Thomas Cardwell Will

2 Dec 1772 was filed as part of a Henrico Chancery Court case 89-2 which names sons Richard and John, and his three daughters and 2 grandchildren through Lucy Brazeal. In the name of God Amen this 2nd day of December one thousand seven
hundred and seventy two I Thomas Cardwell of the Parrish and County of
Henrico Being very weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory do make
and confirm this my last Will and Testament as Followeth the First I give
and forfeit my soul to the Almighty God that made it and my Body to the
Grave to be Buried in a Christian decent like manner the maker and to my
worldly goods I give in manner and form as followeth Item I give to my
son Richard Cardwell one negroe girl named Nancy to him and her heirs
forever. Item I give to my daughter Martha Epperson one negro girl name
____ to her and heirs forever. Item I give to my son John Cardwell one
negroe woman named Cloe tp him and his heirs forever. Item I give to my
daughter Elizabeth Bandy one negro woman named _____ to her and her heirs
forever. Item I give to my daughter Lucy Brazeel one negroe woman named
Phillis to her and her heirs forever. Item I give my grandson John Henry
Brazeel one mullato boy named Jack to him and his heirs forever. Item I
give to my grand daughter Polly Peron Brazeel one negro girl named Hanah
to her and her heirs forever. Item it is my will and desire that my old
negro woman Hanah may after my decease have her Liberty as a free woman
also I lend my daughter Lucy Brazeel two fellows named Absalom and James
to the space of three years _______________leave the rest of my negroes
named as followeth Judith Lucy Bob Napper and Janney to gather with all
the rest of my estate not mentioned to be sold to paye my debts and at
the expiration of the three years within mentioned then these two negroes
Absolom and James to be sold and all my debts to be paid and if any
balance over paying my debts then it is to be equally divided amongst all
my sons and daughters I do wise appoint Charles Lewis and Daniel Marwood
and my daughter Lucy Brazeel to be executors and executrix of this my
Last Will and Testament as above mentioned in Witness whereof I have ___
unto set my hand and seal the day and year above.

To the Worshipful the Justices of Henrico County Court sitting in
Chancery showeth to your worshipsome orators and oratines George Cardwell
and Daniel Cardwell executors of Richard Cardwell deceased. John Cardwell
Francis Epperson and Martha his wife, Richard Bandy and Elizabeth his
wife that Thomas Cardwell late of the County of Henrico being possessed
of a number of negroes and other personal estate and having a son Richard
Cardwell the Testator of your orators Daniel Cardwell and Richard
Cardwell a son John Cardwell and three daughters your oratines Martha and
Elizabeth intermarried with your orators Francis Epperson and Richard
Bandy and Lucy Brazeel widow and relict of Drury Brazeel deceased and
make and publish his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the
second day of December in the year of our God one thousand seven hundred
and seventy two and shortly after departed this life without reworking or
altering the same by which said will after devising a negroe to each of
his children and one negroe to each of his two grand children John Henry
Brazeel and Polly Peron Brazeel children of the said Lucy Brazeel should
have the use of two negroe men slaves named Absolom and James for the
term of three.