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Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802
Posted by: Marta Johns(t)on Patterson (ID *****4456) Date: January 01, 2010 at 07:51:43
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To my son MATTHEW FRESHWATER. To dau. ELIZABETH RASCOE 225Et due me from mr. John Holbrook. To my dau. ROSSANDO Loughly clothing bought of susanna Bowdoin and pettycoat weaved by Peter Rascoe. To my dau. SARAH COSTIN bed and bolster during her life and then to her son MATTHEW COSTIN, and a suit of clothes bought of Moody. To my grandau. COMFORT DUNTON silk handkerchief which I had of Burto. Sons THOMAS and MARK FRESHWATER extrs. Five bushels of corn owed to Francis Costin and 6 bushels to John Marshall. Witt: thomas Moor, Frances Moor. p. 7

6 Oct 1733/ 13 Nov. 1733
To my son STEPHEN one of my guns and the other to my son JOHN. My hand mill to remain on my plantation, and my son Stephen to have privilege to use it for life. After wife's widowhood my estate to be eq. div. by my wife (no name) and chlildren, viz: STEPHEN, JOHN, ELIZABETH, ANN, MARY, SOPHIA, RACHEL, and SARAH WASCOTT. Wife and son Stephen extrs. Witt: Jonas Baston. p. 21 Probate: The name of the will appointed extrx. is Anne Wascott.

18 Nov. 1733/ 11 Dec. 1733
To my son DANIEL part of my plantation whereon I now dwell bounded by Joachim Michael and Dolby's line. To my dau. RACHEL NOTTHINGHAM. To dau. ABIGAIL STOTT one shilling. To my son-in-law JEPTHA DOWTY the use of my carpenter and cooper tools until my son THOMAS is of lawful age and then to my son THOMAS. To son Thomas the remainder of the land whereon I now dwell after his mother's death. To my dau. TAMAR TEAGUE furniture when she maries, and to have use of it if she lives with her mother-in-law. To my dau. MARGARET TEAGUE. To loving wife ESTHER the remainder of my estate to bring up my two small children. Son DANIEL and my wife extrs. Witt: Thomas Marshall, William (W) Giddens, Nathaniel Dewman. p. 22

26 Nov. 1733/ 12 Feb. 1733
To my dau. RHODEA 500#t. To my eight children, viz: JOSIAH, SARAH, LUKE, MARY, ANNE, KEZIAH, OBEDIAH and AMOS 4 sterling to be eq. div. at their lawful age or marriage. To my loving wife MARY the use of remaining estate during her widowhood to bring up and educate my children. My friends Thomas Marshall, George Nicholas turner, Dingley Gray and John Kitson to act as trustees. If my wife dies or married before children are educated then trustees to hire out my negro WILL for that purpose. Wife extrs. Witt: thomas Marshall, Hezekiah Tilney, Richard Jacob. p. 24

12 Jan. 1733/ 12 Feb. 1733
To my dau. ANN MARY JONES. To dau. SARAH JONES. My dau. SARAH extrx. My good friend (Col.) Robins to take my dau. Ann Mary and her estate until 21. Witt: Margaret Forse, William Bishop. p. 25

Wills & Inventories, XXVI-R, No. 18, 1733-1740

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18 Nov. 1733/ 12 Feb. 1733
To my son WILLIAM the 440 A. plantation I now live on, and my negro man PAUL CARTER. To my son RICHARD the 255 A. plantation that Thomas Bullock now lives on, and my sister SARAH BULLOCK to remain on the plantation until RICHARD is of age. To my son Richard my negro man EDWARD CARTER. To my dau. ABBIGAL WATERSON. To dau. COMFORT WATERSON. To dau. SARAH WATERSON. To dau. TAMAR WATERSON. To dau. MARY WATERSON. To my loving wife ELIZABETH her thirds and extrx. Witt: Ralph Pigott, Marriot Parsons, Lazuras Jacob. p. 26. Codicil: 22 Nov. 1733, My son WILLIAM to sign over his rights to land I sold to (Maj.) Peter Dowdoin to have the 35 sterling. Witt: Ralph Pigott, Marriot Parson, John Groves.

8 Jan. 1732/ 12 Mar. 1733
To beloved wife GARBERE all my estate during her widowhood and then to be div. by wife and children, viz: PATIENCE, ELIAS, BARNAABAS, THOMAS, MOAR and JAN and the children my wife goes with. Wife extrx. Witt: Muns Bishop, Isaac Jacob, John Robins, Katherine Robins. p. 32 Probate: Will was presented to the court by Barbary Loffley who qualified.

