Sunday, April 29, 2012

Oral Will of William Thompson - Recorded 29 January 1750


Be it Remembered that Robert Ardis of the County aforesaid Aged forty Seven Years and Upwards and John Taylor Aged thirty Nine years and Upwards being Severally Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God Severally Declare that William Thompson lately Deceased in the time of his Sickness of which he dy'd and before his Death Spoke and pronounced in the hearing of these Deponents these words following as his will Concerning his Estate (to wit) I desire my sister Mary Thompson may have all I have after my Death And these Deponents also do & Severally Swear that the said William Thompson at the time of his Speaking & Pronouncing the said words was of sound and Disposing memory and understanding as these Deponents verily believe and then did apprehend and at the time when he So spoke and pronounced the said words he desired the said Deponents to take Notice of And that Such was his will Sworn before me January the 12th 1750. -
Anderson Patterson

At a Court held for Accomack County January 29th 1750 -

The within Noncupative Will of William Thompson Deceased was Exhibited in Court by George Douglas who taking the Oath And giving George Holden for his Security Certificate is granted him for Obtaining Letters of Administration on the said Decedent's Estate with his Will annexed
Geo. Holden Clk Cur

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