from the notes of the late Harry F. Bell Sr.
by Charles E. Warrington
Copyright 1996 by Charles E. Warrington

CONTENTS

Introduction

1. Will of Stephen Warrington, 23 Dec 1708. (Wills & etc. 1692-1715 Part 2 (a copy) pg. 344)
2. Will of John Warrington, 18 Jun 1728. (Wills & etc. 1715-1729 Part 2 (a copy) pg 238)
3. Will of Walter Warrington, Oct 1746. (Wills & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 503)
4. Will of Jonathan Warrington, 23 Jul 1743. (Will & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 98)
5. Will of Stephen Warrington, 14 Aug 1745. (Wills & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 239)
6. Will of John Warrington, 28 Dec 1753. (Wills and Etc. 1752-1757 Page 285)
7. Will of Abbott Warrington, 17 Nov 1760. (Wills & Etc. 1757-1761 Page 282)
8. Will of Edmond Warrington, 26 May 1767. (Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 23)
9. Will of William Warrington, 27 Jul 1767. (Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 102)
10. Will of Alexander Warrington, 11 Feb 1777. (Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 403)
11. Will of Tabitha Warrington, 23 Mar 1768. (Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 573)
12. Will of Benjamin Warrington, 3 Apr 1771. (Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 577)
13. Will of George Warrington, 20 Feb 1775. (Wills and Etc. 1772-1777 Page 344)
14. Will of George Warrington, 6 Jan 1782. (Wills & Etc. 1780-1784 Page 161)
15. Will of Southey Warrington, 21 Apr 1784. (Wills & Etc. 1784-1787 Page 187)
16. Will of John Warrington, 1 Jun 1790. (Wills and Etc. 1788-1794 Page 31)
17. Will of James Warrington, 23 Sep 1784. (Wills and Etc. 1784-1787 No page designated.)
18. Will of James Warrington, 6 Jan 1801. (Wills & Etc. 1800-1804 Page 103)
19. Will of George Warrington, 15 Jan 1805. (Wills & Etc. 1804-1806 Page 238)
20. Will of Thomas Warrington, 10 Aug 1806. (Will & Etc. 1804-1806 Page 670)
21. Will of Stephen Warrington, 1814. (Wills & Etc. 1814-1816 Page 41)
22. Will of John B. Warrington, 3 Nov 1816. (Wills & Etc. 1816-1817 Page 166)
23. Will of John Warrington, 1817. (Wills & Etc. 1816-1817 Page 188)
24. Will of Elizabeth Warrington, 28 oct 1818. (Wills & Etc. 1819-1821 Page 263)
25. Will of John K. Warrington, 23 May 1821. (Wills & Etc. 1819-1821 Page 407)
26. Will of Abbott Warrington, 28 Nov 1840. (Wills & Etc. 1828-1846 Page 491)
27. Will of Catharine Warrington, 27 Aub 1854. (Wills & Etc. 1846-1882 Page 199)
28. Will of Elizabeth Warrington, 3 Jul 1857. (Wills & Etc. 1882-1901 Page 57)




1. Will of Stephen Warrington. Wills & etc. 1692-1715 part 2 (a copy) pg. 344

In ye: name of God amen I Stephen Warrington of ye; County of Accomack in ye: Dominion of Virginia make this my last Will and Testament in ye: manner and form as followeth.

I give my soul to God... as for my body to ye: earth from whence it was taken to be disposed of as my executor shall see fitt & as to my worldly estate as followeth viz:

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Walter Warrington one hundred acres of land including ye: plantation where Mr. Lewis Knight formerly lived & ye: best suit of wearing apparrell.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Alexander Warrington one hundred acres of land being part of ye: land bought of ye: sd. Knight & if either Walter or Alexander shall offer to sell or dispose of ye: said land to any stranger, shall forfeit ye: said land to ye: other brother.

Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons William Warrington & Thomas Warrington, as my executors, & to my three daughters viz: Susanna Warrington, Rachell Warrington and Elizabeth Warrington all ye: moveable goods and chattels belonging to me in Virginia. To be equally divided by Fittamon, amongst ye: foresaid children as equally as can be thought divided amongst William, Thomas, Susanna, Rachell & Elizabeth.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn John Warrington & my sonn Stephen Warrington & my daughter Mary Hutchinson ye: affects of three sesented hogsheads of tobacco consigned to Jonathan Scarfe Merchant in London. Ye: sd. effects to be equall divided amongst ye: three last sd. children. They run John Warrington, Stephen Warrington & Mary Hutchinson. Residue of ye: sd. effects & same for ye: sd. effects in household goods.

Steven (sic) Warrington [*] seal
December ye: 23rd. 1708
Sealed & signed in Ye: presence of Thomas Roby, John Stanton and John Foster.

