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

William Green Poindexter

Male Bef 1781 - 1819  (> 38 years)


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  • Name William Green Poindexter 
    Born Bef 1781  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1819  Goochland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I124938  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father John Poindexter,   b. 1756, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1820, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Green,   b. Abt 1760, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1781, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1777  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Quarles,   b. Abt 1785,   d. 29 Jun 1854, Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F50937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Goochland DB 24, p.124 William G. Poindexter
      I William G. Poindexter of the County of Goochland do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows.
      First. It is my will and desire that all my debts be paid in such manner as may be found best to comport with the intent of my estate.
      Item. I lend to my beloved wife Jane all my estate of every description during her widowhood to be held by her as a common stock to be applied to the maintainance of the family and education of my children in such manner as my said wife may think best subject however to such control of my executors as may hereafter be vested in them. But if my said wife should marry she is then to have one third of my estate during her life and the remainder is immediately upon the happening of such event to equally divided amongst all my children or the lineal descendants of such as may be dead, this devise is to be carried into effect by a sale of my lands and all the rest of my estate except negroes, and by my executors investing one third of the proceeds in a trade of land as they may think best for the use of my said wife during her life, which together with her one third of my negroes are after her death, to be equally divided as above amongst my children. The other two thirds of my estate in case my wife should marry as above will be equally divided between my children as above directed But it is my desire if during the widowhood of my wife my children should grow up & stand in need of advancement she shall make them such advancements as she can taking always into view the ability of my estate to advance the others – so as to do equal justice to my children.
      From the late changes made in my landed property selling on long credit upon payment of interest and by purchasing upon prompt payments together with the expenses incurred in settling a plantation out of repair I am considerably indebted to sundry of my friends for money which I have found it necessary to borrow and to others on other considerations. And as these of whom I have borrowed have loaned with the two-fold view of accommodating me and having their principal money returned and of recovering the interest annually – I must therefore rely on the same friendship which dictated the loans for a continuance of them upon receiving their interest annually, so long as their interests will admit of it, and those of my estate require it.
      If my Executors find it necessary for the payment of my debts, I hereby authorize them to make sale of the land upon which I live and with a part of the proceeds to purchase in Louisa or Spotsylvania a smaller tract for the use of my family. In fact my intended executors are men on whom I have the most unlimited confidence and if they or either of them should act I vest in them or either of them if only one should act unlimited discretion in the management & settlement of my affairs – but this discretion and all other discretionary power herein before vested in my executors are intended to be personal. And upon their death or refusal to act all discretionary powers vested in my executors are to cease.
      And whereas I have had various transactions to a larger amount with my Brother Nicholas which have been rather loosely managed from the confidence subsisting between us I hereby Authorise my sd brother to close those matters himself as he thinks right without proof being required of him. Then there will be but little to lose, we having settled our accounts except some open entries in my accounts and some few recent transactions.
      I appoint my affectionate and much loved brother & brother in Law Nicholas J. Poindexter of Louisa and John Quarles of Spotsylvania my executors. I desire that they may not be required to give security upon qualifying. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of August 1814.
      Wil. G. Poindexter
      Codicil to the foregoing will. I give to my wife all my books except my law library which I wish to be sold. I also give my Gold watch with its appendages to my said wife in fee simple. Signed & sealed on the date above.
      Wil:G:Poindexter Seal
      Decr 19th 1818. Codicil to the foregoing will. I give to my beloved wife in fee simple my negro woman Mary. It is my will and desire that my executors make sale of my lands purchased of James D. Shelton lying in Louisa and Goochland upon such payments as they may think best. And convey the same to the purchaser or purchasers It is also my desire that they sell and convey in like manner four hundred and Eighteen acres of the land I lately purchased of Neil McCaule reserving 168 thereof as laid off by a dotted line made by Charles Atthisson upon a plot of sd land of record in Goochland office. The proceeds to be a fund with such others as my estate may afford, for the payment of my debts.
      As I have since the writing my original will had considerable dealings with my brother Nicholas which are not closed I hereby confirm and enlarge the power given him to settle our accounts himself desiring him to do it without delay. Having add to my brother Nicholas the land in Goochland County purchased by me from Joseph Pleasants representatives, and not having conveyed the same .. I hereby desire the same to my brother in law John Quarles as trustee for the special purpose of conveying the same to my said brother Nicholas with warranty according to our agreement in the hands of my brother Thomas Poindexter. I should now make the __(indenture) but it cannot be made properly without a survey no could I be certain of making the warranty correctly without a view of the agreement. Signed & sealed on the date forefixed hereto
      W.G.Poindexter
      Decr 22nd 1818 Further codicil to this will. I expressly direct my executors
      that they are not under any circumstance to let an endorser or security for me suffer any trouble or cost on my account. Signed & sealed the date above forefixed hereto.
      W. G. Poindexter
      At a Quarterly Sessions Court held for Goochland County at the courthouse on Monday the 16th day of Aug 1819. Proved by oaths of Richard Morris Jr., John S. Fleming & Garrett M. Quarles to wholly written by William G. Poindexter dec'd and ordered recorded. Then Nicholas J. Poindexter & John Quarles qualified as executors without given security. Teste W. Miller, CGC

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