BEF 1666 - Cherry Point, Northumberland, VA
BEF 20 APR 1726 - St. Stephen's, Northumberland, VA
Mary GarnerMary Garner >> Elizabeth Lewis >> Thomas Toon >> Caster Tune >> Elizabeth Tune >> Maria Gordon >> Eliza Jane Cralle >> Laura Sisson >> Louise Bryant >> Ralph Dameron >> Mark Dameron
Mary wed first to George Courtnell but he died before they had any children. She married secondly to John Lewis and had five children. In February 1683 John and Mary petitioned to court for an additional share of land in George Courtnell's estate beyond the third that was due to Mary but the plea was dismissed. John died about 1697. County records show that his will was probated on May 19th, 1697, but the will book for that year was destroyed in a fire at the courthouse. Mary married for a third time to Richard Price and had one more son. Richard died in 1724.
Mary wrote a will on December 26th, 1724. She left to John "one warming pan which was his fathers, to be in full of his part of my whole estate for it hath pleased God to bless him with a plentiful estate." James received one feather bed and furniture. The children of her son William who predeceased her were given gold rings and livestock. Grandson Pemberton Claughton, son of Anne, was given one heifer. Granddaughter Mary Dameron, daughter of Joseph Dameron was given Mary's wearing apparel. Grandson Lewis Toon, son of Elizabeth, was left 5,000 pounds of tobacco to be paid when he turned 21. To her youngest son, Arjalon Price, Mary gave a slave woman named Betty and all the rest of her estate. Mary was able to write and sign her own name.
Mary's will was proven April 20th, 1726 in Northumberland County court.
Mary is our ancestor along two lines. Her daughter Elizabeth was a 5th great grandmother to Laura Alice Sisson through the Tune and Gordon families. Her daughter Anne was also a 5th great grandmother of Laura Alice through the Claughton and Cralle lines.
In the name of God Amen I Mary Price of the Parish of St. Stephens in the County of Northumberland Widow being at present in sound & perfect health & reasonable understanding do make & ordaine this to be my Last will and Testament in manner & form following hereby revoking & making voyd all former wills & Testaments by me made Dated this twenty Sixth of December Anno Domini one thousand and Seven hundred & twenty four & in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain &c....
Item I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God that Gave it me hopeing by his infinite Mercy & by my dear Savior Jesus Christ his intercession & by the merrits of his passion it shall at the Last day be reunited to my body & Gloryfied & I will that my body have Christian and decent buriall....
Item I Will that all my just Debts be truly paid & as for my goods & Estate which it hath pleased my Good God to bless me beyond and deserts of mine I Give & bequeath the In the following manner....
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Son John Lewis one warming pan which was his father's to be in full of his part of my whole Estate for that it hath pleased God to bless him with a plentifull Estate....
Item I Give & bequeath to my son James Lewis one feather bed & furniture to be paid him immediately after my decease by my Extr. out of my Estate....
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grand daughter Ann Lewis Daughter of my Son William Lewis, dec.'d. my Largest Gold Ring & Silver bodkin to be pd. immediately after my decease.
Item I Give & bequeath to my Grand daughter Elizabeth Lewis Daughter of my sd. Son William Lewis my next largest Gold Ring to be delivered as above....
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grandson Vincent Lewis Son of William Lewis, dec'd. one Ewe and lamb to be delivered as above.
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grandson Pemberton Clayton one heiffer to be delivered to him immediately after my decease by my Extrs....
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grand daughter Mary Damerill Daughter of Joseph Damerill my Son in Law sll my wearing apparell to be delivered as within mentioned....
Item I Give & bequeath to my Grandson Lewis Toon Son of my Son in Law Mark Toone, Dec'd. five thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid him when he shall attaine the age of twenty one years by my extrs....
Item I Give & bequeath to my son Argalon Price Son of Richard Price, dec'd. one negro woman named Betty & her increase for Ever....
Item it is my Will & desire that my son Argalon Price have the tuition of my Grandson Lewis Toon above named & that he Shall give him his maintenance untill he Shall be of age....
Item I Give & bequeath unto my sd. Son Argalon Price all & Singular the rest Residue and remainder of my Estate of what nature kind or Quality Soever to him & his heirs for Ever & I do hereby Nominate & appoint him to be my full & whole Extr. of this my Last will & Testament In witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my Seale the day and year within written....
- Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
- Virginia Will and Probate Records
- 1713-1749 Northumberland County VA Wills: Lewis & Booker; Page 53
- WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 36
- 1680-1683 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 135
- 1680-1683 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 144
Spouse & Children:
- Susannah Garner
- John Garner
- Henry Garner
- Benjamin Garner
- Vincent Garner
- Thomas Garner
- Parish Garner
- Martha Garner
- James Garner