The within Last Will and Testament of Stephen Warrington was proved in open court of Accomack County by ye: oaths of Thomas Roby and John Stanton which was allowed as sufficient proofe and ordered to be recorded, February ye: first 1708. Teste Robert Snead Clerk of Court. Recorded March ye: 12th 1708, per Robert Snead Clerk of Court Accomack County.

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2. Will of John Warrington. [Deeds Wills & etc. 1715-1729 Part 2 (a copy) pg 238]

In the name of God amen the eighteenth of June 1728, I John Warrington of the County of Accomack being very sick & weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling (sic) unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye (sic) do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God and my body I recommend to the earth to be buryed (sic)in Christian ....at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form improvise:

I give and bequeath to my two sons Stephen Warrington and John Warrington the plantation where my father Stephen Warrington lived, containing by estimation two hundred acres of land lying and being at the head of Anoncock neck between the land of Robert Stanton and ye: land that I now live on that I bought of Charles Leatherbury. To them and their heirs forever to be equally divided in quantity, but my son John Warrington to have the part where he now lives on.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Warrington the plantation that I bought of Charles Leatherbury containing by estimation one hundred acres of land to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body and in case of want of such heirs to my son James Warrington and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Warrington my carrying knife and stone after my wife's widowhood be expired.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Warrington my gunn after my wife's widowhood be expired.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Warrington fifteen shillings credit in a tobacco store, but not to be paid during my wife's widowhood.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Warrington one two year old heffer or the value of it be paid after my wife's widowhood be expired.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Warrington one bed and bed stead. The bed that is called her bed and the furniture that belongs to it, and a looking glass and fifteen shillings credit in a tobacco store.

Item I give and bequeath unto loving wife my large bible and her riding sadle (sic) & a smoo..thing to her and her disposeing.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Warrington all my estate both real and personal during her widowhood freely and peaceably to be possessed. My will is if any of my three sons Stephen, John or Jonathan Warrington have a mind to settle on any part not interrupting their mother's privileges or disturbing of her, of any of the improvements, then my will is that they may have liberty to live thereon.

Item My will is that all my personal estate be equally divided between my seven children which I had by my wife Sarah Warrington to say, James, Margaret, Rachell, Sarah, William, Benjamin, and Jacob Warrington after my wife's decease or widowhood expires. I also appoint my beloved wife and my son Jonathan Warrington to be my executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow, revolk and disannull and every other former Wills legacies by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed. Ratifying this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal the 18th day of June anna dom 1728.

John [F] Warrington

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us John Lurton, Sacker Parker, John Nelson.

At a court held for Accomack County Aug. 6th 1728, this Will was proven in open court by the oaths of John Lurton, Sacker Parker & John Nelson. The three witnesses to the same & and admitted to record. Teste; John Jackson Clerk of Court, Accomack County, Va.

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3. Will of Walter Warrington. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 503)

In the name of God amen, I Walter Warrington of Accomack County in the Collony of Virginia being at this time in reasonably good health thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and for to prevent any disputes or controversies that may happen to arise after my death about what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with do ordain thisto be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows:

Imprimis, I give unto my loving wife Arnashai Warrington the use of my estate in what kind soever during her natural life.

Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Edmond Warrington, after my wife's decease, those following articles to wit; My riding horse, my best saddle and bridle & my work oxen, wain & wheels, plough and harrow and one likely young cow & six head of sheep, and one of the best of my feather beds and furniture, and my best& largest iron pot, and one large pewter basin, and one large pewter dish, and two pewter plates and my gun.

Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Lennia Park, after my wife's decease, six head of sheep.

Item The remainder part of my estate, after my wife's decease, I give and bequeath equally to be divided amongst my five children viz; William Warrington, Alexander Warrington, Walter Warrington, Jamina Park and Rachel Thornton.

Lastly, I nominate, constitute, and appoint my loving wife Arnashai Warrington executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, revolkind and disannuling all other Wills heretofor by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereonto set my hand & seal this xxx th. day of October Anno Domini (A.D.) 1746-

Walter [X] Warrington (SEAL)
his mark
Signed and sealed in the presence of James Wishart, Thomas Wishart

At a court held for Accomack County 25th April 1749, the Last Will and Testament of Walter Warrington deceased was presented by the executrix and proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record, and on the motion of the executrix taking the oaths, certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. George Holden Clerk Exe'd.

