Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #83 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 383
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21679106
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1791
Abstract of Petition Annabella Bayly sues by her guardian, Richard Justice, to receive her share of eight slaves who belong to the estate of her late father, Shadrack Bayly. She represents that her mother is entitled "to one thrif part of wsaid slaves to hold as her Dower" and that she and her two sisters are entitled to the remaining two-thirds; her brother died wince the death of her father and his share should be divided among the sisters and his mother. Pointing out that the other heirs "altogether refuse and avoid making a legal and just Division of said Slaves," Bayly asks that a legal and equitable Division of said Slaves agreeable to the Rights as stated above may be decreed by your worships."

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