William Compton Freeman Will 1827

Will book 10 pg. 185-187

 

I William C. Freeman of the county of Fauquier and state of Virginia do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that as to say after my just debts and funeral expanses are paid of.

Item st.  I give and bequeath to the children of my daughter Elizabeth Spilman, Now deceased, Who intermarried with John Spilman, a certain Negro woman named, Millie with her present and future increase which woman I lent to my said daughter Elizabeth in her life time, also two hundred dollars in cash, to be received out of my estate, also a bond entered into buy said John Spilman, who intermarried with my daughter Elizabeth to Elisha Mathews dec. some years past, which bond I paid of being his security all of which I desire to be equally divided among the children of my daughter Elizabeth now deceased.

Item 2. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah McDonald who intermarried with Lott McDonald[1], one Negro woman Danah, with all her present and future increase, also two hundred dollars cash and all the property which I have heretofore lent her, which she has now in possession, to be in full of her part of my estate in trust of my son Stephen Freeman, to be at her own disposal at her death.

Item 3 I give and bequeath to my grand daughter, Amanda Doors who intermarried James Doors, one hundred dollars in money to be raised out of my estate.

Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my sister Sally Freeman, four hundred dollars in cash to be raised out of my estate. Also one Negro girl named Emmaly, with all her future increase, provided she the said Sally Freeman relinquishes all her interest in and to her father and grandfather Williams’s estate to my estate forever.

Item 5th. I give and bequeath to the children of my son Humphrey Darnals[2] {Alias] Freeman, three hundred dollars to be equally divided between them in full of their part of my estate.

Item 6th. I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Freeman, one hundred acres of lands including the improvements, whereon I know live, with a good proportion of timber with it, forever. In consideration of, heirs to keep and support in this same house on the land hereby given to him, the following persons namely my sister Sally Freeman, Caty Williams[3], and my mother in-law Mrs. Peggy Hofman[4], as long as they live or may think proper to stay with him, they at all times to be entitled to the two rooms on the north-east part of the house, in the shed part to which the chimney is attached to.

Item 7th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mariah Withers who intermarried with Charles Withers, an equal part of my estate, after the above names forgoing legacies are paid , Except deducting the sum of seven hundred and thirty dollars out her part of my estate, which sum I have paid for her husband Charles Withers, to be secured to her other children, for their support.

Item 8th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Settle, who intermarried with William Settle their heirs including her daughter, Amanda Doors, an equal part of my estate, after the forgoing named legacies are paid, to be secured to her and her children for their support.

Item 9TH. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sophia Doors who intermarried with Edgar Doors, an equal part of my estate, after the foregoing named legacies are paid, to be secured to her and her children for their support.

Item 10th. I give and bequeath to the children of my deceased son Thomas Freeman an equal part of my estate after the special legacies before named are paid.

Item 11th. I give and bequeath to my son William Freeman, an equal part of my estate after the special legacies before named are paid, except the sum of six hundred dollars which I have heretofore advanced to him to be deducted out of his part.

Item 12th  I give and bequeath to my son James Freeman an equal part of my estate after the special legacies, before named are paid.

Item 13th  I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Freeman an equal part of my estate after the special legacies are paid.

Item 14th. It’s my will and desire that my executors proceed to sell all my land except that  part given to my son Stephen Freeman to the best advantage also all my Negroes that are not giving as special legacies, with the entire remnant of my estate, at the same time it is my desire particularly that my estate to together, until this present crop is made except such things as the judgment of my exactors my think best to dispose of.

Item 15th. It is also my will and desire that my exactors admit no claim exhibited by of my legacies, or any of my legal representation except do by bond or note or strictly authenticated as the law directs.

And lastly I do here by constitute and appoint my friend William Freeman Jr. Edgar Doores an James Freeman Executors of this my last will and testament here by revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13 day of March Eighteen Hundred  Twenty Seven.

 

Singed Sealed Published and Declared                              William C. Freeman     {Seal}

As for the last will and testament

Of the above named William C.

Freeman in presents of us

Lewis Jennings

Benjamin Sharpe

Peter B. Bowen

William Freeman Jr.

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At a court held for Fauquier County on the 26 day of March 1827

     This last will and testament of William C. Freeman was provided by the oaths of Lewis Jennings, Benjamin Sharpe and William Freeman Jr. subscribing witnesses hereto, and ordered to be recorded.

     And at a court held for the said County on the 25 day of June 1827. Edgar Doores James Freeman and William Freeman Jr. the executors named in the last will and testament of William C. Freeman deceased, came into court and refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the executors of the said will; and at their request, administration with the will annexed on the estate of said decedent is granted Fayette Mauzy upon his qualifying and growing land security according to law during the present term.

     And at a court continued and held for the said County on the 26th day of June 1827.

    Fayette Mauzy, administrator with the will annexed of William C. Freeman dec. qualified & gave bond security according to law, the said securities having justified.

 

Teste,    J. A. W. Smith     CC   

  

    

 

 

 

      

  



[1] Lott McDonald {McDaniel’s} The name McDaniel’s looks to be a miss interpretation for McDonald or McDannald, Lott’s father John McDannald used the old Scottish spelling for McDonald, but Lott went with the English spelling.

 

[2] Humphrey Darnall {alias Freeman}. For the name Darnall we have to go back two generations, James and Elizabeth Freeman, The children of this marriage are from a will dated 21 day of February 1750-51. James Freeman, Nathaniel Freeman, Elizabeth {Homes} Freeman, Mary Freeman,

This Mary Freeman was said to have married Waugh Darnall, This information comes from the Fauquier Families Volume 2 [supplement]. Wit. Joseph Tayler, Thomas Fletcher, and John X Fletcher. Proved 22nd April 1751.

Deposition by Edward Turner, Jeremiah Darnall, Morgan M.[his mark] Darnall, and George Wheatly, who said Waugh Darnall was a “party concerned” indication he had married Mary Freeman. This Mary would be an Aunt to William Compton Freeman, not much is known of this Mary at this time, but this is the only time that the name Darnall inters into the Family

 

[3] Caty Williams is under invitation and nothing is known of here at this time.

 

[4] Mrs. Peggy Hofman. This is Margaret Williams Freeman, wife of James Freeman 1725-1792, after the death of James Margaret remarried, Tillman Hofman August 22, 1794, Bondsman Elisha Mathes.

Margaret {alias Peggy} Freeman was the second wife of James Freeman, William Compton Freeman mother was Mary Clarke Compton, James first wife and mother of all of William Freeman brothers and sisters except Sally Freeman, and Sally was the daughter of James and Margaret {Williams} Freeman.

MRS. PEGGY HOFMAN, Was a Stepmother or Mother by-Law to William not a mother-in-law, William married Sally Settle June 18, 1777 Fauquier County Virginia.

William and Sally Sarah Freeman signed all deeds.