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From: "Brownie MacKie" <>
Subject: Re: [YOUNGER] Comprehensive look at Thomas Younger of Essex/King and Queen and Halifax Counties
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 07:00:57 -0400
Thank you for the comprehensive look at Thomas. I have one question
regarding first paragraph, Page 3, top of page..."The birth date is an
obvious error since in 1825 he was the executor of his father's will and
guardian to his siblings." Are you referring to Thomas's birthdate? If his
will was probated in 1791 then he had to be dead in 1791. Right?
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Subject: [YOUNGER] Comprehensive look at Thomas Younger of Essex/King and
Queen and Halifax Counties
> THOMAS YOUNGER
> Wills, Bonds, Inventories, Essex County, VA Book 4: p. 222-223
> Will of Alexander Younger dated 11 Aug 1725
> Bequeathed to Thomas Younger that piece of land that I bought of Mr.
> Hill and Richard Jones, a young heifer called Fair Made and her female
> increase and if she happens to be barren and no breeder then to have a
> young cow out of my own proper stock of chattel and if she should dye to
> have another cow in her room; six pounds current, and that gun which I
> bought of Capt. Welch.
> The executors; my beloved wife Rebecca Younger and my son Thomas
> Witnesses: John Haile, Bryant Edmondson, Francis Haile.
> Essex County VA Will Book 5, p. 152,153
> Account for the administration of the estate of Alexander Younger dated
> This account provides the information that by 1727, Alexander's son John
> has died, his daughter Elizabeth has married John Dillard and the widow
> Rebecca has remarried to Timothy Driscoll.
> Essex County VA Will Book 5
> p. 119, 120
> 15 Jan 1732
> Thomas Younger is made guardian of Mary and Ann, infant orphans of
> Alexander Younger, dec'd. Samuel Gatewood and John Ferguson were
> bondsmen with Thomas. The document continues to reveal that he is also
> guardian to James Younger.
> p. 115, 116
> 19 Dec 1732
> Thomas Younger was made guardian to James, Jannett, and Susannah infant
> orphans of Alexander Younger, dec'd.
> Essex County VA Deed Book 20, p.54
> 2 May 1735
> Thomas Younger and Samuel Fargeson witnessed a power of attorney from
> William Acres to Thomas Barker.
> Essex County VA Deed Book 20, p. 55,56
> 3 May 1735
> Thomas Younger and Samuel Fargeson witnessed the deed of William Acres
> to Charles Barnett.
> Essex County VA Deeds, 1738-1742, Book 22, p. 215
> 3 Dec 1740
> Thomas Younger of the County of King and Queen and Parish of St Stephens
> to Timothy Driscoll of the County of Essex and Parish of Southfarnham
> for 5,000 pounds of tobacco 100 acres in Essex County being all that
> tract of land purchased by his father, Alexander Younger, dec'd. of
> Richard Jones and Leonard Hill, adjoining John Parish, Capt. Wm. Aylett
> and John Croxton.
> Witnesses: Thomas Barker, John Croxton, Henry Brown.
> Essex County VA Deeds 1748-1749, Book 24, p. 353
> 10 Aug 1749
> William Fretwell of Southfarnum Parish, Essex County to Thomas Younger
> of King and Queen County and Parish of Drisdale, for 30 pounds, 100
> acres in Essex "being that parcel of land that was purchased of Thomas
> Younger by Timothy Driscoll and by him conveyed to William Fretwell.
> Researcher's note: There are no records in subsequent deed books of
> Essex County, VA of Thomas Younger selling this land. There are no tax
> records of Essex County until 1782. It is also known from probate
> records that William Fretwell was the son in law of Thomas Younger,
> Halifax County VA Deed Book 15, p. 225
> 18 March 1791
> Thomas Younger to James Bruce, 43 acres for 43 pounds adjoining William
> Younger to the Branch of Terrible Creek.
