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The Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Macon
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Found in the papers of Colonel William Aylett, of Fairfield, King William County, Va.

Communicated by William Winston Fountaine.

In the name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Macon of the Parish of Saint John, in the county
of King William, widow, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, hereby revoking all wills by
me heretofore made. I first desire, that all my just debts be paid. I give to my grandson,
Philip Aylett, son of my daughter, Mary Aylett, one negro boy named Beverley to him and his
heirs forever. I give to my granddaughter, Elizabeth Aylett(1), one negro girl named
Charity, together with her future increase to her and her heirs forever; which two negroes
are now in possession of Mr. Wm. Aylett. I also give my said granddaughter, Elizabeth
Aylett, a bed and furniture, that was a blue and white Virginia cloth tick. I give and
devise to my granddaughter Anne Claiborne my four negro girls named Rose, Temperance, Patty
and Mourning, and my negro boy named Burwell, children of Lydia; also my negro man named
George, his wife Doll and his five children, named Gowing, Judy, Burnet, Jenny and Anna,
together with their future increase to her and her heirs forever. I also give to my said
granddaughter Anne Claiborne her c hoice of twelve head of my neat-cattle and twelve head of
my sheep, and a red leather trunk that stands up stairs, my glass cupboard, my desk and the
bed, which stands up stairs over the dining room. I give my daughter Mary Aylett my chest
of drawers and my easy armchair. All the rest and residue of my estate real and personal of
what nature and kind soever, including the negroes lent to my son-in-law William Aylett and
now in his possession, I give and devise to be equally divided between my daughter Mary
Aylett and my grand-daughter Anne Claiborne to them and their heirs forever; but I further
will and devise, and my true intent and
(1)Grandmother of Charles Campbell.

meaning is, that in case my daid granddaughter, Anne Claiborne, shall die during the life
of her present husband without any child or children living at her death, then that the
slaves herein devised to her with their future increase shall go to her father, Bartholomew
Dandridge, and his heirs, to whom, in that case, I give and devise the same: and lastly, I
appoint my sons-in-law Bartholomew Dandridge(1), and William Aylett Executors of this my
last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
tenth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine.
1779 Elizabeth Macon.
Signed and sealed and
published in the presence of


In 1858 Mrs. Mildred Campbell, the mother of Charles Campbell, the Virgnian Historian,
and I examined the papers of our common ancestor, Colonel Willam Aylett, of "Fairfield",
King William county, Va. Col. Aylett represented his county in the House of Burgesses
from Feb. 10th, 1772 to May 26, 1774, and was a member of the celebrated Convention, which
met in Williamsburg, in May, 1776. On the 22nd of that month, he resigned his seat, to
accept the Commission of "Deputy Commissary General of the Forces in Virginia". He was
promoted, and died, when about thirty-eight year old, in the service of the United States,
as "Deputy Commissary General of the Southern Department". He was taken suddenly sick in
Yorktown, and made his will the 12th of April, 1780; and died that day or the next.

Mrs. Campbell and I found among Col. Aylett's papers a packet containing the above will
of Mrs. Macon, the will of her father, Col. Augustine Moore, of "Chelsea", and a memorandum
in the handwriting of Col. Aylett, which reads thus: "Collo. Augustine moore of Chelsea
was the son of a sister of Basil, the son of Thomas Moore who married a daughter of Sir
Basil Brooke".
(1)Bartholomew Dandridge m. 1st Elizabeth Macon, eldest child of Col. James and Elizabeth
Macon. Col. Augustine Moore mentions in his will, dated 20th January, 1742, his grand-
daughter Elizabeth Macon. Dandridge married 2nd Mary, daughter of Julius King Burbidge.
QUARTERLY V., p. 36, VI., 250. His daughter Anne by the first marriage married William
Dandridge Claiborne.

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