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Joseph Baker

Death 15 Nov 1720
Essex County, Virginia, USA
Burial Dunnsville, Essex County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 110283903 · View Source
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After John Gatewood died, his widow Amie married 2/ about 1708 to Joseph Baker in Essex County, Virginia.

Will of Joseph Baker of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex, merchant, being sick and week in body, dated September 20, 1720.
Unto and for the only use of the upper Church of Southfarnham Parish one silver salver of five pounds sterling price to be purchased and delivered within two years after my decease.
Unto George Treble all the tobacco he oweth unto me.
Unto Thomas Boarn one half of the tobacco he now stands justly indebted unto me.
Unto Thoms Dix, the widow Olive and the widow Aires half the sums of tobacco that each standeth justly indebted to me.
Unto Peter Godfrey for his cares and trouble of me all the medicines I have now sent for to England and my best saddle and bridle.
Unto John the son of Peter and Elizabeth Godfrey the sum of ten pounds sterling within twelve months, after the decease of my beloved wife AMY.
Unto Elizabeth Bradbourn the sum of two hundred pounds of tobacco the value to be paid unto her in goods.
Unto my sister Ann White twenty thousand pounds of tobacco to be shipt on the proper account and risque of her and her husband Richard White living in London.
Unto my sister Anne and her husband Richard White all the moneys and effects they have in their hands of mine.
Unto my sister Elizabeth Hart twenty thousand pounds of tobacco.
My said sister Anne liveing in Cow Lane in West Smithfield, London, with Richard White a cloath maker and my sister Elizabeth liveing with him

Unto my Godson Joseph Gatewood my Negro man called Tom to be delivered unto his guardian or trustees until he comes of age - Also my Negro girl Sue after my wife's decease

Unto William Gatewood two cows and calves - my intent and meaning is William the son of John Gatewood deceased

Unto John Ferguson one gold ring of the value and coat of twenty shillings

Unto Henry Gatewood one new suit of drugt cloaths

Unto James Gatewood my son in law all the land and plantation I bought of Thomas Wheeler yet so as he shall not debarr his mother from useing any part of the said land during her natural life

Unto all the rest of my wife's children not before mentioned to each a gold ring of the value and cost of twenty shillings

Unto Thomas Bell one half of the tobacco he now justly standeth indebted unto me

Unto Anthony North my best suit of wareing apparel

Unto my beloved wife all the rest of my estate

William Allen receive and mark all the tobacco shipt home for the use of my sisters

My beloved wife Amy and John Gatewood executors. In case my wife dies before my will is fulfilled I appoint Mr William Johnson and executor

/s/ Joseph Baker

Wit: Pr. Godfrey, Anthony North, John Alt
15 Nov 1720. Presented in Court by Amy Baker, executrix.

Proved by Anthony North and John Alt

[1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3; Pages 220-23].


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  • Created by: June Bork
  • Added: 9 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110283903
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Baker (unknown–15 Nov 1720), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110283903, citing Rappahannock Christian Church Cemetery, Dunnsville, Essex County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by June Bork (contributor 47124138) .