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Will and Division of Martha Patsy Morris

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Will and Division of Martha Patsy Morris

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WB 7 P. 197

In Louisa County Court Sept: 11th 1826
This paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry Mallory dec.d together with the codicil thereto annexed was this day in open court produced and proved by the oaths of Horatio G. Winston and George W. Trueheart two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and by the court is ordered to be recorded--and on the motion of John B. Perkins one of the Exors named in said Will who made oath as the law directs and entered into bond with approved security, (having first justified on oath as to their sufficiency) in the penalty of Eight Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste..Jno: Hunter

I Martha Morris of Louisa County, Virginia make this my last will & testament My just debts are all to be paid--My negro woman Suckey, her children & grand children, are to be set free & such of them as are willing sent to the Colony of Liberia in Africa. Such as will not go to Liberia are to be sent to any of the United States where the laws will permit them to live & where they they be willing to go. If they (or any of them) will not go out of this state I desire that application may be made to the Virginia Legislature to permit them to stay here For their transportation, removal, & maintenance whether they go away or remain in this state I give five hundred dollars out of my estate One hundred and fifty dollars thereof for the benefit of my woman Sall & her children. The remainder for old Sukey, Serena & Susan & such others (their children) as at my death may be unable to provide for themselves, and I wish these sums to be dealt out by my executors at such times & in such portions (in pursuance of the above provision) as they may deem best for the interest of said slaves. Of the above named plans I most particularly wish for the transportation to Liberia. I desire that all accounts now subsisting between my brother James M. Morris & myself, shall from & after my death be considered as finally closed & settled.
I appoint my s.d brother James & my nephews Thomas Richard & Edward Garland Executors of this my will.
And in testimony that this is my last will & testament I have hereto put my hand & seal this thirtieth day of June Eighteen hundred & twenty six.
Martha Morris---seal
Signed & acknowledged in presence of
Lancelot Minor


WB 7
In Louisa County Court September 11th 1826
This paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha Morris dec.d was this day produced in open court and proved by the oath of Lancelot Minor the witness thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Thomas Garland one of the Exors named in said will who made oath as the law direct and entered into bond with approved security in the penalty seven thousand five hundred dollars conditioned according to law a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste..John Hunter CC


WB 7 P, 291
Settlement of Martha Morris

James Bibb...Dr
To 272 1/4 acres of land @ $3 p acre... 816.73
To 119 1/2 acres of do @ $7.41...... 883.49...2075...32 3/4
2217...29 1/2
To 2100 lb Tobacco sold @ $8.00 p 100 lb
previous...
the appraisement of the Estate... 168
To 22 Bushels wheat sold after the
appraisment @ 1:00 p bus:... 22.00
To and of Sale of a Negro man (Sam)... 44.00
" and of do of a Negro girl (Nancy) 240.00
" and do do boy (Dick) 206.00
" and do do do (John) 230.00
Rent of the plantation belonging to s.d
Estate for the year 1826... 60.00
1 Ox Cart... 9.00
Willaim T allegree...Dr...
To 1 lock chain... 1.50
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1347.50
To amount brought from page 4... 2217.29
$3564.79
To amount brought from page 2... 393.90
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$3960.69
In Louisa County Court Jany 8th 1827--
This account of Sales of the Estate of John Bibb dec.d was this day in open court returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste Jhn Hunter C.C.


Lot No. 1 Drawn by Mrs. Eliz: Garland
Willaim.. .400:
Davy... 350:
Anna... 300:
Abby... 140:
Betty... 173:
Seller... 123:
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1490:
No 3 pays... 18:
No 4 pays... 4:
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$1512:
No 2 Drawn by Doctr Frank Carr
Jack... 400:
Willis... 375:
Mima... 300:
Martha... 180:
Dianna... 125:
Randal... 125:
Louis... 000:
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$1312:

No 3 Drawn by Horatio G Winston
John... 400:
George... 350:
Leuellen... 300
Gabriel... 100:
Alice & Child 300:
Overton... 80:
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1530:
By 18 Dollars paid to No 1... 18:
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$1512:

No 4 Drawn by Doctr Jas: M. Morris
Winston... 375:
Jackson... 375:
Lucy & Child... 350:
Ned... 250:
Nancy... 50:

Abram... 200:
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$1600:
By Supporting Peach... 75:
By $4 to No 1... 4:
By $7 to No 2... 7:
By $2 for yr benefit... 2:
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$1512.00

The undersigned Commissioners being first duly sworn have in pursuance of the annexed orders of the County Court of Louisa appraised Divdided and allotted the negroes belonging to the estate of Miss Martha Morris dec.d all of which may be fully seen by reference to the statement hereto annexed which is respectfully submitted--Given under D Watson
Elijah Hutchison
Tho.s Poindexter
Wm. Morris--Commissioners


P. 293
In Louisa County Court January 8th 1827-
The foregoing appraisement and Division of the Slaves of the Estate of Martha Morris dec.d was this day in open court returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste John Hunter CC


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