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Full text of "Minutes of the Council and General court of colonial Virginia, 1622-1632, 1670-1676, with notes and excerpts from original Council and General court records, into 1683, now lost"

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MINUTES 

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COUNCIL 

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GENERAL COURT 

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COLONIAL VIRGINIA 

1622-1632, 1670-1676 

WITH NOTES AND EXCERPTS FROM ORIGINAL 
COUNCIL AND GENERAL COURT RECORDS, 
INTO 1683, NOW LOST 



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LIBRARY BOARD 
VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY 



R. T. W. DUKE, Jr., Chairman 

LYON G. TYLER 

C. V. MEREDITH 

Mrs. G. HARVEY CLARKE 

BRANCH JOHNSON 



Preface 



This volume contains fuch remnants of the minutes of the proceedings of the Council 
and General Court of colonial Virginia as are extant and have been found. They are 
for the period February 4, 1622 (old ftyle), through February 9, 1632 (old ftyle) — there 
being many gaps, however — and for the period beginning April 15, 1670, and ending 
March 22, 1676 (old ftyle). In addition, as furnifhing the only fubftitutes poffible where 
the minutes themfelves and other records of the court are no longer in exiftence, there 
are here publifhed notes made from thefe records when they were f till available. A few 
pages have, alfo, been incorporated from Hening's "Statutes at Large of Virginia" that 
give certain proceedings more clearly than do the original records themfelves in their 
prefent mutilated condition. Hening had accefs, when he was making his compilation, to 
all the records of the court at that time in exiftence. 

The great mafs of the records of the General Court of Virginia, both for the colonial 
period and a later period, was deftroyed in the burning of the State court building in 
the foutheaftern corner of the capitol fquare on the night of April 2/3, 1865, when 
Richmond was evacuated by the troops of the Southern Confederacy. The contents of 
the prefent volume, a mere fragment of the original records of the court, and incomplete 
notes made from a portion of them, enable the ftudent of Virginia hiftory to eftimate 
the lofs fuffered in that difafter by the people of the State. The material loffes incurred 
at the evacuation of Richmond have, happily, long fince been more than made good, but 
there can be no compenfation for the lofs of thefe records. It only remains for the 
State through its proper agencies and for the hiftorical workers of the State to gather up 
with pious care the fragments that are left from this refervoir and other refervoirs of 
Virginia's hiftory, place them in fireproof repofitories, and, further, by publication 
infure them — that is, their content and fpirit — not only from lofs by fire but from all 
forms of deterioration, gaining for them, at the fame time, in this way wide diffemination 
and availability. 

The majority of the notes referred to above as having been made from the originals 
when thefe were ftill in exiftence are the work of M r . Conway Robin/on, who, however, 
added to his own ft ore notes made by an earlier worker. M r . Robin/on was born in 
Richmond, Virginia, September 15, 1805, and died in Philadelphia, January 30, 1884. 
Throughout life he was an indefatigable worker and fhowed marked ability both as a 
legal and an hiftorical ftudent and writer. In 1842-44 he was reporter of the Supreme 
Court of Appeals of Virginia and of the General Court. The lift of his publifhed works 
is long, including, on the legal fide, Volumes 40 and 41 of "Reports of Cafes decided in 
the Supreme Court of Virginia and the General Court," the "Codeof Virginia, 1849" 
(prepared in collaboration with John AI. Patton), and — probably his greateft work— "The 
Practice in Courts of Juftice in England and the United States" (feven volumes); and, 
on the hiftorical fide, "An Account of Difcoveries in the Weft until 1519, and of Voyages 
to and along the Atlantic Coaft of North America from 1520 to 1573." M r Robin/on 
was one of the founders of the Virginia Hiftorical Society, on December 29, 183 1, and 
throughout life was devoted to its interefts, ferving almoft always as one of its officers. 
It was very fitting, then, that after his death his unpublifhed manufcripts and notes of 
an hiftorical nature fhould have been given by his widow to the fociety. Among thefe 
were two volumes of abftradls from the court book of the Virginia Company of London, 
1619-1624, which M r . Robin Jon had prepared for the prefs, and which were publifhed by 
the fociety as Volumes 7 and 8 of its Collections in 1888 and 1889, edited, with an intro- 
duction and notes, by R. A. Brock, corref ponding fecretary and librarian of the fociety. 
In addition, there were prefented tranferipts, abf tracts, and notes made by M r . Robin/on 
from various fources, with occafional fentences or paragraphs of comment by him and 



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even a few pages of hiftorical narrative, all of which were bound together later under 
the binder's title of "Robin/on Mfs." This collection is fometimes referred to by that 
title, but probably more frequently as fimply the "Robin/on Notes, " and occafionally as 
the "Robin/on Tranfcripts. " Some of thefe notes and tranfcripts were made for him 
or by him from originals in the Library of Congrefs, but moft of them he made from the 
records in the State court building. Nearly all of them have by this time appeared in 
print, notably in Volumes 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 of the "Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and 
Biography. ' ' The magazine publifhed all the material having as its fource Council or 
Court minutes or records, except fuch as had appeared before in print. All the material 
printed in the magazine is printed in this volume with the exception of the excerpts 
from the minutes of the General Court, 1626-1628. Thefe minutes are printed in full 
in the prefent volume in their proper place from the originals in the Library of Congrefs. 
But the portion of the "Robin/on Notes" omitted from the magazine as having already 
been printed — notably that portion of which the fo-called "Bland Manufcript " in the 
Library of Congrefs is the fource, printed in large meafure by Hening — have been 
fupplied, in order to bring together in one book all material the original fource of which 
was the General Court records. 

When M r . Robin/on 's material was af fembled for binding, it was not found pof fible 
to arrange it in chronological order or to feparate rigidly the feveral claffes of material, 
the confequence being that the matter printed in this volume does not appear on confecu- 
tive pages in the original. This has neceffitated indication of the manufcript page 
number, fo that the ftudent who has accefs to the original may, if he finds it defirable, 
turn to the proper page without trouble. Heavy type in brackets is ufed for this purpofe. 

The Robinfon material is found in this volume on pages 465-523, and M r . Robinfon's 
fources are indicated as a general thing by notes made by M r . Robin/on himfelf, which 
are reproduced. Thus it will be feen that all the matter on pages 465-478 — in this cafe 
full tranfcripts and not bare notes — is from the Court and Council minute book or 
order book for 1639 to 1642. M r . Robin/on refers to it as "Book in General Court Office 
No. 1, 1639 to 1642." The "No. 1 " indicates that this book was in his time the firft of 
the feries of General Court order books in the clerk's office. The number had been 
put on it by fome early cuf todian who poffibly did not know that earlier books were or 
fhould be in exiftence. The location of earlier ones up to 1632 will be difcuffed later on 
in this preface. 

A few notes then follow from what M r . Robinfon calls "General Court Orders 
No. 2" (fee middle of page 479). The book probably began in January, 1642 (newftyle). 
Other notes made from it are printed on pages 498-503, the laft being dated in 1646. 
The next order book from which M r . Robinfon made notes was one covering the period 
from 1654 to 1659 — to which he gives no number, calling it merely "General Court 
Orders, etc., 1654 to 1659." His notes are printed in this book on pages 503-506. 
Whether the order books for the period between 1646 and 1654 were in exiftence when 
M r . Robinfon was at work, there is now no means of knowing, but the probability is that 
they had been loft or deftroyed. The book defcribed by M r . Robinfon as "General 
Court Book No. 2, 1660 to 1664," notes from which are printed on pages 507 and 508, 
muft alfo have been an order book, for the laft entry made by M r . Robinfon in reference 
to it (bottom of page 508) is, "Laft order in this book 5 th Oclobcr, 1664. Adjournment 
then to 20 th of November. ' ' It was probably marked "No. 2 " by a clerk in the office when 
the other "No. 2" referred to above was hopeleffly out of place, as were other books in 
the feries of order books, only to come to light again later. This book M r . Robinfon 
made notes from at two different periods, as a comparifon of pages 492 and 493 and pages 
507-508 of this volume will fhow. M r . Robinfon 's notes from ' 'General Court Judgments 
and Orders, 1664 to 1670," are printed from bottom of page 508 through firft part of 
page 511 and concluded on page 513. His notes from "General Court Judgments 
and Orders, 1670-1677" appear on pages 516-518. 

In making his notes, however, M r . Robinfon did not confine himfelf to the order 
books. He made notes, alfo, from the will books, the deed books, and the mifcellaneous 



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books in which were recorded bonds, commiffions, inftruetions, proclamations, etc., etc. 
There were in the General Court houfe at that time many fuch books. Near the bottom 
of page 492 and near the top of page 507 are found references to a catalogue of books 
of record in the fecretary's office in 1661. Moft of thefe books in courfe of time — all, 
in fact, except thofe having to do with the patenting of land — found their way into the 
State court building. The catalogue extended over two pages in the original. That 
catalogue would now, even without the books themfelves, be of tremendous value as 
giving an idea of the number and character of the books of record kept. In its abfence, 
the ftudent has to content himfelf with the meager titles or defcriptions of the books as 
given by M r . Robin/on in his notes, fupplemented by fuch information as he can gain 
from Hening. M r . Robinfon appears to have ufed more than a dozen of them. 

In addition, M r . Robinfon caufed to be copied for his ufe parts of the fo-called 
"Bland Manufcript," in his day as now in the Library of Congrefs, efpecially thofe 
parts the original fources of which were the earlier minutes of the proceedings of the Coun- 
cil and Court. This "Bland Manufcript" (for fuller accounts of which fee "Journals of 
the Houfe of Burgeffes of Virginia, 1619-1658/1659," page xxxiii, note; "Records of 
the Virginia Company of London, the Court Book," Introduction, pages 48-54; and the 
"Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography," Volume 15, pages 390-39 1) was com- 
piled about the year 1722 from original Virginia Council and Court records at that time 
in exiftence for the ufe of Sir John Randolph, a man of fimilar taftes to thofe 
of M r . Robinfon himfelf. Thefe copies of paragraphs from the "Bland Manufcript" 
M r . Robinfon compared with the "Randolph Manufcript," which is itfelf a copy, in the 
main, of the ' 'Bland Manufcript, ' ' with material put in better chronological arrangement, 
and made one or two additions or comments. 

The material from the "Bland Manufcript" begins in this volume with the heading 
"In a Roll No. 10 (page 479) and continues to the heading "Copies of Orders of General 
Court during Period 1664 to 1670" on page 484. The compiler of the "Bland Manu- 
fcript ' ' gives the fources of his notes. The heading "In a Roll No. 10" means, of courfe, 
that what follows is from a roll or book which is No. 10 in its feries. This feries was 
evidently the books of minutes of the General Court and Council, or what in courfe of 
time came to be called order books. Later, the compiler gives, in his notes from "Book 
No. 43" — though the figure "43" is fuch a puzzle to the prefent editor that he fuggefts 
that it may be an error made by the copyift — notes from the minutes of the period 
1 626- 1 63 2. Since there are no notes for a date earlier than 1626, it is conjectured that 
the earlier books in the feries had in the compiler's day (1722) been mifplaced. Several 
of the notes made from "Book No. 43" refer to a period (1631-1634) covered by notes 
from Rolls Nos. 10 and n. The conjecture bafed on this is that the numbering of thefe 
rolls and the affembling of the leaves making up their contents were the work, not of a 
contemporary clerk, but of one attempting in a not very intelligent manner the collation 
at a much later period, when the original covers were gone, many leaves loft, and others 
mutilated and hopeleifly out of place. The clerk did not read the material clofely enough 
to give the pages their proper chronological order. His book "No. 12," covering the year 
1640, had by M r . Robinfon' 's time, it appears, been bound up with other material to 
form the book fpoken of by M r . Robinfon as "Book in General Court Office marked 
No. 1, 1639 to 1642." 

It does not feem profitable, however, tofpeculate further about thefe early records. 
Since the greater portion of them are loft, the notes made from them by two intelligent 
workers — M r . Robinfon and the clerk who made the notes for Sir John Randolph — 
affume an adventitious importance. The meagernefs of the notes in eomparifon with 
the originals may be feen by an examination of page 516 (beginning near the bottom), 
pages 517 and 518 of this volume, on which are printed the notes made by M r . Robinfon 
from the minutes for 1670-1676, given in this volume in full on pages 205-461 (258 pages). 
The notes made by the clerk working for Sir John Randolph are about as meager. 
Defpite their lack of fulnefs, however, their unclearnefs, and their other fhortcomings, 
the notes are of fuch value as to juftify, it is thought, inclufion in the prefent volume. 



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Let us turn now to the original records printed in this volume. How did it happen 
that they did not themfelves go up in fmoke at the fame time with their fellows ? Where 
are they now ? How has the State Library been able to fecure ' 'copy ' ' for the printers ? 
The anfwer to thefe queftions is interefting. Thefe minutes, fortunately, were not in 
the building at the time of the fire. They had been borrowed from the archives of the 
Court and not returned — the earlier of them even in colonial days before the records 
were removed to Richmond. The careleffnefs of the cuftodians in allowing the books to 
be borrowed is much to be reprehended, but an overruling Providence is to be thanked 
that errors were in thefe cafes allowed to be converted into benefits. 

The hiftory of the minutes for the earlier period (1622-1632) is to be found in part 
in a letter dated Odober 4, 1825, written by Thomas J cjf erf on to M r . Hugh P. Taylor and 
quoted on page 43 of D r . Sufan Myra Kingfbury's Introduction to "The Records of the 
Virginia Company of London, the Court Book, from the Manufcript in the Library of 
Congrefs." In this letter M r . Jeferfon gives a very fhort account of the manufcripts 
in his poffeffion relating to the early hiftory of Virginia, which in 1829 became by 
purchafe the property of the Library of Congrefs. He firft fpeaks of the two folio volumes 
containing tranfcripts of the proceedings of the Virginia Company of London, and then 
proceeds : ' 'The other four volumes, I am confident, are the original office records of the 
Council. My conjectures are that when Sir John Randolph was about to begin the 
Hiftory of Virginia which he meant to write, he borrowed thefe volumes from the 
Council office to collect from them materials for his work. He died before he had made 
any progrefs in that work, and they remained in his library, probably unobferved, during 
the whole life of the late Peyton Randolph, his fon. From his executor, I purchafed his 
library, in a lump, and thefe volumes were fent to me as a part of it. I found the leaves 
fo rotten as often to crumble into duft on being handled; I bound them, therefore, 
together, that they might not be unneceffarily opened ; and have thus preferved them 
forty-feven years." 

It would not be very fruitful, it appears to the editor, to enter here upon a difcuffion 
of the reliability of M r . Jefer fan's conjectures. Thofe who are fpecially interefted in 
this phafe of the fubject are referred to D r . Kingfbury's Introduction. It appears 
fufncient for our prefent purpofe to know that a part of the material here referred to was 
the earlier minutes of the proceedings of the General Court and Council printed in this 
volume. The manufcript fheets containing thefe records, with the exception of a few of 
the later ones, have by this time been skillfully repaired, and bound into two volumes. 
The}' are likely now to withftand for many years the inhdious proceffes of decay. 

The appearance of thefe minutes in the prefent volume, however, is not their firft 
appearance in print. Tranfcripts of portions of the minutes for 1626, 1627, and 1628 
were made years ago for M r . Conway Robin fon, and thefe were later printed in Volumes 
3 and 4 of the "Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography;" and commencing in 
No. 2 of Volume 19 of this magazine and continuing through No. 4, of Volume 31, 
all thefe minutes have been printed. There is no queftion, however, that they are of 
fuch fuperlative value to the ftudent of early Virginia hiftory as to juftify their being 
printed again, in a volume made up almoft exclufively of Court and Council minutes 
and notes made from thefe, in which, by the aid of a full index, they may be conveniently 
ftudied. As printed in the "Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography," the minutes 
were entertainingly and inftructively annotated by the editor of the magazine, D r . 
William G. Stanard, whereas the notes in the prefent edition are almoft negligible. The 
prefent editor has found it neceffary to devote all the time and energy that he has been 
able to fpare for the publication of this work to fecuring an accurate text and an adequate 
index. Hence the ftudent, although he will find the prefent volume much more convenient 
for ufe than the dozen or fo volumes of the magazine, fhould not by any means neglect 
the latter. 

The text appearing in the "Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography" was 
furnifhed for the earlier numbers by M r . Lothrop Withington, of London, England, an 
accomplifhed antiquarian and genealogift, who fpent much of his time in the latter. 



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years of his life in the Library of Congrefs, and who with great generofity and public 
fpirit engaged to make a copy of the minutes for the Virginia Hiftorical Society as a 
prefent. M r . Withington was one of the victims of the crime of the Lufitania in May, 1915. 
After this, the text was fecured by the editor of the magazine from photoftat copies of 
the original proceedings up to the proceedings for Oflober 15, 1627, publifhed in No. 4, of 
Volume 28 (Odobcr, 1920). Beginning with that date the text was furnifhed by the 
Virginia State Library, for the State Library Board had by that time determined to 
have printed in one volume all the minutes of the proceedings of the Council and General 
Court that could be found, an appropriation for the purpofe had been made by the 
General Affembly of 1920, and there had been fecured from the Library of Congrefs a 
full fet of photoftat copies of the original, from which two fets of typewritten tranfcripts 
had been made of the minutes from Oftobcr 15, 1627, to the clofe — one for the ufe of the 
editor of the "Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography" and the other for ufe in 
the publication of the prefent volume. The "copy" could not actually be fent the 
printers, however, either in 1920 or 192 1, for the reafon that the appropriation for publi- 
cations had to be diverted to the fecuring of furnifhings for the archival annex to the 
State Library building, a neceffity that the General Affembly had not provided for. The 
book is finally being printed from appropriations made by the General Affembly of 1922. 

The effort has been made throughout to follow the originals, both the originals of 
the earlier minutes and thofe for the later period (1670-1676), very clofely. It was not 
found practicable, however, without going to what appeared to be an unjuftifiable 
expenfe for fpecial characters and without greatly adding to the time confumed in 
proof reading, to reprefent in type the pages of the originals exactly. It was determined 
to ufe only the characters heretofore ufed in the printing of the "Journals of the Houfe 
of Burgeffes" and of the "Legiflative Journals of the Council." One or two of them 
have, however, but with little chance of confufion, it is hoped, been called on to do double 
duty, as was occahonally the cafe in the two preceding feries of volumes. Only an approxi- 
mation to the manifold peculiarities of the originals has been attained, but this approxi- 
mation is clofe enough, it is hoped, to meet all the demands of the ftudent. The fenfe 
is never departed from, and it is to convey this fenfe in the clothing in which it was origi- 
nally conveyed, in fo far as type can reprefent manufcript, that the old forms are retained 
at all. In other words, if any modernization were reforted to, there would always be a 
queftion in the mind of the reader as to how far this had been carried and as to whether 
the editor had in fact caught the meaning of the original. It is really for the peace of 
mind of the ftudent that the ancient clothing, within the limits fet forth, is retained. 
A lift of the peculiar characters employed will be found below. 

In order that the reader may form fome conception of the condition of the original 
manufcripts, half-tones of two of the pages from the earlier minutes (pages 2 and 3, 
appearing in this book on pages 3 and 4) are given. The pages are fairly typical, though 
they do not, of courfe, furnifh illuftrations of all the peculiarities of penmanfhip to be 
met with. The later minutes were the work of only two writers (with the exception of 
a few of the laft pages, written by a third), and the handwritings were very fimilar; fo 
that reading the book containing thefe minutes would not be difficult but for the mutila- 
tions and the fading of the ink in places. But the earlier minutes were by many different 
penmen, the work of each prefenting problems of its own. Several of thefe writers wrote 
what was known as court or law hand, that is, the writing in which court records were at 
that time kept, an example of which is found in the fecond illuftration given, and feveral 
wrote in the ordinary hand of the time, an example being the firft of the illuftrations. 
In the printed book words that are fupplied to fill gaps occafioned by the frayed and 
broken condition of the manufcript appear in brackets — with queftion marks after 
them when merely conjectural— and dots . . . indicate places where the editor has 
been unwilling to hazard a guefs. 

One of the greateft difficulties connected with the work of fecuring a text of the 
earlier minutes has been the determination of the fequence of the pages. It muft be 
underftood that when thefe manufcripts came into the poffeffion of the Library of 



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Congrefs the original covers of the books had long fmce been loft. A great many of the 
leaves had alfo been loft, and a great many more had been fadly mutilated, in many 
inftanees the dates of feffions originally given at the tops of pages having difappeared. 
The original page numbers had alfo moftly difappeared. The repairers of the manu- 
fcripts and thofe refponfible for the order of the pages as given in the two volumes into 
which the manuferipts are now bound in the Library of Congrefs are to be forgiven if 
they made miftakes. Many of thefe miftakes were pointed out by M r . Withington, 
whofe fuggefted order has been followed in the main by the prefent editor, but not abfo- 
lutely, fmce in his judgment M r . Withington alfo made miftakes. The order given in 
the book is the one feeming moft fatisfactory after a clofe ftudy of the various hand- 
writings, of the fubjeet matter, and of the remaining dates. It is not to be hoped that 
it is abfolutely accurate, for in feveral inftanees it refts on nothing more folid than a 
guefs. No doubt, more than one ftudent, who will have the ineftimable advantage of 
the index, will detect errors. Thefe few errors will not be, however, it is hoped, of very 
ferious confequence. In the cafes in which the ferious ftudent will wifh to compare the 
printed text with the original he will be able to do this without great difficulty, becaufe, 
though the order of the pages as they appear in the two volumes in the Library of 
Congrefs has been difcarded, the photoftat copies of the pages will be bound in the 
order in which their contents are printed, and will be preferved for reference in the Vir- 
ginia State Library. 

The manufcript leaves were not only unbound at the time they were in M r . Jeffer- 
fon's poffeffion, but they were in fad dif arrangement. Some of the leaves had even got 
into other books. This is fhown by the excerpts given on page 145 of Volume 1 of 
Hening's "Statutes at Large of Virginia'' from fome of thefe loofe leaves "found," as 
M r . Hening fays, "among the acts, etc., of the General Affembly, of the period to which 
they relate." And thefe loofe leaves — there were, apparently, only a few of them — 
muft have been in better condition when examined by M r . Hening than they are in 
today, fince in the firft excerpt (a paragraph appearing in this volume on page 157, in 
reference to Lady Yeardley's confirmation in court of the conveyance of certain land by 
her late hufband, Sir George Yeardley) there are no omiffions of words becaufe of con- 
dition of the paper, whereas in the prefent volume there are feveral. As given by Hening 
this entry is as follows: "At this court the lady Temperance Yeardley, came and did 
full}' and abfolutely confirme as much as in her lay, the conveyance made by her late 
hufband, Sir George Yeardley, Kn'. late Governor, deceafed, unto Abraham Perfcy, Efq. 
for the lands of Flowerdieu Hundred, being one thoufand acres, and of Weanokc on the 
oppofite fide of the water, being 2200 acres. And the faid lady Temperance Yeardley, 
did then altogether abfolutely difclaime and releafe unto the faid Abraham Per fey, all 
her right, intereft and claime, in all and every part of the faid lands, to herfelf any ways 
being and appertaining, either by way of dower or thirds." 

The text of the minutes from April 15, 1670, through March 22, 1676 (old ftyle), 
has been obtained from the original manufcript book now in the poffeffion of the Virginia 
Hiftorical Society. The hiftory of this volume — how it happened to be away from the 
State court houfe when that building was burned in 1865, and how it happened to come 
into the poffeffion of the Virginia Hiftorical Society — is not known. That it is indubi- 
tably the original, and not a copy, is fhown by the character of the handwriting and the 
fignatures of the two clerks, Richard Awbornc and Henry Hartwell. It has been fhown 
above that M r . Robin/on made notes from it. At the time thefe notes were made the 
book was, in the opinion of D r . William G. Stanard, the prefent fecretary of the fociety, 
in the poffeffion of the fociety, and not in the State court houfe. 

The Council was in exiftence in Virginia from the beginning of the colon}'. Accord- 
ing to the provifions of the firft charter (1606), its members were appointed by the king 
and it elected in Virginia its own prefident. It was all powerful in the conduct of 
affairs. The fecond charter (1609) made of the Council a mere advifory body named by 
the governor (who was appointed by the Virginia Company of London) and removable 



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by him. The third charter (1612) did not directly change this condition but added to 
the power of the company to fuch an extent that it became poffible for the company, 
when the progreffive element came into control, to eftablifh a General Affembly the mem- 
bers of the popular branch of which were elected by the people. The other branch was 
the Council, whofe members were, as was the governor, named by the company in 
general feffion. This did not come about, however, till November, 1618, when George 
Yeardley was chofen governor and feveral papers were adopted eftablifhing the new 
liberal order of things. 

It is poffible that records of the proceedings of the earlier all powerful Council were 
kept. If fo, they have been loft. Under Gates and Dale and Argall there was no place 
for Council minutes, merely for records of the doings of the governor, and, indeed, we get 
at leaft a glimpfe of "A Regifter Book during the Government of Samuel Argall" 
through notes contained in the "Bland Manufcript." The rehabilitated Council of 
Yeardley' s time, however, no doubt began at once to keep the records of its proceedings. 
Governor Yeardley reached Virginia with the documents providing for the radical reorgani- 
zation of the government of the colony, documents of fuch importance that they have 
been called by fome the Virginia Magna Ckarta, on the 29 th of April, 1619. Allowing 
for a fhort time for the putting of the new fyftem into operation, there ought, then, to 
be minutes of the proceedings of the Council going back nearly to that date, but the 
earlier minutes have been loft. There are preferved, however, in Magdalene College 
Library, Cambridge, England, copies of orders iffued by the Council as early as November 
11, 1619, and copy of another order iffued the next day. 

On pages 98 and 99 of her Introduction to ' 'The Records of the Virginia Company 
of London, the Court Book," D r . King/bury gives an account of various documents — 
orders, proclamations, commiffions, warrants, and petitions — whofe fubject matter is fo 
clofely related to the matter contained in the Court minutes that it was at one time the 
intention of the editor to print them as an appendix to this volume. The volume has 
become too bulky, however, as it is, and appropriations for its publication have, more- 
over, been exhaufted. Hence the intention has not been carried into execution. It 
will not be long, however, it is hoped, before thefe documents, as well as others lifted 
on pages 121-205 of the Introduction will be printed by the Library of Congrefs in a 
volume or volumes in the feries initiated by the publication of "The Records of the 
Virginia Company of London, the Court Book." 

Though the charter of the Virginia Company of London was abrogated in 1624, 
the form of government which the company had evolved went on, the king taking the 
place of the company. The three-fold functions of the Council — executive, judicial, and 
legiflative — continued. 

In the period covered by this volume the Council had not begun to find it neceffary 
to hold feparate meetings for the tranfaction of its feveral kinds of bufinefs. In the min- 
utes here recorded executive and judicial items are freely intermingled, the latter, very 
naturally, predominating, fince as a court the Council, the governor acting with it, had 
both original and appellate jurif diction, and a great many cafes arofe; whereas the 
governor as an executive did not find it neceffary except occafionally to call on his 
Council for advice. 

As for the procedure of the Council functioning as a branch of the General Affembly 
after the time when the Council and the Houfe of Burgeffes fat together when paffing 
laws, it is obfeure. The Council proceedings, if any record were kept of them, have not 
been preferved. Beginning with 1680, however, the journals were regularly kept, and 
they have been printed by the Virginia State Library for the entire colonial period from 
that date in three volumes having the title "Legiflative Journals of the Council of 
Colonial Virginia," to the preface of which the reader is referred for a more extended 
treatment of the fubject of the records of the Council of colonial Virginia fitting as a 
branch of the General Affembly. In 1680, too, according to order from England, began 
the fending to England oi copies of the proceedings of the Council as an executive body, 



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though an examination of pages 520 and 521 of this book, where will be found the notes 
made by M r . Robin/on from the original record book that he defcribes as "Bonds &c 
1677 to 1682 — Orders" — which was, in fac5t, a minute book of the Council and General 
Court fimilar to thofe given in this volume — will fhow judicial and executive items 
intermingled up to the clofe. It is probable that the old habit of tranfacting the two kinds 
of bufinefs at t^* fame meeting continued for fome time, and that copies of the executive 
items of the minute book were made to be fent to the home government according to 
order. The order did not include the judicial items. Exactly how long the practice was 
kept up, it is not poffible for the editor to determine. 

The next volume of minutes, or journals, to be printed will be Volume 1 of the 
executive journals of the Council pure and fimple. The feries will contain many volumes, 
for the executive bufinefs of the Council became more and more extended and important, 
and feparate journals foon, no doubt, began to be kept. In the Britijh Public Record 
office there are copies of the proceedings from 1680 almoft without a break, and there are 
a few originals in the Virginia State Library. 

The fpecial characters ufed in this volume are: 
c, indicating ti (menconed, for example, for mentioned) 

4, indicating -leman or -lemen (genti, ftanding for gentleman or gentlemen) 
$, indicating pre or pro (p]vent, for prevent; j9voke, for provoke) 
^, indicating per or par (^fon, for perfon; <pty, for party) 
m, indicating mm (f union, for fummon). 

In general, a curve over a letter indicates the omiffion of a letter or letters, either 
preceding or following the marked letter. 

H. R. MCILWAINE. 
Richmotid, Va., February 14, 1924. 



ERRATA 

In the procefs of indexing this work the following errors to which attention fhould 
be called have been detected : 

Page 6, line 4 from the bottom, W r fhould be M r . 

Page 8, the minutes of the court for December 8 th fhould all be transferred to middle 
of page 35, fo as to come juft before the proceedings for December 13 th , and the 
month given in brackets at the bottom of the page fhould be November inftead 
of December. 

Page 16, line 4, after the word "was" enclofed in brackets infert the words "to be." 

Page 44, line 2 from bottom, Crampe fhould be Crumpe. 

Page 51, line 7 from bottom, Tungis fhould be Turgis. 

Page 144, line 9, Crampe fhould be Crumpe. 

Page 153, line 17 from bottom, Harmm fhould be Harman. 

Page 200, line 23, Grayue fhould be Grayne. 

Page 201, line 5, Jack Stephens fhould be Richard Stephens. 

Page 201, line 28, Crampe fhould be Crumpe. 

Page 205, line 14, George Summers fhould be John Summers 

Page 205, line 7 from bottom, York fhould be Kent. 

Page 208, line 9 from bottom, after Cutberth infert Potter. 

Page 210, line 14 from bottom, Harrell fhould be Farrell. 

Page 218, line 4 from bottom, Nowell fhould be Newell. 

Page 220, lines 2 and 3, Janney fhould be Jauncy. 

Page 228, lines 7 and 29, Baker fhould be Bacon. 

Page 232, line 18, Deaton fhould be Deacon. 

Page 256, line 7, date fhould be 1671 inftead of 1672. 

Page 257, line 16 from bottom, infert Cocker after W m . 

Page 257, line 23, Mumford fhould be Momjord. 

Page 265, line 3, Edwd. fhould be Edmd. 

Page 265, line 8 from bottom, Janney fhould be Jauncey. 

Page 266, line 2, Janney fhould be Jauncy. 

Page 272, lines 13, 16 and 18 from bottom, Janney fhould be Jauncey. 

Page 274, line 15, Coll: fhould be Thos. 

Page 280, line 5 from bottom, Woad fhould be Wood. 

Page 286, line 18 from bottom, J canes fhould be Jeames (ftanding for James). 

Page 291, line 20, Greene fhould be Grove. 

Page 302, line 17, Hayes fhould be Haynes. 

Page 313, line 11, Maloch fhould be Malach. 

Page 343, line 7 from bottom, Hall fhould be Hull. 

Page 368, lines 7 and 8, Prowler fhould be Bowler. 

Page 414, line 15, While fhould be White. 

Page 428, line 25, Stuckey fhould be Stackey. 

Page 440, line 18 from bottom, Martin fhould be Morton. 

Page 451, lines 20 and 21 from bottom, Pondexter fhould be Pendexter. 

Page 493, line 20 from bottom, 1667 fhould be 1677. 

Page 507, first line, 1666 fhould be 1660. 

A few other errors, efpecially in the ufe of italics, have been difcovered, but fince 
the reader, if he obferves them, will perceive at once that they are typographical errors, 
it has not feemed neceffary to call attention to them. 



Minutes of the Council 

and General Court 

1622--1632 



[A Courte Book 

begun the .... 

Feb. 4 th 1622 

Killdale went about the howfe & then a woman cald Bridgctt rootc came into the 
houfe & faid that Killdale had cockt his peece, & praid god he did not fhoote the bitch, 
$f entry vpon that they hard the peece dif charged, wherevpon Rico: Craven went forth 
& took vp a great ftick of wood that lay at the dore & went to Killdale & was redy to 
ftrike him, but whither he did ftrike him or no, this deponent knoweth not, but faith 
that [then] Killdale kept the faid Craven of fro him, [with] his peece, wherevpon the faid 
Craven cald [for] his fword, & took an othe that he would [kill] Killdale though he were 
hang'd for itt. [Al]fo he faith that Nicolas Roote att the fame [tim]e came forth of the 
howfe, & tooke vp a [grea]t ftick of wood, but this deponent did nott [fe]e him ftrike 
Killdale w th itt, but Tho: Hether[fall] his dogg bitt the faid Nicolas Roote, & fo the faid 
Roote beat the dogg w th the ftick This deponent faith further that while Roote was 
beating the Dogg, the faid Craven & Bridgett Rootc took hold on Killdale?, Peece, & took 
itt fro him, & carried the Peece into the howfe, & told Killdale that he fhould not have 
the Peece till he had made fatisfaction for the Bitch. & then Richard Craven wold have 
had Killdale goe to buffetts w ,h him, but Killdale wold nott but went back & fo departed 

William Dav[ies] 

lit was ordred that for this grofs abufe of Richard Craven [an]d Nicholas Roote offred 
to W m Killdale that the faid [Rich]ard Craven fhall pay for the cure of W m Killdale [his] 
legg and that the faid Craven do further putt [in his] bond w th fureties for the paym 1 of 
fourefcore [pou]nds of the beft tobacco the firft of december [next], and allfo doe putt in 
bond w th fureties for the [good] behavior of him the faid Craven allfo [that the faid] 
Roote fhall give bond to pay twenty [pounds of] [to]bac[co] . . . time . . . 

And whereas Tho: Hetherfall was warned [of] the Governo" pleafhure vpon this 
occafion, whe[n] plfent in Towne, and went away, and negle[eted] his attendance, 
itt was ordered that he fhold [be] jSfently fentt for, and be layd in bolts all [the] night 
following 

Feb: 4 th 1622. 

March 1. 1622 

A COURT was held whereat were 
Pent] 
S r ffra: Wyatt Governor, S r George Year[dley] M r . George Sandys Efq. Treafurer. 
D r . Pott M r [John] Powntes. M r . Roger Smith. M r . [ . . . ] 

The Court being fett. 

James Wickam, aged about 25 or 26 o[n] being examined confeffeth that on the 24 
of February, 1622 hee . . . W tb Will: Carter Rch. Baynes and . . . (M tr " Mate of 
the Abigail) went together [to] the woode to kill fome flefh (Will Carte[r] [told] them 

hee 



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hee knew where there were calu[es] that if hee faw them fo ferre of hee [would] kill 
them;) Will Carter offfing to fhoote a[t one] his peece went of before hee intended it: 
[where] vpon Rch. Baynes & W m : Carter bidding [the] examinate fhoote it, w° h hee did. 
& to . . . after w** they fleefe it & Will. Carter M r . Ifaack & the reft caryed each of 
them a part M r . Ifaack was alfo in plfence when they fhot & after they dreffed it in 
the houfe wh[ere they] [dw]ell (belonging to D r . Potts) 

[R]ch: Baynes aged about 35 or 36 [e]xamined confeffeth that on wenfd[ay the 
24 of F)eb[ruary] M r . Ifaack & James Wicka[m] . . . 

Examinations ... of James Cyttie, Ta[ken] vpp . . . one Tewfdaye ye fyfth 
Daye of [Auguft, 1623, before] the righte woorp" Sr : francs: Wyatt [Gouernor] 
and Cap' generall of Virginia, and oth[ers of the] Councell there affembled. 

This Examinate fayeth y l by comande of the Governor, [he] went to make fearch 
for the calfe, And coming to th[e] howfe of the faide George Clarke, he enquired of him, 
[if] he coulde geve him any light or notice of the faide [calfe] The faide George Clarke 
Anfwered, he knew not w[hat] was become of it, but faide y' 3 or 4 nights [before] he 
faw 3 or 4 men walke towards Sandy hill late [in] the night, And this Examinate fayeth 
y l as he cam ow[t] of George Clarke his Chamber, John Jackfone t[he] Smith was at 
woorke in the fhopp, and poynted to the Examinate where A kettle ftood, w ch he took 
vpp a[nd] fownde bloud in it, ufinge thefe woordes) fuerly t[hat] was the bloud of the 
Calfe (wherevppon the faid C[larke] anfwered, I will tell you the truth: the Calfe was kild 
he[r]e indeed by Daniell ffranke, And I did hel[p] to drefs it and did eate ^te of it but I 
was lo[th] to tell you foe at the ffirft, being loath to diftre[ffe] my f elf, and there is 3 quarters 
of it above in y lof[t] in A Cheaft vnfpent, w ch This Examinate wenn[t] to fee and fownde 
it trew, but y' fnefh ftanck [and] was full of woormes) This fearch this Examina[te] 
made one Monday the fowerth of Awguft 1623. 

[Daniell ffrancke] his Indictmen[t] 

Daniell ffrancke, thow art here indicted by the [name] of Daniell ffrancke of the 
Teritori of Virginia lab[orer] for that thow the faide Daniell ffrancke, vppo Thurf[day] 
the laft of July in the Yeare of the raigne of 0' fou'aig[ne] Lord James by the grace of god 
of Englande ffrance and Ireland Kinge, defendor of the faith &c the xxj° And of 
Scotlande the Ivif 1623, aboute the Ii[oure] of Eleuen and twelue of the Clock at midnight 
at James Cyttie in Virginia aforefaid, Nott having the feare of god before thy Eyes, didft 
then & ther[e] felonyouflie fteale and kill one Calf of the goodes and Chatties of S' George 
Yardleys knight of y worth and price of three p oivndes fterlinge, and didft dreffe eate and 
fpende the fame in the howfe of George Clarke of James Cyttie Aforefaide Gunfmith, 
And alfo didft felonyoufly fteale and cary Awayc one carpett one pullett and one napkine 
of the goods and Chatties of Randall Smalewoods of James Cyttie aforefaide of the woorth 
and pryce of tenn /hillings fterlinge Contrary to the peace of our fou'aigne Lorde the Kinge 
his Crowne and Diguitie, w' fayfte thow for thy fclf art thow guiltie of this felony or not. 

Gcor\ge\ Clarke his [Indictment] 

George Clarke thow arte heere indicled by [the name of] George Clarke of James 
Cyttie in Virginia] that wheras Danyell ffrancke of the Terri[tori of Virginia] Laborer 
vppone Thurfdaye the laft of Jul[y 1623 and] of the raigne of our [Sou']aigaine Lorde 
James [by the grace] of God of Englande ffrance and Irelande K[inge defendor] of the 
faith &c the xxj° and of Scotland the [lvij°] aboute the howers of Eleven and twelve of the 
[clock] at midnight, at James Cyttie in Virginia aforefaid [did] then and there felonyoufly 
fteal and kill one Calfe [of] y goodes and Chatties of S': George Yardley kn[ight] of the 
woorth and Price of three powndes fterling And after the faide Daniell ffrancke had killed 
the faid Calfe, Thow the faide George Clarke, as Acceff[orie] to the faide felony didft help 
the faide Daniell ffra[nck] To Carry the faide Calfe into thy owne howfe, a[nd] didft helpe 

to 



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to drefs eate and fpend the fame Contrary to the peace of our Sou'aigne Lorde the Ki[ng] 
his Croumc and Dignitie, w' Jayeft thow for they felfe arte thow guiltei of this felony or nott 

The Names of the Jury Impaneled vppon the tryall of Danyell Francke and George 
Clarke vppon Tew f day the fyfth of Awguft 1623 

Enfigne William Spenc gent Nathaniell Rcighnoldes 

Richard Brcwfter gent James Hickmote 

Richarde Danyell gent Nathaniell Jcffereys 

Charles Harmer gent Edwarde Croffe 

George My nifrec Peter A f combe 

John Stephens Thomas Allnutt 

Which Jurye by theire verdict, retourned, and fownde the faide Daniel! f francke] and 
George Clarke guiltie of the faide ffelony And thervp[on] they Receaved fentenc of 
Death Accordinge to Lawe. Daniell ffranke was executed: George Clarke repriued. 



• • • [1623] 

COURT was held at which were 
p¥ent 
S' [ffra: Wyatt] [Gjoverner M r Treafurer, Chr: Dauifcn — D r Pott. Cap' Ham[or) 
[M r . John] [Po]wntes 

Whereas there was a Proclamation againft buy[ing] coriiodityes & felling the fame 
agayne to the enhancing [thereof] upon the penalty of forfeyting the Comodityes fo fold 
S r Gcorg Yeardley or his affignes contrary to the fayde Proclamation hath bought a 
hogfheade of facke of M r . Benet ^ gallon for 36' in Tobacco & fold the fame for 30" in 
money to [George] Minify & John Stephens who have given theyr bill for payment 
thereof upon very fhort dayes. It was ordered that the fayde hogfheade of wine fhould 
be confifcate & (being gaged) to remayne in the hands of the fayde Geo. Minifye & 
Jo: Stephens untill S r Geo Yeardley haue made his anfwer. 



A 



Auguft 2 o th [ 1 6 2 3 ] 

COURT was held att w ch were 

pXent 
S r fira: Wyatt Knight Governo r , M r Treafurer M r Pountis, D r Pott, Cap' Hamor. 



