ROBERTSON, Mathew

Please refer to page 423 of my new Buford Book
to read about the Robertson side of my Buford
family.

Will of Mathew Robertson – 1786
Will Book #6 – Page 544

 In the name of God Amen, February 18th One Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Six.

Virginia in perfect mind and sound of judgment do make this my last will and testament.  First of all I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Robertson his heirs and assigns forever the one half of the land I now possess with all appurtenances.  I give and bequeath to my son William Robertson his heirs and assigns forever the other half of the land I now possess with it’s appurtenances only one third part of the land I bequeath to William I give to my beloved wife Martha for her natural life time together with two of the choice __? __? Thence a 3rd of my cattle, the ˝  of my sheep and 2/3 of my hogs the ˝  of my tools for farming and all the stock utensils and household furniture that I have left to my wife.  At her death I allow to fall to my son William except the bed I now use to lye on with its furniture (this means the bedding).  I allow to my Son-in-Law John Blair at my wife’s death.  I give and bequeath to my wife my Negroes _?_ and Dick her life time and at her death I give and bequeath and bequeath Sylvia and her off spring to my son William and his heirs and assigns.  I give and bequeath my Negroes Ned, Simon and Rachel to my son William his heirs and assigns.  I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Robert Christian his heirs and assigns the sum of five shillings current money of Virginia and after all my legal debts are paid I allow my money remaining, all my bonds and debts of every kind to be equally divided amongst my wife, my son James, my son Alexander, my son William and my son-in-law John Blair.  The above that I leave left to my wife except her bed and furniture and her part of the money bonds and debts.  At her marriage I allow to fall to those mentioned at her death.  I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my wife Martha Executor and my sons Alexander and William Robertson Executors to execute this my last will and testament the day and year above written in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal.

(I cannot read the names of the witnesses)         
                          
                            (signed)
Mathew Robertson

In a court held for Augusta County September 20th, 1786.  This last Will and Testament of Mathew Robertson deceased was presented in court by Alexander Robertson and William Robertson the executors therein named and proved by the Oaths of Robert Kenny, Archibald Dixon and William Trotter witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executors who made oath according to law, certificate is granted them of obtaining probate thereof on due form they having both Security entered into bond as the law reads.  Signed by the County Clerk for August County.  END

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