Thomas Drake-Will-Loudoun Co, VA

From: Cheryl Jackson Malone
Date: Monday, 16 August 1999 3:38

Thomas Drake's Will
Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book T - page 347 

In the name of God Amen,

I Thomas Drake of Loudoun, Virginia, being at present in a weak state of 
body, but enjoying in a good decree of perfection my senses and faculties of 
mind, do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and 
form following.

Viz, First my Mill property which is under rent to Peyton Moore for three 
years from next June, shall at the expiration of the aforesaid time be rented 
for five years for the purpose of making payment of all my just debts.

Secondly, my will and desire is that Nancy Ferguson who now lives with me, 
shall have after my debts is paid one thousand dollars; as soon as my 
executor hereafter named shall be able from my property to make and collect.

Thirdly the balance of my property shall at the expiration of eight years 
after my decease be sold and equally divided between my lawful heirs.

Lastly, I do appoint John G. Humphrey Executor of this my last Will and 
Testament, hereby revoking all former will, by me heretofore made.  In 
testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal 
Twenty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
                                            Thos. Drake     Seal
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Thornton Y. Offutt
Joseph Johnson

At a Court held for Loundoun County on the 10th day of January 1832.  This 
paper purperting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas Drake, deceased 
was presented to the Court & fully proved by the oaths of Thornton Y. Offutt 
and Peyton Moore, two of the subscribing witnesses.