Will of MARY (RICHERSON) NORMENT  1817/1823
Dec. 31, 1817,  Proved  Sept 15, 1823 Mecklenburg Co, VA   WB 9   p.448
{not final proof}
In the name of God Amen I, Mary Norment of the county of Mecklenburg
and state of Virginia being in common health of body and sound mind and memory
thanks be to God for the same and not knowing how soon I may be called of the stage
of action do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following  
Imprimis, as I have already given to my two sons Thomas Norment & James Norment and
my two daughters Jane Ealam, and Joannah Puryear, to each of them that portion of my
estate which I have allowed I shall leave them no part of my estate which I may possess at 
my death.  Item. I lend to my grandson Giles Puryear one Negro girl Malvina during
the life time of his mother Joanna Puryear and at her death it is my will and desire
that the said Negro girl Malvina and her future increase be sold and the proceeds
thereof to be equally divided between  all the children of the said Susanna all the rest of my estate
of which I may die possessed It is my will and desire shall be equally divided between my
six children namely Elizabeth Johns, Mary Brame, Frances Hughs, Susannah Puryear, 
William C. Norment, and Nancy Smith which I give to them and each of them and their
heirs forever.  Lastly I do hereby appoint my son Thomas Norment and my trusty friend
Robert Smith, executors of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and waxed seal the thirty first day of December one thousand
eight hundred and seventeen.
Signed and acknowledge in the presence of                   Mary   X  Norment    {seal}
William Richards                                                                       mark
Thomas Norment, Jr. 
Hugh F. Norment
At a court held for Mecklenburg County this 15th day of September 1823.
The within written last will and testament of Nary Norment decd. was exhibited in
Court proved by two witnesses and ordered to be recorded and Thomas Norment one of the
Executors therein named came into court and renounced the burden of the execution of
Said will.
At another court held for the said county the 26th  or 28th day  Teste
of October 1823.  On the motion of John F. Finch who made Edwd  I. Tabb C.M.C.
Oath according to said certificate is granted him for obtaining letter of  administration
of the estate of the said Mary Norment decd. with the will annexed tohereafore with
John B Smith, Robert __ Gregory & Elijah Gregory his securities as entered into and 
acknowledged their bond with penalty of three thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs
                                                                  Teste.  Edwd  I  Tabb CC
Abstract and Notes:  
Dec. 31, 1817,  Proved  Sept 15, 1823 Mecklenburg Co, VA   WB 9   p.448
Mary Norment            - decedent  (Maiden name said to be Richerson, with a connection in Caroline Co.VA)
Thomas Norment         son  co-Executor
James Norment           - son
William C. Norment     - son
Nancy Smith                daughter  (wife of Robert Smith)
Mary Brame                 daughter  (wife of John Brame)
Elizabeth Johns           daughter  (wife of John Johns
Frances Hughs            daughter  (wife of James Hughs)
Jane Elam                    daughter  (wife of Alexander Elam)
Joannah Puryear         daughter  
Susannah Puryear       daughter 
Giles Puryear              - grandson
Robert Smith                 co-Executor (son in law)
William Richards           - Witness
Thomas Norment , Jr.     Witness  (may be grandson)
Hugh F.  Norment           Witness  (may be grandson) (Hugh F. Norment  m.  Mary H. Blackwell   
on OCT 12, 1826 in Lundenburg, VA)
John B Smith
Elijah Gregory