Will of John McGinty I
Augusta County Court Will Book #3, p. 168, 24th Nov., 1760.
In the Name of God Amen In the 24th day of November in the Year of our Lord 1760 I John McCinney of Augusta County Plantationer being in health at present and knowing be given unto god therefore Calling to Mind the Mortalty of my body and knowing that it is apointed for all men on _____make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christan burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but the General Reserection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give and dismis and dispose of in the following manner and form/
Imprimes I give to my well beloved wife Mary the half of the plantation and house and two horses for the use of the plantation and ________which I _______to her which I alow to her for the maintenance of the children with her bed and Cloathings/ I give and bestow to Alexander McCinney my well beloved son five shillings/ I give to my well beloved daughter Margaret Stewart five shillings and six pence/ I give to my well beloved son John McCinney the other part of the plantation a horse and saddle with one Milch Cow and when the Children is disposed of then one part of the plantation falls to the aforesaid John McCinny and at the Ending of my wifes widowhood the other part of Plantation falls to John McCinny and if he dies without an heir the Plantation falls to the three Children Ann Sarah and Mary/ I give to my well beloved daughter Ann McCinney one horse or mare/ I give to my well beloved daughter Sarah McCinny one horse or mare/ I give to my well beloved daughter Mary McCinny one horse or mare and what Remains I leave Equaly divided Amongs my wife _____ the three daughters and I leave my well beloved wife Mary and my son John McCinny to be Executors of the foresaid Estate and my Neighbour James Phillips I leave guardian to see my Estate Equally divided if he lives to my Decease/ I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written/
Signed Sealed Published proven and declared by the John McCinny on his John McCinney (his mark)
last will and Testament in the
Charles Phillips at a Court held for August 1762/ This last will and Testament of John McCinny decd was proved by the Oath of James Phillips and John Phillips two of the witnesses and ordered to be Recorded and on the Motion of Mary McCinny and John McCinny the Executors therein named who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted_____ for Obtaining a probate thereof in due form They having with Sincerity Entered into Bond
Will of Robert McGinty
Georgia, Monroe County
In the name of Gold, Amen! I, Robert McGinty of the county and state aforesaid, being feeble in body and far in years, and knowing that it is appointed until all men to die, and that my time on earth cannot be lone, I have therefore seen fit to make and ordain this my last will and testament in form and manner following:
Item 1 - I commit my soul unto His Holy and safe keeping Who made it.
Item 2 - My body is to be buried in decent Christian burial.
Item 3 - All my just debts to be paid.
Item 4 - I give to each of my children who have never had a feather bed from me, $25.00 each.
Item 5 - I give to my servant Molly her freedom to be under the special guardianship of my son Thomas.
Item 6 - As to the balance of this worlds goods wherewith I have been blest and now possess or may possess at the time of my decease, I make the following distribution: to Joseph, John, James, Robert, Thomas, Washington, Issac, William, Mary, Shadrack, Meshack, Abednego, and Josiah, each an equal and distributive share of the same.
Item 7 - In order that this my last Will and Testament be faithfully executed, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, Thomas and William McGinty executors with the right to dispose of all my estate in the way that may seem most prudent for the benefit of each and all of my children, equally.
Robert McGinty (LS)
John W Trotter
WILL OF KATHERINE (BANKS) ROYALL ISHAM (abstracted)
Henrico County, VA. - Wills & Administrations - Part 1 - 1677-1692
To grandson William Randolph £20
To grandson Henry Randolph £5
To grandaughter Mary Randolph and Elizabeth Randolph, each £5
All such money is now in hands of son in law William Randolph
Residue of money in hands of my son in law William Randolph to go to my daughters Mary Randolph and Anne Epes equally
The above two daughters to divide what is in my trunk and each to have two silver salt cellars
To Mary Randolph, my wedding ring, best feather bed, my best silver tankard, and 15 shillings to buy mourning ring
To grandson Joseph Royall, one servant named John Townes, for the time he has to serve, and my small silver tankard
To every child of my Son Royall, two silver spoons
To loving son Joseph Royall, my best tankard
To grandson Richard Dennis, one of best cows and 2 silver spoons
To grandson Isham Epes, my negro man Dick
To grandson Francis Epes, my best silver tankard but one
To child my daughter Abe Epes now goes with, my largest silver porringer and great cupp
My sealed ring, great hoop ring, pair of silver clasps, and silver bodkin to daughter Anne Epes
To grandson Richard Perrin, 1 fether bed and furniture
To grandaughter, Sarah Royall, a yearling heifer
To grandaughters Katherine Farrar, Mary, Sarah, and Anne Perrin each 2 silver spoons, and to Katherine Farrar, 1 guinney, and to Anne Perrin, one silver porringer
To grandaughter Sarah Dennis, 2 silver spoons and 1 pair of dowlass sheets
To 2 daughters Sarah Wilkinson and Katherine Perrin, all my wearing clothes
To loving friend Mary Parker, 6 ells of best dowlass and as much of finest serge to make a gown and petticoat
To grandson Maiden Marshall, 1 heifer, two years old
To my son Joseph Royall, all my land
All my crop of corn to the executors, except enough to but 2 gravestones one to cover me and other my dec'd husband
All the rest to be divided between my four children: Sarah Wilkinson, Joseph Royall, Katherine Perrin, and Anne Epes, and to each 15 shillings for mouring ring
Executors: son Joseph Royall and son in law Francis Epes
My body to be buried near my dear husband on my own plantation
Dated October 10, 1686
Witness: John Worsham, Nathan Hill, Littlebury Epes
Probated December 1, 1686
Will of William Fitzpatrick
"Son Thomas I constitute and appoint my sole executor, trustee and manager for my dear wife after my decease, who I doubt not will manage it with all requirements necessary unto my worldly Estate. I will and positively order that all my law be paid with my funeral chares. Item--all the remainder of my estate I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah Fitzpatrick during her natural life to be at will and disposal as she thinks proper and at her decease to will and dispose of this named at her pleasure to whom it pleaseth her heart to do. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th Day of December and year of Our Lord one thousand and seven hundred sixty and two.
Witnesses: Sam'l Gay, William Fitzpatrick, John Harris. Albamarle May Court 1764"
Will of Joseph Fitzpatrick
Abstract of Will of Joseph Fitzpatrick provided by the late Rev. Benjamin Ancell.
"My son, Benjamin, 1 negro; my son Joseph, 1 negro; my sons William, and Joseph, 1000 acres of land lying at Martin King's fork road; my daughter Elizabeth Hurd, 10 pounds current money; my daughter Molly Wright (Mary Perrin), the land where on she now lives and one negro girl". My grandson, William Hurd, son of George Hurd (under 18 years of age). Joseph Hurd, son of Thomas Hurd. My sons Bouth, (Booth) and Rene Fitzpatrick, the land, mill, and plantation on which I now live, containing 300 acres, also an entry of land I have on Middle Creek, and another on North River.
My wife Molly Fitzpatrick
My desire is that my son, Rene, should have twelve months schooling.
Champion Napier, Witnesses. Vol.1, p. 34
7 April 1785, Mary Fitzpatrick, Executrix of Joseph Fitzpatrick, to Duncan McLaughlin, one tract or parcel of land in Fluvanna County, on south side Rivanna River road, lying on Napier's, and branches of Carey's Creek, joining the land of Benjamin Woodson. Deed sent to Duncan McLaughlin, 28 October 1794, Vol II., p. 75.
Benjamin Woodson, Hugh Rigby; land leading from Cary plantation to Tillman's Ordinary, called, and known by Woodson's Road; containing 264 acres, agreeable to patent 25 April 1755.
Estate of Joseph Fitzpatrick
17 April 1786, Benjamin Fitzpatrick of Fluvanna County, attorney for William Fitzpatrick of State of Georgia to John Depp of Powhattan County, Virginia; land in Fluvanna County, 400 acres on branches of Briery Creek, and branches of Cunningham Creek.
Witnesses Robert Wright, P. Napier, Ezekiel Perkins, William Barnett, Vol. II, p. 127-128. Recorded 6 April 1786.
Deed for Mary Fitzpatrick, Bouth (Booth), and Rene Fitzpatrick of Fluvanna County, 30 November 1785, to Duncan McLaughlin, one tract patented land in Fluvanna County, 300 acres Middle ford of Cunningham's Creek, bounded by lands of Robert Allen, Robert Wright, Joseph Fitzpatrick, and Meriwether's land, formerly the property of Harden Burnley, deceased, and being the tract whereon Joseph Fiyzpatrick, deceased, resided at the time of his death; and devised to his two sons Bouth (Booth), and Rene Fitzpatrick, as will appear by his last Will, and Testament on the records of Fluvanna County; and to make the description more full, and better understood, it is the very tract of land on which the said Joseph Fitzpatrick, deceased, built a grist mill, which mill is now standing etc., and the said Mary Fitzpatrick, and Rene Fitzpartick doth covenant, and agree to, and with the said Duncan McLaughlin, Etc.
