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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1683
Volume 90, Page 21   View pdf image (33K)
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Pocomoke river as witness my hand this 23th Aprill Ao 1681/
John Vigerons Edward Smith
Wm Emmett
Sussex This bill was proved by the Testimoney of Wm Emmett in open Cort:
the 9th day of y month Called January 1682 To be the act & deed of the
Said Edward Smith Test Wm Clarke ClrKt
Plea Rhodes plt Smith deft And whereupon y deft by his attorney James Langster Comes & Sayes
yt he the Sd Rhodes plt Judgemt ought not to have because the deft became indebted the Sume of tobacco for
one Cowe & Calfe being properly y estate of Ambrose White deseased and the Sd White deseased having employed
the deft to transport his tobacco & other necessaries to Pocomoke river in refference to Satisfaccon for y sd Cow & Calfe to y value of 420lb: of tob: as will appeare by accot now y Sd Rhodes Comeing to y Sd Estate did agree with
y deft yt the Sd bill for y Sd Cowe & Calfe Shoulld be void when as the Sd deft have ordd of Cost for y 420 lb of tob:
due from the Sd: estate y remainder y Sd Rhodes woulld take out in y Like worke of transporting wch accordingly
y deft hath done to y value of 920lb of tob wch is in all to y Sume of 740lb tob and wch acco: wee are ready to
swear to & avowth y agreement Langster pro deft
Mr Ambrose White Dr lb tob.
Item for Carting of nine hh:ds of tobacco at one time to Snow hill Landing 360
Item To 3 pare of stockings the knitting of them - - - - - - - - - - - 50
Item To halfe a bunch of fishing Line - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Edward Smith Summe420
Mr John Rhodes Dr
Item To transporting one hhd: Shield Corne & pr y accot of Andrew Whittington - - - - 80
Item To one Turne of Muleasses from Dowdens - - - - - - - - 80
Item To Carting of Two hhds of tobacco at two Severall time for for Lame 80lb pr turne 160
Summe 320
Edward Smith made This being the true Accot Errors excepted pr me Edward Smith
oath to his accott in Cort this 31th day of July 1683
John Vigerons was Sworne on y Cause depending on part of y deft
This Cort: having Considered y premisses findes no Cause of accon & ordrs A nonsute
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The Same Day Commrs as afore
John Cropper plte Poole pro plte
Oliver Berre deft Langster pro deft
Somersett County Ss Oliver Berry Late of this County Marriner was Summoned to answr unto John
Cropper in a plea of Trespass upon the Case &c
And where upon the plte by Thomas Poole his attorney Comes & Saith That he the Said Oliver in
the month of ffebruary last became indebted unto y plte the full & Just Summ of Two Thousand one
hundred & Seaventy pounds of good Sound marchantable tobacco & in order to y payment of y aforesaid
Sume of 2170lb of Tobacco unto y plte he the Sd Oliver did Charge A note upon Collo: Wm: Stevens wch note wee have
here in Cort to produce but he the Sd Oliver fraudulently intending the plte to deceive of the Summe
aforesaid (meeting) with Collo Stevens ordered him not to except the note aforesd wch he the Sd: Oliver
had Charged Soe yt the plte is Still unpaid or Satisfied y Summe of 2170lb of tobacco although often there
unto required by the plte whereupon the plte Saith he is damnified and hath Damadges to the vallue
of 2400lb of tobacco and thereupon brings this Sute Jno: Doe
pr quer Tho: Poole Ple de Po Richard Roe
ffebry y first 1682
Collo: Stevens So be pleased to pay mr: John Cropper twenty one hundred and Seaventy pounds of tobacco upon
my accot: and I will pay you the Same or in any thing else that you Shall require your Servt: to Command
Oliver Berry
These Presents Witnesseth that if Oliver Berre Doth pay unto Henry Smith the sume of Two Thousand
one hundred & Seaventy pounds of tobacco the remainder of Two Thousand and five hundred pounds of
tobacco that the Said Berry did agree for to give unto Jno: Cropper for his Damages yt he the Sd Jno: Cropper
Shoulld Sustaine by Joane Garretts being with Child the wch Chilld the Sd Joane doth Charge the Sd
Berry to be the father thereof that then this presents Shall witness that I the said John doth Clearly
acquitt and dischardge the Sd Oliver Berry from all Damadges yt I Shall Sustayne by the Sd Joane
being with Child as witness my hand & Seale this 5th febry 1682/3 John Cropper
Testes John Townsand
Darnell Quilland Turne over to pg 22

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