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SEPTEMBER COURT 1695
21 ~ 10 October 1695 Court convenes; Commissioners present (from f.25) Francis Jenckins, John Bozman, Matthew Scarbrough, Thomas Newbold, Samuel Hopkins, James Round, Thomas Jones, John King, Arnold Elzey.
21 ~ John McKnitt & Robert Catlin called for non-attendance on Grand Jury at March Court; do not appear; fined.
21 ~ Continuance of action from March Court concerning James Barry’s treatment of orphans of William Furniss (Furnish); Barry and Stephen Costin agree to have Richard Davis and Richard Chambers resolve matter.
21 ~ Case against John Pope for armed robbery of Peter Bodkin’s store in Snow Hill and taking 5 bushels of salt, valued at 500 lbs/tbco; Peter Dent Clerk of Indictments; Pope pleads not guilty; Sheriff calles Jury: Rowland Beavins (foreman), John Browne, Robert Crouse, William Alexander, William Wallace, William Parker, John Parramore, Charles Nicholson, Thomas Gillett, James Henderson, William Hadder, George Lane; Jury finds Pope guilty; Court confirms; no punishment recorded.
22 ~ Case against Thomas Oxford; ordered that Oxford be given 10 lashes per earlier judgement (see f.12).
22 ~ Four proclamations read in Court by Sheriff: on the preroguing of the Assembly; on selling of goods from Pennsylvania; on style of precepts in the Kings name; on coopers and gage of casks.
22 ~ Case against William Basson for “falsely” packing tobacco for Thomas Oxford who sold same to John Webb; pleads not guilty; Sheriff calls Jury: Henry Hudson (foreman), Dennock Dennis, William Matthews, William Henry, Philip Ascue, John Turpin, Gabriel Henry, Hope Tayler, Philip Conneway, John Sturgess (Sturgis), Henry Philips, Martin Trentham; finds Basson guilty; Court orders sheriff to give him 15 lashes; executed by Sheriff.
23 ~ Thomas Oxford recognizance of £5 to pay fees for Basson
23 ~ Charles Williams, Pltf. vs. John Hansom, planter, Deft. for debt of 1500 lbs/tbco; Robert Pirrie, attorney for Williams claims debt was for sale and delivery of a horse on 28 January 1690 at Snow Hill; Peter Dent, attorney for Hansom, denies claim; Court rules a non-suit.
23 ~ Hannah Maynard, widow & Admx of James Maynard, Pltf. vs. John Swain, Deft. for debt of 1500 feet of plank, 215 lbs/pork and 113 lbs/tbco; Peter Dent, attorney for Maynard, presents account from 15 March 1692; Matthew Scarbrough attests to the copy of the account; Court finds for Maynard as declared.
25 ~ Joy Hobbs, Admn for Thomas Hobbs, Pltf. vs. Richard Kimball, Deft. for debt of 720 lbs/tbco; Samuel Worthington, attorney for Hobbs, presents account from August 1689 for various items of cloth and clothing; Kimball claims the the case was improperly submitted as a “special summ”, should have been a quantum meruit (quanto meriott); Court finds the account inconsistent, rules a non-suit.
26 ~ John Sturges request payment for six days attendance at Court; case against John Pope.
26 ~ John Henry (Hendry) and William Robinson request payment for six days attendance each; case against William Basson.
26 ~ John Moore (More), ferryman, requests payment for 22 days attendance at Court; case of John Russ (Rust) vs. George Layfield.
26 ~ Court adjourns for the day.
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