In the Name of God Amen 18 March 1686/87 I Richard Lane of the County of Surry in ___ of Lawnes Creeke, being Sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory prayed be God for the Land ____ in certainity of this life on Earth, being _____to left ____ in order, do in able this my last Will and Testament in manner for following, that is to say first and ________ joined my soul to Almighty God that gave it, _____ beleiving that I shall receive full Parton I free ______ of all my sins and be saved by the precios Death ____ of my beloved Saviour Christ Jesus and my god to the earth from whence it came to be buried in South____ Fort at my Loving wife shall think needed and as to ___ my Wordly Estate while the Lord in Mercy hath lent me, my Will and meaning is that it shall be Ju___ bye beloved as hereafter by this my Will she shall be ______ (Excutrix).
Impress I give & bequesth __ my Loving Wife all my Land houses & all my Cattle ____ Horses & Mares hoggs and all other of my Personal Estate which I now (enjoy). In Wittnesses whereof I have sett my hand & Seal.
And in case that my wife shall dye or marry that my Land is to be Equally devided between my two sonns, _____ before signing & Sealing.
Att. A Coll ___ for the County of Surry May 3, 1687 The above Will with the Cod Will above The Land ___ in Coll by the oaths of (Tinsolby) Walker and Charles Savidge and of ____ granted the above named Eliz: Lane.
Recorded June 24 1687
I transcribed the above will from the film. The lines with _______ means I could not decipher the handwritting and those with words in ( ) means and educated guess.