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William Clay

William Clay-Will

VA. Franklin Co.. County Clerk. Will books, 1810

Page 15


I William Clay of Franklin County State of Virginia do hereby make

My last Will and Testament in manner and form following that

Is “to say”  First, I will and bequeath unto my eight Children Viz

Patsey Woodall, Betty Hodges, Hannah Tyree, Judah Clay, Milly Corden (?),

William Clay, John Clay and the heirs of my son Merideth Clay deceased

The property gave by me to them previous to this day to have and

Enjoy the same without any claim to my present Estate

Secondly I will and leave to my beloved wife Milly all my Estate

both real & personal during her natural life for her to enjoy the same

Thirdly and lastly at the Death of my beloved wife Milly I do give

And Bequeath unto my son Ezekiel all my Estate that is in my

Possession both real and personal to be his won right & property forever

And do hereby constitute and appoint my son Ezekiel Clay Executor of

This my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other former

Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made In Testimony whereof

Have hereunto set my hand and Seal the 12th April in the year of

Lord 1810.


Signed Sealed Published and declared               Wm   X  Clay

As and for the last will & Testament                                     mark

Of the above named Wm Clay in the

Presence of us

Joel Shrewsburg

Jon Patterson

Josiah W. Dickerson


Page 16

At Court held for Franklin County October 5th 1812

This Last Will and Testament of William Clay deceased

Was proved by the oath of Jonathan Patterson and Josiah W.

Dickerson tow witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded

Teste, James Callaway C.F.C.