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Pierce Mothershead Family Ties

Given that Elizabeth (Bond) Long and her husband Bloomfield Long are not mentioned at all in John Bond's Will and because he had in the earlier Deed expressed great affection for them, my assumption is that either Elizabeth and Bloomfield have predeceased John Bond or something has happened to make them fall out of favor with him. At this time I do not know which scenario is correct.

Any errors here are strictly unintentional; also, since the microfilm is very hard for me to read I have relied heavily on the abstraction made by John Frederick Dorman.

Will of John Bond date 17 April 1756. John Bond of Culpeper County being now at this time in perfect health.

I desire my beloved wife Mary and my son in law Benjamin Long be and take upon them to be executrix and exr.

I leave my beloved wife Mary my whole estate during life (only as is hereafter reserved) but if she should intermarry with any other person that then my estate shall be taken out of her hands reserving her thirds and the other two parts to be given to my daughter Mary Long.

The plantation whereon I now live to be my dearly beloved wife Mary's during life and afterwards to my daughter Mary.

To my grandson John Bond Long, son of Bloomfield Long and Elizabeth his wife my bed and furniture whereon I now lie but not to be delivered till the said John Bond Long comes of age.

To my grandson Bloomfield Long son of Benjamin Long and Mary his wife my rifle gun but not to be delivered till the said Bloomfield Long comes of age.

After the death of my beloved wife Mary Bond my whole personal estate and all the goods and chattels that she then is possessed of shall be given to my beloved daughter Mary Long.

John (J) Bond

Wit: G. Hume, Charles Hume, Mary Stringfellow

15 May 1760. Exhibited to the Court by Mary Bond widow of the said decedent and Benjamin Long, the executors. Proved by the deposition of George Hume.