Louisa County, Va. Probate Records

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Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 137, David Hamilton, Type: Sett, Date: 11-Nov-1771
Bond Sarah (x) Hamilton, Thos. Johnson and David Harris to administer the estate of David Hamilton, dec'd. 11 Nov 1771.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 150, Drury Pulliam, Type: Appt, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 162, John Davis, Type: Will, Date: 12-Apr-1773
(Submitted by Janelle Swearingen, Bixby, OK) In the name of God amen I John Davis of Trinity Parish in Louisa County being Perfect sence and sound Memory do make constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as Follows: Item I lend to my Beloved Wife Susana Davis three Negroes Named Abraham, Charles and Peter and also the house and plantation whereon I now live and two Feather Beds and one horse and Saddle and Bridle and half my other Moveable Estate during her Natural Live. Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Samuel Davis Two hundred and nine acres of land which already laid off to him. I give to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and Bequeath to my son Micajah Davis two hundred and Ten acres of Land beginning at Samuel Davis Corner on the Road and Along that line to Netherlands Line and along Netherlands Line to Blased White Oak Sapling near a Branch by the path side that leads to Samuel Raglands Quarter and then cross the Branch and Run up the Branch close to it and keep the course of the Branch to the Backline and along the Backline to Make up his compliment to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son William Davis one young mare Saddle and Bridle and one Leather Feather Bead and Furniture and two hundred acres of land adjoining Micajah Davis from the Creek line to the Back Line to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and Bequeath to my son Dickey Davis two hundred acres of land more or less Including the plantation whereon I now live after my son Williams two hundred is laid off and one Feather Bed and Furniture and one horse colt Saddle and Bridle to him and his heirs and assigns Forever, I also give and Bequeath to my two sons Micajah and William Davis one Hundred acres of land more or less on the North side of the Road lying in the North Fork of Poore Creek to be Equally Divided between them. To them and their Heirs and Assigns forever, Item I give and Bequeathe unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bradley Twenty Shillings To her her Heirs and Assigns forever I also lend to my Daughter Elizabeth Bradley the third of what Negoes is alive at the Death of my Beloved wife and after the Decease of my Daughter Elizabeth Brandley to be Equally Divided amonst her children that are then Liveinge To them their heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Anne Barnett the third part of what Negroes are alive at the death of my beloved wife to her, her Heirs and assigns forever; Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Mary Smith the third part of what Negroes are Alive at the death of my beloved wife to her her heirs and assigns forever & the Rest of my Estate what is not already given is to be Equally divided amongst my six Children viz Anne Barnett, Mary Smith, Samuel Davis, Micajah Davis, William Davis and Dickey Davis given to them and their Heirs and assigns forever. Item if either of my two youngest sons William or Dickey Davis should Die before they come to Lawfull age or have any Lawful Issue then the part of my Estate alloted them be Equally divided amongst the rest of my children them their heirs and assigns forever; Lastly I appoint constitute and ordain my beloved wife Susana Davis my son Samuel Davis and my son Micajah Davis to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking and makeing void all other wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do confirm this to be my last will and Testament in Testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of the Eighth month one thousand seven hundred and Seventy two. Signed, Sealed and published in Presence of us James Johnson, Lucy Johnson and Richard Bloxsom. John Davis {Seal} p. 165 At a Court for Louisa County April the 12th 1773. This Will and Testament [of John Davis] was this day in open court proved by the affirmation of James Johnson Lucy Johnson and Richard Bloxsom (Quakers) and by the court ord to be recorded. Test. John Nelson Clerk Know all men by these presents that we Susanna Davis Saml Davis Micajah Davis John Medlock and William Ragland Junr are held and firmly bound Robert Anderson the first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Louisa County for and in Behalf and the use and Behalf of the Justices of the sd County and their successors In the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to the sd. Robert Anderson his executors administors and assigns to the which payment well and Truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly and Severally Firmly by these Presents Sealed with our seals Dated this twelfth day of Aprill & Anno Domini 1773.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 180, Mary Waddy, Type: Will, Date: 13-Dec-1773
of Louisa, brother John Waddy have as much of my estate as I had from my grandfather Waddy as will make him equal with my other brothers and sisters as if my fathers estate were equally divided among them; sisters Frances, Elizabeth, and Ann Waddy. Written 27 Nov 1773, Rec: 13 Dec 1773; Adm: John Waddy; wit: Samuel Richardson, Molly Street

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 184, Benjamin Clark, Type: Sett, Date: 14-Feb-1773
Appraisement of estate of Benjamin Clark. Dated 27 Oct 1773. Amt.: 58 Lb. 2 6. Signed: William Meriwether, Richard Phillips, Jr. George Meriwether, Rcd. 14 Feb 1773

