Vol.6-7 1795-1804 (FHL film 31,350)
Will of Deborah [Borden] Hendry
of Frederick Co. VA, aged and weak
; 24 Sept. 1796;
the land containing 200 acres where I now live should be sold, and when the executors is paid for their trouble, the remainder of the money to be equally divided as follows:
three parts of the money equally divided between my three sons William Hendry, Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry,
and the fourth part that should have been my deceased son George Hendry's right to be equally divided between my four daughters Betty Borden, Rebecca Duncan, Nancy Worley [Mrs. John Worley] and Mary Umfries [Mrs. Jesse Humphries] agreeable to the will of my husband George Hendry decd.
That my burying ground or grave yard should not be sold but be kept for a burying place for me and my heirs forever;
that the same quantity of land contained in my grave yard be taken off of my 100 acre tract adj. the before-mentioned 200 acres. The remainder of my 100 acres be sold, that is, the well, the buildings and plantations thereunto belonging.
My son William Hendry should have five pound sterling out of the money, and the remainder, less the amount to the executors for their trouble,
to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and my two granddaughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley, equally divided between them.
Whereas Captain Thomas Campbell Jaler in Winchester, Frederick Co., when my husband was in jail took advantage of his necessity and he not being in his proper sences he signed a deed for the conveyance of 360 acres, which land I give and bequeath all my right that my husband gave me to my two daughters Nancy Worley and Mary Umfres and my granddaughter Mary An Hendry to be equally divided between them.
My two daughters Betty Burden and Rebecca Duncan should have but five shillings a piece out of my estate, they both being verry disobedient children.
That Nancy Worley should have my saddle.
That Mary Umfres should have my best gound,
and all the rest of my waring aperrel is to be divided between Nancy Worley and her two daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley.
That I impowered my brother Joseph Borden to sew [sue] for a part of my father's moveable estate which I had not received, for which Joseph Borden is to have one half for his cost and trouble, the other half I give to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry.
Debts, except for selling the land, be paid out of my moveables; to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry the remainder of my moveable estate.
Appoint William Davis and Thomas Berey execs.
Wit. John (X) Elkins, John Hathaway, Charles Forguson.
Proved 2 July 1799.