William Norment Estate

Submitted by David Clark Dorsey

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WILLIAM NORMENT; Division of Estate, 
June 1786:  Recorded December 1, 1787  Mecklenburg Co., VA      
WB 2 p. 198-200
{not final proof}
 
Pursuant to an order of Mecklenburg County Court bearing 
____ date June 1786.  We the subscribers being appointed to lay off 
 a lot and assign to Mary Norment widow of William Nor-
ment deceased her dower in the slaves and personal estate of 
which her deceased husband died possessed have done the same 
accordingly. Viz. We a lot and assign to said Mary Nor-
-ment two slaves Viz. Minney & Grace appraised to one 
hundred and Fifty five pounds also the sum of twelve pounds 
thirteen shillings and four pence in the hands of John Johns 
being a balance due from the said Johns over and above his part 
of said decedents estate for one Negro boy Jack aloted him, also 
a further sum of two pounds six shilling and eight pence all 
which slaves and sums of money is to be in full of her dower 
in the slaves belonging to her deceased husbands estate.  We 
also assign to the said Mary Norment the sum of Sixty  
six pounds the same to be in full of her dower in the 
personal estate of the said decedent.  We also alot & assign 
the surplusage there of amongst the several legatees entitled 
there to amounting to four hundred and twenty two pounds 
 
Mecklenburg Co., VA  WB 2, p. 199
 
four shilling and seven pence half penny. Adding thereto the 
value of the several Slaves and personal estate received by such of 
the legatees as appears to be charged on the books of the Intestate 
before his death all which amounts to the sum of Seven hundred 
and forty nine pounds eleven shilling and seven pence half penny 
each legatees part of this sum is twenty four pounds 9 shil-
-ling and two pence deducting therefrom the amount of the 
Several slaves and personal estate they have received before the 
Intestate death we find each legatees respective part of the 
slaves and personal estate belonging to the said decedent as 
Follows. Vizt  We a lot and assign to James Hughs of the 
State of Georgia one Negro women named Junor appraised to 
ten pounds Also the sum of sixty pounds six shillings & two 
pence in full of his wife's part in the slaves and personal estate 
belonging to her deceased fathers estate.  We also a lot & assign 
to John Johns one Negro boy named Jack appraised to forty five 
pounds he paying unto the said Mary Norment administra- 
-trix of said William Norment deceased the sum of twelve 
pounds thirteen shilling and (four) current money of Virginia 
which said slave to remain with the said Administratrix until 
the said sum is fully paid and discharged with out being liable 
to pay any hire for the same.  We a lot and assign to John 
 Brame one Negro boy named Tom appraised to twenty pounds also 
 the sum of Six pounds six shillings a eight in full of his  
 wifes part of the slaves and personal estate belonging to 
her deceased fathers estate.  We also a lot and assign to Samuel 
Puryear one Negro girl named Lydia appraised to fifteen 
pounds  also the sum of nine pounds seven shilling &   
eight pence in full of the slaves and personal estate belong 
-ing to her deceased fathers estate.  We also a lot and assign- 
 to Thomas Norment one Negro girl Disey appraised to ten pounds 
 
Mecklenburg Co., VA  WB 2, p. 200
 
pounds.  Also the sum of ten pounds nine shillings and (nine) pence 
 in full of the slaves and personal estate belonging to his deceased 
fathers estate.  We also a lot and assign to Alexander Elam one 
 Negro women named Jane appraised to thirty-five pounds. Also  
 The sum of thirty pounds four shillings and two pence in full of 
 His wife's part of the slaves and personal estate belonging to her de-
 -ceased fathers estate.  We also a lot and assign to Chandler Nor-
 ment one Negro man named Dick appraised to fifty pounds Also 
 the sum of eighteen pounds eleven shillings and eight pence in full 
 of his part of the slaves and personal estate belonging to his deceased 
fathers estate.   We also a lot and assign to John Puryear junior 
one Negro boy named George appraised to thirty pounds Also 
 the sum of thirty two pounds nine shillings and two pence in full 
 of his wife's part of her deceased fathers estate.  We also a lot & 
 assign to James Norment one Negro boy named Edmund apprais-
-ed to seventy pounds Also the sum of one pound four shillings 
 and two pence in full of his part of the slaves and personal estate 
 belonging to his deceased fathers estate.   We also a lot and assign 
 to Anne Norment one Negro Women Slave Named Molly 
 appraised to Seventy pounds. Also the sum of four pounds nine-
 -teen shillings and two pence in full of her part of the slaves and 
personal estate belonging to her deceased fathers estate.  Given under 
 our hands this 1st day of December 1787
                                                                  Clausel Clausel
                                                                  Edward Finch
                                                                  Thompson Fawlkes
                                                                   William G. Baptist
 
 
 
 

 
 
Abstract and notes:  
 
WILLIAM NORMENT of Mecklenburg Co., VA; Division of Estate, 
June 1786:
Value personal estate. 11 slaves and 422p 4s 7p.
 
William Norment        - decedent
Mary Norment            - widow.  (d/o William Richerson?)
James HUGHES          - (m Frances NORMENT.)
John JOHNS               - (m Elizabeth NORMENT.)
John BRAME              - (m Mary NORMENT.)
Samuel PURYEAR     - (m. Susannah NORMENT)
Thomas NORMENT    - (m Ann JEFFRIES.)
Alexander ELAM        - (m Jane NORMENT. )
Chandler NORMENT  -  son  (Mother's will indicates his name was 
William C. NORMENT.)
John PURYEAR, Jr.      - m. Joannah or Sarah  (See Mary Norment's 
will of 1823)
James NORMENT         - (m Jane JEFFRIES.)
Ann NORMENT           - (Mother's will refers to her as Nancy 
NORMENT.)(m. Robert Smith)
 
Edward Finch
Thompson Fawlkes
Clausel Clausel -  (Served as a Virginia Magistrate from Mecklenburg Virginia 
related to the Puryears?)
William G. Baptist   (William Glanville Baptist)
 
 To Legatees: Recorded 12 February 1787
 
 9 Aug 1753; Caroline Co., VA- William Richerson (Richardson) was 
appointed guardian to John, Elizabeth, Micajah, and Jane Johns, orphans
of John Johns, who with Thomas Richardson and William NORMENT
acknowledge bond.