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In the name of God, Amen.  I James Bishop of the county of Albemarle
being of sound mind and disposing memory do name and ordain this my
last will and testament revokeing all others heretofore made.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Isack bishop ten dollars to him
and his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel McKnight five dollars
to her and her heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Bishop five dollars to
him his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son William Bishop five dollars to
him and his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son James Bishop fiffty dollars to
him his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Bishop one bead and furniture
which he has in possession to him and his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my two daughters Polly Bishop and Rebecca
Bishop all of my household and kitchen furniture also four hundred
dollars to them and their heirs forever.

My will and desire is that my wife shall the hole of my estate during
her life.  And after her death my will is that my Executors sell my
land whereever I now live on and stock of all kind and after all my
just debts be paid and after paying to each of my children what I
have devised to them the balance of the money arising from the sal
I give to my son Samuel Bishop to him and his heirs forever.  I do
hereby constitute and appoint Charles Harper and Pleasant Gilliam my
Executors to this my last will and testament in Whitness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty six day of June
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one
teste
Gerard Yates                            James Bishop
John P Gilliam
William B Gilliam

At a Court held for Albemarle county 6 May 1833.
This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and
testament of James Bishop decd was this day produced into court and
probed by the oaths of John P & Wm B Gilliam and ordered to be
recorded
                        Aleop, Teste    Ira Garrett C. C.

        [obtained by Linda H Sachs, Genealogist, VA, July 1983]

James and Elizabeth (Penn) Bishop Family