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Wills or will abstracts contributed:

Some are found at VAGenWeb Archives Mecklenburg

  • Liles Abernathy
  • Thomas Adams
  • William Allen, Senior
  • John Allgood, Sr.
  • William Baker
  • William Ballard
  • James Bing
  • John Bing
  • John Brame
  • John T. Brame
  • Richens Brame
  • Susannah Brame
  • Thomas Brown
  • Samuel Bugg
  • Pleasant Burnett
        Will and inv. of slaves
  • Thomas Burnett
  • William Burnett
  • Peter Burton
  • Robert Burton
  • Thomas Carter
  • David Chandler
  • Elizabeth Cheatham
  • Mary M. Stokes-Claiborne
  • Matthew Clements
  • Cluverius Coleman
  • Jno G. Coleman & Mary Coleman
  • Marcia Coleman
  • John Cook
  • Peter Crutchfield
  • Samuel Crutchfield
  • Thomas D. Crutchfield
  • William Crutchfield
  • Churchwell Curtis
  • Sally Curtis
  • Zachariah Curtis
  • William Dailey Jr
  • William Dailey Sr (Brunswick Co. record)
  • Ambrose Daly (Inv)
  • Daniel Daly
  • William Daniel
  • John Daws
  • William Drumright Jr
  • William Drumright Sr
  • Reps J. Elam
  • Mary A. Eubank
  • Benjamin Ezell
  • William Ezell, Sr
  • George Farrar
  • Mary Kendrick Fox
  • William Fox
  • George Freeman
  • Edward Giles
  • Daniel Gold
  • Pleasant Gold
  • Ambrose Gregory
  • Andrew Gregory
  • Atha Gregory est
  • Elijah Gregory
  • Elizabeth Gregory
  • Frances Gregory (wid Andrew)
  • John C. Gregory est (Halifax)
  • Robert S. Gregory (s/o Andrew)
  • Silas M. Gregory (s/o Andrew)
  • Robert T. Gregory (s/o Robert S.)
  • William Gregory (s/o Ziner)
  • William D. Gregory (s/o Robert S.)
  • Francis Griffin
  • Thomas Hamblin
  • James Hamner
  • James Harriss
  • Abraham Hester
  • Robert Hester (Louisa Co.)
  • Amos Hix
  • Edward Hogan
  • Isaac Holmes
  • John Holmes
  • Lucy B. Holmes
  • Sack P. Holmes
  • Samuel Holmes
  • Samuel Holmes Jr.
  • William Holmes 1798
  • William Holmes 1809
  • Christopher Hudson, will
  • Charles Hutcheson
  • Chiles Hutcheson
  • John Hutcheson
  • Richard Hutcheson
  • Cavil Jackson
  • Fleming Jackson est
  • Green Jackson est
  • Martha Jackson
  • Matthew Jackson
  • Waddy J. Jackson
  • Anne Jeffries
  • John Jeffries
  • Nancy H. Jeffries
  • Richard Jeffries
  • Richard Joseph Jeffries
  • Swepson Jeffries
  • William Jeffries
  • Caroline W. Johnson
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • James Johnson 1784
  • James Johnson 1887
  • Jessee Johnson
  • John Johnson
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Warner K Johnson
  • Benjamin Jones
  • James Jones 1799/1800
  • James Jones; Elizabeth H. Jones
  • John Jones Sr
  • Robert Jones
  • Thomas Jones Sr
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    Wills relative to Mecklenburg residents but recorded elsewhere



     

     

     

    Mecklenburg Fiduciary Book, Partial List of Testators 1765-1850

    submitted by Kathy Turner January 2, 2011

    Testators beginning with letter H - p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4, p.5, p.6
    Testators beginning with letter J - p.1, p.2, p.3
    Testators beginning with letter L - p.1, p.2

    Testators beginning with letter M - p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4

    Testators beginning with letter R - p.1, p.2, p.3
    Testators beginning with letter T - p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4
    Testators beginning with letter W - p. 1, p.2, p.3, p.4, p.5

     

     

     

    Wills and Administrations submitted by Tom McCargo 12-13-97
    Eighty-five records: wills, estate settlements and other items, from Charlotte, Mecklenburg and other counties.

     

     



    The Wills below are indexed above.
    
