In the name of God Amen. I, ARCHELAUS YANCEY of St Martins Parish in Louisa County being in health and in perfect senses have thought fit to make this my Last Will and Testament making void all other wills whatsoever.
I lend to my beloved Wife all of my estate real and personal during her widowhood which state if she should think proper to alter, it is my desire that the whole estate be taken out of her hands and sold, and the amount thereof to be equally divided amongst my children then living, and should any of my children die before and leave issue lawfully begotten, they to have their parents part, and in this manner:
I desire my estate to be divided at her death should she not alter her state as above mentioned.
It is my will that my Executors. pay off all my just debts from the profits arising from the crops.
Lastly, I do make constitute and appoint WILLIAM CRENSHAW and my son STEPHEN YANCEY Executors of this my last will and Testament as Witness my hand & Seal this 4th Day May 1756.
ARCHELAUS YANCEY (SEAL)
JAMES OVERTON. Junr.
At a court held for Louisa County on the 12th Day of June 1764. This Will was this day proved in open court by the Oaths of ISAAC CLARK and JOSEPH CLARK witnesses thereto & by the court.
Admitted to Record & is recorded Teste
JAMES LITTLEPAGE Cl: Curk?
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