1760 · Northumberland, VA
by Virginia Slave Sale
Northumberland, VA, 1760. Manuscript bill of sale, 7-1/2" x 3 7/8". Prepared completely in ink manuscript. Docketed on verso, "At a Court Held for Richmond County the 7th Day of June 1762. This Bill of Sale from James Foushee to Henry Sisson was proved by the oath of William Carr Lane & ordered to be Recorded. Test. L. Roy Peachey, DC..." Wax and paper seal. Light edgewear, light wear along center fold with a few very small holes [minimally affects one witness' signature]. Wax and paper seal. Very Good.
LeRoy [also L. Roy] Peachey [1736-1794], an attorney, was Deputy Clerk of the Richmond County Court from about 1760-1770 and Clerk from 1771-1793. He also owned a ferry business and tavern in partnership with his brother, and served in the Richmond County Militia. [Johnston: MEMORIALS OF OLD VIRGINIA CLERKS, Lynchburg, VA, 1888, p.327; Peach, John H.: THE PEACH TREE, Issue 161, Page. 6; Peach, John H.: ON THE BANKS OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, AuthorHouse, 2011, p.254.]. (Inventory #: 36180)