in Virginia Wills
or Wills with NANCE name in
Index of Wills: (Those labeled "below" are on this page.)
Clement NANCE, (below), in Will of
Mosias Jones, Pittsylvania County
Elizabeth NANCE, (below), in Will of
Presley THORNTON, Listed as Daughter, Pittsylvania County
Faitha NANCE, (below), in Will of James
PENNINGTON, Listed as Daughter, Mecklenburg County
Will of Frederick NANCE Sr., (below),
(1795), Lunenburg County
Will of John NANCE, (below) (1762),
Will of John NANCE (below), (1716),
Prince George County
John A. NANCE, (below), in Will of Allen
BARKER, Listed as grandson, Henry County
Martha NANCE (below), in Will of John MAY,
Listed as Daughter, Amelia County
Mary NANCE, (below), in Will of Mosias
Jones, Listed as Daughter, Pittsylvania County
Milly NANCE (below), in Will of Edward
GILES, Listed as Grand Daughter, Mecklenburg County
Patsey NANCE (below), in Will of John
QUINN, (Daughter???), Pittsylvania County
Pleasant NANCE, (below), in Will of Allen
BARKER, (Son-in-law), Henry County
William NANCE, (below), Will abstract,
Will of William NANCE, (below), (1770),
Will of William NANCE, (below), (1807),
Charles City County
Wm NANCE, Witness to Will of Godfrey PILES
William NANCE, Amelia County
Zachariah NANCE, In Distribution of Estate
of William WALKER (Son-in-law), Charles
Ignatiuos SIMMS (below), mentions: Anne Nance, Elender Nance, and Edmund Nance
Christiana NANCE: Will
probated: Jan. 12, 1858. To My Friend James Boissean Hamlin, My whole
Estate and Appoint Him Executor. Wit: Thomas Hamlin and Richard
Williamson Codcil: Wish all my property sold except my negroes and
request the money be given to them in small amounts. Amelia County, VA.
Will of William Nance:
To wife Christiana entire estate. Wit: George Robertson, John Robertson
and Chs. A. Cousins. Amelia County VA Bk. 16 p. 309.
Will of John May, 1759, Inventory, 1767 - Amelia Co. VA
Amelia County, Will Book 2 x, Page 187
In the name of God, Amen. I John MAY of Amelia
County being very infirm in body but in perfect mind and memory
thanks be to God for the same but calling to mind the Mortality of the
body and that it is appointed for all flesh to die do make and ordain
this my last Will and Testament and as touching on my worldly estate as
it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and
dispose of the same in the Following manner and Forms Imprimis I give
and bequeath to my Son John two Acres of land lying in Dinwid County
(more or less) On the Old Sappony Road it being part of that Tract of
Land I Sold to Mr Robert Rudfin (?) Also every thing else he is now
possessed of that was my own heretofore.
Item I leave to my Dearly beloved Wife Mary the use of my negro Tom
during her Natural life and after her decease to be Possesd by Son
Item I give to my Daughter Martha NANCE
four Pounds also a bell Mettle Kettle. Item I give to my Daughter Mary
Ragsdale four pounds. Item I give to my Daughter Dorthy Bruices Four
Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Robertson four pounds The
above four Legasies left my Daughters to be paid in good and Lawfull
money of Virginia by my Executor hereafter mentioned to be levy'd out
of my Personal Estate. Item I Give to my well beloved Son James whom I
likewise Constitute make and Ordain my Only and Sole Executer of this
my last will and Testament all my land negroes & Estate both Real
& Personal by him freely to be Possed & Injoy'd for ever AND I
as hereby revoke Disanul all former wills Testaments Legasies and
Executers Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will
and Testament. In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal
this eighteenth day of Maye One thousand Seven hundred and fifty nine.
Signed & Declaired by the said John May as his last will and
Testament in the presence of the subscribers John I May
Richard R Wilson
At a Court held for Amelia County this 28th day of May 1767 This
Will was proved by the Oaths of Saml. Sherwin and Richard Wilson two of
the Witnesses thereto Sworn to by the Executor therein named and
Ordered to be Recorded And on the motion of the said Executor who
entered into and acknowledged Bond with Security as the law Directs
Certificate was granted him for Obtaining a probate in Due form.
An Inventory of the Estate of John May, Decd.
Amelia County Will Book 2x, pages 210-211
Tom a Mulatto Slave, Copper Kettle, 3 Iron potts, 3 Flatt Ditto, 3
pott hooks & pott Rack , 1 Old kettle, Curry knife and Steel,
Rundlet, Spice Morter, 2 Tables 6 Old Tubs, 2 Bread Trays, 5 Casks,
Flax Wheel part of an Old Whip San & Tiller a garter Loom Chests 2
Old Trucks and bottle Case a frying pan a pair of fire tongs a pair
Stillards a Spinning Wheel and Spindle a Buckett Sugar looking Glass
and Candle Stick a pair pincers a pair snippers a shoe Hammer a gun and
Bayonett a Small Box 2 Beds & Bed heads, Old Horse, a box Iron,
Flax hatchel, 3 Rugs 2 Blankets a pair sheets, pillow, chamber pott 2
Old Books & a pair of Do, Single pott hooks a Jointer, Crows Howel
(?) Taper bitt & stock a Cowel bitt 2 Bung Boarers and Coopers axx
a handsaw 2 Augers Square and Compass a foot adds a Hammer 2 Chisels,
Pewter dishes 6 plates 2 Basons 2 porringers 2 Earthen plates 3 butter
Potts, Earthen Bowle & a pint Mug & 21 head of Cattle
October 22 1767
Appraisement of the Estate of John May Decd.
