Last Will and Testament of Susanna Beloat - 6 July 1806 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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In the name of God Amen, I Susanna Beloat of the County of Northampton and
of the State of Virginia being sick and week of body but of perfect sense and memory
thanks be to almighty God for the same hath a mind to settle all my wordly affairs
in manner following
First and principally I give my soul unto almighty God
who gave it to me hoping for salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ and my
body to the Earth from whence it came to have a Christian like burial at the descresion
of my Executor's and as to that worldy Estate it hath been please God of his great
goodness to bless me with I give in manner following.
Item, I give to Laban
Beloat's son Hezekiah Beloat the Land that I bought of Michael Dowty called thirteen
acres or thereabout be the same more of less with all the appentenance's thereon
to belonging to it. I give to my sister Abigail Beloat my negro boy Natt. All the
remainder of my Estate be of whatsoever kind it may be I give to be equally divided
between my Sisters Mary Cobb, my sister Leah Smith and my sister Peggy Smith. I also
appoint my trusty friend John Brickhouse Senr. my whole & sole Executor to this my
last will & testament. In witness whereof I here unto set my hand and affix my Seal
this 6th day of July one thousand eight hundred & six
sealed & acknowledged in presence of
a Court held for Northampton County the 9th day of February 1807. This will was proved
by the oaths of Joseph Odear & Sarah Joynes Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded;
and on the motion of John Brickhouse Senr. the Executor therein appointed and he
having taken the oath and entered into Bond with Security according to Law a certificate
is granted him to obtain a Probate thereof in due form.
Tho. Lyt. Savage
_____. Northampton County Virginia Wills etc 1802-1807, p. 594.
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