Series 1, Vol 17, No 1, p 61, Jul 1908 -
... 8. CAPTAIN WILLIAM FOX (David, David), married Ann Chinn, (note 2), daughter of John Chinn and Elizabeth Travers, (daughter of Raleigh Travers). He was a justice of the peace, captain in the militia, and burgess in 1702. He died without issue in 1718. An abstract of his will is as follows:
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Will of William Fox. To sister Hannah Spellman (note 3)* the use of 4 negroes during life and then to her daughter Frances Spellman, and if she die without issue to Elizabeth Vaulx (note 4)* & Hannah Harris (note 5)*. To wife Anne, a negro girl for life & then to Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. George Heale. To said Elizabeth Heale 3 negroes & if she dies without issue to Ellen & Sarah Heale. To Ellen, daughter of Capt. George Heale two negroes, with reversion to Elizabeth & Sarah Heale. To nephew David Fox my watch & silver tobacco box. Sister [in-law *] Anne Fox a ring, to sister Hannah Spellman a ring, to William Dare £6 to buy his wife rings, to sister [in-law *] Catherine Heale a ring, to James Reeves & William Atchison a cow & calf each, to Thomas Frayser my wearing clothes, except my broad cloth suit trimmed with gold, my new silk suit that came in this year & my new beaver hat & silk stockings. To parish church of St. Mary's White Chapel the font that came in this year, & it is my will that my wife send for the Lord's prayer & creed well drawn in gold letters & my name under each of them set in black frames, to give to the said church. Whole estate, as it now stands, to wife for life, to nieces Frances Spellman & Frances Fox all the negro children that shall be born for seven years. My clothes before excepted to Major William Ball & James Ball. To Capt. George Heale £5, William Payne £5, nephew Richard Kenner (note 6)* £6 ; after death of wife estate given to his nephew, David Fox, except plate (not here mentioned) which he gives to wife Anne ; but if said nephew dies without issue give estate to Frances Fox, Frances Spellman & all the daughters of George Heale then alive. To Elizabeth, daughter of George Heale, 10 head of cattle. Wife and Mr. William Payne executor. Dated March 22, 1717-1718. Proved Nov. 12, 1718.
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[* cos1776 note: The words "in-law" were added for clarification, since the term "sister" is used for both William's blood sister (Hannah Spelman) and his sisters-in-law (Anne Fox and Catherine Heale).]
[Identifies him as husband of Mrs. Ann Chinn with no living children named at the time of this writing.]