Will of John George Pyrtle

In 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 hereafter named.

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.

4ly 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.

6ly After 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 forever.

(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.

Thomas Posey
John Smallman
Nathanial Rodgers X (his mark)

Will Book 1, Henry County, Virginia. p238,239,241,277.