Monthly Archives: April 2010

Will, Botetourt County, 1801

Abstract of Margaret Lindsey’s will
Botetourt County, VA
20 February 1801

  • to grandson Samuel Lindsay son to Mathew Lindsey Ten Pounds
  • to grandson Samuel Lindsay son to Walter Lindsey Five Pounds
  • to grandaughter Margaret Lindsey daughter to Walter Lindsey Five Pounds
  • to my grandaughter Margaret Cantley Five Pounds
  • to my grandson Samuel Cantley Five Pounds
  • to my sons Matthew, Samuel and Walter Lindsey Five Shillings each
  • to my niece Agness Smiley all the remainder of my estate of every kind whatsoever

Executors: Martin McFerran, James McFerran
Witnesses: William Waddle, P[?] Kimberling, John Floyd, Samuel M. Cline

Proved April Court, Botetourt County, 1801
By Oaths of: John Floyd, Samuel M. Cline


Source: Botetourt County Virginia Will Book B:62-63, LVA microfilm reel 20, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Will, Botetourt County, 1782

Abstract of Will of Samuel Lindsey
Botetourt County, VA
27 September 1782

  • I give all my wearing clothing to my son Matthew Lindsey
  • to my Daughter Erling [Elinor] Cantley one cow
  • to my Son Samuel Lindsey Jun. I give my Land on the East side Of James River where he now is in Possession of
  • to my Son Walter Lindsey one cow
  • to my Grandson Samuel Lindsey Son of Matthew Lindsey I give one cow
  • the Rest of my Estate I give to my Wife

Executor: his wife Margaret
Witnesses: John Kyle, Jane Kyle

Will of Saml Lindsey decd was presented for a certificate of probate at the Botetourt County, Virginia April Court of 1784.

It was proved by the oaths of John and Jane Kyle. Margaret qualified as Executrix aftering entering into a bond for 500 pounds secured by Joseph Kyle and the Rev. Adam Smyth.


Source: Botetourt County Virginia Will Book A:204-205, LVA microfilm reel 20, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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