AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
FPOC Sally & Billy Brown, Richmond, VA 1802
PAR #: 11680201
Abstract: Free black Sally Brown asks that she be allowed to inherit her deceased brother's estate. Both she and her brother, Billy Brown, had been emancipated by Dr. Robert Brown, a Richmond physician, but when her brother died the great portion of the estate given him by his master was "vested by right of escheat in the commonwealth."