Last Will & Testament of John Stone, Princess Anne County, Virginia
In the name of God Amen I John Stone being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God their fore all men … to die I do make and ordain this my Last Will of Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Sole into the hands of God that give it and for my body I commend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting with the … Resurrection I shall receive the same again by mighty power of God and as … such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, I give, devise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son John Stone the Plantation where he lives on containing One hundred & fifty acres of land to him and his Heirs forever.
Item I leave unto my loving wife one Negro called …and child called … during her natural life and after her death to my son Simon Stone to him & his heirs forever.
Item I also leave to my loving wife Elizabeth Stone the use of two negros …during her natural life and after to be equally divided among all my children.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Stone One hundred acres of land … to him & his heirs forever.
I also leave all the rest of my Estate with in and without to be equally divided among all my Children.
I also leave my son John Stone and John Whitehurst my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament where unto I have set my hand & seal this 18th Day of January 1765.
John (his mark) Stone
Signd Seald & Delivered in the presence of Emanuel Whitehurst, Mary (her mark) Fentress, Mathew (his mark) James