Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Will: Oscar F. Pattie

PWCo Will Book S
Pages 237-238

Will of Oscar F. Pattie

I Oscar F. Pattie of the County of Prince William State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory but weak in bodily health, do make and declare this as my last will and testament. In the first place I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid. After which I give and bequeath the whole of my property real personal and mixed to my beloved wife Susan E. Pattie during her natural life. After her death, the whole of said property to be equally divided between my four children Edgar Irving Richard Ella S. and Mary F. and in the event of the death of either or any of said children, their property is to be equally divided between the surviving children. I also desire if my wife thinks it best to do so, shall sell any of the said property and reinvest the money at her discretion.

I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Susan E. Pattie executrix of this my last will and testament, and desire that the Court will not hold her to security.

Witness my hand & seal this 17th January 1873.

O. F. Pattie {seal}

Signed and acknowledged in the presence of
John B. Hunton
P. H. Delaplane
James W. Hunton
James A. Pattie
Al____ C_______ [last name illegible]

In Prince William County Court Nov. 3rd 1873

The last will and testament of Oscar F. Pattie was this day presented in Court by Susan E. Pattie the executrix therein named & being proved by the oaths of P. H. Delaplane and James A. Pattie two of the subscribing witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Susan E. Pattie who took the oath of an executrix acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500 (the said will not requiring any security of her) conditioned according to law which bond is ordered to be recorded certificate is granted the said Susan E. Pattie for obtaining a Probate of said will in due form.

L. A. Davis, Clerk

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