Peed Wills

 

Will of James Peed—


In the Name of God amen.  I James Peed of the Parish of Hanover in the county of King George being in perfect health of body & sound of mind & memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this life & lest Death should surprise me before I could settle my worldly affairs, I do now make & ordain this, my last will & testament in manner and form following, First & principally I do humbly recommend my soul to almighty God who gave it hoping through the merits & sufferings of my Blessed Lord & Saviour to enjoy everlasting life & felicity after this life is ended and as for such worldly goods with which it hath pleased God to bless me, I give & dispose of as followeth/ viz/


After my body shall be decently enterd at the discretion of my executrix & executor herein after named my will & desire is that my funeral charges & just debts shall be paid & discharged.  Item. I lend to my beloved wife/Ann during her widowhood all my negros, household goods, stocks & outstanding debts except such as are hereafter particularly mentioned to be made use of & kept together by her for the support & education of my young children & it is my desire that my said children may remain under the care of my wife & Joel Aneram (?) if he will undertake the charge of (________) and if not then my wife shall have the care of (______&______) my sons John, Isaac & Gabriel shall be bound to learn such trade or (______) as they shall respectively chose at the age of sixteen, and that my son Gabriel shall have four years schooling, and further it is my will that if my wife should marry after my decease she shall then deliver up my said estate except her share allowed by law to the aforesaid Joel Aneram to be by him kept for the support & education of my young children as aforesaid until the youngest of my children who shall be living arrives at lawful age & then to be equally divided amongst all my children, but if my wife should not marry after my decease then my will is that she shall retain my said estate during her natural life for the uses above mentioned & after her decease to be equally divided between all my children.  Item.  I do also lend my beloved wife, Ann, the lott of land whereon I now live & hold by lease under William Green to be held by her during her widowhood & if she should not marry then to hold it during her natural life and after her marriage / if she should marry / or decease / if she does not marry / then I give to my son, John Peed the said lott to be held by him, his heirs & assigns during the continuance of the said lease.  Item.  I give to my daughter, Johanna Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered at her marriage.  Item. I give to my son Phillip Peed two cows & calves to be delivered when he arrives at the age of twenty one years & if my said son Phillip should die before he is of age then my desire is that his brother, Isaac should have the cows & calves hereby intended for Phillip & in case Phillip & Isaac should both die before the said cows & calves are delivered then my desire is that my son Gabriel should have them.  Item.  I give to my daughter Mary Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered at her marriage.  Item.  I give to my daughter Milly Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered at the day of her marriage.  Item.  I give to my daughter Katey Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered at her marriage.  Item.  I give to my son Gabriel (20) shillings to be paid him at the age of twenty one years to buy him a young mare or horse.  Item. I give to my children Shelley, Johanna, Mary, John, Isaac, Milly, Katey & Gabriel the sum of thirty Pounds, ten shillings to be paid them out of my estate before any division is made of my whole estate it being the sum which I received by their mother my now wife, but not to be paid them till after the decease or marriage of my wife & then to be equally divided between them.  Lastly, I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Ann executrix & Joel Aneram Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking the former will by me made & do declare this to be my soul will & testament. 


In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Fifty six.

Signed Sealed Published                                           James Peed, his seal

& Declared in the presence of

Wm Harrison

James Marders

John Tancel

Wm Green


At the court held for King George County, the 3rd day of March 1759

The within last will & testament of James Pead deceased was presented into court by Ann Pead the executrix therein named who made oath thereto & the same being proved by the oath of William Harrison & James Marders, two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded just (____) recorded.  Test.  Rob Armistead, Co. Clerk.




Will of Philip Peed—


In the name of God amen.  I Philip Peed of King George County being sick and weak of body but of perfect sense and memory, thanks be to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner & form following – (that is to say) I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it me, not doubting but that I shall receive the same by the merits of Jesus Christ & my body to the earth to lie burried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.  Item.  I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret Peed all my estate during her widowhood to enable her to raise my children upon, but should she marry then it is my will & desire that she give up my estate, except her dower by law, unless she then chooses to keep my children, and after her death as above bequeathed.  I give and bequeath all my estate that is left, except the legacies hereafter bequeathed, to my son, Philip Peed & his heirs forever.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dolly Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered to her at marriage to her and her heirs forever.  Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Peed one feather bed & furniture to be delivered at marriage to her & her heirs forever.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my six sons, James Peed, Richard Peed, Isaac Peed, Gabriel Peed, William Peed, John Peed twenty shillings to be paid to each of them as they arrive to lawfull age & to come in for no more of my estate except my son Philip Peed should die before he arrives to the age of twenty one years then my will and desire is that my estate be equally divided between all my children that shall be living when they have a right to claim my estate.   Item. I do appoint my loving wife Margaret Peed and William Born my whole and sole executrix & executor of this my last will and testament revoking all other will and wills and testaments by me heretofore made ratifying this and no other to be my last will – In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 6th day of June 1779.           Philip Peed


Witnesses:  John Rankins, John Kendall, Francis Rankins

In a court held for King George County, the 2nd day of September, 1779—

The last will and testament of Philip Peed, dec’d, as a foregoing, was then presented into court by the executors therein named who made oaths thereto according to law, and being further proved by Jno Kendall, & Jno Rankins here of witnesses thereto subscribed was ordered to be recorded & on motion of executors, they performing what the law in such cases requires is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.           R. W.







{Mason  Co., KY --  Richard Peed, an inventory of his estate at his death}


A true and just inventory and appraisement of all the personal estate of Richard Peed Senr, Deceased which was produced to us by William M. Peed his Administrator.  

        One note on Isaac Sears due the 5th of September 1843 for 400.00

        One note on James Peed due on the 25th of September 1834 for 300.00

              One note on James Garther due the 20th of November 1841 for 94.00

           With the following credits indorsed on the same October the 14th 1842

           $11.06 ¼ also for $8.00 paid the 28th June 1843.

      One note on Thomas Garther due the 26th Nov. 1841 for 11.75

           With credit endorsed on same paid April the 18th 1844 for 4.00

      One Brown horse $20.  One old Bureau 1.50

      One lots of old bed clothes 3.00


We do certify that the foregoing appraisement was truly and justly made of the personal property of Richard Peed Sen’r which was produced to us by his Administrator to the best of our judgment all of which we respectfully submit to the Mason County Court.  Given under our hands this 25th day of June 1844.


  P. S. Morris;  Cornelius Waller;  Joseph V Burgess;  William M. Peed

Mason County set March Court 1845.  Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Richard Peed Deceased was returned in open court and ordered to be recorded.          Attest.  John James Senr, clerk