Founder of the family who arrived in North Carolina about 1775 and Brit. West Fla. about 1776 via St. Eustatius Island in the Leewards.
A final piece of new information is the entire will of Charles Percy (see below).
PERCY, CHARLES (Will and Inventory)
1 CHARLES PERCY being in sound health mind and memory but calling to mind that all that live must die to make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament utterly revolving disannulling and making void all other Wills and Testaments unto here to fore made by me satisfying and confirming this only to be my last will and testament, and first it is my wish that all my lawful debts be paid as soon as it can be conveniently done, It is my most ardent wish and desire that my dearly beloved wife shall have the sale care and management of all my children as well as of all the worldly property that I shall on may dispossessed of as long as she lives but in case of my dearly beloved wifes disolution all such property or what ever property that may be acquired by the use of said property to be equally divided amongst our then living children or the heirs of their body lawfully begotten-But in case all or any of our children should marry before my wifes dissolution she in such case will give to each child so marrying what part of the estate she thinks he she or they may deserve during her own natural life and no more. For as I know my dearly beloved wife to be one of the best tender and most affectionate mothers it is my most ardent wish and desire that she may during her natural life have the same power and authority over our dear children and our property as I may self could have were I still alive I most earnestly and ardently recommend to my dearly beloved children to be obedient and truly dutiful to one of the best of mothers and to be always affectionate and disinterested with each other by such a line of conduct as they may ensure the blessings of the Supreme being to attend them in their short and transitory journey thought life and I do hereby constitute and ordain my most trusty friend and well beloved wife to be Executrix, my beloved brother in law, THEOPHILUS COLLINS, and JOHN COLLINS my old trusty and worthy friend Wno/Mrs?. William Vausdon of Signed sealed pronounced and declared to be the last Testament of Natchez and by dearly beloved Son THOMAS when he arrives at the age of Twenty one years to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal in presence of the undernamed Witnesses this twenty second day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety four. C. PERCY
CHARLES PERCY in present of us, and we sign in the presence of each other. SAM'L FLOWER, DAVID LEJUME, DANIEL OGDEN, WILLIAM COLLINS, JOHN NEWTON. We whose names are here unto subscribed do solemnly make oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that on the 22nd day of January 1794, we were at the Plantation of the late CHARLES PERCY Esq.. [deceased] and did there and in presence of each other see the said PERCY sign sealed pronounce and declare, the foregoing to be his last Will and Testament and that we each of us did sign the same as Witnesses in presence of each other and that our signatures there unto are our own proper hands writing and that the deceased appeared to be at that time in perfect sound mind and memory as witness our hands this [blank] day of [blank] 1794. DAVID DANIEL OGDEN, JOHN NEWTON, DAVID LEJUME, WILLIAM COLLINS, sworn before me, FRANCIS POUSSETT?
page 60 JOHN ELLIS, JOHN WALL & HUGH DAVIS, made bond of ten thousand dollars to JOHN ELLIS, Chief Justice of the Orphans county, Wilkinson county, MS. 20 August 1806. JOHN ELLIS administrator of the CHARLES PERCY estate.
DANIEL OGDEN, WILLIAM OGDEN & JOHN WALL, appointed appraisers for the estate of CHARLES PERCY esq., and lately deceased. goods and chattel to be shown to you [Ready money excepted] by THEOPHILUS COLLINS & JOHN COLLINS, executors. to be returned to court before 30 Sept Witnessed by JOHN ELLIS, signed by SAM LIGHTNER regr. 27 Jan 1804.
