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Know all men by these presents that I James
Radford of the County of Henrico for & in consideration of
the sum of Thirty three pounds current money of Virginia
to me in hand paid by George Radford (a black freeman)
of the City of Richmond, the receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge Hath bargained & sold & by these presents Doth
bargain & sell unto the said George Radford one negro Woman
slave Aggy To have and to hold the said negro
slave Aggy unto the said George Radford his Heirs
& assigns forever. And I do for myself, my Heirs,
executors & Administrators warrant the said negro Woman
slave Aggy unto the said George Radford his Heirs
and assigns against the lawful title, claim & demand
of all & every person or persons whatsoever In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this
fourth day of May in the year of our Lord, One
thousand, seven hundred & ninety five.
James Redford
Sealed & Delivered
In presence of }
[struck: illegible]
John Thompson √
Richard Thompson √

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LindseyBourne

A list of Virginia deed and will abstracts entitled VIRGINIA SLAVES FREED AFTER 1782, available online at https://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiafreeafter1782.htm has the following entry among those for Henrico County: {from the Henrico County order book for 1794-6) "p.371, 5 May 1795, Deed of Emancipation James Redford to George Redford, a black freeman. DB 4:585, James Redford of Henrico for 33 pounds by George Redford (a black freeman) of the City of Richmond one negro slave Aggy. 4 May 1795." Also, in the same list, for Richmond City Hustings Court, Deed Book 2, "page 3, 19 January 1792, I John Lester...for 48 pounds paid by my negro man slave George commonly called George Radford aged about 37, manumit and set free the said George." And in the same deed book, "p.568, I George Radford of the county of Henrico for in consideration of the fidelity and good behaviour of a certain negro woman Mary at present my slave whom I purchased of Joel Botham of Henrico, set free. 13 May 1799, proved 10 June 1799." I cannot know for sure whether these are all the same George Radford.