1820 Court Minute Book of

Gloucester County, Virginia

by

genevieve v. brei

 

published by

the gloucester historical society in virginia

copyright © 2014

1820 Gloucester Minute Book Summaries and Outlines

 

 

Preface

Gloucester, Virginia, is a fascinating county steeped in culture and history.  As part of an archaeology internship with The Fairfield Foundation, I started taking a closer look at the documents that enable historians, archeologists, and genealogists to understand Gloucester’s early years.  Unfortunately, Gloucester experienced what the Library of Virginia deems “a catastrophic loss” of records twice: once in 1820 and again in 1865.  The first fire took place in April 1820 at the Gloucester Clerk's Office, and it destroyed most of the county's official records.  The second fire occurred in Richmond where official county records from across Virginia were moved to keep them safe during the Civil War.  Among the only surviving documents from these fires are the county court's minute books. 

            In general, minute books contain court proceedings.  The 1820 Minute Book is extraordinary as it also attempts to mitigate the devastation of the 1820 Clerk's Office fire.  Beginning in June, it contains transcriptions of original documents such as indentures and land transactions as well as ongoing debt cases, appointments, and county financial information.  The vast majority of the Minute Book deals with lawsuits and debt cases.  The information is unevenly spread over seven months.  Consequently, the number of pages per month varies greatly from four pages to seventy pages, the least amount in December and the most in November.

            The following work summarizes the 1820 Minute Book in outline form.  It is not a verbatim transcription.  Instead, my goal was to make the archaic legalese readable and useful for a twenty-first century audience.  To facilitate ease of reading, while I included as much information as possible, I also grouped content under subheadings such as “orphan affairs” or “debt cases.” Spelling, including place and family names, is as close to the original as possible.  Some names have footnote explanations as needed.  The presences and absences of attorneys and justices are noted as in the original.  Additionally, Latin legal terms are italicized with footnote definitions.

There is always the possibility of error, both in the past and in my own work, particularly as the minute book was handwritten.  I have included page numbers in order for researchers to refer back to the original.  Nevertheless, I am confident that my overview of the text is complete, and I hope that it will be useful for future reference, particularly for genealogists, historians, and archaeologists. 

Genevieve Brei

About the Author:

 

Genevieve Brei is an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  This is her first publication.  Her interests range from history to geology, always with an emphasis on understanding the past. 

 

 

Figure 1: The 1820 Minute Book.  Photo Credit: Genevieve Brei.

 

Figure 2: The 1820 Minute Book.  Photo Credit: Genevieve Brei.


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book June Term 1820

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Court of Quarterly Session began at the courthouse on June 5, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Present: Philip Tabb, John Lewis, Thomas T. Tabb, James [C.] Wiatt, Richard Jones, William K. Perrin, John F. Scott, William G. Wiatt, Henry L. Nuttall, John Stevens, James Dabney, Thomas Jones, James Baytop, Mathew W. Kemp, Robert Thruston[1], Thomas B. Fox, John R. Cary.

Sworn in as Jury: Richard G. Morris[2] (foreman), Thomas Hall, Michael Pointer, Thomas Kemp, Richard M. Thornton, Thomas R. Leigh, William B. Hughes, Peter Kemp, Willis Perrin, Thomas Hughes, Simeon Stubblefield, Thomas Royston, Cary Booker, William Hayes, John W. Fox, James Miller, Thomas Bridges, Robert S. Heywood, Thomas Baytop.

Catesby Jones as attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth.

 

Summons:

·        Polly Gibson & Endmund[3] Driver.

o       Fornication.

Information by John Bohannon between May 1 and June 1, 1820.

·        Isaac Andrews & Priscilla Pines.

o       Fornication.

Information by David Kirwan between 1819 to June 5, 1820.

·        Kitty Heywood.

o       Perjury & Fornication w/ Ned Almon, a free negroe.

Information by Warner Enos between April 1 and May 31, 1820.

·        Anaka, a free woman of color.

o       Using no means for her support and children formerly belonging to Thomas Rilee.

Information by Thomas Royston & Cary Booker.

·        Sterling Oliver.

o       Keeping a Tipling House.

Information by Thomas Hughes between March 1 and April 30, 1820.

·        Thomas Williams.

o       Keeping a Tipling House.

Information by Thomas Leigh between March 1 and April 30, 1820.

 

Militia Commissions:

·        Thomas Smith as Captain b/c Thomas T. Wiatt moved out of the county.

George B. Field as Lieutenant b/c Thomas Smith promoted.

James C. Wiatt to be Lieutenant b/c Henry L. Nuttall resigned.

Charles B. Thruston as Ensign b/c George B. Field promoted.

James W. Howard to be ensign b/c James C. Wiatt promoted.

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Transaction:

·        Deed of Gift from Mathew Kemp Sr. to Charles [&] Ann Yates.

 

Recommendations:

·        Fit to be commissioned as sheriff: Richard Jones, James Baytop, John R. Cary.

 

Transaction:

·        Deed from Francis T. Mullins to James Dillard.

 

Construction Order:

·        Old Dragon Bridges are given more time (10 years) to be completed and more money ($550) with which to complete them.  Commissioners are appointed to oversee the project and examine them when completed.

Justices: James Baytop (Absent).

 

Court Case:

·        Walker Jones assignee of William A. Rogers (Plt) against James Baytop and Tomas Baytop (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  Defendants owe plaintiffs $61 with 6% interest and court fees.  Plaintiffs agree to wait 9 months.

 

Orders:

·        Sheriff to post a notice on the courthouse door of the levy that will be laid on Thursday next unless for some reason it is not, at which point it will be laid on the next fair day.

Clerk of Court to keep office in one of the jury rooms until some other place can be provided

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Mary Wood, orphan of William Wood, chose Jesse Thrift as guardian.  Jesse Thrift, with Benjamin Thrift, and James Dillard, entered his securities and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $4,000.

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Estate Transactions:

George N. Belsehers[4], with James Harris and Cary S. Jones, his securities, obtained access to the letters of administration on the estate of James Belsehers, deceased. William Robins, Thomas Robins, Archibald Ianson, John Sinclair, and Read Watlington are to appraise the estate’s value.

Justices: John Lewis (Present); Richard Jones (Present); James Baytop (Present); and John F. Scott (Present)        

 

Deed:

·        A deed from Richard Coleman Jun. to Samuel Enos.

A deed from Henry L. Nuttall and wife to Gaius Deans.

A deed from Henry L. Nuttall and wife to James W. Howard.

 

Cases:

·        John Tillage[5], on the complaint of David Linnahan, was accused of breaking the peace and must promise to be on his best behavior to all Commonwealth citizens or face paying a $100 fine. John Tillage with Joseph Tillage and Thomas Tillage, his securities, acknowledged their indebted nature to Thomas M. Randolph, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Cases:

John Enos (Plt) against Revel[6] Sturges and G. Chandler (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $60 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees.

Susan Whiting, admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, (Plt) against John B. Seawell and William S. Thornton (Defts).  Motion concerned a forfeit bond executed by the Defts and Benjamin W. Cluverius. The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. William Robins swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $80 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. Two mules were “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Michael Pointer (Plt), against John B. Seawell and William S. Thornton (Defts).  Motion concerned a forthcoming returned forfeited [bond] executed by the Defts and Benjamin W. Cluverius The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. William Robins swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $147 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. Two horses were “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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·        Richard Billups exor of William Respess assignee of William A. Rogers assignee of George B. Field assignee of John Nicholson (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. William Robins swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $150 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. A riding horse was “taken by virtue of the Pets. Execution sued out of this court against the goods and chattels of Thomas Throckmorton, decd, co-obliger of P. W. Lewis.”

Elizabeth Carney admin of William Carney, deceased (Plt) against John B. Seawell and William L. Thornton (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. William Robins swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $219 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. Two horses were “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Richard Jones assignee of George B. Field assignee of Jesse Thrift (Plt) against A. Simcoe, Henry Simcoe, and James H. Jones (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. William Robins swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $177.76 with 6% interest and $5.86 court fees. A bay mare was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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Deeds:

A deed of mortgage from James Belsches to Read Watlington.

 

Land Tax Records

·        List of insolvencies in the land tax records for 1819 amounting to $27.96 (with a note that it was 97 cents according to law) was refunded by Mordecai Cooke deputy for William Robins sheriff.[7]

List of insolvencies in the land tax records for 1819 amounting to $27.97 was refunded by Mordecai Cooke deputy for William Robins sheriff.

 

License

·        James Gregory licensed as a hawker and a peddler. He paid $73.33 in accordance with the law.

 

Justices:  John F. Scott (Absent); Richard Jones (Absent); Matthew W. Kemp (Present).

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of John Smith, deceased:

o       $16 claim due to William K. Perrin

§         Proved and filed.

 

Recommendations:

·        Richard G. Morris was the surveyor, but he retired “some time ago.”  Thomas Baytop recommended as new surveyor.

 

Justices: William K. Perrin (Present); James Dabney (Present)

 

Cases:

·        Thomas B. Fox, sheriff and committee of the Estate of Richard Tilledge decd, (Plt) against Joseph Tilledge (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $111.45 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. Plaintiff agrees to give defendant until January 1821 to repay the debt.

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Cases:

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Joseph B. Linebaugh (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. Defendant was in custody because he could not pay his bail.  He owes the plaintiff $188.12.  Defendant subscribed and delivered a schedule of his whole estate and took the oath of an insolvent debtor.  He was then discharged out of custody.

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Justices: Henry L. Nuttall (Present).  

 

Cases:

Walker Jones assignee (Plt) against James Baytop and Thomas Whiting (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. The defendant acknowledged his debt of $50 to the plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt with 6 % interest and court fees of $7.54.  The plaintiff agreed to give the defendant 9 months.

 

Court adjourned for the day.  Minutes signed by John Lewis.

 

Court of Quarterly Session resumes at the courthouse on June 6, 1820.

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices: John R. Cary, John Stevens, John F. Scott, & William G. Wiatt.

 

Cases:

·        Samuel Medlecott (Plt) against James H. Jones (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. The defendant acknowledged his debt of $38.20 to the plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt with 6 % interest and court fees of $6.65.  The plaintiff agreed to give the defendant 6 months.

 

Orphan Affairs:

William Robins, guardian of Milsy S., John S., and Thomas J. Borum, has to pay out $67.41 of a bond in his possession belonging to his wards to Milsy S. Borum within six months.

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Cases:

Thomas W. Hart executor of Gregory Hart, deceased, (Plt) against Thomas Baytop & Peter Kemp (Defts). Mordecai Cooke swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $121.91 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees. A horse was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution sued out of this court against the goods and chattels of the Deft, Baytop and William Dennis.”

Thomas Bridges (Plt) against William S. Camp, Henry Hughes, Jasper Hughes, and Miles Camp (Defts).  Mordecai Cooke swore that the defendants had ten days notice of the motion. The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for $$59.60 with 6% interest and $5.36 court fees.

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Cases:

John Fitchett (Plt) against William Howlett, admin of Christopher Gayle deceased, (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. Defendants did not arrive, so the plaintiff may recover the debt of $48 from the defendant with 6% interest and $4.86 court fees.

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Cases:

John Fitchett (Plt) against Robert Minor (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. The defendant must pay his debt of $48 with 6% interest and $4.86 court fees.

Thomas Smith & Co. for William A. Rogers (Plt) against Edmund Borum (Deft) The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. Defendant did not arrive, has to do with a forfeit bond that burned in the Clerk’s Office Fire.

 

Justices: William G. Wiatt (Absent); Thomas B. Fox (Present).

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Accounts of Wards’ Estates:

o       Edward Teagle, guardian of Jefferson Tilledge, orphan of Richard Tilledge, deceased, produced an account of his ward’s estate. (Sworn to by self).

Elizabeth Tilledge, guardian of Mary Ann Tilledge, orphan of Richard Tilledge, deceased, produced an account of her ward’s estate. (Sworn to by Joseph Tilledge).

Elizabeth Tilledge, guardian of Coleman Tilledge, orphan of Richard Tilledge, deceased, produced an account of her ward’s estate. (Sworn to by Joseph Tilledge).

 

Court adjourned for the day.  Minutes signed by J. B. Fox.

 

Court of Quarterly Session resumes at the courthouse on June 8, 1820.

 

People Present/Sworn In:

Justices:  Philip Tabb, Thomas B. Fox, James Dabney, John Stevens, Mathew W. Kemp, William K. Perrin, Thomas Boswell, William G. Wiatt, Henry L. Nuttall, and John F. Scott.

 

Immediate Business:

·        Deeds:

o       Deed from Thomas R. Rootes to Philip Tabb.

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Immediate Business:

·        Deeds:

o       Deed from Thomas R. Rootes to Thomas T. Tabb, Thomas Smith, and William Robins trustees for the benefit of Philip Tabb.

 

Debt Cases:

·        John Lewis admin of John F. Lewis deceased (Plt) against John Bracken (Deft).   The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. The defendant must repay his debt of $30 with 6% interest to the plaintiff. 

 

Licenses:

·        Peter Kemp, for a tavern in the house he currently occupies. He paid $18 in accordance with the law.

 

Appointments:

Court names to the executive branch of the Commonwealth to garner relief for those hurt by the loss of records in the Clerk’s Office fire: William Robins, Richard G. Morris, William K. Perrin, Mathew W. Kemp, Thomas Smith, Thomas Boswell, John Stevens, Henry L. Nuttall, and Thomas T. Tabb.

 

Misc.:

If any white person, free negroe or mulatto provides information leading to the capture of the person(s) responsible for the fire[8], (s)he will get a reward of $400.  If any enslaved person provides the information, (s)he will get enough money to purchase freedom.

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To Lay the Levy:

 

Name

Reason

Amount

William Jones

Commonwealth Prosecutor

$83.33

William Jones

Trial & examination of prisoners

$30.00

William Robins

Sheriff

$75.00

Arthur L. Davies

Clerk, for public services

$100.00

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Name

Reason

Amount

Arthur L. Davies

Clerk, for books purchased for office use

$11.38

Arthur L. Davies

Purchasing record books, stationary, and blanks for the Clerk’s Office

$79.50

Philip Tabb

Services done to the Courthouse and Clerk’s Office

$57.17

Isaac and William Andrews

Materials for enclosing the courthouse and clerk’s office

$100.06

William and James Leigh

Enclosing the courthouse and clerk’s office

$132.00

 

Thomas Smith & Co.

