Re: Baldas / Palser CLEEK / CLICK b ca 1699
PALSER CLEEK SOPHIA
Palser Cleek born in Germany married Sophia ? Died 1803.
In the name of God amen whereas I Boldas Cleek now living in a low condition of health but perfect in mind and understand Therefore calling to mind that it is appointed for all Men once to die I think it necessary and a great part of my duty to settle my worldly affairs with as much Justice as possible I can and to give and bestow my hole (sic) Estate as it pleaseth me.In the first place I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buryed in a christian manner by my Executor.In the next place I give and Bestow to Sophia my Beloved wife two Horse Beast and Two cows and calfs with all my Houseing Furniture as her own to possess forever.Then to John Cleek my Son and Margaret Cleek and Christeanah Cleek my Daughters I give and Besto the sum. of five shillings each to be paid to them out of my Estate.Then to my son Jacob Cleek I give and Bestow one Horse Beast and two cow Beasts and half of the Hogs and Sheep and my daughter L~z beth, Cleek I give and Bestow the other part of the Hogs and Sheep and one young Mare also to Jacob my son I leave one Rifle Gun and my plantation I leave to be Rented for Eight years and the rent thereof to be yearly and Equally divided Between Jacob and Elizabeth my Son and Daughter then the Land to be Sold and the price equally divided between the sd Jacob and Elizabeth my Son and Dautter.Also I give and Bestow to my Grandson, John Cleeks oldest son one cow Beast a Heifer and I do appoint and constitute Cord (?) Brady Executor for me to Act for the Legatees in my stead and behalf.In Witness whereof I acknowledge this to be my last Will arid. Testament and have affixed my hand and Seal the 26th of September one thousand Eicg)ht Hundred arid Three.
Boldas Cleek (SEAL)
Recorded at the December Court 1803. (Recorded in Botetourt Co., Va., Will Book B, pg ~7, translated from the original will written in German.)
1797, Sept. 5, Palser Cleek sold land in Arnold's Valley to Geo
Roads. (Rockbridge Co. Deed Book C, pg 40)
1801. Sept. 24, Palser Cleck of Rockbridge Co. Va. bought land in
Botetourt Co. Va. from Patton Anderson of Fayette Co. Ky. (Botetourt Co.Deed Book 7, pg 700)