Tom a Man Slave appraised to L50
21 Head of Cattle L23.10 1 old horse 15/ 24 5
1 Copper Kettle 100/ 5.
3 Iron Potts & Old Kettle 17/ a parcel of pothooks 1. 3
1 Pott Rack 7.6 1 Currying knife & Steel 10/ 17. 6
a parcel of Coopers tools 15/ & a parcl of Carpenters Do 8/ 1 3
a spice morter 5/ a parcel of pewter 25/ 1 10
a parcel of Earthen Ware 12/6 2 Tables 7/6 1
5 Casks 22/6 6 Old Tubs 5/6 3 fatt Potts 2/ 1 10
2 Bread Trays 3/ 1 Flax wheel 10/ part of a whip San &c 5/ 12
4 Chests 1 Old trunk & a case 30/ a garter loom 5/ 1 11 3
a Frying Pan & a pr of fire Tongs 6/ a pr Stillards 7/6 13 6
a Spining wheel & Spindle 4/ 4
a Bucket Sugar Box Trunk looking Glass and Candle Stick 8
A parcel of Old Books 2/6 2 6
A parcel of Shoe makers tools 3/6 3 6
A gun & Bayonett 2/ a Small Box /5 1 1 3
2 Beds with their furniture 13 10
1 box Iron 5/ 1 Flax Hatchel 15/ 1 0
1 Small Rundlet 12 1 0
October 17th 1767 Samuel Sherwin
At a Court held for Amelia County the 22nd day of October 1767. This
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of John May decd. was returned
and Ordered to be Recorded
Will of William NANCE, 1770 - Brunswick Co. VA
WILL OF WILLIAM NANCE In the name of
God Amen: November the 17th, 1770. I, William
NANCE, of the Parish of Meherrin in the County of Brunswick,
being of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for
the same, calling to mind the uncertainty of death and that all men
must yield thereto when by God required, do make and ordain this my
Last Will and Testament as followeth towit: I bequeath my soul to God
who gave, hoping and
trusting in the Merit and Advocacy of my Blessed Lord and Savior Christ
for the remission of all my first follies and offenses, and my body I
commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my
executors hereinafter mentioned, and as touching such worldly estate as
it hath pleased God to bestow on me I shall dispose in manner
following, after all my lawful
debts are paid.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Isham
NANCE and his heirs forever, two hundred acres of land lying in
Mecklenburg County adjacent to Reuben NANCE
and William Fox, also one negro fellow named Harry, one pott, two
chairs, bed and furniture, thirty pounds in money and the third part of
my stock of cattle.
Item: I give unto my son John NANCE
and to his heirs forever the tract of land I now live on, also three
hundred and ninety acres of land lying in Mecklenburg County adjacent
to Drury Malone and Edward Epps, also my negro wench Winney, a negro
girl named Judy, one brass lock gun, one feather bed and furniture, two
chairs, one chest and the third part of my stock of cattle.
Item: I give unto my son Reuben NANCE
and to his heirs forever two hundred acres of land whereon he now lives
being the upper part adjacent to Richard Warthin, also my negro boy
named Cook, a negro girl named Luse, one cuba gun, a mare named Pigion,
also a new market coat and the third part of all my stock of cattle.
Item: I give unto my daughter Elizabeth
Glover and to her heirs forever one negro girl named
Phillis, a white horse, a fourth part of a negro girl named Hannah
(when sold) and five sheep.
Item: I give unto my daughter Tabitha NANCE
and to her heirs forever one negro fellow named Frank, one bed and
furniture, five head of sheep, a mare named Poll, a fourth part of a
negro girl named Hannah (when sold).
Item: I give unto my daughter Mary
Lanier and to her heirs forever one negro boy named Emmanuel, five
sheep, and the fourth part of what my negro girl sells for, also eleven
Item: I give unto my daughter Sarah
Lanier twenty pounds money, one negro girl named Doll (now in her
possession), a negro girl named Sarah, also five sheep, and a fourth
part of my negro Hannah (when sold) to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give my Sagathy coat to John Lanier. My will and desire is
that my crop of corn and tobacco be sold to pay my debts, like I desire
that all the remainder of my estate (except my hoggs) that I have not
heretofore mentioned be sold, and after my debts and funeral
charges is paid, that the remainder part be equally divided amongst my
three sons; Isham, John and Reuben.
Item: I give all my stock of hoggs to my son John
NANCE. I do hereby appoint make and ordain my three sons, Isham, John and Reuben my sole executors of
this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal
the day and year above written.
his William X NANCE mark (Signed, sealed,
published and declared by the said William NANCE as and for his last
will and testament, in the presence of us who were present at the
signing, sealing and publishing thereof.
John Nipper Benjamin Walker) -----------
At a court held for Brunswick County the 25th day of February, 1771:
was presented in court by Isham NANCE and
John NANCE, two of the executors therein
named who made oath thereto according to law, and the same being proved
by the oaths of Joseph Floyd and Benjamin Walker, two of the witnesses
thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said
executors, who together with Charles Collier, Joshua Winfield and
Josiah Floyd their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond
in the penalty of three thousand pounds with conditions as the law
directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in
due form, and Reuben NANCE, the other
executor therein named personally in court refused to take upon himself
the burden of the execution thereof or to join in the probate. Teste:
P. Pelham, Jr. Clerk of Court.
William NANCE Brunswick
Co., Va. Will dated Nov. 7, 1770; prob.. Feb. 1771.Sons Reuban, Isham and John;
son-in-law John Lanier; land in Mecklinburg. Daughters: Tabitha NANCE, Elizabeth
Glover, Mary Lanier and Sarah Lanier. Isham 200 a. Mecklenburg Co.,
adjoining Reubin and Wm. Fox. John land I now live on 390a. Mecklenburg
Co. adjoining Drury MALONE and Edward EPPS, etc. Reuban 200 a. where he
now lives adjoining Richard Warthim, etc, etc., new Newmarket Coat (?).
Zachariah F. NANCE + Mary M. his wife
who was Mary M. WALKER one of the distributors of the Est. of Wm F
In account with George Mchancy admor: of said Willim F.
