Notes for Elizabeth W Gilliam: Elizabeth Gilliam was born in Virginia about 1650-55, the daughter of Capt. John Gilliam and Margery Henshaw. She was first married to a Mr. West by whom she had two sons: Francis and John West. Her second marriage was to William Bevin by whom she had three more children: William, Matthew and Elizabeth Bevin. William Bevin wrote his will on 11 May 1684. A few months later, Elizabeth, a widow with five children, married Francis Maybury.
Note: Elizabeth Gilliam was married three times: (1) William Blevin, (2) West, and (3) Francis Mabry. Elizabeth married William Blevin in 1670 and they had three children. She married West in 1684 and they had two children. Elizabeth Gilliam was 35 years old when she met and married Francis Mabry who was 20 years old. Elizabeth and Francis Mabry had eight children.
Special Note: In January 1717, John Gilliam (Elizabeth Gilliam's nephew) was the executor for the "Last Will and Testament" of Frances West. Frances West was Elizabeth Gilliam's son by her second marriage. Witness for the will of Frances West were: George Washington, John Washington, and Hinchia Gilliam (Elizabeth Gilliam's) brother. "I thought that this particular fact deserved special mention as George Washington was the first [President of the United States of America]."
Surry Co., VA Will Book 4, Pages 260-261. Signed 6 June 1713; Proved 15 Feb 1715 In the Name of God Amen: I Elizabeth Maybury Widow and Relict of Francis Maybury late of Surry County Deceased being weak of body but of Sound mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to Say. ---------
Imprimus: First I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it me believing Remission* of Sins and Everlasting Life by the merritts death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Lord and only Saviour. -----
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Charles Maybury my Indian man Slave named Robbin to him and his heirs forever also one feather bed and furniture Curtaines and Vall.* Excepted and also my riding horse named Paul* and one well fixt* gunn.----
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Hinshaw Maybury my Indian Slave named Jack to him and his heirs forever and also one feather bed and furniture as above to my Son Charles and also one Gray Mare about one year old and now running with my old Mare and one well fixt* Gunn.
Item: I give to my son George Maybury one feather bed and furniture as to my Sons above Named: also one young horse Called Dearick and also one Long Gunn now in my house also to my said Sone three Cows and the largest Iron pott and hooks and racx* that I have now in my house.
Item: I give to my Daughter Judith the bed I commonly Lye on with all the furniture thereto belonging one Indian Girl Called Nan now about five year to Serve my old Mare one Iron Kettle one _?_ Pott Racx also my Pewter three cows.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Two Sons Charles and Hinshaw to each of them three cows. And my Will is that all the rest of my Cattle be Equally divided by my two brothers John and Hinshaw Gilliam between my four children above mentioned and also all my Sheep Except five which are to be first sett apart for my son Francis Maybury I desire also may be divided amongst my four Children above said by my two brothers John &
Hinshaw or the Survivors of them.
Item: I give to my Son Francis Maybury as recorded* above the five Sheep all my Carpenters Coopers and Joyners Tools and one Long Rifle and frame* and one Silver __?__ Cup.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Paine Widow my largest Gold ring.
Item: I give to my Son Francis West my Smallest gold ring.
Item: I give to my daughter Mary one ___ of Womens fals*.
Item: I give to my daughter Ann all my weaving Tackle.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son John West one gold ring I formerly lent him and now in his possession also one pound and a half of drest flax also one Cow bell without a Clapper. ----------
All the rest of my Estate of what Nature or quality Soever after my Just debts and funeral Expenses are first satisfyed and paid I give to be Equally divided amongst my four children, Charles, Hinshaw, George and Judith and the division to be made by my brothers John and Hinshaw Gilliam whom I leave as Trustees to my Two sons Charles and Hinshaw Maybury and I do appoint my said two sons to be sole Execs of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoaking all other or former Wills by me made. In Testimony whereas I have hereto sett my hand and affixed my seale this 6th day of June Anno 1713.
Signed Sealed and Published
In the presence of us ----- My will is that all my wearing apparrell Henry Wathall & wearing Linnen be Equally divided John Bolling between my Two Daughters Judith & Ann Susan X Featherstone her mark Elizabeth X Maybury her mark Sealed with a wafer
At a court held at Southwark for the County of Surry February the :15th: 1715 The above mentioned Will of Eliz. Maybury Dec'ed thus presented in Court by Charles Maybury one of the Executors named in the...
Source: Helen Sills, Rootsweb.com Updated August 2003
More About Elizabeth W Gilliam: Date born 2: 166514 Died 2: 15 Feb 1716, Surry, VA.14
More About Elizabeth W Gilliam and Francis Maybury: Marriage: 01 Sep 1685, Surry,Va.14
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