William Anderson's Will

In the name of God Amen, I William Anderson of Hampshire County and State of Virginia Farmer, being very weak in body, but of perfect mind memory and understanding and mindful of my Mortality do this tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty six, make and publish this my last will and testament [illegible] following. First I resign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping and believing a remission of my Sins by the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ. And my Body I commit to the Earth and desire to be decently and privately Buried at the discretion of of my Executor and my Worldly Estate I give and devest as follows -

First, I give and bequeath to my Dear beloved wife all my moveable or Personal Estate _ Consisting of one Horse cows, Calves and Hogs, to her and for her own proper use forever _ also all my household furniture to her for ever, also I give and bequeath to her for and during her Natural Life my now dwelling house, out houses and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging One fourth of the orchard and its profits, my Lower Meadow and one field adjoining my upper meadow containing ten acres of tillable land to and for her own use during her Natural Life_

Next I give and bequeath to my five Daughters, namely Nancy, Rachel, Sarah, Catherine and Hannah, Each One Shilling Sterling. And Lastly I Constitute, Ordain, make and appoint My Only Son Thomas Anderson my Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular my Lands Messuages and Tenements by him to be possessed and my [illegible] before him [illegible] revoke and dissanull all and every other testaments, wills, legacies and Bequests whatsoever by me in any ways before willed or bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year written

declared by the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have Subscribed our names as witness thereto -
Evan Gwynns
Henry Hains
Arthur do Ohara

At a Court held for Hampshire County the 9th day of April 1794, This last will and Testament of William Anderson deceased was proved by the oath of Arthur OHarra one of the witnesses thereto and on the motion of Thomas Anderson the Executor therein named certificate is granted him for obtaining aprobate thereof in due form he having taken the oath of an executor and together with Arthur Oharra and John House his Securities entered into and Acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of three hundred pounds Conditioned as the Law directs And at a Court held for the said County the 11th day of June [then nigh] following the said will was further proved by the oath of Evan Gwynne another Witness thereto and is ordered to be recorded