Will of William Gilliam, 1772 | Gilliams of Virginia

Inventory of William GILLIAM, 1772
Recorded 3 Aug 1772, etc.
Updated March 23, 2016


6 Jul 1772
On the motion of Maynard Harris, who made oath according to said Administration of the estate of William GUILLIAN, dec’d, is giving him, he giving security, whereupon he together with Edward Harris his security entered into and acknowledges their bond according to law for that purpose. Ordered that John Pettus, Ambross Hammond, John Moore and Abraham Vaughn or any three of these, being first sworn before a magistrate of this county do appraise in current money the slaves and personal estate of William GUILLIAM, dec’d and return an account of such to the next court.
Charlotte County, VA, Order Book 3, Page 103

On motion of Maynard Harris, he is appointed guardian to Martha, Maynard, Harris and Charles GILLIAM, orphans of William GUILLIAM, dec’d, he giving security whereupon he together with John Pettus, his security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law for that purpose.
Charlotte County, VA, Order Book 3, Page 214

July 31st 1772
Inventory and appraisement of the estate William GUILLIAM dec'd.
This day we the subscribed beind appointed and Sworn to appraise the Estate of William GUILLIAM, dec'd have done so far as the said GUILLIAM estate in which are the following articles, to wit,
1 cow and calf
______
one heifer, one born yearling,
one bull,
______
______
six pewter plates ,
one [Bacon?], 2 dishes, one narrow ax
two knives and 3 forks
one old Trowel hoe and four old tilling hoes
timber wedges
cooper tools, a cooper ax, and a drawing knife, a plane,
Shave, compasser, and Jointer Iron
Carpenter Tools, a handsaw, adds, frow, a auger, a Square & claw hammer
one old saddle, one box
one pair chest hinges, 1 reaphood,
one pair of sissers, one bridle bit
one three gallon jugg, 1 small trunk,
one loom, one bedstead & bedcord?,
one Bible, 1 Testament, one Spelling book,
one pair of a Dearskins, 1 pair of money Scales,
one Chest, one dutch blankett,
one Rugg, 1 bedtick & feathers,
one spinning Wheel, one hair brush,
three barrells
The hogs not to be ___
Total value: 24 £ 14 shillings 10 pence.
Signed John Pettus, Ambrose Hammond, John Moore.
Recorded 3 Aug 1772.

At a Court held for Charlotte county the third day of August 1772, The within written Inventory of the Estate of William GUILLIAM dec'd was this day Returned & ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Thos Read. Truly Recorded

Page 96
5 Dec 1772
Inventory and appraisement of the estate William GUILLIAM dec'd
This appraisement of the Estate of William GUILLIAM dec'd
[Inventory dealt with farm crops and livestock:
one hog boar shoat
three sows & piggs, etc.]

Total value: 3 £ 14 shillings, 10.5 pence.
This was given by Ambrose Hammond and John Pettus.
It was accepted by the court and ordered recorded December 7, 1772.

19 and 24 Dec 1772
Appraisals

The following effects of the estate of William GUILLIAM dec'd appraised by the Subscribing:
[This list appears to be a listing of the meats such as pork by the pound, etc.]
Given to the court January 4, 1773, and ordered recorded.
Total value: 6 £ 13 shillings 2.5 pence.
Sig: Ambrose Hammond, John Pettus, John Moore

9 Jan 1773
Appraisal

The following articles apprais'd of the Estate of William GUILLIAM dec'd . . .
[This list also seems to deal with the amount of meats, corn, and other livestock, however, it does mention 1 tomahawk, three sows & sixteen shoats, etc.]
This inventory was accepted and ordered recorded by the court on Feb. 1, 1773.
Total value: 9 £ 13 shillings 4 pence.
Sig: Ambrose Hammond, John Pettus, John Moore
Recorded 7 Dec 1772 and 4 Jan 1773 and 1 Feb 1773.
Charlotte County, VA, Will Book 1, pp. 96-97

20 Feb 1773
Appraisal
The appraisors of the Estate of William GUILLIAM dec'd have appraised as followed to wit, Three sows and fourteen piggs, one boar shoat . . .
Sig: John Moore and Ambrose Hammond
Ordered recorded March 1, 1773.


Sources
  • Charlotte County Order Book 3 (1771-1773) abstracted in "Eighteenth Century Charlotte Co. Children" by Joanne Lovelace Nance, Magazine of VA Genealogy v 25, No. 3, Aug 1987.
  • Charlotte County, VA, Order Book 3, Page 103
  • Charlotte County, VA Wills, 1765-1791 by TLC Genealogy, 1991