Will of William Bramblett, Jr

Bedford Co., VA
Will Bk 1
pg. 351
Made 26 Mar 1779
Proven 23 Aug 1779

In the name of God Amen I William Bramblett of Bedford County being in health and perfect memory of mind do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I do give my soul to God and my body to the Earth, and as for my Estate -- I do give and dispose of it as followeth Viz -- I will and order unto my son James Bramlitt, one young horse two years old next Spring called Ranter. Item I will and positively order that at my decese my the remainder of my whole Estate, both personal and Royal, be appraised at the Old rate, all which I do lend and Bequeath to my loving wife Anna during the term of life or widowhood, Excepting each of my children to have young horse or mare as they shall come of age and what else their mother may think proper Spare at such of their coming each one to age and after the death of my said wife. I do give and Dismiss my whole Estate to be Equally divided amongst all my Children according to the aforesaid appraisement at the old value in money. And Lastly I do Constitute and appoint my loving friends William Callaway and William Buford Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Trustees for my wife and children whom I do desire and Charge see that my Children has such a portion of learning paid for out of my estate as shall be convenient for business. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 26th of Feb 1779. Declared to be my last will.

William Bramblett

In presence of us
Sam Shrewsbury
Charles Tate
John Shrewsbury.

At a Court held for Bedford County the 23rd day of August 1779 This last Will and Testament of William Bramblett deceased was proved by the oaths of Charles Tate and John Shrewsbury witnesses thereto. Subscribed and ordered to be recorded at a Court held for the said County the 27th day of September, 1779. On the ??tion of William Callaway and William Buford the Executors therein named who made oath thereto Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate in due form giving security whereupon they together with John Callaway Robert Alexander and Jacob Early their securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond Bond in the penalty of Ten Thousand pounds for the said Executors due and faithful administration of the said Decedents Estate and performance of his wife.

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