In the name of God, Amen.
I, William Thompson, of Russell County, and Commonwealth of Virginia, being weak in body by reason of sickness, age and infirmity, but perfect in mind and memory, thanks be to God for all mercies, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament, that is to say:
Principally I first recommend my soul unto God who gave it, and my body I
recommend to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent Christian
manner and form without pomp or vanity at the descretion of my executor in
hope of joyful resurection by the Almighty power of God, and as for what worldly
estate it has pleased God to bless me within this life I give and bequeath
in the manner following -
first I request all my lawful debts to be punctually paid -
Item: I give my granddaughter, Nancy fletcher choice of all my beds that is to say one, and her choice furniture sufficient for one bed and choice bed sted and looking glass and corner cupboard and one half of my dresser ware and one half of what belongs to the inside of my cupboard it must be equal divided, but give her choice -
Item I give to my daughter, Anna Combs, once Thompson, one dollar
Item I give to my daughter Susannah Crabtree once Thompson my plantation I live on now, and milly and sal to remain on the platation under her care and be comfortably maintained and not abused and never sold
Item I give to my son John Thompson one Negro boy called Ben
Item I give to my son William Thompson one Negro boy called Sam
Item I give to my daughter Nancy Smith once Thompson the money when collected that my negro boy will bring, and him to be sold on twelve months credit the same money her to have for her own benefit the same boy by the name of Peter.
Item I give to my son James Thompson one Negro boy by the name of Daniel and saddle, and all my wareing clothes
Item I give to my daughter Lydia Musick once Thompson one dollar
Item Igive to my daughter Celie Fletcher once Thompson one Negro boy named Nelson
Item I give to my daughters Anna Combs Lydia Musick and Celia Fletcher the ballance of my household furniture after Nancy Fletcher taking her choice as before mentioned, the balance of my dresser ware and cupboard ware what Nancy Fletcher does not take to be equal divided among the three Anna Combs Lydia Musick and Celia Fletcher.
I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint Wm Thompson my son to be my executor to this my last Will and him to have the ballance of my personal estate sold on twelve months credit and despose of the money where he sees the most need, ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will, revoking disannulling all and every other will or bequeath'd by me made confirming this the last in witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
his William X Thompson (Seal) mark
Signed seal'd & delivered
in the presence of us
Virginia: At a court held for Russell County the 5th day of October 1830:
This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of William Thompson deceased, and proven by the oaths of Richard Jackson and Jacob Helms the two subsribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
James P. Carrell C.R.C.
At a Court held for Russell County the 2nd day of November 1830: On the motion of William Thompson junr. Executor named in this Will of William Thompson senr. deceased who took the oath of an Executor, and together with Joseph Shoemaker and John Johnson his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said William Thompson for obtaining probat of the said Will in due form.
James P. Carrell C.R.C.