John Ghent Pigg's Will

Will of John Pigg
recorded D & W Book 11, Page 145-147 Pittsylvania County, VA
Dated October 10, 1782,
Proven February 21, 1785

In the Name of God Amen the 10th day of Octoberone thousand seven
hundred and eighty two.  I John Pigg ofthe County of Pittsylvania being
sick in body but of good and sound memory, thanksbe to Almighty God and
calling remembrance the uncertain Estate of thistransitory life and
that all flesh must yield to death when it shallplease God to call, do
make, constitute, ordain and declare this mylast Will and Testament in
manner and form following, revoking and annullingby these present all
and evry Testament or Testaments Will and Willsheretofore by me made
and declared either by word or Writing and thisis to be taken only for
my last Will and Testament and none other andfirst being penitant and
sorry from the bottom of my heart for my Sinspast most humbly desiring
forgivness for the same, I give and commit mySoul unto Almighty God my
saviour and redeemer in whom and by the Meritsof Jesus Christ I trust
and assured by to sav'd and to have full remitionand forgivness of all
my Sins and that my Soul with my body at a generalday of the
resurrection shall rise again with joy and throughthe merits of Christs
death and passion possess and inherit the Kingdomof heaven prepared for
his elect and Chosen and my body to be buriedin such a place where it
shall please my Executors hereafter named Soappoint And now for the
setling of temporal Estates and such Goods Chattles and debts as it hath
pleased God far above my desarts to bestow uponme I do order give and
dispose the same in manner and form followingThat is to say, first I
Will that all those debts and dues as I owe inright or conscience to
any manner of person or persons whatsoever shallbe well and truly
contented paid or ordained to be paid withinconvenient time after my
deceas by my Executors hereafter named.
Item: I lend to my beloved Wife Anne Piggall my real and personal
Estate during her life or widowhood Except halfthe Mill I lend to Son
Hezekiah Pigg during my Widows life eachto atend with their hands to
keep the Mill in good repair. I give and bequeathto my son Hezekiah
Pigg, to wit, two negroes named Joe and Ned,also two guns one Rifle and
one smooth boar, also one set of  SilverBuckles, Shoe, N____ and Stock,
I give and bequeath to my daughter KeziahHubbard two Negros named Simon
and Rose to her and heirs of her body lawfullybegotten, also all the
land I hold on the North side of Barskin CreekI give to the same heir
to be disposed on as before directed I give andbequeath to my daughter
Eady Owen two Negroes named Luce and Nellto her and the heirs of her
body lawfully begotten Also all the Land I holdon the south side of
Barskin Creek Except a peace I give to my SonHezekiah Pigg agreeable to
Contract between him and me for a peace againstthe Mill  I give and
bequeath to my Grandson Field Robertson oneNegroe named Jack and if he
dies without heir lawfully begotton then to returnto the heirs of my
body  I give and bequeath to my daughterElizabeth Robertson two Negroes
named Fisher and Ned to her and to the heirsof her body lawfully
begotten And in case any of the Legusyes shoulddie negroe harry shall
supply the place or places, if not to be equallydevided.  I give  and
bequeath my Watch to Jesey Robertson aftermy Wifes decease, and all the
Estate after my Wifes decease not bequeathedto be equally devided
amongst my Children, and I do constitute andordain Anne Pigg and
Hezekiah Pigg sole Executors of this my lastWill and Testament.  Given
under my hand and Seal the date above writtenSign'd, Sealed and

        John Pigg, S. S.

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Wm. Short Sn., James X Allen, William Short
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