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Will of Richard Farthing of Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 11-343 Page 150, Line 13

I give to my son Landy Farthing, 30 acres of land more or less agreeable to the lines around the land whereon he now lives and being part of the tract whereon I now live.

I give to my son John Farthing 30 acres of land more or less agreeable to the lines around the land whereon he now lives and being part of the tract whereon I now live.

I give to my son William Farthing 30 acres of land more or less agreeable to the lines around the land whereon he now lives and being part of the tract whereon I now live to be laid off agreeable to the lines now established. I also give my son William the use of the spring he now uses forever in common with his brother Richard Farthing.

I give to my son Abner Farthing 30 acres of land more or less agreeable to the lines around the land whereon he now lives and being part of the tract whereon I now live.

I give to my son Solomon Farthing 30 acres of land more or less agreeable to the lines around the land whereon he now lives and being part of the tract whereon I now live.

I give to my son Dudley Farthing one feather bed and furniture.

I give nothing more to my daughters Michael Nicholas and Rebecca Parsons than what I have heretofore given it them on their intermarriage that being in my opinion equal to their portion of my estate.

I give to my son Richard Farthing the remainder of my estate real and personal subject to the payment of my just debts and the maintenance of his mother Grisell Farthing during the remainder of her life and in the event of his failing or refusing to afford his mother sufficient maintenance for her comfort then and in that case it is my will and I direct accordingly that my wife the said Grisell Farthing shall enter upon and be possessed of all that part of my estate which I have conditionally given to my son Richard for and during her life and at her death it is my will that the same revert to the said Richard Farthing his heirs and assigns forever.

Lastly I do appoint my son Richard Farthing and my friend Thomas H. Wooding executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness wherof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 11 th day of March 1807.

Signed: Richard Farthing

In the presence of David Bradley and Zachariah Riddle. Examined by Susana Wooding

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th day of June 1810. This will was presented in court proven by the oaths of David Bradley and Zachariah Riddle two of the subscribed witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded.

Teste Will Turnstall C.S.


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