Person:Agnes Porter (14)

Agnes Porter
b.BEF 1767
  1. Agnes PorterBEF 1767 -
m. ABT 5 MAR 1785
  1. John PaulBET 1785 AND 1793 -
  2. Andrew PaulBET 1785 AND 1793 -
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Name Agnes Porter
Gender Female
Birth? BEF 1767
Marriage ABT 5 MAR 1785 Rockbridge County, Virginiato John Paul, Jr.

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From Rockbridge Marriage Register 1, pg. 570 Know all men by these presents that we John Paul and John Porter------------ are held and firmly bound unto the commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of 50 pounds currency to the payment whereof well and truly to be made we do bind ourselves, our heirs Exc? & adm ? jointly and severally firmly by these presents. sealed with our seals and dated this 5th day of March 1784. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Paul and Agnes Porter daughter of the said John Porter-------- if therefore there should be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force. Teste John Paul seal John Porter seal In the Rockbridge Court of Chancery concerning the will of John Porter Sr. this daughter is mentioned as Nancy which is the Americanized version of the Gaelic version for Agnes. Transcription said she died several years before her father. This was later transcribed in error to read that John Porter, her father had died several years before 1804 and stated so in Chalkley's Chronicles could have been recorded wrongly by Lyman Chalkley as his will was drawn in 1794 and it should have read that his will was written several years before death. His obituary reads : Source: Library of Virgina Virginia telegraphe, or Rockbridge courier. Title Died- Last week Mr. John Porter, an aged and respectable inhabitant of this county. (p. 2, c. 1) Publication Area Thursday, January 26, 1804. General Note From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Add.Phys.Form Note Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 323). Subject Obituaries -- Virginia Subject-Geographic Rockbridge County (Va.) Subject-Geographic Lexington (Va.) His will of 1794: In the Name of God Amen. I, John Porter of Rockbridge County and the State of Virginia, being in health of Body and Soundness of my mind; but knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and that it is the duty of every men to set his house in order before death. I do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. That is in the first place- I resign my soul to Almighty God who gave it- and at my death I commit my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, believing that I shall again receive the same at the Resurrection of the Just And as to my worldly Goods which God has been pleased to bless me I give and bequeath them as follows. First I will and command that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged after my death. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Hannah Porter all her wearing appearral, a bed and furniture, one horse and a saddle and command that none of the said articles shall be part of my estate. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife the use and privilege of my house whilst she remains my widow with the same freedom as when she was my wife. I give and bequeath I give and bequeath to my said wife a maintenance of my Estate whilst she remains my widow. Moreover I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one Acre of land on the east side of the Spring to have the entire profits thereof for her own use whilst she remains my widow. I give and bequeath unto my oldest daughter, Nancy Paul five pounds of Virginia currency - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Wilson five pounds Virginia currency. I give and bequeath unto my two Sons William and John Porter all the land of my Estate ( to be divided between them) containing two hundred and thirty three acres- I give and bequeath unto my wife Hannah, my two Sons William and John Porter all my cattle to be equally divided among them. I will and command my farming utensils to remain on the place to be used as formerly- I appoint my son William Porter and my wife Hannah Porter to be the Executors of this my last will and Testament. I declare this to be my last Will and Testament renouncing all other wills heretofore made by me as witness my hand and seal this seventeenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. John Porter (Seal) Signed and sealed in presence of us G. Monro William Paxton William Porter ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ John Paul and Agnes Nancy Porter had these children which is stated in the Chancery Records and states: At Rockbridge June Court 1805 John Porter and William Porter Against Hannah Porter, John Wilson and Jane, his wife John Paul the Elder and guardian for Mary Paul, John Paul Andrew Paul, James Paul & Hannah Paul, children and heirs at-law of Nancy Paul deceased who intermarried with said John Paul, the elder.