. . . containing Twenty five acres more or less which lands were late the property of Geo: Gale Esqr of Baltimore and sold by him to James Duncan.On 8 December 8 1795, the lands of Dublin Drummond were processioned. He was present for this processioning (Walczyk Processions ; 23) . The record reads in part:
. . . James Duncan, Solomon Johnson, Elijah Lucas, Zadock Bayly, Robert Bayly, Robt Chace, Thomas Fitchett, Willlm Lucas & Dublin Drummond. . . .Dublin made a will on 1 October 1794 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 25 September 1797 (Nottingham Wills, p. 448). TRANSCRIPTION An abstract of his will reads:
On 10 October 1794 in Accomack Co., VA the lands of Francis Litchfield were surveyed. Francis Litchfield lands were bounded by Dublin Drummond (Accomack Survey 1). See LIITCHFIELD SURVEY
DRUMMOND, DUBLIN, a Free Negro - 1 Oct. 1794 - 25 Sept. 1797 - To friend Walter Bayne 10 acres on the North side of the tract purchased of Isaac for the purpose of paying the said Warner the balance I owe him, and also a balance due the said Walter Bayne for store dealings. To daughter Hannah 7 acres adjcent William Lucas & the residue of the lands for 3 years. Should either of my sons obtain their freedom the residue of my land to be equally divided between them, & in case none of them get free the residue of my lands to be rented out & the money to be equally divided between my children that are slaves. Horse to be sold & the money applied to the payment of a debt due Spencer Drummond &my other just debts I owe. Friend Walter Bayne Exr. Witt: Colmore Bayne, Woodman Bloxom, Peter Delastatius.
. . . Walter Bayne claims as devisee under the Will of Dublin Drummond decd dated the 1 day of October 1794 and which was duly proved in the County Court of Accomack Sept 25th in the Year 1797 . . .The lands of Dublin Drummond were again mentioned in a survey taken on 15 November 1798. At the request of Andrew Hoffman (Accomack Survey 2; p. 84). See HOFFMAN SURVEY The survey reads:
November 15th 1798 - Surveyed at the Request of Andrew Hopman Sixty Six Acres of land and Divided the Same which land do lie in the Parish and County of Accomack Near Misungo and bounded as follows (to wit) on the S.E. by the land of Custis Northam, on the N.E. by Jno Burton late of Geo Gale, on the N.W. by Walter Bayne late of Doublin (free Negro) and on the S.W. by the land of Jas Duncan the Plat Courses, Distance &c belowOn 12 January 1799 in Accomack Co., VA, the lands of Susanna were surveyed (Accomack Survey 2; p 106). See Susanna, a Negro woman. The survey reads in part:
. . . bounded as follows(to wit) On the N.E. by the lands of Geo Bagwill late of Francis Litchfield, on the N.W. by the lands of William L. Lucas, on the S.W. by Galloping Ridge Road, and on the S.E. by the land of the heirs of James Hopman . . .Susanna is mentioned in the 1800 Census as Susanna Goliah (Powell Census; p. 17). The entry reads: Accomack Parish page 10, Goliah, Susanah (D.S.) (Free Negro), 2 free Negroes.
. . . Lines between Wm L. Lucas & Susannah Goliah. . . .
Lucas was mentioned along with Dublin Drummond in the procession of
1795/96 (Walczyk Processions; p. 23), and mentioned in the survey taken
on 12 January 1799; (Accomack Survey 2; p 106).
On 22 February 1816 The lands of Susanna were processioned. (Walczyk; p. 186). The text in part reads:
. . . Lines between Jacob Northam & Jno Rew, Geo. Christopher present. Lines between Wm Northam & Susanna Goliah. Lines between Wm L. Lucas & Frank Jenkins. . . .
She wrote her will on 7 February 1825. It was proved on 28 November 1825(Miles & Miles; p. 232). An abstract of her will reads:
All my estate to Upshur Bayly & at his death to Thomas Bayly the son of Upshur Bayly. Witt: Bennet M. Bird, George Martin & Zadock Bayly.
Dublin Drummond and Susanna his wife had the following children:
1. Hannah was born circa 1779. In Dublin Drummond will on 1 October 1794 in Accomack Co., VA, Hannah was named as an heir. It was probated 25 September 1797 (Nottingham Wills p. 448.).
On 30 October 1797 in Accomack Co., VA Walter Bayne from Hannah a Negro Woman (Accomack Deeds; 187). See DEED . The deed in parts reads:
. . . unto the said Hannah her heirs and assigns a certain Tract of land lying and Situate in the County afsd bounded North by the lands of James Hoffman to the West by the land of the said Hannah which land as aforsd described the said Walter Bayne claims as devisee under the Will of Dublin Drummond decd dated the 1 day of October 1794 and which was duly proved in the County Court of Accomack Sept 25th in the Year 1797.
Hannah was named in the 1800 Census as Hannah Goliah. The test reads: Accomack Parish page 10, Goliah, Hannah Free negro, 4 free negroes. (Powell; p 17).
2. George Drummond was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1780. George was mentioned, but not named in his father, Dublin 's will written on 1 October 1794 and proved 25 September 1797 (Nottingham Wills; p. 448). George was mentioned by name in a survey taken by request of Elijah Shay for Susanna the widow of Dublin Drummond (Accomack Survey 2; p. 106).
3. Dublin Drummond had other children not named but mentioned in his will (Nottingham Wills; p. 448), possibly Esther who married Daniel Allen on 6 April 1808 (Turman; p. 3). The text reads: Daniel Allen free Negro to Esther Goliah free negro on 6 April 1808 and Robin Goliah , whose estate was administered by John Burton on 30 November 1809 (Miles & Miles; p. 232).
NOTE: Whitelaw mentions Gale Swamp in his handling of [A133] ". . . 1793, George Gale sold it
James Duncan. The sale reported came to 1, 744 acres . . . Duncan had the land surveyed, found it to contain 951, and aols most of it as listed below, the lines for each parcel being run on the survey: kept by Duncan 118, John Burton, 200, John Burton 80, Jacob Bird 32, John Litchfield 100, Solomon Boston 50, Bennet Mason 32, Solomon Johnson 167 1/2, Isaac Warner 25, Wm. Lucus 25, James Small 70, Residue 51" (Whitelaw; p. 1213).
_____. Accomack County Deeds 1797-1799.
_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds 1789-1799.
_____. Accomack County Survey Book 1.
_____. Accomack County Survey Book 2.
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