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                     WILLIAM PENNINGTON
                              
                            WILL
                              
                     SEPTEMBER 23, 1783
                 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
                   Will Book 2 pp. 259-261
                              
                              
                              
                              
Last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand, and affixed my Seal this 27th day of September
1783.

Signed Sealed Published an delivered
by the Testator to be his last
Will and Testament
in presence of us                        Edward Sanders (LS)
James Mason
James Bass
Enoch George

Brunswick County Court 23d February 1784.
This Will was proved by the oath of Enoch George one of the
witneses thereto & ordered to be recorded and upon the
motion of Ebbin Sanders the Executor therein appointed and
he having given Bond with Security & taken the oath
according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a
probate thereof in due form.

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IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.  I WILLIAM PENNINGTON of the County
of Brunswick being weak in body but of sound and perfect
mind and memory thanks be to God for the same but
considering the Uncertainty of human life do make this my
last will in form and manner following first, I recommend my
Soul to Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the Earth
to be Buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter
Named and as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to
bless me with I dispose of in the following manner to wit.
I give and bequeath to my grandaughter BETSY COLLIER the
side Saddle that she has in her possession to her and her
heirs forever.  I give unto my granddaughter REBECCAH
COLLIER one Bed two Shetts and one blanket to her and her
heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to my Son in Law JOHN
BUGG one hundred & forty nine acres of Land lying on Taylors
Creek, and Bennits Branch to him and to his heirs forever.

I lend to my son in law JOHN BUGG the Use of one Negro girl
named Beck till my grandaughter ELIZABETH COLLIER arrives to
the age of twenty one years or Married.  If She should
arrive to that age then I give and Bequeath the said Negro
Beck and her increase to my said grandaughter ELIZABETH
COLLIER to her and her heirs forever.  But in case She
should die before She arrives at the age or Married then I
give the said Negro with her increase to my grandaughter
REBECCAH COLLIER to her & her heirs forever.  I give and
bequeath to my grandson BENJAMIN BUGG one Negro Boy Named
Charles to him and his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath
to my grandson PENNINGTON HOLMES one Negro Boy Named Lewis
to him & his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to my
grandaughter ELIZABETH HOLMES one thousand weight of Tobacco
to be paid to her when She arrives to the age of Seventeen
years or married to her and her heirs forever.  I give and
bequeath to my grandson EDWARD COLLIER one thousand weight
of Tobacco to be paid to him when he arrives to to the age
of Twenty one Years to him and his heirs forever.  I give
and bequeath to my Daughter BETTEY the house that is called
hers also her Saddle & Bridle a good Bed and furniture.  A
Chest  A Spinning Wheel and cards to her and her heirs
forever.  I Leave unto my son SACK PENNINGTON the use of one
Negro, Named Amey for the support of my Daughter BETTEY
during her natural life but after her death I give and
Bequeath the said Negro Amey and her increase to my Son SACK
PENNINGTON and to his heirs forever.  All the Rest and
Residue of my Estate of what nature or Qualities whatsoever
I give and bequeath to my son SACK PENNINGTON, to him and
his heirs forever.  Lastly I do nominate and appoint my son
SACK PENNINGTON my whole and sole Executor of this my last
Will and Testament.

In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed by
seal this Eleventh day of January one thousand seven hundred
and eighty four.

Signed Sealed and delivered
                                   his
in presence of                     William X Pennington (LS)
                                   mark
James Marshall

       x
John X  Barnett
            mark
Jesse Osling
Richard Meanly
Joseph Williams

Brunswick County Court 23 February 1784

This Will was proved by the oaths of James Marshall, John
Barnett & Joseph Williams witnesses thereto and ordered to
be recorded and upon the motion of SACK PENNINGTON, the
Executor therein appointed and he having given Bond with
Security and taken the Oath according to Law Certificates is
granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
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