Last Will and Testament of Dublin Drummond Free Negro 1 October 1794- Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
In the name of God amen I Dublin Drummond free Negro of Accomack County Virginia being of sound and disposing memory do make ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following to wit
Item I give and bequeath unto my Friend Walter Bayne Ten Acres of land lying North of the Tract I purchased of Isaac Warner for the purpose of paying said Warner The Ballance I him amounting to about Ten pounds and also a Balance due the said Walter Bayne for Store dealings & Daughter Hannah Seven Acres Land adjoining to to William Lucas to her & her heirs and assigns for ever also one Cow & two yearlings also the whole of that in case either of my Sons obtain their freedom that the residue of my lands not before divised be equally divided among them, and in case mome of them get free that the residue of my land not devised be rented out and the money arising from said Rents to be equally divided between my Children that are Slaves.
Item It is my will and desire that my horse be sold and the money applied to the payment of a debt due to Spencer Drummond and any other just debt I owe. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Walter Bayne Executor to this my last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the first day of October 1794
In the presence of us
At a Court held for Accomack County September 25th 1797 The said last Will and Testament of Dublin Drummond decd was proved by the Oath of Woodman Bloxom & Peter Delastatius Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Walter Bayne taking Oath and giving Peter Delastatius for Security who entered into and acknowledged a Bond for that purpose certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
Examd Littleton Savage ClK
_____. Accomack County Wills 1796-1798: 243.