ABT 1683 - Northumberland, VA
BEF 8 JUN 1752 - Northumberland, VA
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In 1712 an orphan named Nathaniel Norton was bound to Charles to serve him until age 20. In exchange for his service Charles was to feed and cloth the boy as well as teach him to read, write and cipher. Additionally Charles to teach or see to it the the boy was taught to trade of being a joyner.
Charles married Hannah Harcum, daughter of Dr. William Harcum and Hannah about 1730. They had at least three children. In November of 1736 Charles took up another apprentice, John Kilpatrick, orphan son of John Kilpatrick to be taught the trade of shoemaker.
Charles wrote a will on January 23rd, 1752 and it was proven in Northumberland County court on June 8th, 1752.
In the Name of God Amen. I Charles Fallin of St. Stephens Parish of Northumberland County being Sick & Weak in body but thanks be to god in Perfect Sense and memory do make and Ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I Recommend my Soul to god who gave it hoping through the Merrits of my Blessed Saviour to Obtain forgiveness and Remission of all my Sins my Body I commit to the Grave to be Decently Buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter Named and as for my Temporal Estate I Dispose of in manner and form following.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Charles Fallin all my Land whereon he now Lives with the appurtenances thereunto Belonging to him my Said Son and his heirs forever I bond & give to my said Son Charles Fallin one Negro Man Named Peter Together with all and Singular the Goods and Chattles he hath Now in his Possession to him my said Son and his heirs & Assigns forever.
Item I leave the use of all the Rest of my Estate to my Loving Wife Hannah Fallin during her Widowhood but in Case she Should Marry or after her Death I dispose of them as follows.
Item I give to my Daughter Hannah [Fallin] Downing one Negro Boy Named Solomon to her and her heirs which she may have by her husband Downing.
Item I give to my Son William Fallin one Negro Boy Named Jack and one feather Bed & furniture which he now Lies on and ten head of Sheep to him my said son & his heirs & Assignes to be Delivered to him at the Discretion of his Mother.
Item I give to my Grand Daughter Agatha Fallin ten Pounds Current Money.
Item I give my Son Charles Fallin one Negro boy named Issac and one Negro Girl Named Judy and all her future increase to him my Son & his heirs and assigns & etc.
Item I give my Daughter in law Sarah Fallin Fifteen Shillings to make her a Ring.
Item I give to my Grandson Charles Fallin Six Silver Spoons Now in my house.
Item I give to my Daughter Hannah Downing one Negro Wench Named Rose but in Case she Should Have any Children while in the Possession of my said Wife I give the one half of Such Children on Increase to my Son Charles Fallin his heirs etc.
Item I give to my Grandson Charles Downing one Negro Boy Named James to him and his heirs etc.
Item It is my will and Desire that all the rest of my Estate After my Wives Marriage or Death as aforesaid be Equally Divided between my two Sons and Daughter but in Case my out Standing Debts and Crops Should not be Sufficient to Discharge my Debts I leave it in Power of my Executor to Sell and Dispose such of my Estate as he Shall think Proper for the Better Discharging the Same Notwithstanding what I have given my Son William Fallin in this my said Will and his Daughter Agatha. It is my will and Intent that he my said Son William Provided he Dont Quit & Relinquish all manner of Right title Claim or Interest of his Uncle William Fallin’s Estate that my will is that I give him but five Shillings Sterling Money and no more & like I give his Daughter Agatha but five Shillings Sterling Money and no more Except Such Estate of his said Uncle’s which he hath now in his Possession being Satisfied in my Mind that I have fully Paid him. It is my Will that Such Slave that I leave the use of to my Loving Wife be Not Abused and the Management thereof I leave to the Discretion of my Exr. and Lastly I nominate and Appoint my Son Charles Fallin my whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament in Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty third January one thousand Seven hundred and fifty two.
- Fallin, Jack F. “Travels with DNA: From Fallin to O Faolain and Much More.” TheBulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society, LV, 2018, pp. 37–50.
- Wright, F E. Northumberland County, Virginia: Marriage References and Family Relationships 1645-1800. , 2016. Print. Pg. 113.
- Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
- Virginia Will and Probate Records
- Haynie, W P. Northumberland County, Virginia, Apprenticeships, 1650-1750. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1993. Print. Pgs. 45 & 82
- Overholt, John L, and Arthur C. Johnson. The History of Wicomico Parish: Including 1703-1795 Vestry Minutes. Wicomico Church, Va: Wicomico Parish Church, 1999. Print. Pgs. 13 & 24.