Thomas Walke Will, probated 15 January 1693/94
Below is the will of Thomas Walke (the Virginia immigrant)of Princess Anne.My suspicion is that he was probably the brother of Robert of Barbados.Evidence supports that he immigrated to VA in 1662.Barbados was colonized around 1640.Also in English naming conventions there was an order by which children were named.I think the Thomas you referenced may have been the son of Robert and the nephew of Thomas of Princess Anne.
Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 213 – Will of Thomas Walke, dated 5 January 1693/94 and probated 15 January 1693/94.I Thomas Walke being at this present sick and weak in body but sound and perfect memory do make this to be my Last Will and Testament –
Imp. I bequeath my soul to Almighty God…
I give and bequeath the Plantation I now live upon unto my son Thomas Walke and his heirs forever; I likewise give unto my son Thomas half that tract of land I bought of William Hilliard lying at Corituck Bay to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Walke my Plantation lying at the head of the Southern Branch called Possum Nick, adjoining the land of John Dixson.Empower my Executors to add unto 100 pounds Sterling of my personal estate.
I give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Chambers of Barbados, and unto each of her children she now has, 5 pounds Sterling.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Walke, my young Negro woman called Piggy with all her increase.
I give and bequeath unto my brother Robert , my sister Margaret and my sister Mary of Barbados, unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Mrs. Mary Lawson, Margaret, Elizabeth and Anthony Lawson Jr. unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Edwards, William and John Moseley unto each of them 20 shilling to buy them a ring.
I give and bequeath unto William Moseley Sr. 40 shillings to be paid him out of my own wearing clothes.
I give and bequeath unto Margaret Moseley the wife of the said William Moseley 40 shillings to be paid her out of my wife’s wearing clothes.
I give and bequeath unto the widow Elder 40 shillings to be paid in goods
All the remaining part of my personal estate whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my 3 children Thomas, Anthony and Mary Walke or the survivors.
Request all his goods whole or personal be shipped to Barbados and sold.
I nominate and appoint my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Edward Moseley Sr. and William Moseley to be my Executors.
I have hereunto set my hand and seal 5 January 1693/94.Signed Thomas Walke.Witnesses George Moseley, John Smith, Morgan Bryan and Anthony Lawson Jr.Probed in Court 15 January 1693/94.