In ye name of God amen ye 6th day of September 1694. I Peter Garland of ye Isle of Wight County being very sick & weak in boddy, but of sound & perfect memory (praise be to Almighty God for ye same. & knowing ye uncertainty of this life upon earth. & being desirous to sett things in order. Doe make this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following,that is to say,
first & principally I commend my soule to Almighty God my creator assuredlybeleiving yt I shall receive full pardon & remission of all my sinns, & be saved by ye pressious death & merritts of my blessed Savior & Redeemer Christ Jesus, & my boddy to ye earth from whence it was taken, to buried in such desent & Christian manner as to my Exer, hereafternamed -- shall be thought most convenient. & as touching such worldly estate as ye Lord inmercy hath lent me, my will & meaning is that same shall be employed & bestowed as follows hereafter by this my will is expressed. & first I denounce, frustrate & make void all Wills by me formerly made. & declare & appoint this my last will & Testament.
I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Grace Garland all my Cattle & household goods - - - - -
I doe give &bequeath unto my son Sam'll' Garland two hundred acres of my land, to him, & his heires forEver - - - - - - -
I doe give to My son Jno Garland one hundred acres of my land to him, & his heires for Ever.
I doe give & bequeath, to my three daughters Sarrah, Deborah & Anna ye rest of my land being one hundred, fifty seven acres to them & their heires for Ever to be equally devided betweene them, Sarrah & Deborah to have theirs shares when their husbands named doe dresst yt is Wm.Mecone, William Daniell, & I doe appoint my loving Wife, & my son Samuell my whole Executors to this my Will - - - - - - - - - - -
My will is that my sonnes Samuell & Jno Garland, & my sonnes-in law Wm. Mecone, & Wm. Daniell doe pay 400 of Toba(cco) a year to my said loving wife during her naturall Life, in confirmation hereof, I have hereunto sett my hand & seal yeday and year above written Peter Garland in the presence signed & sealed, & dellevered of usunder written ino Gales ______ _______ Jno I lurby Recorded Chas. Chapman