In the Name of God Amen I Lodwick Tanner of Amelia County do make and Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in Manner & form following Viz - I give & bequeath to my son Branch Tanner all the Lands that I am now pofsefsed with, Two Negroes named Dick & Mary One Looking Glafs hanging in the Hall and one Copper Still all Which I give to him & his Heirs Forever, and to take pofsefsion of the same immediately after my Death
I give to my Grand Daughter Frances Tanner Six Silver Tea Spoons & Silver Tea Tongs to her & her Heirs forever
I give to my Grandson Branch Tanner all my Books to him and his Heirs forever, I Leave in the hands of my Executors one hundred pounds Currt [sic] Money, to be by him given to my Brother Lewis Tanner, Ten pounds yearly if he should live so long & my Will & desire is that my Brother Lewis should have all my Wearing Apperal [sic] if he is alive at my Death
I Leave one half of my Estate not before given to be divided amongst my Daughter Sarah Jones's Children, as my daughter Sarah shall think proper, all Which I give to them & their Heirs Forever, I give to Branch Ofborne Fifty pounds Current money And the Remainder of my Estate not already mentioned I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Ofbornes five children to be Divided as my Daughter Elizabeth thinks proper to them and their Heirs forever
My Will & desire is that my Estate may not be appraised and Lastly I appoint my son Branch Tanner Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and do hereby revoke and Disannul all former Wills by me made either by Word of mouth or writing declaring this & no other to be my last Will and
Testament for Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Tenth day of August in the year of Christ one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy three
Lodwick Tanner (seal)
Sealed published & Declared
in the presence of
[SSS Note -- no date listed that the will was recorded]
Source: Amelia Co., VA Will Book 2, Pages 106-107. Transcription by Susan Shields Sasek
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