Friday, January 06, 2012

The Last Will and Testament of Matthias Phillips - 5 January 1771

In the Name of God Amen the 5th day of Jany one thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy one I Matthias Phillips of Accomack County & Colony of Virginia being very Sick in body but of perfect mind & memory &c & further Settling my temporal Estate Which God hath been pleased to bestow upon me I do Order give & dispose of in manner & following that is to Say First I will & Desire all the Debts that I owe in Virginia Currency to be truly paid within convenient time by my Executors after my Decease

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Rachel Phillips after my Death the Whole of my Estate to be her own Property & disposal Lastly I Leave my Loving wife my Whole & Sole Extor of this my Last Will & Testament Revoking other wills made by me heretofore in Witness Whereof I have Set my hand to the Above & within this 5th Day of January 1771 --- and I Desire that my Estate Should not be Appraised
Matthias Phillips


Jacob Rogers
David Joans
John Spiers

At a Court held for Accomack County the 24th of Feby 1778 This Will was proved by the Oath of John Spiers witness thereto & Admitted to Record & on the Motion of William Parramore taking Oath & Giving George Corbin for his Security who entered into & Acknowledged a bond for theat Purpose Certificate is Granted him for Obtaining letters of Admon with the Will Annexed the Extrix therein Mentioned lately decd.
Littleton Savage ClC

Sources:

_____. Accomack County VA Chancery Causes, 1727-1805. Petition of Sampson - (Alias George). Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 8 December 2011.

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