Z. F. NANCE + Wife Dist. acct.
||By *om proportion being one sixth of $4243.27 the balance
|due on the administration account on this day p Report
||To paymt made said Mary M. before her marriage, p. rec. of
|To interest on same from 1 Aug 1844 to 20 June 1845
||To paymt made said Z. F. NANCE
p. rec. of this date
|To int. on same from 26 Septemb 1845 to 20 June 1845
||To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To int. on same from the 6 Decemb 1844 to 20 June 1845
||To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To int. on same from 1 Jany 1845 to 20 June following
||To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To int. on same from 6th Feby 1845 to 20 June following
||To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To int. on same from 25 Feby 1845 to 20 June following
||To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To int. on same from 25 March 1845 to 20 June following
|To paymt of this date p. rec.
|To *** proportion of the price of a calf sold at the date
|did not belong to the Est. but was accounted for by the admor.
|| .54 1/6
|To paid Commd + Clerk's fus for starting + recording this
|By balance to debit
| $718.71 1/16
|To balance due the admor: on the 20 June 1845
I have settled and adjusted an account of Zachariah
F. NANCE and Mary M. wife as distributers of the Estate of
William F. WALKER decd with George Mchancy the admor: of said Estate,
and by which I find due to the said Chancy as ***
aforesaid from said NANCE and wife on the
20th day of June 1845, the sm*** of Eleven dollars and fifty cents, as
by the foregoing statement
Ro. W. Christian Comm.
Returned into Charles City County Comt.
the 21st day of August 1845 and ordered to be recorded. Ro W. CHRISTIAN
**A big THANKS to: El NANCE for sending me a
copy of this Distribution of the Estate of William F. WALKER!
This gave me Mary's last name which I didn't have!
In the name of God amen, I William NANCE
of the County of Charles City being sick
but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my
last Will and Testament in manner and form following. My soul I
recommend to Almighty God, who gave it to me, hoping through the merits
and intcession of my blessed saviourn Jesus Christ to obtain a pardon
for my offenses
towards God + Man. My body to be committed to the earth, and decently
inter'd at the discretion of my Executor, and Executrix here after
, and as to the ***** estate with which it has pleased God to bless me
with I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following.
Imprimis my Will and desire is that as soon as may be after my death my
Executor and executrix hereafter mentioned shall dispose of one or more
of my Negros to pay my just debts and funeral expenses, and if there is
amy money remaining there from to be considered as part of my estate.
Item my Will and desire further is that my loving wife shall have use
of my remaining estate during her widowhood for the support and
Education of my Children. In case she marries my desire is she shall be
put in one third as the law directs, and at her death to revert to my
Item My Will and desire is that all my estate shall be equally divided
amoung my surviving Children as soon as the oldest comes of age or
either of them shall be married, which proportion I give to them +
their heirs forever.
Lastly I do ereby appoint my friend Henry ARMISTEAD? junior Executor
and my loving wife Executrix of this my last Will and testament, hereby
revoking all other Wills by me me heretofore made In Witness where of I
here unto set my hand affix my seal this seventeenth day of February
One thousand eight hundred
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of _____________
William X NANCE
David ARMESTEAD, John BODFONI
At Monthly Court held for Charles City County at the Courthouse on
thursday the fifteenth day of October 1807. The afore written last Will
Testament of William NANCE decd was this
day proven by the Oath of David ARMESTEAD one of the Witnesses hereto
and ordered to be recorded and is truly recorded
teste Wyatt WALKER C.C.
**A big THANKS to: El NANCE for sending me a
copy of this Will of William NANCE!
Is this the William NANCE son of Zachariah NANCE and Susannah Duke
SHERMAN who married Ms PARRISH??
Wm NANCE with Jas and Wm Bates were
wit. to will Godfrey Piles 1780 Halifax Co. VA.
WILL OF ALLEN BARKER
In the Name of God Amen. I Allen Barker of Henry
County VA being of reasonable health and in perfect delebrate
mind & memory do hereby determine to make this my last will &
testament revoking and disannuling all other wills made by me.
declaring this will to be my last will & testament, disposing of
any property in the following manner as written. I having sold to Pleasant NANCE ((My
gggreat-grandfather per Sonia NANCE Roberts)) forty Acres of
land for value rec the lines to run as follows. beginning on Seukvile?
road in Harris line thence Harris' line to Dan'l Taylors line. thence
Taylor's line sufficiently to get the forty Acres thence with the road
to the beginning which land I guarantee a good & landfull right
& title to him the (symbol which I take to mean aforesaid) NANCE, his heirs, ect, forever. 2nd I give
& bequeath to my beloved wife Isbell Barker the entire balance of
my land together with everything I possess, real & personal of my
estate for her use & for her benefit, to have & to hold in
peaceable possession during her natural life except 1 steer & 1 bed
& furniture after her death I give to my grandson John A. NANCE 3rd, after the death of my
beloved wife I desire & will that all of my children shall be legal
heirs, & that an equal division shall be made amongst them in my
estate. So that my daughter Sally Barker, wife of Guilliam Barker shall
have her portion of land on the west side of the L. road adjoining said
Barker land. 4 I do hereby appoint my sons James & Charles Barker
my executors to this my last will & testament. Signed, sealed, and
delivered in the presence of witnesses this 27th Feb 1856.
Allen (his X mark) Barker(Seal) Test. Joseph H. Eanes
Taswell B. (his X mark) Bhilles
At a court held for Henry County 14th July 1856. The foregoing
writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Allen Barker
dec'd was produced in court by the executors therein named, proven by
the oaths of Joseph H. Eanes and Tazwell Behelon the two subscribing
witnesses to have been executed according to the state of Virginia and
ordered to be recorded as and for the true last will and testament of
the said decedent. And upon the motion of James Barker and Charles
Barker the executors named in said will who made oath & with
Stephen L. Martin their security entered into and acknowledged a bond
in the penalty of $400 conditioned according to law, certificate is
granted them to obtain letters testamentary upon the estate of said
Allen Barker, dec'd;
Teste: J. Griggs ck
We the undersigned commisioners appointed by the County Court of
Henry at its July term 1856 for that purpose have proceeded this 1st
day of August 1856 to appraise all the personal estate of Allen Barker
dec'd. shown us by his executors James M. Barker
Charles A. Barker and report the same as follows, viz.
