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From the "Waggoner Family 1670-1970" by Earl Wagner, 1970:
Will of William Allen, Junior, Essex Co., Va., August. 28, 1739
I William Allen Junior of the County of Essex and Parish of Southfarnham being sick and weak of body but sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following: first I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be discharged. I give to my sister Mary Allen a gold ring. I tend unto my Father and Mother the land that I bought of William Huston during their natural lives and after their decease I give the said land to my younger brother Zachariah Allen to him and his heirs forever should he die without heirs the said land to return to my next younger brother Andrew Allen if he should die without heirs then to the next surviving heir. All the rest and residue of my present estate, goods, chattels, whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my Revered and beloved Father and Mother to them and their heirs forever and I do make my father William Allen my Executor fully and solely of this present last will and testament and my will and my desire is that my estate may not be brought to apprasion out and I do hereby revoke disanul and make void all former wills and testaments made by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I said William Allen Junior have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal this 28th day of August in the year of our Lord Christ 1739. Signed, sealed & delivered In the presence of Benjamin Allen Jr.
William Allen JuniorSeal
John Allen Jr.
At a court held for Essex county at Tappahannock on the 26th day of October Anno Dom. 1739.
This Last Will and Testament of William Alen Junior, deceased was presented in court by William Allen the executor herein names who made oaththereto s the Law directs and being also proved by the oath of John Allen Jr. one of the witnesses thereto (who also made oath that he did see Benjamin Allen Jr. sign the same as a witness at the time he did) is admitted to record.
Test L. Robinson D. Cl. Court
Inventory of the Estate of William Allen, Deceased
Essex County Virginia, December 18, 1739
In obedience to an Order of Essex County Court Dated the 18th day of December 1739, We the Subscribers being first sworn before James Garrett one of his Majestles Justices of the Peace for the aforesaid County to appraise the Estatee of William Allen, deceased have appraised as follows Viz
2 cows and 2 calves2100
1 old chair, 1 meal sifter, 2 old towels,
some iron, some lumber020
1 old iron pot, 1 frying pan, 1 earthen pan050
2 old boxes. 2 pailes, 1 tray040
6 pieces of old pewter030
1 old featherbed and furniture and stand0150
A parcel of corn some huskt and some not huskt120
2 sows and 7 shoats1100
Some tobacco unstript, some wheat not threshed out- - -- - -- -- -- -- - - --
1 small iron pot030
1 spinnell wheel006
Goods found since appraisement:
1 old dish, 2 plates, a pair of shears026
The Whole Amount6196
Wm. Gray Administrator
There appears to be some question as to whether William Allen Jr. is the son or husband to Margaret Waggener. Since there is no mention in his will of a wife or children, but he does mention his father and siblings, it appears that it must be the former rather than the later.