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This Indenture made this 3d day of Octobr 1699 betweene ye justices of the Peace for Cha: Citty County and Mary Lilly an orphan of the one parte and Jno Harwood of the said county on the other parte wittnesseth that the said justices pursuant to their Ordr in Court dated at Westover Septr ye 15th 1699 have put placed and bound the said orphan apprentice to ye said Harwood with him to dwell abide & serve from ye day of the date hereof untill she come to lawfull age and ye sd apprentice shall well and faithfully serve the sd Harwood in all lawfull imployments according to her ability and shall honestly and ordrly behave herselfe towards her said mastr and his family and the sd Harwood doth for himselfe his heirs executors and administrs covenant and promise to and with the said justices and particularly with Mr Richd Bland his executors and administrs in ye penall sume of ten thousand pounds of tobacco to instruct the sd orphan or cause her to be instructed to read English and learne the Lords prayer ye creed and ten commandts by heart and to find and allow her convenient meate drink lodging and apparell and to enquire require recover pserve and keepe such estate as doth belong to ye said orphan and to render the same to her at the end of the said time with a cow and a calfe and a breeding sow three barrills of corne and double apparell in witness whereof the partys to these prsents have interchangeably set their hands the day and year first above written Jno Harwood his mark

The above indenture is truly recorded Test Jno Taylor ClCur

In the name of God amen the ninth day of June Annoque Domini 1699 I James Hall of the parish of Bristoll in Charles Citty County being sick and weacke in body but of sound and perfect memory graise be given to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on Earth and being desirous to settle things in Ordr Doe make this my last will and testament in mannr and forme following that is to say first and principally I command my soule to Allmighty God my Creatour assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of my sinns and be saved by the precious death and merrits of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to ye Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and Xtian mannr as to my Executors hereafter named shall be thought meete and convenient and as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my Will and meaning is the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter by this will is expressed and first I do revoake renounce frustrate and make voyd all wills by me formrly made and declare and appoint this my last will and testament Imprimis my will and desire is that all my debts and funerall expences be fully satisfyed and payd by my executors hereafter named Item I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife my servant boy Wills and allso a feather bed bolstr rugg and blanketts my old horse one Cowe and her third of my land according as the law provides in that be halfe and if it shall happen yt it so please God she dies dureing the said boy Wills bondage that then and in that case he shall become dew unto my son Isaac Hall Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson James Hall sonn to Instance Hall ye Indian field whereon my sonn Instance now dwelleth along ye south line formrly called and knowne by ye name of Samll Woodwards line and never to go out of ye name of ye Halls lawfully extracted from my loynes. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my sonne Isaac Hall all ye land from ye Indian feild to Mr Bollings line which is ye land and plantation I now live upon and never to be possesed by any but by those of my name and extraction Item I give and bequeath betweene my two sonnes Instance and Isaac Hall seventy acres of land scituate lying and being and being near Danll Sturdivants to be equally divided betweene ym shaire and shaire alike and ever hereafter to be possesd by ye lawfull heirs of their bodys Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary a heifer named Lilly and unto my daughter ffrances a steere that's now two years old Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Isaac my young horse a ffeather bed bolstrs rugg and blankets and one Cowe item I devise give and bequeath unto my two daughts Jane and Katherine each of ym a ffeather bed bolstr rugg and blanketts and one cowe a peice Item I give and bequeath all ye rest and residue of my personall estate betweene my wife my sonne Isaac and my two daughters Jane and Katherine in moveables and immoveables to be equally divided betweene them shaire and shaire alike Item my will and desire is that all my debts and funerall expenses be fully satisfyed and payd by my executors hereafter named out of the Cropp yt is now arising groweing and comeing in and upon the plantat where I now dwell and lastly I nominate and appoint my sonne Instance Hall full and sole executr of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seale ye day and year first within written

James Hall [seal] Seald and dtd in the prsence of Jno Perkinson his mark Will:M Pettypoole Evan Evans

Cha: City County Court at Westover Novemr ye 3d1699 this will was proved by ye author. of Jno Perkinson and Evan Evans and a Probt thereof Granted ye Exr Test Jno Taylor ClCur