Manumission of Slaves by James Ashby, wife Matilda - 13 November 1796 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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Know all men by these presents that we James Ashby & Matilda Ashby of Accomack County & State of Virginia Considering hereon from a State of Slavery the natural & proper right of the black people as well as white Have thought fit to manumit & Set free the following Slaves And do by these presents manumit, Set free & quit claim forever to those hereafter mentioned (namely) Peter Parris & Pleasant In testimony whereof we have hereunto Set our hands & Seals the thirteenth day of November One thousand Seven hundred & Ninty Six br>
James Ashby
Matilda Ashby

Signed seald & delivered in presence of
Revel Sharrod
Charles Bonwell
Jacob Lilliston
Jacob Bradford

At a Court held for Accomack County June 26. 1797 This Deed from James Ashby & Matilda Ashby his wife to certain Slaves was Acknowledged by the Oaths of Jacob Lilliston & Jacob Bradford Witnesses thereunto & Ordered to be recorded
Litt: Savage Clk


_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, p. 53.

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