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Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650
Volume 4, Page 441   View pdf image (33K)
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             Court and Testamentary Business, 1648.     441


       ffrancis Brooks Gentn att the request of Capt Giles Brent, Liber A.

      sayth uppon his oath, That bee was prnt when Capt Vaughan “

      examined Roger Baxster uppon his oath sometime the last

      yeare betweene Michaelmas & Christmas Touching the burning

      of Capt Brents Books by Edw: Corn mins: & tht bee did heare

      the sd Baxster declare how tht he saw Edw: Commins goe up

      into Mr Brents loft, & throw downe the Books, saying Burne

      them Papists Diueils, or words to tht effect. And further this

      Dept sayth That after uppon discourse touching this matter, wth

      the sd Roger Baxster, the sd Baxster told this Dept tht he thought

      tht Capt Vaughan did not sett downe his full oath punctually.

      But left out this touching the Books, for he did not heare That

      read, & tht it, of all, most concerned Capt Brent. ffurther hee

      sayth, That he, this Dept heard Capt Vaughan read the Depn

      wch hee had taken of Roger Baxster to Capt Brent & he heard

      nothing in it touching the Books wch att tht time bee did much

      wounder att. And further he sayth not.

      Jurat Coram Gour


       Nouembr 9o ffrancis Brooks Gentn complayneth agst Willm

      Joanes of Kent, for That about 2 yeares agoe the sd Joanes

      made bargairie & cont wth this compit for a certaine 9 swine

      number of hogs & cattle wch he was bownd to make deliuery

      of to him att the passing Bill therefore: wch this complt did &

      the sd Joanes hath not as yett made any deliuery of the swine

      whereby he is damnifyed to the ualew of 2500 l Tob. And

      deteyneth still the Bill this complt passed to him, for the

      foresd cattle & swine.

       Warrt to the Sheriffe of Kent ret January Court.


       Whereas it is publikely knowne to all the Inhabtants Kent tht

      in the late Rebeln of tht Iland Jno Gressam of tht Iland Plantr

      was a Partaker wth the Rebells, & a principall & actiue Insan mt

      to meinteine the sd Rebelln of foote. And whereas the s

      Gressam notwthstanding the late Gours Pardon published

      the lie of Kent 16o Apr. 1647o & the last Pardon allso publisheu

      by Tho: Greene Esqr Gour of this prouince & bearing date att

      St Maries 40 Mantis 1647. in tht case fauorably prouided tht all

      persons whatsoeur interested in the foresd Rebelln (Rich Ingle

      Marinr only excepted) expressing sorrow for their facts, &

      comming & crauing for their Pardon before Michaeirnas

      last past should haue their Pardon for their offence com

      mitted, as aforesd Wch notwthstanding the Sd John Gressam

      persisting in his ill mind, as it doth appeare, hath contemned &

      neglected, to sue for. These are therfore to requyre &

      authorize All Sheriffs, belonging unto this prouince, If att any

      time they shall find the sd Jno Gressam wthin their district, tht


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