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Branch Wills and Probate Records

Abstracts of Branch Wills, Henrico Co., VA


Christopher Branch of Kingsland
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 20 Jun 1678
Will Recorded: 20 Feb 1681/2
Executor: Christopher Branch, grandson
Witnesses: Abell Gower & Richard Ward
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Thomas Branch - great copper ceatle [sic], a book & 240 a. already given him
Grandson: Christopher Branch - all land between river to line of my son Thos & Proctors Creek, provided he help build his brother Samuel a house of 4 board lengths; Samuel and Benjamin to live with Christopher until able to look after themselves
Grandson: Samuel Branch - land called "Jacks Bottom" at Proctors Creek, provided he help build his brother Benjamin a house of 4 board lengths
Grandson: Benjamin Branch - land between Jacks Bottom & Proctors Creek
Relationship not stated: William Branch - given permission to hunt & fish in the creek & swamp
Relationship not stated: John Branch - given permission to hunt & fish in the creek & swamp
Relationship not stated: Sarah Branch
Relationship not stated: Mary Branch (wife of Thomas Jefferson)

All the rest of the estate not listed above to be equally divided between grandsons Christopher, Benjamin & Samuel Branch; and Sarah & Mary Branch

Inventory: 13 Apr 1682, [pounds] 38/7/10

Division of Estate: 13 Apr 1682, to Christopher, Samuel, Sarah & Benjamin Branch, & Thos. Jefferson

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1677-1692, Pages 217-218


Christopher Branch
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 11 Aug 1727
Will Recorded: 1 Jan 1727/8
Witnesses: Henry Vanderhood, Seth Ward & William Baugh
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Daughter: Mary Walter
Daughter: Sissanah [sic] Bass
Daughter: Obedience Cheatham
Relationship not stated: Wm. Cheatham
Son: Henry

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1725-1737, Page 163


Elizabeth Branch of Varina Parish
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 2 Aug 1697
Will Recorded: 20 Aug 1697
Witnesses: Joseph Tanner & John Cooke
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Thos. Branch
Son: Matthew Branch
Son: James Branch
Daughter: Elizabeth Richardson
Son-in-law: Melchizadek Richardson
Grandson: Mattew [sic] Branch

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1697-1704, Page 10


James Branch
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 5 Aug 1736
Will Recorded: Oct 1737
Witnesses: John Worsham, Jr.; Edward Osborn, Jr. & Josiah Tatum
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Sister: Martha Branch
Sister: Margery Branch
Brother: Thomas Branch
Brother: William Branch

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1725-1737, Page 662


Matthew Branch, Sr.
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 15 Dec 1722
Will Recorded: 4 Jul 1726
Executor: Wife
Witnesses: Thos. Harris, Jr; Ralph Burgis & Charles Griffith
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Matthew
Wife
Brother: Thos. Branch
Brother: James
Son: John
Son: Olive
Son: Daniel Branch
Daughter: Phebe Branch
Daughter: Elizabeth Branch

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1725-1737, Page 31


Samuel Branch of Varina Parish
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 3 May 1700
Will Recorded: 1 Aug 1700
Witnesses: John Woodson, Christopher Branch, Judith Franklin & John Goode
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Samuel
Daughter: Martha Branch
Daughter: Ursula Branch
Wife: Ursula

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1697-1704, Page 184


Thomas Branch
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 4 Dec 1727
Will Recorded: Dec 1728
Executor: Wife Elizabeth
Witnesses: Richard Ward, Jr.; Higginson King & Charles Griffith
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Thomas
Son: William
Son: James
Daughter: Tabitha Mitchell
Daughter: Mary Tatum
Daughter: Amey Branch
Daughter: Martha
Daughter: Margery
Wife: Elizabeth

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1725-1737, Page 221


Thomas Branch, Sr.
Henrico Co., VA

Will Dated: 25 Oct 1688
Will Recorded: 1 Feb 1694
Executor: Wife Elizabeth
Witnesses: William Glover, Christopher Branch & Ann Branch
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son: Thomas
Son: Matthew
Son: James
Wife: Elizabeth
Daughter: Elizabeth Richardson
Daughter: Martha Ward

Source: Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1688-1697, Book 3, Page 543


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