Will of Rebecca Crute - 1756

Submitted by Dorothy L. Groh

November 17 1756
In the name of God amen. I Rebeccah Crute of St. Stephens Parish in Northumberland County
being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be unto almighty God for
the same and calling to mind the uncertain estate of this transtory life and that all must appeal
unto death when it shall please God to call do make and ordain this my last will and testament in
manner and form following first I bequeath my soul to God that gave it me and my body to the
earth from whens it was taken to be buried in a decent and Christain like manner at the
discretion of my exceutor hereafter in those presents nominated and as touching of such
worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to endue me in this life I give and dispose of the
following manner of form, Imprimas, I give and bequeath unto my loving son James Blinco one
large Iron pott, Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Francis Conley two wheels onslining
and other woding and my mars of one small iron pottons putor dish and six plates, Item I give to
my son Richard Crute my best bed and furniture. Item I give unto my son John Blinco my bull.
Item I give unto my daughter Susannah Standley one brown heffer and one sow of six pigs and
too horses. Item I give unto my daughter Catharine Pare one shilling sterling. Item I give unto
my grandson William Blinco Son of John Blinco and Mary his wife my mare colt, Item I give unto
my daughter Francis Conley my brindle heifor and one tub of piggins. Item all the rest of my
personal estate I give and bequeath unto my loving Son Richard Cruite and I do hereby appoint
my loving son Richard Cruite executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and
annulling all other former wills heretofore made or caused to be made or by word or writing
satisfying and confirming this to be my last will and testament and no other in witness where of
I have hereunto set my hand and seale this seventeenth day of November Anno Dom.

Rebeccah Crute (LP)

(her mark X)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence of
Peter Lamkin
Giles Sampford Bogges
Mary Loiss(?)
At a court held for Northumberland County the 13th day of December 1756. This last will and
testament of Rebeccah Cruite deceased was this day presented in Court by Richard Cruite the
Executor therein named who made oath there to according to law and the same being proved
by the oath of Peter Lamkin and Giles Sampford Bogges two of the witness is there to was
ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Richard Crute certificate is granted him
for obtaining aprobat thereof in due form.

Thomas Joneston Cl. Cor.





Northumberland County, Virginia