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Last Will and Testament of Robert Durrett

In the name of God, Amen.
I Robt. Durrett of the county of Spotsylvania being of perfect 
memory but considering the uncertainty of Death, do make this my 
last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills.

Item 1.  It is my will and desire that all my just Debts and funeral 
expenses be paid & satisfied.

Item 2.  I give & bequeth [sic] to my son Rich. Hokerday, issue of my 
body the Land I may die possessed of to him and his heirs and assigns 
for ever.

Item 3.  I give and bequeath to the said Rich. Hokerday and Clabourn 
Sulivan my sons issues of my Body one Negro woman Nancy and her 
increase issues of Bess given & bequeath to me by my Father's will.  
Also one Negro man Billey to be equally divided between them, all 
the residue of my estate of every kind that I may die in possession of 
to them and their heirs & assigns forever.

And lastly, I do hereby appoint Henry Durrett and C. (?) Paul Conner 
Executors of this my last Will and Testament given under my hand & 
seal this fourth day of April 1823.
						Robert Durrett [Seal]
Signed and Acknowledged
in presence of
Henry Hodges
Wyatt Durrett
Curtice Durrett

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 6th day of December 
The last will and testament of Robert Durrett deceased was proved by 
the Oaths of the three witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded 
and the executors named in the said will came into Court and 
renounced the executorship and on the motion of Henry Durrett who 
made oath thereto and together with Paul Connor his security entered 
into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $2500 condition as 
the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining [words 
scratched out] letters of administration on the said Durrett's estate 
with his will aforesaid annexed in due form.

R. L. Stevenson, C. C.

Recorded liber L, folio 19

Citation :
      Spotsylvania Original Will File

This will was transcribed for the USGenWeb Project by Barbara Bower on 25 December 1998. Any and all commercial use of this transcription is prohibited.
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