James idnetifies his wife as Grissal. Grissal is believed to be the daughter of person:Patrick Campbell (11) whose mother is identified as Grace ("Girssal") Hay. James identifies the following children:
THE FORM OF A WILL IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. In the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Nine, February the first, I, James M. McCutchen of Augusta County and Colony of Virginia The holder, Being very sick and weak of body but perfect of mind and memory Thanks be given to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do order this my last Will and Testament that is to say principaly and first of, all I give and recommend my soul unto God who gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Cristian manner at discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the great Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and bequeath and dispose of it in the following manner.
them is to the youse and support of my well be loved wife and children for educating of them and to be distributed to them at the discression of my Executors.
I ikewise constitute and make and order, my only and sole Executors of this my last will and testament and singular my lands, goods and chattels Grisal my well beloved wife Patrick Campbell and Samuel McCutchen and I do hereby disalow revoack and disanul all and every other former Testaments Wills and legacys bequests and Executors by me in any wise before this time-named willed and bequethed, retify confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Day and year before written.
At a Court held for Augusta County May 16th 1759 the s.d. will and testament of James McCutchen decd proved by the Oath of robert Campbell & William Christian two of the witnessses thereto was admitted to Record and on the motion of Grissell McCutchen, Patrick Campbell & Samuel McCutchen the Executor therein Named who made Oath According (inkblot) Law Certificate granted them for obtaining a probat in due form them having with Robert Campbell and William Christian their Securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond.
Test John Madison
Know all men by these Presents that we Grissell McCutchen, Patrick Campbell and Samuel McCutchen, Robert Campbell & William Christian are held firmly bound Silas Hart, James Lockart, Robert Breckenridge & Danl Smith Justices in the Comission of the Peace for Augusta County and in Behalf and to the Sole Use and Behoof of the Justices of the said County and their Successors in the Sum of Five Hundren Pounds to be paid to the said Jusices their Executors Administrators or Assigns to the Which Payment well and truly to be made --?- bind ourselves and every of Us our and Every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly and Severally from by these Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated this 16th day of may Anno Dom 1759
The Condition of this Obligation is such that of the above bound Grissell McCutchen, patrick Campbell, Samuel McCutchen Exec. of the Last Will and Testament of James McCutchen Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and Perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattles and --?-- of the said Deceased which have or shall come to the Hands Ö Ö Ö Ö --?-- Knowledge aforesaid Executors --?-- the ---?-- ---?--- any other Person or Persons for them and the same do --?-- into the County Court of Augusta at such Time as they shall be thereunto Required by the said Count and --?-- Goods Chattles Credits and all Other the Goods Chattes Credits of the said Deceased which at any time after shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of the said Executors or into the Hands and Possession of any other person or Persons for them do well and truly administer According to Law and further do make a just and true Account of their Askings and Doings thereon when theretoo Be requred by the said Court and also shall well and truly pay & Deliver all the Legacies con--?-- and Specified in the said Testament as far as the Goods Chattles and Credits will thereunto(?) --?-- and the Law Shall Charge Then this Obligation to ve Void and none Effect or --?-- to remain in full force & Virtue.
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Grisal (mark) McCutchen (seal)
Patt Campbell (seal) Saml McCutchan (seal) Robt Campbell (seal) W. Christian (seal)
At a Court held for Augusta County May the 16 1759 Grissell McCutcheon, Patrick Campbell & Samuel McCutcheon with Robert Campbell & Wm Christian their Securities Acknowledged this their Bond which is ordered to be Recorded. Test
James McCutchen, Transcription of Inventory/Appraisal 15 August 1759 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 2 Page 321 & 322 (original document in two columns per page)
An Inventory of the Estate of James McCutchen deceased appraised this 30th day of May 1759
Pursuant to an order of Court we appraised the Estate of james mcCutchin Deceased which amounts as above James McCleery
James Lockhart David Cunningam William (his mark) Ledgerwood
At a Court held for Augusta County August the 15th 1759 This inventory or appraisement of the Estate of James McCutchen deceas.d being returned into Court is ordered to be recorded. Test