Will of Mary Ligon of Henrico County, Virginia

Will of Mary Ligon

In the name of God, Amen.  I, Mary Ligon, Senr., of Henrico County, of Virginia, being weak of body but of perfect memory, praise to God, do Will, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form, as will follow:

Imprimis:  First, I give and bequeath my soul to God, my Creator and Redeemer, my body to be buried at discretion of my daughter, Johanah Hancock, in sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection, at ye last day.

Item I:  I give and bequeath to my son, Hugh Ligon, my household goods, and all my hogs he now hath in his possession.

Item II:  I give and bequeath to my son, Hugh Ligon, to him and his heirs forever, 100 acres of land, lying and being in the county aforesaid, known as the name of Curles, and adjoining the river, and the aforesaid land given to my son, Richard Ligon.

Item III:  I give and bequeath to my grandson, Thomas Farrar, my own bed and furniture belonging to it, two pair of sheets, four pewter dishes, half dozen plates, one chamber pot, one pewter tanker, two pewter porringers, one pewter basin, and my wedding ring, to be delivered to him on the day of his marriage, or at his beginning to keep house, or else when he shall arrive at the age of 21 years.  But, if the said Thomas Farrar depart this life before he comes to the age of 21 years, then the same is to remain into possession of my daughter, Johanah Hancock, in whose hands they are now.

Item IV:  I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, Thomas Farrar, my Indian boy, Robin, being in lieu of an Indian boy given to his wife, Mary Ligon, by her father, which Indian I desire that Thomas Farrar would be so pleased to give unto my grandson, Thomas Farrar, Jr., to enjoy after me.

Item V:  I give and bequeath to my son, Richard Ligon, and my daughter, Johanah Hancock, my mare known by the name of Tiny.

Item VI:  I give and bequeath to my son, Hugh Ligon, and to my daughter, Johanah Hancock, all my sheep, to be equally divided between them.

Item VII:  My will is that whatever I have given or have bequeathed to any person that they may quickly and may peacefully possess and enjoy same without molestation or trouble.

Item VIII:  I do hereby will and constitute and ordain my son-in-law, Robert Hancock, and my daughter, Johanah Hancock, full, whole and sole executor and executrix, of this my last Will and Testament.

Witness my hand and seal, this 18th Day of May, 1702/3.

Mary Ligon

(This will was proved in Henrico County, Virginia, February 1, 1703/4.)

3 thoughts on “Will of Mary Ligon of Henrico County, Virginia”

  1. Hello,
    You have a wonderful site here——easy to access and full
    of info that I am certain will help others.
    Find the LIGON surname is somehow connected to my
    tri-racial WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN family
    who may have been slaves in VA, so the LIGON will is of
    interest to me.
    Have been at this research for 13yrs w/o making ANY CONNECTIONS, BUT, won’t give up.
    Thanks for including the info.
    Sincerely,,
    carol wheeldin warren.

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