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Named in Will of father, JOHN ELLINGTON
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
Nottoway County, Virginia Will Book 1, p. 372
Will of Peter Ellington
In the name of God amen. I Peter Ellington of the county of Nottoway being weak in Body yet of sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and testament and desire it to herewith by all such as to worldy Estate after my just debts are paid.
... Item I give to my loving wife for term of life all the negroes I now possess, and their increase, to wit, Sam, Lucy, Rachel, Lewis, Pheby, Hal, Mycager & Nancey with all my stock of horses, cattle & hogs, also my household & kitchen furniture & my desire is that the said negroes, stock and furnature
after the death of my wife
... be equally divided between my ten children to wit, Mary, William, John, Elizabeth, Jincey, Peter, Richard, Newman, Francis, Thacher & Thomas
... but if my wife should hereinafter find it necessary to dispose of one or two of the said negroes for the better support of herself & children my desire is that the same be done at her and my son Williams discretion and do constitute her and him executrix and executor of this my last will and Testament.
... In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 17th March 1799.
Peter Ellington SEAL
Signed sealed and acknowledged before
John F. Newman
Nottoway County Court May 2nd 1802
This last will and testament of Peter Ellington deceased was offered for proof by Milly and William Ellington the executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of Wm Watson & John F. Newman & is ordered to be recorded and on the oaths of the said executors a certificate is granted for obtaining probate thereof they having taken the oath of executors and with Pleasant Roberts and John F. Newman their securities entered into and acknowledged as according to law.
Test Peter Randolp C C
Truly recorded Test Thomas M. Todd D C
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