Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Martha Waller

Female 1747 -


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  • Name Martha Waller  [1
    Born 28 Nov 1747  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I038676  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Benjamin Waller,   b. 1 Oct 1716, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1786, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Martha Hall,   b. 28 Nov 1728, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1780, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1745/46  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Taylor,   b. 1739, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1820  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1767  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F45474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1762-1766 Record Book #6; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 1
      Jones, Elizabeth
      W. W. 27 December 1761
      Codicil 28 December 1761
      W. P. 12 April 1762
      Whereas by deed dated 14 February 1725, between my late husband Col. Thomas Jones decd, and myself by the name of Elizabeth Pratt, and John Holloway Esq., and William Robertson, gent., recorded in the General Court, and by my late husbands will to dispose of two thousand pounds sterling, I now bequeath the money as follows:
      Son Thomas Jones-five hundred pounds sterling.
      Son Frederick Jones-two hundred pounds sterling.
      Son William Jones-two hundred pounds sterling.
      Son Walter Jones-four hundred pounds sterling.
      Son Thomas-out of the money given him to give to my daughter Dorothea Jones ten pounds.
      Daughter Lucy Smith-two hundred pounds sterling.
      Daughter Anne Burwell-two hundred pounds sterling.
      Daughter Elizabeth Jones-two hundred pounds sterling.
      To Elizabeth Jones, daughter to my son Thomas Jones-fifty pounds sterling to purchase a negro girl for her
      To Elizabeth Smith, daughter of John and Lucy Smith-fifty pounds sterling the residue of the sum of two thousand pounds sterling, to purchase a negro girl for her.
      Money given to my two youngest children Walter and Elizabeth Jones be put out to interest by my executors till he arrives at the age of twenty one years and she to the age of eighteen years or marriage; if either should die before they attain age the money to be equally divided between Thomas Jones, Frederick Jones, William Jones, Lucy Smith, Ann Burwell, and Walter Jones, or Elizabeth Jones, which ever is the survivor.
      My late husband by his will directed that the residue of his estate be divided among our eight children equally, our eldest son Thomas Jones to have first choice as his birthright. If the other children should object to him having first choice, I hereby revoke the legacies I have given them.
      Whereas the estate of my son in law John Smith is entailed, and the I have good opinion of him towards his wife and children, the money 1 have given to my daughter Lucy Smith shall be for the separate use of her and her younger children not subject to the disposal or management of her husband.
      Son Thomas Jones-out of the money given him to give Miss Martha Waller, daughter of Mr. Benjamin Waller, a ring of the value of three pounds.
      Son Thomas Jones and my friend Mr. Benjamin Waller of the City of Williamsburg, executors.
      Witness: William Bailey, John Clayton and James Claughton,
      CODICIL: December 28, 1761
      Whereas I have sent to London and Bristol for goods since the death of Mr. Jones upon my own account, all the goods I have from England since Mr. Jones death (except the bale of negro cloathing which came from Mr. Knox of Bristol in the
      year 1761, the said bale I would have sold in order to discharge the debt I owe him, also except those in two new hair trunks marked by me William, Walter, and Elizabeth Jones) be divided between my son Thomas Jones, and my daughter Lucy Smith, I also give to Lucy Smith my riding chair which I purchased of Thomson's estate.
      Son in law James Burwell-my two chair horses, one called Suffork and the other Sudberry. I have a negro slave in my possession named Louisa, belonging to my son Walter Jones, and that he be allowed six pounds current money of Virginia per annum from 1 May 1758, so long as I shall have the negro in my possession. I have also taken for my use two horses belonging to my son Walter, one named Bolton, and the other Rowland, and one mare called Fancy, and for use of said horses I allow him eighteen pounds, the money both for the horse and wench be layed out in such books as may be used by him in whatever business he may profess. At my decease negro wench Louisa to be sold, and the money to be put to interest for my son Walter.
      Son Thomas-a looking glass.
      Daughter Lucy Smith-a looking glass and a Huckaback tablecloath, half worn.
      All my wearing apparrell contained in the drawers to my daughter Dorothea Jones-except my Poplin gown which I give to my daughter Anne Burwell.
      I give to each of my children ten pounds to purchase mourning. Plantation in Northumberland County which I purchased of James Knott be disposed of by my executors.
      Witness: William Bailey, John Clayton and James Claughton.

  • Sources 
    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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