It was taken into confideracon how of late by degrees Comodities have growne to 
very exceffive rates, not onely in tobacco but in readie mony, to the great preiudice of 
the ftate & corhwealth of Virginia, & are likely by fufferance to grow greater, ordered 
that fince the greateft abufe herein, efpecially fro the corho fort, hath growne by fack 
ftrong waters & other [drinc]ks of like kynde, w cb they will have at what rate foever, 
It is therefore ordered that no fherry fack fhalbe fold (by any Adventurer or Planter [in] 
Virginia, above iiij 3 the gallone in reddy money & vj 8 in tobacco att iij 8 the pound & 
Canary &: Malligo & Allicant Tent Baftard Muskadell etc: vj B in ready money & nine 
fhillings in tobacco. Aqua vitae at iiij 3 mony & vj s tobacco. Sallett oyle at vj 3 mony 
& nine fhill: tobacco Wine Vineger iij s the gall, mony iiij 8 . vj''. tobacco beere vinegar 
at ij s the gal : money & iij 3 Tobacco 



[ September 



IC 



OURT was held at which were 



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[September 1623] 
flfent 



of the Ann which 
arrived at James 
Cittye the 5 of 
Sept' 



Of the Bonny Befs 
w"* came to James 
Citty the 12 oiSep' 



] D< Pott 

The oathes of Supremacy & aleg[iance adminiftered] To thefe whofe names are 
underwritten 

Thomas Faireley of Worcester in Worcefterfhire gent. 
Owen Dawfon of S'. Martins in the fields joyner & . . . 
Ralph Buckridge of Sutten in Barkjhire gent. 
John Crampton of Bolton in the Moore in Lankafhire Cha[ndler] 
William Poole of Preton in Anderneffe in Lank/hire . . . 
Thomas Crompton of Bolton in the Moore in Lankafhire . . . 
Simon Withe of London bricklayer 
Thomas Sijfon of London haberdafher. 
William Kempe of Howes in Leicefterfhire ge[nt.] 
10 Thomas Warden of EJy in Hampjhire, hufband[man] 
Edward Roger es of Porbery in Somerfhire, carp [enter] 
William Jones of Michmanfell in Hereford/hire . . . 
/o/m i?afe<?r (about 17 aged) in London joyner 
William Kelloway aged about 20 of Poorchmottth, hufband- 
m[an] 
15 John Gowton of Hatfield in Surrey, gent 

/o/m Downes of London, Grocer 

Thomas Roper of Maiden in the County of bedfordfhire, gent. 

/<?/m 5a//i of London Leatherfeller. 

Wi7/ m Fitzgejjfrey of Staple Inne gent 

George Syberrye of London tallow-chandler. 

Henry Fell of Chrijtchurch in Oxford, ftudent. 

Theodore Pettus of Norwich gent. 

Robert Collins of London, haberdafher. 

yo/zn Pegden of London, gent. 

Jofyas Harr of London haberdafher. 

/o/m Eman of London goldfmith. 

George Fitzgeffrey of Howton Conqueft in bedfordfhire gent. 

Henry Cheyney of Vorfe marchant 
14 Robert Con f table of North Allerton in Yorkfhire gent 

George Pacy of London, grocer. 

/o/m We// of Witley in Surrey, hufbandman. 

Ait f ten Smith of London, Carpenter. 

Edward Hofyer of Ratclifjfe, vintner. 

Henry Syberrye of London, chandler. 

Thomas Weft of London, coop[er]. 

James Holt of London, Carpenter. 

Alexander Gill of Maldon in Bedfordfhire 

Ralph Martin of Bachain Somerfhire, hufbandman. 

/o/m Z>v<?r of London, Carpenter 

Jo/in Prieft of Langport in Somerfetfhire, tayler. 

Richard Crouch of Howton, in Bedfordfhire carpenter aged 
about . . . 

Samuell Weauer of London aged about 18 

Roger Rodes, W r . Fitzgefreye his fervant of Dowtou ; n Wilfhire 
(aged about 19) . . . 

Thomas Sexton of London, one of Chrifts Hofpitall age about 17 
16 Moyfes Stone of Longworth in B ark f hire aged about 18 



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... a dutch noate under the hands of certayne faylers of ... of the Everett ■ 

having loft our [fhip in the] Weft Indyes & we fhould with our fhip & our pinnace called 
. . . Everett both go to Virginia, now that wee can not finde our fhip [in the] West 
Indyes, fo have we no truft or confidence to fayle with our M r [Mafter] by reafon of his 
hard goverment ouer us & want of all things. This noate under theyr hand they made 
to lett the M r know why they [were] unwilling to go ouer to Virginia which noate Bowen 
(that wrote it) [put] downe before the M r of the Flufhinger who took it up (George 
Jennyjon being with him) & read [&] threw it from him, & Georg Jenny/on himfelf tooke 
it up. 

i After all this, they fayde if hee would fitt his fhip & cask, they would go with 
him, which afterward they did. 

2 Further in Virginia about the 20 th of July in this riuer the M r demanding of them 
whether they would go home w th him (if he could victuale the pinnace) or no Bowen 
John Floures & Alwin Danyell they anfwered they would not. 

3 Further fince they came into the riuer divers of them have hyred themfelves out. 

4 Alwin Danyell tooke away his cheft without the M" priuity or confent 

5 John Flores told the M r that hee were beft fell the bark that fhe was old & would 
be eaten up with wormes 

6 Alwin Danyell fayde hee had rather loofe his wages, then go with the M r 

[To] the 1 They affirm that the M r fayde if any frenchman or other fhould come 
thither hee would leaue the bark & them there & go with the frenchman. 

John doth not remember the mention of the Frenchman, the reft hee doth, of leaving 
them there viz'. 

to the 2 They affirm that they then wanted victuall, tight cask, rigging & had but 
one anchor. 

John fayth that they had not one good cask they were fo eaten with wormes and 
had but one anchor & wanted fome fmall ropes. 

To 2 Alwin Danyell fayth hee did not denye to go home if the Bark might be 
viftualed 

To the 3 d They hyred themfelves forth becaufe the M r had no victuall to feede them 

To the 4 th Hee went aboard, thinking the M r had beene there, but in his abfence hee 
called the M rs boy & fhewed him what was in the cheft. 

To the 5 John confeffeth this. 

To the 6 Alwyn Danyell sayth he fpake thofe words becaufe the M r called him dog, 
& rogue, & bid him go afhore. 



November 1 9 th [ 1 6 2 3 ] 



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COURT helde] November 19 th [1623] 

plfent 
5' ffra: Wyatt Gouernor & [Chriftopher] Dam/on Sec r 



Sibill Royall widow fworn & examined fayth . . . 

To the firft, that it was layed together the fame night 

To the 2 d , that the fowle linnen was taken away next morning, M r Pott, Anthony, 
Randall, and fhee being $fent Shee neuer faw y e D r and his wife, or either alone in the 
houfe, nor looke into any trunke 

To the 3 d fhe fayth, that Anthony told her, that he f [aw] y e D r and his wife looking 
in y e trunke, to which [fhe] replied what of that, why, fays he, there was no body [there ?] 
fhee verily thinketh, that it was vpon Thurfday, fhe ha[uing] then wafhed the bucke, 
and ytt being in the euening at candle lighting To the 4 th , fhee knoweth of no money, 

but 

1 The exact date of this cannot be ascertained. It belongs, however, in the latter part of the vear 1623. 



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but what was [counted] out in the plfence of M r Pountis, which was as neere [as] fliee 
remembreth, feuen pounds, fome peeces of gold among [it] 

A warrant to M r ffarrar to bring in the acco[unt] of M r Jordan his eftate by the 
laft Day of [De]cemb r 

Another warrant to M" Jordan, that M[ r ] [Farrc]r put in fecuritye for the ^form- 
ance of [her hu]fbands will 

Alfoe an abf tract of this order to be deliv'ed to S r George Yeardley 



November 20^(1623] 

f A COURT helde] November 20 th [?] [1623] 
[J\ flfent 

S r jjrancis Wyatt Gouernour &c. & Chriftopher] Davifon 

Phetiplace Clofe fworne & examined fayeth that [he] being to go the March to 
Chicohamani, Advifed [Thomas]Bilby (being fick) to make his will. Wherupfpon Thomas] 
Bilby told Lewis Bayly that all which he had [he would] giue to him 

Will" Hall fworn & examined fayth that being . . . Hall & . . . Lewis Bayly 
telling Th[omas Bilby] that fhortly [he would] peck over the perch, Bilby [faid] that if 
he did no body fhould fare the better for [that] hee ■ 



1623 December 11 th 



s 



plfent 
*GEORG YEARDLEY M' Treafurer Chr: Dauifon D r . Pott, Cap 1 . Smith 



S r George Yeardley (having tendred the payment of 2000 1 waight of Tobaco to 
M r . Southern for the ufe of Crackplace due by bond) he defireth to bee 

releafed of the forfeyture of the bond; this Court [now] take notice that M r Southern 
hath releafed S r George Yeardley of the forfeyture 

(Thefe 3 exam were examined apart) 

Thomas Nun fworne & examined fayth that the people of the houfe did fay that 
Capt. Wilcocks or Capt. Barwick had had a hogfhead of Cider & certayne powder & 
fhott & fhoes 

Bartlemew Blake fworne & examined teftifyeth the fame & doth not know any 
thing hee had of his own (befides the goodes mentioned in the Inventory), but A Pott of 
butter & a loafe of Sugar, 2 rundletts of Aquavitae cont g about 20 gallon Whereas 
Capt. Sampfon fayth that vpon a report that Capt Barwicks . . . was delivered fome 
2 tuns of his own goodes aboord the the Furtherance. Capt. Sampfon would not receaue 
it at the firft becaufe hee brought no tickett from the Company, but afterward he 
bringing a tickett from them, hee did receave it aboard 

Nun fayth that hee was at the packing up of thofe goodes fent in the lighter which 
were pitch & tare & certayne tooles & navies which did belong to the Company. & 
fayth further that there were 2 hogfheades of tobacco were packed up w th tobaco, w* 
were taken out of the houfe, one of w ch conteyning 220" waight of tobaco this exam 
packed up himfelf & was fent home in the Temperance Sayth that Capt Barwick upon 
fome occafions made him a ftranger to all authoritie & fayth further, that he knoweth 
of one hogfheade of meale belonging to the Company fold by him to Rich Taylor alfo of 
30 1 of cheeze, fold to the fame man alfo 3 gallons of oyle, 10 payre of Shoos, & aquavitae 
(but he knoweth not the quantity of that) fold to the fame man, & fayth alfo that fome 
few days before his death he appointed this exam to pay a bum' & x / 2 of oate meale to 
Georg Grimes, & wifht this ex d to be clofe in this bufines or the world would cry fhame 
of 

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of him & further fayth that of the Tobacco w* h was in the howfe he did bequeath 40 1 
waight of Tobaco to the Church y/ cb this exam fayth was payed to Nath. Reynolds one 
[of] the church wardens 

Bartlemew Blake fworn and examined fayth that he had heard the fellowes of the 
howfe fay that Capt. Wilcocks had of Cap ... A hh of cider, & certayne To[bacco] 
& poude[r] & fhott & faw him deliver poude[r] & fhott to Serjeant William[s] . . . 
fhott out at a back doore & received of the fayd Williams a cheft of Tobacco, to the 
quantity (he] thinketh) of ioo M waight & fayth that he fold certayne fugars & fpi[ce] 
to others & that to his knowledg . . . nothing but his apparrell bedding & . . . that 
hee had not fo much as a difh or a fpoon of his ow[n] & that of all the cheeze brought 
out when M r Elhate( ?) came in they had neuer more than 2" a peece & fayeth that hee 
packed up 2 hh of t[obacco] w rh he thinketh were fent for England 

Silveftcr Balldwin fworne & examined [faith] he doth not know of eny goods 
Capt Ba[ldwin had] of his own but his bedding & appa[rrell] he had not a difh or a fpoone 
of his ow[n] & fayeth that Serjeant Williams had fome neceffary powder, fhott, ftockings 
& fhooes, but he knoweth not what quantity, & that he deliuered him a hh of tobacco 
& other tobaco under the writ of . . . & fayeth farther that Capt. Wilcocks had a hh 
of cider of him & certayne fhooes & ftockinges & that he fold to Rich Taylor a hh of 
meale & that he fold fugar & fpices to M r . King/male for •w ch he red tobacco of him & 
that there were 2 hh of tobacco packed up & waved at M r . R . . . [s] f tore & fent away, 
but he knoweth not in what fhip 



7 th of ^January 1623. 



A COURT was held the 7 th oi January 1623. 
plfent 
Capt jrfrancis Weft M r Trcafurer and doctor Pott 

A certaine differenc arifinge betwixt Tho: Lujcam and Supre Clarke on th' one f*tie 
And the fuccfeffors of Capt W m Powell deceafed And Capt W m Perje one th' other ^3 tie 
concerninge an agreement for Wadges for a Vioadge in the furtherance the faid Lujcam 
and Clark pfferred a Petticon 

Capt W m Eden (alias) Samp/on aged about 35 fworne and examined faith That 
Capt W m Powell in the }9fence of Capt W m Perje and the 2 faylo" Lujcam and Clarke 
aforenam'd did giue authority to himfelfe to agree for wadges in Lieu of his Mate 
Ed: Crojje and Rich: Crojjc to be employed for wadges And faith further that they 
would condefcend to whatfoeu' condicon the faid Capt Eden alias Sampjon fhould agree 
with them for w" h amounted to more then the wadges of the faid Ed: Crojje and his 
Sonne by fiftie fhillings ^ month And that they condifcended to pay the ou'plus of 
wadges till they ariued in England. 

Itt is ordered that the fucceffo" of Cap' W" Powell deceafed and Capt W m Perje fhall 
difcharge the 2 aforefaid Saylo" the ou r plus of wadges before menconed goinge along in 
the jfuthcrance till theire arrivall in England 

Itt is further ordered that a Warrant fhould be ferved vppon the bodyes and goodes 
of Ed: & Rich: Croffe in the behalf e of the fucceffo" of Cap' W m Powell and Cap' Perje . 

Itt is Aljo att the fame Court ordered that Cap' W m Perfe admiftrato' to Nicholas 
Elford lately deceafed fhall pay vppon fight of a cteine bill inferred for fome goods 
bought and Received by the faid Nicholas Elford out of the furtherance w ch amounted to 
the fume of 16" 19 3 . o d . as apeared by very fufficient teftimony. 

Att y* fame Court a difference arifinge betwixt George Mynifie one the behalf of 
Thomas Hamor deceafed and Liueteht Tho: Gibbes concerninge a fuppofed b'gaine betwixt 
them. M r . Edward Blany aged about 28 yeares examined uppon his oth faith that 
(beinge called to wittnes a bargaine betwixt them together w' h M r . Benett y e Minifter) 
Tho: Ham' b r gained w' h Liuetennt Gibbs to deliu r him 4 Cowes And to warrant them all 

w th 



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w th Calfe And alfo to make good thofe Calues for y e firft yeare In confideracon whereof 
he was to pay iooo" waight of tobaco this Cropp. The time of this b'gaine was about 
Chriftmas & Anno Dm 1622. 

/// is ordered that this buffmefs fhalbe defferred till the Cominge of the GovernC 
and vntill M r Benett beinge another Wittnes can be pduced. And that Liuetennt Gibbes 
fliall putt in feeurity before the George go fro' James Citty that if he be caft in law to pay 
the Tobacco as the Court fhall order it. 



A 



January the 9 th 1623. 



COURT was held January the 9"' 1623. 

plfent 
Cap 1 JJrancis Weft M r Treafuro' and doc"to r Pott 



Whereas itt appeares by a deed vnd r the hand of Daniell Gookin gent That Rich: 
Ken jam Maifter of the Shipp called the Mary Prood ftands engaged for the pi $ [proper] 
debts of the faid Daniell Gookin (viz 1 ) in 200'* fterling bond to Robert Roberts of Brijtow 
for payment of 65" And in 200" bound more for the payment of 127" And whereas 
M r Daniell Gookin by the faid deed doth Covennt w th him that fo much goodes and 
Comodities fhalbe deliu'ed to the faid Richard Ken/am as fhall fuffice to fattisfie the 
faid debts, to be deliu r ed into his cuftody to be caried home in the faid Shipp. Now in 
refpect the Shipp is Growne vnferviceable by the default of Cap 1 Richard Richmond alias 
Sheapcard who as it appeares to vs by his Comiffion had the fole Comand and difpofmge 
of the faid Shipp and Mariners neither would he follow the advice the faid Maifter for 
the apparant benefitt of the owner nor gi[ve] him meanes for the pVention of the ruine 
that is befalne the Shipp.— Itt is therefore ordered that Liuetefit John Richmond (alias) 
Sheaperd fhall deliu r vnto the faid Kenfam fo much Tobacco as fhall fuffice for the 
difcharge of the debts aforefaid he givinge in bonds to the vfe of the faid Daniell Gookin 
of 2oo u fterlinge to deliu r a faithfull acc[t] of the jSceed of the faid Tobaco And to deliu r 
the ou r plus ([if] any be) vnto the faid Daniell Gookin. 

Att the fame Court touchinge a controvert [ie] betwixt M r John Chew and W m 
Douglas [about] wine Meale & other things of the goods of m r [Chew] w ch weare fpent in 
y e Shipp called y e Margre[t] for y e w ch M r Chew demandeth the fume [of] 1738" waight 
of Tobacco. 

fforafmuch as there is not left vndifpofed fufficient (of the [goods] belonginge to M' 
Langley deceafed M r of the faid S[hipp for] the fatisfaccon of the faid debt. 

Itt is ordered that the Cables and Ancho" and fuch th[ings as] are not already 
prifed in the Shipp fhall now be [given] to the vfe of the faid M r Chew. 

Att the fame Court touchinge the buffines betwixt M r Wefton and James Carter 
about Maunder 

John Howbeck aged 3 5 f worne and examined faith that the Shipp called the Sparrow 
was M r Weftons and y l M r Wefton bought Bee gam out of the faid fhipp and goods before 
fhe came fro' Plimmouth. And that the ffifh that was taken att Canada brought hither 
was y'jjf goods of M r Wefton. Itt is ord . . . 

vii th of March 1623. 

A COURT held the vii"' of March 1623. 
fflfent] 
the Gouerno' S r Georg Yeardley M r Trefurer dodk/ Pott Cap 1 Hamor & M r 
Pountes 

Solomon Greene aged about 26 Sworne & examined faith that Cap' Whittakers did 
lett one of the Companys tenants named John Vaughan vnto Enfign Savadge for a yeare 

& 



& the fellow was to have ioo" tob: & 3 barrels of Corne for his half ^tes & Enfigne 
Savadge was to go a tradinge vioadge w th Cap 1 Whittakers on a fhallop when he fhould 
demand him for his ^te of the mans fervice, and whereas Cap'. Whittaker alledgeth that 
Enfigne Savadge writt to him for Cloths for the tenht it was in regard the tennt faid that 
there was Cloths due him fro Cap*. Whittakers 

Cap' Ralph Hamor faith 8 basketts of Corne cont' each basket 21 Cans at Mache- 
pongo w ch feemes to be ^*te of the Corne that Savadge bought of them for truck p d [ ?] 
formerly to him by me & that I think thoufand or therabout of blew beads but did not 
vnderftand wherefore they weare left in my fhallopp 

Cap' Tucker fworne and ex faith that the Laughing King fent in the quantity of 
twelue bufhells of Corne or thereabouts, and faid it was for the great King as Enfigne 
Savadge faith fo fair as I remember 

M r Pountes faith that Enfigne Savadge told him the laft Sumer that the laughinge 
kinge had fent the Gouernor 20 tubbs of Corne the fame did the laughinge kinge afirme 
at his now [ ?] beinge there Enfegn Savadge being his Interpreto r 

S r George Yeardley faith that Cap' Jno. West & Liuetennt Gibbs did teftifie before 
him vnd r theire hands that theire was owinge by Cap' Thorpe or Berkley Company 8 
barrells of Corne to Cap' Nath: Weft 

Itt is ordered that S r Georg Yeardley fhall appoint men to prife Cap' Thorps goods & 
return an Inventory to the Court & that Cap' John Weft fhalbe examined] whether this 
was the p}^ debt of Cap' Thorpe or of Berkley Co . . . 

Thorpe indebted to M r Blany 417" tob: 

John Cranage fhall be fett free, & doth Covent [w th ] M r . Treafurer till Chriftmas 
next & to receiu[e] his wadges ioo" tob: & 3 barrells of Corne 

Henery Wattkins Sworn & ex faith that Cap' R [ . . . ] faid he would paie 6 barrells 
of Corne to him for th . . . of my lady dale w 011 he being her ov'feer nev r received] 
nor any other to his knowledge 

Cap' Nicholas Martin fworne and examined faith faith that Ed: Giften cam vpp to 
the fallinge Creek & adminiftered Phifick to eu r y of the ^fons fpecified the[n ?] went & 
did that Cure vppon jjoffett who was farre fpent with the droppfie Cominge downe to 
Weyanoa[k] w th Cap'. Martin & there fpent 3 weeks in the ^fedling that cure, and not 
the one of thofe his patients mifc[arried ?] 

Itt is ordered that the goods of Cap' Thorpes fhall pay this debt vnlefs it fhall further 
appeare that the Company of Berkeley Hundredth [had] the Corne they to fattisfie it or 
if they had [it] p}mifcuoufly they to be paid by Cap'. Thorpe & the [court] no way con- 
ceivinge that this letter vnd r S r George [Yeardleys] hand bindeth him to the paym'nt 
thereof 

Will'" Andrews aged about 25 or 26 years Sworne [& ex] fayth that he helped to 
cafie a barrell of Corne to Cap' Nat[h: Weft] w ch Thomas Harris lent him and befides that 
he lent [enough] for a man all the yeare till corne was gathered but how much itt [was 
he knows] not 

Cap'. Will" 1 Tucker Sworn and examined faith that [he was not] att the bargain 
makinge but he heard liuetennt Gibbs f [ay that] M r Thomas Hamar had fould him foure 
cowes & a bull [& he] was to make good that the Cows fhould have four Calfs livinge a 
yeare for w* liuete[nant Gibbs] was to pay him iooo" tob: the b r gaine was aboute . . . 
1622. Thefe 4 Cowes & the bull were att Flourdieu hundreth where lfiuetenant] Gibbs 
lived and had the ufe of them whereof 2 of them dyed & one of them was f [hot] by the 
Indians & the bull was drownd fwiminge ou r to Berkeley hundreth & was eaten there 

Itt is ordered that Cap' f ranees Weft & Cap' Ifack M[adifon] fhall produce what 
witneffes they can in the behalf of Livetent Gibbs that they may be examined befor 
S r . Gcor[ge] Yeardley att Flourdieu hundreth & the tryall to be mad[e] [&] he[ld] the 
20 th of this Month. 

9 th of 



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9 th of March 1623 

A COURT held the 9 th of March 1623 
flfent 

Cap 1 jjrances Weft M r Treafurcr Doctor John Pott Cap' Raph Hamar. 

Richard Grove aged about 28 fworne and examined faith that that [fie] he was 
bound to M r . Prodo' att the firft but after he was fhiped the exam demandinge of M r . 
Home where his was M r . Home faid that this ex was the man that M r . Prodo' appointed 
that he fhould have, but bad M r Home fay nothinge then of [it] till they were aboard, 
and that this examinatt was [taken] for M r . Homes fervant all the vioadge at Sea [and] 
fince they came afhore w ch he nev r heard affirfmed or] contradicted by M r . Prodo'. and 
further faith that M r [Prodo'] faid fince they came to James Citty if M r . Home & this ex 
were agreed he fhould be M r Homes [fervant] 

Phetty place Clofe aged about 30 fworne and examined fai[th] that M r Prodo' hath 
acknowledged the goods that M r . Home demandeth of M r . Prodo' are M r . Homes 

Tho: Flower aged about 20 yeares Sworne and examined fai[th] that M 1 . Home had 
furnifhed a man to come for this Countrie & when they were ready to come away he 
told M r . Prodo' that his man was ficke, to w ch M r . Prodo' faid take no care for a man 
if youe wilbe ruled by me youe fhall have one of my men when we come to Virginia. 

Itt is agreed by the consent of both ">$ties that Thomas fflow fhall be affigned ou r 
to Henery Horn for 3 yeares provided that if the faid Hencry Home do purpofe to giue 
him out or affigne him to another M r . Prodo' f [hall] haue the refufall of him payeing as 
an other will . . . Prodo' is ready to . . . and if there hapne to be any difference 
betwixt them in theire accompt they are both agreed that John Smith & John B . . . 
fhall devide them 



11 th of March 16 2 3 

A COURT helld the 11"' of March 1623 
flfent 
[Sir] f ranees Wyatt Knight Governo' &c M r . Treafuro' Cap' Smith Capt Hamar 
& M r . Pountes etc 

Cap' Quailes fpeeches being red 77/ is ordered that Richard Quaile his Commiffion 
fhalbe Coma[nded ?] from him & he igominioufly degraded from his degree of Cap' his 
fword broken and he fent out o[f] the port of James Citty with an ax on his fhoulder 
afterwards to be brought in agai[n] by the name of Richard Quaile, Carpenter And that 
he fha[ll] fett vppon the pillory w' h his eares nayled thereto & they either to be cutt of 
or redeemed by payinge the fine of ioo 11 fterli[ng] 



12 th of March 1623 

A COURT held the 12 th of March 1623 
gfent 
S 1 franc[is] Wyatt Knight Govern' & M r . Treafurc' Do<5to r Pott Cap' Smith 
Cap' Raph Hamar & M r . Pountis 

Itt is ordered that notice fhalbe given in the Church that eury Munday a Court fhall 
be kept to heare Caufes and that men that have any buffmes fhall attend that day for 
theire difpaches 

Doctor Jhon Pott examined and fworne faith that he did condicon w"' Cap' Wm 
Holmes to giue him one hundre[d] & three fcore waight of tobacco for thofe 3 chefts of 
phyfick w ftood at Cap'. Holmes his dore & either one of the chefts or an hogfhead vpon 

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condicon tha[t] nothing in the chefts were imbefiled or fpoiled finc[e] he faw them laft 
till the tyme of this agreem' w ch this examinate taketh to be about the end of Novemb laft. 

Itt is agreed betwixt them that Do r Pott fhall give him one of [the] Chefts & one 
hundredth & threefcore pounds of tobacco [on] the payment of the tobacco Cap*. Holmes 
is [to] ... 7 gallons of Sacke w Qb is a conclufion of all . . . accompt betwixt them. 

. . . aged 27 Sworne and ex f[ai]th th[at] he [owed a bond] of 80" fterlinge to be 
p d in England to Bartlemew . . . there is a bond to John Bland & Copany for 140" 
fterlinge More to the owners of the Abigaile 7" io 9 . 

. . . Cage aged 2 7 Sworn and ex faith that ther was a man intended for Liuetennt 
Harifon w** went afhore att 5'. Chriftopher in the Weft Indies, and Could not be gott 
aboard againe, but by whofe order he went afhore he knoweth not. 

Nicholas Green-hill aged 25 Sworne and ex faith that at M r . Bens requeft M r . Denis 
gaue W m Royly leaue to go afhore att S'. Christophers in the weft Indies who was a man 
fervant fhipped by M r . John Harrifon to come for Livete[nnt] Harifon, and the man was 
there loft & came not abord againe. And [furthjer faith that 2 or 3 dayes after this 
Robert Crew asked leaue to go af [hore] [whi]ch time M r . Dennis faid that there fhould 
not a man of them go afh[ore] vnleft one would be bound for another, before w-" h time 
he remembreth not that M r . Dennis made any fuch Caution. 

For Rich: Steevens debt ioo M tob: ] 

To M r . Sothern for Ifraell Knolls . . 50 appointed to be p d by M r benet vnd r 

To M r . Soame 60 [ his hand 

John Gill 1 20 J 

[D]ept fro' Sam: Talbott of 59 1 ' tob: of vr* 1 he had loft M r . Benets noa[t] 
[Deb]t of M r wolrich for 30 fro' M r . W m Benett 

Suit Cap' Harvy 

Nathaniell Reeve aged 40 Sworne and ex faith that M r White asked him if he weare 
intended to go to Canada & return hither again or no he Anfwered that he would not 
make him acquainted what he meant to do. and would not fett his hand to the noat. 



23 th of March 

[^>|0]URT held the 23 th of March 

[\j f3fent 

S r § rands Wyatt Knight [Gov]erno r &c Cap', fir: Weft Dodto' Jw Pott, Cap 1 
Raph Hatnar & [Ca]p' Roger Smith. 

Cap 1 W'" Holmes Sworn and ex faith that M r Chew agreed w th M r . Calcar for a bed 
a Covering vallence Curtains pewter &c to the vallew of 303 u of tob: or there abouts for 
M r . Will" Bcn[ets] vfe 

Vppon M r John Chews acknowledgment that he is endebted vnto Cap' W m Holmes 
in the fome of 99" of tob: it is ordered that he fhall forthly pay itt. 

\Ma\rch the 24 th 1623 

COURTE [held] [Ma]rch the 24"' 1623 
flfent 
[S r firancis Wyatt] Knight Governour &c Cap' fjrancis Weft Dodto [ r /w° Pott] and 
Cap' Hamar. 

Nathaniell Reeve the Boatfon Sworne and ex faith [that] he could not reftreine 18 
of the Saylo" fro' cominge they alledginge that they would not work till they had 

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[talked ?] w' h the Maifter, notw >h ftand he faid that if the Go[vernour] [w]as he, he would 
fend a peece of ordinance after them, he further faith that att Cap' Harves going vpp 
into the Cuntrie he k[new] not of aboue foure or fiue of the Shipps Compa but were 
minded to come back fro' Canada 

Cap 1 Harvy. 

to the firft he anfwers that he told him there fhould none be aboue him except 
himfelf. 

to y* 2 he faith that he hath often tould that if any man ... to him in the fhipp 
lett me be informed & I will ... of . 

to y e 3 he faith may be he asked him fome things that he would not . . . him of 

to y 4 he neu* [never] faid abfolutly that he went as a paffenger but faid what if I 
go as a paffenger 

to the s he faith he hath cancelled it. 

to the 6 he hath publifhed it to the Maifter & hoped there fhould [not] haue been 
any need to publifh itt to others. 

to the 7 for the Charge of the viogh his accompts will fhew itt. 

to the 8 he abfolutly denieth that he ever faid fo. 

The Gouerno r askinge Cap' Harvy if he would be fworn to thefe things he . . . 
tooke vpp the paper w' h out beinge required & red the articles & thus anfwered [7 fwear ?] 

M r Dennis Sworne and ex faith that uppon Newport Key Cap' Haro\y &] M r . White 
beinge att controverfie about the proceed of [the] vioadge, he heard Cap' Harvy fay 
will you not g[o] vppon yo' vioage I will take fom courfe from the [Governour &] the Counfell 
to force yone to go. What will youe [not] "$mitt me to go as a paffenger in my owne fhipp 

Tho: Edwards fworn and ex faith that he havinge Comif[fioned] M r . Bland by 
Cap' Harvys pViife to lade abord the Southampton] certain goods ladded them by the 
leaue of Cap' Harvey, a[nd] M r . Guyer as M r . affirmed y* bills of ladinge. And he con- 
ceved M r . Guyer to be Maifter and Comando' but Cap' Harvy had the fuperiority 



io th of May 1624 

A COURT was held the io tb of May 1624 Whereat was 
flfent 
S r ffran: Wyat, Governour, Cap', jfran. Weft, S r George Yeardley, M'. George 
Sandys Threfor' D r . Pott. Cap'. Roger Smith, & Cap' Raph Hamor. 

Whereas it appeared to this Court by fufficient proofe & his owne confeffio that 
Ed: Sharpies, being fworne Clark to the Counfell of State, hath betrayed our Counfells 
& intentions, in giveing Copyes of our wryteings & Lfes to the Kings ma" & the L. of 
the privye Counfell, to fome of the Comiffion' 8 out of plmife of reward, &c. This Court 
hath adiudged that he fhalbe fet vpo the Pillory in the m'ket place of James Citty & 
there to haue his eares nay led to it, & cutt of. 

It is alfo ordered at the fame court that a lfe fhalbe fent to the Company in England 
to manifeft M r . Pory his fubornatio of our forefaid Clark & his punifhmt 

Ordr d that Whereas Rich: Barnes had ufed bafe & detracting fpeeches concerning 
the Govno r he defyres to be abfent, & that the reft of the Counfell would examine, & 
cenfure the buifinefs The Counfell have therefore ordered that Rich: Barnes (for his 
opprobrious & bafe fpeeches of the Governour) fhall be difarmed, & have his armes 
broken & his tongue bored through w' h a awl. fhall pafs through a guard of 40 men & 
fhalbe butted by every one of them, & att the head of the troope kicked downe & footed 
out of the fort: that he fhalbe banifhed out of James Cittye & the Hand, that he fhall not 
be capable of any priviledge or freedome of the countrey, & that (before he goe out of 
the Hand) he fhall put in furetyes of 200" bond for the good behaviour. 

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xxj th of June 1624 

A COURT held the xxj' h of June 1624 
pjfent 
S r . ffrancis Wyatt, S r . George Yardley, Doctor Pott, Cap' Roger Smith, and Cap' 
Ralph Hamer. 

It is ordered at this Courte y' M r Robert Evers fhall appere heere at the next Courte, 
Concerninge his Clayme to Hogg Ifland, or otherwife to Appoynt An Attorney vnder 
him, to Deale for him, in cafe himfelf eannott come. 

Charles Harmer aged 24 or therabouts fworne and examined fayeth that about the 
22 th daye of June laft paft Cap' W'" Epps to[oke] this Exam along w" 1 him to Enfigne 
Savage his howfe where y e faid Cap' Epps told Enfigne Savage he had flandered him in 
faying y' he ftood in feare of his liefe of y e faid Cap' Epps, wherevppon the faid Cap' Epps 
Did laye y e faid Enfigne Savage necke and heeles, and fayeth y' the faid Enfigne Savage 
gaue Cap' Epps noe ill language y' he did heere 

It alfoe ordered that the next Sabath day in the tyme of devine fervice Elinor Sprage 
fhall publickly before the Congregatione, Acknowleg her offence in Contractinge her felfe 
to two feverall men at one tyme, and penetently Confeffinge her falte fhall aske god and 
the Congregationes forgiuenefs 

And to prevent the like offence in others, it is ordered that every minifter give notice 
in his Church to all his parifhioners y' w' man or woman foeuer fhall vfe wordes Amount- 
inge to A Contract of manage to feverall ^ties though not prefice and legall, yet foe as 
may intangle and brede fcrouple in theire Confeyences, fhall for fuch their offenc 
vnder goe either Corporall punifhment as whippinge or other punifhment by fine or 
otherwyfe Accordinge to y c qualletie of y e ^fon offendinge. 

Thefe Examinations were taken y e 24 th of June 1624 before 
Doctor John Pott and Cap' Roger Smith 

George Vngwine fworne and examined fayth y* he havinge [beene one of] the watch 
laft night did not fee any ^fone that night [about] the forte (faue only M" Pa/more 
who came to enquere . . . but as Concerninge the breakage vpp of M r Abraham 
Perfefo's ftore] hee knoweth nothinge 

James Rylei fworne and examined fayeth y' hee beinge one of y e watch that night 
did nott fee any fufpicyous ^fons walking abroad y' night neyther doth hee know any 
thinge of the breakinge of M r Perfeys ftore and fourther fayeth y' hee fawe 2 fellows y e 
cam clofe vnder the Countrie howfe about x of the clock and hee faid to them (que vulla) 
to whom they anfwered y' they could not gett in to S r Georges howfe for that y e dore was 
lockt and foe they went to get in at y e back Dore and as hee thinketh y' Thomas 
De la maior or one hatch was of them 

William Carter fworn and examined fayeth y' hee beinge one of y e watch the laft 
night did nott fee any Sufpicyous ^fons walking about neyther doth he know any thinge 
of the breaking of the faid ftore 

Nicholas marteu fworne and examined fayeth y' hee beinge one of y e watch the laft 
night fayeth hee ftoode Centry y e fecond watch, but did not fee any fufpicious ^fons 
walking abroade y' night, neyther doth hee know any thinge of y e breakinge of M r 
Peerfies ftore 

Richard Mounford fworne and examined fayeth y' he beinge one of the watch y 
laft night and ftood y* laft watch Centrie, did not fee any fufpicyous <pfons walkinge 
abroade that night, neyther doth hee know any thinge of y e breakinge of the faide ftore. 

[John] Burrows gent fworne and Examined fayeth, y' about whit j on munday laft 
M r Thomas Allnutt meetinge w' h him, Told this Exa. y' now he knew who it was that 
fhould fteele mara Buck away (faid y' it was noe fmale one, but y' it was A great one) 
And further this Exam fayeth y' he beinge very ymportunate w th M r Allnutt to tell him 

who 



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who it was, the faid Thomas Allnutt faid yt was M r Sandys, y e minifter, and that he had 
rather M r Richards fhould have her then he 

Elinor y e maide fervant of Thomas Allnut fworne and examined fayeth, y' fhee hard 
her M r and M rs fay y' Mara Buck [was] ftolen away and y' then this Exa: tolde her M r 
and M rs y' Francis Dunninge fervant to Cap 1 Mathews, told her that there was one of 
y' fide y e water would take away a maide from this fide, but named neyther of y e $ties, 
where vppon her M r and M" faid they could not devife who fhould take her Away, 
except it fhould bee M r Sandys y e minifter 

Bridgett Burrows y e wife of John Burrows gent fworne & examined faith y' uppon 
whit/one Tew/day in y* morninge M' 9 Allnutt came vnto her and told her y l now fhe 
knew who it was, and faid yt was M r Sandys, and this Exa: demandinge of M rs Allnutt 
how fhe knew it, faid y l her maides Countreyman dwellinge one the other fide y water, 
told her that there was A maide of this fide y« was to be ftolen away by one from the 
other fide . . . asked her anything concerninge y* matter y< . . . Deny it, but 
fhe fhould . . . to any bodye ells, and further this Exa fay[eth that] this tyme M r 
Allnat moved the match [as it was] very Convenient and fitt for him 

John Jack/one fworne and examed fayeth y* being [at M r Burrows] his howfe, 
M r Burrows, y* plvoft marfhall beinge pYnt, vppon fome report y' Mara B[uck] be ftolen 
away, M r Burrows faid y» he had rathe[r M r ] Richards fhould have her then a ftranger, 
or any other [he] did nott know, and therefore wifhed M r Richards yf hee could love her, 
to make [a match( ?)] yf he could gett her goodwill, to plvent others M r Burrows wifht 
it might be Devulgd abro[ad to] plvent any fuch intent in others, foorther this [examinate] 
fayeth y* M" Burrowes prayed her hufband nott to trouble himfelf, for fhe would look 
to her . . . ftolne and beare y e blame yf fhee were ftolne, this Exa: fourther fayeth 
y« walkinge in the Ifland w th M r Richards [he] asked him whether he had any fuch intent 
to mary Mara Buck, w ch M r Richards vtterly denied 

Thomas Allnutt fworne and Examined, fayeth y' vppon whit Monday at night, 
M r Burrows vppon the reporte of M[ara] Buck her ftealinge away, faid vnto this Exa: 
y' hee [would] rather M r Richards fhould have her then one he [knew] not, and asked 
this Exa: yf hee were nott of the f[ame] minde, to w ch he anfwered yes, and foorther 
M r Burr[ows] asked this Exa: wiefe whether fhee ware nott of y fa[me] minde to, to 
whom fhe anfwered yes. 

M r8 Allnutt y e wiefe of Thomas Allnutt fworne and examined fay[eth] y' Ellynor her 
maide did tell her, y' her Countrey man [who] dwelleth w th Cap' Mathews did tell her 
y' there was one [of] theire plantatione y' intended to fteale Away a maide of this fide, 
And thervppon this Exa : fufpecfted it was M r Sandys y e minifter, And accordinglie went 
to M rs bourow and Acquainted her y' fhe thought it was M r Sandys 

And fourther Randall Sallwood formerlie . . . Burrows hath been very Diligent 
. . . teachinge of Mara buck to reade in the Bible, but fayeth y' the faid Mara was 
very Dull to take her lerninge 

John Jack/one formerlie fworn fayeth y' M" Burrows to his Knowledge hath divers 
tymes taken great paynes in teachinge y e faid Mara Buck in y e bible, but fayth y' fhee 
was very dull in taking her learninge. 

Yt is ordered at this Court y' m r John Burrows fhall give fecuritie unto the overfeers 
of M r Ric Buck his laft will in y fome of ioo pounde, y' neyther hee nor his wiefe fhall 
f*mitt or fuffer any motione of marriadge to be made to Mara buck or yf any fuch fhall 
bee, y' they fhall as foon as they fhall haue notice thereof, make y< overfeer or overfeers, 
Acquainted therwith to the end they may vfe their beft advife eyther in furtheringe or 
[3ventinge y e fame 

i 7 is further ordered at this Courte y' Robert Evers bee warned to appeare heere one 
monday next beinge A Courte Day to bringe his Patent or Divident for Hogg Iflande. 

Yt is further ordered y' y e differenc, between Cap' Hamer and Livt Gibbs fhelbe harde 
and Decided one y next Courte Dye becaufe they then expect more of the Counfell to 
bee plfent .. .- 

24 th or 



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24 th of June 1624 

AT A Court held y e 24 th of June 1624 
/"% p¥nte 

S r ffrancis Wyatt Gou r no r . . . S r George Yardly 

M rs Jaine King/well fworne and examined fayeth y' aboute 2 moneths laft paft 
Cominge through M r Bucks entrie at the Dore, fhee hard Robert Marfhall aske Ellinor 
Sprage art thow mine to w ch fhe replied, yes w' k all my harte, and thow art mync art thow nott, 
to w° h y e faid Robert mar/hall faid yes and thervppon they both took handes, and y e faid 
Rob' marfhall requefted this Deponant to beere witnes and then they both went w ,h this 
Deponent to y e water fide, and by the way y e faid Robert and Ellinor vied many fpeeches 
concerninge theire weddinge apparell, and to have the bannes asked. 

Raphe Griffith fworne and examined fayeth that about 2 moneths laft paft Cominge 
w th his M rs Mifteris Kingfinell through M r Bucks entry at the Dore he harde Robert 
marfhall aske Ellinor Sprage is it A match, art thow myne, to w ch fhe anfwered yes, and 
faid to marfhall art thow mync, to w rh he replied yes, and thervppon they both tooke 
hands and requefted this Deponent to beare witnes. 