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 190, Joseph Clark, Type: Will, Date: 11-Jul-1774
Will of Joseph Clark. sons: Beverly, Benj. Daus: Lucy Crew, Sarah Clark, Mildred Clark, Agnes Clark, Elizabeth Clark. To my sons Beverly and Benjamin Clark land in North Carolina on the south side of the P.D. River equally. to my wife Mary Clark 400 acres, plantation I now live on for life, then to my daus. . To my dau. Mary Green 100 acres on the Miry Branch, joining William and Elizabeth Meriwether's land. Exors: wife and sons Beverly and Benjamin. Dated 3 Oct 1772 sig. Joseph Clark. Wit: Richd. Phillips, Junr., William Trice, Benjamin Mosby. Rcd. 11 Jul 1774.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 191, Joseph Clark, Type: Sett, Date: 11-Jul-1774
Bond of Beverly Clark, Exor. of estate of Joseph Clark. Sec: Richard Phillips, Jr., Benj Mosby, Amt. 1500 Lb. Dated and red. 11 Jul 1774. signed Beverly Clark, R. Phillips, Junr., Benja Mosby.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 198, Robert Yancey, Type: Will, Date: 10-Oct-1774
Will of Robert Yancey, wife Anne, my two brothers Charles and Jeremiah Yancey. Wife's brothers the Crawfords. Exors. brother Charles Yancey, John Bullock and Nathaniel Anderson. Dated 16 Mar 1774. Sig. Robert Yancey. Witnesses Nathl. Pope, Joan Pope, Temperance Hix. Rec. 10 Oct 1774. Last will and testament by Rev. Robert Yancey.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 198, John Chiles, Type: Will, Date: 10-Oct-1774
Written 27 Aug 1774; Recorded 10 Oct 1774 Louisa County, Trinity Parish; wife Sarah; to Jane Wright daughter of John Wright and Jane his wife; to William Martin son of Joseph Martin and Susannah his wife; to niece Olive Edwards daughter of Joseph Martin and Susannah his wife; to Mary Wright daughter of John Wright and Jane his wife. Executors Sarah Chiles, John Poindexter. Witnessed by Peter Mc? and Susannah Haley

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 202, Thomas Thomson, Type: Will, Date: 22-Apr-1774
Will of Thomas Thomson, Parish of Trinity. sons: Jeremiah, William, Richard, Nathan. Daus. Patience Clem, Ursley Ray, SUSANNA CLARK, Mourning Pryor, Elizabeth Nuby. to wife plantation known by name of Burford's etc. To my son Jeremiah Thomson land and plantation I now live on, situated on Beaver Creek, etc. To son William Thomson all land I have on Rockfish River in Co Amhusk. to Richard Thomason if he or his heirs appear and claim within ten years . Exors: son William Thomson, Thomas Johnsn, Jr. Dated 22 Apr 1774.Sig. Thomas Thomson (x) Wit: Thomas Puller, Margaret Thomason (X), Jeremiah Thornton. Rcd. 10 Oct 1774.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 212, Joseph Clark, Type: Sett, Date: 31-Oct-1774
Appraisement of estate of Joseph Clark, Dated 31 Oct 1774. Amt. 532Lb 15 11. Sig Nicholas Meriwether, Benjamin Mosby, Richd. Phillips. By Beverly Clarke, one of Exors. Rcd. 14 Nov 1774

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 237, Charles Dickinson, Type: Will, Date: 14-Oct-1776
Will Charles Dickinson of Louisa in perfect health, to wife Sarah Dickenson all estate during her natural life, at her death 1/2 of estate to be sold anD1/2 to her heirs. Proceeds of the 1/2 to be sold to Thomas Dickenson and Charles Dickenson sons of my brother Thomas Dickenson and to Thomas Pystor son of my sister Agatha Pystor. Edward Jones and my brother Thomas Dickenson to be executors 10 Jul 1773. Sig. Charles Dickenson. wit. Sarah Dickenson (X), Obediah Hensley (X), Ann Hambleton (X) and William Poindexter. Recorded 14 Oct 1776. Administration given to Sarah Dickenson and Benj. Cook.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 239, James Tate, Type: will, Date: 11-Nov-1776
Louisa county, to grandson John Tate, son of Uriah Tate, all the land I bought of my brother Nathan also the land I bought of Walter Goldsmith; if John dies then sell land and divide between his two sisters Anne and Agness; to my grandson James, son of James, all the land I bought of Francis Hester? If James dies with no heirs then equally divided between Zimry Tate's three sons to wit (Miafrdo/Mafdo?), Thomas and Zimmy; son-in-law Enos Tate all the land given me by my father, if no heirs, then to my brother Enos Tate's son Robert Tate; wife Abagail, sons Uriah, James, dau's: Cicely Gardner, Elizabeth Tate, Abagail Tate, Margaret Tate; divided among all my grandchildren and Ciceley Gardner, Charles Hester excepted …. Equally divided between my brother John Tate's daughters; administrator friends William Gardner, Enos Tate; written 17 Oct.1776; recorded 11 Nov.1776; witness Zimry Tate, Peter Schooler, Charles Daniel Jr., John Gardner

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 243, John Bunch, Type: Will, Date: 13-Jan-1777
Will of John Bunch of Louisa. To my sister Lucressha? Meridith £15. To Nanny Bunch daughter of Wm. Bunch £10. Remainder of estate to be equally divided between my three brothers Samuel, David, and James Bunch and appoint my three brothers Samuel, David and James Bunch admors. Sig. John Bunch. Wit. Charles Moorman, George Bibb, Micajah Davis. Recorded 13 Jan 1777

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 244, John Moore, Type: Will, Date: 27-Jul-1777
John Clark, Richard Anderson of Charlottesville, John Henderson, Jr. Tucker Woodson, John Harvie, John Moore and Geo Meriwether with wife exors of Will of John Moore. dated 27 Jul 1777 rcd. 13 Oct 1777.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 250, William Snelson, Type: will, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 257, William Snelson, Type: exor bond, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 261, James Bickley, Type: Will, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 267, John Waddy, Type: Will, Date: 14-Oct-1776
of Louisa, Whereas Samuel Cobb, late father of my wife Jane, devised to her 710 acres in Bedford County, near a mountain called [Nabusines?] to my wife; to son Samuel land where I now live; appoint friends Waddy Thompson of Louisa, John Lewis of Spotsylvania, and Nelson Thomas of Hanover as Exor's. written 22 Dec 1775; wit: Judith Cobb, G. Johnson Then Amended 22 Dec 1775; Brother samuel, sisters Ann, Frances, Elizabeth; land mentioned in my grandfather Anthony Waddy's will. Recorded 14 Oct 1776

