Will of John Gilliam, 1775 | Gilliams of Virginia

Settlement of Will of John GILLIAM
Dated 14 Nov 1775, Presented 24 Jun 1779
Amelia County, VA
Updated March 18, 2016

Deed Triparte.
Judith (x) Booth, widow of George Booth, Decd. and George Booth and Nathaniel Booth, late of Amelia Co., of the first part;
Nathaniel Harrison & Charles Duncan, Exors. of will of John GILLIAM late of Prince George Co., VA of the second part;
and William GILLIAM, Thomas GILLIAM Peachy & Elizabeth his wife, Nathaniel Harrison & Ann his wife, Charles Duncan & Jean, his wife, and Robert Boyd & Susanna, his wife of the third part.

Dated 14 Nov 1775. Consid. 325 pounds. 256a in Amelia Co. on Sweathouse Creek, adj. land which John GILLIAM purchased from John Booth, and George's Branch as it meanders.

John GILLIAM's will stated that whatever sum was due him from his copartnery of James Henderson & Co., when settlement was made, was to descend to his son, William GILLIAM and his heirs.

He authorized his Exors. either to let the sum out at interest, or purchase a tract of land. If William died before age 21 and without issue, then the money was to be divided between his four sisters Elizabeth, Ann, Jean, and Susanna, or their heirs.

This deed carries out the instructions in GILLIAM's will.

Wit. Barnard Roberts, James Clardy, James Chappell, Matt Roberts, Thomas G. Peachy, Jr., Thomas G. Peachy, Sr., William Thomson, Archer Johnson, & William Booth.

Pro: 24 June 1779 by Johnson


Sources
  • McConnaughey, Gibson Jefferson. Unrecorded Deeds and Other Documents of Amelia County, VA, 1750-1902. Iberian Publishing Co. Athens, GA.