--Unofficial Transcript--
                              
                      EDWARD PENNINGTON
                              
                            WILL
                              
                         16 MAY 1752
                              
                 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
                   Will Book 3, pp. 73-76
                              

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.  I EDWARD PENNINGTON of the Parish
of Saint Andrews in the County of Brunswick and Colony of
Virginia Planter being sick and weak of body but of sound &
perfect mind and memory thank be given to God for it I
knowing and considering the uncertainty of this life & that
all men are born to die, I do make this & constitute ordain
and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking disanulling and making void all former Will or
Wills Testament & Testaments by me heretofore at any time
made and this to be taken as my last in manner and form
following and first and principally I commend my soul to God
that gave it me and my Body to the Earth from whence it was
taken to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executor
hereafter named and as Touching and concerning the worldly
Estate that it hath pleased God in his great Mercy to Bestow
upon me far beyond my desarts I do hereby give and Bequeath
in manner and form following and first my Will is that all
the Debts that in Right and conscience I do owe to any
person may be paid in some convenient season after by
decease by Executor hereafter named Imprimis

I give and Bequeath to my loving Brother BENJAMIN PENNINGTON
ten pounds Current Money of Virginia.

Item   I give and bequeath to EDWARD PENNINGTON, son of
BENJAMIN PENNINGTON, one Negro Man Child known by the name
of Sam to him the said EDWARD PENNINGTON his Heirs or
Assigns forever.

Item   I give and Bequeath to my loving Brother JOHN GEORGE
PENNINGTON thirty pounds Current Money of Virginia.

Item  I give and Bequeath to my loving Brother JAMES
PENNINGTON ten pounds Current Money of Virginia and my own
useing gun.

Item   I give and bequeath to my loving Brother WILLIAM
PENNINGTON one Negro Man & two Negro Children one a Boy and
the other a Girl and one Negro Woman and her Increase to him
the said WILLIAM PENNINGTON his Heirs or Assigns forever.

Item   I give & Bequeath to my Brother WILLIAM PENNINGTON all
my lands whatsoever and wheresoever with all the Appurts and
Previledges there unto Belonging.  I say to him the said
WILLIAM PENNINGTON his Heirs or Assigns forever.

Item   I give and Bequeath to my Brother WILLIAM PENNINGTON
all my Horses & Hoggs and Cattle---all & every one
wheresoever they may be found to him the said WILLIAM
PENNINGTON his Heirs and Assigns forever.

Item   I give & Bequeath to my Brother WILLIAM PENNINGTON all
and each and every part of my Household Furniture and things
thereto appertaining to him his Heirs or Assigns forever.

Item   I give and Bequeath to my Honoured Mother MARY
PENNINGTON a good & sufficient maintainance both of cloaths
Meat Drink Washing lodging and her abode or Home to be at my
Brother WILLIAM PENNINGTON'S  and furthermore if in case the
said WILLIAM PENNINGTON should Die before my Mother that
then he shall leave her my Mother forty shillings a Year
during her natural life and as much more as my Executor
shall think proper at any time during his life to be paid to
her out of my Estate all this to be performed by my Executor
hereafter named.  And of this my last Will and Testament I
do hereby nominate constitute appoint and ordain my beloved
Brother WILLIAM PENNINGTON to be my only hole & Sole
Executor In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand &
affixed my seal this sixteenth Day of May one thousand and
seven hundred fifty and two.

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presence of Us               Edward (?)E. Pennington (his mark)
David Ross                                  (LS)
Benjamin + Ezell
Solomon Right

                              At a Court held for Brunswick County
                              the 24 Day of June 1752

This Will was presented in Court and made Oath to by WILLIAM
PENNINGTON the executor therein named and was proved by the
Oaths of David Ross, Benjamin Ezell and Solomon Right the
Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and Certificate
granted the said Executor for obtaining a probat thereof in
due form he having with James Parrish and John Ward his
Securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty
of one thousand pounds with condition according to Law and
It was ordered that THOMAS PENNINGTON Heir at Law (?) of the
Testator should be summoned to appear at the next Court to
be held for the said County and contest the validity thereof
if he should think fit.
                          Teste
                                       LM Tazewell, Cler. Cur.