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Christopher Hudson Will/Question
Posted by: Deb Crow (ID *****9973) Date: October 06, 2004 at 09:36:47
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Below is the will of Christopher Hudson 1716 - 1779, and the web address it is from. My question is in the will he mentions his wife Cary. I cannot find her anywhere. Does anyone have any info on her? Is she Cary Byrd? I would greatly appreciate any info concerning her. Thank You.

Will of Christopher Hudson (abt 1716 - 1779) of Mecklenburg Co Virginia

In the name of God Amen, I Christopher Hudson of Mecklenburg County being
in perfect health and memory thanks be to God but calling to mind the
uncertain state of this transitory life do make this my last will and
testament.......soul to God who gave it me and my body to the earth to be
decently buried and of.....what hath pleased God with. I
give and dispose of as forthwith. Item. I give to my son JOHN HUDSON one

boy named Es..nts .........and to his heirs forever. Item. I lend to my
daughter CARY GREENWOOD one negro girl named Janus and one feather
bed............Item. I give to be son WILLIAM HUDSON one negro boy named
Thornbill(?)..........REBECCA WAGSTAFF............ Item. I give unto my son
CUTHBERT HUDSON one negro boy named Edmund and one feather bed to him and
to his heirs forever. Item. I give him one young .......five hundred pounds
current money. I also give him after my wife decease one hundred and eighty
six acres of land being this plantation I now live on to him and his heirs
forever. Item. I lend unto my beloved wife, Cary, eleven negroes named
Dick, Robin, Towhill(?) Feely, Cate, Eady, Jude, Jenny,....,Richard and
Pete. I also lend her all my real estate after my just debts is paid during
her life and after her death to be equally divided between all my six
SABRE HUDSON and CUTHBERT HUDSON to them and their heirs forever. Item. I
give my wife one roan mare and saddle to...proper use forever. I also lend
my beloved wife CARY HUDSON, the plantation I know live on during her
natural life and after her death to my son CUTHBERT HUDSON to him and his
heirs forever. Last of all I do appoint my loving wife CARY HUDSON and
JOHN HUDSON and WILLIAM HUDSON what's ...executors of this my last will and
testament....hand and seal this the 15th (?) day of July 1778.
Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of us
John Atkinson Christopher Hudson (seal)
Thomas Haile
William Kendrick

The division or allotment of the estate of Christopher Hudson deceased as

(1)1 negro man slave named Towaskill(?) L.1800 To Hugh Greenwood
(2)1 Negro woman slave named Phoebe 1200
1 ditto girl Unity 350
1 bayhorse 200
1 bed 50 L.1800 To William Hudson
(3)1 Negro woman slave Kate L.1500
1 ditto boy Richard 300
1 barrel of feathers 90
2 lopping axes 10 L.1800 To Sabrina Hudson
(4) 1 Negro man Richard 700
1 ditto girl Janus 516
1 horse called Buck 120
(inventory of livestock) 1800 To Cuthbert Hudson
(5)1 Negro woman Edith 800
1 boy Pete 300
(inventory of livestock and misc items) 1800 To John Wagstaff
(6) 1 Negro man Robin L. 600
1 gal Judy 600
(inventory of livestock and misc items L.1800 To John Hudson

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