WILL OF JOHN SUILLIVEN - 1750
County, Virginia, Will Book No. 1,
With Inventories, Accounts, Etc, 1746-1762
Page 19. Will. Aug 3, 1750. I, John Suilliven of L and Parish of Cumberland, being very sick and weak -
To my daughter[s], Sarah Melone, Elizabeth Suillivent, Hanah Suillivent, and Mary Suillivent - 800 acres of land lying on the north side of Twitty's Creek, beginning at the mouth of the Haystack Branch on Bedford's line, thence along his line to my own corner, thence joining to David Gwin, Charles Suilivent, and Thomas Bouldin, being the land between Twitty Creek and Randolphs Road, to be equally divided among the 4 daughters.
To my brother Charles Suillivent - 204 acres of land on the other side Randolphs Road, joining the said 800 acres near as the road goes and back to Clement Read's and Thomas Bouldin's lines, bounded by new lines that I have already made.
To my 3 sons, James Suillevent, Manoah Suillivent, and John Suillivant - the rest of my land, being about 2400 acres, to be equally divided among them, my youngest son John to have the plantation where I now live, and my eldest son, James, to have his choice of his part of the rest.
The rest of my estate I want to be towards the support and maintenance of my children and my wife until they come of age or are married, to be equally divided among them.
Executors - my brother
Charles Suillevant & Owen Sullivent.
Signed - John Suillivant (X his mark).
Witnesses - Thomas Bouldin, John Gwin.
The within will of the deceased was exhibited at Oct 2, 1750 Court by Charles Suillivent and Owen Suillivent, the executors, and the same was proved by the oaths of both witnesses, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the executors, who entered into bond with Thomas Bouldin, their security, certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will.