|VA Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800|
King George Co., VA Deed Book 1 Abstracts (1721-1735)
By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
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Page 30 - Know all men . . I Katherine Fewell relect of Stephen Fewell Deceased do appoint John Farguson to be my lawfull Attorney to acknowledge my Right of Dower to tract containing 100 acres formerly in Richmond County but now in County of King George and sold by my Son Henry Fewell unto John Skinker as my appear by Deeds of Lease and Release dated 1st and 2nd April 1720 . . 2nd of November 1721.
Katherine [x] Fewell
Presence Thomas Steward, Charles Steward Junr.
3rd Nov 1721 . . Power of Attorney recorded.
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Pages 451-452 - Indenture 31st August 1727 between Joseph Strother & Jno. ffarguson both Vestreymen in Hanover Parish in County of King George of one part and Samuel Skinker Merchant of same of other part . . Whereas Sem Cox deced in his lifetime was seized of 92 acres in his Demesne as of 100 lying formerly in the north side of the Parish of St. Mary’s in Richmond County but now in ye Parish of Hanover in County of King George the said Sem Coxe . . did make his last Will and Testament . . dated 18th October 1710 & thereby did Will said land in form as followeth: that is to say (Item that in case . . Joseph Downing should happen to dey without aney Issue of his body lawfully begotten . . after decease of sd Ann his Mother I give . . all my lands to use & behoof of the north side of the Parish of St. Mary’s in County of Richmond to buy ornaments and other decent Utensils for the too churches therein as the minister & vestrymen of sd Parish for the time being shall limit and appoint and as there remain any of my land over & above ye Same . . then I give remainder over to minister & vestryment aforesaid to use of said Parish . . forever to be disposed of to such pious uses as they shall think fit) . . in same will did make Benjamin Desoreth & George Downing his Executors and Sam Coxe so dying . . Joseph Downing hath died without any Issue of his body lawfully begotten after the decease of Ann his Mother and as much as sd Ann; also deceased; and whereas Joseph Strother & John ffarguson by an order of the Vestry of Hanover Parish (which was at the time of making the sd will called Saint Mary’s Parish) . . all appointed to sell the sd land . . and whereas the 92 acres part of the land mentioned . . in consideration of sum of 2200 pounds of Tobacco paid by Samuel Skinker . . sell att tract of 92 acres commonly known by the name of the Glebe Land bounded on the west by the land of John Owens, on the north land of Wm. Bunbury, on the East with Patrick Hamricks land on the south by Kays Pattent . .
Presence Nicholas Porter, Benjamin Hensley Junr., John [x] Burn (Bourn)
1st Sep 1726 . . Deed recorded.
King George Co., VA Deed Abstracts (1753-1773)
Deed Book 4 (1753-1765)
Deed Book 5 (Partial) (1765-1773)
Poll List recorded 15 Dec 1755
By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
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Deed Book 4, pages 39-41 - Indenture made 7th December 1753 between Joshua Farguson of Parish Hanover and county King George and George Marshall of same . . for sum Eighty pounds curt. money of Virginia . . sold 130 acres of land . . 100 acres of which is the plantation where Joshua Farguson deceased Father of above said Joshua Farguson formerly lived adjoining the land of Capt. Joseph Murdock, the 30 acres lying on north side Reedy Swamp separate from the other and adjoining the land whereon Robert Tomkins now liveth . .
Presence Moses [x] Knighton, Robert [x] Tomkins, John Tompkins, Thos. Bowcock
At a court held 7th February 1754 . . Deed of Feoffment admitted to record.
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Deed Book 4, pages 567-570 - on Margin “Deld Apl 1767 to Jos: Jones” Indenture made 3 Dec 1764 between Daniel Riding county King George and Joseph Jones of Spotsylvania County . . Whereas Daniel Riding by virtue of his intermarriage with Elizabeth his wife is become possess’d of a parcel of land in county King George known by name of Moons and hath agreed to sell same to Joseph Jones. These Presents Therefore Witnesseth that Daniel Riding and Elizabeth his wife for sum One hundred pounds current money sold said parcel of land containing 260 acres bounded by River Rappahannock the land of the Honourable John Tayloe Esquire and the land of the late John Taliaferro deceas’d . .
Presence John Triplett, Will: Thornton, George Riding, John Riding, Danl. [x] Fitzhugh, James Farguson
At a court held 6 Dec 1764 . . Deed of Feoffment . . admitted to record.
George the Third . . to John Triplett, William Thornton & Samuel Skinner Gentlemen . . Whereas Daniel Riding and Elizabeth his wife have sold 260 acres of land to Joseph Jones . . and Elizabeth cannot conveniently travel . . receive her acknowledgment . . 1 Nov in fifth year of our Reign.
(No recording of commission shown.)
King George Co., VA Deed Abstracts (1773-1783)
Remainder of Deed Book 5 (1765-1783)
By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
[page 71 in book]
Pages 1216-1217 - This Indenture made the fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven between Daniel Lovell and Eliza: his Wife of the Parish of Camden in County of Pittsylvania of one part and Aaron Webb of Parish of Drisdale in County of Caroline of other part. Witnesseth that Daniel Lovell and Eliza: his Wife for sum of Fifty pounds current money of Virginia in hand paid by these presents doth bargain and sell until Aaron Webb & to his heirs all that parcel of land situate in Parish of Hanover and County of King George containing by estimation One hundred and fifty acres more or less and bounded, Beginning on the line of Moses Pitman, thence along the said Pitman’s line to lines of Capt. Samuel Oldham, thence along the lines of said Oldhams Land to the line of William Dodgin, thence along the lines of said Dodgin to the line of Daniel Riding, deced., thence along the said Ridings lines to the beginning: To have and to hold the land a premises unto Aaron Webb his heirs and Daniel Lovell & Eliza: his Wife for themselves their heirs doth agree with Aaron Webb his heirs that they will well and truly defend the land unto Aaron Webb his heirs against themselves and their heirs; In Witness whereof the said Daniel Lovell and Eliza: his Wife hath to this Indenture set their hands & seals the day month and year first before written.
