Boush, Jacob & Toney: Petition, Princess Anne County
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occupied by James Watson after the termination of the interest given to my slaves therein, to those persons who at my death would be the legal heirs and distributees of my first wife who was Mary Brickhouse if she were living at my death, and immediately after to die intestate & without issue, to them and to their heirs forever. Item I give and bequath to my said daughter Elizabeth Jacomine Walker all the rest and residue of my Lands and real Estate during her natural life, and if she should have issue at her death thereto such issue and their heirs forever. But if she should die without such issue, then the said lands to pass and descend to my heirs according to the laws of descent in Virginia & to their heirs forever. Item I sold to James Nimmo jr a tract of land containing about ninety acres on a long credit with interest from the date and to secure the fragment of the purchase money to wit fourteen hundred dollars took a deed of trust on the same lands and other lands of said Nimmo. It is now believed that at a publick sale under the said deed of trust the land I sold will not sell for enough to pay my debt and interest and that it would be necessary to sell other lands of said Nimmo to pay my debt which I do not wish should be done, I do therefore direct that upon the payment of four years interest part of which is already paid, that my executors require the land to be sold under the deed of Trust and purchased the same and get a good title to the land which I direct shall pass in the same manner & to the same persons as the lands in the next preceeding clause of my will, and then I release all the rest of the land mentioned in said deed of Trust and also that part of the debt which may not be satisfied by such sale. Item I give and bequath to my said daughter Elizabeth Jacomine Walke all the rest & residue of my Estate of what nature or kind soever to her & her heirs forever. And lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my son in law David M. Walke and Thurmer Hoggard executors of this my last will & testament, hereby revoking and annulling all wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this [blank] day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty. William Boush (seal) Signed sealed published and declared in presence of } J. Whitehead } William B. Lamb } Jno. Williams }
At a Court held for Princess Anne County the 3rd day of February 1834. The Last will and Testament of William Boush deceased, was proved according to Law, by the oaths of Swepson Whitehead and John Williams two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Thurmer Hoggard one of the executors therein named in open Court refused to qualify; and thereupon, on the motion of David M Walke the other executor therein named, who made oath thereto; and together with Swepson Whitehead and Thurmer Hoggard his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Twenty five Thousand dollars conditioned according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining probat thereof in due form. Teste J.J. Burroughs C.C. a Copy Teste J.J. Burroughs C.C.