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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1692-1693
Volume 406, Page 1   View pdf image (33K)
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At a Court of Adjournment held the 8th day of August for ye County of Somerset
in the Province of Maryland by their Maties Justices thereunto authorized,
Anno Domini  1692  .  ---------------      -------------    ------------     ----------   ------
Comrs Present   mr ffrancis Jenckins. Capt. John: Winder. mr. James Dashiels  mr. James
in Court were.   Round. mr. Thomas: Jones. mr. George: Layfield.  Capt. John: King
The Court being Calld: mr James: Dashiels then took the Oaths appointed. viz  the
Oath of Alleagiance; ye Oath of abhorrence, & the Oath of a Justice of Peace .

  Rowland Beavens. & Samuel: Heydon pr request, are dismist from ye Jury .
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May it please ye worll. Court.
Gentlemen. Since it So happened with me yt I cannot wait on you this day with out real
prejudice to my Self, and expecting complaint will come before you pr John: Pope against
Abraham. Vanfall, In which matter I have been and still am Concerned, as having Sufficient
reason to look on the said Vanfall as malitious and prnitious person, and to prevent his killing
mens Creatures, did about a moneth Since Order our Constable to take the said Vanfalls Gun
into Custody untill this Court, Its now at your worps. pleasure, whether he may have it restored
or shall ever be Suffered to keep a Gun more to kill Horses at his pleasure. If have yr liberty
allowed him, I expect more mischief quickly to ensue & my horse to be one of the first that
must goe to pott, for I have done enough to forfeit his life by Concerning my Self about killing
John Popes. I humbly beseech your worps will not Suffer any weapons in Such mad mens hands
except were more responsible. for he is not worth any horse or other dumb beast. and the Lord
and him Self only knows how many of his Neighbors he hath been the death of as is shrewdly
Suspected. My most humble Service attends on you all whiles he can who is. Gentlement. C
Aug. 8th. 1692.                                                                                                                                                  Your very humble Servant.
which letter was Only read in Court.                                                       Saml. Hopkins.
Isaac: Horsey. this day brought his  Servant boy to be judged. viz James: Crawford, having
no Indenture. and this Court adjudges the said James to be fourteen years of age. who saith
he came into this Country in ye good Shipp.Providence of London. mr Wm. Mecoy.Master.thereof
Majr. Robert: King brought his Servant boy James: Odougherty to be judged of his age having
no Indenture. And this Court adjudged the sd James to be Sixteen years of age. who Saith he
Came into this Country in the good Shipp Katherine of London Derry whereof was Master Capt and  -  -
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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1692-1693
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