Will of Rachel Colcough

   

Stafford Co., VA, WB 1729-1748, Pg 277.
    In the name of God Amen, I Rachael Colclough of Stafford County and Saint Paul's parish being Sick In body but of perfect Sense & Memory thanks be given to God do & Ordain this my last Will & Testament In manner & form following Items. I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God assuredly believing I shall have free pardon & remission from all my Sins in & through the merits of my only Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ next I commit my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exrs hereafter nominated & as for such worldly Estate which It hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give devise & dispose of In the following manner & form
    Item I give my Land In Fairfax County to be Equally divided between my sons Robert Colclough & William Colclough to them & their heirs. Robert to have his part joining to his Land where he now lives & William Colclough to the remainder.
    Item I give unto William Colclough one negro wench named Nell & one negro boy named Philip & a negro girl named Kate One feather bed & furniture the bed that I lay on.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Eliza. Bowling the Use of one negro fellow named Will until the death of Eliza Bowling & after the Death of Eliza Bowling I give the said Negro Will to her son John Bowling.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury the use of one Negro boy named Jack and a negro Girl named Nell until her death & after the death of Mary Thornbury I give the said negroes Jack and Nell to her Children.
    Item I give unto Eliza Bowling the use of one negro wench named Sall for five years & If the said negro Should have any Children in that time to go to Alexr Bowling & his brother Sim Bowling.
    Item, I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury's Daughter Sarah Kidwell one feather bed bolster sheets blanket & Rugg that was her grandfathers & one Young Cow two pewter Dishes & half a Dozen pewter plates.
Item I give unto my Daughter Rachael Bowling the feather bed & furniture that belongs to It whereon her Children lays on & Six head of Cattle & all my hogs & Six barrels of Indian Corn.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornburys son William Kidwell one Young Cow & the money Capt. Anthony Thornton owes me being Seven pounds ten shillings.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Jane Newton the use of one Negro man named James & one Negro Girl named Rose until the Death of Jane Newton & after her Death I give the said Negro fellow Jas the negro Girl Rose to her Children
    Item I give unto my Daughter Margt. Derham the Use of one negro boy named James five years & after the five Years the said boy to go to Elizabeth Bowling & the Said Eliza. Bowling to have the use of the said Boy Five Year & then I give Him to Alexander Colelough, the son of Robert Colclough.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury the remainder of my Cattle after Rachael Bowling Junr & Priscilla Bowling has a heiffer apiece.
Item I give unto my Daughter Margaret Durham the Use of one negro boy named Harry until her death and after the Death of Margaret Derham I give the said Boy Harry to her Children.
    Item I give unto William Colclough the Land where I now dwell on to him & his heirs for ever
    Item I give unto my Daughter Margret Durham the use of one negro named Sall after five years which she Is to be with Elizi Bowling then to Margt Derham until her death and after the death of Margt Durham I give the said Negro wench Sall to her Children.
    Item My will & desire Is that five of the best of my pewter Dishes & one Dozen of Pewter plates be Equally divided between my Daughters Mary Thornbury, Rachael Bowling and Jane Newton.
    Item I give one Gray Mare called Fanny to Will Colclough & the first fole she brings to Jane Newton Item I give unto Rachael Bowling one bay horse called Spark.
    Item my will & desire is that my son William Colclough return the bed which I lent him formerly to my negro wench Nell at my death & the said Negro wench to have the two Iron pots & hooks which she has In her Quarter with her & such bedding & bed clothes to go with her.
    Item I give & bequeath unto Robert Colclough & William Colclough's Children all my money in the house & in Major John Champe hand to be Equally between the said Children.
Item My will & desire Is that after my just debts are paid my Crop of Tobo be Equally divided between my Daughters Mary Thornbury Rachael Bowling Eliza Bowling Jane Newton & Margret Durham.
    Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Jane DeBell one negro boy named Anthony to her & her heirs.
Item my will & desire is that the said Negro boy be in the care of my Daughter Rachael Bowling while the said Jane DeBell come of Age or married & If she died without heir to return to William Colclough.
    Item I give unto Jane Newton all the new feathers In the house & a new tick & bolster & a new pair of Sheets and a new Quilt which Is now in the house & the remainder of the Furniture to be paid for out of the Crop.
    Item I give unto Rachel Bowling all the rest of my Estate on the plantation.
    Item I do appoint my sons Robert Colclough William Colclough & Saml Thornbury Exrs of this my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 19th day of December In the Year of our Lord God 1748.
Rachael (R) Colclough (Seal)
Signed Sealed & Delivered In--the presence of us John Stone Willis Conway 1748
    At a Court held for Stafford County Febry the 14th 1748-The within last will & Testament of Rachael Colclough dec'd was presented Into Court by the Exrs therein named who made Oath thereto According to Law & being further proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto is admitted to record & on motion of the said Exrs & they performing what Is Usual in such cases Certificate Is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof In due form--
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