August 17, 1778 TRANSCRIBED WILL OF JAMES CALLICOTT
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, JAMES CALLICOT, of the County of Prince Edward,
being at this time in perfect sense and sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and
Imprimur I give and bequeath to my son BEVERLY COLLICOT all my land between the the Barbon(?)
branch and Farmer Jennings line to him and his heirs forever. Also I give and bequeath to my son
BEVERLY COLLICOT one negro woman names Philis. Also sixteen pounds two shillings in cash and all the
debts justly due ti me and equal part of the crop that now grows on the plantation.
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son HARRISON CALLICOT one bay filly and half my stock of cattle,
hogs, and sheep - be paying and discharging all my lawful and just debts, to him and his heirs
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son BAILEY CALLICOT the land and plantation where on I now live
and half my stock of cattle, hogs, sheep and equal part of the crop that is now growing on the
plantation, to him and his heirs forever, but if my son BAILEY CALLICOT should never return from the
ARMY, my will and desire is that my sons BEVERLY CALLICOT and HARRISON CALLICOT to have the land
sold and money equally divided between them both,,,,
ITEM: I I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY BALDWIN one negro wench named Becky and her
increase to her and her heirs forever....
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my loving wife AGATHA COLLICOT the house and plantation I now live on
during her natural life and all the household kitchen furniture of every kind during her natural
life. I also send unto my well beloved wife one negro man named Dick during her life time. After her
decease then for the negro to be sold and the money equally divided between my three sons, BEVERLY
CALLICOT and BAILEY CALLICOT and HARRISON CALLICOT.
ITEM: I have and nominate my two sons BEVERLY CALLICOT and HARRISON CALLICOT my Executors to
execute and comply with this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this seventeenth day of August 1778.
James X Callicot
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In presence ofL
Elizabeth X Collicot
RECORED IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY by BEVERLY CALLICOT on SEP 26, 1778 AND PROBATE GRANTED HIM
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