Greenway, Dick: Petition, Prince George County
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In the Name of Almighty God Amen. I Simon Parham of Prince George County, being sick in body though in perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for men [illegible] to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows. Viz [To Wit]: Item. I Give and bequeath to my beloved son Richard Greenway his freedom and thirty acres of land, and the land he never is to sell, but to him and his heirs forever. Item. I Give and bequeath to my son in-Law Matthew Leath, twenty five acres of land, the land he never is to sell, but to him and his heirs forever. Item. I Give and bequeath to my son Simon Parham fifty acres of land, the land he is never to sell, but to him and his heirs forever. Item. I Give and bequeath to my two daughters namely Eliza Parham, and Hannah Parham the remainder part of land to be equally divided between them, and the land is never to be sold, but to them and their heirs forever. All the rest of my property is to be sold and all my Just debts and funeral expenses paid, and the remainder part of the money I Give to my son Simon Parham. and I do appoint my trusty friend John Ambrose executor to this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and cancel all other Wills heretofore made or named by me, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof, I have herewith Set my hand and affixed my seal this seventeenth day of November eighteen Hundred and twenty[.] Simon his X mark Parham (Seal) Signed and acknowledged in presents of Green Lee, Henry O. Ambrose, Robertson Webb