23 MAR 1671 - St. Stephens, Northumberland, VA
BEF 21 AUG 1706 - St. Stephens, Northumberland, VA
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Rodham Kenner was a Burgess and High Sheriff of Northumberland County
In the name of God Amen I Rodham Kenner of the Parish of St Stevens in the County of Northerberland, Genti being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory praised be almighty God therefor and calling to remembrance the uncertaine Estate of this Ttansitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, doe make ordain anti declare this my last will and
Testament in manner and form following hereby revoking all other and former will and wills Testament and Testaments by me made and this only to be taken for my last will and Testam. First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker in sure and certaine hope of an everbiessed and an immonall Salvation lion through the menitts of my blessed Saviour Christ Jesus, my body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Exo hereafter named, and for what Estate God of his great mercy hath beene pleased to bestowe on me. I give and dispose thereof as folio weth:
Imprimis. I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth all my land situated in the County of Westinoreland between lower Machodig river and Nomanie river in the neck comonlv cal/cd Machodig neck to her and the heires of her body lawfully begotten forever, and for what of such issue to the heires ott law of the said Elizabeth forever.
Item I give and devise all my land situated in this County neare the head of Yeocomoco River to my daughter Hannah and the heires of her body lawfully begotten and for want of such to the next heirs at law to the said Hannah forever.
Item I give and devise to each of my daughters Elizabeth and Hannah the sum of one hundred pounds Steri money and Four thousand pounds of Tobacco, the said sum of Money and Tobacco to be paid to each of them respectively upon demand after they and each of them arrive to the age of Eighteen years (that is to say) so much to be paid to my Daughter Elizabeth upon demand after she arrives to she age of afores and soc mich to my daughter Hannah upon demand after she arrives to the age aforesd.
Item I appoint and ordain my loving brother Capt Francis Kenner and my loving Cozen Capt Christ" Neale my whole and sole Exo of this my last Will and Testament to Receive and pay my debts and to manage what Estate my children shall have to the best advantage for my said children and to see my children well educated and brought up, and in consideration of their care and trouble afores I give to them and each of them the sum of Three thousand pounds of Tobacco for the first year and for every year after the sum of two thousand pounds of Tobacco Each out of the profflts of my Estate.
Item I give to my brother John Kenner one thousand pounds of Tobacco to be paid by my Exc.
Item I give to my brother Matthew Kenner one thousand pounds of Tobacco to be paid by my Exc.
Item all the rest of my Estate both real and personal I give and devise to my son Richard Kenner and his heires forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and scale this 26th day of 1706.
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