Deed of Manumission of Esther by William Elliott - 15 June 1798 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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To all to whom these Presents shall con Know ye that I William Elliott of the County of Accomact and State of Virginia for divers good causes and considerations to me appearing and more especially for the services rendered me by my slave by the name of Esther do by these Presents for my selg my heirs Exonr & Admonr for ever set free and clear from Slavery and bondage the afsd Negroe Woman named Esther and I do hereby release all claim and demand I have to the said Negro woman five years after the date assigned In Testimony whereof I the said William Elliott have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the fifteenth day of June anno Domini 1798 William Elliott
Teste John Nathaniel Harden John Bell
At a Court held in Accomack County June 25th 1798
This deed of Manumission for William Elliott to Negro Esther was acknowledged by the said William as his Act and deed and ordered to be recorded Teste Littleton Savage Clk Examd
_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, p. 189.