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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1735-1737
Volume 851, Page 93b   View pdf image
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November Court           1735        (93)

Generall or quarter Sessions for the said County of Somerset according to
the form of the statute in such Case lately made and provided that
the meeting house at Rehobeth Town and the meeting house on the
Eastermost side of Pocomoak river both in the aforesaid County are
places set apart by the said Congregation as places for their religious
worship of which said Congregation the Rev.d Henry Hunter is at
present Minister or teacher as wittness our hands this twenty
sixth day of Nov.r Ann Dom 1735
    Pat Allison, Francis Porter, Rob.t Geddes   Rob.t Jenckins Henry

Ordered that James Martin of Somerset County Gent be Overseer of the Roads in Pocomoke
hundred in Somerset County for the Ensuing Year in Stead of John Atkinson and that Thomas Selbys
Hannah Whites William Kitchens Samuel Balls Nath.ll Davis's Jeremiah Townsends and John Glasses
Male Taxable Labourers assist in the Clearing of the lan and Causwaying of the said Roads under ye afd overseer

His Lordship
Mary Peirce
Somerset County ss.t  The Jurors for the right honourable
the Lord proprietary that now is for the body of Somerset
County af.d upon their Oath do present that Mary Peirce
late of Somerset Parish in the County af.d Spinster the
twentieth day of August Anno Dom Seventeen hundred and ^thirty^ five at the
parish af.d in the County af.d within the Jurisdiction of this Court did
commit fornication with a Certain James Welsh and did permit the
same James Welsh then and there to have carnal knowledge of her
body and to beget then and there a bastard Child on the body of her
the same Mary to the high displeasure of Almighty God to the evil
Example of all others in such Case offending contrary to the peace
of the said Lord proprietary that now is his good rule and Government
and against the form of the act of assembly in such Case lately made
and provided &.a
Test:  Col Robert King      On the backside of the foregoing bill of Indictment
it was thus Endorsed Viz.t                  Billa Vera Sam.ll Wilson foreman

    Thereupon Command was given to the Sheriff of Somerset County that he Should take the said
Mary Peirce if &.a to answer &a   And afterwards to witt the Eighteenth day of
November Ann: Dom: One thousand Seven hundred and thirty five
before the Justices of his Lordships County Court of Somerset now here
held at dividing Creek in the same County came the said Mary Peirce
in her proper person according to a Certain recognizance by her and
her Security in that part first acknowledged and had a hearing of the
Indictment af.d and being Instantly demanded how she would acquitt
her selfes of the premisses af.d above by the Indictment upon her

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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1735-1737
Volume 851, Page 93b   View pdf image
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