Clothing for Richard Lemon, an insane man in jail

$28.73

 

Benjamin W. Cluverius

Overseer of the road

$4.00

Anthony D. Haynes

Overseer of the road

$8.00

Henry L. Nuttall

Overseer of the road

$2.00

Read Watlington

Overseer of the road

$4.00

Mathew W. Brooke

Overseer of the road

$6.00

James S. Leavitt

Overseer of the road

$4.00

Edward Brooking

Overseer of the road

$7.00

George Haynes

Overseer of the road

$5.00

Henry Sears

Overseer of the road

$5.00

John Howlett

Overseer of the road

$6.00

Richard Singleton

Overseer of the road

$4.00

Mathew Harmanson

Overseer of the road

$2.00

Baylor S. Keningham[9]

Overseer of the road

$6.00

James Corr

Overseer of the road

$5.33

William Wilkins

Overseer of the road

$4.00

James H. Jones

For extra trouble keeping Richard Lemon and other insane men confined in jail

$60.00

William G. Wiatt

Medical attendance on insane men

$10.00

William S. Camp

Patrolling

44 hours

$2.75

Baylor F. Stubblefield

Patrolling

44 hours

$2.75

Simeon Stubblefield

Patrolling

44 hours

$2.75

William Wilkins

Patrolling

28 hours

$1.75

Cary S. Jones

Patrolling

30 hours

$1.87

William Leavit

Patrolling

48 hours

$3.00

Paul Wattlington

Patrolling

48 hours

$3.00

John Sinclair

Patrolling

24 hours

$1.50

George Kemp

Patrolling

6 hours

$0.37

Arthur B. Clayton

Patrolling

18 hours

$1.12

Thomas Coleman

Patrolling

12 hours

$0.75

Thomas Chapman

Patrolling

18 hours

$1.12

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Name

Reason

Hours

Amount

Mathew Kemp

Patrolling

18 hours

$1.12

John F. Whiting

Patrolling

12 hours

$0.75

John M. Harwood

Patrolling

40 hours

$2.50

John Edwards

Patrolling

30 hours

$1.87

Thomas Fary

Patrolling

40 hours

$2.50

William D. Thrift

Patrolling

40 hours

$2.50

Joseph Edwards

Patrolling

40 hours

$2.50

Paul Philpotts

Surveyor of a Road

$3.00

James Dillard

Patrolling

54 hours

$3.37

Thomas Roane

Patrolling

12 hours

$0.75

Edward Broaddus

Patrolling

12 hours

$0.75

William Newcomb

Patrolling

22 hours

$1.37

Henry Dutton

Patrolling

42 hours

$2.62

Jasper Hughes

Commissioner of Revenue furnishing a list of tithes

$20.00

--

County’s proportion of cost of building the old Dragon Bridges and keeping them in repair for ten years

$350.00

--

person to act as tipstaff or crier to this court until next June

$33.33

--

Cleaner of courthouse

$50.00

“The Sheriff”

Collecting at 5%

$67.23

--

Deposit in the sheriff’s hands

$54.84

Contra

$1466.73

By 3411 Tythes as 43 cents each

$1466.73

 

The levy this year is 43 cents per tithe that the sheriff is ordered to collect and pay to the respective creditors above.

June minutes signed by William K. Perrin.


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book July Term 1820

 

Court of Quarterly Session continues at the courthouse on July 3, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In: 

·        Justices: Philip Tabb, John Lewis, Robert Thruston, Thomas T. Tabb and John F. Scott

 

Immediate Business:

·        Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

o       Copy of deed from William A. Rogers and his wife, Sarah, to Fanny T. Hughes.

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List of Conveyances:

·        Recorded and ordered to be inserted into the minutes

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List of Conveyances:

·        Land Transactions:

o       Martha Ianson[10] of Cabin Point to John Sinclair

One-sixth seventh of a lot taxed to brother John Mackie.

§         Approximately 7 acres

Half of another lot, purchased under the will of her brother, Andrew Mackie[11].

28 acres

Acknowledged before two magistrates in the Town of Petersburg.

o       William K. Perrin to Philip Tabb, John Lewis, William Robins, John F. Scott, John Stevens, William Jones, James Baytop, Richard Jones & James Dabney, (trustees of the poor).

§         350 acres of land

Purchased of Thomasia Whiting, was where Perrin resided.

o       John & Caroline Sears to John Fox Whiting.

§         13 acres

Adjoins John Ware’s land.

Has certificate of privy examination.

o       William & Lucy Sears to John Fox.

§         2 tracts of land

Surveyed as 133.5 acres

Adjoining land belonging to Richard Gofney and others.

Has certificate of privy examination.

o       William & Mary Booker to John Fox.

§         34 acres

Adjoining land belonging to George Hibble and others.

Has certificate of privy examination.

o       John S. Stubbs Sen. to Mathew Kemp.

§         80 acres

Beginning at a red oak near Scott’s Shop.

o       Francis & Bethany Stubblefield to Thomas Hughes.

§         145 acres

Was most of Stubblefield’s portion of his father’s land.

Has certificate of privy examination.

o       Francis & Bethany Stubblefield to John A. Pointer.

§         4.5 acres

Fronting Pointer’s house.

Was the rest of Stubblefield’s portion of his father’s land.

About 5 acres had been sold to John A. Pointer.

Has certificate of privy examination.

o       Henry L. Nuttall and wife to James Dabney

§         182 acres of land

Has certificate of privy examination.

 

Conveyances signed by Arthur L. Davies C.G.C July 1820

 

License:

·        Mathius[12] S. Spark is licensed and took the oaths to practice law in this court.

 

Deed:

·        Deed from George W. Dare and wife to William Tomlinson.  Has certificate of privy examination.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Deeds:

o       From John Soper and wife to Major Colona.

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Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contracts:

Indenture from Warner Lewis and wife to John Lewis.

o       With a commission annexed for taking the privy examination and acknowledgement for the said wife.

·        Wills:

Will & Codicils from John Jones, deceased, produced in court by Richard Jones. 

Transactions:

·        Bill of Sale from James B. Robins to Isaac Andrews. Acknowledged and recorded.

 

Will & Testament:

·        Edward Rowe; proved and recorded.

 

Estate Transactions Recorded:

·        Sales account of estate of George Richardson, deceased.

Settlement of administration of George Richardson’s estate by William Richardson.

 

Commissions from Governor:

·        William Robins, Richard G. Morris, William K. Perrin, Mathew H. Kemp, Thomas Smith, Thomas Boswell, John Stevens, Henry L. Nuttall, and Thomas T. Tabb appointed as commissioners.

o       To mitigate the effects of the Clerk Office Fire.

Justices: Philip Tabb (Absent).

 

Cases:

·        Robert Anderson admin of Alexander Macaullay[13], deceased (Plt) against Mann Page, admin with the will annexed of John Page, deceased (Deft) The plaintiff’s attorney was Scervant Jones. “And if not appearing that the plaintiff is the administrator of Alexander Macaullay deceased, it is ordered that the motion be overruled." Plaintiff pays the defendant’s court costs.

o                                            

Justices: Robert Thruston (Absent); James Baytop (Present).

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Forfeit Bonds Cases:

·        Christopher Armat & William Armat (Plt) against John Corr & Sterling Corr (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. Petitioners are Maryland merchants under the name of C & W Armat. On the affidavit of John Mann, the defendants had had ten days previous notice.  Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against defendants for $391.28.  Three horses were “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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Forfeit Bonds Cases:

·        Christopher Armat & William Armat (Plt) against John Corr & Sterling Corr (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. On the affidavit of John Mann, the defendants had had ten days previous notice.  Defendants did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendants for the forfeit bond of $653.48. A negro boy named Nero was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Robinson Bridges assignee of W. Howlett assignee of Lucy Oliver (Plt) against William E. Davis (Defts) Motion concerned a forthcoming bond returned forfeited executed by the Defts and William Stubbs and Samuel Pointer. The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendant did not arrive.  Plaintiff may execute against the defendant for $129.98.  One yoke of oxen was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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·        George Greenhow assignee of Lewis Burwell (Plt) against John Hobday and Miles Camp (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for the sum of $230.32.  One negro boy called Coxen was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Thomas W. Hart, exor. of Gregory Hart, deceased (Plt) against Stephen Puller and Samuel D. Puller (Defts)  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for the sum of $127.61. One horse, gig and harness was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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Cases:

Susan Whiting admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased (Plt) against William Blackburn and William Hayes (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $148.04. One negro boy named Jefferson was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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Cases:

·        Susan Whiting admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, assignee of James B. Bayform, assignee of Thomas Logwood (Plt) against William Blackburn and William Hayes (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $137.28.  One negro boy named Jefferson was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Thomas Whiting admin of S. Whiting, exor of M. P. Burwell deceased (Plt) against Matthew Harmanson, Samuel Risher, Richard M. Thornton & George B. Field (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page. George B. Field swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $89.54. A negro girl named Mary was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

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Cases:

Henry Taylor (Plt) against William A. Crawley, Thomas C. Williams, & Gravely Oliver (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  William Robins swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $129.20.  A yoke of steers “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

 

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Cases:

·        Snyder & Ianson[14] (Plts) against A. Rowland W. Finch & Armistead Watlington (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was Cary S. Jones. William Robins swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $226.22.  Two horses were “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

Snyder & Ianson (Plts) against A. Rowland W. Finch & Armistead Watlington (Defts) The plaintiff’s attorney was Cary S. Jones. William Robins swore that the defendant had had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $16.58.  A cow was “taken by virtue of the Plts execution.”

 

Estate Transactions:

·        The estate of William Carney, decd, administered by Drury Proctor and his wife Elizabeth, late Elizabeth Carney.

John Douglass, William Hayes, Samuel Pointer, Mathew Harmanson, and Richard Thornton are to settle the account of the estate and to report to the Court.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Thomas, John & William Ash, orphans of William Ash, deceased, (students of the Gloucester Charity School) are to be bound out to some trade of occupation. 

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Orphan Affairs:

·        Receipt from John Fox to William Sears, his guardian, was proved and recorded.

Charles Jones, orphan of James Jones, deceased, chose William Jones as his guardian. William Jones, with Catsby Jones, his security, entered into bond.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Mathew Whiting’s administration of the estate of John Freeman, deceased, recorded.

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Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Chancery Case:

o       Samuel Steward Griffin and his wife, Sally, (Complainants) against Robert Thruston and Charles Thruston, an infant, (Defts) Robert Thruston produced a copy of an amendatory decree from 1816.

§         In the decree, Robert Thruston already is the guardian of Charles Thruston.

John Lewis, William Robins, John B. Seawell, and John Carey are to divide by meters and bounds the real estate of the deceased Eleanor Bowles Lewis. They are to have a survey done.

ú         The complainant lays claim through decent and purchase made from Charles Ware and his wife

o       The defendant lays claim through decent from his mother, formerly Susan Whiting.

o       Copy Teste A. L. Davies C.C.

§         Amended in 1820: William K. Perrin is appointed a commissioner “in the room of John B. Seawell who refuses to act Copy Teste”

o       The Defendants want the reports of the commissioners and the results of the surveys recorded.

§         Eleanor Bowles Lewis lived on part of a tract called Brew House Plantation

She also owned land in Piney Swamp, but the boundaries are disputed by M. Fielding Lewis, so the court cannot proceed further.

Robert Thruston received 56 acres, adjoining J. P. Shield’s land and William Byrd’s land.

S. S. Griffin received 168 acres, adjoining Fielding Lewis’ land and a corner of Seawell’s old ditch.  Saw Mill Swamp goes across a corner of this acreage as well.

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Plat from chancery case

 

Figure 3: Plat from 1820 Minute Book.  Photo Credit: Genevieve Brei

Estate Transactions:

·        Sales account of the estate of John Freeman, deceased, made by Mathew Whiting, admin, recorded.

Injunction granted to John B. Seawell to halt a judgment of law regarding the administration of William Carney’s estate by Elizabeth Carney. 

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Deeds:

·        From John and Lucy Fox to William Lewis

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contracts:

o       Indenture from Francis Stubblefield and wife to James Leigh

Indenture from Samuel Buckner executor and Mary Alexander to William Meredith. 

 

Estate Transactions

·        Thomas Davis, and Robert F. Carney, his security, granted a certificate for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Edward Griffin.  William Kemp, Robert Carney, Joel Mitchem, and Thomas Bridges are to appraise the personal estate of Edward Griffin and report to the court their findings.

 

Deeds:

·        From William K. Perrin to Thomas Saunders

Contracts:

Indenture between James C. Stubbs, Mann Page, and William K. Perrin.  Acknowledged by Page and Perrin.  Proved by Stubbs. Recorded.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Julianna Henley, orphan of William Henley, (a student of the Gloucester Charity School,) is to be bound out to some trade or occupation by the trustees of the school.

 

Road Maintenance:

·        Benjamin Cluverius wants to change the road

o       Is: from Abingdon Church to Joseph Seawell’s to Sadlers Neck to Guinea Road, leading from Christopher Lewellens.

Wants to be: Run between the lands of Cluverius and William Backhouse instead of through the land of Cluverius. 

Court appointed Jasper C. Rowe, Robert S. Heywood, Atwood Cluverius, and Armistead Watlington to examine the ground and report to the Court the conveniences and inconveniences.

 

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Justices Absent: James Baytop; Thomas T. Tabb; William K. Perrin; William G. Wiatt.

 

Wills:

·        Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Henry Lewis, deceased, produced in Court by Henry G. West, was rerecorded.  The original was destroyed in the fire.

Misc.:

·        Henry Hughes, aged 64.5 years took an oath and made a declaration.  He enlisted for the term.

 

Justices: William Taliaferro (Present); William G. Wiatt (Absent).

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Simeon Stubblefield is appointed trustee for George Stubblefield, son of Simon Stubblefield, deceased.  Simeon Stubblefield and his security, Thomas Hughes, will take care of and preserve the estate.

Wills:

·        Last Will and Testament of Mary Anderson proved in court. James Dabney is the executor. His securities are William K. Perrin and Willis Perrin. William Stubbs, William G. Wiatt, John Ransone, and John R. Cary are to appraise the personal estate and report to the court.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Mary Soles, widow of John Soles, made a motion that the sheriff who had been handling her late husband’s estate pay her $20 out of the estate. 

 

Justices: William G. Wiatt (Present). 

 

Estate Transactions:

William Howlett, admin of Christopher Gayle, deceased, made a motion that Francis Whiting, John C. Dare, William H. Dunston, Charles Blake, and James W. Howard settle the account of Howlett’s administration of the estate of Christopher Gayle.

 

Deed:

·        From Lewis C. Booker and wife to Henry J. Stalker

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Orphan Affairs:

·        Peyton Buckner and Rachel Buckner, orphans of Baldwin Buckner, deceased, chose Baldwin M. Buckner as their guardian.  Buckner’s securities are Francis Stubblefield and Nathan F. Wilkins.

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Division of County into Precincts:

·        1st Precinct

o       From Dixon’s Old Mill down the race runs to Wilson’s Creek, from thence to Seawell’s Tavern as the road runs and down to Sadler’s Neck to the water’s edge

John F. Scott and John Stevens appointed as processioners

·        2nd Precinct

o       From Seawell’s Tavern to Gloucester Town as the road runs to include all Guinea and around to Sadler’s Neck.

Benjamin W. Cluverius and Jasper C. Rowe appointed as “processioners”

·        3rd Precinct

o       Beginning at Gloucester Town up the main road to the Old Glebe across to Bracken’s Mill, down the stream to the river

Robert Stubblefield and William Leavit appointed as processioners.

·        4th Precinct

o       Beginning at News Bridge near Gloucester Courthouse, then up the Beach Road to Mr. Haynes, then down the road to Mr. Woods, then down the road to Gloucester Courthouse

Michael Pointer and Thomas Hall appointed as processioners

·        5th Precinct

o       Beginning at Robins Mill the King and Queen line running down the Petsworth Rd leading to Gloucester Town to Brackens Old Mill then down the stream to the river

Isaac Andrews and Thomas Jones appointed as processioners

·        6th Precinct

o       Beginning at the Old Glebe, then down the road leading to Gloucester Town to the fork road leading to Dixon’s Old Mill then down the race to the creek, then around the creek and river by White Hall. Mr. Tomkins and up to News Bridge, then up the Courthouse road to Purcells old Ordinary and down the York River to Bracken Mill and the across to the Old Glebe.

Peter Kemp Glebe and John Field are appointed processioners

·        7th Precinct

o       Beginning at Mr. Woods then across by Mr. Haynes to Piankatank then up the river to the Dragon Bridge then along the King and Queen and Gloucester line to Robin’s Mill and then to Mr. Woods.

Isaac Broocke and James C. Wiatt are appointed processioners

·        8th Precinct

o       Beginning at Mr. Haynes’ then across to Piankatank down the river to the Mathews line around North River, up the Beach Road to Mr. Haynes.

Philip Taliaferro and Henry L. Nuttall are appointed processioners

See figure 4 for a map outlining the precincts.

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Financial Affairs:

·        On the motion of William Jones, it was found that the court made a mistake in paying William Jones, the attorney for the Commonwealth, for his services.  Instead of receiving $110, he only received $30.  Prior to this, the court also made a mistake of $80.  Essentially, William Jones is owed $160.

 

Misc.:

·        “An instrument of writing from James Belsches to Read Watlington was proved…”

 

Minutes signed by John Lewis.

