[Will of PHILIP YANCEY of Halifax County, Virginia: . . . ]
To my beloved wife PRICILLA YANCEY, after my just debts are paid the whole of my real and personal estate, to her use and enjoyment, so long as she remains single, but in case she should marry, she shall then be entitled to and receive a child's part of my estate only, allowing my executors at all times, the privilege of selling the tract of land whereon I now live, If they think it to be the interest of my wife and children. But as my children: namely, THOS JEFFERSON, ELIZABETH, NANCY, WILLIAM, MARY, HARRIET, PHILIP L., LUCY, arrives at the age of twenty one years, or marries, they shall be entitled to and draw their proportionable part of my personal estate at valuation, and I desire at the marriage of my wife, or at her death, the whole of my land should be sold if not done before by my executors and equally divided.
I do hereby appoint JOHN CHAPPELL and EDWARD CARLTON Jr. my sole executors, of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of December in the Year of Our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Twenty.
Interlined before signed.
Signed, sealed and declared by the above named PHILIP YANCEY to be his last will and testament in the presence of the testator.
PHILIP YANCEY S.S.
25 Dec 1820
Will proved by oaths of the witnesses and ordered recorded. Certificate of probate granted the executors - JAMES CARLTON, WILLIAM FITZGERALD, MOSES PALMER their securities on bond of $10,000.