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Henry Lansford[1, 2]

Male Abt 1730 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Henry Lansford 
    • In Halifax Co. Land Records in 1755
      Also John Lansford 400 a. Beg. at fox hr. & runing Easterly for qty. [maybe a brother of Henry]
    Born Abt 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9614  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 20 May 2017 

    Family Catherine Pryor,   b. Abt 1740, Goochland Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1760 
    Children 
    +1. Susanna Lansford,   b. Abt 1755, Halifax County, Virginia Colony [later Henry] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2012 
    Family ID F3121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick)
    Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick)
    Entry Record Book.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Will of Henry Lansford

      In the name of God, Amen. On the ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and seventy six - I Henry Lansford of Pittsylvania County Virginia am well in health and of good and sound memory, thanks be to God for it and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and deliver this my last will and testament in manner and form, following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every testament and testaments, will and wills hereafter by me made and declare either by work or writing that this be taken only for my last will and testament and none others. And first, being penitent and sorry for my sins, pray most humbly, desiring forgiveness for the same. I give and commit my soul into Almighty God, My Savior and Redeemer, in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ, I trust and believe assured to be saved, and to havefull mention and forgiveness for all my sins, past and that my soul with my body at general day of the Resurrection shall raise again with joy and through the merits of Christ's death and passion, possess and enjoy the Kingdom of Heaven, prepared forHis elect and chosen, and my body be buried in such a place where it shall pleasemy executors, hereafter to appoint and now for the letting of my temporal estate and such goods, cattels and debts as it hath pleased Go d, far above my deserts to bestow upon me. I do ordain and give and dispose the same in manner and form, following that is to say:
      First, I will that all debts and dues as I owe in right or conscience to any person or persons, whatsoever, shall be well and truly contended and paid, or ordained to be paid in a convenient time after my decease, by my Executors, hereafter named.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my eldest sons, Isham Lansford and Henry Lansford, one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania of Virginia on Cascade Creek, containing five hundred andseventy
      acres, to be divided equally between them. I give to them and their heirs, to their
      own proper use and behoof forever, also give and bequeath unto my son Henry
      Lansford, one negro girl named Nan, and I give her to him and to his heirs to
      their proper use and behoof forever.

      Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Elijah Lansford, one negro boyAlbet. I
      give him to his heirs and to their own proper use and behoof forever, andalso
      I will that this my son Elijah and his nergo Albet shall be under thecare of my
      two sons Isham and Henry until he, the said Elijah Lansford shall be ofage
      and then to be delivered to him if found capable to enjoy it and ifElijah shall
      die without heir the negro to be divided between the two other brothers.

      Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Cate Lansford, one breedingmare
      and one cow and calf, and I give them to her and her heirs to their ownproper
      use and befoof forever.

      Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Lansford one mareand
      one cow and one calf and I give them to her and her heirs and to theirown
      proper use and behoof forever.

      Item - I give unto my grandson Josiah Lansford, a ten pounds currentmoney at
      the age of twenty-one by my Executors, and now for letting of my estate.

      I leave unto my beloved wife Catharine Lansford during the time of her life or
      widowhood and after her decease the land and stock and negro wench to be
      sold and each child to have their equal part I give it to them and their own
      proper use and behoof forever and after all I leave my beloved wife Catharine
      Lansford and my son Isham Lansford to be my wholely and solely Executors,
      in witness whereof I set my hand and affix my seal this day and datefirst above written.

      Henry Lansford

      sign and seal in the presence of us
      William Edwards George Jones Humphrey (his X mark)

      At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 22th of January 1778, thewithin
      last will and testament of Henry Lansford deceased was exhibited in too court
      by Catharine Lansford Executrix and Isham Lansford Executo r thereinnamed and
      proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to b erecorded
      and on the motion of the said Executrix and Ex'or., who ma de oathaccording to
      law, certificate is granted them for obtainin g a probate therefrom indue form of
      law, giving security whereupon t hey together with George Young theirsecuritys
      entered into bond an d acknowledged the same according to law.

      Teste Will Tunsall. Clerk

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry Link, http://mv.ancestry.com/viewer/729bf084-c9c1-47cc-bc7f-687a31d7ced2/2385048/6138960638?_phsrc=hOS2390&usePUBJs=true.
      Will of Henry Lansford

    2. [S181] Land Records, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Land Entry Record Book 1737-1770.
      (14 July 1755) Thomas Spencer 400 Ac on the Branches of Miry Creek including the vacant Land between Daniel Williams and Alexander Moore's lines thence nor'wardly.
      Danl. Jones enters 400 Ac of Ld on the Branch that goes thro Geo. Youngs Corn Field running up sd Br. to Henry Lansfords little entry Begin: at a White Oak mark'd D.