Hidden Stories, Slavery and Barnsley

Benjamin Crossley's Will and Testament

On this page you can see the Will and Testament of Benjamin Crossley, with the full transcript.   Some of the information you could look for in this document might be:

 

Who is Elizabeth Wheeler and what is her relationship to Benjamin Crossley?

 

What does Benjamin Crossley request should happen to his children in his will?

 

Do you think this is unusual?

 

What do you think might have happened to his children?




 
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