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Amherst County
Abstracts of Virginia Wills

"Source: "Virginia wills before 1799 : a complete abstract register of all names mentioned in over six hundred recorded wills ... copied from the court house records of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Loudoun, Prince William, and Rockbridge Counties"
by William Montgomery Clemens
Pompton Lakes, N.J.: Biblio Co., 1924

Submitted by K.T.


Abstracts of Virginia Wills

BALL, VALENTINE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 5, 1770.
wife Susannah
d. Jane Ball, legal heir
William Ball, legal heir
James Ball, legal heir
Lewis Ball, legal heir
John Ball, legal heir
Alice Wright, legal heir
Sarah Bowman, legal heir
Susan Haighs, legal heir
Mary Hargrove, legal heir

BANKS, GERRARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Feb. 7, 1780.
s. William Banks
s. Reuben Banks
s. Thomas Banks
s. Linn Banks
s. Adam Banks
g.s. Gerrard Banks
d. Mary Banks
d. Sarah Banks
d. Elizabeth Hume
d. Rachel Higgenbothum

BERRISFORD, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 5, 1763.
wife Mary
d. Jean Berrisford
d. Francis Berrisford
d. Siddey Berrisford
d. Ann Berrisford
d. Mary Berrisford
d. Catrin Berrisford
d. Margaret Berrisford

BIBB, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 3, 1781.
wife Sarah
s. William Bibb
s. John Bibb
s. Henry Bibb
s. James Bibb
s. Martin Bibb
d. Temperance Bibb
d. Mary Gray
d. Francis Harper
d. Elizabeth Nicholas
d. Anne Key
d. Barbara Cobb
d. Rachel Alass

BICKNALL, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 7, 1781.
s. Samuel Bicknall
s. William Bicknall, Jr.
s. Thomas Bicknall
s. John Bicknall
d. Ruth Bicknall
d. Anna Bicknall
d. Mary Ann Bicknall
s. Micajah Bicknall

BOLLING, EDWARD
Chesterfield Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 1, 1770, in Amherst County,
brother Thomas Bolling
brother John Bolling
brother Robert Bolling
brother Archibald Bolling
sister Ann Bolling
sister Sarah Taxe
sister Margaret Bland
cousin Boiling Eldridge

BOULWARE, JESSE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 7, 1777.
wife Elizabeth
s. William Boulware
d. Sally Boulware
g.d. Rhoda Ryan and her mother Rachel

CABELL, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 6, 1774.
s. Nicholas Cabell

CAMPBELL, HENRY
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 7, 1772.
wife Charity
s. John Campbell
s. Aaron Campbell
s. Joel Campbell
g.s. Henry Cashwood

CAMPBELL, NEIL
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 3, 1777.
sister Catherine Brough, of Perth, Scot.
children of Cathrine Brough
Natural, d. Elizabeth Campbell, alias Ballou
Tobitha Ballou

CAMPBELL, GEORGE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 5, 1777.
wife Margaret
s. John Campbell
s. Archibald Campbell
s. George Campbell
s. Edley Campbell
s. Thomas Campbell
d. Catherine Campbell
d. Elizabeth Campbell
d. Margaret Campbell
d. Ruth Campbell

CARTER, CHARLES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 1, 1766.
s. Dale Carter
s. Charles Carter
s. John Carter
d. Susannah Carter
d. Elizabeth Carter

CASH, HOWARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 6, 1772.
wife Ruth
s. Benjamin Cash
s. Robert Cash
s. Stephen Cash
s. Joel Cash
g.s. Howard Cash, s. of Joel
d. Elizabeth Cash
d. Ruth Cash
d. Mary Ann Cash
d. Susannah Cash
d. Mary Lively
d. Ann Powell
d. Sarah Manze

CASH, BENJAMIN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Feb. 3, 1777.
wife Nancy
children not named
Robert Cash, Executor

CASH, ROBERT
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 6, 1782.
wife Tamsey
s. Samuel Cash
s. Barnett Cash
d. Sophie Cash
d. Francis Cash
d. Parmela Cash

CHILDRESS, BENJAMIN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 2, 1775.
wife
s. Royal Childress

CHRISTIAN, JAMES
Amherst Co., Will filed Sept. 3, 1781.
bro. John Christian
bro. George Christian

