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

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Record #88 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 636
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21679802
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1798
Abstract of Petition Joseph Conquest and Molly Nock Conquest represent that Molly's father, the late William Nock, died possessed of seven slaves. They point out "that the said Intestate at the time of his death left four children." The petitioners assert that each child is entitled to a one-fourth share of the slaves, who now number eight. Citing that "it would be greatly to the advantage of your Orator and Oratrix and the said Deft to have their respective Shares of the said Slaves set apart either by Sale or otherwise," the Conquests request " that a division of the said Slaves may be made either by Sale or otherwise by some person or persons to be appointed by your Worships according to their several rights aforementioned."

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