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 Jesse Jordan - witness 1782 Sussex Co VA

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 From: Mansfield Jordan mansfieldjordan@yahoo.com

Will of Thomas Tatum (Will Book C, page 441, Sussex Co.VA.) IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Thomas Tatum of the Parish of Albemarle and County of Sussex being weak of body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.- Imprimis I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Williams Tatum, one feather bed and furniture, one large pine chest to her and her forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my three children hereafter named Mary Williams, Peter & John Tatum all the personal estate that may fall to me from the death of my mother in law Mary Doby to them & their heirs forever. Item. I leave the use of my plantation I now dwell on with two hundred & Fifty four acres of land thereunto belonging to my Loving wife Susanna Tatum & after her death I give the said plantation & land thereunto belonging to my two sons John and Edward Tatum to them and their heirs forever, I also leave my wife the use of all the remainder part of my personal estate during her natural life and after her death I give the said personal estate to be equally divided amongst my children namely, Mary Williams, Peter, John, Sally & Edward Tatum to them & their heirs forever. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Henry Tatum and Arthur Williamson my whole & sole Executors of this my last Will And Testament revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made. IN WITNESS thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Thomas Tatum (Seal) Published & Declared in presence of us} Test. Jesse Williamson Frederick(his x mark)______ JESSE (his x mark)JORDAN At a Court held for Sussex County the 21st day of Feby. 1782. The last Will & Testament of Thomas Tatum dec'd. was exhibited in Court & proved by the oaths of Jesse Williamson, Frederick ______ & JESSE JORDAN the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & the Executors therein named refusing to take upon themselves the burthen of the Execution thereof on the motion of Susannah Tatum who made oath according to law & with Thomas Milner & Jesse Jordan her securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of Five thousand pounds conditioned as the Law directs Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of administration of the said Decedents Estate with his said will annexed. Teste Jno.Cocke CC:Cur

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