Sign’d Seal’d and Deliver’d in the presence of
At a Court held for King George Co. 6 Feb 1777
This Indented Deed of Bargain and Sale from under the hands and seals of Danl: Lovell & Elizabeth Lovell to Aaron Webb with the Receipt thereon endorsed was presented into Court by the said Webb & proved by the Oaths of Wm: Riding, Moses Webb, Wm. Boon & Alex: Hansford and on the motion of the said Webb was ordered to be recorded.
Test Jos: Robinson, C.K.G.C.
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Pages 1223-1224 - To All People to whome these presents shall come, Know ye that I Mary Stone of County of King George in consideration of the natural affection and presents do give & grant unto John Farguson of same County, one Yoak of Steers and Cart now in use, two Cows & yearlings, one Desk and all my stock of Sheep, To have and to hold the above mentioned gods & chattels and I Mary Stone do & will warrant & forever defend the goods to John Farguson and his heirs. As Witness my hand & seal this 16th day of January 1776.
Mary (her [+] mark) Stone
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
John Richardson, & Mourning Richardson
At a Court held for King George County the 3rd day of October 1776
Mary Stones Deed of Gift to John Farguson was presented into Court by the said Farguson and proved by the Oaths of Jno: Richardson and Mourning Richardson and on the motion of the said John Farguson was ordered to be recorded.
Test Jos: Robinson, Cl Court
There are no Fergusons of any spelling listed in the index of King George Co., VA Deed Abstracts 1780-1787
King George Co., VA Inventory Abstracts (1745-1765)
By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
Unlike the Will Books in most VA counties, the Inventories, Estate Accounts and Estate Sales of King George Co. are not part of the Will Books (at least through 1780). The Inventories for the years 1721-1744 were found in a separate book. Brief Abstracts of these Inventories were Inventories were published as a part of the book “Will Abstracts of King George Co., VA, 1752-1780”. The Inventories, etc. for the years 1745-1765 are found in the first 283 pages of King George Co. Deed Book 6, 1745-1784. These Inventories, Estate Accounts and Estate Sales are published in this book.
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Pages 39-41 - The Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Joseph Armstrong, deceased (some items) . . .
Given our hands this 17 day of Feb 1748/9
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Pages 58-59 - The Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Josiah Farguson, deceased (some items). To 4 feather beds and furniture, cotton counterpain, 3 sheets, 10 yds Virginia Cloth, 15 yds Virginia Cotton, parcel of table linen & towels, 18 yds Negro cotton, Chest, small do., 38 pounds old pewter, ew pounds new ditto, 6 pounds old do., 2 ladles, flesh forks & 2 skimers, parcel of old Brass, ½ doz. Knives & forks, knot of drum line, old oval table, 7 old leather chairs, desk, Violin, 10 ½ yds of linen; 15 ½ yds of fine linen; one new pocket book; large Bible, some other old books, square table, 2 wheat sifters & parcel of old Rope, parcel old chair frames, 4 old wigs, old gun, 10 yds bed ticking; 3 butcher knives, 11 ells bro: linen, Silver Watch; pr. Silver Studs & pr. Silver buttons, pr. Woms. Shoe clasps & Christal in a Watch; parcel of steel buckles & tobo box; 2 pr. scales & weights, 1 hone & 3 razors; snuff box, 3 candlesticks, tin funnil, small trunk, 2 pr horse fleams, 34 lb cotton unpick’d, two pounds picked do., 6 old gimblets & 3 sheep skins drest., 2 old sifters and one search; 3 small deer skins & 1 sett shoemakers tools, 2 papers of Ink Powder, 2 Coker Nut shells tipt with Silver; parcel earthen ware & 3 drinking glasses, crewet & 2 large drinking glasses. 5 ½ lb coarse yarn, 1 ½ lb stocking yarn, candle box & lanthorn, old sword, box iron & heaters, one fire tongs & shovel; old looking glass, pr shears, old wig, 4 earthen pots, 4 earthen juggs, 3 pots of hogs fat, 2 earthen pots, 30 galls. Vinegar, 8 sides of leather, 4 cyder casks, 3 pot racks, pr hand irons, spit chaffing dish, pr wool cards, frying pan & sping wheel; 3 iron pots & hooks, 4 ps earthen ware; 2 brass cocks, brass kettle, 2 runlets, 2 small casks. Bacon weighing 400 lb., 75 lb midlings, 45 lb dry Beef, iron pestle, 30 lb Tallow, case of bottles, pr new pumps, new clock, 6 shirts, 3 neck cloths, 3 handkerchiefs, pr shoes, 8 pr old stockings, parcel of tailors thread, 11 spoons, 2 hatts, parcel of small nails, 16 lb sugar; old suit of summer cloaths, Great Coat, suit of winter Cloaths, pr stirrup leathers, parcel old shoes, pr old boots, small box, suit of woms waring cloaths, double gown, grey mare, gray horse, 4 raw hides, curb bridle, auguers, hand saw & drawing knife, 44 head young hoggs, 19 head cattle, horse, ditto, young mare, 21 head of old sheep; 9 lambs; old cart, grindstone, pr small mill stones broke, 3 tobacco hogsheads, 5 hives of Bees, broad ax, 10 bushel Beans, 4 Inspectors Notes Nt with casks, a parcel of transfer Notes, 3 hogsheads of Oyster Shells, a small oval table.
At a Court held for King George Co. on Friday June the 1st 1750
The Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Josiah Farguson, deceased, was returned into Court and admitted to Record.
Copa: Test Harry Turner, C. C.
King George Co., VA Will Abstracts (1752-1780)
King George Co. Will Book 1 (1752-1780) Includes
Abstracts of Book of Inventories (1721-1744) Annotated
with names of Testators from Will Book A-1 (1721-1752)
dates will made & recorded
By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
Inventories 1721-1744 - Annotated with Will Information from Will Book A-1 1721-1752
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Pages 12-14 - Inventory and appraisement of John Anderson deced . . items valued and totaled £46.9.1½ . .made by appraisers William [x] Pitman, Joshua [x] Farguson, Robert Rankins . .
At a court held 2nd Mar 1721  . . William Brown Executor of the last will and testament of John Anderson deced presented this inventory . . and is admitted to record.
