Will of William Gatewood
Source: Essex County, Va., Wills, No. 7, 1743-7.
Will of William Gatewood of the County of Essex and Parrish of Southfarnham,
being sick and weak of body, dated 18 Sept. 1743.
All my land to my son William Gatewood and to his heirs and for want
of such to descend to my daughter Katey Gatewood and her heirs and for
want of such to goe to my daughter Elizabeth Purkins.
To my daughter Katey Gatewood my Negro girl Alice.
To my kinsmen William Fletcher my best suit of cloaths and a young horse,
bridle and saddle.
All the rest of my estate to my loving wife Catherine Gatewood and after
her decease to be equally divided amongst my three children William, Elizabeth
My loving wife Catherine Gatewood executrix.
Wit: Thomas Barber, William Fletcher
20 March 1743 (1744). Presented in Court by Catherine Gatewood, the
executrix. Proved by Thomas Barber and William Fletcher.
Bond of Catherine Gatewood as executrix of William Gatewood. 20 March 1743
(1744). For L500 sterling. Sureties, John Gatewood and John Barnett.
Catherine (W) Gatewood
John (l) Gatewood
20 March 1743 (1744). Acknowledged.
Wm. Gatewood. Inventory. 16 April 1744. Made pursuant to order of 20 March
1743 (1744). Total valuation L303.6.3, including six Negroes valued at
17 April 1744. Returned.
Wm. Gatewood. Additional inventory. Consists of 2748 pounds of tobacco.
Signed by Caty Gatewood.
15 May 1744. Returned.
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