In the name of God Amen April 17th 1720, I Daniel Field of Westmoreland County am extream sick at thes point expecting to die and do ordain this my last Will and testament revoking and avoiding; all other wills and testament
first I bequeath my soul to the hands of the Almighty God trusting in the merritts & redeemer of our blessed saviour to have full pardon of all my sins as for what estate it pleased god to send me in this world I give advice & bequeath in manner and informed as followeth.
Item I give and bequeath to my eldest son Dan Field all his holy living wherein he now lives within and without and all the land belongeth to me about Popes Creek to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Joyce Hudson one negro named Jey & 3 plantacons the Taylor Wilkersons and John Edwards to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Henry Field a large still and copper with the worm & materials belonging to it One large brrass kettle a spitt & a iron pottrack being at my lower plantacon in Stafford County going by the name of William Ports to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Field the plantacon called Simeon Luckens & all the lower part of the land joyning to the lower branch near the plantacon called Taylors Wilkinson to him and his heirs forever
Item I give to my son Henry One little plantacon containing 50 acres which Charles Ricklings lives on to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my sons Abraham and Henry all my other estate in the fork of the Rappahannock river in what manner of Kind soever & four negroes Will, Geb, Sam and Peter; one white servant called Catrine Simons
as for my personal estate at my lower houses One half to be conducted into this and the other to Evan Price.
Item I construct & impower my son John Wheeler and Evan Price to be my exs of this my last Will & testament & in comformacon hereof I the said Daniel Field hereunto set my hand & seal the day above written
Daniel Field (seal)
Daniel Field was the son of Abraham Field of Westmoreland County, Virginia. His mother is unknown. He married Mary Alday. Thier son was Capt. Abraham of Culpeper County, Virginia, through whom this line continues.
Daniel's will was scanned from text by Bob Hopkins: BOBHOP@aol.com. We have made minimal changes in spelling and wording to be consistent with other wills of the early eighteenth century. For example, some words were spelled with an "rn" that should have been an "m". This was probably a scanner mistake. The word "Item" was written "I Term." Bob Hopkins had a "sic" after the very first instance it was used. It is entirely possible that it was spelled that way in the original. We do not, as yet have a copy of the will.