Signed Mary Fitzpatrick (Seal)
Bouth Fitzpatrick (Seal)
Rene Fitzpatrick (Seal)
In presence of Tunstall Quarles, John Thompson, Vol. II, pp. 137,138; 238, 272. 7 December 1786.
For love, and affection I bear to daughter Mary Perrin Wright, provided she and her husband do not remove any farther than any part on this side of the Blue Ridge in ye space of two years, from ye date hereof, I give one certain tract or parcel of land, 150 acres, in ye conty of Fluvanna, in the middle fork Cunningham's Creek, bounded by a branch called by ye name, Rough Brough, Branch yt emptys against ye middle of my mill pond etc., along a line which divides ye said line, and my son William's 100 acres more or less which Robert Wright now lives on, for his life time, and his wife's, then to his son Patrick Woodson Wright, and his heirs etc..
Slave Tillah to my daughter Mary Perrin Wright, for her life time. After her death, the wench with all increase to be divided among all my said daughter's children.
A true and just account of the estate of Sarah Johnson widdow deceased....
Imprimis two cowes One two yearlinge hifer
One Cowe calf One chest
One fether bed with its furniture
One Pott One pewter dish
One pewter... One wooden dish
One spitt A Taylos... Iron and shayres
One... wascott with a sarge peticote... with other clothes
This disposed of a little before her death and by her order as followeth....
To Deborah Woodson one Cowe the fether bed with its furniture & what tobackoes was left her debts first satisfyed exceptinge onelye a debt form Robert Woodson & this to be towardes her mainenance
The other Cowe to John Woodson to be killed att his plasure beinge an ould Cowe, but as longe as he shall thinke fitt to lett her live what Cowe calves shall from the sd Cowe be raised to be for use of Deborah Woodson
To Elizabeth Dunwell ye hifer & the Cowe calfe above mentione (with) ye ...waiscott and sarge peticott,
To Robert Woodson what tobackoes he owed her a spitt, pott and pweter dish
The calf be given to Elizabeth Dunwell to remayn in ye handes of John Woodson till ye sd Elizabeth come of age. ffins.
Will of John Woodson, Jr.
John Woodson, Jr.
of Henrico Co., in Virga. Will of; To wife Mary Woodson half of land and
Plantacon whereon I now live, during her natural life, likewise three negroes
named Sambo, Jack and Jenny, also 2 feather beds & furniture; all the
English Goods that are now in my store house wch of right doth belong and
appertaine unto me with all Virga debts now due unto me Either in Moneys,
Tobacco or otherways: also one Dozen of Diaper napkins and Diaper tablecloth
with one Dozen of course lining Ditto with Tablecloth, one third part of all
pewter now in ye house or on that plantacon whereon I now Dwell and all goods
and chattles not within this my last will bequeathed unto my above sd. loving
wife. Mary. To daughter Jane Woodson being my Eldest and sole Daughter 1 negro
girl Matt, 1 Dozen (Dia) per Napkins and Tablecloth, 1 large Seal skin trunk
four Rus (sia) leather chairs: one fifth part of money. Tobacco or Merchandise
that is in England, on the Sea or lately arrrived, one feather bed wth
furniture, one mare not broak about five years old, one young horse running Doun
by James Cocke's, one pair of brass and Irons (Andirons). To son Joseph Woodson
120 acres of land lying next my brother John Pleasants taking its parralell
breadth & length from ye River to ye headline. sd. son Joseph being my
Eldest son one-fifth part of the Monys, Tobacco, or Merchandise that is in
England on the Sea or lately arrived. likewise 100 acres lying in a place called
Claytons in Henrico Coty., also 1 negro boy named Bill four Rusha leather
chairs, my own rideing horse named Diamond, 1 feather bed and furniture, 1
huckaback Table cloth wth 1 dozen Lining Napkins. To second son Samuell Tucker
Woodson remaining part of land whereon I now live being about 60 acres; 1 negro
girl named Betty, 1 feather bed & furniture, 1 fifth part of the Monys
tobacco or Merchandise that is in England, on the Seas or lately arrived, four
Rusha Leather chairs, 1 young horse roving about the plantacon where I now live,
the foale of a mare called Rose., also 250 acres of land in Henrico Co. on S.
side of four mile Creek; being part of a Greater Dividend Granted to me by
Pattent, also all the land lying in Burmooda hundred in Henrico Co. wch
belongeth unto me. One huckaback Tablecloth and a Dozen of lining Napkins. To
third son Benjamin Woodson 200 acres of land lying in ye River adj. to Giles
Webbs Land which I purchased of Will. Giles, also 1 negro boy named Joe, 1
feather bed & furniture, 1 fifth part of Monys, Tobo. or Merchandise that is
in England on the seas of lately arrived. 1
table cloth and a dozen Napkins & 1 large chest. To the child my wife now
goes with, 100 acres of land being part of three hundred acres formerly
purchased of Wm. Giles, 1 negro boy named Peter, a fifth part of ye monys tobac.
or Merchandize that is in England, on the Seas or lately arrived.
My sd. daughter Jane's portion to be delivered to her when she is marryed
or at ye age of twenty years which first shall happen, and my Sons Joseph, Samll.
Tucker, Benjamin, and the child my wife now goes with to have their portions
delivered them when they are at ye age of twenty-one years & not before, but
if it should happen that any or either of the five above said respective sons or
Daughters should happen to die before they arrive to the afsd. age that then him
or her or their part of parts to be Equally Divided amongst the Surviving
parties or Children at the Discretion of my Exors. To Cozen John Woodson, Sr.
600 acres of land or thereabouts adj. next & upon Cornelius and Divided from
the Remaining part of the tract by marked trees as by a plott of Richard Liggons
Drawing may appeare. To brother John Pleasants the remaining part of a pattent
being about 400 acres on the North Side of four Mile Creek. Couzen John Woodson,
Sr. to act and manage my affairs concerning making accts wth John Marsh and Co.
and to act that affair as if I were present.
Exors. Friends John Woodson, Sr. and John Pleasant. Dec 10, 1699. Wits.
Mathew Raysons, Edward -(X) - Hugh. Nathaniel Jordan, Charles (Evans?) Proved
May 1, 1700. Vol. 1697-1704, p.169.
Will of Mary Woodson
Mary - (X) - Woodson, Relict of John Woodson, decd. will of: To son Joseph Woodon whom I bore of my body, 1 negro girl Aggey and 1 negro woman Jenny, 1 spruce chest and two cows. To daughter Jane Woodson, 1 negro girl Cockey. To son Tucker Woodson, 1 negro man Sambo, 1 black walnut table, two cows & 1 heifer three yrs. old. to son Benj. Woodson, one negro woman Marro, 1 cow & 2 heifer 1 feather bedd & furniture, 1 round table. To grandson John Woodson son of my daughter Jane Woodson, two heifers. To grand daughter Mary daughter of my daughter Jane 1 feather bedd. To grandson Joseph Woodson son of my daughter Jane 1 two year old heifer. To grandson Sandbourne Woodson, 1 negro girl Jenny; if sd. grandson dies before of age or marryed, sd. negro girl called Jenny unto the child my daughter Mary, wife of my son Joseph, now goeth withall on which is not in her body to her or to him and to his or her heirs forever. Residue of Estate to my own son Joseph Woodson and sd. Son Joseph named whole & sole exor. Sept. 24, 1709. Wts. Hannah - (X) - Townsend, C. Evans. Proved Augt. 1, 1710. Vol . 1710-1714, p.19.
Will of Benjamin Woodson (Sr)
Book 1 Deeds and Wills, Fluvanna County, pp.9-10.
THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I. Benjamin Woodson of Fluvanna County, being Sick of
Body but of Perfect Sence and Sound Memory to make and ordaine this my Last
Will & Testament in manner and form as followes:
- my desire is that all my just Debts be paid and then what the Lord has
bestowing upon of this worlds wealth I give asd followeth:
- I bequeath unto my son BENJAMIN WOODSON, Jr, the whold of my Estate that he
the said Benja. Woodson has now in his possession to him and his Heirs
I give unto my Son John Woodson the estate I before have given him now is his
possesion to him & his heirs forever, he paying to William Fitzpatrick
fifteen pounds current money & making Rene Napier a right to one hundred
acres of land in Goochland County on Lickinghole Creek.
- I give to my son Rene Woodson one Negroe Man named Mark now in his
possession and all the estate I have before given him now in his possession to
him & his heirs forever.
