Will of John Ogborne, 1774 Virginia

Will of John Ogborne

Brunswick County, Virginia 1774

Will Book 4 Page 2O5

In the Name of God Amen. I Jn. Ogborne of the parish of St.Andrew & County of Brunswick do constitute and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following that is to say
Imprimis I give and bequeath to my son William Ogborne and his heirs forever all that Tract or parcel of my Land in the said County Bounded by Wm. Stith’s Line and the Beaver pond branch containing one hundred & fifty acres more or less. Item I give & bequeath unto my son Jn. Ogborne & his heirs forever all that Tract or parcel of my Land in the said County lying within the Lines of Wm. Stith’s, Benj. Whitehead and John Ingram’s Lands and the budge road running by my said John’s plantation whereon John Candle now Lives containing one hundred & fifty acres more or less. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Tabitha the use of the Land and plantation whereon I now Live also the use of a negro Wench named Judy.and all my stocks Tools house furniture etc etc not already otherwise herein disposed of for and during her natural life and after her death my will is that the said Last mentioned Land & plantation and also the said Wench Judy & her Increase & all my stocks house furniture Tools etc etc as last aforesaid be sold & the money arising by the said sale equally divided among my sons James Ogborne, Henry Ogborne, Benjamin Ogborne, Charles Ogborne and Matthew Ogborne. Finally I appoint my sons William Ogborne & Jn. Ogborne Executors of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking all and every other Will& Wills by me heretofore made & Establishing this to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty seventh day of January one thousand seven hundred& seventy four.

his John (g. mark) Ogborne (Seal)
Signed sealed Published & Declared
In Presence of
Peter Cocke
Benjamin Whitehead
John Neblett

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 23’d day of May l774. This Will was proved according t6 Law by the oaths of Benjamin Whitehead and John Neblett two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of William and John Ogborne the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and together with Wyatt Williams and Rob’t Moris their securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of one thousand Pounds conditioned as the Law Directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in Due form.

Teste Peter Pelham Jun. CBC

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Focusing on the history of the name of Ogbourne, Ogborn, Ogburn and other variants, including the early form of Ocheburne & Okebourne