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John Northam, 1796
Accomack Co., VA

Accomack County, Va Wills, Book 1794 - 1796, Pages 383 - 385

Transcribed by Edith R. Northam

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In the name of god amen I John Northam of Accomack County in the state of Virginia being sick and weak of Body. But of sound mind & memory thanks be to god for the same do make and ordain this my ----last will and Testament in form following..Item I lend unto my son John Northam/um during his Natural life the lands & Plantation where I now live?[blotted] on and two thirds of the watermill one hundred and six acres be the same more or less joining Southy Lucus Henry Fletcher Solomon Johnsons Heirs and the lands James Duncan Bought of Gorge Gale. Also one young mair three years old next spring and two thirds of my utenceils for making Cydr & Peach drink? and one ___? that I had of John Small & my great Coat & my negro man called Peter but in case my son John Northam should die with out issue. I give these

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Lands with the wattermill unto my son Custis Northam and his heirs for ever also all the other articles that I Lent to my son John Northam/um I give unto my Two Children Custis & Betsy Northam..Item I give and bequith unto my son Custis Northam/um? and his heirs and assigns forever the lands calld galloping Ridge by memition? Sixty acres be the same more or less and one negro Boy calld Edmund & Best hatt. Item I give unto my son in law William Livin Lucus on Shilling sterling and no more…Item I give unto my Loving wife Rachel Northam one Best Bed & furniture one Linnen wheel one Cow and Calf one hors calld Buck one Loom and three ___?

of shays? and gears? and one third of my untential for making Cyder and Peach drink?.

Also I Lend unto my sd wife during her life one negro woman calld Comfort and whatsoever Children shall hereafter be raised from or by enorus? of the afsd Comfort. I give unto my son Custis Northum and his heirs forever. Item after my wifes death I give unto my Daughter Susannah Mears my negro woman calld Comfort to her and her heirs forever. Item I give unto my Daughter Nancy Himmnon my negro man calld Tash__p? to her and her heirs forever. Item I give unto my Daughter Leah Northam and her Heirs forever one negro boy calld Elijah and one linnen wheel calld ___?. Item I give unto my Daughter Betsy? (ink blot over name)Northam and her heirs forever one Negro Girl calld Sarah and one linnen whell calld Beckey…Item unto my wife and Children that is now living with me all the crops as now made or growing not to be divided but to liv on while they live together Item I give unto Bagwell Nicholison all my waring apperals not already given away. Item I give unto my Daughter Ester Warrinngton one shilling sterling & no more. Item all the remainder of my Estate not already given or Lent I leave to be equilly Divided between my wife and Children by the name of Rachel Northam, John Northam, Susanah Mears. Nanncy Himmon Leah Northam Custis Northam and Betsy Northam. Also I nominate & appoint my Friend James Dun(blotted over) Senior my half ___? sole Executor of this my lasst will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixth day of February 1796.
Meshack Duncan                                 John X Northam (Seal
          her                                                   mark
Anna? X Duncun

At a Court held in Accomack County June 27th 1796 the (symbol: looks like a c with a straight line under it.?) last

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will and Testament of John Northam decd was proved by the oath of Meshack Duncan & William Chistopher Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James Duncan taking oath and giving John Benston & John Landford/Sandford probate granted.

Examd Litt Savage Clerk

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