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First Name: Chessire
Gender: Male
Owner's Name: John Hylton
Reference Number: UNL00004694

Record Date:

03/26/1764

Record Type:

Commission

Record Call No.

Mss4 C4265 a 1

Record Title

Commission, 1764, issued by Francis Fauquier (as lieutenant-governor of the colony of Virginia) to appoint justices of the peace of Chesterfield County, Va. to try an African-American slave, Chessire, for theft.

Document Notes:

The commission was issued to John Archer (d. 1773?), John Archer (d. 1794?), Archibald Cary, Richard Eppes, Edward Friend, Peter Johnson, Robert Kennon, John Markham, Christopher Martin, Edward Osborne, Richard Royall, Abraham Sallee [i.e., Salle], William Walthall, Seth Ward, and Thomas Worsham to try Chessire (an African-American slave belonging to John Hylton of Chesterfield County, Va.) for theft.

County:

Chesterfield

State:

VA