> Witnesses: William Pannel, John Smith, William Smith
> Merchant's Account Book, 1750-1751
> An Index
> Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol .29, Number 3, Aug. 1991
> The King and Queen County merchant's account book has been abstracted
> and is identified in the Virginia State Archives by accession number
> Ledger A covers 25 Feb 1749-21 May 1750 and the unpaid accounts on the
> latter were transferred to Ledger B as opening balances. Ledger B covers
> 23 May 1750 to 16 Mar 1751. Balances on 16 March 1751 were transferred
> to Ledger C which covers 19 Mar 1751-4 Aug 1752. These Ledgers came from
> the store of Ninian Boog, factor for Buchannan and Hamilton, Liverpool
> Merchants. Boog's King and Queenstore was apparently located at Todd's
> on the Mataponi about a mile above Aylett where state route 628 now
> Name A B C
> Thomas Younger 68 104 49
> Ninian Boog was dead by Dec 1754 and his accounts were a long time
> DAR Patriot Index
> New Ancestor List Vol II: 232
> Younger, Thomas, Sr. b ca 1720 d aft 24 Oct 1791 m ___ PS (public
> service) VA
> The birth date is an obvious error since in 1825 he was the executor of
> his father's will and guardian to his siblings.
> Public Service Claims, Halifax County Court Booklet - 68 - 1068
> Photocopy contained no date
> Thomas Younger - partial list
> Corn 1.7.6
> Brandy 2
> Oats 1.2
> 100 lbs fodder .3
> 6 forages .9.9
> 5 pints Brandy
> Douglas Register
> Will of Thomas Younger
> Mentions children: Samuel, James, William, Joseph, Jesse, Thomas,
> Susannah, Mary Fretwell, Elizabeth LeGrand, Nancy Smallman, Katy Brown,
> Dolly, Lucy, Rebecca and Rachel.
> Halifax County VA Will Book 12, p.705
> Estate of Thomas Younger, dec'd, 1791 dated 1823
> In account with Samuel Younger, exor. Balance $2,599.11
> Cash paid for legacy to Joseph, Elizabeth LeGrand, Cathy Brown, James
> Younger, Jesse Younger, Nancy Smallman, Dolly Light, Rebecca Franklin,
> Mary Fretwell and Rachel Younger
> Children missing from the Douglas Register list: Thomas, Susannah, Lucy.
> An assumption of death as a reason for not being listed is not valid
> because of other source records. The reason they are not listed is not
> Halifax County VA Probate Court Book 22, p. 75
> Written 2 May 1789, Probated 24 Oct 1791
> Thomas Younger, joiner
> In the name of God, amen, I, Thomas Younger of Halifax County in
> Virginia, joiner, being in perfect health in body and perfect mind and
> memory. Thanks be given unto God, calling into mind the mortality of my
> body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make
> and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, Principally
> and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who
> gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent
> Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting at
> the resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of
> God, and, as touching such unholy estate wherewith it has pleased God to
> help me with in this life, I give and decree and dispose of same in the
> following manner and form:
> * First I give and bequeath to Susannah, my beloved daughter, the half
> of the land on which I now dwell, together with plantation buildings,
> orchards, and all improvements for her use and benefit during her
> natural life. Also a Negro girl named Nell, two feather beds and
> furniture. The choice to two cows and calves, also three young steers,
> each a year older than the other and such necessary household furniture
> as is necessary to housekeeping.
> * Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel, the other half
> of the land on which I now dwell, to be divided from Light's line
> northward by a direct line to my back line southward, which division I
> intended, God willing, to make in my lifetime, to have to hold to his
> proper use and benefit during his natural life: and then to his male
> heirs lawfully begotten of his body. An in case he survives his sister,
> Susannah, then the other property of the land to be worked in him; and
> in case he die without issue, then his half to descend to his brother,
> James Younger, and his heirs and my daughter Susan's half after her
> decease and in case my son Samuel lave no issue as aforesaid, to descend
> to my son Joseph and his heirs, male, lawfully begotten of his body. In
> turn I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah, and my son Samuel,
> each a mare or horse fit for plantation business at their choice, and to
> my son Samuel. Also my bridle and saddle and choice of two guns, and the
> land I bought of Dodson and his wife, to be at his own disposal during
> the life of the said Dodson's wife. Also a cow and a calf as also a
> feather bed and furniture.
