Ben Lomond Manor House

The Chinns 1865-1895

The Chinn's, the Tyler's and the Tayloe's after the Civil War

The Will of Henry Austine Tayloe

KNOW BY ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I, H.A. Tayloe of Mt. Airy, Richmond Co. Virginia, being of sound mind & memory, do make & publish this my last will & testament!

1st I give & bequeth to my son Wm. H. Tayloe my home (Mt. Airy) the house and contents with surrounding land known as Landsdown, Mill Farm, & Clear View, & 1/3 one third of live stock, farming implements & machinery.

2nd I give & bequeath to my son H. G. Tayloe the farm known as Drs. Hall & 1/3 one third of all live stock,implements & machinery.

3rd I give & bequeath to my son Edward B. Tayloe the farm known as Old House & 1/3 one third of live stock, implements & machinery, to be hed in trust for him by Executors.
N.B. Should either or any of my sons not marry, their property inherited from me shall descent to the remaining son or sons,

4th I give & bequeath to my daughters my farm known as The Fork lying between R.C. Wellford's land & the main road from Warsaw to Tappahannock Ferry. My son Wm,. H. Tayloe shall provide his unmarried sisters with a home at Mt. Airy.

5th I ordain & appoint my son Wm. H. Tayloe, Beverley T. Crump & Key Compton, Executors of this my last will & testament. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal in presence of witnesses named below this 27th day of November, 1907.

H.A. Tayloe (Seal)
J.C. Short
J.W. Chinn, Jr.