As posted on Rootsweb: Janet Ariciu family Bush Tree, Individual: I12576 Transcript courtesy of Bob Allen
Imprimis, I recommend my pretious and immortal soul into the hands of my great Creator, and blessed Redemer, and my body to the Earth to be decently intered at the discreton of my Executors & Executrix herein after named, as to my temporoll estate which it has pleased god to bless me, I give and bequeath (Viz).
Item - I give and bequeath unto James Coleman and his wife, Elender Six hundred acres of land, (according to Survay Made be the same more or less,) adjoyning to the sd Coleman's plantation at the little Mountains, to him and his wife dureing their naturall lifes, and from and after their decease to the heirs of the body of the said Elender, lawfully begotten, or to be begotten, and for want of such ishue to return * * * my heirs.
Item - I give and bequeath unto Francis W* * *mes two hundred acres of land * * *ing as its laid of adjoyning to his plantation at the great Mountains to him and his his heirs for Ever.
Item - I give and bequeath unto Danell Stoghill, one hundred and and fifty acres of land begining at a red oak standing in David William's and Abraham Estridge's line, running along the said Abraham's line, so far as to lay of the said land square to him and his heirs for ever.
Item - I give and bequeath unto David Roach one hundred and fifty acres of land, to be laid of some part of my land which I have in company with George Braxton, Gentlen and others, According to the discretion of my Executors hearin after named , to him & his heirs for Ever.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth one thousand acres of land adjoying to the said above Mentioned land of James Coleman, to begin at my uper line, and to run down to the lower line, and also one Thousand acres of land at the Great Mountains lying between land now belonging to John Camm Gentlen and my son James to her and her heirs for Ever.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Frances one thousand acres of land adjoying to her sister Elizabeth's, at the little Mountains, and also one thousand acres of land at the Great Mountains lyeing between the land of my son James on the one side and land of Abraham Estridge of the other side, to her and her heirs for Ever.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my son James, all other My lands whatsoever that I am possessed of to him & his heirs for Ever, and that possess the same when he shall arrive to Eighteen years of age.
Item - I lend unto my Dear and well beloved wife Francis all and Singular my reall and parsonall estate not before bequeathed, for and Dureing the time she shall continue a widow, or untill one of my Children shall Marry, at either of which times the hole of the Estate that I have lent to My wife shall be Devided as the law Directs.
Item - I do hereby Constitute & Opoint my loveing wife, my Brother John Madison, Mr. Francis Conway and Joseph Brock Excutors and Exceutrix, of this my last will and Testament, and do hereby revoke and Make void all other wills by me heartofore Made in testimony whereof I have hearunto Set my hand and fix'd my Seal this 31st day of July 1732.
/SS/ Ambrose Madison [Seal]
Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us.
James Barbour Robt Martin George Penn
At a court held for Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Tuesday, February 6th 1732 [1732/33].
This will being exhibited and sworn to by Frances Madison one of the executrixs within named was proved by the oaths of James Barbour and George Penn and admitted to record.
[Source: This is a compilation of three versions of the Will, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 6 (1899), pages 434-435, Spotsylvania Co., VA Will Book A, page 72 (a portion of the will is missing from the Will book), A copy of the Will found in the records of the Willis family of Orange County, VA (formerly lodged at the James Madison Museum in Orange Co., VA, now at the Orange County Historical Society). This version of the Will is printed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 26 (1982), pages 286-287]"