3 beds 3 steads & bed clothing o the same worth 21.00
2 cupboards & earthen tableware 7.75
1 pr andirons, 1 smoothing iron & 1 pr tongs 1.50
1 desk, 2 tables, 1 chest, 6 chairs & 2 stone jars 8.38
2 old saddles & 1 lot of bed clothing 14.00
1 lot of castings, 1 shovel, 1 rack, coffee mill etc 4.25
1 lot knives, forks, spoons, tinware & wooden vessels 1.75
1 ox worth $20, 1 copperworm 1.00, 1 cart 8.00 29.00
1 bay horse claimed by C. A. Barker 40.00
1 lot of plantation tools & 5 barrels & tubs & 8 head of
Stephen L. Martin
James M Barker Exe
Charles A Barker Exe
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:
I, JOHN NANCE, OF LUNENBURG
COUNTY, AND PARISH OF CORNWALL, BEING OF PERFECT
HEALTH, SOUND MIND AND MEMORY, BUT CALLING TO MIND AND DULY CONSIDERING
UNCERTAINTY OF HUMAN LIFE, DO MAKE AND ORDAIN THIS AS MY LAST WILL AND
FIRST; I DO COMMIT MYSELF TO GOD, MY CREATOR AND PRESERVER, TRUSTING TO
HIS MERCY, BY
THE MERITS OF HIS BLESSED REDEEMER FOR THE REMISSION OF ALL MY SINS, MY
BODY TO BE
DECENTLY INTERRED AT THE DISCRETION OF MY EXECUTOR HEREINAFTER NAMED.
AND AS TO THE TEMPORALS IT HAS PLEASED GOD TO BESTOW ON ME I GIVE AND
BEQUEATH THEREOF, IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, JOHN, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, THOMAS, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, RICHARD, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, WILLIAM, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, FREDERICK, THE LAND AND PLANTATION
WHEREON I NOW
LIVE, BEING THREE HUNDRED ACRES (EXCEPT THE USE OF ALL THAT PART OF THE
THAT LIES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER WHERE I NOW LIVE, WHICH IS TO
BE AND REMAIN IN
THE POSSESSION OF MY TWO DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH AND MOLLY, DURING THE
WHOLE TIME OF
THEIR REMAINING UNMARRIED, AND NO LONGER, AND THEN THE SAME WITH ALL
AND APPURTENANCES OF THE WHOLE THREE HUNDRED ACRES TO BECOME THE
PROPERTY OF MY
SON, FREDERICK, HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY DAUGHTER, SARAH, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY DAUGHTER, JANE, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY DAUGHTER, PHEBE, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY DAUGHTER, SUSANNAH, ONE SHILLING STERLING.
I LEND UNTO MY TWO DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH AND MOLLY, THE CLEARED LAND
PLANTATION HOUSES, ORCHARDS, ETC., ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER,
TOGETHER WITH MY
NEGRO MAN, JACK, DURING THE WHOLE TIME THEY SHALL REMAIN UNMARRIED, AND
SAME TO DESCEND TO MY SON, FREDERICK, HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER.
I GIVE AND BEQUEATH ALL THE REST OF MY ESTATE BE IT OF WHAT NATURE
SOEVER IT WILL
(AFTER MY JUST DEBTS AND LEGACIES BE PAID) TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED
BETWEEN MY TWO
DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH AND MOLLY, TO THEM THEIR HEIRS AND ASSIGNS
EITHER OF MY TWO DAUGHTERS SHALL MARRY, SHE IS NO LONGER TO ENJOY ANY
THE LAND AND NEGRO, BUT THEN TO BE TOTALLY IN THE
POSSESSION OF THE ONE THAT REMAINS SINGLE, AND WHEN THEY ARE BOTH
MARRIED OR DIE
WHICH SHALL HAPPEN FIRST, THE SAME IS TO DESCEND TO FREDERICK, AND NOT
LASTLY, I DO CONSTITUTE MY SON, THOMAS, WHOLE AND SLOE EXECUTOR OF
THIS MY LAST
WILL AND TESTAMENT, MAKING NULL AND VOID ALL OTHER WILLS HERETOFORE
MADE, AND DO
HEREBY ORDAIN AND DECLARE THIS TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL, THIS 28th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1761.
John NANCE (SEAL)
IN THE PRESENCE OF
CERTIFIED IN COURT, JULY 6, 1762.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I FREDERICK NANCE
SR. OF LUNENBURG CO., BEING OF
PERFECT MIND AND MEMORY. BLESSED BE GOD, DO MAKE AND ORDAIN THIS MY
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. IN MARRER AND FORM AS FOLLOWS.
FIRST I LEND TO MY BELOVED WIFE SUSANNA
NANCE THE HOUSE AND LAND WHEREON I NOW LIVE, INCLUDING ALL MY
SAID TRACT OF LAND FOR WHICH I NOW HAVE DEEDS FOR, MY HORSE BRIDLE AND
HER SIDE SADDLE, TWO BEDS AND FURNITURE WHICH SHE IS TO HAVE DURING HER
LIFETIME AND AFTER HER DEATH TO BE DISPOSED OF AS HEREAFTER MENTIONED.
I GIVE TO MY SON TAVENER NANCE AND
HIS HEIRS FOREVER, PART OF THE LAND I NOW LIVE ON, BEGINNING AT A
CORNER ON A RED OAK ON TATUMS LINE, THENCE ON A STRAIGHT, NEARLY NORTH
TO MY SPRING THENCE DOWN SPRING BRANCH TO OCOL CREEK, THENCE ACROSS
SAID CREEK, A STRAIGHT LINE TO A CORNER SPANISH OAK ON FREDERICK NANCE JR. LINE INCLUDING MY DWELLING
WITH ALL MY LAND ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LINE TOGETHER
WITH MY CRAFTONS LAND IF I EVER OBTAIN A DEED FOR SAME.
ITEM I LEND UNTO MY SON JOHN WEBB NANCE
THE BAL. OF MY LAND LYING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ABOVE LAND INCLUDING
THE HOSA HOUSE, DURING HIS NATURAL LIFE AND AFTER HIS DEATH TO BE
DIVIDED BETWEEN ALL MY CHILDREN HEREAFTER MENTIONED PROVIDED MY SON JOHN WEBB NANCE EVER HAS LAWFUL ISSUE THEN THE
AFOREMENTIONED LAND I GIVE TO HIM AND HIS HEAIRS FOREVER.
