The will of
CANIEL CORLEY

Bedford County, Virginia
Recorded 22 June, 1807
Will Book 3, Page 150



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IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Caniel Corley of the county of Bedford and state of Virginia, being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form, to wit,

1st I give and bequeath to my son Sallathiel Corley the sum of One Dollar to be paid to him by my Executors herinafter named within twelve months after my decease he having heretofore received his share of my Estate.

2nd, I give and bequeath to my son William Corley the sum of One Dollar to be paid to him by my Executors as aforesaid, within twelve months after my Decease, he having heretofore received his share of my Estate.

3rdly, I give and bequeath to my son Beverly Corley One Hundred acres of land to be laid off for him off the lower end of my land on Pates Road, Beginning at a post oak on the west side of said road.

4thly I give and bequeath to my son Cheatham Corley One Hundred acres of land to be laid off for him, off my land on Bratcher's Road, and to include the plantation whereupon he now lives.

5thly I give and bequeath to my daughter Pheba Corley the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to her by my Executors within twelve months after my Decease.

6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Corley the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to her by my Executors within twelve months after my Decease.

7thly, I give and bequeath to Polly FinleyDaughter of Sally Finley the sum of Ten Pounds, to be paid to her by my Executors, when she arrives to lawful Age or Marries.

8thly; All the ballance of my estate both real and personal, of whatsoever kind it may be after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses I give to Sally Finley and her six children namely Allen, Polly, James, Berry, John and Jeremiah to be by them peacably enjoyed, until Jeremiah the youngest arrives to the age of Twenty One years at which time my will and desire is, that all my Lands, not herinbefore disposed of, be equally divided between the said Sally Finley's five sons, Namely Allen, James, Berry, and Jeremiah, except fifty acres, which I give to the said Sally Finley including the House & Plantation whereon I now live, during her life (except she should marry), and at her Death, the aforesaid fifty acres to be equally divided between her aforesaid five sons, and all the residue of my Personal Estate, at the aforesaid period, when the said Sally Finley's youngest son Jeremiah, shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, with the Increase there of, I desire may be equally divided amongst the said Sally Finley's six children namely, Allen, Polly, James, Berry, John & Jeremiah except a sufficiency to afford the said Sally Finley a comfortable support, which I give her during her life, and at her death to be equally divided amongst her six children as aforesaid. But in the event of the said Sally Finley's marrying the estate herein given to her is to be taken out of her possession and divided amongst he six children in the manner herinbefore directed, which I give to them and their heirs forever.

9thly, I do constitute and appoint Robert Hardy, Allen Corley & John Pate Executors of this my Last Will and Testiment, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal this 19th day of January 1807.


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Witnesses
--William Pate
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John X Rank

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Alexander X Brown

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At a Court held for Bedford County at the Court House the 22nd day of June, 1807.

This Last Will and Testiment of Caniel Corley Decd. was exhibited in court by Robert Hardy, Allen Corley, and John Pate, the Exors. therein named and proved by the oath of Wm. Pate John Rank and Alexander Brown the suscribing witnesses& ordered to be Recorded, And on the motion of the said Exors. who made oath, who together with Edmund Pate, Joseph Hardy and Thomas Wright their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of One Thousand Pounds conditioned according to law. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

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