Will records are missing in Henrico for the following years: 1634-1676, 1719-17241 1738-17431 1758-1766 and 1770-1773 (thus approximately 40% of Henrico's will records prior to 1800 are lost). Also, a large number of Womacks settled in the early 1700's in that part of Prince George County which became Dinwiddie County in 1752. Dinwiddie records have been completely destroyed, and the records of wills before 1800 for Prince George County have been destroyed for the years 1702-1712, 1729-1786, and 1793-1800.
If you have Womack related will's to post, send them to me. Roger Womack
Note: Some of the terms we come across in wills, deeds, and other documents may lead us in the wrong direction unless we are aware of how the meanings of these terms may have been different in colonial times. Brother / sister - may indicate blood relations, step-brother or sister, church brother or sister. Brother-in-law, sister-in-law, any kinship through marriage; could be a step-child or step-parent, for instance. Cousin, any relative not in the immediate family. Jr. or Sr., this designation did not always imply a father / son relationship, it was used to distinguish individuals with identical names, the term may be dropped if one dies. Mr. / Mrs. / Mistress - Titles of social position; Mrs. was used for both married and unmarried women. Mother / father, could mean in-law. "My now wife" or "my present wife", this was a legal phrase and did not necessarily mean there was a former spouse. Nephew / niece - the Latin "nepos" or "neptis" means grandson or granddaughter, this term may occasionally have this earlier meaning.
Abraham Womack - Henrico County, Virginia - 1733 - will.
Will of Abraham Womack,1733, Henrico Co.,
VA.- Henrico County Deeds & Wills,No.2 Part 1. 1725-1737. page 416;
" In The name of God The said Abraham Womeck of the County and Parish of Henrico being Sick and weak but of sound and Disposing m(ind?)------------ this my last Will and Testament in writeing as followeth Imprimis, I give and Devise to -------------my household goods which I left in his possession excepting a Suit of Curtains and ca(?)-------------------------------also give my said Sons Wife my Gown Item I also give To my said Son my Ca-------W (?) Womack son of Wm Womack what money James Daniel owes me Item I give and Devise----------eck my Two Negro Men Frank and York to him and his heirs forever I also give to my said Son----------ay Money which I have in Mr Perrys hands Excepting Forty Shillings I also give to my said Son ----------Item I give and Devise to my Grandson William Womeck Son of Abraham Womack my horse--------I give To my Son Abraham Two brown Cows and a brown Steer Item I give and Devise to my--------a Hambleton one Shilling Sterling and no more Item I give and Devise To my Son Thomas Womeck my Negro Matt To him and his heirs forever I also give to my said Son the forty Shillings which I Excepted To be sent for ing(y?)--------I also give To my said Son Thomas my Bed and all the Furniture yt belongs to it; I also give to my said ---------Brass Kettle; I also give To my said Son one Trunk, and all my new goods I have by me I also give my said---------I also give To my Son Thomas all my Wareing Apparriel both Linning and Wooling, I also give my (?)---------(Spinning) Wheel Item I give and Devise To my Son Abraham Womeck all my money which he has-------------also give tomy said Son all my household goods not mentioned. My Desire is to be by (?)------------ Son Abrahams Discreation who I Constitute and appoint and appoint Whole and Sole Executor of------Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have I have hereunto Set my hand and Affixed my Seal----------November 1732
Signed, Sealed and published, and Abraham A W Womeck (Seal)
Dec--------------Abraham Womeck mark
as his last Will and------------------
in presence of us, and this To take place
before all oth(?)---------ade by Me
Sarah her X mark Cook
At a ------at Vorina for Henrico County the first Monday in October 1733
This-----and Testament of Abraham Womeck Deceasd, was presented by
Ab-------meck Executor upon oath and the same being proved by the--------
Archer, and Sarah Cook, was there upon admitted To record
Tesr. Bowler Cocke ClCur"
Abraham Womack - Lincoln County, North Carolina - 1803 - will.
State of No Carolina, Lincoln County
In the name of God amen I Abraham Womack of the state and country aforesaid being weak of boudy but being of sound memory bequeath of all my estate as follows
First i give to my grandson James Womack son to Abraham Womack my Bible and the remaining of the following articles to be divided between my grand-children of my son Abnor Womack one bead and furniter and beadstead one chist one oven one scilet 3 poter pleatts ond one sadle and bridle one beason all the above property to be sold and the money arising theron to be eaqiely divided amongst the heirs of my son Abnor Womack.
Item no 2 All the rest of the household property to Margaret Henker (Hager)also one house also ten head of catle and eleven head of hogs and six head of shepe and nine head of gees with all and the money arising from so property to be sold to the sd Mrgrat Hager
(Henker) uese as wihup my hand and seal this forth of August 1803.
Signed and delivered in the presence of us
H. L. M gee Abraham Womack (seal)
I, Thos. ERhodes,Clerk of the Superior Court of Lincoln County N.C. do herebycertify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the will of AbrahamWomack as far as could be made out, as taken from the original now on file in this office.
This the 15th day of July, 1944
(s) Thos E Rhodes
Clerk of Superior Court
Abraham Womack - Monroe Co., Georgia - 1833 - will.
Abrahamís will was recorded 3 May 1833 at Monroe Co., GA
Will Book A, pg.69 of Probate Judge at Monroe Co., GA.
Georgia In the name of God, amen
Monroe County I, Abraham Womack, being of sound mind and disposing memory, make this my last will and testament and dispose of my worldly effects as follows,
1st My will is that all my just debts be paid out of my effects.
2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Lucy W. Womack three negroes, Charley a man, Loris a woman and her child Abington together with all her increase. All my household and kitchen furniture of every description, All my plantation & carpenters tools, All my corn and fodder and bacon & provisions of all kinds together with the crop if any there be, all my ready money and my watch, all my stock of horses my ox cart and work steers and one half of stock of cattle and two thirds of my stock of hogs my bee hives with all my fowles all the above to be her disposal. I give unto my wife the south half of my lot of land adjoinding Hinchy Lary during her lifetime of widowhood.
3rd I give and bequeath to my son Charles Womack two negroes Isuds, a man and York, a man, the north half of my lot of land, and the south half at my wife death or marriage. One half of my stocks of cattle and one third of my stocks of hogs.
4th I give and bequeath my Grand son William Kirks three negroes, Fanny a woman, Milly a girl, and Jane a girl and said Fanny increase. And said William Kirk to pay to the orphans of Levi Kirk two hundred dollars on his receiving said negroes.
5th I give and bequeth to my grand Daughter Sarah Cabaniss two negroes, old Milly a woman and David a man.
6th I give and bequeath to Wilkins Hunt one negro girl named Mary and on his receiving said girl to pay my grand daughter Sarah Cabaniss fifty dollars.
