Will of HEZEKIAH ELLIS -Dated 22 December 1726 Recorded 6 June 1727
Middlesex County, Virginia - Will Book (B) 1713-1734 (xi) index 428p
In the name of God Amen Dec. 22th 1726
I Hezekiah Ellis of the county of Middlesex In Virginia being very Sick and of body but of perfect since and memory Praised be Almight God for this make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following _____First I bequeath my Soul to Almight God that gave it hoping through the merits of my Blessed Savior Jesus Christ I shall receive a full pardon and _________of all my Sins and partake of a happy and Glorious resurection and enjoy everlasting life After Death I bequeath my Body to the Earth to be decently buried after a decent manner.
I lend to my Dear and loving wife Mary Ellis my whole Estate during her natural Life and after her decease I give to my Son John Ellis twenty Shillings and to my Daughter Elizabeth Ellis twenty Shillings and to my Daughter Mary Ellis twenty Shillings and to my Daughter Ellis Faulkner one Shilling and to keep in her possession what she had already Lent her by me. Daughter Anne Ellis twenty Shillings to my son William Ellis five Shillings and after my just Debts are paid my will is that the remainder of my Estate be divided the one half to my son Hezekiah Ellis and the other half to my son Robert Ellis and my Daughter Sarah Ellis and I do appoint my Loving Wife Mary Ellis my hole and Sole Exactrix of this my Last will and testament and I do appoint my Friend Tho Machen and John Fearn my Trustees of this same _______here of I do here unto set my hand and seal the Day & Year above written.
Signed, Seald & Deliverd Hezekiah Ellis (Seal)
in presents of us
George X Sanders
Susannah X Curtis
The above document was copies from a Xerox copy of the original
as found on the microfilm at the Archives in Richmond, Va. I have
tried to use the same spelling, punctuation and capitalization
to the best of my ability - spacing is the only thing that I have
changed. The blank spaces indicate a word that I could not make
Margaret SHIPP Henley
25 October 1993