Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022


Given names
Birth of a son
Death of a husbandWalter COTTON
Death of a sonThomas COTTON

Shared note

Will of Walter's brother - names Walter's wife Elizabeth and son Thomas, from the Surry Co Va records:

February the 26th 1718 In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Cotten being in perfect since and memory bequeath my Soul to God that gave it me and body to the Earth to be decently buried. my Estate as followeth when all my debts are paid I give unto my loving wife Mary Cotten my plantation and Land belonging to it during her naturall life & after her decease to my Cousin Thomas Cotten son of Walter Cotten and Elizabeth his wife to the said Tomas Cotton & his heirs Lawfully begotten of his body for ever never to be (...) nor morgaged (.....) the first heir shall pretend to either of these the next shall (.... ...) upon the said land and (.... ....) of I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary Cotten the two feather beds bolster pillows blanketts Sheets & two rugs two pair of Curtaines Valan(.)s bedsteads Cords and whatelse belongs to them in that (...) room this I give to her and her disposing. I give and bequeath to mary Smith daughter of John Smith & Elizabeth his wife one feather bed bolster blankets & rug a pair of Sheets more. I give to the said Mary (.......) pewter dishes & two pewter plates. I give to my Cousin Thomas Cotten a feather bed bolster one blanket (... .. ... ) & the bedstead bilong I give unto Richard Hide my best belt I give and bequeath to my Loving wife Mary Cotten all the rest of my Estate my Cattell hogs sheep horses all the (.... .... ..) pewter b(.......) & all (.... ...... .......) in the (.....) I give unto my Cousin Thomas Cotton all my remaining Estate I give unto my Cousin William Cotton one Shilling I give unto my kinswoman Anne Mylone one Shilling I make and impower my Loving wife Mary Cottin my Executrix of this my last will and testament whereunto I have put my hand and Seal Thomas [TC] Cott(..) his mark and seal In the Presence of us Jethro Baxter Senior, John Johnson, Grace Baxter

At a Court held at Southwark for the County of Surry March the 18th 1718: The (......) mentioned Will of Thomas Cotten Deceased was presented in Court by Mary Cotten Executrix thereof who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Jethro Baxter & Higb Higbsib (........) thereto the same is ordered to be recorded