7th I give and bequeath to Alexander Hunt one negro boy named Berry and on his receiving the said negro boy to pay my grand daughter, Sarah Cabaniss fifty dollars.
8th And lastly I constitute Charly Womack, Hinchy Lary and Wilkins Hunt my executors to do this my last will and testament is faithfully carried into effect. In witness of where of I have hereunto Let my hand and seal this third day of May 1833
Signed Sealed and delivered
in presence of
Archibald Lary Abraham (His Mark) Womack SEAL
Lurana (his mark) Moody
Alexander Womack - Campbell County - 1784 - will.
Will of Alexander Womack, Campbell Co., VA. 1784. Campbell
County Will Book 1 1782-1800, pages 38-41:
" I Alexander Womack of the County of Prince Edward do hereby make this my last Will and Testament. I appoint William Watts and Richard Womack my Executors. I give to my son Richard Womack the Land he lives on in Canel County to him. I give to my son David Womack the Land I had of Benjamin Harrison lying in Campbell County after the decease or Widowhood of my wife Martha Womack also one feather bed and furniture and all my Plantation utensils to him. I give my Grand Daughter Nancy Womack one feather bed and furniture and one cow to her. I lend to my Wife Martha Womack dureing her life or Widowhood my Tract of land in Camel County I had of Benjamin Harrison and all My Estate both real and Personal not before Divided and after her decease or Widowhood my Will and desire is that the same be sold for the best Price that can be got Except the Land and Divided amongst my children Alexander Womack Richard Womack David Womack Anne Driscal Elizabeth Mason Jean Tomison Martha Rutlidge and Juda Richards my son David Womack to have Twenty Pounds more than my other children. Given under my hand and seal the 26th day of August 1782.
Signed Sealed /S/ A. Womack (Seal)
in Presence of
Wm. Watts Dudley McDearmonroe
At a Court held for Campbell County April 1st 1784.
The within last Will and Testament of Alexander Womack deceased was proved by the Oath of Robert Turner a Witness thereto suscribed. And at a Court held for the said County the Sixth day of May following the same were further Proved by the Oath of Dudley McDearmonroe another Witness thereto suscribed and Ordered to be Recorded. And on the Motion of Richard Womack one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law Certificate in Granted him for obtaining Probate thereof in due form giving Security Whereupon he together with William Mason and Daniel Mitchell his Securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of Five Hundred Pounds conditioned as the Law directs for the said Executors due and faithful Administration of the said Decedants Estate and Performance of his Will, Liberty being reserved the Other Executor in the said Will named to John in the Probate thereof when he shall think fit.
James Womack - Southampton County 1787 - inventory.
INVENTORY OF JAMES WOMACK, 1787, Southampton Co., Va. - Southampton Co., Va., Will Book 4, 1783-1797, page 230:
"An Inventory and appraisement of the estate of James Womack decd. Taken 4th day of January 1787.
L S D
To one Negro Man Jacob 75
To one Negro Woman Fan and child 75
To one Girl Silvy 50
To one Girl Patience 35
To Negro Boy Abriham 32
To Negro Boy Goe 20
To 3 Sows L 2-10 s and 13 fat hogs L16 - 5 18 15
To 5 Cows and 5 Yearlings and one
Bool and heighfer 17
To 2 Cows and yearlings and 4 sheep 7
To 1 Gun L 1 - 5 and bed bedstead and furniture L 5 10 6 15
To 1 Bed bedstead and furniture 8 10
To 2 Beds one bolster and I Bedstead 3
To 3 Chests and one table 3 Spinigg wheels 1 18 6
To I cart and wheels L I - 16 one Loom 151 1 11
To 1 pare of stilyards and parcel of tools 1 10
To box iron and heaters and books L I 0 1
To I looking Glass Grind stone pot and hooks 10 4
To 1 pan and bole and churn and pail 8 11
To a parcel of leather and Iron Wedges 1 8 6
To 2 axes 2 broad hoes 14 9
To parcel old Iron and raw hides 1 2
To Womans Saddle and jug 1
To four knives and six forkes 3
To parcel of pewter and 1 pare cards 3
To horse harness and beehive 1 3
To I Bay Mare and Sorrel Do. 13 10
To 1 pot and hooks and Geese 18
To hamster pinchers and Slay 9 6
To 2 Slays and harness and shekel 7 6
To 2 topstacks and I Cock of blades 1 7
To 52 Barrels corn 2 4
To 1 Bottle 2 Vials and 2 Chears 2 6
To 2 Open headded Barrels and aparle 4 6
To 1 Candlestick and 2 pare of cards 1
To I pare of temples Saddles and saw 1 3
To 2 Slays and harness 9 6
To 1070 Ct. of Tobacco 7 12 3
To 65 Ct. Cotton 15
Obedience to an Order of Southampton Court dated 14th day of December 1786 we the Subscribers being first Sworn have appraised in current money all the estate of James Womack decd. that hath been presented in our View.
At a Court held for the County of Southampton the 13th day of September 1787 This Inventory and appraisement of the estate of James Womack decd. returnd and ordered to be recorded..tl
Jesse Womack - Bedford County, Virginia - 1782 - will.
Will of Jesse Womack, 1782, Bedford Co., VA. Bedford County
Will Book 1, 1763-1787, pages 426 & 427:
"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Jesse Womack of Bedford County being week & Sickly of Body but of sound Memory of Mind do make this my Last Will & Testament this Twenty Eighth day of February Anno. Dom. one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two and first I give my soul to God who gave it & as to my Body I desire it may be desently Burried at the Discretion of my Dear wife & Executor hereafter mentioned who I doubt not will Manage it with all requisite predence And as to my Estate it hath pleased God to Bless me with I give and Bestow in Manner and form following - And first It is my will and Desire that all my lawfull Debts be paid & satisfied. Item I lend to my Dear Wife Sarah Womack my whole Estate both real and personal During her being a Widow and not be Interupted. But in case she should Marry again it is my Will that she may Claim only an Equal part of my Moveable Estate with all my Children to her own Disposal to her & her heirs & assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath to my well Beloved son William Womack my Land and Plantation where I now live for him to Possess the same at his Mothers Death or Intermarriage all to him and his heirs and assigns forever, In case my son William Womack should Die before he comes of age or without Lawfull Heir of his Body that then my Land should be sold & all my whole Estate to be Equally Divided Among all my children & my Dear Wife Sarah Womack all to them & their Heirs & assigns forever, And lastly I nominate, Constitute, Ordain & Appoint my well Beloved & Trusty friend Stephen White to be the whole & sold Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former Will & Wills heretofore made by me & Publish & Declare this to be my Last in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the day & year first above written.
Jesse Womack (LS)
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In presence of
Micajah (his W mark) Stone
Jesse Womack - Chesterfield County - 1797 - inventory.
