Will of Joseph Cobbs

Isle of Wight County, Virginia

31 March 1653/54



"This is the last will and testament of me, JOSEPH COBBS, age sixty years of age or thereabouts. I do bequeath unto my well beloved wife. ELIZABETH COBBS, one parcel of containging Three hundred Acres of Land or thereabout, commonly called Goose Hill Land. And further I do bequeath unto my well beloved Wife all movables that are upon the said land, as cattle (to say), seventeen head of cows and yearling and three calves, with Hoggs, Young and old, Thirty two or thereabouts. Provided she does marry, ye said children that are left shall have each a child's proportion, and so to be divided between them. And I further bequeath my SON, BENJAMIN COBBS, one red cow and her calf, And further I do bequeath to my SON PHAROAH COBBS, one cow and her calf, red. And I further I do bequeath unto my DAUGHTER ELIZABETH COBBS, one black cow and one black yearling. This my last Will and Testament, now living at the mercy of God on my death bed in good sense.  As witness by my hand this last day of March, Anno Dom  1653-54 (sic)


Signed Sealed and Deliv in ye presence of us,

Joseph Dunn

Jno. Childs 



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