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Will copied from http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/princewilliam/wills/wlynwill.txt
WILL OF WILLIAM LYNN
Prince William Co., VA
Will Book H, Page 139
Will date 8 October 1792; Probate date 6 July 1795
In the name of God amen October 8th 1792 I William Lynn of the parish of Dettengin and County of Prince William being unwell at this time, and knowing the uncertainty of Life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.
Impv: I commending soul to almighty God who gave it and my Body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the Discretion of My Executor and hereafter named.
I Item as for my worldly goods that God hath bestoed on me I give and bequeath as followeth.
Item I give and bequeath to my three youngest daughters as followeth;
To Jenny Lynn one feather bed to be paid her at the day of Marriage,
to Prudence Linn one feather bed and a Cow & Calf to be paid at the day of Marriage,
to Elizabeth Lynn one feather bed and a cow and calf to be paid at the Day of Marriage.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Lynn, a Cow and Calf to be paid when he shall arrive to lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my two Grandsons, Thornton, and Benson Lynn, the land whereon John Lynn now lives, so much as lies between
the fork of the road belonging to the Old Tract equally to be divided between them at the Death of my wife Elizabeth Lynn.
Item I give and bequeath to my son William Lynn the lease of the plantation where I live to possess at the death of myself and wife; & to the rest of my land & adjoining to the place before mentioned, I leave to be sold at the Death of My wife Elizabeth Lynn and in case of her Death in the minority of my youngest Daughter the land shall remain to be sold when my youngest Daughter shall be of lawful age, for twelve months Redit with Bonds and good Security; and as to the rest of my Estate, I leave it all to my loving wife during her widowhood to be equally to be divided Between my living children excepting my sons John and William Lynn at her death or marriage.
Item I do appoint my loving wife, and my sons, Nehemiah and William Lynn Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed with my hand and sealed in presence of
GEORGE COPPEN (signed)
SARAH LYNN WILLIAM ("x" his mark) LYNN
At a Court held for Prince William County the 6th day of July 1795. This last Will and Testament of William Lynn Deceased was presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of George Coppen and Elizabeth Jackson was ordered to be recorded. And at a Court held for the said County the 7th day of September 1795, William Lynn one of the Executors named in this last Will and Testament made oath to the same,and having taken the Oath of an Executor and Given Bond with Security according to Law, Certificate & Granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form and cause is reserved to the other Executors to qualify to the said Will hereafter if they think proper.
Teste JOHN WILLIAMS
- ↑ 1795 Will of William Lynn, Will Book H, Page 139.