Inventory of the personal property belonging to the estate of CHARLES PERCY Esq. deceased, taken by THEOPHILUS & JOHN COLLINS Executors, on the plantation of the deceased, first day of February 1804. In the presence of WILLIAM OGDEN Esq, DANIEL OGDEN & JOHN WALL Esq. Negroman: HAMLET age 60, $200, Wench SAL age 40 $ 200, man DICK age 25 $600, man NED age 20 $500, wench and child, CHARLOTTE & SPENCER, age 17 $500, wench ROSE age 15 $480, Boy HAMLET age 13 $300, Negro man JAMES CARPENTER age 22 $600
winch BECKY age 19 $500, Man LITTLE JIM age 28 $450, man TULLER age 45 $400, wench FLORA age 36, $400, wench [mulatto] CELIA age 20 $500, wench DELIA age 14 $300, girl ELISA age 9 $250, girl MILLA age 6 $250, girl LUCY age 3 $100, wench HEBE age 40 $400, wench HARRIOT age 15 $450, boy HESTOR age 13 $300, boy SAMPSON age 11 $300, girl MARY LOUISE age 9 $250, girl SALLY age 4 $150, girl PHILLIS age 2 $100, Negro man CAPTAIN age 40 $350, wench and child BET and BOB age 26 $500, boy BAPTIESTE age 11 $300, girl MARY age 6 $200, girl FANNY age 4 $180, CAPTAIN age 2 $150, man CORK age 70 $25, wench JENNY age 36 $400, boy SAM age 13 $350, boy NEPTUNE age 9 $300, girl NANNY age 7 $250, boy CORK age 5 $200, boy BEN age 3 $150, man MAT age 22 $500, wench & child KEATE & ESTHER age 35 $500, girl DINAH age 13 $450, boy DAVY age 10 $300
boy PRINCE age 8 $200, boy FRANCOIS age 5 $200, girl CLARISA age 3 $100, man GEORGE age 40 #500, wench CLOE age 33 $450, boy CATO age 14 $350, girl COLEST age 11 $300, boy FORTUNE age 7 $ 250, boy GEORGE age 5, $200, man PETER age 40 $450, man DICK age 21 $400, man POLLIDORE age 40 $400, man JACK age 35 $400, man BILL age 30 $500, wench & child CATISH LOUISE age 31 $700, boy LOUIS age 7 $250, girl MARY ANN age 5 $200, Negro man DANIEL aged 24 $500, winch SYLVIA age 40 $500, boy WATT age 14 $350, boy KINDERFIELD age 10 $300, boy TOM age 17 $400, boy NAPPY age 16 $400, boy EPHRAIM age 15 $350, boy ZICK age 15 $350, man DUBLIN age 50 $350, wench PHILLIS age 35 $350, man [mulatto] JESS CARPENTER age 25 $600, wench & child PRISS age 25 $550, winch MARTHA age 18 $450, man BURROWS age 70, [no value given]. Black smith tools: 42 lbs. iron, 11 lbs. steel, 1 whip saw box, 1 large grindstone, 1 pr Laurel Hill mill stones, 324 lbs. old iron, 1 old skillet, 1 small grindstone, 1 clevis and plow geers, 1 pr brass scales and weights, a remmant of a small chest of tools, 1 pump chain,
indigo syths with rings and wedges, canoe howell, 1 whipsaw, 1 hoe and coopers plane iron, indigo hook, trowel and file, small grind stone, burning knife, small vice, 8 old planes, pr. cart wheels, boxed and hooped, set of cart boxes, old trunk with 32 old volumes of books, crockery ware, 10 lb spun cotton, linseed oil and case, corks, 12 broken chairs, 8 lb tea, 14 dozen empty bottles, old woman saddle, 3 stone jugs, 56 lbs shot, 1 gun, 1 gun, 1 pr shot moulds, 1 old silver watch, 1 old desk, 1 desk with book case and books, 1 card table, 1 old table, 1 chest of drawers and stand, 1 sugar canister, 1 pr glass shades, 1 tea tray, 1 counter pane, 2 rose blankest, 2 sheets, 1 bolster, 2 pillows, 1 wool mattrass, 1 straw mattrass, 1 feather bed, 1 set of curtains, 1 bed stead,
