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I descend from Thomas Wadlow and his wife Martha through his son William Wadlow/Wadley who married Mary Womack.I am enclosing a copy of his will.WILL OF THOMAS WADLOW
“ Thomas Wadlow of Goochland County being in perfect health and sound memory, thanks to God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz:First I give to my loving wife Martha Wadlow the feather bed and furniture she now lies on, and one large leather trunk to her and her heirs forever.I also lend to my said wife Martha, one third part of all my estate during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my five daughters, namely, Elizabeth, Eady, Sarah, Judeth, and Susanna and their legal representatives.I give to my son William Wadlow fifty shillings and money to him and his heirs forever.My will is that all the rest of my Estate not before (missing page corner) representatives except I should sell my land in my life time.Also my will and desire is that all that part falling to my daughter Sarah by the above division of my estate be held in the custody of my Executors.And be part to interest the sole use and benefit of her my said daughter and to be at her disposal and never to be the right of her husband Peter Walker.I appoint Payton Smith, and John Laprad my executors of this my last will and testament...my hand and seal this 9th day of April 1772.Signed ‘Thomas (his ‘T’ mark) Wodlow,” seal.”Witnesses:William Miller, Margart. Miller, Henry Miller.
At a Court held for Goochland County, 15 March 1773, this writing was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses heretofore be the last will and Testament of Thomas Wadlow, dec’d.Thereupon admitted to record.Teste.Val. Wood__.
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