Estate Account - a new account opened after someone has passed away, into which the executor deposits the deceased person's money, from which the executor pays the deceased person's debts and bills, and from which the executor distributes funds to the beneficiaries of the will.

Executor / Executrix – person who is appointed to execute the wishes expressed in the another person’s will.

Probate – the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court.

Tithable – a tax assessed on everyone age 16 and older, except free white women. Free white men, hired hands, indentured servants and male and female slaves slaves were counted. The tax was based on the total number of tithables in a household. All children imported into the colony where required to be brought before the county court to have their age determined. The tax typically was assessed and paid in pounds of tobacco.



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