I wanted to post this today to to try and put a stop to those who continue to perpetuate the erronious information that Anthony Sale married Ann Bristow. The Seal and Sale families are two separate families who have on occasion been confused in court records in Essex, Richmond and Caroline Counties in Virginia. And here is the proof.
1742, March 15, Anthony Sale is made administrator of the estate of John Goode.
1743, March 30, Anthony Sale and Thomas Parker are listed as administrators of the estate of John Goode on the appraisal of the estate by Elias Newton, William Taylor and Samuel Davis. Returned and recorded 17 May 1743.
1743, May 17, The division of the estate of John Goode as follows: Wife, Ann Jones-Goode to have received one third of the estate of John Goode. Thomas Parker, who is known to have married either Sarah or Mildred Goode, confusion still exists, daughter of John Goode, also received one third of the estate. Anthony Sale, administrator, to receive the other third of the estate.
Also, Thomas Parker was made guardian of of his son, Robert, this indicating the Sarah or Mildred were dead.
1767, October 5, Robert Parker, (son of Thomas), and Robert Sale, (son of Anthony), enter into an agreement, whereby the divide the estate of John Goode, deceased some years ago, possessed of sundry slaves and left a widow, (Ann Jones-Goode)(who is since dead), and a two daughters, (who are also dead), vitz: Ann Sale of whom the said Robert Sale is son and heir at law. Also stating the Robert Parker is son and hier (impliing hier of Thomas Parker and Sarah or Mildred Goode). Robert Parker to get the slaves named, Milley, Sam, Patty, Jenny and Pheobe. Robert Sale to get George, Amy. Alice, Betty, Winny, Janney and Andrew...Recorded 16 November 1767.
This shows that Anthony Sale married Ann Goode, NOT Ann Bristow, who married Anthony Seal.
Anthony Sale had died by September,1763, his son and eldest son, Robert, was summoned to the Courthouse to give testimony about his death and will in that month. He died in Caroline County after living his entire life in Essex County. This probably due to a boundary change between Essex, Caroline and King and Queen Counties in 1762 which probably moved Anthony into Caroline County near Daniel's Mill, now Whites Mill. However, Anthony deeded land to his son, Leonard on October 17, 1761 in Essex County, which could also indicate that he sold his land and moved in with other family members in Caroline. Additional research will have to be done on this issue. Of course the will of Anthony has been lost due to the destruction of court records in Caroline County in the last year of the Civil War. His will was admitted to the court record in May 1784, being omitted from the record in 1763, but is still lost.
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