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Transcribed Will of James Beasley

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Date: 12 Dec 1798 [unknown]
Location: Orange, Virginia, United Statesmap
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In the name of God Amen, I, James Beazley, of the County of Orange and Commonwealth of Virginia do in perfect mind and memory make this my last Will and Testament. I commend my soul to God and my body to be decently buried, and as to my worldly goods I give in the manner following: • To wit I give to my son James Beazley one hundred acres of land adjoining whereon I now live on the other side of the river which I purchased of John Goodall Junr.: • To wit I give to my son Charles Beazley one half of the number of acres of land whereon I now live and bounded as followeth: Beginning at Isaac Davis's corner and mine upon swift run, thence up the said run till it shall extend half way from the beginning corner to Charles Goodall's corner and mine upon the above mentioned run, thence from the said run to my back corner adjoining David Goodall and Edward Ancell, also one Negro named Wiatt, but if my son Charles Beazley should be without his lawfully begotten of his body from this date, then shalt the above mentioned land be sold by my executor and divided between my children hereafter mentioned. • To Wit: and whereas my children Sarah Beazley, Ann Jones, Theodosia Mullans, Elizabeth Watts, Mildred Neal, and John Beazley, Edmond Beazley and William hath received their portion, the are not to [receive] any more of my estate. • To wit: I give to my Wife one bed and [illegible...] one cow and calf, also two Negros Dick and Doll to be at her disposal. • To wit my desire is that the balance of my land whereon I now live after my Wife's decease shall be sold for cash and divide between my sons James Beazley, Charles Beazley and my daughter Caty Paul, also two hundred acres of land more or less which I purchased of Thomas Barbour and William Bell, also two hundred acres of land upon long point shall be sold giving twelve months credit and the money arising from the two latter tracks shall be divided between my three above mentioned children James Beazley, Charles Beazley and Caty Paul,and the balance of my estate both real and personal to be sold for cash and divided between my wife, my sons James Beazley, Charles Beazley and Caty Paul, any wife's part of the real and personal estate shall be at her disposal and

I hereby appoint my wife Ann Beazley and my son James Beazley executors to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made. As witness my hand and seal this 25th day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. James Beazley {seal}, in the presence of David Goodall, William Davis, Jeremiah Benson, John Beazley.

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