Henderson Walker Will
Oct. 27, 1701 - July 4, 1704
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Henderson Walker, being well in body and of perfect mind & memory, Considering the uncertainty of this life Doe make & ordeyne this my Last Will & testam't.
Impri. - I Surrender up my Soul to God yt gave it, believing that through ye prehous death & passion of my Saviour, I shall have full pardon of my Synns, and my body I comitt to ye earth from whence it came to be Interred; and for my Estate, I give as folth:
Imps. - I give to Elizabeth Walker, now w'th me, and to her heirs for ever, my Plantation at Yawpim, as alsoe Six Cowes, & Calves, Six Sowes, Six Yewes, one Young Mare, one good Feather Bed, bolster, Hooks, Rugg, Blankett, one Larg Iron Pott & frying pan, two pewter dishes, two plates, and my Negro Frank, all to be delivered her at ye sd. plantation at age or Marriage, but if She dyes before, I give sd. Land to my Executrix & her heirs.
I give to Maj. Swann, my Swoard, and to Samll. Swann, my Seale Ring, and to tenn poore people tenn Barrells of Corne; and Five Pound to ye building of a Church, and Five Pound to ye Minister who preaches my Funerall Sermon. And to John, George, & Sarah Lillington & ye sd. Elizabeth Walker, each of them, a Silver spoone.
And all ye rest of my Estate, bothe reall & personall, whatsoever, I give my wife, Ann Walker, and to her heirs; and this my Will to be taken & looked upon as firme for ye guifts above-said as if it were made in ye ample manner as ye law ran.
I devise and I make my said wife Ann, Executrix thereof. Do revoake all others by me made.
Witness my hand & Seale, the 27th. of Octor. Anno. 1701.
Henderson Walker (Seal)
Sealed, published & delivered in presence of:
Robt. [O] Harman, Senr.
I, the Subscriber do Declare in ye Presents of god & under ye Peanallty of Perjary, that I saw the Hon'ble Henderson Walker, Esqr., Sign, Seale & Publish the within written to be his Last Will & Testament, & that he was then in Perfect Sence & Health to ye Best of my Judgment.
Sign. Robt. [O] Harman
Proved in Court, July 4th, 1704.
By ye Oathe of Mr. Peter Godfrey & Geo. Chambery and ye Subscrition of Robt. Harmon, Senr. Test: Nath. Chevin, Cl.
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