Name:   Frederic I. Mayberry

Date Written:   July 31, 1801
Date Filed:
County / State: 
Bedford County Virginia 

Frederick Mayberry Sr. Will (Thirty first day of July 1801)

In the name of God Amen I Frederick Mayberry of Bedford Co. and State of Virginia feeling very ill and weak in body
do of sound mind and disposing mind memory and understanding and considering the many accidents and casualties
that attend a will at length and this mortal life do make and declare this my last will and testament first and principally
recommending my immortal spirit into the hands of my great Creator trusting through the merits of my beloved Savior
for pardon and remission of all my sins and happy admission into the regions of bliss and Immortality and as such
Worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose of the same in manner following I will
order and direct that all my debts and funeral charges shall be paid off as soon as convenient may be after my decease

by my Executors hereinafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Barbarah during her natural life full
possession of my house and building wherein I now live to be kept in repair by my son Henry for her also my beddings
and Household and kitchen furniture and also my cattle and swine and my mare and all my cash and credits & grain on
the plantation. 


One year after my decease she shall keep only two cows and her mare which my son Henry shall feed and keep for her
as he does his own further I give her if need should require twenty pounds in trade and twelve pounds in cash which is

in my son Henrys hands and if she shall not need it, it shall remain for my son Henry unpaid forever for his use. 


Further Iit is my will and I give and bequeath unto my son Henry all my plantation whereon I now live for him and his
heirs forever by paying unto my daughter Rachel one year after my decease the sum of twenty five pounds in cash also

I give to my daughter Rachel my  young colt and one cow and one calf also I give to my wife all my bees and on after

my decease my son Henry shall provide every necessary for my loving wife during so long as she remains my widow

but if she should happen to marry again she shall move off my plantation unto my son Henry all my iron utensils

belonging to the plantation use also I give unto my grandson Abraham the first colt which shall come out of the mare
which I gave to my wife avoid further strife I give to my son Henry all and every tract of land which I now possess &

further is my will that the rest of my children named George, Frederick, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, David, Abraham, Caty
and Molly each of them Five shillings more and above what they have already received to be their full share to be
collected out of my estate and given them by my Executors and lastly I nominate and appoint my loving son Henry and
friend Peter Deardoff whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking & making null and
void to all other wills by me heretofore made declaring this and no other as for my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of July in the year one thousand eight and one.

Signed sealed and published by the said Testator
Frederick X (his mark) Mayberry

as for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses whereto at the request of
the said Testator.

Mitchell Ewing     George Keutzen

F-- Zinnecrops       Henry Deardoff