- I give & bequeath unto my son Patrick Woodson the whole of my Estate now
in his possession except Negro Frank and Janny, which I lend unto my wife
Frances Woodson during her life and after her decease to return to my son
lend to my Daughter Mary Perrin Fitzpatrick Negro Moll and Toby during her
life and after her decease, Toby to return to Benjamin Fitzpatrick and Moll to
Joseph Fitzpatrick jto them and their Heirs forever.
lend to my Daughter Frances Anderson and my Son in Law George Anderson, one
hundred acres of land and the Plantation whereon they now live during their
Lives and after their decease to return to George Anderson, Junior to him
& his Heirs forever. I also lend my said son in law & Daughter four
Negroes - Lucy, Isbell, Sharod & Amey during their lives and after their
decease to be equally divided amongst their children then living, except
give & bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Buth Woodson five head of
cattle to her and her heirs forever.
give and bequeath to my grand son Benjamin Anderson one Negro man named Ellick
which he has in his possession to him & his Heirs forever.
do appoint my sons Benjamin Woodson, Rene Woodson & Patrick Woodson
Executors and my Wife Frances Woodson Executrix of this my last Will and
Testament revoking all other will or wills by me made.
WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 25th day
of October 1777.
X Woodson (SL)
Signed sealed & acknowledged in presence of us
George Clough, Senr., Archbill Sneed, George Clough Jr.
A COURT Held Thursday, 3 Sept. 1778, and by the oath of the witnesses, will was
proved, and on the motion of Rene Woodson and Patrick Woodson, the Executors
named, who took the necessary oathes, will was proved and ordered to be
John Cobbs, C.C.
Will OF RICHARD PERRIN
Co., VA. Deeds, Wills, etc. p. 559
In the name of God Amen this 16th day of March AD 1694/5 I Richard Perrin of the County and Parish of Henrico Planter, being sick in body but in perfect Sense and memory thank be to god for it Doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testamt in manner and forme following first and principally I resigne my Soul into the hand of god who gave it mee, and for my body I comend it to the earth to be buryed in Christian manner Nothing doubting but at the Genll Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased God to Bless mee with in this life, I Give and Bequeath the same as followeth. First I Give and Bequeath my house & Land where I now live Commonly known and called by the name of the worlds End and by Estimacon four hundred Acres being two hundred Acres breadth on ye River and soe Running into the woods till it makes up the said quantity four hundred Acres be the same more or less to my deare and loveing wife Katherine Perrin dureing her Naturall life, and after her decease I give and Bequeath the aforesd four hundred Acres of Land and houses to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Perrin and to the heires of her body Lawfully begotten and if it should please God to take her the sd Sarah Perrin out of this world without her having a Child or Children then my will is and I doe Give and Bequeath the aforesd foure hundred Acres of Land houses &c to my loveing Daughter Mary Napier and after her decease I give and Bequeath it to her Eldest Son and his heirs and in default of a Sone to her Eldest daughter and her heires but if it should please god that the Child that my wife now Goeth with should be a boy then I Give and bequeath the aforesd four hundred Acres of Land houses &c to him, his heires and assignes for ever. I Give and bequesth to my loveing wife Katherine Perrin my Negro man Called Jack. I Give and bequeath to my Grandson William Farrar two Silver Spoones and one Silver dram Cup. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Farrar not yet baptized two Silver Spoons. I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Bouth Napier one featherbed & bolster one pair of Curtins & Vallens one Rugg one Pair of blanketts & two Silver Spoons. I give and bequeath to my two Daughters Vizt: Katherine Farrar and Mary Napier Each of them one Shilling Sterling a piece. I Give & bequeath to my Grand Daughter Napier one old Silver Porrenger and two old Silver Spoones; I Give and Bequeath to my Dear and Loveing wife Katherine Perrin and to my loveing Daughter Sarah Perrin all ye Remaining part of my personnall Estate as Goods Debts and Chattells to be equally divided between them after my debts & funerall Charges being Paid. And of this My last Will and Testament I make and ordaine my said wife Katherine Perrin and my said Daughter Sarah Perrin Joynt Executrisses of this my last will &c. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 16th day of March A.D.o 1694/5
Richard R P Perrin (Seal of) his mark (red wax)
Signed Sealed &
Published in P'sence of us
Wm. W. Garrett
Henrico County Aprill the first 1695.
This Day William Soane Thomas Farrar and George Cogbill three of ye subscribed witnesses Came into Court an upon Oath declared that Richard Perrin did sign Seal and Publish this as his last will and testament and that he was at the same time in p'fect Sence & memory to ye best of ye knowledge thereupon it was ordered the same should be Entered upon Record.
Will of Henry Clay
the name of God amen this Twenty eighth day
therefore and calling to mind my mortality and knowing
therefore and calling to mind my mortality and knowing
I give and bequeath unto my Son
I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Clay ing
to me at the same letalone to him and his heirs
to me at the same letalone to him and his heirs
I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Clay
I give and bequeath unto my son John Clay
I likewise give and bequeath my grist mill
I give to my daughter Amey Williamson five pounds current
I give to me daughter Mary Watkins five pounds
I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry Clay
I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Mary
I give unto Mary my well beloved wife the
I desire that the rest of my slaves not heretofore
I give to my four sons aforesaid and to my wife to
after my wifes desease, I give my plantation whereon
sealed and acknowledged
Henry Clay -LS-
Book #2, pp.244-247,Henrico County, Virginia
Will of Michael
I Michael Wright Senior of
the County of Panola and State of Mississippi knowing the uncertainty of life
and the certainty of death and being of a sound and disposing mind and memory,
do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former
wills and testaments at any time heretofore by me made.
And first, it is my desire
that my body be decently interred in the North West corner of the plantation on
which I now reside in a manner suitable to my circumstance.
It is my desire that all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as
practicable, out of any moneys that I may have on hand at the time of my death,
or out of the first moneys that may come to the hands of my Executor whom I may
I do hereby give and bequeath unto my grand children of Jesse C. Wright,
J. J. Wright, Junior, and Cornelia R. Wright, John M. Wright, Green C. Wright,
Jesse C. Wright and Mariam F. Wright the children of Jesse C. Wright the sum of
two hundred and fifty dollars, each to be paid unto them by my executors, out of
the moneys which may be collected, as soon as the said amount can be
conveniently collected and out of my estate, the children is to have the about
named amount, providing that I gain my land that I live on which is in law for
the title in Chancery Court as this time and if I fail to gain my land, they are
not to have one dollar of my property.
I give and bequeath unto my son James B. Wright the following property
namely negro man by the name of Shelton formerly known to the family by the name
of Chany and aged about twenty two, and negro boy, about the age of three years
old by the name of Abey, to have and to hold said Negroes for and during his
natural life after his death to Lucy his wife as long as she remains a widow and
then to his lawful heirs.
I give and bequeath unto Mary Wright the wife of my son Thomas M. Wright
the following property namely the two following Negroes, namely one man by the
name of Jim aged about twenty four years and one negro girl Salina aged about
ten years and their increase as long as she lives and after her death then to
Thomas M. Wright, her husband, and after his death to his legal heirs.
I give and bequeath unto Mary P. Watters, my daughter the following
property namely one negro girl by the name of Sarah Ann and her increase and one
hundred dollars, said negro girl is about fifteen years old, to have and to hold
said negro for and during her life and after her death to the legal heirs of her
I give and bequeath unto Matilda Wright and the wife of my son Robert W.
Wright the following property namely the three following named Negroes, one
negro man by the name of Shelton and about forty four years (44 years), and one
negro woman by the name of Cinthy aged about forty three years, and a Boy
William aged four years to have and to hold said Negroes, to the use of her
husband, for and during his natural life and after his death then to the use of
herself during her widow hood, and after her intermarriage or after death then
to legal heirs of her boddy.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza B. Wells, the following
property namely two Negroes, one negro girl by the name of Mary, aged about
fifteen years, and one negro Boy, by the name of John, aged about ten years old,
and one feather bed, and furniture and one hundred and fifty dollars, to have
and to hold said Negroes and their increase free from the liability of J.S.
Wells her husband for and during her natural life and after death to the legal
heirs of her boddy.
I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph J. Wright’s wife Adeline the
following property, namely, the four following Negroes, namely, one woman by the
name of Nicy aged about thirty three years, one man by the name of Abraham
thirty eight years old, one girl by the name of Harriett aged six years, one Boy
by the name of Joseph and two weeks old to have and to hold for the use of
Joseph J. Wright for and during his natural life, time and after his death to
the use and benefit of herself during her widowhood and after her second
marriage, provided she should marry again then to the legal heirs of her boddy,
begotten of Joseph J. Wright, her said husband.
I give and bequeath unto my son Littleberry Wright’s wife Salina D.
