Hiestand Will - March 22, 1777
Peter Hiessandt, Sr.'s (son of Heinrich Hiestand)
Bible record states:
Source: From a set of "Bible Records for Heiston
(Hiestand, Hiessandt) Family of Page County, Virginia" obtained from
Joseph W. Baker of Saint Louis, MO. Mr. Baker received them "years
ago" from Mrs. Samuel (Eva) Winkler who lived at that time on what is now
Dry Run Road in Luray (Page County), VA. Mr. & Mrs. Winkler are now
|In the Name of God Amen. I Heinrich Hiestand residing in Dunmore County
in the Province of Virginia do this twenty second day of March in the
year of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ one thousand seven hundred and
seventy seven. Make known and declare this my Last Will and Testament in
good health and perfect understanding and memory. Thanks be to God for
this beneficence. This my Last Will and Testament I make in the
following manner and form. To wit firstly it is my will and I ordain
that first of all my burial costs and all lawful debts shall be paid
from my estates.
Item it is my will and confession and ordaining that my eldest son Jacob shall have five pounds beforehand afterwards though shall receive equal inheritance with all my other children and no more.
Item it is my will and ordaining that my son Jacob inherit my place, where I now should still reside, for [one] hundred and eighty pounds of money as it is current in Virginia after my demise.
Item it is my will and ordaining what of my following property or money and is still remaining of both that everything shall be equally and amiably shared after my death.
Item it is my will and ordaining that my five sons after my decease shall give out to my three daughters until they are all equal inheritance, however I ordain and it is my will that my youngest daughter Magdalena shall have ten pounds less in her inheritance than the other children because of a reason which I now do not like to mention, and likewise my son Daniel shall likewise have ten pounds less inheritance than the six remaining because of the same reason which I now do not like to mention. (emphasis added by Heritage of Daniel Haston webmaster)
Item it is my will and ordaining that my eldest daughter Barbara shall have nothing of this inheritance so long as she lives with this man in wedlock but when she will be a widow so she shall have her share what comes to her by right like the six above mentioned children, but if she should die before her husband so her children shall have her inheritance instead as they come of age further I declare what my daughter Barbara has received from her inheritance from me which amounts to forty pounds and twelve shillings, herewith I ordain and shall be faithfully carried out that after my demise ten shillings from my estate shall be distributed to the poor.
So this is my Last Will and Testament that all of this shall be firmly and (unbalanced?) kept what I in this my Last Will order: In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year as is written above.Signed
by me the aforesaid Henrich Hiestand
as my Last Will and Testament
In all your presence
Joh. Krück the 22nd March 1777
To the following it is my Will and Confession and ordaining in this my Will and Testament that my grandson Christel Harnisch shall receive no more from this inheritance because he has already received more than his other siblings have inherited. In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand seal in all your presence with day and date as was just already mentioned
Source of this copy of the transcribed will: The Grand Chronicle of the Hiestand Family; A copy of the actual will in German script appears on this Hiestand Family site.