Phillis & Hannah: Petition, Montgomery County
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I James Scott of Russell County and State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say: 1. I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of any monies belonging to my estates at my decease. 2. I give and bequeath to my wife Rebeckah Scott all my estate, Real and Personal, during her natural life, except as herein after named. 3. I give to my brothers William Scott, John Scott and Joseph Scott, and to my sisters Jane Christman and Eleanor Claypole each the sum of one dollar and in case of their death the same is to be paid to their heirs or legal representatives. 4. I desire that, after the death of my wife Rebeckah all my slaves, to wit: Charles, Philis, Hannah, and Celia and Charles the children of the said Hannah, and any other children which the said Hannah or her increase may have borne or may be great with, have and enjoy their freedom, and I do hereby forever, from and after that period emancipate them and every of them from my heirs, and from every other person. 5. I give and bequeath to my said slaves after their freedom as aforesaid, all and singular my lands, and tenements goods and chattels, as follows; I desire that the said Charles shall have hold and enjoy the East end of my lands as far as to the orchard fence by a line running with the same from one side to the other; and that the said Philis and Hannah and said Hannahs children and their increase have hold and enjoy the residue of my lands - all which lands lie in the county of Russell on the waters of Cedar Creek. My personal Estate if any should remain, together with my farming utensils, and all my stock, I desire may be equally divided between the said Slaves and their