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

14 AUGUST 1695

6 ~  Court convenes; Commissioners present: Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, John Bozman, Samuel Hopkins, James Round, Stephen Horsey, Arnold Elzey

6-8 ~  Series of debt claims against the estates of Jonathan Towers and George Latcham; Sam Worthington, attorney for Margarett, Administratrix of Towers estate, admits all debts; similarly, Robert Pirrie, attorney for Administratrix (unnamed) of Latcham’s estate admits debts; Court orders payment, with costs as follows:

Towers estate -

John Webb, 400 lbs/pork

John Edgar, 339 lbs/pork

Mr. James Round, 1163 lbs/tbco

Thomas Powell, 180 lbs/tbco

Col. David Browne, 2000 lbs/tbco

Christopher Reynolds, 218 lbs/tbco.

James Stanfield, 866 lbs/pork

William Tomkins (Tompkins), 305 lbs/tbco

William Bowen, 440 lbs/tbco

Ephraim Wilson, for 850 lns/tbco (see f.10)

Francis Alexander, 345 lbs/tbco (see f.11)

Latcham’s estate -

Mr. Francis Jenckins, 607½ lbs/tbco

Mr. James Round, 96 lbs/tbco

Sam Worthington, 200 lbs/tbco.

Maj. Robert King,127½ lbs/pork

Mr. Samuel Davis, for 320 lbs/tbco.

Estate of Jonathan Towers, 400 lbs/tbco

Adam Spence, 517½ lbs/tbco.

John Franklin, for 137½ lbs/tbco

William Stevenson, 400 lbs/tbco

John Henry, 165 lbs/tbco

Thomas Powell, 450 lbs/tbco

James Stanfield, 469 lbs/pork

9 ~  Case against Thomas Powell, Constable of Bogatee Norten, for contempt & neglect in not taking an account of hogs & cattle, per order of Governor, not covering entire Hundred, and speaking out against same; Court orders he be put in Custody and taken to Provincial Court for trial. (See Transcription; see also f.11)

9 ~  William Bowen (Boyne), planter, Pltf. vs. Elizabeth Lynch, Admnx of Henry Lynch of Pocomoke, for debt of 882 lbs/tbco; Robert Pirrie, attorney for Bowen, presents bill signed 15 April 1689 by Lynch, promising payment by following 10 October; witnesses Thomas Poynter, Peter Bodkin; Peter Dent, attorney for Lynch, admits debt; Court orders payment, with costs.

10 ~ Case against Elinor Foscue for bastardy; identifies Lancelott Sawkill as the father; Court orders she give security; Daniel Dennahoe, Jun., acknowledges debt of 400 lbs/tbco for Foscue; Court orders Sawkill appear next court.

10 ~  Court adjourns briefly; reconvenes with Commissioners Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, Matthew Scarbrough, George Layfield, John Bozman, Samuel Hopkins, James Round, Edmund Howard, John King, Stepen Horsey, Arnold Elzey.

10 ~  Case against John Broughton for being drunk and swearing in Court; ordered to post security for clearing a road; required to clear a road and bridges sufficient for horse and cart, from present Courthouse to William Nobles house, and also the lower way by Edward Stevens, by the river, within 21 days; makes bond for £5, security John Webb. (See Transcription)

11 ~  John Henderson and Ambrose Riggen released from bond for good behavior; ordered to pay fees.

11 ~  Rowland Beavins ordered to repair road and causeway over marsh at Nanswango (Nansionngo) Creek.

11 ~  Gorge Bozman to replace Col. David Browne as overseer for Browne’s district (not specified).

11 ~ Court adjourns for the day.




 
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