Millicene Young



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Millicene Young
Born: Abt. 1731 South Farnham Parish, Essex Co., VA


Married: Bef.  11 Oct 1760


  Millicent Richards is listed as one of the "Gossips" when Anna Young was christened Oct 11, 1760  Anna Young was the daughter of Millicene's brother, William Young.
Died: Bef. 19 Jul 1801 Essex Co. VA Sons John Richards and Richard Richards made inventory of Millicene Richards dec'd on 19 Jan 1801  Will BK 16 pg 55 and pg 124  


Henry Young


Rachel Smith


John Richards


1. Henry Richards b. Abt. 1759

2. Richard Richards b. Abt. 1761

3. William Richards b. 1763

4. John Richards b. 1764

5. Patty Young Richards b. Abt. 1767

6. Elizabeth Smith Richards b. Abt. 1769

7. Millicent Richards b. Abt.  1771



Millicene was not mentioned when John Smith gave bond to be guardian of the children of Henry Young.  Since she did not need a guardian, it is assumed she was one of the older children. Order BK 19 page 250

Millicent Richards is listed as one of the "Gossips" when Anna Young was christened Oct 11, 1760  Anna Young was the daughter of Millicene's brother, William Young.

John Richards was chosen as guardian by Rachel Young in 1761  Guardian BK 1761-1796 pg 39 

"Millicent" is listed as married to John Richards in the 1762 lawsuit Smith Young brought against his siblings.  Order Bk 24 pg 159  20/Sept/1762

Millicene Richards is listed on the 1783 tax list of Essex Co., VA

John Steward Chilton, husband of Milly's sister, Patty, named Milly Richards as guardian of his four daughters in his will of  2 Oct. 1786.

"Millicene had John Richards' will probated in Essex County Court (Virginia) in 1773. He is believed to have
been a  merchant in that area"


Will of John Richards  Essex Co. VA Will BK 12 pages 529-531

In the Name of God I john Richards of South Farnham Parish within County of Essex being in perfect Sence and Memory do make my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following.
Imprimis I lend unto my beloved Wife Millicene Richards my Whole Estate to it of what nature of kind soever after paying my Just Debts and funeral Expenses during her Widowhood and of Which I desire my children may be maintained and Educated but in case she should Marry I lend her only one third part thereof.  The Land to be laid off in three parts and she to have her first choice and the other two thirds with the the two thirds of the Negroes to be deposed of for the benefit of all my children in such manner as my Executors hereinafter named shall think most convenient till the decease of my wife.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sons Henry, Richard, William & John Richards and to their heirs forever at this decease of my wife all my land to be Equally divided among them should die before a division I desire the part which would have been alloted him or the sum may be equally divided among the (?) survivors.
Item I give unto each of my daughters Patty Young, Elizabeth Smith, and Millicene Richards the sum of fifty pounds current money after the decease of my wife, to be paid them as they come of Age or Mary but in case they or either of them should die before that period I desire that no notice may be taken of this legacy to her or their part thereof.
Item my part of my Fathers Estate now in the possession of his widow and  and will descend to me at her death, I desire may be equally divided among all my children then living.
Item my Negroes and all the rest of my Estate to it of what nature or kind soever I give to be Equally Divided at the decease of my wife among all my children then living or their lawful issue and their heirs forever.
I desire that my sons as soon as they are of a proper age may be bound to trades as my Executrix and Executor may think most convenient.
Lastly I appoint my beloved wife Executrix, my brother Russell Richards and my Friends William Young and Smith Young Executors of this my will hereby revoking all other by me heretofore made.  In Testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 12 th day of February 1773.    John Richards
Signed sealed published and Declared by this Testator as and for his Last Will in his presence of us.
James Jones
Henry Young
James Edmondson Jun.
Codicill as young Negroes of this (?) kind are much wanting in my estate I desire that my Negro fellow Cupid may be sold by my Executors for the Most that can be got as soon as convenient they may and this money arising thereby laid out in purchase of a couple of Negro girls which I give as Directed by my Will
                                                                                              John Richards
In (?)
Henry Young

Essex Co VA Will BK 12 pg 529
Will of John Richards
Will BK 12 pg 530
Will of John Richards pg 2