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Item I Constitute my deare and loveing wife Elizabeth Edwards the whole and sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament and in Witness whereunto I have heareunto sett to my hand and affixed my seale this 29th day of the moneth called October 1699
Signed & Sealed in present of us Witt: Harding Obadiah O S Smith his signe John P Hamlett his signe
Tho: X Edwards seald Charles City County Court Att westover march ye 4o 1699 This will was proved by ye oathes of William Harding and Obediah Smith, and a prb't granted to ye [Exteentrx?] Test Jno Taylor Cl Cur
In the name of God Amen I George Woodlief of Charles Citty County being of sound perfect & disposeing minde & memory and calling to minde the uncertainty of this life am desirous to to settle yt small estate ye Almighty hath been pleased to bless me with among my chilldren & that no quarrells or disputes may happen amongst them after my decease doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner ffollowing hereby revoakeing all other wills by me heretofore made. And first of all I bequeath my soul unto ye hands of Almighty God trusting in ye merrits & passion of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ for pardon and remission of all my sins desireing that my boddy be decently intered after ye manner of the church of England according to the discretion of my Execu'rs here after named and as for worldly Estat my debts being first satisfied & payed I give and bequeath ye same in manner ffollowing (viz) I give & bequeath to my son John Woodlief & his male heirs for ever all my land lying in Jordans upon the River between Mr Blands land and Mr Poythrees land and so from ye River on ye said Blands land as ye dividing line between me & him up to the mane Run wich Run is to be ye bounds of this land till it runs one hundred yards above the path leading from my house to my brother Woodlief & from thene a direct line towards ye nearest part of Mr Poythees line- Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Woodlief & his heirs male for ever all that part of my lands in Jordans lying between Mr Blands land & ye Bottom runing by ye plantation where Joseph Tovey lived and aloung that Bottom & the nearest cource thereof to ye miles end encludeing all ye land between ye Said Bottom and Joseph Mattox & Mr Blands land & ye sd Maine Run on ye southward side thereof reserving out ye before mentioned bequest six years rent of ye plantation Thomas Burge now lives on wch rent I give & bequeath to my grandaughter Mary Woodlief towards hir maintainance if she shall so loung live but if she dyes before ye expiration of ye sd six years then so much thereof as remain unpaid after my decase to return to my sd son Thomas Woodlief again