In the Name of God Amen the
eighteenth Day of February In the year of our Lord Christ One thousand
seven hundred And sixty I William Clement
Sen.or of the Parish of Raleigh In the County of Amelia Planter being
sick & weak In body but in Perfect memory of mind thanks be given unto
Almighty god therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing
that it is appointed for all Men once to die Do make and Ordain this to
be my last will & Testament that is to say Princibly & first I give And
Recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty god That gave it & my body
I recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Excrs. not
Doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again
by the Almighty Power of God and as touching my Worldly Estate Wherewith
it hath Pleased the Almighty god to bless me with in this life I Give
& Demise & Dispose of the same in the same in the following manner & Form.
Item I give to my son Benjamin Clement
Two Negroes to wit York & Bess all which I give to him & his Heirs Forever.
Item I give to my son Wm. Clement Caesar
& Philis all which I give to him & his heirs for Ever.
Item I give to my son John Clement
Two Negroes to wit Ned & Judy paying Twenty Pounds back to the Estate
all which I give to him & his Heirs for Ever.
Item I give to my son Francis Clement
Two Negroes to wit Jemboy & Hannah also the Land & Plantation & Mill where
I now Do live containing three hundred Acres by Estimation to him & his
Heirs forever. I also give to my son Francis
Clement & his Heirs forever one Hundred & fifty Acres of Land which
I bought of George Evins whereon the said George Evins Now do live the
said Land being not yet Conveyed to me for which my will is that my Estate
Pay the Remainder of the Purchase money & Desire that the said Evins convey
the same by Deed to my son Francis
Clement And that my Son Francis
shall pay thirty Pounds to the Estate at the Death of my Wife.
Item I lend to my Daughter Elizabeth
Ellyson Two Negroes to wit During her Natural life Gin & Davey & after
her Decease I give Gin to Anne Ford
Daughter of Hezekiah Ford Deceased & Davey to Hezekiah
Ford Son of the said Hezekiah Deceased.
Item I lend to my Daughter Barshaba
Major During her Natural Life Two Negroes to wit Peter & Sarah and
Five Pounds Current Money & at the decease of the Bathsheba
I Give the said Negroes & money to be Equally Divided Amongst all her
Item I give to my Daughter Ann Pigg
Two Negroes to wit Ben & Lucy all which I give to her & her Heirs for
Item I lend to my Loving Wife Ann Clement During her Natural Life all
my whole Estate as well the Part before Disposed of as the Part not already
Disposed of & at her Decease my will is that the Land I bought of Wm.
Ross and all my Estate not Given in Legacy be sold to the highest Bidder
sand Equally Divided Amongst my seven Children. Item my will & Desire
is that there be no appraisment nor no Inventory Returned to the Court.
Item I Constitute & Appoint my Son John
Clement and my son Francis
Clement my hole & Sole Exrs. of
this my last will & Testament & I do hereby Disanul and Revoke & make
Void all other Forms Wills and Testaments Legacys and Bequiffs by me any
Ways before named Ratifiing and Confirming this and no Other to be my
last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal the Day & year Above Ritten further my Will is that no account
of mine stand against any of my Children.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
At a Court held
for Amelia County the 28th. Day of Feb.ar 1760. This Will was proved by
the Oaths of Thomas Tabb Benaj.a Parker & Isaac
Clements Witnesses thereto, sworn to by John
& Francis Clements the Executors
therein named and ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of the said
Executors who entered into & Acknowledged Bond as the Law directs with
Edmund Booker their Security Certificate was granted them for obtaining
a Probat in due Form.