Will of Susannah Ware, of Henrico Co., Virginia, 1735

”Will of Susannah Ware of Henrico County, Dated, 8 February 1734/5.  Proved, 5 May 1735.  Witnesses, Mary Childers, Susannah–(X)–Woodcock, George–(X)–Rayborn,  Will: Perkins: Daughter, Elizbth. Burton, 1 chist of drawers. Daughter, May Levine, feather bed with a spotted worsted rugg, wit bedstead and other furniture, it being the bed whereon I lay.  Daughter, Martha Ridgway, 9 Ewrs & 1Ram to be pd. in October; 1 red sow & calf; my bed above the stares with a green rug & 1 pr. of sheets also L21 currt; to be pd. in Octr. 1737, and a small brass Kettle, abt. 15 gallons.  Daughter, Jane Childers, the feather bed and furniture that is Lay covering, sheets & Bedstead wch stands in the great room.  Daughter Mary Levens one Indian Wench named Jane.  To Ware Rockitt, a black & white heifer abt. 2 years old.  To Francis Rockett, a brown heifer abt 2 years old.  Daughter, Jane Childers, 1 red heifer & a pyed heifer.  To Ware Rocket, a large copper kettle which his mother Ann Coverly hath in her possession.  To Jacob Oglesby, an Indian Fellow named Roger and one horse called Cydder & one Bridle & Sadle.  To my grandaughter Elizbth. Coraby Oglesby, an Indian girl named Sarah when she comes of age or is married, except the two first children this Indian shall bring which I give uto Alice and Mourning Oglesby but her mother to have the use of the said Sarah.  Daughter Susannah Allen, four ewrs and lambs.  To Richard Levens, an Indian fellow named Will, & one apprintice boy named Francis West, also the rest and residue of my estate paying first all my just debts; & he is appointed whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.”

Source:  The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers, edited by Clayton Torrence, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1979, page 2


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