Thursday, July 28, 2011

Will Book: William Fitzhugh Inventory (Slaves Only)

In addition to Wills that left slaves and other "property" to specific heirs, county Will Books include accounts and inventories of estates that can include important genealogical information.  In this Inventory, an occupation and the names of parents are mentioned. 

(Slaves only)
Prince William County Will Book I, pg. 41
2 July 1804

IN OBEDIENCE to an Order of Prince William Court bearing date July second 1804 directing us the Subscribers to Inventory and apprays the Est. of WILLIAM FITZHUGH decd being first sworn we have proceed’d as follows to wit.

One Negro man named BENJAMIN (a carpenter) - $263.33
One Negro Man named GEORGE - $333
One Woman named MARY - $300
One Mulatoe lad named BRAXTON - $300
One Mulatoe man named RANDOLPH - $400
One decriped man named ABINGO - $100
One Negro girl named PEGGY - $260
One Negro boy named BARNETT - $200
Oen Mulatoe woman LUCY & child ROSANNA - $300
One Mulatoe woman named FANNY - $200
One Negro woman named DAPHNY - $300
One Negro boy named REUBEN - $200
One Mulatoe child named NELLY (daughter of FANNY) - $80
One Mulatoe child named SIDNEY (Lucy’s daughter) - $150
One Mulatoe boy named FRANK (son of Lucy) - $60
One Mulatoe child named BEVERLY (son of Lucy) - $80
One Negro boy named ROBERSON (son of Mary) - $100

Amount of Negroes - $3,576.33

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