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

Will of Josiah SHELTON, dated 5 February 1797
Halifax County, VA, Will Book 3, pages 361-362
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 5 September 2003

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  In the name of God Amen I Josiah Shelton of Halifax County being of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks to almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit, Item It is my desire that my Just Depts shall be paid out of my Estate. Item   I lend all of my Estate to my beloved wife Elizabeth Shelton in During of her life or widdowhood Item   It is my Desire that Benja. Clements & Godfre Shelton shall purches a tract of land out of my Estate for my Wife and the same be for her use in During of her life or widdowhood. Item   after the death or widdowhood of my beloved wife it is my Desire that all of my Estate shall be Equally Divided between Godfre Shelton Absallom Shelton Josiah Shelton, Anne Clemments, Ruthy Murphy, Patsey Shelton and Elizabeth Shelton
Lastly   I do nominate constitute and appoint Benja. Clements and Godfre Shelton Executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking all other and Former Wills by me heretofore made by word or writing Ratifying & constitute this my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 5 Day of Feby 1797
Sealed, sined published and delivered  
by the testator within mentioned to
be his last will and testament in the
Josiah X Shelton LS
presence of

Anthony Mills    William Parker

Abslom Shelton  

At a Court held for Halifax County the 25th day of September 1779
The within written last will and Testament of Josiah Shelton decd. was exhibited in Court and proved by the oaths of Two of the Witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be Recorded And on the motion of Benjamin Clemments and Godfre Shelton the Executors thereon named who made oath according to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining Probate thereof in due form they giving security and entered into bond in the Penalty of Ten thousand dollars. Whereupon the said Benjamin Clemments and Godfre Shelton with John Jones Absalom Shelton, David Tucker, Meades Anderson, and Barttel Crainshaw their securities entered into and acknowleged their bond in the penalty aforesaid conditioned according to law.
  Teste Geo. Carrington CHC
Exd.      Truly Recorded  
Berry Green D.C.H.C.

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