Will of Hugh Norwell


From: Lunenburg Co., VA, Will Book No. 1, 
With Inventories, Accounts, Etc., 1746-1762; p. 320

Last Will and Testament of Hugh Norwell

Signed: October 20, 1759
Probated May 6, 1760

I, Hugh Norwell of L and Parish of Cumberland, weak in body -

To my daughter, Elizabeth Sandeferd - 1 feather bed and furniture.
To my daughter, Mary Norwell - my Negro wench Aggy and 1 feather bed and furniture and 1 gray mare called Fancey, and 1 woman's saddle and bridle.
To my son, T___Norwell, my plantation whereon I now live, containing 333 acres.
To my wife, Mary Norwell - the use of the rest of my estate during her life, and at her death to be sold and the money arising therefrom, to be equally divided between the rest of my 5 children, provided that my wife not waste or embezzle any of the money arising from my estate, during her life more than is needed for her suitable maintenance, but that such [surplus] money may be put out at interest until her death and equally divided as my other estate.
Executor - my son Thomas Norwell.
Signed October 20, 1759 - Hugh Norwell.
Witnesses: William Ballard, Adam Thomson, James Smith (X) his mark.

At May 6, 1760 Court, the within will of the deceased was exhibited by Thomas Norwell, the executor, and the same was proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses, and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of said executor, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of said will, he giving security, whereupon he, together with Henry Deloney, Gent., and James Coleman, his securities, entered into bond for the executor's due execution of the will.

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