    
    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Sally Curtis 1851
    
    Submitted by: Carolyn Davis
    
    1/20/2000
    
    
                                 Sally Curtis Will 
    In the name of God Amen.I Sally Curtis of the County of Mecklenburg and State of 
    Virginia,do make constitute and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner 
    and form "To Wit". My will and desire is that all my Just debts be punctually paid. 2nd I 
    give and bequeath  to my Daughter in law,Faithy Curtis widow of my deceased son 
    Chesley Curtis,one half of all my money and property of any and every 
    description,including the present growing crop or money arising from it or anything which 
    I may hereafter acquire,to Her and her heirs forever,and the remaining half,I wish equally 
    divided between my living children except Patsy Cumba,whom I wish to have only two 
    Dollars of my entire estate-and lastly I appoint my friend Robert A.Walker Executor  to 
    this my last will and testament,revoking all others.In testimony thereof  I have set my hand 
    and seal this 16th day of April 1851.
                                                       
                                                     Sally (X her mark)Curtis
    
    In presence of
    Benjamin O.Johnson
    George Bing
    James M.Hawkins
    
    
    Mecklenburg Co.Court July 1851
    The foregoing last will and Testament of Sally Curtis Deceased was this day produced in 
    Court proven by the oaths of George Bing and James M.Hawkins two subscribing 
    witnesses thereto and ordered recorded.And on motion of Robert A. Walker the Executor 
    therein named who made oath whereto and together with Richard E.Walker his security 
    entered onto and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $1200.00 conditioned according to 
    law.Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
    
                                                                       Teste
                                                                     R.B.Baptist
    

    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Churchwell Curtis 1810/1812
    
    Submitted by: Carolyn Davis
    
    
    1/20/2000
    
                        Will of Churchwell Curtis-1810
    
    In the name of God amen I Churchwell Curtis of Mecklenburg County state of 
    Virginia being weak of body but Sound of mind and memory and knowing that it is 
    appointed for me and all men once to die do dispose of my worldly property in 
    the following manner and form-acknowledging this and only this to be my true and 
    genuine last will and testament ,First It is my will and desire that all my just 
    debts Should be  paid. Secondly,I give unto my son Claiborn Curtis an Bedford 
    colt on the condition  Viz,that is to say he  the said Claiborn must pay fifteen 
    dollars unto my son Churchwell Curtis,and I give also unto  ________the said 
    Claibourn my son one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever. I 
    lend to my beloved wife Lucy all the rest of my property during her life or 
    widowhood.But after her  decrease or marriage it is my will and desire that my 
    land and all of my other property not already  disposed of should be sold on 
    credit of twelve months to the higgest bidder without any appraisement and  the 
    money  arising from the sale equally divided among my living children and lastly 
    do I appoint  Zachariah Curtis and John Curtis executors to this and testament 
    In witness I do hereunto set my hand  and seal this second day of June eighteen 
    hundred and ten.
                                                                                 
    Churchwell Curtis   seal
    
    In presence of
    
    James Jones      William Eubanks
    James Whittemore     John  (his mark X) Creedle
    
    At a court held in Mecklenburg County the 20th day of July 1812
    This will was proved by the oaths of James Jones and William Eubank witnesses 
    thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Zachariah Curtis and 
    John Curtis the executors therein named who  made oaths thereto with Churchwell 
    Curtis Claiborne Curtis witness Jesse Curtis & Henry Baly their  securites 
    entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars 
    condition as the  law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a 
    probate of the said Will in due form.
    
                                           Teste William Baskerville  Ct Cut
    

    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Zachariah Curtis  1849/1851
    Submitted 14 Jan 2000 by Carolyn Davis    
    
                       Zachariah Curtis Will
    
    In the name of God amen.I Zachariah Curtis of the County of Mecklenburg,State of 
    Virginia do make,constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament in 
    the manner and form following to wit.1st My will and desire is that alll ny just 
    debts be forever punctually paid. 2nd I lend to my wife Sally Curtis during her 
    life,all my estate,both real and personal to be used by her in any way whidh she 
    may think proper for her comfortable support and maintenance. 3rd After thedeath 
    of my said wife Sally Curtis,I give to my Grand Children heirs of my deceaased 
    daughter Nancy C. Vaughan five dollars to them and their heirs forever.4th I 
    give to my Gran Children heirs of my deceased son Chesley Curtis forty dollars 
    to them and their heirs forever. 5ht I give to my daughter Patsy C. Cumba one 
    hundred nnd fifty dollars to her and her heirs forever. 6th I give to my son 
    Zachariah Curtis one old negro man named Fill and also one hundred dollars to be 
    raised out of my estate to him and his heirs forever.7th All the residue of my 
    estate real and personal not heretofore disposed of I wish equally divided 
    between my daughter Sally F. Johnson,my son Goodwin Curtis,my son Churchwell 
    Curtis,my son Green Curtis,my daughter Mary Ann Bing and my above son Zachariah 
    Curtis them and their heirs forever. And lastly I appoint my son Churchwell 
    Curtis and my son Zachariah Curtis Executors of this my last will and testament 
    evoking all others.In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
     and  seal this 12th day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight 
    hundred and forty nine.
                                                Zachariah Curtis (seal)
                             