ITEM, TO MY SON GEORGE NANCE AND
HIS LAWFUL HEIRS FOREVER, TWO NEGROES (DICE & STERLING) AND THEIR
INCREASE, ALSO ONE FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE, ONE HORSE BRIDLE AND AND
SADDLE MY EXECUTORS HEREAFTER MENTIONED TO HAVE RECOURSE TO HIM SO THAT
HE MAY NOT MAKE AWAY WITH THE NEGROES AND THE HORSE, BRIDLE AND SADDLE
CONTRARY TO THE INTENTION OF MY WILL.
ITEM I GIVE TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER SUSANNA JACKSON ONE REARING
BEAST OF œ12 VALUE. MY GRANDSON ROBERT JACKSON AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER
ONE GOOD FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE.
LASTLY THE RESIDUE OF MY ESTATE, INCLUDING A TRACT OF LAND I
PURCHASED OF JAMES WILLIAMS ON THE HEAD OF LILES CREEK TO BE SOLD AT
THE DISCRETION OF MY EXECUTORS HEREAFTER MENTIONED AND THE MONEY TO BE
USED TO PAY MY JUST DEBTS, THE BALANCE TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONG MY
CHILDREN TO WIT. TAVENER NANCE, FREDERICK NANCE JR., JOHN
NANCE, JANE NANCE, CHARLOTTE
BLANTON, NANCY AYERS BACON, THE CHILDREN OF SARAH SOLKINS ROBERTSON.
LASTLY I APPOINT MY SONS TAVENER AND FREDERICK JR. WHOLE AND SOLE
EXECUTORS OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. MADE JUNE 2, 1795.
WITS: JOSEPH YARBROUGH, THOMAS WALTON, WILLIAM BEASLEY. Frederick's
CODICIL: THE WORD DIVIDED BETWEEN THE WORDS EQUALLY THE AMONG,
UNDERLINED BEFORE SIGNED AND A SPACE BETWEEN THE WORD AMONG AND IN THE
SEVENTH LINED OWNWARDS, JOSEPH YARBOROUGH, THOMAS WALTON, WILLIAM
BEASLEY. MY MEANING AND DESIRE IS THAT PART OF MY ESTATE THAT I HAVE
LENT MY WIFE NOT PARTICULARLY DEVISED AT HER DEATH SHALL BE EQUALLY
DIVIDED AMONG ALL MY LAST MENTIONED CHILDREN AND AGREEABLE THERETO
Lunenburg County VA, Wills 327.
Locke, John 1-28-1807; 7-9-1807; W.B. 6/187-8 Mentions: Sons: William
Locke, Thomas Locke, Richard Locke, John Locke, George Locke Daughters:
Judith Locke, Elizabeth Hightower, Martha N. Estes, Nancy Stokes
Executors: George Locke, William Locke Witnesses: Merewither [sic]
Hurt, Tavener NANCE, James Neal.
368. Frederick NANCE, Sr. 6-2-1795;
9-18-1796; W.B. 4/135-6 Mentions: Wife: Susanna NANCE Sons: Tavner
NANCE, John Webb NANCE, George NANCE, Frederick NANCE, Jr. Daughters:
Jane NANCE, Charlotte Blanton, Nancy Ayers Bacon Grandson: Robert
Jackson Granddaughter: Susanna Jackson Grandchildren: Sarah Solkins
Robertson's children Executors: Tavner NANCE, Frederick NANCE (sons)
Witnesses: Joseph Yarbrough, Thomas Walton, William Beasley.
369. John NANCE 2-28-1761; 7-6-1762;
W.B. 2/1 Mentions: Sons: John NANCE, Thomas NANCE, Richard NANCE,
William NANCE, Frederick NANCE Daughters: Elizabeth NANCE, Molly NANCE,
Jane NANCE, Phebe NANCE, Susannah NANCE Executor: Thomas NANCE (son)
Witnesses: George Walton, Esekiah [sic] Jackson, Benj. Ship.
503. Walker, Thomas 10-18-1802; 12-9-1802; W.B. 6/12-13 Mentions:
Wife: Susannah Walker Sons: Henry Walker, Benjamin Walker, James
Walker, Daniel Walker, Richard Walker, Jarratt Walker Daughters: Sarah NANCE, Eliabeth Willson, Mary Johnson
Son-in-law: Robert NANCE Executors: Susanna [sic] Walker, James Walker
Witnesses: Matthew Dance, John Slaughter, Martha Blankenship, Patty
Hicks. Note: This will is supposed to be that of Thomas Walker, though
the name ---- for signature on the record is "James Walker". The Clerk
in the certificate of probate, speaks of it as "the last will and
testament of Thomas Whitworth", and later in the certificate speaks of
"James Walker, the executor therein named." There is a marriage record
of the marriage of Thomas Walker and Susannah Johnson on Dec. 2, 1783
(The Old Free State II, 425).
515. Wells, Abner 3-6-1800; 7-10-1800; W.B. 5/23-24 Mentions: Sons:
Matthew Wells, George Pryor Wells, Robert Wells, John James Wells,
Thomas Wells, Frances Well [sic]. Daughters: Casandra Wells, Martha
Wells Executors: Frederick NANCE, Robert
Watkins, James Collier, Joseph Yarbrough Witnesses: Josiah Watson,
Thomas (his X mark) Lammont, Anna (her X mark) Lammont.
516. Wells, George 9-2-1761; 10-6-1761; W.B. 1/334 Mentions: Wife:
Eliza Wells Sons: Elijah Wells, Abner Wells Daughters: Susannah Wells,
Ann Wells, Eliza Wells, Hannah Wells Executors: Eliza Wells (wife), Frederick NANCE Witnesses: Geo. Walton,
Barnaby (his X mark) Wells, Edward (his X mark) Hayly.
LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA - WILL BOOK 2
John NANCE 2-28-1761; 7-6-1762; W.B.
2/1 Mentions: Sons: John NANCE, Thomas NANCE, Richard NANCE, William
NANCE, Frederick NANCE Daughters: Elizabeth NANCE, Molly NANCE, Jane
NANCE, Phebe NANCE, Susannah NANCE Executor: Thomas NANCE (son)
Witnesses: George Walton, Esekiah [sic] Jackson, Benj. Ship.
THE WILL OF EDWARD GILES MECKLENBURG CO. VA
10 MARCH 1818
MECKLENBURG COUNTY WILL BOOK #8 PAGE 416
Item first I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Milly NANCE two hundred dollars to her and her
Item second, I give and bequeath to my Grandson Edward Poythress
twenty five dollars to him and his heirs.
Item third, I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Poythress one
hundred dollars to him and his heirs
Item fourth, I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Martha Giles
Daughter of my Daughter Betsy P. Giles two hundred dollars to her and
Item fifth, and last after all my just Debts funeral expenses and
the above legacies are first paid it is my will and desire that the
remainder estate be equally divided amoungst my four Living Children
Jean P Basey, John Giles, Edward Giles and William Giles to each of
them and their heirs, given under my hand this 10th day of March 1818.
I appoint Edward Giles Jr and John Basey exors to this my last Will and
Signed and sealed in presense of Edward X Giles
Henry X Wartman
Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will
Book #5, page 58: In the name of God amen I James PENNINGTON of the
County of Mecklenburg being lame in body but sound memory but calling
to mind the uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last
will and testament in the following manner to wit.
Item I give and bequeath to my son James one Negro man named Daniel
to him and his heirs forever. My desire is that the said Negro be hired
out ten years if not called for sooner and the money and Negro devised
therefrom to my son James and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Phillip one Negro woman Peg and
everything I have lent to him to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah one Negro man named
Austin and one mare called Pall and one bed and furniture. My desire is
if my daughter dies without lawful issue of her body that the said
Negro Austin and mare shall belong to my son John Thomas and his heirs
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Faitha
NANCE one Negro woman Judy to my daughter Faitha
NANCE and her lawful issue of her body and at her decease if no
issue then living then the said Negro to be divided among all my
children also one cow and calf, one bed and furniture now in her
Item I give and bequeath to my son Henry two Negroes named Edmund
and Dilsey and what have lent him before to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one Negro man named
David one bed and furniture and one woman's saddle also the third
choice of my horses. If she dies without lawful issue of her body the
said Negro to be divided amongst my children, except son John Thomas.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Lewcy SMITH one Negro man
named Ben, one bed and furniture, one woman's saddle and one cow and
calf as she has now in possession to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Pegga PENNINGTON one
Negro girl named Viney and one bed and furniture and if she my
granddaughter Pegga should die without lawful issue the legacy left her
shall belong to my son Phillip and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John Thomas six Negroes namely
Jacob, Nancy, Antony, Moses and Aron and George, three beds and
furniture my cart and wheels and one yoke of oxen, one mare and colt
that's called now his to him and his heirs forever. My will and desire
is that John HALL Junior may keep sixty five acres of land as he bought
of me lying on the south side of Mitchell's Branch which is one line
and my old patent line the other line and the balance of my land I give
to my son John Thomas to him and to his heirs forever; also my
plantation utensils and one third of my pewter. The balance of my
pewter to be equally divided between my two daughters Sarah and Mary.
Also I give my three children John Thomas, Sarah and Mary all
kitchen furniture equally divided also I give Sarah one chest and Mary
one chest also my chairs to be divided between John Thomas, Sarah and
Also I give my son John Thomas one cow and calf. Also I give Sarah
and Mary each of them one cow and calf all the balance of my cattle to
be equally divided between my five children John Thomas, Faitha NANCE,
Lucy Smith, Sarah and Mary.
Also my sheep to be divided between Lucy SMITH, Sarah and Mary.
Also I leave my stock of hogs and my crop to pay all my just debts
and the balance to support my three children John Thomas, Sarah and
Mary. Also all my fowls to support the plantation.
Also my two horses not before willed I give Lewcy Smith choice and
John Thomas the other horse with my saddle and gun. Also my wearing
apparel to my son Henry.
Also my will and desire is that Robert PENNINGTON may keep two beds
and furniture as I bought for him as he has them now in possession to
him and his heirs forever.
Also it is my will and desire that my two daughters Sarah and Mary
may have the small room of my dwelling house during their natural lives
Also it is my will that my two daughters Sarah and Mary have free
privilege of working their two Negroes on the said plantation during
their natural lives or marriage.
Lastly I appoint my son Phillip and my son John Thomas executors of
this my last will and testament revoking and disannuling all former
wills by me made. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
twenty-seventh day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred
and two. James PENNINGTON. Signed, sealed and declared in presence of
us: John Northington, William Ladd Taylor, Samuel Butter, Sterling
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 18th day of June 1803.
This will was proved by the oaths of John Northington and William Ladd
Taylor witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion
of John Thomas PENNINGTON the surviving executor therein named who made
oath thereto and together with John Northington and Jabiz Northington
his securities entered into and acknowledge their bond in the penalty
of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs. Certificate was
granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste. William Baskervill, Cl. Cur. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will
Book #5, page 161: An appraisement and inventory of James' estate was
taken on July 27, 1803 by John Hubbard, John
NANCE, William Bugg and John T. PENNINGTON. Its total value was
given at 998 pounds, six hilling and nine pence. It included such items
as goats, cows, geese, a gun, four horses, various furniture, various
plantation utensils and Negroes named Jacob, Edmund, Austin, Daniel,
David, Ben, Anthony, Moses, Aron, Pegg, Dilsey, Viney, Nann and her
Co - Wills Abstracts by
Will of Ignatious
26 Mar 1819
Wife: Jannet Sims
Daughters: Anne Nance, Elender Nance, et al
Prob: Sep 1819
Wife: Jannet Sims
Daughters: Polly Hagood, Anne Nance, Elizabeth Hagood, Elender Nance, Exoney Simms,
Marget Sims, Jancee Foster
Sons: John Dabney, William Robertson,
Ignatious Andrew Jackson, Marmaduke Manor
Abstracts of Wills, Inventories &
Abstracted, edited and published by
Lela C Adama
Basset, VA copyrigh: 1973
Being weak and afflicted in body but
with perfect and sound mind ...
