Will of James MacKendree
Copy found at the Library of Virginia
Transcription by Gloria J. Tune on 07 October 2012
Halifax County, Virginia
Will Book 0, pages 185-186
01 April 1764
In the Name of God Amen I Jame MacKendree of the county of Halifax and Parish of Antrim being sick and weak tho of perfect sense and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament. To wit I give my loving wife Mary MacKendree during her natural life only my mansion house and four hundred acres of land contigous thereto, also my negro woman Silvia, also one good feather bed and furniture, one Dozn Pewter plates and two dishes, 3 basins one Dozn knives and forks, her horse and saddle, three sows and piggs, three ewes and lambs, three cows and calves, and two Iron pots.
It is also my will and I do accordingly order that all the remainder of my Estate both real and personal to be sold at the discretion of my Executors and the money arising from such sale as well as the money due to me so to by them applied toward paying my just debts and funeral charges, and the remainder to be equally divided between my three daughters to wit, Dorothy, Catey and Lucey MacKendree.
I do also appoint and constitute my loving friends Robert Wooding and William Hoskings to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this first day of April 1764.
Ephraim Hill Jas. MacKendree (seal)
At a Court held for Halifax County the 19th day of July 1764 this Last Will and Testament of James MacKendree deceased was exhibited in Court by Robert Wooding and William Hoskins, Executors therein appointed who made oath thereto according to Law and the same was proved by the oaths of all the Witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be Recorded and the said Executors having together with Paul Carrington, Richard Brown and Thomas Tunstall there Securities entered into Bond and acknowledged the same, on their motion Certificate was granted them for obtaining a Probate of the said will in due form.
Test Robt. W. Cunford, C. H. C.
Truly recorded Test. R. Munford
The above mentioned Mary was Mary Meeks Milner, widow of Luke Milner of North Farnham Parish. After the death of Luke Milner, Mary married James MacKendree/McEndree/McIndree:
From "Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, page 241 by Robert K. Headley Jr.
McIndree, James and Millner, Mary(widow) before 17 February 1752; bride was the daughter of Richard and Anne (d. RC 1761) Meeks and widow of LUKE MILLNER.(d. RC 1746); (RC AB 1:418; DB 11:126, 227, 303; WB 5:152, 511; WB 6:195; MRC:125)
Daughter Dorothy--The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814 and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 - 1800, Richmond County, Virginia, page 123
B. McIndree, Dorothy daughter of James and Mary McIndree, 3 December 1749.
Daughter Caty--The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814 and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 - 1800, Richmond County, Virginia, page 124
B. MCKINDREE, CATY daughter of James and Mary McKindree, 29 October 1753
No birth record found for daughter Lucy.