Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Will: Thomas Thornton

Prince William County Will Book L, pg. 48
07 Jun 1817; proved 07 Jul 1817

In the name of the most high, amen, I THOMAS THORNTON do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling every other disposition of my property.  Item I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of what kind soever, unto my beloved wife JANE CARR THORNTON to be held and enjoyed during her natural life, and after her death my said estate of whatever kind to be equally divided between my sons THOMAS THORNTON and JAMES B. C. P. THORNTON, to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever; It is my desire that THOMAS THORNTON my son may be permitted to take out letters of administration upon my estate without giving bond and security as the Law directs whom I hereby constitute my sole executor of this my last will and testament.  In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th of Jun 1817.


Signed and seal in the presence of

At a Court held for Prince William County July 7th 1817.  This last will and testament of THOS. THORNTON decd. was presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of ZEBULON HANKEY and ROB. GRAHAM is ordered to be recorded, and THOMAS THORNTON the Exor. named in the last will and testament of THOS. THORNTON decd. came into Court and made oath to the same according to Law and having taken the oath of an Exor. and performed what is usual in such cases certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste, PHIL. D. DAWE

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