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

Jeremiah Exum

Male Abt 1650 - 1720  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Jeremiah Exum 
    Birth Abt 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Death 28 Mar 1720  Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I129356  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Richard Exum,   b. Bef 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 28 Nov 1668, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F49031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Will of Jeremiah Exum:
      In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost, one God, world Without end, Amen:
      I, Jeremiah Exum of ye Isle of Wight County, being in good and perfect mind and memory, thanks be Almighty God, & calling to remembrance ye uncertain state of this life, do make, ordain & declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following, first: being penitent and sorry for my sins past, humbly desiring forgiveness of the same, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God, who gave it and my body to be buried in decent manner according to ye discretion of my Ececutx hereafter named, as for my temporal estate and such good and chattels it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose of in manner and form following,
      First: I will that all such debts as I owe to any pson, whatsoever be well and truly payd within convenient time After my decease.
      Item: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, one negro girle called Patty, one feather bed, rug, blanket and sheets.
      Item: I give to my daughter, Mounring, one negro boy, called Harry, one feather bed rug, blankett and sheets.
      Item: I give to my daughter Christian, one negro girle, called Doll, one feather bed, rug, blankett and sheets.
      Item: I give to my sd daughter Christian all of that pcell of land which I formerly bought of James Collins.
      Item: I give to my Grandaughter Catherine Scott, one negro boy called Skipper.
      Item: I give to my cousin, Jane Exum, one cow and calf.
      Item: I give to my loving wife, the plantation whereon I now live during her naturall life & after her decease to be equally divided between my two daughters, Elizabeth and Mourning. I likewise give to my wife, one negro woman , called Bess, one negro girle called Sarah, one negro boy, called Jo, all ye ss three negroes to be at her own proper disposal. I likewise give all ye rest of my negroes, which I have not already disposed of, to my wife, during her naturall life, and all other my psonall estate, but it is my will that after my wives decease all those negroes which I have given her during her life, may be divided among my daughters, Sarah, Mary, Eliza, Jane, Mourning and Christian, it being ye full part of my estate which I give to my three daughters, (viz) Sarah, Mary and Jane, I having already given them their part, and lastly I do nominate, ordain and appoint my loving wife to be my whole and sole executx of this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof I hereunto sett my hand and fix my seal this third day of September one thousand seven hundred and twelve.
      Jeremiah Exum (SEAL)
      Signed and sealed in the psents of John Gibbs, Thos. Godwin and Mary Godwin.
      At a court held for Isle of Wight County, the 28th day of March, 1720, the last will Jerh Exum was proved by the Ex who made the solem affirmation & proved by the oaths of Thos. Godwin & Jno. Gibbs, witnesses & ordered to be recd.
      Test H. Lightfoot C.Cur.
      A copy,

      Teste: ? ? Johnson Clerk.
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 173-176
      THIS INDENTURE made the 8th day of May 1685 and in the foure and thirtieth yeare of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second &c. Between JEREMIAH EXUM of the ISLE of WIGHT COUNTY in the Collony of Virginia Gent. and THOMAS EXUM of the County of NANZEMOND in the said Collony also Gent., of the one part and Mrs. ALICE GOLDMAN of the County of Rappahannock in Virginia, Widdow, on the other part Witnesseth that the said JEREMIAH EXUM and THOMAS EXUM for the sume of One hundred pounds Sterling money to them paid have sold unto the sd ALICE GOLDMAN her heires all their right unto all the land possessed & enjoyed by WM. EXUM of the County of Rappahannock deced being on the South side of the River in the County aforesaid and adjoyning the land late of RALPH WORINER on the one side and the land of ROBT: TOMLIN SENR. on the other side & by the sd WM. EXUM given and bequeathed by his last Will & Testament to his Brothers, the said JEREMIAH & THOMAS EXUM. the said land bounded with two parallel lines each runs from the River to the Kreeke wch. were included within the sd lines as by a Survey of Colo: JOHN CATLETT may appeare contayning Three hundred and Eighty acres To have and to hold the sd land (except Foure acres of cleared ground now in the occupation of Mr, ROBERT TOMLIN & that to be layed out by the sd TOMLIN); Together with all the premisses hereby granted & sold with their rights unto sd ALICE GOLDMAN her heires forever against the sd JEREMIAH & THOMAS EXUM & defended against the sd JEREMIAH & THOMAS EXUM & all persons clayming under them and due acknowledgement make of all the before granted premisses (except the Foure acres of land made over to Mr. ROBERT TOMLIN) before his Majties Justices of the peace for the County of Rappa: & the sd County Court records to be inrolled according to Statute in that case made In Confirmacon whereof the sd JEREMIAH EXUM & THOMAS EXUM have sett our hands & seales
      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      THO: NEW
      Memorand: That on the same date within men coned JEREMIAH EXUM did give possession to the within named Mrs. ALICE GOLDMAN with Livery of Seizen in the sight of us the Subscribers Witness our hands the date aforesd:
      Teste HENRY AWBREY,
      Rappa, County The within Deed of Sale acknowledged this third day of June 1685 by Capt. GEORGE TAYLER Attorney of the Grantors before us
      et Recordatr xx die

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