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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

 

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

 

In the name of God, I John Royall Jr of the County of Powhatan being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.

Imprimis I lend to my dear and affectionate wife Elizabeth Royall during her natural life the plantation I now live on together with the following slaves (Viz) Phill, Peter, Lambrick, Arthur, Poll and her three children viz George, Squire, and Maria, Kate and her child Chmberlayne, and Emily & her child Fanny, and at the death of my wife I give her the fee simple right to dispose of five of the above mentioned slaves by will or otherwise, the value of the value of the First five slaves to bear proportion to the aggregate value of the whole. I further give her all my household & kitchen furniture to dispose of as she may think proper. I also lend her during my natural life the use of all my stock of Horses, cattle, sheep & hogs also such of my plantation utensils as will be sufficiently of the use of the hands mentioned above, which several bequests are to be considered in lieu of her right of dower.

Secondly, The residue of my estate of whatever nature or kind, either in possession, expectancy, or reversion I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Albert Royal, also that part of my estate that I have loaned to my wife during her natural life I give to my said son after the death of his mother. But it is expressly my will and desire that in case my said son Albert should not arrive to the age of twenty one years or marry that then the whole of what I have divised him shall be equally divided between my brothers (First), Joseph A. Royal, Will Royal & James F. Royall. But in case that either of my said brothers should die before my son Albert, without bearing lawfull issue, that then the said estate should be divided between the survivor or survivors of them, or the issue of the survivor or survivors of them such issue if more than one to have the part divided among them that their father would have been entitled unto in case of his being alive at the time of the death of my said son Joseph Albert.

Thirdly, I do hereby constitute and appoint by this testament my brother William Royall guardian to my said son Joseph Albert and do vest him with full and ample powers over that part of my estate that I have divised unto my son Joseph Albert, so that he may sell or exchange any part thereof that he may think will be conducive to the interest of my said son, as I myself might or could do were I living, also it is my will that in case my wife should die before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marries, that in case of such an event that my said brother William have as guardian the same control over that part of my estate that I have lent to my wife during her life as I have given him over the part devised to my said son And having implicit confidence in my said brother William it is my desire that security be not required of him as guardian of my son, and do require and expect of him that he will have my son well & virtuously educated and that he will have him qualified for such profession as his education and talents may fit him for.

Fourthly, it is my will that the whole of my estate be kept together untill my just debts are paid.

Fifthly, it is my desire that my estate be not appraised & that my executors hereafter named be not required to give security for the execution of this my last will.

Lastly I do appoint my brother William Royall & my worthy friend William Archer Cocke executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me made. As Witness my hand & Seal this twelfth day of January one thousand eight hundred & three.

John Royall Jnr {SEAL}

Signed sealed & ackn’d in presence of
John Royall
John Winston
Jas. Cocke
John R. Robertson

A codicile explanatory of that part of the first clause of this my last will and testament relating to Emily and her child. Whereas I have some debts respecting my title to the wench & Child Fanny – now it is my desire that my wife Elizabeth Royall shall possess in fee simple all the right title or interest that I have or may have in said slave Emily with her present and future increase which I give to her and her heirs forever.

Whereas in the third clause of this will I left my brother William guardian to my son Joseph Albert with full powers and controul over my estate both real and personal whereby he may buy sell or exchange for the benefit of my said son. Now in case of the death or any other disability of my said brother William which may take place before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marries then I do hereby invest my friend William Archer Cocke with the same powers to act as guardian to my said son as I have given to y brother William in the former part of this will. As witness my hand and seal this 12th day of January 1803.

John Royall Junr {SEAL}

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of
Jas. Cocke
John Royal
John R. Robertson

At a court held for Powhatan county the 16h day of March 1803 This last will and testament of John Royall decd together with the Codicile thereto annexed was presented in open court and proven by the oath of John Royal and John R. Robertson two of the witnesses thereto & thereupon ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Wm. Royall and William A Cocke the executors named in the said will who made oath thereto Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form.

Test.
Jas Poindexter CPC

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall of Powhatan County, Virginia.
Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall of Powhatan County, Virginia.

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850

Transcription of the Virginia Marriage Records, 1700 to 1850, pg 186.

Cocke; Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Virginia marriages (click image for full size view.)

