Last Will and Testament
Samuel Drewry (1689/90 - 1766)
York County, Va.

I Samuel Drewry of the County of York and parish of Charles being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in writing as follows.

Imprimis, I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Drewry my mare, side saddle and bridle.

Item. I give unto my son John seven pounds current money and to my daughter Dianna three pounds current money to be laid out in their education.

Item. My will and desire is that my whole estate (no heretofore given) be kept together till my son John arrives to the age of twenty one years or marries or until my wife marries again if it should so happen before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marriage aforesaid. And that my said wife out of the profits thereof support & maintain herself and my children and bring them up in the best manner that she can during the time aforesaid. And I do allow her liberty to selling any part of my personal estate that she shall think perishable and the money she is to account for with the rest of my estate at the division. And that where division of my estate shall be made at the time before mentioned. I desire that my said wife Mary may have her dower there of without going to law, and that the residue (?) divided betwixt my said children John and Dianna. (Note: This portion of the will was eaten by moths and cannot be copied)

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty second day of December 1766.

Samuel Drewry