Will of Thomas Bouldin

 In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Bouldin elder of Charlotte County, of perfect sense and memory do make and Constitute this my last Will and Testament to wit, first I order and direct that my funeral expenses and just debts, be duly paid and discharged, 2nd  I give and bequeath to my son James Bouldin four acres of land whereon he now lives to him and his heirs forever, also the sum of thirty pounds current money, to be raised from my estate, and paid him at the end of three years from my death.  3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Fransena wife of John Cox  the sum of fifty pounds current money, to be paid her at the end of three years from my death.  4th I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Bouldin one Negro man slave named Jacob to him and his heirs forever also the sum of thirty pounds current money to be paid him at the end of three years from my death.  5th I give and bequeath to my son William Bouldin three hundred and ninety acres of land on Meherrin River this County to him and his heirs forever, also one Negro man slave named Pitt, also the sum of five pounds current money.  6th I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Bouldin seven hundred and sixty acres of land in Henry County, also one Negro man slave named Sam, also five pounds current money.  7th I give and bequeath to the children of my daughter Marry the sum of twenty pounds each to be paid them when they come of age or marry, and in the case of the death before that time the money to be paid to the other.  8th I order and direct that the remainder of my estate remain on the plantation whereon I now live, and that the business of my plantation and other affairs be carried on and transacted as they now are, I also order that the money arising from the sale of my lands and all my other estate of every kind whatever be equally divided between my two sons.  Wood & Richard Bouldins, to them and their heirs forever,  Lastly I constitute and appoint my said two sons Wood and Richard to be my Executors.    Charlotte  May 1st 1777.

Signed, sealed, published and declared                                                  Thomas Bouldin L. S.
by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of James
Cunningham, Sarah Collier, Abraham (X) Vaughin, Ann (X) Vaughin, Robt. Gilliam
Thomas Cox 

At a court held for Charlotte County the second day of June 1783  This Last Will and Testament of Thomas Bouldin Sen. was exhibited in Court by Wood Bouldin & Richard Bouldin the Executors therein named and the same was proved by the oaths of Sarah Collier, Abraham Vaughin, Ann Vaughin and Thomas Cox, and ordered to be Recorded, On the Motion of the said Executors who made oath according to Law, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said Will, they giving security, whereupon they together with the Servant Thomas Johnston and Joseph Collier their securities entered into Acknowledge their bond according to law for that purpose.

                                                                                                                        Teste

                                                                                                                        Thomas Read Clk

Truly Recorded
Thomas Read Clk

Source:  Charlotte County Will Book 2 - Part 2 - page 334
              Charlotte County Clerk of the Courts Office
Submitted by: Brady Fitts