Robert K. Headley Jr., Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, 1699-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983), p. 150, citing Will Book 7, 1767-1787:
p. 308 - William Beale, Will; 9 Mar 1776, 6 Jul 1778.
Sons Thomas, William tract of land in Rich. Co. purchased of William Colston occupied by Samson Marmaduke, Reuben all lands in Culpeper, Richard, and Robert; daus. Susannah, Sarah, and Mary; Williamson Ball (who mar. dau. Anne); I give my Negro man, Dick, for his faithful service and care in watching on me, liberty of choosing every Christmas Day his master or mistress amongst all my chil. for the following year; other chil. John, Elizabeth, Winifred, and Travers; ex: sons Thomas, John, William, and sons-in-law Richard Parker and Robert Wormley Carter; wits: Harrison Randolph, Landon Carter Jr, Thomas Parker. "P. 151:"
p. 328 - Capt. William Beale, inv; 8 Nov 1778.
p. 331 - William Beale, inv. in Culpeper Co.; 8 Nov 1778. . . .
p. 334 - [William] Beale's memorandum:
Whereas the [sullion] girl, Nanny, given in my will to my dau. Mary has never had any chil., as a recompense for her not breeding, I do hereby give my sd. dau., Mary, a negro girl named Nancy, dau. of Nell; 1 Jun 1777; wits: William Beale, Will Beale Jr; proved: 2 Nov 1778.
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