Person:Hugh West (1)

Watchers
Hugh West, Jr.
d.10 June 1767 Alexandria, Virginia
  1. John West1726 - 1777
  2. Hugh West, Jr.1727 - 1767
  1. Sybil West1762 -
  2. Sarah WestAbt 1765 - 1849
  3. Jemima West1766 - 1822
Facts and Events
Name Hugh West, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1727 Prince William County, Virginia
Death[1] 10 June 1767 Alexandria, Virginia

Will Transcript

Will of Hugh West.
I HUGH WEST of county of Fairfax .. Attorney at Law .. do on this 30th day of March 1767 .. desire my body be decently interred at the direction of my beloved wife, ELIZABETH WEST, & my Brothers, JOHN WEST, GEORGE WEST & WILLIAM WEST, whom I appoint Executors ..
I desire that all my just debts be paid And in order to Enable my Executors to do so I hereby order that they .. do sell & dispose of my whole Estate (my dwelling Plantation & adjacent lands excepted) .. Whereas I have agreed with Mr. BRYAN FAIRFAX for certain lands adjoining my dwelling plantation & have already paid him in part the sum of Ninety Eight pounds current money, it is my will my Exec tors, after discharging my debts, pay Mr. Fairfax the money that shall remain in their hands & take his deed in the name of my children .. but if my Executors shall think it more to the advantage of my children to have no more land from Mr. Fairfax than I have already paid for, my desire is that they then apply the Overplus as my Executors shall think proper. As to the land whereon I live & which is before excepted from the Sale of my other lands, I desire it may be equally divided in Quantity & Quality, if my wife should now be with child & have a son, I desire my son have his choice of one moiety .. the other moiety to be equally divided among my three daughters, SYBIL, JEMIMA & SARAH, but if my wife should bear a girl, then my desire is that the whole tract of land be equally divided among my four daughters as coheirs ..
My will that my Executors shall not find it necessary to sell my lands already mentioned to be sold, that then the said land be equally divided among all my children born or unborn. My will that my right to the Lotts in the Town of Alexandria be sold by my Executors when they shall think it fit together with the Reversion.
Whereas I am entitled to a proportion of my Father's personal estate after the decease of my Mother, my will that my beloved wife have her dower in the said part on my Mother's decease, that the remainder descend to my children.
My will my wife have the sold Guardianship of my children during the term of her widowhood but if she should intermarry again, then it is my will that my Brothers, JOHN, GEORGE & WILLIAM, do take upon them the guardianship.
(Signed) Hugh West
In Presence of:
Sarah Manley, H. West, S. West, Wm. Rumney, Jam. Colquhorn, Wm. Triplett.
At a court held .. 18th June 1767 .. will presented by ELIZABETH WEST, JOHN WEST & GEORGE WEST .. proved by oath of SYBIL WEST & WILLIAM RUMNEY .. and at a court held xxth July in the year aforesaid WILLIAM WEST, Clerk, made oath hereto & was further proved by oath of WM. TRIPLETT & ordered to be recorded.
[Source: Fairfax County, Virginia Wills Liber C-D; pg. 7-8].
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).