Jones Wills
Mecklenburg Co., VA

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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

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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

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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...............