Will of John Ogborne 1790 Virginia

Will of John Ogborne of Albemarle, and county of Sussex, Virginia

In the name of God, Amen, I John Ogburn of the parish of Albemarle, and county of Sussex, being sick and weak, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following,

Viz-Item, my will and desire is that my two Negro Women, Hannah and Moll-and their increase they bring negroes, I lend to my daughter Sarah Vinson, wife of Aaron Vinson be equally divided amongst the children that may be now living of my said Daughter, Sarah Vinson.

Item I give the use of my two Negroes Mingo and Sam to my son Nicholas Ogburn during his natural life, and after the death of my said son Nicholas, I give the said negroes, Mingo and Sam to my grandson, Charles Ogburn, son of ~my said son Nicholas Ogburn and Anne his wife.

Item I give the use of my negro woman, Jinney to my granddaughter Sarah Pleasant during her natural life.

Item I give to my son Augustine Ogburn and to his Heirs all the residue of my estate be it of what kind or quality soever. I desire my Estate be not appraised and that my executor may not be ruled to give security for his executing of this my Will.

Lastly, I appoint by son Augustine Ogburn executor of this, my last Will and Testament hereby declaring all other wills heretofore by me made void.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty ninth day of September, One thousand, seven hundred and eighty nine.

John Ogburn (Seal)

Signed and Published
At a Court held for Sussex
County the 4th day of February 1790

in presence of Lucy Massenburg

John Mason

The last Will and Testament of John Ogburn was presented into Court by Augustine Ogburn, the executor therein named was proved by the oath of John Mason one of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of said executor, who made oath thereto, according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in due from

M.Bailey Clerk


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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