Charles Lambert

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Charles Lambert, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1720.1 He died at Bedford Co., Virginia, before 24 December 1798, when his will was proved.2

Charles married Catherine (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), about 1745.2

He was an educated man, named as the schoolmaster in an early deed. He frequently acted as a witness to both deeds and wills in Albemarle County.3

Charles Lambert left a will dated 21 June 1797, proved 24 December 1798:
In the name of God Amen. I Charles Lambert of the parish of Russell, County of Bedford, and State of Virginia being weak of Body but of Perfect memory blessed be God do this twenty first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Ninety Seven make this my Last will & Testament.

First of all I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave of me nothing doubting but that I shall received the Same by his Almighty power as the General resurrection and as for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give & dispose of the same in the following Manner

Imprimis I give to my dearly beloved wife Catherine Lambert, all Lands and other Estate real & personal during her natural life except two hundred acres of land more or less as formerly laid off adjoining the land of [Harrison] Hubbard which I give to my son Charles Lambert with the following reservation (to wit)

That as it is not my Intention that Nancey Lambert wife of my said son Charles should ever have any title or right of Dower in the above two hundred acres of land in case of the death of my said son Charles before the deceaseof the said nancey his wife, it is my will & desire that the above tract of land shall be vested in Elizabeth [J] Lambert daughter of the said Charles Lambert but if the said Elizabeth Lambert should die befre she marries or arrives atthe age of twenty one years then the above mentioned tract of land shall be vested in my son David Lambert or his heirs and in case my son Charles Lambert should Survive the said Nancy Lambert I give to him the said Charles Lambert right in fee Simple to the above mentioned land,

also I give to my George Lambert and William Lambert after my said wife's decease all my lands & other Estate real and personal to be equally divided between the said George and William except one Negro by name Daniel which I give to my grandson William Lambert son of David Lambert.

Also I leave at my decease my riding horse to the said David Lambert, Also I give to my son John Lambert the sum of four hundred Dollars which my son George Lambert is to pay to him the said John Lambert or his heirs when the said George Lambert can make sale of tract of land adjoining the land of Edmund Winston.

And if either of my sons George or William Lambert should die with heirs of their body lawfully begotten it is my will & desire that his part of my Estate as above given shall be vested in the survivor and his heirs but in case they both die without lawful heirs it is my will and desire that the part of my Estate as given to the said George and William Lambert shalll be equally divided between my surviving sons or their heirs.

Also I give to my daughter Elizabeth Epperson one dollar, she having already received her proportional part of my Estate.

Also I igvie to my Daughter Dinah Carter one dollar, she also having received her proportional part of my Estate.

And I appoint my above mentioned sons George and William Lambert executors to this my last will & testament revoking & disanulling all former Willsor Testaments by me made and allowing this and no other to be my last will and testament

Given under my hand and seal the day & year above written

Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Charles Lambert
Thomas Sale
Charles [his mark] Jones
John Hensley
Samuel Hensley.2

Family

Catherine (…) b. say 1725, d. bef. 1823
Children
  • Dinah Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • Charles Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • David Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • George Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • William Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • John Lambert2 b. aft. 1745, d. aft. 1797
  • Elizabeth Lambert+2 b. say 1750, d. aft. 1830
This person was last edited on2 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S1330] Estimated from probable date of marriage (1745).
  2. [S1065] Bedford County, Virginia, Will Books, 1763-1914; General Indexes, 1754-1976, 2:235-236, FHL microfilm 1941022, further cited as Bedford Co., VA Wills.
  3. [S1067] Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, Deed Abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1988- (title varies)), 1:127, further cited as Sparacio and Sparacio, Albemarle Deed Abstracts. See the other volumes in this series for instances of his witnessing deeds and wills.