> * Then to my beloved son James Younger, I give and bequeath the sum of
> twenty pounds, current money of Virginia, to be raised out of my effects
> by my executor. Bit in case he fall heir according to the previous
> clause in my will, then this legacy to be void and to be divided among
> the survivors.
> * Then I give and bequeath to my beloved son Joseph Younger, if he ever
> make a demand thereof, the sum of twenty pounds, current money of
> Virginia, and on the same condition as mentioned above.
> * Then I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Younger, if he ever make a
> demand thereof, the sum of five pounds, current money of Virginia.
> * Then I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Younger, the sum of twenty
> pounds, current money of Virginia.
> * Then I give and bequeath to William Younger, my work bench and bench
> tools, commonly called joiner's tools, my lathes and turner's tools and
> * Then I give and bequeath unto my daughters, viz, Elizabeth LeGrand,
> Nanny Smallman, Katey Brown, Dolly Younger, Lucy Younger, Rebecca
> Younger and Rachel Younger, the sum of twenty pounds, current money of
> Virginia; and in case any of the four that are now single and live with
> me should decease without issue, then their part to be divided equally
> among the survivors, namely of these four, and so on to the last of
> * And I also by these presents constitute and appoint my son, Samuel,
> and daughter, Susanna, joint executor and executrix of this my last will
> and testament, and my will and desire is that there be no appraisement
> of any of my effects and that there be an absolute ______ on the demand
> of any of my legatees before named and in the case of ___ and my
> executor and executrix see fit to sell my Negro lad later, and my will
> and desire is that they my executor and executrix give no security or
> encumbrance to any person and there be no such thing as going to the
> law one with another, but, if an dispute or misunderstanding arise, to
> conclude it personally among themselves; or at least to get some honest
> disinterested man to arbitrate the difference for them. And if any of
> them will not be content with this, but would needs go to the law, my
> will is that such person be deprived of the benefits of the legacy that
> was left them.
> * My will and desire also is that my four daughters, last mentioned that
> are now living with me, should live altogether with my daughter,
> Susannah, and my son, Samuel, until they are married, and I exhort them
> all to live in peace and love and to keep good order among themselves.
> * Further my will and meaning is that such things as I have willed to my
> daughter Susanna, except the land on her decease, shall descend to the
> next oldest of the four single daughters now living with me provided she
> be single,
> * Also that my account on their benefit shall stand good against any of
> the legacies left to any of my children, only what I have bought of some
> of their estates.
> * I leave to them and their children after them and I do hereby notify
> and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament.
> * In witness whereof I have hereby set my hand and seal this second day
> of May 1789.
> Witnesses: William Neighbors Appraisers:John Light
> Marcus Younger George Newbill
> John Younger (probably son of Marcus) Bibby Bomar
> At a court held 24 Oct 1791 Samuel and Susannah Younger were granted
> letters of administration with John Younger and Edward Bomar their
> Halifax County VA Will Book 16, p. 414
> Probate 23 Sep 1833
> Rachel Younger's will
> To sister Dolly Light, my Negroes and all the property I have received
> from my brother Samuel Younger which was given me by my father, Thomas
> Younger, except my Negroes which my brother Samuel had of mine from the
> time my sister, Dolly Light, and my part of a Negro man, Peter. My wish
> is that William Younger Wynn should have the proceeds arising from the
> hire of my Negroes and my part of Peter and instead of $466.93 decreed
> to Giles McGraw, administrator de bonis now with the will annexed of
> Jesse Younger, dec'd, Armistead Younger is to pay $432.121/2
> Exors: William T. Wynn and Dolly Light
> Witnesses: James Newbill, Joseph Fuqua, Milly Petty
> Halifax County VA Minute Book 11, p.47,48,48B
> August Court 1842
> Younger Folks vs Younger exors.