June 1, 1758. Thomas Lewis to Susanna Ellis, daughter of John Ellis; sec., Joseph Ellis; witn., Valentine Wood.
October 27, 1747. William Pryor to Sarah Wood; sec., Valentine Wood; witn., Henry Wood.
April 3, 1744. William Cannon, Jr., to Elizabeth Lewis; sec., John Lewis; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from Elizabeth’s father, Charles Lewis; witn., John Lewis and Robert Morgan [X].
April 19, 1742. James Cooke, Jr., to Mary Anne Chastain ; sec., Henry Wood; witn., Joseph Dabbs and Isaac Bates.
March 4, 1742. George Watwood to Mary Taylor; sec., James Robinson; witness, Henry Wood.
October 11, 1755. Thomas Riddle to Agnes Mims; sec., Wm. Robards; witn., Valentine Wood; certificate of consent from David Mims; witn., Hezekiah Pin-year and Drury Minis.
August 21, 1753. Abraham Sallée to Elizabeth Woodson; sec., John Woodson; witn., Anthony Christian, Alexander Grant.
July 1, 1742. Samuel Ridgeway to Mary Bellamy; sec., Charles Lewis; witn., H. Wood.
November 20, 1753. Joseph Dawson [X] to Judith Dudley; sec., James George; witn., David Murray.
April 28, 1753. Benjamin Bradshaw [X] to Anne McBride; sec., John McBride; witn., William Pryor; certificate of consent from John McBride; witn., Agnes Lane, Elizabeth McBride.
July 3, 1743. Edmund Gray to Mary Mayo; sec., Geo. Dabbs; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from William Mayo; witn., George Carrington, Joseph Scott.
January 17, 1736. John Williamson to Prudence Cox; sec., Charles Turnbull; witn., H. Wood.
December 19, 1733. Nicholas Davies to Judith Randolph; sec.,  Middleton Shaw; witn., H. Wood.
May 17, 1738. William Stith to Judith Randolph; sec., Nicholas Davies; witn., Will Randolph.
March 16, 1742. Hutchings Burton to —-———; sec., William Allen; witn., H. Wood.
December 8, 1734. Joseph Scott to Sarah Mayo; sec., John Barnit [X]; witn., H. Wood; certificate of consent from William Mayo, father of Sarah; witn., James Marye and William Allen.
November 20, 1751. Guy Smith to Anne Hopkins; sec., Will Pryor; witn., H. Wood. ‘ W
September 14, 1747. Thomas Massie to Susanna Holland; sec.,. Henry Martin; witn., H. Wood.

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Henry Batte, dated 1727.

Batte Her.

????? his Will

In the Name of God Amen, I, Henry Batte of Prince George County of Virga, being weak in Body but of perfect sense and memory, praise be Almighty God, do Will Make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament ????? witnesses and friends followeth

Imprimes. I give and bequeath my Soul to God that gave it, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came, to be Buryed at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned, in ???? and certain hope of a Joyfull Resurrection at the Last day.

Item. My Will is that my loveing Mother Mary Batte have the use of my two Negros Mo?? named Roger and Tom, dureing her naturall Life.

Also four ??? Milk Cattle, One Steer about five or six years old, and five hundred pounds of porke yearly to be found her dureing her naturall Life.

Likewise my two Horses named Patrick and Hobby, dureing her Naturall Life.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Loveing Sister Mary Poythress twenty Shillings current money.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Loveing Sister Elizabeth Liggon twenty Shillings current money.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Loveing Sister Ann Stratton twenty Shillings current money.

Item. My Will is that my Loveing Sister Rachell Parham have yearly have yearly ????? ??????? my ?? sister hereafter mentioned ???? ??? of Garlic

. . . [remainder of page is illegible] . . .

And all the Remaining part of my Estate in Virginia and England, ???????? ???????? able not yet disposed of, I give and bequeath to my Loveing Brother William Batte, and I do hereby Will, Make, Ordain, Constitute and Appoint my Loveing Brother William Batte my full, whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, he paying all my Just Debts and Legacy’s. In Witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand & Seal this twenty-fifth day of July 1727.

Henry Batte Sealed with red wax.

Signed and Sealed in presence of

Abraham Cocke
Samll ? Jordan
[his marke]
John Cureton
Robert Poythress

At a Court held at Fitzgerald for the County of Prince George, on the second Tuesday in October, being the Tenth day of the six Month, Anno Domi 1727.

The above written Last Will and Testament of Henry Batte deceased was Eshibitted into Court by William Batte his Executor, who make Oath thereto, and it being proved by the Oaths of Abraham Cocke, Samuel Jordan and John Cureton, three of the Witnesses thereto, by Order of the Court is truly Recorded and on the motion of thee sd. William Batte and his giveing Bond and Security, Certificate is granted him for Obtaining a Probate of the sd. Will in due form.


