Monday, June 8, 2009

Lambert Zells (Sills) Part 4

In 1745 we begin to see that Lambert starts to sell some of his land. It appears that he sold most of his land to his sons. This is taken from court records of Virginia. On the 21st day of August 1745 Lambert Zell sold to John Zells and Morris Zells for 10 pounds current money 250 acres on the south side of Nottoway River (being part of a patented granted said Lambert Zells on the 25th day of August 1731. Recorded 21st day of August 1745 signed Lambert Zells. On the 12th of Febuary 1746 Lambert Zells of Albemarle Parrish sold to his sons William Zells and Lambert Zells Jr for love and affection and 10 pounds, 250 acres on the south side of Nottoway River in Albemarle Parrish and bounded by said Lambert Zells and Col, Philip Lightfoot. Recorded on the 18th day of Febuary 1746 signed by Lambert Zells. Again on the 5th of November 1750 Lambert Zells and wife Elizabeth Zells of Albemarle Parrish of Surry County sold to Benjamine Jones of Martins Brandon Parrish of Prince George for 75 pounds current money, 250 acres on the south side of Nottoway River in Albemarle Parrish. Witnessed by Joseph Carter, James Wortham, and Daniel Winn. Recorded on the 20th day of November 1750. Signed Lambert Zells.
Albemarle Parrish records show that Lambert died suddenly (cause unknown) on the 13th day of April 1751, in Sussex Co. Va. Lambert left no will, but there were records of probate. In the will and probate records of Sussex Co. Va. pg 744 is recorded Lambert Zells Sr, inventory. Date the 31st day of July 1751. Rec: the 20th day of August, 1751. Elizabeth Zells presenting and, John Pennington, Clement Hancocke and John Pennington as the appraisers. Again on pg 764, it is entered Lambert Zells account current. Date 1751. Rec: the 19th day of November, 1751. Elizabeth Zells, executrix, John Mason Jr, auditor. Below is an account of both records.
His wife Elizabeth made her will on the 14th day of December 1755, in Sussex Co, Va. She mentions a son named Thomas Brewer, he apparently was from a previous marriage. She also mentions hers sons Isham Zells, David Zells, and a daughter Elizabeth Clark. Elizabeth died in 1762. Other entries named Elizabeth’s heirs as being Lucy and Polly. Her will was probated the same year

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