Northumberland County, Virginia Jan. 4, 1702

In the name of God amen, I Samuell Churchell being sick and weak in body
But of perfect memory praise be to God for the same and knowing of
uncertainty of this life on earth do make this my last will and
testament to save my soul to Almighty God who gave it assured by believing to receive full
pardon and free remission of all my sins through his death and passion of our Savior
Christ Jesus and my body to ye earth from whenever it was taken to be buried
after a decent manner. As to my equal and executors hereafter named shall
think meet the convient as touching such wordly estates as the Lord in his
mercy has bestowed upon me. My will an meaning is the same to bestow as
hereafter my will doth express. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Samuell
Churchwell and his heirs forever my land in the woods by the house of the
Churchwell's. Item: I give unto my son Joseph Churchell my now dwelling
to him and His heirs forever all the land there unto belonging, also a gun, a 3 year
Old horse, a chest with 2 pewter dishes and 2 plates and a wood bed and rug
and 2 blankets. Item: I give unto my daughter Sarah Churchell one feather
bed, rug, blanket, and one bay mare branded with SC and 2 pewter dishes, a
bason, 2 plates. Item: the first colt the said mare brings to my daughter
Lydia Churchell with 2 pewter dishes 2 plates, an iron pot, feather bed, rug
And blanket to my said daughter Lydia. And after my debt is paid my stock
Of cattle is to be divided equally between my son Joseph, Sarah, and Lydia.

These my said three children to be my whole an sole executers of this my
Last will and testament as witness my hand and seale of day and year above.
Samuell Churchell
Signed and declared in the present of us
Elizabeth (x) Woodridge
Charles A. Dezniett (Dermett)
Annie (A.D.) Dezniett (Dermett)
James Czean (Kean)

Feb. 17, 1702, this will was proved in Northumberland County, Virginia

Contributed by Laura Jackson

(*Note: Samuell's passage to Virginia was paid by James Claughton in 1666. I would love to find someone else who is researching this family.)

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