In the Name of God Amen.
I Frances Crutchfield of Rose Hill, Spottsylvania County, of sane
memory, do make this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all other
or former wills~
In the first place, for the Love and affection I have for my Two Grand
Children, Ann Maria Smith and William Mary Byrd Goodwin, Children of my
Deceased Daughter Mary Byrd Goodwin by her Husband William P. Goodwin, I
give and bequeath to them or the survivor of them, my Interest, being
Two Thirds of the tract of land called Rose Hill, which I purchased from
Henry O. Middleton and Wife, as will more fully appear by reference to a
deed recorded in Spottsylvania County Court.
In the second place, as my Two Grand Daughters Frances Ann & Margarett
Louisa Burke have a much larger property, than my Two Grand Children
named before them will have, but having the same Love and affection for
them I give and bequeath (after my debts are paid) all the remainder of
my property both real personal & mixed ~
In the third place, I do hereby appoint my son in law William P. Goodwin
Trustee for my Two Grand Children Ann Maria Smith & William Mary Byrd
Goodwin, with full powers to act and manage the property given them in
the manner that he may think most advantageous for them and when the
youngest shall have attained the age of Twenty one years, he is then to
make an equal division should he think it advisable ~
In the last place, I appoint without his giving any security my said son
in law William P Goodwin Executor to this my last will & Testament, with
authority to dispose of property to pay my debts, either publickly or
privately as he may deem most advantageous
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 18 day of July 1829
/s/ Frances Crutchfield [Seal]
/s/ E. H. Carmichael
/s/ J. M. Anderson
/s/ Elizabeth Crutchfield
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 3rd day of August 1829
The last Will and testament of Frances Crutchfield deceased was proven
by the oaths of Edward H. Carmichael and John M. Anderson two of the
witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
Recorded liber M folio 450
Spotsylvania Original Will File
This will was transcribed for the USGenWeb Project by Barbara Bower on 10 January 1999. Any and all commercial use of this transcription is prohibited.
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