John Anderson of Hanover Parish in King George Co. made his will on the second day of Nov 1721. Presented into court 1 Dec 1721 and admitted to record
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Pages 38-41 - We the Subscribers have appraised the Estate of Frans. Jett deced in money that was brought to our view . . items valued and totaled, £114.11.2 . . includes one negro woman, boy and child appraised to £47.9.0 . . made by appraisers Josa. Farguson, Jno. Plaile, Jos. Ammon . .
At a court held 5 Jun 1724 . . Eliza. Jett returned this inventory of the Estate of Frans. Jett . . and was ordered to be recorded.
Bond of Elizabeth Jett in the sum of 200 pounds dated 8 Feb 1723 . Bondsmen Richard Tutt, John Gilbert.
Pages 42-43 - We the Subscribers being first sworn by Saml. Skinker Gent. . . have appraised in money all the Estate of Willm. Bridges deced as was presented to our view . . items valued and totaled, £45.12.2 . . August 14th 1724 . . made by appraisers Jno. Farguson, Richd. Ellkins, Henry [x] Gallop . .
At a court held 5 Sep 1724 . . Ann Bridges returned this inventory of the estate of William Bridges deceased . . and was ordered to be recorded.
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Pages 45-46 - We whose names are under written being first sworn before Joseph Strother, Gent. have appraised all the Estate of Patrick Maggee deced as was presented to our view . . items valued and totaled, £58.4.3 . . made by appraisers John Farguson, Richard Ellkins, Henry [x] Gollop . .
At a court held 2 Apr 1725 . . Elizabeth Magee returned this inventory of Patrick Magee . . and was ordered to be recorded.
Patrick Magee of Hanover Parish in King George Co. made his will 21 Jan 1724/5. Wife is Elizabeth Maggee. Presented into court 5 Feb 1724  and admitted to record.
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Pages 94-95 - Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Dinwiddie Gent. decd . . items valued but not totaled . . includes one writing desk, two old tablets, old money scales, two negro women, one boy and one girl, parcel of old silver . . . February 1st 1726  appraised by John Forguson, Richd. Bryan, Jereh. Bronaugh . .
At a court held 3 Feb 1726  . . Rose Dinwiddie returned this inventory of the Estate of John Dinwiddie Gent. deced which was ordered to be recorded.
Bond of John Fitzhugh and Rose Dinwiddie in the sum of 2000 pounds Sterling dated 9 Dec 1726.
John Dinwiddie of King George Co. Merchant made his will on 21 Aug 1724 at time he was intending a voyage to Glasgow. Presented into court 2 Sep 1726 by Rose Dinwiddie (his wife) . . Jeremiah Bronaugh refusing . . and was admitted to record.
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Page 101 - Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Prince deced . . items valued and totaled, £104.10.10½ . . includes one negro man and woman; parcel of old newspapers; suit of Druggett cloaths, one beaver hatt; an old portmantua; 12,00 pounds of Tobacco bought by the Parish . . made by appraisers Jeremiah Bronaugh, John Forguson, John Diskin . .
At a court held 6 Jul 1727 . . Saml. Skinner Gent. returned inventory of the Estate of John Prince Clerk deced which was ordered to be recorded.
John Prince of King George Co. and parish of Hanover made his will 21 Aug 1726. Presented into court 7 Oct 1726 by Saml. Skinker Gent. and admitted to record.
Pages 102-104 - Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Dinwiddie Deced . . items valued and totaled, £218.9.0 . . includes one negro woman, one old negro woman, one negro girl, one negro boy, one negro mad (appraised to £99.0.0) . . made by appraisers John Farguson, Richd. Bryan, Wm. [x] Procktor . .
At a court held 1 Sep 1727 . . Jeremiah Bronaugh returned this inventory which was ordered to be recorded.
Bond of Jeremiah Bronaugh Junr. (who intermarried with Rose Dinwiddie before 1731) in the sum of 1000 pounds Sterling dated 4 Aug 1727. Bondsmen Jeremiah Bronaugh Senr., John Ambrose. Jeremiah Bronaugh Junr. Administrator with the will annexed of the Estate of John Dinwiddie deced . .
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Page 109 - Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Jno. Dinwiddie Gent. Deced . . items valued and totaled £9.2.1 . . made 27 Jan 1727 by appraisers John Farguson, Richd. Bryan . .
At a court held 1 Mar 1727 . . Jeremiah Bronaugh returned this additional inventory and was ordered to be recorded.
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Page 120 - Inventory and appraisement of David Caldwalls estate . . items valued and totalled, £5.6.6 . . made by appraisers John Farguson, John Diskin, John [x] Owens . .
At a court held 4 Apr 1729 . . inventory returned and ordered to be recorded.
Bond of James Jones administrator of David Caldwell deceased in the sum of 20 pounds dated 7 Mar 1728 (1729). Bondsman James Hackley.
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Pages 124-128 - Inventory and appraisement of Richd. Tutts Estate . . items valued and totalled, £320.14.0 . . includes large Bible in folio; one house clock; one negro man, two negro women; one negro child; one white man servant six years to serve . . made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, John Plunkett, John Fox . .
At a court held 2d May 1729 . . inventory presented into court and admitted to record.
Richard Tutt of Hanover Parish in county of King George made his will on 27th February 1728/29. Presented into court 7th March 1728 (1729) by his widow Mary Tutt and admitted to record.
Bond of Mary Tutt Executrix of the last will and testament of Richard Tutt deceased in the sum of 1000 pounds current money dated 7th March 1728 (1729). Bondsmen Jeremiah Murdock, William Strother.
Page 128 - Inventory and appraisement of John Mathews Estate . . items valued and totalled, £14.7.4 . . includes cash found in pockets at time of his decease; a parcel of old Cloathes given to his Brother, Baldwin Mathews . . made by appraisers John Farguson, John Diskin, John Steward, James Jones . .
At a court held 4th July 1729 . . inventory presented in court by Mosley Battley his Executor and admitted to record.
John Mathews of King George County made his will 6th February 1728/ 29. Presented into court 6th June 1729 by Mosley Battaley and admitted to record.
