Notes for John Petty: will probated 27 Sep 1770 St Thomas Parish, Orange, Virginnia
Sources: 7842 pt 1 Bk 2 p 422, 423 will of John Petty, Orange Co., VA dated 20 Feb 1770; also q2d #2 pg 86 & 87 will of Orange Co. VA; will also names granddaughter Ann Ford, mentions Reuben Petty son of his deceased son Thomas; 7357 pt 2 pg 263,4; will of George Petty, Orange Co., VA WB5 0160; John Ford will 19 Dec 1791 Drs (sp?) 20 Feb 1792 Culpepper Co., VA; Bk D p 39 dau Mr, son in law Robert Sparks, Nancy; Oct 23, 1734 Alex Apotswood to John Petty, planter, Rebecca his wife, Thomas his son; 975.5365 N2C pg 137-deeds of Spotsylvannia, VA JOHN3 PETTY (THOMAS2, HUBERT1) was born 1702 in Richmond Co., VA, and died February 20, 1770 in Richmond Co., VA. He married REBECCA SIMS Abt. 1730 in Richmond Co., VA, daughter of THOMAS SIMS and REBECCA HARRELSON. She was born Abt. 1703 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died Aft. 1770 in Richmond Co., VA. Notes for JOHN PETTY: Will of John Petty: Will Book 2-1744-1778 Pg 422. In the name of God, Amen; I John Petty, being of the County of Orange, Parish of St. Thomas, being in perfect sense and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament imprimis: I lend my beloved wife, Rebecca, the land and plantation whereon we now live, containing 122 acres during her natural life or widowhood, also my negro fellow Punch and negro woman Maoll, together with all my other estate, during her natural life or widowhood, and after her decease my will and desire is that my estate be divided amongest my children in manner and form towit; Item; I leave to my eldest son Thomas Petty 5 shillings current money to be paid to him by my executors when demanded and it is my will and desire that my said son have no other part of my estate. Item; I give and bequeath to my daughters Sarah Corley and Tabitha Edwards and to my son Luke who are now in Carolina, the sum of 5 shillings each. Item; I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Ann Ford the feather bed that she lies on with the furniture belonging to it. Item; I give and bequeath to my son-in-law William Ransdall my large church Bible. Item; I give and bequeath to my son Francis Petty one horse to the value of 8 lbs. Item; I give and bequeath to my son Abner Petty my negro man named Punch, but in case Abner should die before he arrives to the age of 21 yrs or has heirs of his body lawfully begotten, then it is my will and desire that my said negro Punch be sold and the money divided amongest my other children who I have not cut off with 5 shillings. Item; I give and bequeath to my son George Petty after his mother's decease, the land and plantation whereon I now live and one negro woman named Moll. With her future increase to him and his heirs forever but in case that George should have died before he arrives to the age of 21 yrs or has heirs of his body lawfully begotten then it is my will and desire that the land and plantation go to my son John Petty and his heirs forever and the negor woman named Moll be sold to the highest bidder and the money to be euqally divided betwixt all my children who have not been cut off 5 shillings. It is my will and desire that in case my wife Rebecca Petty should marry after my decease that then she should have no more of estate than the law here after mentioned, vis.; Alizia Ford, John Petty, Zachariah Petty, Ann Ransdall, Rebecca Boston, Susannah Hawkins, Jemima Boston, Francis Petty, and Abner Petty, and I do appoint my beloved wife Rebecca Petty Extrx., and my son Zachariah Petty and William Ransdall executors of this my Esate will and testament this 26th day of July 1768. John Petty signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of US: Alexander Waugh Jr, Absalom Wood, William Wood. Since the signing of the above will, I have been informed of the death of my eldest son, Thomas Petty, therefore to prevent his children from having any part of my estate, I give to my gradson Reuben Petty, son of Thomas Petty, one shilling sterling in whitness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and sela this 20th day of Feb 1770 John Petty Signed, sealed, and deliveered in the presence of Catty Petty and Alexander Waugh Jr. Will probated 27 Sep 1770 St Thomas Parish, Orange, Virginnia
More About John Petty and Rebecca Sims: Marriage: 1730, Richmond, Virginnia.
Children of John Petty and Rebecca Sims are:
+Luke Petty, b. 1736, Richmond, Virginia, d. 1783, Kershaw County (Craven), South Carolina.