WILL OF JOHN DYE, 1749-1798 Prince William Co. VA, wife Mary Hixon

In the name of God, Amen: I, John Dye Jun, of the County of Prince William, and State of Virginia, having my proper reason and memory, do constitute this my last will and testament disallowing all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

And first, I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it, and as to my worldly goods, I do give and dispose in the following manner.

Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Lee, thirty pounds, which she has already in her possession.

Item. I give unto my daughter, Lydia Pridmore, thirty pounds, which she already has in her possession.

Item. I give to my three sons, namely James, John and Daniel, thirty pounds each, to be paid them as they come of age.

Item. I give to my beloved wife all the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, during her Natural Life, and after her death to be equally divided between my five children or their heirs, namely, Sarah, Lydda (sic), James, John and Daniel, and I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Mary, my executrix and my friend Ruth Johnson, Executor of this my last will and Testament, signed, sealed and pronounced this 18th day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight.

John Dye Jun. [seal]

Witnessed by

John Kinchloe

William Hixson

William Dye

Probated the 7th of May 1798.