Page 129 - Inventory and appraisement of Ralph Sises Estate . . items valued and totalled, £85.16.0 . . includes two old negro women, one negro girl . . made by appraisers John Farguson, John Diskin, Benja. Stribling . .
At a court held 6th June 1729 . . inventory presented in court by Martha Sise his widow & administratrix & admitted to record.
Bond of Martha Sise administratrix in the sum of 200 pounds dated 2nd May 1729. Bondsmen Samuel Wharton, Robert Benson.
Page 130 - Inventory and appraisement of William Tripletts Estate . . items valued and totalled, £2.19.10 . . made by appraisers John Plunkett, William Pullen, Moses Knighton . .
At a court held 4th July 1729 . . inventory presented in court by Joshua Farguson his administrator & admitted to record.
Bond of Joshua Farguson his administrator in the sum of 50 pounds dated 5th April 1729. Bondsman William Grant.
Page 132 - An additional inventory of Richard Tutts Estate . . 25,000 pounds Tobacco and cash, total £134.11.4 . . made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, John Fox, John Plunkett . .
At a court held 5th September 1729 . . additional inventory returned & admitted to record.
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Page 148 - An account of some things to be added to the inventory of the Estate of Wm. Pitman deced . . items valued and totalled, £5.14.8½ . . made by appraisers John Farguson, Robt. Richards, John Burn . .
At a court held 3rd September 1731 . . this additional inventory was presented into court & admitted to record.
Bond of Margaret Pitman administratrix of William Pitman deced in the sum of 100 pounds Sterling dated 4th May 1731. Bondsman Jeremiah Bronaugh Senr.
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Pages 185-185a - An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of William Pittman deced . . items valued and totalled, £127.10.11½ . . includes payment to Estate by Thomas Harper, Daniel Harper, Thomas Dew, Mary James; also one negro woman, one white woman servant, a large Bible . . amount paid to Moses Knighton, John Willis . . made by appraisers Isaac Arnold, Joshua Farguson, Saml. Reeds . .
At a court held 1st November 1734 . . inventory returned and admitted to record.
Bond of Ann Pitman administratrix of the Estate of William Pitman deced in sum of 250 pounds dated 6th September 1734. Bondsmen Thomas Goff, John Wren.
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Page 194 - On the 4th day of November 1734 appraised the Estate of Willm. Pitman deced . . items valued and totalled, £134.11.5 . . made by appraisers Issac Arnold, Joshua Farguson, Samuel Reeds . .
At a court held 7th February 1734 (1735) . . additional inventory of estate of William Pitman returned and admitted to record.
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Page 199 - Inventory of the Estate of Jo: Jennings deced . . items valued and totalled, £7.5.2 and that there is several goods and chattles hereafter named belonging to Estate of John Jennings deced detained by Thos. Dickeson Junr. as being given to him by the sd John Jennings in his lifetime . . items do not carry an appraised value but the total value is shown as £3.10.6 . . made by appraisers Isaac Arnold, Joshua Farguson, Thos. Gough
At a court held 7th November 1735 . . inventory returned into court and admitted to record.
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Pages 228-231 - An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Harper deced . . items valued and totalled, £334.4.10¾ . . much of this inventory is merchandise . . also includes one negro wench & child, three negro men, one negro boy, two negro girls, one negro small boy, one old gun without a lock . . made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, John Plunkett, Moses [x[ Knighton . .
At a court held 6 May 1737 . . inventory and appraisement presented into court & admitted to record.
Thomas Harper made his will 2 Oct 1733. Presented into court 1 Apr 1737 by Margaret Harper his widow and Executrix and admitted to record.
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Pages 257-258 - The inventory & appraisement of the Estate of Edward Jennings deced . .items valued and totalled, £96.10.0¼ . . includes one negro boy, 2½ penny wt. of old silver, 1/2 quire paper . . made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, Winkfield Shropshire, Jno. Plunkett . .
At a court held 1st August 1740 . . inventory and appraisement presented into court and admitted to record.
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Page 303 - The inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Daniel Harper deceased . . items valued and totalled, £18.4.3¼ . . includes one Buckeneer gun . . made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, John Plunkett, Wm. Plunkett At a court held 6th April 1744 . . inventory and appraisement pre sented into court & admitted to record . .
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King George County Records
Joshua Farguson of Hanover Parish in county of King George made his will 15th November 1749. Presented into court 5th January 1749 (1750) by Ann Farguson his Executrix and admitted to record.
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Will Book A: 6 Feb 1752 - November Court 1780
Pages 5-8 - Will of Samuel Skinker. I Samuel Skinker of Parish of Hanover and county of King George . . give to my son, Samuel, the Tract of land I bought of James Kay; to my son John Skinker; my son Thomas Skinker the tract of land I bought of Samuel Hoyle . . also the Land I bought of John Diskins, also the land I bought of Thomas Grigsby also two tracts I bought of John Farguson, also the land I bought of Robert Duncomb; my son George Skinker . . to my son, John, after the decease of his Mother the land whereon I now live also land bought of St. John Shropshire, of Robert Harrison, of Benjamin Strother all which tracts adjoin the land I now live on . . a tract of land I bought of Patrick Grady near the Marsh in Prince William County; land I bought of Sages heirs, of Thomas Duncomb . . to my son, William . . to my son, George the land I bought of John Savage by estimation 500 acres . . to my son William the tract of land I bought of John Strother also tract of land whereon Daniel Taylor now lives as one of my tenants . . land I bought of Patrick Hamrick . . land I bought of Hanover Parish; of John Brown lying in Prince William County; of John Burn in aforesaid county . . one hundred pounds be put to Interest to be Applied to the education of my grandson, John Simpson, until he is fitt to be sent to the University . . my Will that a bond due from Colo. Charles Carter be called in & applied to the purchase of young Negroes to stock the plantation I now live on for the benefit of my son John. To my son John all my household furniture with all my books . . Whereas my sons Samuel, Thomas & John were all Born out of wedlock . . my will is that if my son George and my son William should at any time hereafter attempt to make this part of my will void as far as it relates to them as not being born in Wedlock I then revoke every Legacy herein given to him that shall bring such a prosecution . . to my Daughter Sarah one hundred pounds to be paid her at her day of Marriage or when she arrives to age twenty one . . Lastly I appoint my wife Dinah my whole & sole Executrix during her widowhood and in case of her marriage I then appoint my sons Samuel & Thomas my Executors . . the one hundred pounds to be given to my Daughter Sarah to be taken out of Nathaniel Grays debt to me . . this 24th day of January 1752.
