided amongst the living children.
And my son, William White, I give and bequeath one shilling Virginia currency & never no more of my estate nor his heirs.
I give and bequeath to my son, John White, a Negro girl named Janney and all her
Increase as a legacy left him & his heirs forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.
Wm.White [+ Junr Crofs?] Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Wm. White Sen. As his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
Submitted By Ginny Keefer -
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Virginia L. [White] Keefer
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