EDWARD WOOD, JR.
In the name of God, Amen, I Edward Wood (Jr.) being of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God but calling to mind my faith that we are always passing and sliding away out of this world I do therefore make and ordain this to be my Last Will nad Testament in manner and form following, and I do also revoke and disanul all other Wills made by me heretofore, either by writing or otherwise.
First, I give and bequeath my poor but precious immortal soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, hoping for resurrection through ye merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body to earth from whence it came, to be buried by and at discretion of my Executor, after named, and as for my personal estate which God has been pleased to endow me with, and I do dispose of as follows–
Item–I give and bequeath unto my son Will Wood all and sundry part and parcel of my Tract of land which I now live upon with all houses, orchards, and all other appurtenances thereto belonging to him my said son William, to his heirs forever, only my wife to live upon the Plantation during her widowhood.
Item–I give to my son William Wood, two iron wedges and a carpenter’s adz and drawing knife and one auger.
Item–I also give to my son William Wood the feather bed and furniture called by the name of – “My Bed”.
Item- I give and bequeath to my son Mark Wood one feather bed and furniture.
Item-I give and bequeath to my son John Wood five pounds out of sale of my movable estate, which I decree my son, William may take into his possession for the schooling of my son John.
Item-I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Wood one feather bed and furniture and one chest called by ye name of Ye New Chest, and as for all of rest of all of my goods and chattels after my just debts are paid. I desire it may be equally divided between my wife and my three Sons, Mark, William, and John, and decree that my Son William keep my Son John till he comes to age with what part of estate I have given to him. And for the managing of this, my Last Will and Testament, I do appoint my true and well beloved son William Wood my whole and sole Executor. In witness of all promises, I have hereto set my hand andaffixed my seal this 17th day of February, 1734.
Edward Wood (Jr.)
At the Court held on 7th of may, 1735, the shown within last Will of Edward Wood was presented in Court by William Wood (Jr.), his Executor who made oath thereto and being proved by oaths of Ann Nash and Solomon Nash witnesses thereto and was admitted to record.
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)
Will and Deed Book #4, Part 2, page 549
County Court House, Princess Anne, Virginia