From Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors:
"Dowling, Ann (Powell) Coffey (c1680-1774) VA; m. Dobert Dowling. Plantation overseer in war time." (What war? Ann and Robert both died in 1744, not 1774. Was she or Robert the overseer?)
Ann's will said:
In the name of God amen. I Ann Duling of the County of Essex in the parish St Anns being very sick but of a disposeing memory do make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following Viz:
Item I give and bequeath to my son William duling one feather bed of furniture which he now hath in his possession.
Item I give an bequeath to my daughter Annisters Coffe one feather bed and furniture which I now have in the house and one Brown heifer and also one spotted heifer unto her son James Coffee, also one dish and two Basons unto my daughter Annisters Coffe also helfe the corn that is made on my plantation this year and one pott and one frying pan and one water pail also one Chist my least Chist also five head of hogs.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas duling one Feather bed and furniture which he now hath in his possession and on gray hors and one cow yearling.
All the remainder of my Estate to be equally divided amongst all my Children herein not bequeathed and I do appoint my son William Duling and my Daughter Annisters Coffee Executor & Executrix of this my Last will and Testament in Testamoney Where of I have hear unto set my hand & Seal the thirtyth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ Seventten hundred & forty four.
Ann A Durling (her mark)
Test: Wm Taylar and William Dobson.
The will was presented to the 12/18/1744 court by Annister Coffee and William Duling.