Name: John Towles
Birth: 5 APR 1712 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Death: AFT 1765 in Fauquier County, Virginia
Culpeper County Virginia Will Book A; pg 172-173
In the Name of God Amen. I STOKELY TOWLES of County of Cuilpepper and Parish of Brumfield being sick and weak of body but in perfect Sence and memory do make this my last Will and Testament .. Item I give and bequeath to my son JOSEPH TOWLES my dividend of land begining at the mouth of the Little Run and runing from thence the several courses up the said Run to the Mountain ground, from thence up the Hollow to JOHN LAYTONs line .. And the -rest of the land which I had of THOS. WALKER from the South side of sd run and so up the run the several courses of the sd John Laytons line I give to ISAAC MEDLEY .. Item I give to my youngest Son HENRY TOWLES the old negro man named Charles. Item I give to my well beloved Wife JANE TOWLES and the Towle children which I had by her, MARY TOWLES & HENRY TOWLES, three feather beds and furniture; Item I give to my wife and the two children I had by her fourteen head of cattle such as she thinks proper; and likewise all my sheep, Horse & Mair & Saddles, Cart and wheels; also my crop of Tobacco, Corn and Wheat and all other grain with all the fodder , and likewise all the goods that I have sent for to Liverpool by Capt. GAYWORTH; all my hoggs & the crop of cotten. Item I give to my wife and the two children I had by her my chest of Draws Walnut chest one looking glass three iron potts such as she thinks fit to chuse; also two scillets and two tables and half my chairs to her liking; and half of my pewter all my Tin pans and all my Bee hives and all my wodden ware with all fowls and all the Fowles upon the Plantation and all the Beef and Bacon that is killed in the House and about Four Pistoles I have owing to me which I give to my youngest son Henry Towles which I desire for to give him Learning; and two Spining wheels one Linnen wheel and the other a woollan one; And three glass bottles, and if either of those two children Mary Towles or Henry Towles should die before they come to Man and Woman Estate that part of the said Estate shall to the other; And my desire is that the rest of my Estate Except the above mentioned Legaces may be equally devided amongst all my children old & young but I desire that the said Estate may not come to an appraisement, and I appoint SPENCER BOBO and my Wife Jane Towles Executer and Executress to this my last Will and Testament As witness my hand this Fifteenth day of January 1757.
Presence: JOHN LAYTON, Stokely Towles
N. B. I give to my son JOHN TOWLES my best coat Jacket & Breeches, and my great coat and fine hatt to my son JOSEPH TOWLES.
At Court held for County of Culpeper on Thursday the 15th day of December 1757
This Last Will and Testament of Stokely Towles deceased was this day exhibited in Court by Jane Towles Widow and Executrix therein named which was proved by the oaths of .. witnesses and ordered to be recorded, Spencer Bobo the other Executor in the said Will mentioned personally
Father: Stokeley Towles b: ABT 1690 in Accomack County, Virginia
Mother: Anne Vallott b: 31 AUG 1693 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Margaret Daniel b: 1711 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
9 OCT 1735
in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
- Oliver Towles b: 1 SEP 1736 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
- Anne Towles b: 19 JAN 1739/40 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia