Friday, May 31, 2013

A Friend of Friends Friday: African American Slaves Named in the will of THOMAS MOXLEY Sr of Fairfax County, Virginia

Note: "A Friend of Friends" was a password used on the Underground Railway

 In The Name of God Amen. I, THOMAS MOXLEY of Fairfax County in the Coloney of Virginey being sick and weakly butt of Parfit minde and memory and calling to mind the uncertety of this life and that mankind is borne to die when please God to call them, doe make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as Followeth.  Viz. Implore my soul to God who gave it me and my bodey to the dust to bee bured at discretion of y Exrs as is hereafter mentioned and after my just debts paid which I jsutly doe owe I Give as Followeth 

Itam I give to my two sons JAMES and JOHN MOXLEY foare Negerows GENEY, HARRY, WINEY and YOUNG HARRY to be Equely devided between them. 

I give to my son JOSEPH MOXLEY a tract of land situated and Lying on Tuskeroro run to him and his heirs continuing and hundred and fifty acres and one negerow girle called HANAH to him and heir heirs. 

I give to my son THOMAS MOXLEY one Negerow boy called DICK and the Child that GENEY is big with now and a horse now in his posseshon to him and his heirs forever. 

Item I give to my well beloved wife and my two sons JAMES and JOHN MOXLEY three fether beds and furneture to be equeley devided amongst the three. 

 I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH DANIEL foare pounds of Cash. 

 I give to my Daughter JEMIMAH WINSER the rent of my Plantation above Goose Creek that is dew now. 

Item I Leave the remainder part of my Estate to be eqully devided between my wife and JAMES MOXLEY and JOHN MOXLEY and THOMAS MOXLEY and MARY ANN MOXLEY.   Onely two cows and calves I give to my daughter MARY ANN MOXLEY. 

I give to my son JAMES MOXLEY my sorrell horse.

 I give to my brother WILLIAM MOXLEY one thousand pounds of tabacco to be paid by my Executors. 

Lastly I leave my two sons THOMAS MOXLEY and JOSEPH MOXLEY  my whole and sole Excutes of this my Last Will and Tesstament Revoaking and disanulling all wills heretofore made whare unto I have set my hand and fixed my seale this Sixth day of January Anno Dom 1749. - Signed by THOS MOXLEY {Seal} 

 Signed Seled and Delivd in the present of us: Francis Porker; Jane Moxley; John (his mark) Innileven (Swileven)

Written in margin: Item:  I give to my well beloved wife my black horse.  I give to my son THOMAS my fether bed and furniture.

27 March 1750 appeared THOMAS MOXLEY and JOSEPH MOXLEY to present will of THOMAS MOXLEY deceased, proved by oaths of Jane Moxley, John Swileven, two of the witnesses.

Have a great day!


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