Catlett, Mary M.: Petition, King William County
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estimated in aforesaid articles of agreement entered into with my husband and at the death of the said Ann to be equally divided amongst such children as she shall leave[.] I direct that my warring [wearing] apparel be given to my negroes. I do hereby appoint Samuel Jane Callett [Catlett] trustee and Executor for the purpose of Carrying into affect this my will and my Sister Elizabeth Dawles Executrix thereto[.] In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety Seven[.] Ann Raines her X mark (seal) Signed published & declared by Ann Rains to be her last will & testament in presence of us who subscribed our names hereto at her request[.] Philip Johnson B. Valentine Simon Dogged
At a Court held for King William County the 22nd day of January 1798 This last will and Testament of Ann Rains decd was put into court and proved by the oath of B. Valentine and Simon Dogged two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be Recorded[.] By the Court Teste Edmd Bockeley CC A Copy Teste Jno Quarles D C