Will of William Akers I

Essex County Virginia Deeds, Wills, etc.
Book 10 (1699 - 1702) Page 118

In the name of God Amen, I William Akues being sick of body but of perfect & Sound Memory praze be given to Allmighty God ffor the Same Do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & fform as follooth: First.....I Give & Bequeath my Solle to Allmighty God that Gave it to me hoping throue the Death & Merit of my Lords and Savor Jessus Christs to Etarnelle happiness after this painfull Life is Ended & my body to the Earth from whence it came to be descently buried at the hands of my Executor & Administrator named.

FFIRST.....I Give & Bequeath all my land to my son William Akers & his heirs forever But if my sd son shall Be without issue off his body Lawfully begotten then its my will & desire that all my Land as shall gone to my Granddaughter Elizabeth Smith & her heirs forever.

SECONDLY.....My will & desire is that my Dauffter Anne Smith shall live upon and have the use of my Plantation & all my land from my Spring Branch to the land of Richd Jones during her natural liffe. &

THIRDLY.....My will & desire is that all my personal Estate shall be equally Divided Between my son William Akers and my Daffter Ann Smith & her heirs forever, Leaving & Ordering my son William Akers & my Daffter Ann Smith my holle & solle Executors of this my Lafte Will and Testament.

As witness my hand & seale this 24 day of ffbury 1702

William WA Akers

Signed & Sealed in the presence of us

hannah HR Ratliff

Jno Lamore
James Boughan

Prob'd in Essex County Court the 10th day of Augt 1702 by ye oath of James Boughan & John Lemore two of the witnesses thereto & truely recorded.

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