JUNE 4, 1765 –
TRANSCRIBED WILL OF WILLIAM CALLICOT
AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, WILLIAM CALLICOT, of the County of Amelia, being in perfect health of
body and of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament and as touching such
worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the
same in the following manner and form:
In primis my will and desire is that my beloved wife MARY remain possessed of the plantation whereon I
now live also two negroes, Sam and Jude, likewise my household furniture and stock of cattle (after my
decease) during her natural life or intermarriage and after her decease or intermarriage to revert to my son
JAMES the said Sam and Jude also their increases. Likewise the said land, stocks, etc....
ITEM. I give and bequeath my daughter MARY MANN two hundred acres of land adjoining the land of
Henry Lester also one negro boy named Sterling, to her and the heirs of her body....
ITEM. I give and bequeath to my daughter ANNA MANN two hundred acres of land adjoining the land of
John Dupey. Also one negro girl named Phillis her and her increase to her and the heirs of her body....
ITEM. I give and bequeath to my daughter TABBY two hundred acres of land adjoining Womacks land and
Legons Road and one negro girl named Peg with her increase. Also one feather bed furniture to her and the
heirs of her body...
ITEM. I give and bequeath my granddaughter RACHEL BROOK(?) two hundred acres of land being part of
the tract of land bequeathed my daughter RACHEL. Also one negro girl, named —.— with her increase to
her and the heirs of her body.....
ITEM. I give and bequeath my daughter LILLY ANN BROOK five shillings sterling to be levided on my
estate and paid by my executors hereafter mentioned.
I give and bequeath to my son JAMES all the residue of my estate, real and personal and if either of my
before mentioned daughters die without issue together with the increase of such legacy or legacies shall
revert to my son James, likewise the before mentioned tract of land and plantation together with the before
mentioned slaves, Sam and Jude with their increase, shall after my dearly beloved wife MARY is deceased,
shall revert to my son JAMES and be by him possessed as before mentioned. I constitute and appoint my
said son JAMES my only and sole executor of this my last will and testament, utterly disannulling and
revoking all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made, and declaring this only to be my last will
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand affix my seal fourth day of June one
thousand seven hundred and sixty five
Published and pronounced by the said William to be his last and testament in the presence of:
/s/ Wm Callicott— /SS/
Samuel Sherwin William Hatchett
Thomas Moore Gressette Davis
Thomas Dunnavant Daniel Murray
Location: Will Book 2 — Page 269.