Figure 4. Precincts researched and drawn by William L. Lawrence on R.A.Folkes 1912 map.


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book August Term 1820

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Court of Quarterly Session continues at the courthouse on August 7, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices: James Baytop, Thomas Boswell, Henry L. Nuttall, John F. Scott

Attorney for the Commonwealth: William Jones

 

Immediate Business:

·        Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

o       Copy of a deed between Jasper S. Clayton and Skaife Whiting. Rerecorded on the motion of John Dixon.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Deeds:

o       A copy of a deed from John F. Lewis and wife to Robert Thruston.[15]

A copy of a deed from John F. Lewis and wife to Robert Thruston

A copy of a deed from John F. Lewis and wife to Robert Thruston

 

Orders:

·        The order establishing Henry L. Nuttall as a processioner of the 8th precinct is set aside and Samuel Risher is appointed in his place.

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Sworn in as Jury:

·        Richard G. Morris (foreman), Hasalom[16] Nuttall, Thomas Davis, John Hobday, Michael Pointer, Dennis Dawley, John Kercheval, John Ware, Thomas Robins, William E. Gressitt, William Leavit, William Tomlinson, Thomas R. Leigh, John M. Gayle, James Dutton, William Crittenden, William Kemp, Joshua Singleton, and Samuel Risher

 

Summons:

·        Edward Dobson

o       Selling retail spirituous liquors without a license to keep a tavern

December 1819 to May 1820

Information given by Revel Sturges, laborer

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Summons:

·        Steven Smith

o       Selling retail spirituous liquors without a license to keep a tavern

August 6, 1820

Information given by John Belvin, laborer

·        George Rowe

o       Selling retail spirituous liquors without a license to keep a tavern

June 1820

Information given by Thomas Bassett, laborer

·        Thomas Smith

o       Selling to slaves on the Sabbath

Between the 1st of January 1820 and the 1st of August 1820

Information given by James Stubbs and William Dandridge, storekeepers

·        George Noggins

o       Harboring a slave of Mr. Amory’s

July 1820

Information given by Samuel Royster, laborer

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Nancy Caffee, orphan of Charles Caffee, chose William Caffee as her guardian.

 

List of Conveyances:

·        Recorded and ordered to be inserted into the minutes.

Land Transactions:

o       John Bracken & Sarah Min, his wife, to John Hughes.

§         10 acre tract of land

“Lying in front of Minors in the fork of the road”

Acknowledged with a Certificate of Privy.

o       John T. Cooke to John R. Gwyn and James H. W. Gwyn, heirs of the late Hugh and Polly Gwyn.

§         2 slaves named Mary and Sarah with their future increase

2 Feather beds and furniture

All Property that is due said Cooke from his grandfather’s estate.

o       Thomas R. Rootes to Philip Tabb, John F. Scott, James Dabney, John Stevens, William Robins, John Lewis, William Jones, John Baytop, and Richard Jones, trustees of Charity School.

§         Tract of land on which Rootes resides.

Called White Marsh.

2,000 acres

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·        Land Transactions:

o       Jesse White to John H. Dunston.

§         1 or 2 acres of land

White sold the land to Richard Curry while Curry was alive.

Curry’s representatives then sold the land to Dunston.[17]

o       Isaac Andrews to William Andrews.

§         112 acres

Land originally purchased by Isaac Andrews from Mathew Wood.

o       John B. Seawell to William Tyler, trustee for John Tyler.

§         Tract of land on which Seawell resides.

700 acres

Conveyances signed by Arthur L. Davies Clk. August 1820.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Copy of the last will and testament and codicil of Francis Hall, deceased. Rerecorded on the motion of Cary Hall.

Copy of a judgment

o       From June Term 1811

William S. Wills admin of Richard Kirby, deceased (Plt) against James Baytop, John Baytop, and James Baytop Jr. (Defts). In Debt. The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas Nelson. Jury and Judgment for £ 26.17 discharged by £ 13.86.  Copy Teste Mann Page C.G.C

Contracts:

·        Indenture between James C. Stubbs, Mann Page, and William K. Perrin proved.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Copy of the last will and Testament of Isaac Singleton Sen., deceased. Rerecorded on the motion of John Singleton by James W. Mindaugh, his attorney.

 

Justices: Philip Tabb (Present); Robert Thruston (Present); Thomas Boswell (Absent).

 

Cases:

·        Emmanuel J. Thruston assignee of Charles B. Thruston (Plt) against Tom Cary and John R. Cary, his common bail (Defts) According to Philip Sale, the defendant has paid his debt and the judgment already entered in the Clerk’s Office is set aside. 

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Cases:

·        Christopher and William Armat, merchants and partners trading in Baltimore, Maryland (Plt) against William Howlett (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. The defendant admitted he is in debt to the plaintiff.  Defendant must repay $762.41 plus 6% interest and $5.36 court costs. 

Christopher and William Armat, merchants and partners trading in Baltimore, Maryland (Plt) against William Shackelford (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. Teste: Thomas C. Amory, James H. Roy. The defendant admitted he is in debt to the plaintiff and must repay $600 plus 6% interest and $4.96 court costs.

William Burns (Plt) against John Hobday (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy. Teste: Thomas C. Amory, James H. Roy. The defendant admitted his debt to the plaintiff and must repay the $150 with 6% interest as well as $5.36 court costs.

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Cases:

·        Henry W. Gray, merchant of Baltimore, Maryland, (Plt) against William Howlett (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney is James H. Roy. The defendant admitted he is in debt to the plaintiff and must repay the $938.04 plus 6 % interest and $5.36 court costs.

 

Justices: Thomas T. Tabb (Present).

 

Cases:

David Robertson is accused of breaking the peace by Thomas Hall. The Justice of the Peace is William G. Wiatt.  Robertson is bound by the court to keep the peace for a year and pay a fine to Thomas M. Randolph, Governor of the Commonwealth. Robertson’s securities are Richard M. Thornton and John H. Dunston.

 

Claims:

·        Against the estate of Thomas Stoakes, deceased: $1.83 1/3 due to S. S. Griffin.

Against the estate of John Smith, deceased: $19 due to S. S. Griffin.

Against the estate of John West, deceased: $5.75 due to S. S. Griffin.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Copy of the last will and testament of Francis Leigh, deceased. John D. Leigh, executor. 

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Cases:

·        Commonwealth (Plt) against David Linahan (Deft). Thomas Evans complained that David Linahan was breaking the peace.  Commonwealth decided not to persecute.

 

Road Maintenance:

·        Commissioners who were charged with examining Benjamin W. Cluverius’s proposed road move (See July for details) gave their report. They decided there was no disadvantage to moving to road. Jasper C. Rowe, Atwood Cluverius, Armistead Watlington

 

 

Commissions:

·        Richard Jones commissioned sheriff by the governor. Acknowledged three several bonds with William K. Perrin, Isaac Andrews, Thomas Hall, Thomas Kemp, and Richard Singleton.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Settlement of the estate of Lewis Williams declared by William A. Rogers, deputy sheriff for Francis Whiting Sheriff.

Settlement of the estate of Simon Cooke, administered by Francis Leigh, returned and recorded.

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Debt Cases:

·        Roscow Cole (Plt) against John Bracken Jr. (Deft).  The defendant’s attorney, Thomas R. Rootes, acknowledges the defendant’s debt. The defendant must repay the $951.60 plus 6% interest and $5.36 court costs. The plaintiff agrees to give him until February 1st.

 

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Debt Cases:

·        Roscow Cole & Jacob Sheldon, merchants & partners trading under the firm of Cole & Sheldon (Plts) against John Bracken Jr. (Deft). The defendant’s attorney, Thomas R. Rootes, acknowledges the defendant’s debt. Defendant must repay the $45 plus 6% interest and $5.36 court costs.  The plaintiff agrees to give the defendant until February 1st.

 

Deeds:

·        From Francis Whiting and wife to Frances T. Mullins proved in Court.

 

Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Henry Lewis and John Lewis, his common bail (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

Justices: John Stevens (Present); William G. Wiatt (Present); Philip Tabb (Absent); Thomas T. Tabb (Absent); Robert Thruston (Absent); John F. Scott (Absent).

 

Debt Cases:

·        William Hayes (Plt) against John P. Shields, Thomas Foster, & Richard Coke, their Common Bail (Defts).  According to Richard Coke, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid their debt.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

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Deeds:

·        From William Elliott and wife to Benjamin Minor.

Between Benjamin T. Borum, Read Watlington, & Armistead Robins.

From Lewis Brown to Richard G. Morris, trustee.

From Elizabeth P. Bray to William C. T. Tilledge.

From Samuel Stubbs to William Lane.

 

Debt Cases:

·        Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Pt.) against Thomas Coleman and Richard Coleman, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Pt.) against William Sears and Henry Sears, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        John Howlett assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Thomas Baytop and James Baytop, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Susan Whiting, admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, assignee of S. Hall assignee of Peter Kemp (Plt) against John Kercheval and Michael Pointer, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Robert Farinholtz, assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.[18]

Robert Farinholtz, assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Robert Farinholtz, assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Edward Waller (Plt) against John Hall and Cary Hall, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.[19]

Edward Waller (Plt) against John Hall and Cary Hall, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Lewis J. Atkins, assignee of Leaford Vaughan (Plt) against Edward Brooking and Isaac Brooke and Mathew H. Kemp, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendants have repaid their debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Robert Bland (Plt) against Edward Brooking and Isaac Brooke and Mathew H. Kemp, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendants have repaid their debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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·        John Hughes, assignee of William K. Perrin assignee of Thomas Saunders assignee of John Johnston (Plt) Robert Waddle and J. Davis, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of George Dare (Plts) against Mathew Hannanson and Samuel Pointer, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Fred Weeden, guardian ad litem[20] of John C. Marable (Plt) against Iverson J. Boswell and William Howlett and Leonard Richeson, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid their debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

John L. Hudgins assignee of William H. Ransone admin of H. B. Gwyn (Plt) against Drury Proctor and William Proctor, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Documents relating to a case

o       Copy of a note given by Mathew Gibbs payable to Alexander Macaulay or order from 1798. Alexander Macaulay’s attorney is Scervant Jones.

§         Promise to pay 6 pounds, 4 shillings, and 9 pence.

Signed in the presence of Miller Brown. Copy Teste Arthur L. Davies.

o       Copy of judgment obtained upon the said note from June 1815.

§         Robert Shield, sheriff and committee of the estate of Alexander McCauly, deceased, (Plt) against Matthew Gibbs admin de bonis now of Matthew Gibbs deceased, (Deft).  Defendant owes 6 pounds, 4 shillings, and 9 pence.  He “relinquish[ed]his former plea… he cannot gainsay the Plaintiff.”

Copy Teste Arthur L. Davies C.G.C. George B. Field D.S. for J. B. Fox S.G.C.

o       Copy of the Sheriff’s return statement and receipt of the Plaintiff’s attorney.

§         August 11th 1815

Copy Teste Arthur L. Davies C.G.C.

 

Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Tom Cary, otherwise called Thomas Cary (Plt) against Dennis Dawley Jr. and Thomas Whiting, his common bail. (Defts).  Defended by Richard Coke. The defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Deeds:

o       Copies of 3 deeds from William Williams to his children

§         Rerecorded on the motion of Thomas R. Rootes Jr., Williams’ attorney.

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Debt Cases:

·        Susan Whiting admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, (Plt) against Dennis Dawley and Thomas Whiting, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid his debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas M. Henley assignee  of Mathew Kemp admin of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes and James Baytop represented by John S. Stubbs, their common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.[21] Genevieve Note:  This entry was written three times, each entry divided from the rest.

Thomas M. Henley assignee  of Mathew Kemp admin of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes and James Baytop represented by John S. Stubbs, their common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas M. Henley assignee  of Mathew Kemp admin of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes and James Baytop represented by John S. Stubbs, their common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid their debt to the plaintiff and the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        George Feary for Lewis J. Adkins (Plt) against William and Henry Sears and John Fox, their common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings in the State of Virginia assignees of John S. Stubbs exor. of Emanuel Jones assignee  of Thomas B. Fox executor of William Booth, deceased (Plt) against William Elliott, joint obligator with William Stubblefield and Benjamin Minor, his common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Robert Anderson admin of Alexander Maccauley represented by Scervant Jones, deceased, (Plt) against Mann Page, admin with the will annexed of John Page, deceased, (Deft).  By consent of the parties, the motion is continued until tomorrow. 

 

Justices: John Lewis (Present); John F. Scott (Present); James Baytop (Absent).

 

Debt Cases:

Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against James Baytop and Jasper Hughes, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against James Baytop and Jasper Hughes, his common bail, (Defts)  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Schuyler Sampson & Co. assignee s of John & Alvin Sampson (Plt) against James Baytop and Jasper Hughes, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gerard T. Hopkins assignee of William Smart assignee of L. Stubbs assee of Thomas Stubblefield (Plt) against Baylor F. Stubblefield and Samuel Pointer, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Peter Kemp for (Plt) against John Fox and William Sears, his common bail (Defts).  According to Thomas R. Rootes, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        Thomas Nelson Jr. (Plt) against Read Watlington and Thomas Robins, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Cary Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

Lewis Blake assignee  of John Johnston (Plt) against John Roane and Francis S. Wiatt, his common bail (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. assignee s of Richard C. Jones (Plts) against Thomas Douglass and William Kemp, his common bail, (Defts).  William Kemp came into court and agreed to satisfy the Court in Douglass’ stead should Douglass be unable to do so. 

William Howlett for (Plt) against Thomas Douglass and William Kemp, his common bail (Defts).  William Kemp came into court and agreed to satisfy the Court in Douglass’ stead should Douglass be unable to do so. 

John Hughes assignee of William K. Perrin assignee of Thomas Saunders assignee of John Johnston assignee of William H. Dunston (Plt) against Thomas Douglass and William Kemp, his common bail, (Defts).  William Kemp came into court and agreed to satisfy the Court in Douglass’ stead should Douglass be unable to do so. 

 

Appointments:

·        George B. Field, Mordecai Cooke, Richard M. Thornton, and Emanuel J. Thruston as sheriff’s deputies

o       Recommended by Richard Jones, Sheriff for their honesty, probity, and good demeanor.

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Order:

·        Gustavus A. Jones motioned that the Sheriff take possession of and administer the estate of James Roy, deceased.  No other person applied for administration thereof.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Lewis Enos, deceased:

o       Last will and testament proved in Court

John Hall and Cary Hall, his security, were granted admin of the estate as Susanna Enos, the widow, relinquished her right to administer it.

John Stevens, William Leavit Jr., William Leavit Sr., Robert Stubblefield, and John F. Scott are to appraise the value of the estate and report to the court.

 

Licenses:

·        William C.  Parker, to practice law

o       Took Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth, Oath to Support the Constitution, and Oath of an attorney at law.

 

Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plts) against William Howlett and John Howlett, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plts) against Tom Cary, guardian for Miss Fanny Lingar, and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts)  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plts) against Tom Cary and John R. Cary, his common bail (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of William Stubbs assignee of S.S. Griffin (Plts) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plts) against John Lowry and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Walker Jones assignee of John Hobday (Plt) against Tom Cary and Charles B. Thruston, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Thomas M. Seawell and John B. Seawell, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

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Debt Cases:

·        William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against William S. Thornton and John B. Seawell, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against John Bracken and Mordecai Cooke, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Joel Hayes (Plt) against James H. Ransone and John Ransone, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the books will be set aside.

Misc.:

·        An instrument of writing from William R. Leigh to Thomas Kemp was acknowledged.

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Debt Cases:

·        Waid E. Stubblefield assignee of A. Foster (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

George Shackelford (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Christopher Trevillian, assignee of Claiborn Kiningham (Plt) against Christopher Whiting and Joel Thomas, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Thomas Smith and John Tabb, trading and carrying on business under the firm Thomas Smith & Company assignees of Miles Camp (Plt) against William A. Hobday and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

Licenses:

·        William O. Goode, to practice law

o       Took Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth, Oath to Support the Constitution, and Oath of an attorney at law.

