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
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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