Saturday, January 12, 2008

Johnson, John, Will IOW Co., VA 1703

Contributed & transcribed by Carey Bracewell

I JOHN JOHNSON of the Isle of Wight County in Virga . . . . Doo make . . . . my last Will & Testamt in manner followeth . .

Item I give & bequeath to Daughter MARTHA fifty acres of Land . . . and all ye rest of my Land . . . . I give & bequeath to my Sonne JOHN JOHNSON . . . .

Item I give & bequeath all my household goods att Blackwater to my Daughter MARTHA, & to my Sonne JOHN to be equally divided between them two, only two Dishes & two plates more to my Sonne JOHN than to my Daughter, and my long Gun I give to my Sonne JOHN & pistolls & Holsters & Rapier & Rideing Saddle and all my weareing apparrell both Lynon & Woolen.

Item I give & bequeath to my above sd Daughter & Sonne one shilling apiece of last wifes Estate to Cutt them off from any part or parcell of it.

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter PATIENCE JOHNSON Six Heiffers four of two yeares ould & two of One year Ould, one feather bed & Boulster two Blanketts & A Rugg & five sheep.

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter MARY a feather bed furnished as it is now standing, & Six Heiffers, Four of Two Yeares Ould & two of one year ould & five sheep & a Horse Colt of Two yeares Ould.

Item I give & bequeath all ye remaineing part of my Estate to my Dear & loveing Wife MARY makeing her my sd loveing wife my whole & sold Exrs of this my last Will & Testamt in Testimony of all wch I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this 7th day of Janry 1703

JOHN J JOHNSON (his mark and seal)

Signed sealed & published & declaired in presents of Proved in open Cort held for ye Isle of Wight County ye
Isle of Wight County ye 9th of Augt 1707 by ye Oaths of
SARAH LUP (mark) granted to the Exrs therein named
SUSANNA B BRACEWELL (mark) Ordered to Record Teste Cha Chapman Cl Cur

RECORD OF WILLS, DEEDS, ETC. VOL. 2, 1661-1719, PAGE 484

NOTE: Sarah Lupo is the daughter of George Branch & Ann England who was the daughter of Captain Francis England who was married to Susannah's aunt Joyce.