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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1683
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Sommerset Ss: The Deposicon of John Cropper aged 35 years of thereabouts Saith yt upon Thursday last
the first day of february Oliver Berry did voluntaryly of his owne accord after my demanding Security
or the Leaving of an Attorney to answr for him at this County Court about getting of Child of Joan
Garrett Servant unto y Sd John Cropper Did proffer & agree with the said John Cropper to pay
him in hand the Sume of Two Thousand and five hundred pounds of tobacco for what Damadges
the Said John Shoulld Sustaine by the Said Joans being with Chilld the which Sume of tobacco the
Sd Cropper did except to Say three hundred pounds of tobacco to be pd in Goods & the remainder
being Two Thousand one hundred and Seaventy the Sd Berry did Chardge a note upon Collo Wm
Stevens to pay unto the Sd Cropper : / : ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ John Cropper
William Browne aged 31 years of age or thereabouts doth swear yt what is above written he
knoweth to be True ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Wm Brown
5th ffebruary 1682
Then John Cropper & Wm Browne made oath to the truth of y Above Mentioned
Be fore us William Stevens: Henry Smith
Plea Cropper plte Berry deft And: Whereupon the deft Comes & Saies by his Attorney James
Langster that he the Said Cropper Judgemt: ought not to have agt: the deft because the
deft was no waies indebted to the plte y foresaid Summe of Two Thousand one hundred
pounds of Tobacco but that the defendt: did pass a note to y plte charged only on Collo Stevens
and afterwords did forbid y paymt thereof because fraudulently gott by threatening to Stopp
y vessell and without any Consideracon from the plte but the plte in y defendts: debt the
deft Craves Judgemt whith:o the plte ought to have this sute
Langster pro defendant
The Courtt Commands the Sherife to bring here 12 good & Lawfull Men of his Baliwick that the
truth of y matter in question may the better be made known who are sworne vizt Robert Glessell
foreman Thomas Bird Wm: ffenton: Henry Lynch Edward Day:John Evans: Wm Piper: George
Goddard: Henry Hayman, Wm: Scott: Thomas Horssman: ffrancis Martin: the Jury having recd
theire Chardge & Wm Browne Sworn on part of the plte before the Cort & Jury: goe forth on the Cause
depending and this day to witt y 5th: day of ffebruary Annoq Dom: 1683 Came John Cropper by
his attorney Thomas Poole as well Oliver Berre deft by his Attorney James Langster And the Jurors
to witt Robert Glessell Thomas Bird: Wm: ffenton: Henry Lynch Edward Day: John Evans: Wm: Piper
George Goddard: Henry Hayman: Wm: Scott: Thomas Horssman & ffrancis Martin who to Say the truth
being Summoned Impanelled & Sworne upon there oaths Say they finde for the plt Two thousand one
hundred & Seaventy pounds of tobacco with Cost of Sute provided the plte indempnifie y defendt
from all Cost & Charges yt Shall or may attend upon the Sd defendt according to Composicon upon
the Deft being Charged with a Chilld begott upon the body of Joan Garrett Servant to the plaintiff
Robert Glessell foreman
This Court ordrs the verdict to be entered & that the deft: Oliver Berre pay the sd: Two thousand one
hundred & seaventy pounds of tobacco with Cost accordingly to y plte John Cropper alias execucon
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The Same Day Commrs as afore
To y worpll his Lopps Justices of y peace for the County of Somrsett The humble Peticon of James Newall
Humbly Sheweth
That on the Second day of Janry 1683 Lawrence Brindle & Hans Larson Came to yor Peticr nr:
& did take up and Cary away each of them a Certain parcell of goods as doth appear by theire
Severall accots & here in Cort produced That is the Sd:: Lawrence Brindle to y value of one thousand
& Sixty pounds of tobacco & the Said Hans Larsone to y value of one Thousand three hundred & Sixty four
pounds of tobacco & the Said person having Soe recd: the goods of yor: petr: are fled out of y County now in
respect yor: petr: is a Stranger & now dealing in the Country & know not how Soone yor petr: may Sayle
yor petr: Craves ordr for an attachmt agt: the goods & Chattles of y foresd: parties yor: petr: giving in Security
according to law & yor peticr: Shall in Duty pray James Newall
febry 5th 1683/4
The Deposicon of John Browne before the Sd worpll the Justices of the peace of Somrsett County at A Court
held y 5th: of ffebruary 1683/ Saith yt on the 26th Janry: last yt he being at the house of James Newill
in Company of James Newall yt the Sd: James Newell did declare yt the day before Lawrence Brindle
left his house and this County yt he desired that the aforesaid Newill would Strip & packe what tobacco
was then in his tobacco house & pay to James Newell one Thousand & Sixty pounds of tobacco y Sd tobacco
and Satisfie himself for his trouble in witness hereof I have hereunto Set my hand this 5th febry 1683
the Same day to witt y 5th febry made oath in Cort: to y Sd writing James Brown
The Peticon being Considered by this Cort orders yt John Brown take into his Custody the Tobacco of Lawrence
Brindle that was in his Tobacco house not recd and pay James Newall one Thousand & Sixty pounds
of tobacco and Caske and take receipt for the Same ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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