Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bond 1242 & 1243

1242. Capt. John Pitt Jr & 1243. ? Wilkerson [VA]


1680, John born in VA, s/o 2484. Col. John Pitt.
11/28/1702, John left “land at Chuckatuck, whereon he now lives” in the will of his father. (S) See No.2484 Family notes. [Bef. 3/9/1703 John’s father died.]
8/10/1707, John witnessed the will of William Norsworthy. (S) Isle of Wight, WB2, P485.
7/10/1711, “uncle John Pitt” named in will of Robert Pitt. (S) Isle of Wight, WB2, P544.
10/12/1715, John witnessed the will of Mary Smith. (S) Isle of Wight, WB2, P605.
10/4/1717, Isle of Wight Co.; Giles Driver, son and Heir of Giles Driver, decd., and wife, Sarah Driver, and Mary Driver, Widow of the said Giles Driver, decd. , of the lower parish of Isle of Wight Co. to John Pitt, Gent. of the same.... a water grist mill now in the occupation of Edward Driver known as “Driver’s Mill” which replaced “Little Mill” by the Court House Bridge.
12/16/1729, John wrote his will. (S) Family notes.
3/22/1730, Barnabas Kearney ( 622) and John witnessed a deed in consideration of a lawsuit of Hardy Council. (S) Isle of Wight, DB4, 1729-1736, P98.
Bef. 2/24/1734 John died. (S) Will proved.
3/24/1734, John’s estated appraised by Hugh Giles, Thomas Whitfield, George Clark. (S) Isle of Wight, WB4, P47.

Family notes:
• In the name of God Amen - I John Pitt do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form as followeth. I give unto my daughter Martha Pitt that land on whereon Capt Joseph Bridger now liveth on, to her my daughter Martha Pitt and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my grandson Joseph Bridger that land whereon John Turner now liveth on lying on Jones Creek and on the East side of Newport to the Main Creek to my grandson Joseph Bridger to him and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my daughter Rachel Pitt that land whereon Ann Smith now liveth on ? Newport to the Main Creek and to the head of the Poplar Neck Creek. I likewise give my daughter Rachel Pitt that land whereon Elizabeth Shaw now liveth on. I give the said lands to her my daughter Rachel Pitt to her and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my daughter Esther Pitt that land whereon I now living upon I do give unto my daughter Ester Pitt to her and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my daughter Prudence Pitt that land whereon Edward Driver and Robert Smith now liveth upon and likewise the Poplar Neck Land these sd lands I give unto my daughter Prudence Pitt to her and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my daughter Ann Godwin that land whereon William Godwin & Samuel Croon now liveth upon these said lands I give to my daughter Ann Godwin to her and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever. I give unto my daughters and grandson William Bridger all my land in the woods by Mandcun? to them and their heirs to be equally divided amongst them. I give unto my grandson William Bridger a place of a Mill which is known by the name of the little Mill by the Court House Bridge to him and his heirs. I Give unto my daughter Martha Pitt one feather bed bolster & furniture and bedstead, and my negro Sam and my silver salt seller? one silver spoon. I give unto my daughter Rachel Pitt one feather bed bolster & furniture & bedstead and my negro Harry and my silver candle cup & cover and silver spoon. I give unto my daughter Prudence Pitt one feather bed bolster & furniture & bedstead and five silver spoons one brass? kettle, one copper kettle, iron? potshooks? & racks? and spit? and tongs one pair of andirons?, one Rosso? water still, a table, one chest, one ? I give unto my daughter Ester Pitt one feather bed bolster and furniture and bedstead, my strong water still with all ye furniture belonging to it and five silver spoons, one chest and long table. I give unto my four daughters Martha Rachel Prudence & Esther Pitt all my table linnen & pewter? to be equally divided amongst them. I give unto my daughter Ann Godwin one silver cup and two silver spoons. And for the rest of my estate that is not given, it is my will that my daughters are to have it equally divided amongst them. I do appoint William Godwin my whole executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this sixteenth day of December 1729. (S) Isle of Wight, WB4, P43.

Children of John and ?: [All children named in will.]

i. Ann Pitt ( 621), born ~1700 in VA.

ii. John Pitt III, born ? in VA.
John married his 1st cousin Sarah Norsworthy, d/o Sarah, d/o John ( 2484).
2/24/1734, John an appraiser of the estate of Joseph Brown. (S) Isle of Wight, WB4, P50.
4/26/1737, John administrator of the estate of Robert Moxson. (S) Isle of Wight, WB4, P158.
2/24/1745, John an appraiser of the estate of Aquilla Weatherall. (S) Isle of Wight, WB5, P11.
8/11/1748, John an appraiser of the estate of John Anthony. (S) Isle of Wight, WB4, P62.
Bef. 8/3/1749 John died. Estate appraised by Estate appraised by James Godwin, Samuel Godwin, Charles Fulgham. Signed, Joseph Pitt. (S) Isle of Wight, WB5, P200.

iii. Martha Pitt, born ?.

iv. Rachael Pitt, born ?.

v. Esther Pitt, born ?.

vi. Prudence Pitt, born ?.

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