Jack, etc., Trustee of v. Vass, Exr. of Philip E.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 2)
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In the Name of God Amen. I Philip E Vass of Halifax County Virginia being of sound mind and disposing Memory, calling to reflection the Mortality of My body & being desirous to dispose of My Earthly possessions: do ordain this to be b My Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other, or former Wills and Testaments heretofore made by Me ratifying and Confirming this only. Item 1st. I Will that My Exor hereinafter named pay all my Just Debts. Item 2nd. I Give and bequeath unto Isaac Medley Jr after deducting the legacy bequeast to My sister Elizabeth Shapard and children: Out of the Money arising from the sale of the burch Creek tract Land: My one fifth of the Money which May be comeing to Me: which Money were by My fathers Will were to be Equally divided between My brother James, Sisters, Sarah, Ann Apphia, and Myself: to him and his heirs forever: My sister Ann having departed this life, since I Made the Sale of My One fifth to the said Isaac Medley and by the Will of My father, her part again returns to my fathers Estate; & the parte which I am entitled to by the death of my Sisters Ann: Will hereafter be disposed of; the Sale Made to the Said Isaac Medley, Was Made Only to Include My Interest: if all my Sisters, had of been alive at the time of the distribution. Item 3rd I Give & bequeath unto My Sister Elizabeth Shapard's five living Children all my Interest in the lands belonging to the Estate of My fathers lying in Rockingham County State North Carolina, called Wolf Iland; to be Equally Divided between them & the lawful heirs of their bodys forever, but should Either of the children die without a lawful heir, as is in this Item named: My desire