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 272, David Bunch, Type: Will, Date: 14-Oct-1776
Will of David Bunch of Trinity Parish, Louisa co. diseased, debts to be paid. To wife Mary Bunch 1 side saddle, during her life or widowhood tract of land whereon I now live with all my household furniture. To my daughter Jene Bunch £10 after death of wife. To daughter Mary Bunch £10 to be raised as above. To my daughter Lucreasea Bunch £10 to be raised in same manner. To my daughter Winney Bunch £10 to be raised as above. To son Joseph Bunch 60 acres being tract whereon I formerly lived on both sides Hudson's Creek joining Charles Moorman, James Bunch, James Watson and Pouncey Bunch. To my son David Bunch one horse branded on the near buttock B also 50 acres on the north side of the Creek called Sycomore Fork adj. sd. Creek, Travelers Road. To my son Anthony Bunch the colt of the bay are now with foal. also 55 acres on north side Sycomare Fork adj. sd. Creek. To son Thomas Bunch 71 acres adj. Camp Creek. provided he shall pay his brother David Bunch £8 when my youngest son come of age. To son Nathl. Bunch 71 acres on south side Sycamore Fork provided he shall pay unto his brother Anthony Bunch £8 when my youngest son comes of age. To son Paul Bunch 74 acres on which my mansion house stands adj Camp Creek, Sychamo

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 286, John Hickerson, Type: Sett, Date: 11-Dec-1775
Bond of John Hickerson, Admr. of estate of John Hickerson, Sec. William Hughes. amt. £ 500; Dated and recorded 11 Dec 1775. signed John Higgason, William Hughes.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 293, John Diggs, Type: Bond, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 300, James Robinson, Type: Sett, Date: 10-Mar-1777
Judith Robinson, Zachariah Sharkelford and Thomas Woodfolk bound unto Thomas Johnson, Gent. £500. Judith administrator of estate of James Robinson, dec'd. Rec. 10 Mar 1777.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 301, William Johnson, Type: Will, Date: 13-Oct-1777
Bond of Elizabeth Johnson, Richard Anderson and James Dabney bound unto Robert Anderson first Justice of the Peace of Louisa Co. ?10,000 curr. money of Va. Elizabeth Johnson to make inventory of William Johnson, dec'd. If a will is found to exhibit it Rec. 13 Oct. 1777.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 303, James Robinson, Type: Sett, Date:  
Inventory of estate of James Robinson, dec'd. 1777 £538.11.8 by William Harris, John Bibb, Thomas Graves.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 306, Cindy's Duke, Type: Will, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 310, Gilbert Gibson, Type: Acct, Date: 13-Jul-1763
Account of sale of Gilbert Gibson dec'd. 13 Jul 1763 David Ross one bed 2# 3s David Ross one trunk 0# 5s David Ross total due 2# 8s

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 339, Francis Waddy, Type: Will, Date: 10-Aug-1778
St. Martins Parrish, Hanover Co.; brother Samuel, sister Ann & Elizabeth; part of my sister Mary's estate; written 30 Sep 1777, Rec. 10 Aug 1778; wit: Charles Thompson, John Winston

