Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Nancy Sturdivant

Female Abt 1774 - Bef 1805  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Nancy Sturdivant 
    Born Abt 1774  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 8 Jun 1805  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133464  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Family Benjamin Suggett,   b. Abt 1770, Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F52770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • d/o John Sturdivant and Rebecca

      John Sturdivant, Will dtd 8 Jun 1805, prov. 23 Sept 1805.
      In the name of God Amen. I John Sturdivant of Brunswick County being of sound mind & disposing memory for which I thank God, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with after my Just debts and Funeral Expences are paid I give & Bequeath the in manner following, that is to say ~

      Item I lend unto my beloved Wife Susannah Sturdivant two hundred and Eighty Eight Acres of land being the middle part of the Tract whereon I now live between the land Called Curtises Tract & the Tract adjoining Benja. Ivey's Mill pond. Also I lend unto her four Negroes by name Jacob, Milley, Dick & Minerva, two Horses by name of Little Davy & Jany Nipper also four Cows & Calves, two Sows & Piggs (sic), half a dozen siting (sic) Chairs, one Bed & Furniture, one Chist (sic). The land and property is lent no longer than her widowhood (sic).

      Item I give unto my son Jessee Sturdivant Three hundred & Sixty Acres of land Beginning on my back line Runing (sic) due North & South to Begin on Belling Bottoms lines also Four Negroes by name Sam, Lizzie, Tom & Robin, one Bed & Furniture, one Chest to him & his heirs forever.

      Item I give unto my son Lucas Sturdivant Three Hundred & Forty Acres of land Beginning on the back line running due North & South to the Creek, also four Negroes by names Benj., Daniel, Larry & Kizza, one Bed & Furniture, two Horses by Name Hoping Mare & a Boy Colt, one Chist to him & his heirs forever; But should my son Lucas Sturdivant die without Lawful Issue all the Estate I give him to be equally divided among my surviving Children and over Three Grand Children, Namely, Becky Robertson Suggett, Benjamin Suggett & Edgcomb Suggett.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Lucy Sturdivant Five Negroes by name Fanny & her Child Amy, Tilly & her Child Rozella & Tony, one Bed & Furniture on Chist, one Dressing Table, also my riding Horse, Bridle & a womans Saddle, one Cow & Calf, six siting Chairs to Her & Her Heirs forever.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Betsy Collier Sturdivant Four Negroes by names Jacob, (which I have lent to my wife during her widowhood) also Sterling, Hinton & Ginny, one Bed & furniture, one Filley & Chist, one cow & Calf to her & her Heirs forever. But in Case she should die without a lawful Issue, the above mentioned Property to go to my Children Viz Jessee Sturdivant, Lucas Sturdivant, Lucy Sturdivant & my three Grand Children, Becky Robertson Suggett, Benja. Suggett & Edgcomb Suggett.

      Item I give unto my grand Daughter Beck Robertson Suggett one Negro Girl Suckey to her & her Heirs forever.

      Item I give unto my grand Son Benja. Suggett one Negro Girl Becky to him
      and his heirs forever.

      Item I give unto my grand Son Edgcomb Suggett one Negro Boy Peter to him & his heirs forever. But should either of my three grand Children mentioned die without Lawful Issue it shall go to all the surviving ones & in Case all of them shall die without lawful Issue the Estate shall then pass & go to my Children Jessee Sturdivant, Lucas Sturdivant & Lucy Sturdivant.

      Item The two Hundred & Eighty Eight Acres of Land which I have lent to my
      wife should she marry, I wish to be sold & the money Equally divided among my surviving Children.

      Item My will & desire is that an old Negro woman Hannah should be well
      Supported out of my Estate.

      Item My desire is that a Negro Woman Judah may be sold and the money
      arising therefrom to go in discharge of my debts if wanted, otherwise to be
      Equally divided among my Children then living & my three grand Children
      above mentioned.

      Item I lend unto my wife Susannah Sturdivant during her widdowhood all all (sic) the Residue of my Estate not before mentioned, Then to be Equally
      divided among my Children then living.

      Lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Friends Robert Hardaway,
      William Walker Junr., Jessee Sturdivant Executors of this my Last Will & Testament.

      In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this
      Eighth day of June in the year 1805 ~~
      Signed Sealed & published & declar'd
      & for the lst Will & Testament of the above /s/ John Sturdivant {Seal}
      named Jno. Sturdivant in presence of us ~~
      Sarah Hardaway
      Patsy Collier
      Polly C. Hicks

      Brunswick County Court September 23rd, 1805
      This last Will & Testament of John Sturdivant dec'd was proved by the Oaths of Sarah Hardway & Polly C. Hicks witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Robert Hardaway one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law & together with Edward Walker, Jessee Sturdivant, David Walker & Israel Mars [sic-Morris] his securities entered into & acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of Five thousand pounds

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