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Last Will and Testament of Thomas Wiglesworth

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 
follows

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 
it.

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 
daughters.

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 
above will.

Witness my hand & seal this 4th day of December 182[missing]

						Tho. Wiglesworth [Seal]
						[His mark]
Teste
/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.
Teste
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.
Teste
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.

Recorded liber M folio 332


Citation :
      Spotsylvania Original Will File

This will was transcribed for the USGenWeb Project by Barbara Bower on 9 January 1999. Any and all commercial use of this transcription is prohibited.
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