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    Barbados Will Dividing Slaves Dated 1729 Last will and testament of Thomas Lovell, Christ Church Parish, Barbados, dated April 24, 1729, 2 pages, folio. Lovell divides his household goods and property (including his slaves) among his family. In part: "I give and bequeath unto my Mother one girl mulatta named Betty... unto my three Brothers... all the negroes... which my father bequeathed to me... to my loving wife Sarah Lovell two negro men & c. Quaminah and Caesar..." Written on laid paper with a lovely watermark of the British coat of arms. Some tape repairs on verso, a few fold splits (mostly small) and a couple of tiny holes from iron gall ink. Boldly penned and extremely rare from this early period.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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