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Debt Case:

·        Thomas Smith and John Tabb, trading and carrying on business under the firm Thomas Smith & Company (Plt) against William A. Hobday and Tom Cary, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Justices: James Baytop (Present).

 

Contracts:

·        Indenture from Ferdinand Leigh to Thomas Kemp, acknowledged and recorded.

 

Deeds:

·        From Thomas R. Leigh to Thomas Kemp, acknowledged and recorded.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Richard Leigh, orphan of Francis Leigh, deceased, chose John D. Leigh for his guardian. John D. Leigh and his securities, Ferdinand Leigh and William Leigh, entered into bond.

 

Estate Transactions:

Ursula Kiningham[22], administrator of William Palmer, deceased, agreed to have Simon Burton, Henry Sears, Mathew W. Kemp, and Baily W. Chowning settle the account of the administration of the estate.

 

Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignee of Henry Mouring who was assignee of William Buckner (Plt) against Simeon Stubblefield (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $246.50.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Turner Minor (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant admitted the debt of $98.64.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Gilderoy Chandler (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant admitted the debt of $56.16.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Charles B. Thruston (Plt) against John B. Seawell and Thomas M. Seawell (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $65.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Miles Camp who was assignee of Tom Cary (Plt) against John B. Seawell and Thomas M. Seawell (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $25.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of John Cary who was assignee of William A. Rogers (Plt) against John B. Seawell (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $23.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Robert Ransone by John Ransone assignee of William G. Wiatt who was assignee of John Glass (Plt) against Iverson J. Boswell (Defts)  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant admitted the debt of $21.44.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Cases:

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of William Stubbs (Plt) against Massey Watlington and Paul Watlington (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $72.50.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Francis W. Cooke (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant admitted the debt of $25.19.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Dunford Moore and Thomas Hall (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $248.81.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

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Cases:

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Thomas Baytop (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas R. Rootes.  The defendant admitted the debt of $32.18.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignee of William A. Rogers Jr. (Pet) against Thomas Baytop and James Baytop (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas R. Rootes.  The defendant admitted the debt of $160.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against John D. Minor (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas R. Rootes.  The defendant admitted the debt of $24.64.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Thomas Coleman (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant admitted the debt of $44.42.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Cases:

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Robert S. Heywood (Deft) The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas R. Rootes.  The defendant admitted the debt of $45.59.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Robert S. Heywood (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas R. Rootes.  The defendant admitted the debt of $36.63.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Paul Watlington (Deft) The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $57.68.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Humphrey Billups assignee of John Stevens (Plt) against Matthew W. Brooke (Deft),  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $60.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Cases:

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John B. Seawell (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $50.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

 

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Debt Case:

·        Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against William S. Thornton (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $37.14.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against William S. Thornton (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $38.09.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Nicholson and John Dixon (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $75.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Bracken (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $44.89.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees. 

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Bracken (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $70.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Bracken (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $179.21.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes who was assignee of Jasper C. Rowe, exor (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant admitted the debt of $27.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

John L. Hudgins assignee of William H. Ransone admin of H. B. Gwyn (Plt) against Drury Proctor and William Proctor, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment previously entered into the books will be set aside.

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Contracts:

·        Indenture from Catherine Yates to William Fletcher, proved and recorded.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Henry Gorng[23], administered by John H. Brister

o       Mathew Kemp Sen., Hugh G. Billups, Edward Waller, John Norton, and James Dillard are to settle the account.

 

Cases:

·        Robert Anderson admin of Alexander Macauley (Plt) against Mann Page admin with the will annexed of John Page (Deft).  George B. Field witness for plaintiff.  Defendant objected to witness.  Plaintiff released witness from duties.  Defendant has to pay debt of 13 pounds, 17 shillings, 6 pence, which was the sum that was received by his testator as attorney at law the motion of which involved Robert Shield Sheriff.  Mathew Gibbs desceased.

Thomas C. Lucas (Plt) against William R. Leigh and Thomas R. Leigh (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Richard Coke.  The defendant admitted the debt of $30.  The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

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Cases:

Thomas R. Leigh (Plt) against James Baytop and Thomas Baytop (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Scervant [24] Jones.  The defendants admitted the debt of $43.45. The defendant must pay the debt plus interest and court fees.

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Orphan Affairs:

·        John Ransone, Miles Camp, James H. Jones, and William G. Wiatt are to settle the account of William A. Roger’s guardianship of the orphans of Thomas Cooke, deceased.

 

Commissions:

·        James W. Howard appointed Ensign in the 21st Regiment of the Militia of Virginia.  Howard presented his certificate of qualification that was recorded.

 

Deed:

·        From John Fox and wife to William Sears. Recorded.

 

Justices: John Stevens (Absent); Thomas Jones (Present).

 

Court Adjourned.  Minutes signed by John Lewis.


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book September Term 1820

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Court of Quarterly Session continued at the courthouse on September 4, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices: James Baytop, John Stevens, Hugh G. Billups, and John F. Scott.

Present: John Cary

 

Immediate Business:

·        Orphan Affairs:

o       Thomas R. Rootes, guardian of William H. Prosser, orphan of John Prosser, failed to enter into bond for guardianship according to law at the last court. He chose to enter into bond at this court.  Thomas Boswell and Thomas B. Fox were his securities.  Thomas B. Fox had given a power of attorney to Arthur L. Davies, and Davies signed for him.

Justices: John R. Cary (Present).

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Appraisement of the estate of Lewis Enos, deceased, was returned and recorded.

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contract:

o       Indenture from Francis Thornton and James R. Thornton and their wives to John F. Scott.

§         Commission annexed for taking the privy examination and acknowledgement of the wives.

Includes certificate of the execution thereof.

Produced in court by John F. Scott.

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Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contract:

o       Indenture from Baylor F. Stubblefield to John F. Scott.

§         Produced in court by John F. Scott.

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Justices: Henry L. Nuttall (Present); Hugh G. Billups (Absent).

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Misc.:

o       Instrument of writing from Cary Hall, John Hall, Richard C. Jones, and Lewis Enos to John F. Scott recorded.

§         Produced in court by John F. Scott.

·        Contract:

o       Indenture from Thomas Gressitt and wife to John F. Scott.

§         Commission annexed for taking the privy examination and acknowledgement of the wives.

Includes certificate of execution thereof.

Produced in court by John F. Scott.

·        Wills:

o       Last Will and Testament of Seth Stubblefield, deceased.

§         Attested copy

Produced in court by John F. Scott.

 

Claims:

·        Commonwealth owed $4. 60 to Cary Hall, constable. 

o       Ordered to be certified to the auditor of Public accounts for payment.

Contracts:

·        Indenture from Ferdinand Leigh to Horatio G. Harwood. 

Acknowledged by Leigh and recorded.

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Wills:

o       Copy of last will and testament of Warner Lewis the Elder, deceased. Motioned by Thomas Nelson.

§         Copy attested by the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chancery in the Richmond district. 

ú         Copy of original from Gloucester County attested by the Clerk in the Gloucester district.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Edward Rowe

o       Hansford Rowe named executor in Will

§         Made oath and entered into bond with Benjamin Cluverius and John Hogg, securities.

Granted a certificate for obtaining a probate of the will

o       Jasper C. Rowe, Atwood Cluverius, Robert S. Heywood, William K. Perrin, and John Lowry appointed to appraise value of personal estate and to report it to the court.

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Orphan Affairs:

The accounts of the profits of the estate of Michael Pointer’s ward, Anthony F. Dixon orphan of James Dixon decd, was returned and recorded.

Cases:

·        Fred Weeden, guardian of John C. Marable, (Plt) against Robert Waddle and Thomas Boswell, (Defts).  Plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy.  The defendants did not arrive and the plaintiff is permitted to have execution against them for a debt of $134.02 plus interest and court fees. A gig and harness and a horse and saddle “taken by virtue of the Plt’s execution” from the goods and chattels of Henry Griffin and the defendants.

 

Deeds:

·        From Jeremiah Foster and John Foster to Anthony Smith.

 

Justices: John R. Cary (Absent).

 

Deeds:

From Ann Tufts and Thomas Booth to James Leigh.

A deed of release from Thomas R. Leigh to Emanuel J. Thruston.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Thomas Stubblefield appointed guardian of Robert and Elizabeth Stubblefield, orphans of Seth Stubblefield.  Thomas Stubblefield entered into bond with William Andrews, his security.

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List of Conveyances:

·        Admitted to record by the Clerk since the last court.

Land Transactions:

o       Miles Camp and Harriet P., his wife, to Robert Thruston,

§         Their right title and interest in a tract.

Land known as the Brewhouse.

Has certificate of privy.

o       William D. Taylor, collector designated by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, to Thomas Foster.

§         52 acres

Land formerly assessed in the name of Elsy Burroughs.

Acknowledged before two magistrates in the city of Richmond.

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·        Property Transactions:

o       Philip Tabb of the County of Gloucester to Philip Tabb and other trustees of the Gloucester Charity School.

§         Tract of land known as The Courthouse Tract.

Containing approximately 900 acres.

o       Philip Tabb to John Tabb.

§         Tract of land adjoining Newington and the Courthouse Tract.

Had been purchased by Philip Tabb from William Robinson

o       Philip Tabb to Thomas T. Tabb.

§         Containing 50 acres.

Located above the main road and opposite the west part of Toddsbury low grounds.

o       Philip Tabb to Henry W. Tabb.

§         Containing 84 acres.

Had been purchased by Philip Tabb from Thomas Lilly.

o       William and Fanny Tilledge to Thomas Evans.

§         Containing 17.5 acres.

Adjoining the lands of Spencer and Martin Walker and Mary Ann Tilledge.

Certificate of privy examination

o       William A. Rogers to Thomas C. Amory, the following property, in order to secure to John F. Scott, Thomas Smith & Co., and William Smart the payment of money. 

§         Rachel & child, Rose & child, Fanny, Alice & children, Mary Pryor & children & a man called Frank

8 beds and furniture

5 horses

2 wagons and harnesses

1 gig and harness

8 heads of cattle

20 hogs

1 desk

1 book case

12 chairs

Pots & Dutch ovens & pot racks

2 mahogany tables

bedsteads

Plantation utensils

o       William A. Rogers to Thomas C. Amory, the following property:

§         Mary Pryor & her three children, Rose & her child, Mary called Buck & her child, & Fanny a negroe woman, Robin & Frank negroe men

o       William A. Roger and Sarah, his wife, to John Hall.

§         One water grist mill

Six acres

The miller: One negroe man, named Peter.

Tract of land containing 120 acres

ú         Adjoining the Hall’s land purchased from John Kiningham.[25]

Certificate of Privy

o       John Hall to Thomas C. Amory.

§         One grist mill.

6 acres of land.

The miller: One negroe man, named Peter.

Tract of land containing 120 acres

ú         Purchased of William A. Rogers

o       James B. Robins and Nancy, his wife, to Thomas Robins.

§         98 acres

James B. Robins’ portion of his late father’s estate (Thomas Robins the Elder.).

Located in Robins’ Neck.

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·        Property Transactions:

o       John Dixon to Thomas R. Rootes.

§         28.5 acres

Bounded as mentioned in a plat thereof with the said deed.

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·        Property Transactions:

o       John Dixon as executor of Thomas Throckmorton to Thomas R. Rootes.

§         1 acre

Adjoining Wilson’s Creek and Watlington’s  & Rootes’ land purchased from the executor of John Catlett[26], deceased.

o       William R. and Ann D. Leigh to Emanuel J. Thruston

§         Tract of land on which Leigh resides

235 acres and 149 poles of land

Certificate returned from the privy examination

o       William Hackney to Hasalom[27] Nuttall

§          3 negroes

ú         Bet, an old woman

Edmond, a lad

John,

·        Mortgaged to indemnify Nuttall, who is security for Hackney in an instrument of writing to Robert M. Blake.

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contracts:

o       Indenture from Thomas Kemp to Thomas R. Leigh

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of John Smith, deceased.

o       Claim of $5.62 ½ due to Ambrose West.

Claim of $11.50 due to Ambrose West.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Account of his ward’s estate produced by George Hibble, guardian of William Shaw orphan of William Shaw.

o       Recorded.

Justices: James Baytop (Absent); William Robins (Present).

 

Cases:

·        William Leavit (Plt) against R. M. Finch and Paul Watlington (Defts).  Cary Hall swore that the defendants had ten days previous notice. Defendants did not arrive, consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $120.

 

Deeds:

·        From James Dillard to Hugh G. Billups.

o       Recorded.

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Wills:

o       Copy of Last Will and Testament of Robert Pool.

§         Produced in court by Robert Waddle.

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Cases:

·        Thomas Stubblefield, assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John B. Seawell and William S. Thornton (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  Defendants did not arrive, consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $232.60 plus 6 % interest and court costs.

 

Claims:

·        Two claims against the Commonwealth made by Mordecai Cooke, deputy for William Robins, sheriff. 

o       $5.46 and $34.10

Ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts for payment.

 

Justices: William Robins (Absent); Robert Thruston (Present).

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Claims:

o       Three claims against the estate of John Robins, deceased.

§         $86.47 due to James Robins.

$86.47 due to estate of Rachel Robins, deceased.

$449.60 with interest on $209.99 due to Thomas Robins.

 

Justices: Mathew W. Kemp (Present); Henry L. Nuttall (Present).

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Account of profits of his ward’s estate produced in court by Robert Waddle, guardian of Thomas Pool, orphan of Robert Pool, deceased. 

o       Recorded.

 

Claims:

·        A claim against the Commonwealth made by John Hall, constable

o       $3.50

Ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts for payment.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Account of the Estate of Richard Tilledge, deceased, to be settled by Jasper C. Rowe, Charles B. Thruston, William H. Perrin, Atwood Cluverius, and Robert Thruston. 

o       Motion made by John R. Cary, executor of Edward B.S. Cary decd who was the admin of Richard Tilledge decd.

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Orphan Affairs:

·        Trustees of the Gloucester Charity School are to bind out Andrew S. P. D. M. B. Green, orphan of Thomas B. Green to Ive[r]son J. Boswell[28] until Green reaches the age of 21. 

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Claims:

·        A claim against the Commonwealth made by the Sheriff of Gloucester County

o       $27.30

Ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts for payment.

 

Misc.:

·        In order to obtain the provision made by the acts of Congress, Jasper Hughes, aged between 62 and 63 years, appeared in court and took an oath that he served.

 

Debt Cases:

·        James Williams exhibited his bill in order to receive an injunction to stay all further proceedings against John Dawson by Thomas Smith & Co.  Williams was Dawson’s common bail. 

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Richard Jones, sheriff of the county is ordered to take possession of Mary Jones’ estate.  No one applied to administer it. 

 

Chancery Cases:

·        Francis Amanda Booth by Lucy Booth (ComPlt) against Richard Jones, guardian ad litem[29] to the infant children Lucy Ann P. Jones, Harriet T. Jones, Richard P. Jones, and Warner P. Jones, sheriff and committee of the estate of Mary Booth (Deft) The defendant is appointed guardian ad litem of the infant defendants.  It is proved that Mary Jones had given the woman Molly to her granddaughter Francis Amanda Booth.  The sheriff must deliver the slave, Molly, to Francis Amanda Booth. 

 

Misc.:

·        An instrument of writing from John Tilledge to William C. T. Tilledge and Lucy A. Tilledge proved.

o       Recorded.

 

Deeds:

·        Deed from Edward Brooking to Stephan Hall.

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Deeds:

·        Deed from Edward Brooking to Hugh G. Billups, trustee for the benefit of James Dillard.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Leaford Vaughan was appointed guardian of Sidney Lemon, orphan of Robert Lemon, deceased. Vaughan and his security, Laurence Stubbs, entered into bond.

