Chappell, James M. v. Meadows, Osborne and wife, etc: Chancery Cause, Halifax County
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intending that it should be deducted from his [sons?] share of his estate on his death by way of advancement, which said Bond is herewith filed marked D. Your orator is also ready to shew that large advancements were made in very unequal portions to all of his children by the said Francis Drinkard yet no notice in the Decree aforesaid has been taken of any such advancements, and your orator apprehends that upon the plaintiffs and defendants most of whom live out of this State ascertaining the inequality of the advancements aforesaid have not been taken into the Decree that he will be harrassed and perplexed after having paid the Decree aforesaid by their claims and as the amounts due your orator from Branch Drinkard & Beverley Drinkard are each larger than the shares decreed to them it becomes a matter of importance to your orator to have such advancements ascertained & the Decree remodeled, taking into the estimate such unequal advancements amongst the children. Your orator is able to prove that the following children of Francis Drinkard