    Acknowledged in the presence of
    Robt.A.Walker
    Rachel H.Bowers
    James M. Hawkins
    
    Inasmuch as my daughter Patsy C.Cumly(sic)and Thomas Cumly threatens to sue my 
    son Zachariah Curtis,my will is that in case thety do so all expenses of said 
    suit together with any damages which may be recovered to be paid out of the 
    portion of my estate left my said daughter Patsey(sic)in my will specified 
    above.Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of December 1850.
    
                                      Zachariah Curtis(seal)
    
    Acknowledged in the presence of,
    R.A.Walker
    Alexander Johnson
    H.V.Vaughan
    
    Mecklenburg County January Court 1851
    The foregoing will and testament of Zachariah Curtis dec'd together with a 
    Codicil thereto annexed was this day produced in open court and the said will 
    was proven by oaths of Robt.A.Walker,Rachel Bowers and James M.Hawkins 
    sub________witnesses thereto and the said Codicil was proven by oaths of 
    Robt.A.Walker and H.V.Johnson two of the sub____ing
    witnesses thereto and the said will and Codicil is_______to be recorded  and on 
    the motion of Churchwell Curtis and Zachariah Curtis as Executors therein named 
    who made oath thereof and together with William Rainey,James W.Edmondson,George 
    Bing,Green Curtis and Robert A.Walker their______ ________ unto and 
    acknowledeged as bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned 
    according to________certificate is granted themn for obtaining a probate of the 
    said will in due form.
    
                                                         Teste Richard B.Baptiste 
    

    
    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of John Mayes  1800
    Will Book 4, Page 306, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
    
    Submitted 25 Aug 1999 by:
    Irene E. Williams
    
    John Mayes' Will                                        
    
    In the Name of God Amen.  I John Mayes of the County of Mecklenburg and 
    Parish of saint James's and State of Virginia being sick and weak in 
    body but of a sound disposing mind and Memory thanks be to God for the 
    same and knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and declare this 
    to be my last Will and Testament in the form and manner following  to 
    wit:  I commit my Body to the Earth and my Soul to the hands of my 
    Creator to be Intered as my Executors hereafter mentioned shall think 
    Proper. First my desire is that all my Just debts be paid as my 
    Executors shall think best to Raise The money Itim  I lend my beloved 
    wife Elizabeth Mayes the land and Plantation whereon I now live during 
    her  natural life or widowhood and after that I leave it to be sold and 
    the money to be Equally divided  between John G. Mayes, Thomas H. Mayes 
    and Charles Mays to them and their heirs forever.  I lend  to my 
    beloved wife one negroe man named French for the term of six years and 
    at the expiration of  that time I give him the said Negroe to John G. 
    Mayes and his heirs forever.  Itim  I lend to my beloved  wife one 
    Negroe girl named Rose untill my daughter Dolley comes of age or 
    marries and then I give  the said Rose and her Increase to my daughter 
    but if the said Dolley dies before the Expiration of  that time my 
    desire is that the said negroe and her Increase if any be equally 
    divided between  Thomas H. Mayes, Salley Mayes and Charles Mayes or 
    their Heirs.  Itim  I lend to my beloved wife  Elizabeth Mayes three 
    Negroes Esbel, young Rachel and Gilbert untill Thomas H. Mayes arrives 
    to  the age of twenty-one years and then my Desire is that the above 
    mentioned be Equally divided  between Thomas H. Mayes, Salley Mayes and 
    Charles Mayes to them and their heirs forever.  Itim   I  give to my 
    Son Bozeman Mayes one negro man named Tom who has been in the 
    possession of  the said Bozeman for a term of years and one desk I give 
    them to him and his heirs forever.  Itim  I  give and bequeth to   my 
    Son Stith Mayes one negroe boy named Emanuel and one cow and calf to  
    him and his Heirs forever.  Itim I give and bequath to my daughter 
    Nancy Taney two Negroes namely  old Rachel and Oney to her and her 
    heirs forever.  Itim I give and bequath to my Daughter Mary  Carter two 
    negroes namely Sarah and Rhoda to her and her heirs forever.  Itim  I 
    lend to my daughter  Elizabeth Hall two negroes namely Edie and Vacney 
    during her natural life and after her death I give  the said negroes 
    and their Increase to her Children Lawfully begotten of her body and to 
    their Heirs  forever.  Itim  I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Mayes 
    two Negroes namely Judie and Dinah and  their Increase with all the 
    remaining Part of my Estate as it not yet disposed of whither real or  
    Personal during her natural life and after her death I leave it to be 
    sold and the Money to be Equally  divided between John G. Mayes, Thomas 
    H. Mayes, Salley Mayes, Charles Mayes and Dolley Mays  to them and 
    their heirs forever.  Itim  I constitute and appoint Zachariah Yancey 
    and Charles Hamblin  Executors to this my last will and Testament 
    hereby revoking and disannulling all and every other Will  or Wills 
    heretofore by me made and Confirm this to be my last Will and 
    Testament.  As Witness my  hand and Seal the twenty-seventh of November 
    In the year of Lord Christ one thousand Eight  hundred.
    
