Person:Elizabeth Russell (52)

Elizabeth Russell
b.bef. 1708
m. BEF 1699
  1. Sarah RussellABT 1699 - ABT 1757
  2. William Russellabt 1699 - 1757
  3. Peter RussellABT 1703 - 1746
  4. Elizabeth Russellbef 1708 -
  5. Mary Russell
m. bef. 1724
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Russell
Gender Female
Birth? bef. 1708
Marriage bef. 1724 Spotsylvania County, Virginiato William Roberts


In the Name of God Amen. I SARAH RUSSELL of the Parish of St. Mark in County of Culpeper Widow being health & in perfect mind and memory .. do make this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it & my body I commit to the Earth ..
Imprimis I give my Daughter MARY WRIGHT my side saddle & cloak.
Item I give to my three daughters, SARAH READ, ELIZABETH ROBERTS and MARY WRIGHT my wearing apparel to be equally divided among them.
Item I lend to my beloved son WILLIAM RUSSELL & MARY his Wife during their natural lives all my negroes (to wit) (5 named) and their increase provided that if my Daughter in Law MARY RUSSELL should outlive my son William and should marry again then the said Mary Russells right to the said Negroes shall cease & be utterly void.
Item I give and bequeath to my three loving grandchildren WILLIAM RUSSELL, HENRY RUSSELL & KATHERINE RUSSELL all my negroes aforesaid with their increase to be equally divided between them my said grandchildren after the decease of my loving son William Russell & Mary his Wife.
Item I give all the residue of my Estate not yet disposed of to my son William Russell and I do likewise appoint my said son William Russell and my Grandsons William Russell & Henry Russell Executors of this my last Will and Testament .,
(signed) Sarah Russell
In Witness whereof .. this 20th day of April 1756
At Court held for Culpeper County on Thursday 20th October 1757
This Last Will & Testament of SARAH RUSSELL decd was exhibited into Court by WILLIAM RUSSELL JUNR. one of the Executors & was proved by the oath of William Ball & Elizabeth Graydon two of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded at the same time William Russell Son and heir of the sd Decedent another Executor in the said Will mentioned refused to take upon him the burthen of the Executon thereof and on the motion of the said William Russell Junr. a certificate for obtaining a Probat is granted him he giving Bond & Security according to Law and thereupon he took the Oath of an Executor as the Law directs and Liberty is reserved for HENRY RUSSELL the other Executor therein named to join in the Probat when he shall think
[Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; pg 165-166].

1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; {Antient Press}: Page 28
Spotsylvania County Court 3d of November 1724
We of the Grand Jury of our Sovereign Lord the King and the body of this County do present JOHN HULUCK for absenting him selfe from devine Service Likewise ALEXR. CAMMELL and AGNIS his Wife; THOMAS JONES, MARY BURBRIDGE, Capt LEONARD HELMS and ELIZABETH his Wife; WILLIAM ROBERTS & ELIZABETH his Wife, MERIDETH HELMS and ANN his Wife; WILLIAM PERRY & ELIZABETH his Wife, GEORGE PURVIS, JANE SPARES, HENRY GOODLOE Gent., ROBERT SPOTSWOOD, WILLIAM PEARL for the same Offence