Page. 20. Will of James Gowdy of Williamsburg
District, being very sick and weak in body. All my personal estate to be sold at
public Vandue, and moneys arising to be put out at interest for the benefit of my two
children, Mary Francis Gowdy and James Malcomson Gowdy. All my Lands to be sold, and
moneys arising to be put out at interest for the benefit of my two children. Money
to be equally divided between my two children when either of them marries or when they
arrive at the age of twenty-one. If either should die before twenty-one, the whole
estate to the survivor. If both should die, then the whole of my estate to be
equally divided between the children of my brother Ebenezer Gibson and the children
of my sister Francis McConnel. My trusty friends Gavin Witherspoon and James McBride
executors. 5 Dec. 1806.
James Gowdy, Jonathan Bostwick, Wm Frierson, Peter Morland, Proved 24 Dec. 1806
Page 21. Letters testamentary to James McBride and Gavin Witherspoon. 24 Dec. 1806.
Page 22. Order for appraisement to William Frierson, Robert P. Witherspoon, and James Witherspoon. 24 Dec. 1806.
Page 23. Inventory of personal estate of James Gowdy, including carpenter and cooper tools, gunsmith tools, and blacksmith tools. Total evaluation, $102.39 1/4. 30 Dec. Robert P. Witherspoon, Wm Frierson, James Witherspoon, appraisers.
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