BABER FAMILY CONNECTIONS

Buckley Walker is mentioned in two land transactions with the Baber family (see Buckley Walker Facts).  As mentioned in Robert Baber's will below, Anne Baber is a candidate for Buckley's wife.  Several transactions mention Anne as Buckley's wife without specifying her maiden name.  Further, William Walker married Elizabeth "Betty" Baber.  Could William and Buckley be brothers married to sisters?

WILL OF ROBERT BABER  (provided by Sandy Ruppell)

In the name of God, Amen, I, Robert Baber of Albemarle County being sick weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and understanding, do make this my last will and testament.

Imprimis. I give my soul to God that gave it and my body to decent burial as my Executors shall think proper.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son William one young mare and one cow and calf with one shilling sterling and no more of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Betty alias Elizabeth one negro boy named Harry with a reservation that if she marries William Walker now an apprentice to John Firn the said negroe is to belong to my son John Baber and her interest in my estate to be one shilling sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Webb one negro boy named Burnarck and one cow and calf to be her and her lawful heirs begotten or her body with one shilling sterling.

Item. My will and my desire is that my negroes, James, Kate, Nan, Lucy & Willis shall be lent my estate for the space of five years in order to support my smaller children if in case my wife shall so long continue to live in widowhood and if she marries the said negroes shall at her marriage they shall all be appropriated to such use that I shall hereinafter direct

 Item. I give daughter Ann my negroe fellow James to her and her heirs forever.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann one shilling sterling.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne, alias Nanny my negroe wench Nan to her and her heirs forever, and wanting issue to my son John and his heirs forever with reservation that the first child the aforesaid negroes shall produce shall be appropriated to my daughter Sally Baber.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nanny one shilling sterling.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Juriah, one negro wench Sue to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever and in default of issue to my son John and heirs (sic) heirs, with one feather bed.

 Item. I give my son John one negro girl Phyllis and dying without issue to descent to my son Charles with all other claims of my estate ever given and bequeath to him.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Cockerham one shilling sterling.

 Item. I give to my son Robert Baber one shilling sterling and no more of my estate because he has had of me thirty nine pounds cash and three hundred acres of land with it I lent him fifty pounds I promised him on his marriage and if my son Robert Baber is dissatisfied with the above land and money he shall return the same and he shall be paid the fifty pounds I loaned him in the marriage out of my estate.

 Item. I give my grand son George Baber, my balck (sic) horse named Coley and my best saddle.

 Item. I give and bequeath to my son John my Mill with two hundred acres of land lying on Bear Garden Creek and more to put the said mill in sufficient working order when the said son comes of age.

 Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Charles the Plantation that I now live on with the vingular appurtenances thereon belonging movable and imovable and in case the said Charles should die without issue to my son John and his heirs forever.

 Item. I give and bequeath unto the child my beloved wife Margarie Baber is now pregnant with the sum of thirty pounds current money of Virginia to be paid to it upon its arrival of one and twenty years.

 Item- I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally one feather bed with two cows and calves to be paid to her by my executors upon her arriving to the age or twenty one years.

 Lastly, I lent to my beloved wife Margaret Baber all my goods, chattels and all other estate not herein excepted during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst the children then living begotten of her body by me, now with this my last will and testament I do hereby empower, ordain and constitute my beloved wife Margaret Baber and Mr. James Daniel to be my whole and sole Executors, as

 Witness my hand and seal this twelfth day of December Anno Domino l747.

 In presence of us

William Harvie

John Henson ROBERT BABER (SEAL)

Bohana Kitchen

 ALBEMARLE AUGUST COURT l749

 This writing was proved by the oaths of John Henson and Bohana Kitchen two witnesses thereto, to be the last will and testament of Robert Baber and ordered to he recorded.

 Teste: T. H. Comming, D.O.A.C.

A copy

Teste (SEAL) S/ Eva W. Maupin, Clerk Albemarle County, Virginia Will Book #1, Page 4.

 

OTHER FACTS

24 January 1749, Albemarle County,  ROBERT BABER, Jnr of Lunenburg County & Cumberland parish to John Fern for 300 acres adjacent Bear Garden Creek.
Witnesses: Isaac Bates, Theodoric Webb, Stephen Renno

William Walker is John Fern's apprentice.

Theodoric Webb & Mary (grantors) Henry Smith (grantee) 392 acres. Witness Buckley Walker, W.Megginson, Joseph Cabell Albemarle Deed Book 2, p.270, June 12, 1760.

2 November 174, Goochland County - From John Phelps & Mary his wife to ROBERT BABER of Caroline County, Va for 55 all that tract of land in Parish of St.James about 250 acres bounded by the mouth of Bear Garden Creek, Thomas & John Phelps. Signed John Phelps his wife Mary Phelps. Witnesses: Isaac Bates, William Cockerham, ROBERT BABER, Jnr. Recorded 15th March, 1742.

Is there a Caroline/Goochland connection to Buckley Walker?

Albemarle Co. Va. Deed Bk. 2, page 199
William Baber sold to W. Easley 200 acres...this was the land given to William Baber by will of Wm. Phelps - Dec 13 1757

Albemarle Co. Va.Wills and Deeds No 1. p 1
dated May 1746 - William Phelps names brother-in-law in his will.

In the 1785 Campbell County Peronal Tax List the Christopher Irvine District has Robert Baber, Moses Walker, Buckley Walker, Robert Walker.

Note that Moses Walker married Isabel Irvine who could have been the daughter of Christopher.  Was Robert Baber close to his sister Anne?

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