Will of Uriah Garton [i]

In the name of God, Amen, I Uriah Garton  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 Garton  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 son Uriah Garton  the plantation whereon he now liveth with eighty acres adjoining to him and his heirs forever.

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  and Elijah 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 presence of                                               Uriah Garton

                his                                                                                                (seal)

Benjamin X Arnold

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                his                                              his

Abraham X Darnot                         David X Darnot

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[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