Will of John Robins November 25, 1708
In the name of god Amen. I John Robins being very sick & weak in bocy but of sound & perfect memory blessed be Almighty God doe ordaine constitute & appoint this my Last Will and Testament
First I give and bequeath my soul unto Almighty God that gave it to me hoping in and through the merits of Jesus Christ my Savior to have full and free pardon for all my sins.
2nd I give my body to ye Earth to be decently buried by my executors hereafter mentioned.
3rd I give and bequeath to Diana Harrison my Bay pasing Horse.
4 I give & bequeath to Lawrana Lancaster one mare & Cold and my Gold Ring.
5 I give and bequeath to Frances Lancaster one gray mare branded with CS on ye near sholder
6 I give and bequeath to Francis Lyn all my tools & my share of oats.
7 I give & bequeath to Timothy Lancaster one Colt
8 I give an bequeath to John Posey one gun.
9. I give and bequeath to Benjamin Banister the rest of my Estate personal and real and his father John Banister my Wole and sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament in ye behalf of Benjamin Banester being a child as Witness my hand and Seal this 25 day of November 1708.
John J R Robins [Seal]
Francis Harrison [his mark] William Walin Mary Cook
On ye back of ye afd will thus indorsed Viz’ December ye 15th 1708. Then came Francis Harrison, Wim Walin & Mary Cook and made oath that the within mentioned Instrument In writing was in there light Signed Sealed & Delivered by John Robbins In his Lifetime & was in there ye sd Francis Harrison Wm Walin & Mary Cox Hearing by ye sd John Robbins published Pronounced & declared to be his Last Will.
Slave Records of Virginia
p.184 will of (Maj) John Robins Sr Gent wr 5 Dec 1707 pr 28 May 1709 to eldest son Obedience Robins [land], To son Obedience n. woman Betty Vembo and mallatto [sic] girl Sarrah the dau of Hannah. These legacies to Obedience for his maint during his life then to my son John if he provides adequately for my son Obedience. To son Edward Robins [land], To son Edward n. man James, n. woman Purhorah, mallatto boy Charles son of Hannah (which said boy is now on myh part of Jengoteague Island). To son Littleton Robins [land], To son Littleton n. girl Jinney. To son Thomas Robins [land] and n. man Nedd. To dau Esther wf of Arthur Denwood of Sumerset Co Maryland. To each of my 6 grchn Esther, Levin, John, Prissilla, Arthur, and Betty Denwood (sons and daus of Arthur and Esther) a silver spoon. To son-in-law Hillary Stringer and wf Grace my dau, n. woman Naney, n. girl Hagar dau of sd Nancy. To my dau Elizabeth Robins mallatto boy William son of Betty Vembo and n. girl Mary.... To son John n. man Aminidab, mallato servant named Beck during time of her indenture to me as will appear by the register of Accomack Parish and white servant boy John Smith during his time as will appear by N'ampton recds. To goddau Margaret Waters dau of (Col) William Waters. To the four eldest chn of kinswoman Frances Powell wf of Samuel Powell. Remaining est to be eq divd by my 8 chn. [land] To my 5 sons Obedience, Edward, Littleton, John, Thomas - my land on Jingoteague Island purc of William Kendall decd (where my man and woman George Blake and Hannah look after the stock). Exrs my 5 sons above named. My friends (Col) William Watters, (Capt) Thomas Savage, George Harmanson and Hillary Stringer to advise them. wit Nathaniel Willkins, Thomas Savage, John Savage, Francis Steel. fr Deeds, Wills, etc. XIX No.19 1708-1717. Codicil 1 Feb 1704/5 To Nathaniel Littleton bro of my kinsman Bowman Littleton decd and to Richard Waters (bro-in-law to Bowman Littleton) [land] But for want of their heirs to Southy Littleton bro of Bowman. wit William Waters, James Ansell (x), Benjamin Baynton, Thomas Savage. Codicil 25 Mar 1709 Both I and my son John Robins being now very sick, in case my son John predeceases me, [this codicil is all about land changes if necessary, no slaves named]
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