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The Will of Robert Wynne, Mayor of Canterbury
Transcribed and submitted by Dorothy Tuttle

This is the last will and Testament a nuncupative of Robert Wynne late of the parish of St. Mary Bredman in the City of Canterbury, Alderman deceased by him uttered and declared for his last will and testament he being in good and perfect memory on the fourth day of ye month of September 1609 in these words following or the like in effort viz the said Robert Wynne being moved to make his will he said his will was quickly made for he did give and bequeath to Frances his wife the one half of his goods and chattels and the other halfe of his good and chattels he did give & bequeath to his children and he did move and appoint Frances his wife to be Executrix of his will & he named William Wattmer his brother to be his overseer and the said Robert Wynne further willed that Frances his wife should pay to Sara Effield her legacy given her in ye will of Christopher Effield her father deceased of whom the said Robert Wynne was Executor. He should leave enough behind him to discharge the same. Witnesses present at the uttering of the promises by the said Testator Robert Wynne for his last will and testament. Joseph Colege, Mr. James Bissell, Clerk, Leonard Ashendon and others. s/ James Bissell, Leonard Ashendon. Probatum: (Proved) 5 Dec 1609 by witness John Fish, Executor James Bissell & Supervisor William Watmer. (Canterbury Wills, Comistory Court of Canterbury, Vol. 41 folio 4, FHL Film 188854)


The Will of William Wattmer (brother of Frances Wattmer)
Transcribed and submitted by Dorothy Tuttle

Note from Dorothy Tuttle: William had drawn lines in many places of the will, inserted words, and made notations in the column. With so many changes in the will, it made it difficult to transcribe.

In the name of Christ Amen. I William Watmer one of the Aldermen of the citti of Canterbury and one of the ____of the _____being in perfect health of body and mind (thanks be to God for the same) do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, first I commend my Soul to God that gave it hoping to be saved by the merits death and passion of my blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, And my body to the earth (note: there was a crease in the paper & a whole sentence was lost) poor people of St. Margarett's twenty shillings and of St. Peter ten shillings and of St. Mary Ten shillings to be distributed at the discretion of my executors. Item I give unto my sonne Giles all my books printed and written except such books as my wife pleases to have for his self and my daughters. And I give unto him my two rings with seal of arms engraven in them. Item I give to every of my clerks in house ten shillings apiece and to my other servants five shillings apiece. And to each of my Godchildren ____ _____apiece. And to John Hamon my sister's son Forty shillings. Item I give to my daughters Mary and Dorothy two hundred pounds apiece. [William later made a line through Dorothy's name and changed the two to four. In the column he wrote: "God hath taken away Dorothy"] And I give to each of my children a piece or two of my plattes as to their mother think fittest for them. And all of my goods, chattles, money, plates, debts, household stuff, and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever. I give and bequeath unto my loving and well beloved wife Mary in hopes she will increase her children's portions what she may And I pray God be mercifull unto her and them and bless them all evermore making my wife Executrix of this my last will and testament. And I desire my ____good Doctor Rogers & my brother Giles be my overseers to assist my wife and children the best they can. [William made a line through Doctor Rogers & brother Giles names and wrote in the column: God took away my brother Giles in October 1635 and Dr. Rogers also. Above Overseers, William inserted the name of Robert Drayner] And give to either of them twenty shillings apiece to buy rings in remembrance of my love to them and (note: a few words had a line drawn through them again) and whatever my lands and tenements. I give and desire one third part of all the same unto my sonne Giles and to his heirs forever and the other two parts of three parts I give and bequeath (note: another sentence was in the crease of the paper & was not photographed) natural life for and towards her own maintenance and her bother bringing up her children, payment of my debts and legacy and increases of my children's portions especially of my daughters. But if my wife shall marry again as for her ___or contentment, I wish she may ___I desire her to be content with the one half of the aforesaid two parts and with the half of the aforesaid chattles and personal estate (He drew a line over more words making it very difficult to read what he wrote. This was the end of the first page & William signed it)

(2nd page)