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4. Will of Jonathan Warrington. (Accomack County Will & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 98)

In the name of God amen the 23rd day of July 1743, I Jonathan Warrington being sick and weak of body but of perfect sense and memory do make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis. I give and bequeath all my wearing clothes to my loving brother Stephen Warrington to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my loving brother John Warrington my riding sadle (sic) & pistolls (sic)- and holders and one pair of boots to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving brother Thomas Warrington forty shillings current money to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving sister Ann J. Stonins (sic) forty shillings current money to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Sarah Warrington all the residue of my estate after my just debts are paid and legacy's as aforesaid both real and personal- to her and her heirs forever and my will and desire is that my estate shall not be appraised, but some honest man to take an inventory of the same and I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife Sarah Warrington my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written-

his mark seal
Jonathan [J] Warrington //**//

Sealed, signed, pronounced & declared to, by mark, by the said Jonathan Warrington to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of William Beavans Jun'r, Churchill Darby and George Abbott.

At a Court held for Accomack County August 20th 1744, the Last Will and Testament of Jonathan Warrington, deceased, was presented by Sarah his widow and the executor therein named and the same being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and on the motion of the said executor taking the oath, certificate is granted to her for obtaining a probate in due form. George Holden, Clerk Exd.

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5. Will of Stephen Warrington. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1743-1749 pg 239)

In the name of God amen the 14th day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Five, I Stephen Warrington of Accomack County being sick and weak in body, but of perfect memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God & as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in life.

I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Abbott Warrington one hundred and forty acres of land which I bought of Churchill Darby, to him and his heirs forever only my desire is that my wife shall have the use of it during her widowhood. Item. I also give unto my son Abbott Warrington one young mare called Sary'e and my saddle and housing, and one feather bed and furniture, and one liquor case with fifteen bottles to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my second son Stephen Warrington one young mare I bought of John Nock and my own riding saddle and one silver spoon marked thus I A and one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my third son Southy Warrington one feather bed and furniture and one two year old mare or horse to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my fourth son Jonathan Warrington one feather bed and furniture and one young horse or mare of two years old to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter BettyWarrington my negro girl called Esther to her and her heirs lawfully begotten forever, but if she die without such heirs, then to be equally divided between my five youngest children and their heirs forever. Item. I also give and bequeath unto my aforesaid daughter one feather bed and bolster and rugg, one pair of blankets and one pair of sheets and one linen wheel new and my large looking glass and one silver spoon to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my fifth and last son George Warrington one feather bed and furniture and one two year old horse or mare to him and his heirs.

Item. I leave my young horse to be sold to pay my debts. Item. All the rest of my estate after my just debts are paid that I have not already given I give and bequeath unto my wife Tabitha Warrington, unto my son Stephen Warrington, unto my son Southy Warrington and unto my son Jonathan Warrington and unto my daughter Betty Warrington and unto my son George Warrington, to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever, only my desire is that my wife to have the use of it during her widowhood and then to be divided as aforesaid and I do appoint my loving wife Tabitha Warrington and my friend Robert Abbott executrix and executor of this my Last Will and Testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

His
Stephen [X] Warrington
Mark

Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the said Stephen Warrington as his Last Will and Testament in presence of William Beavans, Comfort [her mark] (E) Watson, George G. [his mark] (F) Johnson, Mary [her mark] (II) Justis

At a Court held for Accomack County, September 24, 1745, the within Last Will and Testament of Stephen Warrington, deceased, was presented, Robert Abbott guardian to the heir at law being present in court and having nothing objected, the same was proved by the oaths of William Beavans and George Johnson two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record and on the motion of Tabitha Warrington the executrix therein named taking the oath, a certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate in due form. George Holden Clk.

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6. Will of John Warrington, 28 Dec 1753. (Wills and Etc. 1752-1757 Page 285)

In the name of God amen, I John Warrington of Accomack county being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, do make this my last Will. First, give my soul to God and my body to the earth to be interred as my executrix shall think proper and I give my worldly estate as follows:

First, I give to my son John & his heirs and assigns all that piece of ground over the bridge whereon he now lives & also I give him the bed and furniture now in his possession. I give him my largest gun, my great coat, and my close bodied coat.

All the rest of my land and plantation whereon I now live with the houses, orchards and all other improvements thereon, I give to my wife during her natural life and also to my daughters to live on as long as they continue single or unmarried and as any of them marrys (sic) then to be debarred from any privileges thereon and after my wife's death & all my daughters marriages, I give the land aforesaid to my son John Warrington & his heirs & assigns forever.

I also give my wife my largest bed and furniture thereto belonging.
I give my daughter Elizabeth my next best bed and furniture thereto belonging.
I give my daughter Anne my third best bed and the furniture thereunto belonging.
I give my daughter Mary my still and a cow and calf.
I give my daughter Comfort my tunnel bed & furniture thereunto belonging.
I give my daughter Rachel two cows and calves.
All the rest of my estate I give the use of it to my wife during her life or marriage which first should happen and after either death or marriage, I give to be equally divided between my five daughters viz; Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, Comfort & Rachel.

I appoint my wife sole executrix to this my Last Will and Testament revoking by these presents all others by me made before. Witness my hand and seal this XXVIII Day of December MDCCLIII.