Presence of T. Turner, Marg. [x] Strother, William Cope, Mary Simpson
At a court held . . 6 Feb 1752 . . will of Samuel Skinker Gent. Deced presented . . admitted to record.
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Pages 18-21 - Will of Jeremiah Murdock. I Jeremiah Murdock . . desire that my loving wife Jane Murdock have the use of one third of my Estate during her life and after her Decease the Negroes with their increase to be equally divided between my two sons John & Joseph . . to my Daughter Peggy Fauntleroy one hundred pounds and one Negro girl; to my son John 527 acres of land lying on Occoquon in Prince William County that I bought of Thomas Stribling also my plantation of 200 acres lying in Orange County bought of Anthony Head, also 500 acres bought of Capt. Maximilliam Robinsonlying on Aquia run in Stafford County his bond and survey by James Hore acknowledged last Stafford Court . . also one third part of my Negroes and personal Estate . . if he should die without lawfull heirs I give to my son Joseph provided he doth not hereafter marry or cohabit with Mary daughter of John & Elizabeth Marshall but in case he should act contrary to my Inclinations he should be entirely cut off . . I give my son Joseph (same. restriction) the plantation £now dwell on and all land adjoyning in this neck which £bought of Conway, Wormley, Kendall, etc., also my land joyning one Joshua Farguson and the Bristol Furnace which I bought of Conway after my wife's decease; also 362 acres of land lying on Rappahannock River in Prince William County, also my plantation in Westmoreland County being about 600 acres bought of Kendall, with one third of my negroes and personal Estate . . if he acts contrary to my Inclinations then he is to be cut off with one shilling and (property mentioned) to my son John . . in case both my sons should die to be possessed by their Sister Peggy Fauntleroy . . my loving wife to continue on my dwelling plantation in the neck with my land bought of Mr. Edward Conway joyning on Joshua Ferguson & the Bristol Furnace . . my will that my land in Maryland formerly sold tomy Cousin Wm. Mordock for Seventy pounds sterling which money as yet has never been paid upon my said Cousins paying of said money I then give & bequeath of said land to him. I desire my Estate not be appraised. I give to my son Joseph having regard to the before mentioned proviso my silver spurs & silver Candle Cup that are now in the house, the candle cup being a piece of antiquity of my Grand Fathers and given me being the youngest child to keep in the family I am willing to per form the will & heartily desire Particular Care may be taken if Possible to Reserve it in the Family to Succeeding generations. £give to Mr. John Scandritt son of Mr. Charles Scandritt Merchant in Bristoll in acknowledgment of many favours reed from that family one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, £give to Mrs. Sarah Scandritt the daughter of Mr. John Scandritt formerly Mercht. in Bristoll . . Seventy five pounds Sterling . . I appoint my loving wife & my Friend, Mr. Thos. Turner my Executrix and Executor . . this 12th day of December 1750.
Presence of Geo. Marshall, Stafford Light(burn), Ann Marshall
At a court held . . 5 Oct 1752 . . will presented into court and admitted to record.
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Pages 322a-323a - Will of William Marshall. The 23d day of Sep 1771 I William Marshall of county of King George and Parish of Hanover being sick and weak in Body . . give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary Marshall all the tract of land I now live on being the land left me by my Father during her widowhood . . after her decease to my son William . . also (to William) Twenty shillings cash . . my wife to have the use of all my estate during her widowhood or til my youngest children arrive to age . . when my youngest child is of age that the land I bought of Johnson be sold . . equally divided between my sons George, John, Rush, and Samuel Marshall & my four Daughters, Elizabeth Monroe, Mary, Sarah & Ann Marshall. . . my Executors should let my son George have the use of Thirty pounds for 18 months and do appoint my loving wife, my son William, my son George & my Brother George Marshall Exrs. . .
Presence of William Boon, John Farguson, Samuel Kendal
At a court . . 5th Mar 1772 . . will presented by Mary Marshall and George Marshall . . admitted to record . . certificate granted them for obtaining a probate thereof . .
King George Co., VA Will Book A-1 1721-1752
By George H. S. King
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Page 19 = The index in Will Book A-1 calls for the Will of William Bridges on page 19: pages 15-22 are missing from the record book.
Court Order Book #1, page 201 = Court held 7 Aug 1724. Ann Bridges presented into Court the last Will and Testament of William Bridges, deceased, and made oath thereto which was also further proved by the oaths of Francis Payne, John Payne, and Robert Inglish [English].
James Ray, Henry Gallop, Richard Elkins and John Farguson or any three of them sometime between now and the next Court are appointed to appraise in Money the Estate of William Bridges, deceased, and make report thereof to the next Court. Samuel Skinker, Gent., or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is required to administer an oath to the said appraisers for their true performance thereof.
Court Order Book #1, page 207 - Court held 5 Sep 1724. Ann Bridges returned an Inventory of the Estate of William Bridges, deceased, and made oath thereto which was ordered to be recorded.
Inventory Book #1 [1721-1744], pages 42-43. Here is recorded the detailed inventory of the estate of William Bridges, deceased, as appraised by John Farguson, Richard Elkins, and Henry [W] Gallop [who signs by mark]; it was returned to Court and promptly recorded in 1724. The three appraisers place the total value of William Bridge’s personal estate at £45:12:12.
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Page 27 - Will of Patrick White: In the Name of God Amen. To all to whom these presents shall come Know Yee that I Patrick White of King George County being of sound and perfect memory and weak in body do constitute and appoint this to be my Last Will and Testament as followeth, Vizt.
Imprimis: I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my Body to ye dust in sure and certain hopes of a Joyful Resurrection.
