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the Will of Charles Harrison
Submitted by Coral Babb


Charles Harrison Will
November 1761, Albemarle County, Virginia

In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and sixty one. I Charles Harrison of the Parrish of St. Annes, County of Albemarle, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, do make ordain this to be my last will and testament.

First, I give bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Frances, one certain tract of land containing one hundred and forty acres lying in Goochland County according to a deed made me by John Lewis, to her during her life and after her demise, to my son Richard, him and his forever. Whereas my dearly beloved wife is now with child if she should bring a boy, I also bequeath unto him one certain tract of Land lying on Buckingham Creek H.Gardmare River in the County of Albemarle containing two hundred acres but in case it should be a daughter then my desire is that my Wife should have this tract of Land in the same manner as the first but after her decease to return to my aforesaid son Richard.

I further do give unto my dearly beloved Wife the sum of fifty pounds currency to be paid out of all my debts. Other demands which said Sum do desire he may lay out in any manner that may think proper in bringing her any Negro she may think fit during her life.

The other part of my estate I desire may be sold and applied to as she may think wise think proper and I do hereby appoint for the Executors of this my last Will and testament My brother Andrew Harrison, Richard Eubanks and France Harrison to be whole and sole Esecutors of this my last Will and Testament to which I have hereunto set hand and Seal this day month and year above written.

Signed presence
of
Isham Davis
William Patterson
Abraham Eades?
Geo Miller

At court held for Albermarle County the 25th Day of August 1762. This last Will and Testament was presented in court proved by the oaths of Isahm Daves and George Miller two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of Frances Harrison & Richard Eubanks the Executors whom oath according to law. Certificates Granted them for obtaining Apr??? there of in due form giving Security whereupon they and William Harrison their Security interests and acknowledge their Bond accordingly.
Henry Fry???
then the inventory....
(This unborn child is Nancy Harrison who married William Tuggle)

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