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

his
William WA Akers
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Signed & Sealed in the presence of us

Her
hannah HR Ratliff
Mark

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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