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Luke Billington, 1672
Posted by: Bill Scroggin Date: July 10, 2001 at 17:27:31
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Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Wills & Deeds Book 1, p.114

In the name of God amen, I Luke Billington of Farnham parish in Rappahannock county being of sound and perfect memory, thanks be given to God, therefore I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth. Viz.
Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Barbary Billington the house wherein I now dwell with all moveable and unmovable belongings and land, thereunto belonging to the plantation with all the cattle belonging to me and mares sheep and all the grain and corn and wheat with servants and all my household goods within doors and without during the term of her natural life, and after her decease the land to fall to my son Luke Billington and his heirs forever, and I do oblige my wife to provide and give unto my daughter Elizabeth at her day of marriage either a man servant or a maid for the term of time as servants come into this country to serve.
Item. I give unto my son Luke Billington the mountain fields wherein now Richard Peacock liveth to him and his heirs forever, and in case he dies without issue, then the land to be divided between his lower sisters here nominated, being Elita and Elizabeth and Jane and Barbary my daughters, and in case that any or either of my daughters shall die without issue, that the land belong to the survivor or survivors.
Item. I do oblige my son Luke to give and deliver at the day of marriage of my daughter Jane and Barbary to each of them a man servant or a maid servant for the full time and term of years servants serve their lawful apprenticeship in this country.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elita three hundred and fifty acres of land belonging to the mountain fields as by a patent purchased appeareth, and if my daughter dieth without issue, that then the land fall and be divided between my three daughters Elizabeth, Jane, and Barbary and in case any of them die without issue, to fall to the survivor or survivor.
Item. I give unto my daughter Mary a piece of plate to the value of thirty shillings and to her son, my grandchild William Daniel, a ewe with a ewe lamb by her side.
Item. I do further appoint and oblige my wife to pay and satisfy all or any just debts which shall be made appear that I oweth or by obligation or account.
Item. I make my wife Barbary Billington my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament, and further I desire my trusty and well-beloved friends William Travers and Giles Cale to be trustees of this my will testament that to their power as much as in them lyeth it be performed. In witness whereof, I have set my hand and seal this 13th day of November 1671. Further, Dr. John Russell to be a trustee to this my last will with William Travers and Giles Cale.

Signed        Luke Billington (seal)       

Sealed & delivered in the presence of:
Henry Sheares
John Russell

Recorded May the 3rd, 1672.

Henry Sheares, aged 35 years or thereabouts, and John Russell, aged 26 years or thereabouts, sworn and examined, say that they saw the above named Luke Billington sign, seal, and publish this writing whereunto his hand and seal is affixed as his last will and testament and that he was in perfect mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and further say not.

Signed:
Henry Sheares
John Russell



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