About William Ellington, Sr.
Named in Will of father, JOHN ELLINGTON and appointed co-executor
5 MARCH 1783
I JOHN ELLINGTON of the County of Amelia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain the following as my last will and testament.
First, I give unto my son DAVID ELLINGTON one negro wench named Venus and her increase and one negro fellow named Dick which he now has in possession.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN ELLINGTON one negro fellow named Jemie and a negro fellow named Ceasar.
Item, I give unto my son WILLIAM ELLINGTON one negro wench named Doll and her increase except her oldest child and all ??? except the one ??? excepted and one negro fellow named Frank.
Item, I give unto my son DANIEL ELLINGTON one negro fellow named Tom which he now has in possession one negro fellow named Prince and one negro boy named Scott.
Item, I give unto my son PETER ELLINGTON one negro fellow named Sam which he now has in possession and one negro fellow named Hampton.
Item, I give unto my daughter MARY FARLEY one negro woman Nancy and all the child she now has and may hereafter have and which she now has in possession.
Item, I give unto my daughter ANNE MARSHALL one negro woman named Sarah which she now has in possesssion and all the increase she now has and hereafter may have and one girl named Aggy.
Item, I give unto my daughter BECCA FARLEY one negro woman named Tabb which she now has in possession and all the children she now has or hereafter may have.
Item, I give unto ELIZABETH ROBERTS one negro wench named Jude and all the children she now and hereafter may have and one negro girl named Myrta.
Item, I give unto my grand daughter ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, one negro girl named Sylvia for and during the term of her natural life and to be disposed of among here children after her death and should she dir without making such disposition that then the said negro and her increase be divided among her children.
Item, I give unto my grandson ELLINGTON MORGAN one negro boy names Jemie.
Item, I give unto my grandson JOHN MORGAN one negro boy named Sterling.
Item, to my granddaughter MARY ELLINGTON daughter of PETER ELLINGTON one negro girl named Chloe now in her possession.
Item, I give unto my said son PETER four hundred acres of land whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever.
Item, I give unto my grandson JOHN ELLINGTON son of DANIEL ELLINGTON two hundred and forty four acres of land more or less in the County of Prince Edward to him and his heirs forever.
Item, I give unto my nine children above mentioned all the residue of my estate of whatsoever kind nature or quality soever to be equally divided among them share and share alike.
Item, I hereby constitute and appoint my sons WILLIAM and DANIEL executors to this my last will and testament signed this fifth day of March 1783.
Signed sealed published ) and declared to be his last ) will and testament before us.) John Ellington
Rece Newman Benjamin Lawson J. H. Briggs