    Signed Sealed and delivered                                             
    John Mayes       
    						{L.S.}
    
    Recorded July 1801
    
    MECKLENBURG CO., VA WILL OF BRYAN LESTER 1856/1858 Will Book 19, page 295 Transcribed by JoLee Gregory Spears I Bryan Lester of county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia & constitute and order this my last will and testament overiding of all other... 1st I desire that all of just debts be paid by my executor whom I shall appoint hereafter 2nd I give to my son in law Joel Gregory one negro boy Anderson which he has already received to him his heirs and assigns forever 3rd I give to my son in law Gill W. Watts one negro woman Milly the children together with her future increase which he has already received to him his heirs & assigns forever 4th I give to my son in law Bartley Smithson one negro woman Carey together with her future increase to him his heirs & assigns 5th I give to my grandchildren the heirs of my daughter Nancy Gregory one dollar each namely Margaret Moss, Joseph Gregory & Childs Gregory. I also give to my two grandchildren Elizabeth S. Watts and Jno S. Watts the heirs of my daughter Sally Watts one dollar each. 6th I leave to daughter Charlotte M. Smithson during her life the tract of land whereon I now reside my negro man Green my negro man Aaron my household & kitchen furniture my stock of all kinds together with ever other description of property that I possess not heretofore disposed of and at her death it is my desire that the property loaned to her shall be equally divided between her children. Lastly I appoint my son in law Bartley Smithson Executor to this my last will and Testament given under my hand & seal in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty six January 30th Sig: Bryan Lester Witnesses: Samuel G. Johnson Philip Gill Recorded Mecklenburg County Court March 15th 1858.
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    === Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 19, page 329 Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Bryan Lester made at his late residence in the county of Mecklenburg state of Virginia the 15th day of May 1858.
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    Will of Hardaway Lett
    Mecklenburg County, Virginia 
    Will Book 17, Page 450 
    Probated:  1852  
       In the Name of God amen I Hardiway Lett do make this my last will +
    Testament in manner and form following.  Item It is my will and desire that
    after my death all my just debts and funeral expenses be well + truly paid. 
    Item 2nd The remainder of my Estate real + personal + perishable I loan
    to my beloved wife during her natural life and at her death my Landed
    estate to be equally divided between my three sons Peter E. Lett Drury H.
    Lett + Joseph H. Lett to them and their heirs forever all the residue of my
    estate at the death of my widow to be divided into four equal parts one of
    which I give and bequeath to my son Peter E. Lett one other part to my
    son Drury H. Lett one other part to my son Joseph H. Lett to them and
    their heirs forever one other part I loan to my Daughter Fatha H. Curtis
    during her life and at her death it is my will and desire that she properly
    loaned her be equally divided between the lawful piece of her body but
    should it become absolutely necessary during the life time of my Daughter
    that any portion of the property loaned her should be sold for the support
    of her self and children.  I hereby direct that the Court do sell such part
    thereof as may be thought nescessary.  Lastly I appoint my son Peter E.
    Lett Executor to this my last will + Testament this first day of June 1852_
                                      Hardiway Lett     (Seal) 
    TestChas. S Hutcherson } 
    James Hayes Jr     } 
    Green Curtis       }
    Mecklenburg County June Court 1852 The foregoing last will and
    testament of Hardiway Lett Deceased was this produced in open court and
    proved by the oath of Charles S. Hutcherson and Green Curtis two of the
    subscribing witnesses (illegible) and ordered to be recorded And on the
    motion of Peter E. Lett the Executor therein named who made oath
    (illegible) and together with Charles S. Hutcherson, Robert M. Hutcherson
    and James Connelly his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond
    in the penalty of Eight thousand Dollars conditioned according to law. 
    certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in our form--      
                           Teste                    
                 R. B. Baptist 
    [Files of  Kevin T. Lett - 9/20/97]
    
