In the name of God, amen. I, William Grinnalds, Sr., of the county of Accomac and state of Virginia, low in health but of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: Item I (give and ?) bequeath to my loving wife Salley Grinnalds after payment of my debts the whole of my estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood. Item, at the death or marriage of my wife I give and bequeath the plantation and tract of land I now reside containing eighty seven and one half acres more or less to my son John Custis (?) Grinnalds and his heirs forever. Item, in case my son John C. Grinnalds (should?) die under age and without issue living at the time of his death then I give to Parkes Grinnalds, son of my son Sothey Grinnalds, and William Fox Fox son of Thomas Fox, to them and their heirs forever. Item, (I) give to my son John C. Grinnalds one hundred pounds in specie and two bed covers, first choice, six table and tea spoons, one spinning whel, one small gun, one set of china, one decanter, one large tumbler, one looking glass, one bed and furniture, first choice one tin sugar box (-------) to him and his heirs forever. Item, at the death or marriage of my wife, I give and bequeath one-sixth part of the remaining part of my estate to William, Tabitha and Richard Grinnalds, children of my son William Grinnalds; one-sixth part to my son Sothey Grinnalds; one-sixth part to Betsey, William, Salley and Nancy Fox, Children of Thomas Fox; one-sixth part to Betsy Fox, widow of Thomas Fox; one sixth-part to Nancy Haley, wife of William Haley, and the remaining sixth part to Polly Bool, wife of James Bool, to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son William Grinnalds one plow and one harrow. Lastely, I constitute and appoint John Young, executor to this my last will and testament. In testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and eighteen hundred nd twenty-one.

Signed, sealed and established, pronounced and declared in the presence of and at the request of the testator.

William Bull
William Grinnalds

John Young
Tucker Scott

At a court held for Accomac County on the 27th day of November, 1821. This last will and testament of William Grinnalds, Sr., deceased, was proved by the oaths of William Bull and Tucker Scott, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the inition of John Yolin Young, the executor therein named taking oath and giving bond according to law in the sum of $5000 with Edmond Parks and Henry Bagwell securities thereto. A certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Richard D. Bayly, C. of C.

This is a copy of the will of William Grinnalds/Grinalds, Sr. According to my records he was married to Nancy Bundick. As you can see the will states otherwise. Hopefully there is someone out there that can help clear this up for me.

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