Location: Virginia, United States
This page's purpose is to record and try to identify the enslaved people held by John Weatherall, Sr and connect them to their families.
Will Book A, 1749-1770, in Sparacio, Ruth Trickey, and Sam Sparacio. Will abstracts of Culpeper County, Virginia. (McLean), p. 73, Secondary quality.
Original: pp. 311-313
I, John Wetherall of St. Marks Parish in the county of Culpeper . . . .
Item 1st: I give and bequeath to my loving son George Wetherall the two negroes now in his possession . . . .
Item 2d: I give and bequeath to my loving wife Margaret one third part of all my household goods and stocks of all sorts . . . .
Item 3d: I give and bequeath to my loving children Sarah and John all the rest of my Negroes to wit Daniell and Chloe also my negro woman Sarah . . . when my said daughter, Sarah, shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years which will happen in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy six. . . . Also I give and bequeath to my said children Sarah and John the other two third of any household goods and stocks of all sorts . . . . 1984 Weatherall Book pg 194
Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my two sons George and John my tract of land which I bought of Thomas Covington . . . .
Item 5th: I lend unto my loving wife the Lott & Plantation whereon I now live during her life But in case my Landlord Colo. Carter should dispossess her of the lott and plantation aforesaid that then she enter upon and have hold and Enjoy the said moiety of the 400 acres of land above mentioned belonging to my son John until he arrive to Lawfull age lastly I do hereby appoint my loving Son George Wetherall and my Trusty Friends Nathaniel Pendleton & William Williams Executors
signed 26 Sept 1762, John Wetherall
Witnesses: James Strother, Mary Morris, P. Clayton
Will proved 11 Mar 1763 at a Culpeper County Court
The executors refused to take the burthen of Execution and Margaret the Widow and Relict of the said Decedant granted Letters of Administration