Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for John Sr WHITLEY

It is unknown how and when John arrived in America.

Residences & events:

Isle of Wight, VA, where he settled on a plantation. He is the first one by the name to be mentioned in Isle of Wight, VA, records. He was mentioned in several wills as either witness, testator, surety, or appraiser.

8/9/1664 He made a deposition concerning his father-in-law estate, stating he was 36 years old.

2/9/1669 His father-in-law appointed him as overseer of his estate with John Jr as executor.

He made a deposition in court on 8/9/1664 stating he was 36 years old.

His will was dated 2/2/1670 and probated 2/9/1671.

I, JOHN WHEATLEY, of the Isle of Wight County, being of sound mind and perfect memory, do make this my last will and testament. I first bequeath my soul to God Almighty who gave it my body to the earth to be buried in Christian like manner where it shall please God to call me out of this world, and for my worldly goods and estate, I bequeath in manner and for as follows:

Impress. I unto my son, JOHN, the one half of the land I live upon after my decease, and the other half after the decease of ANN, my wife, with all edifices and buildings that shall then be upon it with all other.... and appurtenances thereunto belonging and also one pewter basin and one Guinea.

I give and bequeath unto my son, THOMAS, two hundred acres of land out of the parcel of land I purchased of ROBT. ANTHONY FULGHAM, joining upon the land of WILLIAM GODWIN, and one pewter basin.

I give and bequeath unto my son, WILLIAM, two hundred acres of land out of aforesaid...... of land, purchased of the aforesaid FULGHAM land taken out of that part of the land that joineth on Mr. WILLIAM LIGGETT, also one pewter basin.

I give unto my daughter, ELIZABETH, one floral bed and rug colored green, one ......., one new pair of sheets and one pewter basin, one great pewter platter.

To my son-in-law, JOHN WILLIAMS, I give one shilling.

To my grandchild, ANN WILLIAMS, the daughter of JOHN WILLIAMS, I give and bequeath one large pewter platter and one heifer two years of age.

It is my wish that if any of my three sons before they come to possess and enjoy the land bequeathed and given, or die without issue, that the said land be equally divided between the surviving sons and their heirs.

And for the rest of my estate that I shall possess at the time of my death, I wholly give unto my wedded wife, ANN WHATLEY, whom I make my whole and sole executrix. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of Feb. 1670.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of: JOHN BURWELL WILLIAM (X) ROBSON

This Will was proved by oath of JOHN BURWELL and WILLIAM ROBSON in open Court held, Isle of Wight County, the 9th day of Feb. 1671. JNO. JENNINGS, Clk.

From VA Land, Marriage, and Probate records 1639-1850 at

Name: Ann, Widow Whitley
Date: 9 Feb 1671
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: John Whitley. By will appointed Ann, his relict, Extx.
Description: Wife
Book_Date: 2-29
Prove Date: 8 May 1672

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