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    Will of Joseph Lett
    Mecklenburg County, Virginia
    Will Book 6, Page 98
    Probated:  1808
     
    	In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Lett of the County of 
    Mecklenburg and State of Virginia being in perfect health and of sound  
    mind + memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and the 
    uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last will and 
    testament in manner and form following (Virg)  Item It is my will and 
    desire that all my Just Debts Shall be paid.  Item I lend to my loving wife 
    Faithy Lett during her natural life one tract of land that I purchased of 
    Benjamin Waller containing one hundred acres be the same more or 
    less, five negroes, Virg, Charles, Daniel, Fanney, Hannah and Bettey 
    two choice feather beds and furniture two choice horses one bridle and 
    Saddle, six pewter plates two pewter Dishes four pewter basans one 
    Iron Pott one Dutch oven one frying pan four Choice Cows + Calfs ten 
    fatt hogs two Sows and pigs four ewes and lambs thirty barrells of Ground 
    corn and fodder Sufficent to winter her Stock also six Chairs one Chest 
    ten Geis (Geese?) and one Table.  Item I give to each of my three sons 
    (Virg) Hardaway, Pennington and Edward Lett one feather bed + furniture 
    each, which makes them equal with my children that hath married + left 
    me.  Item  I give to each of my three Children (Virg) Drury, Jincey + Dolley 
    Lett one horse and a piece each to the value of twenty pounds with a 
    bridle and Saddle to each, also one bed and furniture to each which makes 
    them equal to my before mentioned children.  Item it is my will and desire
    that Bartholomew Short who married married my daughter Shall have all 
    the property he received with my said daughter, which I hope will Satisfy 
    him, as I do positively direct that its all and every Shilling he shall ever 
    have or receive of my estate by gift or otherwise.  Item I give unto Betsy 
    Hardaway Short one negro Girl by the name of Nelley to her and her 
    heirs forever.  Item It is my will and desire and I do hereby Order and 
    direct that all the residue of my estate both real and personal not given 
    away or lent Shall be sold at my death and Credit of tweleve months 
    also the estate both real and personal lent my wife at her death Shall be
    Sold on the Same Credit and the proceeds equally divided between my 
    following Children /except Nance Lett/ who is to receive fifty Dollars less 
    than the rest of the children hereafter named (Virg) the said Nance Lett, 
    Joseph Lett, Hardaway Lett, Pennington Lett, Polley Davis, Edward Lett, 
    Drury Lett, Jincey Lett and Dolley Lett to them and their heirs forever.  
    Item I give and bequeath unto my Sons Hardaway, Pennington, 
    Edward + Drury Lett also my Daughters Jincey and Dolley Lett, one 
    Cow and Calf a piece which was omitted in the before mentioned legacy 
    to make their proportions equal.  Lastly I constitute and appoint my
    three sons Joseph, Hardaway and Pennington Lett my executors to this 
    my last will and testament revoking and disannuling all wills hereafter 
    made by me.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and
    Seal this third day of May 1807
    Signed, Sealed and acknowledged}     
    	            	Joseph [his  X  mark] Lett        (Seal)
    In presence of
    Thomas Burnett			            
    Joseph Hutcherson
    Matthew Walker
    At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 11 day of July 1808
    	This will was proved by the oaths of Thomas Burnett and Matthew 
    Walker witness (illegible) to be recorded and on the motion of Joseph 
    Lett, jun, one of the executors theirin named who made oath thereto
    and together with Matthew H. Davis, Matthew Burnett, Richard Burnett 
    and Thomas Burnett his Securities entered into and acknowledged their 
    bond in the penalty of fifty thousand Dollars (illegible) in the law
    (illegible) was granted him following a probate of the said will in due 
    form.  Liberty being (illegible) for the other executors therein named to 
    Join in the probate when they Shall (illegible) fit.
    					Teste
    					William Baskervill (Seal)
    [Files of  Kevin T. Lett - 9/20/97]
    
