Abernathy Document

Will of Charles Abernathy
21 May 1792

In the name of God Amen - I Charles Abernathy of the County of Brunswick knowing that it is appointed of the Lord for the sons of men all to die and being in afflection at present but of sound mind and judgment as usual do make this my last will and Testament, Revoking and is annulling all and every other Will of Gift made by me, and is as followeth:
Item. I lend to my beloved wife the land and Plantation on which I now live also one negro Girl named Edey the negro Girl to be during my wife's natural live and the land during her widowhood and then to be equally divided between my three last children.
Item. I give my beloved wife one bay mare called Juel and one hunting saddle also one feather bed and furniture, one chest, one Loome and one Spinning Wheel.
Item I give to my beloved son Allen one Bay mare called Fancy, one saddle, one sow and piggs.
Item I give to my beloved daughter Rebecca one feather bed and furniture also one cow. And all my other estate after paying my just debts I leave in the care of my wife to raise up my children until my son Daniel comes to the age of Sixteen years old and then to be equally divided between my wife and my three last children and I do constitute and ordain my wife and Brother George Wilson and Bros. Jess Lee my Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I have set my hand and affixed my seal this Twenty first day of May One Thousand Seven hundred and ninety two.

Sealed and Delivered in presents of us (continues before asigned in the original) - Charles Abernathy (SS)
Witnes: Lucy Abernathy, Milly Davenport.

Brunswick County Court Sep 26 1792 - This last will and Testament of Charles Abernathy was proved by the Oaths of Lucy Abernathy and Milly Abernathy formerly Milly Davenport witnesses therto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Elizabeth Abernathy the Executrix therein named she having made oath thereto according to law and together with John Abernathy and Frederick Abernathy her securities entered into and acknowledge a bond in the Penalty of five hundred pounds with conditions as the law directs certificate is granted for her obtaining a probate there of in one form being reserved the other Executors herein named to join the said probate when they think fit. Teste: C.B. Jones

Will Bk 6, p. 55, Co of Brunswick, VA.


Transcribed by Elizabeth Ferguson