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FPOC Sally & Billy Brown, Richmond, VA 1802

PAR #: 11680201
Location: Richmond , VA Year: 1802

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."

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