Edward Giles Will - 10 March 1818
In the name of God Amen, I Edward Giles of Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia doth make this my last will and testament, - It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid from the Sale of my Crop of Tobacco Bacon and Corn remaining on hand and after those debts are paid it is my will and desire that all my remaining property both real and personal sold on twelve months credit and from the monies arising from such Sale or Sales to be distributed as follows.
First, I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Milly Nance two Hundred dollars to her and her heirs
Second, I give and bequeath to my Grandson Edward Poythress twenty five dollars to him and his heirs
Third, I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Poythress one hundred dollars to him and his heirs
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Martha Giles Daughter of my Daughter Betsy P. Giles two hundred dollars to her and her heirs
Fifth, and last after all my just Debts funeral expenses and above legacies are first paid it is my will and desire that the remainder estate be equally divided amongst my four living Children Jean P. Basey, John Giles, Edward Giles,and William Giles to each of them and their heirs,
Given under my hand this 10th day of March, 1818
I appoint Edward Giles, Jr. and John Basey exors to this my last will and Testament
Signed and sealed in presense of ......Edward X Giles
John Cook Sen.
Henry X Wartman
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 16th day of March 1818. This Last Will and Testament of Edward Giles dec4d was presented into Court and proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto, and Ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Edward Giles, Jr. one of the executors therein named who made oath thusly and together with John Cook, Henry Wartman and Bushrod Webb his securities in turn into and acknowledge their bond in t penalty of Twenty five thousand dollars conditions as the law.
(No further photocopy although it is expected that only remaining text would be name and title of clerk of court)
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