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History and Genealogy of the RoBards Family (1910) Part 2
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  JOHN ROBARDS, SR., FAMILY 9

John RoBards, Sr., Family

John RoBards, colonist, planter, came from Wales, England, 1710, and located in Henrico county, Va. (now Goochland county, Va.), where he died testate, May, 1755.  His wife, Sarah RoBards, and son, William RoBards, survived.  The following is a certified copy of his will:


WILL OF JOHN ROBARDS, SR.

In the name of God Amen I John Robards of Goochland county &c, I dispose of my estate as followeth:

Item.  I lend to my beloved Wife Sarah Robards two Negros, Bury and Peter, Peter* and part of my Land and likewise part of ye House and furniture as long as she continues a Wider and then to fall to my Son William Robards.

Item.  I Give to my Son William Robards, two Neigros, Bristor and Bess, and the Land he now live on with all the Cattle Horses Maress Sheep hoggs and all that belongs to ye Plantation onley desier his Mother may have a liveing out of itt as long as Shee Live.

Item.  I give to my Granson John Robards one Neigro boy named Sam and one hors Bridle and Sadle and one Lot of Land in A certain Town vallee, Westham, if he sould die without Eair Lawfoll begotting then to go to his Brother William Robards.

Also I du Ordain and appint my Loveing Wife and Son my Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament Given under my hand and Seal this fifth



*The second "Peter" is an error by this author or publisher (i.e., is not shown in other transcriptions of this will).
10 GENEALOGY OF THE ROBARDS FAMILY  

day of Discember in ye year of our Lord God 1754.
Test.
  Walter Leak
George Payne, Junr.
George Payne

JOHN ROBARDS.  (Seal.)
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At a Court held for Goochland County May the 20th, 1755, George Payne, Gent. and Geo. Payne, Junior, Proved this Writing to be the last Will and Testament of John Robards deceased, which was Ordered to be Recorded.  Teste.
A Copy Teste Val. Wood, Cl. Cur.
Moses T Moneiro, Clerk.
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The spelling and phraseology of the foregoing document is of interest to the present enlightened and educated generation.


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