John Phillips Will-December 1819-Prince George County, VA

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Will of John Phillips of PG Co. that was written in Dec. of 1819 and proven in January 1820. This is of course the John Phillips for whom the 1820 survey applied.

Unknown Phillips DNA group.

Transcription of Will[1]

"I, John Phillips of the County of Prince George do make and ordain that this is my Last Will and Testament as forthwith Imprimis. I give to my son John Andrew Phillips five hundred acres of land including my dwelling house, mills and meadows & two negrow men, Dick and Little Tom, my waggon gear & four mules & my plantation utensils to him and his heirs forever. It is further my will that the balance of my land may be equally divided between my other two children Ann Pace and George W. Phillips to them and their heirs forever and that the balance of my estate not yet disposed shall be equally divided between my three children. I nominate Major Richard Williams, my son John and James Pace executors of my last Will and Testament and that no security so required. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd days of December 1819.

Signed Jno. Phillips (seal)
Thomas (+ his mark) Wilkerson
William Phillips
Basil (+ his mark) Jefferson

At Court held for Prince George County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 11 day of January, 1820 the Last Will and Testament of John Phillips deceased was presented unto Court and proved by the oath of Thomas Wilkerson and Basil Jefferson two of the witnesses thereto and by order of the Court it is duly recorded. James Pace and John A. Phillips, two of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and made oath thereto according to law and together with John Butterworth and Basil Jefferson their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of Three Thousand Dollars as the law directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form. Test: Jno. Jas. Thweatt Clk. Test: Robt. H. Bath D.C."

Credit and References

  1. Rex Phillips(written verbatim as best I could transcribe the microfilm of the handwritten copy)