I just read your message. I don't know why Solomon was left off your second correspondence but he is definitely mentioned in his father's will.
Here's a copy of that will. I wish there was a way to highlight Solomon's name but alas Genealogy and Familytreemaker doesn't allow such.
I William Hoge senior of the County of Loudoun and the State of Virginia being far advanced in years yet mercifully favoured with a good Degree of soundness in both mind and memory do hereby Make and commit to writing this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
Imprimis It is my will that all my Just debts and funeral charges shall Be paid Item it is my will that my brother JAMES HOGES children he hath by His first wife shall have thirty pounds equally divided amongst them Share and share alike
Item it is my will that my daughter in law HANNAH BOONE shall have one half of my pewter besides the negroe Girl lill of age and all the other things I have put in her possession since Her mothers death
Item it is my will that my step daughter SARAH PANCOAST shall have my hen Feather bed and all the furniture belonging thereunto besides the bed cloaths (sic) and other things which I have already Given her since he (sic) Grandmothers decease
Item it is my will that my grandson MORGAN HOGE shall have ten pounds
Item it is my will that my own son JAMES HOGE shall have ten shillings besides what he has already had
Item it is my will that my son WILLIAM HOGE shall have all the Interest money he owes forgiven Him and be only required to pay up on the Principal--
Item it is my will that all my land and the Appurtenances where I lately lived on Siglon branches shall be sold by my hereafter Named Executors the first suitable opportunity that presents after my decease to dispose of it to advantage together with all my other Effects not otherwise ordered and all the clear money that can be raised therby collectively with all the money due to My Estate by bonds Bills notes book debts or any way whatsoever When gathered and collected or lest to wait for the whole to be Collected should too long procrastinate my intentions being Carried into execution it is my will and appointed purpose That as soon as the amount of the whole so disposed of and Put into a proper medium for distribution can with conveniency be ascertained it shall be divided into six equa; parts and my son SOLOMON HOGE senr is to have two of the said six parts and all my wearing apparel he first paying and clearing my Estate from the payment of the one hundred and twenty pounds bond and every part therof which I formerly gave His father in law ISAAC NICHOLS in his behalf and also Paying and fully defraying all he may hereafter and doth Now owe to my Estate by bill bond notes Book accounts or Otherwise The double portion of two of the six parts which I here appointed him I think him justly entitled to on account of his not yet having his Proportionate share and My having been and the apparent likelihood of my continuing to be a further incumberance to him and his family
Item it is my will that my grand daughter SARAH GORE shall have one of the six parts above mentioned
ITem it is my will that my grandson SOLOMON HOGE weaver who is My son JAMES HOGE's own son and my grand daughter NANCY JENKINS widow shall have one single share of the six equally divided between them share and share alike
Item it is my will that daughter NANCY HAYS wife of WILLIAM HAYS shall have one single share of said parts For the use of herself and the heirs of her own body
Item it is my will that my two sons GEORGE and ZEBULON HOGE shall have the remaining share or six part equally divided Between them share and share alike and I do hereby appoint ordain and constitute my trusty son SOLOMON HOGE and his son in law JOSHUA GORE to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament to act Jointly or seperately as the case may require by Reason of sickness death or other inability that may happen and I do also herby revoke and entirely disannul all former Wills and Testaments be me before this time made ratifying and confirming this and no other to my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I Hereunto set my Hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of the fourth month in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred eighty nine. 1789 }
Signed Sealed and published }
Declared by the Wm Hoge to be }
his last Will and Testament in the }
Presense of us }
Wm Kinwerty }
Joseph Shields }
Rebekah Hoge }
Ala (?) Court held for Loudoun County July 13th 1789 This will was proved by the oaths of JOSEPH SHIELDS to REBEKAH HOGE two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded And on the motion of SOLOMON HOGE and JOSHUA GORE the Executors therein named who made oath according to law Certificate is Granted them fr obtaining a probate thereof in due form Giving Security whereupon they with TIMOTHY HOWELL and J NICHOLS entered into and acknowledged their bond int he penalty of twelve hundred pounds conditioned as the law directs.
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