Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 6 of 6)
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J Jones to be tried. 1st Whether Richd Moore Sr left a will & second how did he dispose of his property; How did he devise any portion of his property to John Moore his real estate and whether any portion to John Moore, if so how much, where to be paid off, and whether upon conditions & if so, what conditions, whether said conditions have been fully performed, and if not fully performed to what extent and the reasons why not fully performed. James Webb proves that there was a will. P. 11, Sterling Corr ditto 24, Joseph Collier do. 27 James Webb proves that R. Moore left to John Moore thirty acres of land, provided he gave George Moore schooling, the land towards Collier's old store excepted. See G. Moore's petition. Pa: 14 20. J. Mann proves that the land was charged on the Comrs book to George Moore & that John Moore had moved away about a year before his death say in 1811. The children viz the Moores sd the land belonged to George. 27 Joseph collier proves that so soon as G. M. became of age he took possession of the whole land & that he rented it to John Moore. 26 Chals: Williams proves nothing as he is manifestly mistaken about the inquest. 27 Joseph Collier proves that the thirty acres was in the fork of the road. Recollects nothing else. George Moore died in the possession of the whole land, and so been since the death of his father. John Moore rented the land of George. The place called Centreville situated between the land & the only fork of the road bound Old R. M. Land . Richd Moore proves that John Moore was not in possession when he died