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[VA] Capt. William Daniell-Will Middlesex Cnty
Capt. William Daniell Will
transcriber/contributor : Barbara Daniels
data: In ye name of God, Amen; I, Wm. Daniell, Sr. of the Co. of Middlesex being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, praised be God for same, but being uncertain how soon it will please God to call me out of this world, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner found following:First: No slaves mentionedItem: No slaves mentionedItem: I give to my loving son William Daniell, all the cattle, horses, hoggs, household good and one man servant named Wm. Wood, the which he is allready possessed of, and 20 shillings to buy him a ring....Item: No slaves mentioned.Item: I give and bequeath to my son Robert Daniell one negro woman named Jugg and .....Item: My will is that my loving wife Jochebed Daniell shall have the use and benefit of my plantation where I now live, so long as she shall live, my mind and desire being that she shall keep and imploye the negroes and servants I am now possessed of ....Will written October 8, 1694 and proven October 3, 1698.
source: Middlesex County, Virginia Book 1, page 120