> This cause came to be heard upon the papers formerly made in the cause
> and upon the answer of James Burke, administrator of James Younger,
> dec'd. and by consent of the parties thereto and by like consent this
> suit is revived in the name of Armistead Younger, administrator of
> Joseph Younger, dec'd.
> Armistead Younger, administrator of Thomas Younger, and by like consent
> this suit is revived in the name of Edwin Palmer, administrator de bonis
> now of John Smallman, dec'd [husband of Nancy Smallman] with the will
> annexed and in the name of Armistead Younger, administrator of William
> Younger and is hereafter to be proceeded in their names and was assigned
> by counsel.. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that there is
> a manifest error in the license of Nov term 1841 in which James Younger,
> dec'd, was excluded from any portion of the land distributed between the
> plaintiffs and the defendants.
> The court doth adjudge order and license that the license of Nov 1841 be
> amended and that James Burke, administrator of James Younger, dec'd be
> admitted as one of the distributes and that the funds in the hands of
> Armistead Younger be divided in the following manner:
> * Armistead Younger is to pay James Burke, administrator of James
> Younger, dec'd, $431.12 1/2 with 6% interest from the 24th of Aug 1844
> 'till paid and that the decree of Nov. term 1841 be amended.
> * And instead of $466.93 decreed to be paid to Giles McGraw,
> adminstrator de bonis now with the will annexed of Jesse Younger, dec'd,
> Armistead Younger is to pay $432.12 1/2 with like interest from 24 Aug
> 1841 'till paid.
> * Likewise Samuel Younger is to receive $431.12 1/2 with like interest
> from 24 Aug 1841. Samuel Younger admits that he has received of
> Armistead Younger $466.93 with interest from 24 Aug 1841. Upon
> consideration thereof the court orders Samuel to repay Armistead Younger
> $35.20 with interest from 24 Aug. 1841 'till paid and that, in default
> of payment, he may have execution.
> * Therefore that Armistead Younger the administrator of Joseph Younger,
> dec'd retain in hand $431.12 1/2 with interest instead of $466.93.
> * That Armistead Younger is to pay Mary Scudder, wife of ____Scudder, a
> sister of the half blood $215.56 1/2 with interest until paid instead of
> the sum of $33.46.That Armistead pay to John LeGrand, surviving spouse
> and administrator of his wife [Elizabeth LeGrand] the sum of $431.12
> 1/2 with interest 'till paid instead of $466.93.
> * That Armistead Younger pay to Katy Brown $431.12 1/2 with interest
> instead of $ 466.93
> * That Armistead Younger pay to John Wynn, surviving spouse and
> administrator of his deceased wife Lucy Younger the sum of $359.07 1/2
> with like interest 'till paid instead of $466.93.
> * That he pay Johnathan B. Stovall the administrator of John Franklin
> [husband of Rebecca Younger] $412.60 1/2 with like interest 'till paid
> instead of $448.47. Johnathan Stovall admitting he has received $448.47,
> he is to repay $18.52 1/2 with interest until paid.
> * That Armistead Younger is to pay Edwin Palmer, administrator de bonis
> now with the will annexed of John Smallman, dec'd, instead of John
> Palmer executor of John Smallwood.
> * Adjust and order and decree that Willim Y. Wynn, exor. of Rachel
> Younger out of the money in his hand retain the sum of $431.12 1/2 with
> like interest 'till paid.
> * That William Y Wynn, exor. of Dolly Light retain in his hands the
> further sum of $431.12 1/2 with like interest 'till paid.
> * The court further decrees that William Y Younger out of the balance of
> the money in his hands pay to Johnathan Stovall, administrator of John
> Franklin $18.52 1/2 with like interest until paid.
> * That William W. Wynn pay the balance of the money in is hands of
> $72.08 with like interest 'till paid to John Wynn, surviving husband and
> administrator of his wife Lucy Wynn.
> Only Susannah is missing from this list. Apparently she died without
> leaving any issue.
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