Sarah: Freedom Suit, Loudoun County (Part 2 of 6)
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standing Debts be Equally divided between my four Daughters above named, Except only my Clock and Desk, which I will and bequeath to my youngest Daughter Deiadema, and if any of my Children Deceas leaving no heirs the whole of the money Shall be divided between those that survive, I further direct that if the profit of the above mentioned Lees'd. property is not sufficient for the support of my wife Sarah that she Draw one Equal Share with my four Daughters which is one fift while she remains my widow, I further direct that my negro woman Susan be free from serving mee [me] or my heirs as a Slave on the first day of the first month in the year Eighteen hundred and ten, Also that my negro girl Sarah be put into the hands of my Daughter Thirza untill [until] she arive [arrive] to the age of twenty one at which time she shall be free and her ofspring [offspring] if any, Also my negro girl Grace be put in the hands of my Daughter Castiinia until she arrive to the age of Twenty one at which time she shall be free and her ofspring [offspring] if any, Also my negro Boy John be put into the hands of my Daughter Deiadema until he arive [arrive] to the ago of twenty one at which time he shall be free. I do hereby constitute depute and appoint my friends Reuben Schooley Gdn. and Thomas Phillops of Waterford to be my sole Executors of this my last will and testament, I do hereby disanul [disannul] and revoke all former wills by me made of don, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day month and year first above written. David Lacey (Seal) Seald [Sealed] and Delivered in the presents of Reuben Schooley ["illegible"] John Williams Mahlon Janney, Jr. Jstern for Joseph Steer Nath'l. Manning At a Court held for Loudoun County Nov. 9th 1818 This last will and testament of David Lacey decs'd. was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of John Williams and Mahlon Janney two of teh [the] subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. tho's. Philips & Reuben Schooley the Exor's. therein named came into Court & took the oath prescribed by law & together with James Moore & John Williams their securities entered into and acknowledged, their bond in the penalty of $20,000 conditioned as the Law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat [probate] therof [thereof] in due form.
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