Last Will and Testament of Margaret Robins

21 March 1790

Transcribed by Lisa & Tom Dunaway

NOTE: Spellings have not been changed.

In the name of God amen, I Margaret Robins of the County of Northampton being sick and weak but of sound and perfect sense and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis after my just debts are paid, I dispose of what estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me in the following manner.

Item I give to my daughter Esther Boisnard my white suit of Cotton Curtains and one new bed quilt.

Item I give to my daughter in law Elizabeth Robins the sum of five pounds Current money.

Item all my wearing apparel, I desire may be equally divided between my daughters Susanna, and Esther, and my daughter in law Elizabeth Robins.

Item all the rest or remainder of my estate, together with my proportion of my son Nelson's, (not yet allotted to me) I give to my two daughters Susanna and Esther to be equally divided between.

Lastly I do appoint my son John Robins and my son in law Doctr John Boisnard my Executors of this my last will and Testament revoking all others by me heretofore made In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 21st day of March 1790.

Sealed and delivered}Margaret + Robins {Seal}
in presence of}mark
Litt: Savage
Susanna Robins

At a court held for Northampton County the 9th December 1794.

This Will was proved by the oath of Littleton Savage, Witness~~~~
thereto and ordered to be recorded : and upon the motion of John Boisnard Executor therein appointed who took the oath, and gave bond with security according to Law, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.

ExdThomas Lytt: Savage C.N.C.


Northampton County, Virginia, Wills, Etc. 1792-1795, No. 29: 316-317, will of Margaret Robins, 1790; Library of Virginia microfilm Reel No.: 37.

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