The following is the will of John Bearcroft , born 31 March 1704 and signing his last will and testament on 15 Oct 1743. Son Thomas Bearcroft, all that cottage or tenement now in possession of John Bransdell Son John Bearcroft, the sum of five shillings and no other part of my estate Daughter Mary Bearcroft one three year old heifer Son William Bearcroft, the remaining part of my plantation formerly belonging to Richard Nelms and joining to the part I gave to my eldest son Thomas Bearcroft, if no heirs then to Lucretia Bearcroft. Son Peter Bearcroft, the plantation whereon I now dwell Daughter Sarah Bearcroft, negro woman Bess Daughter Winney Bearcroft, negro boy Sam Wife to have use during her widowhood and no longer, rest of household goods and chattel to be equally divided between my daughters, viz; Sarah Bearcroft Winney Bearcroft, and Lucretia Bearcroft Executors Lucretia Bearcroft and Aaron Nelms. Will was never probated NOTE: Due to the time line the Bess mentioned here could not be the Bess on page 2 as there is a time span of 86 years.