Note: t from Janice Friel: Will of Ann Scarlett, Gentlewomen, of Stafford County, dated 16 February 1697/8, proved 10 August 1698. To daughter Anne Barten for life, slave and 10,000 lbs. tobacco. To Edward Barten, land bought of Thomas Norman. To Constantine Barten and Anne Barten, daughters of Edward Barten, 10,000 lbs of tobaccoto each. To grandchildren Margaret Barton and Lettice Barton, 10,000 lbs. tobacco each. To daughter Lettice Harrison, half of land at mouth of Neabsco " which my husband, Martin Scarlett, gave to my son Joshua Green during his life," the other half to her children Edward Smith and Katherine; also slave and slave and 10,000 lbs. tobacco. To grandchildren Will Smith, Cat Smith, Ed Smith, Scarlett Green, each 10,000 lbs. tobacco. Executor: son, Joshua Green. Witnessess: James Scott, Arthur Jackson, Thomas King. (Signed with her mark) Transcript from Jan Davenport: <b>Will of Ann Green Scarlett </b>In the name of God, Amen. I, Ann Scarlett, of Stafford County, gentlewoman, being sick in body, but sound in mind do hereby make this my last will and testament. Item. I give to my daughter Ann Barton during her natural life the negro woman Bess, and if the negro Bess survives her, I give her to my daughter Ann’s children. Likewise I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Barton ten thousand pounds of tobacco. Item. I give and bequeath all that parcel or tract of land I bought of Thomas Norman adjoining to Edward Barton to Constant Barton and Ann Barton, daughters to Edward Barton. In case either of them should die, to the survivor and their heirs forever. And likewise to the aforesaid Constant Barton and Ann Barton ten thousand pounds of tobacco to each of them. Item. I leave and bequeath to my grandchildren Margaret Barton and Lettice Barton ten thousand pounds of tobacco to each of them. Item. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Lettice Harrison half the land lying at the mouth of Neabsco, which my husband Martin Scarlett gave to my son Joshua Green during his natural life – the other half to her children Edward Smith and Catherine and after her decease the whole tract of land to Edward Smith and Catherine Smith and their heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Lettice Harrison the negro man Tony during her natural life and if the said negro survives her to fall to her children begot by Edward Smith. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Lettice Harrison ten thousand pounds of tobacco. Item. I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Will Smith, Kate Smith and Edward Smith and Scarlett Green, to each of them ten thousand pounds of tobacco. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Green all my personal estate, money, plate, tobacco, negroes, etc., after all my just debts are paid, and if my executor think this is not a sufficient personal estate to pay my debts and legacies, then the whole personal estate is to be sold and not to be appraised, my just debts to be paid and that my executors pay the children their legacies when they come of age. Item. And lastly I appoint my son Joshua Green to be my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th of February 1697/8 Ann Scarlett [abstract says she signed with a mark] Deed in Prince William County and Hening's Statutes regarding Ann Green Scarlett and her descendants reported by Janice Friel Sep 2011: Prince William County Deed Book A, pages 228-232, February 15, 1731 Ann (Barton) Linton, widow, to William Linton, her eldest son, which refers to 600 acres between the Occuquan River and small creek called Morumsco Creek, "settled by Ann Scarlett widow upon said Ann Linton's mother and Lettice Smith mother of Catherine Hancock, which Catherine is now in possession off..." and see DB A pages 232-234, February 16, 1731, William Linton, Gent., to Ann Linton (widow), Lease, 300 acres... on Occuquan River..." The Statues at Large:Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia From......... Whereas Anne Scarlett, formerly of the county of Stafford, was seized in fee simple of and in a tract of land, containing seven hundred and forty acres, situate then in the said county of Stafford, but now in parish Dettingen, in the county of Prince William, and being so seized, she, the said Ann Scarlett, by her deed poll, bearing date the twelfth day of October, one-thousand six hundred and ninety-six, did give and grant the said tract of land to her son Joshua Green, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and for default of such heirs, to his two sisters Anne and Lettice Green, and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, with other remainders over, as in and by the said deed, recorded in the said county court of Stafford, may more fully appear, by virtue of which deed the said Joshua Green entered into the said lands and premises, and died seised thereof without issue, whereupon the said Anne Green and Lettice Green, entered into the same lands and premises, and made partition thereof between them, and three hundred and seventy acres, called Deep Hole tract, being thereby allotted to and for the purparty of the said Lettice Green, is descended and come to John Hancock, as great grandson, and heir of the body of the said Lettice. And ehereas the said John Hancock, and Margaret his wife, in her right, are siesed in fee simple of and in a tract of land, containing four hundred and fifty acres, lying in the county of Amherst, formerly Albemarle, which was purchased by the said Margaret when sole, by the name of Margaret Muschett, of Robert Rose, clerk, and coveyed by deed of lease and release, bearing date the sixth and seventh days of Frbruary, one thousand seven hundred and forty-four, duly recorded in the said county court of Albemarel. And it is represented to this general assembly, that it will be for the advantage of the said John Hancock, and those claiming in remainder or reversion, to sell the said tract of land, in the county of Price William, and to settle the said land in the county of Amherst, together with several slaves to be annexed thereto, to the same uses, to which the said Margaret Hancock hath freely and voluntarily consented. And forasmuch as notice hath been publisdhed three Sundays successively in the several churches of the said parish of Dettinger, that application would be made to this present general assembly for an act to dock the intail of this said lands in the county of Price William, and to settle other lands and salves to the same uses, pursuant to your Majesty's instructions: May it there fore please your most excellent majestry, at the hunble suit of the said John Hancock, and Margaert his wife, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said tract of land called, Deep Hole, in the county of PrinWilliam Greence William, whereof the said John Hancock is seised in fee tail, be, and the same is hereby vested in the said John Hancock, his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use, and that the said tract of land, in the county of Amhurst, so purchaed by the said Margert Hancock, of Robert Rose, together with twelve negro slaves, whereof the said John Hancock is possessed, called and known by the names of Nero, Jacob, Geat Peter, Little Peter, Lewis, Daniel, Winny, Rose, Judah, Nana, Chloe, and Maria, with the future increase of the females, be, and the same are hereby vested in the said John Hancock, and the heirs of his body, and in default thereof, shall descend, pass, and go, to such person, or persons, and for such estate and interest therein, as the said lands, in the county of Prince William,would have remained, descended, and gone, by virtue of the limitations in the said deed poll of the said Anne Scarlett, if this act had never been made. Saving to the king's most excellent majestry, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person, or persons, bodies politic and corprate, their respective heirs and successors, other than the persons claiming under the deed poll of said Anee Scarlett, all such estate, right, title, and interest, as they, every, and any of them, could or might have claimed if this act had never been made. Provided Always, That the execution of this act shall be, and the same is hereby suspended until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.
Note: Ann's will is proof of her 2 marriages, 2nd to Martin Scarlett. Abstrac
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