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1753 Will - George Reeves

Will of George Reeves


Spotsylvania County, Virginia
WB B, Pg 183-184
20 Nov 1753
Probated 5 Mar 1754

In the Name of God Amen Novr 20th 1753 I George Reeves of the County of Spotsylvania being sick and weak in Body but of present mind and Memory/Thanks be to God and knowing that it is appointed that all Men --- to Die Recommend my soul unto the hands of God who Gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Manner and unto my worldly Estate with which it has pleased god to bless me I give and bequeath it in the following manner ~
Imprimus I give and bequeath to my Nephew Thomas Reeves the son of Thomas Reeves all that Tract of Land I now live upon with the premises --- and Buildings thereon to hold him & his heirs forever but if he should die without Heirs lawfully begotten then his brother George Reeves? to enjoy & possess the said Land he and his heirs forever ~
Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew Henry Reeves? the son of Thomas Reeves all the Lands I now hold lying in Essex County to hold him and his Heirs forever and if he should die without Heirs lawfully begotten then his Brother John Reeves to Enjoy and possess the said Lands he and his heirs forever Also I give and Bequeath to my Niece Patience Bell the Daughter of Joseph Reeves one Negro Woman Named Nanny and her Increase from this Day to her and her heirs forever ~
Item I give and bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Allen Three Negroes Namely Kate --- Henry & Sarah and their Increase from this day to her and her heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to my Niece Sarah Attwood three Negroes Namely Benedict Sarah & Will and their Increase from this Day to her and her heirs forever If She Should die without Heirs lawfully begotten of her Body then my sister Elizabeth Allen to Enjoy & possess the said Negroes she and her heirs forever ~
Item I give and bequeath to my Niece Patience Gatewood two Negroes named Judith and Hannah and their Increase from this Day to her & her heirs forever But if she Should die without Heirs lawfully begotten of her Body then her Sister Elizabeth Copland to Enjoy and possess the said Negroes She and her heirs forever ~
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Copland Six Negroes Named Cumbridge --Nelly --Ross Lucy Barkus and their Increase from this day to her and her heirs forever ~
Item I give and Bequeath unto my Sister Elizabeth Allen my best looking Glass to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and Bequeath to Mr. Robert Copeland my Sword & Belt and - Cup - to him and his heirs forever ~
Item it is my will that my three Negroes named General Dick and Georg - together with my whole Marketable Estate shall be sold the - my crop of corn - and Tobacco - for this - and Field - and not out of the Money arising therefrom my Debts shall be paid and what may remain after my Debts be paid shall be given to my brother Thomas Reeves to him and his heirs forever

It is my Will that None of my Negroes shall be removed from the Group - On last day of March and the - and fifth Day of December following ---
Item it is my Will and Desire that my Sister Elizabeth Allen shall have - - Estate all the heirs --- at the age of Eighteen

Lastly I constitute and Appoint my Brother Thomas Reeves and Peter Copeland the Exrs of this my last will & Testament in Witness whereof I confirm this to be my last Will and Testament given under my hand and Seal this twentieth Day of November Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty three ~

George (his R mark) Reeves

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the presents of us..}
Henry Buchanan
John Crane
Frederic Morrison

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday March of 1754
The last will and Testament of George Reeves Decd being Exhibited and Sworn to in Court by --- (unlisted in original) Peter Copeland Executor therein Named & was proved by the Oaths of Henry Buchanan & Frederic Morison two of the witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded.

Test - W. Waller Cl Crt

Note: Both the quality of the document and the reel of microfilm are inferior which accounts for all of the missing passages.

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