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Israil: Deed, Richmond City

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This indenture made this 30th day of April in the year of our Lord 1795 Between Alexander Montgomery of the City of Richmond of the one part and John Lyne of the same City of the other part Witnesseth that whereas it is the wish of the said Alexander Montgomery to make some provision for his Wife Margret Montgomery and for the five children of the said Alexander and Margret to wit Jinnett, Elizabeth, Mary, Agness and Sophia. In consideration of which and also of the sum of five shillings in hand paid by the said John Lyne before the sealing and delivery of this indenture to the said Alexander Montgomery the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Alexander Montgomery hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain and sell to the said John Lyne one Negro Man named Israil and two feather beds and furniture to have and to hold the said Negro Main Israil and the said beds and furniture to the said John Lyne his heirs Executors and Administrators forever. In trust nevertheless and upon these express conditions to wit that the said John Lyne shall suffer and permit the said Alexander Montgomery and Margret Montgomery his wife to have the use and service of the said

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Montgomery to Lyne} Trust Deed 1795 June 8th...Acknld by parties & A.R. Recorded and examined #

Montgomery to Lyne} deed of Trust

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in this Indenture written Signed Sealed acknowledged and delivered in presence of } Jno Foster Alexr Montgomery A [Luauers?] Saml. Paine A. W. Robert in Presance of the Parties } John Lyne

At a Court of Hustings held for the City of Richmond at the Courthouse on monday the eighth of June 1795 this Indenture was acknowledged by Alexander Montgomery and John Lyne parties thereto and ordered to be Recorded Teste Ad. Craig C.C.

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Slave Israil and the use of the said beds and furniture during their joint lives and the life of the survivor of them. And after their deaths the said John Lyne his Extr or Adminstrator shall by deed convey the said Slave Israil to any one of the aforesaid Children of the said Alexander and Margret that he the said Slave may choose to serve, provided that the Child which the said Slave may elect to serve shall give to his their surviving Sisters bond and Security to pay to each of them an equal portion with herself of the value of said Slave within twelve months from the time of such election made by the said Slave the value of the slave to be judged of by the said John Lyne his Extr or Administrators. And also that the said John Lyne will after the death of the said Montgomery & Wife convey to the aforenamed children or the Survivors of them the two beds and furniture aforesaid And if the Child which the said Slave Israil may elect to serve shall not be able or willing to give security as aforesaid that then the said John Lyne shall convey the said Slave to the said five Children or the survivors of them jointly. In Witness whereof the parties to this Indenture have hereto set their hands and affixed their Seals the same Day and year first

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Fanny: Bill of Sale, Richmond City

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2 Harrison to Wiseham } Bill of sale 14th Decr 1795 Acknd & O.R. Recorded and Examined

At a Court of Hustings held for the City of Richmond at the Courthouse on Monday the fourteenth of December 1795. This bill of sale was acknowledged by Benjamin Harrison Jr. a party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste W. Craig C.C.

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This Indenture made this 10th day of November, one thousand seven hundred & ninety [four?], between Benj [Benjamin] Harrison Jnr. of the one part & Jane Wiseham of the other part Witnesseth, that & in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him the said Benj'a in hand paid by the the said Jane, he the said Benj'a hath granted bargained & sold & by these presents the said Jane, one Negro Girl slave named Fanny Daughter of Louisa. To have & to hold the said slave & her Increase to her the said Jane her Heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said Benj'a Harrison Jnr. hath hereunto set his Hand & affixed his seal the Day & year first above Written. Benj. Harrison Jnr.

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Jack: Bill of Sale, Richmond City

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Know all men by these presents that I Robert Price of the County of King William and parish of St. John have granted bargained and Sold and doth by these presents grant bargain and sell unto John Moss of the City of Richmond one negro boy named Jack for the sum of Twenty pounds specie the receipt whereof I the said Robert Price for him self his heirs, Exors, and Admors doth acknowledge and doth warrant the title of the said negro boy Jack to the said John Moss his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of any person or persons for ever and will for ever defend I witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this eight day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine. Witness John Lovell Sheldon Moss

Ro. Price Seal

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At a Court of Hustings held for the CIty of Richmond at the Courthouse the tenth day of June 1799. This Bill of Sale together with the memorandum thereon endorsed were proved by the Oaths of John Lovell and Sheldon Moss the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste Adam Craig CC

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This is to certifie that Robert Price gave the written Bill of Sale for the within mentioned negro boy named Jack in consequence of my entering my self Security in a Bail Bond in a suit now depending in the County Court of Henrico instituted by Ebenezer [Maemairs?] ag'st the said Robert Price and in case the said Price should acquit and discharge me from the aforesaid security ship then the within Bill of Sale is to be paid and of no affect given under my hand and seal this 8th. day of June anno. Domini 1799. Jn. Moss {Seal} Witness. John Lovell Sheldon Moss

Price to Moss} Bill of Sale 1799 June no'd with end. [endorsement] by 2 witns. [illegible]

Recorded and Examined

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Nan, etc.: Deed, Richmond City

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At a Court of Hustings held for the City of Richmond at the Courthouse the tenth day of June 1799 This Instrument of writing was proved as to Bennet Macalester and John Larke by the Oaths of Smith Blakey and William Laurence witnesses thereto, and was also proved as to Susanna Pratt by the Oath of the said William Lawrence and ordered to be Recorded Teste Adam Craig c c

MaCallester &ad to } release Nan June 10th 1799 pv'd by 2 Wits asto McAlaster & Larke & as to Pratt by 1 Wits & OR Recorded and Examined

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