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Last Will and Testament of Brodie S. Hull
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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 
much.

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 
beding [sic].

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 
appraised.

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 
my Executors.

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 
Share.  

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.
Teste
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.
Teste
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.

Recorded liber M folio 45


Citation :
      Spotsylvania Original Will File

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