Facts and Events
Will of James Stark
- Will of James Stark, Presented at Court June 11, 1754, Stafford Co VA.
- "At Court held for Stafford County 11th June 1754. Inventory returned admitted to record, pp. 280-282.
- In the Name of God Amen I James Stark of Parish of Overwharton County of Stafford Planter being weak of body, but of sound mind do make my Last Will and Testament after my debts disposed of ...
- Imprimis I give to my loving wife Elizabeth 100 acres of land whereon I live including that plantation whereon I live during her natural life or widowhood after her decease or Marriage whichever shall first happen I bequeath and devise the same together with the use of all my land to my Son Benjamin Stark and his heirs.
- Item I also give to my wife Elizabeth during her natural life only my two Negroes Jack and George and after her decease I leave my Negro fellow George to be equally divided between my sons William Stark and Jeremiah Stark and the other Negro Jack after her decease to my Daughter Jane and her heirs forever.
- Item I give my Negro wench called Kate to my Daughter Mary and her heirs.
- Item I give to my Daughter Sarah my Negro wench Dinah and her increase the two first children which she shall bear only excepted that shall live to the age of 18 months the first of which children I bequeath to my Daughter Ann and her heirs forever and the next to my Daughter Susannah to my Daughters Ann and Susannah when they shall be 18 months of age and not sooner.
- Item I give to my son my Benjamin my Negro wench Lucy and her increase the two first children which she shall bear only excepted that shall live to the age of 18 months the first of which children that shall live to that age I bequeath to my Daughter Lydia and her heirs and the other to my Daughter Isabel and her heirs and that the said Negro children are to be delivered to my Daughters Lydia and Isabell when they shall be 18 months of age.
- Item I give my Negro wench called Beck to my son James Stark in trust only for his son James the first child which she shall bear only excepted that shall live to age of 18 months I bequeath to my son Donald Stark his heirs and that the said child is to be delivered to my son Donald when it shall be 18 months old and not sooner.
- Lastly as to all the rest of my Estate goods and chattels I bequeath the same to be equally divided amongst my following Sons and Daughters Vizt Thomas, John, Donald and my Daughters Elizabeth, Ann, Susanah, Isabel and Lydia.
- I appoint my loving Wife Elizabeth and my good neighbour William Wright Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and in case Wm. Wright shall die or refuse to accept such Trust I appoint my son Benjamin to act in his place ... 2nd Sept 1753.
- Sept ye 2d 1753 James Stark (his mark an S)
- Robert Edwards, John Carpenter his mark (an I with a hyphen through it), Williamm Fling his mark (three touching ovals resting on side with a dash in the middle).
- At Court held for Stafford County 11th June 1754. Within Will returned into Court by Elizabeth Stark and William Wright ... admitted to record. Cert. Granted for obtaining Probate."
- Citation: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/c/Pat-Hacker-Va/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0037.html
From Miller County website http://www.stormloader.com/kvernon/10stark.htm
James Stark, second son of John Stark #3, was bern 1695, hence he was fifteen years of age when the family moved to America. In 1716, he married Elizabeth Thornton, of Welsh descent. In 1730,. James and Elizabeth "with their eight children moved to Stafford County, Virginia, where seven more children were born.' He died April 12, 1764 and his wife survived him.
- ↑ IGI records.