In the name of God Amen, I, James Jopling senr. of the County of Albemarle, being weak in body but sound of mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeaty the same in mannr following that is to say
1st I give to my daughter Sally Carrell the following tract or parcel of land & bounded as follors, to wit: Beginning at a corner on a small white oak, at the mouth of a branch of the west side of green creek running thence up said branch to a spring, thence the same course, a straight new chopped line to a small white oak in John S. Farrar's line to Rockfish river, thence down s'd River to the mouth of Green Creek, thence up s'd creek to the beginning, to her and her heirs forever.
2nd I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Jopling the following
parcel of land, bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a corner
on a maple tree at the mouth of a branch on the east side of Green
Creek running thence up s'd branch to a white oak tree marked
as a corner in John Halls line, thence with s'd Halls line to
Rockfish river, thence up s'd river to the mouth of Green Creek,
thence up said creek to the beginning, to him & his heirs
3rd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jerusha Thomas the
following tract of land bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning
at a corner on a spanish oak by the old mill road, in John Halls
line, running thence with road to a corner on a small scrubby
white oak, thence a northern direction to a corner on a willow
tree on the long branch thence up said branch with the meanderings
thereof to a corner on a small sycamore bush, thence an eastern
corner a new chopped line to a corner on pointers on a small maple,
dogwood & Hickory in John Halls line, thence with said Halls
line to the beginning, to her and her heirs forever.
4th. I give to my daughter Nancy Ward the following tract of
land bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a corner on a dogwood
in John Halls line running thence a new chopped line to a comer
on pointers on two small pines and a hickory in William Baileys
line, thence with said Baileys line to a corner on a red oak between
s'd Bailey and John Hall, thence with said Halls line to a corner
on pointers on three white oaks, thence with said Halls line to
the beginning to her and her heirs forever, also I give to my
said daughter Nancy one negro woman named milly and her child
together with all her increase to her and her heirs forever.
5th. It is my will and desire, that the residue of my land
not already devised or conveyed by deed, together with all my
stock of every description, household and kitchen furniture &
plantation tools, also all the crop of every kind which may be
on hand at the time of my death, be equally divided between my
two daughters Patsey and Judy Jopling, and their heirs forever.
6th. I have given to my son James Jopling his portion of land
for which I
have made him a deed.
7th. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Livingston two negro boys
Watt and Will to her and her heirs forever.
8th. I give to my daughter Patsey Jopling one negro woman named
and her child Nathan, together with all her increase to her and her heirs forever.
9th. I give to my daughter Judy Jopling one negro girl named
her increase to her and her heirs forever.
10th. I give to my grandson James Jopling (son of Joseph Jopling)
negro boy named Jack to him and his heirs forever.
I I th. I desire that Hack an old negro man shall have the
privilege of choosing with which of my children he will live.
12th. I do not know of any debts that are due from me, but should it happen that any should hereafter appear, then it is my desire that each of my children aforesaid shall contribute equally to the payment of such debt or debts, as also towards paying my funeral expenses, I desire each of my aforesaid children shall bear their equal proportion.
13th. All the residue of my estate whatsoever not heretofore disposed of together with all the debts that may be due me, I desire to be equally divided among my children aforesaid and their heirs forever.
And lastley I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Jesse Jopling executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the 12th day of January eighteen hundred & twenty two.
Signed, sealed, published & James Jopling, senr (SEAL)
Declared as & for the last
will & testament of the above
named James Jopling in presence of us
William A. Harris
At a court held for Albemarle County the Sth day of October 1829. This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Jopling senr. deceased, was produced into court and proved by the oaths of Wm. A. Harris, James Harris & Ralph Thomas three of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and thereupon ordered to be recorded.
A. Garrett, C. C.
A Copy Teste Nancy B. Harris, Depty Clerk for Eva W. Maupin, Clerk.
W. B. 9 p. 431.
Will Book 14, p. 496, Inventory of property owned by James Jopling:
Land, silver, furniture, implements, stock and following negroes:
|Mary||age 40||value $500.00|
|Austin||age 42||value 500.00|
|Samuel||age 12||value 500.00|
|Sally||age 12||value 450.00|
|George||age 6||value 300.00|
|Martha||age 3||value 200.00|
|Cyms||age 11||value 500.00|
|Joshua||age 40||value 500.00|
|Patrick||age 16||value 450.00|
|Nathaniel||age 10||value 500.00|
|Nelson (blind)||age 50||value 50.00|
|Ellen (claimed by T.B.J.)||value 350.00|