Will of Wayman Sinclair
Will of Wayman Sinclair, Loudoun County, Virginia,
In the name of God Amen /&c./ I Wayman Sinckler Senr of the Parish of
Impr. My Will is that all my Land in Prince William County with so much of the Rest of my
Item I leave all the rest of my said Estate to be equally divided amongst all my Children VIZ: ---
Item I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Loving Wife Hester Sinckler and my friend,
Wayman Sinckler (SS)
Sealed and Acknowledged )
Russell Wilson )
At a Court held for Loudoun County July the 13th 1762, This Will was proved by the Oaths of Russell Wilson George Jordan and Ann Jordan, Witnesses thereto and is Ordered to be Recorded And on the Motion of Hester Sinckler and Bridger Haynie two of the Executors therein named who made oath According to Law, Certificate is Granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form Giving Security whereupon they together with James Lane Gent their Security entered into and Acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of Five hundred Pounds with Condition as the Law directs. And Liberty is Reserved to John Sinckler the other Executor therein named to Join the Probate thereof when he shall think fit.
July 13, 1762: The last will and Testament of Wayman Sinckler Decd. was proved according to Law by the Oaths of Russel Wilson George Jordan and Ann Jordan the Witnesses thereto and is Ordered to be recorded And on the Motion of Hester Sinkler and Bridger Haynie two of the Executors therein named who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for Obtaining a Probate thereof in due form giving Security Whereupon they together with James Lane Gent. their Security entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of five hundred Pounds with Condition as the Law directs -- and Liberty is Reserved to John Sinckler the other Executor therein named to Join in the Probate thereof when he shall think fit. Loudoun County - Virginia Court Order Book Ordered that the Executors of Wayman Sinckler Decd. deliver the Testator's Children to Mary Shirley their Grand Mother who engages to Maintain and bring them up without burden to their Estates. Ordered that Nathaniel Grigsby Burr Harrison Enoch Grigsby and John __- or any three thereof being first sworn before a Justice of this County do Appraise in Current Money the Slaves and personal Estate of Wayman Sinckler and return the Appraisement to the Court.
NOTE: According to "Marriages of Loudoun County, 1757-1853" by Mary Alice Wertz: "Loudoun County was formed from Fairfax County, which was primarily Truro Parish, in 1757. In October 1748, Truro was divided at Difficult Run and the upper part became Cameron Parish. When Loudoun was created, it's boundaries were essentially those of Cameron Parish; on the north it was bounded by the Potomac River; on the south by Prince William County (which later became Fauquier); on the east by Difficult Run; and on the west by the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1770, Shelburne Parish was created from the western part of Cameron and included, generally, the land west of Goose Creek running to the Blue Ridge"
Transcribed by J.L. McKenzie
Oh, There was a time in this fair land
when the railroad did not run
When the wild majestic mountains
stood alone against the sun ...
--- Gordon Lightfoot