1 old trunk, 1 counterpane, 2 rose blankets, 2 sheets, 1 feather bed, 1 mattrass, 1 bed stead, 1 cawie/course? bar, 2 rose blankets, 1 pr sheets, 1 bolster, 1 feather bed, 1 set curtains, 1 bed stead, 1 counter pane, 2 rose blankets, 2 sheets, 2 bolsters, 2 feather beds, 1 straw mattrass, 1 set curtains, 1 bed stead, 1 card table, 2 bureaus, 1 old looking glass, 1 sugar canister, 1 mattrass and bolster, 1 old trunk, 1 old table, 2 chamber posts, 1 old table, 2 tea tables, 1 bed tick, 1 old trunk large, 1 old table, 2 wallnut tables, 2 tea tables, 1 old scale beam 1 pr old steel yards, 1 old grindstone, 2 old blankets, 2 old sheets, 1 coverlid, 1 pr new P W blankets, 1 old blanket, 1 old mattrass, 1 pr sheets,
1 comb case, 1 Bible, 1 pr Plated candlesticks, 14 napkins, 1 large table cloth, 1 small table cloth, 9 sheets, 1 table cloth, 9 table covers, 3 pillow cases, 2 door curtains, 1 pr Bed curtains, 1 gauze bar, bed stead, mattrass, bed tick, mattrass cover, cloath crush, trunk, 2 buffets, 1 tea tray and a part of one of china, 34 ps of old china dishes and plates, 3 decanters, 1 bread tray, 4 Japan waiters, 2 tea trays, 8 glasses, 16 pr old tea china, 22 ps queensware, old cork screw, 29 ps old queenware, 2 tin canisters, 1 tea canister, 1 dusting brush, 1 silver coffee pot, 1 silver tankards, 2 silver tumblers, 1 silver soop ladle, 1 doz soop spoons, 13 tea spoons, 1 old silver soop ladle, 1 old silver small ladle, 6 old silver soop spoons, 1 pr plated candle sticks with extinguishers, a double plated stand with cruits, 1 par brass candle sticks and 1 pr snuffers, 1 carving knife and fork with steel, 4 small knives and 6 forks, 9 knifes and 18 forks, 1 knife case, 1 cut saw
1 ox cart compleat, 12 files, 1 oil stone shoe hammer awl and one old hoe, 4 chisels, 1 saw set, 1 pr nippers, 1 rag stone, 1 gauge, 2 chisels, 1 pr compasses, 1 bunch gimblets, 1 hand saw, 3 broken squares, 1 broad ax, 1adx, 7 augers, 2 hammers, 1 pr nippers, 1 cut saw, 6 plows, 1 iron band and old flook?, 1 whip saw, 5 small weights, 19 hoes and 15 in all 34, 3 mattocks, 2 foroes? 1 tap borer, 1 indigo hook, 12 axes, 9 old axes, 2 log chaines, 2 broken long chaines, 7 wedges, 1 broken hand saw, 1 drawing knife, 1 pr pinchers, 2 chisels, 1 hammer, 2 auger, 1 mill pick, 2 spades, 2 shovels, 1 broadax broken and 7 hatches, a cherry cloaths press, large damask table cloath,, 1 small damask table cloath, 1 common table cloath, 13 towels, 8 old towels, 9 window curtains,
2 dox curtains, 3 bolster ticks, 7 pillow cases, 1 old table cover, 5 old sheets, 5 new sheets, 2 marsailles cover lids, 2 Marseilles counter panes, 2 Marsailles old counter panes, a new set of corded dimity bed curtains, 15 yds of checks, 10 lbs coullered thread, 1 old bed tick, 2 looking glasses, 1 large looking glass, 1 large carpet, 4 knives and 8 forks, 15 chairs, 1 pr fire irons, 1 shovel & tongs, 1 bellows, 1 pr fire irons, 1 shovel & tongs, 1 chamber mahogany chair, 1 set of gold china, 2 flesh forks, 2 pr. pot hoots, 3 pot trammels, 1 pr kitchen fire irons, 2 pr shears, 2 iron pots, 1 kettle, 1 dutch oven, 4 smoothing irons, 1 funnel, 1 brass wire sive, 1 tin bucket, 2 grid irons, 1 spit, 1 chafing dish, 2 dutch ovens, 8 iron pots, 1 brass kettle, 1 frying pan, 1 large iron kettle, 3 tea kettles, 6 old spinning wheels, 1 old bed stead, 1 old watering pot, 1 iron kettle, 1 iron pestle?, 1 old plane, bridle bitts and old saddle,
