Robert Craig, Robert Craig Jr. and John Mitchell Given as Securities in Will of William King
“Be it remembered that at a Court opened and held by the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Roane at the Courthouse in Kingston on the 3rd Monday of March 1809 The following Probate of the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM KING deceased with the attestation of JOHN CAMPBELL said to be Clerk of WASHINGTON COUNTY in the STATE OF VIRGINIA under his hand and seal of office accompanied with the certificate of ROBERT CAMPBELL as presiding justice of said County were produced in open Court and ordered by the Court to be Recorded”
“Virginia to wit. At a Court held for Washington County the 20th day of December 1808.
The Last Will & Testament of WILLIAM KING deceased was exhibited into Open Court and proved by the Oath of WILLIAM D. NEILSON one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto who further made oath that he saw JOHN DOHERTY the other Subscribing witness sign his nae thereto as a Witness at the request of the said WILLIAM KING. The said DOHERTY if living resides in the MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY about a thousand miles from this place, and that the said Will except the signatures of the Witnesses is entirely in the hand Writing of the said WILLIAM KING The Testator. Further that the Codicil thereto appointing JAMES KING & WILLIAM TRIGG Executors and dated the third day of March one thousand eight hundred & six is also in the handwriting of WILLIAM KING the Testator. The Court, having decided the evidence was sufficient to prove the validity of the instrument, ordered that it be recorded. “WILLIAM TRIGG and JAMES KING took the oath of an Executor prescribed by law and intered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS with the following as securities:
Robert Craig, Junr.
James King, Sen’r
Gerrand T. Conn
William M. Henry
Silbourn S. Henderson
John I. Trigg
William D. Neilson
Earl B. Clap
Potters O. Clayton
JOHN CAMPBELL, Clerk of WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA, certified that the above true copy.
24 Dec 1809
by JOHN CAMPBELL
Thanks to Jim Mitchell for the photocopy of the typewritten copy of this document.