Seeking information/research/documentation on William Edmunds whose Will is recorded 1740 in Surry County. Wife Mary's will is record 1753. His children are: William, David, John Edmondgray, Mary, Sarah, Susannah, Elizabeth, Faitha, Fillis, and Christian. The girls marry men with last names HINES, NORRINGTON, and BALLARD. Faitha Edmunds married John BALLARD and are found in Lunenburg/Mecklenburg records ( my line ). I suspect William Edmunds is related to the HOWELL EDMUNDS line. Since Mary Edmunds mentions only one son ( John Edmundgray Edmunds) and 4 daughters, I suspect she is a second wife. I also think that she ( Mary Edmunds) was Mary GRAY and not Mary BRIGGS for several reasons. I have John Ballard in a 1749 Lunenburg County deed...deeding slaves to John EDMUNDS and Peter HINES of Surry County..thus proving the John Ballard who married Faitha Edmunds is the same John Ballard in Lunenburg County. Witnesses to the deed are William GRAY and John Edmunds.