Will of John Haley Senior
Will Book 1, page 290, Vol. II
Charlotte County Clerk of Courts Office
Charlotte Court House, Virginia
In The Name of God Amen. I John Haley Sen. of Charlotte County, being mindful, that it is appointed unto all men must die, do make this my last Will and Testament as follows. First, I devise and it is my will that all my Honest debts be punctually paid. Secondly, I give to my beloved Wife Mary Haley Five Negroes (Viz.) Juno, James, Dankifs Charles (Now in the profefsion of my Daughter Susanna Johnson) and Juno, (now in the pofsefsion of my Daughter Elizabeth Roberts) also all my Lands, Stock and household Furniture during her Life or widowhood. Thirdly, I give to my Five Sons John, Thomas, Henry, James, and Ambrose, one Negroe Woman Named Juno, and all her increase, one negro man named James, one Negro Boy named Charles and one negroe Girl named Juno as above to br Equally divided amongst them at my wifes decease or narriage. Fourthly, I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Roberts and to her Five Children, Robert, Thomas, John, Nancy and Benjamin after her decease one Negroe Woman named Lucy and all increase, one Negro Boy named Prosper and one Negro Child named Dick. Fifthly, I give to my Daughter Sally Haley one negroe Girl named Darkifs to be delivered to her at my wifes decease or marriage. Sixthly, I give to my son Humphrey Haley, to my Daughter Suckey Johnson, to my daughter Mary Brown Five Pounds Current money a piece. Seventhly, I give unto my two sons James and Ambrose the land whereon I now live to be Equally divided between them as above. Eigthly, I desire that my stock and household goods be Equally divided amongst my Five Sons, John, Thomas, Henry, James and Ambrose and my daughter Sally at my wifes decease U,C, Ninethly, I appoint my wife Mary Haley and my son Henry Haley Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In Witnefs where of I Have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of December 1780.
James Shorter, Jane X Lee, John Lee} John Haley. L. S.
At a court held for Charlotte County the first day of October 1781.
(Contributed by Brady Fitts)