Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)
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4 Question by Plff Attorney To whom was it considered the land on which the Moores lived except the 30 acres belonged? Answer George. Question by same To whom was it considered that the slave James Ned Priscilla & Peter belonged? Ansr. As long as Dick lived he claimed them. Quest Were you upon the inquest that was had before Benj Faulkner concerning the 30 acres of land in dispute between John & George? Answer. No. I was on no jury to ensure the rights between John & George. Question Did not John Moore rent the land of George Moore which George was absent in the West Answer Not that I know of. Question by same. How did you sign you name from 1801 to 1815 as Junr Senr or how? Answer. I always signed my name John Bland Junior. Question by Booker's attorney. Did John during his life claim the 30 acres of land in the Fork of the roads in which the place now called Centreville is situated? Ansr. Yes Sir To the best of my recollection and it was stated by the people at large that it belonged to him. Question by Plfts Atto. Did the will which you say was read to the jury at the time the land was extended contain any provision in for as of George Moore & what? Answer. I think it gave him the balance of the land except the 30 acres. Quest by same. Was there any other person in the county of King & Queen between 1808 & 1812 who signed his name John Bland Junr.