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Will of Henry Worsham (Worsham-220)

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In the name of God Amen I Henry Worsham of the County of Amelia being in good Health and of sound Mind and Memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following/ Viz / Imprimus

I give and bequeath unto my son Green Worsham one hundred acres of land be the same more or less lying and being in Prince Edward County, being the half of the tract of land I bought of Joseph Moore, and also after my beloved wife's decease one negroe wench named Beck with her future increase, and also one bed and furniture to him his heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Worsham one hundred acres of land be the same more or less lying and being in Price Edward County being the remaining part of the tract of land I bought of Joseph Moore. N. B. it is my desire that the said tract of land be equally divided between my two sons Green and Henry Worsham / and also after my beloved wife decease one negroe wench named Hannah with her future increase also one bed and furniture to his his heirs or assigns forever.
Item I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Cardwell during her natural life one negroe wench named Else with her future increase, and after her decease I give and bequeath the said negroe Else with all her future increase to be equally divided amongst her children to them their heirs or assigns forever.
Item I lend unto my daughter Ann Boyd one negroe man named Old Peter during her natural life and after her decease my will is that if the said old Peter be living that he be sold and the money arising from the said sale be equally divided amongst her children to them their heirs or assigns forever
Item I lend unto my daughter Tabitha Worsham during her natural life one negroe boy named ___ also one bed and furniture and after my daughter Tabitha's decease my will is that the said Negroe boy if living be sold and the money arising from the said sale be equally divided amongst her heirs to them their heirs or assigns forever
Item I lend unto my daughter Sally Worsham during her natural life one negroe girl named Nancy with all her future increase also one bed and furniture and after my daughter Sally's decease my will is that the said Negroe Nancy if
[Page 233] living, with all her future increase be equally divided amongst her heirs, to them their heirs or assigns forever.
Item I lend unto my daughter Polly Worsham one Negroe boy named Jack, also one bed and furniture and after my daughter Polly's decease my will is that if the said negroe Jack be living that he be sold and the money arising from the said sale be equally divided amongst her heirs to them their heirs or assigns forever.
Item, I lend unto my beloved wife Martha Worsham during her natural life in lieu of her rights of dower the tract of land whereon I now live, also five negroes /viz/ Young Peter, Syphax, Pillis, Hannah and Beck with all their increase and also all my stock of all kinds and all my household furniture except three beds and furniture which I have already disposed of
and after my beloved wife's decease my will is that young Peter, Syphax, and Pillis with the increase if any, as also my stock of all kinds, and household furniture be sold and the money arising from the said sale be equally divided among my four sons /viz/ Archer, David, Green, and Henry Worsham to them their heirs or assigns forever.
Item my will is as to my two eldest sons Archer and David Worsham, I have already given them all that I intend except their proportion of the money arising from the sale of young Peter, Syphax, and Pillis with the increase if any as also my stock of all kinds and household furniture after my beloved wife's decease to them their heirs or assigns forever.
Item my will and desire is that if any of my children should die before they came of lawful age or be married, that then that part of my estate I have either given or lent them shall be sold and the money arising from such sale shall be equally divided amongst my surviving children,
Item I do constitute and appoint my two sons Archer and David Worsham executors of this my Last Will and Testament annulling and revoking all wills heretofore by me made and it is my desire that no inventory be taken nor appraisement made of my estate.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this nineteenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.

Signed sealed published and declared to be my Last Will and Testament In presence of Andrew Walker, John Townes, Luke Watson [signed] Henry [his X mark] Worsham L.S. [1]

SOURCE

  1. Amelia County, Virginia, Will Book 5, page 232/233. Will of Henry Worsham. (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/G7JQ-QW5)




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