Alfred: Freedom Suit, Prince Edward County (Part 3 of 7)
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of all the purchase money. 4thly. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betsy S Blankinship her heirs and assigns forever the following money and property to wit. The sum of one thousand five hundred dollars to be paid out of any money left by me or owing to me after my death also one third of money which may accrue after my prior said lease to Walke & Moody also one third of the money which may arise from the sales to be made in the next preceeding third (3rd) clause of this will also the following slaves to wit. Lydia, Joe Orrange Matt Isham Rachael & child Mary, John, Sarah, Louisa, Maria, and Isbell together with all their future increase of said females from this date of the will also my Barouch and a pair of Horses five head of cattle one half the flock of sheep also all my houshold and kitchen furniture except one bed also all my stock of hogs and all the fowls of every kind and twenty barrels corn. 5thly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary W. Bailey the following money & property--to her her heirs Executors &c forever to wit. One third of the money left by me or owing to me at my death after first paying the fifteen hundred dollars to my daughter Betty S. one third of the money accrueing after my death from the lease to Walke & Moody and one third of the proceeds of the sales directed to be made in the (3rd third) clause of this my will and also the following slaves to Wit Flora Ann & her children Harriet and Milley Peggy and her children Ben & Joe, Tom, Washington Mariah Milley & Paschael and the future increase of the females from the date of this Will and also a feather bed and furniture. 3. 6thly I give and bequeath to my grand children To wit, the children of my deceased son Mathew Anderson equally to be divided between them their heirs & Executors &c the following money & property to wit. One third of the money left by me or owing to me at my death after first paying the fifteen hundred dollars to my daughter Betsy S. also one third of the money accruing after my death from said lease to Walke & Moody and one third of the proceeds of the sales to be made in (3rd, third) clause of this my will I also direct my Executors to hire out for the benefit of said children of Mathew Anderson the following slaves until the recovery of their freedom by said slaves should their freedom ever be recovered which I by no meanes admit they are entitled to, to wit. Aggy & her children Caroline & Edmund Nelson Braxton Peter Betty Rebecca Leimon Lilly & her children Winney and Harriet and if the suit for their freedom be decided against said negroes I direct my Exrs to sell the slaves in this clause mentioned and their future increase from this date of this will and devise the proceeds of sale equally among the said children of Mathew Anderson and their descendants the descendants taking the portion of their respective parents. 7thly. All the residue of my property and estate not disposed of by the foregoing provisions I wish to be divided into three equal parts One of which I give to my daughter Mary W. Bailey one to my daughter Betsy S. and one to the children of my deceased son Mathew Anderson but I wish it to be distinctly understood that notwithstanding the foregoing bequest the whole of estate is to be considered as charged with the payment of the aforesaid legacy of five hundred