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239 December Court 1753

Dr 24549 Cr 3583

By 1961 Tithables @ 11 lb Tobacco. P. Tithe 20,966

& a Fraction of 505 in the Sheriff's Hands 20,966

Ordered that Jane Elliott serve her Master Jacob Williams according to Law for having a Bastard Child.

Then the court adjourned till Court in Course. Mott Doniphan

At a court held for Stafford County 11 December 1753.

Present } John Mercer, Mott Doniphan John Peyton, & Henry Fitzhugh { Gentlemen

Ordered that Josias Barns serve his Master John Stuart Gent. for two days runaway time, & one hundred & eighty pounds of Tobacco expended in taking him up Present Francis Thornton & William Fitzhugh Gent.

In the Suit on petition between Charles Stuart & Co. Plts. & Francis Brooks deft. Judgmt. is granted the Plt. for four pounds nineteen Shillings with Costs & a Lawyer's Fee. . In the Suit on Petition between Walter Jameson Plt. & Jeremiah Carter deft. Judgment is granted the Plt. for two pounds ten Shillings & six pence with Costs & Lawyer's Fee.

In the Suit on Petition between William Allen Plt. & William Swetman deft. Judgment is granted the Plt. for two pounds seven Shillings & four pence with Costs. ~

The Suit on Petition between Thomas Allison Plt. & Richard Sims deft. is dismist the deft. paying Costs & a Lawyer's Fee.

In the Suit on Petition between Thomas Bennett junr. Plt. & Jereh. Carter deft. Judgment is granted the Plt for three hundred seventy & two pounds of Tobacco, & eighteen Shillings & ten pence with Costs & a Lawyer's Fee.

In the Suit on petition between John Ralls Plt. & Willian Copen deft. Judgment is granted the Plt for four pounds fourteen Shillings & one penny farthing & Costs.

The Suit on Petition between John Bailie Plt. & Futril Hall deft. is dismist the Plt paying Costs. Absent John Mercer Gent.

In the Suit on Petition between John Mercer Gent Plt. & Robert Ashby deft. Judgment is granted the Plt. for fifty nine pounds of Tobacco & three pounds nine Shillings & four pence half penny & Costs.

In the Suit on Petition between John Mercer Gent. Plt & William Copen deft. Judgment is granted the Plt. for two pounds one Shilling & Costs. Absent John Mercer Gent.