m. Bef. 1681
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Will of Hannah (Ball) Travers Pearson
From "The Hunter Family of Virginia and Connections", from Genealogy.com: Clerk of the Circuit Court of Stafford County.
WILL OF HANNAH PEARSON. IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Hannah Pearson of the County of Stafford being of perfect sence and memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of this Human Life and being disposed to settle all my worldly affairs do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following hereby revoking cancelling making null and void all former and other will or Wills heretofore by me made published or declared and declaring this present writing only to be dam'd and taken as my last will and Testament Imprimis I give and bequeath Travers Daniel to them and their heirs Item I give and bequeath to my grand son Travers Daniel one feather bed bolster and two pillows marked T D one green rugg two blankets two pair of sheets two pair of pillow cases one Maple oval table and half a dozen silver tea spoons a spade mare a brass Kettle and one blue and white stamped counterpin to him and his heirs lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to Hanah Daniel and Eliz Travers Daniel and their heirs. Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Travers Daniel one feather bed and furniture two pillows marked E T D one silk rugg two blankets two pair of sheets two pair of pillow cases the new chist of draws one white hair trunk one little red gilted six diaper napkins one new diaper table claoth one diaper towell one linnen table cloath six linen napkins one piece blue and white stampt. linen to make her a suit of curtains four new leather chairs one new white counter pin to her and her heirs lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to Hannah Daniel and Travers Daniel to them and their heirs Item I give and bequeath all my earthen ware to be equally divided between my three grand daughters Hannah Cooke, Hannah Daniel and Elizabeth Travers Daniel to them and their heirs Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliz Cooke my yoke of oxen and Cart to her and her heirs Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Daniel my riding horse shab to her and her heirs Item I give and bequeath unto my son Rawleigh Travers and all residue of Bottles and one white counter pin. Item I give and bequeath all the residue of my horses cattle sheep and hoggs to be equally divided between my three children Rawleigh Travers Eliz Cooke and Sarah Daniel to them and their heirs Item I give and bequeath to my two Daughters Eliz Cooke and Sarah Daniel all my wearing cloathes to be equally divided between to them and their heirs Item I give and bequeath all rest of my pewter and Iron Potts not yet given to be divided between my three grandchildren Hannah Daniel Travers Daniel and Elizabeth Travers Daniel to them and their heirs. I give all the rest of my estate of what kind soever debts or anything else not yet given to be equally divided between my three grandchildren Hannah Daniel Travers Daniel and Elizabeth Travers Daniel to them and their heirs I now appoint my son in law Peter Daniel and my grandson Travers Cooke whole and sole Ex. Ex. of this my last will and Testament and whatsoever they think will not keep good 4 all the children comes to age they are to sell for money and the money to be divided between the children Hannah Daniel Travers Daniel and Eliz. Travers Daniel and likewise a bedstead to be with every bed. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventh day of March 1745.
Hannah Pearson (SEAL)
Sealed and designed in the presence of
George his X mark Simson Margaret her X mark Simson, David Waugh.
At a Court held in Stafford County Dec. 13, 1748
This will was presented into Court by Peter Daniel, Gent one of the Ex. Ex. therein named who made oath thereto according law and being further proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto subscribed is admitted to record and on motion of those Ex. Ex. & he performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.
Teste: H. Tyler, Clerk.
Information on Hannah Ball
Notes for HANNAH BALL: From "A History of Chapman and Alexander Families", from Genealogy.com:
The second wife of Simon Pearson, Hannah Pearson, survived him. She was the half-sister of Mary Ball Washington, mother of Gen. Washington. She was the daughter of Joseph Ball, who married, in 1696, Raleigh Travers. Her will, proved in Stafford County 1748, names her three children, Raleigh Travers, Eliza Cooke, and Sarah Daniel, son-in-law Peter Daniel, and grandchildren, Travers Cooke, Hannah Cooke, Hannah Daniel, Elizabeth Travers Daniel.
Hill, p. 46; Cukro, p. 39-40 (#17)