Person:James Robinson (190)

James Robinson, of Albemarle County, VA
b.Abt 1777
  • HJames Robinson, of Albemarle County, VAAbt 1777 - Bef 1826
  • WSarah "Sally" Leake1772 - 1857
m. 2 May 1798
  1. Elizabeth "Betsy" M. RobinsonAbt 1806 - Bet 1850 & 1860
  2. Eleanor Robinson1810 - 1845
  3. Sarah W. "Sally" Robinson1813 - 1865
  4. James Robinson
Facts and Events
Name James Robinson, of Albemarle County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1777
Marriage 2 May 1798 Albemarle County, Virginiato Sarah "Sally" Leake
Death? Bef 6 Mar 1826 Albemarle County, Virginia

Will Transcript

I James Robinson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner & form following:
1st I give the whole of my estate both real & personal to my wife Sally Robinson to be possessed & disposed of by her for her own use and the use of our children during her natural life. And further I hereby empower her previous to her disease to make any alteration in the following disposition of my estate among my children which at that time she may think equity requires according to the circumstances of the children and of the estate at that times provided that alteration be made by her will legally executed. but if no such will shall be made by her then.
2ndly. I give the whole of my land of which I shall die possessed to my son James. But as this is a larger portion than I can give to my other children, and as my daughter Betsy is so afflicted that she will probably never marry and as justice seems to require in consequence of her afflicted state that same provision should be made for her more than my other daughters & in consideration of James' inheriting the whole of my land he is to find her a home free of expense either with himself or if she prefers living with one of her sisters if married then James is to pay such sum annually for her board as my executors shall determine. I also will that James shall possess my negro lad John. But John, James is to pay such ___ and at such time at my executors shall determine.
3rd. The rest of my negroes together with the ___ of John are to be equally divided among my three daughters Betsy, Elener & Sally.
4th As James had a colt & a heifer given him when a child by Mr. Bell of Augusta and as I have had the use of them I will to James to have out of my stock his choice of one horse & one cow before any division of the stock takes place * then that the remaining part of my stock of every kind together with my household furniture & plantation utensils be equally divided between my children James, Betsy, Elenor & Sally. It is my wish that the division should not take place until the children shall be of age or until one of the girls shall marry. But as to this I leave it to the discretion of my executors (whom I hereby appoint said guardians of my children and I hereby authorize them & appoint that they shall make the division among my children agreeably to the preceding disposition & I leave to my children no power to interfere or to object to the division as made by my executors. It is my wish however that Sucky my negro woman should have her choice which of the girls she will belong to and who if it can be done consistent with an equality in this division that her daughter Lucy should also be given to that one which she chooses for her ___ess.
6th James is to have ___ family Bible the other five books I leave may be divided among the children; and whenever his sisters marry he is to furnish at his own expense each of his sisters with a l__ry of Scott's family Bible. :And lastly I do hereby appoint my friends Andrew Hart, David Young and Samuel L. Hart of the aforesaid County & Wm. Bell of Augusta County Exors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. No witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & seventeen.
[Signed] James Robinson
Done in presense of:
Wm. B. Harris
Wm. Hamner
Wm. Leake
James Hart
At a county Court helf for Albemarle county 6th March 1826 [could also be "1820", but looks more like "1826"]
This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will & testament of James Robinson dec'd. was produced into Court and proved by the oaths of Wm. Hamner and James Hart witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Ira Garret C.C.
State of Virginia
Albemarle County
I ira Garrett clerk of the County Court of said County do hereby certify that the foregoing will & the order ad___ing the same to record are truly copied from the records of said Court as fully & wholly as the same ___ exists thereon & that the said Court is a Court of record being so constituted by State Authority.
Albemarle County
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name & affixed the seal of the said Copunty Court this 7th day of April 1853 in the 77th year of the Commonwealth.
Ira Garrat C.C.
I J.J. Bowcock a justice of the peace in and for said County and the preseding magistrate acting in & for said the County Court of said County do hereby certify that Ira Garrett whose signature appears subscribed to the annexed certificate is & was at the time of subscribing the same acting clerk of the County Court in for the County aforesaid of Albemarle duly elected & qualified & that his attestation is in due form. Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of April 1853.
J.J. Bowcosk [Seal]
Barren County Sct. February Term 1858
The forgoing writing purporting to be a copy of the last will & testament of James Robinson Decd. was produced in Court & being purpossly authenticated was ordered to Record.
Francis Levehsill [??] CC.

Will of Sally Robinson

Know all men by these presents that in accordance with the will of my late husband James Robinson deceased. I Sally Robinson of the County of Edmondson & State of Kentucky being sound in mind do hereby make & ordain this my last will & testament. And do hereby reoke all former wills to wit:
1d. I give to my daughter Betsy the following __ viz, Washington Madison Caroline & children & Martha & her child one bed & furniture.
2nd. I give to my daughter Sally Jordan the following negroes viz. Jackson Lewis & Sally Ann & also my interest in teh carriage.
3rd. I give to my grand daughgter Mary Ellan Payne the following negroes Hamilton, Robert & Mildred.
4th. I wish my daughters to have my negroe man John during my life. And at my death I wish his value to be equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth & Sally. As he has a wife & children, I do and wish him and publicbly but that he be allowed to choose __ of my daughters as his mistresses and be sold at valuation.
5th. I wish my old negro woman Suckey to have a home with my daughter Sally & if she lives after my death I wish here to be provided for by my __ daughters.
Given under my hand & seal this day of October 1853.
[Sigend] Sally Robinson
October 1853
Saml. Parker
John Y. Parker
Barren County Sct. February Term 1858.
The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Sally Robinson dec'd was at the last term produced in open Court & partially proven in due form of law by the oath of Jno. Y. Parker one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & at this term was fully proven in due form of law by the oath of Saml. Parker the other subscribing witness thereto. Whereupon the same was ___ to record as thereto last will & testament of sd. Sally Robinson dec.d
Francis Leaekrill [??} C.C
  1.   Kentucky, United States. Kentucky, Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

    Name: James Robinson
    Probate Date: 17 Nov 1857 [s/b 1826]
    Probate Place: Barren, Kentucky, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1857
    Inferred Death Place: Kentucky, USA

    Correction due to an error in transcription.

    James Robinson actually died prior to 6 March 1826 in Albemarle County, Virginia as this will states in Barren County, Kentucky records. It was apparently placed into record in Barren County to corroborate his wife Sally's will which is listed immediately after James Robinson's will. James Robinson and Sarah "Sally" Leake were married 2 May 1798 in Albemarle County, VA [Virginia Marriage Records]. They are listed in Find-A-Grave.

  2.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    Name: James Robinson
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
    Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1
    Slaves - Females - 45 and over: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 2
    Total Slaves: 2
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4