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    Will of Pennington Lett
    Mecklenburg County, Virginia
    Will Book 16, Page 430
    Probated:  1847
       In the name of God amen, I Pennington Lett of the County
    of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia calling to mind that I must die
    do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and
    form following Virg.  Item 1st My will and desire is that all my just
    debts be first paid.  Item 2nd My will is that my grave yard be
    accently walled in with stone.  Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my
    daughter Polly Hutcherson, during her natural life, a certain portion
    of my Land described as follows:  Virg. The Land being south of a
    line to commence at a charrpea spannish oak on saffolas Road above
    the corner of my Tobacco lot.  From thence a straight line to the
    long Branch so as to embrace the orchard near said branch, and
    upon said land I wish a House to be built convenient to the best
    spring, worth about fifty dollars to be paid for out of her part of my
    Estate.  I also give and bequeath to my same  daughter Polly
    Hutcherson during her natural life two Negro boys named George
    and William and at the death of my said daughter Polly Hutcherson. 
    My will is that all the above named property go to her bodily heirs if
    she has any if not then to go to the bodily heirs of my daughter Jane
    Lett.  Item 4th I give + bequeath to my daughter Jane Lett two
    Negroes named Tom and Ann.  Item 5th I give and bequeath to my
    son Phillip Lett during his natural life the balance of my land
    embracing my dwelling house and all other improvements and being
    north of the above mentioned line also I give and bequeath to my
    said son Phillip Lett a negro man named Cornelius and his wife
    Marinas and at the death of my said son Phillip Lett my will is that
    the above property willed to him go to the bodily heirs of my
    daughter Jane Lett.  Item 6th My will is that all the balance of my
    property, not mentioned above be equally divided between my above
    named children and at their death to be disposed of as above And
    lastly I leave Joseph A. Lett Executor to this my last Will and
    Testament Given under my hand this 12th day of August one
    thousand Eight hundred and forty seven and acknowledged in
    presence of
    Robet A. Walker                                   
    Pennington Lett
    Joseph H. Lett
    Peter E. Lett
    Mecklenburg County November Court 1847
    The last will and Testament of Pennington Lett dec. was this day
    produced into court + proved by the oath of R. A. Walker and Peter
    Lett subscribing witnesses (illegible) and ordered to be recorded. 
    And on motion of J. A. Lett the Exec. Therein named who made
    oath (illegible) and together with R. A. Walker and James Bowers
    his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of
    $10,000 (illegible) according to law (illegible) is granted him for
    obtaining probat thereof in and form.
    Exam.                                   Teste Richard R. Baptist ~ 
    
    [Files of  Kevin T. Lett - 9/20/97]
    
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    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Thomas Owen  1846
    Will Book 16, page ?
    
         Submitted by Patricia Henderson-London  21 Feb 1999
                      
    
    
    Will of Thomas Owen
    
    I, Thomas Owen, of the County of Mecklenburg, State of Virginia being of 
    sound mind and posing memory, well knowing that it is allotted to all men to 
    die, I hereby constitute and appoint this my last will and Testament and 
    revoking all others heretofore made or since made by me. In manner and form 
    as follows: To wit,
    
    1: I desire and wish my wife to have the land lying North of my land, 
    commencing at Little Buffalo and going to the cow south  during her natural 
    life and then to be returned to my estate.
    
    2nd I desire and wish her to have the fourth part of all of my stock, of all 
    things used and also choice, devise and made & 1 fourth part of any 
    plantation, tools, also  1 fourth part of my household and kitchen furniture.
    
    3rd I desire that she shall have choice Negro of all of my Negroes, this last 
    mentioned property I give her a right to go to her or assignees forever.
    
    4th I desire and wish for my granddaughter Julia Tilloson to have one hundred 
    dollars and also my niece Martha Wortham to have one hundred dollars.        
    