Richard Peerce fworne and examined fayth y' about 2 moneths laft paft he met w th 
M rs Kingfmell nere to M r Bucks howfe and the faid Rob' and Ellinor in her Company, 
and M r9 Kingfmell told this Deponant y' there was A match made betwixt y e faid 
Robert and Ellino', and this Deponant Demanded of them whether it were foe or no, to 
w ' 1 they anfwered it was A match 



28 th of June 1624 

AT A Courte helde the 28 th of June 1624 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt, Cap' ffrancis West, M r Threafurer, Doctor Pott, Cap' Raphe 
Homer. 

Whereas Cap' Hamcr hath by Peticione bearing date y e 30 of May 1624, moved this 
Courte, y* the furplufage of 490 acres beinge dew by Pattent to Mary Baylie in h{ogg] 
Iflande, w ,h the refervatione alfo of any right or Clame [that] Suthampton Hundred 
fhall make to y* fame may be granted to h[im] as -j^te of his divident, he beeinge already 
feated vppon a ^te of the fame Ifiand by the Confent of M r John Powntis Threafurer 
of Suthampton hundred. 

And y* as wheras M r Robert Evers as gardian to Mary Baylie, Claymeth by Pattent 
ye whole Iflande, as having by his Pattent A Claufe to purchafe y e whole of y* Company 
w cb now at this Courte by the voyce of M r Threfurer he offers to doe, by y e right of fo 
much land as is due to feverall ^fons tranfported into Virginia whofe names he is redie 
to plduce 

Yt is ordered by this Courte y 1 the 490 acres dew to Mary Baylie be furvayde, and 
laid owte in hogg Iflande and Choyfe therof be made by Robert Evers who is guardian to 
the faid Mary baylie in her behalf e, And y< to whomfoeuer the right of y* furplufage 
fhalbelong fhall Satisfie Cap 1 Hamer for y* buildinge of fuch howfes & Cleringe of land 
as he fhall build and Cleare, till y* right be decyded. 

Yt is further ordered y* Livt Thomas Gibbs fhall paye to Cap' Ralph Hamer his heyrs 
or affignes at his howfe in James Cyttie for 4 Cowes and 1 Bull fold vnto him by 
M r Thomas Hamer, the fomme of 600 pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco in 
or vppon the 20 th dye of November next enfuinge the date hereof, and for other accompt 
dependinge betwen them to be Cle[ard] by notes and prooffes one other fide 

Alfoe it is ordered at this Courte y* thofe y l haue to deele in the goodes of Cap' 
Thorpe or have y c dealinge in Barklcy hundredth Bufinefs, fhall pay feaven barrells of 

good 



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good Indyan Corne fheald, vnto M ria ffrancis weft widdow in or vppon the io' h Dye of 
November now next enfwinge the date heerof or otherwyfe in lew of the faide Corne to 
give other valuable Confideracon 

John Gybbs fworne and Exrh fayeth y« he harde Cap' Thorpe fay Aboute a fortnight 
before he dyed that he did owe M r Dade feaven barrells of Corne, wherof this Exrh knew 
of ye deliufery] of two barrells of eares. 

Richard milton fworne and exrh fayeth y' lie knoweth of 2 barrells of ears y' Cap' 
Thorpe borrowed of M r Dade 



1 2 th day of July 1 6 2 [4] 



A COURT held the 12"' day of July 162(4] being 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyat Knight, M' Threforer, Cap' ffrancis Weft, & D' Pott. 

It is ordered that fuch ^fons as remaine at home, fhall ratably bere out the labours 
of fuch as are abroad upon the march, by giveinge dayes workes in their ground untill 
their returne : & that the Comaunde r of each plantaco : dif tribute their labours equally 
by iuft computatio & w th all indifferently, & fee it duely executed; ftraightly charging all 
39fons to obey their comaunders herein as they will anfwere the contrarye at their 3$ ills. 

It is likewifc ordrcd at the fame Court that there be a Corftiffion graunted to fuch 
of the Counfell as remaine at home, for the difpatch of all buifineffes vntill the Govnour 
his returne: according to the laft prefident, mutatis mutandis. 

It is further ordred that M r . Tho: Alnct for giveing out wordes of defamatio againft 
M r David Sandys minifter (in faying he would fteale away Mara Buck) that he fhall aske 
him forgevenes before this board, & fhall likewyfe pay ioo" of Tobacco, towards repacons 
of the church in James Cityc; at the next crope. 



i 6 th of Auguft 1624 



A COURT helde the 16"' of Auguft 1624 beinge 
]3fent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight & S r Georg Yardley Knight Dodtor John Pott Cap' 
Roger Smith and Cap' Raphe Hamer. 

Enfigne John Vtie Complayneth againft W m Tyler for fpeekinge of Divers reproach- 
full Speeches and Slanderous woordes to the ympayring of his good fame and reputation. 

Thomas Paffmour fworne and exa. fayeth: that he harde the faid W m Tyler called 
the faid M r Vtie fhdlinge Rogue and Rafcall, and y' he faid fome divers tymes, and 
further faid he was a theefe and that he had ftolene the Companys Tobacco, and y' 
he would haue him [to] the whippinge poft for it, and fayeth that m r Vtie gaue Tyler 
not any fowle fpeech at all. 

W m Ramfhcere fworne & Exa, fayeth that the faid W m Tyler did cale the faid m r Vtie 
fhdlinge Rogue and Rafcall and theefe and that he had ftolen the Companies Tobacco 
and he would haue him to the whippinge poft for it, but he fayeth he hard not m r Vtie 
giue the faid Tyler any fowle fpeech at all. 

Henry Woodward fworne and Exam fayeth y' vpon fome falinge out betweene 
M r Vtie and W m Tyler about a hooke, M r Vtie told y e faide Tyler that he was growne 
very high and loftie, to w ch Tiler replide I wilbc as high as A fidler, and faide that he was 
a fidler and that it was ffite of his p¥effione in England, and further called M r Vtie a 
Theefe and that he had ftolen A hogfhead of Tobacco of the Companies and caried it 
to Cap' Hamers howfe, and that he would haue him to the whipping poft for it. 

where 



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where vppon M r Vtie fflung a ftick at him, and then they clofed both to geather 
and both fell to the ground, and being ^*ted, the faid Tyler vied the woords as aforefaid 
And f 3 

W m . Tylers Anfwere 

He confeffeth y' he called M r Vtie fidler, becaufe he faw him play vppon A violl 
at fea : and faith y* he harde other fay [that] he was a mufitione in England, And fourther 
fayeth that he called him theef and Charged him w th ftealinge of the companies Tobacco 
becaufe he caryed it by night to Cap' Hatners houfe, and Certen other Tobacco to Cap' 
Holmes to James Cyttie 

To this M r Vtie fayeth y' he planted fome Tobacco for his owne vfe w' h [in] the 
palizadoe Amounting to about ioo u waighte, whereof he fayeth he fent to Cap' Hamcrs 
72" as he waid it when he received it and to Cap' Holmes at James Cyttie 28 H waight 

Thomas Sympfone fworne and exam faith that him felf and Tho: Branfbie did cary 
certen Tobacco to Cap' Hamcrs howfe and putt it into A dry fate [i. c. vat] wherein was 
6o" waight of Tobacco before w 111 cam from S r Georg Yard-leys and certen grounde leaves 
of Tobacco of Cap' Hamers w ch made the dry fate half full 

W m Ramfheere before fworne and exa, faieth that he did pack A cheft full of Tobacco 
w cb was growne w' h in the fforte and to his Judgment there could be no lefs then 150" 
waight, thereof out of w h M r Vtie did take the Tobacco as aforef [aid] and further fayeth 
that fome ^te of the tobacco w° h grew in the forte was caryed and mixt w' h the Com- 
panies Tobacco And fourther he thinketh as neere as he can geffe there was fome [2] 5 
or 2600 plants planted by the Companys men of w ch fome %*te was drowned, but how 
much hee knoweth nott, and he knoweth nott of any Tobacco y' was any wayfe done 
away 

Henry Woodward before fworne and exa. fayeth that he thinketh as neere as he can 
gefs that in one place there was drownde fome 2 or 300 plants and fome more in fome 
other places but how many he cannot faye 

Roger Webjter fworne and exam faieth that beinge appoynted by M r Powntis to tell 
how many plants were planted vppon an Acre and endevered to tell y e plants vppon 
one Acre but could nott %*fec[tly] tell [or] make an ende thereof, but fayeth that he 
told 3000 pl[ants] \v' h in fome 40 or 50 plants. And further fayeth as neere [as] he can 
gefs there was planted in all fome 28 thowfand [plants] and fayeth he knoweth nott of 
any tobacco made Away, more [than] w' was drank owte, and y' about 200 plants weere 
[drowned] in the grounde. 

It is ordered that Cap' Hamer fhall minifter oaths and take the examinacons of the 
Companys men Concerninge the interogatories before written, and to refer the Cenfure 
thereof to y e gou'nor and Counfell. 

W m Ramfheere before fworne and exam fayeth y' he harde W'" Tyler faye that he 
did not fee y' the Gou'nor and Counfell neither could or would doe poore men any 
right 

Cap'. Raphe Hamer fayeth that he harde W m Tyler faye that nether the Gou'nor 
nor Counfell could or would doe any poore men right, but that they would fhew favor 
to great men and wronge the poore. 

It is fourthe ordered at this Courte, y' John John/one fhall new Cover and Tenant- 
ablely repay [r]e the late dwelling howfe of Enfigne W m S pence in James Cyttie Ilande 
and make good the ffences about the ground Accordinge to one bill of Covenants fealed 
and figned by the faid John John/one to the faid W m S pence, by the ffeaft dye of Set: 
Michaell Thearkangell now next Cominge (Jubpeno) 300" pownd waight of Tobacco 

Ryfe Watkins fworne and exam d fayeth that W m Tyler faid to Cap' Hamer y' yf hee 
were A man of meanes yet hee would nott be one of the Counfell, Cap' Hamer asked 
Tyler why, To w ch Tyler anfwered that his Confcyence would not fuffer becaufe he 
could 

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could doe noe righte, To w ch Cap'. Hamer faid doe you know any of the Counfell that doe 
any man uronge, Tyler anfwered y' poore men could hardly gett any righte and that 
the great men wold hold all together, and fourther faid that he did not fee y' the Gou r nor 
could doe any man righte, and vfed fome other fpeeches, concerning y e awthorytie of y< 
Gou'nor and Counfell had to punifhe men. 

Richard Crocker fworne and Examined fayeth, that he harde W m Tyler fay to Cap 1 
Hamer y* yf he were a fufficyent man of meanes yett he would not be one of the Counfell, 
becaufe he did not fee how they could well difcharge their Confyenc 

John Daw/one fworne and Exam fayeth he harde W m Tyler faye thefe wordes 
Cap' Hamer me thinks yf I were in your place, I could not tell how to cleere my Confcyence 
or the reft of the C 'ounfell, for that he did not fee but that they favored great men more 
than the poore. 



2 3 of Awgufte 1624 



ACOURTE held the 23 of Awgufte 1624 beinge 
jSfent, — 
S r frauds Wyat Knight Sec Dodtor John Pott, Cap'. Roger Smith Cap 1 Raphe 
Hamer 

It is ordered at this Courte y' 11'"' Tyler for his flanderous woords againft M r Vty, 
w 011 he cannott any ways prove, fhall paye vnto the faide 3VI r Vtie at or before the ffeaft 
daye of S<5t Thomas Theapoftle next enfwinge the fome of one hundred markes fterlinge. 
And to ask the faide M r Vtie publique forgiuenefs before the Compeny and planters at 
hogg Iflandc. And for to give bound w th Sufficyent Securitie for the payment of the f [aid] 
100 marks: vppon the day above written 

And y e other fpeeches he vfed againft the Gou'nor and Counfell, becaufe they were 
mentioned oceafionally and accidentally they are referred to a further tyme of Confider- 
ftion, only for y e f?fente bindinge y* faid W m Tyler in 100'' to y* good behaviore w th two 
sufficyent Suerties, before y e next Courte daye. 



xxvii th of September 1624 

ACOURTE held the xxvii"' of September 1624 beinge 
jjfent. 
S r frauds Wyatt Knight &c S r George Yardlcy Knight Doctor Pott Cap 1 . Roger 
Smith Cap* Raphe Hamer. 

It is ordered at this Courte, that wheras John Roe gent James Hickmote and Nathaniell 
Jefereys, vppon mondye the xx"' of this inftant moneth, hauinge kept compeny in 
drinkinge, and Comittinge of a ryott, fhall, vppon trew notice taken of any theire 
mifdemenors heerafter in the like nature pay twenty nobles apeece towards theire 
Repacons of the Church 

It is further ordered y' Cap 1 Smiths bounde dew from Live' George Harrifone fhalbe 
paid accordinge to an Agrement made by M r W m Claybourne, vidz', 583 pownd waight 
of Tobacco, at xviij d8 ^ pownde w rh is to be paide to Cap' Smith by M r . GcorgeMenifrey 
the laft daye of November now next Cominge 

Mdd< it was ageede [agreed] and fully Concluded betwene M r Michell Marfhatt & 
Lwke Eden, in the pfenc of Cap* frauds Weft M' Threat Cap' Smith & Cap' Hamer as 
followeth, vdze, That M r Marfhatt fhould pay to Lwke Eden fo much of the beft Tobacco 
in leafe as y e faid Lwke had difburfed and laid owte at Canada for Comodities, And y e 
faid 

4 The contraction represented here by "Mild" probably stands for "memorandum". Tt is met with occasion- 
ally in the book. Once or twice it is written "Mddm". 



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faid Lwkc to bringe in A trew Accompt upon oath how and for w' he difburfed the fame, 
And alfo y' the faide Michell Marfhatt fhuld paye to y* faid Lwkc Eden 200 pownd waight 
of Tobacco Towards his Travell and lofs of time in the faid Vioage 

And that M r Marfhatt fhould lett Lwkc Eden have w' Comodities he had neede of 
for his owne vfe out of y faid goodes at the rate of the Countrey as heere they are folde 

And M r Marfhatt to pay the Tobacco to Lwke Eden w' h in one moneth or 5 weekes 
next after this agreement 

October the 4 th 1624. vSworne before S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c. 

Mary Afconm wydow aged 40 or thereabout^ beinge fworne and Examined 
fayeth. That Sibill Royall wydow late deceafed lyinge vppon her death bed this 
Examhte willed her to fett downe her will in wrytinge vnto whom the faide Sibill Royall 
faide w' ncdeth that fince my purpofe is yf god cale me Away to to geve you all I have, onely 
y' fhe faid fhe had a god-daughter in England w° h fhe wifht might haue fome fmale 
matter owt of her eftate. 

Elyzaberth Hamer gentle' fworne and Examined fayeth that Sibill Ryall beinge very 
fick and Cominge to this Examinats howfe the faid M" Hamer asked her w* fhe ment to 
do w lh her goods yf god fhould cale her Away, the faid Sibill Ryall anfwered y' fhee 
would give it all to M rs . Afcome wher fhe did lye. only a god daughter fhe had in London 
fhould haue 50" waight of Tobacco owt of it, but did not tell w' y Childs name was 



X th of October 1624 

ATTa Courte held the X th of October 1624 
/^k pjfent 

S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c M r Georg Sandys, Threfurer, Doctor Pott, Cap 
Roger Smith., Cap'. Raphe Hamer. 

Jonas Stogden minifter fworne and Examined fayeth that hee harde Cap' John 
Marten faye y' there was 500 pownd given by one named Duftc and a/lies (who proved 
to be M r . Barber) w** 500" was devided betweene S r : Edwine Sands M r . Rett and others 

Georg Kcth mynifter fworne and Examined fayeth that in the pYence of M r Robert 
Sweete he harde Cap' Marten faye that reftitutione was to be made vnto all the olde 
Planters for all Taxes w** haue bene laid on them and alfo affirmeth he harde him faye 
as much as M r Stogden hath faide 

William Julyan gent fworne and Examined fayeth y' he harde Cap'. Jo: Marten 
faye that all the old planters of Kickatan fhuld receaved Satisfactione for all wrongs 
w ch they haue Receaved. And alfo that he hard him faye as much Concerning Duft and 
afhes as hath beene deliuered before by M r Jonas Stogden 

George Mcnejrc marchant fworne and Examined fayeth that W m Geyny told the 
marchant of the fhipp that Cap' Marten Cam in, how that he harde Cap' Marten fay 
that the Company had hired him to make [an end ?] of him w h y e marchant denying, 
W m Geyny juftified it to him that he fpake it before A great Company 

Dicloris Chriftmas fworne and Examined fayeth that he hard Cap' Marten faye 
that M r Rajtall and the Compeny had Confented to make him Awaye, foorther fayeth 
that Cap' Marten demandinge of this Examinate why Edward Sharpies was fett one 
the Pillory and loft his Ears, this Examinat anfwered that it was for difclofmge of the 
Secretts and Councell of the Governor and Counfell Cap' Marten anfwered it had been 
better it had nott been doune. And further faid that Cap' Marten faid y' for y e wrongs 
he had receaved from S r George Yardley he wold be rited when he cam vpp, or otherwyfe 
y e Gouernor and Counfell fhould fhew Themfelves Rebells and y' Cap' Marten faid that 
ther was a new Gou'nor and Counfell to come over and that non of thele y* now are of 
y e Counfell fhould contynew ther place. 

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Robert Sweete gent fworne and Examined fayeth that hee harde Cap' John Marten 
demand of divers the planters at Kickoian whether they had receved Satisfactions for 
the wrongs had been offerd them. w ch yf they had nott he bid them lett it reft vntill he 
cam vpp and then he wold fee they fhould be Satisfied for he had order to fee them 
Satisfied, And alfoe fayeth that he harde W m Geyny faye that Cap' Jo: Marten faid 
that the Compeny and Rattfden had laid a plott to make an end of him. And alfoe he 
hard Cap' Marten told divers of the planters at Kickatan that yf they had nott paid the 
Taxes agreed one by the late general Affembly, that they fhould not pay it, for when he 
Cam vpp he had that to Shew that thofe w ch had paid fhould receive it againe, And 
that fuch Tobacco as was dew to be paid to M r Threafure[r] by Cap' Whitaker, there 
was an order to Come owt of England that M r Threafurer fhould nott Receave A depte 
of him. And for the fharinge of the 500'' geven by Duft and Afhes this Examinat 
affirmeth as much as formerly hath been fpoken by M r Stogden 

The Counfell at this Cowrie affembled do conceave that Accordinge to the Com- 
penies Charter bering date y e 4" 1 of Maye 1620 they have refearved to themfelves the 
right of patronage of the minifter and parifhes of the fower Ancyent Buroughes whereof 
the corporato of Elizabeth Cyttie is one. And therefor y' the parifhoners of the faide 
Corporacon are not of themfelves to elect A minifter but y' the Choyfe of y e minifter 
fhall remane to the Company, or to fuch as in theire right fhallbe Awthorifed 

Whereas M r Robert [George] Keth was minifter of y e Corporacon of Elizabeth Cyttie, 
voluntarilie removed him felf from that his Cure and Charge and placed him felfe 
minifter at Martens Hundred, after w ch tyme M r . White was made minifter of y e Corpo- 
racon of Elizabeth Cyttie and M r White being dead. S r : jfrancis Wyatt Knight beinge 
Gou r nor. Appointed M r . Jonas Stogden to be minifter of ^te of the faid Corporatione 
in regard y* faid parifh is much enlarged Now it is ordered at this Court y' all y inhabi- 
tants between Hampton river and Cap'. Tuckers Creek for every male hed aboue xvi 
yeer fhall pay to M r . Stogden io u of Tobacco and 1 bufhell of Corne, this plfent Cropp 
And that all other Controverfies Concerninge the devidinge of the parifhes fhall 
f tand as now it doth vntill it be decided by A generall Af femble or by fome other lawfull 
heeringe. 

And Concerninge the payinge of workmens wages for building the Church it is 
ordered that Cap' Tucker fhall call the Executors of William Gauntlett and Ed. Waters 
beinge then Churchwardens to bring in theire Accomptes w° h the[y] have Collected and 
gathe'd vpp towards the buildinge of the Church w° h is plfently to be difpofed of towards 
y e payment of woorkmens wages. 

Thomas Gates aged 40 (or theraboute) fworne and examined fayeth, that vnto 
Elizabeth Abbott A maid fervant of M r Prodors, one whom y e faide maide called will did 
give 500 lafhes w ch this Examinate did counte, and therevpon he called to M r Prodor 
beinge abroade A woorminge of plaints and faid he were beft to kill the maide, wherto 
he anfwered it were no matter yf fhee were hangde, w° h faid wench after that beatinge 
ran Away into the woods but retourned againe and went away the fecond tyme and 
ther died, and about 14 dayes after this examinat f eking for her found her aboute two 
ftones caft of the houfes within the forte. 

John Burrows gent fworne and examined fayeth y l about 2 moneths laft paft beinge 
in Iris grounde there cam to him Elizabeth Abbott made fervant to M r Prodor. and this 
Examinate did aske her w' fhe made there, And fhe faid y' fhe was fo beaten that fhe 
could not tell w' to doe, & fo fhewd this Examinat divers $ts of her body w * 1 he fayeth 
was grevous to behold, and y' this examinat fent woorde by M r Prodors people that 
he were beft fend for A Surgeon to looke to her otherwyfe fhe muft needs ^ifhe. 

Nicholes Goldfmith fervant to M r Burrow fworne and Examined faieth y' he beinge 
in place w' h his M r did fe when the faid wench did fhew his M r how grevofley fhe had 
beene beaten and fayeth y' her fflefh in fome places was raw and very black and blew 
and fay ,h y' fhe faid fhe was whip' w' h fifhookes. 

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Alice Bennett fworne and Examined fayeth y l fhe did finde the faid fervant maide 
by the well, and this examinat asked her w' fhe made there, and the made anfwered 
that fhee was fo beaten that fhe durft not tarry at home, and this examinat ferchinge 
of her fownd fhe had been fore beaten and her body full of fores and holes very dan- 
geroufly raunckled and putrified both aboue her waft and vppon her hips and thighes 
and this examinate asked her who did foe beat her fhe faid her mifteris, And after 
that this examinat fownd her by the waterfid by M r Bourows Plantation lyinge behind 
the boate wrapped in A ruuge, and fownde her body raw and Runinge w th fores from 
her waft upwards whervpon this examinat w th her hufband & Ric: Richard Caryed her 
whom [home] and deliured her to her M r entreatinge him to pardon her for that fault 
and not to Corect her but he faid he would nott ^don her. 

Richard Grove fervant to M r prodor fworne and Examined fayeth that y e faid 
wench hath often tymes rann away and that fhee was fome tymes Coreeted for it, but 
that fhe neuer hadd aboue 20 or 30 lafhes at atyme and y' w ,h fmale lyne or whip corde 
that he knoweth of and that when M r Richards and Thomas Bennett brought her home 
laft fhee receved no Corectione, but when they two and the wiefe of y e faid Thomas 
Bennett brought her h[ome] laft then fhe reeeved Corectione by Willia[m) Nayle fervant 
to M r Procter. 

And touchinge Elyas Hintone fervant to M r Prodc[r] this Examinat fayeth that 
about the midft of July laf[t] y e faid Elyas and this Examinate were goinge to John 
Smiths: but y e faid Elias was not able to goe throw w th him and this Examinat retorninge 
asked him whether he wold goe home w ,h him w ch he refufed to do, then this Examinate 
faid that he wold tye him there and cale fome of his fellow [s] to fech him home wherevpon 
w th much ^fuation he gott him home, and about fome 3 or 4 dyes after he beinge 
Rakinge of weeds M r Proder for fom offenc did ftrike him w ,h a rake fome 3 or 4 blows, 
whervpon the faid Elias went home and one Tho: Crojs demanded of him how he did 
and he anfwered never worjt for my M' hath beaten me and I think he hath killed me and yj 
I dye I will take my death [becaufe he] killed nice, but Ther was no figne of any bodily 
hurte as this exam could ^9ceave, After that the fame night y c faid Elyas went away 
but was noe more feene till he was fownd dead. 

Thomas Crofs fworne and examined fayeth that his M r fent him over the water, 
and beinge put in by a guft he went into M r Proffers houfe where Elyas was and he 
asked him how hee did, who anfwered he was not very well his M r had fo beaten him 
that he fhould hardly recover it 

Phetiplace Cloje fworne and Examined fayeth that the faid wench hath diuers 
tyme been Coreeted, but never ymmoderately to his knowledge, and demanding of her 
privatlee w l caufe fhe had to run away fhe would make noe anfwer thervnto 

M' Anthony Barram fworne and Examined fayeth that he once faw M r Procler give 
Elyais a box one the eare and at another tyme beinge in the ground at woorke he did fe 
M r Procler faule vpon fome body but knew nott whom, but at night demanding of one 
of the boyes who it was he faid it was Elyas. and the next morninge Elias was gone, 
and further fayeth that the faide Elyas was a very ftubborne and defperat fellowe and 
would oftimes fay he wold fhoote himfelfe w th a piftoll when he was in health, wherevppon 
his piftoll was taken from him 

And Concerninge the wench he fayeth y' he hath harde her many tymes beaten and 
hard her crye, but never faw the manor of her Corectione, nor her bodie after fhe was 
Coreeted, but fayeth fhee was a very lewd wench & fuch a one as noe good perfwations 
nor moderate corection could reclame her, and thinketh y' by her lyinge in the woods 
fome tymes 8 or 10 days together, was the occafione of her death 

Daniell Watkins fworne and Examined fayeth y l he never faw y e faid wench 
Coreeted nor did ever fee her bodie but knoweth y< fhe hath divers tymes run Awaye & 
hath layne in the woods fome tymes 8 or 10 dyes together and whether fhe was pardoned 
or coreeted fhe woold run away againe. 

Ann Wood fworne and examined fayeth y' fhe did fee about 2 moneths ago 2 boys 

whip 



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whip the faid wench, the one named Will the other John Skinner each of them havinge 
a whip of fmale corde and caufed her body to bleed downe to her wafte and further 
fayeth y* M" Procter once Called her to looke vpon the wenches thighs, w ch fhe sayeth 
had one great fore but how it fhould com fhee knoweth nott And forther fayeth y l in 
refpecl y* wench had Complayned that fhe had been grevoufly beaten w th fifhhooks 
therfore M" Procter requefted this Examinate to Come and vew the bodie of her, w ch 
fhe did and fownd one great fore in her thigh w° h this Examinat rather thinketh to come 
by lyeinge owt in the woodes then by any Corectiones 

William Bullock fworne and Examined fayeth y« he was in the ground at woorke 
where he faw M r Procter beate Elyas w"' a Rake and gave him fome 12 or 1 6 blowes but 
w< hurte he had this Examinat doth not knowe And after Cominge into M r Procters 
howfe he harde M' Smiths man aske the faid Elias how he did. and he faid he was very 
ill and y* his M r had fo beaten him y' he fhuld dye, and y l he wold laye his death to his 
M r if he did die. 

John Skynner aged 16 years fervant to M r Procter beinge Examined fayeth that 
once himfelf and M' Procters boy Will did whip the faid wench their M r ftanding by at 
w cb tyme he fayeth that both gave her about 100 f tripes vntill fhe did bleede 

M r Thomas Bitnn Chirurgione fworne and Examined fayeth that M r Procter fent for 
him to Come over and to fee A fore y* the wench had in her foote & w 011 he did, and left 
thinkgs for to drefs it w th . and further fayeth that M r Procter many tymes fent for this 
exam, to Com over to looke to his fervants when any of them were fick and defeafed, 
And that M r Procter was always very Carefull for the plfervinge of his fervants healths, 
and y' he hath had 3 or 4 of his fervants at tymes 4 or 5 dyes togeather and at this plfent 
hath one of his men at his howfe in Cure 

Will Nayle M r Procters boy aged 16 years Examined fayeth that he hath whipt the 
faid wench fome fix tymes by the Appoyntment of his M r and once he thinketh he gave 
her about 200 ftripes and fome tymes lefs. but y l his M r did never appoynt him how 
many ftrokes he fhould give her and y* one tyme his M r bidd him fhould whip her from 
the waift to the hand wrifts & fleay her or ells his M r wold flay him 

Robert Sweete gent fworne and Examined fayeth y* Cap' Nathaniel Buttler was very 
vrgent and importunate w th this Examinate at two feverall tymes to fett downe vnder 
his hande all fuch grevances and mifbehaviours might anywyfe have in his owne 
^ticuler or of any other iniuryes or iniuftice done by M r George Sandys Threfurer, 
Promifmg this Examinate that yf there were any fuch thinge he wold remedy it in 
England or ells this Examinat fhould Accompt him A very villain And further this 
Examinat fayeth that the faid Captain Butler hath vrged M r John Baynam to the like 
as he hath harde M r Baynam reporte 

^Mdd that whereas there was A controverfie Dependinge betweene Michacll marfhatt 
gent and Lwke Eaden gent for and Concerninge A Viage made into Canadie in the good 
fhipp Called y e retoume it was agreede by and between the faid ^ties before y = Counfell 
of State, that the goodes brought to James Cyttie in the faid fhipp fhalbe equally fhared 
and parted betweene them. And that M r Marfhatt fhall allow halfe y c tobacco that the 
faid Lwke Eaden did lade abourd y e faid fhipp, And that the faid Lwke Eaden fhall give 
Sufficyent fecurytie to the faid Michacll Marfhatt for y' payment of 100" fterlinge w th in 
fix moneths after y' arival of y e fhip at James Cyttie porte. 



19 th of October 1624 



ATA Courte held the 19 th of October 1624 
/"\ $fent 

S r fjfrancis Wyatt Knight &c Sir George Yardley Knight George Sandys Trefurer 
Doctor Pott Cap* Smith Cap" Raphe Hamer 

It is ordered at this Court y' 10 able and Sufficyent men fhalbe fett foorth from the 

s This paragraph is crossed out in the original. Eaftem 



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Eaftem fhore w' h Sufficyent and Compleat Armes and pSvifione for two moneths w ch 
fervice they are to vndertake in regarde they went nott the laft Sumer march 

Whereas y< Company by theire graite Charter did formerly order that fuch as had 
feated vppon the Gouerno" land might remain there vntill they had receved fatisfactio, 
And finee by their Lrs have ordered y* fouch free men as fhould goe vpp to ftrengthn y e 
Colledg might eyther remane there vntill they hadd Satisfaction or ells to haue 10 Acres 
for each famylie in fee fimple Accordinge to y e equitie of thefe orders y e Gou r no r and 
Counfell, at the requeft of Doctor Pott Cap' Smith M r Burnt and others have as much 
as in them lye granted and ordered y' there fhalbe granted feverall leafes to y faid 
pties and others, who at their cofts and charges have built and Cleared and feate 
themfelves there for the tearme of 5 vears from the date of this order 



A 



xxv th of OBober 1624 

COURTE helde the xxv th of Odober 1624 

plfent 
S r jfrancis Wyatt Knight &c. George Sandys Threfurer, Cap' Roger Smith 



Cap'. John Marten Complayneth y' wheras there were Articles and Covenants 
drawne betweene him and M r Humphrey Raftcll for the Tranfportinge of the faid Cap' 
Martain, his fervants & other his goodes vnto Virginia, The faid m r Raftell Caried him 
into new Englande and there detayned him 9 weekes to his great lofs and hinderance 
To w ch M r Raftell replyeth y' his Shipp beeinge leaky and the wynde Contrary he was 
enforced to goe for new Englande and detayned Cap* Martin there no longer, then of 
neceffitie he was Conftrayned to doe, And before his owne fhipp was Redy he hired 
annother fhipp to Cary him to Virginia 

W m Holland gent fworne and Examined fayeth that there was a leake fprunge in 
the faid fhipp, whereby they were in great danger and were forced to heave over boord 
fome 40 basketts of bred, w^ was fpoyled by y° leakinge. 

John Crookdeack fworne and Examined fayeth y* the faid fhipp had a leake fproange 
whereby ther was fome 40 or 50 basketts of bread fpoyled and hove overboord. And 
that at theire Cominge owt of England they refolved directly to come for Virginia And 
ftyred theire Courfe fo longe as the winde ferved for Virgina, vntil the[y] were pafte 
the Hands, and y e fhipp beinge leakt and y e Cap' defirous to fpeak w ,h the South Phoenix 
directed his coorfe to new England. And alfo he fayeth that w th in the tyme of 16 dyes 
the faid fhipp was made ffitt and redy to Come Away for Virgina 

John Smith fworne and Examined fayeth that at the fealinge of the wrightinges 
betwene Cap' Marten & M r Raftell, M r Raftell promifed that one Tewfdy next followinge 
Cap' Martine fhould have 5 men receved aboord and y' M r Raftell wold take order for 
their dyett and y* they fhould be receaved abourd, whervpon this Exam went to M r 
Raftell for A Tickett that thofe men might be receved abourd, but M r . Raftell faid they 
nede not have A Tickett, for y' he him felf would be abourd in the after noone and geve 
order for them, whervppon the faid 5 men went abourde but could not be receaved, 
Then this Exam went againe to M r Raftcll and told him that he had geven noe order 
for the receaving of them, whervpon he made Anfwere w' was 3 or 4 dyes forbearanc, 
And about 2 or 3 dyes after Cap' Marten Did meete 2 of thofe 5 men at Tower hill and 
asked them why they were not abourd, and they faid they had bine abourd but y' they 
could not be receaved, whervpon Cap' Marten gaue them xij ds to goe downe to Clarkwall 
abourd the fhipp, but at night they retorned againe to Cap' Martens howfe and faid 
they could not be receved abourde, after w° h tyme the faid 5 men were nott harde of 

Fourther he fayeth y' after they were paft y e Hands, Thomas Scott one of the quart - 
mafters faid y* yf it had beene Cap'. Woolliftons pleafure to have bent his Courfe for 
Virgina y' y e fhipp might have been in Virgina very near a moneth before fhe could have 
Arrived in Canada And y' y e M r y M r mate w' h divers more of y e feamen of y e fame 

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fhip faid y l yf it had beene theire plefure they might have beene in Virgina before they 
were in Canada, y' viage there was a good wynde for Virgina, but he thought y< 
Cap' meant y' fom of them fhould owtcom there And when they were arrived at 
Canada the fea 

And further this Exam' fayeth y* w ,h in a fortnight after the arrivall of the faid 
fhipp at Canada, fhe was made fitt and redy for her viage for Virginia, and that m r 
Raftell gave order to y e m r to have all things in Redines, and fwore w ,h an othe that he 
would be gone y e monday fennight after 

And further this Exam fayeth y' for the fpace of 6 weeks after there Arivall at 
Canada, y c faid M r Raftell did allow Cap' Martin and his People but A biskett adye, 
and in y 1 6 weekes they had ffleffh twife a weeke but very bad and not mans meate, and 
in that 6 weeks the faid Cap' Marten was allowed not aboue 2 11 of butter but his people 
had not at all, and in that tyme they had noe beere, butt beverage,' and for one three 
weeks y' thev remained there they had noe flefhe at all nor fifh, vnles he fent his people 
for it A l'hore 

And foorther he fayeth y' when Cap' Martin had indorfed the releafe of his paffage 
in the Vnitie, and had Cancelled the olde bond for ^formance of Covenants and was 
about to feale A new bond for ^formanee of Covenants, Cap' Martin demanded A 
Bond of 400 1 ' from M r Raftell in like man' for ^formance of his Covenants w** M r 
Raftell phnifed to doe, but after y' Cap' Martin had feled beinge Demanded he Denyed 
to Doe it 

And further he fayeth y' when mentione was made of indorfinge this releafe, Cap' 
Martin put in this caufione y' y e makinge of this releafe fhould be noe preiudice againft 
any Article Contayned in the Covenants, savinge onely for Tranfportinge him felf and 
goods in the Swan inftead of the Vnitie, And further faith y' that night the indorfment 
was fealed Cap* Martin told this Exam y' he wold pay M r Raftell all his Tobacco, and 
afterwards Attach it vntill fuch tyme as he Did know w' damage he had fuftayned in 
M r Raf tells not ^forminge of his Covenants 

Sackford Wcthercll fworne and Examined fayeth that he hath harde M r Raftell 
$mife to keepe 5 men of Cap' Martins abourde and to give them Ticketts to be receved 
abourde, and 3 of them told this Exam they had beene twyfe abourde but could not be 
receved, and M r9 Jones told him that fhe knew them once abourd but could not be 
receved 

And further fayeth y' he asked M r W'" Edwards y e m r mate of the Vnitie (vppon 
fome reporte formerly had) whether they were to go to Virginia or to new England fhrft, 
and M r Edwards faid that Cap' woollifton and m r Raftell were minded to goe to new 
England fhrft, becaufe they were afraid the South Phenix wold begone from Canada. 

And fayeth the Vnity was made redy w th in 14 dyes after theire Arivall at Canada, 
and y' M r Raftell faid he wold take in goods and be gone, but when the fhip was goh 
for England, then M r Raftell pltended many excufes why he could nott goe 

And foorther faieth y' whilft they were at Canada they were allowed but 8 busketts 
for A man a weeke, and that they hadd 4 peeces of beefe A weeke to 5 men but fome tymes 
they wanted y' allowance of beefe but how longe he can not tell, befides they wanted 
their vfuall allowance of ottmeall and butter 

And further he fayeth y' Cap' Martin alleging that the Relefe wold fruftrat all the 
Covenants formerly made by M r Raftell, y e faid M r Raftell replied no god forbid for it 
Concerned no more but alteringe the paffage owt of the Vnitie into the Swan 

And further fayeth y' uppon y e redinge of Cap' Wyllafton his Comiffion y e feafaringe 
men faid the[y] marveled Cap' Willifton Wold cary Cap' Marline to Canada feing y< 
Comiffion was to go to Virginia firft, and this exa, asking how they wold Anfwere that, 
they faid they were bound by y e Charter $tie to goe wyther M r Raftell would haue 
them to goe 

ffirft 



This menus no drink except poor cider. 



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ffirit of November 1624 

ACOURTE held the ffirft of November 1624 
jifnt 
S r frauds Wyatt Knight &c S r George Yardley M r Threafurer, Cap' Roger Smith 
Cap' Raphe Homer 

George ff adorn fworne and Examined fayeth y' he did wryghte A will for Jo: 
Phillimorc w° h was figned fealed and Deliud by the faid John Phillimore about the 4 th 
oijuly laft paft in theplfenc of Thomas Sulley and his wiefe, w° h this Exam Did then Reade 
before them, w ch faid will is now miffinge but the effect therof as this Examat 
remembreth, was, y' the faid Phillimor did give all his eftate to Elizabeth peer[ce] vnto 
whom he was affured and meant to haue maryed his depts beinge paide and 1 barrell 
of fheald [fhelled] Come w ch he gaue to Thomas Sulley 

Further this Examat fayeth y' by the faid will hee had given one fow pigg to 
M r Gonftablc and one fow pigg to this exam when his fow had varowed w ch fowe the 
faid Phillimore afterwarde in his liefe tyme did fell 

Thomas Sulley fworne and Examined fayeth y' the faid John Phillimore did make 
f uch a will and y' he had the faid will in Cuf todie vnt ill the faid Ph illimore retorned from 
Pomkey march and about the xj th of September this Exam deliuered the faid will and 
diver other notes to the faid Phillimore againe, w° h faid will is now miffinge, but the 
fubftanc and effect was, y' he gave all his goods lands and Chattells to Elizabeth Peerce 
his Depts beinge paid and one barrell of fheald Come to this Examt and one fow pigg 
to Jo: ffadomc and one fow pigg to M r Conf table, when his fowe had varowed, w ch fow 
he afterwards fold in his liefe tyme 

John Smith fworne and Examined fayeth that he did reade the faid will and y 1 he 
gave all his whole Eftate to the faid Elizabeth Peerce his Depts beinge paide and one 
barrell of fheald corn to Thomas Sulley and one fow pigg to George ffadom when his fow 
had varowed 

John Radifh fworne and Examined fayeth that John Phillimore did tell him that 
he had made his will and that he had given all his Eftate to Elizabeth Peerce, his depts 
beinge paide, and one barrell of fheald corn to Thomas Sulley. 

It is ordered y' the Gardianfhip And Adminiftration of the lands and goods of John 
Phillmorr fhal be granted To any freinde whom the faid Elizabeth Peerce fhall choofe 
to her vfe. 

