Billy; Edith; Nancy; Dick; & Others: Petition, Prince George County
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the said slaves in any manner, I subject my whole estate to the expense of purchasing them or such of them, as by their future good conduct may deserve emancipation, and especially Adam, who is to be emancipated at all events. And I subject it in like manner, to the payment of the other expenses, directed in relation to them: But if any fraudulent attempt be made to exact an exorbitant price for any of the said slaves, I then authorize my executor to postpone the purchase until it can be effected upon fair terms. 4. I subject my estate to the payment of Two Hundred Dollars annually my sister Ann Lyell during her life. 5. I direct that there be no appraisement of my estate and I appoint Henry Simmons Hardaway executor of this my will and I direct that they be permitted to qualify as such without giving security unless from changes in their conduct or situation it should seem necessary, and in case of the death of the said Henry S. Hardaway during my life. I give the estate and property above devised to him into [illegible]. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of August A.D. 1819. Jane Barr (Seal) Signed, Sealed and published in due form before us. Margaret B. May J. F. May At a Court held for Prince George County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 9th day of December 1823. This Last will and testament of Jane Barr dec'd was presented into Court and
proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto. and by order of the Court it is truly recorded. Teste N. P. Sturdivant C.C. A Copy Teste N. P. Sturdivant C.C.