 

Deeds:

·        From Francis Whiting and wife to Stanley S. Hudnall.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        On the motion of Thomas Robins and others, William Robins, late[30] sheriff of this county and current administrator of the Estate of John Robins, is ordered to sell the estate at the end of the year and to report to the court.

William H. Ransone, administrator of Hugh Gwyn, deceased, motioned that Francis Whiting, Charles Blake, William Howlett, John C. Dare, and William Dunston settle the estate’s account and report to the court. 

 

Deeds:

·        From Thomas Minor to William E. Gressitt.

From Richard Douglass to his son, John William Douglass.

From Susanna Lemon to George Lemon.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Jasper Freeman, deceased.

o       John Dobson took the oath and entered into bond in order to receive the papers of administration of the estate.  His securities were Hezekiah Stoakes and Hansford Rowe. 

Edward Dobson, Seymour Powell, and John Ransone are to appraise the state and report to the court its value.

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        William Sears was appointed guardian of Henry Sears, James Sears, and Catherine Sears, orphans of Thomas Sears.  Henry Sears was his security.

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Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of John Booker, Sen.

o       George Booker, administrator de bonis non[31], successfully motioned that the Court order Isaac Broocke, administrator of Thomas Booker, settle the account of Thomas Booker’s administration to the estate of John Booker Sen..  Booker’s attorney is William Jones.

George Booker is ordered to settle an account of John Booker’s estate.

The money still due is to be divided between the heirs of the estates of Thomas Booker and John Booker.

Edward Brooking, Mathew W. Kemp, Baily Chowning, John Sheppard, and James Corr are appointed commissioners to carry these orders into effect.

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Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Nicholas Howlett

o       William Howlett and Nicholas Howlett, two children, and distributes of Nicholas Howlett, deceased, (ComPlt) against Lewis Dutton & his wife, Elizabeth late widow & relict of Nicholas Howlett, John Howlett in his own right & as Guardian of George & Henry Howlett, infants and Joseph Howlett, Elizabeth Howlett & Isaac Howlett, infants by Lewis Dutton & wife their guardian (Defts) 

§         Nicholas Howlett’s mill is to be sold and the money received for it is to be divided into nine bonds. 

ú         One bond, (1/9 of the price) is to be made payable to Lewis Dutton & his wife, Elizabeth. 

One bond (1/8 of the price) is to be made payable to William Howlett. 

One bond to John Howlett.

One to Nicholas Howlett.

One to John Howlett, guardian of George Howlett.

One to John Howlett, guardian of Henry Howlett.

One to Lewis Dutton & his wife, Elizabeth, guardian of Joseph Howlett.

One to Lewis Dutton & his wife, Elizabeth, guardian of Elizabeth Howlett.

One to Lewis Dutton & his wife, Elizabeth, guardian of Isaac Howlett and Thomas Jones.

§         Smith Hall, William Shackelford, Thomas Chapman & Leaford Vaughan are appointed commissioner to carry this out.

·        Estate of John R. West, deceased.

o       Thomas Minor took the oath and entered into bond in order to receive the administration de bonis[32] of the estate.  His securities are Richard West and Thomas R. Leigh.

Estate administered by William Robins, late sheriff and committee thereof.

William B. Hughes, John Hughes, John B. Seawell, Richard West, Francis West, and Daniel Hogg are to appraise the personal estate and report to the court.

 

Justices: Robert Thruston (Absent); Thomas Jones (Present).

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Deeds:

·        From William S. Camp and Francis, his wife, to James B. Vaughan.  It is noted that Francis examined it apart from her husband and declared that she willingly signed it.

 

Claims:

·        Jasper Hughes, commissioner of the Revenue, produced an account.

o       Is owed $150 for his services.

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Wills:

o       Last Will and Testament of William Broaddus, deceased.

§         Produced in court by Elizabeth Broaddus.

·        Deeds:

o       From John Nuttall to Tunstall German.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Robert Lemon, deceased:

o       Leaford Vaughan, administrator, successfully motioned that Smith Hall, Thomas Chapman, Lewis Brown, and Thomas Nun[33] settle the account. 

 

Rerecorded Documents due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Contracts:

o       Indenture from Joseph Chapman and wife to Robert Thruston.

§         Produced in court by Emanuel J. Thruston.

o       Indenture from Lewis Burwell to Robert Thruston.

§         Produced in court by Emanuel J. Thruston.

 

Court Adjourned.  Minutes signed by Ja[me]s Baytop.


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book October Term 1820

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Court continues at the Courthouse on Monday, October 2, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices: William K. Perrin, Thomas Smith, John F. Scott, and William G. Wiatt.

 

Immediate Business:

·        List of Conveyances:

o       Land Transactions:

§         Howard Hobday and his wife, Mildred, to James B. Vaughan.

ú         36 acres

Land had been purchased by Howard Hobday from William Hobday. 

Certificate of the Privy Examination returned.

§         James Dabney to Hasalom[34] Nuttall and Ann, his wife.

ú         40 acres

Adjoining Nuttall’s land.

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·        List of Conveyances:

o       Land Transactions:

§         Robert and Nancy Kemp to Peter Kemp Jr..

ú         36 acres

Near Wood’s Ordinance

§         Peter Kemp Jr. to Lake Robinson

ú         36 acres

Near Wood’s Ordinary

§         Warner Enos and Fanny, his wife, to Jacob Moore.

ú         19 ¾ acre

·        Land inherited at the death of Charles Hobday

Would have been inherited by Warner Enos’ child.

ú         19 acres

·        Land Warner Enos purchased from William Hobday.

ú         Certificate of the Privy Examination returned.

§         William A. Hobday to Warner Enos.

ú         90 acres

·        Land that Hobday inherits when his mother dies.

ú         20 acres

·        Land that Hobday is entitled to because his brother, Charles Hobday, died.

§         William Leigh and Sarah, his wife, to Warner Enos.

ú         Land that Sarah received from her father, John Leavit, deceased.

An additional 86 acres Sarah was entitled to because her sister, Susanna Leavit, died.

Certificate of the Privy Examination returned.

§         John M. Gayle to Thomas Whiting, administrator of Skaife Whiting, Thomas Hall Sen., and John Bracken. “Mortgaged to indemnify the mortgages from any injury they may sustain” because they were his securities for Gayle’s guardianship of James H. Bentley, orphan of Hughes Bentley, deceased.

ú         400 acres

Land on which Gayle resides.

As well as property:

·        5 feather beds

Household furniture

Kitchen furniture

3 horses

§         John T. Cooke and Polly, his wife, to Thomas C. Amory. “Conveyed in trust to secure the payment of certain sums of money therein mentioned to Thomas Smith & Co.”

ú         97 ¼ acres

Land called the Still House

Purchased by Cooke from William A. Rogers.

Includes a negro girl slave named Rachel, a negro boy named John & their increase

Certificate of the Privy Examination returned

James H. Jones and Frances, his wife, to Thomas C. Amory. “Conveyed in trust to secure the payment of certain sums of money therein mentioned to Thomas Smith & Co.”

111 ½ acres

As well as other property:

·        1 horse

1 gig or carryall

All the kitchen and household furniture

 

List of Conveyances signed by Arthur L. Davis, Clk. October 2, 1820.

 

Misc.:

·        Supreme Court Order from June 1820: Commissioners are to make a report about the conditions of the jail to the County courts.  The Gloucester Court is to make improvements as necessary.

o       The Gloucester jails were examined and the commissioners found that the prisoners receive wholesome food and the rooms are in good order. They also found two defects.

§         A runaway escaped the lower room

The carpenter found another, unspecified, problem in the upper room.

Signed by Joseph Smith, John Catlett, Thomas Baytop

Certified by Arthur L. Davies C.C.

o       To fix the defects, Thomas Smith, John F. Scott and William G. Wiatt are appointed commissioners to fix these two problems within the shortest time frame possible. 

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Financial Transactions:

·        Arthur L. Davies, Clerk of Court, is to receive $50.

o       For his services in examining the commissioner’s land books ad tax books.

Is to be certified to the auditor of Public Accounts.

·        Claims Against the Commonwealth:

o       $21 due to Arthur L. Davies, Clerk of Court.

§         For the trial and examination of criminals.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Benjamin Minor, deceased.

o       On the motion of John Howlett, Robert Minor, administrator, is to settle an account of the estate. 

§         William G. Wiatt, John Ransone, Mathew Gibbs, John R. Cary, and Michael Pointer are appointed commissioners to see this into effect.

o       Estate of John D. Gressitt, deceased.

§         Richard Kercheval and William G. Gressitt, administrators of the estate, successfully motioned that Jesse White, Peter Kemp, William Wilkins, John Stevens, and John B. Dame are to settle the account of the estate.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Deeds:

o       From Richard A. Rogers and wife to William G. Wiatt.

·        Plat:

o       Of land transferred from Richard A. Rogers and wife to William G. Wiatt.

 

Case:

·        William Leavit Sen., accused by Samuel M. Hopkins of breaking the peace, must keep the peace for six months.  The Justice of the Peace was John F. Scott. William Leavit Sen. and his securities, Francis Stubblefield and John Lucas, acknowledge their debt to Thomas M. Randolph, the Governor of the Commonwealth, and to Samuel M. Hopkins. 

 

Claims Against the Commonwealth:

Name:

Amount

James H. Jones

$6.75

Jacob Kreemer

$6.75

Leroy G. Hipkins

$6.75

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Name (Continued):

Amount (Continued):

Sussex O. Dare

$6.75

James H. Jones, Jailer

$10.88

James H. Jones, Jailer

$137.20

 

Case:

Robert Smith (Plt) against J. J Boswell and W. Howlett (Defts).  The Plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  George B. Field swore that the defendants had ten days previous notice. The defendants did not arrive and the plaintiff is permitted to have execution against them for a debt of $30.02 plus 6%  interest and court fees of $5.36.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Ive[r]son    

o       The administrator of the estate, Robert F. Carney, successfully motioned that Richard M. Thornton, Thomas Davis, Thomas Bridges, William Tomlinson, and William Kemp are to settle the account of the estate and report to the court.

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Wills:

o       Copy of Last Will and Testament of Mann Page, deceased. 

§         Produced in Court by Mann Page.

·        Deeds:

o       Copy of Deed of Gift from John Page and his wife, Margaret, to Francis Page.

§         Also rerecorded is the certificate of privy examination.

o       Copy of Deed from Francis Page and his wife to Mann Page. 

§         Produced in Court by Mann Page.

o       Copy of Deed from John Page to Mann Page. 

§         Produced in Court by Mann Page.

 

Misc.:

·        William Hogg appeared in court and was sworn in.  “(See depositions filed among Court papers.)”

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Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·        Deeds:

o       Copy of Deed from James Roy and wife to Thomas Boswell.

§         Produced in Court by Thomas Boswell.

o       Copy of Deed between Paul Watlington, Read Watlington, and Armistead Watlington.

§         Produced in Court by William Jones, Col.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Christopher Stoakes, deceased. 

o       William A. Rogers, deputy for Francis Whiting, Sheriff and Committee of the estate returned an account of his administration of the estate.

§         Recorded.

·        Estate of Francis Stoakes, deceased.

o       William A. Rogers, deputy for Francis Whiting, Sheriff and Committee of the estate returned an account of his administration of the estate.

§         Recorded.

 

Power of Attorney:

·        From John C. Marable to William A. Rogers.

o       Proved.

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Cases:

·        Thomas Robins, Gilderoy Chandler in right of his wife Elizabeth, James B. Robins, Armistead Robins, Benjamin T. Borum, John Fitchett in right of his wife Betsey and Williams E. Davis administrator of Rachel Robins, deceased, (Complts.) against Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum, and Thomas R. Borum infants of tender years by William Robins their guardian, Joseph H. Robins and Benjamin C. Robins infants of tender years by Read Watlington their guardian, and Nancy Williams an infant of tender years by William Fitchett her guardian, (Defts)

o       A tract of land is to be sold by Jesse White, John B. Seawell, John Stevens, and R. G. Scott. 

§         These commissioners are to advertise in public places the sale.

The proceeds are to be divided into 10 equal portions:

ú         1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Gilderoy Chandler in right of his wife, Elizabeth

1 portion to James B. Robins

1 portion to Armistead Robins

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to William Robins, guardian of Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R Borum

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth

½ portion to William Fitchett Guardian of Nancy Williams

2 portions to Read Watlington as guardian of Joseph H. Robins and Benjamin C. Robins

1 portion to John Robins decd re-divided into 9 portions

·        1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Gilderoy Chandler in right of his wife, Elizabeth

1 portion to James B. Robins

1 portion to Armistead Robins

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to William Robins, guardian of Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R Borum

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth

½ portion to William Fitchett as guardian of Nancy Williams

2 portions to Read Watlington as guardian of Joseph H. Robins and Benjamin C. Robins

1 portion to William E. Davis as administration of Rachel C. Robins

ú         1 portion of Rachel Robins decd divided into 13 portions.

·        1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Gilderoy Chandler in right of his wife, Elizabeth

1 portion to James B. Robins

1 portion to Armistead Robins

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to William Robins, guardian of Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R Borum

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth

½ portion to William Fitchett as guardian of Nancy Williams

4 portions to Read Watlington as guardian of Joseph H. Robins and Benjamin C. Robins

3 portions to Read Watlington as guardian by nature of Betsy Read Watlington, Mary F. Watlington, Read Watlington Jr., sisters and brothers of the half blood to the said Rachel Robins

ú         1 portion of John Robins decd divided into 13 portions

·        1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Gilderoy Chandler in right of his wife, Elizabeth

1 portion to James B. Robins

1 portion to Armistead Robins

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to William Robins, guardian of Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R Borum

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth

½ portion to William Fitchett as guardian of Nancy Williams

4 portions to Read Watlington as guardian of Joseph H. Robins and Benjamin C. Robins

3 portions to Read Watlington as guardian by nature of Betsy Read Watlington, Mary F. Watlington, Read Watlington Jr., sisters and brothers of the half blood to the said Rachel Robins

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Claims Against the Commonwealth

·        $16.66 due to John Hughes, constable.

o       Is to be certified to the auditor of Public Accounts

 

Court Adjourned.  Minutes signed by William K. Perrin.

 


Summary: Gloucester Minute Book November Term 1820

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Court of Quarterly Session continued at the Courthouse on Monday, November 6, 1820

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices:  William Robins, James C. Wiatt, John F. Scott, William G. Wiatt, and Hugh G. Billups.

Attorney for the Commonwealth: William Jones

 

Immediate Business:

·        List of Conveyances:

o       Land Transactions:

§         Kennon Whiting to William K. Perrin

ú         179 acres

In Abingdon Parish

Acknowledged before magistrates of Elizabeth County

§         Thomasia Whiting to William K. Perrin

ú         179 acres

As well as 79 acres

In Abingdon Parish, adjoining the land Perrin purchased from Kennon Whiting

§         William A. Rogers, attorney for John C. Marable, to Richard Jones

ú         275 acres

§         Richard Jones to George B. Field

ú         400 acres

Tract of land on which Richard Jones lived

Mortgaged to secure the payment of a sum of money

§         Hasalom Nuttall and wife to James Dabney

ú         40 acres

Land adjoining Dabney’s land

§         Certificate of Privy Examination returned

Susannah Carney and Johanna Carney to John Blassingame

25 acres

Acknowledged by Joanna Lemon.

Conveyances signed by Arthur L. Davies November 6th 1820.

 

Estate Transactions:

·        Estate of Lewis Williams deceased.

o       Inventory recorded.

Sales account recorded.

 

Sworn In:

·        Jury:  Jasper C. Rowe (foreman), William B. Hughes, Peter Kemp, John Catlett, Simeon Stubblefield, Horatio G. Harwood, Michael Pointer, Thomas Hughes, Thomas R. Leigh, Warner Hall Sen., Thomas Davis, William Leavit Sen., Thomas Bridges, John T. Cooke, Warner Enos, Nathan F. Wilkins, William Morgan, John Kercheval, and John Hogg.

o       Presented a bill of indictment against William R. Leigh for and assault upon John Kercheval. 

