Berkeley County WV
Wills and Probate Documents
FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
In the name of God Amen. I, Dugall Campbell of Frederick County and Colony of Virginia, being of sound memory, blessed be God, do this twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say - Item(?) I give to my son Andrew Campbell two hundred and twenty five acres of Land, bounding upon Isaac Evans a deed I have for the same Land, marked M to hold to him my said son Andrew Campbell during his natural life, the said two hundred and twenty five acres of Land was laid off by William Riggs the surveyor out of the said deed recorded in book M the original 343 acres and after my said son Andrew Campbell's decease then to remain to the eldest son of him, Andrew Campbell, lawfully begotten during his natural life, and then to the Eldest son of him the said heir of Andrew Campbell during his natural life, and then to the Eldest son of such son, to have the said land during his natural life and then to remain from heir to heir in tail forever, but for default of such heir, then the said land is to the heirs of my body forever also I give to my son Andrew Campbell, ten shillings to be paid in six months after my decease. I give my Daughter Francis Campbell fifty pounds to be paid by my son Robert Campbell, with her mare and saddle. Also I give to my Daughter Mary Campbell fifty pounds to be paid by my son Robert Campbell with a horse and saddle, to the value of fifteen pounds to be paid out of my moveable Estate.
Also I give to my son Robert Campbell three hundred acres of land where I now live, and one hundred and eighteen acres of land being the remaining part of that tract of land of three hundred and forty three acres recorded in Book M. of which my son Andrew Campbell has two hundred and twenty five acres during his natural life he my said son Robert Campbell, paying unto my Daughters Francis Campbell and my Daughter Mary Campbell, fifty pounds each as aforesaid to be paid when she comes to the age of twenty one years and if not paid then he is to pay interest till the hundred pounds is paid, the whole four hundred and eighteen acres of land to be my said son Robert Campbell during his natural life and after his decease then to the eldest son of him Robert Campbell during his natural life and then remain from heir to heir in forever. But if my son Robert Campbell should die without heir then the said 418 acres of land to be divided between my two Daughters Francis and Mary Campbell during their natural lives and after their decease to their heirs an then from heir to heir in tail forever. Also I leave my apprentice James Long to my said son Robert Campbell.
Also I give to my dear and loving wife the third of all land before given to my two sons Andrew and Robert Campbell during her life and a third part of all my moveable Estate after my funeral expenses just and legacies is paid. And for the remains of my personal estate I leave to be equally divided between my son Robert Campbell, my daughter Francis Campbell and my daughter Mary Campbell.
And I make and ordain my wife executrix of this my will in trust, for the intents and purposes in this my will contained and I make my loving Friends William Burns and Wm. Campbell overseers of this my will to take ease and see the same performed according to my true intent and meaning. In witness whereof I the said Dugall Campbell have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Dugall Campbell, James Grayham, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Edwards
At a court held for Berkeley County the 19th day of May 1771 This last will and testament of Dugall Campbell dec'd was exhibited to the Court by Francis Campbell and was proved by the oath of James Grayham and Jonathan Edwards and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Francis certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form she having sworn to the same and given hand and security according to law.
Teste. Will Drew, Clk.
[Submitted by Jo Chavers]
In the Name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Clark of Frederick County Virginia, being sick of body though of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it appointed for us once to die. I recommend this as my last will and testament not doubting but to meet the Lord in the day of resurrection:
First, I order that after my decease that my body be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors. I ordain and constitute Abraham VanMetre and Sarah Night to be my whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament -
Item. I order that my funeral expenses be justly paid and to be levied out of my Estate. The remainder of my estate I give and bequeath in manner and form following -
Imprimus I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Clark, by Grand Daughter, my bed and furniture and all other my household goods -
Item I give to my oldest daughter Elizabeth Owens one half of my wearing apparel to be equally divided between her and Sarah Night, my daughter. And also to Mary Owens, Elizabeth Owens daughter my gold ring -
Item, give to my grandsons John Walingsford and Benjamin Walingsford one pistol to be levied out of my estate (i.e.). Benjamin not to receive his part not until he arrives at the age of twenty one -
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Night's children twenty eight pounds to be equally divided among them. And also I give to my daughter Sarah Night all the provisions that shall be left in my house after my burial.
I acknowledge this to be my last will and testament as witness my hand this 7 th day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy two.
Pronounces before us
Elizabeth X Clark
Phebe Walingsford, her mark; Elizabeth Morgan; Rees Morgan
The word (not) in the 20th line after signing and sealing of the presents was interlined(?).***
At a court held for Berkely County the 18th of August 1772 this last will and testament of Elizabeth Clark, deceased, was proved by the oath of Phebe Walingsford, witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste, Will Drew Clk
***Transcriber note: This refers to Benjamin Walingsford not receiving a pistol until the age of 21. The word "Not" was inserted after will was written. [Submitted by Jo Chavers]
In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Flagg of the county of Berkely in the colony of Virginia make this my last will and testament. I resign my soul to its creator in all humble hope of its further happiness as in the disposal of my being infinitely good. As to my body my will is that its decently buried as may seem best and most suitable to my surviving friends and as touching my worldly estate, my will is that it's given to disposed of in the following manner: Item, I give and devise to my particular friend and relation Mrs. Ruth Keys all that tract or parcel of land lying and being situate on the drains of Youghiogheny beyond the mountains in the province of Pennsylvania where over Ralph Cherry now lives and is the same which I purchased from Robert Worthington the elder, to her heirs, descendants, assigns forever. I also give and devise to the said Ruth Keys one other tract or parcel of land, containing fifty eight acres, lying and being in the county of Berkely in the colony of Virginia, being the same which Wm Gershern Keys in his life time leased to Benjamin Bradley as may appear to her heirs and assigns. Item I also give and devise to the said Ruth Keys all and every part and parcel of my personal estate after paying my just debts to her heirs and assigns forever. I hereby make, constitute, and appoint the said Ruth Keys executrix and Thomas Rutherford Executor of this my last will and testament. Revoking and totally disallowing any other will or wills heretofore by me made. Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of May 1772.
Signed Sealed and delivered by the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us.
Thomas Flagg, Thomas Rutherford, Magnus Tate, John Lee
[Submitted by Jo Chavers]
Will dated 3 April 1787, proved and recorded in Berkeley County 19 Jun. 1787
Mentions wife Barbara. Sons Jacob and Henry and daughter Susannah.
Exec. Joseph Fuller of Shepherdstown.
[Submitted by Kim Torp]
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