Some helpful documents. Job Spearman was the guardian of Elizabeth Martin, daughter of John and Mary, sister of their daughter Mary Martin Short.
OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
ORDER BOOK, 1656-1664.
Johnson, Peter. 4 Dec., 1683-23 Dec., 1683.
Son-in-law John Martin;
James Jackson executor;
witnesses James Harrison, Susan Hammond
Old Rappahannock County, Virgina Wills
JOHNSON, PETER, 4 December, 1683; 2 January, 1683/4.
My will is that my son-in-law Jno Martin go free and be for himself and that he have the tuition of my son Peter Johnson until he be twenty years of age alwaies Provided that the said John Martin give my son Convenient Education and Maintenance and take no ill Courses wherein if he falters in any Respect my will is that my executor James Jackson to take my son Peter into his Guardianship and that he remains with my executor the terme aforesaid. All my estate to my son Peter Johnson to remaine in the custody of he that keeps my Child Care being taken to pay my debts. Executor my friend James Jackson.
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page page 473. Bond. 21 Feb. 1715/16. £500. Sterl. Tho. Short Junr and Mary his wife and Job Speerman adms of Est. of John Martin, decd, during the minority of Elizabeth Martin.
Ralph Gough. Signed Thomas Shortt
Rec., 21 Feb. 1715/16,
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 530. Inventory of Est. of John Martaine, taken by order of Court 20 March 1715/16 and presented by Tho. Short, Junr., and Jobe Sperman, admrs. A lengthy inventory. Many items of woven fabrics indicating that he was a cloth merchant. Total valuation £ 126: 04: 4
Signed John Boughan
Rec. 15 May 1716.
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 458. Bond. £ 300. Sterl. 21st 10'ber 1715. Job Speerman Guardian of Elizabeth Martin during her minority Refers to Elizabeth Martin as an orphan.
Wit: Signed Job x Speerman
Names, if any, Thomas Short
omitted from Anto Samuell Junr
Rec. 21 Dec. 1715