Will of James Durrum, d. 1792

James Durrum's last will and testament
Cumberland County, Virginia, written Dec. 1, 1789

p. 1. Will, pro. 27 Aug. 1792.

In the name of God Amen. I James Durrum of Cumberland County being in perfect health & sound mind & memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life, do constitute & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as followeth revoking all former wills. Imprimis my desire is that all my just debts should be paid.

Item I lend unto my beloved Wife Betty Durrum my whole Estate both real & personal during her natural life & after her decease I give & bequeath my whole Estate real & personal to my eight children Viz. William James Nancy Sally Betty Fanny Nicholas & Polly to be equaly divided between them to them and their Heirs forever. I numerate and appoint John Woodson Planter, Charles Lee Junr. and Matthew Cox my Executors. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

Signed sealed and acknowledged before us
Isaac Stephens
Beverly Guthrey
Elizabeth Cox

James Durrum L.S.

At a Court held for Cumberland County the 24th day of August 1792

This last Will & Testement of James Durrum deceased is exhibited in Court by Matthew Cox & Charles Lee two of the executors therein named - proved by Isaac Stephens & Beverly Guthrey two of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of the said Executors who made faith according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form on giving bond & security whereupon they with John Woodson their security entered into & acknowledged their bond constitioned according to law & liberty & registered the other Executor to join in probate therefor.

Teste Miller Woodson, clerk

[Index lists further records not currently transcribed:
p. 8. Inv. & Appr. rec. 24 Dec. 1792.
p. 219-220. Account current, rec. 1803.]

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