Will of WILLIAM COLLICOT
In the name of God Amen. I WILLIAM COLLICOT of the County of Amelia being in perfect health of body & of perfect mind and Memory do make and Ordain this my Last Will & 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
Imprimis my will and desire is that my beloved wife MARY remain possed [possessed?] of the Plantation whereon I now live also two negros SAM, & JUDE, likewise my household furniture & 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 & JUDE also their Increase Likewise the said land stocks etc . . . .
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter MARY MANN two hundred acres of land adjoining the land of HENRY LESTER also one negro Boy named STERLING, to her & 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 & her increase to her & the heirs of her body.
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter TABBY two hundred Acres of land adjoing WOMACKS land & LEGONS Road also one negra girl named PEG with her increase also one feather bed Furniture to her & the heirs of her body. . . .
Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter RACHEL BROOK two hundred Acres of land being part of the tract of land Bequeath my daughter RACHEL also one negro Girl named BETT? 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 levied on my estate and paid by my executor hereafter mentioned
Item I give and bequeath to my son JAMES all the residue of my Estate Real & Personal and if either of my before mentioned Daughters'should die without issue the before mentioned legacy or legacies of the said dauqhter or daughters that may or shall 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, & Plantation together with the before mentioned Slaves, SAM & 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 & sole Executor of this my last will & Testament. Utterly disannulling & revoking all former Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made, and declaring this only to be my last will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
Published and Pronounced by the said WILLIAM to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of
WILLIAM HATCHETT (Signed) Wm COLLICOT Seal
DANIEL his X mark MURRAY
Amelia County Will Book 2, Page 209