"WILL OF SARAH SOUTHALL, P. 314.
In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Southall widow of the County of Charles City & parish of Westover being very old and infirm but of perfect mind & memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life do make constitute & ordain this to be my last will & Testament, my soul I recommend to the Almighty who gave it trusting through the mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer for a Remission of all mine offences and my body to be inter'd at the Discretion of my Exor hereafter named and as for my Worldly Estate which it has pleased God to bless me with I give bequeath & dispose of as followeth viz.
Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my son William Talbott my desk & one fifth part of all my stock of cattle Hoggs horses & sheep
Item I lend unto my daughter Sarah Dudley for and during the term of her natural life four negroes, viz. Tom, Judy Nanny & Tenny and after her Decease to be Equally divided together with their increase between the heirs of her body to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto my Daughter Sarah Dudley my chest of draws [sic] a large Church Bible & one featherbed & furniture
Item I lend unto my Daughter Frances Bachurst for and during her Natural life three negroes, viz. Margret, Young Tom & Ned and after her decease they and their increase to be equally divided between the heirs of her body to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto my said Daughter Frances Bachurst one featherbed & furniture
Item I lend unto my Daughter Mary Johnson for and During her Natural life three negroes viz Hannah, Phille & Tarney and after her decease they & their increase to be equally divided among the heirs of her body to them & their heirs forever. I also give unto my said Daughter Mary Johnson one featherbed & furniture
Item I lend unto my daughter Lucy Philipe during the term of her Natural life three negroes, viz, George, Patt & Rose and after her decease, the said negroes & their increase to be Equally Divided among the Heirs of her body to them and their heirs forever. I also give unto my Daughter Lucy Philipe one featherbed & furniture
Item I give unto my Grandaughter Sarah Southall (Daughter of Tabitha Southall dec) so soon as she arrives at the age of Eighteen years or marries one negro girl Named Tamar to her & her heirs forever & in case the said Sarah Southall should die before she . . .[Continued on page 315, not found. No date - follows entry of will of John Stith, in which the last entry is dated April 4, 1764.]"
Sarah Southall (widow), of Charles City Co., VA (Westover Parish). Will recorded circa 1764.
"Being very old and infirm"
Son: William Talbott
Dau: Sarah Dudley
Dau: Frances Bachurst
Dau: Mary Johnson
Dau: Lucy Philipe
Granddaughter: Sarah Southall (daughter of Tabitha Southall, dec)
Negroes: Tom, Judy, Nanny, Tenny, Margret, Young Tom, Ned, Hannah, Phille, Tarney, George, Patt, Rose & Tamar.
Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No.
1 (January, 1951), pg. 107
Copied at the Virginia State Library Archives, 11 May 1990 and transcribed by Susan S. Sasek.
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