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Virginia Beard Records

John Beard deponent in Chancery Robert Meres 1634

Edward Beard records

1634 Tobacco Licences include Edward Beard, London

1638:Law Officers complicity in Edward Beard case

1636: Will of William Beard

1684: Richard Beard witnesses will of John Wise, apparently a sailor aboard the "Golden Fleece", who dies "in Virginia" according to English Probate

John Beard's land in Westmoreland before 1717


Thomas2> Price (Meriday1) was born in Westmoreland, Va 1669. Thomas died November 27, 1717 in Washington Paris, Westmoreland, Va. He married Margaret in Of Westmoreland, Virginia, about 1696. Margaret was born in Of Westmoreland, Virginia about 1672.

Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills-Will Book 6 page 202-203:

....I THOMAS PRICE of Washington Parish in the county of Westmoreland ....I recommend my soul into the hand of allmighty God my creator trusting in to have a joyfull resurrection and my body to the earth to be decently buryedin the christian burial at the discretion of my loving WIFE MARGRETT PRICE whom I do hereby ordain and appoint my sole executor. Item: I give and bequeath to my eldest son William Price all that parcell or tract of land containing one hundred acres situate lying and being in the COUNTY OF STAFFORD beginning at Jordans Bridge. Item: I give unto my son THOMAS PRICE all that TRACT OR PARCELL OF LAND WITH THE PLANTATION I NOW LIVE UPON CONTAINING 88 ACRES AFTER THE DECEASE OF HIS MOTHER AND NOT BEFORE. Item: I give and bequeath unto my SON MEREDICE PRICE a certain parcell or tract of land containing acres ADJOINING THE LAND OF JOHN WHITE which I bought of JOHN BEARD. Item: I give unto my SON JOHN PRICE a certain parcel of land situate lying and being upon Weedons dam containing 30 acres to be thesame more or less which was bought of JOHN BEARD. Item: I give and bequeath A NEGRO GIRL CALLED JANE WITH HER INCREASE unto my aforesaid loving wife during her life and after her decease the said negro Jane to my son Thomas Price, but and if the said negro should have any children, the first living child I gfive unto my DAUGHTER SUSANNA PRICE. Item: I give unto mmy SON WILLIAM one long gun and a short gun unto my son Thomas. Item: I give unto my loving wife ONE BAY HORSE BRIDLE AND SADDLE. Item: I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate to my loving wife and children of what nature kind of quality soever to be equally divided amongst them when they shall come of age and to remain and be in the hands of my loving wife until then whom I have hereby ordained and appointed my sole executor. Item I desire and request and also appoint my BROTHER MERIDA PRICE overseer of this my will to be ofset with his good council towards the performance of the same. In witness hereof I set my hand this 3 day of September anno don 1717 Thomas Price. Signed sealed and acknowledged in thesight of George Purvis, Anne Welch masFrancis Lacon? At a court held for the said county the 27th day of November 1717. The last will and testament of Thomas Price deceased was presented into court by Margrett his relict and executorix who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of both the wittnesses thereto is admitt to record and upon motion of the said executrix and her performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. PRICE, THOMAS, 3 Sep 1717; 27 Nov 1717 (of WASHINGTON PARISH, WESTMORELAND, VIRGINIA HOME PLANTATION TO WIFE MARGARET AND 1 HORSE; ELDEST SON WILLIAM 100 ACRES IN STAFFORD; SON THOMAS 88 ACRES OF LAND; SON MERIDICE 50 ACRES OF LAND SON JOHN, 30ACRES ON WEDOEN'S DAM; DAU SUSSANNA PRICE 1 NEGRO CHILD; SON WILLIAM 1 HORSE ETC. BROTHER MERIDICE PRICE OVERSEER OF WILL. WIFE EXX.