Who at this Court hath made Choyfe of Thomas Bennet her father in law And 
Accordinge to this order it fhalbe granted to y e faid Thomas Benett, to her vfe 

William Baker fworne and Examined fayeth that Sargent ffortefcue had the Charge 
and overfight of S r Georg Yardleys fervants at his Plantatione at Flowerdy hundred and 
that hee did hange the Tobacco foe thick vppon the lynes y' the lynes brake and the 
The Tobacco fell to the ground, and before the faid Tobaco was at all dryed he made it 
vpp into Role and foe by his faulte it was not marchantable and y l all the Tobacco 
except 6 or 7 hundred waight, was made vpp wett and nott merchantable, The whole 
Crop Amountinge to 9000 waight or therabout, And further this Examiit faieth that 
him felf Henry Lewis John Snow Ricliard Starkes did tell y e faid Sargent ffortefcue y t yf 
the Tobacco were made vpp wett as it was it would not prove marchantable to w ' 1 he 
anfwered it was no matter to them for it was noe Charge of theirs, for y l he was Anfwer- 
able for it 

M r Abraham Peerce marchant fworne and exam fayeth that the laft ^cell of Tobacco 
that Sargeant ffortefcue did cure vpp for S r Georg Yardley, ther cam to this Examts 
Beame to be waide about 13 or 14 hundred thereof and y l it was fo wett and fo ill Cured 
y l in his opinion there could not be lefs then 30 in the hundred lofs when it cam into 
Englarui 

Edward Grindone gent at this Courte defireth to have A grant of foe m cU ground as 

fhalbe 



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fhalbe dew to him, as yett vntaken vpp or befpoken Lyinge betwixt Enfigne Spenc 
his land and the Gleabe lande 

Yt is ordered he fhall haue it, and y* M" A'z//t fhall foorthwith Caufe Enfigne Spenc 
his land to be Survaide 

Yt is ordered that A Proelamatione fhalbe pjfently fent for the ympaling of gardens 
Accordinge to the Act of the general Affembly for the planting of 4 mulberry trees and 
20 vynes for every male head aboue 20 yeers of age between this and the laft of february 
next coming ftraightly Charging all Comanders of every Plantation to fee them not 
only planted but Carefully tended & looked to at their ^ill, And to give information 
of all fuch as fhalbe delinquent therein 

Robert Poole gent fworne and Examined fayeth y' when he firft lived w th Apochankeno 
beinge in the time of S r Tho: Dale his Government, Apochankeno fhewd this exam certen 
trees wherein Certen bulletts had been fhott, by Indyans w° h Cap' Jo. Smith did teach 
to fhoute in a fmall peternell ■ 

And after in S r : Thomas Dales Governmt one Coofs An Indyan was taught to fhoote 
in A peece by Jo: powell fervant to Cap' Web and by Cap' Webb his appoyntmt 

And fourther he fayeth that in the tyme of S r Tho: Dales Government one Chacrow 
an Indyan livinge w ,h Liv' Skarfe Cap' W m Powell and Cap' W m Peerce and livinge w' h 
them he did ordinarily fhoote in A peece 

And foorther he fayeth that S r Tho Dale gave vnto Kiffacomas[ ?] A peece caled A 
fnaphance wherw' h all he did often fhoote and killed both ffowle and Deere and was 
ffurnifhed w ,h powder and fhott by S r Tho Dale this Exam havinge often tymes Caryed 
it to him 

And further he fayeth that in S r Samuel I Ar galls tyme there was 6 men flayne by 
the Indyans and their peeces powder and fhoot caried to Pomunkey where they were 
vfed by An Indyan Called Moraffane and Another Indyan Caled Nemetenew And fayeth 
y' S r George Yardley after he cam to be Governo' ymployed this Exam to Pomunkey to 
fteele A wye the feathers of the locks of thofe peeces, y' therby they becominge vnfer- 
vicable A pochankano might fend them to him to mend and he refolved to keepe them, 
w ch peeces afterwards were fent and they were kept. 

And further he fayeth that S r George Yardley forbad an Indyan who was ymployed 
by one W"' Pery to fhoote in A peece & caufed his peece to be taken from him, And 
further fayeth y' he never knew S r George Yardley to geve A peece to any Indyan 

Edward Grindon gent fworne and Examined fayeth that nanticos an Indyan was 
the firft that he knew to fhoote in A peece but who did teach him this Examat knoweth 
not. 

And further fayeth that an Indyan caled Cofs was taught to fhoote in A peece 
by Cap' Webb Comandinge at Kickatan in y e tyme of S r Tho: Dales Gou'ment 

And alfo this Exam fayeth that An Indyan caled Shacrow did vfe to fhoote in a 
peece liveinge w' h Liv' skarfe Comandinge James towne in S r Tho: Dales Goverment 

And alfo fayeth that S' Tho: Dale did give A peece to An Indyan called Kiffa- 
comas[ ? ] and y< y faid Indyan wold ordinarily Come to James towne to S r Tho Dale for 
powder and fhott, But he never remembreth y' ever S r George Yardley gave A peece 
to any Indyan 

\ t is ordered at this Coorte that Thomas Grubb fhall doe M r Thrcfurcr fower moneths 
trew and faithfull fervic for that hee hath nott ^foormed as by one bill of Covenaunts 
vnder his hande bearinge date the 31"' of Odober 1622 Appeereth 

The Teftamony of M rs Mary Whittakcr taken before the Gouerno' 
the 19 th of November 1624 

She afhrmeth that not longe after Cap' Martin cam into James River, he cam vnto 
the howfe of Cap' Jabez Whittakcrs and amonge much other Difcourfe complayned y' 
he had loft his Cropp by Coming in fo late, y faid M™ Whittakcrs Demanded of him 

why 

; A peternell (correct form, petronel; was a kind of carbine or large pistol. 



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why he would com by Canada to w ch the faid Cap' Martin replied foftlie whifpering in 
her eare, they both beinge neere together, This was the laft plotte of the Company to take 
away my poore liefe. 

Nicholas Rayneberde Sworne by Cap' Ralfe Homer y 2,5 th of November 1624 

Cap' Marten beeing att Cape Ane aboard in the good fhip called the Vnity; Cap' 
Woolafton and M r . Raftell coming aboard the fame fhip, falling in to conference about 
their affayres, M r . Raftell the M r chant grew collerick and hott, beeing demanded of 
Cap' Marten wherfore hee kept prifoner in that kind, and would make noe difpatch for 
Virginia Wherevppon hee anfwered moft abfurdly and faid, Hee would not remoue 
out of the harbour vntill he thought good, not yf the King and the Lords of the councell 
of England were there. 

Secondly the faid Cap' John Marten gave M r Raftell a bond So that the faid Raftell 
was to give Cap' Martin another. Whervppon hee defired another of the faid Raftell 
the M'chant, and hee denied y' and would not. 

This haue I taken vppon my oath before Cap' Hamar and the Secretary 

Nicholas Raynberd. 



December 8 th 

r A Courte held] December 8 th 



A 



plfent 
S r Fra: Wyatt Gou r no r . . . 



Peaceable Sherwood aged about 26 yeere fwforne & exam] fayeth, that hee knoweth 
of a trunk that was broken [open] but was not privy to the doing of it & fayth that hee 
faw certayne toren pages [ ? ] fwiming do[wne] the river & that M r3 Corker fayd they were 
y e articles] & fayth that to his beft remembrance the word in the firft artickel was 
(proportionable, not equall) 

The 2 d article hee doth acknowledg 

Of the 3 rd He fayth a booke was to bee ke[pt] but he doth not remember that no 
act was to be entered into or don w"'out y e confent of each other If any difagreement 
were, they fhould <$t & a prop[or]fion be made 

There was fuch bonds fealed & deliuered but what is become of them he knoweth 
not 

Touching the bond. He knoweth not what yeares w[ere] agreed on for payment, 
but fayth he heard M r Dri . . . demand two years And whereas though he is a 
witnefs to A bond, he did not reade it ouer. 



8 of [December] 1624 



A COURT held the 8 of [December] 1624 being 
$fent 
S r jfrancis Wyatt knight Gou r nor 

Robert Poole fworne and Examined fayeth y' in the Tra[ding] Vioage wherein he 
was ymployed for M r Threfurer [in the] Pynnace called y e Elizabeth, he gave for ove[r a] 
Tubb of Corne, he bought of y* Indyans, ten[ ?] armes length of fome beads, and thirteene 
armes le[ngth] of fome beades for Another Tubb. 

And further he fayeth y' he did nott put away any of [M r ] Threfurers beads for 
corne for his owne private vfe nor any other in y e fhipp to his knowledg but he fayeth y' 
all y e fhipps Company did truck and trade for skins, butt where they hadd the Truck 
he knoweth nott. 

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ffurther he fayeth y' Cap' Crojhow gave for A great Canoe w ch he bought ioooo of 
blew beades, fayinge y* he would geve M r Threfurer fatisfaction for the beads 

Alfo he fayeth y* he paide for matts 20000 of blew beads, of W* matts there was vfed 
to feele ye fhipp 20 

ffurther he fayeth that he gave to the great man of Potuxjonc to be their guid to 
pocotonck 6 or 800 of blue bead And faith y« hee did not buy aboue 6 tubbs of Co[rne] 
for any Copper 

ffurther he fayeth y' he did fee in A Cheaft of Ricd . . . fome 20 1 ' of powder 
Knitt vpp in A Lynnen C[loth] and Certen Shott but how much he knoweth no[t] 

ffurther he fayeth y' he bought 7 great beare skins, 6 [deer(?)] skins, 2 wildcatt 
skins, 9 otter skins, 2 yonge beare skins, . . . skins 8 or 29 muske ratts skins, 1 Lyone 
skin w° h [the great man of] Potuxjonc gave him, and y' he brought home noe black fox 
skins And fayeth y' Cap' Crofh[ow took charge of fuch( ?)] skins as he hadd 

And further he fayeth y' he bought noe ... for redy beades to be deliuered him 

And fayeth y' at pocotanck they ftaid fome 23 or 24 [day]s in hope the Indyans 
would have furnifht them w ,h Come [b]ut one weeke thereof was vnneceffarily fpent in 
feekinge owte of An Englijhman, And the M r affirmeth y e fame alfo 

John Waltam fworne and Examined fayeth, y' there was in y e fhipp one full barrell 
of powder, an fo [also] neere 20" of powder befides and fayeth y* Cap' Crojhow carried 
afhore owt of the fhipp 2 murtherers 8 and 3 Chambers 8 

Jeremy Roberts fworne and Examined fayeth y' M r Geyne did fend y e dutchman 
aboorde and fett away A rundlett of powder of 2 or 3 gallons, And further fayeth y' he 
fett 200 of dry fifhe from M r Chew vppon M r Threjurers Accompt, [which] 

M r Geyny had for his owne vfe, and Allwyn Dame vppon his oath doth iuftifie the 
fame, and alfoe y' M r Gen\y] Tooke Away 2 Copper furnaces 2 bottoms of Coppefr] 
and 3 Coverings of Copper. 

Whereas John Powell in the behalf e of himfelf John Woo . . . Williams, brought 
into this courte, one Covenant made by \Jo.] Richarde als Sheparde, bearinge date the 
firft of Novembc[r] by w ch Covenant they were to pay to M r Danell Gookin or hi[s Affignes] 
A Certen fome of Tobacco, as alfo to deliver divers men & go[ods] as by the Covenant 
it doth and may farther Appeere, And for [as much] as y e faid Jo. Richarde als Sheparde 
is departed owt of This Co[untry] and hath left noe Certen Attorney to receave the faid 
Tobacco me[n] and goodes, nor other order as yett Taken by M r Gookin, Th[e] Gou'ernor 
and Counfell takinge into Theire Confideracon, y' the faid M r Gookine may not be 
dampnified by the necligenc of his officer have appoynted Cap' W'" Tucker, to take and 
receave into his Cuftody and Care, not only the Tobacco and Come dew by th[e] 
Covenant, w' h Charge to fee y e Tobacco be of the beft y' grew that Cropp, and that non 
of the faid Cropp be otherwife difp[ofed] of till the faid Choyfe be made, But alfo the 
Plantacione fervants Cattell and other goods thervnto beloanginge And in the faid 
Covenant fpecyhed, And y' the faid Cap' Tucker vppon the receipte of the before 
expreffefd p'mifes, do putt in bound w* h Sufficyent fuerties to y e Gouernor and Counfell 
to be at all tymes Anfwerable to the faid Daniell Gookine or his Affignes Concerninge 
the premifes, at or before y e xx"> daye of January now next enfuinge. 

Richard Smith fervant to M r Robert Addams fworne and Examined fayeth y' to his 
knowledg his m r did never gather any of M r Horwoods Come, nor that his faid M r did 
euer bid him to gather any of M r Horwoods Corne. 

Robert Addams fworne and Examined fayeth y' James Davis made A Bargaine w' b 
M' Emerjone, That in regarde M r Emcrjone was to free y c faid James Davis of his fervice, 
he was to give the faid M r . Emerjone one fervant boy and A Cowe. 

Whereas Anna Cooper Complayned in Coorte by [petition y' her late hufband 
James Harijone did lend a fhallopp to Liv' George Harijone late deceafed, w° h boate the 

faide 

* A murtherer, or murderer, was a piece of ordnance similar to our modern mortar. A chamber was a very 
similar piece, but used mostly for firing salutes. 



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faide Anna Cooper often demanded of the faid Liv' Haryfone, but could never gett the 
fame or Satisfacto for it Uppon the Teftimony of Cap' Hamer, that Enfigne Harifone 
did lend the faid fhallopp to Liv' George Harifone And vppon the Teftimony of Cap' 
Tucker, y' he demanded the faide fhallop of Liv' Harifone in the Right of the faide 
Anna Cooper 

It is in Cowrie ordered that George Menefrey Adminiftrator for y e faide Liv' George 
Harifone fhall ]5fently paye to the faide Anna Cooper in Satisfaction for the faid fhallop 
the fome of one hundred pownd waight of marchantable Tobacco 

Cap' Raphe Hamer Counfellor of State fworne & examined fayeth, that beinge in 
Conference w' h Cap' Martyn about the Gouernor, Cap' Martyn faid to this Examinat, 
that yf the Gouernor when the date of his three years was ower, would governe for the 
kinge, he would rather he were Governor then any man elfe, But yf he governed for the 
Company, he would nott allow him to be Governor Then this Exa made Anfwer, that 
hee thought y e Gou r no r allwayfe governed for the Kinge, for in all things he governed 
Accordinge to the Kings lawes. 

Cap' Roger Smith Counfellor of State fworne and Examined fayeth, y' Cap' Martyn 
being at fupper with this deponents fifter and himfelf, ffalinge in talke about Virginia, 
he fhowed fome Virginia dyamonds w' h fome other things amongft the reft there was 
A peece of Criftall, and beinge demanded from whence he had it, Cap' Martyn faide 
ther was A rock of Chriftall fownd in Virginia, And this Examinat faid y' in his tyme 
beinge in Virginia he never knew of Any, Then Cap' Martyn faid y' when he cam to 
Virginia y' this deponent fhould fee him have A chriftoll mantle Tree 



xxv th of November 1624 



A 



COURT held the xxv"' of November 1624 

plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c M r Threa Cap' Roger Smith 



Whcras M" Alice Boyfe hath Complayned of Joane Vinfone by her Peticyone 
it is ordered y' the faid peticcione be fent up to y e faid Joane Vinfone, And A warrant 
to Comand her to Appere heere at James Cyttie, the mondye fenight next after the fight 
of the faid warrant and that either f^tie bringe downe theire wittneffes w' h them, to 
James Cyttie, or their depofitions taken before two of y* Comiffion" at the lefte 

A Copie of M rs Alice Boyfe her Peticione 

In all humblenes of dewtie fhewcth, y' wheras Joane Vinfone the wiefe of William 
Vinfone, hath moft wrongfully and uniujtly flandered yo' peticon' in reportinge y' flic hath 
had a Baftarde, w ch fhe Cannot approue (for y' it is a moft falfe Accufatione) y' faid 
Joane Vinfone beinge warned to appeare before y Comander and Afiftaunce at the monthly 
court it was there by them Cenfured, y* the faid Joane Vinfone fhould ftande in A white 
fheetc and aske your peti r forgivenes before y congrcgatione {which fhe refufed to doe) for 
y' fhe did appeale to you' wofps and thcrvppon y Courte difmis' her, Synce w ch tyme y 
faid Joane Vinfone hath alfo moft flanderoufly reported y' my Hufband and my felfe had 
made (my dutiefull reverence remembred) an arfwarde Bargane before we were maryed, and 
y' ther was y' greate love borne by M'. Jurden to your peticioner, y' caufed much debate 
between M T Jourdon & his wife 

In Comifferation of all w ch vnchriftian wrongs, I mofte humbly befeech your good 
woorp to graunt your warrant to Comand y faid Jone Vinfone to appeere before you, 
accordinge to her Appeale to proue this her Accufatione, otherwife to be Cenfured by your 
woorp, fo fhall yo' petico" moft dewly pray &c 

Whereas M" Ann Geyny pltends that fhe hath wronge done her by Cap' Whittakers, 
and defireth that his paffage may be ftaid vntill her hufband Come home to follow the 

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fuite againft him, Cap' Whittakers pMuceth thefe depofitiones in his behalfe, And defireth 
to haue free libertie of paffage into England in regarde, fhe putteth in no Caufione* to 
Anfwere y* damages of his ftay w^ are very greate his Tobacco being ready fhipped, 
and he plvided for y< vioage w th his wief & Children and fhe refuefmge to Commence y e 
fuite before her faid hufbands retourne (w ch is vncerten and Cafuall 

// is ordered y' Cap' Whitakers vppon this occafione fhall not be ftaide, The rather 
for that the faid Ann Geny hath not orderly plceded, by way of peticione p}f erred in 
Courte of her wrongs, or to have him ftaide 

Examinations taken the i6' h of November™ 1624 by Cap' Raleigh Crofhow 

Concerninge Cap' Whittakers 

Clement Dilke aged about 26 yeers, fworne and Examined fayeth that vppon the 
16 Day of this inftant November or thereabouts M rs Geny being demanded the fome or 
quantity of 325" waight of Tobacco by Cap' Whittakers in the behalfe of M r Threa', fhe 
made anfwere, y' fhe had neither any ready or a leafe taken downe, defiringe that the 
payment of it might be deferred vntill her hufbands Cominge in, or woords to y e fame 
or ye like effect Clement Dilke 

Richarde jjrifhby aged about 34 yeers fworne and Examined fayeth, y' when Cap' 
Whitakers demanded certen Tobacco of M" Geny, fhe fwore as god faue her fhe had 
not a leafe Taken downe Ric: firijhbie 

Thomas Morys aged about 22 yeers fworne and Exa fayeth y' Cap' Whittakers fent 
him to ff rands Mafons to lett M" Geny know y' his Cap' ftaide at her howfe to receave 
Tobacco who when he had delivd his Cap' 8 meffage to M rs Geny fhe patently anfwered 
y* fhe had nott any taken downe, but he replyed, that there was no man in the lande 
but had Tobacco ready and payable before that Tyme, or words to y' effect, fhe againe 
replyinge, y' fhe wold pay none vntill her hufband cam home, and then w' was dew 
fhuld be paide 

Thefe examincons taken y e 22"' of November 1624 

The marke X of Thomas Moris 

Eliza The depofitione of Robert Browne taken before all y e Com 

Cittie y e xviij" 1 day of November 1624 

The faid Depont fwereth y' M rs Geny had in her howfe, when Cap' Whitakers cam 
and demanded Tobacco for M r Thrcfurer in leaf and well condiconed (at leaft) one 
Thoufand pound of Tobacco fittinge to pay Away 

Robert X Browne his marke. 

November y xxvii th 1624 
Satisfaction tendered by Cap* John Martin Ef quire to Humpfrey Rajtell marchante, 
in thej3fence of S r . jfrancis Wyatt Knight &c Cap' Roger Smith Abraham Peirjey 
marchant & Edward Blayney marchant 

In primis in y c hands of Cap' Roger Smith w ch he is now redy to pay 160" of 

Tobacco 160" 

In the hands of M r Michaell Marfhatt in Tobacco 090" 

In y e hands of Cap' Hamcr in Tobacco ioo M 

In the Cuftody of M r Lwke Boyfe 6 kyne now redy to Calfe 
And more in his handes 2 yeerlinge bullocks 

Humjrcy Rajtell doth nott Accept of this Tender, vnlefs the 3? ties in whofe hands 
the faid Tobacco and Cattle were p¥ent to become deptors, neither doth he hold the 
goods Tendered to be Sufficyent for to geeve him full Satisfactione 

lafte 

; , 

» "Causione" is an obsolete form of "caution' and means here security. Compare the current term "caution 
money". 

" This (the 16th) is the date given in the heading, but it appears below that the 22nd of November is the 
correct date. 



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lafte daye of November 1624. 

ACOURTE held the lafte daye of November 1624 
p¥ent 
S r jfrancis Wyatt Knight &c Cap' frauds Weft S r George Yardley M. Threajurer, 
Doctor Pott, Cap 1 Smith, Cap' Hamer. 

Hughe Hayward and Robert ffitt fworne and examined fay, that they were plfent 
when Thomas Harralde made his will and that they both were wittneffes to the fame, 
and y' this will brought into the Courte by M r Richarde Kingfmell is the fame will, and 
that he was in ^fecl: memory when he made the fame, and lived about a moneth after, 
but made no later will that they know of. 

Silvefter Bullen fworne and exa fayeth, that John Dayns did Carye Certen Tymber 
for Cap' Tho: Barwiek to his howfe, for w h he plmifed him fome Tobacco but how much 
he knoweth nott. 

It is ordered y' whereas Thomas Sulky hath broken y e Saboth daye in goinge A 
huntinge, as by M r Richard Kingfmell hath been Complayned one in Coorte, That he 
fhall paye rive pownd fterlinge in good Tobacco Towards the Church Charge, and 
acknowledge his falte in the Church before the Congregatione 

Thomas Gates fworne and examined fayeth, that he Cominge to John Jackfone to 
demande 76 pownd of Tobacco, y e fame Jackfone went w' h him to George Clarke, and 
Caled y* faid George Clarke and told him that this is the man y 1 muft make your howfe 
Tyte and yf you will pay him y c 76 pownd of Tobacco I will giue you an Acquittal 

Wheras Cap' John Martyn by Covenant vnder his hande and feale ys to paye 
M r Humfrey Raftcll for Tranfportinge of him felf and twelve men and Certen goods, 
the fome of two hundred, twenty and eight pownd fter as Tobacco fhalbe woorth heere 
in redy money 

Yt is ordered that there be abated for five men w° h fhould have been Tranfported 
and were nott, as alfo for theire victualls fixtie pownde fterling. 

Yt is alfo ordered y' there be fix hundred pownd waight of Tobacco allowed Cap' 
John Martyn, for wrongs and damages in Caryinge him to Canada and detayninge him 
there, wherby he Arived foe late in Virginia (w* fix hundred pownd waight of Tobacco 
at two fhillings the pownde Cometh to fixtie pownde fte') The Remainder beinge one 
hundred and eight pownde fter, Cap' Martyn ys to paye in fuch Tobacco as fhalbe woorth 
heere two fhillings A pownde (w° h will Amounte to one thowfand and fowerfcore pownd 
of Tobacco) w ch Cap' Martin is to paye to M r Humfrey Raftell his Exec Admr or affignes 
at or before the twenteth daye of December now next Enfuinge in James Cyttie And 
that yf y« faide Cap' Martyn do fayle in payinge of the faid one Thowfand and fowerfcore 
pownd of Tobacco in ^te or in the whole at or before the daye aforefaid, That then 
Cap' Martyn fhall forfecft the fix hundred pownd of Tobacco allowed him for wrongs 
and damages as aforefaid. 

And that vppon the Payment of ye faide one Thowfand and fowerfcore pownd 
waight of Tobacco, The faid Cap' Martyn and M' Humfrey Raftell fhall feale Releafe 
eyther to other for and Concerninge this Bufinefs. 

John Phillip A negro Chriftened in England 12 yeers fince, fworne & exam fayeth, 
y' beinge in a fhipp w th S r Henry Maneringc, they tooke A fpanifh fhipp aboute Cape 
Sd Mary, and Caryed her to mamora in w h fhipp was A fpanifhe ladye and divers other, 
And beinge in mam T a M r Symon Tuchinge Cam into Mamora in a fmale fhipp, and 
after fome Conference had by y* faid Tuchinge w" 1 the Spaniards taken as aforefaid, he 
was by them ymployed in y e faid fmale fhipp to Lifbone to feach money for the Ran- 
fominge of the faid lady, W* Accordinglie he ^formed. 

Edward Peppreit fworne and Examined fayeth y' Symon Tuching told him this 
deponent before divers other of the fhipps Company that he the faide Tutchinge was 
banifhed owt of England and Ireland, fayinge / Come of A good kindred, I dare nott f hew 

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my face wher I was borne, I care nott yf all my kindred were hangd, and doth Cale the 
P'tejtants Lutherans, And further fayeth y e faide Tutchine hath been very dilligent in 
foundinge of this River as alfo in enqueringe after the Chanells of other Rivers w th in the 
baye, And further he fayeth that Tutchinge doth give owt and intend at his returne 
to Tuch at the Wefterne Hands and refrefh his men 

Georg Ruglcfs fworne and Examined fayeth y l the faid Tuchinge reported of himfelfe 
y« he was a banifhed man owt of England, and fayeth y' he was very well acquainted and 
refpe&ed in y e Maderas and hath faid of his kindred (y f they did not care for him, nor he 
for them, And he cared not yf his freends were all hanged and y' yf occafione were, he 
would Tuch at the Wefter Hands as he reto r d 

John Lamoyne marchant fworne and Examined fayeth y' M r Tuchinge did tell This 
Examinate that he was a banifhed man owt of Irelande. 

William Emerfone fworne and Exa fayeth, that at Chriftmas laft paft this Exam 
and John Davis, did give to Liv* Gibbs for A man fervant named W" Popleton for two 
yeers, three hundred pownd waight of tobacco w ch Tobacco was plfently paid to Liv' 
Gibbs. 

Yt is ordered y' y e like L re of Adminif t r be granted to John Bufh as hath been formerly 
granted to M r George Keth And that he bringe two Sufhcyent men to ftande bound w th 
him the trew ^formanc of the faid Adminiftra*. And to be here one mondye next Com 
fortnight to $ forme this order, at w ch time or before M r Keth is to bringe in A trew 
Accompt of the Eftate of y e Ophant 

William Coufe aged 29 yeeres or therabouts fworne and examined fayeth, y' y e 
xxvii" 1 day of Awguft laft paft about one or 2 of the Clock in y e afternoon, beinge aboord 
ye good fhipp called the Ambrofe then Ridinge at Anchor in James River Richard 
Williams als Cornufhe M r of the faid Shipp called the Ambrofe, beinge then in drinke 
Called to this Examinat, to lay A Cleane payre of fheete into his bed, w ch this Exam 
did, And the faid W m went into the bed, and wold have this Exam com into y e bed to 
him, w ch this Exam refufinge to doe the faid Richard Williams went owt of the bed and 
did cut this Exam Cod peece . . ., and made this Exam unredy, and made him goe 
into y e bed and then y' faid Williams als Cornufh went into y e bed to him, and there 
lay Vppon him, and kift him and hugd him, fayinge that he wold love this exam yf he 
would now and then come and lay w th him and fo by force he turned this exam uppon 
his belly, And foe did putt this Exam to payne in the fundement and did wett him and 
after did cale for A napkin v^ h this Ex. did bringe vnto him, and fayeth that there was 
but one man A boarde the fhipp, w ch was Walter Mathew the boatfwains mate beinge 
. . . And further fayeth y ( he was fore 3 or 4 dyes a[fter] and that after this y e next 
dye after in y e morning [the] faid Williams als Cornifh faid to this Exam though [I did] 
playe the foole w th you yefterdye, make no woondr further he fayeth y' after this many 
tymes he wou[ld] putt his hands in this Exam Cod peece and plaid a[nd] kifte him, 
faying to this Exam y' he could have brought them to fea w ,h him, yf he had . . . him, 
that would have plaid w' h him, And after this Exam beinge caled and refufinge to go 
he . . . him before the mafte and forbad all the fhipps Company to eate w th him, 
and mad this Exam Cooke for all the reft 

M r William Cleybourne fayeth y' he was in place when M r Threafurer did fay he had 
frely forgeeve Marten Turner two yeers fervice And y* Marten had but five yeeres to 
ferve, w° h the faid Marten beinge plfent, did not gaine fay. 

Wheras the Counfell doth Chalenge for them felves and the Publique officers of the 
Colynie the moytie of y e Companys rents, as Appeereth by theire great Charter of laws 
and orders dated And fince it is a thinge y l was never heertofore payed nor by 

the Treafurers Commiffione as he Conceaveth, he is Awthorized to pay it, He therfore 
doth Peticion the Court, That it may be referred to A Nifi pryus, wherin neyther ^tie 
fhalbe interefted Yt is ordered y l one Wenfdaye Com fenight the xv lh of this December 
next the [re] be A Jury warned of difcreet & Sufhcyent men Confif tinge of 18 ^fones in 
number to decide the forfaid Queftione 

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Wheras Cap' Hamer Compleyned in Courte for y c recovery of A Dept of 250 pownd 
waight of Tobacco, dew to be paide by Enfigne James Harrifone Deceafed and David 
Barrv and John Coftarde, lkewife Deceafed, as ^tners togather for as much as noe 
prooffe was made of their ^tnerfhipp and for y' it did appeare by two fervants that were 
only left alive, That they didpl^My belong to the faide James Harifone, as by the depo- 
fition of the faid fervants appeareth, yt is therefore ordered y' Anna Cooper late wiefe to 
the faid James Harifone, doe onely Satisfie the piper depts dew by the faid James 
Harrifone 

The Depofitione of Jo: Coker taken before Cap' William Tucker y* xxi th dye of 
November 1624 Tutchinge y e difference between Cap' Raphe Hamer and 
Juftinian Coop[cr] and his wiefe 

This deponent fayeth y' he was fervant only to Enfigne James Harifone deceafed 
and no man to Jo: Cofterd or David Baylic, ] Barry] neyther doth he know of any 
agrement betweene the faid James Harifone John Cofterd and David Barry of Co^tner- 
fhipp, And he alfo fayeth that the faid James Haryfone had no f*te o r ^cell of the 
goodes that were bought of M r Robert Bennett deceafed by the faid John Cofter or 
David Barry 

John Coker 

The depofitione of John Curtis taken as aforefaide 

This deponent fayeth y l Enfigne James Harifone deceafed bought of Liv' John 
Clieaftnan his tyme of fervice and two more named Henry Davis and Jo: Maltman for 
y* fole and piper ufe of the faide James Haryfone for the fome of fix hundred pownd of 
Tobacco, which fome was paid by the wiefe of the faid James Haryfone owt of his owne 
piper Tobacco 

The mark X of Jo: Curtis 

xiij th of December 1624 

A COURTE held the xiij"' of December 1624 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c S r George Yardly Knight Doctor Pott, Cap' Hamer, 
Cap 1 Smith 

Abraham Porter fworne and examined fayeth y' the laft yeere beinge at William 
Cluch his howfe, he fawe A hogg kilde that hadd noe Eare marke and y' Cluch told this 
exam he bought that hogg of John Johnfone for A Snaphance peece. Further this 
Examana' fayeth y' y e faide W m Cluch told this Examinat' y' John Johnfone fold John 
Haule A hogg w* was unearmark'. And further this Ex fayth y' John Haule kild A hogg 
vppon y e Saboth dye by y e appoyntment of John Johnfone as Clutch told him. 

William Cluch fworne and Exa fayeth y' John Johnfone fold him A hogg w* was 
not eare mark', for w° h hog he gave the faid Johnfone a fnaphance peece. Further he 
fayeth y' about 3 weeks fince this Exam Cominge from Eveninge prayer vppon the 
faboth daye, John Haule had kild a hog at John Johnfons houfe, for w* John Johnfone 
was angry with his wiefe and John Haule. 

Yt is ordered y' wheras John Johnfone hath kild 4 hoggs of 3 quarters olde beinge 
vnearmark', Contrary to A lawe formerly made, That he fhall make reftitutione of 4 
other hoggs of the fame age to the ufe of y e Gou r no r . 

Ricliard Craven fworne and Examined fayeth y' W m Cooke and Thomas Hetherfoll 
Borrowed A Boate of Richard Tree to Carry downe theire goodes to blunt poynt by 
whofe Careles necklect the faide boate was fplite and quite lofte. 

John Clarkfone fworne and examined fayeth y* Richard Tree did lend a boate to 
M r Thomas Hither foil, w cb boat M r Hetherfoll did plmife to deliuer fafe again to Richard 

Tree 



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Tree at James Cyttie and Cominge to Martins hundred, M r W m Cooke & M r . Hetherfoll, 
Richard Craven and this Exa beinge in y boate they went afhore, And this Exam feeinge 
much fowle wether Cominge, he went and requefted M r . Cooke and M r . Hitherfoll to 
Come, and helpe to draw y boate to fom Convenient place where fhe might be owt of 
danger, but they anfwered they wold not, by reafone whereof y e boat was fplit & loft. 

Lwke Edan fworne and Examined fayeth that there was fixteen thoufand of fifh 
offered him by one Corbin at Canada w ch afterward y e faid Corbin refufed to fell him for 
that it was told him his Tobacco was not good, and as this Exa hard, it was Henry 
Hewct that told him foe. 

Further this exam fayeth y* there were Certen Ruggs and prunes abourd the fhipp 
of one . . . bargand for and Docket was to receave the Tobacco for them, w ch in regard 
the Rugs were fent afhore in a fowle and Rayning daye by M r Hewett, Dockett would 
not lett this Exa. by neither the prunes nor Ruggs 

Further this Exam fayeth y' he rec'd but feventy and fix pound waight of M r 
Marfhalls Tobacco w* he difburfed and is redy to geve an Accompt for it and foorther 
faye that there was about thre hundred pownd waight of Tobacco in A Cheaft y* [was] 
no better then dounge and nothinge woorth. 

M r Doctor Pott afhrmeth y l M. Dielke beinge at his howfe told him y« he was to be 
his neighbour, fayinge y' he had agreed w' 1 ' Jo: Lightfoote for his howfe and groundes 
where vnto Doctor Pott replyed y' Jo: Light foot (to his knowledge) had let the howfe and 
grounds to goodman Bancks and y' it wold breed Controverfie and the poore man wold 
be difapoynted, wherto M r Dielke anfwered y' John Lightfoote told him y' Bancks had 
geven it over, then Doctor Pott was fent his boy for John Lightfoote and asked him why 
he would offer to fell his howfe to M r Dielke in regard he hadd formerly lett it to goodman 
Banks wherto he anfwered y' he thought Bancks wold not have it becaufe he did not 
com over vppon new years dye, as he had appoynted. 

A note of Depts dew from George Thorpe late of Barkely deceafed 
or Barkley Hundred 

To M r Abraham Perfy marchant as by one bill of dept 

pMuced by him in Corte dated the 1,5"' of July 162 1 and payable 

y c firft of December next followinge appereth 030'' of To[bacco] 

More dew to M r Abraham Per fey marchant as by one bill 

of dept bearinge date the 28" 1 of July 162 1 and payable the firft 

of December next enfuinge Appereth 205 1 ' of Toba[cco] 

Thomas Haris of y e neck of land demandeth by fpecyaltie 

plduced in Courte twenty five pownd lawfull money of England 
M r The' demandeth for 2 dewtie boyes » xv 1 ' fter at 18 pene 

a pownde 

To M r Marmaduke Reyner 1 75" of Tobacco by bill 175 1 ' 

To Cap' Smith 30 bufhell of Corne 

To M r . Edward Blany 417" Tobacco 

To Cap', jfrancis Weft feaven barrells of Corne 

To M r . David Sandys for minifters dews 35 M Tobacco 

To Robert fifher for 5 weeks woorke about Apochankeno 

his howfe 90" of Tobacco 

To S r George Yardley 3 10" Tobac[co] 

To M'. Buck 241 1 ' [Tobacco] 



27 th of 



" These "Duty boys" were hoys --ent over by the London Company in 1619 in the ship Duty to be servants 
and apprentices. 



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2 7 th of December 1624 

A COURT held the 27 th of December 1624 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt knighte &c Cap' jfran[cis] Weft S r George Yardley Knight 
George Sandys Efq r Threfr Doctor Pott, Cap' Smith, Cap' Earner. 

1. The Firft and the fyft demands of Cap' Martin Concerninge S r George Yardley, 
is referred vntill the Cominge vpp of Enfigne Savage 

2. Yt is ordered y* S r George fhall take his oathe to the later ^t of his Anfwere to y 
fecond demand W* S r George tooke Accordingly 

3. To the thirde demande, the Courte Conceaveth not that M r Lwke Boyfe Reed 
the Cattle by any order or \varr[ant] from S r (George and therefore y' he is not lyable to 
damages Concerninge the fame 

The fixt demand is refered to y* generall Affembly beinge An Act of a generall 
Affembly in S r George Yardleys tyme 

To the feaventh it is ordered y' Cap' Martyn fhall bring in his prooff of fuch things 
as were taken away from Cap' Sanders howfe by S r George or any by his Apoyntment, 
more than himfelfe Confeffeth in his Anfwere 

To the eight Demande Enfigne Chaplen vppon oath doth deny y" there was any 
fuch Agreerht as that he fhould receeve any fuch two Cattle of Cap' Sanders for 
Satisfaction of Cap' Martins Dept, or that Cap' Sanders made any fuch trade to him 
nor is there any proffe brought to y e Contrary And we Conceave the warrant of S r George 
and the Counfell to be iuft and lawful 1 

To the nynth Demand it appereth by oath not to Concern Sir George but y' Liv 1 
Peppett is lyable to make fat isf action to whom of right y e faid peece fhall belonge vnto 

To ye fowerth S r George Yardley having taken oath y' he knew not y' y" faid Stallenges 
men were y e hired fervants of Cap' John martin or y' ever Cap' martin to his vtmoft 
remembrance did ever require them of him, and Cap' Martin confeffing y' he doth not 
pkryfly remember whether ever he demanded them of S r George or not y e Court Conceaveth 
y l S r George is not Lyable to geue him Satisfaction for y e faid intended fervants, Demanded 
of him. 

The nyne and twenteth Day of December 1624 Symon Tutchine of the good Shipp 
Caled the Dew retournc did take the oath of Allegiance before y Gov'no' and Counfell. 

Cap' Homer his opynion is y' A warrant be granted to Cap' martin to Comand 
Lwke Boyfe to Deliuer y e Cattle now in his poffeffion (being in Controverfie betweene 
Cap" Jo: martin and Cap' Bar grove) Vnto Cap' John martins poffeffion 

This alfo is the opynion of Doctor Pott Cap' ffrancis weftc ys of the fame opinion 
The reft of the Court being y e maior ^t do not think it fitt to geve A warrant to alter 
the poffeffion (the Controverfie Depending) Between Cap' martin and Cap' Bargrove 

Yt is ordered y' Cap' ffrancis Weft take an Inventorie of Cap' Crofhows goods 
prayfed by two fufheyent honef t men and the Inventory fo taken to be fent up to James 
Cyttie and publifhed alfo in other places, to the end y' who will give moft may have them 
Provided y* yf Cap' Weft will give afmuch as any other (he to have then) y e refufall of 
them 

Margery Mutch fworne and exam fayeth y' fhe beinge at George Merwfries howfe 
faid to fome that were there y l fhe thought M' B Hamer had bottles to fell 

77 is ordered y' M r chew fhall pay three hundred waight of Tobacco to m r Lamoyne, 
and giue the rent of his ftore, and Deliver him fix hogfheads of Caske 

Whereas it Appeereth by Symon Tutchin his owne Confeffione, And by one wright- 
inge, that he was banifhed owt of Ireland, The faid Symo Tuchin aleageth y' the faid 
banifhment was repealed by S r Oliver Sd Johns then Lo: Deputie of Ireland, w* repeale 
he not plducing in Courte, becaufe he » . . . 
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The Coroners Enqueft Impaneled vppon the death of George Pope 
An Infant Child December y e xxxj th 1624 

William Horwood, gent Richard Tree 

Richarde Stephens, marchant Thomas Paffmoure 

John Chew, marchant Daniel Lucye 

Rober Chumbly gent Chriftopher Stokes 

Peter Stafferton gent Wallgrave Marks 

Nathaniel! Jeffereys Nicholas ffynloe 

James Hickmoate William Mutch 

Peregrine wetkins Robert Poole 

John Southerne fworne and Examined fayeth y l one Thurjday the xxx th day of this 
inftant moneth of December Cominge to John Ofbourne his howfe, goodwife ofbourne 
was Calinge her pultrye, at w* tyme A younge boy named william Stokes y e fone of 
Chriftopher Stokes cam to Jo: OJboumes Doore havinge A little barrell in his hande, 
To whom goodwife faide (Will, wher is George) the faid boy anfwered his [he] is fallen 
into the well, whervpon goodwife Ofbourne did run to the well and brought George Pope 
in her Armes de[ad] 

Margrett Ofbourne fworne and examined fayeth y l y e xxx th of December aboute the 
howers of three or fower of y e Clock in y e after noune [he] asked this Examt whether ther 
wer any water in the howfe, faying he was very drye, to whom fhe faide noe, wher vpon 
he faid he wold [get] fome, then this Examt willed him to take A difh w th him, to w** 
he anfwered noe he would full the rundlet, beinge A fmall Rundlett of A gallon o r ther 
abouts, and foe hee tooke y e rundlett and went to the well, after w° h w th in leffe then A 
quarter of an hower, Will f takes came towardes the howfe w th the fame rundlett, to whom 
this Exant asked where is George, y e faid will replide he is in the well, wherevpon fhe 
ran to the well and found George pope, his body all vnder water except his left arme 
by w 01 " fhe drew him out and Caried him into the howfe Dead, And further fayeth y' 
y e father of the faid George, named alfo George pope, brought him over w th him in the 
London marchant, beinge about [two ?] yeeres and a half paft y e child being then as his 
parfents] faid aboute two yeeres olde, and his father and mother both livinge in y e 
Corporation of James Cyttie w th other children 

And further fayeth y' fhe hath often fent the faid George Pope to the well to bringe 
water in the faid rundlett, but never before without a Difhe to full y e rundlett w th 

Chriftopher Stokes fworne and Examined fayeth that when his fonne will Stokes 
his fonne beinge about five veers old cam home, he asked him how George pope Cam into 
the well, the faid W" ftokes his fone faid he kneled Downe on his knees to dip vp water 
and the water beinge muddy y e faid George went to power it owt and to take vpp Cleerer 
and foe fell in, and then will ftokes went & tooke vpp the Rundlett one the other fide 
the well, and brought it to goodwife ofbourne 

The charge Geven to y e Jury 
You fhall trewly vppon your oathes delue' unto this Courte w' you f hall finde vppon the 
Dilligent vew of the body of the faid George pope Deceafed as alfo vppon the Examination 
of witneffes and all other circumftances w ch may geve light to the truth wether y" faid George 
pope Cam to his end by y felonious Ade of Any "ffifone or 'ffifons, or by the Vifitation of 
God, or mifadventure 

thirde of "January 1624 

A COURT held the thirde of January 1624 
pYent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c S r George Yardley Knight Doctor Pott Capt 1 Smith 
Cap' Hamer 

Thomas ffarley fworne and examined fayeth that he was in place when Liv' Georg 

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Harifone and Rowland loft is did Recken, at w ch tyme this Exam' fayeth that Rowland 
loftis was indepted to Liv' Harifone, but how much he knoweth not, but as he thinketh, 
loftis was indepted to Liv' Harifone twenty pownd waight of Tobacco or therabout, 
And further fayeth that mencyone was made then of A dept dewe to Chriftopher heft, 
but w ch of them was to pay it he canot fay, & fayeth that ther was An Acquitance 
written betwixt them by Nicholas Greenhill and entered into A booke 

M r . Threafurer brought over into this Country at his Coft and Charge in the good 
fhipp called the George, Thomas Daunfcy y e father and John Dannfey his fonne, John 
Mott the father and John Mott the fonne, and John Hoskins, And the lande dew for them 
M r Threfurer Doth make over to M r . John Baynam 

Richardc Kingfmell gent and Thomas Allnut fworne and Examined fayeth y' the 
will pMuced in Courte by Jo: Radifhe was the trew will and Teftament of Peter Mar[t ~t]en, 
and that M r Kingfmell did wrighte the will himfelfe. 