    5th  I desire and wish the balance of my property both real and personal  to 
    be sold and divided equally between all my children : William Owen, Susan , 
    now Susan Gregory, Nancy now Nancy Gregory, Elizabeth now Elizabeth Gold, 
    Sarah now Sarah Gold, Margaret, now Margaret Blunks, Thomas W. Owens, Martha, 
    now Martha Averett, Francis, now Francis P Pool and Parham Owen, which is now 
    deceased. I wish that his part of my estate to be equally divided between his 
    two children Elizabeth and Francis Owen the daughters of Parham Owen. John 
    Owen who is excused without fees, I leave him one dollar. I leave a Book for 
    my Executor to go by, which I left as much assistance as I could so as to 
    make all of my all of my children equal in my Estate. I hereby constitute and 
    appoint my son and in law, William P Pool my Executors to this my last will 
    and testament.
    
    And I desire that he shall sell the property both real and personal will for 
    compensation for his troubles 
    My hand and seal this 11th day of February 1866.
    Thomas (X his mark) Owen		
    Witnesses
    William P. Pool 	R.H. Walker 	Daniel (+ his mark) Sizemore 	
    	Daniel Elias
    			
    
    At a Court held for Mecklenburg County at the Courthouse thereof on the 15th 
    Day of March 1846 the foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Owen age--- 
    was this day produced in Court and proved by the oaths of R.H. Walker, Daniel 
    Sizemore, and Daniel Elias subscribing witnesses these ----and Polly Owen 
    widow of the deceased appeared and ordered to be reasonable and on the matter 
    of William P Pool the executor therein named who since with desires and 
    together with Daniel Sizemore and Daniel Elias his executors entered into 
    will acknowledged their bond in the paucity of  $10,000.00 consideration  
    recording to law certificates as  granted him for obtaining  ---- thereof on 
    one form.  
    From Tester RB Baptist
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    Note added for search purposes: "Margaret Blunks" above may be the same as 
    "Margaret Blanks."/jgs
    
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    Will of Peter Vaughan senr
    Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bk 15:446
    Dated 25 Jan 1839; Recorded 10? May 1842
    In the name of God all men do this I Peter Vaughan senr of the
    county of Mecklenburg and state Virginia in the year of our Lord
    one Thousand Eighteen Hundred and thirty nine being of
    sound mind tho much debilitated do make this my last will
    and testament. Item I have divided heretofore between all my
    children equally and satisfactorily; 2nd Item I give and bequeath
    all the remaining goods & chatels that I have or may
    have unto my son David Vaughan unto him and his heirs forever
    after a decent burial whereunto I have set my hand and
    affixed my seal this day and date above mentioned as
    witness my hand & Witness this 25th of January 1839 -
    Peter [his X mark] Vaughan
    John Jones
    W. M. [his X mark] Glascock
    At a court held for Mecklenburg County at the Court house
    thereof on the 10th? [off edge of copy] day of May 1842 the
    forgoing last will and testament of Peter Vaughan senr was this
    day produced in court and proved by the oaths of John Jones &
    W. M. Glascock two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered
    to be recorded
    . Teste R. B. Baptist clerk
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    Lunenburg Co., VA Will of Josiah Seat 1760/1761
    June 20, 1760    Will Book 1      Page 338   Lunenburg County Virginia
    
    Note: Resident of land that fell in Mecklenburg County.
    
        Submitted by: Patricia Henderson-London  20 Feb 1999
        
    
    In the name of God Amen I, Josiah Seat in the County of Lunenburg being very
    sick and weak in body but in perfect sense mind and memory thanks be to God for
    the same. I do dispose of all my worldly estate as follows
    
    Item 1 I give and bequeath to my son Robert Seat all my land upon Blewhing in
    the County of Halifax to him and his heirs forever.
    
    Item 2  I give to my daughter  Mary Seat th4e land on which I now live as low as
    the great rock on the river and if she dyes without heir then the said land to
    fall to my son Robert Seat.
    
    Item 3  I give to Margaret Gold my daughter the remainder part of  this said
    land below the said Back on the said River to her and her heirs forever.
    
    Item  4  I give to my daughters Sarah and Elizabeth the land on the upper side
    of Buffalo Creek to be divided between them beginning at the mouth of the South
    Branch just below the Spring Branch across  to the line Sarah to have her choice
    and all the rest  of my estate to be equally divided between al my children
    after all just debts being paid . I do appoint Jacob Royster Executor.
    