INVENTORY OF JESSE WOMACK, 1797, Chesterfield Co., Va. - Chesterfield Co. Will Book 5, 1800-1802, page 101:
"Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Jesse Womack decd. made this 3d April 1797.
1 Negro fellow named Spencer L 100
/S/ Geo. Markham Peter Worsham R. Watkins"
Joel Womack - Chesterfield County 1783 - inventory.
INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JOEL WOMACK, 1783, Chesterfield Co VA,
Chesterfield County Will Book 3, 1774-l785, page 427:
Womack's Inventory Inventory of the Estate of Joel Wommack taken this 15th Day of Novemr. 1783
Jude & Child L100 Lewis L60 l6O
Amey L35 Ned L25 60
bay Horse L12 bay Mare 40/ 14
7 Hed of Cattle L12-5 7 Hede
Sheep L3-10 15-15
25 head of Hogs &12-10 12-10
Feather Bed & Furniture L10 1 Do. 5 15
6 rush Chairs IO/ flax'Wheel 15/
linine Whel 1O/ 1-15
Loom & 2 Slaus[?] 30/ Chest 15/
Trunk 1O/ 2-15
small Chest 51 2 pine Tables 7/6
2 Hackles 15 1-7-6
butter Pot 2/6 2 cand. Sticks 2/
jug 2/ -6-6
Vials I Salt & Cannister 51 3 Books 51
pr cotton Cards 3/ - -13-
old Iron 45/ 2 Pots Hooks Rack &
frying Pan 30/ 3-15
ox Chain & Hook 2 small Chissels 10/ -10-
3 Dishes 6 Basons 30/ 9 Plates 20/
9 Spoons 4/ 2-l4
tin Buckett 2/6 Steelyards 1O/
water Pail 2/ -l4-1
whip Saw & Files 30/ cross cut Saw 20/ 2-10
2 cyder Casks 9/ 2 Tubs 5/ -14-
hair Sifters 1/6 1 grind-Stone 6/
Poot Adds 2/ -9-6
Crop Corn & Fodder &15 crop Wheat
9 Sides Leather 164 washing Tub 2/ 4-2
1 raw Hide 12/ -12- &319-13-
Agreeable to an Order of the worshipful Court of Chesterfield we the Subscribers upon Oath have appraised the Esta. of Joel Wommack as above
/s/ Creed Haskins Henry Branch Joseph Wilkinson"
John Womack - Prince George County, Virginia - 1725 - will.
WILL OF JOHN WOMACK, 1775 Prince George County, VA., Prince
George County Deeds, Etc., part 5, 1713-1728, pages 856 & 857.
"In the name of God, Amen, I John Womack of Martin Brandon Parrish in the County of Prince George in perfect Sence & memory praised be to Almighty God for that grest mercy, I make this my last Will & Testament in the manner & form as followeth.
Item. I beaqueath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father, trusting in the Merrits and Mercy of my Saviour Jesus Christ to Obtain remission of my Sinns, and to be made partaker of Eternity of Bliss in the World to come; and for my Worldly Goods, I thus dispose of those that God hath possest me with here presents.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my youngest Son Abraham Womack my mannor Plantation, & One hundred Acres of Land belong to it, to him & his heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son William Womack the remainder part of my land belonging to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Wife Mary Womack what the Law will allow her and no more.
And my Will and pleasure is that all my whole Estate shall be equally divided among my Children all, after my Just Debts be paid, and I Leave my Eldest son John Womack my whole and Sole Adminisration of this my Last Will and Testament, and I desire is that my Son John Womack and my friend George Rives to See my Estate equally divided among my Children all, out my Son Abram. & I bequeath unto him one Shilling Sterling, and no more. In witness to every part & parcell of this my Last Will and Testament I have set my hand hereunto this Eighteenth Day of October, 1725.
And my desire is that my Estate shall not be brought to appraisement.
Test. Duglas Irby. John his I marke
At a court held at Merchantshope for Prince George County, on the Second Tuesday February, being the Eight day of the said month; Anno Dom; 1725.
The above written Last Will and Testament of John Womack deced; was Exibitted into Court by his Son John Womack his Executor, who made oath therto and it being proved by order of the oath of Duglas Irby a Wittness thereto, by order of the Court is truly Recorded; and on the motion of the said John Womack and his giving Security Probate of the said Will in due form.
test. Wm Hamlin ClCur"
John Womack - Prince George Co., Virginia - 1787 - will.
WILL OF JOHN WOMACK, .
In the name of God Amen, I John Womack of the Parish of Martins Brandon in the County of Prince George, being very sick & weak of body but of perfect sound and disposing memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
It is my Will and desire & I do ordain that in the first place and as soon possible after my decease that all ny just debts & Funeral charges be paid & satisfied. I lend the use & Rise of the whole of my estate both personal & Real to my dearly beloved wife Hannah during her Natural life or Widowhood upon provisor that she keeps all My children togather and Supports them out the same.
I give & bequeath to my Son Travis Womack all the Land & Plantation where my father formerly lived, also I give & bequeath to my Son Travis Wamack one hundred acres of land of the Tract where on I now live to be takeoff adjoining Jeremiah Titmash, Randolph Fewqua & C. all of which to him and his heirs & assigns forever. I give and bequeath to my Son Nathaniel Wamack all the remainder of the tract of Land & Plantation whereon I now live. To him & his heirs & assigns forever and it is my Will & desire at the decease of my wife (which shall first happen) that the whole of my Personal Estate be equally divided among all my children then survivint. and I do Nominate and appoint Nathaniel Marks, Edward Marks, & James Wamack executors to this my Last Will & testament. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my Hand & affixed my Seal this tenth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven hundred & Eighty Seven.
/S/ John Womack
Signed Sealed & published by the said John Wamack to be his last Will & Testament. in the presents of us who in his presents & in the presents of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
Wyatt Bishop, John Titmus, Richard Titmus.
At a court held for Prince George County at the court house on Tuesday the XIth day of September 1787. The above written last Will & Testament of John Wamack deed was presented into court by by the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law & being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is by order of the court truly recorded, & on the motion of the executors. Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of the said Will in due form.
Teste C. Russell D. Clerk
John Womack, Chatham Co., North Carolina - 1813 - will.
Will of John Womack, Chatham Co., N.C. July 29, 1813; probated
In the name of God Amen. I John Womack Senr., of Chatham County and State of North Carolina being in sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do make, publish and ordain this my last Will and Testament this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen in manner as follows:
First I give and bequeath unto my son Rorie Womack the tract of land where I now live containing two hundred and eighty six acres, also fifty acres on the river concluding the mill, also one negro man by the name of Ned.
Item. I give unto my son William Allen, who generally goes by the name of William Womack, one negro---Sam.
