|Will of John Phelps
Goochland County Deeds and
Wills Deed Bk. No. 5, 1745-1749 before the formation of Cumberland Co.
1747 - From Goochland County Deeds and Wills
Deed Bk. No. 5, 1745-1749, p.389-390.:
Will of John Phelps (x), of Goochland
To my son, John, the use of the land where
he (John) lives, next to John WOODSON and John PLEASANTS, and at his death
to his son, John PHELPS.
To my son, John, one negro woman Sarah.
To my son, Samuel, land where John
STAFFORD lives and where George BUTS lived, next to WADSON(sic) and John
PLEASANTS, [*note- this property is near the old Court House of the said
county, but is in present day Powhatan Co.] and also to him negroes: Charles,
Dick, Hanah, Cate, Peter and York; also 500 acres on Fleamon's Creek, 400
being part the plantation is on and 100 acres of the joining survey;
also items and livestock;
To my son, William, all the rest of my land
at Fleamon's Creek, being 560 acres held by him, and also land and plantation
where I live at my wife's death. Also negroes: Franky, Harry, and Ned;
items and livestock.
To my grandson John PHELPS, 54 acres next
to CARDWELL, TABORS, Horsepen branch & Col. RANDOLPH; also one negro
Joe, when he comes of age.
To granddaughter Mary PHELPS, one negro;
granddaughter Sarah PHELPS, one negro;
To Dorothy LEARWOOD, 1 young mare and 4 cattle.
To wife Margaret, for life, 3 negroes:
Thom, Jeney, and Robin, and then to my son William. The use of plantation
where testator lives, &c &c; the negroes given grandchildren
to be in the care of William Phelps.
Rest of my estate to my wife and son William.
Executors: sons Samuel and William.
Dated Feb 14 or 10, 1747;
Wit: Wm. STONE, Joseph WOOD, James BARNES
Signed: John (F) PHELPS
Recorded 16 March 1747
proved in Goochland March 1747.
Deed Bk. No. 5, 1745-1749 (Reel 2), p.389-390.
Will pro. 16 Mar 1747.
Transcribed and submitted by Mary