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Somerset Judicial Records 1692-96, Abstracts with Selected Transcriptions
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MSA C 1774-12

15 NOVEMBER 1695

77 ~  Court convenes; Commissioners present: Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, Matthew Scarbrough; Thomas Newbold; Samuel Hopkins, Thomas Jones, Edmund Howard, George Layfield, Capt. John King.

78 ~  Writ of error from John Freeman, Register of Chancery Court, dated 19 October 1695 entered in record; per plea of  EphraimWilson, Chancery directs Justices to send records of proceedings in case of Francis Jenckins vs. Ephraim Wilson to Provicial Court for review.

78 ~  Writ of error from John Freeman, Register of Chancery Court, dated 19 October 1695 entered in record; per plea of Ephraim Wilson, Chancery directs Justices to send records of proceedings in case of James Round vs. Ephraim Wilson to Provicial Court for review.

78 ~  Court orders transcripts of preceeding two cases be transmitted to Provincial Court; John West, Clerk of Court, reports after inspection of records that no such cases have been entered; note is made that Thomas Dixon acted as President of Court when Writs of Error were considered.

79 ~  Case against Edward McDonnell for pocket picking; evidence of William Damone(?), John Bishopp and William Stevenson heard; Court finds Macdonnell guilty, orders Sheriff give him 39 lashes; administered forthwith; also required to post security; makes bond for £5, securities William Stevenson, Thomas Quillain.

79 ~ Court adjourns briefly and reconvenes; Commissioners present: Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, George Layfield, Samuel Hopkins, Edmund Howard, John King.

79 ~  Mr. Thomas Jones presents account against estate of Andrew Whittington for 312 lbs/tbco; William Fausett, Administrator, admits debt; Court orders payment, with costs.

80 ~  Rowland Jackson, Pltf. vs. John Tayler, Deft. for debt of 400 lbs/tbco; Sam Worthington, attorney for Jackson, presents Tayler’s account from 2 June1694; mentions credit given to William Bozeman; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus; Court orders attachment of Tayler’s goods; Worthington has debt of 1000 lbs/tbco to Tayler and posts security for him.

80 ~  Anthony Morris, wife Martha, Pltf., Admx of Joseph Light, vs. James Jones of Virginia, Deft. for debt of 2000 lbs/tbco; Peter Dent, attorney for plaintiffs, presents bill of debt signed 26 May 1695 by Jones to be paid by October in Pocomoke; witnesses James Mills, John Simons; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus; Court rules for plaintiffs; orders attachment of Jones’ goods; Morris makes bond for 4000 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Francis Joyce.

81 ~  Peter Dent, Pltf. vs. Dinah Nuthead of  St. Maries County, Admx of William Nuthead,  Deft. for debt of 500 lbs/tbco; Dent claims debt contracted for 50 lbs of sugar given Nuthead on 30 May 1693 at Pocomoke; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus, Court rules for Dent; orders attachment of goods; Dent posts bond of 1000 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Ephraim Wilson.

82 ~  George Layfield, Esq., Pltf.  vs. Michael Turbut & James Murphey, Admns of Vincent Low (Loe) Deft. for £16/10; Sam Worthington, attorney for Layfield, explains that Low had illegally obtained Letter of Administration for estate of Samuel Cooper, which properly should have gone to Cooper’s widow Jane; Low had then agreed to forgive debt of  9000lbs/tbco which Layfield owed to Cooper, in consideration of £16/10 received from William Blanton of  St. Maries, per direction of Layfield; Low never credited the estate and when Provincial Court appointed Jane Cooper Admx she required Layfield to pay original debt; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus, Court rules for Layfield; orders attachment of Low’s goods; Layfield post bond of £33 for the attachment; security Ephraim Wilson.

83 ~  Lambrook Thomas, Pltf. vs. John Jenner, blacksmith, Deft. for debt of 2500 lbs/tbco; Samuel Worthington, attorney for Thomas, presents Jenner’s account with charge of 2500 lbs/tbco due from 10 May 1695 at Wicomico for construction of a water mill; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus, Court rules for Thomas; orders attachment of Jenner’s good; Thomas post bond of 5000 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Thomas Carey.

84 ~  Ephraim Wilson, Pltf. vs. Samuel Alexander. Pltf.  for debt of 568½ lbs/tbco; Robert Pirrie, attorney for Wilson, presents account from 1693-94 for sundry items less credits for legal services in case against Layfield and Goddard; Sheriff writ returned non est inventus; Court rules attachment of Alexander’s goods; Wilson posts bond of for 1200 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Robert Pirrie.

85 ~  Robert Pirrie, Pltf. vs. Swan Swanson, Deft. for debt of 330 lbs/tbco; Pirrie claims debt for credit given Swanson and paid to Ralph Doe on 5 April 1695; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus; Court rules attachment of Swanson’s goods; Pirrie posts bond of for 800 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Edward Green.

86 ~  Edward Green, Pltf. vs. Swan Swanson, planter, Deft. for debt of 405 lbs/tbco; Robert Pirrie, attorney for Green, cites bill of debt signed by Swanson 11 May 1695 promising delivery at Snow Hill (see below, f.95); Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus; Court rules for Green; orders attachment of Swanson’s goods; Green posts bond of 1000 lbs/tbco for the attachment; security Robert Pirrie.

87 ~  Dennock Dennis, Pltf. vs. Alexander Mackswaine, Deft; attachment made of goods from estate of Mackswaine valued at 500 lbs/pork or 750 lbs/tbco; in possession of Ellis Coleman; given to Dennis per judgement made 12 November; remainder to John Webb.

87 ~  James Beauchannon, Pltf. vs. John Baird, Merchant, Deft. for debt of 18 shillings; Samuel Worthington, attorney for Beauchannon, presents note signed 2 August 1695 for said amount; Sheriff’s writ returned non est inventus; Court rules for Beauchannon; orders attachment of Baird’s goods; Beauchannon posts bond of 36 shillings for the attachment; security Samuel Worthington.

88 ~  Court adjourns for the day.




 
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