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Daniel CHALKLEY; Slaves; Chesterfield Co, VA; 1834

Will of Daniel Chalkley - 1834
Will Book 13, page 48 & 49, Chesterfield Co.VA.)

"Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Chalkley and to his heirs
and assigns forever, the balance of the tract of land called Harrisons
whereon he now resides, also three & one fourth acres of land adjoining
the same which I purchased of Obed Chalkley, and one negro named Polly
& her increase, upon the express conditions and limitations, that he
pay unto my son John Chalkley the sum of twenty five dollars, all of
which I give to him and his heirs forever..."

"Item. I give and bequeath unto my son John Chalkley, and to his heirs
and assigns forever, one negro woman named Mary and her future increase
and the sums of money herein before directed to be paid him by my sons
Samuel and James..."

"Item. I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Fuqua, one negro girl named
Elvey (now in her possession) and all her increase, and after the death
of my said daughter Elizabeth, I give the said girl Elvey and all her
increase, to the children of my said daughter Elizabeth, to them, their
heirs & assigns forever..."

"Item. I give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas & James & my daughter
Frances, the following slaves to wit, Jerry, Barnett, C_ndis & Benjamin
to be equally divided between them, their heirs and assigns forever..."

"Item. I give and bequeath unto my five children, namely Mary Baker,
Daniel Madison, Alfred Archer, William Henry and Judith Ann (being
children of my last wife) all the slaves and their increase already
born, or which may hereafter be born, which I obtained in my
intermarriage with my said last wife, to be equally divided between the
said five children, to them their heirs and assigns forever. And I do
direct that the said slaves alluded to in this clause of my Will
(except the one named Dolly who is to be kept with my said five
children to wait and attend them) be hired out by my executors at their
own discretion untill the oldest of the said five children arrive to
lawful age or shall marry, for the support, maintenance and education
of the said children, at which time the said slaves and their increase,
and hires, if any remain, are to be equally divided as aforesaid..."

"Item. The increase of the girl Mary (willed to me by my father) now
born, I wish divided as is directed by the will of my said father, but
such increase as may hereafter be born, I give along with the mother to
to my said son John Chalkley, to him his heirs and assigns forever, and
enjoin upon all my children not to set up any claim to such future
increase, under the penalty of forfeiting the legacies bequeathed to
them, or such of them, by this last will..."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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