And ___ ___give my children, if their father in law shall not use them kindly, may choose their guardian who may take out of increase or portions and employ the same for their benefit and increase. But I ____my children to be obedient & dutiful to their mother & father in law if God sends them any. And after my wife's decease, I give unto my Sonne Giles all my land and tenements in the Parish of St. Peters [note: a blackened area blotted out three words] Canterbury and in the parish of St. Mary & Westbeere in County of Kent and elsewhere within the realm of England. To be held and holden to him and his heirs forever. [Note: A line was drawn through two whole sentences]

So I finish this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have subscribed my name and [note: a line drawn through some of the words] my will written of two sheets of paper this 13th day of October 1634. /s/ William Watmer

___and confirmed ____September 1636 /s/ William Watmer

And again 20 Jul 1638

___Thirteenth of May 1640 (Words written in Latin but it was the date the will was probated)


The Will of Peter Wynne

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Peter Wynne of the parish of St Margaretts in the citie of Canterburie doo this one and twentieth of May anno dom. 1638 make my last will and testament in manner and form following: First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly? father and redeemer, and my bodie is to be buried in the Church of St. Georges in the said cittie of Canterburie, so near unto my late and deceased father and mother as convenient as may be. Item I give and bequeath unto the poor people of the parish where it shall please God to bear me out of this world the sum of tenn shillings to bee distributed according to the disposition of Martha my loving Wife whom I do ordain to be my full and sole executrix of this my last will & testament. And for those worldly goods which God of his infinite mercies hath bestowed upon me, I dispose of them as following:

Imprimis:I give and bequeath unto Robert Wynne my sonne one cofer with corners tipped and footed with silver and my seal ring I doo usually wear on my finger, all the silver platters as marked in his own name, namely RW and my pocket watch. All other of my goods, wattels, chattels, goblets, silver plate, all my readie money I give and bequeath unto Martha Wynne, my loving wife aforesaid. This is the last will and testament of me the said Peter Wynn made and declared the daie and year above written touching and concerning all my houses,lands,tenaments and hereditaments whatsoever: First I will and and bequeath unto the said Martha Wynne my loving wife all my houses lands, tenaments, and hereditaments whatsoever and also all my leases and terms of years therein only for and during her natural life. And after her decease I give and bequeath the said houses, lands, tenaments and and also all my leases and terms of years therein then to come unto Robert Wynne my sonne and to his heirs forever. I would always that if Robert Wynne my sonne doo dye without heirs of his bodie lawfully begotten and that Martha my wife have no other child by me begotten, then I give and bequeath unto Christopher May sonne of Paul May, late of the cittie of Canterbury, deceased two small messuages or tenaments situated and being in the parish of St. Georges aforesaid in a lane called Dover lane, and are now in the occupation of Rawlins a ropemaker and his sonne Rawlins, or of their atty, to him the said Christopher and to his heires forever. Also I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth May one other of the children of the said Paul May one other messuage or tenaments being an oatmeal mill, and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate and being in the aforesaid lane, and is now in the occupation of Arnold Popejoy or of his atty. for the said Elizabeth and to her heires forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Anne wife of Roger Pey of the cittie of London two messuages or tenements situated and being in Stower St.in the parish of St. Mildred? in cittie of Canterburie and also one other messuage and or tenemant with a barn, orchard and lands thereunto belonging situate, lying or being in the parish of Hernebitt? in the Countie of Kent to her and her heires forever. Earlier I wrote that if my said sonne Robert dye without heirs of his bodie lawfully begotten, then I will and bequeath unto my said wife Martha and to her heirs forever my messuages and tenaments and lands thereunto belonging together with the leases of the ground Whereon is built a barne, and all other the appurtenances thereunto belonging. situated and being in the parish of Whitestaple att a place called Lymbot Banckes now in the occupation of Walter Rice of his atty further my will and meaning is that if the said two children of Paul May shall fortune to enjoy their--legacies before in this my will to them given that then they shall pay out of their said legacies or houses aforementioned unto my said sister Pey? or her atty. the full sum of tenn pounds toward her maintenance in manner following this is to say that the aforesaid Christopher May shall pay for his share four pounds of the said tenn pounds, and that aforesaid Elizabeth May shall for her part pay six pounds of the said tenn pounds within months -- after such time as they shall--- enjoy their legacies aforesaid but if the said Christopher and Elizabeth May or either of them shall neglect or refuse to pay the tenn pounds above mentioned to my said sister Ann in manner and forms abovescribed, that then it shall be lawful for my said sister or her atty to enter into the said houses of both or any of them and to possess, hold and enjoy them or any of them to her or themselves until such time as the aforesaid tenn pounds be fully satisfied and paid as above said, for revoking all former wills and in testimonie that this is my last will and testament I have sett my hand & seal the day and year above written.

Peter Wynne

Sealed, ratified and confirmed
in the presence of

---- ----

Thomas---
George Morgan
31 May 1638


Abstract of The Will of Col. Robert Wynne

Robert Wynn of Jordan's Parish of Charles City County, in Virginia.
Dated 1 July, 1675.

To be buried in Jordan's Church as near as possible to my son Robert. My estate in England as follows: To my eldest son Thomas Wynne one farm in White Staple Parish in Kent near Canterbury, and commonly called Linebett Banckes; if he dies, to my son Joshua, and if he dies, to my daughter Wodlief. To my son Thomas two houses in Canterbury in St. Mildreds' Parish in the same form as the said farm. To my youngest son Joshua Wynne one house and oatemeale mill lying in Dover Lane without St. Georges in Canterbury, commonly called the Lilly Pott, and two houses adjoining where a ropemaker and one Rawlins were formerly tenants. Touching my estate in Virginia, to my son Thomas all the cattle of his own mark except one cow called Moll which is to be killed for provisions; to my son Joshua my plantation called Georges withal the tobacco houses; to my daughter Wodlief, one servant of fewer years to serve the next shipping after my decease; to my grandchild and godson young George Wodlief one filly foal. All the rest of my estate in Virginia and England to my wife and executrix Mary Wynne. Overseers: Thomas Grendou, Merchant, and my son-in-law (step-son) Capt. Francis Poythress. Witnesses: Tho. Brome, Jno Burge.


The Will of Thomas Wynne
from Dorothy G. Tuttle

Surry Co., VA Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1715-1730
Part 1, p 117, Family History Library Film 34102:

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Wynn being very Sick and weak but of Sound and perfect mind & memory praised be God Doe make and ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament making void and Revoking all other Wills heretofore made or Nominated.

Item I give and bequeath my Soul unto the hands of the Almighty God that gave to me in hopes of Eternal Joy & Happiness and my body to the ground to be Decently buried after the Discretion of my Exo or Exos hereafter nominated.

Item My Desire is that my Debts should be paid out of my Estate by selling my Negro named Jack and the Plantation that I now live on and also a Tract of land lying on the South Side of Nottoway River the place being called the Cabin Sticks.

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Thos Wynn a Certain ----of land lying on the North Side of Stoney Creek of about Two Hundred Acres and also a bay horse and a Gunn.

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Lewcresy Wynn one heifer of about Five years old.

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Martha Wynn one heifer of about two years old.

Item I give and bequeath to my Loving wife Agnes one Negro named Will, her life time or her widowhood and then the Negro Man to Return as the rest of the estate and also a Sorrell horse branded with GB a gold ring & feather bed and furniture.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Robert Wynne one gold ring with a Seal on the ring.

Item I give and bequeath the rest of my estate of what nature or quantity (forever) to be Equally Divided amonst my children making my son Robert Wynn my whole & sole Exer. of this my Last Will & Testament. Witnesseth my hand & seal this Eighteen Day of February Dom 1714.

/s/ Thomas Wynn (Seal in Red Wax)

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the presence & Sight of
John Robertson
John Hicks
William Moor

(The will was presented in Court at Southwark by Richard Bland administrator on 21 May 1718)


Will of Sloman Wynne

Brunswick Co., VA Will Bk 5 pp 109, 110

In the name of God Amen I Sloman Wynne of the County of Brunswick being sound in mind & Memory But calling to mind the mortallity of Body and the certainty of death Doth make this my last Will & Testament. First I resign my Soul to God who gave it trusting in the Merits of Christ for Redemtion at the last day. My body to be decently intered at the discretion of my Executors and for my Worldly good that God hath bestowed upon me I give and Bequeath as followeth: Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Peter Wynne three Negroes, Aga, Isaac, & Moses to him & his heirs forever. Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Stith Wynne a Negro Wench Amy, Fillis, Adams. Also half the tract of Land I now live on layed off at the lower end also the Roan Mare he now hath, to him & his heirs forever. Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Matthew Wynne a Negro wench Pllace a negro boy Peter and girl Jenny also the plantation I now live on being the other half of my tract of Land also my gray Mare & a feather Bed to him and his heirs forever. Item I give & Bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Wynne a Negro wench Cate a boy Bob, a boy John also one feather Bed to her & her heirs forever. Item I leave unto my loving Wife Mary Wynne three Negroes Ben Annerhy & Patt and all my Stock & household furniture not above mentioned during her Natural life & after her decease I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Wynne the above lent two negroes Ben & Annerhy also my white Mare and two Cows & Calves to her & her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Sloman Wynne after my wife's decease a negro girl named Patt to her & her heirs forever. Item and Lastly I nominate & appoint my loving Wife Mary Wynne my sons Peter, Stith and Mathew Wynne Executors Item & Executrix of this my last Will & Testament revoking & protecting against all other Will or Wills whatsoever As Witness my hand this 5th Day of May 1778.

/s/ Sloman Wynne

Teste:
Joseph Lyell, John Berry, Samuel Senter, X his mark

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 23 day of October 1780. This Will was proved according to Law by the oath of John Berry a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. And on the motion of Matthew Wynne one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and together with Moses Quarles his Security entered into & Acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of one hundred thousand pounds conditioned as the Law directs. Certificate was granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form. Liberty being reserved for the other Executors therein named to join in the said Probate when they may think fit. Teste Peter Pelham, Jr.


Will of Robert Wynne

Will Book A, page 14, Sussex County, Virginia

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Wynne of the parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex being Sick & weak of Body but of perfect Sense Sound Memory & Disposing Judgment do make & Ordain this my Last Will and Testament Believing as becomes a Christian Bequeath my Soul unto God my Body I Desire may be Buried in a Decent & Christian like manner According to the Discretion of my Executors hereafter Mentioned Whatever Goods it has pleased God to bestow upon Me, after my Debts & Funeral Charges are paid I Dispose of in Manner and form:

Following: Imprimis

Vizt. I give & Bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary upon Condition that she pay Discharge all the Debts & Incumbrances She was under before our Intermarriage. the ___ of my Negro man called Billey & my Girl call'd Sarah (During her natural Life or____ the use of my Negro Boy call'd Billey untill my Grandson Robert Wynne Raines shall attain the age of Twenty one years I also give unto my wife my Bay horse Branded with an Heart & Ten pounds Cash Mony & my two wheel* chairs.

Item I Devise to my GrandDaughter Mary Butler & to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever the Land Plantation whereon I now live with all the ap_____ thereunto belonging and in Default of such Issue then I Devise the same Land* & Plantation to my Grandson Joel Tucker & to his Heirs forever also it is my Will & Desire that my said Plantation & receive the profits thereof to his Own Use untill my Sd Grand Daughter Shall marry or attain the Age of Twenty one years.

Item I give to my Son in law Joseph Tucker & Lewcretia his Wife my Negro Man Bristol also one Negro woman now in their possession call'd Dinah.

Item I give unto my son in law Mathew Parham & his Wife Martha one ____ now in their Possession Called Anneca also my Negro man call'd Peter.

Item I give unto my Grandson Joel Tucker My Negro woman call'd Dilsey.

Item I give unto my Son in Law William Raines & Angilica his Wife my Negro woman now in their possession call'd Belinda also the Labour of my Negro Man call'd Prince during the Life of my sd. Daughter Angelica & from & after her deceased I give the said negro Prince to my grandson Jefferson Raines.

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Mary Butler when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or marriage which ever shall first happen my negro Slaves following to wit Lucy Nan Bette and Sussex the children of the said Lucy and untill my said Grand Daughter shall marry or attain to the age of twenty one years I give the Use & Labour of the said Slaves to my Grandson Joel Tucker.

Item I give unto my Grandson Robert Parham & to his heirs forever all that part of my Tract of Land on the south side of Nottoway which is Situate & Lying Between Poythress's Old Road & a swamp call'd and known by the name of the flat swamp Containing two hundred acrs. be the same more or less & situate lying & being in the Parish of Albemarle & in the County of Sussex I also give my said Granson Robert Parham my young Black mare.

Item I Devise unto my Granddaughter Eliza. Parham & her heirs Lawfully begotten of her Body forever all the remainder part of my Tract of Land on the South side of Nottoway River containing about one hundred & five Acrs. also my Negro Woman call'd Amy.

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Marth Bell my Negro call'd Little Phillis.

Item I give unto my Grandson Robert Wynne Raines after he shall attain the age of Twenty one Years my Negro Boy call'd Billey & my Negro Girl call'd Daphney, and until my Granson shall attain the age of aforesaid I Give the use & labour of the said Negro Billey & Daphney unto my Grandson Joel Tucker.

Item I give unto my Grandson Jefferson Raines after the Death of my wife my Negro Girl call'ed Sarah.

Item I give unto my Grandson Robert Parham my Negro Girl call'd Celia.

Item I give unto my son in Law Joseph Tucker after the Death of my Wife my Negro Man call'd Billey as also my Largest Copper Kittle.

Item I give unto my Brother Thomas Wynne, my Negro Man call'd Will.

Item I give unto my Grandson Matthew Parham my Negro Boy call'd Simon.

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Lewcretia Tucker my Negro Girl Call'd Patty.

Item I give unto my Granson Joel Tucker my Walnut Desk & my Troopers Arms.

Item I give unto my son in Law Matthew Parham my smalls Copper Kittle.

Item I give unto my Daughter Angelica Rains my Largest Iron Pott Ten pounds in cash and Six head of neat (meat?) cattle.

Item I give unto my Grandson Robert Wynne Rains the Fether (sic) Bed & furniture commonly call'd his also my Small Gray Mare.

Item all the Remainder of my Estate of what Kind soever I give to my two Daughters Lewcretia Tucker & Martha Parham to be Equally Divided between them in size & Quality

Lastly it is my Will & Desire that my Estate be not appraised and Exors. hereafter mentioned be obliged to give Security for the Execution hereof I do hereby constitute & appoint my sons in Law Matthew Parham & Joseph Tucker Executors of this my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand and Affixed my seal this Day of Anno Domi 1754.

Signed by Robert Wynne.

At a Court held for Sussex County the 12th day of August 1754. The aforewritten Last Will and Testament of Robert Wynne Gent. decd. was presented in Court by Jos. Tucker one of the Exors therein named who made Oath thereto according to law And there being no su[bscribing] witnesses as to the same Will this Court proceeded to take depositions in support of the same thereupon ____ Jones Junr. William Gilliam & William Gilliam junr. being first sworn they severally depose and say they were well

acquainted with the testator in his lifetime & have often seen him write &

that the said Will all in his handwriting of the said testator And the Court also being well acquainted with the ______ of the said testator & verily believing the whole to be of his own proper hand writing do therefore now Order to be recorded as the last Will & Testmt. of the sd.

Robt. Wynne.

And on the Motion of the sd. Tucker Certificate is granted him for obtainng a Probate thereof in due form and Liberty to Matthew Parham the other ____ to join him therein when he shall se fit.


Various records re: Major John Stith
from Cavaliers & Pioneers, Nell M. Nugent

(p. 3) EDMD. COWLES, 125 acs. Chas. City Co., 29 Sept. ---- , p. 7. Part of dev'dt. assigned by Jno. Stith to Ja. Hardway & by Jno. Hardway, his sonn & heire, sold to sd. Cowles, 3 June 1674. (Badly mutilated.) Mentions Westover Path & Kemige's Creek.

(p. 163) MR. JOHN STITH, 636 A., 1 R., 24 P., Chas. Citty Co., N. side James River; 11 May 1675, p. 555. Beg. on N. side of the Easterne Runn Br., niegh Martiall's Path; down the westerne Gr. Branch to the Indian Cabbin point, being the forke of the branches; &c. Trans. of 13 pers: [etc...]

(p. 165) [NICHOLAS & WM. COX's section refers to their 273 acs. in Chas. Citty Co., N. side James Riv., adj. Mr. Jno. Stith; nigh a br. of Herring Cr.]

(p. 255) MAJOR JOHN STITH, 236 A., 2 R., 16 P., Chas. City Co., Westopher Par., on S. side of James River; 16 Apr. 1683, p. 244. Beg. on E. side of the Northerne br; along western br. of Herring Cr., &c. Trans. of 5 pers: [etc...]

(p. 257) MR. JONAS LISCOMB's section of Westopher Par., Chas. Citty Co., S. side of James Riv, mentions adj. Major John Stith.]