strrup irons and bridle bitts, 2 chairs, 6 keelers and 1 pail, 3 stone jars, 1 milk strainer, 1 turreen, 2 small dishes and sauce boat, 1 safe, 1 old barge, 1 wagon, 308 of horned cattle, 14 head unbroken horses, 1 old horse, Dolphin, 1 old mule Prince, 1 old grey horse Bullet eyes, 1 Dun horse Luby, 1 bay horse Shorts-man, 1 mule Billy, 1 bay horse Young Biles, 1 bay horse Buck, 1 bay horse Old Biles, 1 brown mare, 1 yoke oxen Hector & Boy, 1 young oxen bull & steer Jack & Sugar, 1 yoke oxen Bull & steer, 1 young yoke oxen Buck & Bright, 1 young yoke oxen Red & old Swan, 1 young yoke oxen Darby & Duke, 1 sorrell mule Nancy, 1 brown mule Kelly, 1 bay mare Nelly, 1 brown horse Smoaker, 1 grey mare, 1 black horse Snip, 1 bay horse Fear Nought, 1 dun horse Dun, 1 dun horse Symon, 74 head of sheep, 47 hoes, 2 canoe howels? 1 bay horse Cameme, 16 hogs, 30.77 2 lbs ginned cotton the crop of 1803 sold to Major CLAIBORNE at 16 cents a pound. Ballance due for 106 bales of cotton shipped by Wm. G. FORMAN, as pr agreement with JOHN ELLIS Esquire dated 18 Nov 1802. Supposed to be 2,000.00 ROBERT SIMPLES receipt for 6,000 lbs of ginned cotton at 16 cents pr lb. ROBERT SIMPLES accountable receipt.
JOHN ELLIS note to B. SHUMMBING paid by Mrs. PERCY 1 book case and Colonel ELLIS's., 1 set of encyclopidia at ELLIS's, 2 Bereaus at ELLIS's, 1 horse at ELLIS'S. JOHN COLLINS Executor. sworn to by DANIEL OGDEN, WM. OGDEN & JNO. WALL. 12 Sept 1804, witness, JOSHUA BAKER. JP.
Orphans count July term 1808 John Wall, Daniel Ogden and William Ogden in open court and maketh oath that the foregoing inventory & appraisiment of the real estate of Charles Percy deceased is just and ture to the best of their knowledge and belief -- sworn to and subscribed in open court, JNO WALL, DANIEL OGDEN, WM. ODGEN. J. JOHNSON, Reg. An inventory of all the lands belonging to the estate of CHARLES PERCY deceased as taken by the undersigned appraisers. One tract of land on Bayou Sarah granted by the Spanish government to CHARLES PERCY and patented for 2400 acres french measure and dated [no date] the improvement on the foreth end of said tract.
One tract of land on Coles Creek granted by the British government to WILLIAM HERON and patented for 500 acres english measure dated the [no date] and which tract was conveyed by the said WILLIAM HERON to CHARLES PERCY on the [no date].
On tract of swamp land fronting on the Mississippi granted by the British government to JAMES YARBURY and patented for 400 acres English measure dated [no date] and conveyed by said JAMES YARBURY to CHARLES PERCH on the [no date]
One improved tract of land on Smiths Creek called mount pleasant granted to CHARLES PERCY by the Spanish government and patented for 1000 acres french measure dated the [no date] total value $21,800 One tract of Cypress Swamp on old River and Buffalo Creek granted by the Spanish government to SUSANAH PERCY wife of CHARLES PERCY and patented for 800 acres french measure dated [no date]
One improved tract of land on Percy's Creek granted to CHARLES PERCY by the Spanish government and patented for 600 acres english measure dated the [no date]
One tract of land adjoining the said 600 acres tract granted to DON ANDRES LOPAS ARMESTO by the Spanish Government and patented for 600 acres french measure dated [no date] and was conveyed by said ARMESTO to CHARLES PERCY on the [no date]
One tract of Cypress Swamp land on Old River and Buffalo Creek adjoining to the west the aforesaid 600 acres granted by the Spanish government to HENRY HERGERODE and patented for 800 acres french measure dated [no dated] and conveyed by said HENRY HERGERODE to SUSANAH PERCY wife of CHARLES PERCY on the [no date] total $32,400 July 7, 1808. JNO WALL, WM. OGDEN, DANIEL OGDEN.
