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

William Dobyns

Male 1697 - 1731  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name William Dobyns 
    Born Between 1688 and 1697  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1730/31  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I091640  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father Daniel Dobyns,   b. 1653, Newent, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1713/14, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Godson,   b. Bef 1664, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1703, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Bef 5 Feb 1688/89  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 126-127
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I JOHN SCOTT being sick and weake in body but in perfect mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following;
      1. Imprs. I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God in full and certaine hopes of everlasting happiness and salvation in his mercy in and through the meritorious meritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ;
      2. I bequeath my body to the Earth from whence itt came to be buried in Christian manner att the discretion of my Exrs,;
      3. I give and bequeath my worldly goods and Estate both reall and personal! my just debts first paid I do owe as followeth;
      4. Itm. I give and bequeath my Dwelling Plantation and Two hundred acres of land joyneing to itt unto my Grandson, JOHN DROMON, to him and his heires forever, as allso five mulch Cows and theire increase to him and his heires forever;
      5. Itm. I give and bequeath unto EMANUELL WILLIAMS one hundred acres of land adjoyneing to RICHARD BROOKE to him and his heires forever;
      6. Itm. I give unto my Daughter in Law, HANNAH BROOKE, one hundred acres of Land allso joyneing on the land of RICHARD BROOKE to her and her heires for ever;
      7, Itm. I give unto SAMLL. JONES, one hundred acres of land to him and his heires for ever, it being the residue and remainder of my tract as allso my suite of Horse armes
      8. Itm. I give unto JOHN DROWN one feather bed, rug, blanketts and sheets and Six leather chaires to be delivered him att the age of Sixteene if his Grandmother be deceased, else att the yeare of discretion;
      9. Itm. I give and bequeath unto HANNAH BROOKE, my Negro girl after my Wifes decease to her and her heires for ever;
      10. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my Godson, WM. DOBBINS, one hhd. of tobbo: containeing Six hundred pounds, to him and his heires for ever; to purchase a Cow land Calfe for my said Godson;
      11. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my Godson, JOHN GOARE, one Cow yearling to him and his heires for ever;
      12. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my Godson, JOHN HAM, one Cow yearling to him and his heires for ever;
      13. Itm. I give and bequeath unto my loveing Wife, GRACE SCOTT, all my moveables and personall Estate dureing her naturall life and att her decease to be equally divided amongst her Children and that my said Wife be not any way disturbed haveing the Plantation to use to her selfe dureing her life
      14, Itm. I give and bequeath unto my Godson, WILLIAM DOBBYNS, his weareing shoes dureing my Wife's life;
      15, Itm, I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter, GRACE BROOKE, one hhd. of tobbo: containeing Six hundred pounds to her & her heires for ever;
      16. Itm. I will that my Exors. do teach JOHN DROMON to be a Shoomaker and that the Plantation houseing and orchard be kept in good repair.
      17. Itm. I nominate and appoint my Loveing Wife, GRACE SCOTT, and SAMLL. JONES, whole and sole Exers. of this my last Will and Testamt., nulling and makeing void all other Wills before this made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and fixed my Seale this fourth day of September 1697
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      DANLL, DOBYNS, JOHN SCOTT
      ROBT. MARKLAND
      EDWD. ADCOCKE
      We the Subscribers do declare that the above named JOHN SCOTT did signe and seale this Will and Testament and that he was in his p:fect mind and memory to the best of our Judgments, As Wittness our hands this 11th day of October 1697
      DANLL. DOBYNS
      ROBT. MARKLAND
      EDWD. ADCOCKE
      Prov.d in Essex County Court ye 11th day of October 1697 by the oaths of the wittnesses thereto
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur

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