ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, 1809-1819
RECORDS INVOLVING HONORIAS POWELL
submitted by Larry Shifflett
ASSAULT & BATTERY
PAGE 6: "At a Superior Court held for the County of Rockingham comprising a part of the North circuit, on the fourth Monday being the 25th day of September 1809---------An indictment against Honorias Powell for an assault and battery-------a true bill"
PAGE 22: "---fourth Monday being the 23rd day of April 1810-
Honorias Powell } For an Indictment for an Assault and Battery for Larkin Raines-"
PAGE 70-71: "---Wed. the 26th day of September 1810 ---------------------------
Honorias Powell found Guilty of three counts of assault & battery -------assessments ------Twenty-nine dollars and 17 cents plus costs ($17.37)--------Twenty-four dollars besides costs ($7.96)--------Seventy-six dollars plus costs------"
PAGE 98: "---Saturday the 29th of September 1810------Honorias Powell guilty of Assault & Battery--------Assessment to fifteen dollars and 8.78 costs"
In 1764 he chose his guardian and so had to be 14-20 years of age.
Will of Honorius Powell, recorded Rockingham Co., Va.
22 Aug 1829
filed in Jun 1830 Rockingham Co., filed 2nd time 15 Nov 1901, Rockingham Co.
Rockingham Co. Will Book No. 2, page 316
submitted by Larry Shifflett
Note:Paragraph separations added.
In the name of god amen I Honorius Powel of the County of Rockingham and State Virginia of perfect mind and memory but caling to mind the uncertainty of this life and that all men must die and hereby disannuling all former and other wills and Testaments heretofore by me made and declareing do make ordain Publish and declare this my last will and testament, manner and form as following, that is to say.
First and principally Being Sorry and pinetant for my Sins I commit my sole into the hands of the Almighty god in whome and by whose mercy I trust to be and absurdly Believe to be Saved and my body I commit to the earth to be deceantly Buried by and at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and for the disposing of such temporal estate which it hath pleased god to bless me with. I do give devise and dispose of the same in manner and firm as following that is to say
Firstly I give and devise to my Beloved wife Molly Powel a support on the place that my son Honorias Powel is to have during her natural life or widowhood and two negros Jude and Pink with necessaries of stock and household furniture for her use during her life or widowhood.
Item I have given to my son Benjamin Powel and my daughter Betsy Powel a tract of land called the grape thicket which I purchased from St. Clair Kirtly and that is to be their share of my landed estate.
Item I give and devise to my Daughter Fanny Powel a tract of land containing fifty acres more or less which I purchased from Thomas Barber lying in Orange County on the side of the blue ridge to the south of my house and the larger part of the tract which I purchased from Daniel Baugher containing one hundred ninety seven acres lying on the blue ridge to the south of the farm on which I now live and her boundary line on the North is to run with the butter wood spring branch to her and her heirs and the said Fanny Powel is to leave open the road that leads to the Shiflet place so that my son Jeremiah can go and return.
Item I give and devise to my Daughter Milly Shiflet my half of the tract of land which I purchased from Thomas Barber and which was taken up by Frances Kirtley containing in the whole one hundred and fifty acres more or less and lying in Rockingham County on the top of the blue ridge, and sixty acres of a tract of land which I purchased from Thomas Barber and which was purchased by him from Philip Bush and joining the land I purchased from Thomas Barber and which I have given to my Daughter Milly to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and devise to my two sons Robert and Chapman Powel the land which I purchased from Isac Smith containing by pattent one hundred and seventy six acres lying in Orange County on the top of the blue ridge on the north side of the Swift run road and all my still tubs are to stay on the place for the use of my two sons just above named, to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and devise to my son Jeremiah Powel the tract of land which I purchased from Stephen Shiflet containing one hundred and fifty od acres lying on the top of the mountain in Rockingham County to him his heirs forever.
Item I give and devise to my son Garrot Powel the tract of land which I purchased from John Yansey containing about one hundred and eighty acres lying in Rockingham County on the drain of the hawksbill creek and that part of the tract which lies west of the mountain road which I purchased from George Baugher and Nicholas Baugher executors of Daniel Baugher Dec'd. and a little part I swapped with James Rogers for to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and devise to my son Honorius Powel the tract of land which I now live on and which was Deeded to me by Joshua Bush containing by deed eighty five and a half acres lying in Rockingham County on the top of the blue ridge and it is my will that the best still, all the barrels and stand tubs for the use of my son Honorius Powel and my wife Molly Powel shall stay on the place and I also give to my son Honorius Powel the two tracts which I Purchased from James Meddows, containing by deed ninety seven acres lying on the west side of the blue ridge in Rockingham County and I also give to my son Honorius Powel three pieces of land which are to be taken of three different tracts. First the remaining part of the tract which I purchased from Thomas Barber and which he purchased from Philip Bush Secondly the part of the tract which lies North of the butterwood spring and spring branch it being a smaller part of the tract which I purchased from Daniel Baugher and thirdly the part of the tract which lies on the east side of the mountain road which was purchased by me from George and Nicholas Baugher containing in the whole tract two hundred acres and one rood lying in Rockingham County on the west side of the blue ridge it being the remaining part of a tract which I have given to my son Garrot Powel, to my son Honorius and his heirs forever.
And it is my desire that my negros Crumel and Lewis with the remaining part of my movable estate be sold at twelve months credit and that after my just debts are discharged the remaining part of the money is to be equally divided between my childring above named and it is my desire that if either of my above named childring shall die without an heir Lawfully begotten of their body that their part of my above named estate shall fall to the other of my childring to be equally divided among them and it is my desire that after my beloved wife Molly Polly shall depart this life or marry that her estate shall be sold and equally divided among my above named childring.
It is my desire that if the title of either of my above tracts of land should not be good the child to whom I have willed it shall receive its value from the sales of my moveable estate. It is also my desire that my friend St. Clair D. Kirtley and my son Garrot Powel shall be the executors to my estate. Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. Signed sealed and published in the presents of us. Honorius Powel
Atteste: Absolum (his X mark) Shiflett
Stephen (his X mark) Shiflett
Loudon (his X mark) B. Bruce
Rockingham County June Court 1830. This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Honorius Powell deceas'd was presented in court & proved by the oaths of Absolum Shiflet & Stephen Shiflet, two witness thereto & ordered to be recorded and at August Court 1830 administration of all and singular the goods and chattles of the said H. Powell dec'd. was granted to Benjamin & James Powel in due form with the said will annexed they having entered into bond with security in the penalty of $2000 and made oath thereto as the law directs and it is ordered to be certified that Garrod Powel and Sinclair D. Kirtley the exec. named in said will refused to qualify as ex's of said will.
Atteste: H. J. Gambell C. R. C.
(On edge of page, Recorded in Will Book No. 2, page 316.)
In the Clerks Office of the County Court of Rockingham County, November 15, 1901. The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be a true copy of the last will and testament of Honorius Powell and certified as such by L. W. Gambell C. R. C. was this day presented to me in the office of aforesaid and is at the instance of interested parties, admitted to record.