Secondly: I bequeath unto my only Child & Daughter Elizabeth White all my Estate Real & Personal, Vizt. Eight hundred acres of [* - Northern Neck Grant Book “A”, page 146: 10 May 1725 - Elizabeth White granted 800 acres on Pissimon Run in King George Co.] land whereon I now Live it being lately survey’d for me. Thirteen hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco being lodged in Mr. William Skrine’s hands to pay the charges for obtaining a Deed for the said Land in my Daughter’s name in case I Dye. Likewise one Negro called Dick, one Riding horse, one mare and colt now at Richard Lee’s Quarter, two cowes, one heifer and two yearlings at John Farguson’s. Likewise fifty shillings now in my Pocket with all my other Goods of what denomination soever, and in case my said Daughter dyes in her infancy, I bequeath my whole estate and my Will is that it be divided equally between the two sons of Mr. John Farguson, viz: John and Joshua and Samuel Maggee and in case either of them dye in their infancy my Will is that it should be divided between the two surviving and in case that two should de in their infancy my will is that the survivor shall enjoy it to him and his heirs forever.
Finally: I do Constitute & Appoint Mr. John Savage with Mr. Jno. Farguson both of the abovesaid County to be m6y Executors to this my Last Will & Testament and that they shall se that my Body be decently buried and that they dispose of my said Estate as they shall agree for the best advantage of my said Daughter. Likewise that they take in all my debts that shall appear due and that they satisfie themselves out of my Estate for what Charges they shall be at and lastly that they take care of my Dear Child till she comes to age all which I do hereby Confrim, Comitting myself and my Child to the Will of God.
In Witness whereof I do sett my hand and Seal this 19th of February 1724/5.
Patrick (his [Pa W] mark) White Seale
Signed & Sealed in presence of
Thomas (his [T] mark) Vinpenny
At a Could held for King George County the 7th of May Anno Dom: 1725 - The Last Will and Testament of Patrick White, Deceased, was Presented into Court by John Savage one of the Executors therein named who made Oath thereto and the same was also proved by the Oaths of Peter Nugent and Thomas Vinpenny the Evidences thereto subscribed and was Admitted to Record.
T: Turner Cl: Cur:
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Page 69 - 70 - Will of Richard Tutt: In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Tutt of Hanover Parish being sick and weak but of perfect sence and memory do make this my last will & Testament in manner following. [ # ]
Item: I give and bequeath my land and plantation I now live on to my son Richard after the decease of my loving wife Mary to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath two hundred acres of land which I bought of William Underwood and William Combs lying in Caroline County to my sons William & James to be equally divided between them which said land I give to my said sons William & James to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath two hundred acres of land lying in Sittenbourne Parish on the branches of Underwood's Beaver Dam the bounds whereof may be known by the last Will & Testament of Capt William Underwood to my two sons Joseph & Benjamin to be equally divided between them in quantity and quality which said land I give to my said sons Joseph & Benjamin to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath all my Negroes and the rest of my personal estate to my loving wife Mary, she my said wife Mary giving to everyone of my children (Vizt) Richard, William, James, Joseph, Benjamin, Emblin and Mary a Negro as they my sons arrive to the age of Twenty One years and to my daughters on the Day of Marriage and in case either of my said daughters should dye before they marry then my will is that my surviving daughter have the two Negroes.
Lastly I appoint my loving wife Mary and Mr. Thomas Turner to be my Executors to this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all former and other wills heretofore by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 27th Day of February 1728/9.
Richard Tutt Seale
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged In presence of
At a Court held for King George County the 7. Day of March Anno Dom: 1728 [1728/9]. The last will & Testament of Richard Tutt was presented into court by Mary his Widow & the same was proved by the oaths of Adam Cuninghame, Joshua Farguson and Richard Tutt and admitted to Record.
T: Turner Cl: Cur:
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Page 126 - Will of Thomas Dickerson: In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Dickerson of Hanover Parish in the County of King George being sick and weak, but of perfect memory do ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in manner and form following as to my worldly estate.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my son John Dickerson the land I now live on, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I leave all my personal estate to my well beloved Wife Alice Dickerson during her natural life, afterwards to be divided among my six children.
Item: I do appoint my well beloved wife Executrix of this my last will & Testament, revoking all other Wills made by me, as Witness my Hand this 10th Day of January 1735/6.
Thomas (his [OD] mark) Dickerson
Sign'd in the Presence of
At a Court held for King George County the 2d. Day of April 1736: The last Will & Testament of Thomas Dickerson, Deceas'd, was presented into Court by Alice Dickerson his Executrix, who made oath thereto, and the same was proved by the oath of Joshua Farguson and Daniel Harper and admitted to Record.
T: Turner Cl: Cur:
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Page 132 - Will of Thomas Harper - In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Harper of King George County being in perfect health and memory thanks be to God for the same, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Imps: I give devise and bequeath unto my Dear and well beloved wife Margaret Harper all and singular my estate both real and personal moveable and immoveable for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I order and appoint my Freehold Land be equally divided among my children that is to say Thomas, George, Daniel, John and Samuel Harper and their heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter Mildred one Negro girl named Bibiana to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter Mary one cow and calf in full satisfaction of all other demands.
Item: I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my said Estate after my wife's decease to and among my five sons above named that is to say Thomas, George, Daniel, John and Samuel Harper to be equally divided among them and the survivors of them.
And finally I do hereby make and ordain my said wife Margaret Harper full and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other former wills by me heretofore made confirming this and no other for my Last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and seale this Second day of October in the year of Our Lord 1733.
Thomas (his [
T] mark) Harper Seale
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Thomas Harper for his Last Will & Testament in the presence of
At a Court held for King George County the 1st Day of A~ril 1737. The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Harper, Decd., was presented into Court by Margaret Harper his widow and Executrix who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oath of Joshua Farguson and John Piper and admitted to record.
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Pages 172 - 173 - Will of Margaret Harper - In the Name of God Amen. March the Thirteenth One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three, I Margaret Harper of the colony of Virginia and County of King George being sick and weak but of perfect sense and memory, thanks to the omnipotent, do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament. [#]
Imprimis: I give a large pewter dish to my son John Piper.
Item: It is my will that the remainder of my estate whether real or personal be equally divided between my three sons Thomas, George and Samuel Harper and their heirs forever.
