Friday, September 6, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Will: Hector Alexander (1823)

HECTOR ALEXANDER Will
Prince William County Will Book  M, pg 25
01 Jan 1823; proved 02 Jun 1823

In the name of God Amen I HECTOR ALEXANDER residing in the town of Dumfries County of Prince William, State of Virginia a native of Scotland and formerly a resident of Greenock do make ordain and appoint this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made. Imprimis. I do give and bequeath all my lands tenements houses and lotts with the appurtenances and all my real estate of whatsoever kind lying being and situate in Great Britain unto my brother JOHN ALEXANDER and his heirs in trust nevertheless and upon express condition and confidence that he shall so soon after my death as he conveniently can make sale and convey in fee simple for the best price he can all my real estate land tenents and houses and lotts with the appurtenances devised by me as aforesaid and the money arising from the sale thereof together with the accruing profits of the same until the time of the sale pay over and distribute in equal parts and portions unto my three sons viz. ROBERT ALEXANDER one part thereof and to my son WILLIAM ALEXANDER one other part thereof and to my son JOHN ALEXANDER one other part thereof to whom I give and devise the same.  At same time I give and bequeath to my three sons viz. ROBERT ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER and JOHN ALEXANDER eighty shares of united States Bank stock to be equally divided amongst them.  I likewise give and bequeath to my son ROBERT ALEXANDER my negro lad RICHARD.  I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM ALEXANDER my negro woman JINNY with her son JAMES.  I give and bequeath to my son JOHN ALEXANDER my negro boy WILLIAM.  Whatever debts that may be owing to me at my death I give and bequeath to my three above mentioned viz. ROBERT ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER and JOHN ALEXANDER after paying all my just debts and such legacys as here below mentioned.  I give and bequeath to CONSTANTIN WHITFELL two hundred dollars per year to be paid to her half yearly and my house and lot in the old fields bounded by Levy and Jesse Scott.  I likewise give to her my negro woman with her youngest child and her daughter MARY.  I give the above to her during her respective life time then to return to my three above mentioned sons viz. ROBERT ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER and JOHN ALEXANDER.  I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM my silver watch.  I hereby appoint ROBERT ALEXANDER and WILLIAM ALEXANDER my Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-three.  No security to be required.

HECTOR ALEXANDER

Witness
HENRY FAIRFAX, RICHARD P. SCOTT

At a Court of Quarterly Sessions held for Prince William County  June 2d 1823.  This last will and testament of HECTOR ALEXANDER decd. was presented to the court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court by the oaths of Henry Fairfax and Charles T. Chapman that the said will is all in the hand writing of the said testator the said will is admitted to record and Robert Alexander and William Alexander the Executors therein named came into court and took the oath of Exors. And entered into bond according to law the court dispensing with security agreeably to the will of the testator it appearing to the court that he has left visible property sufficient to pay all his debts.


Teste, P. D. DAWE

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