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JoLee Gregory Spears

Submitted by Shirley Hargrove August 15, 2007

 

WILL OF MARY FISHER (WIDOW OF WILLIAM FISHER)

1 Jan 1821..Lunenburg Virginia

I MARY FISHER of the COUNTY OF LUNENBURG and the STATE OF VIRGINIA do appoint my son JAMES FISHER my power of attorney to handle and settle all my ??? to have the plantation well managed as long as I may live and as a reward for his work and attention I do hereby give him liberty (he and his family if he think proper to marry) to live with me to work his negroes with mine to work stock on my land if any should be made from the plantation more than a decent support for myself the whole be his that he shall not account for anything which may be made or pay board to any of the other legatees of my estate and at my death I give to my son JAMES FISHER all of my estate which I may deem proper both real and personal to him and his heirs forever Given my hand and seal this 1st day of January 1821

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MARY (x) FISHER

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ANNEXED WILL OF MARY FISHER

25 FEBRUARY 1829...LUNENBURG COUNTY VIRGINIA

I MARY FISHER of the said county having put my legal line by mark to a certain instrument of writing presented to me by my son JAMES FISHER the contents of which was and is unknown to me but fearing it to be a will do this instrument as my last will and testament hereby revoking all the will whatsoever I wish all my money and property of every description to be equally divided among my children and grandchildren and wish one equal part (that would be MARTHA PURYEAR) to go to her son ROBERT PURYEAR and (one part that would be SALLY HARRISON) to go to her son WILLIAM SMITH. In testimony as presented I have given my hand and affexed my seal this 25 day of February 1829

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MARY (X) FISHER

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witness..SAM DALY

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EDDY (X) BARN

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1839-015 CHANCERY COURT CASE LUNENBURG VIRGINIA names HEIRS TO WILLIAM and MARY FISHER

In Lunenburg County Court November , December 1829 the last will and testament of MARY FISHER deceased was presented in court and proved by the oath of Samuel Daly a witness there unto and as to personal estate ordered to be recorded and it appearing to the court that the testate departed this life more than three months and no person having applied for letter of administration on her estate It is ordered that the administration of her estate with her will annexed be committed to JOHN BLACKWELL sheriff of this county and in the said county court 14th Dec 1829 ordered that the order of last court concerning the estate of MARY FISHER deceased to the hands of JOHN BLACKWELL sheriff of this county for administration to be presented and on the motion of THOMAS D . FISHER who made oath and together with JAMES FISHER his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in penalty of one thousand dollars as the law requires certificate is granted to him for obtaining letters of administration on the said estate with her will annexed

Teste William H Taylor

1ST MONDAY JANUARY 1839 in CHANCERY...VIRGINIA..Held in the Clerk's office of the CIRCUIT SUPERIOR COURT OF LAW AND CHANCERY of LUNENBURG COUNTY on the first Monday January 1839

MARY DALY..WM J. DALY..J.J. DALY...RICHARD H. DALY...ALEXANDER W DALY...DAN A DALY AND SAMUEL B DALY THE LAST THREE BEING INFANTS sue by SAMUEL DALY their guardian and next friend also MARY A. V. DALY AND PETER B. L. DALY who are also infants and sue by MARY DALY their guardian and next friend and also Samuel Daly adm'r of his late wife LOUISA CAROLINE and also adm'r of JOSEPH B. EDWARDS and also adm'r de bonis non with the will annexed of JOHN EDWARDS dec'd PLTFFS

AGAINST

JAMES FISHER in his own right nd as security of THOMAS D. FISHER who was adm'r of MARY FISHER and the said JAMES FISHER was adm'r of WILLIAM FISHER...JOHN PRITCHETT AND SUSAN HIS WIFE...SALLY HARRISON.....ANN GREEN....MARTHA R. PURYEAR....OSBORNE EDWARDS....ALEXANDER PURYEAR AND MARY F HIS WIFE....ROBERT PURYEAR

THOMAS D FISHER late adm'r with the will annexed of MARY FISHER AND IN HIS OWN RIGHT

MARY M. BLACKWELL...ROBERT WARREN AND HARRIET HIS WIFE......DABNEY PHILLIPS. AND JANE E. HIS WIFE.....WILLIAM FISHER...GREEN ROGERS AND NANCY MARIA HIS WIFE....BENJAMIN B. FISHER...WM SMITH....NANCY A JACKSON...ARMSTEAD PRITCHETT AND MINERVA HIS WIFE.....JAMES S. NEBLETT...WM F GREEN...HENRY GREEN...CINCINNATUS GREEN...ELISHA SMART AND MARTHA HIS WIFE....ROBERT BLACKWELL AND MARY ANN HIS WIFE ... THE SAID robert blackwell AS ADM'R DE BONIS NON with the will annexed of MARY FISHER DEC'D ELIZA ABERNATHY ... AND JOSEPH H. PALMR executor of TURNER ABERNATHY dec'd DEFTS

the defendants

JOHN PRITCHETT AND SUSAN HIS WIFE....SALLY HARRISON.....ANN GREEN....MARTHA R. PURYEAR....OSBORNE EDWARDS....ALEXANDER PURYEAR AND MARY F HIS WIFE....ROBERT PURYEAR ....THOMAS D FISHER ...MARY M. BLACKWELL...ROBERT WARREN AND HARRIET HIS WIFE......DABNEY PHILLIPS. AND JANE E. HIS WIFE.....WILLIAM FISHER...GREEN ROGERS AND NANCY MARIA HIS WIFE....BENJAMIN B. FISHER...WM SMITH....NANCY A JACKSON...ARMSTEAD PRITCHETT AND MINERVA HIS WIFE.....JAMES S. NEBLETT...WM F GREEN...HENRY GREEN...CINCINNATUS GREEN...ELISHA SMART AND MARTHA HIS WIFE.. AND ELIZA ABERNATHY

not having entered their appearance and given security according to the act of ASSEMBLY and the rules of this court and it appearing from satisfactory evidence that they are not inhabitants of this commonwealth on the motion of the plaintiffs by counsel, it is ordered that the said defendants do appear before the JUDGE OF SAID COURT ath the courthouse on the first day of MAY term next and answer the bill of the plaintiffs and that a copy of this order be forth with inserted in some newspaper published in the CITY OF RICHMOND or theTOWN OF PETERSBURG for two months successively and posted at the front door of the courthouse of the said county.

A COPY----Teste WILLIAM . H. TAYLOR

JAN. 18-2M