Copy of May 1796. Will of William White Jr.
Probate Haymarket, Oct. 31, 1804
Probate Records- William White Jr. Will
6/1823 William Roach applied Administrator
William White's Will, Fauquier County VA
To Wife; Ann
To 7 Children;
Betty White [Elizabeth]
Sally White [Sarah]
Mima White [Jemima]
To son; John White [Negro girl, Janney and her increase.]
[All of above was on the jacket of this Will]
In the name of God, Amen! I, William White Jr. of Fauquier County, being very sick
and weak in body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, calling
unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men
once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say,
principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul in the hands of
Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in
decent Christian burial and as touching such worldly estate werewith it has
pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the
following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Ann my dearly beloved wife all my estate so long as
she liveth or widowhood and at her death or marriage, it is my desire that all my
estate should be sold and equally divided equally amongst the seven children
named; John White, Betty White, Nancy White, Sally White, Carr White, Hanna White
and Mima White. N.B. if any should be dead the money to be divided amongst the
And to my son, William White, I give and bequeath one shilling Virginia Currency &
never no more of my estate to him or his heirs.
I give and bequeath to my son, John White, a Negro girl named Janney and all her
Increase as a legacy left him & his heirs forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventh day of May,
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.
Wm. White [+ Junr Crofs?]
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Wm. White Jur. As
his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
Note: William White Jr. was the grandfather of James [Bud] Monroe White [who married Amanda T. Warren b 1850, dau of Henry J. Warren]. Bud and Mandy are both buried at Minor Hill Cem. in Giles Co.
Submitted by: Virginia L. Keefer