Will of Joseph Chapman

Prince William County, Virginia
Will Book C, Page 95 - 97

In the name of God Amen.
I Joseph Chapman of Prince William County being very sick and weake of body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make constitute and ordain my last will and

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testament in manner and form following Viz. that is to say first I Bequeath my soul to Almighty God and next my body to this Earth to be decently Inter'd according to the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned.

Imprimis I Give Devise and Bequeath to my son Joseph Chapman my plantation whereon I live and all the tract thereunto belonging which contains one hundred and fifty acres to him and his heirs forever

Item I likewise give devise and bequeath to my said Son Joseph one Tract of Land adjoyning to the aforesaid Tract containing one hundred and twelve acres to him and his Heirs forever

Item I give devise and bequeath to my Son John Chapman three hundred acres of Land being the major part of that Tract out of which I have given one hundred and twelve acres to my son Joseph afor to him and his heirs forever

Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving Daughter Mary Chapman on cow and calf the same to be a young cow with her first calf

Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving Daughter Sarah Chapman on cow and calf the same to be a young cow with her first calf

Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving Daughter Nollota (possibly Rollota) Chapman on cow and calf the same to be a young cow with her first calf

Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving Daughter Elizabeth Chapman on cow and calf the same to be a young cow with her first calf

Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving Daughter Mary Chapman my large Family Bible

Item I give devise and bequeath to my dear and loving Wife Sarah Chapman all the remaining part of my Estate both Real & Personal and likewise appoint constitute and ordain my most Dear and well beloved Wife Sarah Chapman my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament his Signed Sealed Published & Declared in presents of us
Joseph (mark) Chapman
John Chapman Purnelle
Jno Quin
Mary (her mark) Ashmore

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At a Court held for Prince William County October 20 1736 ~ This Will was proved by the Oaths of John Chapman Purnell and Mary Ashmore to be the act and Deed of Joseph Chapman and they also made oath that they saw John Quin sign his name as a Witness hereto all which was admitted to Record

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