Will of William WALKER

2 Sep 1805


In the name of God Amen, I William Walker of the county of Goochland being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Walker, all the tract of land whereon I now live containing One hundred ninety seven & 3 quarter Acres, to her during the time she may remain my widow - If she marries the land shall be rented out for the benefit of my children by her untill they become of age, or marry (the youngest) then the land shall be sold and the money equally divided among my children or the survivors of them, by the said Jane Walker to them and their heirs forever. But should all my children by her the said Jane Walker die without issue, or before they become of age, then the product arising from the sale of the above mention_ Tract of land to be equally dividied among my children by my first wife to them and their heirs forever.

I also give to my beloved wife Jane Walker all my kitchen furniture, two Beds with furniture, One the bed that I usually lay on, the other a trundle bed. One red table one red cupboard and one red painted chest, four black chairs, one choice yoke Oxen & Cart, two choice cows & calves, two choice ewes & lambs, six choice hogs, all my cotton, flax wheels & cards, One loom, all my slays harnices warping boxes and warping barrs, One case of knives, forks, shoe knife, butcher knife, two sows and pigs, One horse the choice of my stock, One womans saddle & Bridle all my stock fowls. One grind stone. One half of all my crop on hand or growing at my death, two choice cyder casks, One pair iron wedges all my pewter earthen and glass ware, two juggs (1 gal. ea.) 1 Qt. jug. two choice bee hives, One pair flat irons, One pair F. tongs, 1 choice candle stick, one pair tailors shears, one brd hoe, two wead.g hoe., One hill hoe, One plough and half sheer, One trowel hoe One pr. choice Iron traces, One horse collar., harness and ploughing lines, all my salt and barrells, flax, wool cotton & Barrels etc., One choice meal bag & sifter all my hides raw & tanned.

Also I give my beloved wife Jane Walker to her and her ~ heirs forever, One negro girl named Agga with her increase & a negro boy named Jack, also I give her all my meat, fat, soap & candles, that be on hand at my death. One powdering tub, One board ax, One hatchet, two butter pots, One drawing knife, One brass skillet also Nine pounds twelve shillings to be taken out of my son George's ~ part of my estate -

I also give to my youngest son William S Walker one horse or choice nag that may be at the time of my death which may be chosen by his mother or relation. Also give him my saddle & bridle Also One gun.

I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Rite during her natural life One negro man named Phill, and at her death to be hired out untill all her children become of age or married Then the s .d Phill shall be sold and the money arising from such sale divided equally among her children.

I also lend one negro man named Ralph to my daughter Ann Lemay during her natural life,


and then the negro to be sold & the money arising therefrom equally divided among her lawful children ~

I also give and bequeath unto my son James Walker One negro lad named Sam, but should my son James die without an heir then my will is that the negro be sold, and the money divided among all my children ~

I also give and bequeath unto my son Lewis Walker One negro boy named Sorney to him and his heirs forever ~

I also give and bequeath unto my son Elverton Walker One negro lad named Peter to him and his heirs forever. Also one Bed and furniture.

I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary F Walker One negro woman named Kate & her increase to her & her heirs forever.

I also give and bequeath unto my son Peyton Walker One negro woman named Dolly to him & his heirs forever.~

Lastly, as to all the rest, residue & remainder of my Estate of goods & chattels, of what kind and nature soever, shall be sold and the money equally divided among all my children, after discharging all just claims that may come against my estate

I do appoint my son Elverton Walker & my worthy friend John Todd my sole executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the second day of September in year of our lord eighteen hundred and five ~

Signed, Sealed publish & declared
William X Walker ( L.S.)

by the above named William Walker
to be his last will and Testament in presence of us, who have hereunto subscribe Our names as witness in presence of the Testator.
G H Mitchell
William Dickerson
John C. Gilliam
R. Cocke

At a monthly sessions court held for Goochland county at the courthouse on monday the 20th day of October 1806 ~

This writing was presented in court and proved by the oaths of Garland H. Mitchell and Richard Cocke to be the last will and Testament of William Walker decd & ordered to be recorded. And John Todd an executor herein named appeared in Court and refused to qualify as such.
Teste, Wm Miller BGC

Transcribed by Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen/1998 Homepage


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