Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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Rains vs Powell } Detinue Major Robert Wynne by his will bearing date the [blank] day of [blank month] 17 [blank year] devised a negroe girl Sarah to his wife for life, remainder to his grandson Jefferson Rains. after the death of Major Wynne and during the minority of Jefferson Rains and the continuance of the wifes life estate, the said Jefferson Rains sold his interest in said slave to his eldest brother Robert Wynne Rains[.] Which said Robert Wynne Rains departed this life some time on or about the [blank] day of [blank month] 17 [blank year] never having had possession of the slave because the life & estate was then subsisting. After the death of which said Robert Wynne Rains, the shf was by order of court directed to sell his estate because nobody wou[l]d administer on it. Who sold the remainder in the said slave Sarah & her increase as part of the estate of the said Rob't Wynne Rains. Jefferson Rains without [paying?] made any express affirmance after he came of age of the sale he had made, removed to Southern states and has never been heard of since & therefore 'tis presumed though not actually known that he is dead. The plf is eldest son of the said Robt Wynne Rains who was eldest brother of the said Jefferson Rains, and the plf claims as heir at law to Jefferson