Beeson Wills


  (abt 1710- abt 1784)


I, Richard Beeson junier of Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia, millwright being weak in Body but in perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God for the same, and calling to mint the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form followeth:


1. Imprimis I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Charges be, paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named.

2. Item I give and bequeath nine acres of my Tract of Land joining the meeting house for the use of said meeting house.


3. Item I give and bequeath to my loving son Messer Beeson one hundred acres of my tract of land joining to Benjamin Beeson line cross my said tract to him the sd. Messer Beeson his Heirs or Assigns forever of if there is not Effects enough to pay my Just Debts for to sell the sd. Hundred acres of land which I bequeathed unto the sd. Messer Beeson and he to be without land.


4. Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Richard Beeson one sorrel mare branded on the off Buttock R.B. and a half penny on the new Ear the sd. mare walks is about the swan Pond, likewise I give and bequeath unto my sd. son Richard Beeson one hundred and forty acres of land being the Remainder of my sd. Tract of land only the third part of the sd. one hundred and Forty. I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Anne Beeson during her life and then the sd. hundred and forty acres to belong to my said son Richard Beeson and his Heirs and assigns forever and the third part of my personal Estate I give and bequeath to my sd. wife Anne Beeson her Heirs and assigns forever.


5. Item I give and bequearth to my loving daughter Charity Thornburgh a side siddle besides what I have ladid by for her.


6. Item I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Hannah Beeson one horse or mare to be valued at Five or Six pounds currency with a side saddle.


7. My desire is that my children may be put to school and well educated till they are fit to go Prentices likewise the one my wife is big with, if My Executors cause to be put them among friends, and my loving wife Anne Beeson and Benjamin Beeson to be my Executors.


8. I nommate, constitue and appoint my loving wife Anne Beeson to be my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke, disannul and utterly make void all former wills by me many wise made, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. It Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd. day of the 8th month 1748.


Signed Sealed pronounced and Published.


Richard Beeson Jun


Isaac Wood
John Brown (by mark)
William Gardner

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