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WILL OF KATHERINE ISHAM, Henrico County, Virginia,
Will Date: 10 Oct. 1686 Probated: 01 Dec. 1686
To grandson William RANDOLPH 20 pounds sterling.
To grandson Henry RANDOLPH 5 pounds sterling.
To granddaughters Mary RANDOLPH and Elizabeth RANDOLPH, each 5 pounds sterling.
All such money is now in hands of son in law William RANDOLPH.
Residue of money in hands of my son in law William RANDOLPH to go to my daughters Mary RANDOLPH and Anne EPES equally.
The above two daughters to divide what is in my trunk and each to have two silver salt cellars.
To Mary RANDOLPH, my wedding ring, best feather bed, my best silver tandard, and 15 shillings to buy mourning ring.
To grandson Joseph ROYALL, one servant named John Townes, for the time he has to serve, and my samll silver tankard.
To every child of my son ROYALL, two silver spoons.
To loving son Joseph ROYALL, my best tankard.
To grandson Richard DENNIS, one of my best cows and two silver spoons.
To grandson Isham EPES, my negro man Dick.
To grandson Francis EPES, my best silver tankard but one.
To child my daughter Anne EPES now goes with, my largest silver porringer and great cups.
My sealed ring, great hoop ring, pair of silver clasps, and silver bodkin to daughter Anne EPES.
To grandson Richard PERRIN, 1 feather bed and furniture.
To granddaughter Sarah ROYALL, a yearling heifer.
To granddaughters, Katherine FARRAR; Mary, Sarah, and Anne PERRIN each two silver spoons, and to Katherine FARRAR on guinney, and to Anne PERRIN one silver porridge.
To granddaughter Sarah DENNIS, two silver spoons and one pair of dowlass sheets.
To daughters Sarah WILKINSON and Katherine PERRIN, all my wearing clothes.
To loving friend Mary PARKER, six ells of best dowlass and as much of finest serge to make gown and petticoat.
To grandson Maiden MARSHALL, one heifer two years old.
To my son Joseph ROYALL, all my land.
All my crop of corn to my executors, except enough to buy two gravestones, one to cover me, and other my dear dec'd. husband.
All the rest to be divided between my four children: Sarah WILKINSON, Joseph ROYALL, Katherine PERRIN, and Anne EPES, and to each 15 shilling for mourning ring.
My body to be buried near my dear husband on my own plantation.
Executors: son Joseph ROYALL and son in law Francis EPES.
Witnesses: Nath. HILL and Littlebury EPES.
Source: Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part One 1654-1737; abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.
NOTE: William and Mary ( ISHAM ) RANDOLPH, received the bulk of Henry ISHAM Sr.'s estate though Henry ISHAM Jr.'s will, he died d.s.p.. Henry ISHAM Jr.'s will dated 13 Nov. 1678, probated 01 Feb. 1678 ( sic. ) Henrico, in Apr. 1680 in London. Mentions his estate Doggums, in Charles City Co., Va., to be divied between sisters Mrs. Mary RANDOLPH and Mrs. Anne ISHAM. Half brother Joseph ROYALL, mother Catharine ISHAM. Gives a gold ring about twelve shilling price to, Richard PERRIN & Wife, John WILKINSON & Wife, William BRYD & Wife. Rest of his estate to William RANDOLPH, names him sole executor.