Item: It is my desire that my estate be not appraised.
Item: I nominate and appoint my three sons aforementioned, vizt. Thomas, George and Samuel Harper to be Executors of this my Will. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Margt. Harper Seale
Sign'd Sealed & publish'd In Presence of us
Mary (her [X] mark) Jean alias Harper
At a court held for King George County on Friday the 3d. day of August 1744. The Last Will and Testament of Margaret Harper, Deceased, was presented into Court by Thomas Harper, Samuel Harper and George Harper her Executors who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Charles Ewell and Joshua Farguson and admitted to record.
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Pages 226 - 227 - Will of Joshua Farguson - In the Name of God Amen. I Joshua Farguson of Hannover Parish in the County of King George being sick and weak but of-perfect sence and memory thanks be God for the same, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth. And as for my soul I recommend it into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to Bless me with I give and bequeath them as followeth.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Pitman two sheep. I also give unto my beloved grandson William Pitman one Negro boy named Gim, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give also unto my son in law Thoms. Pitman all the debts that is due to me. I also forgive him all his Nasty Actions that he has acted in several company's to sully my charectar (sic).
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Ann Farquson one feather bed and furniture which she likes best and one Negro boy named Caesor, also her mother's saddle to be paid her after my decease.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Peggy Farguson one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Sarah Farguson one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Farguson one hundred and fifty acres of land lying in King & Queen County being the place where my father formerly lived, lying on the north side of the Axcell Swamp and also one Negro girl named Kate and her in crease to him and his heirs forever.
It is also my will and desire that my loving daughter Ann shall have all the use of my estate both real and personal ten years for to raise up my youngest daughter and my young son John Farguson, excepting those legacies before given and it is is my desire that after the term of years is expired that my son Joshua Farguson should take upon the sole Executorship of all my estate both real and personal excepting those legacy's before given with three Negroes Jack, Sue and Dick and one feather bed and furniture leaving him his choise to pay my daughter Peggy and my daughter Sarah Farguson Twenty Five Pounds a piece Current Money or divide the Negroes between him and the two daughters. It is also my desire that at the expiration of the term of years, what stock and houshold goods is left shall be equally divided between my son Joshua and my three daughters, Ann, Peggy & Sarah and my son John Farguson.
I do also appoint Josiah Farguson and my daughter Ann sole executors of this my Last Will & Testament for the term of ten years and I do hereby revoke all other wills hereby me made. as witness my hand and seale this 15th day of November 1749, Interld. before signd. or delivered.
Joshua Farguson Seale
Sealed Signed & Delivered in) the presence of us
At a court held for King George County on Fryday January 5t? 1749 [1749/1750]. The Last Will and Testament of Joshua Farguson, Deceased, was presented into Court by Ann Farguson his Executrix who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record, the said Executrix having with Joshua Farguson entred into Bond in the sum of Four hundred pounds for the same.
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Page 234 - Will of Samuel Reeds - In the Name of God Amen. I Samuel Reeds of King George county being sick and weak but of perfect sense and memory thanks to Almighty God for the same, hoping to have a joyfull resurection my desire is to be buried in a Christian manner by my Executors here after named, as touching my worldly estate that it hath ~leased Almighty God to Bless me with do leave as followeth, vizt.
Item: I give to my loving son Samuel Reeds my young horse called Spark and my saddle and bridle.
Item: My desire is such that my loving wife Gale [i.e., Jael] Reed is to keep all the rest of my estate in her hands during her natural life, then to be equally divided amongst my three children Samuel Reeds, Gale Reeds, and Mildred Reeds, my desire is that my loving son in law William Underwood and my wife Jale be Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills by me made. My desire is that my estate shall not be appraised. As witness my hand this 4th day of November 1749.
Sam. Reeds Seale
Signed Sealed & Delivered In the Presence of
At a Court held for King George county on Friday, March 2d. 1749 [1749/1750]. The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Reeds, Deceased, was presented into Court by William Underwood, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Josiah Farguson and Elias Powell and admitted to record.
Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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Pages 237 - 238 - Will of Sarah Worsdell - In the name of God Amen. I Sarah Worsdell of King George County and the Parish of Hannover being very old and calling to mind all mortall flesh once must die, bequeath my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner and my soul to Almighty God who gave it me hoping to meet with a joyfull resurection. As touching my worldly estate which is hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with, do leave it as followeth, vizt
Item: I leave to my beloved son Richard Worsdell two shillings sterling.
Item: I leave to my beloved daughter Winefred Williams two shillings sterling.
Item: I leave my beloved daughter Sarah Wharton two shillings sterling.
Item: I leave to my beloved daughter Mary Marshall two shillings sterling to be paid them after my death by my Executrix.
Item: I leave all the rest of my estate to my beloved daughter Catherine Worsdell and do appoint my loving daughter Catherine Worsdell my whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills made by me whatsoever as Witness my hand and seale this 18th day of February 1747/8.My desire is that my estate shall not be appraised.
Sarah (her [X] mark) Worsdell Seale
Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us
At a Court held for King George County on Friday May 4th 1750. The last Will and Testament of Sarah Worsdall, Deceased, was presented into court by Catherine Crowley (late Worsdell) who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oath of John Wren and admitted to record.
Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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BERRY, HENRY (died testate, 1748/9) - it appears likely that Henry Berry, Senior, died in late 1748, but there was difficulty in the probate of his will. COB#2, page 609: 3 Feb 1748/9 - Sarah Berry came into court and refused to accept any legacy bequeathed to her by the will of her late husband, Henry Berry, deceased. ibid., page 674: 8 Sep 1750 - Administration on the estate of Henry Berry, deceased, with the will annexed, is granted to Joel Berry, the executors named in the said will refusing to act. Isaac Farguson became Joel Berry's security and ibid., page 682 indicates Henry Berry, deceased, died seized of plantations in the counties of King George and Prince William. Inventories of his personal property on these plantations were admitted to re cord 5 Oct 1750 and recorded in I#2, page68-69 for King George Co., and 2 Nov 1752 and recorded in I#2, page 72 for Prince William Co.