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Cases:

·        Jasper S. Clayton assignee of S. Sampson & Co. (Plt) against Thomas Coleman (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones. The defendant admitted his debt in writing and the court ordered that the plaintiff recover the $91.25 plus interest and court costs of $7.05. For William Smart.

Commonwealth (Plt) against Thomas R. Leigh (Deft).  Commonwealth attorney said he will cease execution against of the defendant over a breach of peace.

Commonwealth (Plt) against Isaac Andrews (Deft).  Commonwealth attorney said he will cease execution against of the defendant over a breach of peace committed upon Thomas R. Leigh.

 

Receipt:

From Thomas Wiatt to Edmund N. Sale, his guardian, proved and recorded.

 

Cases:

George B. Field (Plt) against William H. Ransone (Deft). The defendant acknowledged his debt of $61.93 in writing.  The court ordered the plaintiff recover the debt plus 6 % interest and court costs of $2.68.

 

Deeds:

·        From Thomas Saunders and wife to George Owen.

o       Certificate of Privy Examination included and recorded.

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Deeds:

·        From Richard Spann to Revel Sturges.

From Richard Jones to Philip Tabb and other trustees of the Gloucester Charity School.

From William Sears to Edmund Waller.

Justices: Hugh G. Billups (Absent); Thomas T. Tabb (Present).

 

Orphan Affairs:

·        Rebecca B. Perrin, orphan of Henry Perrin, deceased, chose William S. Thornton as her guardian.  He entered into bond with Richard Jones and Richard M. Thornton, his securities. 

 

Cases:

·        John Freeman, accused by Robert F. Carney of a breach of peace, is ordered to keep the peace for a year in the penalty of $50. The Justice of the Peace was William G. Wiatt. Tunstall German, Joel Mitcham, George W. Dare, and Iveson J. Boswell were his securities.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Samuel Pointer, administrator of William Cooke, deceased, (Deft). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Estate Transactions:

·         Estate of Ann Fox

o       Thomas B. Fox, executor, successfully motioned that James Baytop, Richard  Jones, Smith Hall, Jesse White and Peter Kamp settle the estate’s account.

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Debt Cases:

·        William Bowden assignee of Waters assignee of William Leavit (Plt) against John Dixon (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Richard Coke. The defendant admitted his debt and the court ordered that the plaintiff recover the $60 plus interest and court costs of $5.44.  The plaintiff agreed to give the defendant until June 1821 to repay the money.

Addison Byrd assignee of John Stevens (Plt) against James Baytop and John Field, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Addison Byrd assignee of John Stevens (Plt) against Simeon Stubblefield and George Enos, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Susan Whiting, administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased, assignee of Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John F. Scott against Francis Stubblefield and Baylor Stubblefield, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        William Leavit assignee of William Leigh (Plt) against Samuel Pointer administrator of William Cooke, deceased, (Deft).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Gerard T. Hopkins assignee of J. S. Stubbs assignee of J. B. Fox (Plt) against John Howlett, Smith Hall and William Howlett, their common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Gerard T. Hopkins assignee of J. S. Clayton assignee of J. & A. Sampson (Plt) against James Baytop and Thomas Baytop, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

Stanley Hudnall (Plt) against Francis B. Whiting and William Shackelford, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Henry P. Vanbibber, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Wills:

·        Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Austin, deceased, proved and recorded.

 

Debt Cases:

·        John Kercheval, guardian etc. (Plt) against James Baytop and Thomas Baytop and James Baytop[35], their common bail, (Defts).  James Baytop agreed to satisfy the court should the defendants be unable to pay their debt.

Jesse Thrift assignee of John Wright assignee of John S. Stubbs Sen. otherwise called John S. Stubbs exor of Emanuel Jones assignee of Thomas B. Fox executor of William Booth deceased, (Plt) against Thomas and James Baytop and James Baytop, their common bail, (Defts). According to William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Justices: James C. Wiatt (Absent); Thomas Boswell (Present).

 

Construction Order:

·        The commissioners appointed to oversee the rebuilding of the Old Dragon Bridges returned both their report and the bond taken from the undertakers of the task.

o       Recorded.

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Debt Cases:

·        Henry Chapman assignee of Kemp & Chowning assignee of George Booker assignee of John Coats (Plt) against Thomas Hall and Richard Jones, his common bail, (Defts).  Although Thomas Hall did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Benjamin W. Cluverius assignee of Lemuel Foxwell (Plt) against Henry Hughes and Jasper Hughes, his common bail, (Defts). Although Henry Hughes did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Benjamin and William Bramhall (Plt) against Ive[r]son J. Boswell (Deft). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Edward Dobson (Plt) against Hasalom Nuttall and Robert Barrett, his common bail, (Defts). Although Hasalom Nuttall did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        William Smart assignee of John A. Pointer who intermarried with Mary Stubblefield who was assignee of John F. Scott otherwise called John F. Scott exor. of John Stubblefield, deceased, (Plt) against William E. Gressitt and William R. Leigh, his common bail, (Defts). Although William E. Gressitt did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff.  The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Peter P. Polland (Plt) against Nathaniel W. Gressitt and William Wilkins, his common bail, (Defts). Although Nathaniel W. Gressitt did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Peter Kemp and Thomas Coleman, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against William Sears and John Douglass, his common bail, (Defts). Although William Sears did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Debt Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Williams E. Davis assignees of Schuyler Sampson & Co. who were assignees of James Leigh (Plt) against Humphrey Billups and Warner Enos and Samuel Pointer, their common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

John Ransone admin of Robert Ransone deceased assignee of John A. Pointer (Plt) against Baylor F. Stubblefield and Samuel Pointer, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of John Ransone admin of Robert Ranson deceased who was assignee of Thomas Whiting (Plt) against Mathew Harmanson and Thomas Whiting, his common, (Defts).  Although Mathew Harmanson did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of John Ransone admin of Robert Ranson deceased who was assignee of Thomas Whiting (Plt) against Mathew Harmanson and Thomas Whiting, his common, (Defts).  Although Mathew Harmanson did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Benjamin Hackney and John S. Stubbs, his common bail, (Defts). Although Benjamin Hackney did not attend, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Richard Hilling (Plt) against Ive[r]son J. Boswell (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has fulfilled the conditions of the writing obligatory in the declaration. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Susan Whiting admin of Mathew Whiting deceased, (Plt) against Stephen Puller and Samuel D. Puller, his common bail, (Defts). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

Benjamin Minor (Plt) against Stephen Puller and Samuel D. Puller, his common bail, (Defts). According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        Schuyler Sampson & Co. assignees of Jeremiah Southerland (Plt) against Stephen Puller and Samuel D. Puller, his common bail, (Defts) According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Susan Whiting, admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, (Plt) against Thomas Hall and William Hayes, his common bail, (Defts). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Susan Whiting, admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, assignee of John H. Cocke assignee of William A. Rogers (Plt) against Thomas Hall and Richard Singleton and William Hayes, his common bail, (Defts). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        Christopher Tompkins (Plt) against Stephen Puller and Samuel D. Puller, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. otherwise called Thomas Smith and John Tabb, merchants and partners trading under the firm of Thomas Smith &Co. assignees of William Stubbs assignee of Joseph B. Linebaugh who was assignee of John Hall, (Plt) against Stephan Puller and Samuel D. Puller, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

William Robins (Plt) against Revel Sturges and Thomas Pursell and James H. Ransone, their common bail, (Defts).  The defendants did not attend, however, according to Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

William Robins, assignee of Willis Perrin (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Defts). According to Cary S. Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Wills:

·        Last Will and Testament of John H. Dunston proved and recorded.

Last Will and Testament of Joseph Cluverius proved and recorded.

 

Debt Cases:

William Field assignee of Charles B. Thruston (Plt) against Mathew W. Brooke and Benjamin W. Cluverius and Thomas Nelson, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Humphrey Billups assignee of John Stevens, otherwise called John Stevens guardian of William A. Backhouse, orphan etc. (Plt) against Mathew W. Brooke and Thomas Nelson, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone, deceased, (Plt) against Mathew W. Brooke and Thomas Nelson, his common bail, (Defts). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        William R. Leigh, accused by Richard Kercheval of breaking the peace, must keep the peace for six months.  The Justice of the Peace was William G. Wiatt. William R. Leigh and his securities, Thomas R. Leigh and James Leigh, acknowledge the penalty due to Thomas M. Randolph, the Governor of the Commonwealth. 

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Cases:

Richard Kercheval, accused by William R. Leigh of breaking the peace, must keep the peace for six months.  The Justice of the Peace was William G. Wiatt. Richard Kercheval and his securities, John Kercheval and Isaac Andrews, acknowledge the penalty due to Thomas M. Randolph, the Governor of the Commonwealth. 

Margaret Page (Plt) against William Kenyon and John Dixon, his common bail, (Deft).  John Dixon agreed to satisfy the court should the defendant be unable to pay his debt.

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Cases:

·      Jasper S. Clayton assignee of Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against William Elliott and Benjamin Minor, his common bail, (Deft). Benjamin Minor agreed to satisfy the court should the defendant be unable to pay his debt. According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

Roscow Cole & James Sheldon, merchants and partners trading under Cole& Sheldon, (Plt) against John Dixon, (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Scervant[36] Jones.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $112.98 to the plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt plus 6 % interest and court fees of $5.44.  The plaintiff agreed to give the defendant until March 1, 1821.   

Roscow Cole (Plt) against John Dixon, (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Scervant Jones.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $566.64 to the plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt plus 6 % interest and court fees of $5.44.  The plaintiff agreed to give the defendant until March 1, 1821.

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Cases:

Henry W. Gray assignee of Susan Whiting admin of P. R. Nelson (Plt) against Robert Minor and Benjamin Minor, his common bail, (Deft)  Benjamin Minor agreed to satisfy the court should the defendant be unable to pay his debt. According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Wills:

·        Last Will and Testament of Dawson Soles proved and recorded.

 

Estate Affairs: 

·      Estate of Joseph Cluverius deceased.

Benjamin W. Cluverius named executor in Will.

Made oath and entered into bond with Richard Singleton and Tom Cary, securities.

Granted a certificate for obtaining a probate of the will.

Jasper C. Rowe, Robert S. Heywood, Henry Simcoe, and Armistead Watlington appointed to appraise value of personal estate and to report it to the court.

Estate of John Sinclair deceased.

Mary Sinclair is the court appointed curatrix

Entered into bond with Cary S. Jones and William Robins, her securities.

Estate of Mary A. Tilledge deceased.

Joseph Tilledge obtained letters of administration of the estate.

Made oath and entered into bond with Absolom Simcoe, his security.

Tom Cary, Jasper C. Rowe, Thomas Ransone and John Ransone are to appraise the value of the personal estate and to report to the court.

Estate of William Oakes deceased.

Isaac Andrews obtained letters of administration of the estate.

Made oath and entered into bond with David Kirwan and William E. Gressitt. 

Jessie White, Thomas Kemp, William Andrews, Richard Kercheval, and Henry Hughes are to appraise the value of the personal estate and to report to the court.

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Cases:

·        Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against Peter Kemp and Thomas Coleman, his common bail, (Deft). Thomas Coleman agreed to satisfy the court should the defendant be unable to pay his debt. According to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

Thomas Hughes assignee of Mary Wiatt (Plt) against John M. Gayle and William E. Gressitt and Michael Pointer, his common bail, (Defts). Michael Pointer agreed to satisfy the court should the defendants be unable to pay their debt. According to William Jones and Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

 

Estate Affairs: 

Estate of Henry Hall deceased.

o       John M. Gayle obtained letters of administration of the estate.

§         Made oath and entered into bond with Samuel Risher and Michael Pointer, securities.

o       Jesse White, Thomas Hall Sen., James H. Jones, William S. Camp and William D. Stubbs appointed to appraise value of personal estate and to report it to the court.

 

Deeds:

·        From John Stevens and wife to Thomas Kemp.

o       Certificate of the privy examination annexed.

Acknowledged by wife.

Recorded.

 

Cases:

·      C. & W. Armat, merchants and partners trading in Baltimore, Maryland, (Plt) against William Howlett (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $429.11 to the Plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt plus 6% interest and court fees of $5.36.

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Estate Transactions:

·      Estate of Henry Goring deceased, administrated by John H. Bristow.

Settlement returned and recorded.

Indictment:

·        Indictment against William R. Leigh for assault upon Richard Kercheval set aside.

o       Because they have become friends.

 

Estate Transactions:

·      Claims:

Estate of John Robins, deceased.

$14.90 due to Thomas Robins.

Filed for settlement.

 

Debt Case:

·      John Lester and Elizabeth, his wife, who was Elizabeth Courtney exix. of Robert Courtney deceased (Plt) against William Morgan (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $911.30 to the plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt plus interest and $5.36 in court fees.

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Chancery Case:

·      Thomas Robins; Elizabeth Chandler, who was Elizabeth Robins; Armistead Robins; James B. Robinson; Benjamin Thornton Borum, one of the children of Fanny Borum, who was Fanny Robins; John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth, who was Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Polly Williams, who was Polly Robins; (Complts.) against Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R. Borum, infants of tender years, by William Robins, their guardian and next friend; Nancy Williams by William Fitchett, her guardian; Joseph H. and Benjamin C. Robins by Read Watlington, their guardian; William E. Davis, administrator of Rachel Robins deceased; Betsey Read Watlington, Elizabeth Read Watlington, Mary F. Watlington, and Read Watlington, infants of tender years, by Read Watlington, their guardian and next friend; (Defts).

Jesse White, John Stevens, John F. Scott, J. B. Seawell are to sell land

16 acres

In Robin’s Neck

Proceeds are to be divided into 9 equal portions

1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Elizabeth Chandler

1 portion to Armistead Robins

1 portion to James B. Robinson

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R. Borum, infants of tender years, by William Robins, their guardian.

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth Williams

½ portion to Nancy Williams by William Fitchett, her guardian

2 portions to Joseph H. and Benjamin C. Robins by Read Watlington, their guardian

1 portion allotted to William E. Davis adm of Rachel Robins divided into 10 equal portions

1 portion to Thomas Robins

1 portion to Elizabeth Chandler

1 portion to Armistead Robins

1 portion to James B. Robins

¼ portion to Benjamin Thornton Borum

¾ portion to Milsy S. Borum, John S. Borum and Thomas R. Borum by William Robins, their guardian.

½ portion to John Fitchett in right of his wife, Elizabeth

½ portion to Nancy Williams by William Fitchett, her guardian

2 portions to Joseph H. and Benjamin C. Robins by Read Watlington, their guardian

2 portions to Betsey Read Watlington, Elizabeth Read Watlington, Mary F. Watlington, and Read Watlington, half-siblings to the deceased Rachel, by Read Watlington their guardian.

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Orphan Affairs:

·        Settlement of William A. Roger’s guardianship of John H. Cooke and Thomas J. A. Cooke, orphans of Thomas Cooke, returned and recorded.

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Chancery Case:

·      Elizabeth D. Leigh, widow and relict of Francis Leigh deceased; Joseph Leigh and Francis Elizabeth D. Leigh two infant children of Francis Leigh by William Jones, their next friend and guardian; (Complts) against John D. Leigh, the only acting executor of Francis Leigh deceased; Susanna Cooke; and Richard Leigh an infant child of Francis Leigh by John D. Leigh his next friend; (Defts). 

The entirety of the estate of Francis Leigh, deceased, is to be divided

To Elizabeth Leigh, widow of Francis Leigh:

The plantation on which Leigh resided when he died.

1/3 of the negroes.

1/3 of all other personal property

In lieu of her dowry:

The gig and harness.

The mare named Delpha and her increase.

To the infant Joseph:

A Negro boy named Sampson.

To Frances Elizabeth D., the other infant born since the death of her father:

A Negro girl named Betsey.

To John D. Leigh:

½ the land in King and Queen County

The part with the house stands, where he already lives.

