Thursday, September 20, 2007
* Richard Braswell the 1st, IOW Co., VA, 1724
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. This being the last Will & Testament of RICHARD BRASWELL being Sick & Weak but in perfect Mind & Memory thanks be to God for it. FIRST I Give and Bequeath my Soul to Almighty God hoping to find Mercy. I Give my Body to the Earth therein to be Buried after a decent Christian manner and all my Worldly Goods as followeth after my Debts being paid.
1st. I Give unto my well beloved Son Richard Brasewell one shilling and no more.
2dly I Give unto my Son Robert Brasewell Ten Shillings worth of my Estate and no more at present.
3dly I give unto my Son Valentine Braswell Ten Shillings and no more at present.
4thly I Give unto my Son Jacob Ten Shillinggs worth and no more at present.
5thly I Give unto my Son John Braswell Ten Shillings worth and no more at present.
6thly I Give unto my Daughter Martha Murfy Ten Shillings worth and no more at present. (note: She married first William Browne, who died in NC by 1720)
7thly I Give unto my Daughter Ann Strickland Ten Shillings worth and no more at present. (note: wife of Matthew Strickland, Jr. of IOWC)
8thly I Give to my Daughter Jane Williams Ten Shillings worth and no more at present. (wife of Samuel Williams, Jr., who died in Edgecombe Co, circa 1749)
9thly I Give to my Grandaughter Susanah Braswell one Cow and Calf.
10thly & LASTLY I Give unto my loving Wife Sarah Braswell all the rest of my Estate to her and to her disposing appointing her my whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament whereof I do hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 28 day of July 1724.
Richard (mark) Braswell (seal)
SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED in psence of us
Edwd Powers senr Edw powers
Examd & truly Recorded
Teste. Jas. Ingles ClCur.
Isle of Wight County Record #2, THE GREAT BOOK, PAGE 174
From the collection of Carey Bracewell
See a copy of will here part 1
See a copy of will here part 2