Notes for Larkin Chew, Jr.
!Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800; WILL BOOK D 1761-1772; page 25:
CHEW, LARKIN, Spotsylvanla Co., d. Mar. 27, 1770, Executors Bond dated Sept. 21, 1770. Wit. Robert Stubblefield, John Dawson, W. Dawson, Mildred Farish, Larkin Chew, Junr. Ex. sons-in-law Mordacai Buckner and Oliver Towles. Leg. my body to be interred by my deceased father on the land I gave Beverley Stanard, Gentl. Wife, Mary Chew; grandson, Larkin Smith, that part of my tract of land purchased of Bushrod Fauntleroy and others, down to the lower corner of the land whereon Dorothy Foster, widow, now lives, including the small tract I purchased of John Waller, Junr. Joseph Brock and Rice Curtis. In the event of my dying, without issue, then to all the children my daughter, Mary Towles, may leave alive at her death. Grandsons, William Stanard and Larkin Smith; all my grandchildren, meaning those to be born as well as those now alive, of my said two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary. Land in Orange Co., also remainder of my tract of land adjoining Benjamin Johnson in this Co., part of which I have sold to William Pemberton, and whereas I have become purchaser of a piece of land in which William Hudson, Blacksmith, had the equitable and Joseph Hawkins, of this Co., decd. the legal title therein, which piece of land I have promised the said Hudson again, providing he pay the debt due from him to me, my executors to refer any dispute or controversies, should any arise, to the determination of my friends Col. Fielding Lewis, Mr. Roger Dixon and Mr. Thomas Fox, who are gentlemen in my opinion of great probity and integrity.
!WILL BOOK D 1761-1772; page 25:
A codicil to the above will dated Apr. 6, 1770, and witnessed by Robert Stubblefield, W. Dawson and Larkin Chew, Junr., mentions grandchildren (no names given) and my daughters Elizabeth and Mary; mentions William Dawson, who has lived with me some years as Overseer, a suit of mourning for his fidelity and kindness to me during my illness. (Page 431)
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