CLEMENTS, JEREMIAH
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 20, 1803.
wife Mary
d. Joice Clements
d. Mary Tamble
s. James Clements
s. Francis Clements
s. Stephen Clements
s. Jesse Clements
s. John Clements
s. William Clements

CLERK, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 7, 1777.
father William Clerk
uncle Henry of Henrico Co., Va.
brothers and sisters

COLEMAN, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 7, 1778.
wife Elizabeth
s. Thomas Coleman
s. Samuel Coleman
s. John Coleman
s. James Coleman
d. Nancy Coleman
d. Betsy Coleman
d. Mary (infant)

COTTRELL, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 2, 1763.
wife Susannah
s. Thomas Cottrell
s. Gilbert Cottrell
s. William Cottrell
and two other sons.

COX, EDWARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 2, 1780.
wife Margaret
d. Clary Cox

CRAWFORD, DAVID
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 6, 1762.
s. David Crawford
s. John Crawford
d. Rhode Crawford
d. Eliza Crawford
d. Judith Terry
d. Lucy Champness
d. Martin's children

CRAWFORD, DAVID
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Aug. 4 ,1766.
s. William Crawford
s. Charles Crawford
s. Joel Crawford
s. David Crawford
s. Nathan Crawford
s. John's son Peter
d. Smith Crawford
d. Susanah Crawford
d. Sarah Crawford
d. Anne Crawford
d. Mary Crawford

DAVIS, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 6, 1780.
wife Elizabeth
s. Phillip Davis
s. William Davis
s. Benjamin Davis
s. Jesse Davis
bro. David Davis
d. Hannah Davis

DAWSON, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 5, 1770.
Decedent from Johnson Co., N. Car.
wife Mary
bro. William Dawson
brother-in-law John Carter
Six chidren in North Carolina by a former wife.

ELLIOTT, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 7, 1768.
wife Ann
James Elliott of Balto. Co., Md.

EVANS, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 5, 1774.
s. Benjamin Evans
s. Charles Evans
s. Thomas Evans
s. William Evans
d. Hannah Evans

FREELAND, JAMES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 7, 1770.
wife's son Robert Williams

FURBUSH, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed April 1, 1782.
wife Sally Stratham
s. William Furbush
bro. John Furbush
bro. Robert Furbush
d. Molly Furbush
b. in l. John W. Haden
b. in l. Charles Stratham

GILBERT, HENRY
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 4, 1778.
wife Mary
s. Thos. Gilbert
s. Richard Gilbert
s. Henry Gilbert
s. George Gilbert
s. John Gilbert
s. Ezekial Gilbert
s. Josiah Gilbert
s. Maurice Gilbert
d. Anne Gilbert
d. Mary Gaines, w. of Daniel Gaines.

GILBERT, JOHN WYATT
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 3, 1781.
wife Sally
s. George Gilbert
d. Sally Gilbert
d. Mary W. Gilbert
d. Anne Stark Gilbert

GILLENWATERS, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 6, 1780.
wife Martha
s. Elijah Gillenwaters
s. Joel Gillenwaters

GOFF, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 7, 1763.
wife Anne
s. Joseph Goff
s. John Goff
s. Leonard Goff d. Elizabeth Goff

GOLEY, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 7, 1767.
brother Abraham Nally
sister Sarah Crawford

GRIFFIN, RUEBIN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 1, 1777.
bro. John Griffin and his son Thomas Griffin.
s. James Grigsley
s. John Grigsley
s. Charles Grigsley
s. William Grigsley
s. Joseph Grigsley
s. Elisha Grigsley
s. Rueben Grigsley
d. Frankie Grigsley

HANSBROUGH, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 6, 1779.
wife Keziah
s. Caleb Hansbrough
s. William Hansbrough
s. John Hansbrough
s. James Hansbrough
s. Samuel Hansbrough
s. Peter Hansbrough
d. Sarah Hansbrough
d. Charlotte Hansbrough
d. Rachel Key
d. Elizabeth Ball

HARDING, GROVES
Amherst Co.. Va. Will filed April 2, 1782.
s. John Harding
s. Edward Harding
d. Betsy Harding
d. Sally Harding
d. Lucy Harding

