Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Wills & Deeds Book 1, p.164
In the name of God amen, the last will & testament of Barbary Billington, being sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory. Imprimis. I bequeath my soul to almighty God that gave it where through the merits of Christ Jesus, my savior, I hope to inherit eternal life , my body I bequeath to my mother earth to be decently buried, and for my worldly estate I give as followeth. Viz. Item. I give to my daughter Jane one pair of large andirons. Item. I give to my daughter Barbary one large copper kettle. Item. All the rest of my estate, moveable and unmovable chattels, servants, debts, and all worldly estate belonging unto me, my just debts being first satisfied, I give and bequeath to be equally divided amongst my children Elisha Russell, Luke Billington, Elizabeth Billington, Jane, and Barbary and in case of the mortality of any of them before they attain to their lawful age, my desire is that their part be equally divided amongst my surviving children, and I do ordain and appoint my daughter Elisha Russell and Luke Billington, my son, my full and sole executors of this my last will and testament desiring my loving friends Mr. Robert Bayly, Mr. Henry Clark, & Mr. Samuel Peachy to be overseers of my children and their estate until they attain to their respective ages and in case any differences should happen among my children in the division of their legacies or the explanation of this, my intent in my will, and to avoid all lawsuits and experiences that may happen thereby, I refer and leave it totally and fully to the determinations of my aforesaid overseers. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this 7th day of August 1674.
The mark of Barbary (B. B.) Billington (seal)
Signed and sealed in the presence of: Wm. Stone, Henry Wilson, Nathaniel Richardson
Henry Wilson, aged forty-six years or thereabouts, and Nathaniel Richardson, aged twenty-eight years or thereabouts depose & say that they did see Barbary Billington sign, seal, & publish this within written as her last will and testament and that she was in perfect sense & memory to the best of their judgment at the signing thereof.
Henry Wilson Nathaniel Richardson
Recorded 1 October 1674 and a probate was then granted to her executors.