WIL: VA-LO: 1785 Will of William Darwin

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  • Title WIL: VA-LO: 1785 Will of William Darwin 
    Short Title WIL: VA-LO: 1785 Will of William Darwin 
    Author Louisa County Will Book 3 
    Call Number p. 163 
    Repository Louisa County VA - Courthouse 
    Source ID S13 
    In the Name of God Amen. I, Wm. Darwin of the County of Louisa and Parish of Saint Martin’s being of Sound Mind & Memory do make this my last Will & Testament in manner Following (to Wit) Imprimus. I lend to my wife Jane Darwin during her natural Life the whole of my Estate and at her Death I desire as followeth. I give & bequeath to my son Jesse Darwin the tract of Land whereon I now live, lying in the lower end of Louisa County estimated at one Hundred Acres, Also One Grey Mare, Saddle & Bridle, 2 Cows & Calves, a Sow & Pigs, one Feather bed & Furniture. Two Pewter Dishes, 2 Basons, Four Plates, one Black Walnut Table, Six Chairs, one large Chest & one large Iron Pot, to him his Heirs & assigns forever. Item. I give & Bequeath to my son Jno. Darwin one Feather Bed & Furniture to him & his Heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Fanny Ward 1 Young Heifer to her & her Heirs forever. Item. the balance of my Estate I leave to be equally Divided amongst all my Children. Lastly, I constitute & appoint my wife Jane Darwin Ex’rix & my son Jesse Darwin Ex’r to this my Last Will & Testament Revoking all other Wills heretofore Made & Acknowledging this my Last Will. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and applied my Seal this 24th day of Oct. in the Year of our Lord Christ 1785.

    Wm. Darwin (seal)

    Signed, Seal’d & Acknowledged
    in the Presence of us
    Nathl.(X) Snelson Jr
    Wm. Terrell Jr
    Jno. Dickason
    Wm. (X) Johnson
    Linked to Jane
    Agnes DARWIN
    James DARWIN
    Jesse DARWIN
    John DARWIN
    William DARWIN
    Frances WARD 

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    WIL: VA-LO - 1785 Will of William Darwin
    WIL: VA-LO - 1785 Will of William Darwin
    Beneficiaries named: Wife Jane; sons Jesse and John; granddaughter Fanny Ward; balance divided amongst unnamed "all my children."

  •  Notes 
    • The witnessing Nathaniel Snelson is either the same, or a close relation of, Nathaniel Snelson who affirms the accuracy of the 1833: War Pension Application of William Darwin's grandson, John Ward