Join the Genealogy Revolution.
Search for your surname in the largest DNA database of its kind!

My Surname


Footnote.com

Banner - Family Tree Maker 2008

Domain Name Registration at GoDaddy.com 120x60


AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Slave Names, Chesterfield Co, VA, 1749-1774

The source for this post is at the end.

Key: Weisiger book page no.; Will book page no.; Name of will; Date of will; Name of slave.

START, WILL BOOK #1, PART i

P. 4; P. 23; Will of James Hill; 11 Jan 1750;
"To son Edward, plantation he lives on with lower 1/3 of survey belonging also negroes, except Moll, until after my wife's death..." "The negro Cate in Gilbert Elam's possession to continue in his possession until my wife's death and then and then [2nd "and then"-sic] divide with rest of estate between my daughters..."

P.5; P.29; Will of Gilbert Elam; 22 July 1750;
"To wife Mary, a negro man named Caesar, items, and she to be executrix."

P. 5-6; P. 33; Will of Elizabeth Cary of Dale Parish
" To Onar Hanagan, provided she be my servant (African American?) at time of my decease, ? 100"... "To Rev. Mr. George Fraser, my waiting man James (African American?)"

P. 6-7; P. 36; Will of Henry Cary of Dale Parish
"To son in law Alexander Spiers, 3000 acres now in his possession, to begin at my upper line above Hills Quarter, joining Trent's line on both sides of Willises Creek, slaves, etc; also him slaves Sarah and Nell, my daughter Sarah, now wife of Alexander Spiers, took at time of marriage...Dated 27 May 1748"

P. 8; P.54; Will of Joseph Moseley
"Negro man Sesar and all my working tools to be sold..."

P. 12; P. 98; Will of James Martin
"To grandson Walter Scott, the child my negro Sarah is now bigg with..."

P. 14; P. 121; Will of Joseph Ligon of Dale Parish; 17 Nov 1751;
"To daughter Mary Moseley, a negro Jammy, now in possession of my father..."

P. 15; P. 134; Will of William Bough of Dale Parish
"Land on north side of Reddy Branch, joining George Farrar, to son John, also a negro boy, Jacob, after the decease of my brother Thomas Bough...Dated 15 Jan 1753"

P. 16; P. 149; In matter of controversy of estate of William Bass dec'd, Seth Ward, Thomas Branch and Benjamin Branch decide that children of the slave Murreah (sic) are property of William's daughter, Ann Bass...Sworn before Edward Osborne 2 Nov. 1753."

P. 16; P. 152; Will of John Rud (signed John Sen'r Reed) Dated Jan. 5, 1753/4
"To wife, negro boy Bob, then to my son John..."

P. 19; P. 182; Will of Robert Elam Sr. of dale Parish 1 Jan 1753
"To daughter Mary, items, and 1 negro Judy and first child of Judy to her son William..."

P. 23; P. 226; Will of William Farmer
"Negro man Bowzer to be sold to pay my debts...Dated 29 Aug. 1756..."

P. 24; P. 237; Will of Frances Jones 24 May 1752
"To grandaughter (sic) Sarah Graves, the Endian (sic) Mulatto Robin To grandaughter (sic) Frances Cox, an Endian (sic) mulatto named Edward Sturar"

P. 26; P. 256; Will of Robert Smith
"Negro Gerry to be sold for debts...Dated 17 Sept. 1757..."

END OF WILL BOOK #1, PART I

PART II

P. 49; P. 459; Will of Henry Walthall 9 April 1764
"To my grandchildren of my daughter Phebe Featherston, dec'd, a negro woman Judy..."

P. 49; P. 462; Will of George Willson (sic) 3 March 1760 "Negro Jude and her increase to be divided between sons George and Daniel when George comes of age, but if either die before 21, that part to be divided between my then living children..."

Source: Chesterfield County, Virginia Wills 1749-1774, Abstracted and Compiled By Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 8 Glenbrooke Circle, east, Richmond, Virginia 23229, Copyright 1979 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, pp.4-8, 12, 14-16, 19, 23-24, 26, 49.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
Copyright © 2002-2008 by AfriGeneas. All rights reserved.
AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy