|Notes : William MUNCUS was born about 1720 . In 1741 Benjamin Clement, of Amelia, patented land on Sycamore Creek of Staunton River, where a few years later he made his home.(William Muncus (Pittsylvania Co.) listed as the land buyer from Halifax County.) The names of William Blevin, Richard Echols and William Muncus, three first settlers, appear on the surveyor's record at this time; also Mary, Henry and Ephriam Sizemore, one of whose patents was on Peter Mitchell's Creek, beginning at "the Roads"; and another included the place on which Ephraim lived. (Ref.THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER III FIRST SETTLEMENT) He was listed int the tithtables of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA in 1767 He died before 22 Feb 1798 in Surrey Co, NC.|
Here is a copy of his Will.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM MUNCAS
In the name of God amen: William Muncus of the County of Surry being very sick and weak in or in perfect health of body but or and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and order this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it as pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons Elijah Muncus and Henry Muncus my lands; Elijah I give fifty on the east and more or less beginning at Philip Pritcherd corner tree and running to a steep point to the south side of the creek which I live on: I also give to my two youngest sons Elijah and Henry the hundred acre entry adjoining my old tract.
Also I give to my son James Muncus a young bay horse
Also I give to my son Benjamin Muncus a black horse.
and each of my three dauaghters a bed apiece (Nancy, Mary, Lucy) and my son Peter Muncus is to have a horse creature out of my estate. And John Muncus one dollar and Will Muncus one dollar and Elizabeth Adams one dollar and also my three youngest sons must have a horse creature as they grow up.
And the remainder of the property I leave to my wife during her widowhood and if she never marries during her life she has it. James when he comes of age has the management of the plantation as he stays with them and takes care of them and all the boys the same. When he leaves them Peter takes place and when Peter leaves then Benjamin takes place and so on till they all come of age.
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequests and executors by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed ratified and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by
Declared by the said William Muncus as his last will and testament in the presents of us who in his presents and in the presents of each other have hereto subscribed our names, James Carty, James Smith, Hezekiah Smith. Executors Elizabeth Muncus and James Muncus.
State of North Carolina Surry County, May session A.D. 1806, James Smith (one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of William Muncus ) make oath that he saw the said William Muncus, sign, publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament , that he was of sound mind and memory and at the same time they saw John Carty and Hezekiah Smith sign the same as witnesses to the same which was ordered to be recorded.
A.J. Williams, Clerk
Source: Will of William Muncus
Written 22 February 1796
Proved May 1806
Surry Co., NC Book 3, Page 73