|Patrick Hamrick||April 2, 1764|
Patricks recent death is indicated by a £100 executors bond that was secured by Patrick Hamrick [Jr.] and James Bridges. Patrick [Jr.] was named as executor of Patricks Last Will and Testament.(1)
Patrick would have been 80 years old in 1764. (REF: 1684) Unfortunately, the Prince William County Will Book that would have revealed the contents of his will was lost during the Civil War.(2) Often, if a wife survived her husband, she was named as executrix. However, the fact that Margaret was not named as such in this case may not necessarily indicate that she had died before Patrick. If she was still alive, Margaret would have been between 71 and 74 years old, (REF: October 10, 1709 comments) an advanced age for assuming the responsibility of settling an estate. Unfortunately, there is no apparent record to pinpoint Margaret's death, so it is not known if she survived Patrick. The fact that Patrick, Jr. was named as executor of the estate means that, most likely, he was Patricks oldest son.
(1) Prince William County Bond Book 1753 1786. p. 60.
(2) Prince William County Clerk's Office.
© 1999 Ronald K. Hamrick, Burke, VA