|Posted By:||Bob Lamb|
|Subject:||the will of Charles Webb of Southamtpon - Feb. 21, 1758|
|Post Date:||July 15, 2005 at 09:20:49|
|Forum:||Southampton County, VA Genealogy Forum|
In the name of God, Amen,
I, Charles Webb of the county of Southampton,
being sick and weak in body but of perfect and disposing mind and memory --
all love and praise be given to almighty God for the same --
do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner as followeth
First and before all earthly things and enjoyments,
I give my soul to almighty God,
steadfastly trusting through the meritorious death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive free pardon and remission of all my sins,
and my body to be buried in such manner as my executors hereafter named shall think,
and for what worldly state it hath pleased God of his goodness to bestow upon men,
I give and dispose them as followeth
I give and devise to my son Charles Webb the plantation whereon I now live after my wife’s decease to him my (sows ten???) and to his heirs (????)
I give and bequeath unto my son John Webb my Negro boy (??ill) to him and his heirs forever. Also I give him one feather bed, furniture, a (last??) I give him three cows and calfs also three sows and pigs.
I give unto my son Micajah Webb my Negro boy George to him and his heirs forever. Also I give one feather bed and furniture. Also I give him three cows and calfs and three sows and pigs.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever my Negro girl (Debze??), Also I give her two cows and calfs. Also I give unto her one feather bed and furniture. Also I give her one pewter dish and two plates. Also I give her two sows and pigs.
The residue of my estate of what nature or quality (no Ever???), I give to my wife Elizabeth Webb and I do nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth to be whole and sole executor of this my last will and will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my seal this 21 day of Feb 1758.
In presence of Benjamin Clements
Thomas Caple (his mark)
and Arthur Gilliam
(Transcribed from the original handwritten will by Bobby L. Lamb -- July 2005. Some words were not legible. Webb was spelled Web. Clements was spelled Clemints. Capell was spelled Caple. Most likely the will was handwritten by neighbor Benjamin Clements. Charles Webb was not able to sign the will except with a mark that was a vertical line with several slashes across it. Thomas Capell made a mark that looked like a bold T. Note that only one daughter is mentioned in this will. Another one or two seem to be indicated by later records. It is believed by this researcher that Thomas Capell was married to Ann Webb, the sister of Charles Webb and Robert Webb, Jr. Arthur Gilliam was the son-in-law of Charles and Elizabeth Webb. Boseman and Birdsong were names later associated with this family as possible sons-in-law. A copy of this handwritten will was sent to me by Dr. Bernie Wilse Webb, retired from the University of Florida, a descendant of Charles Webb through his son Micajah and his son Kinchen.