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Mary Senior, daughter of John Senior, Jr. and Martha Willett

Mary Senior, sister of Isabella Senior, was born 1729, in Northampton Co., and died 1789 in Northampton Co. About 1646 Mary Senior married Thomas Bell, son of Thomas Bell and Mary Watson. Thomas Bell wrote his will 21 June 1772 and it was proved 11 Aug 1772, page 50, Northampton Co. wife, Mary, estate during her widowhood and to rent my lower plantation to my son, Robert and after his mother's widowhood to Robert forever. To son, Thomas, my plantation in Savages Neck. To son, William, My remaining estate to be divided among my children; William, Mary, Martha, and Anne Senior. Wife and son Robert Extrs. Witt. Adah Kemp, Isaac Morris, Thomas Underhill. (Note that daughter Anne was given the middle name of Senior.)

Mary was to marry 2nd, Zorobabel 'Babel' Scott 16 Nov 1781 widow of Thomas Bell, Edmund Glanville security ( See page 99 Northampton County, Virginia 1660/1 -1854, by Jean Mhalyka) E

Babel Scott wrote his will 13 January 1784 and it was proved 9 March 1784 See Wills, etc., 327, 1783-1788, page 71 to wife Mary the estate she had when I married her, with her paying her children their proportion of their Thomas Bell's estate, Then Babal mentions daughters he had by Mary Senior as well as his son. I must add that the children he mentions may have been by an earlier marriage. I shall follow this with the will of Mary Scott and this should clear up this issue. Babal mention son, Benjamin and daughter, Margaret Glanville (wife of Edmond Granville.) Wife, my son-in-law, Edmond Glanville, and friend, Robert Bell, Extrs.

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