COPY OF THE WILL OF ROBERT POLK1
"In the name of God Almighty, this sixth day of May in the year of our Lord, 1699, I Robert Polk, of Somerset County, etc---
I. I leave my son, Robert Polk, a parcel of
land called Low Ridge; being a part of a
tract of Forlorn Hope: formerly belonging
to August Standforth
2. I leave to my son, David Polk, the remainder of tract of land called Forlorn Hope and one hundred acres of land called Polk's Folly.
I leave to my beloved wife, Magdalene Polk, my home and plantation during her natural life.
Another third of my goods to my daughter, Martha.
Another third equally divided between sons, David and Joseph and purchased tract of land for Joseph and David should give Joseph four pounds of tobacco for land left to David---cattle also, left Joseph and Joseph must live with Magdalene for the duration of her life.
I leave my son, James, an orphan boy, named Little.
I leave my son, Ephraim, the choice of which I may have at my death.
1 give unto my sons, John and William Polk, to each of thempounds.
1 constitute and appoint my son, David Polk, and my wife, Magdalene Polk, to be executors of my will. I constitute and appoint my sons Ephraim and James, to be co-executors of this will.
RobertPo I ke
Pro. 8th day of Aug. 1702 W. Richard Knight