Richard WALKER Will

1726 Will recorded in Middlesex Co.

Will of RICHARD WALKER, merchant in Urbana.

To my nephew James, son of brother James Walker, all my lands in Spotsylvania Co, "1400 and odd acres," with the negroes, white servants, and stock &c. on it; also a lot in Urbanna * bounded on the south by Virginia Street, being a corner lot fronting the market place; also #500 current money. To niece, Ann Walker, daughter of brother James Walker, as much as will make her share in her father's estate #500 current money; to nieces Ann and Catherine Walker my chair and horse; to brother John Walker at Ashbourne in Derbyshire, #20 sterling for a suit of mourning; to brother Thomas Walker, of same place, # 20 sterling for a suit of mouning; to sister Jean Lochet, at Leake in Stafforshire, #20 sterling for mourning; legacies to friends Mr. Thomas Nelson, merchant, at Yorktown, Mr. Bartholomew Yates, Rector at Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Charles Burgess, Lancaster Co., Wm. Wood, and Dr. Mark Bannerman. Nephew James Walker to be sent home to the care of Mr. Foster cunliffe, merchant in Liverpool, to learn lattin about three years, and then to be taken from the lattin school and put to learn arithmetic and merchants accounts, navigation or any other parts of the mathematics he inclines to. To John Walker, eldest son of brother James Walker, all the remainder of estate.

Dated March 1st, 1726, proved Middlesex April 4 1726. Inventory of personal estate of Mr. Richard Walker, recorded in Middlesex, includes many goods in the store (among them 3 Bibles and some school books), and articles in the dwelling-house (including 16 books), and on plantations. Total appraisement #1352.18.10.

Virginia Wills pg. 659, 660

Submitted by Helen


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