Item. I lend Suzanne Allen for her life, all the horses, cows, hogs. All the household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils with the crops that is now growing and after her death to be equally divided between Robert, William and Elizabeth Allen.
Item. I give unto my James Womack five shillings to be raised out of my estate.
Item. I give unto my John Womack five shillings to be raised out of my estate.
Item. I give unto my daughter Patsey Parham five shillings to be raised ou of my estate.
Item. I give unto my daughter Nancy Battle five shillings to be raised out of my estate.
I do also ordain and appoint Rorie Womack and William Allen my executors to this my last Will and Testament, signed ordained and published by the said John Womack to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the year and date above written.
Test. Parish Cross Signed John Womack (Seal)
Proved, Februry 1814, by Parish Cross
Josiah Womack - Nottoway Co., Virginia - 1800 - will.
Will of Josiah Womack 15th or 18th of September 1800
In the name of God Amen, I josiah Womack of the Nottoway County, long sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife the plantation & land whereon I now live also I lend my said wife one negro man named Jerry with half of my house hold and kitchen furniture also one horse named Ellick also four cows & calves & also all my stock of sheep during her life.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sons William Womack & Bird Womack my tract of land lying in Prince Edward County to be equally divided to them and their heirs.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebeccah Waddle one cow and calf.
Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Edith Womack, Willy Womack and Eliza Womack my tract of land in Lunenburg County to be equally divided to them and their heirs also my tract of land wheron I now live after the death of my wife, to them and their heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Womack one negro man named Abraham to him and his heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Bird Womack one negro man named _ay to him and his heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Edith Womack one negroe named Addy to her and her heirs, Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Willy Womack one negroe boy named _ and olph to her and her heirs,
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Womack one negroe boy named Aron to her and her heirs,
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Womack thirty pounds cash,
Item I bequeath to my son Bird Womack thirty pounds cash,
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Edith Womack my while forled _______ colt.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Willy Womack my other liver brack colt.
Item my will and desire is all the rest of my Estate after my just debts is paid to be Equally divided between my five children, William Womack, Bird Womack, Edith Womack, Willy Womack and Eliza Womack.
Item I give and bequeath the personal estate which I have lent unto my beloved wife after her death to be equally divided amongst my five children to wit William Womack, Bird Womack. Edith Womack, Willy Womack, & Eliza Womack to them and their heirs, lastly I nominate and appoint my loving wife Executive and my son William Womack & William Coswell jur to my last will and testament is _____ my hand & seal this 18? day of September one thousand eight hundred.
signed sealed and delivered his
in presence of Josiah X Womack (seal)
Griffin Lamkin mark
In Nottoway County Court December 4th 1800.
This last will and testament of Josiah Womack deceased was offered for proof in William Womack one of the executers therein named and was proven in the oaths of Griffin Lamkin and John Hayns two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded where upon Keziah Womack widow of the said Josiah Womack came into court and declared that she would not take or accept the provison made for her by this will or any part thereof exon___ all benefits which she might claim by the said will and on the motions of the said give a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate will be having taken the oath of and give & with Josiah Thompson and Freeman Jordan his executors entered a bond acknowleged a bond according to court.
Teste Porter Randolph cl c
truly recorded teste
WB 1. 412
Mary Womack - Chesterfield Co., Virginia - 1750 - will.
Will of Mary Farley Womack
1759,Chesterfield Co., Va.-Chesterfield Co., Will Book 1,1749-1765,
pages 188 and 189:
"In the name of God Amen the 23rd Day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty I the subscriber being very sick and weak but in my perfect sences blessed God for it and therefore calling to mind the mortality of the Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the hans of God that gave it trusting in the Merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ I shall receive the same by the mighty Power of God &c and as touching such Estate as it has been Pleass God to bless me with in this World I gove devise and dispose of the same in the manner and form following Imprimis
I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Francis Womack my Feather Bed and Boolster & a Rug & a pear of Sheets wheron I now lie Sick and my large Table & my large IornPoot and a large Peuter Dish & a large Bason &2 Puter Plates as also I give to my two Sons Francis and Thos. Womack nine Chattle to be equally divided between them Also I give to my Son Francis my Negro Woman nam'd Mall, also I give to my Son Thos. my Hand Mill and to my Son Francis my Grind Stone. I also give to my Son Thos. my Chist & also one Iorn Poot & a large Kittle and one branded Dish & one Bason & 3 Plates & a Spice Mortar & brass Candlestick & my Horse if he be found and two Leather Chears & two Rush Chears and to my Son Francis one leatther Chear & foore Rush botomd Chears & to my Son Thos. one tinn Candlestick,Also I lend to my Daughter Judy a Feather Bed & Boolster and give her all my Wool I have in the House except a pound and I give to my Daughter Sarah Rise my new Virginia Cloth wooling goune and my new Quilted Pettycoote & a peace(?) of Boodess & newest holland Apron & Hankerchef & a capp & my Termeter(??) Hatt & no more Also to my Daughter Elizabeth Hatch.t (Hatchett)my Englishgoune and a holland Apron& a Hankerchief&no more And to my Daughter Mary Man I give my blew Virginia Cloth wooling goune &my new straw Hatt & one of my new Aporns made of cotton & linen and no more And all the rest of my wareing Cloaths I give to my Daughter Judy Booth Lining & Wooling and also my Side Saddle and no more and for my three Sons Abram & Isham & William I give each of them one Shelling apeace & no more. memorandum ye Bed as I have let to my Daughter Judy is but for two years & then return to my Sons Francis & Thos. to be equally divided between with ye Boolster & ye Rug & Sheets & Blanket for Thos. my Son and for every thing I have not mention'd is to be equally divided amongst them all as lives heare with me whar unto I make and ordain my two Sons Francis & Thomas Womack my hole Executors of this my last Will & Testament given under my the Day (sic) and year first writn.
Said Sig'd & Delivered Mary Womack (L S)
in (?) the presence of us
Thos. his T mark Frankly Senr.
Nathan Womack - Cumberland Co., Virginia - 1798 - will.
Will of Nathan Womack, 1799, Cumberland Co., VA. Cumberland
Co., Will Book 3, 1792-1810, page 135:
"As daily observation evinces the mortality of mankind as well as the contentions which too often succeed concerning the effects they leave behind I have thought proper whilst blessed with the full and perfect enjoyment of my reason, to dispose of such worldly Estate as God hath blessed me with in the following manner.
