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Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 393   View pdf image (33K)
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          Court and Testamentary Business, 1654. 393




       doe freely and willingly Give and bestow three heifers for Liber B.

       Ever, as foIl That the Milk of those three heifers and the

       Male increase Shall goe to the Maintenance of a Minister

       which is to be in the now known Neck of Wicocomoco, and

       further my desire is that if it please god that this Stock Should

       increase till it Come to the Number of fifteen female Cattell, then

       there to pitch and remaine at that Number and not to Exceed,

       and for the other half of the Male Increase I doe give it to my

       trusty and Wellbeloved friends, John Hatch, Edward Boules

       and ffrancis Pope of the Same place, whom I have made Over-

       seers of this my Deed of Gift toward their paines and Care and

       in Case a Minister Should be wanting as God forbid then

       these Cattell to remaine in the hands of my Overseers till

       there be one, and when it Shall please God that these Cattell

       Shall Increase to Exceed the Number of fifteen breeders that

       then my Overseers Shall dispose of them to the poor or other

       pious Uses as they Shall See Good, And further I Give full

       and absolute power to my aforesaid trusty friends either at

       Death or Departing this Countrey to Nominate three other

       honest men as they Shall make Choice of which in the Said

       Necke to the Same purpose, And I the Said Wm Marshall doe

       promise to deliver as Speedily as may be, unto John Hatch,

       Edward Boules and ffrancis Pope three heifer the one a red

       heifer the other a Cole black with a Star in the forehead and

       with white flanks and one brownish with a Starr in the fore- p. 609

       head with a white tagged taile Marked in the right Eare,

       Cropt and in the left Eare Cropt and Slitt in the Crop, and

       further if it Should happen that if any of the Overseers, Should

       Imbezell or make away with this Stock Contrary to the prem-

       isses within Mentioned then the parish to appoint others in

       their Stead, To have and to hold the Said heifers to the use

       Benefitt as is aforesaid for Ever with their Increase. In Testi-

       mony whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale this 3

       day of June one thousand Sixe hundred fifty and foure

                                 his mark

       Signed Sealed and DeliveredWilliam x Marshall

       in the presence of us

         his mark

       John x Cage

       John Douglas


         mr William Lucas his Mark for Cattle and hogs Vizt the p. 610

       flower de Luce on the left Eare and overkeeled on the right



         23 Junij 1654. mr Phillip Land this day Entreth upon Record

       for the use of Phillip Land the Younger his Eldest Son one


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