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 348, John Haley, Type: Sett, Date: 14-Sep-1778
Appraisement of estate of John Haley. by Benjamin Mosby, John Dykes, Isaac Clarke. Rcd. 14 Sep 1778.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 366, John Marshall, Type: Sett, Date: 13-Mar-1780
a Inquisition 28 Jan 1780 At dwelling house of John Marshall, dec'd. before Wm. Hughes of Louisa Co. Escheator by John Crutchfield, Saml. Cole, Wm. Garrett, Jos Watkins, Nathan Harris, Thos. Bond, John Lane, Chas. Steward, Thos. Terrell, Isham Watkins, Robt. Barrett, Robt. Goodwin, Pewit Hix, Richd. Swift, James Terry, James Nuckolds, Fredk. Harris, Jr. Escheated estate of John Marshall, who left no heir at law in this state. Rec. 13 Mar 1780.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 373, William Gooch, Type: Will, Date: 11-Dec-1780
Written 13 Oct 1780; Recorded 11 Dec 1780 Wife Luvinah [Lovina], daughters Mary, Jamimah and Salley, father Rowland. Executors Luvinah Gooch, Rowland Gooch, John Poindexter. Witnessed by William White, Unity Gooch, John Gooch.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 373, William Gooch, Type: Will, Date: 11-Dec-1780
Will of William Gooch. to my wife Lavinah, all for life. Three children Mary, Jeremiah and Sally. Exors. Wife Luvianh Gooch, father Rowland Gooch, John Poindexter. Dated 13 Oct 1780 Signed: William (X) Gooch. Wit: William White, Unity (x) Gooch, John Gooch. Recorded 11 Dec 1780.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 374, William Gooch, Type: Sett, Date: 11-Dec-1780
Bond of Lovina Gooch, Rowland Gooch and John Poindexter, Exors of estate of William Gooch. Amt. 50,000 Lb. Dated and recorded 11 Dec 1780 Signed Lovina (x) Gooch, Rowland Gooch, William Lipscomb, Thomas Gooch.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 379, Pouncy Anderson, Type: Will, Date: 13-Aug-1781
Will of Pouncy Anderson of St. Martins Parish, debts to be paid. To beloved wife Elizabeth Anderson during widowhood plantation whereon I live cont. 400 acres Negro Selina and her 8 children. to son Richard Anderson 1/3 part, to son Michael 1/3 part and remainder to be equally divided among children of my daughter Judith Dabney. To wife Elizabeth slaves Paul, Tom, Judith and her 4 children, Nanny, Sam, Richard and Walter. To beloved granddaughter Mary Anderson daughter of Richard and Mary Anderson Negro Lucy; to beloved Judith Anderson dau. of Richard and Mary Anderson Negro Isaac; to grandson Richard son of Richard and Mary mulatto Abraham; to granddau. Christian Anderson dau. Richard and Mary Anderson Negro Billy; to granddau. Jane Anderson daughter of Richard and Mary Anderson Negro Lilly, to grandson Thomas Meriwether Anderson son of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Doll; to granddau. Ann Anderson dau. of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Sebina; to grandson Pouncy Anderson son of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Dilcy; to grandson Reuben Anderson son of Michael and Mary Anderson Negro Betty; to grandson William Anderson son of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Adam; to grandson Edmond Anderson so of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Morning; to grandson Richard Anderson son of Michael and Sarah Anderson Negro Hannah; to granddau. Elizabeth Johnson daughter of James and Judith Dabney Negro Molly, Isham, Morning and Moses, Doll; to granddau. Cecily Dabney dau. James and Judith Dabney Negro Mildred and child; to granddau Ann Anderson Dabney daughter of James and Judith Dabney Negro Nancy, to grandson William Dabney son of James and Judith Dabney Negro Richard; to granddaughter Mary Dabney daughter of James and Judith Dabney Negro Lucy; to granddaughter Charity Dabney dau. of James and Judith Dabney Negro Sukey. To son Richard Anderson Negro Jack and Judith, Ned and Hannah. To son Michael Anderson Negro smiths David and Will and smiths tools. To Michael after wife's death tract of land on south side Pamunkey river. To dau. Judith Dabney tract I purchased of Owen Dabney on Taylor's Creek cont. 260 acres and Negroes Great Nanny, Pos, Bartos, Adam. to great granddaughter Ann Anderson Johnson daughter Christopher and Elizabeth Johnson Negro Peter. To grandson Richardson Anderson son of Michael and Sarah Anderson tract of land I purchased of Daniel Henderson 180 acres. Remainder of Negroes divided in 3 equal parts to son Richard Anderson, son Michael Anderson and daughter Judith Dabney. Exors wife and Elizabeth Anderson, son Richard and Michael and son in law James Dabney. 24 Jan. 1781. wit. Nathan Sims, Mary Sims, Samuel Dabney. Sig. Pouncey Anderson Rec. 13 Aug. 1781

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 386, Love Statham, Type: Will, Date: 12-Aug-1781
Will Love Statham, of Louisa Co, Trinity Par., to beloved wife, Negro Phillis and remainder of estate during her life, to dau. Jane Haley 100 acres on branch below house she now lives, Garth's line, Hunters, Horsepen Creek; to son in law Stephen Hunter 125 acres already laid off to him; To Grandson Wm. Dabney Statham till he comes of age, Negro Jack, if he dies Negro Jack to grandson Cornelius Humphrey; To daughter Sarah Humphrey Negro Beck; at wife's death estate equally divided amongst children viz Elizabeth Hardwick, John Statham, Ann Eastham; and To Jane Haley equal portions of personal estate only as she has been willed land. To Sarah equal part of land only, to son Charles Statham, to children of my dearest daughter Mary Hunter, to the child of my dearest daughter Mildred Humphrey by name Martha Humphrey; sons John and Charles Statham exors and wife Martha executrix. 14 Sep 1781. Sig. Love Statham (x) wit. John Garth (+), David Sheppard Jur., Elizabeth Garth (+). Rec. 12 Aug 1781 Louisa Court. Martha Statham appointed executrix, Court 10 Dec 1781 John Statham and Charles Statham executors. Bond 15 hundred thousand pounds (sic)

