Will of Hinchea Gilliam, 1736 | Gilliams of Virginia

Will of Hinchea GILLIAM
Dated 3 January 1736/37, Probated 20 Apr 1737
Updated March 23, 2016

I, Hinchea GILLIAM of Southwork Parish in the County of Surry . . .

Item: I give unto my daughter Elizabeth GILLIAM one Negro girl named Jude.

Item: I give unto my son Hincha GILLIAM one Negro boy named Roger. I also give to my son Hincha this Plantation and all the land belonging to it I give to him and his heirs forever. I also give my son Hincha my nsung* gun.

Item: I give unto my son John GILLIAM one Negro boy named Mingo. I also give to my son John all my land joining upon Marich's* on Waqua all which I give to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give unto my daughter Ann GILLIAM one Negro boy George.

Item: I give unto my son Samuel GILLIAM one Negro boy named Jack. I also give to my son Samuel my entry upon Crouch's Creek in case either of the Negroes I have given to my children should die before they come of age I desire that child should have a Negro boy named Robin.

Item: I give unto O'se Tapley my land on Ronoke River joining on Sirril Welches land I give unto him and his heirs forever provided he pays my brother John GILLIAM twenty pounds sixteen shillings and I desire my brother John to keep the money for my three sons and it equally to be divided between them as they come to age.

I appoint my loving wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament to see it performed and in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the third day of January 1736/7
Sig: Hincha [his X mark] GILLIAM
Signed and sealed
in presence of
Richard Blunt, John (X) GILLIAM, William Briggs

At a court held for Surry County April the 20th 1737 the above mentioned will of Hincha GILLIAM deceased was presented in court by Faith GILLIAM Executrix thereof who made oath thereto and gave bond with security according to law, and being proved by the oaths of Richard Blunt and William Briggs witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by.
J. Allen

Inventory of Hinchea GILLIAM
Admin: Faith GILLIAM
Land in Brunswick Co. was given to Henry Briggs
Signers: Richard Blunt, David Jones, William Cook
Surry County, VA, Book 8, Page 696+

Account of Estate of Hincha GILLIAM, decd
Lists Mason Bishop, Fortune GILLIAM, widow, Peter Bagley, Amos Tims, Henry Bishop, Michael Caseley, Nicholas Edmunds, Willut Roberts, Thomas Beddingfield for schooling the children, Eliza Cooper, Richard Blunt, James Anderson, Henry Ivey, Benjamin Ellis, Henry Briggs, John Drew in Brunswick County, Patrick Lashley in Carolina, and John Bradley in Carolina
Sig: Willut Roberts, and Faith Roberts, Executors.
Surry County, VA, Will Book 9, page 149

“To my son Samuel, my entry upon Crouches Creek.”
[Crouches Creek lies according to Historical Highway Marker, K-234, Route 10 at Surry
Text of Marker: "Originally called Tappahannock Creek by the English, Crouch's Creek flowed through a number of early English settlements. By 1625 George Sandys had holdings in Surry County, known as Treasurer's Plantation, east of the creek. Sandys was a poet, a member of the Council of State, and treasurer of the Virginia Company. Returning to England by the late 1620s, he published an English translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Thomas Crouch patented land on the creek in 1638 and eventually the creek took his name. By 1702, a ferry operated between Jamestown and Crouch's Creek." ]

  • Kane, Emily. "So What if Poe Was Here? Identifying and Evaluating Virginia's Literary Landmarks."
  • Surry County, VA, Book 8, Page 696+
  • Surry County, VA, Wills Book 9, page 149