James Bosley's Will Recorded Book 10, Page 188
1834 Hampshire County Virginia
In the name of God Amen, I James Bosley of New Creek Hampshire County, VA considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and disposing memory, for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirable dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased god to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in manner, following this is to say 1st I desire that all my perishable property or estate be immediately sold as well as all my real estate immediately: if a sale can be effected, if not, to rent the land for a year or two until a sale can be effected after my decease, and out of the money arising there from, all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid and the remainder to be divided and disposed of as follows. (to wit).
2nd I give and bequeath unto my sone John Bosley the sum of five dollars --
3rd I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor Bosley the sum of fivedollars--
4th I further give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Bosley one half share, the amount of the other children hereafter named. Re ?? that have not??? any thing.
5th I further give and bequeath unto my son James Bosley one full share of what remains with those that shall receive such quota as not heretofore having received any part of deducting thirty six dollars which he has already received--
6th I further give and bequeath unto my sone Jacob Bosley on equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged --
7th I further give and bequeath unto my sone William Bosley one equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged --
8th I further give and bequeath unto my daughter May Roberts one equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged--
9th I further give and bequeath unto my daughter Arabella Arenholt and her two children Andrew and Ann one equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged, to be placed in my Executors hands to be paid to them when they see that necessity requires it --
10th I further give and I bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla Evans and her two children Nancy and Ellenor one equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged, to be placed in the hands of my Executors to be paid to them when they see that necessity require it--
11th I further give and bequeath unto Thomas Burgess my sone in law and his Daughter Priscilla Burgess one equal share of what remains after those limited are discharged and lastly I do hereby consitute and appoint my friend Jeremiah Moon and Jacob Bosley (My sone) Executors of this my last will and testatment, hereby revolking all other former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 2nd day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Thirty one.
Signed, Sealed and published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the above named James Bosley in Presence of us.
James (his X mark) Bosley
At a Court held for Hampshire County the 24th day of March 1834 This last will and testament of James Bosley was presented in Court and there upon Jeremiah Moore one of the Executors therein named in open court refused to take upon himself the bother of executing the said will and thereupon the said will was proved by the oaths of Jeremiah Moore, William Fout and Benjamin Welch, Witnesses thereto be ordered to be recorded & Jacob Bosley an exec named in said will in open court renounced his rights as exec. and refused to qualify and on motion of John Vandiver and William Bosley, who made with according to law letters of administrators of the estate of said James Bosley dec'd with this will aforesaid. Granted to them on this giving ?? whereupon they will William Vandiver, Jesse Favis and Enock Baker their securities entered into the acknowledged bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars condition as the law directs. Test. J. B. Whitacher