John Calvert, of Orange County, VA
Facts and Events
Will of John Calvert
From Orange County Virginia Will Book 1:
- Pages 90-92. Will of John Calvert of the Colony of Virginia and the County of Orange, farmer, being sick and weak of body, dated 2 Oct. 1738.
- Unto my wife Jane one third part of all my lands within this colony during her natural life to be taken out of that tract or plantation I now live upon.
- To my sons Robert and Isiah the remainder of all that tract or parcell of land patined for eight hundred and fifty acres (where John Steavenson now lives) when Terrence Kellys part is laid of and taken from it according to agreement. The improved end of said land to my son Robert, the other to Isiah.
- Whereas I have an additional survey joyning to the foresaid tract lying down the run called hoggs run and return made to the office but the pattin not yet come out nor at present am I certain of the quantity, I therefore hereby give unto my daughter Margaret three hundred acres to be taken of the lower end thereof on the foresaid run and the remainder of the said additional survey to my sons Robert and Isiah.
- I give and appoint my son Richard Calvert the remainder of my home tract of land (when his mother's part is first taken off) to live upon during his said mother's lifetime and at her decease I give unto my two youngest daughters Rebecca and Ann Colvert each two hundred acres of land to be taken and laid of my said home plantation at the lower end thereof out of what is before appointed to my son Richard Colvert, my present dwelling house and the remains of the said nine hundred and ninety two acres thereto belonging to him after the death of his mother.
- Unto my wife Jane my young bay mare.
- Unto my son Robert the young gre horse called Wanton.
- To my son Isiah his choice of the two young horse colts now going with my gree and bay mayers. The other of my said colts to my son Richard.
- Unto my neece Elizabeth Corey one brindled calf, also another young cow with calf and a bay horse cold coming two years old.
- To my three daughters Margaret, Rebecca and Ann a bay mare with a star in her forehead.
- All the rest, residue and remains of my estate real and personal to be equally divided to my wife and six children.
- My loving wife Jane Colvert and by beloved sons Robert and Isiah Calvert and my friend and brother Wm. McMahan my executors.
- (signed) John Calvert
- Wit: John Rennoll, Terrence Kelly, Henry Jones
- 28 June 1739. Presented into Court by Jane Calvert, Robert and Isiah Calvert and Wm. McMahan. Proved by the oaths of Terrence Kelly and John Rennolls.
- Pages 92-83. Bond of Jane Calvert, Robert Calvert, Isaiah Calvert, Wm. McMahan, James McCrackin and Terrence Kelly unto Robert Slaughter, Gent. For ₤200. 28 June 1739. Jane Calvert, Robert Colvert, Isaiah Calvert, Wm. McMachen are exors. of John Calvert. (signed) Jane (X) Calvert, Robert Calvert, Isaiah Calvert, Wm. McMachen, James McCracken, Terrence Kelly.
- Wit: Thos Wood.
- 28 June 1739. Ack. and OR. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 18-19].
- Pages 125-26. John Calvert. Inventory. Appraisers sworn before Morgan Morgan. Total valuation £68.4.7. (signed) David Vance, Senr., Robert Allan, David Vance, Junr.
- Debts due by John Colvert's estate:
- To Mr. Jost Hite £3.2.2
- To John Harrow 13.1
- To Grisham Woodall £ -.2.7½
- To Robert Warph 4.4½
- To George Boman 7.8
- To Mr. James Wood 2.2.1
- To James Megrowe 2.9
- To James Cathey 1.8
- To Wm. McMechen 2.8
- To Nathaniel Chapman 10.-
- To Jacob Whit 2.-
- To Mr. Robert Brookes 17.6
- We the undersigned executors do justify the above Count to be just and true.
- (signed) Wm. McMachen, Jane Steavenson, Robert Colvert, Isaiah Calvert.
- 23 May 1740. Returned to Court. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 24-25].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jonathan Paul and Jon Egge. Downing GED Chenoweth. (GED File, Downloaded January 9, 2004).