Brief Abstract of Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills, 1637-, Հատոր 1

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About four or five years ago, the Abstractor of these wills was employed to examine the titles to a large number of timber tracts, situated in Norfolk County, and to carry the same back to the original grants. The first obstacle he found in his way was the lack of an Index, for the years 1637 to 1753, and it was, therefore, necessary to index deeds and wills for that period. This index required the reading, page by page, of the first nineteen volumes in the Norfolk County Clerk's Office, and formed the basis upon which the present work was made. In using this Abstract, it is well to bear in mind the brief development of Norfolk County: Norfolk County was originally a part of Elizabeth City County, formed in 1634. About 1636 that portion of Elizabeth City County, lying on the south side of the James River, was formed into New Norfolk County. About 1637 New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk Counties; Upper Norfolk County later became Nansemond County, and in 1691 Lower Norfolk was divided into Princess Anne County and Norfolk County. -- Preface.
 

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Էջ 16 - First, and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried...
Էջ 28 - the other pte of my Estate I give & bequeath One pte of itt unto Six of the poorest mens Children in Eliz : Riv'r, to pay for their Teaching to read & after these six are entred then if Six more comes I give a pte allsoe to Enter them in like manner.
Էջ 103 - I nowe possess att the head of a branch that comes out of the Southerne branch of Elizabeth River in the County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia . . . my Executrix . . . witnesses : Francis Sayer.
Էջ 126 - ... ozonbrigs napkins, a heifer, a paire of good sheets, four breeding sows, and a horse called Sparks ; unto my granddaughter Mary and Susannah Moseley all my wearing clothes ; unto my grandson George Hancock, son of William Hancock, one ewe when he comes of age, . . . etc., unto...
Էջ 1 - County, formed in 1634. About 1636 that portion of Elizabeth City County, lying on the south side of the James River, was formed into New Norfolk County. About 1637 New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk Counties; Upper Norfolk County later became Nansemond County, and in 1691 Lower Norfolk was divided into Princess Anne County and Norfolk County.
Էջ 40 - E f 159. dated 12 Aug. 1673. proved 21 Aug. 1673. . . . my sonne in law John Syllivan two hundred acres of land lying next to that tract formerly given to Edward Ward ... . . . I give his sonne Jno Syllivan . . . . . . to my daughter Ann Hayes two hundred acres . . . . . . unto Joseph Lake & Francis Woodward my horse . . . 200 acres of land I live on ... . . . my wife & my two daughters Isabell Lake and Ann...
Էջ 86 - Rights toward ye Southward neere Matchepongo, and doe desire ye Same bee surveyed and pattented in my said daughter Elizabeths name.
Էջ 159 - JOHN BIGG of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk in Virginia . . . Book 6 p. 77. dated 4 Sept. 1694. proved 15 Mch. 1696/7 by Joseph Hodges, Jno. Portlock, Tho: Nash & Thomas Etheridge. ... to my Son John Bigg . . . (my Sole Only and Absolute & lawfull heire) ... all my Estate both reall & psonall Except Such leagecyes...
Էջ 87 - Shillings Sterling Each to buy Each of them a Ring to weare In Remembrance of mee . . . witnesses : Jno.
Էջ 86 - Land being about two thousand acres Lately pattented in the name & to the use of my said Sone Jno. Keeling being that land that now my mother lives on and called London bridge...

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