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1. John1 Higgerson was born circa 1690. John died 1743 at 53 years of age.   He married Elizabeth (Unknown) Higgerson.

John Higgerson and Elizabeth (Unknown) Higgerson had the following children:

2 i. John2 Higgerson was born in VA.
+ 3 ii. Hannah Higgerson was born circa 1720.  She married James Whaley Sr.   See the Whaley Family for more info.
4 iii. Thomas Higgerson was born in Va ca 1725.

Will, of John Higgerson
Executed 1 February 1742, proved 10 Nov 1743
Stafford Co., Va., Will Book H, p. 358

In the Name of God, Amen. I, John Higgerson, of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, in the Colony of Virginia, being weak and sick of body, tho’ of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks to God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis I commend my soul to the mercies of God in my Saviour Jesus Christ, my body to the ground to be interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter name. Item. I give and bequeath to my son, John Higgerson a chest lock and key and two ewes also I give my said son a negro boy named Allen which said negro boy is not to be in his possession till after his mother’s death, but if my son should happen to die without heirs then I give and bequeath the said negro boy to my son Thomas and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Whaley a feather bed.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Higgerson, a feather bed and bolster, a pair of new sheets, a new Rugg and a pair of new blanketts, a young horse of three years old, a new bridle and saddle a pewter dish and two basons. Two cows and calves a gun, a four gallon Iron pot. Two ewes, a brass candlestick and a small frying pan to be delivered to him at the age of one and twenty till which time I leave him under the care of his mother. But if she should happen to die before he attain that age then the abovesaid Legacy is to be delivered him at the age of Eighteen and he is to be a full liberty to act for himself. Also I give him three pewter plates...
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Higgerson the negro boy named Allen during her left and all other my Estate whatsoever after my debts, Legacies and funeral expenses are discharged to be disposed of after what manner she pleases and I do appoint my said wife whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament desiring my goods may not be appraised. And I hereby revoke all former and other wills declaring this to be my Last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the first day of February, 1742/3.

signed by                                                                                  John (his mark) Higgerson

Presence of:          Robert Hedges          Thomas (his x mark) Barrows

At a Court held for Stafford County the tenth day of May 1743:

The Last Will and Testament of John Higgerson, deceased, was presented i.nto Court by Elizabeth his relict and Executrix who made oath thereto according to Law and being further proved by the oaths of Robert Hedges and Thomas Harrow subscribing witnesses to the same was admitted to record and the Executrix having performed what i.e usual in such cases a Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

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