Will of Francis Triplett, King George County VA 1765
In the name of God, Amen.I, Francis Triplett of King George County, Virginia being sick in body but of present mind and memory thanks be to God, I do make, constitute, ordain and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my second son, William Triplett one tract of land quantity three hundred acres lying and being part in King George and part in Westmoreland bought of Maxamillion Robinson to him and his heirs forever and for default of such heirs then to fall to and be equally divided between my two youngest sons, Reuben and Daniel Triplett and their heirs.I give and bequeath unto my third son Francis Triplett the land whereon I now live lying and being in King George County to him and his heirs forever and for default of such heirs then to fall and be equally divided between my two sons Reuben and Daniel and their heirs.I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Butler one Negro man named Will to her and her heirs forever.I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betty Triplett one Negro boy named Anthony one feather bed and furniture and two cows and calves to her and her heirs forever and for default of such heirs then to fall to and be divided between my two sons Reuben and Daniel and their heirs forever.I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Dishman ten shillings.I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sons Reuben and Daniel Triplett to be equally divided between them all the rest of my estate to them and their heirs forever. My will and desire is that my beloved wife Mildred Triplett should during her life possess one third of my estate and at her death to fall to my two sons Reuben and Daniel Triplett and their heirs except my riding chairs which I will to my beloved wife during her life or so long as she lives single and then to my daughter Betty and her heirs.I give and bequeath unto my son Simon Triplett, son and heir at law, only one shilling more than what I have ______ bound for to him within of my real or personal estate of what kind or quality so ever. My will and desire is that my two sons William and Francis Triplett should give unto my two youngest sons Reuben and Daniel Triplett as soon as Daniel shall arrive at the age of twenty years one Negro a piece about the age of eight or ten years.My will and desire is that my son Daniel Triplett should be put two years to school which must be paid out of the estate while kept together.My will and desire is that should either of my two sons Reuben and Daniel Triplett die without heir that then the survivor should inherit the deceased estate only paying my daughter Betty Triplett one Negro twelve or fourteen years old.My will and desire is that my estate real and personal should be kept in the hands of my executor until new year seventeen hundred and seventy two in order to make up the three Negroes for which I have become bound unto my son Simon Triplett and should they fail to make up that sum that then each to contribute their proportional part towards making up that sum.My will and desire is that my two sons Reuben and Daniel and my daughter Betty Triplett should be maintained out of the profits arising from the estate till the year seventeen hundred and seventy two provided they should live single till that time is expired.My will and desire is that should my two youngest sons Reuben and Daniel Triplett in without an heir lawfully begotten of their body that then what I have willed them should fall to and be equally divided between my two sons William and Francis Triplett and my daughter Betty and their heirs.Lastly, I constitute, nominate and appoint my son William Triplett my executor and my beloved wife Mildred Triplett my executrix of this my last will and testament in form aforesaid.In witness is hereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty seventh day April in the year of our Lord, God, one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of
John Triplett Francis Triplett John Triplett Sr
At a court held for King George County the 5th day of March 1767 the last will and testament of Francis Triplett was presented into court by the executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and being further proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and the said executors performing what is ______ in such ____ certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form of law and bond acknowledged for the same.