Perhaps the people who posted this there may provide some further insight:
According to "the Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers", Vol. III (pub. by the Valentine Museum of Richmond, Virginia), in a section about the RANDOLPH Family, the following records of Henrico County, Virginia appear on page 1444: "Hon. Peter RANDOLPH, Esq. heir and surviving executor of Beverly RANDOLPH, Esq. decd. deeds to William WILLS of Richmond surgeon, and Melicent ABNEY otherwise called Melicent WILLS daughter of said William...the said RANDOLPH grants to the said Wm. and Melicent WILLS the said 3 lots. Mar. 2, 1767."
Then on page 1445: "Peter RANDOLPH Esq. Heir at law and surviving executor of Beverley RANDOLPH, decd. to Millisent ABNEY (or WILLS). Recorded June 1, 1767."
Does anyone know the ancestry of Matthew WILLS who m2. Martha "Patsy" ABNEY (d/o Capt. Nathaniel ABNEY & Isabella Todd MADISON? Perhaps this William WILLS was Matthew's ancestor. Perhaps we can connect this lost wife of an early ABNEY Gentleman.