Will of Joseph Gregory, Jr.

Charlotte Co., VA

Submitted by JoLee Gregory Spears

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     Following is the will of Joseph Gregory Jr., dated
2 Feb. 1816, recorded 5 Feb. 1816, in Charlotte Co., Va.:]

   In the name of God Amen I Joseph Gregory jr of Charlotte
County being sick in body but in perfect mind and memory do
make constitute & ordain this my last will & testament. 
First I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Peggy one third
of everything she taking her choice of negroes and the
mansion house on her land.  Secondly I give & bequeath to my
eldest daughter Polly Elam one negro girl named Luce one
hundred lbs in cash now and one hundred pounds at the death
of her mother what she has previously recd to be valued as a
part of her legacy.  Thirdly I give & bequeath to my
daughter Elizabeth Gregory one negro girl named Sarah. 
Fourthly I give & bequeath to my son John Gregory one negro
woman named Hannah.  Fifth I give & bequeath to daughter
Nancy Gregory one negro girl named Jin [or Lin].  Sixth I
give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Gregory one negro girl
named Matilda.  Seventh I give & bequeath to my son Joel
Gregory one negro woman named Easther.  Eighth I give and
bequeath to my son Ambrose Gregory one negro girl named
Liza.  Ninth I give & bequeath to my daughter Jane Gregory
one negro girl named nan.  Tenth I give and bequeath to my
son William Gregory one negro girl named Sindy.  Eleventh I
give and bequeath to my youngest son Stephen Gregory one
negro girl named Milley.  The residue of my land to be
rented annually and the money dueing from such rent to be
equally divided among the Legatees untill the death of my
wife and then the whole to be sold, Nevertheless it to be
understood the legacy of each is to be made equal except the
two hundred pounds given to Polly Elam and lastly I appoint
my son John Gregory executor of this my last will and
testament as witness my hand & seal this 2nd day of February
1816.

       The unsigned will was presented in Charlotte court on 5 Feb
1816.  Milley Gregory, John Brooks and John Gregory testified
that a few hours before death of the testator, the same being
read to him, he declared being then in his perfect senses &
memory and in their presence that the same was written as he
directed it.  Securities were William Deupree, Allen Gilliam,
John Roberts, John Gregory Senr., Thomas Gregory and Reps Elam. 

      

 

 

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