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remaining amongst the records of the said county of Lancaster, reference being thereunto bad, may more fully appear; by virtue of which will the said George Heale entered into the said lands, and is now seized thereof, and is also possessed of such of the said slaves, mentioned in the said will, as are now living, and their increase, in taille male.

!I. And whereas the said George Heale is seized in fee simple of and in three several tracts of land, situate, lying, and being, in the parish of Hambleton, in the county of Fauquier, one of the said tracts containing eleven hundred and thirty acres, more or less, which he purchased of Thomas Edwards, one other of the said tracts, containing five hundred acres, more or less, which he purchased of one Charles Chinn, and the other containing two hundred acres, more or less, which he purchased of one Rawley Shearman; which said three tracts or parcels of land, containing one thousand eight hundred and thirty acres in the whole, are all adjoining and contiguous together: And it is represented to this present general assemlly that it will not only be more advantageous to the said George Heale, and the heirs male of his body, and all others claiming in remainder and reversion under the will of the said John Heale, deceased, but that it will also enable the said George Heale to make some provision for his younger children, if he was vested with the absolute property of part of the said slaves, in licu whereof he is willing and desirous that the above mentioned one thousand eight hundred and thirty acres of land in the county of Fauquier, which is of greater value, should be settled on him and the heirs male of his body, to descend and pass in the same manner as the said slaves would descend under the will of the said John Heale, deceased.

III. And whereas notice hath been published, three Sundays successively, in the several churches of the parish of Christ Church, in the said county of Lancaster, ihat application would be made to this present general assembly for an act to dock the entail of part of the said slaves, pursuant to your majesty's instructions:

IV. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said George Heale, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted by the Lieutenant Governour, Council and Burgesseś, of this present Geweral Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and alter the passing of this act

the said George Heale shall be, and he is hereby declared to be, vested with the absolute property and disposal of thirty-six of the said slaves in number, some of which are the original slaves named in the will of the said John Heale, and the rest are descended from them, and are named as follow, to wit, Sarah, Martha, Grace, Sinah, Nan, Hagar, young Joan, Lucy, Winney, young Nan, Milley, Lettice, young Winney, Judy, Frances, Margery, Abigail, Nell, Tabb, Hannah, Betty, Sarah, young Kate, Priscilla, Letty, Dorcas, Hannah, Agatha, Mary, Jane, young Hannah, Rachael, Rebecca, Neilson, Cyrus, and Abel, and also the future increase of the said female slaves, and may sell and dispose of the same as he shall think

proper;

and that the said George Heale shall, and he is hereby declared to stand seized of the said one thousand eight hundred and thirty acres of land in the said county of Fauquier, to hold to the said George Heale and the heirs male of his body; and that the said one thousand eight hundred and thirty acres of land shall descend, pass, and go, in remainder and reversion, to such person and persons as the said slaves would have remained and descended under the will of the said John Heale, deceased, if this act had never been made.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successours, and to all and every other person and persons, bodies politick and corporate, their respective heirs and successours, other than the heirs male of the body of the said George Heale, and the persons claiming in remainder and reversion under the will of the said John Heale, deceased, all such right, title, interest, property, claim, and demand, whatsoever, as they, every, or any of them, could or might have had or claimed, if this act had never been made.

VI. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be, and the same is hereby suspended, until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

1_VOL. 8.

CHAP. XVII.

Sussex

An act to dock the entail of eighteen

hundred acres of land in the parish
of Albemarle, in the county of Sus-
sex, whereof Nathaniel Harrison
the
younger

is seized in fee taille,
and for vesting the same in trustees
in fee simple for the uses therein

mentioned. Entail of

1. WHEREAS Nathaniel Harrison, esquire, of the certain lands county of Surry, deceased, being in his lifetime seized in Albemarle and possessed of a certain tract or parcel of land comparish, in county of

monly called and known by the name of Wakefield,

whereon the said Nathaniel Harrison then lived, lying whereof Na- and being in the parish of Southwark, in the county thaniel Har rison the

