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Orange Co VA
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Putnam Co GA
D: 2 Sep 1823
Putnam Co GA
Married: c1761 VA
Will Of William Cox
Orange County, St. Thomas' Parish, Va. Will of William Cox, 20 June 1751.
In the name of God Amen. I William Cox of Orange county and St. Thomas Parish being sick and weak but of perfect sound memory, knowing that mankind must die, my desire is as following.
First, I give my Soul to God who gave it, hoping the merrit of my blessed Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ to inherit Normal Bliss and give my Body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter I shall name.
Item. I give and bequeth to my son William Cox one hundred acres of land beginning at Cahagan Corner Chapman - Bakerson (?) plantation &his and so to the Chapman line and to where he begun to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Tyre cox one hundred acres of Land beginning at Chapmans line & my son Williams Corner along Chapman's line as far as my land and Cros in till he can turn to take his Brother William Line to the beginning but if he should die without heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten then my desire is it should be sold & divided amongst the Rest of My Children and after my wife decease & if he shall have and heir to him & his forever.
Item. I give and bequeth to my son Care Cox one hundred acres of Land Joining of Mountagus (?) line and his Brother Tyres line to where it begun and after the decease of my wife, to him and heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son Toliver Cox one hundred acres of Land wheron my plantation is & To from his Brother Care line & so to Merry Run and by Gahagan line & so to his Brother William line and so to the Beginning and my Desire is myother three Sons shall lay of their Lands and the said Toliver shall have the more or lefs and after She, my wife decease to hold the same to him & heirs forever.
Item. I loan to my well beloved wife all the rest of Estate after my debts be paid with the last three hundred acres during her life and the land to them that I already gave it and rest to be divided ----- amongst my Sons that has no land to them and their heirs forever --
I Ordain my loving wife Martha Cox to be my whole Excunt. and she shall neither be had to give Security nor to bring the said Estate to be proced(?) and dialowing all Wills and Testaments before to be void & this only to be in full force and Value as Witness my hand & the 20th day of June 1751.
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of us, William Cox L.S., James Mitchell, Eliz. X Mark, B.E. Marcy, Thomas Gahagan.
Recorded in Will Book 2 page 166, Circuit Court of Orange Co, Virginia.
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 28 day of May 1752 the Last Will & Testament of William Cox dec: & was presented into Court by Martha Cox the Executrix therin Named and proved by the oaths of James Mitchell & Thomas Gahagan two of the Witnefses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded & on the motion of the said Executrix who made Oath according to Law, Certificate was granted to her for obtaining Letters of Probate - thereof in due form.
Test Geo. Taylor, ?? (Flourishes)
A Copy Teste:
Signed H.L. D. James, Clerk