Location: Chincoteague Island, Accomack, Virginia, United States
In the name of god Amen. I James Jester of Chincoteague Island in the county, of Accomac in the state of virginia, being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto god calling unto Mind the morality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testement, that is to day principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty god that gave it and my body I recommand to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god, and as touching such wroldly estate where with it has pleased god to blass me in this life - I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I geve unto my dearly beloved wife Nancy Jester all the property she had when I married her to have the same at her disposal at my death.
Secondly I give unto my son John Joester three dollars in cash and one salt pan.
Thirdly I give unto my daughter Sana Clavel wife of Hennery Clavel one cow and one yearling calf.
Fourthly I give unto my son David Jester one cow and one brass mounted gun and one canoe.
Fifthly, I give unto my daughter Sarah Barret wife of John Barrett one heifer calf
Sixthly, I give to my son James Jester one spotted cow and one calf.
Seventhly, I give to my daughter Mary Jester one red chest.
Eighthly, I give unto my daughter Eliza Garner one cow and cradel.
Ninthly, I give unto my son Michal Jester one pide cow.
Tenthly, I give unto my son William Jester one black cow.
Eleventhly, I give unto my daughter Rebecca Jester one brindle cow.
Twelvethly and last of all, I give unto my son James Jester whom I likewise appoint constitute make and ordain the sole executur of this my last will and Testiment and together with my son Willam Jester and Selby Jester and Oliver Jester and Charlotte Jester all my property that is not willed I give to them to be equally divided among them all - and I doe hereby utterly dissavow revoke and disanul all and every other former Testament, wills, Legacies bequests and executors, by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confering this and not other to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal. This twelve day of Aprill in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
Signed, sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said James Jester to be his last will and Testiment in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have here to subscribed our names. James Jester
April 12th 1839
At a Court held for Accomack County on 25th day of November 1839 --- This last will and Testament of James Jester decd was proved by the oaths of John Lewis and Burton Jones witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded - And on the motion of James Jester the executor therein names taking oath and giving bond accordingly to Law ing the penalty of Two thousand Dollars with John Lewis, Thimothy Hill and Edwaed U Powell securities thereto, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste Tho.R. Joyner CPC
Wills, Deeds, and Orders (Accomack County, Virginia); General Indexes to Wills, 1663-1922; Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, Virginia Description
Notes: Wills, 1828-1845 Source Information
Ancestry.com. Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2021. Original data:Virginia County, District, and Probate Courts.
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