Will, Augusta County, 1781

In the name God Amen I Elisabeth Clark of Augusta County and State of Virginia being sick in body but of perfect sense and memory blessed be God for his mercies I do make this my last Will and Testament Revoking and disannulling all Wills and Testaments heretofor maid by me or in my name first in Prinsable of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it & Body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors not doubting but I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection and as for my Worldly Estate I will and dispose of them in the manner following I first allow my detes and General Expenses to be first paid off my whole Estate as they shall apear to be lawfully due. Imprimus I will and bequeath to my ^beloved Daughter Jean Elliots heirs five Shillings Starling Item I give to my well beloved Elisabeth Reoth one striped wested gown and one sermon book called Guthroy Item I give to my daughter Sara Elliot one Bed gown of caligo and stripd petticoat of Linsey and six pewter plates Item I gave to my daughter Margret Clenkaid one Black gown and book of Ambress work and the rest of my Wearing Cloath & Lingens I appoint equally divided amouns my foar Daughters. Item I gave to my son John Gridle a book calld the method of prayer and I gave up the bonds due to the Estate from him Item I gave to my son James one feather bed one boster one pair blankets one quilt and coverlid. Item I gave to my son Alexander one spoon mold one blanket and my [there seems to be something that was not copied over here] to his Wife Item I gave to my son Samuel one Bible covered with Red Leather one single blanket and a red heifer. Item I will and bequeath to my Williams heirs five Shillings Sterling Item I give to my son Robert my confession of faith and the Remainer of my Whole Estate in Restitution of the Trouble he has and had with me and I do Ordain and Constitute my son Robert Clark and William Reooh to be my whole and sole Executors to manage my whole affairs as it is mentioned in this my last will Testament in Witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 8th day of October 1781

Signed and Sealed in                                 her
the presence of                             Elisabeth X Clark
Charles Donnaly                                        mark
James McCleery
Robert Patterson
George Berry

At a Court held for Augusta County Novr 20th 1781 the last will and Testament of Elisabeth Black [“Clark” is written above the erroneously copied “Black”] decd was proved by the Oaths of John McClery & Geo Berry Two of the Witnesses therto and Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Robert Clark one of the Executors therein named who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat therof in due form he having complied with Law                    Test


Source: Augusta County Virginia Will Book 6:208, microfilm reel 44, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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