Will of James Ogborne
of Brunswick County, Virginia
Will Book 7, Pages 49 & 50
In the name of God amen. I James Ogborne of Brunswick County being sick & weak of body but in perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for the same do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as follows, to wit,
Imprimis I lend to my beloved wife Winny Ogborne my three Negroes Beck, Sal & Duncan during her natural life Also I lend her One hundred & fifty acres of Land whereon I now live lying on the South side of Callaham Road as it now runs together with all my Household & Kitchen furniture except what I shall herein after devise in order for her to raise my three youngest children upon Also I lend her my old Bay Mare & young bay Horse called (Affrica) together with all the balance of my stock except what I shall herein after devise after selling a sufficiency thereof to pay my just debts if it should be necessary. Item I give unto my daughter Polly Tatum my Negroe boy Bob which she has now in possession.
Item I give unto my son John Ogburne one half of my land lying on the North side of Callaham’s Road also one Negree boy Davy one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf. Item I give unto my son Edward Ogburne the other half of my land lying on the North side of Callahams Road one Negroe boy named Jack one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf.
Item I give my daughter Lucy Ogburne one Negroe girl named Deurey one feather bed & furniture my Cyclops Colt & one bridle & saddle & one cow & calf.
Item I give unto my son Henry We Ogborne that part of my land herein devised to my wife after her death one Negroe boy Tom one Horse bridle & saddle one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf.
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Weaver Ogburne one Negroe girl named Anna one Horse Bridle & Saddle one feather bed & furniture one cow & calf.
Item I give unto my Daughter Nancy Ogborne one Negroe Girl named Marow one Horse Bridle and Saddle one feather Bed & furniture & one cow & calf.
Item all the residue of my estate that I have lent to my wife (not already devised) my Will & desire is that my Exors. at my wifes death shall pay unto my two youngest daughters Eliza & Nancy Ogborne Twelve pounds ten shillings each & then the balance to be equally divided between my Seven children John, Edward, Lucy, Henry, Elizabeth & Nancy Ogborne & Polly Tatum
Lastly I nominate & appoint my friends John Neblett, Benjamin Ogburne, Charles Ogburne, Thomas Adams & my wife Winny Ogburn & my son John Ogburn Trustees to this my last Will & Testament. And I do hereby Ratify & confirm whatsoever they do & about these premises to be lawful.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 3rd day of July one thousand eight hundred & four.
James Ogburn (Seal)
Brunswick County Court September 24th 1804 This last Will & Testament of James Ogborne dec’d was proved by the oaths of two witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of John I.Teblett he having made Oath thereto according to law and together with Peter Hawthorn his security entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Five thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs. Certificare is granted him for obtaining letters of administration will annexed on the decedents estate.
Teste Herbert Hill CBC