Nicholas Grenhill fworne and examined fayeth that he writt the faid Acquittance 
betwixt Liv' Harrifone & Lowlande lofti[s] and that it was for all Reckninge betwixt them 

Yt is ordered y* Beniamine fymes fhall pay all the depts & be[quefts] geven by will 
by y e deceafed Nathaniell Hawkfwoorth and to pay to M r . jfrancis bolton one of y* legaffes 
two hundr[ed] pownd waight Tobacco. 

M r . Abram Perfy Cape M r chant afirmith y* he paid to S r Georg Yardleyand M r . John 
Powntis for the ffreedomes of Nicholes Bayley and Jonas Ryaly five hundred pownd 
waight of tobacco and twelve barrells of fheald Come, and y' by his booke there is dew 
to him feventy pownd waight of Tobacco and by bill bearinge date the 6 th of february 
1 62 1 one hundred pownd waight of Tobacco 

It is ordered y' Nicholes Baylie and Jonas Riley fhall pay to M r . Abram Perfy either 
396 pownd of tobacco and twelve barrells of fheald Corne, or ther wyfe to fawe him 
tenn thowfand foote of boorde 

Yt is ordered y' W m Newman and John Army for their Contempt in dif obeying Cap' 
Bafs his Commif fio granted him by the Gou r nor fhall pay each of them 1 o pownd fter 
in the beft marchantable Tobacco and y' Army for his abfenc in not Cominge to Churge 
[church] fhall pay his fyne accordinge to the adl of y e generall Affembly. 

Yt is agreede in Courte between M r . John Vtic and Bryan Caught, That y e faid 
Bryan fhall build M r Vtie one fhallop of eighteene foote and a halfe by the keele in 
lenth and fix foote and a halfe for the breadth, w' h maft oars yarde and Rudder, and 
Bryan to finde eleven hundred of nayles and fix fcore Ruff and Clench, And M r Vtie to 
pay Bryan for the building of y* fhallop fix fcore pownd waight of marchantable Tobacco 
and to alow him the helpe of a boye whilft he is about the building of that fhallop and 
to find him dyett And Alfo M r Vty is to pay Bryan fixfcore pownd waight of Tobacco 
for A boate formerly builte, mentioned in the Peticione 

Enfignejohn Vtie fworne and Exa. fayeth That M.' John Lamoyne vfed thefe fpeeches 
to him, That M r . Edward Tutchin and Synion Tutchinge his Brother had fome two or 
three thoufand waight of Tobacco to recev[e] heere between them, And that Symon 
Tutchin had gotten his brothers booke, but y' I will looke to that 

Whereas M r Doctor Pott and Cap' Hamer were fent ... to fearch for certen of 
M r Tutchin?, papers, Among [them] Hamer happened vppon one wrightinge w-' 11 Con- 
cerned Walter Davis and Edwarde Tutchine, w* 11 Cap' Hamer beinge Gardian to John Dauis 
brother to y e faid Walter Davis deceafed, tooke owt of the truncke, andp¥ent[ed] heere 
in Coorte, therby to Chalenge what fhould be dewe from the faid Edward Tutchine, And 
whilft y e matter was in Debatinge, M r Lamoyne much forgettinge himfelf, fpake thefe 
words, Concerninge y* taking away of the faid wrightinge that yf him felf fhould haue 
done as much, ^9 haps he fhould have kyfte the whippinge poft, wherevppon the Court 
hath Cenfured y* faid Lamoyne to aske Cap' Hamer in open Court forgivenefs and to 
pay twenty pownd ftr. fyne to y e Courte 

John Swarbrooke fworne and Examined fayeth y' the Cowe in controverfie between 

M r Blany 



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M r Blany and M r Sharpe, was never vnder his Charge when he kept Cap' W m Powells 
Cattle, w cb was from about A moneth after y e maffacre vntill y e Court next followinge 
Chriftopher San ford fworne and exam fayeth, that y e Cow in Controverfie as 
aforefaid was brought hither to this Hand after y maffacre w th S r George Yardleys Cattle, 
and was vnder this Exats Charge about nyne moneths and y' when he delivered vpp 
S r George Yardleys Cattle he left that Cow amongft them. 

Yt is ordered y« M r Blany fhall deliu to M r Sharpe the Cow and A Calf when proofe 
is made w ch is y e Calfe 

Yt is ordered y l Peter Stajferton fhall paye Cap' Peerce one hundred and fiftie pownd 
waight of marchantable Tobacco, becaufe he failed him of feaventeen barrells of Corne 
fold to him y* faid Cap' Peerce for nyntee pownd of Tobacco y e barrell, as Doctor Pott 
Teftifieth in Court 

Yt is ordered y' Cap' Nathaniell Baffe fhall have the Vfe of the lande late belonginge 
to George Grymes at the neck of lande, vntill the faid Cap' Baffe be fatisfied the fome of 
ffyftie pound waight of tobac[co] w ch the faid George Grymes Doth owe him as by two 
bills of Dept piduced in Coorte Appeereth 

Yt is ordered y' M r Norwood fhalbe heere at Courte the feavententh of this inftant 
January To bringe in his Anfwere to Cap' Earners demands 

John Sonther7ie fworne and Exam fayeth, th' m r Nicholas Hide borrowed of John 
Elyfone thirtie fhillings for one yeere for w** this Examt ftandeth bonde and fuertie for 
M r Hide, for payment therof 

Yt is ordered y' m r Jonas Stogden fhall take the oath of William Cooke whether he 
were acquainted w" 1 the fale of three fervants of W m Gauntlets to Cap' Tucker, or vppon 
w' Conditions they were made over to Cap* Tucker. 

Yt is ordered that Jofeph Johnfon fhall paye Chriftopher Beft twenty pounds waight 
of Tobacco for the Dept of Rowland loftis or otherwyfe y' he appeare heere at the Counfell 
Table one Mondye next to fhew Caufe to the Contrarye 

Whereas Cap' Bafs bought A Sow of Abraham Porter for forty five pownd waight 
M r Humph' ey Raftell fworne and exam fayeth that Cap' Bafs did plmife payment 
of princypall good Tobacco as y e faid Abraham required 

Yt is ordered that Robert Chambley for his Contempt in not fervinge in A Jury beinge 
lawfully warned by the Provoft Marfhall fhall pay twenty pownd waight of good mar- 
chantable Tobacco 

Symon Tutchine fworne and Exrhd fayeth y' w m G[yles ?] plmifed to giue this Examt 
full Satisfaction before his Dep r ture owt of Virginia for the fume of ten pou[nd] fixteen 
fhilings redy money, for w cb the faid W'" G\yles ?] gave vnto Edmund Tutchen A bill of 
exchang to y e Virginia Company in England, w cb Company wold not pay the faid bill, 
but y e bill was pjtefted. This exrht further fayeth y' M r Peter Eps pjmifed him Payment 
for feaven pound of Tobacco Dew to Edmd Tutchin and Michell Willocks plmifed payment 
of fix pound of Tfobacco] dew to Edmund Tutchin 

This Exaht hath Reed Depts Dew to Edmd Tutchine of the pfyoft marfhall twentie 
fix pound of Tobacco of w™ Cooke three pound And of Robert lefter fifteen pound, All 
vr th Amounted to forty fower pounde of Tobacco. 

Thefe Depts Receaved and to be receaved, are to be Deliu r ed and left to be receaved 
by Cap' Hamer In ^te Satisfactio of Certen Covenants to be ^formed by Edward 
Tutchine to Walter Davis Deceafed for the vfe of John Davis 

Yt is ordered y' S r George Yardley fhall pay M ria Alice Davifone tenn pownd of 
Tobacco for y e Dept of Cap' Thorpe 

Bryan Caught fworne and axamd fayeth that M r John Gill and James Calver told 
this Exam that they gave Toby ... A bill to receave one hundred pownd waight of 
Tobacco of Cap' Hamer 

George jffayer fworne and exaiid by Cap' Smith fayeth that W m Heninge, vppon his 
Death bedd did giue and bequeath one hundred waight of Tobacco and three barrells of 
fheald Corne to Stephen Webb w** Tobacco and Corne was Dew from Thomas jffarley 
by A bond remayning in the Governo" haunds Addam 



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Addam Dixfone fworne and Examined by Cap' Smith fayeth and affirmeth as much 

Edwarde Pithchande fworne and Examd fayeth that John Cooke Cam abord the 
the littcll hopdeell at W* tyme Peter hangman was there, and whereas Peter Langma was 
indebted to John Cooke y e faid Cooke told Peter Langman y l he would not Suffer him to 
go vpp before he had paid him or putt him in feeuritie, whervpon Henry Watkins becam 
bound w th Peter langma for the Dept beinge one hundred fortie and fower pound waight 
of Tobacco w ,h condicon y' yf Peter Langman Did not pay the Dept within Certen days 
(w ch this Exa. doth not well remember) that then Peter langman fhold fearve Henry 
Watkins the next yeare 

John Souther ne fworne and Exam faith y l there was an abfolute Bargaine between 
Jo: lyghtfoote and W m Byancks According to a pap r of indentures of leafe bearing date 
the eighteene dye of December 1624 w h Indentures were by the faid Exa produced in 
Courte, and that there was noe daye appoynted betwene the faid ^t[ies] for the fealinge 
of the faid Indenture, but w th as much convenient fpeed as might be this Exam woold 
wright them 

Cap' W m Tucker fworne and exam fayeth y 1 when S r George Yardley Came in to be 
Goumor y' he told the Ancyent Planters at Kickotan y< the land they dwelt vpon was 
Chofen to be the Compenys lande, and that the Compeny wold fend to Plant it but 
how foone he knew not but bid them look fort, And that they fhould have valuable 
Confiderations for their Charges in buildinge 

Randall Smallwood fworne and Exarhd fayeth that M r \V m Julian faid he had 
deliuered his peticione to the Gou'nor in the morninge and that he hadd wayted all daye, 
but yf he could nott be righted heere he wold be righted in England and that he wold 
waite here no longer 

Yt is ordered y* Sargeant Williams fhall have threefcore and tenn pownde of Tobacco 
in full recompenc his Charge of building vpo the Companys land at Kackatan beinge his 
owne demande, and the Compeny defire it fhould be foe 

And whereas W" July an demandeth five hundred waight of Tobacco damages for 
his howfe and grounde Clered yt is ordered that vppon Monday the 24 th of this inftant 
moneth he pMuce in Court his prooffs for the fame in regard the Court Conceaves it an 
vnreafonable demand 

Nathaniell Caufey gent fworne and Exam fayeth that M ra Palmer Cominge to his 
houfe faid to this Exat and his wiefe y c there was a farefull thinge falen to M" Jurden 
& beinge demanded by this Exat what it was, fhee faide y c M ra Jurden being vppon 
her bed, fhe fawe two hands, theone hande vppon her head theother hand vppon her 
Childs head and harde A voyce w** Cried. Judgment, Judgment. To w ch M r Caufey faid 
it may be it ivas A dreame, noe fayeth M" Palmer fhe was as broad Awake as I am now. 

Further this Exat fayeth y l he never fawe any other vnfittinge or Sufpicyous famil- 
iaritie between them M r jferrer and M" Jurden, but fayeth y< hee hath [feen] M r jferrer 
kiffe her. 

Wheras M' Grevill Pooly minifter hath geven foorth fpeech that M r Jferrer and 
M rs Jurden lived Skandeloufly together, beinge in Court and willed to plduce witnefs 
he pMuceth none, but M r Caufey, but fayeth y< he Conceveth it Skandelous for M r jferrer 
to breake the order in Courte, w cb he hath done by beinge in ordynary dyett in M" 
Jurdens howfe and to frequent her Compeny alone w th owt fome body elfe to be in place 
accordinge to the order of Courte 

Yt is ordered that W r " Julyan fhall have one hundred pownd waight of Tobacco in 
full recompenfe his buildinge vppon y e Companys lande at Kackatan beinge his owne 
demande and the Compenys defire it fhould be foe. 

The Gou r nor and Councell Doe Refpitt the Determination of the buifnes between 
M r Pooly and M ra Jurden till y e firft arrivall of fhippe owt of England, Wherein we expect 
A refolution, and that in the meanetyme things to remane in the ftate that they are, 
and y' M r jferrer behavinge himfelfe w th owt Skandall in the mean tyme, and y* Courte 
do Conceave y* his beinge in ordynary Dyett there, nor any familiaritie w h hath been 

alledged, 



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alledged, noe iui'te Caufe of skandall, and y« in y e leffe materiall poynts y e . . 
or firft made might be difpenct w lh all. 

Walter Mathcw fworne and Examined fayeth that beinge in the ftorage Roome in 
V m Cowfe his Caben, the M r Caled the boy into his bed Cabin both beinge lockt in the 
great Cabin, between which and the boys Cabin there was a particon of deale boards 
into this Cabin, to w** IF"' Cowfe replied that he would not fayinge further that yf he 
did foe it would be an overthrow to him both in foule and bodye and aleged the scripture 
to him, but of what it was that the M r did urge him to he knoweth not, nor hard not 
the boy cry owt for help after this, this Examt went foorth of his Cabin vppon the deck 
and harde noe more, but when W m Cowfe cam foorth of the Cabin this Exa asked him 
w' the matter was between the M r and him to whom he replied he would keepe that to 
himfelf till he cam into England but after told this Examat the M r would have Bugard 
him or to that effect, but did not confefs that the M r did the fact. 

Sargent Holland fworne and Examined fayeth that there planted at fherley hundred 
for Barkley hundred Company thefe men as followeth 

Seargeant Gabriell Holland John Tayler William Gillman 

Richardc ffirmely Charles Partrige Prisman 

William Clement M r . Hamden Bidlman 

Rieharde SheriJJc Theophilus Beaftone Nicholas Pierfe 

Thomas Moultone Thomas Peck Crofer 

Edward Purquitc 
For whom Dewties were to be paide by Cap' Thorpe to M' Sandys minif ter w ch whether 
they were paid or nott this Examt knoweth nott. 

A Copie of M r Grevell Pooly his releafe Concerninge M ri9 Syfely Jurden 

I Grevell Pooly Preacher of the woorde doe for my ^>te fjreely and abfolutely acquitt 
and dif charge M' s Cycelie Jurden from all former Contracts -fymifes or Conditiones made 
by her to me in the waye of maryagc and doe binde my felfe in five hundred pownde fter 
never to have any Claime Right or title to her that way In witnes wherof I have heerunto 
fett my hand c? feal the thurdc dye of January 

Subfcribcd fealed and delrd in tlte fifence of Grevell Pooly Cler 

Nathaniell Caufey 

Richard Biggs fealed 

his R. B. marke. 

tenth of "January 1624 

A COURT held the tenth of January 1624 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight &c Cap' jfrancis Weft S r George Yardley M r Threafurer 
Doctor Pott Cap' Hamer 

Yt is ordered that Sufann Bufli wyddow fhall have y e Gardianfhip and Admnftration 
of Sarah Spcncc orphant her lands & goods puttinge in Cap' Raph Hamer and Cap' 
W m Tucker to ftand bond for the trew Admnftration thereof And to be trewly Accompt- 
able for the orphants eftate w" 1 the yffues and p)fitts that fhall arife thereof from tyme 
to tyme 

Cap' Weft doth heere in Court vndertake to pay the Depts of Cap' Crofhaw, he 
Difpofmge of his goods to the beft advantage, and that vpon the feventh of february he 
fhall bringe into y e Court the accompting and y' in the meane tyme notice be geven that 
y' Creditors of Cap' Crofhaw bringe in ther Dept between this and that Tyme, and fuch 
as are queftionable bebrought into the Courte 

Sargeant William Barry brought over into this Countrey at his owne p}$ Cofts 
and Charges one man Servant named James Coyne in the good fhipp Caled the mary 
P'vidence, w ch faid fervant is fince Dead. 



A Courte Book 

begun the xvij r!l January 1624 

17 th ot "January 1624 

A COURTE held the 17 th of January 1624 
flfent 
S'ffrancis Wyatt knight, [Gou r no r &c] S r George Yardley, Knight, M r Th[reafurer\ 
Doctor Pott and Cap' Smithe 

Yt is ordered y e W'" Bincks fhall enioye the howfe & grounde lett vnto him by John 
Light joote for and Dureing the tearme of . . . rs graunted to him by the faid John 
Lightfoote accordinge to the Bargane made between them, before John Southerne w^ 
vppon oath y e faid John Southerne hath witneffed 

Yt is ordered y* Nathaniell Cawffey fhall take into his hands and fafe Cuftodie all 
fuch goods as belonge to the Company and Societie of Trwcloues [Truelove's] Plantatione 
Accordinge as m r White overfeer for that Company Defired, And that he take a trwe 
Inventory thereof before Sufhcyent men and to be Accomptable for the fame and to 
|3fent y e faid Inventorie to y e Gou r nor and Counfell w tb in one moneth next after the date 
hereof 

Yt is further ordered y l M r Cawffey fhall receave into his fervice thofe three men 
apoynted him by M r Whites will Provided that he ftrengthen the Plantatione w th three 
other men, And yf Enfigne Chaplen will affourde grounde and howfe roome to Henry 
Turner, waiter Price and theire fervante, y' then M r Cawffey provide other three in the 
Roome of them to ftrengthen the Trweloues Plantation 

Yt is ordered y' Richarde Miltone fhall live at fhirley hundred and looke vnto the 
Cattle of Barkley hundred for which he fhalbee allowed ffiftie pound waight of Tobacco 
and the milke of the faid Kyne, Provided that he Carefully looke vnto them 

Peeter Eecall fworne & Examined fayeth that John Downman vfed thofe oprobrius 
fpeeches w cb are mentioned in Cap. nicholes Marten his Declaratione 

Thomas Raftell fworne and Examined afhrmeth vpon his oath that he hath paide 
all the Debts charged vppon his Accompt 

Yt is ordered y* John Downeman for his oprobrius fpeeches vfed to Cap nicholes 
Martue fhall paye tenn pound fter' for a fyne and Acknowledg his faulte in the Publique 
Congregation at Kickotan and then to aske Cap' Martwe forgivenes 

It is ordered y c whereas there remayneth over and aboue thofe Difburfements 
Difburfed by M r Raftell one hundred and forty pownd fter at three fhillings ^ pownd 
in the handes of M r Raftell, That M r Raftell fhall leave thofe Depts that are Dew to him 
here in Virginia Amountinge to two Thowfand two hundred pownd waight of Tobacco, 
to this Courte as fecuritie Provided that M r Raftell at or before the firft Daye of februarye 
w** fhalbe in the yeere of o r lord god 1625 Do plduce and fend over from George Gauntlett 
A Difcharge, that M r Raftell fhall haue thofe Depts retorned him againe. 

M r Raftell Acknowledgeth y' he hath receaved three hundred and fyftye pownde 
waight of Tobacco of Sargeant W m Barry and John Warde, vppon Condicone to bringe 
or fend over fower fervantes to be bounde for five yeeres apeece at o r before Chriftmas 
next or ells to forfect feaven hundred pownd waight of Tobacco 

M r Threafurer doth make Choyfe for five hundred Acres of Land at Chapokes Creeke 
opofite againft Sandy poynte for y e land dew to his office 

24 th of 



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24 th of January >e 1624 

ACOURTE held the 24 th oi January e 1624 
p)fent 
S r frauncis Wyatt knight &c S r : George Yardley, M r Threafurer, Doctor Pott, 
Cap' Hamer & Cap'. Smith, 

It is ordered y' M r W"' Horwood fhall pave fower barrells of Corne and the remainder 
of two hundred pownd waight of Tobacco w' b in Twenty Days next after y date hereof 
to Cap' Hamer at his Dwelling howfe at hog Ilandc 

Concerning Cap' Peercc his peticione it is thought refonable y* he fhuld be fatisfied 
for the lofs of his fhallop, but for y' there is noe Publique ftock to fatisfie the fame it is 
refered vnto the generall Affembly 

frauds Bancks fworne and examined fayeth y' M r Chew goeinge from the forte to 
the ftore to fhare A hogfhed of Beeff, Called John Bennett, w ch then ftood Centenell to 
go w th him, and John Benett fent this Examinat to fend M r Pincke to ftand Centinell in 
his place, w ch M r Pincke refufed to Doe, and this Deponent goinge into y e field to worke, 
Jfrancis Wood/one was then Centenell, after this M r Pincke cam into the Field and went 
& f toode by y e men y* were at woorke and after y e men had gone throw there Roes they 
fate Downe to drinke Tobacco and M r Pincke fate downe w' h them, and after this 
Deponent cam in and fate downe w' h them, And jfrancis Wood/one alfo, but whether 
Wood f one were cald of or whether he cam of, of him f elf or not, he knoweth nott, but 
whether Henry Pincke cam to garde, or to ftande Centenell this Deponent knoweth nott 

And further this Examht fayeth y' when the Alarm was geven Henry Pincke and this 
Examnt and others cam to the olde forte whenc M r Bate w ,h fome other fett them of 
before Cam [Cap'] Bafs Came, and goinge from there to the other forte they brought 
of two o r three of the flayne men, before Cap' Bafs cam in and then w th Cap' Bafs his 
help they brought of the reft 

M r jfrancis Bolton minifter affirmeth y' j^fently vppon the Alarm M r Bates Ariued 
him felf w th as much fpeed as he could and fett owt powder and fhott, and went owt of 
the forte & went to refcue the men 

Since it Appeareth y' there was A Centenell fett upon the men, And that by his 
necklect in Cominge of, that misfortune happened, and him felfe flayne, There appears 
to us noe Caufe to Cenfure the resft 

Cap' Hamer at this Courte doth affigne over to M r Richard Kingfmill one hundred 
acres of lande due to him for Tranfportation of two men in y e yeere of the lord 16 17 in 
the good fhip caled the Edwyn, the names of y e fervants are, Robert Bnrtc and W m Halila 

M r W" Horwood defireth y' y bufines betweene him and Cap' Hamer Concerninge 
John Davis, be referred till the arival of fhipping owt of England at w ch tyme M r Horwood 
is to make Satisfaction or ells the bufinefs to be determined by the Courte 

Edwardc Grundon gent fworne and Examined fayeth, that S r Samuell Argall gave 
LiV Batters Certen land in James Jland, And that Liv' Batters did fell y e fame land to 
David Ellis, for betwixt thirty or fortie pownd fter 

Addam Dixon fworne and examined, affirmeth y e fame 

Yt is ordered upon thefe depofitions y' David Ellis fhall haue A pattent of the fame 
lande, therby to enable him to make good his affignment to John Radifhe and John 
Radifh his fale to Sir George 

John Davis fworne and examd fayeth •> 

Yt is ordered y' Rice How fhall Redeliuer the man fervant to M r Pallmer 

Silvcfler Bullen fworne and Examined fayeth y' Robert Marfhall did Accept of 
Certen Comodities he bought of Daniell Lucy, and three bufhells of Corne in full payment 
for A So we he fold M r Lucye 

Sargent Thomas Crampe fworne & Examined fayeth y' M r Bcft did firft drefs Liv' 
Harifons wounde 

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It is ordered y' George Menefree doe paye one hundred and ffyftie pownd waight of 
Tobacco to the pVoft marfhall owt of the mafters wages or otherwife to fhew caufe to 
the Contrary in y e Courte y e next mondaye 

Yt is ordered y* the pTvoft marfhall fhall have a pownde of Tobacco of every one that 
is by him warned to the Courte 

It is ordered that Cap' : Roger Smyth fhall have paid him by the Treaor in full fatis- 
faccon of his falarie agreed vpon for his vndertaking of the Fort att Warcfcoick twelve 
hundred pownds of Tobacco, and twelve barrells of Indian corne, w : Tobacco and Corne 
is to be part of that w c is due to the Councell beinge the moyty of the Companies rentes, 
and what fhall remayne of corne and tobacco to be equally divided among the Councell 

Waffell Rayner fworne and examined fayeth that John Bath gent lyeinge Sicke at 
theire M r his howfe made a will wherein he had given his eftate to A yonge woman in 
England and aboute A moneth after y' will was made he caled to M r Stephens boy James 
to bring him the will and caufed the boy to cafte it into y' fier and faw it burnte, after 
w 01 * he growinge very weake defired M r Richard ftephens to take his eftate into his hands, 
and to paye his depts in this Countrey and to returne y e remainder to his father in 
London 

Joane Rayner wyeffe to waffell Raynar affirmeth y e fame. 

Thomas Nunn fworne and Examined fayeth, That John Crowdeck tooke in A paffen- 
ger at Salfordes Creeke and was to land him at warifheoyke, where they putt in, and 
landed the faid peffenger and the weather growing fowle, and they haveinge but A 
fmale grapple Ancher, durft nott putt owt to Sea, but hopinge that y e weather would 
breake vpp, they ftaid at warifheoyke two dayes and two nights, dwringe all w° h tyme 
it did rayne very much, and fayeth yt they vfed all y e beft meanes they could to fave 
the Tobacco, by Coveringe it w th y e Sailes w th matts and Ruggs. And that the Tobacco 
tooke no hurte through any Default or necligence of theirs, And further this Examinat 
faith that w' Bargaine or Agreement was made betweene Cap' Willcox and John Crowdeck 
he knoweth nott 

Edwarde marfhall fworne and examined affirmeth all that to be trew w°'' Thomas 
nunn hath formerly faid. 

Thomas Sulley hath Bargained and fold his fix Acres of Lande in James Cytie Iflande 
to S r George Yardley knight together w th the Patent thereof for ever, for w ch S r : George 
is to pay him one hundred pownd waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco in good 
meale, yf any come in or ells yf meale come nott in in other good Comodities and to pay 
M r Cleybourne for makinge the Patent 

Perfivall wood and Ann his wyffe hath fold one Tenement and twelve Acres of 
grounde lyinge at Black poynte late nathaniell Hutts, to s r George Yardley knight for two 
hundred and ffyftie pownd waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco, whereof there is 
paide in hand one hundred fixtie and two pownde 



the laft daye of "January 1624 

A COURTE held the laft daye of January 1624 beinge 
flfent 
S r jfrancis Wyatt knight Gou'nor &c S r George Yardley, M r Threar, Dcxftor Pott 
and Cap' Smith 

William Englifhe fworne & examined fayeth y' Cap' willcox and John Crowdick had 
fpeaches at Cap' willcoxs houfe for Caryinge of Certen Tobacco to James Cyttie at w ch 
tyme John Crowdick did vndertake for to deliver his Tobacco in fafetie at James Cyttie, 
y e danger of the Sea excepted 

Richarde Arthur fworne and Examined affirmeth as much as William Englifhe hath 

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faide And further this Examinate faith that Thomas Nunn Confefed at Robert pooles 
howfe that the Tobacco was fpoyld through neckligence And the like m r Englifhe by 
the oathe he hath taken affirmeth he hard Thomas nun deliver at Robert pooles howfe 
And further this deponent fayeth y' Crowdick was ahead of Cap 1 ' willcocks boate aboue 
blunt poynt and that the winde was fayer to bring them to James Cyttie 

Yt is ordered y' John Crowdicke fhall paye Cap 1 willcoks one hundred and fortie 
pownds waight of Tobacco, and y e faid Crowdick fhall loofe his fraighte W* was fixtie 
pownde waight of Tobacco 

Dodlor Pott doth affirme y' Cominge to Cap' Harvey his howfe together w th him, 
the faid Cap* Harvie (william mutch not beinge at home) fent for him to fpeake w ,h 
him, and when he came, Cap' Harvey defired mutch to deliver him the Covenants 
formerly drawne, To w ch he replyed, firjt lett me fee my Come, Cap' Harvey told him he 
f corned to kepe back his Corne, mutch replyed againe he would have his come before 
he fhould fee them, Then Cap 1 Harvie told him he was an idle knave, and y l he could 
find in his hart to Cudgell his Coate, To w ch mutch anfwered fcornefully, alas S' it is 
not in you, whereupon Cap' Harvie ftrooke over y e pate w th his Trunchione, And he 
faith further y l mutch did give other plvokinge fpeeches, 

Yt is the opinione of the Courte that Chriftopher Barker goinge from m r Allnutt 
Contrarie to his Covenant w ,h owt fhewinge any caufe in Court why, is not to haue any 
recompenc for the tyme he was w tb m r Allnutt 

John How gent fworne and examined faith, that Thomas Parke before his goinge 
from Accomack beinge moved about the making of his will, hee made anfwere hee would 
make noe will, for that he had given all hee had to his mate William Bybby (fome ^te 
of Tobacco beinge fent to his mother in Englande) 

John wilkins affirmeth the fame 

Yt is ordered y' nr Bybby fhall keepe the Corne now in his handes, and y' Phetplace 
Clofe fhall fend the Tobacco to Parks mother in England 

\ 't is ordered y' the fjvof t marfhall fhall haue for every aref t for his ff ee one pownde 
of Tobacco and one bufhell of Corne 

Thomas Bunn and John Rowe fworne and examined faith, that there was thre acres 
and a halfe of Corne . . . w° h they did eftimat to have received damage, five barrels 
of Corne and one barell of Peafe and beanes but wherther it was fpoyled by fwyne or 
no they know nott 

M r Blayny hath agreed to paye George jffryer & Addam Dixjon forty pownd of 
Tobacco towards there lofs in the Corne 



the eight daye of february 1624 

A COURTE held the eight daye of february 1624 
$fent 
S r jffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou r nor &c S r George Yardeley Knight M r George Sandys 
Threaf 

William Geny fworne and Examed fayeth y l Cap' martin told this Examinat that 
it was A plott of y e Compey (meaninge the Virginia Compeny) w th m r Rajtell that he 
fhould bringe him by the waye of Canada to make him away, And hath harde him faye 
it at feverall tymes 

Gilbert Peppett fworne and Examed fayeth y' he asked Cap' graues why the Tobacco 
was foe badd, to w"* he replied it was the beft y' he could gett, And that fome of them 
faid it was good enough to paye dewties, And y' m r How asked Cap' graues how y e 
Tobacco Cam to be fo badd, he beinge foe Curious in the takinge of hitt, Then Cap' 
graves brought in A bundle of good Tobacco about 30 or 40 waight, and faid he paid that 

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in him felf for m r How and John Willkins, & This Examinat fayeth that he tooke excep- 
tion againft the reft of the Tobacco when he receved it and faid it would be burnt when 
it Cam to James Cyttic 

John How gent fworne and exam fayeth, affirmeth that he hard Liv' Peppett take 
exceptions againft the Tobacco before it cam aboord and y' he faid it would be burnt 
when it cam vpp to James Cyttie. 

M r Edward Blany Marchant fworne and Examd fayeth y' the Accompt w** he 
pkluced in Courte ys a trew accompt, the moft of the ^ticulars beinge deliud by him 
felf, and the reft by his Servants Accordinge to his Booke owt of w ch it was taken 

Yt is ordered y' W m Cowfe fhall come vpp from Hogg Iflande and heer [here] in Coorte 
to make Choyfe of his m r w th whom he is willinge to dwell w th , eyther w th Cap' wefte or 
w th Cap' Hamer, w th whom he hath alredy agreed 

Yt is ordered, y* for fuch ffees and other dews and Charges or otherwyfe dew to the 
marfhall for Ric d Cornijh fhalbe defrayed, the one half by Cap 1 Homer or whom \V m 
Cowfe fhall agree to ferve and the other half by Georg mcncfre owt of Certen goodes of 
m r Comifhes now in George Menefre his handes, w cb doth amount . . . 

Yt is ordered, y' Cap' w m Tucker fhall pYently pay vnto Cap' ffrancis weft for A dept 
dew to Cap' Crofhow deceafed The fume o r quantetie of forty fix bufhells of Come, and 
three Calves Calved fince february in Anno 1623, or to deliver him three Kyne owt of 
m r Gookins ftock of Kyne, fuch as Cap' weft or his affignes fhall make Choyfe of 

Tho: Leyfter fworne and examd fayeth that Cap' Crofhow did owe to Cap' Tucker 
fower hundred and twentie pownd waight of Tobacco, & Cap' Tucker demandinge the 
faid Tobacco of Cap' Crofhow, y e faid Cap' Crof[how] defired Cap' Tucker to forbeare 
him Awhile longer To w° h Cap' Tucker anfwered y' yf he wold make plfent payment of 
one hundred and twentie pownd waight of y e Tobacco, he would forbeare the other three 
hundred till the next Cropp, whervppon Cap' Crofhow did fend the faid one hundred and 
twenty pownd of tobacco by this Examinat to Cap' Tucker 

Yt is ordered y' m r menefre fhall paye to m r Chew for the dept due to m r Bennett from 
Liv' Harifon two hundred three fcore and fower pownd of Tobacco, dedu<5tinge foe much 
therof as was dew to the faid Liv' Harifon for his fhare of y' Cropp w cb Liv' Harifone did 
overfee for m r Bennett, in lookinge to his fervants w** doth Amount to . . . 

Yt is ordered y' w m Geny fhall paye plfently ten barrells of Corne dew by his bill, 
bearinge date the 13 th of A prill 1623, and alfo feach m r Chew one fhallopps ladinge of 
corne from the eaftern shore by the firft daye of Aperell now next Cominge 

The nynth dye of February 1624 Roger Webfter fworne by S r George Yard-ley Knight 
fayeth y' Cap' Crofhow hired Hugh Brett the laft yeere, & was for one yeere to give him 
two hundred pownd waight of Tobacco, And the next yeere followinge Cap' Crowfhow 
was to Cary him for England at his Cofte and Charge 

Deptes Demanded from Cap' Thorpe Deceafed in Tobacco as hereafter 

followeth (Vidl 1 ) 

To m r Abraham Peirfye 235 he is to rebate 28 

To Thomas Harris m he is to Rebate 40 

To m r Thre' 133 he is to rebate 16 

To marmadwke Reynar 175 he is to rebate 21 

To Robert Polande 090 he is to rebate 11 

To m r Buck 240 he is to rebate 29 

To S r George Yardley 310 he is to rebate 37 

To m r Sandys y e minifter 055 he is to Rebate 07 



7 th of 



(4«) 

7 th of March 1624 

ACOURTE held the 7 th of March 1624, beinge 
#£ent 
S' francis Wyait knight Governor &c. S r George Yardlcy knight, Do<5lo Pott and 
Cap' Roger Smith 

Yt is ordered in Courte y* Charles Harmcr fhall give fuch Sufficyent fecuritie to 
M r Thomas Bunn as he fhall accept of for to pay M r Bunn one hundred pound waight 
of the beft m'chantable Tobacco in leafe and three barrells of Coarne at or before the 
tenth daye of Aperill now next enfueinge 

Yt is alfo ordered y' the faide Charles Harmer fhall make plfent payment of two 
barrells of Corne to William Davis except it fhall appeere by the teftimony of Cap* 
William Epps y' William Davis was contented to Accept of the faid two barrells of 
Corne to be paid the next Cropp. 

Yt apereth by the teftimony of Cap 'Epps y' W m Davis ys to ftay for y* 2 barrells 
of corne till y e next Cropp 

Yt is ordered y' Enfigne Thomas Savage fhall interprett for the good of y c Plantacon 
of Acomack Accordinge to fuch directions as he fhall receave from Cap' William Epps, 
or ells to enter into bonde of two hundred pounde fterlingc w th fufficient Suertiis, unto 
Cap" W m Epps not to have any Conference at all or familiaritie w th the Indians of thofe 
$tes 

Yt is ordered y' the heiefer w ch my Lady dale by her letter did give to Cap' Thorpe, 
fhalbe Configned over to the La : Dales overfeer, in Satisfactione of fix barrells of corne, 
dew from the faid Cap' Thorpe to my La: Dale beinge lent by M r Colfer her overfeer, 
W* Charlc Harmer her overfeer now Accepteth of in Courte. 

\ 't is ordered y' yf any one fhall plfume to trade w ,h the Indyans for Corne abowt 
the Efterne Shore w th owt fpecyall Lyfenc from the Gov r nor and Counfell, that Cap' Epps 
fhall by y e next fittinge opertunitie fend upp the offender to James Cyttie to receave 
Cenfure, zefinge firft vppon fuch Corne by meafure, as they fhall have brought in, and 
y' yf it fhall apere there fhalbe any extreeme need of Corne in that plantacon, the Courte 
refolves to proceed by ymployinge Cap' Epps, as they have done w lh Cap' Hamer 

A Copie of the La : Dale her Letter to Cap* Thorpe 
Cofine Thorpe 

/ have receavcd your Lrc, and doe give yon thankes for puttingc me in minde of my 
promije, to the perfahcc of which, I doe very willinglie Subfcribe, and woulde have written 
to my overfeer Henry Watkines to deliver you a younge Hcickfor, but that I underftande 
you have her already and I inireate you woulde be pleafed to fhew this my Lre to Henry 
Watkines for his dif charge, Lcaft hee fhoulde follow my generall dirediones, and foe croffe 
me in this that I would by noe meanes faile to ^formc, this Comendinge my love unto you, 
And you to the mercy and good fiteclione of the Lorde I fhall allways reft 

You' affured Lovinge Cofine 

Elizabeth Dale 

From Thiftlewoorth this vij"' of September 
To my much efteemed Cofen 
M' George Thorpe 

in Virginia this be ddr [delivered] 

Articles Covenanted Concluded and agreed uppon the xxiii daye of february 1623 
Between Cap' Rawley Crofhow of Virginia of the one ^tie, And Liu' John 
Shipwarde of Newports News in Virginia of the other ^te. 

In primis the faid Liu' John Shipwarde beinge princypall Agent and overfeer for 
M' Daniell Gookine of his Plantacon heere in Virginia, that whereas the faid Daniell 

Gookine 



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Gookine is and doth ftand indebted vnto the /aide Cap' Rawley Crofhow in the fome or 
quantctie of 46 boujhells and A halfe of good Indyan Come fheald 

The faid John Shipwarde by thefe $nts doth Covenant Conclude Promife grante and 
agree before his Departure into Englande, to deliver into the hands Cuftodic and poffeffione 
of the faid Rawley Crofhow his Executors or affignes in pawnc and morgage of the faide 
46 buf hells and a halfe of Come, three good milche kyne owt of the ftock of kyne belonginge 
to the faide M r Daniell Gookine at his Plantatione at Newports Newes, fuch as the faide 
Cap' Crofhow or his affignes fhall Chufc and accept of 

Provided always and foe it is Covenanted Concluded and fully agrecde by and between 
the faide ^ties y' yf the faide Daniell Gookine his executors or affignes fhall and doc well 
and trewly content fatisfie and paye or caufc to be paide to the faide Cap' Rawley Crofhow 
his executors or affignes the faid fome or quantitie of 46 buf hells & a halfe of come good 
cleanc and fheald in or uppon the fecond daye of february w h fhalbe in the yeere of our 
Lord God 1624 at or in the now dwelling houfe of the faide Cap' Rawley Crofhow in Virginia 
w' h owt fraudc Coven or Colufione, then the faide Cap' Rawley Crofhow his Executo" and 
affignes fhall redeliver back y faid three kyne or three other as good in theire place, Othcrwyfe 
the faid three kine to be full bought and foldc, and the faide Cap' Rawley Crofhow his 
Executors and affignes freely to poffefs t5 T " cnioy them as his and theire fipcr goodes forever 
In witnes wherof the faide T^ties to thefe fifents Interchangeably have putte theire handes 
and fcalcs the daye and yeere fir fte above written 

Scaled Signed and delivered in the fifence of Jo: Powntis 

John Southerne John Shipwarde 

Hugh Willaftone Gent. 

Wheras M' Hugh Willaftone gent hath paide in redye money to S' Thomas Smith 
knight Thrcrer for Virginia the fome of Twelve powndes tenn f hillings for his adventure in 
the vioadge of Virginia It is agreede thai for the fame the faide Hugh Willaftone his heyrs 
Executors Adminiftrators and affignes fhall have ratablcly accordingc to his adventure the 
full ffitc of all fuch landcs tenements & hereditaments as fhall from tyme to tyme be there 
recovered Planted and inhabited And of all fuch mynes and myneralls of gold filver and other 
mettalls or treafure pearles pretious ftones or any kinde of wares or m'chandizes Comodities 
ortyfitts w'focver which fhalbe obtained or gotten in the faide vioage Accordingc to the porcyone 
of money by him ymployed to that ufe In as ample matter as any other adventurer fhall 
receave for the like fome. 

Written this 29"" of June 1608 Richarde Atkinfon 



14 th of Marchy 1624 , 

ACOURTE held the i4 ,h of March, 1624 being 
$fent 
S r Jfrancis Wyat Knight Governor &c, Cap' ffrancis Weft, S r George Yardley 
Knight, Doctor Pott Cap'. Roger Smith 

Yt is ordered y' all fuch paffengers as are now come into this Country in the good 
fhipp called the Ann of London, and doe intend to feate and plant them felves at 
Kickotan, may there lande themfelves and theire goodes, And that fuch marchants as 
are now Come in the faid fhipp fhall not make fale not above a fowerth $te of theire 
Comodities before they have made the Governor and Counfell Acquainted therewith. 
To the end that they and other y* planters in the Countrey may have a plportion thereof 
for theire neceffary ufe. And we defire Cap', ffrancis Weft and Cap' William Tucker 
Carefully to fe this our order ^formed, and for to pVent any unorderly goinge abcurd 
the faid fhipp 

Whceas 



(So) 

Whereas we are informed y 1 y° plantation at Acomack, by receaving many planters 
into them are like to be in great want of Come y' is ordered y* Cap' Epps fhall take a 
viewe of every mans ftore of Corne & According as theire neceffitie fhall require, To 
have leave to trade with y e Indians of y* fhore for fuch quantity of Corne as fhall fupplie 
theire wants, Provided that he himfelf goe w th fuch a ftrength as fhalbe Sufficyent, And 
to difpofe of fuch truck in fluff as fhalbe brought in by the planters to him & on w ch 
they fhall receave one thirde of y e corne bought w ,h theire trucking ftuffe, to y e end y' 
every mans want may be fupplied, And y' the inhanfmg of pryfes and dif orderly Trading 
may be p&vented. 