To Richard Leigh:

½ the land in King and Queen County

To be evenly divided among John D. Leigh, Susanna Cooke, Richard Leigh, Joseph Leigh, and Frances Elizabeth D., the children of Francis Leigh:

2/3 of the remaining estate

Before the divisions of property, John D. Leigh must return 3 Negroes to the Gloucester estate.

Davy, Mary, and James

John D. Leigh, executor of the estate, must also settle the estate’s account.

Balance to be divided:

1/3 to the widow

2/3 among the children

John Stevens, Jesse White, Robert Stubblefield, Baylor Stubblefield, John F. Scott are to carry this decree into effect in Gloucester County.

William Garrett, James Mitchell, George Wiatt, William Stone, and Thomas Wiatt are to divide the King and Queen County land.  

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Estate Transactions:

·      Estate of William Duval, deceased:

Philip Duval, administrator, successfully motioned that William D. Stubbs, Cary Hall, John Hall, and Robins Stubbs settle the estate account and report to the court. 

Estate of William Lithgow, deceased:

Seymour Hudgins, administrator, successfully motioned that John F. Scott, John Dixon, John Field, and Robert Stubblefield settle the estate account and report to the court. 

Estate of John Smith, deceased:

Claims:

$2.12 ½ due to Stephen Smith.

$2.62 ½ due to Stephen Smith.

 

Construction Application:

·      Henry L. Nuttall applied to build a water gristmill.

On a stream called Singleton’s Creek

Land on one side of the creek belongs to Nuttall

Land on the other side belongs to Ann Williams

William Fitchett, her legal guardian, received notice.

A writ of ad quod damnum[37] awarded Nuttall.

A panel of 12 people, along with the Sheriff, are to examine the site and report to the court.

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Court adjourned for the day.  Minutes signed by William Robins.

 

A Court of Quarterly Session continued at the Gloucester Courthouse on Tuesday, November 7, 1820.

 

People Present/Sworn In:

·        Justices: William Robins, James Baytop, James C. Wiatt and John F. Scott.

 

Immediate Business:

·      Estate Transactions:

o       Estate of John H. Dunston deceased:

§         Frances Dunston obtained the letters of administration.

·        Made oath and entered into bond with Francis West, Henry Fletcher, Lewis Dunston, and Baldwin M. Buckner, her securities.

·        The administrator named in the will, Francis West, relinquished his right.

§         John Stevens, Thomas Kemp, Jesse White, Isaac Andrews, and William Andrews are to appraise the personal estate and report to the court its value.

Justices: James Baytop (Absent); John Lewis (Present).

 

Cases:

·      David Robertson (Plt) against Martha Gressitt and William S. Camp (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $42.28 as well as court fees of $5.36.

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Cases:

·      Matt Kemp (Plt) against William Elliot and Benjamin Minor (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $43.82 as well as court fees of $5.36.

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Cases:

·      William Shackelford (Plt) against George Booker and L. C. Booker (Defts)  The plaintiff’s attorney was Catesby Jones.  The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $41.08 as well as court fees of $5.36.

 

Estate Transactions:

·      Estate of Francis Leigh, deceased:

o       John D. Leigh, executor of the estate, successfully motioned that John Stevens, Jesse White, Robert Stubblefield, Baylor F. Stubblefield and John F. Scott appraise the value of the estate and report to the court.

Cases:

·        Henry W. Gray, merchant trading in Baltimore, Maryland, assignee of William Robinson admin of Mathew Whiting, deceased, (Plt) against John Dixon (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $150 to the Plaintiff.  The defendant must repay the debt plus 6% interest and court fees of $6.17.

 

Financial Transactions:

·      Claims against the Commonwealth:

o       $18.00 due to Kemp and Chowning.

§         Ordered to be certified to the auditor of Public accounts for payment.

Justices: John Lewis (Absent); James Baytop (Present).

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Richard C. Jones (Plt) against Thomas Douglass (Deft). According to Philip Sale, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

James West & Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Kemp widow of Peter Kemp, and guardian of Joanna Kemp, orphan of Peter Kemp, (Plt) against Thomas R. Leigh and John H. Dunston and Thomas Kemp, their common bail, (Defts). John H. Dunston had died; therefore, the court awarded the plaintiff a writ of scire facias to revive the suit against Francis Dunston, administrator of John H. Dunston’s estate.  According to William Jones, Thomas Kemp’s attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

John Ransone (Plt) against Reavel[38] Sturges and Lewis Enos, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against John Hall and Reavel Sturges, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiffs.  The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Benjamin W. Cluverius and M. W. Brooke, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

 

·      John Hughes assignee of William K. Perrin assignee of Thomas Saunders assignee of John Johnston assignee of William H. Dunston (Plt) against Thomas Douglass (Deft). According to Philip Sale, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Peter Kemp (Plt) against John Fox and William Sears, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas R. Rootes, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

William Howlett (Plt) against Thomas Douglass (Deft). According to Philip Sale, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

John W. Fox (Plt) against Hugh G. Billups and John Douglass, his common bail, (Defts). According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·        Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting, deceased (Plt) against James Prosser and James H. Jones, his common bail, (Defts). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Mathew W. Kemp, otherwise known as Mathew W. Kemp Curator of the Estate of William G. Padgett, (Plt) against Benjamin R. Brooking and Lewis Dunston and J. Soles, common bail, (Defts).  According to James H. Roy, the J. Sole’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting, deceased (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christopher Gayle, deceased, (Deft). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstand debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The writ of enquiry entered into the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      John R. Cary executor of Edward B. S. Cary deceased (Plt) against John Hobday and Miles Camp, his common bail, (Deft).  According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      John R. Cary executor of Edward B. S. Cary deceased (Plt) against John Hobday and Miles Camp, his common bail, (Deft).  According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Thomas B. Fox, sheriff and committee of the Estate of Richard Tilledge deceased, (Plt) against John Hobday and Miles Camp, his common bail, (Deft). According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Elizabeth Stubbs (Plt) against Isaac Andrews (Deft).  According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Sarah Hunley administrator of Robert Hunley deceased, (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christ[39] Gayle deceased, (Deft).  According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime has repaid the debt, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The judgment entered into the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

·      Robert Smith (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christ Gayle deceased, (Deft).  According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The order for a writ of inquiry entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christopher Gayle deceased, (Deft). According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The order for a writ of inquiry entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone deceased, assee of Thomas Whiting (Plt) against Thomas Hall and William Haynes, his common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Messer. Charter and Williams (Plt) against John Hobday and Miles Camp, his common bail, (Defts).  According to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The judgment entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christopher Gayle deceased (Defts).   According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The judgment entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Baytop (Plt) against John Adams (Deft).  According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant “did not assume upon himself” as the plaintiff claimed. The order for a writ of inquiry entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone deceased who was assignee of Thomas Whiting (Plt) against Mathew Harmanson & Thomas Whiting, his common bail, (Defts).  Thomas Whiting withdrew his plea and the order setting aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s office was set aside.  Thomas Whiting agreed to satisfy the court should Mathew Harmanson be unable to do so.  According to William C. Parker, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone deceased, who was assignee of Thomas Whiting, (Plt) against Mathew Harmanson & Thomas Whiting, his common bail, (Defts). Thomas Whiting withdrew his plea and the order setting aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s office was set aside.  Thomas Whiting agreed to satisfy the court should Mathew Harmanson be unable to do so.  According to William C. Parker, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Polly Gibson and Edmund Driver (Defts).  The attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth arrived and “for reasons appearing to the Court, this presentment is quashed.” The charge against the defendants is living in a state of fornication. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Isaac Andrews and Priscilla Pines (Defts).  The attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth and Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, arrived and “for reasons appearing to the Court, this presentment is quashed.”  The charge against the defendants is living in a state of fornication. 

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Cases:

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Kitty Heywood (Deft).  The attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth arrived and “for reasons appearing to the Court, this presentment is quashed.” The charge against the defendants is living in a state of fornication with Ned Almon, a free negro.

·      Frances Dobson (Plt) against Hezekiah Stoakes and John Dobson (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $46.30 as well as 6% interest and court fees of $5.36. One negro named Lewis “taken by virtue of the Plts. execution.”

·      Frances Dobson (Plt) against Hezekiah Stoakes and John Dobson (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendants did not arrive; consequently, the plaintiff can execute against the defendant for $44.14 as well as 6% interest. One negro named Lewis “taken by virtue of the Plts. execution.”

·      George Kemp assignee of Peter Kemp who was assignee of Jasper C. Rowe exor. of Susanna Yates deceased (Plt) against John B. Seawell and Thomas M. Seawell, his common bail (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      John and Robert Haskins exors. of Aaron Haskins who was executor of John Walker deceased (Plt) against John R. Cary exor. of Edward B. S. Cary deceased, who was administrator of Richard Tilledge deceased, (Deft).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has fully administered all of the intestate Richard Tilledge. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      John Ransone admin. of Robert Bansone, deceased, (Plt) against James C. Wiatt and George B. Field, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Matius S. Spark, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Edward Waller (Plt) against John Bracken and John Dixon, his common bail, (Defts).  Thomas R. Rootes came to satisfy the condemnation of the court for the deft. According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      William Taliaferro alias Doctor William Taliaferro for the benefit and at the costs of William Smart (Plt) against Mathew W. Brooke (Deft).  According to the defendant’s attorney, Thomas Nelson, the defendant did not assume upon himself as the plaintiff claims.  The order for a writ of enquiry entered in the Clerk’s Office is set aside.

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Cases:

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Anaka (Deft).  The earlier summons was not executed; new summons issued. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Sterling Oliver (Deft). The defendant did not arrive despite receiving notice.  Information is to be filed against the defendant. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Thomas Williams (Deft). The earlier summons was not executed; new summons issued. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Edward Dobson (Deft).  The earlier summons was not executed; new summons issued. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Steven Smith (Deft). The earlier summons was not executed; new summons issued. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against George Rowe (Deft).  The defendant did not arrive despite receiving notice. Information is to be filed against the defendant. 

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against Thomas Smith (Deft).  The earlier summons was not executed; new summons issued. 

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Cases:

·      Commonwealth (Plt) against George Noggins (Deft).  The defendant did not arrive despite receiving notice. Information is to be filed against the defendant. 

Gloucester Minute Book Page 99:

Debt Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Robert Ransone by John Ransone (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Deft).  According to Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Robert Ransone by John Ransone (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Deft).  According to Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Deft). Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, on the defendant’s behalf, pleaded payment by the intestate. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Deft).  According to Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

·      Armistead Watlington (Plt) against George N. Belsches admin of James Belsches, deceased, (Deft). Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, on the defendant’s behalf, pleaded payment by the intestate. The judgment entered into the books will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 100:

Cases:

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against Tom Cary and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts).  It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Emanuel J. Thruston assignee of Charles B. Thruston (Plt) against Tom Cary and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts).  The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant acknowledged his debt of $204.28.  The plaintiff can collect from the defendant for $232.60 as well as 6 % interest and $7.28 in court costs.

Justices: James C. Wiatt (Absent); John R. Cary (Present).

 

Cases:

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts).  It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts).  It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 101:

Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Henry Lewis (Deft) Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $31.24 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against John B. Seawell and Thomas M. Seawell, his common bail, (Deft).  It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Richard G. Morris (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 102:

Cases:

·      William Hayes (Plt) against John P.  Shields and Thomas Foster (Defts). Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $25.50 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Emanuel J. Thruston executor of A. New deceased (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft). According to the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gerard F. Hopkins assignee of William Stubbs assignee of S. S. Griffin (Plt) against Benjamin W. Cluverius and Robert S. Heywood, his common bail, (Deft).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 102/103:

Cases:

 

·      Schuyler Sampson assignee of Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 103:

Cases:

·      Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against Thomas Coleman and Richard Coleman, his common bail, (Deft). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $57.37 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against William Sears and Henry Sears, his common bail, (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $83.88 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

·      John Howlett assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Thomas Baytop and James Baytop, his common bail, (Deft). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $41.38 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased assee of Smith Hall who was assee of Peter Kemp (Plt) against John Kercheval and Michael Pointer, his common bail, (Deft).  It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Nonetheless, according to Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt to the plaintiff. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Robert Farinholtz (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $185.14 as well as 6% interest and $7.49 in court fees.

Robert Farinholtz (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $94.08 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Robert Farinholtz assignee of William Shackelford (Plt) against Richard Lawson and William Sears, his common bail, (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $35.00 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Justices: John R. Cary (Absent); Thomas Jones (Present).

 

Cases:

·      Francis Stubblefield assignee of William Leavitt (Plt) against John Dixon admin of Warner Throckmorton deceased (Deft). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Francis Stubblefield assignee of William Leavitt (Plt) against John Dixon co-obligor with Warner Throckmorton and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Edward Jones (Plt) against Samuel D. Puller and Stephen Puller and James H. Jones, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Schuyler Sampson & Co. assignees of Lewis Brown assignee of Thomas Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes assignee of John D. Gressitt (Plt) against John Bracken and John Dixon, his common bail, (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      William Shackelford (Plt) against Dennis Dawley Jr. and Thomas Whiting, his common bail, (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      George Enos assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against John Cary and Charles B. Thruston, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Gerard T. Hopkins (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Gerard T. Hopkins assignee of William Smart (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 107:

Cases:

·      Gerard T. Hopkins assignee of William Smart (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Francis A. Stubblefield assignee of William Leavit (Plt) against John Ransone and Reavel[40] Sturges, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Francis A. Stubblefield assignee of John Hughes (Plt) against Revel Sturges and John Ransone, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Francis A. Stubblefield assignee of Thomas Hughes (Plt) against Mary Ransone and John Ransone, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 108:

Cases:

·      Francis A. Stubblefield assignee of Thomas Hughes assignee of James H. Ransone (Plt) against John S. Topping and Mary Ransone, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

William Smart assignee of William Ransone (Plt) against John S. Topping and Mary Ransone, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Richard G. Morris assignee of Richard Jones (Plt) against John Dixon administrator for Warner Throckmorton, deceased, (Deft).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      William Robins, sheriff and committee of the estate of John West, deceased, (Plt) against Thomas and Sarah Minor, Thomas West, Rowland W. Finch, and John Bracken, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 109:

Cases:

·      Thomas M. Stubblefield (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, common bail, (Deft). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the defendants have repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Justices: Thomas Boswell (Present); John Cary (Absent).

 

Cases:

·      John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone, deceased, (Plt) against John R. Cary executor of Edward B. S. Cary, deceased, (Deft).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone, deceased, (Plt) against John R. Cary executor of Edward B. S. Cary, deceased, (Deft).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone, deceased, (Plt) against John R. Cary and Joseph Smith, his common bail (Deft).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      George N. Belsches administration of James Belsches deceased, (Plt) against William S. Thornton (Deft).  The defendant’s attorney filed a plea: “And the said William S. Thornton by Mann Page, his attorney, comes and defends the wrong and injury when etc., etc.” The order for a writ of enquiry entered at the Clerk’s Office is set aside.

