Thanks to John at Transylvanian Dutch who originated the Amanuensis Monday meme, providing a framework (and nudge) for transcribing family records, news clippings and other treasures.
This is the first of a series of transcriptions of records involving slaves that I copied at the Library of Virginia. Edward Turner was my 5th great grandfather. He died in 1805. William Byrne married Turner's youngest daughter, Ann. They remained in Fauquier County throughout their lives.
Fauquier County, VA Will Book 7, p. 12 (LVA Fauquier Reel 33)
Turner Edward, Account Sale
Sale of the property of Edwd Turner, Decd Lewis Turner acting Admt
January 3rd 1817 the widows dower Slaves to William Byrne
To negro David 370.00
Siller and Lucy 651.00
9 Barrels of Corn at 6$50 38.50 1079.50
At a Court held for Fauquier County the 26th day of May 1817
This account of the sales of the estate of Edward Turner deceased was returned into Court and and ordered to be recorded.
Daniel Withers C.C.