1. Michael MACKQUINNEY1,2 died in 1686 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.1
Will dated 15 Apr 1686. Proved 9 Aug 1686. Isle of Wight Co VA Deed Book 2, p.254. Names wife Elizabeth, son Barnaby, eldest son John.
He left land to his eldest son John, and life interest in his home and surrounding land (450 acres0 to wife Elizabeth with reversion to his young son Barnaby.
WILL OF MICHAEL MACKQUINNEY
In the name of God Amen this 15th day of April in the year of our Lord, 1686 according to the computation of the Church of England, I Michael Mackquinney of the Western Branch within the County of Isle of Wight planter being of perfect sense and memory praysed be God do, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz:
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker, hoping that I through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savior and Redeemer receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter nominated.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Mackquinney my plantation that I now live upon during her life and after her decease unto my young Son Barnaby Mackquinney. Running upon the South east of the Spring Branch belonging to my manor house to Cart path to the white oak lying by said path.
Item. I give unto my eldest son John Mackquinney all the rest of my land upon the north west side of the forest spring branch, always provided that he the aforesaid John doth settle and seat upon it, otherwise to redound
to his Mother my wife Elizabeth Mackquinney and she dispose of the land as she shall think fit notwithstanding anything to the contrary.
Item. I give unto my Son Barnaby Mackquinney one feather bed.
Item. I do hereby constitute and ordain my wife Elizabeth Mackquinney to be my whole and sole Executrix of all the whole rest of my whole estate both moveable and immoveable by this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills and testaments whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
Michael Mackquinney (Seal)
Witnesses: Robert Cooper, Mary Donel, Jerimiah Exum, John Moore.
Proved in open court held for the Isle of Wight County August 9th, 1686 by the oath of Robert Cooper, Jerimiah Exum and John Moore to be the Will of Michael Mackquinney. John Pitt- C.O.C.
Michael MACKQUINNEY and Elizabeth [MACKQUINNEY] were married.1 Elizabeth [MACKQUINNEY] was born about 1641.1 She died after 1704 at the age of 63 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.1
Elizabeth was born about 1641. She married Thomas Reeves after the death of Michael Mackquinney. Elizabeth died after 4 Aug 1704 in (Isle of Wight Co., VA).
Isle of Wight Co., VA Deed B'k 1 (1688-1704), p.340.
"The depossition of Elizabeth Reeves aged about 60 years or thereabouts that ye deponent knoweth that my afore. husband Michael Mackquinney was possessed of a Pattent of Land and by his last Will and Testament he gave his manor plantation to his younger son Barnaby Mackquinney but after my husband's decease the land was found to be escheat wherefore my sonne John Mackquinney entered an Escheat upon his Brother Barnaby Mackquinney's land in his own name.... because that the aforesaid Barnaby was not of age and thus far ye deponent knows that my husband Thomas Reeves hath paid a... in my son Barnaby's behalf, this your deponent is willing to testfy upon oath in Open Court, Further saith not.
Sworn in Open Court, December 9th, 1701. Elizabeth Reeves"
Michael MACKQUINNEY and Elizabeth [MACKQUINNEY] had the following children: