In the name of God, Amen, I Uriah
of the County of Spotsylvania and
parish of St. George, being very weak of body but of perfect mind and memory
thanks be to Almighty God for it, do make and appoint this my last will and
testament in manner and form following.
First I bequeat my sole to God that
gave it to me and my body buried in the earth by my executors here after named.
I give and bequeath to my son Zachariah
all my land that I hold in
Lancaster County and part of my Mateponigh Land, the plantation where he now
liveth with eighty acres adjoining.
Item – I give and bequeath to my
Item – to my son Elijah Garton
I give and bequeath the
plantation whereon Ephriam Knight
now liveth and eighty five acres
adjoining to him and his heirs foever.
Item – I give and bequeath all my
personal estate after my debts, legacies, and funeral charges is paid to be
equally divided between my loving wife Winnifred and my sons
[viz] Uriah Garton
Item – I do hereby constitute,
authorize and appoint my three sons [viz] Zachariah Garton
, Uriah Garton
, and Elijah Garton
my executors jointly and
severally of this my last will and testament whereof I have set my hand and seal
this fifth day of March anno 1752
Signed, sealed and published in
[i] The Garton Genealogy, compiled by Harold E “Pete” Remster, p. 3 The Garton News; Will Book B, pgs 255-256, Spotsylvania Co., VA; probated 1755; proved 5 Aug 1755