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Robert Boyls, 1828

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 84) 

In the name of God Amen: I, Robert Boyls of the County of Sumner in the State of Tennessee, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First: I give my beloved wife Elizabeth Boyls, one third of my land and other property and a set of bed curtains for use during her natural life and then to be returned to my heirs. I give and bequeath to my son James R. Boyls one hundred acres of land including my house and to

(Page 85)

be the West end of the tract. Also one third of my movable property my bodily apparel extra. I give to my daughter Nancy Bradford sixty acres of land and on the East end of my tract and to begin at the backside of my garden, to them and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten forever. I hereby make void all and any will by me heretofore by me made; and I do hereby appoint my son James R. Boyls my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This twentieth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. Robert Boyls (Seal)

Signed sealed and acknowledged to be his last Will and Testament in presence of:

Joseph Clark

William (his mark) Jones

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1828.

The last Will and Testament of Robert Boyls dec'd, was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Joseph Clark and William Jones subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk


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