Admr. of Richard Hill, etc vs. Curator of William Hill, etc.: Chancery Cause, Greensville County (Part 2 of 3)
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In the name of God Amen. I Henry Hill of the County of Sussex being in my perfect senses & memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same & knowing that it is appointed for all to die do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say Imp's. My will is that all my just debts & funeral expenses be first paid & discharged by my Execu whome I shall hereafter appoint. Item. I give & bequeath unto Green H Booth my Stony Creek plantation to him & his heirs forever, My will & desire is that my wife should lend unto Green H. Booth as many of the negroes lent or given to her as she may think proper so to do. Item. I give & bequeath unto Smith Parham the plantation & Tract of land lying on the high hills on both sides Notoway River & all the slaves on the said plantation that at this time belongs to me except those that will be divided at my death all which said slaves & land I give to him and to his heirs forever. And the slaves that is on the said plantation undivided & will be at my death I give and bequeath unto Smith Parhams daughter Henryetta Elizabeth Parham to her & to her heirs forever. Item. I give & bequeath unto Rebecca Sturdevant one hundred Dollars cash to be paid her by my Executor & one bed & furniture to her & to her heirs forever. My will & desire is that my Executor pay unto the Methodist Preachers Forty Dollars to be equally divided between them. It is my desire that my wife may keep the Estate of my Brother William Hill in her hands & support him so long as my Brother may wish her so to do & it is further my wish and desire that after the death of my wife that Mr. William Parham may have the management of my Brother supporting him & keeping him so long as he may think proper to live with him & to take into his hands all his Estate with his approbation. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Dear & well beloved wife Elizabeth Hill all my estate that I possess in lands not heretofore given away. I give to her and her heir forever. And all my household & kitchen furniture together with all the rest of my estate not heretofore given away except my negroes which I shall hereafter dispose off to her & to her heirs forever. And all the slaves that I am now in possession of except those I have already disposed of, I lend to my wife Elizabeth Hill during her life &