Stockly to His Negroes - Manumission - 27 September 1787 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk

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Know all men by these presents by these presents that I Charles Stockly of the County of Accomack in Virginia, impressed with the fullest Sensibility of the Equal rights of Human Nature to Personal Liberty and being desirous of Contributing thereto as far as the Emancipation of my slaves will extend have Manumitted discharged and set free, and do by these presents Manumitt, liberate & discharge my Several Slaves to Wit: William, Sampson, Abel, Francis, Brinney Ockraw, John, Abel, Sunto, Nicey and her Children, Betty Letty, Mary, Leah, Sarah, Isaac and Ritter, Bettys Children, Peter, Levy and Ezekiel, Marys child Nannys, Leah and her Child Esther, Hannah, and her child, Henry Esther and her Child Rose, Leah and her Child Levin, Jane Susan and Nelly & I do for myself and my heirs Ratify, release, Grant and confirm unto the afore mentioned Several Negroes and their heirs forever, all and singular my right, claim or Interest, of in and unto any Property or demand which I have in them or any of them, reserving only to myself and my Heirs the right of holding such as are under age during their Non age --- In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of September 1787.Charles Stockly

At a Court held in Accomack County September 27th 1787 this Deed of Manumission was Acknowledged by the said Charles Stockly as his Act and deed and ordered to be Recorded
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_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1783-1788, p. 496.

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