Various records re: John Stith, the son
from Cavaliers & Pioneers, Nell M. Nugent

(p. 377) JOHN STITH, JUNR., 595 acs., Jas. City Co., 29 Apr. 1692, p. 237. Beg. in Mr. Brumfeild's line near the Gr. Run, a br. of Chickahominy Riv., where Francis Story liveth; down Shadocks Br; to Mr. David Newell. First taken by Mr. David Newill, 3 Sept. 1664, who assigned to Capt. Wm. Broadribb, 22 Aug. 1665, sd. Newill haveing never patented sd. land; deserted, & granted sd. Stith by order, &c. Imp. [importation] of 12 pers: [etc...]

(p. 378) CAPT. JOHN STITH, JUNR., 471 1/2 acs., Chas. City Co., 29 Apr. 1692, p. 240. Granted James Warradine, 8 July 1647, & escheated by inquisition under Peter Perry, Depty. of Christopher Wormeley, Esqr., Esch'r., & now granted, &c.

(pp. 397-398) CAPT. JOHN STYTH, 595 acs., James City Co., 21 Apr. 1695, p. 407. On S. side of Chicohamony Riv., beg. at Mr. Brumfeild, near the gr. run of sd. river, where Francis Story liveth; by Shaddock's br., to Mr. David Neviell, &c. Granted William Broadribb, 6 Sept. 1665, deserted, & granted Benjamin Eggleston, 23 Oct. 1690, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Imp. of 12 pers: [etc...]


The Will of John Stith

I, John Stith, Sen'r, of the parish of Westover, in Charles Citty County, in Virgina, Gent, being well in body . . .

I give and bequeath to my oldest son John Stith all the land, houseing & appurtennances thereunto belonging whereon I now live alsoe my --- mill by me lately built . . . excepting all that tract:

or parcell of land that is mine lying on the northside of the eastern branch on Herin Creek, which with the houses & all & every the appurtenances therwith belonging I give my son Drury Stith & to his heyrs forever.

I give & bequeath to my Daughter Jane, the now wife of Capt. Daniel Lluellin the sum of 5 punds sterling . . .

I give & bequeath to my Daughter Ann, the now wife of Mr. Robert Bolling, the sum of 10 pounds sterling . . .

I give & bequeath to my Daughter Agnes, the now wife of Mr. Thomas Wynn, the sum of 15 pounds sterling, in full that she may or can claime as a child's part in mine estate.

After debts & legacies paid, I give the remainder of my personall estate to be equally divided between my loveing wife Jane Stith & my sd two sonns John & Drury Stith joynt executors of this my last will & testament.

Lastly, I give to my loveing friend Hugh Davis 20 shillings sterling to buy him a ring. Hugh Davis to compose any differences which might arise in settlement of will.

Codicil: Drury has already received his third share after his marriage, and therefore remaining part of estate to be divided between Jane and John.

Will witnessed by: James Batty, John Gay, Frances F. G. Batty, Hugh Davis.

Codicil witnessed by: Willam Cole, John Jones, Thomas Grig


Assorted records for Drury Stith
(these may deal with either the father, the son Drury or both)

Mortgage Deed dated the 7th day of November,1734, from Drury Stith of Brunswick County to Robert Bolling of Prince George County, for 86 pounds,4 shillings and 3 pence,secured by 6 Negroes. Witnessed by Stephen Dewey, George Walton, and Moses Dunkley. Presented in Court on November 7,1734. (Deeds and Wills Book 1,page 132).

Mortgage Deed dated the 7th day of November,1734 from Drury Stith to Robert Bolling, Administrator of the Estate of Drury Bolling, late of the County of Prince George, dec'd.,for 38 pounds,11 shillings,9 pence and half penny, secured by 3 Negroes.Witnessed by Stephen Dewey, George Walton, and Moses Dunkley. Presented in Court on November 7,1734. (Deeds and Wills Book 1, page 133).

Indenture made the 7th day of April, 1737, between William Walters of St. Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 20 pounds, conveying 240 acres on South side of Maherrin River.Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Willm. Jones, and Canduis Cargill. (might that be Cornelius?? Cargill?)