Wright, the following property, namely, the four following named Negroes,
namely, one girl by the name of Caroline aged seventeen years, and one negro
boy, by the name of Robert Moses, aged six months, and one boy by the name of
Smith aged Sixteen years, and one Boy by the name of Joe aged twelve years, and
their increase to have and to hold the said above described Negroes to the use
of Littleberry Wright and her said husband for and during his natural life and
after his death, then to the use of herself, during her widowhood, and after her
death or intermarriage then to the legal heirs of her by Littleberry Wright
I give and bequeath unto Arzilla Wright the surviving widow of Oliver C.
Wright, the sum of ten dollars, and no more, to be paid unto her out of my
estate by my Executors.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth A. McGinty the wife of
Alexander McGinty the sum of Four hundred dollars to be retained in the hands of
my executors to be by them put to interest and be paid to her according to
opinion as her necessitys may demand, out of any moneys from the Estate as soon
as can be conveniently collected, and after her death the balance to be returned
to her brothers and sisters.
I give and bequeath to my grandson, James C. Wright the son of Michael
Wright Junior, the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid unto him by my
executors out of the moneys which may be collected as soon as the said amount
can be conveniently collected out of my estate.
It is also my will and desire that the residue of my property both real
and personal be sold at the discretion of my executors either by private or
public sale, as in their discretion will best be calculated to promote the
interest of said estate, and the proceeds arriving from the residue of the
property that is not bequeathed after defraying expenses and debt to be equally
divided among the above named legatees in the relative portions of the above
amount bequeath, and I do hereby appoint and ordain my much esteemed son
Littleberry Wright, R. W. Wright true and lawful executors of this my last will
and testament in witness whereof I Michael Wright the said testator leave to
this my last will and testament set my hand and sealed this the 2nd
day of June, A.D. 1853, in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty
Filed May 1st,
STATE OF MISSISSPPI
COUNTY OF PANOLA 1st
Will of Humphrey Bradstreet
Essex Co. Probate Files
The last will and testament of Umphrah Brodstreate of Ipswich, jul 21 1655 being weake in boddy doe therfore ordaine this my last will, in manner as followeth: I give my soule to God that gave it me, and my boddy to be buried in the buring place of Rowley, and doe beleve the cumfortable resurrection of the same; as for my outward estate, my will is my farme on which I now dwell, with halfe the commons belonging to me from Ipswich, and all the commons to me from Rowley, shall be my beloved wifes, for the terme of her life , in case she doe not marry, but if she marry , then the one halfe of the farme shall be for the bringing up of my sonn Moses, and in case she dy, before my sonn Moses attain the age of 21, then the one halfe shall be my sonn Mosesis, and the other halfe (that is the benefit of it) shall be equally divided among my five daughters, or so many of them as shall be then Living, and my will is that when my sonn Moses attains the age of 21: he shall have and injoy the whole said farm except my wife be then living , who shall then enjoy halfe the said farme, with all the dwelling house for the terme of her life, and after her death it shall all be my sonn Mosesis.
Item I doe give unto my wife Bridget one brown cow, one ew sheepe, one horse colt.
Item I doe give unto my sonn John allmy farme at Mudde River, now in the occupation of Richard Camball of Ipswich, with one halfe of my commons from Ipswich soe long as he keeps the farme unsold, but in case he sell it, the commons are to returne (and belong) to the farm given to my wife.
Item I doe give to my daughter Hannah Rofe 20 (twenty) pound.
Item I doe give to my daughter Martha Beale one pound and more. I doe leeve fiftene pounds in the hand of her mother, to be given to her her or to her child at her discretion.
Item I doe (give) to my daughter Mary Brodstreete forty pound.
Item I doe give to my daughter Sarah Brodtreete thirty pound.
Item I doe give to my daughter Rebecca Brodstreet forty pound :
Item I doe give to my two grand choldren Daniel and Hannah Rofe each of them five pound to be paid out of the farme by my sonne Moses when they attain the age of 21 years.
Item I doe give to Sammuell Beale (five pound) to be paid as above as the said Daniell and Hannah Rofe is.
Item I doe give to the pore of Rowley one pound
and my will is that if my estate doe fall short of the full discharge of all my debts and Legacies then there shall be an equall abatement out of the severall Legacies given acording to proportion. and I doe intreat my beloved friends Mr Sammuell Phillips, Mathew Boyes, and John Harris, to ioine with my wife for the disposing of my children in mariage. or otherwise as need may require. and I doe make my wife Bridget Brodstreete Sole exequiteris of this my last will, and I have hereunto set my hand July 21: 1655: Humphri Bradstreet Witness: Mathew Boyes, John Harris. Proved 25:7:1655 by the witnesses.
Will of Hugh Chaplin
This 15 day of the firste month 1654. The laste will and Testemente of Hew Chaplin of Rowlay in the Countie of Esexs being sick in bodie yet perfite in memorie I commite my soule to God thorowgh Jesus Christe. And for my outword estaite as followeth. Imprimis for my whole estate is at the dessposeng of my beloyed wife Elesabeth Chaplin Duringe the time she dus contenew a widow provided she dowe nothing in dessposing of my estaite without the consente of Thomas Maghell Maxiemillian Jewite Thomas Doconson Hew Smith John Pickard. But if my wife marrie then my estaite to be dessposed of by thes fine men afore mensoned as after followeth if my estaite be fourscore pounds they my wife shall haue Thirtie pounds And the riste of my estaite to be devided equalie amongst all my Children Onely my Elldeste sonne John Chaplin shall have thre pound more than anie one of my children. And my will is that my wife haue thirtie poundes oute of fourscore poundes and this preposion to be cepte whether my estaite be more of lesse.
Will of Joseph Chaplin
“In the Name of God
Amen: I Joseph Chaplin of the towne of Rowley in the province of the
massachusettes bay in New England being weake of body but of sound understanding
do make this my last will and testament; as foloweth. To my eldest son Joseph
Chaplin I do order nine pounds to be paid in mony by them that I shall appoint
my executors provided that he do aquit all claime to his uncle Nathaniell West
estate that I am obliged by bond that he shall do and my will is Also that my
two youngest sons John and Jeremiah Chaplin shall have all my housing and lands
and meadows and my will is that my son Joseph shall
have an equal share with the rest of my children to be paid to him as
money if he com for it; and giv4 a quittance according to my Ingagement for him
a to the nine pounds above expressed els his part in my estate to stand obliged
for it and my will is that my Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin shall have an equall
share in my estate payd to her as mony out of my estate according to aprisement:
my will is also that my son John shall have the sum of ten pounds accounted for
his trade that was learnt in my time: And I do appoint my two sons John Chaplin
and Jeremiah Chaplin to be my whole and sole executors of this my will and
Testament; and as for the nine pounds above expressed enterlined before
asignement and in testimonie of the truth of the about said I Joseph Chaplin
have set to my hand and seal this thirteenth Day of April in the year seaventeen
hundred and five
Joseph (his X mark) Chaplin
Joseph Kilborn Proved 7 May 1705 (Essex Co. Probate Files)
Will of Robert Wright
Green County In the name of God Amen I Robert Wright of the State and County aforesaid being weak in body but of sound mind have made and ordained this my last Will and Testament.
I give my body to the dust to be interred at the description of my
Executors my soul I recommend to God who gave it.
My will is that all my Just debts be paid by my Executors as soon after
my decease as practicable.
I give and bequeath to my two sons Robert Wright and Joseph Wright, The
tract of lands that I purchased of William Browning and not heretofore disposed
of by me, to be equally divided according to quality and quantity.
I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Wright the two tracts of land which
I purchased of Grimes Daniel and William Allen.
I give and bequeath to my son Michael Wright Abraham, Cynthia, James,
Shelton, Phebe, Adaline, and Jackson as his full portion of my Estate.
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sally Cook, Toby, Teller, Cynthia,
Little Jenny, Amy, Dehila, Mihala, Charlotte, Pleasant, a girl Sponcer,
Caroline, and Mary as her full portion of my Estate.
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsy Whatley Jenny, George, Smith,
Young, Sarah, Hannah, Maria, Durham, Millie as her full portion of my Estate.
I give and bequeath to my Executors hereafter named Robert Wright, Thomas
Wright, Joseph Wright and Thomas Stocks in trust for my Daughter Peggy
Broughton, Sukey, Sally, Tempy, Hilde, Mary, Rachel, Judy, Jack, Washington,
Ablsom, the ______right of said Negros to be in my said Executors, the use and
benefit of Said property to be enjoyed by my Said Daughter during her life, and
at her death to be equally divided among her children.
