Jan. 28, 1668
Will of Sarah Walker. Dated Jan. 28, 1668/9 and probated Dec.
unto Anne Paine one negro boy called Richard and one young filly.Test: Francis Settle and Richard Fox. (W.B. #2, p. 142).
(She was the widow of Capt. Henry Fleet When she married Lt. Col. John Walker, before Oct. 2, 1661. Evidently only two of his daughters, viz: Sarah and Esther Walker, were hers also, the other four daughters having been by his first wife Elizabeth ............. While this is called and listed as her will it was evidently an entirely different document, as she was later to marry again and to die as the wife of Col. John Stone of Rappahannock, later Richmond County. His will, now missing, was probated Nov. 3, 1698, by Elias Wilson and Thomas Lawson, in Richmond Co. His executors were: Anne Metcalfe (daughter), Richard Metcalfe (son-in-law), Henry Fleet (step-son) and Edwin Conway (his step-son-in-law). Nov. 2, 1672.
TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall com &C KNOW yee that I
Sarah Stone Alias Walker of the County of Rappa did in the time of my widowhood but before I had proved the will of Colonel John Walker my Late Husband Deceased did set apart centaine young negroes Certaine Cattle Some Plate and household (goods) which I did intend to give to the children of Coll John Walker deceased as also to some of my owne had by him and to that Intent Richard Fox did make a writing of the Particulars soe Intended upon Consideration that I might oblige them to more to Love and
Respect me and stir up filial affection in them unto me but finding contrary to Expectation I am for my good will and affection to them Contemned & despised and Rewarded with Contumelius words and opprobrious actions and my loving husband John Stone molested by Litigious Lawsuits and daily threatened by more suits of Law doe by these presents of Wrighting Annulling Revoking and making void all and Every the said Promises Part Parcell or Gift therein Contained in the said Wrighting as if there never was or had been such Gifts by writing made interesting and giving them fully to the disposing of my own loving husband and do
further declare that I the said Sarah Stone alias Walker did never subscribe the said Wrighting but what is there subscribed is the act and subscription of Richard Fox and doe moreover with the consent of my loving husband John Stone make ordaine Constitute and appoint this as act and deed in Court. IN
WITNESS whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this 2nd day of November Anno 1672.
Signum: Sarah (X) Stone (Scale).
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Thomas Blissed and Henry Crighton.
(Book #5, 1671-1676, p. 10).
Virginia Will Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tylers Quarterly, indexed by Judity McGhan
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