IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Daniel Croom of the Parish of St.
James in the County of Goochland being very sick and weak in body but of
sound and perfect mind and memory and sense do make and ordain this to
be my last will and testament in manner and form following:
commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it trusting that
through his mercy and merits of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I shall
be saved that my body may be buried in a Christian like and decent
manner at the discretion of my Exr. and as touching what Estate it hath
pleased God to bestow on me. I give and dispose of it in the following
manner and form.
ITEM: I give unto my two lawful sons Major and Jesse Croom all the
rest of my land and to be equally divided betwixt them both not to hurt
the plantation as little as possible and I desire that my son Jesse may
have the plantation after his mother's decease.
ITEM: I give unto my lawful son Abell Croom two hundred acres of land
where he now lives on Deep Creek to him and his heirs forever and
everything else that belongs to me on that plantation except my gray bay
ITEM: I constitute and ordain Susannah Croom my loving lawful wife to
be my whole and sole executor until she dies or marries and all the rest
of my movable estate I desire that she may be possessed with and if she
should be anyways troubled for any debt I give her free leave to sell
any movables to redeem herself and I desire that my son Major Croom and
my daughter Dorothy may live with my wife Susannah until they both be of
ITEM: I give unto my lawful daughter Dorothy one feather bed and one
rug and blanket and bolster and my chest of drawers.
ITEM: And if my wife should die or marry all my movable estate that
she is possessed with excepting her part may be appraised and equally
divided between my two youngest daughters Sarah and Judith Croom.
And I do hereby revoke disanul and make void all other wills
heretofore by me made allowing this and no other to be my last will and
In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day
of November one thousand seven hundred and thirty four.
Danl Croom (seal)
Sind sealed in presents of us