I Thomas Wiglesworth of the County of Spotsylvania being weak & low but
of sound mind, make this my last will & Testament in manner & form as
Viz, 1st I wish all my Just debts to be first paid for which purpose I
wish my executors hereafter to be named to sell Negroes sufficient to
Pay the same as soon as possible, or any of my Perishable estate that
can be spared.
2nd. And after my debts are paid I wish my Children to live together
and be supported from the proffits [sic] of my estate untill my youngest
shall have received their Education which is to be paid for out of my
estate if the profit is not sufficient & no charge made against them for
3rd. In the event of any of my Daughters marrying they are to receive
their proportion of my Estate & the rest to continue together as long as
it may be thought practicable & when other wise shall be the case I wish
the ballance [sic] of my estate not given out to those maried [sic]
equally divided between my sin[gle] daughters with strict regard to
equality, the land whi[ch] I live [on] is to remain a home for all my
Children [as] long as they may chose [sic] to remain on it & afterwards
to be sol[d] & the proceeds Equally divided between all my seven
daughters Mariah C. Mary L Sarah A Philadelphia Frances E Lucy Jane &
Lavinia Wiglesworth or their legal representatives & the other Part of
my estate to be divided as above described amongst the seven named
4th & lastly I appoint & constitute my two oldest Daughters Maria[h] C.
Wiglesworth & Mary L. Wiglesworth my Executors of this my Last will &
Testament of whom I wish the Court to ask no security to execute the
Witness my hand & seal this 4th day of December 182[missing]
Tho. Wiglesworth [Seal]
/s/ John Wiglesworth
/s/ Robert Foster
/s/ Jas. Wiglesworth
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 15th day of January 1829
The last will and testament of Thomas Wiglesworth deceased was proved by
the oaths of John Wiglesworth and Robert Foster witnesses thereto and
ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Maria C. Wiglesworth one of
the executrixes therein named who made oath thereto and entered into and
acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $16000 conditioned as the law
directs Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of said will
in due form.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 2nd day of December 1833
On the motion of Mary L. Wiglesworth one of the executrixes named in the
last will and testament of Thomas Wiglesworth deceased who made oath
thereto and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of
$16000 conditioned as the law directs Certificate is granted her for
obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
Recorded liber M folio 332
Spotsylvania Original Will File
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