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Brown, Maxfield (d.t., 1745). COB#2, page 452: 5 July 1745 - his will was admitted to record and Newman Brown and George Brown, his executors gave bond on 5 Jul 1745 for their executorship with Josiah Farguson and Isaac Arnold, Senior, their securities. [BB#3, p. 42]. COB#2, p. 457 notes that the inventory of the estate of Maxfield Brown, deceased, was returned to court and recorded 6 Sep 1745 but this detail is lost as pages 1-4 in I#2 are missing, however, on page 5 is to be found the usual court order that the inventory was recorded 6 Sep 1745. Page five is the first surviving page in Inventory Book #2 [1744-1765] which is bound in Deed Book #6, pages 5-283. The inventories now missing from this book by the loss of pages 1-4 are the following per the index in the said volume, viz: page 1, Robert Doniphan and Mary Brock; p. 2, John Simpson and Cyprean Anderson; page 3, Mary Butler and page 4, Maxfield Brown. All of these documents were recorded 1744-1745 and have been missing for many years with no other records to supplement them tho they are not a great loss.
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Dickerson [Dickason], Thomas (d.t., 1736). COB#2, page 61: 2 Apr 1736 - Administration on his estate was granted to his widow, Alice Dickerson, in the usual manner and on 2 Apr 1736 she gave bond as his executrix with Joshua Farguson, her security. [BB#2, page 24b].
[page 228 in book]
Donahoe, Edmund [Edmond] (d.t., 1748/9). COB#2, page 605: 6 Jan 1748/9 - his will was admitted to probate in the usual manner, and Francis Thornton and John McCormick, his executors, gave bond in the sum of £100 Current Money for their executorial obligations with Josiah Farguson, their security. The estate of Edmund Donohoe was ordered appraised, but by an error of the court clerk this was entered in I#2, page 38-39 as Edward (sic) Donahoe, however, in other records his name is rendered Edmund Donahoe. [BB#3, page 77; DB#2, page 237 (1738) and DB#3, page 279 (1749).]
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Farguson, Joshua (d.t., 1749/50). COB#2, page 649 : 5 Jan 1749/ 1750 - the Testament of Joshua Farguson, deceased, was admitted to probate and his daughter and executrix, Ann Farguson, gave bond in the sum of £400 for her proper executorial duties with Joshua Farguson, Junr her security. Josiah Farguson, the executor appointed in the will of the testator, refused to take the oath as such. [BB#3, page 95] While the order of probate directed that the estate of Joshua Farguson, deceased, be appraised I have no reference to his inventory being filed. However, in Fiduciary Account Book #3, page 123, there is a settlement and division of the estate of Joshua Farguson, deceased, per order of court 6 Dec 1759 and recorded 3 Jul 1760, but the record is disappointing as the heirs of Joshua Farguson are not detailed.
Farguson, Josiah (d.i., 1750). COB#2, page 663 : 4 May 1750 - Administration on the estate of Josiah Farguson, deceased, is granted to Isaac Farguson and he entered into bond in the sum of £400 in his administrative capacity with John Taliaferro, Gent., his security. [BB#3, page 104]. At the same court, Isaac Farguson was appointed guardian to Josiah Farguson [Jr.]. The inventory of the estate of Josiah Farguson, deceased, was recorded 31 May 1750 in I:#2, page 58-59. Josiah Farguson married in 1748 Emblen (Tutt) Moone, daughter of Richard and Mary (Underwood) Tutt and widow of Samuel Moone (q.v.). Fiduciary Account Book #3, pages 50, 78, 79, 84, records a settlement of the estate of Josiah Farguson, deceased, on 14 Sep 1752, made by Isaac Farguson, his administrator.
[page 249 in book]
Kairus, Robert (d.i., c.1721). COB#l, page 8: 7 Jul 1721: It appears that John Dinwiddie took out administration on his estate and in 1721 returned an inventory thereof which remains of record in I#1, page 8-9. However, COB#l, page 251: 8 May 1725, it appears Thomas Turner and John Farguson were admitted guardians to the orphans of Robert Kairus [Keirn], deceased, and they were ordered to take possession of the estate of the said orphans now in the hands of John Dinwiddie, Gentleman. This was a period in which John Dinwiddie, Gentleman, (q.v.), was having considerable difficulty with several parties in King George Co. and he departed the Colony and died in Scotland. On 6 Apr 1729 Thomas Turner, Gent., entered into a bond as administrator of Robert b Kerion, deceased, with Joseph Strother, his security [BB#1,p.23 .] Also on 6 Apr 1729, Thomas Turner, Gent., was granted administration on the estate of Robert Kerion, deceased [COB#l, page 447]. As noted above the name of this man is rendered several ways in several court recordings of the period which is not unusual by any means.
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Moone, Samuel (d.i., 1748) COB#2, page 591: 1 Jul 1748 - Administration of Samuel Moone’s estate is granted unto Behethland (sic) Moon she having with John Taliaferro, Gent. entered into bond in the sum of Five Hundred Pounds for the same. How the name of Samuel Moone’s widow came to be entered as Behethland Moon in this court order defies explanation by me. On 1 Jul 1748 Emblen Moone gave bond in the sum of £500 Current Money as administratrix of Samuel Moone, deceased, with John Taliaferro, Gent., her security [BB#3, page 72]. On 5 Aug 1748 an inventory of the estate of Samuel Moone, deceased, was recorded in I#2, page 32-33. Emblen (Tutt) Moone, widow, married secondly in 1748 Josiah Farguson and he died intestate in 1750 before filing his accounts in regard to the estate of Samuel Moone, deceased, and these accounts were filed 5 Sep 1750 by Isaac Farguson as administrator of Josiah Farguson, deceased (q.v.). [Fiduciary Account Book #3, Section Two (Orphan’s Accounts), pages 50, 78, 84, 117-120].
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Tipett [Typpett - Tippett[, William (d.i., 1729). COB#l, page 447 and Bond Book #1, page 22 indicate that on 1 Apr 1729 Joshua Farguson took out administration papers on the estate of William Tippett [Typpett], deceased, with William Grant as his security. An inventory of his estate was presented to court on 4 Jul 1729 by Joshua Farguson and recorded in I#1, page 130.