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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Legal instruments in which a person declares the disposition of his/her property, to take effect after his/her death, and which is revocable during the lifetime of that person.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of the last will and testament of Bushrod Washington, 1830 February 12

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

A copy of Bushrod Washington's will in the Fairfax County Court. Includes instructions for the division of the Mount Vernon property, library, and enslaved population, with instructions that land should be given to West Ford.

Dates: 1830 February 12

Copy of the last will and testament of Hannah Bushrod Washington, approximately 1801

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents

A manuscript copy of the last will and testament of Hannah Bushrod Washington, in which she specifies that her body be left out until it putrefies so that she is not buried alive. In her will, Hannah specifies that West Ford, the son of an enslaved woman named Venus, should be inoculated from smallpox, apprenticed to a tradesman, and freed at the age of twenty-one.

Dates: approximately 1801

Letter, William Byrd to John Custis, enclosing copy of Daniel Parke's will and two related documents, 1711 July 2, 1710 October 27, 1757 May

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1711.07.02
Identifier: RM-770; MS-5099
Scope and Contents William Byrd writes to his brother-in-law John Custis, enclosing a will of their father-in-law Daniel Parke (dated 1710 December 7) regarding inheritance to their wives Frances and Lucy, daughters of Daniel Parke. Autograph document signed, 3 pages. Additional documents include a 1710 October 27 legal note regarding court settlement involving Daniel Parke - autograph document signed, small sheet; and an unrelated document with a list of receipts dated May 1757 of payments received from...
Dates: 1711 July 2; 1710 October 27; 1757 May