B.2.g. Elizabeth Berry {B.2.g.}


Timeline of Elizabeth Berry


10 Oct. 1770221 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 404
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Berry of the County of Augusta and Colloney of Virginia being weakly of body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given to Almighty God there fore Considering the Mortallity of my body Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do Make & Ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say Principally first of all I recommend and Commite my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the Earth decently buried at the discretion of my Executor doubting nothing but I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God at the General resurection and as Touching what estate it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following Manner and form Impremis it is my Will and I do order that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be fully Paid and Satisfyed
Item- unto Mary my Daughter one Pounds five shillings Curant money of Virginia I likewise give and bequeath unto John Neisbit six shillings and six Pence Curent Money of Virginia
Item - I give and bequeath unto John Berry sun of James Berry deced. six Pounds Current Money of Virginia I give and bequeath unto John Berry sun of William Berry ten pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give & bequeath unto John Berry Sun of Francis Berry ten pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give & Bequeath unto Fra Berry Wheel right five pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give and Bequeath unto Mary Berry daughter of William Berry Fowar (4) Pounds Current money of Virginia
Item I give and Bequeath to her Sister Elizabeth Berry Six pounds Current money of Virginia
Item- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Berry Daughter of Charles Berry five pounds Current money of Virginia
Item- I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Berry twenty pounds Curent money of Virginia I likewise Constitute and appoint my trusty friends Alexander Walker Wheel wright & William Edmoston sole Executors of this my last will & Testament and do hereby disanul & revock all other Wills or Testament by me made declaring & Publishing this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this tenth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and Seventy
Published & Pronounced in the presence of us:
John Berry
John Walker
John Walker, Junior
James Walker
Francis Berry
6 June 1780655 Rockbridge County, Virginia, Order Book 1, page 447
At a Court held at Rockbridge Courthouse the 6th Day of June 1780 and in the Fourth Year of the Commonwealth for the Examination of Elizabeth Berry charged with Felony in Stealing one womans Shift the Property of Margaret W. Carrel of said County
Present William W Kee, Samuel Lyle, Charles Campbell John Gilmore, David Spay, Joseph Moore, John Trimble and James Buchanon and John Gay Gentlemen The above named Elizabeth Berry being Commited to the Jail of the County was led to the Bar and arraigned of the Felony aforesaid of which she Said she was “not Guilty” Whereupon divers Witnesses were Examined and the Prisoner heard in her own defense. On Consideration Whereof and of the Circumstances of the Case, (She Submitting herself to the Mercy of the Court) It is ordered that the Sheriff give her Twenty five Lashes on the Bare back, well laid on, and then discharge her, and she is discharged accordingly She paying Teas.
(Signed) Wm. McKee
16 May 178121

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 6, page 173
An account of Estate of John Berry deceased 
The account of said estate   



Received in cash by Sundry persons  


the price of the land was twice put in this account and again deducted


By the sale of the said Estate   


By cash the price of land sold     




The price of the land deducted  


Amount of the Estate    


Amounts debts & legacies paid  


Balance due to the Estate   


Errors excepted


Account of more debts paid by the Executor


To Margaret Kirkpatrick   


To the sherrif for fees  46 lb Tobacco    


To John Berry Jun.    


To John Gilmore      


To William McFeeters   


To Samuel Neizbitt      


To fees      


To Eliz. Henry     




Brought over     




Debts paid & Legacies by the Executor


To George Berry for funeral charges    


To the Shirrif of Augusta     


To John Buchanan for crying the vendue 


To David McCrea for funeral Liquers 


To Luke Bowyer employed as Lawyer   


To Liquor for the Vendue     


To Anthony Kelly for a coffin    


To the remainder of a bond to Wm McFeeters


To Margaret Rutherford for Bond    


To Capt. John Gilmore     


To William Berry    


To George Matthews Shirref   


To John Stuart     


To William Berry    


To James Berry      


To Rebecca Buchanan    


To Robert Franies (?)      


To Alexander McIlroy   


To George Berry    


To Charles Berry      


To Robert Kilpatrick    


To Robert Fanies (?)    


To George Gibson    


To William Gilmore      


To William Gilmore    


To Rebecca Kelly    


To Wm Moody      


To Gabril (?) Fortec (?)   


To William Berry    


To Mary Johnson      


To James Wallace    


To Eliz. Bell     


To John McCrossory (?)   


To Andw Buchanan    


To James Coulter    


To Andrew McCampbell for Jn Berry Jun 


To Francis Berry    


To Eliz. Berry       


To Eliz. Berry     


To Mary Berry    


To John Berry     


To Mary Niezbitt    


To John Berry Shoemaker   


To Mary Berry      


To Samuel Lyle      


To Rebecca Gillesy      


To Eve_?_       


To Balln due the Estate   


Pursuant to an order of the court March 1781 We have examined the within account as it stands stated & find the amount thereof to be £242.19 and the 
debts paid       170.3.4 
Ballance due     42.15.8 said Estate 
as per account on the hands of Alexander Walker Executor O.E. 
Test  Elijah McClenachan William McFeeters
At court Cont. and held for Augusta County May 16th 1781 
This account of the administration of the Estate of John Berry decd. was reported pursuant to an order of Court and Ordered to be Recorded 

16 Feb. 1791122 Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 1, pages 429-430
In the Name of God Amen I William Berry Sr of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia Being weak in body But of perfect Memory thanks be Given to the almighty God for the same and Calling to mind the Mo[rta]lity of my Body an knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Mak[e and] Ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following first I Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the [ground] to be Buried in a Christian and desent Manner at the Diseration of my Exec[cutor] and as tutching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in th[e] I Give and Dispose of the Same in Manner and form following Im promist I Give [and] Bequeath to my son James Berry the one half of this Plantation thu and my s[on] William Berry now lives on to him his heirs & assigns forever and the other half of s[aid] to my son William Berry & his heirs and assigns forever orterwies my son William Berry is to have it at his Choice to pay sd James Berry the just sum of one hundred fifty pounds after my just Debts is paid and retain the whole of sd lands for Ever also my Negrow man Namd Ralph after my Death is to be Valued By sd James and William Berry or Some other fit persons chosen for that Purpose and the price of s[aid] Negrow to be Equally Divided Betwixt the sd James and William Berry or their he[irs] still referring to William Berry his choice like the of the land I also Beq[ueath] to my son John Berrys heirs the Just sum of five Pounds I required that my s[ons] James and William Berry Each is to pay fifty shillings to the heirs of s[on] John Berry now Deceased I Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Berry my W[earing] Coat and her Coalt and a Saddle and two cows and two heifers those to [have] her Choice with her Bed and furniture and the rest of my houshold furnitu[re] such as puter and pots I allow to be Divided between my two Daughters Mary and Jane Berry My Negrow wench named Ann I Leave to my Daughter Mary Berry to be hers and her Assigns forever the rest of Moveble Estate I allow to be Divided Between my two sons James and William Berry Excepting one Mare Named Trim that I allow to Become the property of my Son James Berry at my Decease Likewise to my Daughter Jane Berry I Bequeath five shillings sterling in Room of her Birthright and to my Daughter Nancy McCampble I bequeath five shillings sterling in Room of her Burthright Likewise my Daughter Mary is to have her Mentainence off the planatation and I Do Constitute and appoint my two Sons James & William Berry Executors of this my last will and testament in Witness whereof I Have Set my hand and Seal this sixteenth Day of February in the Year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety one.
William Berry (X his mark)
Signd Seald Published Pronounced and Delivered by the sd William Berry Senr to be his last will and Testament in Presents of
John Berry
Chs Berry

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