First, I lend unto my belovidg wife Anna during her natural life the tract of land whereon I now live lying on both sides of Great Guinea Creek with ____, Grist Mill and Still, also all my slaves stock household & Kitchen furniture, except the legacies in slaves stock, household & kitchen furniture hereinafter devised to my children and Grand Daughter Betsey Price.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey after my wifes death all the land I own on the north side of Great Guinea Creek except the Mill seat, also two negroes named Ben and Polley, one good Feather Bed and furniture, a young Sorrel mare and a good side Saddle, also two good Cows & Calves two sows and pigs and six sheep, also one dozen pewter plates, one dish and two Basins, one dozen knives and forks to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Betsey Price two negroes named Frank and Tamer, one Horse and Saddle, one good feather bed & furniture and such other furniture as I have given to my children now surviving, to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Watson four negroes, named Hannah, Cilia, Abby and Rachel, with their increase to her and her heirs forever. Also my will and desire is that a bond which I have now in my possession from my son-in-law William Walton, be hereafter void and of no effect also I give to my daughter Sally the same Quantity of sheep and hogs already given to my daughter Betsey.
I give and bequeath to my son Charles after my wifes death the tract of land that I now reside on the south side of Great Guinea Creek with all the Appertenances thereunto belonging including my Grist Mill & Still, also two negroes named Archer & Vilet, also my Will & desire is that my son Charles shall have the priviledge to settle anywhere or on any part of my land that he thinks fit on the south side of Great Guinea Creek.
Also my will and desire is that if any of my children should depart this life without leaving heirs of their body lawfully begotten that the legacy given them shall return into my Estate and be equally divided among my surviving children.
My will and desire is that if my Grand Daughter Betsey Price should depart
this life without leaving heirs of her body lawfully begotten that the legacys given to her return into my Estate and be equally divided among my surviving children also my will and desire is that my granddaughter Betsey Price be educated out of the profits of my Estate.
My further Will and desire is that after the death of my wife all the remaining slaves, stock, household & Kitchen furniture and every part and parcel of my property, that is not, before given be divided into loggeries as near of value as possible, and that my children and grand daughter Betsey Price draw for the same and if either gets a lott more valuable than another that they refund such a sum as shall make up the others equal thereunto so that in every respect there be an equal division amongst them or their heirs.
My will and desire is that if the land I have devised to my daughter Betsey should be so cut down, or otherwise injured that it is worth less than four hundred pounds of the present currency that the deficiency be made up to my daughter Betsey, before the last division of my Estate take place.
Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Anna Womack and my son Charles Womack my Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament and my desire is that my Estate be not appraised, and I do hereby revoke all other wills made before by me either Verbal or Written, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine;
/S/ Nathan Womack
Signed sealed & delivered
in presence of
Ben Allen Sr.
Richard Womeck - Henrico Co., Virginia - 1684 - inventory
Inventory of Richard Womack, 1684, Henrico Co., VA., Henrico County
Records, 1677-1692, Part 2, page 285: "Augt: the 19th: 1684:
p. tobo. & cask
p. tobo. & cask Brought over 7662
Two steers 6 yrs old 1000 Two jointer stocks & Joynters 60
Two Steers 5 yrs growth 800 one pr old belts: 10
one Steer of 3 yrs 200 1 pcell of old Coopr tools 120 130
Seven Cowes 2300 Eight trading knives
Three yearling Heifers 450 2 tomahauks 20
Four yearling Calves 280 One brass ladle: 6 16 old
One Canvas tick fether bed, pewter spoons 14 20
blanketts & Rug old 450 Two old water pails 20
One old feather bed blanketts One horse Saddle & bridle 450
& Rugg 550 One Mare & Colt 500
Two Small Iron potts 80 Two pds of beads, 1 plow chain,
one ditto 60 1 pr of pot racks 62
One old brasse kettle 380 One fryeing pan, 1 square,
Three old Guns 400 1 old tent: Saw 30
One Chest: 30 one long table One Boxen Iron, 1 sword & belt,
& form: 300 330 pcell of Skins 100
One Small do.: 50 6 wooden The half of a feather bed Rug
Chairs 42 92 & blankett 300
Seven pewter dishes: 130 1 pewtr. ___
flagon, 1 qrt. pot 35 165 9354
One Chamber pot, 1 driping pan(?) John his I B mark Baugh
1 spit, 1 spit 35 James his I B mark Ekins Sen.
One old press: 80 1 warming James Baugh
pan 10 90
Carryed over 7662 Sworn to in Henco: County court ye
The Apprizrs Sworn p me Fran. Epes first day of Octobr 1684, p Mary
Test H Randolph Cl Cur p whom it
--- recorded. "
Sarah Womack - Chesterfield County - 1785 - will.
WILL OF SARAH WOMACK, 1785, Chesterfield Co.,, Va. - Chesterfield Will Book 31 1774-1785, page 508:
"In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Womack of Chesterfield County being Sick but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my son Peter Womack one cow and my long Gun.
Item, I give to my son Thomas Womack my White Mare.
Item. I give to my son Jesse Womack my crosscut Saw and all my Coopers Tools.
Item,, I give my son Archer Womack one cow.
Item. I give and bequeath my negroe Woman, Annaka to John Finney upon ex. press condition that he shall set her free.
Item, I give to my daughter Sukey Womack all the rest of my Estate not before given, hogs, Cattle, sheep, household and Kitchen furniture to her and her heirs forever.
Last. I appoint John Robertson and Creed Haskins Executors of this my last Will & Testament, revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty first day of April One thousand seven hundred & eighty five.
Signed, sealed, published /s/ Sarah X Womack (Seal)
& declared in presence of mark
Thomas Womack - Henrico Co., Virginia - 1697 - will.
Will of Thomas Womack, 1697 Henrico Co., Va.- Henrico County
Deeds, Wills, Etc. !688-1697, pages 716 & 717:
In the name of god Amen
Know all Christian people that I Thomas Womack of the County of Henrico and parish of Bristol being weak of body but of Sound Memory & Under Standing doe here make my last will and Testament Revoaking all others formerly be me made bequathing of my personal Estate in manner and forme following.
Item I bequath my sole to god that gave it mee trusting in the meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer that at the General Ressurrection of the Last day my Soul and body Shall be united to gether and to rest with my redeemer in Glory amen.
