Children of Benjamin Nock vs Rachel Justice 1797-017 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk

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Nock &
vs . . . . . Intial Decree
Justice &

At a Court held for Accomack County May 1797

Anne, Sally, Amey, and Richard Nock Infants
by Benja Nock their next friend Complts.
agt . . . . . In Chy
Rachel Justice, Thomas Justice & Nancy Justice
& William, Ralph & Samuel Justice Defts

This cause came on to be heard on the bill and Answer &c and thereupon It is decreed and Ordered that Parker Barnes Able Teackle and William Wise or any two of them divide the following Slaves to wit. Molly, Arthur, Spencer, Tab, Agnes, Charles, Sus, & Patience whereof Richard Justice died possessed in the following manner to wit, one third part thereof to be land off and assigned to the Widow the said Rachel for her Downer, to Thomas Justice, Nancy, William, Ralph and Samuel Justice each of them one Sixth of the remaining two thirds and to Anne, Sally, Amey, and Richard Nock Children of Rachel Nock deceased the remaining Sixth part. and make return thereof to the Court for a final Decree
Teste
Littleton Savage Clk

Pursuant to order of Accomack county court dated May 1797 We the subscribers have divided the slaves belonging to the Estate of Richard Justis deceased in the following Manner to wit

To the Widow for her right of dower we have assigned
Arthur, appraised at £65
& Tab appd at £50
£115.00.00
To Thomas Justis
Patience appraised at £35.00.00
and to receive for Samuel Justis 4.3.4
£39.03.04
To William & Ralph Justis
Spencer appd at £75.00.00
& to receive from Samuel Justis
33/4 Each 3.6.8
£78.06.08
To Nancy Justis
Sue appraisd at £35.0.0
& to receive from Samuel Justis 3.6.8
& from the Children of Rachel Nock
the sum of 0.16.8
£39.03.04
To Anney Salley Amey & Richard Nock
Charles appraisd at 40.0.0
& to pay as before mentioned 0.16.8
£39.03.04
Total £350.00.00
Parker Barnes
William Wise


Sources:

_____. Accomack County VA Chancery Causes, 1727-1805. John Hannaford & Wife Etc vs Gilbert Leatherberry Etc 1795-015. Local Government Records Collection, Accomack County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 12 April 2012.


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