Winney: Petition, Preston County
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In the name of god amen I Aaron Royse of Monongalia County and state of Virginia being weak in body but of a sound mind the uncertainty of human life puts me in mind of disposing of the worldly property that it has pleased m great Creator to Bless me with for which I ought to be thankful for it and all other blessings, I dispose of my worldly property as followeth to wit after my decease I wish my body to be decently buryed in the Earth and the expense paid out of my property[.] secondly at my decease I give and bequeath unto my son Moses Royse the sulfiate that is now in the hands of Thomas Butler for one hundred and fifty dollars it being for a note that I had against Moses Royse and it was clindistantly taken from me at my decease that sertificate is to be given up to the said Moses Royse which is to be a final settlement between him and my Estate[.] thirdly I give and bequeath unto Rebecky and Nancy Morgan the whole of the land that I bought of James Metheney equally divided between them[.] fourthly I give and bequeath unto Aaron Morgan son of David and Nancy Morgan the fore [four] lots of ground that I own in Kingwood Town to be sold or rented for his use[.] fifthly I give and bequeath unto my grandson Dudly Stone one hundred dollars to be paid to him by my executors if living and to be found and if not to be found that hundred dollars to be equally divided between my four children Soloman[,] Hiram[,] William and Mary[.] sixthly there is now eighty dollars in the hands of Peter John [Beckard? Rukard?] that is to be given up to my daughter Mary Dunbar when ever she cawls [calls] for it[.] seventhly I give and bequeath unto my four children Soloman Royse[,] Hiram Royse[,] and William Royse and Mary Dunbar the whole of my estate that is not other ways