Source: Charlotte Chancery Records, Loose Paper # 1808-002
           Charlotte County Clerk of Courts Office and Library of Virginia

Submitted by: Brady Fitts


To the Worshipful County Court of Charlotte in Chancery setting.

 Humbly complaining herewith unto your Worships your

Orator Robert Sanders (or Landers) who further stateth, that Thomas Hoard ancestor of the Legatees heirs afterwards named, did intestate and considuably in debt, and the legalese heirs of said Thomas Hoard having received property by descent are liable for those the payment of said debts, provided they do not exceed the value of the property they have received.  Your Orator further states that most of the personal property is either sold or moved out of this state so that the process of law cannot be executed upon it.  But your orator also states this that there is a small tract of land lying and being in this County known here the same of Pools Tract formerly the property of said Hoard dec’d and which said lands descends to the heirs of the Hoard and is at present undivided.  This also proved by an affidavit hereunto annexed that the said land when divided will not amount to One Hundred Dollars to each of the heirs here named as Edward Hoard, Jesse Hoard, John Hoard, William Hoard, (inset James Hoard), Henry Chandler (who married Elizabeth Hoard), William Maynard (infant) of Wagstaff Maynard who married Fanny Hoard dec.d and Robert Sanders (or Landers), who married Susannah Hoard.  Your Orator further prays that this Worshipful Court will make a decree that the aforesaid land shall be sold for the payment of the deceased debts and the money over profit to be equally divided among the heirs of said Thomas Hoard dec’d according to their equitable claims and according to the Act of Assembly in that Case made and provided and your Orator shall ever pray.

This day came before me Thomas Barnes Sen’r and made oath that he verily believes.

That the aforesaid tract called Pools tract would not sell for more than fifty or sixty dollars to the share of each heir. 
Given under my hand this 5 Nov’r 1805
Hillery E Tarpley