Will of William Marshall
January 29, 1841
Probated January 4, 1847
Albemarle Will Book 17, p. 485
In the name of God I William Marshall of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia being sensible of the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of life I proceed to make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.
First, I commit my body to the earth and my sole to God that gave it me.
Item 2nd, it is my will that my just debts and funeral expences be first paid out of my Estate.
Item 3rd, it is my will that my beloved wife Mildred Marshall shall have the property she brought with her when I married her to dispose of as she pleases, namely one bed & stiel?/sled?, 2 pare of sheets 3 quilts 2 double wove yarn counterpanes and 1 white one and also I give her 2 double wove yarn counterpanes & trunk and stand.
Item 4, I lend to my beloved wife Mildred Marshall my house and home my farming tools and the stock of provision that is on hand also my cows hogs, sheep and two choice horses also three choice negroes and a small girl say about eight years of age also my household and kitchen furniture these articles above named it is my will that my beloved wife Mildred Marshall shall have the entire controll of so long as she is my widdow if she should marry another man she shall no longer have the use of the property I have loaned her but it shall be divided among my children as I shall hereafter direct.
Item 5, it is my will that my daughter Ginny Marshall now Ginny Brook pay 600 dollars for the girl I gave her also Mildred Rhoads shall pay 400 dollars for the girl I gave her, also Brice Marshall shall [pay] 400 dollars for the girl I gave him and forty dollars for a horse I gave him, also Nancy Marshall now Nancy Howard shall pay 400 dollars for the girl I gave her, also Bluford Marshall shall pay 600 dollars for the girl I gave him, and seventy five dollars I lent him in Cash, also Sidny Marshall now Sidny Harris shall pay 250 dollars for the girl I gave her. I have no intention that Sidny Harris shall pay any thing for the little girl that died, it died mine, also it is my will after my deth that all the property I have not given nor lent be sold to the highest bidder and after making my above named children equal that the surplus arising from that sale be equally divided between my above named children.
Item 6, it is my will that after the deth of my beloved wife Mildred Marshall that all the property I have loaned her shall be sold to the highest bidder both real and personal, and that all the money arising from that sale be equally divided among my six above named children.
Item 7, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Brice Marshall and Bluford Marshall Executors to this my last will and testament; I witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of January one thousand and eight hundred and forty one, signed, sealed by the said William Marshall in the [presence] of us.
William (X his mark) Marshall (seal)
J. J. Bowcock
At a court held for Albemarle County 4 January 1847.
This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will & testament of William Marshall dec'd was produced into Court and proved by Henry Marshall and George Martin witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Ira Garrett CC.