Posted By:lisa bural
Subject:Dulcibella Bunbury Conway Owens , Withers Conway, John Owens , Thomas Bunbury
Post Date:February 22, 2009 at 06:25:44
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Hello, I have posted this information for Dulcibella "Dully" Bunbury
who married #1
John "WITHERS" Conway
JOhn Owens

She was named Dully Owens in her father's, Thomas Bunbury's Will dated 1783 listed down below. The site that I found it on is listed as well.

If anyone knows anymore information please contact me at

Slaves Named in Wills

Halifax County, North Carolina, 1758-1854

King George County, Virginia, 1721-1804

(updated weekly)

Virginia relaxed its emancipation laws in 1782, allowing masters to free their slaves by will, deed or other instrument of writing.

However, North Carolina maintained strict restrictions on manumission throughout this period--prohibiting manumission

except for "meritiorious service." Slaves freed by Quakers without approval were taken up by the sheriff and sold. . Many of the

North Carolina emancipations that were approved by the legislature are recorded by William L. Byrd, III, In Full Force and Virtue:

North Carolina Emancipation Records, 1713-1860. Only one case is recorded from Halifax County: Julius Zollicoffer's will in

Slaves named in Wills: Halifax County, North Carolina, 1758-1854; King ...

p.13, I Thomas Jones...lands in Virginia to be rented negroes in N. Carolina shall be hired out ...20 May 1824. (his mark).

November Court 1825.

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King George County, Virginia, 1721-1804

pp.68-9, I Thomas Bunbury...Daughter Dulley Owens now wife of John Owens four Negro's Suck, Millia, Agga and

Moses...Grandaughter Dulley Berry daughter to Dulley Owens two Negro's Harry and Tillace...Grandaughter Sarah Berry two

Negro's David & Winny...Grandaughter Ann Conway two Negro's Charles & Tom...Granson John Conway two Negro's Dick & three daughters Caty, Jane and Sarah the following slaves: David now in the possession of Ann Fowke, Tillace & Winny

to be equally divided between them...Granson Francis Scott a Negro wench called Fander and her former & future

increase...Grand sons John, Henry and Thomas Bunburry's the following Slaves Bob, Phill, Peter, Beck, Daniel Scillah, Bett,

Winny, Judy, Daphnee and Ann to be equally divided between them...Grand Son William Bunbury the Tract of Land I now live

on together with the following Slaves Ben, Charles, Bob, Milley, Sarah and Ben, all my Household furniture and Stock of what

kind so ever...6 October 1780. (his mark). Proved 4 December 1783.