Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 72
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247 The Within menconed William Byrd Esq personall appeared in Court the 16 day of Septemb. 1695, and Acknowledged the within deed of land to John Fountain and Margaritt his Wife. And on the third day of June before goeing Mary the wife of the sd Wm Byrd by Richd Bland her atturny relinquished her right of dower in the same by virtue of the subsequent Lett. of Atturny. Test. James Minge Cl Cur. I doe hereby I doe hereby Authorise and apoynt Mr Richard Bland in my name & stead to appeare att Westover Court next. then and their to relinguish my right clame and demand that I have or att any time hereafter may have unto one parcell of Land Called by ye name of Bayleys in Jordons - now or late sold by my husband William Byrd Esqr unto John fountaine. And this shall be his sufficient Warrt [Warrant] in that behalf. Wittness my hand and seale ye first day of June 1695 Mary Byrd [seal] Signd Seald & Delivered in pnce of James Minge [Littry.?] Epes Proved by the oath of James Minge and Recorded by Order of the Justices. Test James Minge
A Probat of The Will nuncupative of Charles Hay late resident in this County decd is granted Mr Charles Anderson Clerke. Thomas Hayrison. Thomas Symons Gilbert Hay, and Robt. Blight were sworne all wch [which] oaths and ye Nuncupative will foll. viz. The Will. Thomas Harrisons in Powells Creek in Westover paroch in Charles Citty County in Virginia. 18th of July 1695
Mr. Charles Anderson Rd Sr. I am God willing to goe down the River to seeke for a passage to New Yorke by water because I find by land it will be both troublesom and very chargabl And because I an[d] all men are mortall if it please God allmighty to call me from this mortall life I must put the troubl uppon you, and doe hereby constitute you my lawfull atturny (knowing your fidelity) to raize all the goods debts sums of mony or any other things belonging to me as well not mentioned as mentioned, you will find two chists of mine in Thom Harrisons in wch [which] are bills of nerr eighty hhs [hogsheads] Tob [Tobacco] my books in which are some debts for wch ther are noe bills: Capt Charles Goodrich a hhd [hogshead] Tob: and some mony as the Compts will shew, Capt Taylor som money, Alexander Davison a hhd Tob. his wife som money alsoe five pound of money in my chist, pruns, threed [thread] ribons muslen and some other things to the value of ten pound more or les a gun, a sword, & other trifles. I have left a formall letter of Atourny wth Collo. Thomas Pollok in North Carolina for the product of seventie seven barrils of pork and four gunns now in the hands of John Robinson; when he recovers it to be dellivered to Capt William Crawford on Elizabeth River all which I desire you may take ane accot of [.] Convert all in Tob: Consigne it to James Chesley and Alexander Land merts [merchants] in London for the use of Mr. John Hay of Inchnock neer