January term 1806
WILLIAM OGDEN, JOHN WALL and DANIEL OGDEN Esquires, being first duly sworne, to divide the Estate of CHARLES PERCY deceased both real and personal, between the Legal legates, and lay off and assign to each Legatee its share agreeable to Law and make due return there of to the next Orphans court to be held for the county aforesaid at the court house there of on the first Monday in July next. Witness, JOHN ELLIS Esq.. Chief Justice of said Court the first Monday in January 1806. Pursuant to an order of the orphans court of Wilkinson county Mississippi Territory and in conformity to the last will and Testament of CHARLES PERCY deceased we the undersigned commissioners do assign to SARAH ELLIS, THOMAS PERCY, CATHARINE PERCY and ANN PERCY, the legal heirs of the said CHARLES PERCY deceased, their several shares of the estate both real and personal of the aforesaid deceased and follows. To SARAH ELLIS: one half a tract of land on Bayou Sara being and lying to the north of a line beginning at a stake and running due east through the said tract; which half tract is part of a grant of land granted by the "Spanish government to CHARLES PERCY and patented for two thousand four hundred acres french measure and dated the [no date] $6000.00 One tract of land on Coles Creek granted by the British government to WILLIAM HERON and patented for 500 acres english measure dated [no date] and which tract of land was conveyed by said WILLIAM HERON to CHARLES PERCY on the [no date] $1,500.00 One tract of swamp land fronting on the Mississippi granted by the british government to JAMES YARBURY and patented for our hundred acres english measure dated [no date] and which tract of land was conveyed by said JAMES YARBURY to CHARLES PERCY on the [no date] $600.00
Negroes, SYLVIA age 40, WAT age 14, VANDERFIELD age 10, HABE age 40, HARRIET age 15, HECTOR age 13, SAMPSON age 11, MARY LOUISE age 9, SALLY age 4, PHILLIS age 2, DICK age 25, MAT age 22, KATE [and child ESTHER] age 35, DINAH age 13, DAVY age 10, PRINCE age 8, FRANCIS age 5, CLARISSIA age 3, ZICK age 15. $1629.28 1/8 one forth of the stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs; and of the household furniture and farming utensils which was valued at $6,757.12 total $16,189.28 1/2 To THOMAS PERCY one tract of land on Smith Creek called Mount Pleasant, granted to CHARLES PERCY by the Spanish government and patented for 1000 acres french measures dated [no date] $6,200.00 One tract of Cypress Swamp on Ond [Old] River and Buffalo Creek granted to SUSANAH PERCY wife of CHARLES PERCY by the Spanish government and patented for 800 acres french measure dated [no date] $1,900.00 Negroes HAMLET age 60, SAT age 40, HARALET [son] age 13, ROSE [and child] age 15, JACK age 35, JAMES age 22, BECKY age 19, JIM age 28, GEORGE age 40,
CLOE age 33, CATE age 14, COLEST age 11, FORTUNE age 7, GEORGE age 5, PETER age 40, POLLIDORE age 40, EPHRAIM age 15. $6,400.00 One fourth of the stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs; and of the household furniture and farming utensils which was valued at $6, 757.12 total $16, 189.28 1/2 To CATHARINE PERCY One tract of land on Percy's Creek granted to CHARLES by the British government and patented for 600 acres english measure, dated the [no date] $6,000.00 One tract of land adjoining the aforesaid 600 acres tract granted to DON ANDRES LOPAS ARMESTO by the Spanish government and patented for 600 acres french measure and which was conveyed by said DON ANDRES LOPAS ARMESTO to CHARLES PERCY on the [no date] All that tract or parcell of parcell of Cypress Swamp fronting on Buffalo Creek adjoining to the west the aforesaid tract of 600 acres being a part of a Cypress Swamp granted by the Spanish Government to HENRY HERGERODES and patented