Proceedings of the Essex County Court and General Court, 1693 May 1.
William and Mary by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen Defendrs of the Faith &c To our Sherrif of Essex County Greeting Whereas Capt John Battaile in right of him Selfe & as Guardian to Mary Cogwell a Minor at a Generall Court at James City the 31st of October 1692 before our Trusty and well beloved Sr Edmd Andros Knt our Lt and Governor Genl of Virga & our Councill for our said Colony Recovered against Thomas Clowson a Tract of land containing Six hundd acres lying & being in Essex County and whereas all proceedings upon the same were stoppd by an Injunction granted at the Said Generall Court on the 1st day of Novbr last, till a rehearing of the Same in Chancery the next Generall Court following, upon which rehearing before our Said Councill the Said Injunction on the 28th day of Aprill 1693 was dismist. You are therefore Comanded yt [that] without delay you cause the Said John Battaile in right of himself and as Guardian to Mary Cogwell a Minor to have his possession of & in the sd Six hundred acres of land according to the within direction and that you make due return of this Writ. Witnes Peter Beverley Clerk of our Said Generall Court the 1st day of May in the fifth year of our Reign Anno Domni 1693 P. Beverley Cl Gen Cur.
16 92 cop Clowsons pet 15 ret apl pet ent file ordr 52 cop ordr & injunct 30 April cop bill in Chay & Ent 46 Sear & cop ordr apl & Secry of Essex 55 Sear & cop ordr [on?] appl 25 Sear & cop injunct 25 Sear & cop ordr dismiss[al?] 25 rec chilton Attor 20 Exd iss rec ret & bill Costs 62 [Total] 355 P B CGC
Aug:t an pr ent file ordr exp & ent pet 30 7br ret ordr & ordr 13 8br ret ordr & ordr 13 reco decl 20 reco Secy 20 reco Cop. land [depo?] 20 Cop ordr 08 Cop decl 10 Cop decl to plea 20 Cop [decl?] 40 bill Costs 03 [Total] 197 F M Cl Cur Com Essex
355 197 [Total] 552 276 [Total] 828