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Deed of Emancipation - William Hargrave's Slave 1796
(Deed Book I, page 32, Sussex Co.VA,)

I William Hargrave of Sussex County in Virginia being fully persuaded
that freedom is the natural right of all mankind and that it is my duty
to do unto others as I would desire to be done by in the like situation
and having under my care one Negro whom I have heretofore held as a
Slave of the followimg name and age viz. Rachael aged about twenty
Eight years I hereby Emancipate and sett free of the above named Slave.
And I do for myself my Heirs Executors & administrators relinquish all
my right Title Interest and claim or pretention of claim whatsoever
either to her person or to any estate she may acquire, without any
interruption from me or any person claiming for, by, from, or under me.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixteenth
day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and
ninety Six.
William Hargrave (Seal)

Sealed and delivered
in the presence of}
Drury Lane
Richard Hargrave
Sally Hargrave

At a Court held for Sussex County the 2nd day of February 1797.
This deed of Emancipation was acknowledged by William Hargrave to be
his act and deed. and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Mich'l.Bailey Cl C.

Deed of Emancipation - Lottice Hargrave's Slaves 1785
(Deed Book F, page 468, Sussex Co.VA.)

I Lottice Hargrave of Sussex County Virginia being fully persuaded that
Freedom is the natural Right of all mankind and that it is my duty to
do unto others as I would desire to be done by in the like situation
and having under my care two Negroes whom I have heretofore held as
Slaves of the following names and ages viz't. Roger aged thirty Eight
years, Rachall aged nineteen years I hereby Emancipate and set free all
every of the above slaves, and I do for myself my Heirs Executors and
administrators relinquish all my right, Title, Interest and claim or
pretention of claim whatsoever either to their person or to any Estate
they may hereafter acquire without any Interruption from me or any
person claiming for, by, from or under me IN WITNESS whereof I have
hereunto set my hand & Seal this (Blank) day of August in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty five.
Lottice Hargrave (Seal)

Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of}
Rich'd.Wren
Joseph(hisxmark)Lane
Micajah Moore

At a Court held for Sussex County the 17th day of November 1785.
This Deed of Emancipation was proved by the oaths of Micajah Moore &
Joseph Lane witnesses thereto & by the Court ordered to be recorded.
Teste A.Claiborne D.C.S.C.

Deed of Emancipation - Elizabeth Hargrave's Slave 1795
(Deed Book H, page 414, Sussex Co.VA.)

I Elizabeth Hargrave of Sussex County having in my possession one Negro
Woman named Lucy aged Thirty seven years and being willing that she may
enjoy the rights and liberties of mankind I do hereby emancipate and
set free the above named woman, and do for myself & my heirs relinquish
all my right title and claim to the said Negro or to any estate she may
acquire hereafter IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
Seal this second day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety
five.
Elizabeth Hargrave (Seal)

Acknowledged in presence of}
Benj'n.B.Rosser
M.Bailey

At a Court held for Sussex County the 7th day of January 1796.
This Deed of emancipation from Elizabeth Hargrave to her slave Lucy was
proved to be the act and deed of said Elizabeth my the oath of Benj.B.
Rosser and the affirmation of Michael Bailey the witnesses thereto and
ordered to be recorded.
Teste Mich'l.Bailey C.S.C.

Deed of Emancipation - Jesse Hargrave's Slaves 1782
(Deed Book F, page 137, Sussex Co.VA.)

I Jesse Hargrave of Sussex County in Virginia being fully persuaded
that Freedom is the natural Right of all mankind and that it is my duty
to do unto others as I would desire to be done by the like situation
and having under my care three Negroes whom I have heretofore held as
Slaves of the following names and ages viz't. Simon aged about Twenty
five years,Tom aged about Twenty four,Rose aged about Twenty four years
I hereby emancipate and set free all and every of the above naimed
Slaves and I do for my self my Heirs Executors and Administrators
relinquish all my right title and claim or pretentions of claim
whatsoever either to their persons or to any Estate they may hereafter
acquire And having also three Negroes now in their minority of the
following names and ages viz't. Stuart aged about six years, Ellick
aged about three, Jeremiah aged about one year all and every one of
which I likewise emancipate and set free yet I believe it right for me
to reserve the prerogative of acting as Guardian over them untill the
males arrive to the age of twenty one and the females to the age of
eighteen years and I do for my self my Heirs Executors and
Administrators relinquish all my right title interest and claim or
pretention of claim whatsoever either to their persons or to any estate
they may acquire after they shall attain to the ages above said which
will be at the following times viz't. Stuart on the first day of the
first month 1797, Ellick on the first day of the first month 1801,
Jeremiah on the first day of the first month 1813 then to enjoy their
full Freedom without any Interruption from me or any person claiming
for by from or under me In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this 15 day of the Eighth month in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and Eighty two.
Jesse Hargrave (Seal)

Edmund Bailey
James Brock

At a Court held for Sussex County the 17th day of October 1782.
This Deed of Emancipation was proved by the affirmations of Edmund
Bailey and James Brock the witnesses thereto and ordered to be
recorded.
Teste Jno.Cocke Cl.Cur.
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