Yt is further ordered y' vtill there be fome order taken for a Comyffione for determin- 
inge of pettie differences at Accomack that Cap' Epps fhall in the meane tyme have full 
power & Authority to Adminifter an oath to any f*fone or ^fones there inhabitinge 
for y e better decidinge of any fmale caufe (that may there arife) by way of Compremife, 
and for favinge the Charge and trouble of Sendinge up of witneffes hither, for the endinge 
of any fuite or fuites, y l are to be tried at this Courte, dependinge between any the 
Inhabitants of Accomak. 

Robert Paramore fworne and Examined fayeth that y* M r Horwood Cominge to 
George fryer for to buye certen boords, Georg fryer told M r Horwood he could not fell 
them under fix pound of tobacco a boorde, and y l he would have fome thinge ells over 
and above, but [what] that was this deponent cannott tell, and foe M r Horwood went 
away not Concludinge of any pryfe. 

M r W m Horwood fworne and examined fayeth, that he went to Pasbyhayes to 
George fryer to bye fome boordes, at w th tyme he bought of George fryer fix boordes of 
eighteene foote longe and eighteen Inches deepe at the price of five pound of tobacco <$ 
boorde, of w ch y e Governor havinge two, M r Horwood demanded two other of George 
fryer, who replide he had non of y e same length, but fhewed him another ftock of twelve 
foote longe, and 18 inches deepe. 

Thomas Marlatt gent fworne and Examined i'ayetli y* vppon friday the xi' h of 
March 1624 he beinge in Company w' h M r Thomas Bunn at Cap' Mathews houfe, where 
M r John Roe did then lye fick, he harde M r Bunn ufe thefe fpeches to M r Roe (vdl') 
M T Roe, you arc very weake and fick, and I would advife you to fettle your eftate as well 
for the difpofinge of you' owne eftate as of y" eftate of M' Henry Wentworth w ch is now in 
you' pofeffione, to w ch M r Roe anfwered (he beinge then in ^fecl; memory) my defire is 
that you will take both my owne eftate and M r Wentworths into yo r handes, and y' 
you would fend M' Wentworths goodes into Englande vnto him, yf M' Wentworth 
came nott over him fell or fent fufficyent order for the receavinge of them heere, 
And for my owne eftate, I freely leave that to your felfe, Then M r Bunn told him 
favinge M' Roe yt may be that you have fome freends in Englande to whom you will beftow 
fume ^te of you' goodes and you may doe well to Confider of that, To whom M r Roe faide 
y< he wold defire M' Bunn to make Choyfe of two hundred pownd waight of his beft 
Tobacco, and fend it to M r Wentworth into England, to be fent by M r Wentworth to his 
mother into York) 'heere for A token to her and all that remayned of his eftate he gave 
to M r Bunn, fave fome fmale quantetie of Tobacco w h he would give in the houfe to 
thofe that tended him, vr h he did hope M r Bunn would not be againft, M r Bunn replied 
(g.yd forbid I fhould) And there vppon M r Roe deliuered M r Bunn A bonde for 400" 
pound of Tobacco dew from M r Stogden to M r Wenlwoorth And 2 other letters that were 
teat him from Kickatan. 

Marche the xxx 1625 

Thomas Crispe of the Countie of Kent in England gent Areved heere in Virginia 
in the moneth of decembcr 162 1 in the good fhipp Caled the Warwicke who brought 
ever of his owne ]5per Adventure and Charge. Thefe Servants followinge (vidl') 

Mrgreit Riche 

Thomas Gynner 

Richarde Peck And 



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And in January 1622 ther cam into this Countrey of Virginia in the good fhipp 
called the Abigail at his owne piper Adventure thefe fervants ffollowinge (vidl') 

Thomas Meare 
John Whittaker 
And this the faid M r Thomas Crijpe hath erneftly requefted of the Right Woorpll 
S r : Jfrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor Szc. to have this recorded 

^ me 

John: Southcrnc Clerk 



4 th of Aperell 1625 



A 



COURTE held the 4 ,b of Aperell 1625 beinge 

p^fent 



S r : ffrauncis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c S r : George Yardley Knight, Cap' Roger 
Smith 

Yi is ordered y' M r Palhner fhall deliuer back John Kennell to Rice Hoe, accordinge 
to A letter fent from M r . Beffc in the good fhipp called the Ann. 

Yt is ordered y' a warrant be fent to firancis Chamberlen gent to Apeere heere at 
James Cyttie one Tewfday the xix' h dye of Aperell, to anfwer to fuch matters as by 
Ann Wood fhalbe obieeted againft him. 

John Chew marchant fworne and examined fayeth y' when the fhipp caled the 
Adam came downe from the vpper <j&tes, The M r of y e fhipp told this Exam that y 
Tobacco, w ch was receved of S r George Yardley was nott good and marchantable, wher- 
vppon this deponent Took Nicholcs Skinner John Bates Nicholes Barran and Lawrence 
Rogers w th him and went aboorde y* fhipp, where they opened fower or five pipes of that 
Tobacco, And this Exam asked thofe who went abourd w th him whether that Tobacco 
woold cary well into England w th owt danger of rottinge, They anfwered y' yf the fhip 
had any quick paffage home, there was no danger of Rottinge, Then this deponent told 
them that S r George Yardley faid to this Exam" y' yf the tobacco were not good and 
marchantable he fhould bringe vpp two o r three pipes of that Tobacco to James Cyttie 
where it fhould be vewd by men of experience, and that yf it were not good and mar- 
chantable it fhould be burnt all and S r George would pay him better, And 

M r Thref alfo remembreth y' he hard S r George fay to this deponent, that yf the 
Tobacco ware not good it fhould be brought afhore and there it fhould be burned, and 
peered to paye him other. 

Yt is ordered y' M r John Chew fhall bringe in his Accompt Concerninge M r Bennetts 
eftate w th in one moneth next enfuinge to the Gou r nor and Counfell at James Cyttie, 
yf M r . Buckley come not in before that tyme. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Chew fhall t^fently lett Richard Bartlett have a barrell of ears, and 
to paye him the reft of the three barrells of Come when Cap' Hamer doth Come in, and 
Richard Bartlett to goe forwarde w ,h the finifhinge of M r Chews houfe. 

Yt is ordered y' Nathaniell Jejjereys fhall paye to the heyres of Robert Whitehcd for 
his freedom fower hundred pownd waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco whereof 
two hundred to be paid in hande, theother at the Crope and to give fecuritie for the fame. 

Thomas Pawlett gent Symon Tungis['f] Rife Hoe and W m Bayley fworne & exarhd 
fayeth, y' Andrew Dudley fervant to Richard Biggs at Weft and Sherley hundred, was 
flayne by the Indyans, the 18 th of March 1623 at Sherley hundred aforefaid And that 
thefe deponents livinge at Slierly hmidred aforefaid did fee when the enymie was fowle 
vppon, and did vew the bodie of him after he was dead. 

This Exam takeng Aperell the 7 th 1625 befor the right Worfple S': francis Wyatt 
Knight Gou'ner, George Sandys Efquire Threar and Cap' Raph Hamer. 

A 



(sO 

A Copie of Cap' Hamers Lfe To M r William Horwood 
M'. Horwood / $fumc you will not fayle to paye that ioo H of Tobacco to M' Chew 
accordinge to you' fintife, yf you fhoulde, you fkall doe me more iniurye than the Tobacco 
is woorthe, yf you pay it I pray you fcale a bill to him for a ioo'* more y next yeare and 
then I fhall accquidt you of your bonde, I pray you Comand my man Tho : Waterman to 
returne home to me, I heere he is at your plantation, yf he come not home the fooner, I 
fhall fcach hym to his cofte 

You" in w' I may 
Aperell the 20"' 1624 Raphe Hamer 

A per ill the 7 th 1625 before the Gouernor. 

William Perry affirmeth y' himfelf and M r John Boyfe Richard Brewfter and 
Sargeant John Harrys and others Planters of Virginia fyndinge when they came into 
England y' the pryfe of Tobacco was very lowe, and they as then vnable to gett theire 
Tobacco owt of y e Cuftome howfe, Refolved to peticon to his Ma tie , and defired M.' ff error 
y' the Virginia Compeny wold ioyne w th them, as the Company of the Burmodus had 
done w th the planters there, fhewinge him alfo the Peticion w ch he very well liked of, 
But for fome reafones refufed to ioyne w" 1 them, Where vpon they went to S r Samuell 
Argalh Chambe r and fhewed him the peticone, to w ch S r : Samuell faide. You fhould do 
well to put in you' grevanccs, becaufe yf you onlye defire abatement of the Cuftomes: w"'owt 
puttinge in your grevances, the kinge will nott foe well harken vnto it, And M r Roth likewyfe 
advifed the fame Wherevppon one M r Johnfon altered y peticone in puttinge in the 
grevances 

Then S r Samuell Argall plcured a Lfe in theire behalfe to one in the Courte, And 
the faid Planters delivered Theire Peticion to the kinge, And ther vppon had refferenc 
to my Lor. Threar and S r . Ricliard Wefton who referd them for theire grevances to my 
Lor: of Suthampton and the Virginia Compeny Who made Anfwere they would cale 
a Courte by fuch a daye yf they woold bring in their grevances, W* they did, but would 
nott fett theire hands thervnto. And fayeth y' fome of them would iuftifie fome articles 
or fome <j&tes of them, and other iutfifie fomeother ^ tL " 3 , but not all of them agreeinge 
in iuftifinge the whole, or any one of them y' would iuftifie the whole ^ tea of the faid 
grievances, to his knowlege William Pery 



xi° ot A per ill 1625, 

A COURTE held the xi° of Apcrill 1625, beinge 
pKent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou r &c S r . George Yardley, Knight, George Sandys 
Trearer Cap' Roger Smith Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap* Samuell Mathews, Abraham Per fey 
William Cleybourne 

Yt is ordered y' wheras Edward Sharpies by his peticione plferde in Courte, Complay- 
neth y' for his offence formerly Committed againf t y e Governor and Counfell he fuffered 
punifhment, vppon the Pillory, and was alfo Condempned to ferve the Colony for 7 
yeers w ch is a manifeft vntrewth as appereth vppon the Record, fo to be, 

Yt is therefore ordered y' he fhall contyney his fervice to M r Dilke Accordinge to the 
Gouernors appoyntment formerly made. 

) 't is ordered y' notice be given to Cap' ffrancis Weft to bring in his proof es concern- 
inge the Cattle, made over to Cap' Crofhow by Liv' Shcparde, and to be heere vppon 
mondye the five and twenteth of this inftant moneth of Aperell And y' Per f avail Ibbotfon 
John Powell John Woolley W m Wad ford and W m Smith do likewyfe appeere heer at Courte 
the fame daye to give Teftimony concerninge the fame. 

Yt is ordered y' wheras M r Copelande fent over into this Countrey A fervant boy 
named Elyas Gale beinge bound Aprentice to the faid M r Copelande for tenn yeers, as 

by 



(S3) 

by prooffe plduced in Courte appeereth, The Courte do Cenfure, that y e faide Elias doth 
plperly belonge to M r Copelande, and not to M r Burrows w ,h whom he now remayneth. 
And in presence of y e faid Courte it was agreede between M r Enter/one and M r 
Burrowes, as followeth (vidle) y< M r Bourrowes fhall pay to M r Emerfone at y e next Cropp 
for y e fervice of the faid boye ioo 1 ' waight of y beft marchantable Tobacco in leafe and 
one barrell of Indyane Corne and then to deliver y e boy to M r Emerfone to y vfe of 
M r Copelande (yf he be livinge) 

Robert Edmundes fworn and Examined fayeth y' one Tew/dye beinge the 28 th of 
March 1625 Cominge alonge w ,h M r Threaf to the howfe of M r Hugh Crowiher, he did 
fee the body of John Verone a fervant boye of the fame M r Croivthcrs and it hunge in a 
Chaine in a loft in the houfe and y' he holpe to take him downe, and vewed the bodie 
beinge ftript by Pawle Rcighnolls fervant to M r Crowthers, and found noe fhew of any 
blowes or ftripes vppon his body but only vnder his Jawe r h was done w th the Chayne 
as he veryly beleveth, And y' he never hard from the boye him felfe in his lyfe tyme, nor 
by any fervant in y e houfe nor otherwyfe, of any threatninge or harde vfmge offered to 
y e faid boy or Complayned of by him felf : And further this Examined thinketh y e faid 
boy did willfully hange him felf, for y* he might eafely have faved him felf by the ftan- 
chione one ether hande by W* he might have ftaid and recovered him felfe, and more 
he cannot faye. 

W m Pilkington, John Erwins, and Ja}>ies Chambers fworne and Examined affirme 
the fame in every poynte and more they cannot faye 

Tlwmas Hawkins fworne and Examed fayeth y* vppon Tewfday the 28 th of march 
1625 Cominge owt of the grownd from woorke about twelve of y* Clock Cominge into 
the houfe he mifte the faid boy, and then this Examinat, and M r Crowthcr went down 
to the well thinkinge he had been there, but found found him nott, And Cominge back 
again to the houfe Richardc went up the ladder thinkinge the boy had been a fleepe in 
the loft, and openinge the trapp doore he faw where the boy did hange And fo caled to 
this Examinat and others in the howfe and told them vfinge thefe woordes {lord have 
mercy vppon me) the boy hath hanged him felfe, whervppon this Examinat bidd him cut 
him downe, w h he denyinge, this Examinat went vpp w th him into the loft, and felt the 
boys hande, w ch he founde to be colde, then Barthellmew Hoskins, went vpp likewyfe, 
And then all of them fmdinge him to be dead, did fend for M r Threaf and Cap* Mathews 
This Exam' goinge for M r Threaf and Richard Baule and M r Crowthcr went for Cap* 
Mathews, foe Cap 1 Mathews came firft, And M r Thrcar cam w ,h 5 of his men, and then 
they tooke downe the body and Pawle Reynolls ftript it, but this Exam did not vew y 
body when it was ftript And fayeth y' he never hard the boy Complaine of any harde 
vfage, nor y' any of y* fervants reported they ever hard the boy complaine or any wyfe 
diflike but verily beleeveth y e boy willfully hunge himfelf becaufe he might fo eafily 
have faved himfelf by the ftanchions, further this Examt fayeth y' all the People of the 
howfe were in the field at work and cam home togeather againe, and none of them went 
home before to his knowledge, more he cannot faye 

John Arundlle fworne and Exad fayeth as much and to the fame effect and fubftance, 
And veryly beleeveth he wilfully made him felf awaye, and that Pawle Reignolls went 
into the houfe for a stick of fier, but did not ftaye, And after they all cam in togeather. 

March y e xii° 1625 

The names of the Coroners Enqueft Impaneled vppon the inquifitione of the 
death of John Verone, A feervant boye of M r Hughe Croivthcrs. 

Liv' Edwardc Barkley John Burrowes 

Liv' Gyles Allingtone John Jackfone 

Thomas Edwardes marchant Thomas Allnutt 

George Menefre marchant Thomas Paffmoure 

John Chew marchante James Hickmote 

John Bate marchant Nathaniell Jefereys 

Dephelus Cann marchante Peeter Langman Yon 



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You fhall trulie inquire for our Sou'aigne Lorde y" King accordinge to tlte evidence you 
fhall receave howe John Verone the late fervante of M' Hugh Crowther cam to his death, 
you fhall hcerin {ifent y truth of your knowlcdg, and nothinge butt the truth, iu"'oivt favor 
or ajfedione foe helpe yon God, and by the Contents of the Booke. 



Bartholemew Hoskins 
Richarde Baule 
Paule Reighnolds 
Nicholes Smith 



were fworne and Examined and Testified the truth of theire 
knowledg to y" June Concerninge the death of the faide boye. 



The Jury doe finde and foe they bringe in theire verdid, that John Verone was giltie of 
his oivne death. And that the Cheayne where w"' he hanged himfelfe doth fall to the kinge 
for A diadon [deodand] 



xix° of A per ill 1625 

ACOURTE helde the xix» of A per ill 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 ffrancis wefte S r : George Yardley 
Knighte George Sandys Threar Cap 1 Roger Smith Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap' Samuel 
Mathews M r Abraham Per f ye M r William Cleybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' m r John Vptone fhall give as much to m r Abraham Perfie for the eight 
monethes fervice he abfented himfelfe from m r Perfeys Service, foe much as any of 
m r Perfeys men did gaine[ ?] to his fhare y l yere, beinge y e yeere after y e maffacre, And 
m r Vpton to give m r Perfy fufficyent fecuritie to ^ forme the fame. 

Whereas Robert Adams and m rs Alice Proder have bene accufed by Edward Smith 
for the Killinge of A hogg of George Graves, for two yeers and a halfe agoe, And whereas 
there is not Evidence brought in but only the faid Edward Smith, who hath been fownd 
in divers Contrary tales, And by many ftronge plfumptions is Conceaved to haue Done 
it in malice as alfo for y l the faid m r Addams hath heretofore had his tryall and the law 
paf t vppon him for Killing of Certen hogs about the fame tyme and it no way apeeringe 
to be any other but thofe for w** he receaved his Cenfure 

The iujgment of the Courte is y' the faid m r Adams and M" Prodor be accquitted 
for ever of and from y e accufations of y e faid Edward Smith fornvly fpecyfied, And y' 
the faid Edward Smith fhalbe whipped, and receave thirty f tripes for his offence 

M r Thomas Edwardes beinge Demanded w' he could faie concerninge the Accomo- 
datinge of paffenge r s y' cam in the fhipp called the Ann faid that he wold never Defire 
to be better vfed 

Yt is ordered y l m r Daniell Lacye fhall haue fowr acres of grounde in the Iflande 
adioyne on the grounde of m r Kingfmelh, w"* is the rather granted for that m r Kingfmell 
Doth Defire the fame 

Moris Thomfone and John Dodfon fworne and Exarftd fayeth that they were a 
fortnight or three weeks abourde before they had any breckfaft Drinke allowed them. 
And after they had Complayned, they had two fmale Cans of beere for breckfaft to 
5 men w ch Contynued foe for fome fix weeks or two moneths And they had a quarter 
can of beere to a meale for 5 men w ch Contynued for the fpace of fixteen weeks, And after 
that for the fpace of Six weeks they had three fmale cans of beere to A meffe. And that 
they had three pownd of bred a Daye to A meffe for the fpace of fome fixteene weeks. 
And after till theyr cominge in thre bisketts a meale to A mefs. 

And for A fixteen weeks they had three flefh Dyes A week, And after that for about 
a fortnight they had too flefh Dyes a week and after y' 2 flefh meales a week till theire 
Cominge in foorther they fay that ther beere was well condicioned except a but or two 

And foorther they fay they have harde fome of the paffengers Complayne but w l 
caufe they had they know nott. 

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Whereas IJraell Knowles by his Lift will and Teftament did ordaine and make 
John Souiherne his Executor, The faid John Southerne in Courte Renounceth the fame, 
But is Contented to bee Adminiftrator, and foe to be lyable to pay his debts foe far as his 
goodes will extende and amount vnto, And to bringe in his Aecompt into the Courte 
when lie fhalbe thervnto caled 

A note of things of Thomas Peerce pryzed by M r Richard Buck minister and 

Cap' W' n Peerce. 

In primis one cafe of bottles xii" 

1 2 pownd of Pewter xviij 9 

i fether bedd and two ruggs iij" x' 

2 barrells for peeces xv" 

Richard Buck v" xv» 

Cap' Peerce his mark X 

More i peece i" ij" 

And 1 here is one gowne w d ' Jfrancis Chambcrlene is Content to acept at the rate 

of vj" ftcr. 

And we the pryfers do think it fufficyent 

Toto ys xij" xvij* 

Richard Buck 

Cap' Peerce X his marke 



the 25 th of Aperill 1625 



A COURTE held the 25"' of Aperill 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r Jfrancis Wyatt Knight Gou'nor &c Cap 1 Jfrancis Weft, S r (George Yardlcy 
Knight M r Threar, Cap 1 Smith, Cap 1 Hamer Cap 1 Mathews M r Abraham Perjey, M r W'" 
Cleybournc 

Yt is ordered vppon Lfe receaved from his Ma" es Commifiioners, y 1 vppon Mondye 
the ix lh of maye next M r Abraham Perjey bringe into y* Courte the lift of S r : Samell A r galls 
Cattle loft w th him and others and y* vppon y* fame dye S r George Yardley pldtice in courte 
the Counfells of Virginia there Lfe Concerninge the difpofall of the faid Cattle in Con- 
troverfie between them and S r Samuell Argall, together w th y c order made heere by S r 
George and y e Counfell for y e difpofall of them Accordinglie 

And it is juther ordered y l there be warrants directed to M r John Vtie and Roger 
Webjter for Southampton hundred, M r W m Horwod and John Jack/one for Martins hundred, 
John Gils and Rich Miltone for Barkley hundred and Cow Keepers for M r Powntis To be 
heere the fame dye, And that John Ely/one be heere the fame dye And y" y e fame dye 
M r Abraham Perjey bringe in his Aecompt for fix of the faid Cattle 

It is further ordered y' m r Edward Cage, M r George menefree M r Richard Kingfmell 
and the plvoft Marfhall fhall take A ^fedt Inventory of the Eftate of M r John Powntis 
w cb he hath heere in Virginia, And y* Publication he made throwowt the Colony y l y' 
yf any can demand any depts from M r Powntis they at or before y r xxiij th of may next 
they make their Claime of fuch depts as M r Powntis oweth them and to bringe in their 
proofes. 

Wheras there are divers important occafiones, w dl nerely concerne the generall 
Eftate of y e Colony, Thefe are y l you cale together all the fremen of y plantac vnder 
your Comand And by the maior ^?tie of y e vo^'ce to elect two of y e moft Sufficient vppon 

whofe 



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whofe Judgements the reft wilbe Contented to rely, y' they Appere at James Cyttie the 
10 th of Maye next enfuinge, where we hope the bufinefs will not detain them aboue three 
or fower dyes. 

W m Atkins fworne and Examined fayeth y' he did heere John Stephens give his 
confent to deliver the will and Teftament plduced in Court to M r Tobyas ffelgate but did 
nott fee him feale and figne it but fayeth y* John Stephens was in ^fec5t memory when 
he delivered the fame, to his knowledg 

M r Richard Brcwftcr fworne and examd fayeth y' by John Stephens directions he 
wrott his will, And that y faid John Stephens did feale and figne the fame beinge in 
3? feet memory. 

And forther fayeth y* he wrott the will and teftament of Robert Man f teed, and he 
figned feald and delivered it beinge in ^fect memory. 

John Sparkes gent fworne and Exam fayeth that he as A witnes did fett his hande 
to M r Manfteeds. will, butt did not fee M r Manfteed figne feale and deliver the fame, but 
y' the will was brought brought by M r Brufter to have his hande therto 

Robert Dennys alfo beinge fworne and examd as a witnefs Affirmeth as much as 
M r Sparkes hath done 

Yt is ordered y' W' H Horwood and John Southeme by vertue of A Lfe of Attorney 
made to them by Richarde Stevens fhall receave in goodes of John Stephens now brought 
over in the good fhipp called the James, and to take A trew Inventory therof. And y' 
Andrewe Waters, brought over by John Stephens, to be ymployed by them Accordinge 
to the trew intent and meaninge of his Indenty[ure] of Covenants And y' they bringe in a 
trew Inventory of the faid goods uppon mondaye the fecond of maye into the Courte. 

W" Greene fworne and Examd fayeth y' he was in place and did fee when M r Robert 
Monjtidge did figne feale and deliver his laft will & Teftament and y' M r Manfteed was 
in ^ftfect memory when he fealed and deliufd the fame. 

And foe much he afirmeth Concerninge the laft will and Teftament of Jo; Stephens. 

Yt is ordered y' M r ffrancis Chamberlen fhall paye to Perfivall Wood a hundred pownd 
wantyht [wantage ?] of Tobacco in hand 

Yt is ordered that John Powell fhall have threfcore pownde of Tobacco in recompenfe 
of his charge in building and Cleering of grounde vppon the Companys land at Kickotan, 
wherew th he is well contented and Sattisfied vr b is the Compenys deGre. 

Yt is ordered, vppon the Teftimony of Richard Alforde that Robert Mar/hall fhall 
accordinge to Agrement hold and enioy halfe the grownd w ,b Thomas Grubb beinge newly 
fendt in. 

Yt is ordered y* Vincentia and Bern[ardo ?] fhall have their paffe to goe for Englande 
they entering into a thowzand pound bonde to y Adventurers of the glaffe workes to 
ferve the remainder of y e tyme of theire Covenants, yf they fhall require it either in 
England, or Tranfportinge them into Virginia to ferve the time owt in Virginia And 
the M r of the fhipp in w* they fhall goe to take charge of them to deliver them to the 
Commiffioners, And to fignifie in ou r Lfes y e neceffitie of fendinge them home 

Thomas Spillman gent fworne and examined fayeth that Cap' Cownes did offer 
Cap 1 Henry Spillman his brother twenty five pownde in fatisfactione of ffyftie bufhell 
of Come. And further he fayeth y' Cap 1 Cownes beinge dead, Liv' John Chef man 
plmifed to paye the fyftie boofhell of corne to this Examinat And Cap' Shipwarde 
cominge into y Countrey would not lett Liv' Cheafman pay the faid Corne, but after- 
warde this Exat reed fower bufhell of Corne of Cap' Shipwarde And after he made over 
fortye fix bufhell of corne beinge ye remander of the fifty boufhell to Cap' Crofhow 

Yt is ordered y' notw th ftandinge the depofitions of y e witneffes plduced in the behalf 
of M' Daniell Gookine y' a warrant be granted for the ^forminge of the former order. 



fecond 



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(econd of May 1625 

A COURT held the fecond of May 1625 beinge 
plnte 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou r no r &c S r George Yardley Knight, George Sandys 
Threar Cap' Smith Cap' Hamer Cap' John Martin M r Abraham Perfy M' W m Cleybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' a generall warrant be granted be granted for all thofe who are 
indepted to y e adventu'es for y* 5 magazine of the maides," and eyther to makeplfent pay- 
ment of the Tobacco dew from them, or to appeere at James Cyttie before the Gouernor 
& Counfell to fhew caufe to the Contrarye. 

\ 't is ordered y' Robert Poole who hath been Interpreter long tyme to the Colony, at 
his humble fuite and requeft, fhall have his Paffe granted him to goe for Englande. 

Yt is ordered y' notw th ftandinge A Lfe plduced in Court by M r W m Horwood from 
Cap' Hamer that the former order fhall ftand in force for y e payment of flftie waight of 
tobacco and fower barrells of Corne, and A warrant to be granted to Cap' Hamer for y* 
recovery thereof to be paid the fowerteenth of maye next. 

Yt is ordered y' A warrant be directed to y 8 officer of y* Plantatione where John 
Clarke A Sawier A Haves >s man to y e adventurers of y e Shipwright doth remane, to fende 
vpp the faid Clarke to James Cyttie by the firft boate and to deliver him to y e plvoft 
Marfhall 

Yt is ordered that m r Greene fhall receave of William Ketnpe for a Dept Dew to 
M r Leech fower hundred and Thurtie pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco when 
M r Greene fhall demande the fame 

Yt is ordered y' there be A warrant granted to Cap' Hamer for the Attachinge of 
John Jefferfon the Smith and Cap' Hamers Maide in any Plantacon where they fhall 
be fownd. 

Yt is ordered y' m r George Keth and Sitfane Bufh do appere before the Gouerno' and 
Counfell at James Cyttie vppon Mondye the xvj' h of maye. 

Randall Smallwood- fworne & examined fayeth y' he warned George menefrey to 
appeere before the Gouernor and Counfell three feuerall tymes 

Yt is ordered y' the Company give fatisfadtion to m r Horwood for two hogfhed of 
meale and one hogfhed of peafe W* william Geny receved of him for Cap' muce & ymployd 
by him for the Company 

Yt is ordered y' m r W m Ferrers bonde fhalbe Cancelled 

W m Geny fworne and exmd fayeth, that m r Eden was content to accept of him for 
the payment of twentie bufhell of Corne, being Dew from M r Threafer And y' this 
Deponent Did j3mife to give m r Eden fatisfaclione for it 

Yt is ordered y' Lwke Eden for his lewd behauior and vnreverent fpeche ufed to 
M r Threar in the Counfell Chamber to y e great abufe of the Governor and y e reft of the 
Counfell beinge then in Courte, y' he fhalbe laid neck and heele in the market place, and 
fhall alfo pay for a fine two hundred waight of Tobacco and enter into A recognizance 
of a hundred pownd w th Sufficyent fuerties to the good behaviour 



9 th of 



14 "Adventurers for the magazine of the rnaides" means subscribers to the fund used in sending over these 
young women to Virginia. The episode of the coming of the young women to Virginia in 1620-22, in order to find 
husbands, is more fullyt reated than elsewhere in an article, "The Maids who came to Virginia in 1620 and 1621 
for Husbands," by H. R. Mcllwaine, which appeared in No. 4 of Vol. 1 of "The Reviewer" (Richmond, Va., April 
I, 1921). 

■s The word is very difficult to decipher, but seems to be "Haves", which may be intended for Haues — 
Hause — Hawse. 



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9 th of May 1625 

ACOURTE held the g' h of May 1625 beinge 
flfent 
S r :ffrancis Wyati Knight Gouernor &c, Cap' ffra: Weft S r . George Yardley Knight, 
M r George Sandys Threat Cap' Roger Smith, Cap' Raphe Hamer Captain Samell Mathews, 
Cap' Jo: Martyns, Abraham Per fey Efquire William Cleybourne 

Yt is ordered y' the bonnde of fower fcore pownde jterlinge pMuced in Courte by 
Cap' William Tucker and beinge dew to Cap' Tucker fhalbe paid by George Menefre and 
70/111 Harte of London for the dept of M r John jjerrer and M r John Bland & Compeny 

Cap' John Marten Efquier and one of the Counfell of ftate affirmeth in Courte that 
Enfigne Ifack Chaplen is a periured man. 

And further fayeth y' Enfigne Chaplen was A Condempd man, and as yet never had 
his pardone for to acquitt him, foe that y e laid Enfigne Chaplen is not capable in law to 
purfue him. 

Richard Kingfmell gent fworne and examined fayeth y' one Thurfdye laft pafte 
Robert ffytts was difordered in drinke not beinge able to goe home Contrary to the 
fjclamation made againfte drunkennes. 

And further fayeth y' John Radifhe Carved over S r George Yardley his fervants to 
his houfe at vnfefonable tyme of the night and there gave them Entertainmt & made 
them drunke and the next dye gave drinke likewyfe to Robert ffytts, wherw' h he made 
him alfo drunke. 

Yt is ordered y' Robert ffi its for his offence beinge difordered in drinke fhall pay fortie 
fhillings, accordinge to the Relatione [proclamation]. 

Yt is alfo ordered y' John Rod if he for his offence fhall pay twenty fhillinge and lye 
neck and heels or to make A good & fumcyent payre of ftocks for to punifhe offenders 
at o r before the xvj th of may next cominge. 

M r8 Elizabeth Hamer fworne and examined fayeth, y' M rs Blany did mifcary w th a 
Childe, but fayeth flie doth not know whether M" Blaynie did requeft A peece of hog 
flefh of M r Doctor Pott or nott, or that the wante of the peece of fiefh was the occafione 
of her mifcaryinge w"' Childe, but fayeth y' M" Blany did tell this Emamt y' fhe fent 
to Doctor Pott for A peece, and was denied 

M r " Joane Peace fworne and Exarhd fayeth y' M rs Blany cam to this examts houfe, 
requeftinge her to fend to Doctor Potts in her owne name for A peece of hogs fflefh 
M rs Blayny fayinge y' fhe had fpoken to Doctor Pott for A peece, but was denyed it, 
And y' after M rs Blayny had mifcaried, but y e tyme fhe knoweth not, nor whether y' 
were the occafione 

M" Ifabcll Perry fworne and examd fayeth, y' fhe beinge in M r3 Blanys howfe, 
Docto Pott cam into the houfe And M rs Blany faid vnto him (M r Dodor Pott) you have 
kild a hog ofmyne, I wold yon wold lett me have a ^>t iv' h you, To w° h Doctor Pott replyed, 
it is trew there is A hog kild, but whether it be yours I know nott, M rs Blany replyed it is 
aparent enouffc y* is myne (y e Doctor faid) as I take it my wiffe hath given it amongft 
her peeplc. She further fayeth fhee knoweth M rs Blayny mifcaried, Butt whether it were 
before or after fhe doth not know, neyther could fhe perceave any alteration in M rs Blany 
vppon thofe fpeeches betwen them. 

Richard Townfend fworne and examd fayeth, y' doctor Pott his M r fent by him A 
peece of hogs fflefhe to Cap' Powell, vr h this Examt did carye and when he cam to Cap' 
Powells, houfe, and acquainted him y' his M r had fent him A peece of hogs fflefh (Cap* 
Powell told this Examt y' hee would not looke vppon it, and foe went away, And further 
he fayeth y' doctor Pott his M r Apoynted his People to kill fuch hogs as trefpaffed him 
in his Come, and thervppon at feverall tymes they kild fower hogs w 11 " were fpent in 
his M r houfe, but whofe hogs they were, he knoweth nott) and fayeth y* one of them 
was A large hogg but very leane, and y' the other thre were younge fhoults. 

Chriftopher 



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Chrijtopher Hawle fworne and examined fayeth, that beinge in the grounde about 
the tobacco, there cam A fandy colored fowe into the grounde neere vnto him, and 
fayeth y' doctor Pott bid him fhoote her, but this exarht faid hee wold nott, doctor Pott 
replide and faide kill her and I will beare thee owt int. And further fayeth y* the next 
morninge he cam into Doctor Potts, howfe and did fee A hogg then Cuttinge out, but 
who kild it he doth not know, or whofe it was he knoweth nott And further fayeth y l 
there were fower hogs kild and fpent in Doctor Potts howfe, but whofe they were he 
doth not knowe. And further fayeth y l there was great fpoyle made in Doctor Potts 
Corne by hogs and Catle he havinge planted a dozen acres or there about but whofe 
hogs or Cattle they were he knoweth not (more then one fandy Colored fowe w ch was 
Cap 1 Powells. 

Robert ffitts fworne and examed fayeth, y' beinge at good wief Carters, Chrijtopher 
Haule told them that A great fandy colored fow cropp earde of Cap' Powells w* h was 
kild by Doctor Potts apointmt and dreft at his howfe. 

Thomas lefter fworne and Examed fayeth that by the appoyntmt of Doctor Pott 
his M r there were fower hogs kild, whereof two of them had both the eares Cropt and 
the further eare flitt, the third was Cropt one y further eare the neere eare whole, the 
fowerth hog he did nott dreffe and therefore doth not know the marke, but whofe thofe 
hogs were this Exarht doth not know, And further fayeth that Doctor Pott his M' fent 
him to Cap' Powell and to tell him w' greate hurte his hogs had done him in his Corne 
Who anfwered this examt yf your M' his Fences be fufficyent I fe no remedy but he may 
kill them. 

Thomas Crofs fworn and Examd fayeth, that there was A white fow kilde and drefte 
in Doctor Potts houfe and y' by y e apoyntmt of Doctor Pott his M r he did helpe to feach 
her whom [home] (but fayeth that he hard fome of his fellows fa} - it was Cap' Powells fow 
But for him felf he knoweth not whofe fow it was 

Yt is the opinion of the Courte y' it is no flander y' M ra Blany Chargeth Doctor Pott 
w' h denying her a peece of fflefh, wherevppon fhee mifcaried, becaufe fhe hath taken her 
oath that fhe thinketh in her Confcyenc that it was the occafion of her mifcaryinge, but 
it no way appereth, and it is barbarows to Imagine, that he had an}' conceipt fhe had A 
longing to it but thought it was fpent by his wiefe. 

And for y e hogs wofe ever they were, the Courte conceveth that there is no damage 
dew from Doctor Pott to the owner of the hogs becaufe the fpoyle they did in his Corne, 
was as great as the valew of the hogs or greater But his killinge and eatinge of them 
without a legall order was irreguler and Lyable to Cenfure, yet it apperes to be Publiqly 
done, and y' he gave notice to his men to remember y e markes. 

William Moch fworne and Examined fayeth y' William Cobb who had maryed one 
of y maides y' cam over for y Compeny (named Elisabeth Dagg) the faide W m Cobb 
beinge to goe fourth vppon A tradinge vioage (made his will And delivered the fame, 
and three other bills of dept dew vnto him vnto This examt, fhortly after M r John Poivntis 
fent to this deponent for the faid will and Bills of dept for y' he was to receave y faide 
depts for Satisfactione for the Paffage of the faid Elizabeth Dagg, which will & bills of 
dept this deponent fent to M r Powntis by Richard Peerce 

Richard Peerce fworne and examd fayeth y* hee delivered thofe wrightings he 
receaved of William Mutch to M r John Powntis and more he can not faye 



y e xxiii th of May 1625 



A COURT held y xxiii' h of May 1625 beinge 
£fent 
S r : jjrancis Wyatt Knight Gou'nor &c Cap' ffrancis Weft S r : George Yardley 
Knight George Sa)idys Threar Cap' Roger Smith Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap' Samell Mathews, 
Cap' Martin Abraham Perfey Efquire M r W'" Cleybourne Surveyor. 

John 



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John Smith fworne & exarfit affirmeth y' Monfir Bewmount his M r fent this Examat 
and another of his men afhore, they beinge abourd y* fhipp at the downes to feeke for 
fome fervantes, wher they mett w th one y* was willinge to goe w tb them, beinge a Baker, 
and foe they went to Dover, where M r Rayner fent his boate to feach them abourde. But 
wold nott receave the faid Baker nor fuffer him to come aboarde, (this M r Reyner him 
felfe affirmeth) And further this Examinat fayeth y' he and his fellow fervant beinge at 
deale, at one good wiefe Powells who kept an Alehoufe this exarfit asked the faid Baker 
whether he did not belonge to y e King's fhipp (who anfwered noe) And he faide good 
wiefe Powell affirmed alfo that the faid baker was not of the Kings Shipps Company, 
but faid y' he had been, but now he was free, And fome y' were of the Kings fhipp being 
then in place, faid he was Free from the Kings fhip. 

Symon Armefted fworne and Examd fayeth that M r . Wealch faid in the hearinge of 
divers of the fhips Company & paffengers That w l he did, His M r wold allow of wher 
vppon he Turned away one called Blerde Eyes And Mounfier Bewmount gave his maide 
an Accquittance that he wold not Troble hir And ther vppon M r Welch difcharged y e 
faid Bleard cys, and tooke the maide And further fayeth y' he hard Mounfier Beamount 
demande the maide agane of M r Rayner, but w l anfwer M r Rayner made (he knoweth 
nott) w ch demand was made after they were at fea. 

John Buncher fworne and Examined fayeth that Mounfier Bewmount did tourne 
fower maides afhore, y e fhipp then Ridinge at RatcliJJe Croffe, And y* Mounfier Bewmount 
did dif charge another of his maides called Ann at Grave/end and fent her afhore, giving 
her a relefe vnder his hande. 

Yt is ordered that M r Rayner fhall have the benefitte of the maide, Allowinge 
Monfier Beamount for her Paffage. And y l there fhalbe deducted owt of the fraight of 
mounfier Beumonts goods foe much in lewe of A man of Mounfier Beamonnts, w ch 
M r Reayners men refufed to take aboarde (as tenn pownd in money) 

Yt is ordered y' Monfier Bewmount fhall enter in good bonde w ,h fufficyent fecuritie 
to Paye M r Rayner for y e remander of his fraight the quantety of five hundred and 
twenty waight of the beft mar c hantable Tobacco in leafe ftript half y e ftalke at o r before 
y e firft of november next Enfuinge at James Cyttie, And generall releafes to be made by 
both fUies either to other, w cb order was made w th the Contents of both ^ties 

Henry Brodjull fworne and Examined fayeth that, About thre yeeres fince Robert 
Partine did fhew this Examate A Cow calfe in James Cyttie Ilande, w ch he faid was his, 
and y e faide calfe at that Tyme was vneare markt, And this Exarfit fayeth y l the Cow 
now Chalenged by Robert Partine is the fame, w ch cow hath been lately markt by John 
Elifone for the Gouerno' not beinge knowne whofe it was and Proclamatione made in 
y e Churche that yf Any could iuftly lay clayme to her fhowld have her. 

Robert Partine fworne and examed fayeth y' y e calf w* he did fhew to Henry Brodjull, 
was A calfe of A Cowe w ch was M r Bagwells, and that This Exat fuppofed it had beene 
dead, but comnge downe lately to James Cyttie, Henry Brodjull told him y' his cowe was 
the fame calfe, havinge now a Calfe by her fide. 

Yt is ordered y l Robert Partine fhall have the faid cowe and Calfe, plvided that yf 
any fhall iuftlye prove the faid Cow and calfe to be theirs y' then Robert Partin fhalbe 
anfwerable for the faid Cow and calfe and the encreafe that fhall come of them to the 
right owner. 

Yt is the ioynte opinionc of the Courte, y' it is moft Convenient for M r Carles to 
feat him felf and his People at martins hundred, becaufe that place hath beene recomended 
vnto him by the Commiffioners and Adventurers. 

