Will of Wilson Cary Nicholas

Nicholas } Will
Wilson C

My time of life my affairs being much embarressed & my health precarious all admonish of the necessity & propriety of makeing & publishing my last will and testament which I do by these presents revoking all former wills. I vest in my sons Robert Carter Wilson Cary & John Smith Nicholas (when he comes of age) & my son in law Thomas Jefferson Randolph my whole estate real & personal with authority1 to sell the whole or any part of it upon such terms as they may think proper to bind the whole of it to the payment of my debts or to pledge the whole or any part of it for the loan of money to be applied to that purpose & to make any compromise or arrangement with my creditors they may think right in as ample a manner as [I coud?] upon this special trust nevertheless that my wife & daughters shall have a frugal support until my affairs are adjusted when that is done I devise to my wife the use of my estate during her life with authority to her to divide it among our children by deed or will to take effect after her death in such proportions as she may think proper

I declare this to be my last will written with my own hand this 25th day Feby 1820

W C Nicholas

At a Court held for Albemarle County the 9th day of November 1820

This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Wilson C Nicholas Deceased produced into Court & the Court being satisfied by inspection there of that the same is in the hand writing of the said Wilson C Nicholas thereupon the same is ordered to be recorded

Teste
A Garrett .C.C.C

6th March 1843—proved to be in hand writing of Testator by V W Southall & Ira Garrett & ordered to be recorded

I Garrett CC
1Manuscript: “authori.”
Author
Wilson Cary Nicholas
Alexander Garrett
Date Range
Date
February 25, 1820
Collection
Repository
Albemarle Co. Will Book, 7:84