I, John Drewry, of Southampton County and State of Virginia, do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following, to wit:
First, I give to my son Thomas Drewry the tract of land whereon he now lives, containing eighty-two, be it the same more or less, together with a bed, chest and table which he has now in use.
Second, it is my will and desire that my beloved wife should live comfortably on my plantation during her life and give her one small pine chest and pots and glasses, two dozen earthen plates, earthen dish, and, also, knives and forks, set of cups and saucers, together with all she brought here when we were married.
Third, I give to my daughter Betsy Drewry one bed and furniture and large pine chest.
Fourth, I give to my daughter Polly Drewry one bed and furniture and one pine chest.
Fifth, I give to my daughter Tempey Drewry one chest and furniture.
Sixth, I give to my daughter Hannah Drewry one chest, one bed and furniture.
Seventh, I give to my daughter Sally Drewry one chest, one bed and furniture.
Eighth, at my wife's death it is my desire that my land, whereon I now live, be sold and equally divided between my daughters, namely: Betsy, Polly, Tempey, Hannah and Sally, together with all the rest of my estate after paying my just debts except the part of property I gave her and her husband at marriage.
Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint Willy Williams, Executor, to my last will & testament given under my hand and seal the 2nd day of June, one thousand and eight hundred and twenty seven.