D&W  1694-1709 p.246. Surry Co., Va.

                           Thomas Pidington
                                1701/02

In ye Name of God Amen I Tho: Pidington of Surry County being sick &
weake in Body but of prfect memory God be praised doe make and declare
this my Last Will and testamt: in writing in manner following And
first I bequeath my Soul, to god my Creatr: hopeing to be sav’d by ye
merritts of My Redemer Jesus Christ and my body to ye Earth from
whence itt Came and for what Earthly substance which God hath been
pleased to Lend me I give and bequeath in manner and form following
Item I give my house and Land after ye decease of my Loveing Wife to
my Eldest Sonn Tho: Piddington I give and bequeath unto my three sons
my three Guns ye Eldest to have his Choice and see to ye youngest  I
give ye rest of my Estate after my Debts are paid between my Loveing
Wife Abigail and my three sons and furthr: itt is my desire that my
Chidren may live with my wife till they come to age and I make my
Loveing wif Abigail my hole & Ex: of this my Last will and testament
hereby declareing this to be my Last will and testamt: this 13th of
ffeburary in ye year of or Lord God 1701/2
Signed and subscribed in                          
Ye prsents of us                          Thomas (his mark) Pidington
Wm. Rookings
Jno. Person                                  
     His marke
     (Probate faded out ---)

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punctuation, by Doris Y. Stone, Genealogist.