Document. Will of Michael Woods (2), 1777

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Woods, Michael. Will probate March 1777.
Names wife Anne and children: Jane Buster, Susannah Cowan, Samuel, Elizabeth Sheperd, William, Magdalene Campbell, David, Martha and Sarah.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 65].


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In the name of God, Amen, I, Michael Woods, of the County of Botetourt in Virginia, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men to die, do the twenty ninth of May on thousand seven hundred and seventy six make this my last Will and Testament. I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave me beseeching his grace over acceptance thereof nothing doubting but I shall receive it again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of God, my body I recommend to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors here after name to-------as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. I dispose of and bequeath of it in the manner and form following (to wit)

I give to my well beloved daughter JANE BUSTER and her heirs one English shilling, also I give to my beloved daughter SUSANNAH COWN and her heirs one shilling like I also give my son SAMUEL WOODS and his heirs one shilling like manner also I give to my beloved daughter ELIZABETH SHEPHERD and her heirs one shilling like money also I give to my beloved son WILLIAM WOODS and his heirs one English shilling also I give to my beloved daughter MAGDALENE CAMPBELL and her heirs one shilling like money also I give to my beloved son DAVID WOODS and his heirs and assigns twenty pounds out of the first bonds due from Burch together with the eighty pounds already paid to William Bowyer and I appoint him and the said David, my heir,. Also I give to my beloved daughter MARTHA WOODS the sum of five pounds current money and a black mare colt now a yearling; also I give my beloved daughter SARAH WOODS the sum of five pounds current money and a yearling mare colt a roan also I give to my beloved wife, ANN WOODS, five pounds out of the first bonds due from Burch's estate to me for her use and the support of my two youngest daughters ANN and MARGARET and to be put to use for that purpose. I give also to my wife her bed and furniture and three cows and calves and a horse to use as she pleases and whose she pleases and her maintenance on the plantation during life if agreeable to herself to stay there and that without control. and appoint my beloved son DAVID WOODS and loving friend, JOHN BOWYER, Esqr. my executors to order and see that this my will shall be performed according to my intent and desire and I revoke, disanul all former Wills and Testaments by me signed acknowledging this only to my Last Will and no other given under my hand and seal the day and date above written. Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared in the presence of us who were then present.

Witnessed by JOHN LOGAN & CHARLES LAMBERT s/s MICHAEL WOODS

At a court held for Botetourt County the 11th of March 1777 this instrument of writing was presented in Court by DAVID WOODS one of the executors as for the Last Will and Testament of MICHAEL WOODS, deceased and proved by the oath of John Logan, George Daugherty and Charles Lambert witnesses and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of David Woods, one of the Exors., who made oath accdg. to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate. Bond entered into with John Logan, his security, in the sum of £1000 & liberty is reserved for the other Exors. to join in the probate. USGenWeb Archives