William Robins (Plt) against John R. Cary and Tom Cary and Miles Camp, their common bail, (Defts). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Archibald W. Ianson[41] (Plt) against M. W. Brooke and Thomas Nelson, his common bail, (Defts). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

John Ransone admin of Robert Ransone deceased assignee of Thomas Whiting, (Plt) against Charles B Thruston and Tom Cary, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      John Ransone admin of Robert Ransone deceased assignee of Thomas Whiting, (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant has repaid the debt. The judgment entered at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 111:

Cases:

·      John Lewis admin of John F. Lewis, deceased, (Plt) Thomas M. Seawell and Henry Mouring and John B. Seawell, their common bail, (Defts). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Elizabeth Page (Plt) against Thomas M. Seawell and Henry Mouring and John B. Seawell, their common bail, (Defts).  According to Thomas Nelson, the defendants’ attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      John Ransone administrator of Robert Ransone, deceased, (Plt) against Dennis Dawley Jr. and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      John H. Blair administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of Nathaniel Burwell late sheriff of Gloucester County and Committee of the Estate of William Wilson (Plt) against Samuel Risher, surviving obligator of Henry Hall and John M. Gayle his common bail, (Deft).  According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of William E. Davis (Plt) against Armistead Watlington and R. W. Finch, his common bail (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Thomas M. Seawell and John B. Seawell, his common bail (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and Benjamin W. Cluverius, his common bail (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Benjamin Shackelford and John R. Cary, his common bail (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Gloucester Minute Book Page 113:

Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Dennis Dawley Jr. and John Bracken, his common bail (Deft). According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against Dunford Moore and Thomas Hall, his common bail, (Deft). It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as Susan. Nonetheless, according to William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

John Kercheval (Plt) against William A. Rogers and Thomas Hall and Richard Jones, their common bail, (Deft). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Misc.:

·      James Baytop, aged 66 years, appeared in court and was swore an oath.

o       Made a declaration that was filed. 

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Cases:

·      Stanley Hudnall (Plt) against Francis B. Whiting and William Shackelford, his common bail, (Deft). According to Philip Sale, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

o       A note in the right hand margin notes, “Twice set aside.”

·      Robert Sibley (Plt) against Sarah Cooke, Francis W. Cooke and Mordecai Cooke, their common bail, (Defts). According to Mann Page, the defendants’ attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting, deceased, (Plt) against William Howlett administrator of Christopher Gayle, deceased, (Deft).  According to James H. Roy, the defendant’s attorney, the defendant’s intestate in his lifetime paid the debt, the defendant has correctly administered his intestate and that there are outstanding debts of “superior dignity” to the plaintiff’s claim and these he will verify. The judgment entered in this suit at the rules in the Clerk’s office will be set aside.

 

Misc.:

·      Randolph Corbin, licensed to practice law, qualified as an attorney in the Gloucester Court the previous day. Had been omitted and retroactively inserted.

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Justices: William Robins (Present); Thomas Boswell (Present).

 

Orphan Affairs:

·      William Noggin, a student of the Gloucester Charity School, is to be bound out in trade by all or any of the trustees of the school.

·      William M. Thornton, guardian of William Burwell, orphan of Mann P. Burwell, deceased, successfully motioned that John R. Cary, Miles Camp, and John Ransone settle the account of Skaife Whiting’s execution of the estate of Nathaniel Burwell, deceased, as well as the account of Skaife Whiting’s execution of the estate of Mann P. Burwell.

 

 

Rerecorded Documents Due to Loss in the Fire:

·      Indentures:

·      From Anderson and others to Thomas B. Fox.

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox.

From Abijah Tufts and wife to Thomas B. Fox.

Certificate annexed of privy examination.

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox.

From William Hall Sen. and wife to Thomas B. Fox.

Commission annexed for taking the privy examination.

Certificate annexed of privy examination.

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox.

Deeds:

From Anderson and others to William Booth.

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox, executor of Booth.

Indentures:

From Lewis Burwell to George Booth Sen..

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox.

Deeds:

An attested copy of a deed of partition between Thomas and Sarah Buckner and David and Ann Alexander.

Produced in Court by Thomas B. Fox.

Deeds:

·      From Samuel Stubbs to William Lane.

Acknowledged and recorded.

From William Lane and wife to Isaac Brownley.

Includes Certificate of Privy Examination.

Recorded.

From William Lane and wife to Samuel Stubbs.

Includes Certificate of Privy Examination.

Recorded.

 

Court Adjourned until the next morning.  Minutes signed by William Robins.

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Court of Quarterly Session continued at the Courthouse on Wednesday, November 8, 1820

 

Justices: Thomas T. Tabb (Present); James Baytop (Present); James C. Wiatt (Present); and John F. Scott (Present).

 

Immediate Business:

·      Debt Case:

Edward Waller (Plt) against John Hall and Cary Hall, his common bail, (Deft).

Jury: William Leavit Sen., William Fletcher, Thomas Hogg, James Hogg, Ambrose West, Francis West, Charles B. Thruston, Robert Ransone, William Howlett, Samuel Pointer, Thomas Booth and Paul Philpotts.

Verdict:  the defendant must repay the debt ($150) to the plaintiff, but the debt will be discharged by a payment of $148.38 with 6% interest.

Cases:

·      Edward Waller (Plt) against John Hall and Cary Hall, his common bail, (Deft).

Jury: William Leavit Sen., William Fletcher, Thomas Hogg, James Hogg, Ambrose West, Francis West, Charles B. Thruston, Robert Ransone, William Howlett, Samuel Pointer, Thomas Booth and Paul Philpotts.

Verdict:  the defendant must repay the $400 debt to the plaintiff with 6% interest.

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Cases:

·      William Leavit assignee of William Leigh who was married to Sarah Stubblefield (Plt) against Baylor Stubblefield, who was joint obligator with William Cooke, and Francis Stubblefield, his common bail, (Deft). According to Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

·      Arthur Clayton otherwise called A. Clayton assignee of Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against Nicholas Howlett and William Shackelford, his common bail, (Defts). According to Philip Sale, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

 

Justices: James Baytop (Absent); James Dabney (Present).

 

Cases:

·      Lewis J. Atkins assignee of Leaford Vaughan (Plt) against Edward Brooking and Isaac Brooke and M. W. Kemp, their common bail, (S). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $50 as well as 6% interest and $7.86 in court fees.

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Cases:

 

·      William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plts) against John Bracken and Mordecai Cooke, his common bail, (Deft). Mordecai Cooke withdrew his earlier plea and the order setting aside the initial judgment was set aside. According to Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, the debt has been repaid. The judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office will be set aside.

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Cases:

·      Robert Bland (Plt) against Edward Brooking and Isaac Brooke and M. W. Kemp, their common bail, (Defts). Catesby Jones, the defendants’ attorney, relinquished the defendants’ former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendants still owe $100 as well as 6% interest and $7.86 in court fees.

John Hughes assignee of William K. Perrin assignee of Thomas Saunders who was assignee of John Johnston (Plt) against Robert Waddle and John Davis, his common bail, (Deft). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $77.24 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

 

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of George Dare (Plt) against Mathew Harmanson (Deft). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $34.25 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

 

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Cases:

·      Fred. Weeden guardian ad litem of John C. Marable[42] (Plt) against Iverson[43] J. Boswell and William Howlett and L. Richeson, their common bail, (Defts).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $104 as well as 6% interest and $8.12 in court fees.

Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Tom Cary (Plt) against Dennis Dawley (Deft)  Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $324 as well as 6% interest and $7.49 in court fees.

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Cases:

 

Susan Whiting administrator of Mathew Whiting deceased (Plt) against Dennis Dawley (Deft) It is suggested and ordered in court that the suit stand in the name of Susan’s new husband, William Robinson, as well as just Susan. Richard Coke, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $201.84 as well as 6% interest and $7.49 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Thomas M. Henley assignee of Mat. Kemp administrator de bonis non of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes (Defts).  William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, relinquished the defendants’ former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendants still owe $30 as well as 6% interest and $7.86 in court fees.

Thomas M. Henley assignee of Mat. Kemp administrator de bonis non of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes (Defts).  William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, relinquished the defendants’ former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendants still owe $110 as well as 6% interest and $8.12 in court fees.

 

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Cases:

·      Thomas M. Henley assignee of Mat. Kemp administrator de bonis non of Robert Yates deceased (Plt) against Jasper Hughes and Henry Hughes (Defts).  William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, relinquished the defendants’ former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendants still owe $138 as well as 6% interest and $8.12 in court fees.

Jesse Feary assignee of William Feary administrator of George Feary (Plt) against William Sears and Henry Sears, and John Fox, their common bail, (Defts). William Jones, the defendants’ attorney, relinquished the defendants’ former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendants still owe £11 as well as 6% interest and $8.12 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings of the State of Virginia assignees of John S. Stubbs who was assignee of Thomas B. Fox executor of William Booth, deceased, (Plt) against William Elliott and Benjamin Minor, his common bail, (Deft).  William Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $38 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against James Baytop (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $30.87 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Schuyler Sampson & Co. assees of J. & A. Sampson (Plt) against James Baytop (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $23.68 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against James Baytop (Deft).  Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $34.00 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Gerard F. Hopkins assignee of William Smart assignee of L. Stubbs assignee of Thomas Stubblefield (Plt) against Baylor F. Stubblefield (Deft). Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $81.71 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Peter Kemp (Plt) against John Fox (Deft). The defendant’s attorney, Richard Coke, acknowledged the defendant’s debt of 174.48 to the plaintiff.  The court ordered that the plaintiff recover the debt plus interest and court costs of $7.23.

Lewis Blake assignee of John Johnston (Plt) against John Roane (Deft) Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $28.96 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Thomas Smith & Co.  (Plt) against William Howlett (Deft).  Thomas Nelson, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $203.87 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Nelson, Sen. (Plt) against Read Watlington and Thomas Robins, his common bail, (Deft).

Jury: William Leavit Sen., William Fletcher, Thomas Hogg, James Hogg, Ambrose West, Francis West, Charles B. Thruston, Robert Ransone, William Howlett, Samuel Pointer, Thomas Booth and Paul Philpotts.

Verdict: the defendant must repay the debt ($648) to the plaintiff, but the debt will be discharged by a payment of $24.37 ½ with 6% interest and $9.06 court fees.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Tom Cary, guardian for Miss Fanny Lingar and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $173.50 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against Tom Cary and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $430.59 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of William Stubbs who was assignee of S. S. Griffin (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $56.98 1/3 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against John Lowry and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $118 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Walker Jones assignee of John Hobday (Plt) against Tom Cary and Charles B. Thruston, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $43.10 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Thomas M. Seawell and John B. Seawell, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $137.83 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against William S. Thornton and John B. Seawell, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $128.11 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $69.31 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      William and Jesse Farinholtz (Plt) against John Bracken (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $75.12 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Joel Hayes (Plt) against James H. Ransone and John Ransone, his common bail, (Deft) Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $23.50 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

Waid Stubblefield assignee of A. Foster by Thomas Foster (Plt) against John Dixon and John Bracken, his common bail, (Deft).  Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $100 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

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George Shackelford (Plt) against Atwood Cluverius and John Lowry, his common bail, (Deft). The defendant’s attorney, Mann Page, withdrew the defendant’s earlier plea of payment and pled it again.  According to Mann Page, the debt has been repaid to the plaintiff.

Jury: William Leavit Sen., William Fletcher, Thomas Hogg, James Hogg, Ambrose West, Francis West, Charles B. Thruston, Robert Ransone, William Howlett, Samuel Pointer, Thomas Booth and Paul Philpotts.

The plaintiffs did not arrive, and must pay $1 damages to the defendants.

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Cases:

·      Christopher Trevillian assignee of Clairborne Kiningham[44] (Plt) against Christopher Whiting and Joel Thomas, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $40 as well as 6% interest and $7.23 in court fees.

John L. Hudgins assignee of William H. Ransone administrator of all and singular of Hugh B. Gwyn (Plt) against Drury Proctor (Deft). Catesby Jones, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, but was unable to give any other answer.  The defendant still owes $24.56 as well as 6% interest and $7.41 in court fees.

Thomas Smith and John Tabb trading and carrying on business under Thomas Smith & Co. assignees of Miles Camp (Plt) against William A. Hobday and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Defts) Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, and acknowledged the debt.  The defendant owes $25 as well as 6% interest and $7.85 in court fees.

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Cases:

·      Thomas Smith and John Tabb trading and carrying on business under Thomas Smith & Co. (Plt) against William A. Hobday and John R. Cary, his common bail, (Deft). Mann Page, the defendant’s attorney, relinquished the defendant’s former plea, and acknowledged the debt.  The defendant owes $47.99 as well as 6% interest and $7.85 in court fees.

Henry W. Gray, merchant in Baltimore, Maryland, assignee of Peter R. Nelson administrator of Mathew Whiting (Plt) against John Howlett and William Howlett (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney, James H. Roy, came into court and proved evidence that the defendant had confessed to his debt in court on the first day of the present term, but that the clerk had omitted to enter the confession.  The defendant owes $20.84 with 6% interest and $5.18 in court fees.

 

 

Estate Transactions:

·      William Cooke, deceased,

o       Samuel Pointer, administrator, successfully motioned that Jesse White, Thomas Hall Sen., John Hall Sen., William Stubbs and William E. Davis settle the account of the administration of the estate.

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Cases:

·      Lewis Dunston; Francis West and his wife, Kitty, (Formerly Kitty Dunston); William Dunston, Nancy Dunston, and Rebecca Dunston, infant children of John H. Dunston by Lewis Dunston, their next friend, (Complts.) against Frances[45] Dunston widow, relict and administrator with the will annexed of John H. Dunston deceased, (Deft).  John Stevens, Thomas Kemp, Jesse White, I. Andrews, and William Andrews are appointed commissioners to divide the estate of John H. Dunston as follows:

To Frances Dunston, widow:

1 Negro man named George

1 feather bed and furniture

2 beds (to be held absolutely) and furniture that Frances had when she married John H. Dunston

1 black walnut table

4 dishes

12 plates

1 set cups and saucers

Silver table and tea spoons

1 gig and harness

Animals:

1 horse

She has first choice of the horses.

1 ox cart and 4 oxen

4 cows and calves

2 sows and pigs

½ of the sheep

8 flag bottom chains

1 tea kettle and pot

Kitchen furniture of her choice

To be held during her lifetime.

To Lewis Dunston, son:

Land purchased from John R. West.

Where the said Lewis now lives.

To him and his heirs forever.

To William Dunston, son:

Piece of land the testator bought from John Davis and others representatives of Richard Currey deceased.

To him and his heirs forever.

To Francis West and Kitty, his wife:

$100

To Ann Dunston:

$100

To Rebecca Dunston:

$100

To be divided equally among the 5 children (Lewis, William, Kitty, Ann, and Rebecca):

The residue of the estate.

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Court adjourned for the day.  Minutes were signed by Thomas T. Tabb.

 

Cases:

·      Schuyler Sampson & Co. (Plt) against Abraham S. White (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was William Jones.  The defendant did not arrive, nor had he set aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office (he had not repaid the debt).  The defendant owes the plaintiff $30.44 with 6 % interest and $6.69 court fees.  

Joes Hayes (Plt) against John Hopkins (Deft).  The plaintiff’s attorney was James H. Roy.  The defendant did not arrive, nor had he set aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office (he had not repaid the debt).  The defendant owes the plaintiff $49.50 with 6 % interest and $6.69 court fees.  

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Cases:

·      Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings in the State of Virginia assignees of John S. Stubbs exor. of Emanuel Jones assignee of Thomas B. Fox executor of William Booth, deceased (Plt) against Dunford Moore (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant did not arrive, nor had he set aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office (he had not repaid the debt). The defendant owes the plaintiff $30 with 6 % interest and $6.69 court fees.   

Read Watlington guardian of Mary T. Watlington, Read and Betsy Watlington (Plt) against James B Robins and Thomas Robins and Jesse White, their common bail, (Defts). The plaintiff’s attorney was Mann Page.  The defendant did not arrive, nor had he set aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office (he had not repaid the debt). The defendant owes the plaintiff $39.44 with 6 % interest and $7.68 court fees.    

Sarah Hunley administrator of Robert Hunley deceased who was assignee of Abslom White administrator of William White which said Absolom who was assignee of Fredrick Weeden (Plt) against Thomas Whiting administrator with the nuncupative will[46] annexed of Skaife Whiting, deceased, Co-obligator with himself and Hugh Gwyn (Deft). The plaintiff’s attorney was Thomas Yeatman. The defendant did not arrive, nor had he set aside the judgment entered into the rules at the Clerk’s Office (he had not repaid the debt). The defendant owes the plaintiff $60 with 6 % interest and $7.68 court fees. N.B. This judgment is to be credited for 11 pounds 5 shillings and three pence paid on March 15, 1814.  

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