Liv' Thomas OJbournc fworne and Examd fayeth that fuch pMiions and goodes as 
cam over in the furtherance for the Eajt Indye Jcoole never cam to the hands of M r Threat 
but that they were [taken] by Leonard Hujone and caried over the water to M r Evans 
his Plantacon where This examint and the Colege men then lyved And that about 
Jebruary followinge this Exat caried vp w th him thofe of them w ch remayned alive beinge 

thefe 



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thefe three (John Wild, Godfrey dixfie and William Dalbec), the reft beinge dead And 
of thofe John Wilde and Godfrey Dixfie died the fummer followinge at the Colledge 

Nathaniell Cawfey doth affume in Courte to paye to Doctor Pott as A dept dew 
from M r Chew one barrel of Indyan Corne and to deliver the fame at James Cyttie at 
the firft Cominge Downe of the next boate. 

And that M r Chew fhall paye to Doctor Pott five barrells of Indyan Corne w th in 
twenty eight dyes next after y e date of this order. 

Maurice Thomofone fworne and Examined, affirmeth that y e booke of accompt 
pMuced in Courte by M r James Carter was the trew booke of Accompt of M r Robert 
Bennett and ^fected by his owne handes. 

Gyles Brent fworne and Examed doth affirme the fame in effect. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Hugh Crouther and M r Thomas Swyft fhall prayfe the goodes of 
Cap 1 W m Nortone deceafed and to plfent A trew Inventory therof to y e Gouerno r and 
Counfell one mundye the thurteth of may now next enfuinge. 

M" Per y ue Taberlcn fworne and examd fayeth that about the latter end of Auguft 
1622 Cap 1 John Clever died over the water at M r Treat Plantation, & that this Examt 
laid him owt after he was dead. 

M r Vencentia Caftine affirmeth afmuch 

M r John Bates fworne and examd fayeth y' about November laft was twelv moneth 
S r George Yardley paid to M r Jo: Chew Edwa: Brent and Nicholcs Skinner tenn butts of 
Tobacco for the vfe of M r Edward Bennett of london marchant, the w- b Tobacco when it 
cam downe to James towne M r Welter y e M r of y e Addam defired M' Chew and This examt 
to goe abourd & to vew the Tobacco (y e reafon was for y l M r Chew was not at the recev- 
inge of all the Tobacco him felt") wher vppon they went and vewed it, M r Brent and 
Lawrenc Rogers beinge there likewyfe The Tobacco was difliked, wher vppon Brennt 
faid y' yf y e fhipp might have a quick paffage, y* Tobacco might come home well enouffe, 
wherevppon M r Chew faid y' yf it were not found M r chantable by indifferent men, S r Georg 
willed them to bringe it afhore, if it were not fownd merchantable by indyfferent men 
it fhould be burnt and others paide in the roome. And ther vppon it was packt vp againe 
into the butts, and Stowed into the hold to be fente into Englande. 

Cap' William Peerce fworne & examined fayeth y [ Cap 1 John Martin beinge one 
Eveninge at this Examfits houfe, They beinge in his dyninge haule where this Examnts 
boy was, Cap' Martin requefted this examt to Comand his boy owt of y e roome and the 
boy beinge gone, Cap' Martin asked him why Edwarde Sharpies was fett one the Pillorye, 
And whether he was fett there by the generall Affembly (vnto w cb this examinat faide 
noe he was not, but that he was apoynted to that place by the Gouernor & Counfell 
Then Cap' Martin replied (7 hope to fee fome of them fitt tltere them f elves fhortly — And 
doupted not but fome of them would wifh his eares one againe fhortlye) And caufed 
this Examt to geve him his hand not to reveale w' he had faid vnto him, And further 
this Examt fayeth y' Cap 1 Martyn faid that he had unhorfed the Company and putt 
them by their feates. 

John Price fworne and Examhd fayeth that vppon fondyc laft was fortnight he put in 
at perries over y e water to where Cap 1 Jo: Martin was, and beinge in talke w th him, Cap 1 
Martin difcourfed of his vioadge into Canada, and told this Exat he was betrayd into 
Canada to y e end y* he fhould never have come hither, and further told this Examt y' he 
was to be fhott & This Exa't asked him fhould you have been fhott at Canada, wher vpon 
Cap 1 Martin clapt his hand vppon his breft and faid (noe, fince he came into the Colony) 
Then this Examinate asked him by whom, to whom Cap 1 Martin replied and faid y l 
was no matter and that is all he can faye. 

M ra Elizabeth Hamer, fworne & Examined, fayeth y' Cap 1 Martin told her that 
beinge in london and goinge through new gate market Some other gentlemen beinge w th 
him, Martha Syfmoure cam vnto him and tooke acquaintance of him, The gefiti that 
were vr* him asked him is this one of you" Virginia whoores, Cap 1 Martin asked them 
why, they faid becaufe fhe ran fo often tymes into Englande from Virginia and more 
fhe canot faye. And 



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And after this at another Tyme Cap' Martyn cam to this Exarht and told her y' 
fome body had reported to Martha Syfmore y' he faid fhe was a whoore to who this 
examinate anfwered, no, you did not jay foe, but you /aide y' fome ells did fay fay foe to 
you w ch he confeft to be trew. 

Edward Waters gent fworne and Examined fayeth that one fundye the twenteth 
of May 1625 he beinge fent over the water by the Gouernor and Counfell to defire 
Cap' martine to come vnto them To whom Cap' martine replide, and asked this Examfit 
w* was the Buefenes & This Examnt anfwered when you come to the Gouernor and Counfell 
you fhall know the Bufines, Then Cap' martine faid, O I know all the bufines well enoujfe 
that you are aboute. And for y< all your tyceedings is againft my Confeyenc, therfore I 
will not come thither. Then this Examnt faid (Cap' Martine I will retourne y anfwer to 
y Gouernor & Counfell) Whervppon Cap' Martine anfwered You may do as you will for 
I will not Come at this Tyme, And further this Examnt fayeth y' M re Procter and M" Perye 
wifhed him to come over w' h this Examnt, But he anfwered them (againe J will not goe 
over at this tyme. 

M' 8 Alice Procter fworne and Examd fayeth y' Cap' Martine faid to her, and her 
hufbande that he would not come to y' Affembly for y' hee knew the King & Counfell 
did not allow of it, And therfore he wold wafh his handes from Inocent blud as Pilot did, 
fhe further fayeth that Cap' martin told her and her hufband y' he had p]ved S r : George 
Yardlcy periured before the Gouernor and Counfell, And further fhe fayeth y' when 
Cap' Marten and Cap' Bargraue were in fuite of taw in England. Vppon the endinge 
thereof (The King faid y' yf any fhould heerafter Complaine againft Sir Thomas Smiths 
Gouerment they fhould be plclaymed Traytors 

M" Perry fworne and Examined fayethe that fhe hath hard Cap' Martin faye that 
y e Gouerno' and Counfell had noe power to calle a generall Affembly, neyther could they 
iuftifie the doinge thereof, And y' he for his ^te would haue noe hand in it, fhe further 
fayeth y' when M r Waters beinge fent from y e Gouernor and Counfell, entrated Cap' 
Martin to com over to them, he replyed, he would not nor would not haue any hande in 
their bufines, And further fhe fayeth y' Cap' Martine faide y' yf they called the Kings 
wifdom in queftion, for anything he knew, the Kinge might pMayme them Traytors, 
And further he faid to this Exam' (that yf he had not beene, The Colony and their 
pofteritee had all been fold for flaues) 

And further fhe fayeth y' in the time of S r : Thomas Daks Gouerment Ann ley den 
and Jane Wright and other women were appoynted to make fhirtes for the Colony 
fervants and had fix nelde [needle] full of threed allowed for making of a fhirte, w ch yf 
they did not ^forme, They had noe allowanc of Dyett, and becaufe theire threed [was] 
naught and would not ferve, they tooke owt a ravell of y e lower ^te of y e fhirte to make 
an end of y e worke, and others y' had threed of theire owne made it vpp w' h that, Soe 
the fhirts of thofe w ch had raveled owt ^te plued fhorter then the reft, for w* fact the 
faid Ann leyden and Jane Wright were whipt, And Ann leyden beinge then w' h childe 
(the fame night therof mifcarried) 

Yt is ordered that y c Plantationes from aboue Flowerdy hundred) 

vpwordes fhall haue of pouder ) 2 barrells 

The Plantations over y water and Hogg Hande )i barrell ]/ 2 

For warifhcoyke a barrell 

For Cap' Tuckers fide i barrell 

For Cap' Weft for Kickatan i barrell 

Thofe aboute James Cyttie to be plvided owt of the powder cominge) 

For mulbcry Hande y 2 a barrell 

The Comanders of the Plantationes to difpofe of the one halfe Accordinge to mens 
neceffities. W' h a ftrickt Charge to them not to wafte any, And the other to lye by 
them for any occafione that may happen. And the Comanders to be bounde to make 
good the like quantetie to the publique ftore fo foone as any powder may be bouight 

Cap' 



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Cap' Tuckers Affirmation 

Cap' martin and I walkinge before Thomas Dunthornes howje demanded of me 
wlierfore Edwarde Sharpies loft his eares, I anfwercd he had nott, but that he had defcrved 
to hane them cut of, well /aid hce, it had beene better they had not medled w th him, 
I demandingc of him why he fhould fay foe, hee anfwered, I feere me fome who were the 
caufe of his Condempinge to y' punifhment, will ftand in y e place he did, This is the 
truth and nothinge but the truth, accordinge to my beft remembrance 

William Tucker. 



xxx° dye of maye 1625 



ACOURTE held the xxx° dye of maye 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r ffrancis Wyat Knight Gou'nor & S r George Yardly, Knight, M r George Sandys, 
Threaf, Cap' Roger Smith, Cap' Samucll Mathews, M r W m Cleyborne 

Yt is ordered y' John Carter fhall enter into bonde w th fufficient fecuritie for the 
payment of two hundred twenty and five pownde waight of y e beft marchantabl tobacco 
the tenth of November next Enfuinge to M r John Twke, and to paye and difcharge all 
other Charges concerninge the recovery of the faide duyes 

Yt is ordered y' M r Thomas Edwardes fhall paye twenty fhillinges in money to 
Cap' Pecrce in lew and Satisfaction of one hogfhed of beere, w ch M r Edwards fhould haue 
deliuered to Cap' Peerce in Virginia 

Y' is ordered y t wheras M r Jo: Dennis was to bringe over A man fervant for Liv' 
George Haryfone, that Robert Denis beinge Attorney for y e faid Jo: Denis fhall geeve 
fecuritie to M r George Humfrey for to deliver him A man fervant at or before the firft dye 
of January now nexte enfuinge for fufficyent Satisfactn for him. 

Hugh Crowther gent fworne & Examd fayeth y' in Aprill 1622 Cap' W' n Powells man 
and divers others did Cleere a peece of grounde w ch Cap' Samucll Mathews now vfeth 
owt of w ch ground Cap' Powell had xxi fhars M r Hugh Crowther had xj fhares, Richard 
Pace had x fhares, W m Pery had three fhares Thomas Garfes ( ?) had two fhares, And 
Richard Richards had one fhare, And further he fayeth That y' ground was not clered 
for Cap' Powell or any other man in ^ticular foe farr as ever he did heere or knowe. 
And further he fayeth that fix of his family who did help to Cleere y' grounde had noe 
fhare 

Edward White fworne and Examd fayeth y' he doth not know y' that ground was 
cleered for Cap' Powell but y' it was for y e vfe of the Companey y' clered the fame And 
further fayeth y' he hard y' Cap' Powell did claime that grounde as farr as M r Threats 
fwampe to be his grounde And y' about Crifmas 1620 Cap' Powell did exchange y' 
grounde where now M r Crowther s liveth w' h Cap' Hurlftone for certen land w ch he was 
to make good to Cap' Powell in Hogg llande, And for y e Cleeringe of y e ground, and 
fharinge he affirmeth to as much in effect as M r Crowther hath done. 

Sachary Crifpe for the Cleeringe & the Shares afirmeth as much as M r Crowther 
hath done, but Concerninge y e exchange he knoweth nothinge. 

ffurther M r Crowther fayeth y' he thinketh y< Cap' Mathews hath beftowd as much 
more paynes in cleeringe the fame grounde w* bore corne y e fame yeere, to bringe it to 
y e ^fe&ione it is now at, befides fome w' more w cb he hath now cleered, y e quantetie 
wherof he doth not know. 

Edward White and Sachary Crifpe affirme the fame 

Richard Richardes fworne and Examined fayeth that he went over to y= grounde 
w' h Richard Pace and y' Richard Pace went as overfeer for Cap' Powell. And fayeth y' 
he never harde but y' it was Cap' Powells grounde, and y' they cleered it as Cap' Powells 
ground (as he ever conceaved) 

James 



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James Carter fworn and Examd fayeth "> 

John Twkc fworne and Examd fayeth that he doth know y< Thomas Edwardes did 
Deliuer a pipe of Seack to M r Robert Benett w " feack cam in y c Abigail and as this 
Examnt thinketh the price was two hundred and fixtie pound waight of Tobacco 

Dephebus Cauc fworne and Examd fayeth that the Accompt w* he plduced in Courte 
is A trew Accompt. And is dew from M r Robert Bennett deceafed dedu&inge four 
^ cells dew to M r Bcnnet from him mentyoned in M r Benetts Booke. 

Yi is ordered y« M r Greene fhall paye Addam Dixfone towardes the harmes y« 
M r Reynolds fow did him in his Corne twenty pownd waight of Tobacco. 

Henry Speedc one of the Company of the good fhipp caled the Temperance fworne 
and Examined fayeth That Henry wilkinfone who came A ffree paffenger in the faid 
fhipp and died at ncwports news abourd the fhipp who laye fick at fea the fpace of three 
weeks, And This Examit finding him to be very weake advifed him to make his will, 
and to fett an order for his eftate, To whom the faide Henry Wilkin Jon faide {that 
Should not ncedc for yf I die I doe give all I have vnto william flight, (only he had fix 
pownde in money in England w ch willed his Sifter might haue if fhe would accept of it. 
After This (this Examit demanded of the faid Henry Wilkinfon whether he woold yett 
make his will (To whom he anfwered) To morow in the morninge I will (but that night 
he died but before he died he gave to this Exarhits wiefe twelve pounde of Tobacco, 
w° h is to be paid by W Slight. 

Thomas marlatt gent fworne and Examd the firft daye of June 1625 before the Gou- 
ernor, depofeth. That M r Threaf never Receaved any of the goodes and plvifiones y< 
were fent over for the Eaft Indie Scoolc., But that they were receaved by Liv' Thomas 
OJbourne Accordinge to the Invoyce Imediatly taken owt of the fhipp At M r Evans his 
Plantacone, over the water where the faide Liv ( Of bourne w th the Colledge men then 
remayned, and fayeth further y* Edwarde hawfonc, Richarde Skarborow, Leonard Hufon 
his wiefe and Children and Leonard Hufon him felfe died before Liv 1 Ofbourne and y* 
college people removed to harry hattocks. John wilde died aboue after Theire goinge vpp 
before the Ende of Awguft followinge. And William Dalby only remayneth alive, And 
he remembreth y' Godfrey Dixfie died before y e later end of maye 



feaventh of June 1625 

A COURTE held the feaventh of June 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r jfrancis Wyatt Knighte Gou r no r &c, S r . George Yardley, knight, M r George 
Sandys, Threaf, Cap' Roger Smith, Cap" Raphe Hamer & M r Abraham Per f ye, M r William 
Cleybourne. 

Edward Blany marchant fworne and Examined fayeth y f in Ann" 1625 he receaved 
of S r George Yardley one Thowfand and fix hundred pound waight of Tobacco or there- 
abouts in Role w* was foe wett and ill Condiconed, y 1 he retourned it vppon S r George 
his hande againe, And after by S r George was dryed and made vpp againe W* when it 
caime to this Examnt his Skales to be waide, it was twelve hundred poundes waight or 
thereabouts and no more And y' S r George after did make vpp the faid fome of one 
Thoufand fix hundred waight of Tobacco to this Examnt 

Wheras y l prooffe w ch y Courte required by an order bearinge date the 12 th of Aprell 
1624 is now arived, Concerninge the Controverfie betwene Stephen Poore in the behalf 
of Sara Templeman an orphant and Symon Withe and though the wrightins concerning 
y' buffinefs are foe defaced and imp'fedt y' they cannot bee recorded, {The Court doth 
order y< the three hundred and thurtie pound waight of Tobacco remainder of Symon 
Withe his eftate fhalbe fent home and Configned to M r Nicho: jfferrar Edmund Pilchard 
beinge gone home who was appoynted to receave it. 

" A fpace is here left blank in the original. William 



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William Dwglafs fworne and Examined fayeth that the fhipp caled y e Tiger would 
not woorke vppon the ftarr boorde tack when fhe went quarteringe but what the oecafione 
was he knoeth nott but he doth fuppofe fhe was mifs Trymde. And further fayeth fhe 
had a leake in her bowe, but it was not any caufe of the damnifiing of the goodes And 
that when the ftorme came fhee wold not woorke but laye vnder the fea : in w ch f torme 
the goodes were dampnified, and fourthe fayeth that he had cert en Tobacco laden 
aboorde the fhipp w ch was fpoyld And if he had nott thought it had beene fpoyld by the 
Cafualtie of the fea he would have fought for Satisfaclione at the Courte in Kingfale in 
Irelande wher other of the Paffengers did fue for Satisfactione for theire loffes, But they 
had no Satisfactione allowed them in y' Courte of Kingfale in Irelande 

Wheras M r William Cleyboumc was to have by agreement w' h the Company Thurtie 
pownd fterlinge $ Ann" or fo much valuable Comodities as they were woorth in England 
for w ch he was Contented to accept of two hundred waighte of Tobacco for the firft yeere 
in Ann" 1622 in w ch the Maffacre hapned, But for thefe two laft veers (vidl 1 ) 1623 ct 1624 
he defireth of this Courte y* he may receave fower hundred waight of Tobacco for each 
of thefe two laft yeers The Courte Conceavinge his demand to be reafonable have 
ordered y' eight hundred waight of Tobacco be paide vnto him owt of the Companys 
rents 



xiii th of jfune 1625 



A COURTE held the xiii th of June 1625 beinge 
j5fent 
S r fj'ra: Wyatt Knight Gouerno' S r George Yardley Knight M r George Sandys 
Threaf Cap' Smith Cap' Hamer, Cap' Samell Mathews M r Abraham Per fie M r W m 
Cleyboumc. 

William Pery fworne and Examied fayeth that about Chrijmas 1622 Cap' W m 
Powell willed this deponent to fhew Cap' Mathews y' ground w ch now Cap' Mathews vfeth 
of w ch ground Cap' Powell had Cleered fome 8 or 9 acres before Cap' Mathews feated 
thereone, and y' Cap" Powell did lend Cap' Mathews the howfes of the vpper fort for the 
vfe of his fervants but vppon w' Condicons Cap' Mathews did hold the grounde from 
Cap' Powell this depot knoweth nott. 

And further fayeth y' a little befor Cap* Powell dyed, Cap' Mathews had fhipped his 
goods and moft of his Servants to goe vpp to Pilbrook but Cap' Mathews ftaide, as he 
told this depon't at the requeft of M r9 Blayny, w ch M" Blany after denied to this deponent, 
And further fayeth y' after Cap' Mathews was refolvd to ftaye he willed this deponent 
to goe to M r Crowther. And to ^fwade him, to lett Cap' Mathews have his grounde, 
And that he y e faid Cap* Mathews would pfcure y e faide M r Crowther other grounde either 
at Martins hundred or at the Colledg in lewe thereof, To w ch M r Crowther replied he 
would not vnles he were forced thereto. 

And further fayeth y' Cap' Powell offered M r Pace he fhould have the ground yf he 
would continue there and builte vppon [build uppon it], yf he did not [intend] to goe 
to his owne Plantacon, But Rich Pace goinge to his owne Plantacone, did leave it vpp 
to Cap' Powell 

We fee noe fuch right invefted in Cap' Powell and his Children in the land now in 
Controverfie wherby wee can by A legall order put Cap' Samuell Mathews who is $fently 
f acted thereone, (owt of Poffeffione) 

The Courte conceave noe fufficyent grounde for us to grant A warrant to M' Woollridg 
for recovery of the twenty fix pownde, of Cap' W m Peerce and M T Blayny given M' Woolridg 
by an Awarde owt of Englande. 

W m Greene Churgione fworne & examed fayeth y' the bill of Phifick & furgery 
plduced in Courte, w ch was minftered vnto John Stephens him felf and his fervants at fea 
is A trew bill, And that John Southerne fhall fatisfie the fame before M r Greene departe 

June 



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June the 17 th 1625 
Before S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c. 

Roger Williams aged xxiii yeers or therabuts fworne and examfid fayeth y' before 
before Cap 1 Samuell Mathewes had fhipped his goodes to goe vpp to Polebrooke his 
fervants had cleered fome grounde, one the fame fide of the fhwampe where Cap' 
Mathews howfe doth ftande neere vnto the fwampe, w* ^teth the landes of Cap 1 
Mathewes & Cap 1 Powells, And y' after Cap* Mathews had landed his goods at Cap' Powells 
houfes w ch he firft intended to have caried vp to Polebrooke then Cap' Mathews fervants 
did Cleere fome grounde in or neere the place where the howfes of Cap' Mathews now 
ftande, beinge the land w 011 Edwarde Blayney claymeth in the right of Cap' Powells 
Children, And that this Cleeringe of the grounde in queftione, was in the liefe tyme of 
Cap' Powell fince deceafed. 

Aron Conway aged xxii yeers or therabouts fworne and Examed fayeth y' before 
Cap' Mathews had fhipped his goodes to goe vpp to Polebrooke, hee this deponent w' h 
other of Cap' Mathews fervants did begin to cleere a peece of grounde neere to the 
fwampe w* $teth the lande of Captain Mathews and the Children of Cap' Powell 
deceafed, And that after Cap' Mathews had changed his refolution for goinge to Pole- 
brooke and had landed his goodes at the howfes of Cap' W m Powell deceafed he this 
deponent w' h other of Cap' Mathews fervants did cleere fome ^te of the grounde where 
now the howfes of Cap' Mathews ftande, or neere vnto them, beinge the land w ch Edward 
Blayny Claymeth in the right of the children of Cap' Powell deceafed, And that the 
Cleeringe of the ground in queftion, was in the liefe tyme of Cap' Powell 



xi° of *July 1625 



ACOURTE held the xi° of July 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r : fjrancs Wyatt Knight Gouerno' &c, Cap' Roger Smith. Cap' Raphe Hamer, 
M r William Cleyburne. 

It is ordered in Courte y' M r John Chew fhall contynew Prifinor vntill he hath given 
Docftor Pott Satisfactione for five barrells of Come. 

Examinations taken the Tvventeth of July 1625 before S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight 
Gouerno' &c, Cap' franc is weft, Cap' Roger Smith, Cap' Raphe Hamer, 
M r William Cleybourne. 

William Barnes, borne in ffawley in the Count of South, fworne and Examined 
fayeth, that Cap' John Powell fhipped him at y e He of Wight in y e good Shipp called 
y e black Befs of fflufhingc of y" burthen of one hundred Tunns and fayeth y' he was 
acquainted that fhe was A man of warr, But Cap' Earsfield wifhed this Examinate to 
goe alonge in the vioage w th Cap' Powell, for y' he had feene and ^ufed his Comiffione 
from y e States & fownd it to be Sufficyent, And fayeth y' Cap' Powell fhipped him for 
fhares and not for wages, And fayeth that they were fowe r fcore and tenn or fowerfcore 
and twelve men aboarde the fhippe when they putt foorth to fea and y' the fhaped 
theyr courfe for the Wefterne Ilandes, where they beate vp and downe the fpace of a 
fortnight, And from thence they fhaped theire courfe for the Carib Hands to get fome 
pVifione, to fave theire owne victualls, And after y' they coafted to and againe about the 
weft Inges to meete w th fome pryfe. And in the baye of Marycaw they took A ffriggett 
w' h a fhallopp, but this Examinate remayned abourd the fhipp and cannott tell plcyflie 
w' goodes was in her. 

And fayeth y' Cap' Powell putt fome of his men into the ffriggett to man her and foe 
kept in Confort together for y e fpace of a fortnight, And fayeth y' divers of the Compeny 

beinge 



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beinge putt to harde allowance, and bad vfage by Cap' Powell, and beinge required by 
him to fett theire hands to Certen Articles y' they fhould goe any way he comanded 
them and to fight againft any, eyther freende, or foe, They refolved for to fhipp them 
felves in the ffrygett and foe to gett home for theire Countrey, And they defired Cap' 
Jonnes to goe w' h them to be theire Cap' & m r and told him yf he would nott, They would 
force him vnto it, in regarde he had fhipped many of them and was y c occafione they 
cam to foe greate mifery, And fayeth y' Cap' Powell knew of theire Cominge away and 
y' they $ted from him in the daye tyme, towardes y eveninge, And fayeth y' they 
^ted from Cap' Powell about the latter ende of January, as he remembreth., And 
faveth y' they did beate vpp and downe y c coafte fome two monethes and at laft mett 
w' h this ffriggett vppon the coafte of Cooba and y' thofe in the friggett forfooke her, & 
went afhore in they' boate w"' fuch goodes as the}' could carry w' h them, and y' they 
fownd nothinge in her but fome 60 Turtles and certen Rawe hides, And fayeth they 
tooke y' frigett alonnge w' h them and y* theire intent was to have gone for England, but 
by reafone y' Cap' Jonnes was vnacquainted in thofe ^tes they could not gett free of 
the Ilandes, And y' after this about Cape Curraibes they mett w lh a friggett, and hailed 
to them and they cairn vnder theire lee, wherin were a bout fixteene men, of whom they 
had fome pVifions and did pilott them in where they had frefh water. 

And with them they left y c frigott w rh they had firft taken and theire owne And 
tooke A negro and A frenchman who came away with them willingly, And a Portugall 
to be Their Pilott owt of the Weft Indyes, becaufe they had longe leyde vpp and downe, 
and could nott gett Cleere, After this they gott cleere and came to ye cape of fflorida 
where they intended to take in frefh water and to gett fome pVifions and foe cam to an 
Ancher, and fent afhore and gott in fome Water and Turtles, but by extremitie of fowle 
weather they lofte two anchers and cables, and theire boate funk at the fhipps ftearne, 
fo as they were forcte to leave two of their Compeny afhore Sc were driven them felves 
owt into the Current fo y' they could not putt in to gett theire men abourd nor could 
not putt y e Portugall afhore, as they intended at any place where his countrymen were, 
And after this, not beinge Sufficiently Vicluled to goe for England They refolved to 
fhape their Courfe for Virginia, Theire fhip alfo beinge very leakt, And fayeth y' they 
landed at Cape Hatteras in a fmale boate w h they made themf elves, aboard y e fhipp w th 
^te of y e rounde howfe to gett frefh water, but could gett none, And after y' y c next 
Daye They gott in at y e Capes and ran into this river, uppon Mondaye the eleventh of 
this moneth of July 1625 

William Endrye of feverfam in Kent fworne and Examined Sayeth y* he was fhipt 
at fflufhing by Cap' Jonnes into y e blackc Befs, and y' he harde Cap* Powells Comiffion 
readd, and y' they having vicluled at the Ifle of Wight and taken in fome more Company, 
they putt to lea & fhaped theire courfe for y weftcrn Iflands, where they beate vpp and 
downe fome few days, and after went for the Weft Indies, and at the Granados they 
builte them a fhallopp. And at the bay, levinge y e fhipp at an Ancher, They went in 
the fhallop aboute 25 men and boarded a Spanifh frigott, but the men were all afhore, 
where they fownd fome fmale pVifione and certen Raw hides one the fhore, And they 
mande y e frigott and kept her in Confort with them, But after, Cap' Powell cuttinge 
fhorte theire allowance and requiringe them to figne to Certen Articles, (among w 011 ) 
one was y' thay fhould fight againfte any whether they were freend or foe, wherevppon 
they refolved to depart from him and to goe for theire Country, and foe was Cap'. Jones 
for theire Cap' and M r who was willinge to come with them. And furnifhinge them with 
Some plvifione and frefh water, They ^ted from their Admirall And beatinge vpp and 
downe one night lyinge at hull in the morninge the efpied this frygott, and makinge 
after her, The men hoyfted owt theire boate and went afhore, whervppon the went 
aboorde y* frygott and fownd never a man in her; but 60 live Turtles and fower facks 
of meale and fome lynnen and woolen Cloath and fome 5 o r 6 hundred waight of Tobacco 
and 2 peeces of ordynance and fome other fmall matter Soe they mande this frigott 
and caried her w th them and after came to Cap Currante Where they fownd another 

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friggott, w^ cam vnder theire lee, and they went w th her to the wateringe place, And 
after they took owt of this frigott Certen Raw hides and fome Tobacco and a french 
man and neger w cb were very willinge to come w th them, and a Portagall to be theire 
Pilott, leavinge w th them the frigott w* they had firft taken and theyre owne, And after 
they came to Cape fflorida, and having fent afhore for water, and theire men coming 
aboard w th water and fome Turtles, leaving two of their Compeny afhore for the feack- 
inge of Turtles, By fowle weather they loft two Cables and Anchers and theire boate 
funke at the Shipps Stearne, and were forced to fea, by w ch means they could not recover 
their men nor putt the Portugall afhore, whom they were forced to take in to be a Pilott 
for to bringe them owt of the Iflands, and their victualles being fhort and the fhipp leakye 
they refolved to fhape theire courfe for Virginia and arrived heere on Mondye the 
eleventh daye of July 1625 

Andrew Roe of holte in North folke fworne and examined Sayeth y* he was fhipt in 
fflufhinge by Cap 1 Powell and Cap' Jonnes in the Black Befs, and havinge vi&uled at 
the Hie of Wight they put owt to fea and went firft to y e we/tern Iflands, and from thenc 
to y e Weft Indies, where they lighted uppon a frigott, but he this Examnt was not 
aboord the fhallopp y' took her. foe they mande the frigott and tooke her alonge w th 
them, and after becaufe Cap 1 . Powell would not allow them Sufficyent water and 
victualls, and required them to fett their hands to Certen Articles, y e Compeny grew 
difconted [dif contented], and foe Cap' Powell bid them that would goe for theire Country 
to take the frigott and goe in her, Wherevppon the Chofe Cap' Jonnes for their Cap' 
and M r and ^ted from him, intendinge to goe Immediatelie for their Countrey, but 
theyre pfyyfions and water beinge fpent, they were forced to putt in for releefe, And 
havinge gott fome plvyfions they could nott finde the way owt of the Iflands, the Cap' 
beinge vnacquainted in thofe ^ts, And after beating vpp and downe they lighted 
uppon a ffrvgott where they found 60 Turtles and fome Tobacco and meale and other 
fmale matter, and takinge her w" 1 them, afterwards lighted vppon a Spanish frigott w* 
came under their lee, and they gave them their firft friggott, taking out of her fome 
Raw hides and fome Tobacco and a negro and a frenchman who were defirous to goe 
alonge w* h them, and a Portugall to be theire Pilott owt of the Iflands, intendinge to 
fett him afhore vppon Cape fflorida or thereabouts and after they gott fome frefh water 
and pVifions afhore, They left two of theire Company afhore, and the weather growinge 
fowle they loft two Cables and Anchers and theire boate funke at the fhips fterne, by 
means wherof they coulde not goe for their men but were driven owt to fea, And after 
had no oportunitie to fett y e Portugall afhore but came directly for Virginia, where they 
Arrived one Mondye the Eleventh of July 1625 



July the xxi° 

being pXent 

SIR FRANCIS WYATT Knight, Gouernor &c, Cap' ffrancis Weft, Cap' Roger 
Smith, Cap' Raphe Hanor, M r William Cleybome 

Yt is ordered y' fowerteene of thofe men w ch came in w' h Cap' Jonnes fhalbe fent 
vpp to James Cyttie w' h y e firft, To be difpofed of by the Governor and Counfell to fuch 
places in the Colony as they fhall thinke fitt, wherof the frenchman to be one, And y' 
Cap' ffrancis Weft make Choyfe of fuch others as he fhall thinke fitt of. 

And y e Courte doth Confent to y e requeft of Cap', ffrancis Weft That he may make 
vfe of the ffrygott and all the Tackell Apparell munitions mafts fayles fayle yardes &c, 
now to her belonginge or appertayning, pfyided that he fhalbe accomptable for the 
valuable fome of twelve hundred pownd weight of Tobacco, W ch fome Cap' Jonnes and 
the fhips company hath demanded for her, To any fuch to whom of right fhe fhall 
Appertaine vppon further Confideration 

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Yt is alfo ordered y* the Spaniard fhalbe fent vpp to y* neck of lande vnto M r Luke 
Boyfe, there to abide (vntill fourther order 

November 1624 

Received of Dicktoris Chriftmas and John Haffarde for the vfe of Suthampton 
hundred fower barrells of Come by the appoyntment of M' John Powntis 

<jt* me John Utie 

M r Powntis receaved of them when he went a trading for the vfe of his Pynnace faid 
barrcll of Come Witneffed by Richard X Croker 

Receaved the g' h of December 1623 for the vfe of M' John Powntis in tyte of a more 
fome one hundred and fower pownde of Tobacco, I fay receaved of John Haffarde the fame 
above Nathaniell Baffe 



xxii th of Awguft 1625 



ACOURTE held the xxii th of Awguft 1625 beinge 
#fnte 
S r : fjrancis Wyatt, Knight Governo r &c, Cap' ffra: Weft, Cap'. Roger Smith, 
Cap 1 . Raphe Hamcr, M r W" Cleyboumc. 

John Southeme fworne and examhed fayeth that Thomas Paffmourc and Chriftopher 
haule came unto him for to have him make a payr of covenants betwixt them, the faide 
John Southeme demanded of them, w< theire bargane was, they faid the cropp was to 
be fett in feaven ft*tes wherof M r Paffmoure was to have fowre fhares and Chriftopher 
Haule to have three, But M r Paffmoure faide he would have a little peece of grounde 
to him felfe for his wiefe and his boy to plant and tend, To w*' h Chriftopher Haule faid 
1 will make no new bargaine, and yf you will f land to our fir ft bargaine (fo) othcrwife I will 
make no other bargaine, and fo they departed. 

Thomas Brodfiel fworne and Examined Sayeth that he fitting in Compeny w th 
M 1 Paffmoure and Chriftopher haule he harde M r Paffmoure faye that Chriftopher haule 
fhould have three fhares of y e Cropp and y' he would leave his men over to Chriftopher 
haule and meddle not w tb them, And this was fpoken before this Examiht after they 
had been w ,h M' Southeme. And M r Paffmoure willed this Exarht to take notice w' 
he faid 

Yt is ordered y' John Haule fhall have his howfe and fowre Acres of land ioyninge 
to the land of Thomas Paffmoure fcytuate in James Cyttie Ifland where he hath now 
built & feated 

Thomas Kerfie fworne and Examined fayeth, That Chriftopher haule did woorke 
about y e Cropp fometymes two howers in a Dye and fometymes three howres and very 
feldome a whole Dye together 

John Buckmafier fworne and Examined affirmeth as much as ThomasKerfie hath 
formerly faid 

It is agreede by and w th the Confents of Thomas Paffmoure and Chriftopher haule 
(as followeth) That is to fay y' of y e Cropp now in queftion between them M r Paffmoure 
fhall have fower fhares therof & Chriftopher haule to have three fhares and Thomas 
Paffmoure To have the little hill now planted with peafe and pompions to him felfe, 
And yf Chriftopher haule fhall neclecl; his Carefull labour for y e good of y e Cropp, That 
then he fhall make allowance to Thomas Paffmourc for the fame. 

Yt is ordered, y' Mounfyue Bomounte may feate him felfe and his people vppon any 

place About y e Eftemc fhore, being five miles from any land actually poffeffed by y' 

Compeny or any other man. And for any other order the Courte cannot determine, 

before they bee farther informed w th y e Certentie of y e boundes of y lande, w^ he 

defireth to have granted. . , 

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xxix th of Auguft 1625, 

ACOURTE held the xxix th of Auguft 1625, beinge 
flfent 

S'.ffrancisWyatt, Knight, Governor &c, Cap*. Roger Smith, Cap* Raphe Hamer, 
M r W m Cleybourne. 

Cadwallader Jones Sworne and Examined fayeth y' vppon Thurjday nyght laft 
he harde a Tumulte in Jofeph Johnfone his howfe betwixt the faid Jofeph and his wiefe. 
And fayeth y* M r Branfbye his m r caled to this Examint and other of his fellowes to 
come to him. foe this Examinat and Rober Crew his fellow fervant, went to Jofeph 
Johnfones howfe where he and his fellow fervant found their M r and Jofeph Johnfone 
fallen fowle together they being vppon the bed, where they $ted them, And further 
fayeth y' M r Branfbie faid this I have for 'ffitinge of Newgate birdes and Bridewell whores 

George Prouse fworne and Examined Sayeth y' vppon Thurfday laft M r Branfbie 
his m r after he came from Jofeph Johnfones howfe fent this examnt to Johnfones howfe 
for his hattand hat bande, And Cominge away from y e howfe he heard M r Branfbie fay 
to Jofeph Johnfone, y' yf he did beat and abufe his wiefe any more he wold beate him 
tyghtlie vnlefs y Governo r comanded y* contrary. 

And further Cadwallader Jones fayeth y' about y e midft of Odober 1624, Jofeph 
Johnfone goinge abroad with his peice, very far from his howfe and in great danger of 
the Enymie, M r Branfbie being Comander of y e Plantacon, hath often admonifhed him 
therof , And M c Branfbie offeringe for to difarme him of his peece, y' faid Jofeph beinge 
gott into his howfe, plfented his peece againft vi r Branfbie, fayinge now come if you will. 

And further George Proufe before fworne and examined fayeth that about Eafter 
lafte Jofeph Johnfone, beating of his wiefe, vl r Branfbie and others w th him Cominge vpp 
towards Johnfones howfe, to pacifie them, The faid Johnfone plfented his peece owt at 
his window and faid To them w' have you to do heere, you were beft kepe back or I will 
make y ftande back 

Yt is ordered at this Courte, that Jofeph Johnfone in regard of his contempt againft 
the Comander of the Plantacone, as alfo for y e Contynuall fquabblng and mifufinge 
of his wiefe, fhall enter into bonde of fortie pownds w th a fufficient fecuritie, to be from 
hencforth of good behavioure, as well towards our Souveragne lord y e Kinge, as all 
other his leege fubiecls 



2 th of September 1625 



ACOURTE helde the 12 th of September 1625 beinge 
$fent 
S r : fjrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor & Cap 1 Roger Smith Cap 1 Samuell Mathewes 
M r Abraham Peer fey m r W m Cleybourne 

Y' is ordered y l william Browne Boatfwayne of the good fhipp called the Elizabeth, 
fhall deliuer three hatts to m r Thomas Allnut, w ch were fent him owt of Englande, w ch 
the faid W m Browne fold at Kickowtan, At or before the xix th dye of this inftant moneth 
of September beinge mondye next 

M r Jonas Stogden minif ter fworne and examined fayeth that he by the Appoyntment 
of M r John Powntis did paye to M r Edward Cage and m r Tho: Edwards two hundred and 
twenty pownd waight of Tobacco for w ch they gave y e faid m r Stogden Accquitanc for 
y* receipt therof (w* was lately burnt in his howfe by Cafualtie of fyer 

Didoris Chriftmas being fworne (Depofeth that he brought the faid Accquittance 
from m r Edwardes and Deliuered it to m r Stogden. 

ff urther m r Stogden depofeth y l m r John Powntis did accept of a bill of dept for fower 
barrells and a halfe of Come, w ch M r Samuell Jurden had bounde him felfe to pay to 

m' 



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m' Tho. Dowfe, And in lew of the faid bill, did difcharge Diftoris Chrifmas and John 
Haffarde of fower barrells cS: halfe of corne dew from them to y faid m r Jo. Powntis 
(w ch bill he faid he was y e more willinge to accept of for y" he was indepted to m r Jurden. 



the xix th daye of September 1625 

ACOURTE held the xix' h daye of September 1625 beinge 
flfent 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c. Cap 1 Roger Smith, Cap' Raphe Hamer, 
M r Abraham Per fey m r W m Cleybourne 

Walter Horfefoot fworne and examined fayeth, that the fhipp caled the Elizabeth 
was arefted at Dover for the Kings fervice, whervppon the purfer of the fhipp rid to 
London and brought A Letter to the Liv 1 of Dover Caftle. And foe the fhipp was 
dif charged. 

ffurther he fayeth y l John Hobbs a fervant of Cap" Bickley cam away from the fhipp 
and after M r Page goinge w th the water baylie to y e Cap' w th whom Hobbs was had him 
delved [delivered] agayne. 

And further fayeth y< fome of M r Perfeys men marched in theire armes, before 
m r Page his face, And further fayeth y' one Hugh Symfter A Carpenter offered m r Page 
v" yf he wold paye xx s and difcharge his hofte he wold come alonge w th him w h Carpenter 
was one of m r perfyes men 

Yt is ordered in Courte y' m r Peerfey fhall have one of the boyes named Burrows 
fold by the purfer, or otherwife the purfer to Compownd w"' m r perjey for him. 
M r Perfy defireth now to haue Robert Burrows 

Walter Horfejoote further fayeth y* m r Page faide that m r Wake was to haue a boy 
of his named burrows. 

W" Webfter purfer Doth Configne over to M r Abraham Perfy Hugh Brooks, W m 
Larance and Jane Stcckie, in lew of three fervants \v €h y e M r and Compeny fuflered to 
goe away from them beinge three of m r perfie fervants 

Receved of m' s Woollrige 

one hogfhed marked — T D 
one barrell marked — T D 

one fervante william WB Broune 

his marke 

Ytt ys ordered y' m r woolgrige fhall haue a boye fervante Caled whiffle now remayninge 
w th Thomas Spillmas in fatisfadtion for his fervante, w^ y e fhips Compeny fuffered to 
goe away. 

Yt is Alfo ordered y' for a kilderkin and fmale cheft of Surgery fent over by 
m r Woodall to Chriftopher beaft, the Colony beinge in great want of y e faid furgery 
That not w th ftanding m r woodalls defire of hauinge the fame retornde, m' Wake Do leaue 
the faide goods heere VI th y* Phifitions and Chirurgions y l they may be furnifhed therw th , 
they puttinge in fecuritie to this Courte, To pay to m r woodall in Englande fo much redie 
money as it Coft w th fuch refonable promt as fhalbe to his Content. 

