Name: Michael Murphrey
Given Name: Michael
Birth: 1686 in Isle of Wight Co. Va.
Death: d.c. 14 May 1747 in Isle of Wight Co. Va.
Micael Murfrey, son of William, Senior, was also born 1686 or before, being named in the Perkins' will. He married a Hampton, daughter of Thomas and (Bridle) Hampton, as proved by deed. Michael left a will that was probated 14 May, 1747, listing his children as John, Sarah, Mary, Elender, and Elizabeth Murfrey Dixon.24 John was to be the executor of his father's will, and John and John's son Michael were to share the lands.
Change Date: 9 MAR 2000 at 12:29:31
Isle of Wight County Wills and Administrations, Book 5 page 61
Will of Michael Murphcry, Recorded 14 May 1747
In the name of God Amen. I Michael Murphery of the County of Isle of Wight in Virginia being weak in body and perfect sence and memory doth make this last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.
Imprimis. I give my soul to God my maker and Redeemer and secondly my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried after a Christiann like manner.and the rest of my estate which God hath given me I dispose as followeth.
Item I give to my son John Murphery all my land that I am now possesst with that lies on the west side of the Cedar Branch and also I give him my horse bridle & saddle, and my ball faced ox for to pay my debts with and also two broad pewter 1dishes and two leather chairs, and a ewe; and also my wearing cloaths.
Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Dixon a Ewe and a broad pewter dish, and a broad horn heifer with a short tail.
Item I give to my daughter Mary Murphery the bed that I now lie on & bolster and bedstead and a rug and a blanket and a sheet that belongs to same. Item Now the rest of my moveable estate I give to my three daughters Mary Murpherv and Sarah Murpherv & Elender Murphery to be equally divided between them.
Item I give to my grandson Michael Murphery my plantation that I now live on and all my land that lies on the east side of the Cedar Branch to have it properly his own after the decease of his three aunts or the marriage of them Mary and Sarah & Elender Murphery; and he shall not debar them from living at the Manour Plantation & tending what they can tend of the ground and to have it about the house and not be turned off to tend out in the woods or old field and for them not to debar him from working and clearing on the land.
And there was a heifer that I had of Mary Sikes. 1 desire that may be paid out of my stock before it is divided and not for the Executor to pay that out of his own stock. And I do appoint my son John Murphery to be my whole and sole Executor to see this my last Will and Testament fulfilled. As witness my Hand and Seal this Second day of July 1743. (signed) Michael Murphery (M his mark) (witnesses) John Games, B. Beal At a court held for Isle of Wight County May 14th 1747, The last Will and Testament of Michael Murphery deced was this day proved by the oath of Jacob Darden, Richard Matthews and Ann Marshall and ordered to be recorded. Test Ja Baker Cl Cur
GB Vol.1 p,57
Sikes, Thomas. Leg.-son Thomas;son Joseph;son William;daughter Elizabeth; Daughter Jane Extx; Wife Elizabeth Sikes D. January 19, 1730 R. March 22, 1730/1. Witness: Thomas GALE, jr. Francis Denson, John Denson
Sykes, Thomas. Appraised by Jacob Darden, Mick'l Murfree, Robert Eley. Signed Elizabeth Sykes. (p.258, GB. V,?)
Father: William Murfrey
Mother: (Frances?) Perkins
Mary Hampton b: 1689
- Capt. John Murphrey b: 1715 in Isle of Wight,VA
- Elizabeth Murphrey
- Elender (or Eleanor Murphrey
- Sarah Murphrey
- Mary Murphrey