Date 1719
Place Prince George County, Virginia

Source References

  1. Prince George County (Va.) Deed Books, 1713-1792
      • Page: Reel 1, p 304
      • Source text:

        In The Name of God, Amen. I John Lanier in the County of Prince George, being verry weak and ailling in Body, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore, it is appointed for all men once to dye. I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body, I commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner, to the Discretion of my Executor nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless in this Life, I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. </line><line /><line>First.
        I give to my son Robert Lanier one shilling.</line><line /><line>2'ly.
        I give to my son John Lanier one shilling.</line><line /><line>3'ly.
        I give to my son Sampson Lanier twelve shillings.</line><line /><line>4'ly.
        I give to __ Daughter Sarah Brewer one cow or heifer of three years old.</line><line /><line>5'ly.
        I give to my grandson John Lanier, the son of Nicholas Lanier, my son,a feather bed and bolster, and blankets and Rugg, all new and good, and a small Gunn well fixt, and I give to him two pewter Dishes and Bason, and one chest with Lock and Key, and six spoons, one Iron pott and potthooks, and frying pan, and a small pair of Hillyards, and two combs, and a young calfe of three years old, and three sheep. </line><line /><line>Lastly.
        I give to my son Nicholas Lanier, all the Land which I now live upon, and all my Land on the otter dams, to him and his heirs for ever, and I give to my son Nicholas, all my moveables and unmoveables. I do make my son Nicholas Lanier my whole and sole Exr. of this my Last Will and Testament, to see that it is performed. </line><line /><line> As witness my hand and seal this 5th of Janry. of 1717.
        John Lanier Sealed wax.</line><line /><line>William(hisWPmarke)Peebles
        Henry Peebles
        Thomas(hisxmarke)Burrow </line><line /><line>At a Court held at Merchants hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in April being the fourteenth Day of the said month Anno Dom.1719. The above written Last Will and Testament of John Lanier Dece'd. was Exhibited into Court by Nicholas Lanier his Exectr. who made oath thereto, and it being Duly proved by William Peebles, Henry Peebles and Thomas Burrow, the sevrl. witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly Recorded and Certificate is granted the said Nicholas Lanier, for obtaining a probate in due form. Test Wm.Hamlin ClCur.</line><line />

      • Citation:

        Inventory is reportedly on p.314 of the same reel as this item.