Rawleigh Porteus Downman1754 - 1801 (47 years)
Name Rawleigh Porteus Downman  Birth 26 Mar 1754 North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Gender Male Death 10 Jun 1801 Dinwiddie County, Virginia - probate Person ID I38129 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Sep 2023
Father Robert Downman, b. 21 May 1720, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia d. Jul 1769, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia (Age 49 years) Relationship natural Mother Elizabeth Porteus, b. Abt 1725, Richmond County, Virginia d. 1756, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia (Age ~ 31 years) Relationship natural Marriage Sep 1743 North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Family ID F22398 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Anne Downman, b. 29 Dec 1755, Prince William County, Virginia d. Mar 1805, Dinwiddie County, Virginia - probate (Age 49 years) Marriage Abt 1776 Richmond County, Virginia Family ID F24088 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Sep 2023
The Virginia Genealogist Volume 18, 1975 [John Frederick Dorman]
WILLS OF RAWLEIGH PORTEUS DOWNMAN
AND HIS WIFE ANNE (DOWNMAN) DOWNMAN MUIR
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Contributed by Mrs. Mary W. Steffens
I Rawleigh Portius Downman of the County of Dinwiddie, State of Virginia, at present in Prince William County, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I give unto my beloved wife Anne Downman a tract of land lying in Dinwiddie County, between the creeks of Butterwood and Tomaheton, containing between nine hundred and one thousand acres as the title papers will show to her heirs, executors, [ ] the slaves, horses, cattle, hogs, furniture and farming utensils, now on the said plantation, to her and her heirs and assignees forever.
I also give unto my beloved wife Anne Downman a tract of land lying in the County of Richmond, State of Virginia, near the River Rappahannock, containing between eight and nine hundred acres, more or less, as the title papers will show, to her and her heirs and assignees forever, also all the slaves and other property which I inherited by the death of my brother Robert's two daughters, Frances and Elizabeth, to her and her heirs and assignees forever.
I give also unto my beloved wife Anne Downman all the slaves and other property which came by herself, to her and her heirs and assigns forever, together with all my slaves now in Prince William County and all those hired this year in Fairfax County, together with all my Horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, furniture, plate, carriages and farming utensils now in Prince William County to her and her heirs and her heirs [sic] and assigns forever.
I bequeath also unto my beloved wife Ann Downman eleven hundred acres of land lying in the State of Georgia, situate between the rivers Oconey and Ockmulge, to her and her heirs and assigns forever. I also give unto my beloved wife fifteen thousand acres of land in the State of Kentucky, the lands I purchased in conjunction with John Mayo, David Ross and Kennon Jones to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
I give also unto my beloved wife Ann Downman, a tract of land lying in the County of Amelia, State of Virginia, containing three hundred acres more or less, as will appear by the title papers, as by my father's will, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
I give also unto my beloved wife Ann Downman twelve hundred acres of land, lying in the County of
Henry, State of Virginia, on Turkey Cocke Creek, and near Turkey Cock Mountain, purchased of John Dillingham in partnership with Robert Ward, who was afterward killed in the Army. I leave it to my wife, her heirs and assigns forever.
I give unto my beloved wife Ann Downman all the money owe me, both on bonds and open accounts, also all my bank stock, as will appear by my papers and all and every description of claim that I hold whatsoever to will and dispose of during her life and at her death forever, she paying all my just debts, and also paying or causing to be paid either by installment or otherwise, as most convenient to my wife and in her own time the sum of five hundred pounds, each to Frances and Charlotte, which children I believe to be mine, in case of the death of either to go to the other, and in case they both die before marriage, my wife Ann Downman will be exonerated of the payments.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Ann Downman sole executrix of this my last
will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
In presence of Rawleigh P. Downman
Ann S. Nisbett
Virginia, to wit:
At a General Court held at the Capitol in the City of Richmond tenth day of June 1801
The will was proved by the oaths of Ann S. Nisbett and James Foley, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And at another Court held 14th day of November 1801, Ann Downman the executrix in this will named, having this day renounced the executorship thereof, on the motion of Francis Muir, who made oath, and together with Robert Cray and Parke Goodall, his securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond on the penalty of seven thousand pounds, conditioned as the law directs, Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of the said R. P. Downman, with his said will annexed in due form.
Teste Wilson Allen
A copy Teste Payton Drew C.G.C.
I hereby certify that the amount of the appraisement of the estate of Rawleigh P. Downman in the County of
Prince William is eight hundred pounds, twelve shillings and nine pence, and the amount of the appraisement of said estate in the County of Dinwiddie is two thousand two hundred and fourteen pounds, and seven pence as appears by said appraisments recorded in the General Court.
Teste Payton Drew C.G.C.
- [S217] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 18, 1975, 83.
- [S217] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 18, 1975, 83.
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