Magdalene REID

Will of Magdalene Reid
1867, January 21
Will Book # 18 page 466 467

I Magdalene Reid, of the County of Rockbridge, State of Virginia do make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all previous wills.  I give my entire interest in my House and Lot in Lexington, my present residence, to my niece Agnes Reid Ross, wife of John H. Ross and her heirs.  I have three thousand five hundred dollars invested in Virginia State Stock, One thousand five hundred dollars of which, I hereby give to the trustees or legal representatives of the __?__ Theological seminary in the county of Prince Edward, Virginia for the use and purposes of said Seminary forever.  I direct that Tombstones shall be erected over the graves of my sister Ann A. Reid, my father and mother and my brother Andrew and a tombstone over my own grave.  The cost of which shall be paid by the sale of as much of my state stock as may be necessary at such time as shall suit best and of the stock which is not herein otherwise before appointed.  The balance of my stock of the State of Virginia, I give to my brother Samuel McDowell Reid.  To my sister Elizabeth Alexander I give my parlor carpet.  To my niece Agnes Reid Ross I give my marble top table and work stand, my watch and chain, and my breast pin.  To my niece by marriage, Sally R. Alexander, wife of Archibald Alexander,  I give my two parlor sofas.  To my Grand Niece Mrs. Mary Bouldin (?) of Charlotte County, I give the worsted worked chair.  I do not wish any of my property disposed of by sale, but hereby authorize and direct such disposal of all my household and kitchen furniture and all other things which shall remain after the specific appropriations herein before made as they may think proper.

I hereby constitute and appoint my Nephew Samuel McDowell Moore my executor of this my Last Will & Testament.

Witness my hand and seal this twenty first day of January, 1867-


J. W. McClung
A. Leyburn(?)                    Magdalene Reid

At Rockbridge County Court, February 5, 1867 the Last Will and Testament of Magdalene Reid, deceased, was produced in court, partly proved by the oaths of A. Leyburn, one of subscribing witness thereto and continued for further proof.  Signed by the County Clerk..

At a Rockbridge County Court February 6, 1867 the Last Will and Testament of Magdalene Reid deceased which was partly proved on yesterday by the oath of A. Leyburn, a subscribing witness thereto was again produced in court, fully proved by the oath of J. W. McClung, another subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of Samuel McDowell Moore the executor named in said will who made oath thereto and together with Thomas McCorkle, his security(who testified as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Three Thousand dollars, conditioned according to law certificate was granted him to obtain a probate of said will in due form, said bond is ordered to be recorded.  And it is ordered to be entered of record that the estate __?__ by the will was estimated not to exceed Four Thousand dollars, that $2.00 Stamp duties were paid on the probate of the will and $1.00 on the official bond.

This is signed by the County Clerk.

Executor Bond:  Know all men by these presents, that we Samuel McDowell Moore and Thomas McCorkle are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of Three Thousand dollars to the payment where of, well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth of Virginia, we bind ourselves and each of us and each of our heirs Executors and administrators, jointly and severally firmly by these presents .. Sealed with our seal and dated this 6th day of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Seven.

The condition of the above obligation is, that if the said Samuel McDowell Moore who hath been appointed Executor of the last will and testament of Magdalene Reid deceased, shall truly and faithfully discharge the duties of his office or trust according to law, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.  Signed;


                          S. Mcd. Moore (seal)

                          Thomas McCorkle (seal)

At Rockbridge County Court, February 6, 1867 this bond was acknowledged in Court by the obligors thereto and having a revenue stamp of the value of $1.00 thereto affixed admitted to record. Signed by the County Clerk.


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