Last Will & Testament – Moses TULLIS

Signed: 10 June 1777
Proved: 21 October 1777 -or- 18 November 1777
Transcribed by: Steve Morrison, 2011
Source: West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971, Berkeley County, Will book, v. 01 1772-1788, pp. 118-119
Image: 118, 119

In the name of God Amen I Moses Tullis of Berkeley County in the Colony of Virginia being sick of body but of perfect and sound memory thanks to almighty God for his mercies and calling to mind the uncertain state of life in this world that all flesh must once die Therefore do think proper to dispose of such worldly substance as it pleases God to possess me of it presently in manner and form following that is to say I first order my body to be decently interred in such place as shall be thought most convenient and that all my just debts as I owe in right conscience to any manner person or persons be justly paid by my executor hereafter named within convenient time after my decease has now for my worldly affairs first I leave my beloved wife Mary Elizabeth one third part of all my plantation and my bed and furniture and the mare she commonly rides with saddle and bridle and one third part of all cows, Horse (one colt excepted) sheep, hogs, implements of labor, household Furniture and crops now growing; secondly I leave to my beloved son Aaron Tullis the Sorrel Colt and all and every of the remaining two thirds of the land and other goods I order to be sold by my executors and equally divided to each of my children an equal part or share and at my wife’s decease I order her third share of the plantation to be sold and an equal division of it to be made to all my children, then living or to their heirs. This I make constitute and ordain to be my last will and testament disannulling all other will or wills by me here fore made either by word or written I constitute Timothy Sewell my son-in-law and Aaron Tullis my son both of Berkeley County in Virginia to be my whole and sole executors to see this my last will and testament duly and truly executed according to the best of their skill and conscience within convenient time after my decease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of June 1777

Moses Tullis (LS)

Properly signed by the Testator being truly read before in the presence of us. Moses Tullis and Jonathan Tullis John Loan in a court held for Berkeley County The 21st Day of October 1777. This last will and testament of Mose Tullis deceased was proved by the oath of Johnathan Tullis and John Loan two of the witness thereto and ordered to lie in office and at a court held for the said County the 18th day of November 1777. This said will was presented in Court by Timothy Sewell and Aaron Tullis the executors Therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same is admitted to record and on the motion of the said executors who entered into bond with John Wright and Peter Burr their securities in the penalty of five hundred pounds conditioned for their true and Faithful administration of the said estate certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form of Law.

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