Frances Roane: Birth: ABT 1762.
Elizabeth Roane: Birth: ABT 1770.
Note: In the name of God amen, I Alexander Roane of Gloucester County being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory do make constitute and ordain this present writing to be my last will and testament in the following manner, first I revoke and make void all former wills heretofore by me made secondly I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God and Saviour my body to be interred at the discretion of Exors. hereafter amend and as to what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose of in the following manner to wit Item I leave to my loveing Elizabeth Roane all my lands negroes and personal estate dureing her widowhood. Item at the marriage of my wife or if she does not marry at her death I give to my son William Roane my mill and all my land over my mill to Norman's Spring branch. Itme at the marriage of my wife or if she never marrys at her death, I give to my son Charles Roane all the remainder part of the land that was left to me by my father up to sadlers line including a piece of land that I bought of Sadler lying over spring branch between my Father and Sadler. Item I give to my son Alexander Roane at the marriage of my wife or if she never marrys at her death the land whereon my dwelling house stands all the land form the line which used formerly to part my Father and Sadler, from thence up to John Wallers path to the great road and to Newcombs line. Item at the marriage of my wife or if she never marrys at her death i give all my negroes and all my personal of every kind to be equally divided among my children William Roane, Charles Roane, Alexander Roane, Thomas Roane, Frances Roane, Elizabeth Roane, and the child that my wife is now big with. Item my will and desire is that if either my son William or Charles decese before they shall come to the age of twenty one years that the survivor of them two shall have the land I give the decesed one. Item if any of my children should die leaving no child or children lawfully begotten before a division of negroes and personalty should take place i desire that the survivors shall divide the said negroes and personal estate equally among them when a division shall legally take place. lastly I appoint my wife Elizabeth Roane, John Kidd, and Christopher Garland executors to this my last will. In witenss whereof i have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four.
Prove 2 June 1785 Middlesex Deed Book PS 8a page 425
Served with honor and distinction during the Revolutionary War. May 8, 1781 he paid for supplies used by the Revoluntionary Army Troops.
The above land in Gloucester County was next to the land of John Waller mentioned in the Will. Alexander's son Thomas married first, Sarah Clegg, and next Frances Corr.
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