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Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666
Volume 53, Page 410   View pdf image (33K)
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                  410    Charles County Court Proceedings, 1662-1666.

             Liber B Whearupon Mr Joseph Harrisson Confeseth a iudgment for fifteen
                   hundered Pounds of tobacco It is thearfor Ordered that Samuell
                   Palmer pay unto the Plantiue fifteen hundered pounds of tobacco
                   with Cost and Charge of suit:

                     Mr Arthur Turner beeing summoned to giue a Reason why the
                   onphant John Ward hath bin so ill treated in his hows in so much
                   that the voyce of the People Crieth shame theanat and also to bring
                   the sayd Wand and his indentur to the Count with him all which ac
                   cordingly hear wear Produced: Videlicet
                     The sayd Ward with a most Rotton filthy stincking Ulserated
                   Ledge that euen loathed all the beholders theanof his apparrell beeing
                   all ragged and torne and his haer seemed to bee rotted of with Ashes
                   whos indentur is as followeth:

             [p. 193] This indentur maed the twentith day of Aprill in the year of owr
                   Lord God one thowsand six hundered fifty too between Arthur
                   Tumor of the one Pantie and John Ward on the other Party wit
                   neseth that the sayd John Ward doth hearby Couenant and grant to
                   and with the sayd Arthur Turnor his Executors and Assignes from
                   the day of the daet hearof for and during the teanme of time untill I
                   the sayd John bee at the age of twenty years to sarue in such saruice
                   and imployment as the sayd Arthur Tumor shall him imploy in Con
                   sideration wheanof the sayd Arthur tumor doth Couenant and grant
                   to and with the sayd Ward to find and allow him meat drincke and
                   apparrell and lodging with other nesessarys during the sayd tearme
                   and at the end of the sayd tearme to pay unto him doble apparrell
                   three barrels of Come a Cow and a sow with fifty Acres of land and
                   if in Case the sayd Arthur Cannot bring the sayd John to Reading
                   in the time of his saruice then the sayd Arthur doth Couenant and
                   bind himself to teach the sayd John the traed of a Cooper or a Car
                   pinder in witnes the partys aboue mentioned to thees indenturs haue
                   interchangably set thear hands and seals the day and year aboue
                   written                      Arthur Tumor o
                   Sealed seigned and deliuered
                                                John   Ward
                     in the Presence of us
                        henry 0 Cocks               his marke 0
                        William Wilkison

                     John Neuill swonne and Examined in open Court sayeth that hee
                   knew John Ward Euer since hee Came into the Cuntrie which is seau

             [p. 194]   enteen years agoe and that hee was then to his iudgment about four
                   or flue years old and further sayeth not

                     Mr William Marshall declares upon oath that to the best of his
                   iudgment John wand was about nine or ten years old when hee cam
                   to Mr Turnor

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