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

Will of John PIGG, dated 10 October 1782
Pittsylvania County, VA, Will Book 11, pages 145 - 147
Transcript courtesy of Cindy Hubbard Headen, 30 December 2000

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In the name of God Amen the tenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty two I John Pigg of the County of Pittsylvania being sick in body but of good and sound memory, thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament or Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or Writing and this is to be taken only for my last Will and Testament and none other and first being penitant and sorry from the bottom of my Heart for my Sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and command my Soul unto Almighty God my Saviour and redeemer in whom and by the Merits of Jesus Christ I trust and assuredly to be sav'd and have full remition and forgiveness of all my Sins and that my Soul with my body at a general day of the resurrection shall rise again with joy and through the merits of Christs death and passion possess and inherit the Kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect and Chosen and my body to be buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors hereafter named to appoint And now for the setling of my temporal Estates and such Goods Chattles and debts as it hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following That is to say, first I Will that all those debts and dues as I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my deceas by my Executors hereafter named. Item. I lend to my beloved Wife Anne Pigg all my real and Personal Estat during her life or widowhood Except half the Mill I lend to my Son Hezekiah Pigg during my widow's life each to atend with their hands to keep the Mill in good repair. I give and bequeath to my Son Hezekiah Pigg, to-wit, two Negroes named Joe and Ned, also two Guns, one Rifle and one smooth boar, also one set of Silver Buckels, Shoe, Nee and Stock. I give and bequeath to my daughter Keziah Hubbard two Negroes named Simon and Rose to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten also all the Land I hold on the North side of Barskin Creek I give to the same heir to be disposed on as before directed. I give and bequeath to my daughter Eady Owen two Negroes named Sam and Nell to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten also all the Land I hold on the South side of Barskin Creek Except a peace I give to my Son Hezekiah Pigg agreeable to Contract between him and me for a peace against the Mill. I give and bequeath to my GrandSon Field Robertson one Negroe named Jack and if he dies without heir lawfully begotten then to return to the heirs of my body. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Robertson two Negroes named Fisher and Ned to her and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten And in case any of the Legasyes should die Negroe harry shall supply the place or places if not to be equally divided  I give and bequeath my Watch to Jesey Robertson after my Wifes decease, and all the Estate after my Wifes decease not bequeathed to be equally divided amongst my Children, and I do constitute and ordain Anne Pigg and Hezekiah Pigg sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and Seal the date above written

John Pigg L.S.

Sign'd, Seal'd and acknowledg'd
in presents of us }
Wm Short Snr
James x Allen his mark
William Short

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 21st day of February 1785. The within last Will and Testament of John Pigg deceased was exhibited into Court by Anne Pigg Executrix and Hezekiah Pigg Executor therein named and proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Exrx and Exor who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate there of in due form of Law on giving security. Whereupon they together with Jesse Robinson and William Owen their securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same.

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Created December 2000
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