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[The citation lists the date as 1763 but it is clearly 1770] Know all men by these presents that I Betty Pollard of the county of Lancaster for and in Consideration of the Natural love and Affection that I have for my Children (to wit) Braxton Pollard, Caty Pollard & John Pollard, and for Divers other good Causes and considerations me there unto moveing hath given granted and conferred and by these presence doth fully and absolutely give grant and confirm; after my Death; unto the said Braxton Pollard Caty Pollard & John Pollard and to their heirs, three Negroes to wit Jane, Flora, & Lucy & there Increase from the Date here of which said Negoes, Jane, Flora & Lucy, are now in my Possession, but after my Death to be in the Actual Possession of my said Children (to wit) Braxton Pollard, Caty Pollard & John Pollard or their heirs & to be equally Divided amongst those that shall be then living for the use & sole Benefit of my said Children. To have and to hold the said Negroes, Jane, flora & Lucy, unot my said Children there heirs & Assigns for Ever and I Doe hereby Oblige my self my heirs Executors & Administrators @ all times after my Death to warrant & Defend the said Negroes, Jane, Flora and Lucy & their Increase unto my said Children Braxton Pollard, Caty Pollard & John Pollard there heirs & assigns for Ever, Against the Claim or Demand of all & every person or persons whatsoever In witness where of I have here unto set my hand & seal this 10th Day of January Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred & Seventy Signd Seald & Acknowledged Betty Pollard in Presence of Jas. Newby John Newby At a Court held for Lancaster County on the [11th?] Day of January 1770 This Deed of Gifts from Betty Pollard to her children, Braxton Pollard, Caty Pollard and John Pollard was provd in [illegible] court by the oath of Jas Newby & John Newby