Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Wills & Deeds Vol II, Pg 77
In the Name of God Amen, I Phillipp Perry, Age seventie years or thereabout being weake in Body yet in perfect memorie praised be God, I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in form and manner following:/
Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to God, who gave it me and [entrust?] my Body to the Earth from whence it came, to be buried in such a decent fort as my loving wife shall think fitt & convenient, And by touching my worldly goods, I dispose as followeth / my will is that my debts in the first place should be paid /
Imprimis I Give & bequeath unto my eldest sonn: Phillipp Perry, when he comes to one & twentie years of Age a browne steere of five years old, with a mealey mouth, marked up, a swallows fork: [Bails?] in the right earr and cropp in the left ear and a Shell in the crop. And a Cowe of the same Age and marked in the ears, as the steere aforesaid and her increase forever /
Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest sonn: John Perry when he comes to one and twentie years of Age a pied heiffer, white & reddish [roulle^]: about two years old, marked with a swallow: bails in the right ear and cropt on the left ear and a shell in the crop and a black heifer, of the same Age & marked as above named, and two breeding sowes marked as the heifers above marked & their increase forever, and likewise I give unto my youngest sonn: John, After the death of my loving wife his mother, the plantation of [mine] to him and his lawfull heirs forever; And my wish is that my youngest sonn Jno Perry, shall give unto my eldest sonn Phillipp Perry when he comes to five and twentie years of Age one thousand pound of sound [---] in lease and cashe, And so: for my youngest sonn John Perry to take my plantation wholly to himself. After the death of my loving wife his Mother as abovesaid And if & in case my eldest sonn: Phillipp Perry dieth before he comes to Age this as is above mentioned that then I doe give and bequeath what is given unto my youngest sonn: Jno Perry, I leave it unto my eldest sonn: Phillipp Perry, and if it please God to take both these my sonnes to his [-----] before they come to Age And my loving wife their Mother live, that then what I gave to them shall be their mothers /
Item I Give unto my loving wife Grace Perry, all my Goods, moveables and unmoveables, both within doors or without doors, excepting, what I have given unto my two sonnes I do likewise make my loving wife Grace Perry, my
sole and lawfull executrix of this my last will and testament. And my will is that my wife should give my two sonnes besides what she thinks meete, if she have it to spare, According to theyre obedience to her.
I do nominate and appoint my friend Ralph Channell to be my overseer of this my will and testament. And also my will is that my estate shall not be praised [sic] To confirm: this my last will and testament I have [interchangeally] sett my hand and seale this six and twentieth day of November 1667.
Phillipp ----------- Perry's mark
Anselme A. Baylis his mark/
This will was proved by the oathes of James Bagnall and Anselmo Bailis in the open cort held for the Isle of Wight County this ninth day of October 1669 and then recorded.
[Tigh] Jno [Jeremiah] Sr [?]
****Transcription copyright by Kathleen Hoover 1999. Not to be sold or used for any commercial purposes.****
Note: To the best of my ability, I have used the original spelling as found in the courthouse records. Words that I'm unsure of are bracketed, as is one incidence of "such is copy" with respect to appraising his estate.