Alfred: Freedom Suit, Prince Edward County (Part 3 of 7)
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4thly. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betsy S Blankenship 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 death from said lease to Walke and 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 the 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 household and kitchen furniture except one bed also all my stock of hogs & all the fowls of every kind and twenty barrels corn. 5thly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary W. Bailey the following money and 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 accruing after my death from the said lease to Walke and Moody and one third of the proceeds of the sale directed to be made in the (3rd, third) clause of this.my Will & also the following slaves to wit: Flora Ann and her children Harriett and Milley Peggy and her children Ben & Joe, Tom, Washington Mariah Milly & Paschal and the future increase of the females from the date of this Will and also a feather bed and furniture. 6thly I give and bequeath to my grand children to wit: the children of my deceased son Matthew 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 and Moody and one third of the proceeds of the sales directed to be made in (3rd) third clause of this my Will. I also direct my Executors to hire our for the benefit of said children of Matthew Anderson the following slaves untill the recovery of their freedom by said slaves should their freedom ever be recovered which I by no means admit they are entitled to, to wit: Aggy and her children Caroline and Edmund Nelson Braxton Peter Betty Rebecca Lemon Lilly and her children Winney and Harriett and if the suit for their freedom be decided against said negroes I direct my Executors to sell the slaves in this clause mentioned and their future increase from this date of this Will and divide the proceeds of sale equally among the said children of Matthew 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 Matthew Anderson but I wish it to be distinctly understood that notwithstanding the foregoing bequest the whole of my estate is to be considered as charged with the payment of the aforesaid legacy of five hundred dollars to the said Benjamine W. Bailey his Exors: and assigns should the event occur on