John Warrington (Seal) (Seal)

Published and declared to be his Last Will and Testament before William Bagge Jeremiah [X] Bagge Samuel Bagge

At a Court held for Accomack County June 24, 1755, the within Last Will and testament of John Warrington, deceased, was proved by the oaths of William Bagge, Samuel Bagge & Jeremiah Bagge witnesses thereto and admitted to record. John Warrington, heir- at-law to the testator being present and having nothing to object and on motion of Mary, the widow & executrix therein named taking the oath and naming William Bagge & Dennis T..nal for her security who acknowledged bond for that purpose. Certificate is given her for obtaining probate thereof in due form. George Holden, Clerk of Court. Examined

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7. Will of Abbott Warrington, 17 Nov 1760. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1757-1761 Page 282).

In the name of God amen, I Abbott Warrington of Accomack County, Virginia, being in a weak low condition, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty to this mortal life and that all flesh must yield when it shall please god to will. I do make & order this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament in manner and form followeth:

Imprimis. I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, hoping through the merits and intercession of my blessed Saviour (sic) & Redeemer Jesus Christ, to receive full & free pardon for all my sins & my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Extor's. hereafter nominated. And as for Wordly (sic) Estate which the Lord hath blessed me with, I give and bequeath & dispose of as followeth:

Item. I give & bequeath to my son Stephen Warrington the tract of land that my father gave me, to him & his heirs forever. Only my desire is that my wife shall have the use of it during her widowhood. I also give one bed & one sheet & one blanket and one shilling and then he shall come in for no part nor parcel of my estate.

Item. I give & bequeath to my to my second son John Warrington my negro boy calledJoe to him & his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my child that is unborn, which my wife goeth with now, Thirty Pounds current money to it & it's heirs forever.

Item. I give & bequeath to my loving wife a side saddle and my young mare called pleasure. All the rest of my estate, after my just debts are paid, that I have not already given I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizth Warrington, unto my son John Warrington & my daughter Betty Warrington & unto my child unborn which my wife goeth with now, to be equally divided between them& their heirs forever. Only my desire is that my loving wife is to have the use of it during her widowhood, And then divided as I have said.

I do appoint Elizabeth Warrington & Stephen Warrington my executors.
Abbott Warrington S
Nov. this 17th day of 1760.
Signed, sealed, & delivered in the presence of Stephen Warrington, Betty [X] Warrington and Sarah Molechops (sic) her mark

At a Court held for Accomack County Dec. 30th 1760. The within Last Will and Testament of Abbott Warrington, dec'd., was proved by the oaths of Stephen Warrington, Betty Warrington& Sarah Melkchops (sic) witnesses thereto. Stephen Warrington was appointed guardian to Stephen Warrington , infant heir-at-law of Abbott Warrington, dec'd. To contest proof of the within will of sd Abbott & having nothing to object, the same is admitted to record and on the motion of Elizth Warrington the extrix., taking the oath & giving Southy Simpson & Stephen Warrington for her securities, who entered into & acknowledged bond for that purpose. Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. George Holden C.A.C. Truly Recorded.

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8. Will of Edmond Warrington, 26 May 1767. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 23).

In the name of God amen. I Edmond Warrington of Accomack County being in low condition, but in sound and proper senses desires this to be his Last Will and Testament.

Now I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one new spinning wheel at Garmon (Jarmon or Germain) Gillets. And to my daughter Rebecker the best and newest spinning wheel at home.

I give and bequeath my gun to my son Stephen Warrington during his life and at his decease to my son Jacob.

Now I give and bequeath all the rest of my estate to my dear & beloved wife Ann Warrington in during of her widowhood and afterwards to be equally divided amongst my children which is Mary Warrington, Rebecca Warrington, Stephen Warrington and Jacob Warrington.
Edmond [X] Warrington
his mark
Witness. Jacob Broadwater Stephen Taylor Lenniah Parks [X] her mark

At a Court held for Accomack County May 26, 1767. The within Last Will and Testament of Edmond Warrington was presented and proved by the oaths of Jacob Broadwater & Stephen Taylor two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record. And on the motion of Mary Warrington the widow taking the oath and giving Jacob Broadwater and William Whelton for her securities who entered into and acknowledged bond for that purpose. A certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of Administration with the said Will annexed. Examined; George Holden Cl. of Court

 

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9. Will of William Warrington, 27 Jul 1767. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 102)

In the name of God amen. The 27th day of July 1767. I William Warrington of Accomack County in the Colony of Virginia being weak of body, but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to die doth make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis. I will my body to the earth from which it came and my soul into the hands of the almighty God which first gave it. My will is that my just debts be paid in convenient time after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my kind and loving wife Comfort Warrington my small plantation it being the land that I leased of my son Alexander Warrington. My will is that she should have quiet possession during the said lease.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Warrington my riding saddle to his only use.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son James Warrington my own shooting gun to his only use.
Item. I lend my wife Comfort Warrington 1/2 of my estate to be peaceably and quietly possess with it during her widowhood and at her death or marriage to be equally divided amongst her six children namely William, John & James, Anne, Sally & Esther.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Benston one Eue (sic) and lamb and what I have already given her & to have no more of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Townsend one Eue and lamb and what I have already given her & to have no more of my estate.

