To son James, 400 acres in Goochland Co. I live on, items and livestock (many of these in Hanover Co.). A Bible which was left to me by my father Bell, which is in New Kent Co.
To wife Mary, items (some in Hanover Co.). Also all salt at Will Vaughon's, except 3 packs to John Bostick. Wife to pay my three sons David, George and John when they come of age. She is to have negro Will for life, then to my son James. If son James dies without issue, my daughters Ann and Elizabeth are each to have 100 acres.
Sons David and George, 330 acres which is my new survey beginning at lower end of my old one. To each of them items at 21.
To son John, 140 acres in New Kent Co. and to have benefit of plantation at death of my sister.
To the lad John Smith, 1 bridle heifer. My part of my fahter's estate to my wife and children.
Executors: my brother George Bell and my wife Mary and son James. Dated 26 April 1744.
Wit: Charles Bostick, John Francis, Eliz Bassett.
Signed: David (D) Bell.
Recorded 15 Jan. 1744.
Source:Goochland County, Virginia - Wills 1742-1749, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III. page 482
Note: Bell family were Quakers and were mainly in Hanover Co, Henrico. Also were merchants in Richmond. This info provided by Debbie in Norfolk, VA, and transcribed and posted by Elizabeth in Richmond VA. Where possible, I have added any extraneous info about the persons mentioned in and around Richmond as a "Note" after the abstract.
Contributed by: Debbie, email@example.com