WILL OF WILLIAM RIGDILL
In the Name of God, Amen, I William Ridgill of Prince George Parish in the Province aforesaid Planter finding my Bodyily Health declining But having the proper use of all my Intellectual facultys blessed be God for the same do now make and publish this my Last Will and Testament I command my Soul into the hands of almighty God my Body I order to be decently Buried by my Executors herein after Named humbly hoping for a Glorious Resurrection to Eternal life thro the meritorious Satisfaction and prevailing Intercession of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, and the worldly Estate which almighty God of his Bounty and Favour has bestowed upon me I Give devise and bequeath in manner and form following that is to any I give and Bequeath unto my Son William one Tract of Land containing three hundred and Twenty five Acres and one Negroe Man the third of all my Cattle when he arrives at the age of Twenty one. I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ann one Negroe Man at the day of her Marriage, the rest of my personal interest I leave to my beloved Wife Mary Ridgill during the Term of her Natural Life after that it is my Will that what remains shall be equally divided between my Daughter Ann Ridgill ,my Son William Ridgill and Agnes Grier the wife of Joseph Grier. Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my Wife Mary Ridgill, Samuel Grier, Ann Ridgill and Joseph Grier Executors of this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Nine, and in the Ninth year of his Majesty's Reign. Signed: William Ridgill (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the above Named William Ridgill as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us. Samuel Grier, Agnes McDougall
Proved by Virtue of a Dedimus directed by the Honble William Bull Esqr, Lient Govr to Job Rothmahler Esqr, 5th July 1770. At the same time Qualified Mary Ridgill Executrix of the said Will.
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