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To the worshipfull justices of Middlesex County in chancery Setting Humbly, complaining sheweth unto your worships Your Oratrix Hannah Watson that Mary Watson, departed this life, about [blank] day of November 1820, leaving a will, a copy of which is hereto annexed and prayed to be taken as a part of this bill: that the said Mary left at the time of her death, no father mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, aunts nor uncles; and that the said Mary never was married, nor had any child or children: that she left no nephew or niece, Except your oratrix who is the only child of Robert Watson who was the only brother of the said Mary: That the said Mary as appears from her aforesaid will died seized and possessed in fee simple of two tracts of Land, three slaves, and some personal estate — That James Ross proceeded shortly after the death of the said Mary to sell off the personal Estate of the said Mary, but deferred qualifying as the Executor untill some time thereafter (for what reason or with what view your oratrix does not know) to wit: on the [blank] day of [blank] That the said Mary was very little, if at all, in debt at the time of her death; That the said slaves Peter, Jenny, his wife and their child have remained on the said Land from that time to this, a space of time near two years: That no application has ever been made to the Court, as the act of assembly points out and requires, for