I Fielding Ashby of the county of Oldham, state of
Kentucky being weak and old, and frail, and knowing that it
is appointed for all men once to die, and being sound in
mind and memory, do declare this to be my last will and
testament, hereby revoking, annulling and ___pealing all and
every other that I have or may have made previous unto date
After the payment of all my just debts, I declare
that my executors herein after mentioned, do dispose of my
worldly effects as follows.
To wit, I bequeath __ To my daughter elizabeth Murphy
and her bodily heirs, one eighth part of all the property
real and personal, that I may possess _______ decease; To my
daughters Jane Ashby, Fanny Wills, Matilda Ashby, Sydney
Ashby and Rebecca Ellis, wife of John Ellis I will and
bequeath unto them and their bodily heirs of their bodies
and to their own possession alone, and not to be subject to
the control of the husband or busbands they may hereafter
have or have at present.
But all property hereby I give and bequeath to my
said daughters, and the _______ heirs of bodies forever, and
equal portion of all my property that I may possess at my
decease except what may be hereafter mentioned.
To my sons John and James Ashby, I will and bequeath forever
to them and their heirs an equal portion of all the property
that I may possess at my decease.
To my daughters Jane Ashby and Sydney Ashby ___my ___
the beds and bedding owned by each of them shall be
considered as their property and to pertain in no use? To my
part of the property ____ devise.
Finally, I appoint my beloved sons John Ashby and
James Ashby my executors to carry into effect that my last
will ___ ____ and I further desire that the ___ do it
equally ____ performance of the duties they shall have_____.
sealed and acknowledged
W. Clayton, Joshua Ashby