Anne Garris: Deed of Gift to Her Children - 1686
Deed of Gift to her Children
Northamption Co., VA
"July this 28th, 1686. I Anne Garris widow of Northampton County in Virginia. (Here formally as promised) I give to my children some cattle, and now intending to (change my condition?) I do here freely give as a free gift what heretofore I have promised.
To my dear and ... daughter Martha Garris I do give one cow and yearling, the cow going by the name of Pritty the Cow and yearlings and all their increase male and female. I freely give to my daughter Martha Garris to her and her heirs forever the cow and yearlings now go...ings at William Pratts in Nobells Nock. Cropt of each ears holo [hollow?] ... and ... gilted.
To my eldest and ... son Aron Garris I freely give as a free gift one cow called Browndy with all her increase male and female to the aforesaid Aron Garris and his heirs forever. This cow now g... Plantation where I now live cropt of each ears holo [hollow?] and v....
Unto my son Amos Garris .... [Poingr? brings?] my dear and ... son I freely give as a free gift one younger cow called Pyddy cropt on each ears holo [hollow?] and ... ....Plantation I now live upon. this aforesaid cow Pyddy & all her increase male and female. I freely give to my son Amos Garris him and his heirs forever.
To my dear and loving son Thomas Garris I freely give as a free gift a red Hissor [?] of two years old Calix. Good luck to my son Thomas Garris and his ... for .. And all her female increase. I give Thomas ....cropt on each ears holo [hollow?] ...the Plantation I now live.
Unto my dear and loving son Richard Garris I freely give as a free gift one black yearslings His for "x" all his female increase to him and his heirs for ever. The aforesaid his for [Calix?] .Negro cropt on each ears holo ...
To my dear and loving son Edward Garris I give as a free gift one red yearling his for called Rysdouh [?] cropt on each ears holo and ... all her female increase to him and his heirs forever....
And further, I Ann Garris do oblige to take all care that in my eyes myself to look as carefully after those cattle as if ... for my selfs and as I am widow ... allow the condition of my widowhood and to enter into the state of matrimony David EVAns and being supported in process of him to do my ... and wh;ich if God hath so ordained and that if ... David EVAns and Ann Garris do join together in this holy and lawful estate of matrimony then I David EVAns do oblige myself to be as carefull of those cattle in looking after them for the good of the children above mentioned as if it was for myself and do oblige myself to ... to each child as they shall attain to lawful age ... cattle is already made ... ...upon the county record ... before ... dated as above in the presence of these.
The marks of
the marks of
Ann W. Garris
The 30th of August 1686 acknowledged in ... court by the said .... David Evans and Ann Garris as this .... according to the ... and ... above: .......
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