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Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)

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The Deposition of Richard Moore of lawful age taken by the consent and in the presence of Richard Gaines Attorney for the Plaintiffs and John D McGill Attorney for John Booker, at Little Plymouth in the County of King & Queen on this day the first Day of November, 1832 before us James H Henry and Thos Spencer Justices of the Peace, in & for said County, to be read in evidence in a suit depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for the County of King & Queen in which suit, Ned, James, Priscilla & Peter are Plaintiffs and the said Booker & others are Defendants. Question by Booker's Attorney How long have you known the family of Rich'd Moore Sen'r? Ans'r. All my life. I am fifty years old Question by Same. About what time did he die? Did any person take out Letters of Administration on his estate? and what estate beside Land did he have? Ans'r I don't recollect. He had been dead a good while upwards of 25 yrs. I do not know they did as well as I can recollect I did hear of Jack Moore's telling of some of the estate. He left stock such as hogs & horses & cattle. Question by same. How many children did he leave. Did either of the sons every marry or the females leave issue? About what time did they die? Ans'r. He left 3 daughters & 5 sons. Neither except John ever married or left issue. John died about 15 hrs ago. I think all the girls died before Ben. & he died about 12 or 14 yrs ago. Tom died about ten years or upwards ago. Dick has been dead 5 yrs this fall. Question by Same. Do you know anything of the provisions of the will of Rich'd Moore? Ans'r No sir. Question by Same. When was the dwelling house built on the land? Ans'r. Since the death of the old man some of the timber were got I believe but one his death I do not know who had them got. Question by same. Who had the house finished? Ans'r I do not know but I believe Jack Moore had - Wm