Will of Wm. BARTLETT (d. 1804)

THE WILL OF WILLIAM BARTLETT

Dated March 19, 1804



Will Records, Loudoun Co., VA
Will Book G, pp. 261-262

In the name of God Amen. I William BARTLETT of the County of Loudoun being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make & publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis. It is my will and desire that Executors speedily & punctually pay all my just debts of which there are but few.
Item. After the payment of my debts & funeral expenses I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Mary BARTLETT all my Estate both real & personal for & during the term of her natural life & after her decease I give and bequeath all my land & stock of every kind to my son Thomas BARTLETT to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary all my household furniture to be disposed of & given to whom she may think proper and it is my will and desire that my said wife may live with and be supported by my said son Thomas BARTLETT during the remainder of her days.
Item. I give and bequeath to each of my children (not including my said son Thos.) Viz: Gardner, John, Samuel[,] William[,] Daniel[,] Stacey[-] John GORE’s wife[,] Betsey HIERONIMUS1 & Alley Theary [?]2 six shillings current money of Virginia and no more as a full share and proportion of my Estate having educated & provided for them in the best manner my circumstances would allow before. And lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint my sons Thomas & Samuel Executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all other former wills by me heretofore made. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the nineteenth day of March 1804.

William x (his mark) BARTLETT
{Seal}

Signed Sealed & published In the presence of us-

Wm. FOWKE
Asa SQU[I]RES
Ignatious JONES

At a court held for Loudoun County Oct 8th 1804 This last will and Testament of Wm. BARTLETT (dec’d) was proved by the oaths of Asa SQUIRES & Wm. FOWKE the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Wm. BARTLETT the Exr therein named3 who made oath thereto as the law directs & together with ________ [blank space] & Wm. FOWKE his securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in the penalty of one thousand Dollars continued as the law directs. Certificate is granted heirs[?] for obtaining a probat [sic] in due form.

C. BINNS Cl Cur ?


Endnotes

1 Elizabeth "Betsey" BARTLETT married (1) Henry OLDAKER/OLDACRE and (2) Henry HIERONIMUS in 1785 in Loudoun Co., VA. In 1808 Henry is listed as owning a tobacco warehouse at Hieronimous Landing on the Kentucky River in Clark Co., KY. [Ref: Gorin, "Early Tobacco Warehouses and Mileages", 1997]. Elizabeth died in Clark County in 1811.
2 This is plainly written "Alley Theary", but the first name (Alley) is thought to be for "Alethia".
3 Thomas & Samuel named as Exrs., not William.
4 See also Deed Records for more on William BARTLETT.

Transcribed by Sandra G. Taylor, Oct, 1997, from microfilm. Punctuation has been added in a few places for clarity and denoted in brackets [ ]. The spelling and wording has been retained.




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