John Robinson, Jr.
- H. John Robinson, Jr.1730 - 1817
- W. Eleanor Hodge1745-1760 - ABT 1824
m. 18 APR 1786
Facts and Events
John Robinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 67.-(Page 64.--21st March, 1753)-Ditto. Same (from James Patton) to John Robinson, Jr., 872 acres patent, as above (North Fork of Goose Creek); corner John Robinson. Sr.; corner James Gorrel.
Will of John Robinson
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 4, p. 285.
Will of John Robinson
- Rockbridge County, Virginia, 6th of October 1817
- In the name of God, Amen, I John Robinson of the County of Rockbridge Virginia, being weak in body but having the full exercise of my understanding and memory, do declare the following to be my last will and testament; I desire that as such if may be received and acknowledged by all whom it may concern,
- First, I order all my just and lawful debts and funeral expenses to be paid, and what debts are due to me be collected.
- 2nd. I will and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Eleanor my Negro boy named Andy, to be by here freely disposed of as she may think proper. I give to her likewise for hr use, and to be freely disposed of, all the house and kitchen furniture, not otherwise disposed of and all my stock of every kind, not otherwise disposed of, and ll my farming utensil. I give her more over during her natural life, my Negro man named Brice, my Negro woman named Poll. and her children named Milly and Susy and whatever increase said Negro woman may her after have; and finally I give to her during her natural life, the free use and profits of one half of the plantation on which I now live.
- 3 I give to my daughter, Sally, my Negro girl named Ester the second choice of my horses and cows, on of each, also a young heifer and a calf she claims as hers, likewise four sheep: Likewise her bed and bedclothes, her wheat chest and buro; I give her moreover one half of the plantation on which I now! live: all of which I give to her and her heirs and assigns forever; but she is not to sell her part of the plantation during the lifetime of my wife Elenor, but only to enjoy the free use and profits of it.
- 4th, at the death of my wife Eleanor, it is my will that the Negroes and land which I have left her during her life, be sold by my Executors, herin after to be mentioned and the proceeds there of be equally divided amongst my sons John and David and my son in law James Robinson. My son Mitchell having received a full proportion of my Estate, I do not think it equitable to give him any thing more. My Executors to convey the land when sold.
- 5th I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends Robert McKee, Hugh Stuart and Thomas H. Walker, executors of this my last will and Testament: hereby revoking and annulling all other and former wills and Testaments by me made and executed.
- Witnesses my hand and seal this eighth day of July. in the year of our Lord. 1817.
- Signed, sealed, published John Robinson and Declared, in presence of (Seal)
- Samuel Brown
- Moses Robinson
- At a Rockbridge County Court October 6th 1817
- The last will and testament of John Robinson dec'd. was produced in court proved by the oaths of Samuel Brown and Moses Robinson the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded (and Hugh Stuart on of the Executors named in said will appeared in court and refused to take upon himslef the burden of the execution thereof) and on the motion of Thomas H. Walker one of the other executors in said will named who make oath according to law. and together with Sameul Brown and Hugh Stuart his security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four Thousand dollars conditioned according to law. and leave is reserved for Robert McKee the other Executor in said will named to give bond and qualify hereafter
- A. Cossey Teste
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Frances Cooke Chan. Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz. (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 32.
- ↑ Wiese, Teresa W. - e-mail: tsww@@ccp.com.