My will and desire is that all the residue of my estate which I have not disposed of to be equally divided between the rest of my children which I have not already mentioned viz. Alexander Warrington, Josephus Warrington, Walter Warrington, Rachel Warrington, Elizabeth Warrington & Leah Warrington.

And lastly I make and appoint and ordain my wife Comfort Warrington and her brother Edward Thornton jointly and severally to be my whole and sole executrix and executor of this my Last Will and Testament. Revoking and disannulling all other former Wills & testament by me made. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written.

William [X] Warrington SS his Seal

his mark

Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us Thomas Matthews, James Matthews, Joshua Matthews

At a Court held for Accomack County January the 26th 1768. The within Last Will and Testament of William Warrington, deceased, was presented and proved by the oath of Thomas Matthews & Joshua Matthews two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record and on the motion of Comfort Warrington taking the oath and giving Alexander Warrington and Ezekiel Delastatius for her security who entered into and acknowledged bond for that purpose. Certificate is granted for her obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Truly recorded George Holden Clerk of Court Accomack.

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10. Will of Alexander Warrington, 11 Feb 1777. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 403)

In the name of God amen. I Alexander Warrington of Accomack County being sick and weak, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, bless God for it, do make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit; First and especially I give my soul in the hands of my maker hoping for a full and free intermission of all of my sins thro. the intercession of my redeemer and as to my wordly (sic) goods with which God has pleased to bless me, I dispose of as follows viz.

My body I will shall be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix and executor hereafter mentioned.

I will that my just debts be paid out of my estate if not personal enough out of my lands.

I give and devise to my beloved friend Arthur Rowley fifty acres of land lying on the West side of the County road from Meshack Feddemans line along Andrew Goatee's line to Joseph Waggomans, the land of William Patterson, so all the land lying on that side of the road more or less to him and his heirs and assigns forever on condition of his paying eleven shillings per acre and having his just account against me allowed in the payment and provided my friend Arthur Rowley agrees to accept of the said land I will that executrix or executor or either of them shall then lawfully make sale of or convey the same to discharge my debts.

Imprimis. I give and devise all the remainder of my tract of land& plantation with all appurtenances therin to belonging to my well beloved wife Marget during her natural life or widowhood.

Imprimis. I give and devise the afsd tract of land, after my wife Margaret's death or marriage to my daughters Rebekah Warrington and Rhody Warrington and to their heirs & assigns forever, to be divided crossways and Rebekah to have the half next to and adjoining William Patterson.

Imprimis. I give all the remainder of my estate to my beloved wife Margaret during her natural life or widowhood and afterwards to my two daughters aforesaid and I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Margaret and William Patterson my executrix and executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, satisfying & confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal on the Eleventh day of February Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy.
Alexander [X]Warrington SS seal
his mark
Signed, sealed, publishes and declared his Last will and Testament. Andrew Gootee, Edward Benson, Josephus [X] Warrington

his mark

At a Court held for Accomack County April the 24th 1770, this within Last Will and Testament of Alexander Warrington being presented for proof, Littleton Dennis is by the Court appointed guardian to Rebecca Warrington and Rhoda Warrington, infants, coheirs of the said decedent to contest the proof thereof, & being present and having nothing to object, the same was proved by the oaths of Edward Benson and Josephus Warrington two witnesses thereto and admitted to record & on the motion of Margaret his widow and William Patterson the execut's therein named taking the oath and giving Covington (Coventon) Corbin & William Taylor for their security's who entered into and acknowledged their bond for that purpose. certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. George HoldenClerk of Court truly recorded. George Holden Clk.Crt.

