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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 502   View pdf image
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       Tree for the first bounded Tree of Majors Lott ?

       I with the rest of the Jury was brought by Hugh Riley to the above mentioned
       white Oake but Co.ll Beall denying that to be the bounded Tree we were put by the
       surveying either two or three days until we sent to the Land Office for the Certificate
       of Major Sewells Land by Certificate we were satisfied that the abovementioned
       white oake was the South East Corner Tree of Major Sewells Land and so became
       the beginning Tree of Majors Lott and accordingly we proceeded in our Survey
       What proof at that Survey was made to the 2.d bounded Tree of Majors Lott?

          That I remember no proof Except from Coll.o Beall who being a party
       Concerned was not admitted as an Evidence
                                                                               James Stoddart

       Interrogations sworn by M.r Robert Tyler put M.r Edward Dawson &c.a

First Ques.t
       We desire you to tell whether Coll.o Darnell awarded the Land in difference between
       us and Hugh Riley with the Cost on the ^said^ suit to Coll.o Beall or to Dawson Pottinger &c.a?
       Coll.o Darnalls Opinion was that the Pson that lived upon the said land ought to
       have it Riley being first paid the Charge he was at but whether Coll.o Beall
       or Edw.d Dawson & John Pottinger &c were to be at the Charge thereof he could
       not remember                              Robert Tyler

             Interrogations sworn by Jn.o Turner put by M.r Edw.d Dawson &c Quest.n
       Whether he ever heard them the said Dawson &c tender to M.r Riley his
       Charges awarded by Coll.o Darnall and w.t Rileys Answer was to it?

               That he was with Jn.o Pottinger &c and went to Hugh Riley's & tendered
       him the Cost awarded him by Coll.o Darnall and Rileys Answer was that he would not
       take it                           The Mark of
                                           Jn.o T Turner

             Interrogations sworn by Joshua Hall put by Hugh Riley Quest.n
       Whether he did not hear me demand the Tob.o awarded by Coll.o Darnall of Coll.o Beall?

       To which Coll.o Beall answered that he owed him nothing nor would pay him nothing
                                                                                              Joshua Hall

       The same Questions that were proposed to Joshua Hall were proposed likewise to
             Jn.o Cousens and John Ramsay  And they upon their oaths answered
       in the said Hall
                               The within Depositions were sworn to before me      R Bradly

Feb.ry the 1702/3
          Interrogations sworn to by Coll.o Ninian Beall put by Edw.d Dawson Quest.n
       Whether Coll.o Beall at the taking up the Majors Lott did not take it up for 800 Acres
       and Whether he did not sell the same to the sev.rall purchasers for 800 Acres more
       or less?

                    That he did take up the same for 800 Acres and hold the same for 800 Acres
       running according to a plott herewith sent signed by M.r Will.m Hutchison

       Whether or no you ever heard Jn.o Pottinger and Edw.d Dawson tender to Hugh Riley the
       Tobb.o awarded by Coll.o Darnall to the s.d Hugh Rileys Discovery?

       That he did hear y.e s.d Pottinger & Dawson tender y.e Tobb.o at Hugh Rileys House Ninian Beall

Sworn before me   R Bradly

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