- William Richard Hardy1722 - 1791
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Will of William Hardy
Will of William Hardy, dated October 21, 1790, age 62:
- In the name of God Amen, I William Hardy of Lunenburg County being by the Blessing of God Almighty in my perfect senses do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows to wit. In the first place I desire that my just debt that I owe at the time of my making this will may be discharged as soon as may be out of my Estate, likewise I lend to my dearly beloved wife Mary Hardy two Negroes to wit Will and Lucy, during her widowhood likewise I give to my son Samuel Hardy seven thousand pounds Tobacco to be paid next to my aforementioned debts as soon as it can be done with Conveniency, to him and his heirs forever.
- Likewise I give to my son Thomas Hardy five thousand pounds tobacco to be paid in like manner, to him and his heirs forever. Likewise I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hardy One Hundred and Twenty pounds to be paid in like manner, also one horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture and two Cows and Calves to her and her heirs forever, likewise I give and bequeath to my son Covington Hardy one Horse bridle and saddle one feather bed & furniture and two Cows & Calves to him and his heirs forever and at the Expiration of five years one Negro man named Stephen if the same Stephen should die before the Expiration of the aforementioned time that then said Covington Hardy shall have fifty pounds as soon as it can be paid with Conveniency to him and his heirs forever.
- Likewise I give and bequeath to my son Stith Hardy one horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture and two Cows & Calves to him and his heirs forever and at the Expiration of nine years one Negro named Charles if said Charles should die or anything should happen so that he should not be fit for Service said Stith is to have Sixty pound as soon as it can be paid with Conveniency to him and his heirs forever.
- Likewise I desire that my Dearly beloved wife should have the use and Occupation of my land & plantation together with all Utensils in doors and out doors as long as she remain my Widow & at the Expiration of her Widowhood all to be divided among the Survivors of my Children and their heirs, likewise I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Hardy Two Hundred Acres land together with plantation whereof he now lives beginning just far enough below his spring branch to run west course to Covington Hardy lines to him and his heirs forever then fall down said branch to lay off my son in law Lyddal Bacon fifty acres to him and his heirs forever, likewise I give and bequeath to my son Covington Hardy Two Hundred Acres to be laid off below said Bacons on same branch to his & his heirs forever.
- Likewise I give and bequeath to my son Stith Hardy all the Remains of my lands and my part of the Mill not interrupting his Mother to him & his heirs forever; Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my brother Covington Hardy together with my son John Hardy my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament.
- Given under my hand & seal this 21 day of October one Thousand seven Hundred & Ninety.
- (signed) William Hardy
- Signed, Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us
- John X Cooke (his mark)
- Mourning Gunn
- Elizabeth Winn
- Betty Winn
- Edmund Winn
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).