Grace BedfordBef 1666 - Bef 1683 (< 17 years)
Name Grace Bedford Birth Bef 1666 Gender Female Death Bef 6 Sep 1683 North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Person ID I117213 Tree1 Last Modified 15 Sep 2023
Family Roderick Jones, b. 1648 d. Aft 1715, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia (Age > 68 years) Marriage Bef 6 Sep 1683 North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Family ID F36703 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 15 Sep 2023
1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
4 September, 1682; 6 September, 1683.
MORRAH, (MORROUGH), JOHN,
To Godson Thomas Warden of Barbadoes 1000 pounds of Muscovado sugar which sugar is in the hands of Joseph Warden of Barbadoes father to the said Thomas.
To Thomas Chitty Jr. 1000 pounds of good sound Tobacco.
To John Jacob my Broad Cloath Coate and breeches.
To my good friend Grace Bedford 1000 pounds of sound and good Tobacco.
Executors my good friends Thomas Chitty Senr and John Bayley and do give the remaining part of my Estate to them.
The deposition of Mr Dominick Rice aged aboute 33 years or thereabouts Sworn saith That being sent for from my whom (home) to the house of John Jacob I found John Morrah* very Sick and lying on a couch I asked him how he did the said John Morrah gave answer that he was very Ill at wch time Mr John Bayley brought to the said Morrah his will in writing and read the same to ye said Morrah distinctly and deliberately word by word and the said John Bayley asked the said Morrah if he approved of it who answered very well and said he was ready to Signe it and Accordingly endeavoured to rise up and sign the same but was at that time advised to the Contrary by his nurse he being then in a great sweat wch said will to the best of yor deponts memory the very numercial paper now exhibited to this worshipful Court by Mr John Bayley and Mr Thomas Chitty and farther this depont saith not. DOMINICK RICE
Nicho : Constable aged 44 years or thereabouts sworn and examined Saith that being sent for to the house of Mr John Jacob did hear the said above mentioned Will Read distinctly to John Morrah who approved of it in every respect above mentioned And deposeth the same above written and further saith not his
The deposition of Roderick Jones aged about 35 years Saith That John Morrah being at my house about ye middle time of June last said he had a will made Wch wanted nothing but signing And that it was his last will and testament And further saith not
Sworn to in Court September 6, 1683. his mark
Recorded September 26, 1683. Page 13.
1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 52
Rappahannock County Court 6th of November 1684
- Whereas Mr. JOHN MORRAH did by his last Will and Testamt. record in this Court give and bequeath unto GRACE BEDFORD after marryed to RODERICK JONES one thousand pounds of good tob: and for as much as the said RODERICK JONES brought the action against the Exrs, of the said MORRAH for the Legacie aforesaid and it being proved to this Court that the said GRACE dyed before the Will aforesaid was proved, it was thereupon the opinion of the Court that the said Legacie was not due, the Legatee being dead before the said Will was proved (77)
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