Will of Ambrose Bramlett

Wilkes Co., GA
Will Bk GG
Pages 188-90
Written 13 Nov 1803
Probated 5 Mar 1804

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I, Ambrose Bramlett of the State and county aforesaid being weak and sickly of body but of sound and disposing memory doth this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand Eight hundred and three, do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following:

Item. I lend to my dear wife Janny Bramlitt fifty acres of land to be laid out so as to take in the manor house and both orchards and the spring and to extend down Clark's line during her natural life and not to be interrupted. Also give and bequeath to my said wife Janny, one negro woman Dilsy and her future increase; also one sorrel mare and one brown cow and her choice of one of my feather beds and furniture and all my household and kitchen furniture except my bed, to be at her disposal all to her heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give to my well beloved wife, of the fattneing hogs, viz; two blue and two white ones and one black sow and pigs and all my flock of sheep to her and to her heirs and assigns to be at her disposal as above said.

Item And as to the rest of my estate over and above paying all my lawful debts is fully paid and satisfied I will and desire that it may be equally divided amoung all my children, viz; Jesse Bramlitt, William Bramlitt, Hughs Bramlitt, John Bramlitt, Lunsford Meridy Bramlitt, Theodoshia Netherlands, Lydia Jones, Sally Bramlitt, Mary Ann Bramlitt, and Elizabeth Bramlitt, the whole of my estate both real and personal and at my wife's death the fifty acres of land lent to her all to be equally divided amoung all my children above mentioned share and share alike to them their heirs and assigns forever.

Item. And lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Janny Bramlitt to be the executrix and my son Jesse Bramlitt the executor of this my last will and testament thereby revoking and disannulling all former wills heretofore made by me and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of David Kerr, James Spratlin, Clayborn Laurence: Ambrose Bramlitt.

James Spratlin and Clayborn Laurence being duly sworn saith that they saw Ambrose Bramlitt the within testator execute the within instrument of writing as his last will and testament, that they attested the same as subscribing witnesses in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other and in the presence of David Kerr, who also attested the same as a witness and that the said testator at the time of signing was of sound and disposing mind and memory, this 5th day of March, 1804.

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