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Watson, William : Public Claim

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At a Court of oyer and terminer held for the County of Powhatan at Scottsville the twenty eight day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty Two

Present in Court Littleberry Mosby Thomas Turpin Vincent Markham, William Mayo Edmund Logwood Thomas Harris, George Williamson and William Ronald Gentlemen Justices Absent from Court Edmund Logwood Gentleman a Justice Present in Court Richard Crump Gentleman a Justice Tom a male slave the property of William Watson of the County of Albemarle being brought by the Sheriff to the bar, and arraigned, was charged with having feloniously and burglariously broke open the house of Thomas Miller of the County of Goochland in the night time of the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two, and of stealing out and carrying away sundry goods and wearing apparel the property of the said Thomas Miller and others to wit, a coat a pair of Breeches and Counterpain the property of the said Thomas Miller of the value of three pounds Also a shirt Jacket and overhauls the property of David Royster of the value of three pounds, As also with having feloniously broke open the house of John Harris Gentleman of the County of Powhatan in the night time of the [left blank] day of [left blank] in the present year and of entering and from thence stealing and carrying away a gun the property