Tuesday, April 29, 2008

William Braswell 1676 - 1721

For true Bracewell researchers who are still confused over "which William is which", particularly those who descend from William. Do yourself a favor and take the will of Susannah Burgess Braswell to your attorney and get his expert advice as I & others have done. Feel free to capture the images & transcription of Susannah's will. I am sure that you will find it was Susannah's son William who probated her will in 1732 just as the probate record states and that Richard, the other appointed executor would have probated the will had his brother William been dead, which he clearly was not. Which leaves us to wonder: Who was that other William Braswell who died before Oct 1721 in Chowan that was so close to the children of Richard & Sarah Braswell and died before their wills were written?

Will of Susannah Burgess Braswell 1714

Susannah Braswell 1

Susannah Braswell 2

Susannah Braswell 3