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To the Worshipful the Justices of the County of Norfolk now sitting in Chancery Humbly Complaining sheweth unto your Worships your orator Thomas Brown That a certain Samuel Wentworth deceased late of the Town of Smithfield in the County of Isle of Wight on the seventeenth Day of April which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two purchased of a certain Shadrach Newhooke late of Norfolk County a Negro fellow as a Slave by the name of Tony for the valuable Consideration of the sum of seventy Pounds current money which will more fully appear by a Bill of Sale with warranty under The Hand and Seal of the said Shadrach hereunto annexed to which your Orator refers and prays that the same may be taken as part of this his Bill, That the said Wentworth continued in Possession of the said negro from the time aforesaid to the year 1767 when he departed this Life intestate. That your orator intermarried with one of the Daughters of the said Wentworth and joined in a Suit in Chancery in the Court of the said County of Isle of Wight for obtaining a Division of the Negroes which the said Wentworth died possessed of and thereupon had a Division in which the said Fellow Toney was allotted to your orator in Right of his Wife which Division by the said Court was made firm and stable all which will appear bye true Copies from the Record of the said Court to which he refers. That by virtue thereof your orator took Possession of the said negro Toney and after some time discovering he was bred to the Sea (being himself concerned in Navigation), he shipped him