ABT 1685 - Lancaster, VA
BEF 14 SEP 1726 - Lancaster, VA
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William wrote a will on August 27th, 1726 and it was recorded less than a month later on September 14th. He gave the use of his estate to Judith for to take care of their children and bring them up with good educations. He left certain items including slaves to his children and step-daughter Katherine from Judith's first marriage.
At the time his will was probated an inventory was ordered and returned on September 20th of 1726. Livestock counted were nine horses, 35 sheep, 18 cows, 12 calves, five yearlings and five steers. Items in the home included two sets of pistols, two long guns, two swords, a doctor's box, cooper's tools, a Bible, 23 old books and a set of silver buckles. Eleven slaves were listed by name at his main property and anther four were listed by name at his quarter property which also contained more livestock. A servant man shoemaker called Miles and man servant called William Taylor the tailor were listed separate from the slaves. The value of William's inventoried estate plus the 45,000 pounds of tobacco he had in store totaled to £994 13 pence 6 shillings.
The estate of William Payne was not divided until 1647 after Judith's death. George Ball received on behalf of his wife; slaves, livestock and household goods values at £278.
- Lancaster County Will Book 10. Pg. 505.
- Lancaster County Will Book 12. Pg. 1.
- Lancaster County Will Book 14. Pg. 241.
- Wright, F E. Lancaster County, Virginia Marriage References and Family Relationships. , 2015. Print. Pg. 145.
Spouse & Children:
- Susannah Payne
- Richard Payne
- John Payne
- Margaret Payne
- George Payne