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Re: John Caldwell 1683-1748 Cub Creek Caldwe
Posted by: Bonnie Date: October 16, 2001 at 00:41:55
In Reply to: John Caldwell 1683-1748 Cub Creek Caldwe by Barbara Randolph of 683

Hi Barbara,
This is not really anything personal, but I thought I'd post it in case you didn't already have the information.
Ignor the fifth numbers after years and the ones after words, as they are just source notations and appear larger in these posting. Hope some of this will be of use.

JOHN1 CALDWELL was born in County Derry, Ireland1, and died 1750. He married MARGARET PHILLIPS in Ireland. She died Bef. November 26, 17482.

Emigration: December 10, 1727, New Castle, Delaware3
Probate: August 04, 17524
Residence: Philadelphia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania5
Will Dated: April 27, 1752, Lunenburg County, Virginia6

Marriage: Ireland
       i.       WILLIAM2 CALDWELL7,8, m. REBECCA9,10.

Extract of the Will of William Caldwell:

Will. I, William Caldwell of Lunenburg, weak in body -
I do not want to be buried with pomp or needless ceremony.
Firstly, I want my executors to take an inventory of my personal estate, and after an appraisement made, to pay my just debts. I also authorize my executors to sell my lands and make good title for the same, except that part of the plantation where I now live, lying on the south side of Great Louse Creek, including the mill and houses on the south side of said Creek, and if my executors can pay all my debts without selling all such lands, then they are to title what remains to me, or more, if my sons shall think proper, if they pay my debts, without selling a Negro fellow named Sambo. I want Sambo left in my wife's possession during her lifetime or widowhood, and also that part of the plantation that is not to be sold with all the improvements thereon, and all the personal estate that shall remain unsold, after the support of my children until son, John Caldwell, arrives at age 21. When John arrives at 21, he is to assist the rest of my children, and give them whatever my executors shall think proper, at which time, John is to have possession of said plantation on the south side of Louse Creek, together with the mill and stock and Negro fellow Sambo if not sold. If my wife marries, my children are to be schooled and maintained by son John, and each of my daughters and sons are to be allowed a child's part of all my personal estate after my debts are paid. If my wife marries, she gets a third of the personal estate except Negro Sambo. I also empower my executors to bind out to good trades, any one or more of my sons, as they shall think proper.
Executors - my brothers David and Robert Caldwell, and my wife, Rebeccah Caldwell.
Signed Jan 9, 1758 - Wm Caldwell.
Witnesses - John Fulton, James Cuningham, William McAteer (\/ his mark).
I herreby ratify and confirm the within will. Signed Feb 17, 1761 - Wm Caldwell. Witnesses - Richard Dudgeon, Robt Mitchell, James Cuningham.

At Apr 7, 1761 Court, the foregoing will of the deceased is exhibited by executors David and Robert Caldwell, and the same was proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of said executors, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will, they giving security, whereupon they, together with John Richie and John Caldwell, their securities, entered into bond, reserving liberty to Rebecca Caldwell, the executrix, to join in the probate when she thinks fit.

Probate: April 07, 1761, Lunenburg County, Virginia10
Will Dated: January 09, 1758, Lunenburg County, Virginia10

       ii.       THOMAS CALDWELL11, d. Bef. March 07, 1747/48, Lunenburg County, Virginia; m. JANE12.

Court record: October 03, 1750, Lunenburg County, Virginia13,14
Inventory of Estate: March 07, 1746/47, Lunenburg County, Virginia15

       iii.       DAVID CALDWELL16, m. MARY17.

Executor: April 03, 1751, Of the Will of William Rodgers18

       iv.       MARGARET CALDWELL19, m. (1) JOHN RODGERS19; m. (2) JAMES MITCHELL20,21.
       v.       JOHN CALDWELL, JR21.
       vi.       ROBERT CALDWELL21,22, d. July 30, 180823; m. MARY LOGAN23,24.
       vii.       REVEREND JAMES CALDWELL25, b. April 173425; d. November 24, 1781, Elizabeth Point, New Jersey26; m. HANNAH OGDEN, March 14, 176327.

Cause of Death: Shot by a sentinel28
Graduation: 1759, Princeton29
Occupation: Minister30
Religion: Presbyterian30
Residence: Elizabethton, New Jersey30

Marriage: March 14, 176331

       viii.       HENRY CALDWELL32, d. 1752, Lunenburg County, Virginia32.

Extract of the Will of Henry Caldwell:

"Will. I, Henry Caldwell, being sick and weak of body -
I want all my personal estate to be sold and my debts to be collected in order to discharge my debts and defray my funeral expenses. And I also relinquish all my right and title to a certain tract of land on Cubb Creek in Lunenburg, to return to the former owners, they refunding to my executors the money that I paid for said lands, and giving up my bonds by me given for said lands, that then the deed acknowledged to me be made void, and the rest of my estate, after all charges defrayed, to be equally divided among my brothers, William's 5 children, Thomas, John, Henry, Martha, and Jean Caldwell.
Executors - James Caldwell Sr and Thomas Dougherty.
Signed Apr 27, 1752 - Henry Caldwell.
Witnesses 0 Wm Caldwell, David Caldwell, John Caldwell.

At July 7, 1752 Court, the will of the deceased was exhibited by Thomas Dougherty, one of the executors (who renouced the executorship) and the same was proved by the oaths of all the witnesses and ordered to be recorded. And it was ordered that James Caldwell, the other executor, should be summoned to the next Court to take the oath of an executor if he shall think fit.

At Aug 4, 1752 Court, the will was again exhibited, and James Caldwell, one of the executors, appeared in Court and relinquished his right of exectorship to William Caldwell, whereupon the said William took the oath of an executor and together with David Caldwell, his security, entered into bond."

Marital Status: Never married32


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