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11. Will of Tabitha Warrington, 23 Mar 1768. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 573)

In the name of God amen. This 23rd day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight, I Tabitha Warrington of Accomack County in the Colony of Virginia being sick and weak in body, but of a perfect mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same. Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth & Etc.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son George Warrington my negro fellow named Andrew and my negro Peter, negro boy named Jacob and my negro wench Janney and her youngest child named Martin, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my to my grand son Stephen Warrington my negro boy named Will and one negro wench named Nann and her youngest child named Isaac, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand son John Warrington one negro lad names Dollar, one negro wench named Sarah, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Elizabeth Warrington one negro girl named Betty and one negro girl named Jane and one negro boy named Solomon, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nanny Warrington one negro boy named Charles and one negro boy named Esau and one negro girl named Easter to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to Molly Laws, daughter of Jonathan Laws, one negro boy names Able, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson William Crippen, One Hundred pounds current money of Virginia, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson Stephen Warringtontwo silver spoons.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son George Warrington two silver spoons and one gold ring ........
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson John

Warrington one silver spoon and one gold ring ......
Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Elizabeth Warrington one silver spoon and two gold rings.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Nanny Warrington one silver spoon and one dim ..bled gold ring to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to Susanna Abbott , daughter of Robert Abbott, one pistole.
Item. I give and bequeath to Hannah Laws, wife of William Laws one pistole.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Elizabeth Warrington one piece of chints, a pattern for a gown. Also, I give one piece of silk poplin to my grand daughter Nanny Warrington. Also, I give and bequeath my wearing apparel to my two grand daughters Elizabeth Warrington and Nanny Warrington to be equally divided between them.

Item. My will and desire is that after the legacies that have above been given, be paid, that all money be divided in four parts and I give and bequeath one part to my son George Warringtonand the other three parts I give and bequeath to be equally divided amongst my grand children as hereafter named Stephen Warrington, John Warrington, Elizabeth Warrington, Nanny Warrington, to them and their heirs forever.

Item. My will and desire is that if my son George Warrington should not arise or dye without a lawful, heir that all his part of my estate I willed to him, both slaves and personal estate be equally divided in quantity and quality amongst my four grand children as hereafter named Stephen Warrington, John Warrington, Elizabeth Warrington and Nanny Warrington to them and their heirs forever.

As also, I constitute and appoint my son George Warrington, John Watts, and Charles Bagwell my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Tabitha X Warrington SS seal
her mark
Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of Arnold Morgan, Joseph Nock, Mary Nock

At a Court held for Accomack County August 27th 1771. The within Last Will and Testament of Tabitha Warrington, dec'd, was proven by the oaths of Joseph Nock and Mary Nock, two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record. And on the motion of George Warrington the executor therein named taking the oath and giving George Holden his security, who entered into and acknowledged a bond for that purpose, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate in due form. George Holden Clerk of Court Truly recorded Geo. Holden C.of C.

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12. Will of Benjamin Warrington, 3 Apr 1771. (Accomack County Wills & Etc. 1767-1772 Page 577)

In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Warrington of Accomack County being sick and weak, but of perfect sense and memory, thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life & to prevent any disputes that may arise after my death concerning my wordly (sic) Estate, do ordain and dispose of the same in manner and form as followeth:

Item. I give the plantation whereon I now live, containing Eighty Seven acres, be there more or less, to my son George Warrington and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. Only reserving my wife Comfort the privilege of one half of my said land with all the conveniences thereonto attending as long as she shall remain my widow and for want of lawful heirs of my son George as before mentioned, Then I give the said land to my son Benjamin and his heirs afsd., and for want of such heirs then to my son James and his heirs as afsd.

Item. I give to my wife my young horse called Champion and best bridle, one deep red cow and bull yearling, one best low bed, bolster & pillow, bed stead, mattress and cord below stairs, two sheets, blanket & rug, five best barrens & one young sow, three first choice of sheep, one plough & harrow and harnesses, and the use of my loom and first two choice slays and gears and two slays without gears as long as she lives & remains my widow & after that the said loom, gears, and slays, I give to my daughter Comfort.

Item. I give the low bedstead, mattress and cord bed and bolster upstairs, one pillow and blanket to my daughter Lishe Turlington, two sheets & best spotted rug. I also give my son-in- law Edmund Turlington my ...use? coat I give my daughter Sarah my best high bedstead mattress and cord best bed & bolster & one pillow, two sheets, third choice and one second choice green rug and blanket. I give my daughter Mary my high bedstead, mattress & cord below stairs bed & bolster, one new tick with all the new goose feathers that I leave at my death to be put therein, two sheets, one second choice spotted rug and one first choice cotton bed cover & the third choice spotted rug & one blanket. I give to my son Benjamin one light red cow & pride cow calf, one smallest case of bottles, six country??? pewter plates, my large coat & breeches, my best one table & two large pewter dishes. I give to my son James one deep red cow & cow calf, one safe, my largest case of bottles, three next choice pewter dishes, six country pewter plates, my silk handkerchief, my two best hatts, my best pair of checked pair linnin (sic) breeches, one white cotton jacket & shirt worsted, Do,? one best pair of the read (sic) stockings. I give to my daughter Mary 3 1/2 yards of shift linens. I give to my son George my pumps, stock & stock brickle ??& my lapell jack and all remaining part of my common wearing clothes. I give to my son Benjamin the coat that was made for George that is now too small for him. I give my daughter Comfort eleven shillings, if ever got from the Parish on account of burying Thomas Bennet.