HARRISON, BATTAILE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 7, 1776.
wife Frances
s. Rueben Harrison
s. John Harrison
s. Richard Harrison
s. James Harrison
s. William Harrison
d. Franky Harrison
d. Betty Tinsley

JOHNSON, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 5, 1778.
mother Ann Johnson
bro. Phillip Johnson
bro. Snelling Johnson
sister Mary Johnson
sister Frances Johnson

KIPPERS, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 6, 1769.
wife-
s. John Kippers
Sarah Clarke

LACKEY, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 6, 1772.
wife Eve
s. John Lackey
Executors James Lackey, Andrew Lackey, Samuel Lackey

LAMASTER, RICHARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 3, 1776.
bro. Abraham Lamaster
bro. Ralph Lamaster
mother Ann Lamaster

LEE, AMBROSE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 16, 1764.
s. Frank Lee
s. William Lee
d. Elizabeth Lee
d. Jean Lee
d. Lucky Lee
d. Mary Lee

LYONS, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 1, 1765.
wife Rachel
Richard Tanulty Lyons

MC PHERSON, ALEXANDER
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 1, 1766.
wife Susannah
d. Sarah Allen
g.d. Elizabeth Allen

MAFFITT, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 3, 1779.
wife Elizabeth

MARLIN, STEVEN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Aug. 7, 1769.
wife Anne
s. John Marlin
s. Gideon Marlin
s. Sherod Marlin
s. Stephen Marlin
s. Martin Marlin
d. Elizabeth Gregg
d. Mary Ann Smith
William Martin, Executor

MARTIN, DAVID
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 2, 1767.
mother Jennet Martin of Donegal, Ireland

MARTIN, JAMES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 6, 1775. ,
s. Azariah Martin
s. Amariah Martin
s. Obadiah Martin
s. William Martin
s. David Martin
s. John Martin
s. James Martin
s. in l. William Gerritt

MILLER, ALEXANDER
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 6,1782.
wife Martha
s. Nathan Miller
s. Andrew Miller
s. Alexander Miller
d. Mary Miller

MILLS, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Aug. 4, 1766.
wife Mary
s. William Mills
s. Jesse Mills
d. Anna Mills
d. Milley Mills
d. Sarah Watts
s. Thomas' children, Ambrose and Elizabeth

MITCHELL, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 5, 1767.
s. Charles Mitchell
s. Joab Mitchell
d. Elizabeth Mitchell
d. Nancy Mitchell

MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL, Sr.
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 7, 1768.
wife Margaret
s. Michael Montgomery
s. Thomas Montgomery
s. James Montgomery
s. John Montgomery
d. Abigail Montgomery
d. Elizabeth Montgomery
d. Sarah Montgomery

MOORE, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Feb. 2, 1767.
s. James Moore
s. Aaron Moore
s. John Moore
d. Sarah Toney

MORRISON, JAMES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 7, 1763.
wife Rebecca
brother Thomas Morrison
brother John Morrison

NASH, ENOCH
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 5,1781.
wife Susannah
s. Enoch Nash
d. Elizabeth Nash
d. Mary Nash
d. Ann Nash
d. Louisa Dixon, wife of William

PARKS, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 7, 1778.
1. wifeTabitha
2. wife Mary
s. John Parks
s. Martin Parks
d. Sarah Parks
Benjamin Parks, Adm.

PENDLETON, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 1, 1779.
wife Elizabeth
s. Benjamin Pendleton
s. James Pendleton
s. Edward Pendleton
s. Richard Pendleton
s. John Pendleton
s. Rueben Pendleton
s. William Pendleton
s. Isaac Pendleton
d. Mary Pendleton
d. Sarah Pendleton
d. Frankie Pendleton
d. Betta Pendleton

PENN, MOSES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct, 3, 1774.
brother George Penn
brother Philip Penn
brother William Penn
brother Gabriel Penn
niece Pamelia, d. of Gabriel
nephew George Penn, s. of George
nephew Frank Lee
nephew Richard Lee
niece Nancy Lee

PENN, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 7, 1777.
bro. George Penn
bro. Phillip Penn
bro. Gabriel Penn
bro. Abraham Penn

PHILLIPS, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 6, 1778.
wife Mary
s. John Phillips
s. Stephen Phillips
s. Thomas Phillips
s. William Phillips

