Lee County Kentucky Wills
(Transcribed by Debi Houser Kendrick)

Will of Virginia Miller Gourley

I, Virginia M. GOURLEY of Miami, Florida not unmindful of my brothers P. G. MILLER, Dan MILLER, Harry MILLER and W. H. MILLER, and my sister Eva M. POLK, hereby will and bequeath to my brother Clarence MILLER my entire estate consisting of cash, other personal property and real estate in trust with the faith in him that he will administer my said estate in the manner and according to my wishes and oral instructioins this day outlined to him.

It is my further will that he be appointed the executor of my said estate to serve without bond and I hereby nominate and appoint him my said executor.

This will is in my own handwriting.  This August 10th, 1939

Mrs. Virginia M. GOURLEY

Signed and acknowledged in our presence and witnesses by us in devisors presences and in the presence of each other, August 10th, 1939.

Witness  Katie T. HARDESTY
Witness  Mayme DONNELLY

In the County Judge's Court in and For Dade County, Florida
In Probate
Estate of Virginia M. GOURLEY, Deceased   No. 13614

Order Admitting Will
By The County Judege of Said County:
The instrument presented by Clarence MILLER as and for the Last Will and Testament of Virginia M. GOURLEY, deceased, having been duly established by the swoen testimony of Katie T. HARDESTY and Mayme DONNELLY Subscribing and attesting witnesses thereto as being the true Last Will and Testament of the said decedent and no objection being made to the probate thereof, and it having been made to appear to the County Judge of said county by due proof that the decedant died on the 18th day of December, A. D. 1942.
It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the said Last Will and Testament bearing date August 10th, A. D. 1939 and attested by Katie T. HARDESTY and Mayme DONNELLY as subscribing and attesting witness thereto be, and the same is hereby admitted to probate according to law, as and for the true Last Will and Testament of said decedent.  And that the said Will together with the Petition presenting the same be duly recorded in the Book of Wills, and that the cost of recording same be taxed as costs against the estate.
Let Letters Testamentary issue to Clarence MILLER the Execut  named in said Will upon his taking and subscribing the prescribed oath.
Given my hand and seal at Miami in said County this 30th day of March A. D. 1943.

W. F. BLANTON County Judge
{C. J. Seal}

State of Kentucky
County of Lee
At a County Court held for Lee County, Kentucky on the 12th day of April, 1943, the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the duly authenticated copy of last will and testament of Virginia M. GOURLEY, deceased, last of the County of Dade, in State of Florida, together with the proceedings, proof of witnesses and certificates attached thereto, was produced in open court and it appearing from such copy that said will was approved and probated in the County Judge's Court in and for Dade County in the State of Florida on the 30th day of March, 1943, to have been so executed as to be a valid will of personalty and real estate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by the laws thereof, and executed and authenticated in the manner required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky;  And the Court being sufficently advised, the same was ordered to be admitted to probate as a valid will of personalty and real estate of said testator in the Commonwealth, and ordered to be recorded;  whereupon the same with the foregoing and this my certificate have been duly recorded in my said office in Will Book No. 1, page 460.
Given under my hand, this April 12, 1943.

Elizabeth MATTOCKS
Clerk Lee County Court

DHK note:  I did not include the Dade Co., FL. judge or county clerk's certificates recognizing each other as who they said they were.  Those too are part of Lee County Ky's will book.

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