Document:Will of William Magill, Augusta, VA. 1749



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10 Oct. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book No. 1, page 202
In the Name of God amen I William Magill of Augusta County being sick in body but of perfect wit and Memory thanks be to God calling to ? ? the uncertain State of this transitory life and that all life? must yield to Death when it ? please God to call do make ? ? ? and declare this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following revoking and ?ing and by those presents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and Wills ? heretofore made by me and declared ? by Word or Writings and this ? taken only for my last will and Testament ?? And first being sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past ?? humbly desiring forgiveness for th? ?. I give and comitt my Soul to God my Saviour and Redeemer in whom and by ? ? of Jesus Christ & believe to be Saved and to have full remission (?) & pardon of all my sins and that my Soul with my body on a Genoral Day of Resurrection Shall rise again with Joy and thru the Merious of Christs death and passion ? of Inherit the Kingdom of heaven prepared for his ? and ? and my body to be buried in such a place where it shall ? my ? hereafter ? And now following of my temporal Estate of Such goods Chattels or Debts as in ? pleased God for above my ? to bestow upon me I do order or give and disposs as followeth That is to say. First I wish that all my Debts and dues that I owe in right and ? to any person or persons whatsoever shall well and truly be paid within convenient time after my decd? by my Executors I order my wife Margaret to have ? of the half of the Cows and one bay two year old Mare and the half of the household furnishings & the Gray mare to her Son David Gass and as for my land I order it to be Divided between my sons James and William, and ? to run a straight Course from the river by the ? and of James Meadow towards a little Spring between and Charles Campbell and James to have the land he now lives on and William the land he now lives on I order my Son John to have the young bay Yearling ?. And as for the rest of the Young Cattle I order them to be equally divided among my children And likewise my hoggs I order to be divided equally between my wife and my children I order my brown coat for my son John and the white coat to William and the half of the house hold Goods to William ? one ? to be excepted for my wife more than her equal Shares and the ? of one ? to my wife also above her equal Share. I order my grandchild James son to have one heifer of a year old I order my wifs Share of the Creatures and William and Elizabeth to be maintained on ? plantation this Winter, and my funeral charges to be taken out of the whole estate. My Sadlo (?) and other Tools I order them with the plow Irons to William and the bigg Bible I leave it to James as Witness my hand this tenth day of October 1749. I order Robert Craven and Hugh Campbell to be my Exs Memorandum before signing William is to have the black mare and Gray horss
William Magill
Margaret M. Magill
Andrew Erwin
Charles Campbell
  • 29 Nov. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia Order Book No. 2, page 292 - Margaret McGill, relict of William McGill, renounced all benefit or advantage under her husband's will
29 Nov. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 203
The Last Will and Testament of William Magill decd was presented into court by Robert Craven Hugh Campbell the Executors therein named and being proved by Andrew Erwin and Charles Campbell the Witnesses thereto subscribed is ? ? and on ? of the law Ex who made oath thereto according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof for due form And Margaret tho which of those deced personally appeared in Court and declared that she would not receive or take any legacy or Logands (?) to her given ? thereby or any part thereof and did renounce all be ? or advantages which she might Claim By the Said Will.

Teste John Madison Clbur

Know all men by these presents that Robert Craven Hugh Campbell Andrew Erwin and Charles Campbell are held and firmly bound unto John Lewis the first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Augusta County; for, and in behalf and to the sole Use and Behoos of the Justices of the said County, and their Successors, in the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to the said John Lewis his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns: To the which Payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our and every of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Seated with our Seals. Dated this 29th day of November Anno Dom 1749.
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above Robert Craven & Hugh Campbell Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Wm Magill deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possesion or knowledge of the said Executors or into the hands or posession of any other person or persons for those and the laws to made do exhibit unto the County Court of Augusta at such time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court and the ? Goods Chattels and Credits and all other the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Possesion or knowledge of the said Robert Craven & Hugh Campbell or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for those also well and truly Administer according to Law: And further do make a full and true account of their Actings and Doings therein when thereto required by the said Court; and all official well and truly pay and deliver all the Logarios? contained and specified ? ? said Testament as far as the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits will thereunto extend and the Law shall Charge: Then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and Virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of:

Robert Craven
Hugh Campbell
And. Erwin
Chas. Campbell
At a court continued and held for Augusta County the 29th day of November 1749.
Robert Craven & Hugh Campbell Edward Erwin & Charles Campbell in open court acknowledged this ? ? Cravens & Campbells ? and faithfull administration of the Estate of Wm Magill decd which is ordered to be certified.

Teste John Madison

  • 28 Dec. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book No. 1, page 222 - William Magill's appraisement, by John Seawright, John Erwin, Charles Campbell. Cash by Hugh Dever and Hugh
  • 28 Dec. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 1, pages 222 - 225 - An account of Appraisement of Sundry Goods and Chattells of the Estate of William Magill decd Robert Craven Hugh Campbell John Seawright John Erwin Charles Campbell Appraisors December the 28th 1749.
One old red cow 1/0/0
One red spotted cow 1/5/0
One old black cow 1/5/0
One red cow 1/10/0
One young black cow 1/15/0
One red cow 1/10/0
One black heifer 1/5/0
One cow and calf 1/10/0
One bull 1/0/0
One hogg 1/0/0
One steer with ? white on ? ? 0/15/0
One steer 0/14/0
One black and white heifer 0/12/0
One brown heifer 0/12/0
One / yearling steer 0/7/0
One red steer calf 0/5/0
One two year old filly with a Star 7/0/0
One three year old gray horse 7/0/0
One black mare 4/0/0
One gray mare 5/0/0
One yearling bay filly 3/10/0
Two stacks of wheat 5/0/0
One stack of rye 0/15/0
Two stacks of hay 1/10/0
One stack of hay 0/1/0
Two cribbs of flour 7/0/0
Thirty four hoggs & piggs 6/0/0
Coru? bladder? 0/2/0
plank of laths 3/10/0
One grind stone 0/2/0
Dried? sleuiglos? 1/0/0
One bridle & sadl/14 & cushell? G. shries?/1 0/15/0
Three p. of hames & a collar & a bridle 0/2/3
Hemp of a fence/1, tongs/2, a pot? crook/3 0/6/0
Two frying pans/5, four chavies?/8, hikyards?/3 0/16/0