Last Will and Testament of Daniel Croom

Written 3 November 1734

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:

FIRST: I 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 mare.

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 full age.

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 testament.

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

John McBrid
John Netherland
Sanburn Woodson

At a court held for Goochland County, May 20th, 1735 this will was proved by the oaths of John McBrid and John Netherland and the solemn affirmation of Sanson Woodson a Quaker witnessess hereto and was admitted to record.

Henry Wood Cl. Cur.


A copy of the record,

Teste P.G. Miller, Clerk of the Circuit Court
 of the County of Goochland, Virginia

Nov. 25, 1932
Recorded in Deed and Will Book No. 2 page 96


 I have confirmed that a copy of this will is in Goochland County Deed Book No. 2, 1734-1736, p. 96-97. JHC.

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