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 392, David Anderson, Type: Will, Date: 01-Nov-1782
Submitted by Ray Anderson (adunits@pair.com) In the name of God Amon. I David Anderson of the County of Louisa and the Parish of Trinity being very sick and weak but of a sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testiment in manner and form following. I commend my soul into the hands of merciful Redeemer who gave it my body. To enter at the discretion of my Exors., hereafter named and as to worldly goods with which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me. I give as followeth. Item – I lend to my beloved wife Judith Anderson my whole estate both real and personal during her natural life in order to enable her to support and bring up my children. Item – My will and desire is that after the death of my wife that my land be equally divided between my following, four sons John. Charles Archilus & David at the discretion of my Exors. Which sd. part so I laid of I give to my sons to them and their heirs forever. Item – I give and bequeath to each of my sons as named above at the death of my wife one cow and calf & one sow and pig to be delivered to them by any Exors. Item - My will and desire is that as my daughters come of age or marries that my whole estate which I have lent my wife (except the land given my sons) be valued by my Exors., and that one fifth part be delivered to her and to the next that shall come of age or shall marry a fourth and so on to the last, all which parts I give to sd. daughters. Item - My will and desire in that the part remaining in the possession of my wife at her death be equally divided between my four daughters Mary, Sarah Susannah and Elizabeth. Item - I do constitute and appoint Capt. Joseph Shelton and Perrin Farrar Exors. to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. Signed and acknowledged before us David Anderson (seal) her Elizabeth x Johnson mark Elizabeth Johnson Mary Lacy Judith Anderson widow made Exor. At a court held for Louisa County on Monday ye 8th day of October 1781. This will was this day exhibited in open court and proved by the oaths of Elizabeth Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson two of the witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be certified and at a court held for this County at Louisa the 12th day of November 1781 Joseph Shelton and Perrin Farrar who were left Exor. To this this day certified under their hands that did not think it proper to qualify as Exors. to the will. Therefore on the motion of Judith Anderson widow to the ad. David Administration is granted her with the will annexed who to the oath of an Administratrix and entered into bond according to law. An Appraisement of the Estate of David ANDERSON. dec'd. One Negro Man, Sam 125 pds. & one Negro Wench 30 pds. ---------155.00 One Negro Boy 75 pds. 16 cattle 44 pds. & 20 hogs 12 pds.------131.00 One horse - 1 of one mare and colt 6 pds.; 5 sheep 50/ ----------9.00 Corn 9 pds..fodder 30/. tobacco 60/. flax 2 of cotton 75/ ------18.5 Bacon 83/4. womans saddle 60/. mans Do. 35/ ------------------8.18.4 3 beds 15 pds. Pewter /54. spinning wheel 35/ ------------------19.9 1 Table 40/. 2 x leged Do. 4/ . cart and wheels 18/ ----------3.2.0 1 broken wheels 10/. horse harnis 5/6 -----------------------0.15.6 Jug & bottles 6/. flask 1/3, 2 Ticklers 2/. lott of books 15/--1.4.3 2 pocket books 3/. 1 slay 4/6. loons 5/. spun flax 1/3 -------0.13.9 7 chairs 20/. spun cotton 7/6, 11 yrs. cloth warped 9/--------1.15.6 Box iron Vs 15/.l oz. beef fatt 15/ Can of Rasors 5/ ------------1.15 2 balls 6/. gun 10/. look'n glass 5/. lott of leather 1O/ ------ 1.11 Fire Tongs 5/. 2 chests 5/. 3pales & tub 7/6-------------------.17.6 Travs 5/. 3 small piggns 3/. 2 broken potts 5/--------------------.13 Sifter 2/6. Old barroils 12/6. 3 axes 18/. frying pan 4/---------1.17 Old iron 22/6. Trow 2/6. Coopers & Cargenters Tools 20/ ---------2.5 Lott small tools 20/. Knives and Forks 7/6. Cards 4/----------1.11.6 2 Grub'n Hoes 2/. 1 Grindstone 7/6 --------------------------- .15.6 360.8.10 In Obedience to an order of Court have appraised the above estate witness our hands this 9th day of Feb. 1782. Sam'l. Dabney Thos. Shelton Will. Terrell At a Court held at the Courthouse of Louisa County July 14th 1782 This inventory and appraisement of the estate of David Anderson Deceased was this day in open Court returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste. John Nelson. Ck. Administration Bond of Judith ANDERSON for the estate of David ANDERSON November 12. 1781. Therefore on the motion of Judith Anderson Widow to the sd. David. Administration is granted her with the will annexed who to the oath of Administratrix and entered into Bond according to law. Teste. Know all men by these presents that Judith Anderson, Robert Anderson and Zachariah Stanley are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Johnson Gent. the first justice in this Commission of the Peace for Louisa County for and in behalf and to the so_______ and behoof of the justices of the sd. County and their successors in the sum of two hundred thousand pounds to be paid to the sd. Thomas Johnson his Exors. . Admors.. and assigns To the which payment will and truly be made we bind ourselves and &very of us and every of our Heirs Exors. and Admors. jointly and severally firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our seals Dated this twelfth Day of November 1782. Ihe Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above Bound Judith Anderson Administratrix with the will Annexed of all the goods Chattels and Credits of David Anderson Dec'd. do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the sd. Dec'd. Which have or shall come to the hands Possession or knowledge of her the sd. Judith Anderson or into the hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for her and the same as made do Exhibit or Cause to be Exhibited into the County Court of Louisa at such time as she shall be Thereunto Required by the sd. Court and the Same Goods Chattels and Credits and all other goods Chattels and credits of the sd. Dec'd. at the time of his death which at any time after Shall come into the hands or possession of the sd. Judith Anderson or into the hands and possession of any other person or Persons for her do Will and Truly Administer according to law and Further do make a Just and true account of her Actings and Doings therein whom Thereto Required by the sd. Court and all Rest and Residue of the sd. Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the sd. Administrators Account The same being first Examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the time been shall Deliver and pay unto Such Person or Persons respectively as the sd. Justices by their Order or judgement shall Direct pursuant to the Laws in that Case made and Provided and if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the sd. Dec'd. and the Exor or Exors Therein Named do Exhibit the same unto the sd. Court Making Request to have it allowed and Approved Accordingly if the sd. Judith Anderson being Thereunto Required do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration Approbation of Such Testament being first had and made in the sd. Court Then This Obligation to be Void and of None Effect or Else to Remain in full Forward Her Sealed & Delivered ) Judith X Anderson Seal in the presence of ) mark ) Robert Anderson Seal Zachariah Stanley Seal

