Will, 1816, of Rawleigh Chinn probated in Loudoun County, Va., concerning the inheritance of two African American slaves, Eliza and Judy.
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[upside cover title] Rawleigh Chin Copy Will
In the name of God Amen, I Rawleigh Chinn of the County of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia being in perfect sences and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it, do make this my last will and Testament, in manner following Viz: I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, my creature and my body to the earth to be decently buried, being assured that the sacrefise of this is sufficient to attone for all the sins of the faithful therefore hope that my sole and boddy will have a joyful meeting at the resurrection of the just. Amen, Item. I then give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Chinn all my property that I possess, both real and personal, say land and negroes stock of all kinds and also the household and kitchen furniture during her widowhood or natural life except that part of land at present occupied by Studly Middleton, containing by Sinclair's survey fifty five and three fourth acres & also a tract of land I purchased of Powell running with my recovered line of Powell to Red C. neaer a branch and down the said branch to Goose Creek, and up Goose Creek to Green's corner Poplar on the North side of Goose Creek supposed to contain about ten or twelve acres, which I give to my daughter Elizabeth Wilson during her life, and then the said land to be sold and the money equally divided between the heirs of the said Elizabeth Wilson - I also give to Elizabeth Wilson one feather bed and one cow and after my wife's death I give to Elizabeth Wilson a negro girl called Eliza and her increase if any & at the death of said Elizabeth Wilson, the said negro to be sold and the money equally divided between the daughters