||Will of Robert R. Duncan, 7 June 1788, of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper, Virginia
||St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
|| - 1793
|Will of Robert R. Duncan, 7 June 1788, of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper, Virginia.|
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posted by Amanda E. Douglass on 19 Aug 2008
Note the reference number on the last line.
Sadie Sparks has said that Vashti was d/o Thomas Grinnan (Greening) and Mary Duncan Hackley.
Culpeper Co. VA Will Book D-91/3
Will of Robert (R) Duncan, 7 June 1788, of Culpeper Co., Parish of Saint Mark; I Robert Duncan,.....etc.. .......etc........ I lent to my daughter Mary who was then intermarried with Joseph Hackly one negro girl named Jenny, the said Joseph Hackly departing this life, my said daughter Mary then intermarried with Thomas Grinnan soon after which period I took possession of the said negro Jenny and in lieu of a negro gave and executed a deed for a parcel of land to the said Thomas Grinnan and Mary his wife,* and I do declare I never let my said daughter Mary have the said negro Jenny on no other conditions than on loan during pleasure. .............. As provision for my wife Ann Duncan's support, the remainder of my negroes, my household furniture, etc., shall be under the direction of my executors, then to be equally divided amongst my eleven following children or their heirs or representatives: Robert Duncan, John Duncan, Charles Duncan, Sammy Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Gollop Duncan, Mary Grinnan, Phillis Barbee, Anne Pope, Rosey Jett and Lavina Lightfoot; and as some difficulty may rise to effect the same, the remainder of my negroes shall be allotted into 11 shares, to be allocated by disinterested people appointed by the court; the remainder sold and money divided amongst my eleven children or legal representatives: Robert Duncan, John Duncan, Charles Duncan, Sammy Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Gollop Duncan, Mary Grinnan, Phillis Barbee, Anne Pope, Rosey Jett and Lavina Lightfoot. ...... Appoint son-in-law James Jett and John Lightfoot and son Gollop Duncan executors; if any of them decline, the court may appoint others. Wit. William Lawson, John Amiss, Amos Trane?. Exhibited at court 21 Oct. 1793 by James Jett, one of the executors; proved on oaths of John Amiss and Amos Crane
*See Prince William Co, Va Court Order, April 23, 1754, above.
This will is also abstracted in the book "Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia" by Raleigh Travers Green and encompassing the earlier work of Philip Slaughter. (1900) Part II, page 48. It is also available from Google.books.com .