- William HughesABT 1691 - bef 1767
Facts and Events
Will Excerpts of William Hughes
- Will of William Hughes dated Dec 31, 1762 and probated June 9, 1767.
- This thirtifirst Day of December A.D. 1762 - I William Hughes of the County of Hampshire Colloney of Virginia ... and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
- Item I give unto my son Hugh Hughes one shilling sterling.
- I give unto my son Thomas Hughes on shilling sterling.
- I give unto my son William Hughes one shilling sterling.
- I give unto my son Evan Hughes one shilling sterling.
- I give unto my daughter Mary Anderson one shilling sterling.
- I give unto my daughter Sudrah carpenter one shilling sterling.
- I give unto my daughter Sarah Baker one shilling sterling.
- I give and bequeath unto my son Ellis Hughes and to his heirs forever all my estate both real and personal whereas I Bequeath to pay all my just debt and funeral charges and what I ellow the other children out of my estate.
- My son Ellis Hughes and John Waite to be my executors of this my last will and testament ..
- (signed) William Hughes (his mark).
William Hughes was born in the late 1600's in VA or PA and died in 1767 in Hampshire Co., VA His will was probated 9 Jun 1767. William settled on a tract of land on the Great Cacapon river. This tract was surveyed by George Washington and the grant from Lord Fairfax was dated 8 Apr 1752. This tract was within the boundaries of Hampshire Co., VA In 1754, the French and Indian War began and William enlisted in the VA militia. On the occasion of George Washington's retirement as Commander of VA troops on 27 Dec 1758, an address of appreciation was signed and delivered by the officers of the Regiment.