Lipford Family History

Last Will and Testament of Amos Lipford:

Click to Enlarge"In the name of God, Amen. I, Amos Lipford, of Prince Edward County, being weak of body but of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do constitute and ordain this instrument of 'wrighting' to be my last will and testament in manner and form following...viz
First of all, I will that all my just debts be paid off as soon as conveniently may be by my executor hereafter to be named.
Item: my will and desire is that if it should please God to call me away before my beloved wife, that she shall keep together all my whole estate real and personal till her decease, as it now stands.

Item: I lend to my son John Lipford one Negro boy named Simon as long as he and his wife shall live, and then I give the said Simon to his son Amos Lipford.
Item: I lend to my son Henry Lipford one Negro boy named Ben so long as he and his wife shall live, and then I give the aforesaid Negro boy Ben to my grandson Patrick Henry Lipford.
Item: I give to my son Anthony Par Lipford one Negro boy named Jimmy.
Item: I give to my son Royal Lipford one Negro girl named Milley.
Item: I give to my daughter Wilmouth Lipford one Negro girl named Moll given so long as she shall live, and I wish her to dispose of her as she thinks proper with her increase, and I give to my daughter Wilmouth one feather bed of furniture, the same that she now occupies.
Item: I give to my daughter Frances Lipford my Negro woman named Fan, likewise one feather bed of furniture and one blue chest.
Item: I give to my daughter Sally Nelson (wife of Abraham Nelson) one Negro woman named Lukey, but my daughter Sally is to pay twenty pounds to my estate which I let her husband have, in the hands of John Cunningham.
Item: I give to my son in law Scruggs Lipford (husband of Nancy Lipford, first cousins) five shillings and no more.
Item: I give to my son in law Josiah Puckett (husband of Prudence Lipford) one musket which he took with him when he moved out to "the Tennessee", and no more.

Furthermore, it is in my will and desire that the remainder of my estate shall be sold and equally divided among my living children except Royal Lipford, who is to pay my estate one hundred dollars that I paid for him when he was at law with Capt. Richard Allen, then my son Royal shall divide with the rest of my living children.

Furthermore, it is my will and desire that my two daughters Wilmouth Lipford and Frances Lipford shall have all the proceeds of "there" own industry, likewise each of them I give a cotton wheel and cards.

And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my friends David Anderson and John Curd executors to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have 'hear' unto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen."

Signed: Amos Lipford (his mark) X

Signed and delivered in the presence of witnesses:
William Golleher
Martha Thaxton (her mark) x
Charles Brightwell
At a court held for Prince Edward County this fifteenth day of January 1816, the last will and testament of Amos Lipford dec'd. (deceased) was presented and proved by the oaths of William Golleher and Charles Brightwell, two witnesses, therefore ordered that the will be recorded, on the oaths of David Anderson and John Curd executors therein named. They acknowledged their bond for that purpose in the penalty of six thousand dollars conditioned according to law and took the oath required by law. Certificate for obtaining a probate thereof is granted them.

Teste: B. Worsham, D. C.


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