Indenture made the 7th day of June, 1738, between Thomas Loyd, Sr., of St. Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 50 pounds, conveying 283 acres on lower side of Sturgeon Run on the South side of Nottoway River. Witnesses were James Parrish and M. Cadet Young. Presented in Court and acknowledged on June 7, 1739. (Deed Book 1, page 526.)

Indenture made the 2nd day of August, 1739, between Thomas Couch, Sr., Thomas Couch, Jr., and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 30 pounds, conveying 566 acres on the Pine Lick Branch (John Stroud's corner, Thomas Lloyd's line, Talbott's line, Morris's corner), same being granted to the said Thomas Couch, Sr., by Letters of Patent at Williamsburgh, 1720. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young and William Edwards. Presented in Court and acknowledged on August 2, 1739. (Deed Book 1, page 530).

Indenture made the 5th day of March, 1740, between John Stroud, of St. Andrews Parish, Planter, and Drury Stith, Gent. of St. Andrews Parish, for 20 pounds, conveying 196 acres on North side of Sturgeon Run, being part of a larger tract formerly granted to John Stroud, Sr., and bequeathed to his son, John Stroud. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Ralph Dunkley, and Matthew Mayo. Acknowledged in Court on March 5, 1740, at which time, Jane Stroud, wife of the said John Stroud, appeared and relinquished her dower interest. Deed Book 2, page 51.

Indenture (Mortgage) made the 27th day of June, 1741, between William Stroud, Planter, and Drury Stith, Gent., conveying 196 acres on both sides of Sturgeon Run and 392 acres which was surveyed for John Stroud, dec'd. in 1729, to secure payment of 12 pounds, 12 shillings and 2 pence. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Wm. Maclin, and Thomas Sadler. Acknowledged in Court on December 3, 1741. (Deed Book 2, page 125)

Indenture (Mortgage) made the 13th day of August, 1743, between Drury Stith and Thomas Cocke of Surry County, conveying slaves, to secure payment of 39 pounds, 8 shillings and 5 pence. Witnesses were Robert Jones, Jr. and Thomas Lanier. Acknowledged in Court on November 3, 1743. (Deed Book 2, page 375.)

Indenture made the 19th day of March, 1745, between Thomas Cock, Gent. of Surry County, and Drury Stith, Gent. for 39 pounds, 8 shillings, and 5 pence, reconveying two Negro Slaves as condition of bond paid. Witnesses were John Scott and Robert Jones, Jr. Proved in Court on April 3, 1746. (Deed Book 3, page 164).

Indenture made the 3rd day of April, 1746, between Thomas Loyd, the younger, and Drury Stith, for 20 pounds, conveying 424 acres, granted to the said Thomas Loyd, by Letters of Patent bearing date of August 1, 1745?. Names of the witnesses were not given. Proved in Court on April 3, 1746. (Deed Book 3, page 166).

Indenture made the 1st day of May, 1746 (MDCCXXVI), between Drury Stith and James Parish and William Maclin, for 20 pounds, conveying 224 acres on South side of Maherrin River, tract formerly granted to Thomas Alister by Letters of Patent bearing date of September 28, 1728 (MDCCXXVII) and conveyed from the said Thomas Alister to William Walters to Drury Stith, Sr. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young and Moses Dunkley. Acknowledged in Court by Drury Stith on May 1, 1746. (Deed Book 3, page 182).

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Will of Thomas Jefferson

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part One 1654-1737
Abstracted and complied by Benjamin B. Weisiger III (1976)

To son Field, mourning ring worth 20 shillings
To son Peter, my land on Fine Creek and Manekin Creek
If he dies before 21, to my three daughters, Judith, Mary and Martha.
Also, to son Peter, negroes and items, some of which were bought of Turpin, Joseph Wilkinson and Thomas Edwards.
To daughters Mary and Martha, the land I lately bought of George Carter, the land mortgaged by Grills, and all the rest of estate to be sold by Major William Kennon and Henry Wood and then L 10 to be given to my daughter Judith Farrar and the rest divided between my daughters Mary and Martha.
My sister Martha Winn to take care of my daughter Martha and Capt. Henry Randolph to take care of my daughter Mary.
If daughters die before 21, survivor to get their share and if both die, to daughter Judith Farrar.
Son Peter to be executor

Dated 15 March 1725
Witnesses: Benjamin Branch, Henry Moody
Recorded April 1731