Will of Jane McFarland

This is a transcription of the will of Jane McFarland of Rockbridge County, VA. A few changes in spelling and capitalization have been made, and punctuation has been added to facilitate reading, but the grammar and syntax of the document are original.

Rockbridge County Will Book 11 page 345

In the name of God, Amen. I Jane McFarland, widow of of James McFarland deceased, being of sound mind and memory, but advanced in years and impressed with the uncertainty of life, and being desirous to dispose of my worldly affairs, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, viz.
     First. I give and bequeath to my beloved and faithful friend Sally McCulloch the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to her out of my estate by my executor in such sums and at such times as she may require.
     Second. I give and bequeath to my grandson John Patterson all my estate of every description for his sole use and benefit.
     Third. I do hereby appoint my said grandson John Patterson executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto annexed my hand and seal this 27th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.

Acknowledged and signed in the presence of

Jane (her X mark) McFarland
Robert Morrison
Martha S. (her X mark) Hall
J. W. Paine

At Rockbridge County Court 5th August 1850

     The last will and testament of Jane McFarland deceased was produced in court, proved by the the oaths of Robert Morrison and John W. Paine, subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

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