Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County Will Book B
In the name of God. Amen. I, John Elliott, of Loudoun County, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing memory, thanks be to the Lord for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in a manner and form following. Imprimis. I give my soul to my Almighty Father to be disposed of as he in his infinite mercy and gracious goodness shall think best. As to my body I desire it may be buried at the discretion of my executrix, herein after named, at the burying ground in Leesburg, near where Robert Ball is buried.
Item. I give and bequeath to my good friend John Lewis my boots and silver kneebuckles as a testimony of my friendship.
Item. With regard to all the rest of my estate, either real or personal, I give the same to my dear and well beloved wife, Thomasin Elliott, to her and her heirs forever and I recommend it to my said wife to pick out of my furniture whatever she may think necessary for her own use and to lodge the remainder in the hands of my friend John Lewis to dispose of for her. And, lastly, I do appoint my said loving wife whole and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of November in the year of our Lord 1776. John Elliott
In presence of Thomson Mason, Sarah Lewis, Levi Lewis
At a Court held for Loudoun County January 15, 1776. This Will was proved in Court by the oaths of Sarah Lewis and Levi Lewis, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Thomasin Elliott, Executrix, therein named certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, she giving security. Whereupon she together with John Lewis, her security, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two hundred pounds current money with condition as the law directs.