Will of Philip Moody

Will of Philip Moody

York County, VA records # 15, Orders, Wills, etc., 1716-1720, parts 1 & 2, pages 577-578:

In the name of God, Amen.

I Philip Moody of York Hampton Parish in the county of York being sick & weak of body but thankful to Almighty God of Perfect Sence & Memory do make this my last will & Testament in manner & form as followeth; . . . Item I give and bequeath to my son William Moody the plantation & that seat of land whereon I now live to him & his heirs forever & my will is that my son have & enjoy the same at age eighteen years & I likewise give and bequeath to my son William Moody one Negro woman called Mary & her increase that is to come to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Josias Moody that seat of land that I purchased of Thomas Hansfords Lying in Warwick & James City Counties to him & his heirs forever & my will is that my son have & enjoy the same at age eighteen years & I likewise give & bequeath to my son Josias Moody one negro woman called Jenny & her increase to him and his heirs forever & it is my will & desire that if either of my sons should die without issue lawfully begotten then his part of land & negro as above given shall go to the survivor of them & his heirs.

Item I give to my daughter Elizb Burt two pounds ten shillings to be paid her twelve months after my decease.

Item I give to my daughter Jane Coman two pounds ten shillings to be paid her twelve months after my decease.

Item I give to my daughter Mary Moody one negro man called Toby to her & her heirs forever.

Item I give to my daughter Martha Moody on negro boy called Tom to her & her heirs forever.

Item I give to my three granddaughters (viz) Martha Burt, Elizb Burt & Judith Burt Each of them twelve pence sterling.

Item I give to my son Giles Moody one negro called George to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give to my son Philip Moody my (?)Sorcatore & all my wearing cloaths from head to foot.

Item I give to my loving wife Elizb Moody the use of four negroes by name Bess finne (?)Jaany & Giles during her natural Life & after her decease these four negroes to be equally divided between my four youngest children (viz) Wm Josias Mary & Martha Moody or the survivors of them.

Item I leave all the remaining part of my Estate as household goods cattle sheep horses mares hoggs & all other things whatsoever to the care & management of my loving wife for the good of my four youngest children as above mentioned during her widowhooh but if my wife should marry then my will & desire is that my personal estate be equally divided between my wife & my four youngest children or the survivors of them & do nominate constitute & appoint my wife Executrix of thie my Lat Will & Testament but if it should please God that my wife should die during the menority of any of my four youngest children then my will is that my son Philip Moody be & is hereby appointed my Executor of this my Will & it is my will son Philip Moody keep all my Estate together on my two Plantations with a good careful overseers to take care of my Plantation affares or come & live at my Dwelling house himself & keep my youngest children together at my Dwelling house & take care to bring them up & maintain them as Christian ought to be maintained & not to (?)remove them nor any part of their Estates

It is Likewise my will that my Exec-rs take care of my three grand children Martha Elizb & Judith Burt that is to bring them up to read & other learning fiting for women out of the profits of the Estate that belongs to them Lastly it is my will & desire that my Executrix or Executor shall part of my Negroes on the Plantation Whereon I now live & part on the Plantation that I have given to my son Josias Moody during menority of my two sons Wm & Josias Moody & that my Execx or Executor Shal not clear any part of the Land giveing to my son Josias exceeding the ??? (?Gonnor, Gounor?) herein setts that is to say fifty yards back from my now Quarter house & fifty yards wide all along the Joyning to the now cleared ground up to the main York Road & from the Great Hollow popler Standing just below the Quarter house over the swamp to John Comans line & down the Comans line to Mr. Hewitts mil pond.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this sixth day of Novemeber in the year of Our Lord God 1719

Signed & Sealed in presence of
Jno Myhill
Wm Barbar                         Phill  Moody  {Seal}
      
 his
Edward X Grub
     mark

At a Court held for York County March 21st 1719/20 This Last will & Testament of Philip Moody decd was presented in Court by Elizb Moody the Execx herein named & she made Oath to it & being proved by the oaths of Wm Barbar & Edward Grub Witnesses thereto is admitted to Record

Transcribed by Bill Adams, January 1997

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