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Does a bequest of $1 or "to be paid on their demand" mean it is a minor child?

This answer is based on my experience with English probate records. While the probate process in the British colonies differed from that of the colonial power, the process was no doubt modelled on its ...
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What month does Xemb. mean?

I may be stating the obvious here, but as the etymology of this abbreviation is not covered in PolyGeo's answer: Xember and its associated abbreviations are using X, the Roman numeral 10, to ...
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What month does Xemb. mean?

To be more confident that "Xemb. means December" (which I suspect it probably does) you could look at slightly earlier entries in the same set of records for abbreviations like VIIemb., VIIIob./...
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What is this percentage column in the Virginia Land Tax Records?

The third column is the "Rate / acre" amount in shillings and pence. (e.g. 10/ is 10 shillings and 0 pence. 7/6 would be 7 shillings and 6 pence ...) There were 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 ...
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What is this word for untaxed tithe in Virginia in 1761?

The word is 'List'. As far as I can make out,the name preceding the word List is that of the 'Master' and the names that follow are those of their household, slaves or servants. So, for the extracts ...
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What does "care of" mean in the 18th century with respect to letters?

The date of your notice is critical. USPS Publication 100, The United States Postal Service An American History 1775-200 describes the early days of the Postal Service. Mail was delivered on post ...
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What is this first name or Haynes surname?

I think it reads Parmenus. Parmenas is a rare biblical name of Greek origin, referring to one of the seven men appointed to care for the poor of Jerusalem. Specifically, he was mentioned in Acts 6:5: ...
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How to interpret Samuel Trigg in Early Virginia Immigrants repeated entries?

Let's look at the nature of the source first, using the Evidence Analysis Process Map, keeping in mind the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard and other good genealogical practices. On the EE ...
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What relation could godson be, and brothers of another surname?

A godson does not have to be any relation at all to his godparents, and often is not. I would think a godson is unlikely to also be a son-in-law, given godparents are named at the time of baptism (...
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Was Stella Pickett 3rd wife of Joseph Zachary Taylor?

I think Stella Pickett Hardy, wife of Joseph Zachary Taylor, is either the figment of someone's imagination, or – more likely – due to a computer ineptitude that resulted in an author for a source ...
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What does the 1810 tax records state about Jesse Monday in Halifax County, Virginia?

I don't have access to the book, but some of these things can be worked out, I think. Genealogyresources.org has numerous full and substitute Virginia census records (for purchase, but with summaries ...
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What does NFP RC mean in marriage record of Virginia 1799?

NFP, RC is a place abbreviation for North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. NC DC Ord Etc:363, I believe is a source or case citation. This is the Original Book the record came from. It's ...
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In 17th century Scotland/Virginia, could a Jr. have a different name than his father?

The suffix "Junior" could have been used for a number of reasons, none of which are particularly specific to the United States or Scotland. There is not and has never been a formal definition of its ...
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Where is Daniel Trigg from Ancestry Source?

You can find Cavaliers and Pioneers : Vol. 2 1666-1695 Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents in a library near you by looking on Worldcat.org. After that, you can use research guides such as the ...
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What is this annotation on tax record for Virginia with no males?

The entry would appear to read: 22 Harrison Monday (L free) In this context, I think "L free" is an abbreviation for "Levy Free". This seems to be confirmed by comparison with other Virginia tax ...
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What first name for Brizendine surname is shown in this tax record?

I think that you are right. The fourth name is John Brizendine.
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Understanding entries in Charlotte County Personal Tax Table for Deceased Person?

I can't speak intelligently to the question of whether or why the first entry is a reference to Isaac Brizendine's estate, although the quote that WilliamKF added seems to provide an answer to that ...
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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

My experience is primarily with Pennsylvania's orphans court. However, this makes it seem that the answer to your question, for the context of Virginia, is yes, the child would have been an orphan ...
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What do MRC and WI Abbreviations Mean in Virginia Marriages of the Northern Neck?

The prior section has another set of abbreviations for books: MRC Marriages of Richmond County Virginia 1668–1853 by George H. S. King.
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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

This is intended to be a more general answer, to help others who may have a similar problem. Judy G. Russell's advice (posted 4 oct 2021) is apt: "For heaven’s sake, look at the law!" When ...
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What are these abbreviations in Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight, Virginia?

The abbreviations are as follows: Leg. - legacy, legacies OR Legatee (the person receiving a legacy) D. - Death or dated (surely death in this example) Ex. - Executor R. - Register: sometimes this is ...
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Reading first name for Samples surname in Virginia Tax records of 1806?

Here it is again in 1809: And in 1810: In 1811: So it appears that Bethuel is correct. Bethuel is an Aramean name from the bible.
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What is the meaning of "Bound To" in this 18th Century US (Virginia) Will?

The guesswork can be eliminated by using other sources. For example, the Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 makes the meaning of the bond very ...
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What is the meaning of "Bound To" in this 18th Century US (Virginia) Will?

Searching the online edition of Black's Law Dictionary for the phrase "bound to" resulted in the definition for BOUND: As an adjective, denotes the condition of being constrained by the ...
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