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Another familysearch submission claims that William married Milly Jackson abt. 1744 or 1754, may need additional research.
Will of William Crosthwaite
Culpeper County, Virginia pages 17 & 18, 1771 Will Book
Will of William Crosthwait
- April 15th 1771
- Wm Crosthwait In the name of God amen.
- I, William Crosthwait of Bromfield Parish in ye County of Culpeper being well in health and of perfect mind & memory but knowing the certainty of death and uncertainty of the hour and time do therefore make this my last will and testament and after recommending my body to ye earth to be buried at ye discretion of my Executors here after nam'd & my soul to God who gave it me with all worldly estate it hath pleas'd him to endow me with I dispose of it in manner and form following Viz
- First and Principally, I desire that all my just debts may be punctually paid.
- Secondly, I lend to my loving wife the use of all my Personal Estate during her widowhood ( except a slave a piece to be lent to each of children as they come of age.
- Thirdly, It is my desire that as soon as my youngest son or daughter living that come of age, that all my Personal Estate be Equally Divided amongst what children I have then living ( Except my wife's dower which is likewise to be equally divided between them at her death. Also it is my desire that when my youngest son or daughter comes of age that ye Land whereon I now live may be sold and the money Equally divided between my two sons Jacob and William Crosthwait. And lastly I nominate and appoint Mr. Joseph Early, Majr. James Barber, Mr. John Terril Executors and my wife Executrix of this my last will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly revoke, disannul all former Bequests, wills and Legacies by me heretofore in any wise left or made, declaring, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy.
- Signed Sealed Published & Declared by ye within
- nam'd Testator William Crosthwait to be his last will and testament in ye presence of us who inscrib'd our names in ye presence of ye testator
- Reuben Terrill
- Jonathan Cowherd X
- William X Bates
- At a court held for the County of Culpeper on Monday the 15th of April 1771. This last will and testament of William Crosthwait dec'd was this day Exhibited to the court by Milly Crosthwait widow and relect of the said decedient and one of the Excors herein named and was proved by the oath of Jonathan Cowherd and William Bates witnesses thereto and to be recorded and on his motion Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate whereof in due form she having sworn is the same and given bond and security according to Law Liberty being Reserved for the other Exor's to join in this probate when they shall think fit.