About Frances Tucker
The Will of Capt. Tucker
From "Virginia Gleanings in England" Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume 22, page 267.
Will of William Tucker, Member of the House of Burgesses from Elizabeth City County, 1619-1625.
William Tucker of the City of London (endorsed St. Dunstans in the East) Esq. now bound for the Kingdom of Ireland. October 12, 1642. Proved February 17, 1743/44. To wife Frances. Remainder of my estate in these parts to my three children, viz., soone William; sonne Thomas and daughter Mary Tucker. If daughter deceased before she is twenty-one or married reversion to my sonnes William and Thomas Tucker. If all of my children die to the children of brother Thomas Tucker then living. If wife die before my return from Ireland, then whole estate to my three children. Overseers: brother Edmund Smythe, Esq.; brother Maurice Thompson, Merchant; brother Elias Roberts, Merchant and cousin Mr. Thomas Dwaney, Citizen and Merchant of London. For my land in Virginia, I bequeath unto my son William Tucker to enjoy to him and his heirs forever, which is for my adventure of Fiftie pounds as per letters of Adventure may appear. I have transported divers servants thither which for every servant I am to have fifty acres of land, for my first dividend, which will amount unto 3000 acres, 3000 acres for the second dividend and 3000 acres for the third, which land may prove beneficial in time to my heire.
The record books in Virginia will produce the number of men I have tansported thirther. Witnesses were John Bodington, and Letitia Atkinson. Seal, a griffin sejent. Proved by oath of the relict.