Sunday, March 11, 2018

An 1822 Will Opens New Doors (Part 2)

A few days ago I shared the cover and first page of the 1822 will of Willoughby Randolph of Lee County, Virginia. Here are the second and third pages, along with a transcription, which include additional names and places for me to research.

[Note: In my transcription, I have put the names of people and relationships in bold print.]

Lee County, Virginia, "Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983," "Will Book, Vol. 3,
1800-1832," will of Willoughby Randolph, signed 16 February 1822, unpaged, second page;
database,  image 74, ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2018). 
Lee County, Virginia, "Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983," "Will Book, Vol. 3,
1800-1832," will of Willoughby Randolph, signed 16 February 1822, unpaged, third page;
database,  image 74, ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2018).

[page 2]
I leave all the Remainder of My lands from Joseph
Brooks line south of Walling Ridge to my line and
Henry Friets in the hickery Valley by the name of the long
Field to be Equely divided a mong my three sons the
Tilable land with the untilable Equally and in full
Proportion so as for my Son Willoughby Randolph to
have the East end of the tract of land whare on I now
live with the springs of water to him and his heirs forever
also two Clay banks Coalts & one saddle and bridle and
Rifle gun to him and his heirs for ever --------------------------
Itom I give and bequeath unto my son James Randolph
one spring of water at the head of the long bottom whare
James Southern Now lives with his Equeal proportion of the
above mentioned lands to him and his heirs forever-----------
also one bay filley to him and his heirs forever ------------------
Itom I give and bequeath unto my son Brooks Randolph
the [?]owing spring of water and the spring of water at
the head of the low gap of walling Ridg by the Road side
leading to Mulberry gap with his full Proportion of the above
mentioned land tillable and untillable to him and his heirs
forever ----- also the Chance of one Coalt that the blase Mare
is Now with fold with I also give and bequeath unto
my wife Franky Randolph the above mentioned blase Mare
to her and her heirs forever ----------------------------
and my will and desire is that if Either of the three boys
should depart this life before they come to lawfull age
or has a lawfull heir for thair part of the land to be
Equeally divided between the other two boys and their
Heirs forever --------------------------------------------

[page 3]
Itom I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Salley Fitts
two hundred dollars out of the price of the tract of land
whare on she now lives to her and her heirs forever ---------
I lieve all the Remainer of my Estate to be sold and all
my jest debts to be paid and all that is owen to me
carefully collected in and the money Equeally divided
Between my two daughters Lovey Muncey and Polley
Fletcher and if their should be any over two hundered
dollars a piece the balance to be Equally divided among
my three Daughters Lovey Muncey Polley Fletcher and
Salley Fitts and their heirs forever -----------------------
Constitute nominate and appoint William
Randolph and William Weaver to be my whole and sole
Executors of this my last will and testament utterly
Disanuling and Revokeing all other Wills and testaments
By one made Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last
Will and testament by me made and to the truth I
have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal
this 16 Day of February in the year of our lord
1822                                                                       Willoughby Randolph
signed sealed and Pronounced                  [signature and seal]
to be my last Will and testament             
in the presents of ---
test
James Gilbert [signature?]
test
James Southern [signature?]
Thornton (his mark) Randolph

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