Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

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The following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

 

In the name of God Amen, etc.

I, Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland County in the Colony of Virginia being in perfect sences and sound memory do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following To Witt,

Item. I lend unto my loving wife Elizabeth the Land I now live on Dureing her natural Life or widowhood Also nine head of Cattle with all the risidue of my stock and also all my household stuff and furniture of what kind so ever it be to her During her natural life or Widowhood to raise my children upon. Also l lend her one black horse Dureing her life or Widdowhood.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Cannon the Land I now live on containing by Estamation seventy acres more or less to him and his heirs forever after mine and my wife’s Decease and if my son William Cannon should die without an heir Lawfully begotten of his body then to fall to my son Thomas Cannon his heirs etc. forever.

Item. I will that one Sorrel horse that is now in possession to be sold to Discharge my Debts.

Item. I will that all my Estate as well Real and Personal after mine and my wife’s Decease to be equally Divided amongst all my children.

Item. I do ordain and appoint my Loving wife Elizabeth Executrix and my son Benjamin Cannon Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do Revoke all other wills by me heretofore made acknowledgeing this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and alixt my seal this First Day of February one thousand seven hundred & sixty seven.

Signed sealed and Delivered in the presence of

[seal.]

William Sharp Smith,
Humphrey Parrish, ]r.
his
Phillip X Walker
mark

At a court held for Goochland County June the 16, 1767. Phillip Walker and Humphrey Parrish, ]r., proved this writing to be the last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon decd. which was thereupon admitted to Record.

Teste:
Val. Wood, C. C. Clk.

I, P. G. Miller, deputy clerk of the County Court of Goochland County. Virginia, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of Jeremiah Cannon, deceased, recorded in the clerk’s office of the County Court of said County June 16, 1767, in Deed Book No. 9, page 85.

Given under my hand this 19th day of March, 1894.

P. G. Miller, Dep. Clerk.

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Source:

American Historical Magazine, Representing the Chair of American History in the Peabody Normal College, Vol. IV; Peabody Normal College; Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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