--Unofficial Transcript--
                              
                          JOHN BUGG
                              
                            WILL
                              
                       31 JANUARY 1801
                              
                MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA
                 Will Book 4,  pp.  262-264
                              

IN The Name of God Amen.  I JOHN BUGG of Mecklenburg County do appoint
and ordain this to be my last will and Testament.

ITEM I lend to my beloved wife LUCY during her life in lien and in bar
of dower one feather and furniture and one Negroe woman named Nanny and
in case the said Negroe woman NANCY should die before my wife I lend to my
wife one other Negroe which ever she may choose for and during the term of
her natural life.

ITEM I lend to my beloved wife during her widowhood and no longer the land and
plantation whereon I now live containing three hundred and eighty seven
acres more or less together with the rest of my estate of every
description except the residue of hereafter mentioned.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my son BENJAMIN a tract of land lying
on Mitchells Branch in Mecklenburg county containing two hundred acres more
or less to him and his heirs  forever.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son ZACHARIAH all that part of the land I bought of
INGRAM which lies on the east side of Taylor's Creek estimated at two
hundred acres more or less to him and his Heirs forever.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son JOHN a tract of land lying on Taylors
Creek adjoining the land of DANIEL CHEATHAM, JAMES LETT, ISAAC HICKS and
ROBERT NANCE containing one hundred and seventy acres more or less to him
and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM a tract
of land lying __ west side of the south fork of Taylors Creek it being
part of  ___ I bought of INGRAM containing one hundred and fifty acres
more or less to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my son JESSIE the land & plantation
whereon I now live containing three hundred and eighty seven acres
more or less to him and his heirs forever but he is not to have
possession of the same until my wife marries or dies.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my son in law JOHN NANCE a parcel of land
formerly a part of the tract I now live on containing twelve acres
more or less and bounded as followeth that is to say Beginning at
DANIEL CHEATHAMS line on Dukes old road thence new choped line along
the said road to Nance's line thence along his line to Cheathams line
thence along the said Cheathams line to the Beginning to him and his
heirs forever.

ITEM my will and desire that my land on Bennitts branch in Brunswick
County may be sold Immediately after my death upon a reasonable credit
and that the money arising from such sale shall be equally divided
amongst all my Daughters now living and my Executors hereafter named
are hereby Impowered to convey the same in fee simple to the Purchaser
or Purchasors.

ITEM I will and desire that at the death or marriage of my wife that
all the Estate of every description which I have lent to her except
the land and in case of her marriage except also the feather bed with
its furniture and the negroe lent during her life shall be sold and
that the money arising from such sale shall be equally divided amongst
all my children now living both sons & daughters deducting from the
parts of such of them as I have already made advances to the
sums herefore given that is to say deducting from my Daughter MARRIES
part the sum of one hundred and ten pounds from my Daughter FRANCIS
part fifty pounds from my son BENJAMINS part one hundred pounds from
my Daughter MARTHAS part forty pounds from my Daughter SARAH'S part
forty pounds from Daughter ELIZABETHS part forty pounds from my
Daughter LUCYS part forty pounds and from my son JOHNS part forty
pounds these being the sums heretofore advanced by me to each of the
above named Respectively.

ITEM I will and desire that each of my children now single my when
ever they marry receive the Sum of forty pounds to be paid out of that
part of my Estate lent to my wife and that the said Sum of forty
pounds shall upon a final division of my Estate to be deducted out of
the part or parts of such child or children as may so receive the
same.

ITEM I will and desire that the whole of whatever part of my Estate
or the proceeds of it as may fall  to the share of my Daughter MARTHA
shall remain in the hands of my Executors hereafter named so long as
her present husband shall live and at his death her part of my Estate
is to be by them delivered to her or in case of her dying before him
my Executors are hereby required and  Impowered to divide her part of
my Estate equally amongst such children as she may leave lastly I
appoint my beloved wife LUCY my son ZACHARIAH my son JOHN and DANIEL
DALY to execute this my last will and testament In Witness whereof I
have herewith set my and fixed my Seal this 30th day of January one
thousand eight hundred and one.

Signed Sealed and published & delivered as and for the last will and
Testament of the above named JOHN BUGG

In presence of us
(Seal)

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 13th day of April 1801.
This writing was produced to the Court without the name of the
decedent or any witness being thereto subscribed whereupon HENRY
PENNINGTON, WILLIAM LADD and JESSIE OSLING were sworn  and severally
deposed that they were present at the time the said decedent attempted
to sign the said writing but was unable to write his name that after
the said decedent had made the marks which appear opposite the seal he
did acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament and
thereupon the said writing was ordered to be recorded as and for the
last will and testament of the said JOHN BUGG deceasad and on the
motion of LUCY BUGG the Executix JOHN BUGG and DANIEL DALY two of the
Executors therein named who made oath thereto & together with HENRY
PENNINGTON JOHN DALY, DAVID PENNINGTON and JOHN HUBBARD their
securities entered into and acknowledged them bond in the penalty of
ten thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs Certificate was
granted them for attaining a probat thereof in due form liberty being
received for the other Executors therein named to join in the probat
when he shall think fit.
Teste WILLIAM BASKERVILL