The will of John Ffeneryeare was devised in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on March 17, 1668 and proven May 3, 1669 (Isle of Wight County, Virginia Will and Deed Book 2, 1666-1719, p. 64). In his will, Ffeneryeare left his brother Edmund one thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid out of the crop of 1670, his sister Ann Ffeneryeere one black and white heifer four years old and one three year old black heifer, Richard Smookum one year of his time of indenture, Mary Pope daughter of Thomas Pope one cow and calf, and William Frizell son of William Frizell one cow calf. The rest of his estate was left to wife Ann Ffeneryeere, who was appointed sole executrix. John Burnell and Francis Elliott witnessed the will. A postscript to the will states:
“before Sealeinge, My Will is, that my Welbeloved father law Mr Richard Izard, to be my Overseer to see this my will and testamt performed.”
In Isle of Wight County, Virginia Administrations and Probates, p. 19, it states that John Ffeneryeare by his will appointed Ann his relict Executrix, May 3, 1669 (Registered September 23, 1669). Mr. Izard and Mr. Thomas Green were her securities.
On September 14, 1670, Michael Fulgham obtained a land patent for 100 acres of escheated land “in right of his wife” (Virginia Land Patent Book 6, Parts I and II, 1666-1679, p. 307). This was the land of John Ffeneryeare. Unfortunately, the original patent is very difficult to read and is partially obliterated in the digitized copy on the Library of Virginia web site.
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