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Bridgett (Green) Light (1729 - 1790)

Bridgett Light formerly Green
Born in Halifax, Halifax, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1745 in Halifax, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Rebecca's father was Abraham Greene who returned tithes below deep creek in 1736 including our John Light of Halifax. Regarding the Amelia records, there is only one Bridgett, a slave in the house of Abraham's mother. Since Abe traded indian captives frequently, Bridgett was Bridgett Green, the daughter of Bridgett, an Indian captive (slave) in the household of Abraham Green. Rebecca Greene Wills of Halifax obviously grew up with Bridgett as a step-sister. The theory goes, Bridgett met John Light in Amelia where they lived. In 1736 John was a fur trader working for the Wynnes with William Russell, a fur trader. In 1736, John Lights Amelia land was on the spot of an Indian village as recently as 1734. Having an indian wife was an advantage to fur traders. In 1746, parts of Terrible Creek were owned by William Wynne as a hunting camp. The Terrible had salt licks that attracted game.

She is mentioned in husband's will.[1]


  1. Will December Court 1790--In the name of God, Amen. I, John Light, of the County of Holifax and parish of Antrim, being of a low state of health and weak body, but of sound memory, blessed be God, and knowing there is an apointed time to die and as an eternal preparative for that important period, do make this my last will and Testment in manner and form following: Ver. Inprimis, I commit my soul into the propitious hand of a most gracious god who gave it and my bad dust, from whence it came to be decently interred at the Discretion of my Executor after mentioned. And, as to worldly possessions that god hath graciously given me, I do dispose of the same in the folloiwning manner Vers I To my son, John Light, this 200 acres of land whereon I live. Item I give the said John one cow and calf. Item one bed and furniture his mother having made a first choice. Item I give the said John my shoe and carpenter's tools. Item 1 I lend to my wife, Bridgett Light, during widowhood or natural life that part of my remaining estate as she shall think proper for her support and the remainder to be divided among my children and after her decease that the remainder thereof be equally divided among my six children by name to :
    • William
    • Jacob
    • John
    • Hannah
    • Sarah Childree
    • Agness Moody.
    I will that my old horse, Dick, may be continued on the plantation unsold. I will that an appraisemen may be made on my estate. I appoint john Light, my son, and Joseph Moody, my son-in-law, sole executors of this, my Last William and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23 day of September 1775. Signed and delivered in the presence of William Scott, Mary Scott and Robert (his mark) and Neely John (his mark) Light. At a court held for Halifax County the 28th day of June 1790, the written last will and testament of John Light was exhibited into Court and proved by the oath of Robert Neely, one of the witnesses thereto subscribed and was ordered to be certified. And at another Court held for the said County the 27th December 1790, the same was finally proved by the oath of one other witness thereto subscribed and was ordered to be recorded.Halifax County Wills

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