Last Will and Testament
Samuel Drewry (d. 1767)
York County, Va.

---------------------------------------- in the county of York being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make my last will and testament in writing as followeth.

Imprimis I devise that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first satisfied and paid.

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

Item my will and desire is that my whole estate (not 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 happen before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marriage as aforesaid and that my said wife out of the profits thereof support and 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 the liberty of 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 when division of my estate shall be made at the time before mentioned I devise that my said wife Mary may have her ----------------------------- and that the residue be equally divided between ------------------------------------- my children John and Diana. But if it should please -------------- both -------------------- should die under age and without ------------------------- case I give my whole estate --------------------------------.

Lastly -------------------------------------- and appoint my loving wife -------------------------- brother James Drewry and ------------------ of this my last will and ----------------------------- void all and other will and wills by me heretofore made and confirming this only to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty second day of December 1766.

Samuel Drewry