Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
Benoni Burroughs- Aft 1681
Name Benoni Burroughs Gender Male Death Aft 1681 Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Person ID I67081 Tree1 Last Modified 29 May 2023
ROBERT HODGE . . . Book 4 f. 106. dated 10 Sept. 1681. proved 18 Oct. 1681, "by ye oaths of all ye Evidences."
. . . buried with Christian burial according to ye discretion of my Executrix & my two friends Anthony Lawson & Bennoni Burroughs ... in ye southside of ye Chancell in Linhaven Church . , ,
. . . unto my God son Anthony Lawson ye son of Anthony Lawson . . . when ye sd. Anthony is seaven years of age ....
. . . . unto my God son Anthony Ivy . . .
. . . & to each Godson & God Daughter I have in Virginia besides one bible & two Sermon Books . . .
. . . unto my Eldest Brother Alex: Hodge & unto my Brothers Jno. & Thomas Hodge & to each of their wives one mourning Ring of twenty shillings sterl . . .
. . . unto my Brother in law peter Shepheard & unto my Sister Mary his wife to each of them one Ring of twenty shilling Sterl price . . .
. . . unto Jno. Tattle of Plymo one Ring of twenty shillings ster1 price, if he bee living at my Decease . . .
. . . unto Malachi peale one ring . . .
. . . unto Bennoni Burroughs one Ring . . .
. . . unto Anthony Lawson one Ring . . .
. . . unto each of my Bro: Jn° Hodges Children five pounds sterl: a peece . . .
. . . unto my God son peter ye son of my Brother in Law peter Shepheard of Modbury ten pounds sterl . . .
. . . unto Dorothy Rowell that was my servant two thousand pounds of tobacco & Caske . . .
. . . unto my friend Bennoni Burroughs & his heirs for Ever all my halfe of ye Tract of Land, patten'd in ye name of Anthony Lawson & my Selfe, wch Land is Called by ye name of Chester—fforrest . . . my great Kearsey Coat lined with red serge & ten yards of Docoles Linnen out of my great Chest in ye Store . . .
. . . unto my friend Anthony Lawson five pounds Sterl money . . .
. . . unto my ffeather in Law Coll. Lemuel Mason, my plush Saddle & furniture . . . my ffeather in law Mason & his wife to Each of them one Ring of twenty shillings price.
. . . my dear & loving wife Alice Hodge to be my law full Executrix, & whereas it is supposed y' she my said wife is with Child ....
Remayning part of my Estate ... (if male) . . . equally diveded between ye mother & my sonne . . . & y' like wife he be possest of ye other halfe of my Land after ye decease of his mother my now wife. But if ... a female ... an equall half of all my Land. But if . . . neither . . . and comes to age, Then I doe make & ordayne Robert Hodge ye Son of my Brother Jno. Hodge of Dartsmouth, to be my lawfull heir to all my Lands; & in Case he dies in his minority, then peter ye son of my Brother in Law peter Shepheard of Modbury, to be my lawfull heir and if ye said peter Shepheard should die, then Jn° Hodge ye son of my Brother Jno. Hodge of Dartm0 to be my lawfull heir . . .
. . . friends Anthony Lawson & Bennoni Borroughs to be overseers . . .
. . . my Brother Jn° Hodge ... his son Robert . . .
. . . my Eldest Brothers Children . . .
. . . to my Sister Mary Shepheard in Molbury . . .
. . . forty shillings to be paid to ye poore of ye pish of Molbury, & a Marble stone to be sent in heere to be laid upon my Grave.
David Whitford. Pat. Angus. Anthony Lawson. Ben Burrough.
Rob Hodge & Seale
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