AMERICA THE GREAT MELTING POT
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|Born: Abt. 1737|
|Died: 1800 Essex Co., VA|
1. John Young b. 09 Feb 1761
2. Henry Young b. 1768
died: After 30 Jan 1824 Essex, VA
3.Ann Young b. 1771
married Richard Richards
4. Millicene Young b. 1774
In 1753 John Smith gave bond as guardian to Smith Young, however, he does not seem to have needed a guardian in the future court documents regarding his siblings.
His brother, John Young, must have died shortly after the death of their father, and Smith Young was "heir at law" to his brother's estate. In 1754 he initiated a court suit against his siblings.
|Order BK 24 pg 159 Essex Co., VA Court Date 20 Sep 1762|
William Young, John Richards and Milicene his wife, William Tyler and Caty his wife, Henry Young and Patty Young Infants by the said William Young their Guardian, Rachel Young an Infant by said John Richards Guardian, and Frances Young and Philemon Young Infants by James Jones their Guardian.
Came the parties aforesaid by their Counsel and by Consent of the said Parties This (_____) (_____) on this day to be heard on the complaint enter Bill and the Defendants answer. Whereupon it is ordered adjudged and Decreed that the Complainant recover against each of the said Defendants the sum of eight pounds and nine pence with Interest thereon to be computed after the rate of five per Centum per annum from the Twentyninth day of June one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty four till paid and on the Defendants paying to the Complainant the respective sum of money Due to him by this decree. The said Complainant shall give to them acquittance in full of all Claims and Demands which the Complainant might have against the Defendants Either for the Negroes that ought to have Descended to him as heir at law to John Young in the "Bill and answer" mentioned or for any other Negroes the Defendants now Claim or are in Possession of under the Division refered to in the "Bill and answer" aforesaid and further it is Decreed that the Complainant recover against the Defendants his costs by him about his Suit in his behalf expenses.
In the name of God Amen I Smith Young of the County of Essex and parish of Southfarnham, being of perfect sense and memory and reflecting on the uncertainty of human life do hereby dispose of the worldly goods I am possessed of by this in my last Will and Testament revoking all others by me heretofore made.
Imprimis, it is my will and dessaire that at my death my land shall be sold (by my executors herein after named, or by such of them as may, or shall qualify and act, ) on twelve months credit, and the proceeds thereof equally divided between my two sons John and Henry.
Item, the slaves and other property which I have lent to son John, and daughter Ann Richards, and now stands charged to them respectively on my books, is still to be considered as a part of my estate, and subject to a general division with the rest, with this reservation, that it is to go to my said son John and daughter Ann as a part of their proportion of my slaves and personal estate, estimated at the valuation at which the said slaves and other property now stands charged to them.
Item, I give to my son John one fourth part of all my slaves ( including those already lent as above) to him my said son John and his heirs forever.
Item, I give to my son Henry one fourth part of all my slaves to him my said son Henry and his heirs forever.
Item, I give to my daughter Ann Richards, the use of one fourth part of all my slaves (including those already lent her as above) during the joint lives of her and her husband Richard Richards, and to the survivor of them during their natural lives, and in case my said daughter Ann shall leave issue of her body, at her death, I then give the said slaves and their increase to such issue and their heirs forever; but in default of such issue, the said slaves so lent to my daughter Ann, and their increase, I give to be equally divided between my sons John and Henry and my daughter Millicene, to them my said sons and daughter respectively and their heirs forever.
Item, I give to my daughter Millicene the use of one fourth part of all my slaves during her natural life, and to her husband (should she marry) during his natural life and in case my said daughter Millicene
shall leave issue of her body at her death, I then give the said slaves and their increase to such issue and their heirs forever, but in default of such issue, the said slaves so lent to my daughter Millicene, and their increase, I give to be equally divided between my sons John and Henry and my daughter Ann, to them my said sons and daughter respectively and their heirs forever.
Item I desire that all my personal Estate except what I have lent to my son John and daughter Ann, as above mentioned shall be sold, and the proceeds thereof, added to the value of that part lent to my son John and daughter Ann (after defraying my funeral expenses and discharging my just debts) I give to be equally divided between my two sons John and Henry and my two daughters Ann and Millicene.
I do hereby constitute, and appoint my brothers Henry Young and James Jones, and my sons, John and Henry, executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of November one thousand and seven hundred and ninety eight.
In the original, the words "and their increase " in the first page interlined before signing.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the Testator, as his
last Will and Testament in the presence of /s/ Smith Young
Codicil. The slaves and other property which I have lent to my son Henry, and now stands charged to him on my books, is still, also, to be considered as a part of my estate, and subject to a general division in like manner as the slaves and other property lent to my son John and daughter Ann. But is to go to my said son Henry as a part of his proportion of my slaves and personal estate, to him my said son Henry and his heirs forever.
Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of November 1798.
Signed sealed and acknowledged /s/ Smith Young
in presence of
At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannoch on the fifteenth day of Sept. 1800. This last Will and Testament of Smith Young deceasd and the Codicil to the same annexed were presented into Court by Henry Young one of the executors in the said will mentioned and was proved by the oaths of Williamson Young and William Young, two of the witnesses to each, subscribed, and also by the oath of the said executor, which said Will and Codicil were thereupon ordered to be recorded, whereupon a certificate was granted the said Henry Young in order to his obtaining probate thereof in due form of law he having given bond with security as one required by law.
Test: G. W. Gee CUC
Know all men by these presents that we Henry Young Junior, William Latane, John Richards, Williamson Young Junior are held and firmly bound to William Waring, John Daingerfield, H. B. Brooke, and Threshley Rennolds gentlemen Justices of the Court of Essex County now sitting in the sum of twenty thousand dollars the payment whereof. well and truly to be made to the said Justices and their successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 15 day of Sept. anno dom one thousand 800 and in the 25th year of the Commonwealth.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Henry Young Jr. executor of the last Will and Testament of Smith Young deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits, of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Henry Young Jr. or into the hands and possession or knowledge of the said Henry Young Jr. or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit in the county court of Essex at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same goods, chattels and credits and all other the goods, chattels and credits, of the said deceased, which at any time after shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Henry Young Jr. or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law; and further, do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein, when thereto required by the said court, and also shall well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said testament as far as the said goods, chattels, and credits will thereunto extend, and the law shall charge, then this obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue. .
Sealed acknowledged and delivere /s/ H. Young Jr
in the presence of Essex /s/ W. Latane
County Court and ordered to be recorded /s/ John Richards
J. We Gee CUC /s/ Williamson Young Jr.