The remaining part of my estate, after paying my just debts only a barrel of tarr expected to be put on my house, I leave to be equally divided between my wife Comfort & all my children, excepting my son George, I constitute and appoint my wife executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all other Wills heretofore by me made. In testimony hereof I have published and declared the same on April 3, 1771, in presence of Luke Luker James Turlington John  Winder
Benjamin X Warrington
his mark

At a Court held for Accomack County August 27th 1771. The within written Last Will and  Testament of Benjamin Warrington, dec'd., was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record. Thomas Parramore being by the court appointed guardian to George Warrington, heir at-law to the testator to contest the proof thereof being present and having  nothing to object and on the motion of Comfort Warrington the executrix therein named taking  the oath & giving Michael Bonewell & John Roger's son Richard for her security who entered  into and acknowledged bond for the purpose, certificate is granted her to for obtaining probate in due form. Geo. Holden Clerk of Court Duly recorded Geo. Holden Cl.  

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13. Will of George Warrington, 20 Feb 1775. (Accomack Wills and etc.  1772-1777 page 344)   

In the name of God Amen. I George Warrington of Accomack County in the Colony of Virginia, being sick in body tho of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for it and calling to memory the Fraility of Human Life do make this my Last Will and Testament as follows:   

First I recommend my soul to God who gave it, humbly beseeching his most gracious acceptance of the same and my body to the Earth there to be decently buried. And as to my worldly Estate with which it has pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of as follows Viz.   

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my Housekeeper, Patience Bishop, the bed and furniture appertaining thereto whereon she sleepeth. I also give unto her my negro wench named Sarah, the elder. I also give unto her the sum of One Hundred Pounds of aforesaid currency with proviso that she shall not claim any right, title, or demand, whatsoever on the remainder of my Estate. If  in case she does, then I give and bequeath the aforesaid legacies to my cousins Elizabeth Warrington and Nancy Warrington to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs & assigns forever. But, if the said Patience Bishop accepts of the same, then I give the aforesaid legacies to her for to support and maintain a child she now has had by me and another whereof she is large with, which I give to her and her heirs on aforesaid conditions. I give and bequeath to James Bishop, son of the aforesaid Patience, one negro named Sarah the younger, to him and his heirs & assigns forever.   

Item. I give unto the said Sarah Bishop [sic] (Probably meant Patience) one woolen wheel, one spinning wheel, all my setting chairs, with all my checkered shirts and trousers to her and her heirs forever.   

Item. I give and bequeath unto my cousin Nancy Warrington a negro fellow named Andrew, another named Dollar to her, her heirs& assigns forever.   

Item. I give to my cousin Elizabeth Warrington a negro fellow named Jacob, another named Will, to her, her heirs & assigns forever.   

Item. I give the remainder of my Estate to my cousins Nancy Warrington and Elizabeth Warrington, to be equally divided between them, their heirs and assigns forever.   

Lastly. I order, constitute & appoint James Henry and George Corbin executors of this, my Last Will and Testament, disallowing and revoking all others & acknowledge this My Last Will and Testament made this 20th day of February Anno Domini 1775.
 George Warrington SS
 Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Samuel Warren
 Patience [X] Bishop Elizabeth [X] Bishop
 her mark her mark   

At a Court held for Accomack County June 27th 1775. The within Last Will and Testament of  George Warrington (deceased) was presented and proved by the oath of Samuel Warren one of  the subscribing witnesses thereto and admitted to record, and on the motion of James Henry &  George Corbin, the executors therein named, taking oath and giving... ...& William Riley for their securities who entered into & acknowledged a bond for that purpose, certificate is granted  them for obtaining a probate there on in due form. Littleton Savage Clerk of Court Accomack.  Examined C. of Ct.

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14. Will of George Warrington, 6 Jan 1782. (Accomack County Wills & etc. 1780-1784 page 161)

In the name of God Amen the 6th day of January 1782, I George Warrington of Accomack County, ship carpenter, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as follows to wit:   

First. I give and bequeath to my brother Benjamin all my ship carpenter tools, except the smallest broad axe, adz, and hand saw I give to Teackle Shrieves.   

I also give to my nephew (sic) Esther Wise Ten pounds hard cash.   

I also give my two nephews Susanna & Sarah Turlington to have an equal part betwixt them with my sisters Sarah Wise and Mary Warrington

All the remainder of my estate, except my wearing clothes, I give to my brother Benjamin Warrington except one pattern for a great coat, one pair of leather breeches and my best hatt and the remainder part of my estate to be sold and divided between my two sisters and nephews, Susanna & Sarah Turlington as afsd this to be my last Will and Testament whereof I have hereunto set my hands & seal the day and year above written.
George [X] Warrington (Seal)
 his mark
 Signed, sealed & delivered by the testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers John Dix Snr. William Dix William Shrieves John Dix

At a Court held in Accomack County, January 29th 1782, this Will was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Benjamin Warrington, executor, taking oath and giving John Dix Snr. for his security who entered into and acknowledged a bond for that purpose, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof  in due form. Examined Littleton Savage C. of Court.  

