Will Of James Freeman SR.
Will book 2 page 226

In the of God, Amen. I James Freeman Senr. Of the County of Fauquier being sick
and weak of body, but of sound mind, and memory. Thanks to almighty God for the same,
and calling to mind the uncertainty of life, and that it is appointed unto all men to die, I
have thought proper to settle my worldly affaires in order before I depart this life,
therefore Doth make and ordain this my last will and testament in a manner and form
following:
Imprimis, I bequeath my soul to almighty God that gave it to me, fully trusting in the
blessed merits of my gracious redeemer Christ for a free and gracious pardon of all my
former sins and iniquities, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried
in such decant and Christian like manner as my exactors shall think convenient. And as
for the Worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow on me after my just debts and
funeral expenses being first paid, I would dispose of in following manner.
Item. I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter SALLY FREEMAN one
feather bed and furniture and one small square walnut table also one mare called
Shakespear, and one cow and calf, together with the full benefit of the profits of all that
part of her Grandfather GEORGE WILLIAMS's Estate which was by him
Bequeathed to her Mother, all which estate so bequeathed it is my will and desire shall
be considered as distinct from my estate, and to descent to my youngest daughter aforesaid
at her Mother decease I give and bequeath the same to her and her heirs forever.
Item I leave to the use of my beloved wife MARGARET FREEMAN during her
natural life, one full third part of all the lands I may be possessed of at my decease to be
laid of together in that part she may choose, also a full third part of all my other estate of
every kind that I may be possessed of at my decease, I lend the same to her for and
during her natural life, and after her decease to be disposed of as shall be hereafter
mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath to my grandson GOLLOP FREEMAN [Alias Duncan]
one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son GARRETT FREEMAN one feather bed and
furniture, also a Negro woman named NAN, together with her former and future
increase, already conveyed to him by deed of gift, to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son NATHANIEL FREEMAN one Negro
woman named Levina, with her former and future increase Already conveyed to him by
deed of gift, together with all that part of my estate he hath already received I give and
bequeath the same to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY HACKLEY, wife of
JAMES HACKLEY, Thirty Shillings Cash, to be paid by my Executors out of
my estate, together with all that part of my estate she hath already received, I give and
Bequeath the same to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter ELEANOR SILMAN wife of
JOSEPH SILMAN Ten pounds of the money which shall arise from the sale of
that part of my Lands not heretofore mentioned as Lent to my Wife, to be deposited in the
hands of my son WILLIAM FREEMAN and by him contributed to her use as he
shall think most convenient, together with all that part of my Estate she hath already
received, I give and bequeath the same to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM It is my will and desire that all that part of my lands which I may be
possessed of at my Decease not heretofore mentioned as lent to my wife may be sold at
public sale after my decease and the monies arising from the sale thereof I would dispose
of in the following manner Viz. one third part thereof I give and bequeath to my two sons
WILLIAM FREEMAN and JAMES FREEMAN, to be equally divided
between them, I also give and Bequeath to each of them all that part of my estate they
have already received or which hath heretofore been conveyed to them by deed of gift, to
them and their Heirs forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my two sons GARRETT FREEMAN and
NATHANIEL FREEMAN, one sixth part of the monies arising from the sale
of the lands above mentioned to be equally Divided between them, to them and their heirs
forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my grandson GOLLOP FREEMAN [alias
DUNCAN] one sixth part of the monies arising from the lands above mentioned to him
and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH FLETCHER wife of
JOHN FLETCHER, one third part of the monies arising from the sale of the
lands above mentioned [excepting the ten pounds already bequeathed to my daughter
ELEANOR SILMAN which is to be deducted out of the same ] together with all
that part of my estate she hath already received to her and her heirs forever.
Item It is my will and desire that all that part of my estate here to fore mentioned as lent
to my wife during her natural life, should be disposed of after her decease in the following
manner viz. one seventh part thereof I leave to be equally divided between all surviving
children of my daughter MARY HACKLEY and the residue thereof to be equally
divided between my four sons WILLIAM FREEMAN JAMES
FREEMAN GARRETT FREEMAN NATHANIEL FREEMAN
and my two other daughters ELIZABETH FLETCHER and ELEANOR
SILMAN. I give and bequeath the same to them and their heirs forever.
Item All the residue of my estate not heretofore bequeathed, I leave to be divided after
my decease in the following manner. Viz. one seventh part thereof to be equally divided
between all the surviving children of my daughter MARY HACKLEY, and the
remaining part thereof to be equally divided between my four sons, WILLIAM
FREEMAN, JAMES FREEMAN, GARRETT FREEMAN,
NATHANIEL FREEMAN, and my two daughters ELIZABETH
FLETCHER and ELEANOR SILMAN I give and bequeath the same to
them and their heirs forever.
LASTLY I do nominate Constitute and appoint my two sons WILLIAM
FREEMAN and JAMES FREEMAN and my beloved Wife MARGARET
FREEMAN Executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby
revoking and disallowing all other wills and bequests by me heretofore made, this only to
be my last will and testament.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this
Eight Day of May anno Domini 1792.
(The words "and one small square walnut table" between the 15th & 16th lines in the
first page of the original document, was first interlined before signed)

Signed Sealed published and James Freeman Sr. (SEAL)
pronounced By JAMES FREEMAN Sr.
As his last Will and testament
in presence of
JAMES ROUTT
WILLIAM WILLAMS
SAMUEL WHARTON Junr.

At a court held for Fauquier County the 25th day of June 1792. This Will was proved
by the oath of James Routt, William Williams and Samuel Wharton Jr. witnesses
thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of William Freeman, James
Freeman and Margaret Freeman the Executors therein named who oath and together
with John Blackwell Samuel Wharton and William Williams their securities entered
into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds conditioned as the law
directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste: H Brooke , CC