Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 6 of 6)
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Ned, Jim & al vs Booker & al } George Moore by Deed and afterwards by will emancipated his slaves the Plfs. Booker the deft who intermarried with the daughter of John Moore the brother of George qualified upon the estate of George Moore and claimed one half of the slaves as one of the heirs agst Law of Richd Moore another Brother of George, and claims to be a creditor both of George & Richd who were the guardians of his wife. Booker [asserts?] in his answer that he had never recd anything from either of them. Frances Collier proves that Richd Moore said that he owned no property, and that it was but a short time before his death he so said (see record pa: 18.) So says J. Dudley & Thomas Dudley by order of King & Queen County Court settled the guardianship accts of Richd & George Moore of their ward Eliza Booker who was Eliza Moore and the deft Booker gave a receipt in full which is proved by the [deposition?] of William Brooks. This concludes the Claim set up by Booker in right of his wife as to the personal estate, the Plts ask for a decree that they may be delivered over to a trustee as mentioned in the Will of George Moore, and that the property so devised to them by the sd Moore may also be placed in the hand of sd trustee in order to their removal from the state.