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What do these mean?

 
 
Lorenya
 
Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2020 01:52 am
Hi,
I need some help about below text:
Cumberland Parish and L, for the natural love I have for my son, James Dicks Jr of same, and for divers other good causes, I do give him 2 Negroes named London and Sue and their, increase, all my household furniture...
-What does 'L' stand for?
-'of the same' - does it mean his son is also a parish?
-'their increase' - is that stand for 'their children'?
Thanks in advance..
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2020 02:36 am
@Lorenya,
More context would help, as it is a lot of this is guesswork.

L could stand for a person or a place, normally someone or somewhere that had been mentioned previously beginning with L.

A parish is the smallest level of government of an area with its own church, in the UK anyway.

In the UK Cumberland was a county that no longer exists, it joined with Westmorland to become the new county of Cumbria.

A county is considerably larger than a parish so Cumberland parish must be the American one in Virginia.

A person can’t be a parish, nor can they be a county or town council.

His son is not a parish.

Increase refers to future generations, not just children.
nacredambition
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2020 03:36 am
@Lorenya,
It means that some people can't google.

Lunenburg Co., VA
DB 6 p 335-7 James Dicks of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., to son
John(?) Dicks, Jr, love and affection, deed of gift, negroes London and
Sue, all household furniture, also stock, cattle, hogs and horses, wife
Jean to have use of her estate.wit:Joseph Parrish, MATTHEW LAFFOONE,
and Thomas Harding.
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Lorenya
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2020 04:11 am
@izzythepush,
Got it. Thanks for quick help!
nacredambition
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2020 04:18 am
@Lorenya,
lol
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