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The General Assembly of May, 1777, enacted that all male inhabitants of Virginia above 16 years of age should take an Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth.
•Name: William WILLIAMS
•Birth: ABT 1727 in Virginia
•Death: 1780 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1
Marriage 1 UNKNOWN [TEM: most researchers say Mary Lewis]
•Married: ABT 1750 in Virginia
1. Lewis WILLIAMS b: ABT 1752 in Virginia
2. Susannah WILLIAMS b: ABT 1754 in Virginia
Marriage 2 Lucy TERRY b: ABT 1730 in Virginia
•Married: 21 NOV 1755 in Halifax County, Virginia
3. Joseph Terry WILLIAMS b: ABT 1756 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
4. John Terry WILLIAMS b: ABT 1758 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
5. James Mastin WILLIAMS b: 23 SEP 1763 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
6. William Mastin WILLIAMS b: ABT 1762 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
7. Doctor Crawford WILLIAMS b: ABT 1764 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
8. David Champness WILLIAMS b: ABT 1766 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
9. Thomas Terry WILLIAMS b: ABT 1768 in Halifax or Pittsylvania County, Virginia
1. will written 12/10/1777-probt. 5/16/1780 Pittsylvania County, Va, names Lewis and Susannah separately, leads me to believe these are children of first marr. Then says Lucy's 7 sons, so I believe the rest were born after 1755, but before 1780, Thomas Terry was not 21 in 1777, as per will.
2. From the files of Norman Short
Deeds & Wills Book 11 (Pittsylvania Co VA) Page 114-115, 10 Dec 1777
Pr: 16 May 1780
LWT WILLIAM WILLIAMS being in a weak and low condition but of perfect mind and memory.
To my beloved son LEWIS WILLIAMS, one eighth part of my land and ten pounds cash.
To my loving daughter SUSANNAH WILLIAMS, twenty pounds cash.
To my beloved wife LUCY WILLIAMS, the use of the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my son THOMAS TERRY WILLIAMS shall arrive at the age of 21 years. Should he die before that time then to be divided equally between my wife and seven sons: JOSEPH TERRY WILLIAMS, JOHN WILLIAMS, JAMES MASTIN WILLIAMS, THOMAS TERRY WILLIAMS, DAVID CHAMPNESS WILLIAMS, WILLIAM MASTIN WILLIAMS, and DOCTOR CRAWFORD WILLIAMS.
I appoint my wife and DAVID TERRY and JOSEPH TERRY WILLIAMS as executor
WILLIAM (X) WILLIAMS
Wit: DAVID GIVEN, DAVID TERRY, CHAMPNESS TERRY
DAVID TERRY security for LUCY WILLIAMS and JOSEPH TERRY WILLIAMS
ESTATE INVENTORY OF WILLIAM WILLIAMS:
Account Current Book 2, p 54 Pittsylvania Co, VA
Wm Williams Division
In obedience to order of Pittsylvania Court bearing date Sep Court 1786, we the subscribers, after alloting agreable to his Will of William Williams decd. the following land and negroes to wit--
Negro woman Phillis to Lucey Williams the widow of sd. William Williams paying #25 to the legetys.
Joseph Terry Williams one negroe girl named Amey on his paying #10
John Williams one negroe girl named Amey on his paying #10
James Martin Williams negroe boy named Druer receiving #20
Thomas Terry Williams negroe boy named Jack on his paying #20
David Champness Williams #50 gold or silver
William Martin Williams negro girl named Sis on his paying #35
Doctor Crawford Williams #50 gold or silver to be paid in 12 months with interest from this date.
Each lot of land pays to William Martin Williams #4.7.0 gold or silver.
Given under our hands this 27 Nov 1786-
Re: Williams who married Burgess
Posted by: Herb Harris Date: August 17, 2001 at 21:10:20
In Reply to: Re: Williams who married Burgess by Daniel Wooding Sartor of 36068
Yes, Hello cousin!
We now have some information on some of the Williams line back to Thomas Wooding Williams' greatgrandfather, William Williams.
Basically we have a good potencial located for the father of William Williams, notably a John Williams that married Mary Mastin in ca 1684 in Wales and his son John b ca 1702 in Wales, then the family came to the colonies ca 1710 with more children born in VA. The son Jon being unaccounted for as yet, but of the right age to have a son by 1727-to 1730 time frame that William Williams was most likey, as he married in Halifax Co, VA in 1755 to Lucy Terry. This John may have been one of the John Williams that was on the tithable lists for Lunenburg County VA in the 1740's.
Additionaly, one of the later sons of this line of John and Mary Mastin, Joseph, had a son named Mastin Williams that moved to TN and started a line there. Joseph himself moved to GA. Others with the Mastin fore or middle name came from these lines, similar to the line that produced our John - the father of Thomas Wooding Willimas. Mastin seems to be a tag name for this family.
William Willams left a will in Pittslyvania Co, where he named his oldest son Lewis as an heir and then the 7 sons of Lucy Terry Williams, his wife, seperatly - indicating that there was probably a first marriage prior to 1755. Lewis later had a daughter apparently named for his sister, Sussanah. This daughter of Lewis married a Medlock and moved to GA, where she had a son who had a middle name Delaney - it is a slight indication that the mother of Lewis may have been of the Delaney or Deloney family. Since one of the takers of the tithables list for Lunenburg County in the 1740's was named Delaney, that is not inconcievable. It would seem to have been the right social strata for these families as well.
One of the seven other sons of William was James Mastin Williams (a Revolutionary War participant that later became one of Pittsylvania County VA judges), who also left a will, in which "Thomas the son of John" was an heir, John having recieved a sum prior to his father's will that more or less settled the matter apparently - John also was on the will of Thomas Hill Wooding, his wife Elizabeth's father. John was not mentioned in the will of his mother, Wilmoth Walker Williams though - I sumise he had already left in 1848 or 1849 to come to LA - stoping first in Hinds Co, MS - apparently at Jackson by one account. Her will was probated in the 1850's.
I have more info on this line if you or any other family researchers of this line want it.