Abby: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City (Part 1 of 2)
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the said Woodley and wife and Winston and wife of the debt and costs aforesaid and have then there this writ. Witness John C. Littlepage Clk of our said Court at Suffolk the 23rd day of June 1804 in the 28th year of the Commonwealth. John C. Littlepage A Copy of the original now in my hands Rob. Lanier Sergt. Petsbg [Petersburg] The other exhibits filed in the cause are as follow. Dr. the Estate of Parsons Bradley. In a/c with William Ragsdale Admr Cr. Exhibits 1776 Mar 5 To William Ragsdale on a/c of the estate of Godfrey Ragsdale and my own a/c settled this day per bill of sale for Dick[,] Dilcey[,] Cloe[,] Betty[,] Aggy and Abby 235 10 6 1769 Jany 28 paid Duncan Rose 5 12 8 1771 Aug 30 Charles Duncan 22 16 4½ Walter and Robert Boyd 24 " " James Butler (execution) 14 15 3 John Wayles 3 10 - Neil Buchannan senr 14 17 6 1770 Feby 15 Gordon & Ramsay - 14 6 Sheriff Brunswick 4 14 2 John Baird 6 10 - [subtotal] 333 1 4½ 1767 Nov 5 paid William Beattie 5 19 2½ bd. Richard Bland Coroner 2 1 8 Edward Marks (constable) - 8 4 [subtotal] 341 10 7 To balance admr 58 0 3 [Crs] 1768 By neat proceeds of the sale of the personal estate and 34 7 10 14 barrels Corn at Roanoke @ 18/ 5 12 - William McWhann 8 - - 1771 Jany 1 Mary Bradley for her third of my father Godfrey Ragsdales estate (Bradleys bill of sale given up to her) 235 10 6 [subtotal] 283 10 4 By balance due Admr 58 0 3 [subtotal] 341 10 7 By outstang A/cs not rec'd 12 2 4
(14) This indenture made this twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven by and between Parsons Bradley and Mary Bradley his wife of the County of Chesterfield of the one part and William Thompson of the County of Halifax of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Parsons Bradley and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds current money to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold aliened cufoeffed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfoeff and confirm unto the said William Thompson his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Chesterfield containing sixty five acres be the same more or less being the plantation whereon the said Parsons Bradley and Mary his wife now lives, which is held by them the said Parsons and Mary his wife in her right of dower claiming from the estate of a former husband Godfree Ragsdale deceased and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, right estate Interest, benefit claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Parsons and Mary his wife to the same or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all and singular the premises unto him the said William Thompson his heirs and assigns forever by these presents. In witness whereof the said Parsons Bradley and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written. Parsons Bradley (seal) Mary Bradley (seal) Signed sealed in presence of Wm. Beattie, D. Smith, Wm. Thomplinson, Frederick Archer