Will of James Gilliam, 1792 | Gilliams of Virginia

Will of James GILLIAM
Dated 13 Oct 1792, Presented 2 Jun 1794
Updated March 23, 2016

In the name of God Amen I James GILLIAM of the county of Charlotte being of sound mind and memory do make constitute and order in this my last will and testament in manner and form following (to wit)
I lend unto my beloved wife Martha GILLIAM one third part of my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood then to be equally divided amongst my following sons (to wit) John GILLIAM William GILLIAM Thomas GILLIAM and Harrison GILLIAM to them their heirs and assigns forever
I give & bequath (sic) to my son Robert GILLIAM one hundred acres of my land lying on the Southside of Twitties creek adjoining the lines of Joseph Friend and Edward Keeling to be closed by one strait (sic) line also one negro man by the name of Dennis and also one feather bed which he has now in possession to him his heirs and assigns forever
I give and bequath to my son Allen GILLIAM two hundred acres of my land on the South side of Twitties creek adjoining the lines of Godfrey Jones and the estate of Japheth Fowler to be included by one strait line also one negroe boy by the name of George also one feather bed to him his heirs and assignes forever
I give and bequath to my daughter Amey GILLIAM one negro girl by the name of Ciss one bed and also one horse and saddle to her her heirs and assigns forever when she arrives to the age of twenty years or marriage
I give and bequath to the rest of my sons (to wit) Jno GILLIAM Wm GILLIAM Thos GILLIAM and Harrison GILLIAM and (sic) equal part of all the rest of my land & slaves and stock of all kind and house hold furniture to them their heirs and assigns forever as they shall arrive to the age of twenty years and my will & desire is that what I have given to by daughter Elizabeth May and my daughter Salley Theweat (sic) which they have in each of their possession they may keep unmolested & lastly
I appoint Joseph Friend Wm Theweat & Stephen May Exors of this my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my and and seal this thirteenth day of October 1792

James GILLIAM L S

Witnesses
Sherwood Vaughan (his X mark)
George Hundley
James Johnston

At a Court held for Charlotte County the 2d day of June 1794

The last will and testament of James GILLIAM decd was presented in Court by Jos Friend Stephen May & Wm Theweat the exors herein named and the same was proved by the oath of Sherwood Vaughn George Hundley & Jas Johnston the witnesses hereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded & on the motion of the said Stepn May & Wm Theweat who made oath according to law certificate is granted for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form they given security where upon they together with Jos Friend and Thos Chaffin their securities intered (sic) into their bond according to law for that purpose the said Jos Friend having first renounced in open court the burthen (sic) of execution of the said will

Truly
Teste Thomas Read tee
Thomas Read tee

Inventory and Appraisement of Estate of James GILLIAM
Dated 27 Jun 1794, Presented 1 Jul 1794
Will Book 2, (1791-1805), page 51, Charlotte County, VA

IN OBEDIENCE to an order of the Worshipful Court of the County of Charlotte, we the appraisers being first sworn according to law have appraised the Estate of James GILLIAM dec'd in the following manner (to wit)

1 nigor man by the name of Jack 77.10.0
1 nigro man by the name of Will 77.10.0
1 nigro woman by the name of Jenny .00.0
1 nigro woman by the name of Frank 5.00.0
1 nigro by the name of Anthony 50.00.0
1 nigro boy by the name of Julias 18.00.0
1 nigro boy by the name of Jack Lester 9.00.0
1 nigro girl by the name of Cis 2.10.0
1 sorrel horse 8.00.0
1 grey horse 12.00.0
1 bay mare 9.00.0
1 yoke of oxen 12.00.0
13 head of neat cattle 20.00.0
13 head of sheep 5.40.0
21 head of hogs 9.00.0
1 Walnut Desk 3.10.0
4 feather beds and furniture 39.00.0
18 geese 2.00.6
1 large bible and other books 1.00.0
plantation and carpenters tools 4.00.17
1 pine chest 0.11
3 Tables 1.00.4
12 Rush chairs 1.00.10
1 safe 1.00.6
1 flax wheel 0.1
2 cotton wheels 0.15
2 pair of cotton cards 7.00.6
1 woman saddle and 2 bridles 2.00.0
Earthen ware 1.17.8
knives and forks 7
pewter 1.18.0
3 flat irons 7.6
1 flax hatchet 7.6
1 small Trunk1/3 Tinware 6 7.3
glassware 4.00.0
1 pr. Shares 1.3
Feathers 1.40.0
a parcel old barrels 1.00.0
Tubs and Pails .04.0
2 Iron pots Racks and Hooks 2.04.6
1 Tug 4
1 Loom, flays and other gier 2.00.6
1 Razor and strap 3
marking iron 1
Branding iron and shot moles 4
1 Brush 2
  496.13.2

27th June 1794


Joseph Friend
Thomas Chafin
George Hendly
Rich' Roulden

At Court held for Charlotte County the 1st day of July 1794 This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Jas GILLAM dec'd was this day returned and ordered to be Recorded

Teste Thomas Read Clk.

Truly Recorded Thomas Read C.


Sources
  • Charlotte County, VA, Will Book 2, Page 50