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William Rowlett's will was written July 5, 1734, in Henrico County, Virginia His estate was inventoried January 16, 1735. The following is the will of William Rowlett.
In the name of God I William Rowlett of the county of Henrico being sick an weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, praise be almighty God do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will by me made, humbly committing my sole into the hands of almighty God, the creator hoping for the mercies of my savior and redeemer Jesus Christ for remission of my sins and a joyful resurrection and lastly my body to be treated in a decent burial and for my worldly estate I give and dispose as followeth.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Rowlett the plantation I now live on from the mouth of Reeds Branch to the fork of same, and up Licking Creek. to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John Rowlett that plantation that he now lives on, to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Peter Rowlett a tract of land and Dock in Prince George county containing four hundred acres and lying upon the Beaver Pond branch to him and his heirs forever being------------?
Item I give and bequeath to my sons William and Peter a tract of land lying upon Beaver Pond branch in Prince George county, joining to my son Peter's plantation to be equally divided between them and my son William to have the upper part of the said tract to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John a parcel of land lying upon Old Town Creek in Henrico county to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my most beloved wife all my personal estate with negroes to be kept upon the old plantation during her life and upon her death I give said negroes to my three sons William, John and Peter and ------------? who makes choice of Simon shall have Daniel for their choice.
Item I give and bequeath whats left of my person estate and moveable except negroes to be equally divided between all my children, and I appoint my two sons William and John my executors of this my last will and testament, whereas I set my hand and seal this fifth day of July 1734. William Rowlett (seal)