Deed Book D, p348
16 May 1771
John Rives and Sarah his wife (Daughter of the said James Gee) one Negro Girl called & known by the name of Philliday, and delivered the said negro Philliday to their mother the said Sarah in trust for the said Rebecca & Winnifred, and soon after departed this life without making confirmation of the said Gift by his last will, or otherwise in writing, and forasmuch as the said negro Philladay hath brought many children and upon a division had of the said Philaday and her whole issue between the said Rebecca & Winifred the following have fallen to the share or lott of the said Winifred (to wit) Watt Peter Amey & Grace, and whereas disputes may arise as well between the said Winifred, who claims right to and is in possession of the said Watt Peter Amy & Grace, children of the said Philliday under the verbal or parole gift aforesaid, and the division so so as aforesaid mentioned to have been made between the said Rebecca & Winifred, and Charles Gee Eldest son and heir of the said James Gee, deceased, as between the said Winifred Rives and John Mason Junr, who intermarried with Elizabeth Daughter & residuary legate named in the last Will and Testament of the said James Gee deceased To prevent all which and to establish the said Winifred Rives in and absolute title to the slaves so far as all right and titles that the said Charles Gee & John Mason Junior could or might by any means whatsoever set up or claim of in and to the said slaves or any one or more of them, this presents Witnesseth that the said Charles Gee and John Mason Junior for divers considerations them and each of them thereunto moving, but more especially for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money to each of them in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery thereof the receipt whereof from the said Winifred Rives they & each of them do for himself hereby acknowledge, they the said Charles Gee and John Mason Junr each for himself & his heirs doth by these presents bargain & sell make over release & confirm unto the said Winifred Rives and to her heirs & assigns forever, all and all manner of right title claim or property that they the said Charles & John ever had now have or could by any manner of means whatsoever possibly have or pretend to claim of in or to the said Negro slaves herein before particularly mentioned, or of in or to any one or more of them, to the only proper use & behoof the said Winifred Rives her heirs and assigns forever, and the sd Charles Gee & John Mason Junior each for himself his heirs executors & administrators, doth covenant promise grant & agree to and with the said Winifred Rieves her heirs executors administrators and assigns that they the said Charles Gee & John Mason Junr their and each of their heirs executors and administrators the said Negro slaves & every of them unto the said Winifred Rives and her heirs & assigns against them the said Charles Gee and John Mason Junr their heirs executors & administrators & all other persons claiming right title or interest of in or to the said slaves or any one or more of them under them (but against no other person or persons whatsoever) shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Charles Gee & John Mason Junr have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals this sixteenth day of May 1771
Sealed & delivered }Charles Gee (Seal)
in presence of }John Mason (Seal)
John Rives. Note that this deed states she was a daughter of Sarah Gee, but the parish records state she was a daughter of Elizabeth.