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Will of John Bing 1789


Submitted by Kevin Lett 20 Mar 2000

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book #3, page 42:
"John Short before the Court maketh oath that John Bing late of Mecklenburg County was taken ill at the home of the departed the 22nd day of December last and died suddenly that before the death of the said John in his last illness the defendant heard him say he intended all his estate for his son James Bing that if James Bing would come and live with him and take care of him and what he had he should have all his estate at his death and that the said James did so. Edith Short swears to the same facts as above recited. At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 10th day of February 1789. This writing was sworn to as the nuncupative will of John Byng, deceased by the oaths of John Short and Edith Short and ordered to be recorded. Teste. John Brown, Cl. Cur." 

Will of James Bing  1815


Submitted by Kevin Lett 20 Mar 2000 Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book #8, page 149: "In the name of God amen I James Bing of the County of Mecklenburg being sick but of a sound mind and of a disposing memory and agree that it was decreed by God that man must once must die do make ordain constitute and confine this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Item my first will and desire is that all my just debts to be well and truly paid. Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Bing and Edward Bing my two sons the tract of land I bought of Richard Hill to be equally divided between them both. Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Bing the tract of land where I now live after my and my wife's decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Elizabeth Bing and Nancy Bing, Jane Bing each a good bed if not a bed six pounds a piece to be made out of and every one. Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved wife my Negroe woman named Pheoby and a Negroe woman named Luce and Sam and Milley and stock of all kinds and house and furniture plantation utensils to have and to hold her life and after her decease to be equally divided between the above mentioned children. Item I give unto my two sons George and Spenser Bing an equal part with the rest except the land. Item my will and desire is that my son John Bing to be my executor dated this 6th February 1815. James Bing. Signed, sealed in presence of witness Wiley Tucker, Edward Holmes, George Holmes. At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 19th June 1815. This will was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Wyllie Tucker, Edward Holmes and George Holmes witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste. Edward L. Tabb, Cl."