In the Name of God, Amen, I William Mothershead of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland being sick of body but of perfect memory and mind praises be given to Almighty God, and for divers good causes to me hereunto moving do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following:
First, I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have pardon for all my sins and to merit eternal life; And my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exors. and concerning all such worldly and temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose of as followeth:
Item. I give to Charles Mothershead the land whereon I now live and none of it to be cutt down and a Negro woman named Jane and pease of the red satton and a bed and furniture and all my pewter and pot and hooks and a pigen, tin sugar box and half dozen chairs and my Mare and her increase and two Cows and Calfs, Sow and four barrows and all the rest of my hogs to be divided between John and Charles, and a Cross Cutt saw and Wedge between them both.
Item. I give to John Mothershead one Trunk and five head of Cattle to him and his heirs forever: And a stock lock key and staple and one hive of bees to Charles and if he should die without heirs to return to Mary and John.
Item. I give to Sarah James, the Wife of Thomas James, one Shilling Sterling to her and her heirs forever; And Charles Stock to remain on the Plantation, the Negroe woman not to be removed and further I do appoint John Mothershead and John Quisenbury Exors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disannull and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me hereunto made: As Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of May 1746
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
John Pope, James Wilkerson Wm. Mothershead
Westmoreland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of May 1746 This Last Will and Testment of William Mothershead, deceased, was presented into Court by John Mothershead, his Exor., who made Oath thereto (John Quisenbury the other Exor in open Court refused the burden of the executorship) and being proved by the Oaths of all the witnesses thereto is admitted to Record; And upon the motion of John Mothershead (the abovesaid Exor) and his performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
Teste George Lee, C.W.C.
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