Peter BENNETT[1, 2]

Male 1724 - 1778


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  • Born  21 Jun 1724  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 May 1778  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I832  Bennetts of Pittsylvania County
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2014 

    Father  William BENNETT,   b. Bef 02 Jun 1703, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782 
    Mother  Mary HUMPHREYS,   b. 24 Jan 1704, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  09 Apr 1724  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F221  Group Sheet

    Family  Frances,   d. Aft 07 Jan 1778 
    Children 
     1. William BENNETT, Jr,   b. Abt 1744,   d. 11 Sep 1827, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary BENNETT,   b. 1756
     3. Reuben BENNETT,   b. 1757,   d. 1808
     4. Micajah BENNETT,   b. Abt 1758,   d. Abt 05 Jul 1824, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth BENNETT,   b. 1759, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rachel BENNETT,   b. 1764, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1838
     7. Abner BENNETT,   b. 1766
     8. Richard BENNETT,   b. 23 Apr 1769, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1840, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F126  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Peter Bennett Will, 1770
    Peter Bennett Will, 1770
    Bedford County, Virginia, Will Book 1, p. 292-293

  • Notes 
    • Will of Peter Bennett
      Dated: 7 January I778
      My loving wife Frances Bennett during her life in widowhood all my estate. At her decease all may be sold and the money divided between my children William Bennett, Mary Lawson, Reubin Bennett, Elizabeth Perry, Micajah Bennett, Rachel Bennett, Abner Bennett and Richard Bennett as if her directed Viz. my sons Wm. and Reuben Bennett do discount 30 pounds 10 shillings each from an equal proportion of the money becausethey have already received that sum each in the the land they now live on and all the other named children to receive a just and equall proportion.
      If at any time after my decease my now loving wife should marry my estate may be sold by the discretion of my Executors and the money divided as aforesaid allowing my wife a child's part only. If any time before there be a division of my estate there should be a decease of any of the above named children without being of age or proper heir, my estate may be divided betwixt those that be then living.
      Executors: my two sons Wm. and Reubin Bennett
      Signed: Peter Bennet
      Witnesses: David Watt, Wm. Ward, David Perry, William Goad
      Executors: William Bennett and Reubin Bennett
      Security: John Callaway, William Vardeman, and William Leftwich
    • I found in Louisa County Court Orders:

      Nov 1746: Laying of Levy to Peter Bennet for one Wolf's head 140 lbs of
      tobacco

      22 Oct 1745: Thomas Underwood agst William Bennet (William seems to be sued
      a lot for debt)

      Jun 1743: Richard Juror

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Pittsylvania County Deed Book 4 (1774 - 1778), (Name: Copyright 1991 by T.L.C. Genealogy, P.O. Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369;), 109.

    2. [S39] Parish Register of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, pg. 115.

    3. [S25] Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia, Wills, 1754 - 1787, Joida Whitten, (Joida Whitten, 1968), pg. 79.

    4. [S26] Gene Pool Individual Records, Edmund West, (Name: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000;).