Hardy County Wills

Will of Christian Croose dated 9 September 1803, proved 8 February 1814.

Hardy County Will Book 2, pages 63 to 70. Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by Margaret Lew
In the Name of God amen
I Christian Croose of Hardy County and State of Virginia being in a low state of health at Present
but in perfect senses and memory and considering the 
Uncertainty of human life and that necessary for all 
Persons so to despose of their affairs in their Lifetime 
as may prevent any disputes amongst Relations after 
their death to perfect the same as much as may be 
in my own family I think proper to Give dismiss and 
dispose of my Estate in the following manner and form.

To wit. First of all I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved 
wife Barbara Croose one Horse and saddle one Cow one
Bed and furniture of her own choosing as her own property

Secondly the residue of my Moveable Effects to be sold by my
Executors and my just debts together with my funeral 
Expenses be paid.  Thirdly I will to my Daughter Elisabeth 
Twenty Dollars also to my daughter Mary ten dollars
as their part or full shares of my whole Estate also my
will is that my son Michael Croose shall have no part
in his possession but that his Children shall have his part
or share which is Equal to the share of Each of the
Residue of my Children and further I also will that
Adam Croose shall have my lands and Maintain my
Wife Barbara Croose so long as she liveth and at her
death I will my lands to be sold and the money to be divided
Equally Between the Residue of my Children . . . . . .
Giving Michael Crooses Children his part . . . . . .
Also, I do hereby Constitute and Appoint Jacob Tevebough
& Adam Croose my Executors to this my last will
and do hereby revoke and disallow all oher formes, 
testaments wills or bequests declaring this and no
Other to be my last will and testament and in witness
thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
Anno Domini one thousand Eight hundred & three
And in the 3rd year of the Commonwealth 9th September

Signed sealed & Acknowledged
in the presents of                 Christian Croose(seal)

James Machin
Geo. Harness Junr
Adam Harness


At a court held for Hardy County the 8th day of February 1814.
     This last Will & Testament of Christian 
Crose dec'd. Was presented in Court by Jacob 
Tevebough & Adam Crose the Executors therein 
named and proved by the oaths of James 
Machin & Adam Harness two of the Witnesses
thereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the
motion of the said Executors certificate is granted
them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
they having taken the oaths of Executors and together
with James Miles their security entered into
& acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three
thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs
          Teste
          Ed Williams CC
See documents in settlement of the estate of Christian Crose filed by his grandchildren the heirs of Michael Crose and Christian Crose and his descendents for more information.


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