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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 580   View pdf image
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       Whereûpon his Excy ordered that the s.d Tho.s Macnamara be
       Sûmmoned to Appear before his Excy the Officer Appointed for serveing the
       s.d Sûmmons makes retûrn that the s.d Tho.s Mcnamara was gone oût of
       Town Whereûpon it was ordered y.t y.e s.d Tho.s be Sûmmoned to Appear before
       his Excy &.c at ten of y.e Clock on the Day of this inst
       Oct.r to Answere the s.d petition

          On which day ^came^ the s.d Tho.s Mcnamara before his Excy
       and the s.d Major Grald Jn.o Hammond and the Afd petion being
       read to him he was ordered to Answere thereûnto which he obscinately
       refûseing to doe and Offering a plea Ore tenûs to his Excys
       Jûrisdiction of the Master Contained in y.e petition am pretending to
       Sûpport this his plea by the practice of the Spiritûal Coûrts in Engl.d
       which the Infancy Lowe Circûmstances and present Constitûtion of this
       province prevent ûs from being Able to pûrsûe here for want of the said
       Coûrts or Maintenance for the Maintenance ^proper Officers^ of them

          Wherefore his Excy being Conteinaed not only by ûndeniable
       Testimonies bût Even by his own Knowledge of the Inhûmanity
       and barbarity of y.e s.d Tho.s towards his Wife manifested
       not only to his Excy bût to All her Majestys hoble Coûncill
       in Assembly before whom Appeared not Long Since the s.d Margaret
       so battered brûised and Inhûmanly beaten in most parts
       of her body that had she not been of a Constitûtion more
       than ordinary Strong She Coûld hardly have recovered it  And finding
       by dayly Experience the s.d Tho.s to be of a Mad Tûrbûlent
       fûrioûs ûngovernable Temper has Thoûght fitt for preservation
       of the poor Petitioners Life to Order and it is hereby ordered by
       his Excy that Dûreing the Time the s.d Tho.s and Margarett shall
       Continûe Separate and ûntill they shall inûtûally reconcile them
       selves to Each other and Cohabit he the s.d Tho.s shall Allow
       and pay to the s.d Margarett his Wife fifteen pounds
       Sterling per Annûm by qûarterly or at least by half Yearly
       paym.ts to Commence from this Sixteenth Day of Octo.r

          And it is farther ordered that he Deliver ûnto her
       the Wearing Cloths and other Small necessaries to her belonging
       herein particûlarly Specified  Viz
                One Gown & petticoat
                One Dûst Gownd
                One old Callicoe Dûstgoûnd
                Three Shifts
                Two suits of headcloths
                One Kight Cape
One handkerchief
One Apron
One p.r of Stockins
One p.r of Gloves
One side sadle and sadle cloth
One fan and Mosqûe
One Gold ring belonging to [illegible]

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