The Slaves of Kendall Stockley

THE SLAVES OF KENDALL STOCKLEY

Kendall Stockley, son of Nathaniel Stockley and Leah, his wife was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1747. Kendall died before 29 September 1795. 
He married Nancy, circa 1772 in Accomack Co., VA. Her maiden name is unknown. Nancy, was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1754. Kendall registered to pay taxes in 1787 in Accomack Co., VA1. The text reads: "Kendal Stockley 5 Blacks above 16, 5 Blacks under 16, 5 Horses, mares, Colts, & mules, 26 Cattle. 
He resided next to Alexander Stockley, in Accomack Co., VA in 17872. On 29 September 1797 letters of administration were granted to Nancy Stockley3.

Some of the slaves that he or his wife freed were noted in a book of indentures. An Indenture was the entering into a contract binding one person to labor for another and learn a specified trade during a specific period of time.4

25 October 1802 - An Indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and Nancy Stockly to carry out an order made in County Court dated 29 July 1799 to bind a Negro Boy by the name of Joshua orphan of Lucy until the age of twenty one, unto Nancy Stockly who will provide sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and Wearing Apparel, teach him reading, writing and arithmetic, the trade of a Farmer and also pay him Twelve Dollars at the expiration of the said time.

25 October 1802 - An Indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and James Addolott to carry out an order made in County Court dated 25 October 1802 to bind Joshua son of Juda freed by Kendal Stockly decd until the age of twenty one, unto James Addolott who will provide sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and Wearing Apparel, teach him reading, writing and arithmetic, the trade of a Shoemaker and also pay him Twelve Dollars at the expiration of the said time.

25 October 1802 - An Indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and Peter Dillastatius to carry out an order made in County Court dated 25 October 1802 to bind Cirus son of Juda freed by Kendal Stockly until the age of twenty one, unto Peter Dillastatius who will provide sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and Wearing Apparel, teach him reading, writing and arithmetic, the trade of a Farmer and also pay him Twelve Dollars at the expiration of the said time.

25 October 1802 - An Indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and Wm. Rowley Taylor to carry out an order made in County Court dated 25 October 1802 to bind Hannah daughter of Juda freed by Kendal Stockly until the age of twenty one, unto Wm. R. Taylor who will provide sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and Wearing Apparel, teach her reading, writing and arithmetic, Spinning & Weaving and also pay her Twelve Dollars at the expiration of the said time.

30 April 1805 - An Indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and Woodman Bloxom to carry out an order made in County Court 30 July 1804 to bind a Black boy named Peter orphan of Susanna freed by Kendal Stockly until the age of twenty one, unto Woodman Bloxom who will provide sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and Wearing Apparel, teach him reading, writing and arithmetic, the trade of a Farmer and also pay him Twelve Dollars at the expiration of the said time.

The known slaves freed by Kendall and Nancy Stockley were: Joshua, orphan of Lucy, Joshua son of Juda, Cirus son of Juda, Hannah daughter of Juda, Peter son of Susannah.

Kendall Stockley and Nancy his wife had the following child:

2 i. Elizabeth Stockley was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 17845. She married Michael Robins on 10 June 1807 in Accomack Co., VA The marriage record reads: "Michael Robins to Elizabeth Stockley of Kendall on 10 June 1807. George Marshall security."  Michael was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1782. 

Notes

1. Yantis & Love, 1787 Tax List, p 86.

2. Ibid., p. 106.

3. Nottingham, Stratton, Wills and Administration.

4. Walczyk, Gail M., Accomack County Indentures (Coram NY: Peter's Row 2002) 

5. Turman, Nora Miller, Marriage Records, p 239.

 

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