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m. abt. 1742/43
m. 21 MAR 1764
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William Givens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
In his will of 1792 WIlliam Givens identifies his wife as "Nancy". "...to wife Nancy her bed and furniture and all bed clothes "the best horse or mare that I have that she will choose." Yet Nancy's father, Robert Bratton in his 1783 will identifies his daughter as " to son-in-law, Wm. Givens, and Agnes, his wife ... to 4 children, Adam, George, John, and Agnes (Givens). Thus it may be that her full name was "Nancy Agness". The phrase " to 4 children, Adam, George, John, and Agnes (Givens)" seems to be interepreted by Chalkley as referring to the children of William Givens and wife Nancy/Agness Bratton. This, however, may be erroneous. While William identifies an AdamGeorge and John in his will, he does not mention an an Agness. Perhaps Agness died between the will of Robert Bratton (1783) and that of William Givens (1792), but Agness is commonly given a DOB of 1793; if correct she could not have been known to Robert Bratton in 1783. This may indicate that Robert Bratton's reference to soninlaw WIlliam Givens and wife Agness, was referring to someone else altogether.
Nancy may be the diminutive for Agness. See: http://www.ohbabynames.com/meaning/name/nancy/655#.Ug1LDRbhT8s Q 17:34, 15 August 2013 (EDT)
From "Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, by Jean Randolph Bruns:
Thirteen children per will: Sons:
Some sources claim that this William Givens married Rebecca Kenncy on 9 March, 1789, but it appears that perhaps another William Givens married Rebecca Kenney.