2ly I doe give my godson Thomas Puckett my new four foot Chest
Item I doe give to my Cousen Elisabeth Puckett one cow Browning Shee being great with Calfe
Item I doe give to my god Daughter Catherine Bauch one heifer of two yeares old
Item I doe give to my godson Thomas Puckett one heifer four years old
I doe give to my Brother Thomas Puckett One Steer of three years old and a two years old heifer and my hoggs like wise I give to my Brother Thomas Puckett
Item I give to my Brother Thomas Puckett my Mare Colt
Item I give to my godson Thomes Puckett my fether bed with all its furniture
Item I give to my Brother Abraham Womack my long gun
Item I give to John Granger one Muskett
I give to my godson Thomas Puckett one old pewter dish one new plate
Item I give to Cuzo: Eliz: Puckett one old pewter dish and one new plate
Item I give to Mary Puckett daughter of Will Puckett one new Small pewter dish and two new plates
Item I give to my Brother Abraham Womack two old Pewter dishes two old pewter plates one new large pewter bason
Item I give to John Granger one pewter bason one old pewter Dish one old plate
Item I give to Frances Puckett daughter of Thomas Puckett one new tankard two new plates
Item I give to my brother Abraham Womack one Suite of Stript Serge
Item I give all my Linnen and Wollen that is in my new Chest I say that is not Bequathed I for hibr to Abra: Womack Will Puckett Tho: Puckett & John Granger to be equally shared amongst them
Item all my goods & Chattles not bequeath I give to Thomas Puckett & William Puckett whome I leave Execrs of this my last will to pay my debts and make a Descent Buriall for testimony of the Same I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale this 21st of January 1697
Testis Henry Walthall Thn his marke
James Baugh Seale of red wax
Henrico County August 2d 1697 Proved in Court by the oaths of ye Suscribed Witnesses and father confirmed by verdict of a jury Entred in ye other book of records test James Cocke El Cur."
Thomas Womack - Henrico County - 1733 - will.
Will of Thomas Womack (Sr.) 1733, Henrico
County, VA.- Henrico County Deeds & Wills, No. 2, Pt. 1, 1725-1737, pages
424 & 425:
"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The four and Twentieth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Thirty Two,Three, I Thomas Womack Senr. of Henrico County being in perfect Sense and Memory Thanks be given unto God Therefore, calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is Appointed for all Men to Die Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say princiaply & first of All I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like & Deceant manner at the Descreatin of my Executor Nothing Doubting but at the General reasurection I shall receive the Same again by the Mighty power of God and as Touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give Devise & Dispose of the same in manner and form following (Vis) Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my Sons Abraham Womack & William Womack the Land from the Branch called the licking Branch To a run called rockey run at their Disposal on condition they shall buy & Sell one of Another without A better offer; Item I give to my Son Isham & to my Son Thomas the Land from the rockey run to the head line to be Equally Divided between them to buy and Sell one with another without a better(?) offer Item(torn) Son Francis the Land I now live upon from the said licking branch To held (?) Water. Item I give my Son Abraham one Bed & furniture with the provisor my Wife gets that which my Father left me at the Hundred. Item I give to my Son William my Sadle and Bridle and one hat. Item I give to my Daughter Judith one Cow & Calf and to my Daughter Sarah one Ewe and Lamb. Item I give To my Daughter Elizabeth one Ewe and Lamb and likewise my daughter Mary one Ewe & Lamb. Item I give to my Daughter Martha one great Looking Glass. Item I give to my Son Isham one Sow and piggs, or a Sow with pigg. Item I give to my Son Francis one Sow and piggs. Item I give to my Son Thomas one Cow & Calf, and one Sow and piggs and one fether Bed & furniture. Item I give to my beloved Wife Mary all the rest of my Whole Estate and likewise what my ffather hath left me; and the Negro Woman after her (decease?) to be returned to my Son Francis. This being my last Will and Testament I hereby Constribute and appoint my Wife whole and Sole Executrix, revoking and making voide all other Wills Given under my hand and Seal the Day and Year before Written.
Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered Womack
in thepresence of Us
James Akin Junr.
At the Court held for Henrico County the first Monday in January 1733: This last Will and Testament of Thomas Womack Deceasd was presented by the Executrickx upon Oath, and the Same being proved by the Oaths of Nathaniel Tanner & james Akin Two of the Witnesses thereto it was thereupon Admitted to record.
Test. Bowler Cocke ClCur."
Thomas Womack - Chesterfield Co., Virginia - 1780 - will.
WILL of Thomas Womack, 1780, Chesterfield Co., VA.
Chesterfield County Will Book 4, 1785-1800, pages 102, 103, 104:
" In the name of God Amen I Thomas Womack of Chesterfield County being in bad State of health but of sound disposing memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis. I give the use of all my land lying on the upper side of Suppony Creek to my son Thomas Womack and his wife Sarah during the life of the longest liver of them.
Item I give and bequeath the said land to my Grandson Thomas Womack Son of said Thomas and Sarah to him and his heirs forever but not possession thereof till after the death of the said Thomas and Sarah.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Womack son of my son Thomas one negro Wench by the name of Winny to him and his heirs forever but his father Thomas to have and to use her labour till the said Thomas comes of Lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Peter Womack son of my son Thomas Womack one negro Girl by the name of Sarah to him and his heirs forever but his father Thomas Womack to have the use of her labour till the said Peter comes of lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Jesse Womack son of my son Thomas Womack one negro boy by the name of Spencer to him and his heirs forever but my Son Thomas Womack to have the use of his labour till the said Jesse comes of lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Womack one negro Wench named Anakey and her child Tilly to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Nancy Womack daughter of my son Joel Womack one negro Wench named Dicey to her and her heirs forever but my son Joel to have the use of her labour till the said Nancy comes of lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Betsy Womack daughter of my son Joel Womack one negro Girl named Amy to her and her heirs forever but my son Joel to have the use of the said Amy till the said Betsy comes of lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Richard Womack son of my son Joel Womack one negro Wench named Juda also her son Ned and one negro boy Lewis to him and his heirs forever but his father Joel Womack to have the use of the said negroes till the said Richard comes of lawful age.
Item I give and bequeath to my son William Womack the use of one Negro fellow named Sam during his life and after his death I give and bequeath the said Sam to my grandson Richard Womack to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son in law Fredrick Reames ten shillings.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Joel Womack and his wife Sarah the use of all my lands I own lying on the lower side Suppony Creek during the life of the longest liver of them and after their deaths I give the said land to my Grandson Richard Womack Son of my Son Joel Womack to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Rebecca Womack daughter of my son Josiah Womack one negro Wench Named Crissy to her and her heirs forever, but my said Son Josiah Womack to have the use of the said Wench till my Grand daughter Rebecca Comes to lawfull age.
Item. All the rest and residue of my estate not herein already given away I give to my said two Sons Joel and Thomas Womack to be equally divided between them. And lastly I appoint Ben Watkins and George Markham Executors of this my last Will & Testament In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixth day of April in the year one Thousand Seven Hundred and eighty.
Thomas (his X mark) Womack (SL)
Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of us
John (his X mark) Loafman
Thomas Womack - Chesterfield County - 1782 - will.
