This statement - "We know that George Durham died Brunswick VA in 1767 leaving a will to his wife, Margaret, and children." ... The George Durham who died in 1767 in Brunswick County, Virginia was married to Winifred Lindsey, not Margaret. Here's a transcription on the web:
Will found transcribed on the web, original source of transcription unknown:
Will of George Durham (Brnsw. Will book 3-470/471) dated 13 Aug 1766 - I George Durham of Brunswick Co. and parish of St. Andrews being of perfect senses and memory do make and ordain my last will and testament ...
I desire that my tract of land lying on branches of Great Creek containing 102a and joining Cap. Nicholas Edmunds and others be sold and my debts paid with the money.
Item: I give to my son Humphrey Durham the land and plantation where I now live.
Item: I give to my son James Lindsey Durham the land and plantation whereon I now live.
Item: I give to my son Humphrey Durham a mare, saddle, cow, and calf.
Item: I give to my son John Durham my gun and cow and calf.
Item: I give to my daughter Margaret Halcombe one heifer.
Item: It is my desire my goods and chattels after my wife's death be divided among my 5 youngest daughters.
Item: I desire that the money that remains after debts are paid to be made use of the schooling of my 4 youngest children.
Item: I desire my estate not be appraised.
Item: I leave my beloved wife Winifred Durham and my son to be my executors.
Witnesses were James Lindsey, John Holcombe, Thomas (x) Holcombe. Presented in court by Winifred Durham and Humphrey Durham and proved by oath of James Lindsey and Thomas Holcombe 23 Feb 1767.
Byron K. Durham
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