I give and bequeath to my Son Robert Wright in addition to the land
before mentioned, Jesse, Nanny, Sinnett, Seaborn, Frank, Chloe, Edward, Rebeccah,
Sterling, Emily, Dick, Shade , Martin, Stephen, Edy, Nancy, Olley, Martha,
Billy, Parker, Minny.
10th I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Wright in addition to the land heretofore mentioned Jim Stewart, Eliza, Augustus, Nancy, Wiley, Tom, Siller, Anthony, Betsy, _____, Sellers, Young child ______ and Julia as his full portion of my Estate.
I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Wright in addition to the land
before mentioned, Marty, Shade, Mehalia, Sophrona, Easther, Henry, Thomas,
Solomon, Willis, Charles, Randle, Peter, old Judy, Sarah, Fanny, Nelson, John,
I give and bequeath to my Said Executors in Trust for my Son William
Wright, Mitchell, Jenny, Randle and Eton
and one Horse called Davy, the Sole right of Said Negros to be in my Said ______
the use and benefits to go to the Support of William during his life, and at his
death Said Negros and their
increase to be divided among my heirs, Share and Share alike.
All the balance of my Estate not Specially Willed away I give to my Sons
Robert and Joseph Wright to be equally divided.
I nominate and appoint my Sons Robert Wright Thomas Wright and Joseph
Wright and Thomas Stocks Executors to this my last will and testament with full
powers to carry the same into full effect.
In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and Seal this 29th
Signed and Sealed in
James K. Daniel
Being sick in body, & of perfect understanding & memory according to my measure, I make this my last will & testament. My will is, that my deare & afflicted wife, Margaret Cheiney, be carfully & sufficiently provided for during the time of her life, & to that end my will is, that she have all the rents & proffitts yearely, & every years, during the afresayd tearms, of all my houses, lands, & orchards, that I die possessed of, wither in Roxbury, Boston, or els where, except such part of my lands or estate which I shall here after in this my will dispose of to my children or otherwise, which estate bequeathed by me unto my sayad wife, it is my will, that she enter upon & be possessed of immediately after my decease (to witt) the present cropp upon all the land & the use of all my household stuffe & goods, my debtts & funerall expenses being in the first place with all convenient speed fully discharged; & for my wifes more comfortable being, my desire is, that one of my executors may live in my house in Roxbury, with her, to injoy the housing & lands by the yeare which I have as is aforesayd given unto my wife, upon such equall termes as my other executor & overseers shall agree with him for, but in case both my executors see cause to refuse to accept of this motion in answer to my desire herein, then my will is, that it be let outt by my executors & overseers to the best advantage for my wife comfortable maintenance. When all my debts & Legacies are discharged out of my stock & husbandry utensills, as cartts, plows & such like, what remaines of my stock afterwards, my will is, it be let out or disposed of for my wifes use by my executors, with the advice of my overseers; And my will is, that all my moveables be for my wifes use during her life, except what is before disposed. And in case what is above expressed be not sufficient for the comfortable maintenance of my wife, then my will is, that the house at Boston be sold & improved for her further & better supply. I bequeath unto my sonne, John Cheiney, all that land both Aeirable & pasture lying on the east side of the great lotts, being with in the great lotts, being twenty accres, more or lesse, being nowe in the possession of the sayd John. Allso, I give to my sayd sonne, a percell of meadow in the fresh meades being two accres, be the same more or lesse, as it lyeth on the south of a ditch made to dreine the sayd meadow. Also I give unto him one accre of salt marsh, be it more or lesse, as it lyeth bounded with a creeke next the marsh of John Bowles, formerly Isaack Heaths. Also I give unto him eitht accres of land, mor or lesse, lying neare the house of William Hopkinns, All & every of these percells of lands my will is, that my sayd sonne John, be possessed of immediately after my decease. I give to my sonne, William Cheiney, all my land lying in Medfield, lately in the possession of my sayd sonne, upon this condition or promise, that he & his wife, Deborah, be reconsiled & live together in Meedfield or ells where to the satisfaction of John Wiswall, of Boston, & Deacon Parke of Roxbury, but not in Providence or that Jurisdiction; provided allso, that what either my selfe or Deacon William Parke have allready payd, or doe stand ingaged for unto the Court in his behalfe, be first repayd & fully discharged by him, his heirs, or assignes; but otherwise, if my sayd sonne neglect or refuse to accept it with these provisoes, then my will is, that twenty pounds be payd to John Wiswall of Boston, out of my estate. To sonne, Joseph Cheiney, £60 (to witt) my land lying in the third devission, being thirty seaven accres, more or lesse, & twenty pounds to be payd to my sayd sonne, Joseph, out of my stock. My will is, that my three daughters (to witt) Ellin, Margret & mehitobell, have each of them £10 payd to them out of my stock. After my wifes decease, my will is, first that all my houses & lands in Roxbury undisposed of before by this will, I doe give unto two sonnes of my eldest sonne, Thomas Cheiney (to witt) his sonne, Thomas, & his sonne, William to be improved for their beniffitt by ther father untill they are 21 years old, then to be injoyed by them. What remaines of my estate after my wifes decease wither in stock or otherwise, in housing or lands (in any other towne) or estate in any kind undisposed of by this my will, My will is, that one halfe of it be given to my sonne, Joseph Cheiney, & for the other halfe thereof, my will is, that it be Devided into four equall parts, & so dispose of it to my sonne, John Cheiney, & to my three aforesayd daughters, to each of them an equall portion thereof. I make my two sonnes, Thomas Cheiney & Thomas Hasting, the executors of this my will, requesting my friends Mr. John Eliot, Deacon William Parke, & Edward Denison to be overseers. Aprill the last, sixty seaven. Witnesse, William X Cheiney John Newell, Samuell Scarborow
[Suffolk Probate #458, proved July 30, 1667]
I Margrat Burges widdow now living in Boston being at present of sound mind memory and reasonable understanding, praised be ye Lord do make this my last will and testmt in manner and forme following That is to say, First I give my precious soul into the hands of my heavenly Father and dear redeemer and my body to bee desently buried according to ye good discretion of my herafter named executor, in hope of a blessed resurrection att ye last day. Item I give & bequeath to my son Joseph Cheney thirty pounds in moneys Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mehittabell Wight all my cloaths It. I give and bequeath to my grandson Wm Cheney five pounds And to his two brothers Jno and benjamin I give to each of them fifty shillings and I do make my son Joseph sole Execr of this my last will and testament all former wills being voyde as Witness my hand and Seal the fifteenth day of may in the year of out Lord 1686. Robert Sanderson Seneur Mary Emblin her mark Margaret her mark M Burge Eliz Sanderson witnesses
[Proved September 23, 1686, Suffolk Probate #1489]
Will of William Fiske
To be buried in Laxfeld church. To the high altar there, for tithes forgotten, 3s., 4d. To a priest [to sing] for one year. Executors and residuary legatees: my wife Joan, Nicholas Noloth, and John Smyth, "Rafnam." of Laxfeld. Proved 21 April 1463 by Joan, the widow, and by John Smyth, "Raffman," Nicholas Noloth renouncing. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 2, p.. 86.)
