Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, page 42
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42 April Court 1750
In the action of Debt between Richard Bernard Gent plt & Benoni Stratton Deft. The Deft for plea saith he owes nothing. The plt Joined this Issue and the trial thereof is referred till the next Court.
Ordered the Exrs of Neil Buchanan decd pay William Hunter 123 lb Tobo. for three days attendance as an evidence for them vs Conway & for coming and returning Eight Miles twice
The suit in Chancery between Henry Fitzhugh Gent plt & Samuel Haywood and Richard Foote Gent. Defts. is continued till the next Court at Plts Costs
In the action of Debt brought on the behalf Our Sovereign Lord the King against John Humpston William Rose & James Butler, a Jury to Wit Joseph Combs George James, John Mauzy, William King, James Oneal Thomas Price John Thomas, Joseph Porter Hasel Hardwick, Howson Hooe Thomas Hay and Charles Harding were sworn to try the Issue Joined who brought in their Verdict in these Words. We of the Jury find for the Defts, Howson Hooe foreman. Which Verdict at the Defts motion is admitted to Record, and this Suit is Dismist
In the Action of Trespass upon the Case between John Short plt & Richard Bernard Gent. Deft. a Jury to wit Baldwin Dade an[d] Others were Sworn to try the Issue Joined who brought in their Verdict in these Words.We of the Jury find a promisary [sic] note from the Deft to Edward Humston for thirty five pounds Current Money pay the [illegible] August One thousand Seven hundred & forty Seven. We find that the said note is not endorsed or assigned by the said Edward Humston to any person what so ever We find that John Humston has assigned the said note for the Balance thereof after a Debt of fourteen pounds Seven Shillings and four pence discounted due from the said John Humston to the Deft We find that the Deft assumed to pay the balance to the Plt. If the Law be for the plt. We find for him Twenty two pounds Twelve Shillings & Ten pence. Damage Otherwise We find for the Deft Baldwin Dade foreman. Which Verdict is admitted to Record, and to be argued the next Court.
In the Action of Debt between Alexander Cambell plt & John Minor & Woodward Deft. the Defts confess Judgment unto the plt for two pounds three