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 397, John Byars, Type: Will, Date: 11-Feb-1782
Submitted by Jan Morrison; Lancaster Co. Will Book 2, 1767-1783, Pgs 397-400 In the name of God Amen. I, John Byars, of Louisa County of Sound mind and Memory & Knowing that is appointed for all Men to die I do make and Order this as my last will & Testament. First I Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that Gave it & my Body to the Earth of which it is made and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleas’d God to Bless me With, I give & Dispose of the same in the Following manner. First, I lend to my beloved Wife my Estate both Real & personal During her life or Widowhood & Then to be Divided as Follows (to Wit) Each of my Sons & Daughters (to Wit) James Byars to have a Feather Bed & Furniture at the time he Comes to the Age of Twenty one Years or marries. Item. I give to Each of my Children hereafter named One Feather bed & Furniture & Each of them a saddle (to wit) John, Fleming, George, William, Salley, Anna, Jemima & Betsey Byars & my Wife being with Child whether it is a son or Daughter to have a Bed & Furniture & saddle & if any of my Children above Shall die before they come of age, then his heirs or their parts to be Equally Divided among the rest of their Brothers and Sisters & at the Death of my Wife my Will & Desire is that my Estate both Real and personal be Sold & Equally Divided among all my children (to Wit) James, John, Fleming, George, William Byars, Mary Smith, Jane, Matthews, Salley, Martha, Anna, Jemima & Betsey Byars & the son or Daughter my Wife is with child with {now known to be Rebecca} to have Equal part with the rest of my children & I do Appoint Elizabeth Byars, David Smith & Sharod Matthews my Exors. Of this my last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Day of June 1780 – Sign’d Seal’d & Aknowledged this § Jn’o Byars (Seal) My last will & Testament in presence of § Aaron Fontaine; Sam’l Cole; Fleming Thomasson; John Lea; Richard Thomasson; Char’s Wingfield At a Court held for Louisa County on Monday ye 11th of Feb’y 1782, This Will was this Day Exhibited in Open Court by Elizabeth Byars the Executrix therein Named who took the Oath of an Executrix and Entered into Bond According to Law and was proved by the Oaths of Aaron Fontaine, Richard Thomasson and Fleming Thomasson, three of the Witnesses thereto and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded. Teste Know all men by these Presents that we Elizabeth Byars, Garrett Minor, Robert Fleming Bibb & Nathan Smith are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Johnson, Gent’n, The first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Louisa County for and in behalf and to the Sole Use and behaaf of the Justices of the s’d County and their Successors in the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Current money to be paid to the s’d Thomas Johnson, his Exors, Admors and assigns To the Which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and Every of us our and Every of our Heirs Exors and Admors. Jointly and Severally Firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the Eleventh Day of Feb’y Anno Domini 1782. The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above Bound Elizabeth Byars Executrix of the last Will and Testament of John Byars Dec’d do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods chattils and credits of this Dec’d which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the s’d Elizabeth Byars or into the hands and Possession of any other person or Persons for her and the same so made do Exhibit into the County Court of Louisa at Such time as She shall be thereunto Required by the s’d Court and the same Goods Chattels and Credits of the s’d Dec’d which at any time after shall come to the hands Possession or Knowledge of the s’d Elizabeth Byars or into the hands and Possession of any Other Person or persons for her do Well and Truly Administer According to Law and Further do make a true and Just account of her Actings and Doings therein when thereto Required by the s’d Court and also Shall Well and truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies Contained and Specified in the s’d Testament as far as the s’d Goods Chattels and Credits will Extend and the Law Shall Charge Then This Obligation to be Void and of none Effect or Else to Remain in full force and Virtue Sealed and Delivered § Elizabeth Byars X her mark In Presence of § Garritt Minor; Rob’t Flem’g Bibb; Nathan Smith At a Court held for Louisa Cty on Monday the 11th of Feb’y 1782 This Bond was this Day in Open Court Acknowledged and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 422, Love Statham, Type: Sett, Date: 10-Jun-1782
Appraisal of estate of Love Statham, Dec'd. by John Garth, Richard Phillips, R. F. Bibb, Richard Johnson #885 19s 13 p, 10 Jun 1782