Will of Simon Fysk
To be buried in Laxfeld church, whereof I am a parishioner. To the high altar 3s. 4d. To the stipend of the chaplain of the Gild of St. Mary in Laxfeld 6s.8d. yearly, for sixteen years. For the health of my soul and my friends' souls I will that a chaplain shall celebrate in Laxfeld church for one year. For three trentals for my soul 30s. To the new bells in Laxfeld 20s. To my wife Katherine my utensils and moveables live and dead. To each of my three daughters £10 within a year of marriage; but, if any of them remain single, she shall enjoy her portion. To my son William 40s. To my son Geoffrey 40s. To my elder son John 40s. To my daughter Margaret Devsing 40s. To my son Edmund 40s. If any of my sons bring action against my executors for lands in Laxfeld and Eston Bavent [Easton-Bavent, Co. Suffolk], he shall lose his portion of 40s. Residuary legatees and executors: my wife Katherine, my younger son John, John Noloth, and Nicholas Noloth. To my wife Katherine lands in Laxfeld for life, with the remainder to my younger son John, except 2 acres called Semams to my wife absolutely. If my younger son John be disturbed, he shall compensate himself from my lands in Eston Bavent. After his mother's decease, he shall give my executors £30. For the health of my soul 10 marks. Proved at Laxfeld 26 February 1463/64 by the widow and John Fysk, the younger son. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 2, fo. 117) from "GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN England", NEHGS Register, v. 92, p. 179 1 December, 9 Henry V . At Laxfeld. William Dowsyng, son and heir of Stephen Dowsyng, deceased, late of Laxfeld, to Simon Fysk, son of Hugh Fysk of Laxfeld, two pieces of my land (2 1/2 acres) there in the hamlet of Stoodh[a]wgh in the town of Laxfeld, between le Marketweye, W[est]; land of the said William Dowsyng, E[ast]; land of the said Simon Fysk, N[orth]; said Marketweye and land of John Sauage, S[outh]; to Simon Fysk, his heirs and assigns for ever. Witnesses: Nicholas Stowe, Edmund Hurlich, RIchard Gleme, Robert Barker, John Edward. (Seal in good condition.) (No. 3.). from "GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN England", NEHGS Register, v. 92, p. 287
Will of Margaret Fyske
In dei no'ie, Amen. In the yere of our Lord God m. ccccciiij, the iiijth day of Maye; I Margaret ffyske of Laxfield, wiff of Jaffrey Ffyske of the same town, beynge of good mynde and hoole rememberaunce, Mak my Testament and last will in this manner of wise folowynge, ffirst, I bequeth my soule to Almyghty God, to our Lady Saynte Marye, and to all the hooly company of hevyn, and my body to be buryed in the cherchyerd of Laxfeld, aforesaid. Item, I bequeth to the heye auter in Dennington, xijd.; and to the heye auter in Laxfield xijd. Item, to the gilde of our Lady in the same town iijs iiijd. Item, I bequeth to the blakke Fryers of Donwich iijs iiijd.; and to the Grey Fryers in the same town, iijs iiijd. Item, for a prests' s'vyce by an hoole yere a resonable stypende. Item, I bequeth to Mr. John Fyske x s. Item, to Jaffrey his brother, vis viijd. Item to the same Jaffrey a brasse pan vnbounde. Item to Eche Godchild, iiijd. Item, I bequeth to Margarett Cryspe, the wiff of Jaffrey Cryspe, whelewryght, a brass potte. Item, to John Base, of Dennington, the yonger o potte wt a broke yde. Item, to Ele Warner of Denyngton my best cappe. Item, to Edeny Basse an harnesse gyrdill wt a blewe corse. Item, to Johan Lefechild, of Norwich, xijd. Item to Isabell West, a cote, a peyer hosys and a peyer of shoys. Item I bequeth to Drap's wyff my cloke. All myn other gooddys not geven nor bequethed I geue and bequeth to Mr. John Fyske, whom I ordeyn and make myn feythfull Executor to fulfille this testament and to dispose for me to the most pleasure and honor to Godde and profyght to my soule. Proved at Horeham, May 13, 1504. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 4, fo. 135)
Will of Symon Fiske
The Will of Symon Fiske of Freston [Co. Suffolk], being "of good and hole mynd," dated 25 June 1505. My soul to God, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Freston. Legacies to the high altar, to the reparation of the church, to the high altar of Dersham, to the repair of the same church, to the Black Friars of Donwych [Donwich, Co. Suffolk], to the Grey Friars there, and to the Friars of Orford [Co. Suffolk]. To my brother, Master John Fyske, 10 marks, to sing for my soul and my friends souls for a year. To each godchild 12d. To John Sparke, my servant, a "coombe" of rye. To Thomas Sewalle, my servant, 40d. To Alys Coke, servant, a sheep. To Mother Reynolde a half "comb" of malt. My wife Joan is to have my tenement in Dersham and lands in Dersham and Westylton [Westleton, Co. Suffolk], and all household stuff, kine, ewes, etc., on condition that my children have meat, drink, and clothing till they be able to go to service and that she make no claim for dower. On my wife's death the household goods [are to be divided] between my children. Each of my three daughters is to have five marks at marriage or [at the age of] twenty years. My house in Freston and lands are to be sold to carry out my will. The residue [is to be used] to pay my debts, etc., and any overplus [is to be used] for the good of my soul. Executors: Robert Knyts of Gt. [Great] Glenham and Richard Umfrey of Medylton [Middleton, Co. Suffolk]. Supervisor: my brother, Master John Fyske. To each of them 10s. and their costs and labor "according to Ryght." Proved 18 July 1505 by the executors. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich, Co. Norfolk], Register Garnon, fo. 58.)
Will of Johane Fyske
Will of Johane Fyske, late the wife of William Fyske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, Co. Suffolk], dated 15 July 1504. My soul "to our lady saynt Mary & all the saynts in heven." To be buried in the "Cherchyerd of all the Hallowen of Laxfeld." To Laxfeld church 10s. To the Gild of Our Lady there 3s. 4d. To "Agnes Arteyse servaunt" 3s. 4d. To a priest to sing for me in Laxfeld church for one-half a year. For a trental 10s. To the sepulchre light 40d. To the light before the rood 40d. To the repair of the chapel 40d. To every godchild 4d. To my daughters Margery and Margaret 13s. 4d. each. To Johan Davy 20d. To "Christian Margerye Elizabeth & Anne my sonys wyffes" 40d. each. To Sir John, my son [sic], 40d. To my son Austyn, to "pay down at my bury England" to my executors, 6 marks for the lands called Gowches, and 4 marks which he shall allow himself twelve months after my decease for the purchase of said lands; and he is also to pay my executors, in the second year after my decease, for the priest's services, 5 marks, and in the third year, 5 marks for my legacies. Executors: "Syr John Fyske the son of John Fyske [sic] and Simon Fyske my son," and they are to dispose of the residue [of my estate] to the most pleasure of God and the welfare of my soul. Proved at Horham [Co. Suffolk] the last of February 1504/05 by the executors. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry] book 4, fo. 188.)
Will of Sir John Fyske
The Will of Sir John Fyske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, co. Suffolk], dated 2 October 1535. To be buried in the churchyard there by [the side of] my mother. To Master Vycary of the same church, to pray for me, 3s. 4d. To the repairs of the same church 3s. 4d. To the four orders of friars 3s. 4d. To Brasyerd [Bruisyard] Abbey 6s. 8d. To John Fyske of Est Derham [East Dereham, co. Norfolk] 6s. 8d. To the repairs of Est Derham church three obligations of 33s. 4d. which I have delivered to Master Vycary of the same town, witness[es] Rychard Perry [or Percy] and John Fyske of Est Derham. To William Fyske of Est Derham 20s. of the £5 now remaining in the hands of Wm Peyntor of Est Derham, the residue, £4, to be paid to me or my executors. I forgive £6 that Thos. Fyske of Leystofte owes me. A penny dole at my burial, and to every priest there 4d. A priest to sing for me in Laxfield church for one year, if it may be borne. Residue to Jaffrey Fyske the Elder [of] laxfyld and to John Fiske, his son, executors, and to each 20s. John Fyske, son of Symond Fyske, is to make surrender to my executors of the house I dwell in. Witnesses: Master Roger Balkewell, clerk, Richard Perce of North Elmham [co. Norfolk], John Fyske of Est Derham. Proved in 1536 by the executors. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich, co. Norfolk], Register Godsalve, fo. 105.)
Will of John Fiske
John Fiske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, co. Suffolk], being in good mind, dated 18 January 1512 [1512/13]. My soul to God, and my body to be buried in the churchyard there [i.e., at Laxfield]. To the high altar there, for tithes forgotten, 6s. 8d. To the "pathing of Mowbillston in sd. Church 20 marks." To Jone Fiske, daughter of Robert Fiske, 6s. 8d. To each of the four orders of friars "Gadryng in the town of Lawfield" [sic, Laxfield] 10s. To the repair of Brusierd [Bruisyard] Abbey 6s. 8d. To three friars in the same place 12d. To each of the nuns of Brusierd Abbey 4d. To the Abbot there 12d. John Fiske, chaplain, my son, is to sing for my soul for two years and is to have 20 marks and to the said Sir John 10 marks. To Sir Robert, my son, 10 marks a year. To the canons of Leyston [Leiston] Abbey 6s. 8d. To the repair of the same place 6s. 8d. To Nicholas, my son, £4. and all the debts besides such as he oweth me. To the Gild of our Lady 6s. 8d. To the making of the gild house 10s. To the Church of St. Peter of Thorp [Thorpe, co. Norfolk] 3s. 4d. To Jone Downe 6s. 8d. To each godchild 4d. To Rose Payn 12d. To repairs of Laxfield church and the chapel, to each 5 marks, "to be paid as yt may growe of the sale of Falys house according to such surrender & gift as I have made heretofore by my lyff." The residue of my goods are to be at the disposition of Sir John Fiske, priest, my son, Robt. Rowse of Laxfield, and Sir Robt. Fiske, canon of Leiston, whom I make my executors, for the benefit of my soul, "as yet may be payabill & grow of the sale of my place which I have sold to Robert, my son, of Suthwold [Southwold, co. Suffolk] for the sum of £110, to be paid £10 at Easter 1514 & so by £10 each Easter till paid. Proved 5 February 1512 [1512/13] by John, the son, with power reserved, etc. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich, co. Norfolk], Register Coppinger, fo. 72.).
