Major Andrews et ux vs Nancy Cox et al etc. 1805 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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Andrews & ux
vs . . . Chanc
Cox &c
Bill

to the worshipful Justices of Northampton Coy in Chancery
Humbly complaining sheweth unto your Worships your Orator & Oratrix Major Andrews & Patsy his wife that a certain Saml Cox father of your Oratrix, was in his lifetime & at the time of his death seised & possessed in him own right of a considerable estate & amongst other things of the following Slaves to wit, Cate, George, Jane & Levin inclusive of the Dower of the Widow of sd Saml Cox which has since the Death of sd Saml Cox been divided & assigned to her - That sd Cox departed this life on the __ day of 1799 Intestate leaving the following Children to wit, your Oratrix who has since intermarried with yr Orator Major Andrews, Lytt. Nancy & Saml Cox the sd Saml of the half blood to the other children of the decedent - that sometime after the death of sd Saml Cox the elder to wit on the __ day of _____ 1803 the sd Lytt. Cox one of the Children of sd Saml departed this life Intestate underage & without issue having yr Oratrix & Nancy Cox sisters of the whole blood & Saml a brother of half blood the afsd Slaves being yet undivided, U your Orator & Oratrix had hoped that division of sd Slaves might have been made without further trouble or delay 0 but sd Nancy & Saml Cox are under the age of twenty one & incapable as your Orator & Oratrix are advised of making division was to be binding & obligatory on them without the aid of yr Worships in Chany. In tender consideration whereof & forth that the Complts are remediless in the premisses save only by the aid of your Worships in chancery to the end therefore that the sd Nancy & Saml Cox may be compelled true & distinct & perfect ansr to make to all & singular the Premisses upon their corporal Oaths as if the same were again repeated yr Worships will grant the Com: Wealths writ of Suba that your Orator & Oratrix may be relieved in all & singular the premisses according to equity & good conscience, & your Orator & Oratrix as in duty bound will ever pray &c
Pitt for Complt

Andrews & Ux
vs . . . Suba in Chan
Cox's
1804 December 10th Decree for division &c
1805 March 13th Contd.
June Continued
August Continued
Decem. 10th Division retd. and ordered to be recorded &c

Executed as Comanded Novr 1804

The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Northampton County, Greeting We command you that your summon Nancy and Samuel Cox Infants of Samuel Cox decd to appear before the Justices of our County Court of Northampton in Chancery at the Court House on the second Monday in March next to answer a Bill in Chancery exhibited against them by Major Andrews & Patsy his Wife, and this ther shall in no wise omit under the Penalty of £100 - And have then there this Writ: Witness Thomas Lyttleton Savage Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the 14th day of November 1804 in the 29th Year of the Commonwealth
Thomas Lyt. Savage

Sources:

Major Andrews et ux vs Nancy Cox et al etc, 1805-010. Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 20 May, 2009. <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/whatwehave/local/chancery/index.htm>

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