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 432, Charles Moorman, Type: Will, Date: 12-Oct-1778
Will Charles Moorman Sons Robert, Thomas , Jas., Chas. Daughters Elizabeth Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Agnes Venable, Mary Taylor. to my son Robert all land in Albemarle Co. on Branches of Totear... north of Henry Woods Spring Branch from Scot's line... To my son Thomas remaining part of tract in Albemarle. county on Totear, 200 acres in Louisa county purchased of David Bunch, joins son James. to my son James 360 acres on camp Creek and Scymamore Fork, which I purchased of Charles Moorman and the other part of Richard Morris, also other things. to my three daughters: Elizabeth Johnson, Lucy Johnson and Agnes Venable, and the children of my daughter Judith Anthony, dec'd. 367 acres, part of land whereon I now live equally. to my wife 1/3 profits from mill for life. to my sons Thomas and James the other 2/3 profits of the mill with 8 acres in the north side of said mill and 10 acres forever. To my wife Mary. To my daughter Mary Taylor land I purchased for her to be her children's at her death, whereon she and her husband now live. Exors to be my two sons Charles and Robert Moorman, Christopher Johnson, John Pain and son Thomas. 2 Sept. 1778. Sig. Charles Moorman. Wit. James Bunch, Pouncy Bunch, David Bunch, Rec. 12 Oct. 1778.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 449, William Robinson, Type: Bond, Date: 09-Apr-1782
James Robinson, Wm. Phillips, Gent. and Lawrence Young bound unto Thomas Johnson, Gent. Justice 9 Apr 1782. James Robinson admor of William Robinson. Rec. 9 Apr 1782.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 451, Joseph Hopkins, Type: Will, Date: 20-Jun-1780
Will of Joseph HOPKINS, Jr. To son Lund HOPKIN's all land in aforesaid County (Louisa) 400 acres. Daughters: Susannah, Elizabeth and Sarah HOPKINS, a son Joseph HOPKINS and wife with child. Exors: wife Elizabeth HOPKINS and friend Anthony HADEN of Fluvanna Co., VA. Dated 20 Jun 1780. Signed Joseph HOPKINS, Jr. Rec'd 12 Aug 1782.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 451, Joseph Hopkins, Type: Will, Date: 12-Aug-1782
Will of Joseph Hopkins of Louisa; to son Lund Hopkins all of tract of land of 400 acres with appurtenances, to daughter, Susannah Hopkins, 1 negro girl named Violett if Susannah lives to marry and have a legal heir, otherwise to be equally divided amongst the surviving brothers and sisters; to son Joseph Hopkins negro boy George provided he lives to age 21; to daughter Elizabeth Hopkins negro Darby; to daughter Sarah Hoplins Boston; wife now pregnant and if child lives it is to receive all of moveable estate at age. If wife remains single she is to have all of estate, if she remarries the children shall have their legacies when they become of age boys 21 and girls 18. Administrator to be wife, Elizabeth Hopkins, and esteemed friend, Anthony Haden of Fluvanna Co. 20 Jun 1780. sig. Joseph Hoplins, Jr. Wit. David Allegree, Thomas Rowntree, John Forsee, Jr. Rec. 12 Aug 1782 Anthony Haden made bond for Admr.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 453, Collin Johnson, Type: Div, Date: 09-Mar-1782
Division of the estate of Collin Johnson 2nd Monday Feb. 1782 by John Boswell, Thomas Johnson (minor) and Robert Michie. To the widow 63 3/4 acres tract whereon sd. Collins dyed and Negroes Jane, Roger, chair tables etc. and money belonging to the estate in the hands of Capt James Barnett. To William Braurn and his wife Mary 26 acres and Negro Agger and money. To Mr. Wm. Porter and his wife Sarah 65 ? acres of sd. tract and Negro Lucy and money. To Miss Nancy Johnson 45 acres of sd. tract and Negro Rose and money. [plat of division] March 9, 1782.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 453, Collins Johnson, Type: Div, Date: 09-Sep-1782
Division of estate of Collins Johnson . To widow 63 3/4 acres whereon Collins Johnson died and personal property. To William Bradburn and wife Mary 26 acres and personal property. To William Porter and wife Sarah 651/4 acres and personal property; to Miss Nancy Johnson 45 acres. Signed John Boswell, Thomas Johnson, minor, Robert Michie. Also plat made by John Michie. Dated 9 Mar 1782. Recorded 9 Sep 1782.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 455, Joseph Hopkins, Jr., Type: Sett, Date: 09-Sep-1782
Inventory of estate of Joseph Hopkins, Jr. dated 12 Aug 1782. Amt. £330-10-1. Signed Nathan Anderson, Johnson Row, John Row. Recorded 9 Sep 1782.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 456, Joseph Hopkins, Jr., Type: Inv, Date: 09-Sep-1782
Inventory of Joseph Hopkins, Jr., Dec'd. 12 Dec 1872 $330.10 by Nathan Anderson, Johnson Row, John Row. Rec. 9 Sep 1872

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 463, Samuel Waddy, Jr., Type: Will, Date: 08-May-1780
Will of Samuel Waddy, Junr., Parish of St. Martins. To my sister Ann Waddy, all my land in Louisa Co. in two separate tracts one given me by my mother and the other by my grandfather, Anthony Waddy, also my part of my sister, Frances Waddy's estate. If Ann dies without heirs of her body then to my nephew, Samuel Waddy. should he die without heirs to my Uncle William Craighill land given me by me mother. Exors: friends Nelson Thomson, William Waddy, Charles Thomason, Dated 3 Nov 1779. Signed Samuel Waddy. Wit: Nelson Thomson, John Higgason, Junr., Benjamin Higgason. Recorded 8 May 1780.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 463, Samuel Waddy, Jr., Type: Will, Date: 08-May-1780
St. Martins Parrish, Louisa County; Sister Ann two tracts, one given by my mother, other by my grandfather Anthony Waddy; sister Frances Waddy's estate; nephew Samuel Waddy; my uncle William Craighill; Admun: Nelson Thompson, William Waddy, Charles Thompson; written 2 Nov 1779; rec: 8 May 1780; wit: Nelson Thompson, John Higgason, Jr., Benjamin Higgason

