Person:Nicholas Gentry (1)

Nicholas Gentry
b.Bef 30 May 1697 New Kent County, Virginia
m. 1687
  1. Peter GentryBef 1687 -
  2. Elizabeth GentryBef 1689 -
  3. Mary Gentry1691 - 1769
  4. Samuel Gentry1695 - 1760
  5. Nicholas GentryBef 1697 - 1779
  6. Mabel GentryBef 1702 -
  7. James GentryAbt 1704 - Abt 1767
  8. John Gentry, Sr.Abt 1709 -
  1. Elizabeth "Betsy" Gentry1731 - 1820
  2. Benajah Gentry1733 - 1830
  • HNicholas GentryBef 1697 - 1779
  • WMary Brooks1699 - 1729
  1. Samuel Gentry1716 - 1800
  2. David Gentry1724 - 1812
  3. Nicholas Gentry1726 - 1787
Facts and Events
Name Nicholas Gentry
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 30 May 1697 New Kent County, Virginia
Christening? 30 May 1697 St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia
Marriage to Jane Benajah
Marriage to Mary Brooks
Death? 20 Feb 1779 Albemarle County, Virginia

Will Transcript

Will of Nicholas Gentry, Jr.
In the name of God amen, I, Nicholas Gentry of Albemarle County , VA. , do make this my last will and testiment. Imprimis. My desire is that my well beloved wife, Jane Gentry, remain in the possession and engagement of my whole estate, both real and personal, during her life, and after decease, I give and bequeath to my son, Martin, a Negro girl, Milly, and likewise a Negro boy, Charles, and the children of said Milly with all of her future children, I bequeath to him and his heirs forever, provided my son Martin gentry, his heirs, executors or administrators, pay to my son Nathan Gentry, the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia to him, his heirs and assigns, to be paid yearly, five pounds, until paid. I likewise give to my son Martin Gentry my copper still, and my gun, to him, his heirs and assigns, forever.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Bartlett Gentry, son of Martin Gentry, one Negro boy named Patrick, and to his sister Patty, my granddaughter, I give one Negro girl named Minnie, to them and their heirs and assigns forever. But if either of my grandchildren, Bartlett or Pattie, die without lawful issue, the said Negroes Patrick and Minnie descend to my son Martin gentry, his heirs and assigns forever.
And further, my will and desire is that my sons Moses, David and Nicholas Gentry and my daughter Mary have twenty shillings apiece and no more, to be paid out of my estate and that they, nor any of them shall enjoy any more, unless the laws of this country, should entitle them to a greater sum; in that case my desire is that they shall not possess, nor enjoy any more than the law entitles disinherited children to.
Further, my desire is that after my will desired shall be executed, the remaining part of my estate, shall be equally divided between my sons Robert, Benejah, Nathan, Martin, and my daughter Elizabeth Haggard and my granddaughters Jane Timberlake and Ann Jenkins; which two last Timberlake and Jenkins, shall have half as much as my son Robert, shall have no more, and Ann Jenkins shall have, as Jane Timberlake, and no more.
My desire is that my estate be appraised, and lastly I appoint my beloved Jane Gentry and my sons David and Martin Gentry, as executors, of this my last will and testiment, and I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me, and declare this to be my last will and testiment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of Febry., in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven.
(Signed) Nicholas Gentry
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of
Bezaleel Brown
Benejah Brown


Resided in Albemarle County, Virginia.