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Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 141   View pdf image (33K)
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         Court and Testamentary Business, 1649 50.141





       tooke to bring the Same to his Landing place, but Saith that Liber B.

       according to his promise he returned the boat by the time

       appointed to the place in Popler hill Creek where he had the

       Same without any hurt or damage, And the Court not finding

       by proofe or otherwise that the pits boat Sustained any damage

       by any defalt of the Defdt It is Ordered that the plts Suit before

       menconed be absolutely dismissed out of this Court.


                  The Deposition of James Langworth aged

                  about 22ty years Sworn and Examined the 18th

                  day of ffebruary 1651 Saith as followeth Vizt

         That Yesterday being the 17th day of this present Month

       Phillip Anther being in the house where this Depont liveth in

       New town in Company with Mr Robert Clarke Richard Willan

       Mary the wife of John Greenway and this Depont the Said

       Phillip Anther Sitting upon a fforme by the table in the Sd

       house whereon there lay a Pistol of Mr Robert Clarkes, And

       this depont comeing out-of the Plantacon where he had been

       at work into the Said house, and Sitting down at the Said

       Table, and taking hold of the handle of the Said Pistol, the

       Muzie end thereof lyeing upon the table ask't the Said Mary

       Greenway who as this Deponent was told had but a little

       before Shott the Same off) whether there were any Shott in the

       Sd Pistoll when She Shot the Same off Whereupon Mr Robert

       Clarke made Answer that it was charged with two Pistoll Bul-

       letts when She Shott the Same off, Whereupon unawares to

       this Deponent who had only the handle of the Said Pistol in

       his hand as aforesd and the other end lyeing upon the table

       this Depont not Suspecting the Same to be then charged nor

       touching the tricker Soe far as he can remember nor knowing

       whether the Same was bent or not the Sd Pistol went off and

       on the dischargeing the Muzle thereof bounded upwards, and

       unluckily Shott the Said Phillip Anther through the Neck and

       Cheeke into the head, whereupon he Suddainly dyed, This

       deponent to the best of his Remembrance not Seeing the Said

       Phillips Anther in the Said house from the time he Soe Came

       into the Said house out of the Plantacon as aforesd till he was p. 274

       Soe unfortunately Shott whereupon he dyed as before is

       expressed and further this Deponent cannot depose

              J urat die & anno Supradict coram me Tho Hatton


                  The Deposition of Mr Robert Clark and Richard

                  Willan Sworn and examined the 18th day of

                  ffebruary 1651 Say as followeth vizt

         That they were present Yesterday when Phillip Anther was

       unfortunately killed in the house where James Langworth and

       John Greenway now dwell by the discharge of a Pistol as is


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