Dated 2 Jan 1788, Recorded 3 Oct 1791
Updated March 23, 2016
In the Name of God Amen, I Mary Richardson, of Charlotte County living in health and is Disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
Impremis: I as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give and Dispose of in manner and form following Viz
Item I lent to my Daughter Martha Dawson one negro woman named Amey. During her natural life and after her Decease I give the said Negro to be equally Divided among her Children
Item I give to my Daughter Fanny Jackson one Large red Leather Trunk to her and her heirs forever. Item I give to my Daughter Agness Vaughter my side Saddle
Item I give to my Granddaughter Martha Lumpkin, one feather bed stead and Furniture, and one Cow to her & then her heirs forever.
Item I give the reminder of my Estate to my five Children Viz. Isham Richardson, Ann Harvey, Agness Vaughter, Susannah Gilliam, and Fanny Jackson to them and their heirs forever to be equally divided amongst them, and not to be sold out of my family I constitute my son Isham Richardson and Son in Law Lewis Jackson Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this second day of January one Thousand Seven hundred and eighty eight Signed & Sealed in the presence of
O. Claybrook, Robert Vernon and Sarah Claybrooke
Mary Richardson LS
At a court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of October 1791
This last Will and Testament of Mary Richardson dec'd was exhibited in Court by Lewis Jackson one of the Executors herein named (Isham Richardson the other executor being dead) and the same was proved by the oath of Obediah Claybrook and Robert Vernon and ordered to be recorded on this motion of Said Executor Lewis Jackson who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of this said Will in due form requiring
Security, whereupon he with Thomas Epperson his Security entered into and acknowledged this bond for that purpose.
Teste Thomas Reed CC
Truly Recorded Thomas Read CC
- Charlotte County, VA, Will Book 2, p 14-15