|Posted By:||Ed Davis|
|Subject:||Re: John Vaughan will, 1664|
|Post Date:||September 25, 2009 at 12:26:58|
|Forum:||Westmoreland County, VA Genealogy Forum|
I'm responding to my own query, 7 years later, note my e-mail address has changed, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will of John Vaughan of Westmoreland County, Virginia
In the name of God, amen, I John Vaughan of the parish of Nominy in the county of Westmoreland in Virginia being sick and weak in this body but of perfect mind and memory praised be God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in waiver of over following imprinis: I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and creator hoping by the death and passion of Jesus Christ my redeemer to receive forgiveness of all my sins, I give my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently interred by the old house upon the plantation where I now live at the direction of my Executor hereafter named and for worldly goods wherewith God in his mercy hath blessed me withal I give and bequeath as followwith: First I give and bequeath unto my very loving wife Ellen Vaughan the plantation whereon I now live with all the dwelling houses and tobacco houses with appurtenances thereunto belonging with others the deprees during her natural life. And after her decease I give the said planatation with the appurtnancy as aforesaid unto my son Samuel Vaughan and his heirs forever, and if my said son Samuel Vaughan shall happen to die without heir or heirs, then I give the said plantation with the appurturances as aforesaid unto my son William Vaughan his heirs and assigns forever. ~ Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Vaughan his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land containing 500 acres of land granted me by patent and bearing date the 4th of September 1661 ~ Item I give and bequeath unto my son in law W John Watts his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land containing four hundred acres situated, lying and being in the old house creek. Also I will give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son in law W John Watts his heirs and assigns forever another tract of land containing six hundred acres lying on the south side of Mattox creek in the County of Westmoreland aforesaid and the rest of my personal estate in general as household stuff, servants, hogs, cattle, ready Tobacco and what I am now possessed withal I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ellen Vaughan forever whom I made the sole and full Executrix of this my last will and Testament and further it is my will and mind that my said wife shall be guardian to my aforesaid sons Samuel and William Vaughan til they shall be of full age, and I do humbly make null and void all former wills and testaments by me made and do ratify and do confirm this to be my last will and Testament and have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1663.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
In the presence
Thomas Wilsford 27 April 1664. This will was proved and then recorded.