Excerpt from Will of Robert Erwin (b- ca 1718 Ireland)

in Wills

Information provided by Laten Becht and Lou Pellican

Will Book 1, page 138, Rockbridge County, Virginia (14 Mar 1789)

...to my wife Ann -"the Negro wench named Pillis, and all the dresser furniture and one of Erskin's large volumes which she pleases, and the large Bible, and all her apparel for back and bed, and what I have in hand of hard money, and her saddle and bridle, and the third part of the remainder of my moveable estate (Negroes excepted.) I order that my son Robert give his mother a good maintenance for herself and her Negro wench and her horse during her natural life, or if he does not, to pay her seven pounds per annum, and he is to give her maintenance on the plantation and in her own house, where she now lives. The Negro wench named Phillis is to be my son Robert's at his mother's death - I give to my son Robert the plantation I now live on, containing five hundred and five acres, and likewise that piece of land I bought of Patrick McConnel - I give and bequeath to heirs of his body - otherwise to be sold and equally divided among my sons and daughters. I likewise give to my son Robert the Negro named Joe, and the Negro wench named Rachel, and the wench named Ells, and all the remainder of my moveable estate, except ten pounds that I give to my daughter Hannah Logan. To my son Benjamin Erwin the Negro named Dinah - and all my wearing apparel be equally divided between my three sons Edward Erwin, Jonas Erwin and Joseph Erwin.

Signed, sealed, etc.
Robert Erwin

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