THE WILL OF MARY WASHINGTON
....THE WILL OF....
AS REGISTERED IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE AT
FREDERICKSBURG * * * * * * * VIRGINIA
In the name of God! Amen. I, Mary Washington, of Fredericksburg, in the
County of Spots!nania, being in good health, but calling to mind the
uncertainty of this life, and willing to dispose of what remains of my
worldly estate, do make and publish this, my last will, recommending my
soul in the hands of my Creator, hoping for a remission of all my
sins through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of
mankind; I dispose of my worldly estate as follows:
Imprimis.----I give to my son, General George Washington, all my land is
Accokeek Run, is the County of Stafford, and also my negro boy George,
to him and his heirs forever. Also my best bed, bedstead, and Virginia
cloth curtains (the same that stand in my best bed-room), my quilted
blue-and-white quilt, and my best dressing glass.
Item.----I give and devise to my son, Charles Washington, my negro man,
Tom, to him and his assigns forever.
Item.----I give and devise to my daughter, Betty Lewis, my phaeton and
Item.----I give and devise to my daughter-in-law, Hannah Washington,
my purple cloth cloak lined with shag.
Item.----I give and devise to my grandson, Corbin Washington, my negro
wench, old Bet, my riding chair, and two black horses, to him and his
Item.----I give and devise to my grandson, Fielding Lewis, my negro man
Frederick, to him and his assigns forever: also eight silver tablespoons,
half of my crockery ware and the blue and white tea china. with book case,
oval table, one bedstead, one pair sheets, one pair blankets and white
cotton counterpane, two table cloths, six red leather jmies, half my
pewter and one-half of my iron kitchen furniture.
Item.----I give and devise to my grandson, Lawrence Lewis, my negro wench
Lydia, to him and his assigns forever.
Item.----I give and devise my granddaughter, Betsy Carter, my negro woman,
little Bet, and her future increase. to her and her assigns forever: also
my largest looking glass, my walnut writing desk with drawers, a square
dining table, one bed, bedstead, bolster, one pillow, one blanket and pair
of sheets, white Virginia cloth coounterpane and purple curtains, my red-
and-white tea china teaspoons and other half of any pewter, crockery ware,
and the remainer of my iron kitchen furniture.
Item.----I give and devise to my grandson, George Washington, re......ert
best dressing glass, one bed, bedstead, bolster, one pillow, one pair
sheets one blanket and counterpane
Item.----I devise all my wearing apparel to be equally devided between my
grand-daughters, Betty Carter Fannie Ball and Millie Washington; but should
my daughter, Betty Lewis, fancy any one two or three articles; she is to
have them before there is a division thereof.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint, my said son General George Washington,
executor of this, my will, and as I owe few or no debts, I direct my
executor to give no security not to appraise my estate, but desire this
may be allotted to my devisers, with as little trouble and delay as may
be, desiring their acceptance thereof as all the token I now have to give
them of my love for them.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of
Witness. John Ferneyhough.
Signed, sealed and published in our presence, and signed by us in the
presence of the said Mary Washington, and at her desire.