Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Isle of Wight Co., VA Wills, Deeds, Etc., Volume 2, 1661-1719, pages 264-265

Research of Carey Bracewell

Published in Braswell Branches, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1999

The Will of Matthew TOMLIN Signed March 7, 1684. To John TURNER, “ . . . one parcell of Land which I have formerly marked for him beginning at the mouth of a branch at a marked Beech and Soe along the said branch to the mouth of another Small branch; and soe alonge the said little branch to a line of marked trees and Soe along the s’d line of trees to a white oak being a Corner tree from thence North 320 pole to a marked pine and then beginning at the said beech again; running Eastward to the said pine; all the land lying on the South side of the Swamp to be for him and his heyres for Ever, and all that lyeth on the north side to be for his daughter Mary TURNER my grand Child; also I doe give to the said Mary TURNER . . . a black Cow of about fower years ould; the other a browne Cow of about the same age, and a Couple of Stages both alike to buy her a mare to be delivered her after my decease . . . . Item I doe give and bequeath all of my lands and all my moveables estate to be equally divided betwixt my Sonne Matthew TOMLIN & my grandson Mathew TOMLIN, all the land lyeinge on the north side of the Swamp next to John FULGHAM to be for my grand Sonne, and all on the South side to be my Sonns. Item I do give and bequeath unto my Sonne Mathew TOMLIN, the plantation whereon Richard BRACEWELL (265) now liveth . . .” Executor: Mathew TOMLIN, Jr. Witnesses: Richard SHARPE and Jenkin BORMAN. BORMAN proved the will on December 9, 1686.