Valentine CoilÂ’s Will
I Valentine Goil of the County of Augusta, Colony of Virginia having my perfect senses blessed by God, for the enjoyment thereof but being by the will of providence under a lingering state of health, after duly considering the frailty and mortality of all human flesh, knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, and after that to judgment. I hereby do present and acknowledge this to be my last will and testament, and in confirmation of the same. I do first of all recommend my soul to God, who gave it and my body, to be decently interred, after a Christian like manner, and most of all, I acknowledge and allow my just debts to be duly paid, with the remainder of what worldly substances Gad has blessed me with, after which with such part of my estate remains, I further do will. And allow it to be disposed of in a manner as follows (to wit).
First of all I will and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret fifty pounds of Virginia currency and one milch cow with half of the product of the land while she lives.
To my eldest son Gabriel, I will and bequeath one black horse rising five years old me, now delivered into his custody and possession over and above his equal part of the estate after dividing the moveable part of all moveables.
To my son Jacob, I will one equal part of the moveable parts of my estate.
To my son George, I will one equal part of the movable parts of my estate.
To my son Martin, I will and bequeath all the freehold land that I claim right of being in quantity of one hundred thirty acres proviso that he shall pay his sisters, Barbaray and Elizabeth, fifteen pounds each on his entering into possession of the same, with one black horse and one set of plow irons; and to give his mother and sisters the privilege of living peaceably on the said land, to wit his mother, as long as she lives, with half the produce of the said land, for her maintenance while she lives and with his sisters there, to reside till they are married, or otherwise provided for; and if he proves disobedient or by turbulent means offers to deprive them of peaceable enjoyment. He is to lose all rights of possession and the land is to dissolve to his mother, and after her demise to Barbaray and Elizabeth. He otherwise is to have two milch cows.
To my daughter Barabary, I will and bequeath two milch cows and one mare colt.
To my daughter Elizabeth, two milch cows and one mare colt.
This follows my daughters over and above a childÂ’s part, and furthermore, I appoint George Hammer, of the County and Colony aforesaid together with my son George, to be executor and empower them after my decease to dispose of my estate, in manner as above mentioned, and in confirmation that I acknowledged this to be my last will and testament.
I hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of October Anno Domini, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Five.
Felty Goil LS
Attested: George Teeter Paul Teeter
This obligation is such that of the above bond George Coil and George Hammer, executors of the last will and testament of Felty Coil (deceased) do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all goods, chattels and credits of said deceased which, shall come to the possession of knowledge of the said George Coil and George Hammer.
The last will and testament of Valentine Coile deed was proved by the oath of George and Paul Teeter, and ordered to be recorded, and making the oath of George Hammer and George Coile the executors therein named who made the oath according to law. Certificate is granted him obtaining probate thereof in due form.