In the name of God, I Brodie S. Hull of Spotsylvania county do make and
ordain this to be my last Will and Testament.
Item. I lend to my Dear and beloved Wife Elizabeth Hull for and during
her life, all my Estate, both real and personal and of every nature and
description, (not otherwise herein after disposed of) at her death then
to be divided equally among my Children or their legal representatives.
Any of my children running advances from my Estate, to account for the
same at the final division thereof, the valuation to be made at the time
the property is first in their possession, and to be charged with so
Item. I give to my dear daughter Margaret Ann Hull fourteen Shares
Farmers Bank Stock of Virginia, a Negro woman and girl, Bed and beding
[sic] and chest of drawers or bureau; when she marries or arrives to the
age of twenty one years.
Item. I give to my dear son Edward Hull when he attains the age of
twenty one, the farm called Brodie, containing 287 acres, (being the
same I purchased of Thomas Strachans estate) two Negroe boys, a man, two
girls and one woman, two horses, six cattle, twelve sheep, Bed and
Item. I give to my dear son Brodie S. Hull when he is of age, 358 acres
of land, embracing what was Roses lease Simpsons lease and as much of
the woodland joining thereto as will make the above number of acres, two
Negro men, two boys, two girls and one woman, horse, saddle and bridle.
Item. I give to my dear daughter Elizabeth Hull when she marries or
arrives to the age of twenty one, fourteen Shares Farmers Bank Stock of
Virginia a Negro boy and girl, Bed and beding [sic] & a bureau.
Item. I give to my dear daughter Jane Hull, when she marries or comes
to the age of twenty one Fourteen Shares Farmers Bank Stock of Virginia,
a Negro girl and boy, Bed and beding [sic] & Bureau.
Item. The Negroes given as above to my Children, to be selected by my
wife, and together with the other property, to be valued at the time
they receive the same, by impartial and competent persons named by my
dear Wife or her Agent, and the children receiving to be charged with so
much, to account for the same at the final division of my estate, at
their Mothers death.
Item. If Edward and Brodie die before they attain the age of twenty
one, or if daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Jane (or either of them) die
before they marry or arrive to the age of twenty one, the property both
real and personal given as above to revert back, and to be considered as
a part of my Estate and disposed of accordingly.
Item. At the final division of my Estate it is my will and desire that
my Executors sell on a Credit the balance of my real Estate not
otherwise disposed of to any of my children by myself or Executrix and
convey the same by Deed or Deeds in order to a final division among my
Children or their legal representations.
Item. To my other children my dear wife may or not as she thinks or
deems proper, advance any part of my real or personal Estate, the same
to be valued in the manner before directed, and the child or children
receiving such advance, to be charged with so much, and to account for
the same at the final division.
Item. It is my will and desire that my children be well educated as the
means will admit of.
Item. It is my will and desire that my Estate be inventoried but not
Item. It is my will and desire that my Executrix and Executor should
not be required to give security for the execution of the trusts herein
conseded to them.
Item. I assign my children over to the care and guardianship of their
dear Mother, and my sons Edward and Brodie S. Hull after they qualify as
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear Wife Elizabeth
Hull Executrix and my two sons Edward & Brodie S. Hull Executors, when
they arrive at lawful age, to this my last Will and Testament.
Having written this throughout with my own hand, I hereunto set my hand
and Seal this 11th day of August 1826.
/s/ Brodie S. Hull [seal]
In addition to the within, It is my will and desire that the land herein
given by me to my Son Edward should be charged to him at Five Dollars
per acre, the land given by me to my Son Brodie S. as within to be
charged to him at Twelve shillings per acre. The Bank Stock given by me
as within to my three daughters, Margaret Ann, Elizabeth, and Jane, to
be charged to them when they receive it at One Hundred Dollars per
Written as the foregoing with my own hand, I hereunto set my hand and
seal this 24th day of Augt. 1826.
/s/ Brodie S. Hull [seal]
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 7th day of May 1827.
This writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of Brodie S.
Hull deceased now produced in Court and there being no subscribing
witnesses thereto George Chancellor and Sanford Chancellor being sworn
severally deposed that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of
the said Brodie S. Hull that they have seen him write and that they
verily believe the said writing and the name hereto subscribed was
wholly written by the said Brodie S. Hull whereupon the same is ordered
to be recorded.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
At a Court help for Spotsylvania County the 6th day of August 1827
On the motion of Elizabeth Hull and Edward Hull the Executrix and one of
the Executors, named in the last will and testament of Brodie S. Hull
deceased who made oath therein and entered into and acknowledged a bond
in the penalty of $12000 conditioned as the law directs Certificate is
granted them for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
Recorded liber M folio 45
Spotsylvania Original Will File
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