POWELL, RICHARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed April 4, 1774.
wife Elizabeth
s. Thomas Powell
s. Edward Powell
s. Wyatt Powell
s. Richard Powell
s. John Powell
g.s. James Powell,
s. of John
d. Winnifred Powell
d. Rhoda Powell
d. Clary Woodroof

RAY, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 5, 1764.
s. James Ray
s. William Ray

RAY, MOSES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 5, 1768.
s. William Ray
s. Moses Ray
s. Thomas Ray
other sons and daughters

REID, AMOS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 7, 1765.
d. Martha Reid
d. Agnes Reid
d. Florence Reid
d. Sarah Reid
s. Esher Reid
s. Andrew Reid
James and John Reid, Attest

RILEY, MILES (or RILY)
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Jan. 5.1778.
wife Sarah
s. James Riley
s. John Riley
d. Elizabeth Riley
d. Mary Riley
d. Hannah Riley

ROSE, HENRY
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 1, 1770.
sister Susannah Lawson
sister Margaret Rose
brother Hugh Rose
brother Patrick Rose
brother Charles Rose
niece Caroline Rose, d. of bro. Hugh
nephew Charles Rose, s. of bro. John

RUCKER, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 4, 1780.
wife Ellenor
s. William Rucker
s. George Rucker
s. John Rucker
s. Isaac Rucker
s. James Rucker
d. Nelly Rucker
d. Betty Rucker
d. Sarah Rucker
d. Sukey Coward

SHANNON, THOMAS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Aug. 1,1772.
bro. Thomas Shannon
bro. Samuel Shannon
cousin Thomas Shannon
niece Sarah Crow

SNYDER, JOHN (or SNEIDER)
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Dec. 1, 1777.
wife Elizabeth
s. John Snyder
d. Elizabeth Snyder
d. Mary Aaron
d. Rachel Brown
d. Anna Jones
s. in l. George Cockburn

STEPHENSON, EDWARD
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 6, 1766.
s. Robert Stephenson
s. John Stephenson
s. Edward Stephenson
s. William Stephenson
s. James Stephenson
d. Jane Stephenson
d. Elizabeth Stephenson
d. Mary Stephenson
d. Margaret Stephenson

STINNETT, BENJAMIN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 6,1778.
wife Elizabeth
s. William Stinnett
s. Benjamin Stinnett
d. Susannah Stinnett
s. in l. John Childress

SUDWORTH, WILLIAM
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed April 5, 1762.
s. James Sudworth
s. William Sudworth
s. Larnes Sudworth
d. Mary Sudworth
d. Sarah Denny
d. Agnes Willobey
d. Charity Tate
d. Elizabeth Ray

THOMAS, CORNELIUS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 2, 1775.
s. John Thomas
s. Norborn Thomas
s. Thomas Thomas
Three daughters

VAUGHAN, CORNELIUS
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 8, 1781.
wife Anne
bro. John Vaughan
sister Ann Edwards
sister Margaret Edwards

WADE, PEARCE
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 5,1770.
wife Elizabeth
d. Susannah Wade
d. Elizabeth Wade

WARREN, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 3, 1769.
s. John Warren
d. Elizabeth Whitell

WEBB, CUTHBERT
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Nov. 2,1778.
Residence in Albermarle Co.
wife Mary
bro. Theodorick
children not named

WEIR, ROBERT
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed July 6, 1772.
wife Martha
s. John Weir
d. Elizabeth Weir
bro. in l. Thomas Ball

WILCHER, JOSEPH
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed May 6,1782.
wife Barbery
s. John Wilche
d. Sarah Wilche

WILLABEE, HUGH
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 5,1769.
wife----
Charity C. Willabee, witness
Sarah J. Willabee, witness

WITT, JOHN
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed March 4,1782.
wife Lucy
s. Abner Witt
s. William Witt
s. Elisha Witt
s. George Witt
s. Littlebury Witt
s. John Witt
d. Lucy Witt

WOODS, SAMUEL
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed Feb. 3, 1781.
wife Sarah
s. James Woods
s. William Woods and five daughters

WOODS, JAMES
Amherst Co., Va. Will filed June 4, 1781.
wife Barbara
g.s. James Woods
s. William Woods
d. Mary Woods
d. Margaret Woods
d. Barbara Woods
d. Elizabeth Woods
d. Jane Woods



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