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Keiningham, Samuel: Petition, New Kent County

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In the name of God amen. I Thomas Moody of the County of Newkent [New Kent], being of sound mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God, for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as followeth Item 1st my wish and desire is that all my just debts should be paid by my Executor hereafter mentioned, Item 2nd my will and desire is that my house maid Laury shall be put under some [illegible] person that will learn her the said Laury to weave and sew that liveth in the county of Newkent and not to be removed out of the said county until the said Laury shall come to age of twenty one years. then I hope that our general assembly will [illegible] good as to set her free. I the sd Thomas Moody purchased her for that purpose, but if the said Laury cannot be free that she may be hired and her posterity to whom they shall choose and their heirs to be their own benefits; Item 3rd I lend unto my wife Elizabeth Moody the benefit of all my estate during her life Except the house and lot that Mrs. Sarah Acies now occupieth but if the said Sarah Acie remarie she is to put no tenement thereon; I do hereby give my Exors hereafter mentioned ten per cent for their trouble I do appoint Saml. Keiningham and Ellyson Martin my Exors to this my last will and testament & revoking all other wills heretofore made and my Exors are not to be required security by the Court: Given under my hand this 4th day of January 1812. T. Moody (seal) Jonathan Ellyson Jonathan Accee At a Court held for Newkent County.