William "Immigrant" Presley, III

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William "Immigrant" Presley, III

Birthplace: Dorsett, England
Death: Died in Northumberland, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of William Presley, Jr. and Winifred Judith Presley
Husband of Jane Presley
Father of Paul Presley; William Presley; Peter Presley, Sr and Jane Thornton
Brother of Peter Presley

Occupation: Burgess 1647
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About William "Immigrant" Presley, III

When William Presley wrote his will, his son William was of age and his son Peter was not. However, by 1652 when they signed the Oath of Allegiance Peter has reached the age of 21.

William Presley’s will follows: 15 Aug 1650, probate 20 Jan 1656/57, For my body I bequeath it…….in certain hope of a joyful resurrection to be buried as near to my deceased wife as conveniently may be.

To my sonne William Presly - land lying and bounding as is exprest in the Pattent being by Estimation three hundred and fourty acres , be it more or lease to him and his heires for ever moreover I give to him the rights to one huncred acres of land due to me for Anne Gilbert and Jonathan Parsons and one hundred acres more or less above Yeocomico River between John Earle and Phil….Silvster.

Item - I give to my sonne William one Pyd cowe black and white wch was formerly John Haynies and one red cowe which came from Mr. Humphrey Polk, one steere of twelve months old and the advantage my sonne Peter sees fit to deliver.

Item - I give him the sd Wm two steere calves.

Item - My will is that a thousand pounds of pork --being paid to George Berry for a servant I am to have of him this yeare -- and another thousand pounds of Porke being laid out of my stock of hoggs for ye buying of another servant this yeare that the remains of my hoggs be divided into two parts -- two parts whereof I give to my sonne Wm and the third part to my son Peter.

Item - I give to my sonne Wm. either the boy Jonathan or the Servant Berry shall bring in, wch my sonne Peter shall think fitt. and the other thousand pounds of Porke aforementioned I give to my sonne William to buy him a man.

Item - I give to my sonne Wm one of the pieces of -- wch I bought of Mr. Henry Roche and one of my best suits of Clothes either Cloth or Stuffe--cloth Cloake.

After Henry Roche or James Willis is paid for his Cloth either in Porke or Corne, the Corne of this Crop is to be divided into three parts -- two parts thereof I give to my sonne William and the third part I give unto my Sonne Peter.

Item - I give unto my Sonne Wm a thousand pounds of Tobco to build him a house.

Item - I give him one hundred of the apple trees yt be in the nursery. I desire that my two sonnes may live together & in case they part that my sonne Peter help my sonne Wm to rleave his plantation at convenient times when Peter and his Servants be most at leisure and not hindered by it.

Item - I give to Humphrey Fulford at the end of the time hee is to serve me one cowe calfe.

Item - My will and pleasure is yt if either of my sonnes dies without issue the survivor be heir to his brother.

I give to my sonne Wm the wooden chest that stands inye Room in which he lodgeth.

Item - I give to my grandchild Wm Presly one cowe calfe to be delivered at the next valuing.

Item - All the rest of my goods household - Stuffe debts cattle & chattal whatsoever with all the rest of my land not herein given or bequeathed with all my houses, Tobacco houses & other edifices to the same Plantation belonging with what Servants I shall then be possessed of at the time of my death and herein otherwise given, I give to my sonne Peter Presly, whome I make the full and whole Executor of this my last will and Testament, Ratisfying Confirming the same - and renouncing all former wills by me made - I appoint Wm Presly my sonne to be Guardian unto my Sonne Peter till he comes of age and that they live together till my sonne Peter comes to one and twenty and longer if they think good and that they live together. And I will that my Sonne Peter have the Benefitt of his Cattle and Labour during his minority. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand seal this fifteenth day of August Ano Dni 1650.

William Presly

Witness of the Subscribing, Witnessing and Delivering hereof, John Aires, Simon Demebiello, Th Willford, No’ry Public 20 Jan 1656

This will was proved by the oathes of Mr. Tho Willford & John Aires & is recorded. [21]

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William "Immigrant" Presley, III's Timeline

Dorsett, England
Age 21
Northumberland, VA
Age 21
Age 22
St Stephens, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
Age 47
Northumberland, VA
January 20, 1657
Age 49
Northumberland, Virginia
Northumberland, Virginia, USA