Notes for Garner MAYES

June Court 1750 Page 245 Amelia County, Virginia

Ordered that Gardiner Mayes be surveyor of the road from Flatt Creek
Bridge at Mayes's
to the fork of Bush River Road near Walter's Road in the Roour (?) of
Thornton Smith
and the same hands to assist him in clearing the land.

May Court 1755 Page 227

A deed with livery & Seisin & receipt from Gardner Mays to George Smith
presented and acknowledged by the said Mays, and on the motion of the
said George
Smith was ordered to be recorded.

22nd day of May 1760 Order Book 6 Page 9

An indenture of bargain and sale between Gardner Mayes of the one part
and William
Craddock of the other part was acknowledged by the said Gardner and
ordered to be
recorded. Phebe, the wife of the said Gardner, personally appeared in
court and being
privily examined as the Law directs voluntarily relinquished her Right of
Dower in the
lands and premises thereby conveyed.

Will of Garner Mayes, 1806 Amelia Co. VA

May Court, 1806

I Garner Mayes of Amelia County do hereby make my last will and testament
in manner and form
following that is to say, first, I desire that as much of my estate as
can be best spared be sold after my
decease and out of the moneys arising therefrom be appropriated to the
payment of my just debts, secondly,
I lend to my wife Judith Mayes the residue of the (Can't read this word)
estate during her natural life for the
purpose of maintaining and educating my children and after her decease to
be equally divided among the
survivors of them. And lastly I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Judith
Mayes executrix and William
Burton executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all
other or former testament by me
heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my seal this eighth day of
March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six.

Signed Sealed published
Garner Mayes
And declared as and for the last will and testament
Of the above named Garner Mayes in presence of us: Cheadle Burch,
Judith Burch, Jacob Robert, Milton

Codicil to the last will and testament of Garner Mayes. Item, It is my
will and desire that my executors
named as soon as they may think proper after my decease sell a nego woman
by the name of Hannah and
also by the name of Sally for the purpose of raising a sum of money to
purchase a tract of land intended for
Judith Mayes during her life and at her decease to be sold and the moneys
arising therefrom equally divided
among the surviving children. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this twenty fourth
day of (can't read the month) in the year of our lord one thousand eight
hundred and six.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Cheadle Burch
Judith Burch
Milton Vaughan
Jacob Roberts


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