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Spotsylvania County, 1792
Source: Library of Virginia,
Wills Book E, 1772-1798,
Spotsylvania County, VA,
Reel 28, pages 1168-1169


IN THE NAME OF GOD amen I William Robinson of the County of Spotsylvania being 
of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the shortness of this transitory 
life & that it is ordained for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my 
Last Will and Testament in maner and form following.

First and principally I recommend my soul to almighty God who gave it to me and 
my body to the earth to be decently buried in a christianlike manner and as to 
what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath as 
followeth:

Item: I lend unto my beloved wife Agness Robinson four negroes, viz: old Harry, 
Kib, Roass and Agness during her natural life but my will and desire is that 
after her death that Kit and Agness, with her increase go to my duaghter Agness 
Robinson and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten.

Item: I give unto my son Frances Robinson one negro named John to him and the 
heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

Item:  I give unto my son Samuel Robinson one negro commonly called and known by
the name of Little Harry to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

Item: I give unto my daughter Lucy Nelson one negro named Jean with her increase
to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten,

Item: I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Nelson one negro named Willy with her
increase to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten.

Item: I give unto my beloved wife Agness Robinson all the rest of my estate both
real and personal during her natural life, after paying my just debts and 
further it is my will and desire that after her death it be equally divided 
amongst my children hereafter mentioned, viz: Benjamin, Frances, Samuel and 
Ageness Robinson or such of them as shall be then living, and further it is my 
will and desire that they have their parts as they marry or come of age and it 
is my desire that they all leave a proportionable part toward paying my debts.

Item: It is my will and desire that if any of my said children should die 
without lawfull heirs or before they arrive to the age of twenty one, that their
parts be equally divided among such of them as shall be then living.

Item: I do hereby ordain and appoint Beverley Winslow and my son Benjamin 
Robinson hole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby 
revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my Last 
Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this eighth day of May one
thousand seven hundred and ninety two.

                                                      William Robinson (seal)
Test

Benjamin Stevens
Uriah Proctor
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Thomas  X Adams
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