Bedford Wills | Gilliams of Virginia

Summary of Bedford County Wills and Estates
Updated December 23, 2006

Overview
The GILLIAMs found in the Wills and Estates of Bedford County are chiefly those of Richard GILLIAM of Bedford and Mary his wife. Richard is the heir of Zachariah GILLIAM. References to Martin King and his descendants have been included as he married Martha GILLIAM, daughter of James GILLIAM of Littleton Parish, Cumberland.

Returned Date
Will, Inventory or Account

Date

Book
Page

24 Apr 1786

Richard Woodward. Will. Dated: 24 January 1778, pp 505-506. I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Woodward my whole estate during her widowhood, but if she marry she shall have 1/3 part of my estate which I left. To my son Lance Woodward my whole estate set side my wife's thirds and at her death her thirds to be returned to my son Lance Woodward. My estate containing one negro boy named Peter, goods and chattles, but he shall pay my daughter Urcilla Hall 50 pounds out of the said estate. I give out of said estate to my son Randolph Woodward one shilling sterling. To my son Isaac Woodward one shilling sterling. To my son John Woodward one shilling sterling. To my son William Woodward one shilling sterling. To my son Richard Woodward one shilling sterling. To my daughter Frances Taylor one shilling sterling. To my son Warwick Woodward one shilling sterling. Executor: my well beloved wife and my son Lance Woodward. Witnesses: Richard GILLIAM, Zacharias GILLIAM, Peter Forqueran, Leonard Hall. Proven: 24 April 1786 by oath of Richard GILLIAM and Peter Forqueran. Executors: Elizabeth Woodward, Lance Woodward. Security: Richard GILLIAM

1754-1787

1
505-506

24 Nov 1788

Samuel Smith, Account Current, Administrator, James Taylor. A suit in chancery, instituted in Henry Court, Examined 2 Feb 1786, by John Dillard, Abrm. Penn, Deverix GILLIAM.

1788-1803

2
11

22 Jun 1789

Robert Hardwick, Division of Land April 1st 1789, survey’d 365 acres of Land (it being the land will’d by Robert Hardwick dec’d to his sons Richard & Pleasant) on the branches of Ivy Creek. Boundaries: GILLIAM’s line, Forqueron’s line, Reynald’s Line, Slaughter’s corner pointers, Turin’s corner. Signed: 2 Apr 1789, Ro. Burton, Reuben Slaughter, Richard GILLIAM

1788-1803

2
17

24 Jun 1791

George Callaway, Account Current Executors: William Callaway and Charles Gwatkins Mentioned: Martin King, Zachariah GILLIAM, Caleb Tate, etc. Dated from 1773

1788-1803

2
46-48

25 Jul 1791

James Fair, Inventory “Inventory of James Fair deceased estate administered on by Christopher Clark, Administered . . ." Mentioned: Richard GILLIAM (Consists of bonds dated 1775-1776)

1788-1803

2
64

24 Dec 1792

Pleasant Moorman, Account Current Administrator; Zachariah Moorman Mentioned; John Mead, Richard GILLIAM, Thomas Daugherty, Zed Candler, Christopher Anthony, Examined 20 Dec 1792 Mentioned Joseph Taylor (for ordinary expenses) Dated from Dec 1773 to June 1780

1788-1803

2
90-93

?

Thomas Moorman, Account Current
To Zachariah Moorman, “one of his executors” Dated from 22 Feb 1769 to 1779 Mentioned: Martin King

1788-1803

2
93-99

8 Mar 1794

Thomas Watkins, Division of Land
Charles Cobbs, Moses Fuqua, and Samuel Rogers who divided the lands among the legatees as follows: Nathaniel Manning/Mannen, George Dameron, etc.

1788-1803

2
131-133

27 Oct 1794

Simon Miller, Account Current Executor: Simon Miller Mentioned: Zachariah GILLIAM, Dudley Gatewood, Henry Jeter, etc. Dated from 24 Jan 1780 to Dec 1790

1788-1803

2
144-146

22 Apr 1799

Richard GILLIAM Will

1788-1803

2
244-245

24 Jun 1799

Richard GILLIAM, Inventory and Appraisement Dated 16 May 1799

1788-1803

2
258-259

28 Jun 1802

Richard GILLIAM, Account Current Dated 15 Nov 1798

1788-1803

2
357-359

1804

Avery King, Inventory

 

3
48

1804

Anna King, Allotment of dower

 

3
82

1830

GILLIAM King, Will

 

7
237

1830

GILLIAM King, Inventory

 

7
388




Sources
  • Bedford County, VA, Will Books