Will of Austyn Fyske
The Will of Austyn Fyske of Laxfeld [Laxfield, Co. Suffolk], dated 15 March 1507 [1507/08]. To be buried in Laxfeld churchyard. To the high altar of Laxfeld, for tithes, 20d. To the high altar at Cratfield [Co. Suffolk] 20d. To my wife Johan my tenement, with lands free and bond, in Laxfeld, with remainder to my son William (under twenty-two). The "grovett" in Cratfield is to be sold to pay my debts. My son William is to have lands in Cratfield and to pay my son Thomas 20 marks from the year when he is twenty-four, in installments. To my wife Johan my household stuff. Executors: Johanne, my wife, and Symond Fyske and Thomas Fyske, my brethren. Witnesses: John Dowsyng and Robert Rows. Proved 11 April 1508 by the widow, Joan Fyske, Simon and Thomas renouncing. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 6, fo. 16.)
Will of Nicolas Fyske
The Will of Nicolas Fyske of Est Derham [East Dereham, co., Norfolk], "raffman," dated 8 April 1529. To be buried in the churchyard there, before the image of St. Saviour. To the high altar there, for tithes forgotten, 20s. To the repairs of the said church, with the money that I owe for John Asoham, £4. To each gild there of which I be a brother 12d. [Legacies to various lights there.] To my wife Elizabeth my house I dwell in, for her life, some copyholds and other lands, tallow in the workhouse, candle to be weighed, etc. and my wife and John Fiske are to keep accounts for it. To the four orders of friars in Norwich, to sing for me, 10s. to each order. Patman's house is to be sold and the money used for purposes of this will. To my wife all wares in the shop, to bring up the children, and, if not worth £20., then it is to be made up that sum out of my goods. All household stuff, pewter, beds, etc. to my wife, except that I give to Wm. Fyske a good [illegible], a coverlet, etc. and certain pewter. My house and land at Kerbroke [Carbrooke, co. Norfolk] are to be sold (my wife may buy at less than others). To my son Thomas 100s. To Wm. Poynter and Elizh. Poynter, his wife, my daughter, £4. To John Fyske, my son, and to his wife, £20, in help to pay debts he oweth to Wm. Rogers, merchant, of Norwich, and to others, and also to him a close at the town's end. To Ambrose Fyske, my son, after his mother's death, the house I dwell in, and he is to pay to his sisters Cycely Fyske, Wyburgh Fyske. Anne Fyske, and Alice Fyske 5 marks each at marriage. If Ambrose die, his wife is to have the house. To John Tompson, "berebruer" [beer brewer] my best gowne. The feoffees of my lands in Norfolk or Suffolk are to make estate to my executors when required. Residue to my executors, Elizh. Fyske, my wife, John Fyske, my son, and John Pavys of Norwich, to pay debts and to my soul's profit; and to each executor 40s. Witnesses: Roger Balkewell, Robert Dobbes, priests. Proved 8 November 1529 by Pavys, the wife renouncing, with power reserved to the son John, executor. (Consistory Court of Norwich [Norwich, co. Norfolk], Register Heywarde, fo. 139.).
Will of Jeffery Fiske
Will of Jeffery Fiske "in the towne" of Great Bently [Great Bentley], co. Essex, yeoman, dated 11 May 1629. My soul to the Almighty God. To Samuel Fisk, my eldest son, living in Waybred [Weybread], co. Suffolk, my best suit of apparel. To Elizabeth Fisk, daughter of the said Samuel Fisk, 5s., to be paid at the end of her apprenticeship. I appoint David Fisk of Weley [Weeley, co. Essex] and Martine Underwood of Bentley executors, giving to them whatsoever remains at Bently, they paying all funeral expenses. [Signed] Jeffery Fysk. [Witnesses:] John Locke, the mark of Helen Hayes. Proved at Colchester 23 July 1629. (Archdeaconry of Colchester [Somerset House, London], original will, No. 8.)
of Alexander McGinty, of Cumberland County, Indian Trader
"That this Deponent, with six other Traders, vizt., David Hendricks, Jacob Evans, William Powel, Thomas Hyde, and James Lowery, all of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Jabez Evans, of the Province of Virginia, being on their return of trading with the Cuttawas, a nation who live in the Territories of Carolina, where, on the twenty-sixth day of January, last, attacked and taken prisoners by a company of Coghnawagos, or French Praying Indians, from the River Saint Lawrence, being in number seventy (with whom was one white man, called Philip, a Low Dutchman) at a place about twenty-five miles from the Blue Lick Town, and on the south bank of Cantucky River, which empties itself into Allegheny River about two hundred miles below the Lower Shawnee Town; this Deponent and the said six Traders having then with them in goods, skins, and furs, to the value of seven hundred pounds, Pennsylvania money, which were all taken away from them by the said French Indians. That from thence the said Deponent, with the said David Hendricks, Jacob Evans, William Powell, Thomas Hyde, and Jabez Evans (the said James Lowry having made his escape soon after they were taken as aforesaid, and returned into Pennsylvania, as this Deponent hath since heard), were carried by the said Indians to a French Fort on the Miamis or Twightwee River, and from thence to Fort De Troit, and there the said Jacob Evans and Thomas Hyde ( as they informed this Deponent at the said Fort) were sold by the said Indians to Monsieur Celeron, Commandant of that Fort. And this Deponent, with the said David Hendricks and Jabez Evans were carried forward by the Lake Erie to Niagara, and so through Lake Ontario to the City of Mont Real, and there brought before the General of Canada, who said he would have nothing to do with them, for they were the Indians' prisoners, and at their disposal. That the said Jacob Evans, Thomas Hyde, and William Powel, were also afterwards sent to Montreal, where this Deponent saw the said Jacob Evans and Thomas Hyde in prison, but were sometime after sent away to Old France, as this Deponent was told at Montreal. That the said William Powel was sent to Canessatawba Town, twenty-six miles from Montreal, and this Deponent to a small Indian Town in the neighborhood of Montreal, where he was kept a prisoner by the said Indians who took him, but was sometimes permitted to go to Montreal. "That the Indians of the Town where he was prisoner, near Montreal, told him that there should not be a white man of the English Nation on Ohio before the next Cold, mean the winter, for the land was their Father's, the French, and no Englishman should remain there. "That in their passage from Fort DeTroit to Niagara, in Match last, they met on Lake Erie seven battoes at one time, and fifteen at another; and afterwards, in their passage from Niagara to Montreal, they saw on Lake Ontario 160 battoes, or upwards; in all which battoes were embarked French soldiers, with arms and ammunition, some of them having twelve, some ten, and some eight men on board."
Will of Alexander McGinty
In the name of God, amen, I Alexander McGinty of the County & State of No. Carolina, being weak in body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be given unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for men once to die do make & ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally & first of all give & _____ _____ my soul unto the hand of Almighty God ___ it and my body ___ to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but a the general resurrection I shall possess the same again by the mighty hand of God and as touching such worldly estate whereas it hath pleased God to gie me in this life, I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form
Item - I will & bequeath unto my beloved wife the plantation whereon I now live for her life with all my stock of horses, mares, bulls, cows & calves, sheep & hogs, all the household furniture & farming utensils with all the debts ___ ___ ___ I allow her to collect for her own use with what money we have ___ to be at her own disposal - except one hundred dollars to each of my grandchildren viz. Mary Ann McGinty at the discretion of my ___ put to interest ... McGinty ... Survey of two hundred & seventy two acres until Henry McDowell my grandson is of age.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Abner McGinty two hundred acres of land in three different surveys joining lines with David & John Parks on the waters of Ready Creek & McAlpins Creek, likewise one survey of 86 acres joining James Maxwell & William Johnston on the head waters of McKee ...
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Henry McDowell McGinty the plantation whereon I now live together with the survey of one hundred & seventy two acre with the survey of seventy acres joining it and joining lines with William Johnston.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Alexander Crawford (sic) my silver watch & he is to pay each of the following legatees one dollar to my grandson James Crawford one dollar, to my granddaughter Mary Ann Johnston one dollar, to my granddaughter Martha Miller one dollar, to my grandson James Finney one dollar.
Item - If any of my four grandchildren viz. Abner McGinty, Henry McDowell McGinty, Sophia McGinty of Mary Ann McGinty dies under age his or her shares to be equally divided among the rest. Further I do constitute & appoint my wife Mary Ann McGinty, James Montgomery, John Gingles to be the true & lawful executors of this my last will & testament, abrogating & disannulling & making void & of none effect every other will & wills of testament or Testaments by me or in my name made done or executed possessing this oath, ratifying allowing & confirming this & this only as my last will & testament, Witness my hand & seal this 2nd day of April 1802.