aforesaid, containing by estimation two thousand eight younger is hundred acres, and also one other tract or parcel of land seized, dock.commonly called Joseph's Swamp, then İying and beed in truse ing in the said parish and county, now the parish of Altees in fec. bemarle, and county of Sussex, containing Ly estimasimple, for tion one thousand eight hundred acres, did, by his last Certain uses. will and testament, bearing date the fifteenth day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and twenty six, give and bequeath unto his
son Benjamin Harrison, after the decease of his wife, the
said first mentioned tract of land, and the heirs male of
his body lawfully begotten, and did also give and be-
queath unto his said son Benjamin his said last mention-
ed tract, called Joseph's Swamp, and to the heirs male
of his body and on default of such issue did devise the
said tract of land called Wakefield unto his son Na-
thaniel Harrison, and to the heirs male of his body lawful-
ly begotten, and in default of such issue did devise the
remainder of all the lands before devised to his sons
Nathaniel and Benjamin Harrison to his brother Hen-
ry Harrison, Gentleman, and did by the said will give
and bequeath unto his said son Benjanin several other
tracts of land, slaves, stock, and other personal estate,
as by the said last will and testament, reference being
thereto had, may more at large appear.

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II. And whereas the said Benjamin, after the death of his said father, entered into the said lands; and have ing in his lifetime contracted several debts, for the payment of which all his lands in fee simple, slaves, stocks, and other personal estate, were taken in execution, and sold; and the said Benjamin died some time in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight, leaving Susannah his widow, and Nathaniel Harrison, his eldest son, and heir at law, to whom the said entailed lands descended, but for want of negroes and stock to cultivate the same they are of little use or profit to the said Nathaniel; and forasmuch as it would be of great ad. vantage to the said Nathaniel that the said tract of land called Joseph's Swamp should be sold, and that the money arising from the sale thereof should be laid out in negroes, to be settled on the said Wakefield tract, and the widow, and persons claiming in remainder and reversion, have assented thereto, notice having been published three Sundays successively in the several churches of the said parish of Albemarle, where the said land lies, that application would be made for that purpose to this present General Assembly, pursuant to your majesty's instructions;

III. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Nathaniel Harrison the younger, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governour, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the commencement of this act the said tract of land called Joseph's Swamp, with the appartenances, shall be, and the same are hereby vested in Nathaniel Harrison, esquire, of the county of Stafford, Richard Bland, esquire, of the county of Prince George, William Allen, esquire, of the county of Surry, and Benjamin Cocke, esquire, of the county of Prince George, who are appointed trustees for putting this act in cxecution, IN TRUST; that they the said trustees, or the survivers or surviver of them, shall cause the said land to be sold for the best price that can be got for the same, and upon payment of the purchase money the said trustees, or the survivers or surviver of them, shall make a deed or deeds for the conveyance of the fee simple estate and inheritance of the said land to the purchaser or purchasers, who shall for ever after hold and enjoy the same, freed and discharged from all the limitations in the said

last will and testament of the said Nathaniel Harrison, any law, usage, or custom, to the contrary thereof, in any wise, notwithstanding.

ÎV. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the money arising from the sale of the said lands shall be by the said trustees, or the survivers or surviver of them, as soon as conveniently may be after receiving the same, fairly laid out and disposed of in the purchase of slaves; and the said trustees, or the survivers or surviver of them, are hereby empowered and required to assign to the said Susannah Harrison, the widow and relict of the said Benjamin Harrison, deceased, one equal third part of the said slaves, to be held by the said Susannah during her life, in lieu of her dower in the aferesaid lands; and are hereby further empowered and required to cause a deed, or deeds, to be executed for the said slaves to the said Nathaniel Harrison the younger, which deed, reciting the power under which the said trustees acted, and the names of the slaves to be by them purchased, shall be recorded in the county court of Surry; and the said slaves, from and after the perfecting such deed, shall descend, pass, and go, to the said Nathaniel Harrison the younger, and all persons claiming under the will of the said Nathaniel Harrison, in the same manner as the said tract of land called Wakefield is limited to descend, pass, and go, according to the will of the said Nathaniel Harrison, deceased.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successours, and to all and every other

person and person, bodies politick and corporate, their respective heirs and successours, other than the persons claiming under the last will and testament of the said Nathaniel Harrison, deceased, all such right, title, interest, claim, and demand, as they, every, or any of them, should or might claim, if this act had never been made.

VI. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be, and the same is hereby suspended, until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

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