I have Adam's Wilhoits will, that mentions John. John was b 1744 died Dec 03, 1814, Jefferson Co, KY.
Adam Wilhoit, son of Michael, the emigrant, bought 200 acres of Jacob and Conrad Broil, July 26, 1744.
This land was bequeathed to Jacob and Conrad by their father John Broyle, who divided his property equally
among all his children (without naming them). Each one's share seems to have been 100 acres. Now since
Adam Wilhoit owned the 100 acres adjoining the above.
Will: Adam Willheit, Culpeper Co, VA (1761)
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Adam Willheit of Culpeper County being sick & weak
but of perfect sound sense and memory, blessed be God, but calling to mind the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do therefore constitute, make
and ordain this to be my last will & testament (as follows):
Imprimis: I lend unto my beloved wife Catharine Willheit all my estate both
real and personal during her widowhood but if she should marry again, then my
will is that she have only a child's part of my said estate. Which said child's
part to be equally divided among my children that survive her, except she should
have a child in the line of her said marriage, that then her said child's part
to decend to the said child begotten in her said coverture? and to its heirs
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Willheit the plantation whereon I
now live with one hundred acres of land to be laid lengthways of the tract to
him & his heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my sons John Willheit and Mickle Willheit the two hundred
acres of land belonging to the said tract to be equally (divided) between them
by a cross line and he that gets his choice of the deeds to allow my aforesaid
son George Willheit the benefit of s____(possibly same) for building houses to
them & their heirs forever.
Item: I give & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Willheit one li___(could be
linnen wheel - very faded) and five pounds current money to her & her heirs
Item: I give unto my son John Willheit one young black horse with a host? in his
frsh? and called Edgcome to him & his heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my son Michael Willheit one aright? bay mare called Beauty but
if she raises a colt before my said son comes of age, that then he have his
choice either the mare or colt & release the other into the estate , to him &
his heirs forever.
I give & bequeath to my loving wife Catherine Willheit my black horse called
Jolly to dispose of as she thinks proper.
Item: My will & desire is that if the mare I give my son Michael should have a
colt that my son Michael as aforesaid have his choice of them & that my son
George have the other and if she should not raise a colt that then I give unto
my son George Willheit six pounds cash to buy him a horse with, for him & his
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved children Mary Willheit, John Willheit,
Mickle Willheit, Elizabeth Willheit & George Willheit, after the above legacies
paid out and after my wife's death or marriage aforesaid, all my movable or
personal estate to be set apart without sale of my said estate and equally
devided among them. Remember allways that if either of my aforesaid children
should die without lawful heir that his or her proportional part of my said
estate be equally divided among the survivors of that child to them and their
Lastly, I constitute, ordain and appoint Adam Booyle and Jacob Broyle ,Executors
of this my Last Will & Testament.
WITNESS whereof I have set my hand & seal this ___(can't read) day of March
Adam Willheit (seal?)
Signed, sealed & acknowledged
in presence of us:
John X Wayland
Jacob X Broil
At a Court held for the County of Culpeper
Thursday, the ____day of ___________(faded out - see below)
This Last Will & Testament of Adam Willheit was exhibited to the court by Adam
Booyle & Nicholas Broil?, the Executors therein mentioned & was proved by the
oaths of John Wayland, William Eastham & Jacob Broyle, witnesses thereto &
ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executors, Certificate
is granted them for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form.
Roger Dixon, Cl.Cur.
Source: Library of Virginia,
Will Book A, 1749-1770
Culpeper Co, VA
Reel 31, pages 338-339
Note: To assist in determing the date of this document:
Document on page 340 was entered in court on August 18, 1763.
Document on page 344 was entered in court on August 18, 1763.
Spelling errors were not corrected. Paragraphing and some punctuation were
added by transcriber for ease in reading. There are no paragraphs in the
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