I, CHARLES YANCEY, of the county of Culpeper and State of Virginia, do hereby make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say first, I desire all perishable parts of my estate be sold after my decease and out of the monies arising therefrom, all my just debts be paid.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my loving wife ELIZABETH the following property during her natural life (viz) four negro men named Jack, Bristol, George and Michael and four women named Jude, Hannah, Jane, and Jiller. Also my household and kitchen furniture, plantation, utensils and as much of the stock as she may think proper to retain and after her decease I desire that my executors shall sell the said property and that the money arising from the sale to be equally divided between my three sons (viz) WILLIAM, THOMAS, and MAJOR to them and their heirs forever.
Thirdly, I give to my daughter ANN DOGGETT a negro woman named Dinah a negro man named Abrum and a negro boy named Adam which are now in her possession also a negro boy named Frederick and a negro girl named Ciller to her and her heirs forever.
Fourthly, I give to my son WILLIAM a negro man named Isaac and a negro woman named Jude and a negro girl named Alyce which are in his possession, also a negro boy named Sam to him and his heirs forever.
Fifthly, I give to my son THOMAS a negro man named Squire and a negro woman named Aggie and a negro boy named Gabriel which are in his possession also a negro boy named Joe to him and his heirs forever.
Sixth, I give to daughter KEZIAH FREEMAN a negro man named Armstead, a negro woman named Jill and a negro boy named Preston and a negro girl named Eve which are now in her possession also a negro boy named York to her and her heirs forever.
Seventh, I give to my son MAJOR a negro named Guy and a negro boy named Primus and a negro girl named Sally which are now in his possession and a negro woman named Violet and a negro girl named Milly and one hundred and eight pounds cash to him and his heirs forever.
Eighth, I give to my grandson, CHARLES LEWIS YANCEY, a negro boy named Frank to him and his heirs forever.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons WILLIAM, MAJOR, and THOMAS YANCEY Executors of this my Last will and Testament here by revoking all other former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 10th day of March in the year One Thousand and Eight Hundred Five.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared as the Last Will and Testament of the above named CHARLES YANCEY in the presence of us:
CHARLES YANCEY (L S)
JOHN JAMESON C/C