Isle of Wight Wills and Administrations
Will Book, Vol. 8, 1769-1779

Isabel [Duck] Johnson Will, dated 15 Aug. 1773; Rec. 1 December 1774, pp. 342-344
Inventory dated 4 December 1774; pp. 354-355

[p. 342]

[margin note] Isbel Johnson's Will}

In the name of God amen the 15th Day of August 1773 I Isbel Johnson of the County of Isle of Wight being weak in Body but of Perfect mind and Memory thank's be given to God Therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is [p. 343] Appointed once for all Christian People once to Die I do make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I Give my Sole into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decent and Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Day of the Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching such Worldly Estate as it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this Life, I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and form

Item I give and bequeath to William Duck Five Shillings

Item I give and bequeath to John Duck five Shillings

Item I give and bequeath to Jacob Duck and Nathan Duck all the Cash that I have to them and their Heirs forever, and all the Remainder Part of my Estate to be Equally Divided Between Joseph Duck and Martha Johnson and John Duck & Sarah Duck to them and their Heirs forever

I appoint Joseph Duck to be my Executor of my last Will and Testament -

Isbel Johnson *LS* [Seal]

Signed and Sealed in}
Presence of us- -}

Joseph Holland
Obediah OI Johnson
Sarah Duck

At a Court held for Isle of Wight County the 1st Day of December 1774

This Will was presented in Court by Joseph Duck the Executor therein named who made Oath thereto According to Law and the same being proved by the Oath's of Sarah Duck one of the Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded
[p. 344]
on the Motion of the said Executor who together with Jesse Watkins and Jethro Gale his Securitys entered into and Acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of two Hundred and Fifty Pounds with condition as the Law directs Certificate is Granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form.
Teste         Nath.l Burwell Cl Con

[p. 354]
In Obedience to an Order of Court Bearing State the 1st Day of December we the appraisers have met and first being qualified before Benjamin Eley one of his Majesty's Justices have appraised all the Estate of Isabel Johnson Deceased brought to our View December 4th 1774-

To 2 Feather Beds and furniture and wheel 6.0.0
To 4 Chairs and chest and plow Hoe 0.17.0
To 7 Head of Cattle and old Cask 9.5.0
To 13 Head of Hogs and some Corn 4.0.0
To 3 Pewter Dishes and Spoons funnell 0.11.6
To 4 pewter plates and 2 Dishes 0.10.0
To 8 Glass bottles and Jug 0.4.8
To some Cloth and bag 0.11.8
To 10 Yds of Cloth and some wearing Clothes 3.2.6
To 1 Case of knives and forks and box Iron 0.8.0
To 4 Iron Potts 0.12.0
To 4 old Casks and 1 Hive of Beas 0.7.0
To 1 Sive and grater and Wooden ware 0.5.0
To 1 Ax and Hoe and Spun Cotton 0.10.6
To 2 pr Cards and fodder 0.11.0
To some Cash 14.3.2

Aaron Johnson
Henry Johnson
Lazarus Johnson

At a Court held for Isle of Wight County the 2nd Day of March 1775

This appraisment was Returned by the appraisers and ordered to be Recorded.
       Nathl Burwell Cl Cou.

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