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After the death of her husband William Worsham, Elizabeth married secondly to Col. Francis Eppes. Francis was born ca 1628. Francis was present during a hearing at the Orphans Court in Henrico Co., Virginia, where he gave an account of cattle of Mary and Charles Worsham. Francis died in 1678 from a wound that he inflicted with. Elizabeth died on 23 September 1678 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia. Children of Elizabeth and Francis were: Mary, William and Littleberry Eppes. Elizabeth made two Wills. One for her Worsham children, and one for her Eppes children. Both of her Wills were proved on 01 Oct 1678.
Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Eppes to her Worsham Children
Dated 28 August 1678
Will describes her as "Elizabeth Eppes, of Bermuda Hundred, widow", making the following bequests:
To Daughter Elizabeth Kennon, a stone ring, a black gown, a green silk petteicoat, a green satin bodie, and one-fourth of her money in the hands of Samuel Claphamson (of London)
To Grandchild Mary Kennon/Bolling, a stone ring given her by her sister King
To Daughter Mary Worsham, one-fourth of her money, certain personal property, and wearing apparel, and her thumb ring
To Daughter Mary Eppes, a new suite which came in this year.
To Son John Worsham, one-fourth of her money and her silver tobacco box.
To Son Charles Worsham, one-fourth of her money and certain other personal property.
The remainder of her Estate to her husband, Eppes' children. Makes her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executor.
Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Eppes to her Eppes Children
Dated 28 August 1678
Will describes her as "Widow of Col. Francis Eppes, of Henrico Co.", making the following bequests:
She ratifies all her gifts to her children by her former husband, Mr. Worsham, deceased. What Estate was given to her by the verbal will of her husband, Col. Frances Eppes, she wishes to be divided equally between the children she had by Eppes, viz: William, Littlebury, and Mary, when they come of age. She appoints her step son Francis Eppes, and her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executors.
Note of Interest: Elizabeth Worsham Eppes was the 2nd Great Grandmother of Martha Wayles who married President Thomas Jefferson.
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