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

Edgecomb Suggett

Male 1710 - 1753  (43 years)


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  • Name Edgecomb Suggett 
    Born 3 Mar 1710  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1753  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83523  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Edgecomb Suggett,   b. Bef 1674,   d. 2 Dec 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia -Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lucy MNU Suggett,   b. Bef 1693,   d. Aft 1712, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F37996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Keene,   b. 29 Sep 1715, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1784, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1735  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Suggett,   b. 25 Nov 1735, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)  [natural]
     2. John Suggett,   b. 17 Aug 1737, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1771, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Suggett,   b. 11 Mar 1742, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Sarah Suggett,   b. 13 May 1751, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Susannah Suggett,   b. 8 Nov 1752, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Edgecomb Suggett,   b. Bef 1747, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F22993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucy Smith,   b. Abt 1714, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Mar 1731, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jemima Suggett,   b. Bef 1 Mar 1731, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F41028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, 1699-1800; Will Book 6, 1753-1667.
      Edgcombe Suggitt will dated 5 Jan 1753, proven in court 1 Oct 1753.
      I Edgcombe Suggitt of North Farnham Parish of Richmond County, being in perfect health and memory knowing assuredly that death is that tribute we all must pay. And being desirous to settle my temporal affairs in such a manner that I may with a more perfect resignation pay these last dutys in my life to my Blessed lord and savior in order whereto I dispose those goods it has pleased God to bless me with in this life in the manner following vizt.

      First of all, I give and bequest to my daughter Jemima Suggitt one negro named Sam which came by her mother to her and her heirs forever. I also give her the use of one negro wench named Liddy during her natural life and after her decease, the use of them to the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten. It is my desire that if my daughter dies without issue as aforesaid that the said negro wench Liddy and her increase be equally divided between my other children, that is John, Edgcombe, William, Elizabeth and Lucy Suggitt. I also bequeth to my daughter Jemima two cows and calves all of which is to be given at her coming of age.

      I devise to my loving wife the plantation and land the same belonging whereon I now live to her during her natural life but my desire if she should marry and her husband in case of committing waste should be lyable to damage and forfiture as tenant by dower or courtesie should or might be.

      I devise to my son John Suggitt and his heirs lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue to Edgcombe Suggitt and his heirs lawfully to be begotten and for want of such to William Suggitt and his heirs lawfully to be begotten and for want of such to my daughters and to their heirs if their bodys lawfully to be begotten, all that land I bought of William Hill, and Barneby Wells on conditions he sall suffer his mother to enjoy my mansion plantation and land to her desire as aforesaid during her natural life and relinquish his right of his grandfather’s estate, excepting the land and Negroes, but if he should not suffer her to enjoy it as aforesaid or to relinquish his right of his grandfather’s estate aforesaid. Then I devise the land as I bought of William Hill and Barneby Wells to his mother during her natural life and after her decease, I devise the said land to my son Edgcombe Suggitt and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to William Suggitt and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such, to my daughters as aforesaid to be equally divided.

      I bequeth unto my loving wife two Negros named Will and Bess to her and her heirs forever. I bequeth the use of two more Negros Dad and Tammy during her natural life. After her decease to be divided between my sons Edgcombe and William, in case of either of their deaths to the survivor.

      I bequeth to my loving wife my Chear and one young horse her choice, and the bay mare Fanney and her saddle and bridle. I also bequeth my loving wife two beds with their furniture her choice, two iron pots one doz. pewter plates, four dishes, a small chest of drawers, half a dozen chears, six head of sheep, eight head of cattle her choice, eight hogs and one table.

      I bequeth to my son John Suggett on conditions aforesaid if complyed with. If not, to go the same way as the land is to go, and to remain to the land one negro man named Tom and a negro wench named Hannah and an equal part of my estate that is not hereafter given to him and heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to be equally divided between Edgcombe, Elizabeth, Lucy and William.

      I bequeth to my son Edgcombe Suggitt one negro boy named Jack and one Negro girl named Letis to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue to be divided equally between John, Elizabeth and William Suggitt.

      I bequeth to my son William Suggitt one negro boy named Aron and one Negro girl named Cato, to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue to be divided as aforesaid.

      I bequeth to my daughter Elizabeth Suggitt one negro boy named George and one Negro girl named Eve, to her and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue to be divided as aforesaid.

      I bequeth to my daughter Lucy Suggitt one negro boy named Simon and one Negro girl named Moll, to her and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such issue to be divided as aforesaid.

      I bequeth to my godson Edgcombe Gwilliams one cow and calf when he comes to the age of twenty one, and two years schooling when my Executors think he is of the proper age to be learning.

      I bequeth all the rest of my estate not before given real and personal to be equally divided amongst my sons and daughters which was by my last wife, John, Edgcombe and William Suggitt, and Eliza and Lucy Suggitt, and it is my desire my Estate should be kept together until my children come to age the boys one and twenty, and the girls eighteen or day of marriage which shall first happen.

      My interest and desire is that my estate should be kept together until all my debts are paid and money be taken on interest rather than my Negroes to be sold to pay my debts if my executor think it be the properist way.

      Finally I nominate and appoint Mr. John Woodbridge with my loving wife to be my executors of this my Last will and testament hereby revolking all other wills heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereto put my hand and seal the year and date above written. Edgcombe Suggitt.
      Published and declared in presence of: William Nash, Roger Williams, John Hammiltree.

      Item: It is likewise my will that my two youngest daughters Sarah Suggitt and Susannah Suggitt shall have an equal part of my estate in Negroes and moveables I give to them and their heirs forever. As witness my hand and seal. Edgcombe Suggitt.

      Wit: William Nash, Roger Williams, John Hammiltree.

      At a court held for Richmond county the 1st day of October 1753. This will and was presented to court as well as the codicil underwritten. John Woodbridge Gent one of the executors therein named made oath thereto according to law. And being proved by the oaths of Roger Williams and John Hammiltree by two of the witnesses thereto was by the court ordered to be recorded. And on the motion if the said executor giving security a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Teste: T Tarpley.
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      1753-1767 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 6 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 6
      - Edgcomb SUGGITT, NFP, will; 5 Jan 1753, 1 Oct 1753
      wife plant. and land where I now live until the chil.
      come to age (the boys at 21 and the girls at 18 or
      when married); chil. Jemima, John, Edgcomb, William,
      Elizabeth, Lucy, and the youngest daus. Sarah and
      Susannah; ex: Mr. John WOODBRIDGE and wife; wits:
      William NASH, Roger WILLIAMS, John HAMMILTREE.
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      1753-1767 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 6 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 41
      - Edgcombe SUGGITT, inv. by John WOODBRIDGE ex; ord. 1 Oct 1753.

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