Chappell, Angelica: Petition, Prince George County
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In the name of God Amen I James Bishop of The County of Prince George and State of Virginia being in a low state of health but of Perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Item I leave my negro woman Angelica and her son Henrey free I also leave all my Lands to Angelica her life and at her death to her son Henrey I give all my household and kitchen furniture plantation utensils stock of all kinds crop of corn & to Angelica her life at her death The balance to her son Henry. It is also my wish That my negroes [Jimal? Jineral?][,] Jenny and Polly should be hired out for the support of my negro woman Angelica, and her son Henry untill her death and Then to go to Henery. I also wish that my Brother George Bishop son John Edmond Bishop should have my small gun. It is my desire that my just debts should be paid out of such property as my executor may think best to be sold. This I acknowledge to be my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this sixteenth day of March 1825. Jas. his X mark Bishop (Seal) Witness Edwd. H Neblete Jas Grussett Jas [Dunn?]
At a court held for Prince George County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 13th day of April 1825 this last will and testament of Jas Bishop decd was presented into court and proved by the oaths of Jas Grussett & Jas. [Dunn?] two of the witnesses thereto and by order of the court it is truely recorded. Teste N. B. Sturdevant, CC A Copy Teste Richd. C Williams D.C.