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

Jemima Sturman

Female Bef 1676 -


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  • Name Jemima Sturman 
    Born Bef 1676  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I070488  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Sturman,   b. 1650, Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Spence,   b. Abt 1660, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Oct 1708, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Stone,   b. Bef 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Stone,   b. Bef 1692,   d. 26 Nov 1771, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F18105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 3-4
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I JOHN STURMAN aged seventy three yeares or thereabouts do make constitute & appoint this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & form following. And firstgive and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God who gave it to me hopeing & trusting to have pardon of all my sins thru the merritts of my blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buryed in decent manner at the discrecon of my Exrs hereafter named and for that little Estate that I have I give & bequeath in manner & form following, And first I give tint, my beloved Wife. ANNA STURMAN this House, Plantation & all my land on this side the Mill Branch & all on the other side the Swamp towards THOMAS SANFORDs not otherwise given with Orchard & fruit trees except the Peach trees on the hill sides which I give to JOHN as long as they hold, likewise I give her the Mill the great Still during her natural life (parts of the last lines torn off); with a drawer, I likewise give her the black looking glass the best trunck. two of the best low Chaires, I likewise give her the oman Bess and her boy. Will and all her encrease if ever she has any. Likewise I give her the use of Dick till Johns boy. Richard comes to the age of sixteen t 1 of so many yeares to them and their heires I likewise enioyn my dear Wife likewise give her her own Horse. her own Cow & Calf and all her encrease and the yearling Cow brindy & her Calte in the like manner Likewise two ewes & lambs if any at the time on the Plantacon. Likwise her own Pott & the little pott or Iron Kettle & one pair of hookes All this 1 give her besides her proper part as alter mentioned Likewise a pale & 2 pig gins now.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son. THOMAS STURMAN, the third part of all the land in MARYLAND or that formerly belonged to my Grandfather or Father, to him & his heires for ever one feather bed bolster & the spotted rugg, half my Shopp tooles. 2 chaires with what he has received already, I intend it to be his portion of that little I have that 1 bought of LOCKHART.
      Item, I give to my Daughter, NEALE. a Silver Tumbler she hath in hand. five hundred pounds of tobacco to buy her a marrying Ring, what she has received already to be her part of that little I have.
      Item. I give to my Daughter. DORCAS SANFORD, a parcell of Land lying between her Husbands Land & WM. STURMANs Land so right across from the head line of WILLIAMs Land to my line by EDWARD JONESes Old Field, and on the other from a marked line tree by PAPOOSE PATH so crossing the Path right down to the next Branch, to her and her heires for ever, with what she hath received already. I intend to be her portion.
      Item, I give & bequeath unto my Son, WILLIAM STURMAN, the one third part of the title of all the lands in MARYLAND that was either my Fathers or Grandfathers to him & his heires for ever. I likewise give him a parcell of land that lies between his land that MADAM ASHTON save him and the Branch that divides his land from the land given to JEMIMA STONE and so up to the land given to my Daugher, DORCAS SANFORD. I likewise give him a Negro girl called Nan to him & his heires. I likewise give the little Still & worm. I likewise give him two ewes and lambs if to be had on the Plantacon after my Wile is served this with what he has received is to be his porcon.
      I give & bequeath to my Son. JOHN STURMAN, the other third part of all the right & title I have to all or any land I have by my Father or Grandfather either in MARYLAND or Virga, to him and his heires, I likewise give him all my Land that lies on that side the MILL SWAMP to hold & possess it imediately where he now lives and likewise where I now live after the decease of my dear Wife, ANNA, to him & his heires for ever. I likewise give my great Bible, my left handed Gun. the use of the Still not molesting my Wifes use of it when she pleases, I likewise give him the second choice of the beds & bolsterĄ one of the redd ruggs & bedstead. the Chest called Old Davids, the half of my shop tooles. I likewise give him the Negro, Robin, after my Wife marries or lives five veares a Widdow to him & his heires for ever. As to the Mill, if he will keep it in repair to have half the use of it, and my Wife give him the use of all the back trees without the fence that is now and half the Apple trees in like manner.
      Lastly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter, JEMIMAH STONE. all my Land that lies beyond a, branch that. does down from the fill valley to Coll. CARTERS Land and along his land to a corner tree and in divers courses as is expressed in the Deeds that I had from Majr. ASHTON. which Land I give to her to her heires that are lawfully begotten of her body for ever, I likewise give her a Negro girl called Moll, to her & her heires. In like manner. I likewise give her one feather bed & bolster & covering and if not in the House something to be allowed to buy a Rugg & Blanketts. Likewise the bedstead in the Little Room, one iron pott, one of the old truncks, two flagg or string bottom chaires and the Silver Tumbler to her Boy, JOSEPH. but not to be sold by no meanes when my debts are justly paid and after all the within mentioned portions paid. I give all the rest of my Estate to my beloved Wife. Son. JOHN STURMAN & JEMIMAH STONE to be equally divided between them and for the true performance of this my Last Will &Testament, the first line at the top of page is torn off) JOHN STURMAN to be my Executors to this my Will truly performed. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & affix my seal
      JOHN STURMAN
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of November 1723 This Instrument importing the Last Will &Testament of JOHN STURMAN, Gent., deced,, was presented into Court by ANN his Relict & JOHN his Son, two of the Executors therein appointed, (WILLIAM STURMAN, the other Ext.. therein nominated in open Court refuseing to undertake the burthen of the Execucon thereof) which said ANN & JOHN made Oath thereto and for that the Court was fully perswaded the sd. Will was the very hand writeing of the sd. STURMAN. and GEORGE ESKRIDGE. Gent., affirming that it was delivered to him by the deced., to transcribe in his life time, but that he departed this life before he had an opportunity to transcribe it And all the sd. STURMANs Sons being present and not disclaiming but willingly allowing thereof (altho there is no Wittnesses thereto - the said Will is admitted to Record And upon the mocon of the said ANN and JOHN. their performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test THO, SORRELL Cl
      Recordat nono die Decembris 1723

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