Will of Thomas Walker

June 22, 1792

Will of Thomas Walker, Parish and County of Nottoway County, Virginia, dated June 22, 1792; proved June 6, 1793.

pp. 89-90

In the name of God, amen. I Thomas Walker of the parish and County of Nottoway being in health and perfect disposing mind and memory but knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life do make constitute and appoint this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following. Viz --- after all my just debts are paid I give and dispose of my estate as follows:

I lend to my loving wife Betty Walker the whole of my estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood and at her death do dispose of one half of the lands I now live on as she thinks proper -- also at the death of my wife my desire is that the whole of my stock of horses, cattle hogs & sheep be sold & divided between my children Thomas Walker Henry Walker Richard Walker Mary Jones Betty Sammons Susanna Hooper Barbara Williams Polly Wood & John Walker's children

I give to my daughter Susanna Hooper one half of the land I now live on when divided & for her take her choice to her and her heirs forever

Item I give the other half of my land to my granson Allen Walker to him and his heirs forever --

my will is that my wife Betty Walker shall dispose of all my household furniture at her death as she thinks proper

Item my desire is that all the negroes that I have let my children have in their possesion to be theirs with their future increase them and their heirs forever

Item I give to my son Richard Walker my negro man named Reubin to him and his heirs forever

Item my will and desire is that all the negroes that I now have & not given with their future issue remaining at my and my wife's death be equally divided between my children: Viz. Henry Walker, Richard Walker, Betty Sammonds, Susannah Hooper, Barbara Williams, Polly Wood and the children of John Walker, dec'd, to them and their heirs forever.

Lastly I appoint my beloved sons Thomas Walker and Richard Walker Executors of this my last will & testament

in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-second day of June 1792

Signed sealed and acknowledged /s/ Thomas Waker (seal)

in the presents of us

Peter Lamkin

Daniel Walker

John Haymes

At a court held for Nottoway County on Thursday the 6th day of June1793 this last will and testament of

_______ Wakler was ______ into court & proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Richard Walker one of the Executors therein named who under oath to the _____ and entered into and acknowledged ____ with S______ as the law directs ______ is granted him to obtain probate there of in due form

[From the records of Nottoway County on microfilm in the Virginia State Archives.]


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