I, Henry Tandy Drewry, of the County of Chesterfield do make my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills at any time heretofore made by me.
(1) First, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, I give to my wife Martha A. Drewry, absolutely all my personal estate subject to and after the payments of my debts and funeral expenses.
(2) Secondly, I have had the whole of that part of my farm (being) on the east side of the turnpike laid off into five (equal) lots or parcels respectively described as lots No. one, two, three, four and five, No. one commencing at the line of the property recently belonging to the estate of Joseph Marx deceased; and as proceeding in regular (basis) down the river, the numbers follow in order.
(3) Thirdly, I give to my wife lot No. (2) two above mentioned being the house lot, including my dwellings, to be held by her in fee simple, but subject to and charged with the payment of (discretionary) legacies amounting to twenty thousand dollars to be named and paid as hereinafter directed.
(4) Fourthly, at the death of my wife, I direct that the sum of twenty thousand dollars shall be raised with the payment of which the others (??????) alone charged, one half of which I give to my daughter Sallie R. Perkins and the other half to my wife's daughter Mary P. Rhodes being the sum of ten thousand dollars to each one of them, to be held and enjoyed the share of each for her life with remainder at the death of each to her issue if any be then living; but in default of issue then living, then to pass to my other surviving children or their descendants, such descendants taking the share of deceased parents per stirpes. My wife may in her discretion sell the house lot at any time during her life and pass over to the beneficiaries in her life time the legacies in the clause mentioned, to be held and enjoyed by them in the same manner and subject to the same limitations as provided above at the death of my wife.
(5) Fifthly, I give to my two grand daughters Amelia C. Luckett and Nancy B. Luckett for their respective lives equally to be divided between them the whole of lot No. three (3) in the second item or clause above referred to excepting one hundred acres, a certain part thereof already given by me to Dr. A.H. Perkins with remainder at the death of each to their respective issue, but should either die without issue, then to the survivor of the two, or to her children if she should be then dec'd surviving issue but should both die without issue then I wish the whole to pay to their mother Sallie R. Perkins, if she be then living, but if she be then dec'd, then to any other children she may leave, but if no such other children be then living then the same shall pay to my other surviving children and their descendants, such descendants taking per stirpes as above provided.
(6) Sixthly, I give to my daughter Mary P. Rhodes lot No.(5) five mentioned in the second clause (except one hundred acres which I have already given and conveyed to her husband Charles H. Rhodes to be held by her during her life time, and at this death to pass and remain to her issue if any; but if she die without issue then I give the same to my other surviving children or the descendants of any such children who may be (dec'd) survived by issue, such issue taking per stirpes.
(7) Seventhly, I have already conveyed by deed to my son Samuel D. Drewry lot No.(1) one described in clause (2) which (his) position thereof the same I hereby certify.
(8) Eightly, I have also conveyed to my son Henry M. Drewry lot No.4 described in the (2) clause which (his) position thereof I also hereby certify.
(9) Ninthly, I hold two bonds executed by one Ervin amounting with principal and interest to (????) about eight thousand ($8,000) dollars, they were purchased by me of Dr. F.C. Luckett and transferred by him to me. I give these bonds to my two grand daughters, Amelia C. Luckett and Nancy B. Luckett during life, subject to the limitations over and remainders provided in the (6th) item or clause in respect to the land therein given them for life. The distinction which I have made in favor these two grand daughters is dictated by the consideration that they are fatherless.
(10) Tenthly, So much of my land being on the west side of the turnpike as was purchased by me with the principal tract lying on the east side of said road. I desire to (consolidate) a part of the house tract (lot No. 2) and I therefore dispose of the same in the manner provided in the third clause in relation to said lot 2.
(11) Eleventhly, In regard to the residue of my land on the west side of the turnpike I desire the same to be divided into four equal parts in value, one of which parts I give to my son Samuel D. Drewry in (fee) to be owned together with the land given him mentioned in the seventh clause; another part to my son Henry M. Drewry to be held and owned by him in fee simple together with the land given him mentioned in the eight clause; another part to be given to my two grand daughters Amelia C. Luckett and Nancy B. Luckett and to be held subject to all limitations provided in the fifth clause in regard to said lot No. 3; the remaining part I give to my daughters Mary P. Rhodes for her life to be held by her subject to all the limitations provided in the sixth clause in respect to the land therein given her.
(12) Twelfthy, I direct and desire that all the property which my daughters Sallie R. Perkins and Mary P. Rhodes, or my grand-daughters Amelia C. Luckett and Nancy B. Luckett shall acquire under this will shall be held by my executors hereinafter named in trust for the said beneficiaries respectively; and in the case of the said Sallie R. and Mary P. exempt from the contract of their present or any future husbands, with liberty to them to receive and use for their respective benefits the income from the principal subject.
(13) Thirteenth, I hereby constitute my wife Martha H. Drewry and my sons Samuel D. Drewry and Henry T. Drewry Executors of this my will and request that they, or such of them as act may be allowed to qualify without giving security being required.
Given under my hand and seal the 15th day of Nov. 1865.
I, Henry T. Drewry hereof make the following Codicil to my will heretofore executed and having date on the 15th of November 1865.
I have caused a survey and plan of the land discribed in said will to be made by Joseph J. Pleasants which bears his name and is dated Dec. 21, 1865 and which plan is hereto annexed as a part of this codicil. For the purpose of my said will I hereby adopt the said plan for a more accurate discription of the several parcels and lots of land in said will referred to and divided. The lots on the west side of the Turnpike, disposed of in my will, are now discribed on the face of said plan by them (miles) and bounds, which discription I hereby ratify and adopt. The several lots on the west side of the Turnpike which are to be attached to the several principal lots on the opposite side of the Turnpike and map as directed in my will with such principal lots are as follows: Lot discribed as No. 7 on the west side of the road is attached to and proper with No. 2 on the opposite side: Lot No. 8 on the west side proper to (missing completion of sentence) my son Henry M. Drewry with lot No. 4 Lot No. 8 proper to my son Samuel D. Drewry (in like manner) together with Lot No. 1 on the opposite side of the Turnpike: Lot No. 10 proper with Lot. No. 3; and Lot No. 11 proper to my dauther Mary P. Rhodes with Lot No. 6. The foregoing is not designed in any manner to affect any trust disposition or limitations contained in my will; but, is solely intended to furnish a more accurate discription of the several parcels and lots of land mentioned in the will.
Regarding the land devised to my son Henry M. Drewry as some what inferior in value to the parcels severally given my other children, I desire that he shall have in addition to the land given him the two islands discribed in the plan together with the sand bar and fishing attachment to the same. The quantity as added to the share of my son Henry M. Drewry is taken exclusively from lot No. 2 so as not to diminish the size of lots No. 1 and 3 as discribed on the face of the plan.
I hereby reaffirm and ratify my will subject to the explanation above given discription of the land and subject to the slight alterations above made in favour of my son Henry M. Drewry.
Given under my hand and seal this 25th of May 1866.