Signed, published, pronounced and ___ by the said Alexander McGinty as his last will and testament in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names.
Alexander McGinty (seal)
Will of Mary Ann McGinty
In the name of God amen, I Mary Ann McGinty of the County of Mecklenburg & State of No. Carolina giving thanks be to God & in my senses with my use of memory tho weak in body ___ (knowing) that I must die & also of the shortness little (?) & dispose of such worldly goods as our merciful God has been pleased in his kind providence to grant me in the following viz. I resign & commit my spirit to God who gave it in hopes of a gracious acceptance thro the merits & intercession of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ & my body to be committed to the earth in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors & hope of the same being again raised up and by the power of Almighty God at the general resurrection and great day of ___.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson James Crafford (sic) fifty dollars, to be paid twelve months after my death.
Item - I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Ann Johnston one hundred & fifty dollars to be paid twelve months after my death.
Item - I will & bequeath my granddaughter Martha Miller one hundred dollars together with my bed & all the furniture of said bed with all my wearing apparel.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Alexander Crafford (sic) fifty dollars to be paid at twelve month after my death.
Item - I will & bequeath to my daughter-in-law Hannah McGinty forty dollars to be paid at twelve months after my death.
Item - I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Nancy Johnston twenty dollars.
Item - I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Sophia McGinty twenty dollars.
Item - I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Ann McGinty twenty dollars.
Item - I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Rachel Crafford (sic) twenty dollars to be paid twelve months after my death.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Abner Alexander McGinty ten dollars together with a filly that was named to him.
Item - I will & bequeath to my grandson Henry McDowell McGinty ten dollars together with my chest & table with the plows & gears for the use of my grandchildren that now lives upon this plantation.
Item - I will & bequeath that if there should be any remainder what I have willed that is to be equally divided among five of my legatees viz. James Crafford, Alexander Crafford, Mary Ann Johnston, Martha Miller, Abner Alexander McGinty.
Item - I will that what money I gave to Hannah's children is to be at my executors discretion until they come of age. Further I do substitute (sic) and appoint Jonathan Harris, Esq. & John Gingles to be my lawful executors of this my last will & testament making void all others & of none effect by me or in my name ___________.
In Witness of all present I set my hand & seal this 2nd day of September 1803.
Mary Ann McGinty (seal)
Estate Sale of John McGinty
The Widow to the assesor and
things thereon --
to a wheel
to a bed
to a set of spools
to a bible
to a barel
to a hat
to a barrel
to a cow
Alexander McGinty Junior to a
Alexander McGinty Senior to two chairs
Alexander McGinty Senior to a matock
William Wyley Carpenter to
Bushals of Corn at 2--11 per bushal
to twenty bushals ditto at 3 --1 per bushal
twenty bushals ditto at 3--2 per bushal
pair of hens
Robert Hodge to twenty bushals
at three shillings per bushal
twenty bushals ditto at 3 -- 3 per bushal
Thomas Ray twenty bushals of corn at three shillings and and two pence per bushal
William Hall to twenty bushals of corn at three shillings and two pence per bushal
George Montgomery to one horse to one axe
Joseph Kenady to one horse
John Miller to one Mare
John McGinty to one Mare to a coat and jackcoat to two sides of leather
William Ramsey to one horse
Adam Alexander to one cow to two side of leather
David Whipple to three side of leather
James Maxwell to two Sows
Mathew Miller to two Calves
Francis Glass to a (?)
John Ford to one book Isaac Ambrose (?)
Susana Wallas to a big wheel
James McGinty to one pair of boots to - to Mall vings and (?) to a sickle - to old Iron - to one ticket
William Kenady to a plough
James McCall to a barrel
Alexander McClarey to a sprouting hoe
James Finney to a bell
John McCandless to the plantation
John Donaldson to two viddles
President Andrew Jackson – McGinty Connection
records from the Wrightsborough settlement in Georgia along with earlier Quaker
records compiled by Don Norman and displayed on his web page, show that Deborah
Jackson married Robert McGinty in North Carolina around 1770.
They then moved to the Quaker settlement in Wrightsborough.
Jackson family is well documented, dating back to at least 1505 in England.
earliest recorded member of the family is Richard Jackson, b. ca. 1505 in
Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England.
He married Ann Todd, daughter of Robert Todd.
child was Anthony Jackson, b. ca. 1535 also in Killingswood.
He married Margaret Frobisher, a sister of Sir Martin Frobisher, an
Admiral in Queen Elisabeth I’s Navy.
child was Richard Jackson, b. ca. 1569 also in Killingswood. He married Ursula
Hildyard, the daughter of Richard Hildyard.
They had several children but we will focus on the direct line to the
McGinty’s with Anthony Jackson II, b. ca. 1594, d. 1666.
He was also born in Killingswood and died, probably in Ireland.
Anthony was a friend of King Charles I and was admitted to the Inner
(Chamber) Temple in 1616.
He was called to the bar in 1635 and was knighted at Breda, Holland in
was imprisoned in the Tower of London for 8 years, beginning Nov. I, 1651.
His wife’s name is unknown.
II had four children and we will concentrate on two of them.
The first, John I, was born in 1624. He
supported Cromwell and was granted confiscated Irish estates in 1648.
He moved to Ireland in 1649 to occupy these lands.
I had a son, John II whom was born in Ulster, Ireland in 1667 and died in London
in 1725. He
married Katherine McKinley.
son, Joseph Jackson, was born in Carrickfergus, Ireland in 1690.
He moved to Limvady, Ireland where he was an active physician.
He married Elizabeth Vance about 1720.
She later died and he married a widow, Mary (Carr) Jackson, about 1744.
Joseph died in 1765.
and Elizabeth had a son, Andrew Jackson Sr. who was the father of the President.
He was born in Limvadt, Ulster, Ireland about 1730.
He married Elizabeth Hutchinson in Ireland.
According to their son, President Andrew, his mother died in Charleston,
SC in Nov. 1781, after contracting “ship’s fever” from nursing two
nephews, Joseph and William Crawford, on a British prison hulk in Charleston
Sr. was politically active in Ulster and was a member of the “United Men” of
“United Irishmen”, an organization opposed to English rule of Ireland.
The British government outlawed the organization and made membership
punishable by death.
Andrew’s membership was discovered and he fled to America on a few
hours notice. He
settled first in Maryland and then moved to North Carolina.
He died there in 1767.
Andrew R. Jackson was born March 15, 1767, he claims in Waxhaw, SC. This is not
known for sure.
He married Rachel Donnelson.
He died June 8, 1845.
let’s return to Andrew II and his other Son, Anthony III.
III was born ca. 1628 in St. Michaels Parrish, Eccleston, Lancashire, England.
He died in Cavan, Ireland.
The name of his wife is unknown.
son, Thomas Jackson I, was born ca. 1670 in Cavan, Ireland.
He married Mary Starkey.
He died July 9, 1727 in Marlborough, Chester Co., PA.
son, Isaac Jackson was born ca. 1705 in Ireland.
He married Mary Miller on June 11, 1730 in Chester Co., PA.
son, Thomas Jackson (II) was born April 22, 1731 in East Marlborough, Chester
Co., PA. He
married Mary (?).
daughter, Deborah Jackson was born ca. 1749, probably PA but possibly in NC if
her family had relocated there by then.
She married Robert McGinty, son of John McGinty, also from PA and who
relocated to NC in about 1766.
on this history, all descendents of Robert and Deborah McGinty are blood-related
cousins of President Andrew Jackson.
William S. Hunter
The State of Texas
County of Gonzales
Know all men by these present that I William S. Hunter of the County & State aforesaid, for & in Consideration of the love and affection which I have to my Two Children William S. J Hunter and Tom A Hunter who are now infants and as their portion of their mothers Estate have, this day granted bequeathed & Conveyed & by these present do give grant bequeath & convey unto them my said children W S H J Hunter and T A Hunter, in equal shares unto them and to their heirs and assigns forever the following described property to Wit the sum of Two thousand Two hundred and fifty Dollars, which is now in my possession. Also Twenty four head of Horses Branded VR _ One mare & four thorough bred colts no branded - One Buggy - Horse Branded - Also 25 head of Cattle Branded VR - Also 50 head of Hogs - Also all my kitchen & household furniture & farming utensils. also all of my growing Crop of Cotton & Corn, after the payment out of the same out of my just debts Also my Crop of mullet & Potatoes. Also my Buggy & Harness Also my Six Shooter & Gun. Also all promissory notes & Claims due me that are now in my possession. To have & to hold unto them the said Wm S J Hunter & Tom A Hunter their heirs & assigns in fee simple & forever. In Witness hereof have hereunto set my hand affixed my scrawl & seal the 17th day of August 1866. Wm S Hunter (Seal)
T M Harwood
W H Howard