The Last Will and Testament of Robert Strother of King George County, Virginia, 1735

Robert Strother (son of William Strother and Dorothy Savage) was born 1680 in Rappahannock County., Virginia, and died November 07, 1735 in King George County Virginia. He married Elizabeth Berry on 1717 in Richmond, Virginia, daughter of William Berry and Margaret Doughty.

 

Will of Robert Strother

In the name of God Amen. I Robert Strother of the county of King George being very sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God therefore and calling to remembrance the incertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain this to be my last will & testament.
Imps: I give to my son John Strother the plantation whereon I now live in the said County & Brunswick Parish being one hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs forever and likewise one Negro girl named Joan with all her future increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son Robert Strother my plantation near the Court House in Hanover Parish being one hundred and eight acres of land to him and his heirs forever and likewise one Negro boy named Tobia to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son Enoch Strother one Negro girl named Phillice with all her future increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my daughter Elizabeth Strother one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give to my three sons John, Robert and Enoch each of them one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give to my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth one Negro Man named Tom and one Negro woman named Sary with all her future increase.
Item: I give to my son John my Sword, belt, pistolls and houlsters.
Item: It is my desire that all the rest of my estate be equally divided between my wife and four children.
Item; I do desire that my wife may possess and enjoy the house and plantation with the land thereunto belonging during her life all my other estate as abovesaid I desire may be paid or distributed to my four children successively as they arrive at the age of eighteen years.
Finally I do constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth strother and my well beloved friend and brother Joseph Berry to be Executrix & Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and disanulling all former Wills by me made, ratifying & confirming this to be my true and Last Will as Witness my hand and seale this 14th day of May in the year of our Lord 1735.
Robert (RS) Strother (his Mark)
Signed Sealed & Deliver’d by the said Robert Strother as his Last Will & Testament in the presebce of —
Henry Berry Edw: Burgess Grace (X) Latham (her mark)
At a Court held for King George County the 7th November 1735. The last Will & Testament of Robert Strother, Deded., was presented into court by Elizabeth his Executrix who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oath of Edward Burgess and Grace latham and admitted to record.
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