Will of Paul J. Carrington | Gilliams of Virginia

Will of Paul Jones Carrington
2 March 1825
Updated March 24, 2016


Paul Jones Carrington is the son of Joseph Carrington and Theodosia Mosby. Paul married Martha “Patsy” Gilliam, the daughter of James Gilliam, Jr of Cumberland County, and later Powhatan County, VA. Paul and Martha had four children: Edward Jones Carrington who married Sarah Ann Anderson Thornton, the daughter of William Mynn Thornton and Elizabeth Anderson and secondly Jane W. Chambers; Susan M. Carrington who married William M. Burwell; Clementine M. Carrington who married John M. Walke; and Paul W. Carrington who did shortly after his father’s death in 1826.

It was the Carringtons who were among the first to sell the Gilliams
land in Cumberland. The Gilliams also served with the Carringtons in the Revolutionary War.

2 March 1825

In the name of God, Amen, I Paul J. Carrington of the county of Cumberland and state of Virginia, being low of body but in sound state of mind and hereby constituting this my last Will and Testament.
In the first place I recommend my soul to God, the source of all good.
It is my wish that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible.
I give to my beloved wife Patsy Carrington during her natural life the plantation on which I now reside, with ____ of the crops and is _____ as may be necessary for the support of the plantation one year, also such a part of the stock of every kind, plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture, as she may want, also I give to her during her natural life, fifteen negroes as such as she may choose from my estate.
I will that all the land lying in the state of Ohio in which I am invested left me by my father Joseph Carrington, and all the property in which I have an interest in the Estate off Edward Carrington decd be disposed of at the direction of my executor.
It is my wish and desire that my executor pay out of my estate the bond due Samuel Wilson by my son Edward and myself and the payment already made being credited should I not pay it during my natural life and in the foregoing requisitions coming _____ I wish all the remainder of my personal property as well as the money arising form sale of western land etc to be equally divided between my four children, Edward, Susan, Clementine and Paul, my son Edward accounting to my executor for _____ and five hundred and forty three dollars and my other three children accounting to my executor for whatsoever property they may have received from me or my estate.

At the death of my beloved wife Patsy Carrington, it is my will that the land lent her during her natural life be sold and the money arising from the sale be equally divided between my four children, the fifteen negroes, also lent her with their increase. I wish equally divided between my four children except a Negro boy or his equivalent in money, which I give to my grandson Paul Carrington now an infant.

I hereby appoint my son Edward J. Carrington my executor to this my last Will and Testament.
In witness of I hereunto set my hand an affix my seal 2nd day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.

Sig: Paul J. Carrington
The words ____ before signature.

Wit: Sam W. Carrington
John E. Sandidge
Alfred G. W. Shields
D. Shields

At a court _____ for Cumberland County the 27th day of March 1826. This last Will and Testament of Paul J. Carrington decease was produced in curt and proved by the oaths of Samuel W. Carrington and David Shields two witness and ordered to be recorded. On the motion of Edward J. Carrington, executor in said Will named who made oath according to law and upon his _____with Sampson Holeman, Wm. M. Thornton and James Wilson his securities in the penalty of thirty six thousand dollars with such condition as the law requires or certificate was granted him for obtain a probate thereof in due form.

Ts Woodson, DC

  • Cumberland County, VA Will Book 8, page 161-162