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Will of Mrs. Silvestra Hill:To my loving friend Mary, wife of Henry Baker,(1) the land I now dwell on known by ye name of ye Rocks and all ye rest of the land within that neck of land, that is to say the plantations of Andrew Griffin, Sarah Guilford, John Bidgood, William Thomas and Benjamin Folder now dwell on the said land containing 550 acres, more or less, for said Mary's actual life, and after her decease, to my goddaughter Mary, the daughter of Henry and Mary Baker; all my land without the
neck of land whereon I now dwell, that is to say the plantation that Ricahrd Wrenn and Francis Wren now dwells on, containing 350 acres, more or less, with the housing, orchards, &c., to be sold by my exor., and the produce sent to England and returned in goods to be disposed of and distributed to such poor
people as doe properly belong to and dwell in the upper parish of this county; legacies of negroes and money to Elizabeth, the wife of Nathaniel Ridley, god-dau. Mary, dau. of Henry and Mary Baker, James Thomas and William Day, to Ann Chapman, wife of Charles Chapman and her three sons; residue of estate to Henry Baker, whom she makes sole exor.Signed and sealed 20 October, 1706.Witnesses, William Browne, Fran. Lee, James Wilson, Sarah (S.) Guilford.Proved 9 Jan., 1706-7.Teste,
Charles Chapman, Cl. Cur.
William & Mary College Qtrly
Majr Nicholas Hill & Sylvester, his wife, Sept. 30, 1664, 750 acres Being the moiety of 1500 acs of land appurtaining unto the sd Sylvester and her Sister, who were daughters & Coheirs of Mr. Edward Bennett, decd,Beg'g, &c., by James river, &c., by the river side in a valley near a place called the Rock.
Name: Silvestra BENNETT
Death: ABT 1706 in Surry Co,VA
Burial: ABT 1706 Surry Co,VA
LDS Baptism: 23 JUL 1994 Temple: DALLA
Endowment: 21 OCT 1994 Temple: DALLA
Sealing Child: 10 JAN 1997 Temple: DALLA
Note: WILL of Nicholas Hill to family as follows:
Note: WILL dated January 1, 1674.
Note: Proved: October 20, 1675
Note: BURIAL: To be near deceased wife
Note:Silvester: Plantation in Isle of Wight with houses, buildings, orchards, and gardens bounded betwixt the cart path that goes from the mill belonging to Mr. George Hardy near church and swamp called Meadows. Two negroes for life then to son, George. My silver tankard, and with what money and rings she shall be possessed of at my death. One-third part of all goods, chattles, and cattle;
residue to my dear and loving children.
Note:(Son) Richard Hill: All woodland bundled on west of said swamp by Mr. Richard Briggs and mr. Edward Beckenoe's land.
Note:(Son) Ralph Hill: All land, houses, etc. bounded b the said cart path that goes from the aforesaid mill towards the church to the head of Lawn's Creek and with 70 acres purchased of Mr. Peter Green. And the codd of land at Blackwater between Branch and William Miles, from John Parson's Bridge. Negro
to son Ralph, 5,000 pounds of tobacco
Note:(Son) George Hill: All woodland betwixt the aforesaid branch betwixt Mr. Briggs and Mr. Beckenoe's plantations and the old cart path that goes from the River side to Blackwater, being the bounds betwixt the land Col. Bacon bought of Thomas Harris and my land. Upon decease of wife or earlier, all the plantation contained in a patent of 750 acres - place called "Rocks" in upper
parish running down Pagan creek.
Note: (Daughter) Agnes Hill: 8,000 pounds of tobacco
Note: (Daughter) Martha Hill: 1 scarlet mantle bought of Mr. Thomas Gould, deced.
Note: (Son) Nicholas: 10,000 pounds of tobacco
Note: Three other children by a previous wife (Unknown): He gives an equal
proportion of what may fall to me in the Bay.
Note: Wife: Executor