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There are many references in our research to a Dermot/Dermott/Dearman, usually in connection with land transfers.
Prior to his death abt 1733, this individual was Michael Dermont, Sr, and after that the individual was his son Michael Dermont, Jr. Michael Dermont Sr was the grandfather of a William Miller/Millard, who married a daughter of John Lattimore. Michael Dermont, Sr was the father of Mary Dermont who married Richard Luttrell, therefore a grandfather of the Sarah Luttrell who married John Combs, Jr
The 1730 will of Michael Dermont Sr is in the Library of Virginia
In the name of God Amen I Michael Dermont of the County of Stafford being well of body and of sound and perfect memory do hereby make and ordain this my last Will hereby revoking and making void any testament heretofore by me made either by word or wrighting and this only to be taken for my Last Will and Testament. Impre. I give and begat my soul into the Hands of almighty God hoping and trusting through the mercies of Jesus Christ to obtain full pardon and remission of all my sins and my body to the earth from hence it was taken to be buried in a correct and descent manner according to the direction of my wife and relations and as for my worldly goods which God has been pleased to help me with I thus bequeath them, Item I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife the plantation whereon I dwell during the time of her widowhood and in case she should marry a carefull man that will keep the plantation houses and fencin In good repair that then they should have it during her natural life and in default thereof to take her third of the land in another place of the aforesaid land, Item I leave and bequeath unto my son Michael all the land that I hold on the north side of Town Run except the mannor plantation during his mother's life and after her decease the said land, plantation - and land aforesaid to him and his heirs forever Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Michael all the land which I hold on the east side of Town Run from the lower beginning due to the place called by the name of the White Oake Cabin Branch to him and his heirs forever and in default of such heirs to fall to his sister Catherine and her heirs forever and in case she dies without heirs that then the said land be equally divided between Richard Luttrells children namely Catherine, James, Richard and Michael Litterals
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine a certain piece of land from the White Oake Cabbin branch to the Long Branch going up to Tobias Woods on the east side of Town Run to her and her heirs forever and in default of such heirs to fall to my son Michael and if he dies without heirs that then said land to fall to the aforesaid Catharine, James, Richard and Michael Littrell, I give and bequeath unto my grand son William Miller a certain piece of land from the Long Branch going up to Tobias Woods to the Middle run as high as the old lines to him and his heirs and in default of such heirs to fall to the next in order of his body as aforesaid, Item, I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Catherine Litteral a certain piece of land lying between Town run and Middle run and on the east side of Town run to her and her heirs forever and in default of such heirs to fall to Michaell Littrell and in case he dies without heirs to fall to the youngest. Item, I leave a certain piece of land between my wife and my son Michael to be sold by them to purchase each of them as servant lying and being on the Middle run and binding on Wm Miller Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Michaell two cows and two sows one mare which he now uses one gun and one iron pott, one iron pistle and what carpenters took belonging to the plantation Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine two cows two sows one iron pott Item, I leave and bequeath to William Miller in case he comes to live upon the aforesaid land one cow and one sow and case he lives upon the land that he shall have the liberty of getting as much timber of the other part of the land as will build him a fifteen foot dwelling house and a thirty foot tobacco house. Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife a servant man called by the name of Charles likewise two horses and all other the moveables and further it is my will and desire that after my wifes death that it shall be equally divided amongst my three children. In witness hereunto I have set my hand and seal this third day of February 1730.His his Mathew M Cittwood Michaell M Dermont Mark mark his Mary M Chittwood Mark
Item it is my desire that my loving wife be my sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and my son Michl to assist her. Item I give unto my daughter Mary Carewick one shilling sterling money of England to be paid by my executrix. Item it is my desire that if Wm Miller do seal that piece of land and live on it personally himself that then he shall have the land otherwise shall fall to my daughter Catherine.
At a Court continued held for Prince Wm County the 18th day of April 1733 this Will was presented into sd Court by Mary Dermont widow sole extrix there in named and it appearing to the Court that Mathew Chittwood and Mary Chittwood witnesses hereto were run a way and John Boston came into court and making oath that he rote the said Will and that he saw the said Mathew Chittwood and Mary Chittwood sign the same as witness is the said Will is admitted to record and on the motion of the said Mary Dermont and her performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate in due form.
Test Catesby Cocke cl court A copy test Robt Grayham A copy test John Young
Dallas Center, IA
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