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Kent County Court, Proceedings, 1700-1701
Volume 730, Page 118   View pdf image
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                     Novemr.    Court    1701                                                                   [77]
Read Rowland Hughes peticon desireing to be Excused from paying leavie ye which
peticon being read & by ye Court duly considered ye Court Rejects ye Said peticon
Solomon Wright absent but Soone Returnes    Charles Hynson Sitts
Jno Ponder Senr. Acknowledges A Letter of Attry to Wm Scott of Talbott County
for to make over a piece of Land to Hugh Paxton of Said County containing one hundred acres
Comonly Called or Knowne by ye name Powells Fancey
Nicholas Clounds Sworne & Sent to ye Grand jury
Mathew Mason acknowledgeth A Conveyance to Thomas Foord for one hundred & fifty acres
of Land Called Barton lyeing in Kent County on ye South Side of Chester River upon
ye branches of Hambletons Creeke next adjoyning to Richard Collinss. Lott
Mr. John Whittington Sitts ~~~ And Leiut. Coll. Thomas Absent
Martha Phillingham wife to Richard Phillingham of Easter Neck hundred being preseted
      June last
in ^ for incontinent living with Edward Skidmore ye which presentmt. being Signed billa vera
                                                                                      Nicho: Clouds foreman
Command was Therefore given to ye Sherf. of Kent County ye 25
day of June Annoq Domi. 1701 That he cause Martha Phillingham wife to Richard
Phillingham if found in his County Soe that She be & personally Appeare before our
Justices at ye next Court to be held for this County to answer unto all Such things as Should
then & there be Objected ast. hir on our behalfe
The which cause being contd. untill this Time ye Said Martha now Appeares & ye Said
presentment being framed into A bill of Indictmt. was as followeth vizt.
Kent Ss    The jurors for our Lord ye King for ye bodie of Kent County upon theire oathes [do]
prsent Martha Phillingham wife of Richard Phillingham of Easter Neck hundred in
Kent County for that She ye Said Martha ye Twentieth day of June Anno Domi. 1701 at
Easter Neck hundred within ye jurisdiction of this Court did & as yet doth incontinently
live & cohabitt with a Certaine Edward Skidmore ast. ye Divine Law of Allmighty God &
ast. ye forme of ye Act of Assembly in that Case made & provided    Macklin pr Doms. Rege
Not Guilty pr patriam       pa. pa.       And he who follows for our Lord ye King Sayes She
                                                           is Guilty                             Macklin pr Doms. Rege
Comand was Therefore given to ye Sherf. of Kent County that he
cause to come here Twelve good & Lawfull men of his bailiwick to Try ye Issue above
Joyned who made answer he had there ready Twelve &a. as by his writt he was Comand
:ed vizt. Michael Miller foreman Thomas Puney John Tyliard Samuel Wallis Thoms
Gwin Nicholas Massey Nathanll. Cleave Wm Robinson Thomas Hynde Thomas Godwin
Edwin Godwin and Peter Peterson which Jury being duely tryed & Sworne & having
heard ye Allegacons Evidences & pleadings on boath Sides ye Court giveth them
theire Charge who withdraw to consider on ye premisses and after Some Short time
doe againe returne & being called over as alsoe ye Defendt. & being demanded whether
ye Said Martha Phillingham was Guilty of ye fact Alleadged in ye Indictmt. or
not Guilty ~~~ doe Say Not Guilty & Michael Miller theire foreman all of them
Soe Say ~~~~~
Therefore It is considered by ye Court here this day vizt. ye 26 day of Novemr.
Annoq Domi. 1701 That ye Said Martha Phillingham as to ye Said prsentment goe
Thereof without day She paying her fees                                               Jno Dowdall Clk

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Kent County Court, Proceedings, 1700-1701
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