Will of Phillip Lupo, 1778

Isle of Wight County Will Book 8, 1769-1779, p. 507-508.

In the name of God Amen. I Phillip Lupo of Isle of Wight County being very sick and weak of body but of perfect sound sense and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in form and manner following. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mildred Lupo my six silver tea spoons also my larger gilt trunk and one black walnut chest also one gold ring. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Lupo five silver table spoons also one gold ring and one small gilt trunk. Item, my will and desire is that my four negros, viz. Charles, David, Pegg & Nan be hired out at the discretion of my children's guardian. Item my will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate of what sort soever be sold at public sale for ready money and the money put into the (Loan) office of this state. My will and desire is that if my two daughters should die without lawful heirs that my estate be equally divided between James Lupo's and Mary Brantley's children, after paying John Hodges' children that he has by Comfort, his wife, the daughter of John Cary the sum of ten pounds each. I also appoint my brother James Lupo Guardian to my two daughters until they come to the age of twelve years. My desire is that my mother have such necessarys as she should stand in need of out of the profits of my estate. My desire is that my children be educated and brought up as well as the times will admit of. I also appoint William Carrell executor to this my last will and testament as witness my hand this 14th Day of November 1778.

Phillip Lupo (his mark)


Mary Carrell

Comfort Carrell

John Wrenn

At a court held for Isle of Wight County the 3rd day of December 1778. This will was presented in court by William Carrell executor therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the oath of Mary Carrell, Comfort Carrell and John Wrenn the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded -- and on the motion of the said executor who together with John Wrenn his security enters into and acknowledges their bond in the penalty of five thousand pounds with condition as the law directs certificate is granted him obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Test. Francis Young, D.A.