MARY DEGGS OF THE County of Chester Spinster, England
Snippets of Mary Deggs 12 Sep 1716 English Will Relating to three Morgan nieces in Virginia, extracted from Genealogies of Viginia Families From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume II, Cobb-Hay, Indexed by Gary Parks, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1982
pg. 195…I give and bequeath to my niece ROSE MORGAN daughter of my brother John Degge one broad piece of gold with a Septer one gold ringe with 7 white stones…
…I give and bequeath to my niece REBECKAH daughter of my nece Rose Morgan one broad piece of gold one gold ringe markt J Mwith a death’s head in black one silver porringer markt A M and one silver spoonmarkt A M my psalter a book called ye New Years gift Docter Collets Devotions…
…I give and bequeath all my wearing clothesand apparel of all sortes to my three neces in Virginia Rose Morgan daughter of my brother John and Rebeckah Morgan her daughter and to my nece Mary Dege daughter of my nephew Simon Degge and my household goods and house linings which is not named two be devided between my five neces Rose Morgan Rebeckah Morgan Mary Degge Margaret Axton Rose Degge and the rest of my books which are not named….etc….
The author of the Wm & Mary Hist magazine writes~ In those days “nieces” and great-nieces” were not distinguished, but both designated as “Nieces.”
Later, on pg. 640 the author goes on talking about a branch of the family… “Considerable of the information of this branch has been furnished by Mr. R. V. Morgan, Peruville, N. Y., who descends from Sarah Goodwin and EVAN MORGAN, her husband, but no attempt has been made to trace the descendants in the female line.”
Pg. 641 Here, the author says “The following is taken from the Ithaca Chronicle of February 1, 1826…in a will of William Goodwin in 1826 who died in Lansing, in January of 1826, it refers to his children and mentions Sarah, born 1768, married EVAN MORGAN….”