Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County (Part 1 of 2)
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(8) his wife, Sam'l Alley & Polly his wife because they are not inhabitants of the Commonwealth I believe. W H Morison D for James Albert SSC" Alias Spa - "The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Scott County greeting, we command you as you have heretofore been commanded to summon William Kilgore and Jane his wife, John Osborn and William Robinson to appear before our Justices of our Court of Scott County at the Courthouse on the second Tuesday in December next, to answer with others a bill in Chancery exhibited against them by Barbara a free woman of Colour guardian at litem for her infant children James Washington and Lindey. And this they shall in no wise omit under the penalty of $333.33 "[illegible]", and have then there this writ, Witness John M Henry, Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse this 23rd day of October 1827 in the 52nd year of the Commonwealth. John S Martin DC" Endorsemt. - To restrain John S Martin the Trustee in a deed of Trust containing the Complts said infant children from acting thereon. - And setting aside a Conditional decree to sell the said infant children entered in a suit depending the Court of Scott County, wherein the Defendant William Robinson is Complt, and all the other heirs of Stephen Osborn dec'd Defts untill the further order of the Court. Attest - John S Martin D.C." Return - "October 27th 1827. Ex'd on William Robinson, Nov'r 13th Ex'd on John Osborn, Wm Kilgore 28th Jane his wife, Wm H Morison D for Ja's Albert SSC" At Rule held in the Clerks Office of the said County on the first Monday in November and December 1827. Continued for Answers. At a Court Continued and held for said County the 12th day of December 1827 Answer of the Defendant Jonathan Osborn, filed and Notice to dissolve which answer follows in these words to wit. "To the worshipful the County Clerk of Scott in Chancery setting. The seperate demurrer and answer of Jonathan Osborn, to