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Will of William Ware
(Pittsylvania County, VA, Will Book 1, pp. 150-152)
Contributed and transcribed by Kitty Dawson
In the name of God amen I William Ware of the county of Pittsylvania Virginia being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner & form following viz, Item 1st I give and bequeath to my Daughter Susanna H. Harrison one negro Woman Sarah one Girl Charity one Boy Ellis and one Boy (?). Also horse Saddle & Bridle one feather bed & furniture one Cow & Calf all which she has received to her and her heirs forever Item 2 I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann P. Richardson one harness one feather bed and furniture one bureau all of which she has rec’ d to her and her heirs forever Item 3d I give and bequeath to my Daughter Eliza (Sergant?) one Woman (?) one Girl Isbell one boy Peter & one Boy Abraham one Horse Saddle & bridle one feather bed and furniture one cow & Calf all of which she has received to her & her heirs forever Item 4th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Agnes P. Depuy (?) one Woman Judah one Girl Delcy one boy Ned & girl Ally one horse Saddle & bridle one feather bed & furniture & Cow & Calf all of which she has rec’d to her & her heirs forever – Item 5th I give & bequeath to my Son John Ware one negro man Joe & one man Philip one Horse Saddle and bridle one bed & furniture also three thousand five hundred Dollars in Lue of the land I sold Chas. Bruce also one cow & Calf all of which he has received to him & his heirs forever Item 6th I give and bequeath to my son Ro. P. Ware one negro man Chas one boy Nat one horse Saddle & Bridle one bed & furniture and one cow & Calf also three thousand five hundred Dollars in Lue of the Land I sold Chas. Bruce all of which he has received to him & his heirs forever Item 7th I Give & Bequeath to my son William Ware one negro man Rubin one Woman Army and Increase. One horse Saddle & Bridle one bed & furniture one cow & Calf also the tract of and whereon I now live with forty acres on the south side of Dan River called Stublefields (?) fishing place to take possession after my decease to him & his heirs forever The remainder of my estate consisting of Eleven negroes Stock crop household and kitchen furniture & also one half of the Casay(?) tract of land to be equally divided among my seven remaining children except Susanna H. Harrison part that I lone to her during her natural life and then to descend to the heirs of her body and lastly I appoint my Sons Jno. Ware Ro. P Ware & William Ware my Executors to this my last Will & testament hereby revoking all former Wills made by me In witness whereunto I set my hand & seal this 12th October 1827
Edmund W. Luck
At the Court held for Pittsylvania County the 16th day of June 1828 This last Will and testament of William Ware Dec’d was proved by the oaths of Edmond W. Luck and George Craghead two subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of John Ware one of the Executors in said will named who made oath to the same and together with George Adams and Robert P. Ware his sureties entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $30.000 conditioned as the law directs Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form Liberty being reserved to the other Executors named in the said Will to Join in the probate when they shall think fit.