WILL OF THOMAS WOMACK, 1782, Chesterfield Co VA, - Chesterfield County Will Book 3. 1774-1785, pages 437 and 438,-
"In the name of God amen I Thomas Wommack of Chesterfield County being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect mind & memory thanks to almighty God for it knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say first of all I recommend my Soul to God who gave it & my Body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exors. herein after mentioned After paying my just Debts & funeral Expences I dispose of worldly Estate & Effects in manner following
Item I give to my loving Wife Sarah Wommack one Negroe Wench named Anaca Also I give unto my said Wife two Negroes named Ephraim & Aggy During her Life & all the House Hold & Kitchen Furniture & all the Cattle Sheep & Hogs & two Mares & all the Utensils
Item I give to my Son Peter Wommack one Negroe named Tilly and & one hundred Acres being more or less Joining Edward Anderson likewise one sorrel Mare & Foal to him & his Heirs forever
Item I give to my Son Thomas Wommack the first Foal that the Grey Mare may ever have to him & his Heirs forever
Item I give to my Son Jesse Wommack the first Foal that the black Mare may ever have to him & his Heirs forever
Item I give to my Daughter Suckey Womack the above Negroe named Aggy after the Decease of her Mother to her & her Heirs forever
Item I give to my Son Archer Wommack the above named Negroe Ephraim after the Decease of his Mother to him & his Heirs forever
My Will & Desire is that if my Son Peter Wommock should die without an Heir that his Land may fall to my Son Jesse Wommock
My Desire is that my my [sic] Wife Sarah Wommack shall dispose of all my Stock & House-Hold Kitchen Furniture & Utensils among all my Children as she may think proper
Lastly I nominate & appoint my Wife Sarah Wommack Henry Branch & William Botte Exors. of this my last Will & Testament utterly revoking all former & other Wills by me heretofore made & do confirm this only to be my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirteenth Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seven hundred [sic) & eighty two his
/S/ Thomas X Womack (Seal)
Signed sealed & acknowledged mark
In the presence of us
David Goodwin N.B. My Desire is that my Estate may not
Martha Goodwin be appraised but inventoried by the Execu-
Ann Watkins tors.
Thomas Womack - Southampton Co., Virginia - 1795 - will.
Will of Thomas Womack, 1795, Southampton Co., VA. Will Book
4, 1783-1797, p. 681:
" In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Wommack no my life is very uncertain and now being unwell tho sound in mind & memory do make this my last Will & testament revoking all others heretofore made and this my will to take place from the 26th day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & ninety four.
Item: It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid.
Item: I give unto my son Carter Wommack all my lands that I now posess also I gave two feathers beds & furniture to said son Carter Wommack, I Gave unto my son also all my corn & meet. I Gave unto my son Carter Wommack a Neg man by the name of Anthony, also a Negro woman by the name of Lyddia my son Carter Wommack is to take good care of his Mother Elizabeth Wommack & to see that she has a good Maintenance out of the above mention'd property. I give ten pounds to John Menore children namely James Elizabeth Polly & john which is to be put to the use of schooling the said children. I give ten pounds to Harris Thomson son of Lodovick Thomson. The balance of my Estate to be sold at public sale then to make a Equal division between my surviving children. I also do appoint & nominate my son Carter Wommack my whole & sole executor to this my last Will & testament Giving from under my hand & seal this 26th day of Jany 1794.
Test Wm Wright /S/ Thos. his X mark Wommack
At a court held for the county of Southampton on the 9 day of April 1795.
This will was presented in court by Carter Wommack the Executor therein nam'd prov'd by the oaths of Wm Wright & Byrd Lundy the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Executor who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon & c.
Saml. Kello Co."
Thomas Womack - Rowen Co., North Carolina 1799 - will.
Will of Thomas Womack, Rowen County Records. Wills 1743-1866.
Volume XXIV, page 32. Raleigh, North Carolina.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
Know Ye that I Thomas Wommack of the State of North Carolina and county of Rowan am sick and weak in body though of perfect mind and memory do hereby constitute and appoint this my last will and testament and desire that it may be received as such by all that it may concern, First I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it to me, and commit my body to the dust to be decently buried at the descretion of my executors hereafter named in full assurance of its ressurrection from thence when shall be no more, and as for my worldly goods, I do ordain and constitute that all my lawful debts be justly paid.
And secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sarah Wommack my grey colt, one feather bed and furniture one loom and the gears belonging thereto, one cow and calf. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved children, namely Sarah Wommack, Abraham Wommack, William Wommack, Richard Wommack, Jesse Wommack, Bird Wommack, Eppy Wommack, All my stock of horses, cows sheep and hogs to be equally divided amongst said children, to have as their property. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved sons, Abraham Wommack, William Wommack, Richard, Jesse, Bird, and Eppy as aforesaid one feather bed and furniture pr piece for each of them to have as their property likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved children as before named all my other household and kitchen furniture to be equally divided amongst them to be their property likewise I give to my son Archibald Wommack ten shillings to be raised out of my Estate.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint Abraham Wommack and William Wommack, my true and trust friends to executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I do hereby set my hand and seal this eighth day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
Thomas X Wommack
in present of us
Allen Wommack Test ---------------------------
copied Regestered in Book E ALO
Thomas Womack - Nottoway Co., Virginia - 1803 - will extract.
Thomas Womack Will, Nottoway WB 2: 78 1803-1809. (exract taken
I Thomas Womack of Nottoway Co., Virginia leave wife Mary all Estate, after her death, to my daughter Martha Hurt, negroes Dick, Bet and Esther also the Mill I purchased of John Philips with land & app_ _t also 1/2 stock except sow & pigs & 2 cows & calves, also 1/2 household furn. to her and her heirs forever.
To grandson Anthony (Hurdly ?) Womack tract of land where I now live & negroes Lanny & Miles also 1 sow & pigs & 2 cows & calves also 2 best feather beds & bedsteads, 1 walnut cupboard & 1 desk. also my int in estate of my brother William Womack. also 1/2 of my household & kitchen furn & all my plantation utensils. To my grandau Mary Edwards Hurt, 1 feather bed & furn. No appraisal of my estate wife Mary sole Exec 14 Dec 1803.
In pres of Edward Jones ( signed ) Thomas Womack
proved April 5, 1804
William Womack - Goochland Co., Virginia - 1762 - will.
WILL OF WILLIAM WOMACK SR. 1762 Goochland County, VA. Goochland County Deed
Book 8 1759-65 pages 235 & 236.
