WILL OF JACOB WOOLAM - 1778 pp 150, Will Book One, Berkely County, VA In the name of God amen I Jacob Woolam of Berkely Co. In the colony of Virginia, however being weak in body but of sound memory before God on this thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and seventy eight, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say First: I give all my Estate wherein I shall now live unto my dear wife Magadele some of my children being along with her but if my children wants to go do for themselves then shall all goods be sold and my dear wife shall get her living out of it, as long as she is a widow but if she marries another husband she is to have the one third of all my estate and the remainder shall be equally divided among my eleven children except my son Daniel shall have a colt and my son John one colt and my youngest son Jacob shal have my gun but never the legal (?) To permit my three sons to have their equal shares of the two thirds of my Estate as well as the rest of my eleven children:
Namely: Balzer Woolam, Matthias Woolam, Peter Woolam, Windle Woolam, Daniel Woolam, John Woolam, Shem Woolam and Jacob Woolam and Julianna wife of Jacob Shillingood, Magdelene wife of John Morsey and Hannah Wollam, and also I make an order Michael Pitzer and George Lowman to be executives in this my last will and testament.
In witness I the said Jacob Woolam have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this day on year above. Jacob Woolam (X) mark
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Jacob Woolam as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof. JOHN BARNARD FRANK BARNARD BEFOR (X)
WILL BOOK #1, Page 181 thru Page 185 WOOLAM In obedience to the above order of Court we the subscribers being first duly sworn have appraised the personal Estate of Jacob Woolam the deceased in current money accoring to the best of our judgement, which is as follows:
1 Mare and Colt $70.00 2 Cows $26.00 another cow with the bell $15.00 2 Heifers $15.00 (sold to Peter) 3 Hogs $12.00 (sold to Peter) 3 Calves $10.00 5 head of sheep $10.00 old iron belonging to a wagon 2 old irons $6.00 2 lock chains 2 Mattocks, shoes and one awl 1 old plow-oldhopel and old axet $10.00 2 sythes and cridle 1 grindstone 1 hackle 1 stone 2 harrow teeth 2 plow and clevill 2 cow chains Dunk fork and pitch forks $1.50 Sythe and cutting knives Mall and wedge & Chisels Hammer and anvils 4 Augers 1 Saw foot adj to drawing knife several pieces of iron Fingers and old sickles Tackle Riddle Bell and Book Old Bridle and old chain 2 Big Wheel $1.50 Square trowel .40 Two fortells .80 Pot bake $1.00 Spade and shovel a Lantern and candlestick Pepper Mill an old Steel Yard 2-coats $3.00 A chest 2 large bibles and other books $9.00 Churn Iron Pot 3 Pots and skillett Laddles, forks and frying pans Griddle and pair of tongs 3 Pewter dishes $1.00 4 Pewter plates .10 each Spoons Old knives and forks Basket and pails Gable and Sieve Dough Trough 2 Chairs and Tabel of Dough Trough House $60.00 Bed and Bed Steat $ 5.00 DO-DO Bedstead $ .50 Horse Gears Cutting Box Saddle Trunk and gage Table 35 Bushels-Wheat at 25/ 1 stack of Rye $12.00 Loom an gears Fire shovel and tongs Pot hook
Signed: Aseh Shearer William Buchannon Barnet (x) Befor Mark
At a court held for Berkeley County the 21st day of March 1790.
This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Jacob Woolam deceased was betwined and ordered to be recorded.