In the name of God Amen, I Edward Giles of Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia doth make this my last will and testament, – It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid from the Sale of my Crop of Tobacco Bacon and Corn remaining on hand and after those debts are paid it is my will and desire that all my remaining property both real and personal be sold on twelve months credit and from the monies arising from such Sale or Sales to be distributed as follows –
Item first I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Milly Nance
two Hundred dollars to her and her heirs –
Item second, I give and bequeath to my Grandson Edward Poythress
twenty five dollars to him and his heirs –
Item third, I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Poythress one
hundred dollars to him and his heirs –
Item fourth, I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Martha Giles
Daughter of my Daughter Betsy P. Giles two hundred dollars to
her and her heirs –
Item fifth, and last after all my just Debts funeral expenses and the above
legacies are first paid it is my will and desire that the remainder of my
estate be equally divided amongst my four Living Children Jean P.
Bassey(?), John Giles, Edward Giles, and William Giles to each of
them and their heirs, given under my hand this 10th day of March,
1818, I appoint Edward Giles, Jr. and John Bassey exors to this my
last Will and Testament –
Signed and sealed his
in presense of……. Edward X Giles ((S))
Bushrod Webb mark
John Cook Sen.
Henry X Wartman
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 16th day of March 1818. This Last Will and Testament of Edward Giles dec’d was presented into Court and proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto, and Ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Edward Giles Jr. one of the executors therein named who made oath thusly and together with John Cook, Henry Wartman
and Bushrod Webb his securities in turn into and acknowledge their bond in the penalty of Twenty five thousand dollars conditions as the law.
(no further photocopy although it is expected that only remaining text would be name and title of clerk of court).
Will of Edward Giles, Mecklenburg County, VA, 10 Mar 1818