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15. Will of Southey Warrington, 21 Apr 1784. (Accomack County Wills & etc.  1784-1787 page 187)   

In the name of God Amen; I Southey Warrington of Accomack County, being in a low state of  health, but of perfect memory; thought fit to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner  and form as following;   

I give and bequeath to my three sons Abbott, Walter, Shadrack, all my wearing clothes to be equally divided between them three.

Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Comfort Warrington, my negro wench Candis to her and her disposing.

Item. I lend my land and plantation I now live on and all the remainder of my estate to my loving  wife Comfort Warrington during her single life and at her marriage to be equally divided between my wife and my seven children, that is Ann, George, Rebecca, Abbott, Walter, Shadrack, Caty and if my wife should never marry for it to be equally divided between what of  the seven children is alive at her death.   

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Teackle, at his mothers death all my land and plantation I  now live on provided that he shall never sell nor swap or mortgage it for if he should presume to  sell, swap or mortgage, then to go to my eldest son and his heirs forever. And my will and desire is that my cypress perriauqer (sic) to be sold to the highest bidder to pay my debts and if she don't  raise money enough that my wife may get stores enough to pay the remainder of my debts and to  make no waste of the rest of the timber. 

And I appoint my loving wife and my son George Warrington executors of this my Last Will  and Testament. As witness my hand and seal this 21st day of April 1784.
Southey Warrington SS Seal

Elijah Northam James X Jester Henry Fletcher Snr.
his mark

At a Court held in Accomack County October 25 th 1785, this will was proved by the oath of  henry Fletcher a witness thereto and ordered o be recorded and on the motion of Comfort Warrington and George Warrington taking oath and giving Jacob Taylor and William Onions  for their security who entered into and acknowledged a bond for that purpose. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Examined; Littleton Savage Cl. of Ct.

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16. Will of John Warrington, 1 Jun 1790. (Accomack County, Va. Wills and etc.  1788-1794 page 31)

In the name of God Amen, I John Warrington of the county of Accomack, Virginia, being sick and weak of body, but in perfect sense and memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will  and Testament in manner and form following, to wit:

Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my son John Burton Warrington fifty acres of my land adjoining the county road commonly called the Middle or Gargatha road, to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Warrington all the remainder of my land and Plantation to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. It is my true intent and meaning that the above several tracts of land hereby given to my  two sons are nevertheless subject to the dower of my loving wife Elizabeth.

Item. I lend unto my loving wife Elizabeth the use of my following slaves during her natural life  as her dower in my slaves to wit; Reuben and Joyce and Hannah and Briston and Sarah,and at  her death the aforesaid five negro slaves together with the future increases of the said female  slaves to be equally divided between my five younger children, by name, John Burton  Warrington, Elizabeth, Lusy, Joshua, and William Burton Warrington, to them and their heirs and assign forever, and if either of my said five children die before they arrive at lawful age or  marry, the said slaves together with their increase to be equally divided among the survivors.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Warrington and my daughter Sally Mears whatever negroes or other property I have already given them and in their possession and no other part of my estate whatever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Taylor one cow and no other part of my estate she having had her portion already.
 Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Peggy one negro man named Moses to her and her heirs forever.
 Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel one negro man slave named Saul to her and her heirs forever.
 Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas one negro boy named George to him and his heirs forever and one half of my Cyder casks and Brandy still.
 Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife my riding chair and mare, the other half of my cyder casks and the liberty of the Brandy still, her own liquor or fruit made on the Plantation, not  with standing the above gift of the still to Thomas, which must be considered as liable to this encumberance (sic.)

Item. All the remainder part of my estate not before mentioned I hereby desire to be equally divided between my wife and my following children to wit; Peggy, Rachel, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Lusy, Joshua and William to them and their heirs and assigns forever.   

Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife executrix and my son Stephen Warrington and my son-in-law John Mears executors of this my last Will and Testament, revolking (sic) and disannulling all other Wills by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I  have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this first day of June, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety.
 John Warrington Seal
 Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of William Gibb and Samuel Wise

At a court held in Accomack County, Virginia June 29th 1790, this Will was proved by the oath of William Gibb and Samuel Wise, witnesses thereto and ordered recorded. Examined test;  Littleton Savage C.A.C. And at court held in Accomack County, Virginia September 28, 1790, on the motion of Stephen Warrington and Elizabeth Warrington taking oath and giving  JohnBayly and James Spiers for security, who entered into 7 acknowledged a bond for that  purpose, certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereof in due form of law.


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