I [GEORGE LUMSDEN] do hereby cerify that JOEL YANCEY in the time of his sickness spoke to me to make his will. He told me that his will and desire was that his wife should have the whole estate during her natural life and after her death to bequeath it to his son & his heirs forever. And that I believe he was perfectly in his senses at the time I had this conversation with him - insomuch that I had begun his will and wrote the preamble thereof, but company coming [___?] prevented this being finished and before the company was away he was taken very bad and delirious and continued so till his death which happened Saturday the first day of October, given under my hand this fourth day of October 1774.
I [COSBY DUKE] do hereby certify that JOEL YANCEY'S desire as for his wife & child to have his whole estate and that I was present when GEORGE LUMSDEN begun his will and that I beleive him to be perfectly in his senses at the time the will was begun. I fully beleive his intention was to lend the estate to his wife and afterwards to give it to his son at her death. He declared that he would never have his wife destitute. He died on Saturday, the first of October. Given under my hand this fourth day of October 1774.
GEORGE LUMSDEN and COSBY DUKE made oath before that the within contains the true sense and meaning of JOEL YANCEY in regard to leaving his estate as far as they believe. Given under my hand this fourth day of October 1774.
At a court held for Louisa County on Monday the 10th day of October 1774 this noncuptive will was this day in open court sworn to by GEORGE LUMSDEN and COSBY DUKE to be the true sense and meaning of the within mentioned JOEL YANCEY and by the court ordered to be recorded.