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Batte, Henry; Will; Prince George County, Virginia

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Transcription: Male Marriage Bond Index; 1781-1831; Bockins-Bowman, Henrico County, Virginia.

 

The following is my transcription of the Male Marriage Bond Index of Henrico, Virginia, for the period 1781-1831, including the males with last names Bockins to Bowman.

Featured image above: Henrico County, Virginia Courthouse.

[Date] [Groom] [Bride] [Notes]
Dec 27, 1827 Bockins, Samuel M. Brook, Mary Ann Richie
Feb 16, 1785 Bohorn, Joseph Capeheart, Barbara dau of Peter
Mar 2, 1827 Bolling, Blair Storrs, Penelope   ”      ”  Gervais
Oct 16, 1819      ”       , Yelverton Sully, Sophia
Apr 18, 1824      ”       , Blair Webster, Margaret A.
Feb 23, 1798      ”       , Wm Randolph, Mary
May 27, 1785 Booker,      “ Smith, Sarah
Apr 9, 1816      ”       , Samuel Williamson, Frances
May 10, 1819 Bootin, Benjamin Hariday, Moain
Jan 1, 1803 Booth, Thomas James, Christian Mrs.
May 11, 1822 Botts, John Minor Blair, Mary W.
June 27, 1866 Bootwright, James Murphy, Precilla dau of John
Oct 26, 1815      ”                , Wm Bryan, Sarah
Feb 2, 1815 Bosher, James Hopkins, Ann
Oct 16, 1828 Bottoms, Alfred Whillow, Elizabeth
Dec 14, 1797 Bottom, Hazlewood Stiff, Ruth
Nov. 24, 1820      ”        , John Fussell, Elizabeth
May 14, 1788      ”        , Joel Echo,     “
July 14, 1790      ”        , Rowland Williams,     “
Jan 30, 1816 Bottoms, Turner      ”           , Sarah
Oct 12, 1825 Boudar, Thomas Girardin, Mary Ann
Nov 5, 1878 Boulivare, Osmond T. Taylor, Elizabeth
Apr 4, 1793 Bourchett, John Deane, Milley
July 27, 1790 Bouriene, Peter Sharpe, Mary dau of Robert
Feb 4, 1825 Bourne, Henry Beveridge, Dolly
Mar 5, 1810 Bowden, Thomas Hooper, Jane
May 17, 1823 Bowen, Jesse Stanley, Jane
Nov 24, 1823 Bowers, Jacob Grimes, Susanna
Dec 8, 1872 Bowers, Samuel Warner, Elizabeth
Mar 11, 1817 Bowles, Corbin Hooper, Rhoda C. dau of Daniel
Oct 11, 1815      ”        , Elisha Harris, Elizabeth
Dec 26, 1820      ”        , Edmund Mosby, Polly
Jan 31, 1788      ”        , Jeffrey Morris, Sally dau of Wm
Feb 10, 1812      ”        , John Brittain, Winney
Oct 2, 1827      ”        , Joseph F. Henley, Sarah
Sept 21, 1863      ”        , Thomas Williamson, Rebecca
May 24, 1802      ”        , Wm Branch, Virlinoke
Sept 25, 1821      ”        ,    ”    P. Butler, Eliza dau of Christoph
Jul 24, 1811 Bowman, Charles Maclain, Mary
Jul 23, 1874      ”        , Edward Brown, Catherine (colored)
Dec 2?, 178?      ”        ,      “ Scott, Catherine dau of Robert
Male Marriage Bond Index, 1781-1831; Bockins-Bowman; Henrico, Virginia
Male Marriage Bond Index, 1781-1831; Bockins-Bowman; Henrico, Virginia

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

 

Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”

 