In the name of God Amen, I William Womack of St. Jane's Northern Parish in Goochland County and Colony of Vurginia being in sound and perfect sence and memory calling to mind the uncertain stay of mortals in this present world, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following vist. Impr. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agness Bullock that part and Tract of Land I now live on with all the improvements thereon to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agness Bullock one negro girll named Jane also all my sows and half my cattle one sett of shoemakers tools and my riding horse and saddle also one feather bed and furneture the bed I use to lie on and one chist of drawers and my largest chist. also three leather chairs and half my pewter and half my Iron and Earthen ware and two Brass cetties and my flax Hatchell with my Carpenters Tools and all my wifes wareing cloths both linnings and woolings all the above mention'd articles with the above said negro girll to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Mary Bullock my Wife's gold ring to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson William Bullock my gun to his and his heirs assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Susanna Bullock one negro girll named Sall, she and her increase to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Prissilla Doss fifty Shills, to be paid to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my four daughters namly, Martha Nichols, Sarah Barnett, Mary Williams, and Judith Graves, forty Shillings Curr money to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Womack after my debts and funeral charges and the above said Legucies are all paid all the remainder of my Estate be it of what kind soever, besides what has been here to fore mention'd and gave away to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly I appoint my son William Womack and my son in Law John Bullock my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoaking all former Wills by me made declaring this and only this to be my Last Will and Testament in Testimony of which I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my Seal this Sixth day of February anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred fifty and eight.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
Noel Burton his
John Crouch William X Womack seal
Luey ( her X mark ) Burton mark
At a court held for Goochland County March the 16th 1762. This writing was proved by the oath of Nowel Burton and John Crouch to be the Last Will and Testament of William Womack dec'd and there upon admitted to record.
Test: Val. Wood c/cur.
William Womack - Halifax Co., North Carolina - 1774 - will.
WILL OF WILLIAM WOMACK, Halifax Co., N.C., Will bk. 2, page
" In the name of God Amen, the 18th day of February, in the year of Christ 1774; I William Womack, of Halifax County, and in the province of North Carolina, being at this time in a low condition, but thanks be to God of sound, disposing mind, and Memory, and knowing; it is appointed for all men once to die, an willing to make and Ordain this my lasy Will and Testament, that is to say:
First, I give my soul to Almighty God that gave it to me, and my body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian manner, and as for touching what worldly Estate, where with it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with, I give and dispose of them as follows:
Item I give to my son Thomas Womack one Negro wench called Ginney to him and heirs forever also my riding horse and my gray mare to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give to my son John Womack one Negro boy called Ansedan to him and his heirs forever also that forty pounds pro. that Tobias Whitehead's Estate oweth me.
Item I give to my son Frederick Womack one Negro fellow called Bob to his and his heirs forever.
Item I give to my son James Womack one Negro boy called Jacob to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give to my son Brittain Womack one Negro wench Till, one Negro boy called Lewis and one Negro girl called Venus to his and his heirs forever also my bond that John Veale owes me.
Item I give to my daughter Mary Butler one Negro fellow called Edgecomb, to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Alsobrook one Negro girl called Lucy to her and her heirs forever also my feather bed and furniture I now lie on, to her and her heirs forever.
I do nominate and appoint my son Frederick Womack Executor of this my last will and Testament and my son William Alsobrook Executor of this my last Will and Testament in witness where of I have set my hand and seal the day first mentioned.
/S/ William Womack
William Womack - Cumberland County - 1786 - will.
WILL OF WILLIAM WOMACK, 1786, Cumberland Co., Va,, - Cumberland Will Book Z, 1769-1792, pages 518, 519:
"In the name of God Amen. I William Womack of the County of Cumberland and state of Virginia being in health of Body & of perfect and sound mind & memory do make & ordain this my last will and Testament in manner following; that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, hoping through his mercy to have a joyful resur. rection, and my body to buried in a decent manner by my Executors hereafter named and as for such worldly goods as I am blessed with I give and dispose of in the following manner:
Item. I lend unto my daughter Judith Hendrick one negroe wench named Dinah, now in her possession with what increase she now has and may ever have here. after for & during natural life of my said Daughter, and after her death I give the said negroe with all her increase to be equally divided among her children to them and their heirs forever.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Mascenella all my Land Lying on the North side of Davenports Road joyning Hendricks to be divided from the land whereon I now live by the said Road as it now runs, to him and his Heirs forever.
Item. My will and desire is that all the land I hold on the south side of Davenports road as it now runs, whereon I now live, may be sold by my Executors for the best price can be got for it, and forty pounds of the money paid to my son Nathan, over and above his eaqual division of my estate, and the other part of money arising from the sale of the Land to be put into the division of my other Estate as next follows.
Item. My will and desire is that my Estate goods & chattles Slaves, Effects & credits of whatever kind or quallity, with the money for the land above mentioned, be eaqually divided among my seven children namely Agness Sims, William, Charles, Nathan, Mary, Marcenella and Jesse, only as Jesse is dead allowing all his children which he had by his wife Sarah except his oldest son William, an eaqual part such as their Father would have had if living, which childs part I desire may be kept or put to usury by my Exrs. for the benefit of Jessey's said children or the survivors if any die, whenever and as soon as they come of age or marry, & so on till the youngest comes of age or marries so as the division be eaqual & each ones part paid as fast or as soon as they come of age or marry.
My will and desire is that notwithstanding the above division, my negro woman Bess shall have free liberty to choose which of my children she will live with, and he shall take her at the appraisement for so much of his part of the division.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my four sons namely William, Charles, Nathan & Marcenella my executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my only true last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this first day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty six.
Signed sealed & published /s/ W. Wamack (Seal)
In presence of
Phebe her X mark Richardson
At a Court held for Cumberland County the 20th day of September 1791. This last Will and Testament of William Womack was exibited in Court by the Executors therein named & proved by William Richardson & Phebe Richardson two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of William Womack, Nathan Womack & Massanello Womack three of the Executors named in the said will who made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining probat thereof in due form, they having entered into bond with security according to law and liberty is reserved to the other Executors to join in probat when they shall think proper.
/s/ Miller Woodson Clk.
William Womack - Charlotte County - 1790 - will.
William Womack's Will - January 30th, 1790.
" This day being called on by Simon Jackson to make mention of the words of William Wamack of Charlotte County decd. who departed this life the above date within who appeared to be in his proper sences call on us whose names are under written to take notice that the said William Womack did give to Elizabeth Jackson wife of Simon Jackson one certain negro woman known by the name of Betty and her increase during her life and at her death to be disposed of by the said Elizabeth Jackson as she might think proper and the Wamack call on us to take notice that it is his desire that Simon Jackson should take charge of the plantation whereon he then lived and everything thereon and to keep them togather until he made a crop for the ensuing year as witness each of our hands the above date written in the presence of (S)
Thomas Lorton Henry ( his X mark ) Eanes
Burwell Brown Martha ( her X mark ) Eanes
Henry Barnes Alexander Farguson
At a court held for Charlotte County the 5th Day of April, 1790.
This nuncupative will of William Womack decd, was presented in the court by Simon Jackson and the same being committed to writing in the presence of Thomas Lorton, Berwell Brown, Henry Barnes, Martha Eanes & Thomas Farguson, the witnesses in whose presences the testamentory words were spoken and ordered to be recorded.
Thomas Read, CC
Thomas Read, CC