Sarah WALKER

Jan. 28, 1668


Will of Sarah Walker. Dated Jan. 28, 1668/9 and probated Dec. 29, 1679.

I Sarah Walker Doe give & bequeth unto Coll. John Walker's six daughters as Followeth:

unto Anne Paine one negro boy called Richard and one young filly.
To Frances Walker one negro boy called Peter and one young filly.
To Jane Walker one negro girl named Deborah and one young filly.
To Elizabeth Walker one negro girl named Susannah and one young filly.
To Sarah Walker one negro girl named Mareay (sic) and one young filly.
To Easter (sic) Walker one negro boy called Palmer and one young filly.
To Frances, Jane, Sarah and Easter Walker 5 cows at marriage.
To Anne Paine, Frances, Jane and Elizabeth Walker all the plate that was
their father's to be equally divided among them.
To my son Henry Fleete one Silver Buckle and one Silver spoon at my decease.
To my daughter Mary Burden one Silver Tankard and one Silver spoon at my
decease.
To my daughter Sara Walker one Great Silver Salt cellar and one Silver spoon
at my decease.
To my daughter Esther Walker one Silver Bason and one Silver spoon at my
decease.
To Frances, Jane and Elizabeth Walker ten pewter dishes at marriage.
I give unto my son Henry (Fleete) when he cometh to age one feather bed and Boulster, one Rugg, one paire blankets, one paire pillows and pillowbeeres and one paire of sheets.
I give unto my daughter Mary Burden one feather bed and Boulster, one paire of blankets, one paire of sheets with a couple of pillows at her marriage.
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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