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WILL of EDWARD ERWIN - Augusta County Court, Staunton, VA

WB4:480, 13 JAN 1772, proved 18 MAR 1772

In the name of God Amen

I Edward Erwin of the Long Glade and County of Augusta being sick and weak in body tho in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death it being appointed for all men to die do hereby make my last will and testament as followeth and first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for what worldly substance it hath pleased God to bestow upon me it is my will and desire it be disposed of as followeth and first it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be duly paid within conventional time after my decease and first I give & bequeath to my will beloved sons Edward Erwin and Francis Erwin all the moveable estate that remaineth after my decease to be divided equally betwixt them except a bed and bedclothes a pewter dish and two plates a chest and side saddle which I give and bequeath to Francess Brown and likewise a black cow and calf which I give to said Francess Brown provided she behaves well and marryeth by consent and if she behaves ill she is not have anything and calling to mind my son-in-law Robert Law I give and bequeath (?) to him and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my trusty and well loved sons Edward Erwin and Francis Erwin Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke disallow and disannul all other former will or wills heretofore made by me whether by word or writing approving ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament and in witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of January 1772.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Edward Erwin, Robert Curry and John Erwin

At a court continued and helf for Augusta County March the 18th 1772 this last will and testament of Edward Erwin dec'd was proved by the oaths of Edward Erwin and John Erwin two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Edward and Francis Erwin the Executors therein named who made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form they having with security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law.

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