for 600 acres french measure dated [no date] and conveyed by the said HENRY HERGERODES to SUSANAH PERCY wife of CHARLES PERCY. [no date] $500.00 Negroes TULLER age 45, FLORA age 36, CELIA [Mulatto] age 20, DELIA age 14, ELIZA age 9, MILLA age 6, LUCY age 3, NED age 20, PRISS [and child] age 22, EDWARD 12 months old, JENNY age 36, SAM age 13, NEPTUNE age 9, NANNY age 7 $12750.00 CORK age 5, , BEN age 3 , , LITTLE DICK age 21, MARTHA [and child] age 18, NAPPY age 16, $1,6 89.28 1/2 one fourth of the stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs and of the household furniture and farming utensils which are valued at $6,757.12
cash to be paid by the executors to make this division equal to the others. $100.75 total $16,189.28 1/8 to ANN PERCY One half of a tract of land on the Bayou Sara being and lying to the south of a line beginning at a stake and running due east through the said tract, which half tract comprehends ? that part on which ROBERT SIMPLE lives and has improved: and which is a part of a grant of land, granted by the Spanish government to CHARLES PERCY and patented for 2400 acres french measure dated the [no date] $7,500.00 All of that tract or parcell of Cypress Swamp land between Buffalo Creek and Old River being a part of a Cypress Swamp granted by the Spanish Government to HENRY HERGEROEDER, and patented for 800 acres french measure dated the [no date] and conveyed by said HENRY HERGEROEDER to SUSANAH PERCY wife of CHARLES PERCY on the [no date] $600.00 Negroes: CAPTAIN age 40, BET [and child BOB] age 26, BAPTISTE age 11, MARY age 6, FANNY age 4, CAPTAIN age 2, BILL age 30, CATTISH [and child LOUISSE] age 31, LOUIS age 7, MARYANN age 5, infant of 5 months belonging to CATISH, CHARLOTTE [& child SPENCER] age 17, JESS [mulatto] age 25, TOM age 17, infant of 2 months belonging to BET, DANIEL age 24, DUBLIN age 50, PHILLIS age 35, BURROWS age 70 [$25], $6,155.00 One fourth of the stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs and of the household furniture and farming utensils which was valued at $6,757.12 1/2 cash to be paid by the executor to make this division equal to the other $245. $16,189.28 1/2 By the heirs have severally agreed that the stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs and the household furniture and farming utensils should be divided in the manner as is here in done. Done this 7th day of July in the year of our Lord 1808. JNO WALL, WM. OGDEN and DANIEL OGDEN.
Orphans court July Term 1808 Personally appeared JOHN WALL, DANIEL OGDEN & WILLIAM OGDEN, in open court and made oath the foregoing is an equal and impartial division of the estate of CHARLES PERCY deceased between the heirs according to law to the best of their knowledge and belief. Sworn to & subscribed in open court, JOHN WALL, DANIEL ODGEN & WM. OGDEN. J. JOHNSON Reg. 7 July 1808. Know all men by these presents that I JOHN COLLINS one of the executors of the last will and testament of CHARLES PERCY deceased & administrator to the estate of SUSANNA PERCY deceased; for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred dollars have released and discharged & by these presents do release & discharge & forever quit claim for me my heirs executors & administrators, all & all manner of actions or cause of actions or demands whatsoever both at Law & in Equity which against the estates of the said CHARLES & SUSANNA PERCY. I ever had or now have as an executor or administrator as aforesaid from the day of the date here of. In witness of I have here unto set my hand & seal this fifteenth day of March 1808. JN. COLLINS, [also signed by JOHN MOORE, JOSEPH HARSON. Wilkinson County, MS Territory, Inventory and Accounts, Volume one. 1808-1816 Microfilm #0877094
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