The 1762 Will Of John Adkins: Lunenburg County, Virginia IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: the tenth day of April, 1762, I John Adkins of Lunenburg County and Parrish of Cornwell - being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner. Impress: it is my Will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. Item - I do order and appoint MARY my dearly beloved wife shall have the place whereon I now live during her natural life and the third part of all my stock cattle, horses and hogs and also my household goods forever. Item - I give to my beloved son FRANCIS Adkins whom I likewise constitute with James Taylor be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament and one Hundred fifty acres of land whereon he now lives joining Alexander Mackee and Samuel Johnston and others to him his Heirs and Assigns forever. Item - I give and bequeath unto my son EDWARD Adkins one hundred acres of land whereon I now live after his Mother's Decease bought of David Gwinn joining Willson Maddux and Ashworth Middleton to him his Heirs and Assigns forever. Item - I give and bequeath to my two daughters namely, AGNESS & RACHEL Adkins two thirds of all my stock and household goods to be equally divided between them to them and their Heirs Assigns forever. Item - I give to my son WILLIAM Adkins one shilling sterling. Item - I give to my son JOHN Adkins one shilling sterling. Item - I give to my daughter MARY CREIGHTON one shilling sterling. Item - I give to my son BENJAMIN Adkins one shilling sterling. And I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke all other former Testaments Wills Legacees and Executors by me before this time named Willed and Bequesthed Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed and Sealed by this: JOHN ADKINS as his last Will & Testament in Presence of us the Subscribers: Testee: David Maddox, Michael Maddox, Wilson Maddox
Lunenburg Co., VA, Deed Book 9, pg. 122, Feb 12, 1763: From Benjamin Atkins of the Parish of Cornwall in Lunenburg County to Charles Burton of same, for 45 pounds, all that tract of land in Lunenburg County, about 100 acres on the north side of Staunton River, and bounded by (trees).Signed Benjamin Atkins.Witnesses: Jesse Scruggs, Thomas Hamlin, William Martin.Lucy, the wife of said Benjamin, relinquished her right of dower to the conveyed lands.Recorded May 12, 1763.Delivered to Matthew Marable the above deed.
Lunenburg Co., VA, Deed Book 9, pg. 215, Aug 11, 1763: Benjamin Atkins witnessed debtor bond between Manoah Tinsley and Cornelius Cargill.
Question:Does anyone have info on Benjamin Atkins who was married to Lucy?Was he the Benjamin listed in the 1762 will of John Atkins of Lunenburg Co., VA?