MAJOR, JOHN (J), planter
1 Mar. 1733/ 9 Apr. 1734
To my loving wife WINNIFORD during her life the use of negro BOBBY and then to my son WILLIAM. To my wife the loan of negro PETER during her widowhood and then to my dau. RACHAEL PETTIT. To eldest son William negroes SARAH and DINAH provided that my son not disturb Major Brickhouse in the possession of land formerly in dispute between us and now under arbitration of (Col.) John Robins and (Col.) George Harmanson. To my son JOHN MAJOR 200 A. lying on Pocomoke River in Accomack Co., and negro boys ISAAC and ABELL. To my grandau. SARAH MAJOR one negro girl names SARAH. To grandson LITTLETON MAJOR negro girl SARAH which came of my negro DINAH. To my dau. AMY PARKER negro woman PATIENCE and TABBY. To my grandson JOHN PARKER negro boy CESER. To dau. RACHAEL PETTIT negro woman JENNY. To grandson MAJOR PETTIT negro GEORGE. Resid. legatees my four children Willam and John Major, Amy Parker, and Rachael Pettit. Wife and my son William extrs. Witt: Sorrowful Margaret Cable, Peggy Kendall, Thomas Cable. p. 37

5 Nov. 1733/ 9 Apr. 1734
To my dau. Rosannah Dewman. To my dau. ELIZABETH DEWMAN. My loving wife BRIDGET resid. legatee and extrx. Witt: Arnold Addison, Nathaniel Dewman. p. 38

26 Sept. 1732/ 14 May 1734
To my loving wife MATILDAH the plantation whereon I now dwell during her life, and then to my dau. TABITHA PARKER during her life, and then to my grandson JACOB DEWEY PARTER. To my wife the use of my remaining estate during her widowhood and. (I do not have the next page, sorry)

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Wills and Inventories, XXVI-R, No. 18, 1733-1740

Codicil: 17 Dec. 1730, I revoke the devise of my plantation to my wife, and give it instead to my cousin THOMAS WILLAND. To cousin Thomas Willand my silver satch and my silver seal with my father's coat of arms on it, and my mourning ring with a stone in it that I had made for my father. I desire to be buried privately and not to provide cakes or dinner at my funeral. Witt: Thomas Savage, Esther Savage, Savage Blocksom.
Probate - Proved by the oath of Sophia costin late Sophia Savage and by the solemn affirmation of Esther Savage, a quaker. The testator is further identified as James Forse, Gent.

SMAW, ANDREW, planter
25 Mar. 1736/ 10 June 1735
To loving wife ELISHE the use of my plantation during her widowhood and then to my son JOHN. To wife use of entire estate during her widowhood and then to be div. between her and my fours sons viz: ANDREW, HENRY, WILLIAM and CALEB. My children to b at age when 18. wife extrx. John Ellegood, Henry Smaw, Edward Poyner. p. 101

24 Mar. 1734/ 10 June 1735
To my son JOHN my 150 A. plantation whereon I now live. My grandson WILLIAM WARREN to have right to live on my plantation whereon Gabery Loffley now lives when he is 21. To my son JOHN the use of whole estate during his life and then to be div. by his children. If my son predeceases his wife Margaret she to have no thirds of my lands. Son JOHN extr. Witt: Robert Warren, Jr., Joseph Warren, Sr., John Stratton. p. 102

WILLET, HILLARY (Hillary West)
16 Apr. 1735/ 10 June 1735
To my son WILLIAM. To son HILLARY my bed at mothers. to son DOUGHLAS (---lost---). Remaining estate to be div. by my wife FRANCES and my three sons WILLIAM, DOUGLAS and HILLARY. Wife extrx. and loving father overseer. Witt: William Willet, William Griffith. p. 102
Probate - The widow renounced her legacies and claimed her dower rights. Although the will signature is 'Hillary West', both the probate and the liber index show the surname as 'Willet'.

22 Feb. 1734/ 9 Apr. 1735
To my wife JOSEPHUS MARIE JOHNSON the use of negroes ROBIN, CESAR and DANIEL during her life and then to my dau. MARY JOHNSON. To my dau. ANN BATSON wife of Joseph. To my son BENJAMIN all my 100 A. plantation whereon he lives, and also 230 A. where William Pettit now liveth. My dau. MARY to live with her mother until 21. Wife extrx. Witt: Cesar Evans, Samuel Mapp, Hillary Stringer. p. 103

26 Jan. 1734/5-10 June 17(lost)
To my wife MARGARET negro fellow TEETH, whole estate and extrx. Witt: Michael Christian, Jonathan Stott, Esau(e) Jacob. p. 104

Pages 288 & 289
Wills and Inventories, XXVI_R, No. 18, 1733-1740
Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of
Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802
compiled by James H. Marshall
Picton Press
Camden, Maine

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