to my Wife Jannet I lend 7 Negroes, the
home tract of 588 acres and benefit of the grist mill on Bowen's Creek,
household and cupboard furniture, kitchen furniture, plantation tools,
and my wife is to raise the dear infant children;
To my well beloved daughter Polly
Hagood, 2 negros and four children;
To my beloved daughter Anne Nance, 2 negros;
To my beloved daughter Elizabeth
Hagood - 2 negros
To my beloved daughter Elender Nance - 2 negros
To my beloved daughter Exoney Simms -
2 negros, 1 featherbed and furniture, 1 horse, 1 cow and calf, these
when she arrives at the age of 18 or marries;
To my beloved daughter Marget Simms,
lond on Bowing's Creek whereon my Grist Mill stands, adjoining Gregory
Hagood's line and Smith River, also, 2 negros, featherbed and
furniture, 1 horse, saddle, bridle, 1 cow and calf, these when she
marries or becomes 18;
To my beloved daughter Jancee Foster,
100 acres of land adjoining Charles Foster to the corner between me and
Samuel Packwood, also 2 negros and 3 children;
To my son John Dabney Simms, 2 negros,
featherbed and furniture, horse, saddle, bridle, cow and calf, and a
To my son William Robertson Simms, the
same as John when he arrives at the age of 21 years.
To my son Ignatious Andrew Jackson
Simms, same as John when he arrives at the age of 21 years.
To my son Marmaduke Manor Simms, one
tract of land 152 acres near the head of Smith River in Patrick County,
beginning at Ward's corner.
At my decease to John Dabney Simms,
Ignatious A. J. Simms and William R Simms all of the land not otherwise
Should my wife (Jannet) die before the
children reach the age of 21, Edmund
Nance and his wife to be the trustee and guardian for these
Executors: My wife Jannet, Gregory
Hagood & Edmund Nance.
Witness: Eusebeus Stone, Micajah
Stone, William Stone and Peter Smith.
Returned: Sept Court 1819
Will of Presley Thornton
In the name of God amen, I Presley THORNTON of Pittsylvania County and state of Virginia being in good health in body and of
perfect mind and memory being sensable that is appointed for manonce to
die and knowing that my latter end is drawing near I do by
thesepresents make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, I
resign my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it and my body I
recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the
discretionof my Executors nothing doubting but at the general
resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God
and as touching suchworldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to
bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the
following manner and form,
First I lend unto my beloved wife MARY THORNTON one third of my
estate during her natural lifetime thence to be divided amongst all the
lawfulheirs of her body in like manner,
secondly I give and bequeath unto my son ZACARIAH THORNTON one
equal share of my hole Estate
thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son BOLEN THORNTON an equal
share of my hole estate,
Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my MOSES THORNTON
one equal share of my hole estate
Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH
NANCE one equal share of my hole estate,
Sixthly I give and bequeathunto my daughter JANE WILSON one equal
share of my hole estate,
Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN THORNTON one equal
share of my whole estate,
Eightly I also give unto my son WILLIAM THORNTON forty pounds
sterling to be raised and levied out of my estate
Ninthly I also give unto my daughter FANNY OAKES forty pounds
sterling tobe raised and levied out of my estate,
I also give unto my son PRESLEY THORNTON one shilling sterling,
I also give unto my daughter BARBARY JONES one shilling sterling,
I also give unto my daughter SUSANNAH WATTS one shilling sterling,
I also give unto my daughter LUCY BARNETT one shilling sterling.
Lastly I do hereby constitute and ordain my sons ROWLAND THORNTON
and MOSES THORNTON to be lawful Executors of this my Last Will and
Testament investing them with lawful and sufficient power to execute
the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my handand seal this
sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
s/Presley (x) Thornton
Signed Sealed, Published, pronounced, declared by this the said
Presley Thornton as his Last Will and Testatment in the presents of us,
who in his presents, and in the presents of each other have herto
subscribed our names Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of May 1815,
The within Will of Presley Thornton dec'd was presented in Court and
proved by the oaths of two witnesses thereto subscribed andorderd to be
recorded, and on the motion of Moses Thornton and RowlandThornton the
Executors therein named who made oath thereto according tolaw and
together with Ellis Wilson and Randolph their securities entered into
and acknowledged their hand in the penalty of six thousand dollars
conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted them for
obtaining probate of the said Will in due form. Teste: Will Tunstall
Will of John QUINN Pittsylvania Co. WB 1, p.247. 7/2/1827 Prob:
11/13/1833 I, John QUINN of the County of (Pittsylvania)
do hereby dispose
of of my property and effects in the following manner in the
first place I wish all my just debt immediately settled by my
Executor hereafter named.
In the next place, I leave to PATSEY
NANCE one feather bed and furniture, and the remainder of my
property, I wish my Executor to sell on such credit as he may
think most advisable and the proceeds together with every part of
the remainder to be paid over to my son, REDMON QUINN. If
PATSY NANCE should leave me (she now lives
with me) the above bed
and furniture I wish sold and the proceeds paid over to my son
REDMON. I appoint BENJAMIN WATKINS my Executor. Given
under my hand this 2nd day of July 1827.
s/John (x) Quinn
Wit: John W. Atkinson
John D. Watkins
In the name of God Amen:
I, Mosias Jones, of Pittsylvania county,
state of Virgina, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,
being sensible that I am near my latter end, do make and ordain this to
be my last will and testament. I resign my soul into the hands of
Almighty God who gave it, and my body to the earth, to be interred at
the discreation of my friends, with the sure and certain hope of the
resurrection to eternal life at the last day, and dispose of my worldly
goods in the manner and form following:
First, I do constitute and ordain Clement Nance
to be my executor, who is to get a lawful right and title to my land,
whereon I now live, and to sell and dispose thereof, to the best
advantage, out of which he must be paid for his trouble and expense.
