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14 AUGUST 1695
6 ~ Court convenes; Commissioners present: Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, John Bozman, Samuel Hopkins, James Round, Stephen Horsey, Arnold Elzey
6-8 ~ Series of debt claims against the estates of Jonathan Towers and George Latcham; Sam Worthington, attorney for Margarett, Administratrix of Towers estate, admits all debts; similarly, Robert Pirrie, attorney for Administratrix (unnamed) of Latcham’s estate admits debts; Court orders payment, with costs as follows:
Towers estate -
John Webb, 400 lbs/pork
John Edgar, 339 lbs/pork
Mr. James Round, 1163 lbs/tbco
Thomas Powell, 180 lbs/tbco
Col. David Browne, 2000 lbs/tbco
Christopher Reynolds, 218 lbs/tbco.
James Stanfield, 866 lbs/pork
William Tomkins (Tompkins), 305 lbs/tbco
William Bowen, 440 lbs/tbco
Ephraim Wilson, for 850 lns/tbco (see f.10)
Francis Alexander, 345 lbs/tbco (see f.11)
Latcham’s estate -
Mr. Francis Jenckins, 607½ lbs/tbco
Mr. James Round, 96 lbs/tbco
Sam Worthington, 200 lbs/tbco.
Maj. Robert King,127½ lbs/pork
Mr. Samuel Davis, for 320 lbs/tbco.
Estate of Jonathan Towers, 400 lbs/tbco
Adam Spence, 517½ lbs/tbco.
John Franklin, for 137½ lbs/tbco
William Stevenson, 400 lbs/tbco
John Henry, 165 lbs/tbco
Thomas Powell, 450 lbs/tbco
James Stanfield, 469 lbs/pork
9 ~ Case against Thomas Powell, Constable of Bogatee Norten, for contempt & neglect in not taking an account of hogs & cattle, per order of Governor, not covering entire Hundred, and speaking out against same; Court orders he be put in Custody and taken to Provincial Court for trial. (See Transcription; see also f.11)
9 ~ William Bowen (Boyne), planter, Pltf. vs. Elizabeth Lynch, Admnx of Henry Lynch of Pocomoke, for debt of 882 lbs/tbco; Robert Pirrie, attorney for Bowen, presents bill signed 15 April 1689 by Lynch, promising payment by following 10 October; witnesses Thomas Poynter, Peter Bodkin; Peter Dent, attorney for Lynch, admits debt; Court orders payment, with costs.
10 ~ Case against Elinor Foscue for bastardy; identifies Lancelott Sawkill as the father; Court orders she give security; Daniel Dennahoe, Jun., acknowledges debt of 400 lbs/tbco for Foscue; Court orders Sawkill appear next court.
10 ~ Court adjourns briefly; reconvenes with Commissioners Francis Jenckins, Thomas Dixon, Matthew Scarbrough, George Layfield, John Bozman, Samuel Hopkins, James Round, Edmund Howard, John King, Stepen Horsey, Arnold Elzey.
10 ~ Case against John Broughton for being drunk and swearing in Court; ordered to post security for clearing a road; required to clear a road and bridges sufficient for horse and cart, from present Courthouse to William Nobles house, and also the lower way by Edward Stevens, by the river, within 21 days; makes bond for £5, security John Webb. (See Transcription)
11 ~ John Henderson and Ambrose Riggen released from bond for good behavior; ordered to pay fees.
11 ~ Rowland Beavins ordered to repair road and causeway over marsh at Nanswango (Nansionngo) Creek.
11 ~ Gorge Bozman to replace Col. David Browne as overseer for Browne’s district (not specified).
11 ~ Court adjourns for the day.
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