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 472, Jolley Parrish., Type: Sett, Date: 12-May-1783
Bond of Henry Laurence, Exor of estate of Jolley Parrish. Sec. Benjamin Mosby, John Clark. Rcd. 12 May 1783.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 472, Henry Laurance, Type: Bond, Date: 12-May-1783
Bond of Henry Laurance exor. of Jolley Parish. Sec. Benj. Mosby, John Clark £3000. 12 May 1783. Signed Henry Laurance, Jno. Clarke, John Mosby.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 474, Samuel Bunch, Type: Will, Date: 09-Jun-1783
Will of Samuel Bunch; to my wife Mary Bunch all for life. To my son Samuel Bunch 125 acres with plantation whereon John More now lives. To my son George 200 acres upper tract whereon I now live with plantation whereon Benj. Phares formerly lived. To my son Judith Bunch 100 acres between Camp Creek and Creek called found Fork, that I purchased of Roger Thomason. To my dau. Mary Bunch 124 acres in Albemarle Co. in North Garden. Mentions sons James and John Bunch, and daus. Rebeccah Meredith and Ann Bunch. Exors. wife Mary Bunch, son Saml. Bunch and Saml. Richardson. 30 Jan 1782. Sig. Saml. Bunch. Recorded 9 Jun 1783.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 474, Samuel Bunch, Type: Will, Date: 09-Jun-1783
Will Samuel Bunch of Louisa, diseased body, debts to be paid. To wife Mary Bunch during her natural life or widowhood all my estate real and personal. To my son Saml. Bunch after wife's death or marriage 123 acres of land to be laid of with the plantation where John More now lives. To my son George Bunch after my wife's death or marriage 200 acres to be laid off on the upper part of the land whereon I now live with the plantation whereon Benjamin Harris formerly lived. To my Son Charles Bunch after wifes death or marriage 125 acres to be laid off with the plantation whereon I now live. To daughter Judith Bunch after wife's death or marriage 100 acres lying between Camp Creek and the Creek called New Found Fork which I purchased of Roger Thomson. to daughter Mary Bunch after wife's death or marriage 124 acres in Albemarle County in a place called the North Garden. To son James Bunch one bed and furniture after wife's death or marriage. To son John Bunch 5 shillings to be raised out of my estate. To my daughter Rebeccah Meridith 5 shillings. To daughter Ann Bunch 5 shillings. After wife's death or marriage to children Samuel Bunch, George Bunch, Charles Bunch, Judith Bunch, and Mary Bunch the remainder of my estate not before given to be equally divided. Wife Mary Bunch administrix and son Samuel. 30 Jan 1782. Sig. Saml. Bunch wit. Saml. Richardson, Wm. Payne, Rd. Morris. Proved by oaths of Samuel Richardson and William Payne and recorded 9 Jun 1783. Admins. bond Samuel Bunch, Pouncy Bunch and James Bunch bound unto Samuel Ragland Justice of the Peace for Louisa 9 Jun 1783 bond for Samuel Bunch to admins. estate of Samuel Bunch dec'd. wit. Wm. Winslow.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 489, Nathaniel Garland, Type: Will, Date:  
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 493, James Terry, Type: Will, Date: 01-Aug-1783
Recorded Aug 1783 Louisa County, wife Henretta; daughter Jane Bullock, to son Stephen my land on Indian creek (236 acres); ... divided amongst daughters Jane Bullock, Mary Terry, Henritta Nuckols, Anney Terry, Sarah Terry, Elizabeth Terry, Frances Terry, James Terry, William Terry, Barbary Terry, and Joseph Terry. To Jane a Negro named Crease, To daughter Henritta Nuckols a Negro named Hester, To wife Henritta Negros named Jack, Lucy, Amy, Tom, Sarah, and Di[??]. Executors are Robert Goodwin and James Nuckols.

Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 500, John Johnson, Type: Will, Date: 08-Sep-1783
Will John Johnson of Louisa being sick, all worldly goods to wife and children. To wife Elizabeth Johnson all my estate of any kind so long as my widow and then to children; Mary, William, Benjamin, Lewis, Elizabeth, James and John as they come of age or marriage equally. Friend John Sanders, Christopher Johnson and William Terrell to be exors. 27 Jan. 1783. wit. Thomas Gardner, Jesse Hoggard, William Gibson. Recorded 8 Sept. 1783.

Cty. Alb, Book: 3, Page: 16, Thomas Salmon, Type: Inv., Date: 01-Jan-1786
[No abstract was made.]

Cty. Lou, Book: 3, Page: 20, Zedekian Tate, Type: Will, Date: 13-Sep-1784
St. Martin's parish, Louisa county; mother Mary Tait, land devised by my father John Tate, deceased,; brothers Waddy, Zaphine Tate; sisters Sarah Street, Mary Snelson and Uphan Winston, niece Mary Anderson, children ofZacahereas Tate deceased; children of John Tate deceased; nephew John Tate Street and John Tate Winston; brother Zephriech Tate and Anthony Winston and William Terrell Executors; written 21 may 1784; recorded 13 Sept.1784; witness N. Thompson; Samuel Terrell, Samuel O. Pettus, Burnley Duke

Cty. Lou, Book: 3, Page: 21, Robert Yancey, Type: Sett, Date:  
Estate Robert Yancey Mar 1774 through Apr 1784 Charles Yancey exor.

Cty. Lou, Book: 3, Page: 46, Mary Cosby, Type:  , Date: 18-Feb-1785
Written 8 Jan 1785, Recorded 18 Feb 1785 Mentions daughter Jane Cosby as executrix, and husband David Cosby (deceased). Also found where Jane Cosby "desires not to be executrix of her mothers estate".

Cty. Lou, Book: 3, Page: 52, William Biggers, Type: Will, Date: 14-Feb-1785
William Biggers mentions wife Martha sons John, James; daughters Sarah Biggers, Mary Maddison, Elinor Terry; grandson William Biggers 3 years of schooling; then David, Macon; Witness John & Eleanor Tisdale; written 25 Oct 1870, recorded 14 Feb 1785.



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