Birth & Death Dates Unknown — Appears in an 1814 Record

I will and order, that in Case it should herafter happen, that my Negro women or either of them shall herafter come to want & need Support, that in such a case, my will is that my two Sons Job Gray & John Gray, shall provide support and maintenance, for my Negro woman Luse and that my two sons Pardon Gray & Thomas Gray Shall provide support for the other Negro woman named Druselar. Equally between them.[1]

Pardon Gray’s Will, 1814

Marjory Gomez O’Toole, Executive Director, LCHS

First published in “If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island,” by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2016.

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[1] Will of Pardon Gray, Tiverton, RI, Probate Records, Book 7, p. 62.

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