John Livesay was found in Prince George County, Virginia in 1704. He migrated to Henrico County, Virginia by 1697. It is believed that
William Lifsey of Brunswick County, Virginia, ancestor of the Lifseys of Southwest , Virginia, North Carolina and
Georgia may be descendants of this John Livesay.
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|~ D1 - John Livesay ~
Will of John Livesay, 1720 - Prince George Co. VA
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 415, Prince George Co.VA.)
In the Name of God, Amen I John Livesay of Prince George County, being by the Blessing of God, in a good State of Health, and of Sound and disposing mind
& memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and being desirous to Settle and dispense of my Estate, do therefore make and ordain this my Last Will
and Testament in manner following, and first I humbly beg of Almighty God, for pardon and remission of all my Sins and transgressions for the sake of Jesus
Christ my most blessed Lord & Saviour, and do order my Body to be decently interred according to the discretion of my Executrix, and for my Worldly Estate,
I give and Dispose of the same in manner following.-
I give and bequeath unto my Son John Livesay that part of my Land on which he now Liveth, Lying to the Southward of Hogpen run, containing one hundred
and fifty acres of Land, be it more or Less, being near the one half of the tract of Land on which I now Live, with all the buildings and Improvements thereon,
both where he Lives and the plantation on which his brother William Lives, which Land and plantation I give and bequeath unto my said Son John Livesay and
to his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Livesay and his heirs for ever all the remaining part of my Land and plantation on which I now live, containing one
hundred and fifty acres, be it more or Less, Lying on the North side Hoggpen run with all the Improvements thereon, and I do hereby order and Direct that the
said Hoggpen run shall be the division and bounds of the said Lands between my s'd Two Sons and their heirs for ever, and my further will is that my said
Two Sons shall have full and free Liberty for themselves to get timber upon each others Lands before given for the use of their plantations, as they have
occasion but not for any other use or purpose whatsoever.
And whereas my intent and design was to have given one third part of my said Lands unto my Son William Livesay, and his aforesaid Brothers haveing in Lieu
thereof, agreed to pay the purchase mony of other Lands for him in another place, and that it may appear that I had not forgotten him in my Will,
I do therefore give and bequeath unto my said Son William Livesay all my wearing cloaths & apparrell.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Ledbetter one shilling current mony in Lieu of all claim to my Estate.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Livesay one shilling Current mony.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Livesay one shilling current mony.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Livesay one shilling current mony.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Livesay one shilling current mony.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susannah Livesay one shilling current mony.
Lastly and for the remaining part of my Estate consisting of crops of Grain Tobacco, Stocks of Cattle, Horses, Hoggs etc. and of Debts and
Household Goods I give and bequeath the same unto my Loveing wife Joan Livesay to use and dispose of as she pleases, hereby nominating and appointing
my said wife whole & sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, revokeing & making void all other Wills and Testaments heretofore made, and
declareing this to be my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 30th day of March ADo. 1719.
John Livesay Seald w'th. red wax.
Signed, Seald, delivered & published in the presence of -
Bethyer (her B marke) Scott John Scott Jun'r.
At a Court held at Merchants Hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in August being the ninth day of the said month
Anno Dom: 1720.
The above written Last Will and Testament of John Livesay dec'ed, was presented into Court by Joan Livesay his Executrix who made oath thereto, and it
being proved by the oaths of John Scott, Bethyer Scott & John Scott Jun'r. the witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly recorded.
And on the motion of the said Joan Livesay Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.
Test Wm. Hamlin ClCur.
|John & Joan's Children
Son John Livesay
Son Thomas Livesay
Son William Livesay
Daughter Elizabeth Livesay Ledbetter
Daughter Mary Livesay
Daughter Rebecca Livesay
Daughter Sarah Livesay
Daughter Hannah Livesay
Daughter Susannah Livesay