Boush, Jacob & Toney: Petition, Princess Anne County
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In the name of God amen I William Boush of the County of Princess Anne being of sound mind do make and declare this writing as for my last will & Testament. First, It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that all my just debts & funeral expences be immediately paid and discharged Item. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Boush ten shares of Stock of the Corporation of Norfolk, five shares of Virginia Bank stock and one other Share in the same Bank which originally belonged to her; Eight hundred dollars in money, three of which are the proceeds of a track of land which belonged to her, my Carriage and harness and two horses to be selected and Chosen by her and two beds bedsteads and furniture and her chest of drawers to her and her heirs forever: Item I give and bequath to my said wife the sum of one hundred dollars p. year during her natural life. Item I lend to my said wife for and during her natural life negro men Sam & Charles negro woman Sally and her future increase and her Children Toney & Daniel & girl Nancy. the aforegoing property and Estate so as aforesaid given and lent to my wife I hereby declare and direct shall be in lieu of dower or other Interest in my Lands and all other estate. Item do hereby emancipate and set free my negroes Jacob[,] Cuffee[,] Toney & Old Jasper and I do give to each of them the sum of one hundred dollars. I also lend to them during their joint lives and to the survivor during life the Land & plantation now occupied by James Watson. Item I give and bequath to my daughter Elizabeth Jacomine Walke and her husband David M. Walke during their joint lives and to the survivor of them during the life of such survivor the land and Plantation whereon I now live in the County of Princess Anne, and if my said daughter should die leaving issue at her death, I do give and bequath the said Land & Plantation after the termination of the life estates aforesaid, to such issue and to his, her or their heirs forever; but if my said daughter should die without leaving such issue then my will and desire is, that after death of my son in law David M. Walke that the said land & plantation should pass and descend to my heirs according the laws of descent in Virginia & their heirs forever. Item I do hereby emancipate and set free all the rest of my slaves including those lent to my wife after her interest ceases, and hereby direct my executors to sell the land in the County of Princess Anne purchased my me from James Nimmo and pay the proceeds to my said negroes emancipated by this clause to which negroes I give the said proceeds to be equally divided between. Item I give and bequeath the tract of Land in the county of Princess Anne containing two hundred acres more or less at present