THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
October 21, 1753
In the name of God Amen I JUDITH GREGORY being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almight God for it do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testement in maner and form as followeth that is to say furst I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discracion of my Exc…hereafter menthened——–
Iom. I give and bequeath to my well belove Son ISAAC GREGORY my new Desk
Iom. I give and bequeath to my beloved friend MARY LOYED one cow and cluf and one three year old hefer and two head of sheep and all my gees and one new coten gown and three head of yong cattel of two years old apeas.
Iom. I give and bequath all the rest of my estat that shall beleft after my lawfull debts be paid to be equally devided betwose my four children ISAAC, DEMSEY, MARY and LOVEY except my waring cloath to be equally devid between my two Daughters MARY and LOVEY.
And likewise I ordain and constute and apint my well beloved Brother JOSEPH MORGEN to be my whole and sole Executer of this my Last Will and Testement as witness my hand and seal this 21th day of October 1753.
JUDITH GREGORY seal
Sined sealed and published
In presencce of us
As it happened to be forgoten in the body of my will to order the desposhal of my childern of mak this adishon my will and desir is that my exec.t take these of my children ISAAC, DEMSEY and MARY and keep them and there estates tel thay arafe to full age or marry and likwise my desir is that my beloved Daughter issies WILL Son have my Daughters LOVEY and my will is that my children may not be removed nor suppeted to Chase Gardens as witness my hand and seal
January Court Anno Dom 1754
Present His Majesties Justies
???? that WILLIAM BURGES Esq. Appeared in open Court and made & oath on the Holy Evangelist that he was present and saw JUDITH GREGORY sign seal publish and declare the within to be her Last Will and Testament, and that she was then of sound and disposing memory and that he also saw JOHN EVERIGIN and SAMUEL SCOTT, the other Evidoneois(?) sign their names thereto at the same time then appeared JOSEPH MORGAN Exer. And Relinquished his right to MARK GREGORY thereupon it was ordered that MARK GREGORY have the Admin. with Will annexed ??? security in one hundred pounds proclamation money declared that the Honorable JIMPS(?) MURRAY Esq. Secretary have ???? that Letters issue dated at the Clerkes Office the 12th day of January 1764
Test: Tho. Taylor.
Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)