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To his excy. Francis Nicholson esqr. her maty Lieutenant and Governr: of Virga. etc The humble petition of Elizabeth Davis late of London [illegible] Humbly sheweth. That yor petr being informd and fully satisfied by some of the best advice and council in England, that I am heir at law to ye estate of my uncle Mr Devereux Brown formerly of Accomack and also to Mr Edmund Brown son to ye sd Devereux. Engaged me thereupon to undertake a dangerous and expensive voyag in a difficult and perilous juncture, to seeke a farr country; where (upon my arrivall) by ye best informacon I fmd, that my sd Uncle dyed intestate, and his wd (now Madam Tabitha Hill) possessd herself of his sd whole estate both reall and personall: and that she had administred upon ye personall estate, wch was very considerable tho’ I cannot find by any record of y county, as yet, that ever any inventory thereof was exhited according to law,