Notes for William PETTYPOOL, SR.
The children of William are found in the records of St. John's Church, in
Prince George County, Virginia.
Prince George Co, Virginia Book B 1693-1713
To Joseph STROAD
Deed (lease) Jun 9, 1711 B-50
Deed (release) Jun 12, 1711 B-51
13 Sep 1721Prince George County, VA,
'In the Name of God, Amen. The last Will and Testament of William
Pettypool, who is now weak in Body but of Sound and Perfect memory,
blessed be God for this his unspeakable mercy to me, I do make void and
revoke all former Wills, as Verbal and written, and do make this my Last
Will and Testament. First, I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty
God, and my Body to be interred after the manner of my Executrix, and
what small Estate the Lord hath pleased to loan me, in manner and form as
follows: Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William, two Cows and half
my wearing clothes, and one grey colt called Derrick. Item: I give and
bequeath unto my Son Seth, two Cows, three pounds one Shilling which is
due to me, and half my wearing clothes, and one Long Gun, and one grey
mare and Foal. Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Mercy, two
cows, and one Sorrell mare called Fancy. Item: I give and bequeath unto
my Daughter Mary Broadway, one cow and one Horse called Boy, and three
pounds four Shillings. Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grandson William
Mercy, the Land I bought from John Stroud, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Martha Mercy, all the
remainder of my Land after my Wife's decease, to her and her heirs
forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife - Elizabeth
Pettypool, all the Remainder of my Estate both goods and chattles, within
and without during her Life and my Indian Woman then to be Free, and all
the rest that is left after my said Wife is dead, to my Granddaughter
Martha Mercy. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Loving Wife my whole
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness hereof I have
set my hand and seal this 13th day of September, 1721 Signed: William (W)
Pettypool Witness: George Tillman, John Patteson, William (W) Gent'
William's will was proved in Prince George County, VA, on March 14,
1726. Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part VI, p. 972. He
named his wife Elizabeth, sons William (Jr.) and Seth and daughters Anne
Massey and Mary Broadway. Elizabeth was named executrix in the will, but
declined in favor of son William Jr.
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