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Transcribed by Ron Jones 4/2001 Thomas Jones [Sr.] Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 1, p. 410 In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Jones of Mecklenburg County being in my perfect sense & memo= ry Thank the Almighty for the same and as for my worldly goods I give as followeth Item I give to my daughter Johana Reade five shillings sterling to her & her Heirs for ever Item I give to my son Daniel Jones five shillings starling to him & his Heirs for ever Item I give to my son Thos Jones the following Negroes Viz James, La_nder, Phillis page 411 Rachel & Annica to him and his Heirs for ever also I give to my son Thos Jones all the Remains of my Estate both real and personal to him and his Heirs for ever I also appoint my son Thos Jones my Executor of this my last will & Testament witness my hand and seal this twenty Eight Day of December One Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy Nine Signed, sealed & Thos Jones Delivered in the presence of David Royster James Pulliam Daniel Jones At a Court continued & held for Mecklenburg Coun= ty April the 9th 1782 This will was pro= ved and by the Oaths of James Pulliam and Daniel Jones Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded Teste John Brown
Transcribed by Ron Jones 4/2001 Will of Robert Jones Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 2, p. 39-40 In the Name of God Amen the sixth day of November One thousand seven hundred and eighty three I Robert Jones of Mecklenburg County being sick of Body but of perfect sense and Memory of mind thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the Mortality of men and that it is ____ appointed once for all men to die I do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament Item it is My Will and desire that all my Negroes remain together till my daughter Frances Jones comes of age or marries then to be equally divided between my five Children to wit Frances Jones, Jane Jones, Matilda Jones, Edna Jones and Lucy Jones to them their heirs or assigns forever Item I give and bequeathe to my oldest daughter Frances Jones one Gray mare named Sterling one saddle and bridle it is also further my Will and desire that the above mentioned persons have one feather bed and furniture apeace when my daughter Frances comes of age or marries it is my Will and desire that the remainder of my stock of all kinds and housebeds furniture not before given is equally divided amongst the above mentioned persons as they marry or come of age Item it is also my Will and desire that all my lands be sold be sold (sic) to the best advantage and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided amongst the above mentioned persons when my daughter Lucy Jones comes of age or marries to them and their heirs and assigns forever Item it is further my Will and desire that if any or either of the above mentioned persons should die with out heir their part if taken of to return to the common stock and equally divided amongst the rest I do appoint my brother Richard Jones Mrs Isaac Coles James Jones and Robert Erskine Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all form? wills Page 40 by me written or made and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In presence of N.B. it is my Will and desire that my sorrel (great) horse and scubald [skewbald]mare be sold to the best bidder and the money to be equally divided amongst my above named Children to them their heirs or assigns forever Charles White Robert Jones (LS) John (his mark) Griffin Buckner (his mark) Griffin At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 8th day of December 1783 This Will was proved by the Oaths of Charles White, John Griffin and Buckner Griffin witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded And on the motion of Richard Jones one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with Benjamin Pulliam, William Christopher and John Marshall his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of Five thousand pounds conditioned as the Law directs certificate was granted him for obtaining aprobat of the said Will in due form liberty being reserved for the other executors therein named to join in the probat when they shall think fit Teste John Brown
Submitted by Dorothy Renaud [James JONES was the son of John JONES, Sr.] James Jones will: Mecklenburg Co. Virginia Will book 4, p. 153 I James Jones being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Viz: It is my will and I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ednea Overbee my desk and book case to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Louisa her choice of my feather beds and furniture, also one sorrel mare called Diamond and one side saddle and her choice among my cows and calves of one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever. Item: I lend unto my beloved wife Frances Jones all and singular the rest of my estate both real and personal for and during her natural or widowhood, and at her death or intermarriage, it is my will that the said loaned estate be equally divided among my four children, Viz: William, Hampton, Ednea and Louisa, to remain to them and their heirs forever. Lastly, it is my will and I do ordain, constitute and appoint my sons William Jones, Hampton Jones and Sterling Yancey, executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and disannulling all former wills by me made. In witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29 day of September 1799. Signed, sealed and Delivered In presence of John Bressie James Jones (Seal) James Griffin his mark Archibald Loftis his mark At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 10 day of February 1800, this will was proved by the oaths of John Brossie, James Griffin and Archibald Loftis witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of William Jones one of the Executors therein named, who made oath thereto and together with Thomas Vaughn the security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him......... An account of the sale of the estate of Capt James Jones dec's sold the 12 day of January 1803. William Jones executor. Will Book 5 1802-1807 Account sales of the property of James Jones dec'd Mecklenburg County February 1805-Mecklenburg Co. Va. Will book 5 1802-1807. Buyer at this sale were Hampton Jones buys 52 acres of land and a mill. Robert Shotvall, Louisa Jones, ___Overby, William Jones, Robert Yancey, Peter Overby, Jr...............