WILL OF JOHN BACON - 1758
County, Virginia, Will Book No. 1,
With Inventories, Accounts, Etc, 1746-1762
Page 258. Will. I, John Bacon of L and Parish of Cumberland, Planter, being sick and weak in body -
First, I want my just debts and funeral expenses paid.
To my son John Bacon - after the death or marriage of my wife Frances Bacon, 1 Negro boy named Sam. Upon consideration of his paying 30 £ in 2 bonds, I am bound his security.
To my wife Frances Bacon - the use and occupation of the rest of my personal estate, during her life or widowhood, and after her death, among my children.
William Bacon, Edmond Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Bacon, Sarah Bacon, Susanah Bacon, and Mary Bacon. I do not want my son, Nathaniel Bacon, to receive any part of my estate until he discharges 25 £ he is now in my debt, cash I paid for him.
To my daughter Frances - it is my desire that if ever Benjamin Estis, who married my daughter Frances, is known to play at games, that whatsoever estate I have bequeathed her, shall be equally divided among my other children.
To my daughter Mary - I want her to have her first choice.
Executors - my wife
Frances Bacon, William Bacon, and my brother, Lyddal Bacon.
Signed Oct 20, 1758 - John Bacon.
Witnesses - C: Courtney, Grissell Bacon.
At Jul 3, 1759 Court, the within will of the deceased was exhibited by the executrix, and the same was proved by the witnesses, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the executrix, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of said will, whereupon she, together with George Elliot, Lyddal Bacon, and John Ragsdale, her securities, entered into bond.