Facts and Events
Thomas Bradshaw, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 203.--23d August, 1791. James Bradshaw, of Fayette County, Ky., Thomas Bradshaw and Margaret, of Augusta, to John Canote (Kanote), part of 364 acres patented to Robert Ralston, 15th December, 1749; also 25 acres patented to Thomas Bradshaw, Sr., 1st September, 1780, and became property of grantors by heirship. Teste: Thos. Groone, Jno. Nichole.
Records of Thomas Bradshaw in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 462.-(undated, spprox. 1791/92) - John Archer's agreement to above. Teste: Jno. Gardner, Thos. Bradshaw.
Will of Thomas Bradshaw
- In the name of God amen, I Thomas Bradshaw of Shelby County, Kentucky being weak in body but of sound disposing mind do make & Constitute this my last will & Testament in manner & form that is to say:
- First it is my desire that after my decease by body is to be buried in a decent Christian-like manner at the discretion of my Executors.
- 2dly I give & bequeath to my grandson Arrington Bradshaw my farm in Shelby County containing Two hundred and sixteen acres more or liss. To have & hold to him & his heirs forever and I hereby direct that the above farm be under the management and controle of my son James Bradshaw until my said Grandson Arrington Bradshaw arrives at the age of Twenty one years then to be given up to him and I do further direct that in casemy said Grandson Arrington Bradshaw should die before he arrives at the age of Twenty one years Then & in the event I direct my son James Bradshaw to sell the farm above bequeathed for the best price he can get & pay himself give hundred dollars for the truble & Expenses he has been at in raising my Grandson Arrington Bradshaw and the balance of the proceeds arrising from the sale of my farm to be Equally divided amongst my children.
- 3rdly I do hereby mansipate set free & discharge from Servitude my negro woman Liza at my death & I hereby direct that she shall use occupy & Enjoy the cabin that was built for her on my farm together with three acres of ground adjoining the same, during her life and also to have a good cow out of my Estate for her support and maintenance.
- 4thly I give and bequeath to my son James Bradshaw the service of my negro man Dick for the term of six years from my death at the Expiration of which term of six years I will & direct that he shall be set free provided he will take care of his mother.
- 5thly I give and bequeath to Sarah Shipman my riding horse Charley, to be given to her at my death to have & to hold to her & her heirs forever.
- 6thly I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Bradshaw Watson my young Steed Horse to Have & to hold to him & his heirs forever.
- 7thly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Watson my beadstead bed & furniture to have & to hold to her and her heirs forever.
- 8thly I will & direct that all my farming utinsils, Chest of drawers & other personal property not herein disposed of be sold & that all monies due me by bond or otherwise be collected by my Executors and ______ of the same I will & direct that my Grand Daughter Mary Mariah Bradshaw receive the sum of fifty dollars & the balance after paying Just Debts & funeral Expenses To be equally divided between by children.
- 9thly I hereby constitute & appoint my son James Bradshaw & John Bradshaw Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all others by me hereafter made & Declaring this & none other to be my Last Will & Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand, affixed my seal this 5th day of November 1824.
- (signed) Thomas Bradshaw (Seal)
- Signed sealed acknd and delivered in presence of:
- Geo. W. Johnston
- John W. Taylor
- Shelby County Sct.
- August Term 1826
- A Writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Bradshaw decd was produced in Court whereupon George W. Johnston and John W. Taylor two of the subscribing witnesses to said writing being duly sworn state that said writing was signed sealed acknowledged and delivered by the said Thomas Bradshaw as and for his Last Will and Testament and that they believe the sd Thos was of sound disposing mind & memory at the time of doing the same which Will is ordered to be recorded and on motion of the executors named in said Will time si given them to qualify.
- Att Ja S. Whitaker Clk.
- Chalkley's Chronicles