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 ---) Copied verbatim, including misspelling and lack of punctuation, by Doris Y. Stone, Genealogist.