Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 3, p. 42 [poor copy]:
"John Short before the Court maketh oath that John Bing late of Mecklenburg County was taken ill at the house of the departed the 22nd day of December last and died suddenly that before the death of the said John in his last illness the defendant heard him say he intended all his Estate for his son James Bing that if James Bing would come and Live with him and take Care of him and what he had he should have all his Estate at his Death and that the said James did so. Edith Short swears to the same facts as above recited.
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 10th day of February 1789. This writing was sworn to as the nuncupative Will of John Byng, decd. by the oaths of John Short and Edith Short and ordered to be recorded. Teste. John Brown, Cl. Cur."