Person:Elizabeth Downing (21)

Elizabeth Downing
d.25 OCT 1739
  • HWilliam SmithBef 1669 - Bef 1739
  • WElizabeth Downing1669 - 1739
m. Bef. 1700
  1. Samuel SmithAbt 1700 - 1740
  2. John SmithEst 1702 to 1715 -
  3. Edwin SmithEst 1702 to 1715 -
  4. Isaac Smith1716 - 1802
  5. Elizabeth 'Betty' SmithAbt 1722 -
  6. Benjamin SmithAbt 1722 - 1802
  7. Ann SmithAbt 1723 -
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Downing
Gender Female
Birth[1] 30 DEC 1669 St. Stephen Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
Marriage Bef. 1700 Virginiato William Smith
Death[1] 25 OCT 1739

Will of Elizabeth (Downing) Smith

  • Pages 111-12. Will of Elizabeth Smith, being sick and weak, dated 26 Sept. 1739.
Unto my son Edwin Smith my Negro woman named Nan and her increase, the first child she shall bring to be for my son Benja. Smith and the rest I lend as before to my son Edwin during his natural life.
Unto my son Isaac Smith one Negro girl named Moll.
Unto my sons John and Saml. Smith one shilling sterling apiece. They have received their parts before.
To my daughter Elizabeth one shilling sterling she having received her part before.
My Negro woman Nan and her increase after my son Edwin's decease go to my daughter Anne except the first child to my son Benjamin.
The first child raised on the Negro Moll to be for my grandaughter Winifred Smith.
All my wearing cloaths to be divided between my two daughters Elizabeth and Ann.
Unto my son Isaac one young horse on the condition that he gives unto my grandson William Bryant one hundred acres of land when he comes to the age of eighteen and that my estate be not appraised.
My son Benjamin Smith my whole and sole executor
(signed) Eliza (X) Smith
Wit: Zachy. Taylor, Mark (X) Thornton
25 Oct. 1739. Presented into Court by Benjamin Smith. Proved by Zachary Taylor and Mark Thornton.
  • Pages 113-14. Bond of Benjamin Smith, Zachary Taylor and John Rucker, Gent., unto Robert Slaughter, Gent., justice. For ₤150. 25 Oct. 1739. Benjamin Smith is exor. of Elizabeth Smith, dec. (signed) Benja. (X) Smith, Zachy Taylor, John Rucker. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 22-23].
  1. 1.0 1.1 IGI Record.