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Samuel Allen 1713 -1774 Will and Notes

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Samuel Allen 1713-1774

Will January 4, 1774

Will of Colonel Samuel Allen, written 4 Jan 1774, proven/recorded 26 Sep 1774, Cumberland County, Virginia, [1]

"In the name of God, Amen I Samuel Allen of Cumberland County of Parish of Littleton, in the Colony of Virginia, being weak in body but of perfectly Sound Mind and Memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hoping through His mercy to have a joyful resurrection and my body to be buried in a decent manner by my executors hereafter named, and as for what worldly goods God has bestowed on me I give and dispose of in manner following.
Imprimis
Item I will that all my just debts and Funeral Charges be duly paid.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Archer all my land lying on Cub Creek in Charlotte County containing nine hundred acres more or less whereon his people are now settled to him and his heirs forever.I give and Bequeath to my said son Archer one Negro boy named Stephen to him and his heirs forever, also one feather bed and furniture
Item I give and Bequeath to my son Samuel all the land of Plantation whereon I now live containing six hundred and twenty five acres after the death of my beloved wife Martha to be then fully possessed with and not before to him and his heirs forever. But if my said son Samuel should die without lawful issue, then my will and desire is that my said land and Plantation whereon I now live shall be sold by Execrs and the money equally be divided among all my children.
Item I give and Bequeath to my said son Samuel one Negro girl named Isbel and one Feather bed and furniture, to him and his heirs forever with all the increase of the said Negro if she ever have any.
Item I lend unto my daughter Mary Two Negroes named Ben and Cloe During her Natural life, provided she will keep the same in her own possession but not to be sold or hiredout or by any means taken out of her Possession during her said life and after her death to be divided among her children if she have any, by my Execrs and if she die without lawful issue then my desire is that the said Negroes with the increase, if any, Return to the hands of my Execrs and be equally divided with the rest of my estate.
Item My will and desire is that my said daughter Mary have full and free possession of one small room in my house in the shed that opens into chamber where I usually lodge and that she freely possess the same without interruption so long as she shall live unmarried and if she ever marries during her natural life, I likewise give to my said Daughter Mary one feather bed and furniture.
Item I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Jefferson one Negro Wench named Moll, to be by her possessed and by her only during her life, but if she shall suffer the same Negro to be taken out of her possession otherwise than to her own child or children then my desire is that my Execrs take possession of the said Wench or any increase she may have and keep them for the use of my said Daughter during her life and after her death be equally divided among herchildren by my execrs.
Item I lend unto my daughter Judah Murray one Negro girl, Jenny, during her life Provided she keep the said Negro in her possession but if she by any means suffers the said Negro or any of her increase to be taken out of her possession otherwise than to her own child or children my desire is that my Execrs take the said Negro and keep the same in there hands for the use of my said Daughter during her life and after her death divide the said Negro with all her increase among my said Daughters children.
Item I give unto my daughter Polly Field Daniel, one Negro girl named Eddy to be by her possessed during her life but if she suffer the said Negro or her increase to be taken out of her possession otherwise than to her own child or children, then to be taken by my Execrs and kept for her use as mention above with my other Daughters during her life after her death the said Negro with all her increase to be equally divided amongst her children.
Item I lend to my daughter Obedience Towns one Negro girl name Annis to be by her possessed during her life but if she suffers the said Negro to be taken out of her possession then my Execrs to take the same and keep for her use during her life and after her death to divide the said Negro and all her increase amongst her children.
Item I lend unto my daughter Frances, one Negro girl named Hannah, and be by her possessed during her life but if she suffers the said Negro to be taken out of her possession then to be taken by Execrs for her use as above directed and after her death to be divided with her increase amongst her children if she have any, but if she should die without lawful issue then the said Negro and her increase to return into the hands of my Execrs to be divided with the rest of my estate.
Item I give and Bequeath to my said daughter Frances the sum of Ten pounds currt money to be paid out of my estate.
Item I lend unto my daughter Ann one Negro girl named Milly to be by her possessed as before directed and if she suffers the same our of her possession be taken and kept by the Execrs for her use during her life and after Her death the said Negro with all her increase to be divided amongst her children if she have any but if she should die without lawful issue, then the said Negro with all her increase to return into the hands of my Execrs and be divided with the rest of my estate.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Ann one three year old blazed face coult known by being already called hers with all her increase to her and to her heirs forever.
Item My will and desire is that if my Son Field shall live longer than his mother then my Son-in-law William Daniel take him home and take care of him so long as he lives and for and in consideration thereof: I give unto the said William Daniel one Negro maid named Kate with all her increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances one Feather bed and Furniture.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann one Feather bed and furniture.
Item My will and desire & intent of meaning is that if either of the above Negroes named to be lent to any of my children should die that then such Loss shall be made up by my Execrs with another Negro of the like value out of my estate and if the said Wench given William Daniel should die that then my Execrs shall give him another wench of her value out of my estate to enable him to take proper care of my Son Field, and the said wench and her increase to be his and his heirs forever as before directed.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife Martha all the remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and Quality with the land and plantation whereon I now live with all the slaves Tools Stocks household stufs, during her natural life or widowhood and my will and desire is that my Execrs hereafter mentioned shall have it in there power to dispose of all the profits arising from the said estate to the best advantage they can for my children after leaving my beloved wife a sufficient maintainance, and my will and desire is that after the death or marriage of my said wife all my estate in her hands except the land before given to my Son Samuel to be by my Execrs equally divided amongst all my children then living and if any dead to their children by an equal division, and my desire is that my estate not be inventoried nor appraised but remain as I leave it in the hands of my said wife above ordered.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my two Sons, Archer and Samuel, and my Son-in-law William Daniel my whole and sole executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my only and true last will & testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.
Sam'l Allen
L.S. Seal
Signed Sealed & Published in Presence of
Stephen Woodson
Lucy Woodson
George Barker
E. P. Towns
At a court held for Cumberland County the 26th September 1774, This last will and Testament of Samuel Allen,deceased, was exhibited in court by
Archer Allen
Samuel Allen (Jr)
William Daniel
The executors therein named and the same was proved by Woodson and William Towns two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executors who made oath according to law in due form given Security whereupon they together with Stephen Woodson, Seymes Schott, and Daniel Allen their securities and entered into bond according to law. Exam.[2]

Sources

  1. Will Book No. 2, p. 148 ff.
  2. Will of Colonel Samuel Allen, written 4 Jan 1774, proven/recorded 26 Sep 1774, Cumberland County, Virginia, Will Book No. 2, p. 148 ff




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