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||Sarah (Unknown) Bracewell settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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Sarah Unknown was born on 16 Jan 1651 in Isle of Wight, Virginia Colony. There have been no records of her parents or maiden name discovered to date.
Sarah married Richard Bracewell Sr. about 16 Jan 1673 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. They had the following children:
Sarah died about 26 May 1735 in Isle of Wight, Virginia Colony.
Sarah's will was made in Isle of Wight Co., VA, on 20 Mar 1733/34. She left the bulk of her estate to her grandson, JOHN BRASWELL, JR., "except one Negro man named LIMESTONE," whom she left to her daughter, JANE Her son, JOHN BRASWELL SR. was named as executor and caretaker until his son became of age (21). His son, BENJAMIN was to have the first mare colt born and a slave. She also names JOHN's other children in equal shares of the estate: MARY, WILLIAM and SAMPSON. She appointed her on JOHN and his son, JOHN, as executors. Witnesses were RICHARD BLOW JR., SAMUEL SMITH and SAMUEL WILLIS. The will was probated 26 May, 1735 
An undocumented article in "Following the BRASWELLs in America 1600-1983," by Dr. R.B. BRASWELL identifies RICHARD's wife as SARAH SAMPSON and gives their wedding date as 16 Jan 1673.  No source was given and "Southside Virginia Families," by JOHN BENNETT BODDIE doesn't identify her surname. If she was a SAMPSON, she might have been a daughter of JAMES SAMPSON and ELIZABETH BARCROFT of Isle of Wight Co., VA. He is the only man named SAMPSON in that area who was the correct age to be her father. ELIZABETH immigrated in 1647 with CHARLES BARCROFT who may have been her brother. Other SAMPSONs in the Isle of Wight Co., VA, area were ELIZABETH, who married THOMAS CLARK and ANN, who married EDWARD MOSELEY. EDWARD MOSELEY was very wealthy. He died in New Hanover Co., NC, and owned land in Edgecombe CO., NC.
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On 6 Jan 2017 at 10:37 GMT Paula J wrote:
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Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951 Wills and administrations bk II 1719-1760. Will Abstract of Sarah Braswell, drawn March 20, 1733/1734 and recorded May 26, 1735. Page: 65. Image: 85 & page 74.
All records are from the Isle of Wight Circuit Court and can be seen on Familysearch Free.
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Ref. Sarah Braswell
An undocumented article in "Following the BRASWELLs in America 1600-1983," by Dr. R.B. BRASWELL identifies RICHARD's wife as SARAH SAMPSON and gives their wedding date as 16 Jan 1673. No source was given and "Southside Virginia Families," by JOHN BENNETT BODDIE, doesn't identify her surname.
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