Hardy County Wills

Will of Henry Wilson dated 4 April 1803, proved September 5, 1805

Hardy County Will Book 1, 1801-1828, p. 17 Punctuation and modern spelling added by Sue Wilson
WILL OF HENRY WILSON

In the name of God amen.  I, HENRY WILSON of Hardy County and the State of Virginia, being
of sound mind, memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life,
do make this my last Will and Testament utterly revoking all Will or Wills by me heretofore made
constituting this and no other in manner and form following viz: first of all, I give and bequeath
unto my beloved wife, MARTHA , a regular support from all my lands that I have now in
possession during her natural life or widowhood, also my Mansion house, two milch cows, one
mare known by the name of Cate and one third part of the Hogs and Sheep, one bed and all my
kitchen furniture.  Also one Chest. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, JOHN, one hundred acres of land to be laid of by a line
running parallel within the line that divides my land from KNEWMAN'S  land, to his, his heirs &
assigns forever.  Item:  I give and bequeath to my son, THOMAS, one hundred acres of land to
be laid of by a line running parallel with the line that divides my land from KNEWMAN'S  land on
the West side of the knob, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my sons, CRANMORE and DAVID, the residue of my lands to
be equally divided between them agreeable to quantity and quality to them, their heirs and assigns
forever. Also if give unto my son, CRANMORE, my Bald Mare and to my son, DAVID, the Bay
Mare.  Likewise all the residue of my stock, only the exceptions hereafter mentioned, to them
their heirs and assigns forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, MARGARET, the ? fold of the Bay Mare. DAVID
shall furnish her one as soon as it can possibly be raised.  

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, ELIZABETH, one sorrel Mare Colt to her and her
heirs or assigns forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, ANNA, one black Mare Colt, to her and her heirs
or assigns forever.

I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons, namely JOHN and THOMAS, Executors of this
my Last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto affixed my hand and seal, this
fourth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and three and in the
presence of the undermentioned witnesses.

                                      Henry Wilson           (Seal)
Test.
Henry Fry, Jr.
Benjamin Deen
Nicholas Swisher

At the Superior Court held for the District Composed of the Counties of Hampshire, Hardy,
Pendleton, and Randolph, at the Courthouse in the said County of Hardy, the 5th day of
September 1805.  This Last Will and Testament of Henry Wilson, deceased, was this day proved
by the oaths of Henry Fry, Junior & Nicholas Swisher, two of the witnesses thereto and is ordered
to be Recorded.
               Teste, John L. Sehon C.C.

Transcribed by Sue Wilson, 1/3/05
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