6 June 1713; Proved 15 Feb 1715
Updated December 23, 2006
In the Name of God Amen: I Elizabeth Mabry Widow and Relict of Francis Mabry late of Surry County Deceased being weak of body but of Sound mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to Say.
Imprimus: First I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it me believing Remission* of Sins and Everlasting Life by the merritts death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Lord and only Saviour.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Charles Mabry my Indian man Slave named Robbin to him and his heirs forever also one feather bed and furniture Curtaines and Vall.* Excepted and also my riding horse named Paul* and one well fixt* gunn.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Hinshaw Mabry my Indian Slave named Jack to him and his heirs forever and also one feather bed and furniture as above to my Son Charles and also one Gray Mare about one year old and now running with my old Mare and one well fixt* Gunn.
Item: I give to my son George Mabry one feather bed and furniture as to my Sons above Named: also one young horse Called Dearick and also one Long Gunn now in my house also to my said Sone three Cows and the largest Iron pott and hooks and racx* that I have now in my house.
Item: I give to my Daughter Judith the bed I commonly Lye on with all the furniture thereto belonging one Indian Girl Called Nan now about five year to Serve my old Mare one Iron Kettle one _?_ Pott Racx also my Pewter three cows.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Two Sons Charles and Hinshaw to each of them three cows. And my Will is that all the rest of my Cattle be Equally divided by my two brothers John and Hinshaw GILLIAM between my four children above mentioned and also all my Sheep Except five which are to be first sett apart for my son Francis Mabry I desire also may be divided amongst my four Children above said by my two brothers John & Hinshaw or the Survivors of them.
Item: I give to my Son Francis Mabry as recorded* above the five Sheep all my Carpenters Coopers and Joyners Tools and one Long Rifle and frame* and one Silver __?__ Cup.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Paine Widow my largest Gold ring.
Item: I give to my Son Francis West my Smallest gold ring.
Item: I give to my daughter Mary one ___ of Womens fals*.
Item: I give to my daughter Ann all my weaving Tackle.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son John West one gold ring I formerly lent him and now in his possession also one pound and a half of drest flax also one Cow bell without a Clapper.
All the rest of my Estate of what Nature or quality Soever after my Just debts and funeral Expenses are first satisfyed and paid I give to be Equally divided amongst my four children, Charles, Hinshaw, George and Judith and the division to be made by my brothers John and Hinshaw GILLIAM whom I leave as Trustees to my Two sons Charles and Hinshaw Mabry and I do appoint my said two sons to be sole Execs of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoaking all other or former Wills by me made. In Testimony whereas I have hereto sett my hand and affixed my seale this 6th day of June Anno 1713.
Signed Sealed and Published
In the presence of us:
Susan [her X mark] Featherstone
My will is that all my wearing apparrell
& wearing Linnen be Equally divided
between my Two Daughters Judith & Ann
Elizabeth (her X mark) Mabry Sealed with a wafer
At a court held at Southwark for the
County of Surry February the :15th: 1715
The above mentioned Will of Eliz. Mabry Dec'ed thus presented in Court by Charles Mabry one of the Executors named in the said Will who in due* oath thereto and being proved by the oath of John Bolling witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by
G Allen Ct. Cur.
- Surry County, VA, Will Book 4, Pages 260-261