Berry, Benjamin & Mary Floyd vs John Floyd Infant 1743 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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vs . . . Bill in Canc
May Court 1743 filed Decree to sell the Negroe
Teste TC: CC

Northton Ss
To the worshipful the justice of the County afd in Chancery

Humbly complaining your Orators & Oratrix Berry ffloyd Benjamin ffloyd & Mary ffloyd thereof the Children of John ffloyd late of the County afd Planter deced by Phillip Jacob Their next friend Shew unto you Worships that the sd John ffloyd was at the time of his death possest of a Negro Woman named Gibbo as his own proper Slave who about the Month of October Anno Dm 1739 dyed intestate whereby the sd Negro descended to his Son & heir John ffoyd who is still an Infant by yet as your orators & oratrix three fourths of the value of the sd Slave after a third part of the whole value of the sd Negro is set apart for the Widow of the sd John ffloyd belongs to your orators Oratrix and as the sd Heir is an Infant & cannot be compelled to pay to your Orators & Oratrix their proportionable parts of the value of the sd Slave without a Decree of this Court your Orators & Oratrix pray that your Worships will cause the sd heir to appear before your Worships & Answer the premises and that your Worships will make such Order & decree herein for the relief of your Orators & Oratrix as to your Worships shall seem meet
And your Orators & Oratrix as in duty bound shall pray &c

Ats . . . Answer

The answer of John Floyd infant Son and heir of John Floyd late of the County Northampton Planter decd Deft to the bill of compliant of Berry Floyd Benjamin Floyd and Mary Floyd complainants

This Defendant by Matthew Floyd his Guardian confesseth the matter charged and set forth in the Plaintiff Bill to be true, and is willing That Such a decree may be made in This Cause, as to your worships Shall Seem Just
Matt ffloyd


_____. Northampton County VA Chancery Causes, 1721-1816. Berry, Benjamin & Mary Floyd vs John Floyd Infant, 1743-001. Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 7 Apr. 2009. <>

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