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William CLEMENT (d. 1760) of Amelia County, Virginia - A Study of His Descendants


 
Will of Hezekiah FORD, dated 11 Feb 1752
Amelia County, VA, Will Book 1, page 81
Transcript by Kay Martin, 3 December 1999, posted here by permission
subject to provisions and restrictions on the original posting at
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/amelia/wills/ford1.txt

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[Submitter note: I have stayed with the original spelling and punctuation. Any __ are places I couldn't make out, and anything in brackets is my comment or question mark. This will was very clearly written and easy to read for the most part. -Kay]

In the Name of God Amen
The Eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty two I Hezekiah Ford of the Parish of Raleigh in the County of Amelia being Very Sick and weak in Body tho of a Sound and perfect memory thanks be given to God, Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament (That is to say) first, my will and desire is that all my Just Debts be paid and likewise all the debts due to me Be Received or got in
Item. I give to my Son John Ford five Hundred Acres of Land Lying in Amelia County Being the upper part of that Tract of Land I Purchased of David Crawford also four Negroes (to witt) Fisher Simon Sue & Rose one Sorrell Horse one Dish half a douzen pewter plates & One Dish one Iron Pott & frying pan Two Cows and Calves two three year old heifers and one Bed and furniture all which I give to him And his heirs forever
Item. I give to my son William Ford five hundred Acres of Land being the Lower part of the aforesaid Tract and being the place whereon I have Begun to Settle also four Negroes (to Witt) punch, Charles, Sucy, and Amey One Horse Two Cows & Calves and two three year old heifers, half douzen pewter plates & one Dish one Iron Pott & frying pan One Bed and Furniture all which I give to him and heirs forever
Item. If the Child that my wife is now with should be a male my will and Desire is that he may Inherit Three Hundred Acres of Land Lying in amelia County Being the Tract of Land I purchased of Abraham Hurt. Both he and his heirs forever. But if the aforesaid Child be a female my will is that the said land be sold by my Executors for ready money and divided equally among my three Children hereafter Mentioned. Viz Sarah Anna & that which is yet unborn or to the Survivers of them.
Item. I give my Daughter Mary Ford Two Negroes (to wit) Bristol & moll also one Horse and Saddle Two Cows and Calves and two three year old heifers half a douzen pewter plates and One Dish one Bed and furniture all which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Daughter Sarah Ford two Negroes (to wit) Judy & Sara [Tara or Sarai? -Kay] also two Cows and Calves two three year old heifers half a douzen pewter plates one Dish and one Bed & Furniture all which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Daughter Anna Ford two Negroes (to witt) Saul and Hannah also Two Cows and Calves Two three year old heifers and one Bed and furniture all which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Brother John Beal Cloth out of my Store for one Suit of Clothes
Item. I give to my Nephew John Ford Cloth out of my Store for one Suit of Clothes
Item. my Desire is that a list of the Ballances be drawn of from my Books Concerning the Merchandize Between Col.o Samuel Cobbs & my Self and Delivered to him to Collect or whoever he will employ to do it and himself and my estate to be at equal expense for Collecting the same and each to share alike in the profit according to the Private Contract made Between us
Item. My will and desire is that all my Children shall be Sufficiently Educated out of my Estate not heretofore mentioned
Item. I Leave to my loveing Wife Elizabeth Ford Three Negroes (to witt) Gloucester, Sam and Nell with their increase also all the rest of my Estate not heretofore Mentioned let it Consist in what kind or Quality soever to be Possess'd and enjoyed by her During her widow hood all which afterwards I give and Dispose as followeth. Viz To that Child which my wife is now with I give so much of this last part of my estate as shall be Accounted equal to what I have already given to Either my Daughters Sarah or Anna and then the Remainder to be Equally Divided among the said three Children Sarah Anna and that which is now unborn or to the Survivors of them all which I give to them & their heirs forever
Item. my will and Desire is that my Children my have their estates Delivered to them when they Arrive to the age of twenty one years and not before
Item. My will and Desire is that my executors be not Obliged to give Security for the probett of this will
Item. I desire that none of my estate be appraised
Item. I Constitute and appoint my Loving Brother John Beal, My Nephew John Ford and my loving Wife Elizabeth Ford Executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year first before Written
Sealed, published & Declared
the Presence of
Henry Cox, Thomas Whitworth
Thomas Ham (signed)                                       Hezekiah Ford (seal)



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