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Sylvanus Stokes[1, 2]

Male 1696 - 1766  (70 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Stokes 
    Born 1696  Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1766  Sussex county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Will dated May 23 1758, proved June 19, 1766
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      In the name of God Amen. I Silvanus Stokes of Sussex County being in health of and of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to almight God for the same. Calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make Constitute and Ordain and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following: first I bequeath my soul and spirit into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father my whom of his Infinite mercy I ___ to be saved and received unto eternal rest through the death of Spirit of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ my body in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection I commit to the Earth to be Buried with such Charges and in such ___ as my Executrix hereafter named shall see fit. And as touching the distribution of my worldly Estate I dispose the same as followeth
      Imprimis I will that all the Just debts that I owe be paid
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Marcus Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Silvanus Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath to my son Drury Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath and Devise to my Wife Celia Stokes all my lands Lying on the South side the Rachoon swamp in Sussex County with my Plantation I now live on with all other appurtenances thereunto or in any wise appertaining During her Natural life. And after her Death to my son Micajah Stokes to Him the said Micajah His Heirs and Assigns forever.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Pheba Freeman five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Green five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Knight five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lucy Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Agness Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ledia Stokes five Shillings Cash
      Item I Give Bequeath and Devise unto my wife Celia Stokes all the rest - and Remainder of my Estate Both real and personal During her Natural life and at her death to be Divided among my Children at her Discresion.
      Item My Will is that my Executrix shall not give Security for the proving of this my last will and testament.
      Item My Will is that my Estate should be Inventoried but not appraised and I do make Constitute and appoint my wife Celia Stokes my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament Revoking annulling and making Void all former wills and Testaments by me at any time made.
      The words belonging was inter___ before sealed or signed
      In testimony whereof the said Silvanus Stokes of Sussex County have here unto sett my hand and affixed my seal this 23th day of February in the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Sevin Hundred and fifty of eight
      Signed Sealed Published and Declared...
      Proved and recorded June 19, 1766 Sussex County, Virginia
      Will dated 25 Feb 1758, proved 19 Jun 1766 in Sussex Co, VA, Will Book B, page 74.
      Possible:
      19 December 1711 Charles City Co, VA 244 acres on the north side of James River; beg. on the east side MatchCoates Creek (Silvanus Jr, Grantee)
      30 July 1742 Surry Co, VA 500 acres on the south side of Nottaway River and adjoining his own land, William Harris's and Robert Owens (note: Silvanus the younger)
      5 June 1746 Surry Co, VA 390 acres on the south side of Nottaway River adjoins the land of Jones Stokes, Thomas Davis and Abraham Brown.
      12 May 1759 Lunenberg CO, VA 400 acres on the north side the middle fork of Maherrin River, adjoining the lines of Johnston &c.
      14 February 1761 Brunswick Co, VA 8 acres adjoining the land of Hulin, McKnight and Merriott.
    Person ID I50683  mykindred
    Last Modified May 20, 2004 

    Family Cecilla Walker,   b. Abt 1702, New Kent county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Oct 1786, Sussex county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1721  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Marcus Stokes,   b. Abt 1722, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1747/48  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +2. Micajah Stokes,   b. Abt 1724, Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     3. Drury Stokes,   b. Abt 1726, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     4. Sylvanus Stokes,   b. Abt 1731, Brunswick county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1778, Brunswick county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     5. Phaedra "Phoebe" Stokes,   b. Abt 1732, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     6. Susannah Stokes,   b. Abt 1734, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     7. Elizabeth Stokes,   b. 20 Aug 1740, Albemarle parish, Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     8. Lucy Stokes,   b. 13 Jan 1741/42, Albemarle parish, Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     9. Agnes Stokes,   b. 8 Oct 1745, Albemarle parish, Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     10. Ledia Stokes,   b. 27 Jan 1747/48, Albemarle parish, Surry county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F17867  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S850] Raney, Don, email of NOV 30, 2002.

    2. [S874] Gedcom - Sherlock, Barbara.



  
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