Also I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Susanna Jones, Martha
Jones, Dianitia Jones, and my grand-daughter, Henrietta Jones, all the
balance of the price of the above mentioned land, to be equally divided
between them four.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth James, one
shilling Sterling. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Nance, one shilling Sterling. I also give
and bequeath to my daughter, Nancy Lee, one shilling Sterling. I also
give and bequeath to my daughter, Wilmith Massey, one shilling
Sterling. I also give and bequeath to my son, Buckner Jones, one
shilling Sterling. I also give and bequeath to Lydda Clarke, all my
houehold goods and kitchen furniture, to be by her possessed at my
In witness whereof I do hereby set my hand and affix my seal to this my
last will and testament, this eighteenth day of August, one thousand
seven hundred and ninety-six Mosias M. Jones, [L.S.]
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in the presence of
Probated October 17, 1796
WILL OF JOHN NANCE
(of Prince George Co, VA) In the Name
of God Amen I John NANCE being weak in
Body but of perfect mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last
Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imp.is. I give and
bequeath my soul to almighty God trusting in the Meritts and Passion of
my Beloved Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ for pardon and remission
of all my Sins in Genrale my Body to the Earth to be Decently Interred
my worldly Goods my Debts being first paid in manner & form
Item. I give to my son John NANCE my
Land excepting four years in the plantation I now live on to my son Richard and my wives [sic] Life in the said
plantation, then the said Land to my son John
and his heirs forever. If my son John NANCE
Demands any Estate of Mother Soakings to return in kind everything that
he has in hand of my Estate.
Item. I give my Loving wifeSarah NANCE
my best feather Bed, a pair of Sheets and Rugg, Lether Trunk and
wearing Cloaths. Item. I give to my Daughter Susan
my second best feather bed, sheet, blanket.
Item. I give to my Daughter Elizabeth
GREGORY One Shilling.
Item. I give to my Daughter Elin
WARPOLE One Shilling. Item. I give to my sonJohn
NANCE One Shilling.
Item. I give all the rest of my Estate within Doors and without to
my son Richard and my Daughter Dorothy to be Equally Divided.
I constitute and appoint my son Richard
and my Wife Executor and Executrix of this my Last Will and testament.
June the 9th 1716
Jno NANCE Signed sealed in presence of Wm Stainback Wm Epes
Francis Epes Att a Court held for the County of Pr. George on the
second Tuesday in November anno 1716 being the thirteenth day of the
said month - The above written last Will of John
NANCE was Exhibitted into Court by John
NANCE Junr. and the Executor and Ex.ix. named in the said Will
having personally appeared in Court and refused to accept of
Executorship the said John NANCE made Oath thereto and it being proved
by the (oaths of the) Several Witnesses thereto is Admitted to record
and upon the said John NANCE's giving Security according to Law it's
Ordered that a Certificate be granted him for Obtaining a Commission of
Administration with the said Will annexed. Test. Wm. Hamelin.
An Inventory and Appraisment of the Estate of John
NANCE Decd. Vizt. Feby the 8th 1716/17£.s.o
To 7 head of Cattle 6.4.0 To 4 Barrows 1.4.0
To 3 Sows, 4 Shoats and 5 piggs 1.6.0
To two horses 6.0.0 To one feather bed and furniture 6.5.0
To one Do. 4.3.0 To one Do. 4.7.0
To Six [?] Lea. Chairs 0.12.0
To two [?] and a Small Barrell of a [?] 2.3.0
To one Loom, warping Box, two Setts of Slay & harness, two [?] 1.2.0
To one Box Iron & two [?] old 0.3.0
To a parcel of woodenware 0.5.6
To a parcel of old Barrels 0.4.6
To two old Spinning wheels 0.4.0
To three Chests two trunks and a Box 1.6.0
To 1 Ivory Comb, 1 Horn Do., 1 Brush 0.1.6
To 1 Spice Mortar and old Iron pestle 0.1.0
To 1 old crosscutt Saw old file and [?] 0.1.6
To two old knives and an old Skimmer 0.0.6
To Spitts Iron & old wedges 0.9.6
To 30 l. pewter [?] 1.5.0 _____ 37.8.0
To 13 l. old pewter 0.9.0
To 1/2 a Doz. plates One tankerd 0.8.0
To one brass kettle 0.17.0 To one Iron pott 0.4.8
To Iron pott 0.18.2
To One pair of wooll cards, old Iron Candlestick 0.2.0
To 1 [?], 3 hooks, 1 old frying pan 0.7.0 To 4 hoes 1 Ax old 0.5.0
To 3 Sifters 1 bagg 0.3.0
To 1 Bible, 1 Psalter old 0.3.0 To Looking Glasses 1 Rasor 0.7.0
To a parcel of Earthenware 1 Bottel 0.7.6 To 1 Iron Kettle 0.3.0
To a Small parcel of Taned Leather 0.4.0
To 1 old Violin, one Sickle 0.5.6 To 12 l. Shott 0.3.0
To 1 pr. of old Stillyards and Sword 0.3.0
To 1 old Table 1 Ozenbrigy Tablecloth 1 Napkin 1 Cotten Towel 1 [?]
To 1 old Duffel Coat 1 pr. of old Lea. Breeches 1 pr. of Ozen do. 1
pair of worsted stockings 1 Waistcoat cloth 1 pr. of shoes 0.16.0
To 10 Barrels of Corn 4.0.0
To 4 Barrows 1 Sow 5 piggs 1.10.0 _______ Brot. ov. 37.8.0
his } Nathaniel N Tatum } marke } Edward Epes } John Lewis }
being the Appraisers Sworn before me Lewis Greens. Att a Court held for
Prince George County on the Second Tuesday in February being the
twelfth Day of the Month Anno Dom 1716 John NANCE
Adm. with the Will Annexed of John NANCE
Decd. returned into Court the above written inventory and appraisal of
the said Decd. Estate upon Oath and by order of the Court the same is
truly recorded. Test. Wm.Hamelin
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