the name of God, Amen, I, John Pirtle of Patrick County and State of Virginia
Being sick in body but of good and perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God,
and calling to mind the uncertain Estate of the Transitory life and that all flesh
must yield unto Death when it shall please God to Call, do make, Constitute, ordain
and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking
and annulling by these presents all and every Testament or testaments Will and
Wills heretofore by me made and only for my last Will and Testament and none other.
First, i will that all the debts and duties as I owe in right and conscience
to any manner of Person or persons whatsover, shall be well and truly Contented
and paid or ordained to be Paid within convenant time after my decease by my Executors
Item 2 - I lend unto my loving wife Ester [Cantrell] Pirtil
all my whole Estate both personal and Temporal Except my Plantation working tools
and Carpenter's tools such as plows, hows, axes and all other Working tools that
appears to be mine during her natural life or marriage. After death or marriage
my desire is that my afrs Estate shall be divided among my children as per Vix.
3rd I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Francis Cunningham the property
I llent her when she was first married also all my plantation tools such plows,
hoes, ackses and all other plantaion tolls that appears to be mine, also all my
Carpenters tools of all sorts. I give to my afrs Daughter Francis Cunningham and
her heirs forever to be delivered within six months after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my son John Pirtil five shillings to be delivered unto
him my aforesaid son after the Death of his Mother.
5ly I give and bequeath
unto my Daughter Mary Pirtil five shillings and her heirs forever to be delivered
unto my afrs Daughter Mary Pirtil after the death of her Mother.
Death or marriage of my afrs wife my desire is that my aforesaid estate be divided
between my other four children when they arrive at full age or Death of their
Mother that is to say Daughter Margaret Sumpter, my son Samuel, Joseph and Nancy,
to these my Children i give my afrs estate to be equally divided and their heirs
(Lastly) I nominate and appoint Harrison Hobard and John Philpott
joint and wholely Executors and Executive of all my good and Chattels and doth
further nominate the afrs Hobard and Philpott trustees and guardians over all
my children. Testifying and conforming this to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this ninth day
June one thousand seven hundred ninety and three.
Jno. Pyrtle, S. Se.
Nathanial Rodgers X (his mark)
1, Henry County, Virginia. p238,239,241,277.