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Peter Hull was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Peter Hull
- In the name of God Amen: The twenty-eighth day of November, one Thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. I, Peter Thomas Hohl, of Augusta County and Colony of Virginia, being sick in body but sound of mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and declare this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following:
- First to my dearly beloved wife, Susannah Margaret, I give and bequeath the third part of the estate, after all my just debts are paid and my Eldest son Peter shall according to my will and desire after my decease give unto his (step) Mother the third part or share of the increase of Grain to the land produces and shall bring the same into the Barn and Thresh it for her.
- I likewise bequeath further unto my wife to have choice of two milk cows and the Pennsylvania Mare also a horse for her to ride and to work, which horse is to remain upon the plantation and not to be disposed of, likewise the choice of two sheep; the division of my land shall be in the following manner:
- (1st) the land be surveyed from the lower end on the line up to the Dry Run.
- (2nd) from the Dry Run up to the corner tree.
- (3rd) from the corner tree on up to the Middle Corner tree on the upper land.
- (4th) from the Middle Corner Tree on up to the upper Corner Tree.
- (5th) The three of my eldest daughters shall be made equal. I bequeath unto them after my decease the sum of Twenty Pounds Current money each, and my youngest daughters shall also receive, each of them the sum of Twenty pounds Current Money, as soon as they shall attain their age.
- (6th) I also desire that the tree different pieces or parcels of land, viz., the first at the upper trace, the second in the (Vanderpool) Gap, third on Jackson's River, besides an entering, shall be sold at Public Vendue, and put to the estate.
- I empower hereby my eldest son, Peter, to sell and dispose of the same as my executor to this my last Will and Testament and desire that Susannah Margaret, my wife and my son Peter shall educate my younger Children, in a Christian-like manner, as long as they behave dutiful; otherwise they shall have power to bind them out with this proviso to pay them interest on their money from the day they are bound out.
- Signed by the mark of Peter Hohl.
- Witnessed by Bernard Lantz, Leonard Simon, and Peter Flesher.
- Will recorded 19 Mar 1776, Augusta Co., Va. [Will Book 5, p.407].
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