April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.)
October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson.
September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson.
July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson.
February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience Obey Green (d. of Abraham.)
December 23, 1788——Green, Jesse Davis & Martha Tanner (d. of Joel) Wm. Powell.
April, 1799———Green, Caleb & Elizabeth Walden.
March 23, 1793——Green, Abraham and Martha Armistead; Jno. Townes.
March, 1804——Green, Wm. & Nancy Baily. Wm. Old.
August, 1807——Green, Edward & Nancy M. Jeter.
February, 1813——Green, Herndon & Sally Johns. Booker Foster.
July, 1823——Green, Wm. T. & Lucy A. E. J. A. Mann (d of Danl. Mann.)
April, 1824——Green, Pascal & Mary Ann Farley (ward of Robt. R. Pollard.)
July, 1826——Green, John M. & Rachel Wright. (Saml. Meade) William D. Green.
August, 1830——Green, Wm., Jr., & Ann Dunavant.
April, 1830——Green, Paschal & Phebe F. Holt (d. of John.)
November 10, 1768——Greenhill, Pascal & Ann Ward (orphan of Henry.)
June 24, 1780——Greenhill, William & Elizabeth Ward (d. of Benjamin.)
May, 1810——Gregory, Wm. & Judith F. Willson.
1786——Griffin, Smith & Mary Ellis.
August, 1801——Griffin, Danville & Phebe Foster.
June 28, 1787——Griggs, Chas. & Eliza Mitchell.
February I3, 1786——Grizzle, Wm. & Sarah W. Sladen.
December, 1778——Gunn, Thos. & Sarah Davenport—Jno. Tucker.
January 11, 1782——Gunn, Thos. & Ann Worsham.

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Green, Abraham; Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Green, Abraham; Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850

 

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

 

Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

 

(Featured image above: Cocke’s Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.)

September, 1789, Clements, John, & Nancy Walthall, (d. of William).
January, 1797, Clements, Joseph, & Susan A. Woodson.
December, 1830, Clements, John, & Martha Webster.
Nov. 13, 1788, Cliborne, Leonard, & Fanny Tanner. Robt. Tanner.
April 14, 1767, Cobbs, John Catlin, & Rachel Smith. Richd. Booker.
December, 1768, Cobbs, Samuel, & Elizb. Munford.  John C. Cobbs.
Jan. 8, 1812, Cobbs, Thos., & Nancy I. Hurt.
Dec. 24, 1764, Cocke, Stephen, & Ann Jones, (d. of Richard).
Nov. 25, 1767, Cocke, James Powell, & Elizb. Archer. Consent of Wm. Archer.
April 11, 1769, Cocke, Chasteen, & Martha Field Archer. Wm. Archer.
Feb. 3, 1779, Cocke, Thos., & Margaret Jones. Stith I-Iardaway.
June, 1794, Cocke, James, & Mary Lewis, (d. of Eliza).
January, 1825, Cocke, Chastain, 8: Sarah Meade Eggleston, (d. of Everard.)
July 10, 1787, Coffee, Thos., & Mary Knight, (d. of Chas.)
March 16, 1784, Cofiery, Barnard, & Agnes Jennings, (d. of Wm.)
Sept. 23, 1769, Cogbill, Charles, & Frances Bottom.
Sept. 18, 1824, Cole, John H., & Harriet Hudson.
March 13, 1781, Coleman, Cain, & Mary Wilson. John Wilson.
July 22, 1782, Coleman, Burrel, & Lucy Bevill, (d. of James).
Dec. 29, 1787, Coleman, Archer, & Eliza Bevill.
October, 1796, Coleman, Wm., & Nancy Clay.
May, 1799, Coleman, Robt., & Elizb. Perkinson.
December, 1805, Coleman, Jesse, & Frances Southall, (d. of John).
March, 1807, Coleman, John, 8: Mary Tally.

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Cocke; Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Marriage Records of Virginia – some ‘C’ surnames.

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Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary for Robinson Coke Jones of Covington, Indiana. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.) 

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Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones
Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones.

DIED.

Robinson Coke Jones died at the family residence in Warren county, northwest of this place, Thursday morning, May 11, 1897, at 2 o’clock p. m., aged 74 years and 4 months.

Robinson Coke Jones, the subject of this sketch, was one of 11 children born to Richard Cannon Jones and Elizabeth Anderson Jones. Deceased was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, October 12, 1822. At the age of 11 years he with his parents came to Indiana. He learned the printers trade and for many years was a disciple of Faust, and for a while edited the People’s Friend in this city. At the breaking out of the Mexican war he laid down stick and rule, took up the musket and served through the war. April 19, 1851, he was united in wedlock with Emily Shelby, who survives him. To them was born six children, four sons and two daughters, four of whom passed over the river before him to welcome him home. A son and daughter survive him to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent parent, and support a widowed mother in her declining years.

February 29, 1896, he united with the U. B. church and has since been a consistent member.

He was a man of ability and pronounced views, always taking a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lived; honored and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed from among men, but on the family falls the pall of sorrow that only the mercy of a just God can soothe and time heal. Peace to his ashes.

Covington Republican, Covington, Indiana, Friday, May 14, 1897.

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