Mecklenburg Co., VA Will and estate records of Philip Pennington
Submitted on 7/20/199 by Kevin T. Lett

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book #5, page 77:

"A verbal will of Philip Pennington made the 31st day of January 1803 and
departed this life the 1st day of February.  The words spoken was thus
that his will and desire was that his wife Polley Pennington should have
a Negroe woman of the name of Nelly at her disposal to do as she please
with and further saith not.  This day Varn Andrews and Joseph Lett
personally appeared before me and made oath that they were called on by
the deceased at the time above mentioned to take notice of those words
spoken by him as above mentioned.  Sworn to this fourth day of February
1803.  Reuben Vaughan.

At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 11th day of July 1803.  This
writing purporting to be the nuncupative will of Philip Pennington,
deceased was proved by the oaths of Varn Andrews and Joseph Lett, Jr.
witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.  The infant children having
been duly summoned and being represented by Josiah Floyd their guardian
specially appointed for that purpose who saith he has no objection to the
establishment of the same.  And on the motion of the said Josiah Floyd
who made oath thereto and together with John James Speed, John Turner(?),
Jr. and James Watson his securities entered into and acknowledged their
bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law
directs.  Certificate was granted him for obtaining letters of
administration of the estate of the said Philip Pennington, deceased with
his said will annexed in due form.  Teste.  William Baskerville, Cl.
Cur."

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book #5, page 162:
On May 14, 1804 an inventory and appraisement of the Philip Pennington
estate was submitted to the county court by Josiah Daly, John Ogburn and
Varnes Andrews.  Included in the estate was a large amount of livestock
including horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, geese and ducks, various
plantation and kitchen utensils, four beds and furniture, a small amount
of harvested crops, a parcel of books, a looking glass, a bee hive, a few
saddles and many other items including nearly five gallons of brandy.  He
had also possessed sixteen Negroes named Dick, Rolley, David, Jinney,
Beck, Isaac, Fanney, Nelley, Suckey, Milly, Moses, Ned, Spencer, Ben, Nat
and Pegg.  In total the estate was valued at 1,130 pounds and 3
shillings.

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book #5, page 167:
On June 11, 1804 the estate sale of the late Philip Pennington was
submitted into court.  Those who purchased items were recorded as
follows: William Smith, George Andrews, Richard Crowder, Joseph Simmons,
Warner More, James Reekes, Thomas J. Taylor, John Singleton, James
Nolley, Joseph Lett, Mary Pennington, Josiah Floyd, Matthew Ogburn,
Thomas Burnett, William Crow, Joseph Dunman, William Allen, Isaac Arnold,
John Arnold, James Taylor, William Ship, Aldias Webb, Sterling Hailey,
William L. Taylor, John Allen, Thomas Jones, Samuel Oslin, Thomas
Marriott, Col. Ingram, Morriss Floyd, William Mitchel, John Crow, Sath
Johnson, James Hicks, John Waller, Frederick Walkens, Jerimiah Arnold,
Benjamin Edmonson, John Hicks, William Vaughan and James Waller.  The
total amount of the sale was not given.