Last Will and Testament of Littleton Justis

17 November 1808

Transcribed by Lisa & Tom Dunaway


NOTE: Spellings have not been changed.

In the Name of God Amen, I Littleton Justis of Northampton County being sick and low of Body but of sound Mind & Memory do make and ordain this writing to be my last Will and Testament in form & manner following My Body to the Earth to be beauryed in a decent Manner at the discretion of my Executor. Item, I give and bequeath unto Newton Garrison five pounds Cash to him & his heir's forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto my Friend Michael Dowty five pounds to him & his heir's forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto William Dunton five pounds to him & his heir's forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto Rickards Dunton five pounds to him and his heir's forever. Item, I give & bequeath unto my loving Wife Betty Justis five pounds to her & her heir's forever : also two chests together with all the remains of my Estate not before given. Lastly, I nominate and appoint my Friends Michael Dowty & William Dunton my Sole Executor's to this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 17th day of November Eighteen Hundred and Eight.

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Signed Sealed, &Littleton | Justis {Seal}
in presence of } Isaac Bell, Dickey G. Carpenter.mark

At a Court held for Northampton County the 12th day of December 1808.

This will was proved by the Oath of Isaac Bell a witness thereto and Ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of Michael Dowty the Executor therein appointed, and he having taken the Oath & entered into Bond with Security according to Law, a Certificate is granted him to obtain a Probate thereof in due form.

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ExdThos Lytt. Savage CCK

Source:

Northampton County, Virginia, Wills & Inven'ys [Inventories] 1808-1813 (Target reads 1803-1813 through error), No. 33: 45, will of Littleton Justis, 1808; Library of Virginia microfilm Reel No.: 38.




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