Godwin, Benjamin: Petition, Nansemond County
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and six) say that he always kept by him a will for the purpose of liberating his man Benjamin and that he was determined the said Benjamin should not serve any person after his death. An he said Thomas Godwin further made oath that he had seen a will of the said Robert Godwin (Prior to the year Eighteen hundred and six) in which the said Benjamin was set free. Given under my hand and seal this 28th day of November 1814. Richd. Blow (seal)