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A horse named "Affrica" in a Virginia will

In this will one of the items is a horse named "Affrica". Wonder who named it. I hope the details provide hints to some of you searching for deeds, wills, and give insight as to what they included.

Brunswick Co. is just above NC border and includes Lawrenceville, home of St. Paul's College.

Bijan

Will of James Ogborne

of Brunswick County, Virginia

Will Book 7, Pages 49 & 50

In the name of God amen. I James Ogborne of Brunswick County being sick & weak of body but in perfect mind & memory
thanks be to God for the same do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as follows, to wit,

Imprimis I lend to my beloved wife Winny Ogborne my three Negroes Beck, Sal & Duncan during her natural life Also I lend
her One hundred & fifty acres of Land whereon I now live lying on the South side of Callaham Road as it now runs together
with all my Household & Kitchen furniture except what I shall herein after devise in order for her to raise my three youngest
children upon Also I lend her my old Bay Mare & young bay Horse called (Affrica) together with all the balance of my stock
except what I shall herein after devise after selling a sufficiency thereof to pay my just debts if it should be necessary. Item I give
unto my daughter Polly Tatum my Negroe boy Bob which she has now in possession.

Item I give unto my son John Ogburne one half of my land lying on the North side of Callaham's Road also one Negree boy
Davy one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf. Item I give unto my son Edward Ogburne the other half of my land lying
on the North side of Callahams Road one Negroe boy named Jack one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf.

Item I give my daughter Lucy Ogburne one Negroe girl named Deurey one feather bed & furniture my Cyclops Colt & one
bridle & saddle & one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my son Henry We Ogborne that part of my land herein devised to my wife after her death one Negroe boy
Tom one Horse bridle & saddle one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Weaver Ogburne one Negroe girl named Anna one Horse Bridle & Saddle one feather
bed & furniture one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my Daughter Nancy Ogborne one Negroe Girl named Marow one Horse Bridle and Saddle one feather Bed
& furniture & one cow & calf.

Item all the residue of my estate that I have lent to my wife (not already devised) my Will & desire is that my Exors. at my wifes
death shall pay unto my two youngest daughters Eliza & Nancy Ogborne Twelve pounds ten shillings each & then the balance
to be equally divided between my Seven children John, Edward, Lucy, Henry, Elizabeth & Nancy Ogborne & Polly Tatum

Lastly I nominate & appoint my friends John Neblett, Benjamin Ogburne, Charles Ogburne, Thomas Adams & my wife Winny
Ogburn & my son John Ogburn Trustees to this my last Will & Testament. And I do hereby Ratify & confirm whatsoever they
do & about these premises to be lawful.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 3rd day of July one thousand eight hundred & four.

James Ogburn (Seal)

Witness

Orgain
Peter Hawthorn

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A horse named "Affrica" in a Virginia will
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