Will of The Will of Elizabeth Dent (Tarvin)
c. 1696 - 1760, 16th May 1759
In Will Book Liber 31 Fol. 118-119.
Elizabeth Dent Tarvin's will is dated 16 May 1759. after the
preliminaries, she bequeaths to her daughters -- Elizabeth
-Ann-Rebecaa Tarvin -- all of he land to be divided equally among them
as long as they remain unmarried. She desired the land not to be
divided -- so in case one does not marry -- the land shall remain in
possession of the other two; but, they should pay the married one 1000
pounds of tobacco and 6 pounds sterling. In case one of the others
marries, the one unmarried is to pay the second that is married the
sum of 1500 pounds tobacco and nine pounds sterling; and to the last
remaining unmarried daughter shall be given the whole of Elizabeth's
land. She gives her daughter Martha Noble, she gives a young heifer.
To her son William, she gives a young heifer. She then gives to
daughter Elizabeth, a negro boy and a negro girl, and a silver
Tumbler. To daughter Ann, she gives a negro woman and a negro girl,
and a large silver spoon and 3 small spoons. To Rebecca she gives a
negro boy and a negro woman and a negro girl, and 3 large silver
spoons. After all of her debts are paid the remaining part of her
estate is to be divided equally among her 3 unmarried daughters.
Daughter Elizabeth is appointed her Executrix.
The Will was probated 13 November 1760.
Note: the land mentioned in Elizabeth's will is the land she inherited
from her father William Dent.