Will of George Wythe Randolph

I George W Randolph of the State of Virginia do make & publish this as my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills made by me at any time,

1st I wish my just debts paid

2nd I give to my wife for life the silver plate given me by my brother Jefferson and my sister Mrs Coolidge and at her death I give the same to my nephew Thomas Jefferson Randolph Jr if he then survives, otherwise I give it to his eldest Surviving Son.

3rd The residue of my Estate I give to my wife in fee simple, but I request that at her death she will leave one half of what may then remain or its equivalent in value, to my neice Mary B Randolph if she then survives. should my said neice be not then surviving I request my wife to bequeath the Said half to such of my blood relations as may stand most in need of it and may best deserve the same

4th It is not my intention by the foregoing clause to prevent my wife from making and changing the investments of the Estate at pleasure or to make her responsible for casual losses and diminutions thereof.

5th I appoint my Said Wife the Executrix of this will and exonerate her from giving security for its execution

Witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of December in the Year One thousand eight hundred and Sixty Six

Geo: W Randolph {Seal}
MS (Albemarle Co. Circuit Court Will Book [1798–1904], 2:79).