    Signed Sealed in presence of Richard Jones
    Robert Jones John (X) Bray              Josiah Seat   SS
    
    At a Court held for Lunenburgh County the first day of December 1761
    The Within written Last Will and Testament of Josiah Seat deceased was exhibited
    in Court by Jacob Royster the Executor therein named and the same was proved by
    the oaths of two of the thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and ----of
    the said
    Executor who made Oath answering to Law Certificate granted him for obtaining a
    probate of the said will in due form. He is giving security whereupon he,
    together with Thomas Anderson and David Halliburton his security entered into
    and acknowledged this bond according to Law for that purpose
      Teste Clement Read  ES                             page 339
    
    
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    See copy of original will of Milderidge Vaughan p.1|p.2
    Will of Milderidge Vaughan Will Book 3:79 - Mecklenburg 
    Co.,Va Dated 7 June 1789; Proved 10 Oct. 1791
    In the Name of God Amen, I Milderidge Vaughan of Mecklenburg
    County Being in Perfect Health Tho Weak In body Yet of Sound and
    Perfect Understanding and Memory Do Make and Constitute this My
    Last Will and Testament as Followeth. Item, I Give and Bequeath unto
    My Son Ambrose Gregory this Tract of Land Wherein I Dwell
    Containing One Hundred Acres More or less with All the
    Appurtenances Thereunto Belonging Also a Feather Bed and Furniture
    to Him and His Heirs Forever and I Lend to My Son Ambrose the Just
    Sum of Thirty Pounds of Goodand Lawful Money to Dispose of as He
    Thinks Fit.  Item I Give and Bequeath unto My Son Joseph Gregory
    One Featherbed and Furniture to Him and His Heirs Forever.  Item I
    Give and Bequeath unto My Grand Daughter Lucy Hayes One Cow
    and Calf to Her and Her Heirs Forever.  I Desire That the Remainder
    and Residue of My Personal Estate after My Decease May be Equally
    Divided among My Six Children out of Which I Choose Ambrose
    Gregory and Joseph Gregory and Thomas Hamblin My Sole Executor
    of this My Last Will & Testament.  In Witness Whereof I Have
    Hereunto Set My Hand and Seal this Seventh Day of June in the Year
    of Our Lord 1789.      
                   Milderidge [Her "O" Mark] Vaughan.  
    
    Sealed and Delivered in Presence Of: Joshua James, Joseph Carter,
    David [His"x"mark] Chandler, Ellixander [His"o"mark] Ourbey.  
          At a Court Held for Mecklenburg County the 10th Day of October
    1791 this Will Was Proved by the Oaths of Joseph Carter, David
    Chandler and Alexander Ourbee Witnesses Thereto and Ordered to Be
    Recorded.  And on the Motion of Ambrose Gregory and Joseph
    Gregory Two of the Executors Therein Named Who Made Oath
    Thereto and Together with David Chandler Their Security Entered Into
    and Acknowledged Their Bond in the Penalty of Five Hundred Pounds
    Conditioned as the Law Directs Certificate Was Granted Them for
    Obtaining a Probate of the Said Will in Due Form.  Liberty Being
    Reserved for Thomas Hamblin the Other Executor Therein Named to
    Join in the Probate When He Shall Think Fit. [Incomplete?] Joseph
    Carter, David [His"x"mark] Chandler  
    [Files of JoLee Spears  9-23-97]
    
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    Will of William Vaughan Will Book 2:149 - Mecklenburg 
    Co.,Va Dated 20 March 1785; Proved 15 February 1786
         Names:  Wife: Mildrege Vaughan
                       Children: Samuel Vaughan, John Vaughan, 
                       James Vaughan, Peter Vaughan, Millison Overbey, 
                       Nancy Gregory, Sally Gregory, Moley Hays, 
                       Millie Chandler and Elizabeth Vaughan.
                       Relationship not stated: Mary Sizemore
          Executors: My friends John Wynn and Samuel Vaughan
          Witnesses: Thomas Parker, Elizabeth Parker and Stith Thompson
          Proved by: Thomas Parker and Stith Thompson.  John Wynn 
          and Samuel Vaughan made oath with securities Windfield Hays,
          Harod Redd and George Stovawl
          See copy of original mark of William Vaughan.
    
    Deed Book 7:263, recorded 14 Apr 1788, the heirs of William Vaughan made bond as
    requested in the will above.
          Samuel Vaughan, Peter Vaughan, Peter Overbey and wife
          Elizabeth, Richard Gregory, John Vaughan, James Vaughan,
          Ambrose Gregory, Winkfield Hays, David Chandler bind
          themselves unto Mildrege Vaughan, the widow of William
          Vaughan . . .
          Witnesses: John Wynn, William Wilkinson, John Butler,
          John Gregory, William Stroud 
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