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Henry Respess

Birth

1680/1690

 

England

Death

AFT 1730

Location

VA, Northampton Co
( place questionable )

or Accomac Co
Aged: 50 years
Immigrant

Dorothy ______

Birth

1685/1695

 
Death

AFT 1730

Location

VA, Accomack Co

Aged: 45 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

John 

17201791  VA Sophia Savage 
2

Lucretia 

1720/1730  ___ Grey 
3+

Mary 

abt 1720aft 4/12/1782  VA, Northampton Co Henry Smaw 
4+

Richard 

abt 1720  VA Frances Wilkins 
5+

Thomas 

17201799  Esther Burton, Mary Elizabeth Carroway 
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  • Will, 11/1730: IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I HENRY RESPESS OF THE Co OF NORTHAMPTON, PLANTER, BEING SICK AND WEAK OF BODY BUT OF GOOD SOUND AND PERFECT MIND AND MEMORY BLESSED BY GOD FOR IT HAVING REGARD TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THIS MORTAL LIFE DO MAKE AND ORDAIN THIS MY LAST WILL & TESTAMENT IN MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWING __. I RECOMMEND MY SOUL INTO THE HANDS OF ALMIGHTY GOD THAT GAVE IT AND MY BODY I HAVE TO BE DECENTLY BURIED A CHRISTIAN BURIAL AT THE DESCRETION OF MY EXECUTRIX AND EXECUTOR HEREAFTER NAMED AND AS TO __ ____ ESTATE __ GOD HATH BEEN PLEASED OF HIS MERCY TO BESTOW UPON ME. I DIVIDE ____ __ ____ __. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER LUCRETIA RESPESS ____ ____ CASH AND ONE GOOD ____ ____ & ____ TO HER AND HER HEIRS. I GIVE THE USE OF ALL ____ FROM MY ESTATE TO MY LOVING WIFE DOROTHY RESPESS TO BRING UP MY CHILDREN UPON FOR AND ____ EIGHT YEARRE FROM THIS DATE AND THEN THE NEXT OF MY ESTATE EXCEPT WHAT IS BEFORE GIVEN TO BE APPRAISED AND EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN MY WIFE AND ALL MY CHILDREN TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS FOREVER, ____ HEREBYS NOMINATE ____ AND APPOINT MY LOVING WIFE DOROTHY RESPESS AND MY SON RICHARD RESPESS MY WHOLE & SOLE EXECUTRIC AND EXECUTOR OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT WHEREOF I HAVE ____ TO SET MY HAND & SEAL THIS THIRTEENTH DAY OF MAY 1730 HENRY RESPESS SIGNED SEALED AND PUBLISHED BY HENRY RESPESS AS HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN PRESENCE OF US PETER BOWDOIN, WILLIAM SCOTT, HENRY SPEARMAN AT A COURT HELD FOR NORTHAMPTON Co THE TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1730 THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HENRY RESPESS DECD WAS PRESENTED IN COURT BY DOROTHY RESPESS 'HIS EXECUTRIX' WHO MADE OATH THERETO AND HAVING PROVED THE SAME BY THE OATH OF PETER DOWDOIN & WILLIAM SCOTT WITNESS THERETO IT'S ADMITTED TO RECORD AND UPON HER MOTION SHE COMPLYING WITH WHAT IS USUAL IN MOST CASES, CERTIFICATE IS GRANTED HER FOR OBTAINING A PROBATE THERETO FOR DUE FORM Recorded in "WILLS DEEDS &C No. 26 (Red Ink # XXIV-R) 1725-33 NORTHAMPTON Co at Pages No. 252-253
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Sources
  1. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  2. Book:Colonial Roots; Haywood Lawrence Robertson, Martin Memorial Library, Williamston, NC;
  1. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
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