Yt is ordered y l the Purfer of the Elizabeth fhall pay to m r Pearle for 6 tonne of beere 
and 9 hundred of bred w* they fpent of his at fea the fome of twelve hundred waight of 
good Marchantable Tobacco at or before the laft Dye of November next enfwinge, vppon 
payment wherof, M r Pearle fhall give the faid purfer A Difcharge for all the goodes 
fhipt aboorde the Elizabeth by m r Bennett And for five fervants y l rann away in Englande 
at Dover, M r Bennett is to Receive fatisfaclione for them in England. 

Yt is ordered that Cap 1 Bafs fhall deliver fome Cloaths to the Portugall owt of 
Cap 1 Jonnes his cheft of Cloathes for his plfent vfe w ch is to be fatisfied owt of y e .negros 
labour. 

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Yt is ordered y' the negro y' cam in w th Cap'. Jones fhall remaine w th y La : Yardley 
till further order be taken for him and that he fhalbe allowed by the Lady Yardley 
monthly for his labor forty pownd waight of good marchantable tobacco for his labor 
and fervice fo longe as he remayneth with her. 

A Copie of M r John Woodall his Letter 

M '. Richarde Wake 

Yf fo god have appoynted y' my Servante Chriftopher Befte ben ot 

Living at your Cominge into Virginia or that he before your cominge, bee 

comen for Englande then I pray you to take into your Cuftodie, one barrell of 

(W N" 8) wlteat fflower marked as in the margent, & alfo one Rundlett of fix gallons of 

(W n° 2) aquavitie, and Alfo one Rundktt of like quantitie filled w"' Tamarindos 36'' 

and to fell them for me to the beft advantage you can and I will give unto you 

(W n° 4) for your love to me in felling of them an honeft Juft $jfett, the Rundletts are 

(W n" 5) marked as in the margent, and for y* Kilderkin and fmale cheafte marked as 

(C B N" 2) in the margent, I pray you defire the m' of the f hip p to bring them back again 

to me unopened and well Condiconed, and I will payehim fraight for them, as 

alfo all my Letters, directed to Chriftopher Befte J defire him to retourne 

them fealed vnto me, and I pray you fpeak to him for them, and foe God bleffe 

your Vioage, In wittnes whereof I have herevnto fett my hande the 5 th of 

November 1624. 

By me John Woodall, 
To his louing frend M' Wake, Surgeone ddr 
This 



thirde daye of October 1625, 



ACOURTE held the thirde daye of Odober 1625, being 
£fent 
S r francis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c. Cap' jfrancis Weft Cap' Roger Smith 
Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap' Samuell Mathews M r . William Cleybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' A warrant be fent for Rober Saben and William Pryor to appeere 
before the Govern r and Counfell at James Cyttic vppon monday next, and y' Pryor doe 
bringe vp his Covenants with him 

Yt is ordered y' Walter Horfefoot fhall put in Sufficient fecuritie betwixt this and 
monday next to the Purfer and fhipps Companie for fuch dept as fhalbe dew vnto them. 

The Court hath Condefcended vppon the erneft peticone of Thomas Drauthorne[ ? ] , 
one of the Compenys tenants y' he fhall plfently have his freedom, payinge his rent for 
this year, And putting in bond w th fufficient fecuritie in a hundred pownds Ster., y' he 
fhall pay for the refidue of his tyme he is to ferve, as any of the publique Tenants fhall 
paye, whether he live or dye. 

Yt is ordered y' y e Purfer of the Elizabeth fhall paye for a hoggs [hogfhead] of meale 
a bufhell of peas one buf hell and a half of meale and one firkinge of fuet beinge the goodes 
of Jo: Pickernell, Deaceafed, one hundred & fyfteen pownd of Tobacco. 

Yt is ordered y' M r David Sandys minifter, dying about the firft of Awguft lafte, 
fhall haue the dewes paide for his minifterie as yf he had lived till the Cropp had beene 
gathered, And that all his ^rifhoners do paye their tythes to the Adminiftrator or 
Executor of the faid M r Sandys or theire lawfull Affignes 

Yt is ordered y' accordinge to y e great Charter of orders, the Counfell fhall receave 
the moytie of the rents of the publique Tenants, Allowing owt of it to M r W m Cleybourne 
for his meanes belonging to his office of Surveyor for this yeere fower hundred waight 
of Tobacco. And to Randall Smalewood j9voft Marfhall two hundred pownd of 

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Tobacco and three barrells of Corne, And the other moytie to remaine in the hands 
of S r ffrancis Wyatt, Gou r nor &c, a <pte of Satisfaction of his meanes dew to him. 

Yt is ordered y e negro caled by the name of brafe fhall belonge to S r ffrancis Wyatt 
Gou r nor &c, As his fervant, Notw th ftandinge, any fale by Cap' Jonncs to Cap' Bafs, or 
any other chaleng by the fhips company, And that neither Cap' Bafs fhalbe lyable to 
his bill to Cap' Jonnes, nor Cap' Jonnes, to his Covenant of makinge good the fale to 
Cap' Bafs. 

The Oathes of Thomas Swyft and William Bynks, Taken before the Right Woorp" 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight, Gouernor &c, the feventh day of October 1625. 

Thomas Swyft, gent, vppon his oath depofeth, that he hath harde John Burlande 
fundrie tymes demande of M r Thrcaf Satisfa(5tione for certen Tobacco and three bar- 
rells of Corne, w ch Cap' William Norton did owe him & fayeth that M r Treaf did 
j9mife him payment as foone as Cap' Nortons goodes were folde. 

And further he fayeth y' he hath harde it often tymes reported by divers |Jfons 
that Thomas Wilfone did woorke a longe time w' h Cap' Nortone (but how longe he doth 
not certenly know), and further fayeth that he hath harde M r8 Peirce Bernardo, who 
lived in howfe w th Cap' Nortone (faye) that the faid Willfone did never receave fatisfaction 
of Cap' Nortone for his woorke. 

William Bynckes fworne (depofeth) that he knew that the faid John Burlande did 
remain w' h Cap' Norton before his death and after, A twelve moneth at the left, but 
[what ?] wages he was to have he knoweth not. 

And as Concerninge Thomas Willfon, he faye as much as M r . Swyft hath faide. 



XVI th of October 1625 

ACOURTE held the XVI th of Odober 1625 beinge 
$fent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap' ffrancis Weft Cap' Roger Smith 
Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap' Samuell Mathews M r . William Cleybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' William Dame fhall paye to the Affignees of Morris Thompfon 
Imediately three hundred pownde weight of Tobacco w ch was dew to the faid Moris 
Thompfon by bounde the ffirft of December laft paft as by y e bound pMuced in Courte 
Appeareth, And by the faid W m Dame Acknowledged in Courte. 

Yt is ordered y' the plvoft Marfhall fhall receave all fuch depts and Tobacco as 
fhalbe dew to Elizabeth ffox widdow and to take the charge of fendinge of the fame to 
her into England, receaving a bill of lading for y e fame, & to pay fuch depts as fox did 
owe in this Countrey 

Yt is ordered y' there be a warrant fent for Henry Geny doe appear before the 
Gouernor & Counfell at James Cyttie w' h in ten days next after fight of the warrant, to 
anfwere to his Contempt in goinge A Tradinge, Contrary to the Act of the generall 
Affembly 

The depofition of John Tayler about the age of xxxvii yeers taken before 
Abraham Per fie Ef quire and Cap' W m Tucker the xxiii' h oijune 1625 

The deponent fayeth y' Cap' Thorpe cam vnto him and demanded w° h were two of 
the best Cowes belonging to S r Thomas Dale biddinge of him for to appoynte him owte 
two of the beft Cowes for he was to have them, w * 1 this Examanate did do according to 
his requeft, The w* Cowes were delivered vnto Cap'. Thorpe about fix dayes after, 
but by whofe order he knoweth not, for at that Tyme M r Henry Watkins was overi'eer 
of the La. Dale?, fervantes and Cattle and had the comand of them, This Examanats 
knowledge thereof is, That M r Watkins plmifed him a rewarde to have a care of the 

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Cattle belonging to the La. Dale, And to this Examinats knowledge S r : George Yardley 
Knight did never give order for the lendinge of thefe two Cowes to Cap' Thorpe, for by 
whole order he had thofe Cattle he knoweth [not ?], yett by all likelywhod it was by 
order from M r Watkins, whom this Examinate faw Cap' Thorpe & the faide Henry 
Watkins talke foundry tymes togeather about that tyme, And fourther this Examinat 
Sayeth that the names of thofe Cowes were to his beft remembrance caled, Bellowman, 
and the other Morgan, r h were alfo marked w lh S r Thomas Dales marke vppon the 
homes. And as this Exat thinketh was about the tyme of our Lord 1620, nether doth 
he know of any other Cattle or goates of the faid S r : Thomas Dales that were delivered 
to any other ^fone w'foever. He alfo affirmeth that S r : George Yardley aforefaid never 
fpake to him or to any other to his knowledge for the delivery of any cattle y' did any 
way belonge vnto the Ladie Dale, And this is as much as this Examinat can faye vnto 
the firfte and fecond Interrogatione pMuced by Charles Harmar in the behalfe of the 
La : Dale. 

William Tucker. The Marke of John X Tayler. 

Interogatores to be miniftred to John Tayler of Elizabeth Cyttie one the ^te 
and behalfe of the right Worp 1 the Lady Elizabeth Dale, as followth 

In primis doe you know whether Cap' Thorpe late deceafed had in his Pojfeffione 
Cattle of any Kinde w'foever belongingc of rightc to the la: Dale aforefaide, Did not S': 
George Yardley Knight lend two Cowes of the faid La: Dales to the faide Cap' Thorpe, 
what were the names and markes of the faid two Cowes, And how longe agone were they 
foe lent vnto y' faide Cap' Thorpe, doe you know whether any other "ffifone were fifente or 
pryvie to the delivery of thofe two Cowes or of any other Cowes or goates of the La: Dales 
to the faide Cap' Thorpe or his Servants by S': George Yardley his order, what are the 
names of tlic faide 'ftfoncs, And how many are the faide Cattle or goates or eyther of them. 
Declare the truth of your Knowledge According to your beft remembrance vnto every poynte 
of this Interrogator ic. 

Item do you know whether S': George Yardley himfelf or any other "^fone either 
deceafed or now livingc in this land or cllfivhere, hath at any tyme w"'in your remembrance 
poffeffed and imployed to his owne $per vfc any of the Cattle or goates or the breede of them 
belonging of right to the faide La: Dale, w' are the names of fuch ^fones, and how many 
are thofe Cattle and goates or theire breede that were fo poffeffed and vfed, how longe it is 
fince the faide 'fflfones had them, by what order, and of whom had the faide ffifones thofe 
Cattle, goates and their breede, declare y truth of your Knowledge to this Interogatorie 

Whereas John Southerne of Titchfield in the Countie of Suthampton was divers 
yeers fince fent over into Virginia for the managinge the ajfayrs of Suthampton hundred, 
but by the Commandment of the Gouerno' was fent vpp to the Iron Workes where he was in 
many places of his bodic grevoufly wounded, To his almoft vtter Undoinge and growinge 
now old and weake havinge thcere Wiefe & Children is willing to Come for Englande, Wee 
whofe names are heervnder written Aduenturers for the Plantacone of the faid Suthampton 
hundred, havinge fimifed libcrtie to the faide Southerne before his goinge thither that he 
fhould retourne at his pleafure, Doe heerby Defire the Gouernor and Counfell of Virginia 
for the tyme beinge and in ^ticidar S': George Yardley (to whom the princypall charge 
of the faide hundred is Committed) to permitt the faid John Southerne to repayre into 
Englande whenfocver he fhalbe willingc foe to Doe, w ch reafonablc requeft hopinge you will 
nott Deny, We take our Leaves and reft this ffirft of Awguft 1624. from London 

Your very lovinge freendes 

H. Southampton 
Arthur Branfield, 
Nicholes ffarrar, 
John fferrar. 
Gabfl Barber. 

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14 th of November 1625, 

ACOURTE held the 14 th of November 1625, beinge 
jSfent 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 Roger Smith Cap' Samuel Mathews 
M r . William Cleybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' Cap' Tucker fhall deliver to M r . Daniell Gookins fervants for there 
neceffary vfe and Suftentatione Sufficient Apparell Wheat and Come for one whole yeere, 
According to theire Covenants, And that the fame be delivered vnto them plfentlye, for 
that theire tyme of fervice is fully expired. 

And in regard y' Cap'. Tucker hath written to M r . Gookine Concerninge compofitione 
concerninge the Covenants between M r . Gookine and thefe men now fett free, The 
Court conceaves it fitt that thefe men may difpofe of themfelves for this next yeere 
puttinge in fecuritie to Cap' Tucker to give M r . Gookin fuch Satisfactione as the law 
fhall awarde. 

And further it is ordered that John Curtis fhall have his Pafs to goe to Englande, his 
Brother Thomas Curtis gevinge bounde to be anfwerable for fuch fuite as by M r . Gookinge 
fhalbe comenced againfte him for one Concerninge any Covenants betwixt M r . Gookinge 
and him. 



the XXI th of November 1625 

ACOURTE held the XXI th of November 1625 beinge 
flfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap' ffrancis Weft Cap' Roger Smith, 
Cap' Raphe Hamer M r . William Cleybourne. 

Robert Newman fworne and examined fayeth, y' M r Crifpe demanded his Tobacco 
of M r . Ncvell, and M r . Nevell made his anfwere y' he wold not deliver M r . Crifpe to the 
vallew of a pownde w' h owt order from M r . Weftone or that M r . We/ton did come himfelfe, 
and faide, let the Tobacco rott or Spoyle, he cared nott And further this deponent 
fayeth that M r . Crifpe did often tymes demand his Tobacco of M r . Nevell but he wold 
not deliver it to him 

Edwarde Nevell beinge examined fayeth y' M r . Crifpe did divers Tymes demande 
his Tobacco of him, & that he told M r . Crifpe y' vnles he would bring M r . Wetheredg to 
enter into bound y' M r . Crifpe fhould nott Truck away his Tobacco in y e Countrey he 
w r ould not deliver him any, And fayeth that M r . Wefton gave him order not to deliuer 
M r . Crifpe any Tobacco vnles M r . Wetheredg would enter into a bounde for M r . Crifpe or 
fome other M r . And further he acknowledged y' thefe demands were made before 
M r . Wetheredge went away. 

Edward Nevell fworne & examined fayeth y' M r Crifpe did jSmife M r Weftone y' 
before he had his goodes afhore he wold putt him in good fecuritie not to Truck away 
any of his Tobacco, except fome hundred wayght to buy him apparell and fome other 
neceffaries. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Weftone fhall pay to M r . Newman for y e fervice of Arthur Avelaige 
fix barrells of fheald corne and two firkins of butter or the valew therof in Comodites, 
as y e faid butter and Comidities coft in Englande. 

And for the fraight of Certen goods eftimated at one tonn, y' he take for the fraight 
therof after y e rate of fower pownde to be paid in Tobacco at the rate of three fhillings 
<$ pownd accordinge to the agreement under his hande 

Thomas Crifpe gent fworne & examined fayeth that he was witnes to A Covenant, 
wherin Edward Nevell did Covenant to deliver one hundred pownd waight of Tobacco 

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to Robert Newman vppon theire arivall at Canada, in confideracon y 1 the faid Edward 
Nevell had a bill figned vnto him by John Wade for the repayment of y e faid hundred 
waight of Tobacco at this Cropp. 

And fourther fayeth y* when they arived at Canada Robert Newman demanded y e 
Tobacco of M r Nevell at damarells Cove, and M r Nevell Anfwered, peradventure it is at 
Maffctucis y' you j 'hall have, And fayeth y l after this M r . Newman made a fecond demand 
of it and he refufed to pay it, faying y' it was at his choyfe for ther was noe day or place 
appointed for the payment therof fo it were paid in Canada. 

Yt is ordered y l M r . Nevell fhall paye to Robard Newman and John Wade ffyftie 
pownde waight of good marchantable Tobacco, And to deliver vpp to them one Bill 
wherin they ftand bound to him for y e payment of one hundred pownd waight of 
Tobacco 

Yt is ordered y' M r Wejton fhall pay Robert Threfher one hundred and fower fcore 
pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco plfently, In confideracon of that Tobacco 
w** he laid owte of Robert Threfhers at Canada for his owne comoditie And two hundred 
and ffiftie pownd waight more for his not bringinge a fervant for y e faid Robert Threfher 
according to agreement, and twenty pownde of y e like Tobacco a weeke for John Saker 
his fervant from y e fourteenth of June to the eigth of OAober laft paft. 

Killibett Hitchcok gent fworne & examined fayeth, That he was over to Archers Hope 
w th the wyddow Bufh and was plfent when fhe did make an abfolute bargane with 
M r Thomas ffarley for the land he was then feated one for fix yeeres, And that M r ffarley 
did tender her payment of a hundred waight at that plfent; but beinge late and the 
weather doutpf ul fhe would not then take it w th her but did defer the payment therof vntill 
M r ffarlow had his lease . . . 

John Eli/one fworne & Examined fayeth, That he was ]9fent when the widdow 
Bujhe did grant a leafe to M r ffarley of the lande he was then feated one for fix yeeres. 
And that M r ffarley was to pay here plfent a hundred waight of Tobacco, And that fhe 
offered to have made M r ffarley a leafe therof at that tyme yf there had been candle 
liaght in the houfe, and y' M r ffarley was to paye to the widdow Bufh fortie pownd of 
Tobacco yeerly rent for the fame. 

In Regarde of the greate Charge y' Thomas Bennett hath vppon his hands and other 
confiderations The Court doth condefcend y l he fhall have two barrells of Come abated 
him of his rente for this yeere. 

Yt is orderd y' gardians of Sara Spenc, fhall make fatisfaclione to Thomas ffarley 
for the coft & charges he hath been at in Cleeringe and building vppon the lande he 
now is feated one, w ch he hath ^formed fince the widdow Bufh made him grante of 
a leafe. 

\ 't is ordered w th y e Conf ent of y e Governor y* fix hundred waight of Tobacco dew 
M r Cleybourne as by a former order apeareth and one hundred waight to larence 
[Lawrence ?] Maye, one hundred waight to W m Julyan, And fixtie waight to John Powell, 
being dew to them from the Compeny fhalbe paid to them owt of the Compenys moit : 
[moiety] of this yeeres rent, w ch the Governor was formerly ordered to receave in fatis- 
facon of this Dept 



xxviij th of November 1625 



ACOL'RTE held the xxviij" 1 of November 1625 beinge 
flfent 
S r : ff rands Wyait Knight Gouerno r &c Cap' ffrancis Weft, Cap' Roger Smith. 
Cap' Samuell Mathewes, M r William Cleybourne 

Yt is ordered y l the plvoft marfhall fhall give a difcharge to the purfer of the Elizabeth 
for the receipte of thofe goodes w ch he hath receaved of John ffox and John Pickemell, 

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who died at fea. And to take the Charge of fendinge of the Tobacco made of thofe goodes 
into England 

Wheras Thomas hackthorpe and Robert Burrows beinge brought over as fervants for 
Richard Page, m r of the Elizabeth, who by order of Court dated y* 19 th daye of September 
1625 weere deliuered the one to M r Abraham Per fie and the other to M r John Woollrige for 
2 fervants of theirs who went away after they were fhipt (by neckligence) The Court 
refers it to be tried in England, betwixt the owner and the wyddow page, who fhall ftand 
to the lofs of thofe two Servantes 

Yt is ordered y' the purfer of the Elizabeth fhall pay to Caleb Page for the vfe of the 
widdow of Richarde Page late m r of the Elizabeth 600 pownd waight of good marchantable 
Tobacco and that the purfer fhall fhip the faid Tobacco aboarde the Elizabeth and give 
y bill of ladinge for the fame into this Court to be recorded 

And y* Caleb Page fhall take the charge of receavinge vpp the reft of the Tobacco 
and other depts dew to his Brother Richard Page, and to be accomptable for the fame 
to this Courte to y e ufe of y e wydow Page when he fhalbe thervnto caled. 

Thomas Weekes fworne and Examined fayeth, y' A boye fhipt by Thomas Page 
aboarde y e Elizabeth did doe all fuch Bufines and labour dwringe the vioage as the 
Botfwaine did Comand him to doe 

\ 't is ordered y l Caleb Page fhall p)f er in Court A trew and iuf te accompt of all fuch 
depts and Tobacco as he fhall receve in Virginia, for depts dew his Brother Thomas Page 

Yt is ordered y l Cap 1 Tucker fhall deliver fuch goodes as he hath in his handes of 
M r Vincent Barber vnto M r Marmaduke Rayner, or otherwyfe that he appeere heere before 
y* Gouerno r and Councell at James Cyttie one mondye next come fennight beinge the 
twelf dye of December next to fhow caufe too the Contrary 

John Snade fworne depofeth that the Inventorie by him plduced in Court was A 
trewe Inventory of the goodes of Thomas Clarke decefed. 

Yt is ordered y' a warrant be fent to Lv l Barry y' yf the Controverfie depending 
between him and Henry Geny canot be ended at y* Court at Elizabeth Cyttie y' then 
Liv 1 Barry do appere heere one this daye three weeks to anfwer to faid Henry Geny to 
his fuite 

Wheras John Utie gent depofeth in Courte y' certen things demanded in Courte by 
M r Horwood, were receved by him of M r Horwood for the vfe of Suthampton hundred 
Company. A note of y e ^ticulars 19 fhirtes, 18 payre of fhewes, 18 payre of frefh 
ferkins 4 felling Axes," 

John Utie gent depofeth y' the bond wherin John Haffarde, Didoris Chriftmas, & 
M' Jonas Stogden ftand bound to M r John Powntis late Threfurer of Suthampton Hundred, 
was for the difcharge of the faid John Haffarde and Didoris Chriftmas from the fervice 
of Suthampton Company 

Y' is ordered y' John Haffarde and Didoris Chriftmas havinge dif charged their bonde 
to M r Powntis fhall have their ffredoms accordinge to agreement as other tenants have 
hadd. 

Yt is ordered y' a warrant to Chriftopher Lee to deliver the fortie fower boufhells of 
Come of the purfers, now in the hands of M r Perfie to any of the fhips Compeny or ells 
to appeere here one Mondye next to fhow caufe to y* Contrary. 

Yt is ordered y f notw th ftanding the Covenant made betwene M r David Sandys 
minifter and the parifhoners of Martins Hundred, That they fhall paye the full dews as 
other parifhes doe, nottw th ftanding his not ^forming his Covenant by refone of his 
Death. 



the 5 th 



" The word "Axes" ends a page of the original. The next page, on which the order of the court was 
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the 5 th Dye of December 1625 

ACOURTE held the 5 th Dye of December 1625 beinge 
flfent 

S r . grands Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 frauds Weft Cap' Roger Smith 
M r W m Cleybourne 

Nicholas Roe fworne and Examined fayeth y ( he remembreth at Canada, y< 
M' Weftone gave order to M r Nevell not to deliuer M r Crifpe his Tobacco, vnles he 
brought M r Wethercdge to give fecuritie y' M r Crifp fhould not Truck away any of his 
Tobacco in y e Country, but wether M r Weftone did abfolutely demande M r Wethercdge 
fhould give his bonde or to deliver it vppon his word this deponent doth not well 
remember 

And further he fayeth that being at Dambrells Cove Jeffercy Comifh came abourd 
the fhip caled y e Swan and demanded this deponent, the caufe of his brothers executione 
fayinge y* [he] hath been told his brother was put to death wrongfully and y' he wold 
be revenged of them y' were y* occafion of it. 

And further fayeth y ( whilft J e fiery Comifh and this examnate were in talke, 
M r Nevell cam in place and told y e faid Jefiery Comifh y l he was at the tryall of his 
brother, and at his executione alfo, and that he could fay more concerninge his execution 
then this deponent could doe, after w ch this deponent was cald down into y e hold, fo 
y l w 1 other Converfation was betwixt them concerninge that, (he knoweth not The faid 
Comifh and Nevell remayninge vppon the deck talkinge together, and more he cannot 
depol'e, 

John Giles fworne and examined fayeth, y' he hard Jefiery Comifh fwere and faie 
that he wold be the caufe of the death of thofe y l were y e caufe of putting his brother to 
death, This deponent beinge abourde their owne fhipp caled the Swann, And coming 
abourd another fhipp ridinge hard by, but y' Edward Nevell or another told y e faid 
Comifh he was put to death wrongfully, he cannot fay 

Chriftopher Knollinge fworne and examined fayeth, that being a fhore at Dambrells 
Cove in Canada Jeffery Comifh cam vnto him, and demanded of him w' he could fay 
concerning his brother beinge put to death, fayinge that fome of y e Swan fhould tell 
him y 1 his brother was put to death wrongfully & faid y' he would fpend his blood for 
his brother to bee revenged of them y l did it, but this deponent askinge the faid Comifh 
who told him foe, he refufed to tell him, and more he cannot fay. 

Nicholcs Hodges fworne and examined fayeth y' he harde M r Weftone fay to Nicholes 
Roe at Canada y' vnles he would figne a releafe vnto him, hee would putt his two men 
afhore, and would nott bringe them to Virginia 

It is ordered y' A warrant be made to caufe M T Weftone to appeere [before] y e 
Gou r nor and Counfell at James Cyttie one mondye the 12 th of december and to bringe vp 
his pynnace w th him, yf winde and weather will ferve, yf not, y' he do ^fonally appeere 
himfelf, and his pynnace to come vpp after, And y l M r Crifpe M r Newman M' Nevell 
Thomas Godbic and all others who have ought againft or for M r Wefton do appere heere 
the fame dye Concerninge the bufines of y e Swan and y* M r Wefton bring vpp M r Nevells 
goodes in y e barke 

Yt is ordcrd y l Liv' barry fhall pay eight barrells of Come to M r William Horwood, 
for y e Compenyes dept w ch is dew vnto him. 

Yt is ordered y l M r Proclcr fhall paye to M r Perry in recompence of his fhallopp w ch 
was fplitt by M r Proclcrs meanes, the fome of fiftie pownde waight of good marchantable 
Tobacco, j9fent payment. 

Peeler Bufbey fworne and examined faith y l cominge down in M r Peerfies fhallopp 
w th paffengers [and ?] Tobacco Edward fiyfh efpied a duck ahead and fpake to y e Com- 
pany to take her vpp, and y e duck fflew away, but y c fhallop at that tyme fhipt in noe 
water 

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Caleb Page fworne and examined fayeth, y' he harde John PickerneU fay y' he did 
owe William Webfter purfer of the Elizabeth fyftie pounde waight of Tobacco, whervpon 
it is ordered y' the purfer fhalbe paid the fame owt of the Tobacco w* by order of Courte 
he is to paye to the plvoft marfhall for Pickernelh goodes 

And where it doth appear by Richard Pages book that he doth owe William Brcwere 
for five gallons of Aquavitie, and two barrells of greene ginger yt is orderd y' Caleb Page 
fhall pay him for y e fame, twenty fower pownd of Tobacco 

Yt is ordered that Thomas Dounthorne fhall pay to Sargeant John Harris for a dept 
of William Gauntletts deceafed, the quantetie of three barrells of Indyan Corne j^fently, 
The bill of Gauntletts pMueed in Court approvinge y e fame to be dew dept. 

Yt is ordered y' Caleb Page fhall receave the goodes of Thomas Page his brother, and 
to receave Tobacco for the fame, And to bring in a <pfec?t Accompt therof unto this 
Courte, & fhippinge y e Tobacco for Englande, deliver into y e Courte a bill of ladinge for 
the fame. 

the xij th daye ol December 1625, 

A COURTE held the xij th daye of December 1625, being 
flfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouerno r &c Cap' Roger Smith Cap' Raphe Hamer 
M r William Clcybonrne 

At the humble defire of Enfigne Thomas Willowby, y e Courte hath affented he fhall 
have two hundred acres of land scytuate aboute two myles w' h in the mouth of Pomunkey 
river and abuttinge wefterlye one a Creeke and thence extending one hundred pole, 
along y* banke of y* river one y e foutherlye fide of the faid River, divided, that he plant 
and feate vppon the faide lande, or fome ^te of the faide lande, w' h in feaven yeers next 
after the date heerof enfueinge or elfe y e fd lande to be free for any other to make choyfe 
&c y* faide Thomas Willowbie to take his faid devident in fome other playce. 

M r William Clcybonrne Counfellor of Eftate defireth of the Courte to have two 
hundred and ff yf tie acres of lande granted vnto him f cytuate aboute A rchers Hope and 
abuttinge wefterly vppon the lande of Joakin Andrus, & efterly vppon the land of 
Liv' John Jefferfone, Southerlie vppon the maine river, & northerly vppon the maine 
lande Vnto w ch his requeft, The Courte doth willinglie affent flvided y' he ymploy 
plant or feate vppon the faid land w' h in feaven yeeres next after the date heerof 

Cap' Roger Smith Counfellor of eftate defireth of the Courte to have one hundred 
acres of lande for his own ^fonall adventure he beinge an olde planter, fower Acres of 
the faid lande beinge w' h in the plcincts of James Cyttie & the other nyntie fix fcytuat 
vppon a Creeke w' h in the mouth of the back river w th in y e Corporation of James Cyttie, 
devidinge it wefterly from the gleebe lande, and thence extendinge along the banck of 
the river fortie eight pole, futherly vppon the mouth of the faid back river, and wefterly 
vppon y e maine land, vnto w 011 his requeft the Courte do willinglie affent he havinge 
allreadie feated and planted vppon the faid lande. 

Cap*. Raphe Hamer Counfeller of eftate defireth of the Courte to have five hundred 
acres of land fcytuate one the northe fide of Blunt poynt river, about three miles vpp the 
faide river & abuttinge wefterlie vppon A Creek deviding it from the land of John 
Baynum gent & thence extendinge Eafterlie two hundred and ffyftie pole along the 
banke of the faid Blunt poynt river, futherly, vppon the banke of the faid blunte poynte 
river northerly vppon the maine lande, unto w* his requeft the Courte doth willingly 
affent, $vided that the faide Cap' Hamer doe feat & plant vppon the faid lande or 
fome ^te of y e faide lande w ,h in feaven yeeres next enfwinge after the date heerof. 

Randall Smallwood fworne and examined fayeth that ffrancis Michell did buye of 
Jofeph Charde two howfes and fix Acres of land at Charles Hundred for a hundred and 
ffyftie pownd of tobacco w** Tobacco was to be paid to the faid Jofeph Charde, when he 

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did deliver y e writtinges and the poffeffione of the faid howfes and lande to the faid 
frauds Michell, And further faieth, That w th in three or fower dayes after. The maffacre 
happeninge, and the faid Jofeph Charde being in poffeffion of the faid howfes was forced 
by the Ennymie w th others to quitt y* faide howfes, by reafon wherof, fhortly after it 
was burnt by the Indyans, And the faid Jfrancis Michell never poffeft therof 

The Courte findinge by witnefs, and by the bill itfelfe y l the faid Tobacco was to 
be paid for the faid howfe and land wherof he was never pofeft, doe not conceave in 
equitie y' jffrancis Michell fhould be compeld to paye the faid Dept. 

John Southern* fworne and Examined fayeth, That he was ^fefting fome Accompts 
for M' B Rowfley, at w* tyme fhe was very ficke, And among other writinges Anthony 
Weft his indenture cam to his hande, W* Indenture M r3 Rowfley willed this deponent 
to give her, fayinge, I will laye it by, jor I will give him his Indentures & fett him free 

Henry Mencfre Marchant fworne and examined fayeth y* he was in place at M r 
Rowfleys howfe w th Cap' Sampfon M r Rich Bafs when M" Rowfley did fett Anthony Weft 
free and delivered his Indentures to Cap' Sampfon to Cary into England to his ffreends 

Uppon the Teftimoneys above recorded the Courte doth order that Anthony Weft 
fhall have his ffreedom, and his paffe for England 

John Par f ones fworne and Examined faieth y l Phillip Kytely made an agreement w 1 * 
Zacharie Crifpe Edmunde White, and Mathew Hayman beinge then in [their] howfe & 
livinge w th them to have for his labor a Share and to beare the fhare of fuch p>ifion 
as was bought into the howfe 

Anthony Weft fworne and examined fayeth y' he made an agreement w th Zacharie 
Crips and Edmund White, to have fyfteen hundred plants and after, he intendinge to goe 
for England, he quitted that agreement, and after purpofmge to ftaye about planting 
tyme Zacharie Crips plmifed to give the faid deponent Content for his labor, and fo he 
ftayde and Contynued in worke w th him till the cropp was in. 

And further fayeth y' after Mathew Hayman was dead Phillip Kyteley did wifh y' 
divers tymes Zacharie Crips and Edmundes White would gett more handes to help 
forward y e Croppe 

Thomas Willfonc fworne and Examined fayeth y' Phillip Kutcley did often tymes 
wifhe y' they hadd more handes to help forward w' h the cropp, and y' after plan tinge 
tyme when M r . Blaynies men were fick y faid Kyteley fpoke woordes to y* effedt. 

The Court doth order y* y e faid Phillip Kuetley fhall have but a fixt ^te of y e Cropp, 
one fhare beinge dew to Zacharie Cripps, another to Edmunde White another for Thomas 
Willfon who woorkinge abroade vppon his trade had three dyes woork for two, Another 
for two men hired of M r . Blayneys and a feafoned man putt in their roome after they 
died, & another for Anthony Weft Confideringe alfo y' the howfe and ground belonge 
to the faid Zachary Cripps and Edmunde White, They havinge but a fhorte leafe therof. 

Nicholes Tompfon fworne and Examined fayeth that one frydye the fecond of 
December about eight of the Clock at night Zachary Cripps came to M r Swifte, beinge 
fent for by M r Swifte, And when Zacharie Crips came into the room where M r Swyft 
laye, he asked M r Swyft whethe[r] he did know him, and M r Swyft anfwered (I know 
you well enuff) Then Zachary Cripps faid to him, M' Swyfte you faid the other dye y' 
you would difpofe of your Tobacco and other your goodes, and to have it fent into England, 
w' is your will, and how doe you intend to difpofe therof now, To whom M r Swyft faid, 
J would have your f elf c and Edmunde White to take the charge therof and to fend my tobacco, 
and w' fhalbe made of my other goodes into Englande, to my Brother in law Robert lee at 
Graves End for the vfe of his children. 

David Monfell Sworne and Examined Sayeth he was fent by M r Swyft for Zachary 
Cripps and was in place and harde M r Swyft faye the fame woords to Zachary Cripps, 
as Nicholes Thompfon hath formerly faide. 

Elyas longe fworn and Examined fayeth y l he was in place when M r Swyfte fpake 
the fame woordes to Zacharie Cripps as Nicholes Thompfon and David Monfell hath 
formerly deliuered. 

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The Courte doth order y' Zacharie Cripps and Edmunde White fhall have a letter 
of Adminiftratione wherby to Adminifter M r Swyftes goodes. 

Cap' Marten alleageth y' he hath paid M r Raftill three hundred and ffyftie pownd of 
Tobacco for w 011 he hath M r Rajtilh receipt And two hundred more by Cap' Epps, and 
fowr fcore by M r Weftone, And two hundred waight of Elizabeth Jones w ch was to goe 
for 150, And two hundred weight of Robert Threfher w * 1 Cap' Tucker accepted for 
payment. 

Thomas We/ton marchant fworne and Examined fayeth y' M' Raftill defired him to 
make an agreement between him and Cap' Martain, and fayeth y' he drew them to an 
end, and y' this deponent paid M r Raftill 80 pownd of Tobacco for Cap' Martin, And 
that M r Raftill was contented to accept of 200 11 of Tobacco y' Elizabeth Jones did owe 
to Cap' Martin, w ch 2oo h M r Raftill was to have for 150" in regarde he ftood to the 
Adventure of the receavinge of y* fame And for the reft of Cap' Martins Dept M r Raftill 
was Contented to take Cap' Martins bonde to pay him next Cropp, And y' M r Raftill 
was often willed by order from Cap' Martin to come and fee y* bound feald 

George Grave and Elias longe do vndertake that Robert Wright fhall appeere before 
the Gouernor and Counfell of eftate at James Cyttie one Mondye fortnight next after 
Chrifmas beinge the ix th of Januarye to anfwere to the fuite of Cap' W m Tucker 

William Jf offer fworne and Examined fayeth, that he this deponent demanded of 
M r Nevell at Canada beinge abord the fwann, wherfor M r Cornifhe was hanngd, vnto 
whom nevell anfwered and faide he was hangd for a rafcally boye wrongfully, And that he 
hath hard M r nevell fay foe divers tymes 

xix th of december 1625 

A COURTE held the xix* b of december 1625 beinge 
r\ plfent 

S r : Jfrancis Wyatt Knight Governor &c Cap' jfrancis Weft Cap' Smith Cap' 
Mathews Cap' Hamer M r Abraham Peer fie M r William Cleybourne 

Yt is ordered y' a warrant be fent for M r W" Bentley to Teftifie his knowledg between 
M r Allington and M r fflinton, to be heere one mondye the ix' h of January now next 
enfwinge. 

Robert Threfher fworne and examined faieth that, Thomas north came over in y* 
fhipp w 01 Cap' nuce, but that he is ffree this deponent knoweth nott 

Yt is ordered y' Thomas north fhall ferve owt his feaven yeers Prentifhipp Compleate, 
And then to have his ffreedome 

Edmund Barker fworne and examined fayeth, that he did warne Arthur Avelinge 
to be at the Courte and fhowed him the warrant, and fayeth y' M r newman his m r faid 
he fhould come vpp, And his m r did reade the warrant to him. 

Robert Saben fworne and examined fayeth that one Thurfdaye laft was fennight he 
caled to Richard Ewins and asked him whether his man Arthur Avelinge fhould not goe 
vpp to James Cyttie to the Court, And y e faid Ewins anfwered and faid y' his man had 
no bufnes to doe there, And this deponent replied, why he is in the Warrant, and Evans 
anfwered / have other bufnes for him to doe, he fhall not goe vpp, This deponent again 
replyed, you doe not meane as you faye, w ch Evans replyed {yes by my trothe do I) 

Thomas Crifpe gent fworne and Examined fayeth that one Thurfday morninge 
beinge the viij' h of december Cap' Tucker and his Sargant Richard Evans were goinge to 
newports news to ferve A warrant one M r Wefton and as they were fpeking of the warrant 
Cap' Tucker told this deponent he muft be at James Cyttie and told Rich. Evans that 
Arthur Avelinge muft be there alfoe, and Evans made Anfwere y' he fhould not, vnles 
M' Wefton would give Securitie to bringe him down againe 

John Weayne fworne and Examined fayeth y' one Thurfdye laft was fennight 
Cap' Tucker and his Sargeant Evans, were goinge to newports news, and beinge at this 

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deponents howfe Cap'. Tucker told Evans, that his man Arthur Avelinge who was there 
$fent muft be at James Cyttie at Court on mondye followinge, And Evans replied, y' 
he had been abourd M r weftons fhipp the dye before to demand fecuritie y' M r wefton 
fhould bringe downe Arthur Avelinge againe and y' M r wefton refufed to give fecuritie 
and therefore he fhould not goe vpp, To w ch Cap' Tucker repliede, that is no matter he 
muft goe vpp. And charged y e faid Arthur to goe vpp. 

Robert Saben fworn and Examined fayeth y' that M r wefton and Robert newman were 
at this deponents howfe, And M r wefton demanded of M r newman w' comodities he 
would bringe from Canada, M r newman replied, y' the Chieffeft thing that he would 
bringe fhould be two or three fervants & asked M r wefton w' he muft geve for the Trans- 
portinge A man from Canada, M' weftone faid y' the faid newman muft plvide the men 
him felfe and give xx 3 for y c Tranfport of A man, and find them Vkrtualls. 

M r Thomas Crifpe gent by the oath he hath formerly taken, fayeth y' M r newman 
demanded of M r wefton at Canada for to bringe him A fervant over to Virginia M r 
wefton replied, he would bringe none, yf he would give him a hundred pownde, M r 
newman asked him why. And M r wefton replied y' newman?, mate was not able to keepe 
them but would ftarve them. And y faid M r weftone further faid y' fervants were fold 
heere vpp & downe like horfes, and therfore he held it not lawfull to carie any 

George menefre marchant fworne and examined, fayeth y' M r Pountis at his departure 
for England, appoynted this deponent and M r Blaynie to fatisfie M r Sandys about a dept 
w ch ]yj> p 0U ntis was indepted to M r Sandys for Southampton hundred, and y' A dept of 
322" Tobacco dew to M r langley was rebated to M r Sandys. 

Cap' Raphe Hamer Efquire Counfeller of State, afhrmeth y' when it was ordered in 
Court y' M r Powntis fhould pay M r david Sandys 1000 waight of Tobacco for Suthampton 
hundred. That then M r Powntis alleaged y' M r Sandys did owe to M r Powntis by a dept 
of M r langleys to whom he faid he was Executor 300 waight or therabouts of Tobacco 
w° h Tobacco M r Sandys did accept of as f*te of y' 1000 waight of Tobacco W* M r Powntis 
fhould have paide him, and at y e fame tyme M r Sandys demanded a xxii 8 peece for a 
fermon at y e buriall of M r langley. And M r Pountis anfwered he woll allow him fo much 
Tobacco as fhould valwe y e peece, but M r Sandys wold not acept therof but wold have 
a peece of xxii 3 

Edward Barker fworne and examined fayeth y' y e fwann was morede [moored] at 
Dambrells cove in Canada, where fhe lave fafe and owt of danger, And after beinge left 
in Charge w th M r nevell, he removed her awaye to A ftage hed iS where fhee hunge and 
tooke hurte and w th in 2 or 3 dyes after fhe became leaky. 

Robert newman fworne and examined Teftified in open Court y' the Certificate vnder 
the m rs handes & his owne written at Canaday is A trew Certificate. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Weftone fhall pay to M r Crifpe for the damage of his Tobacco, 
five hundred and three fcore pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco, And 
M r Crifpe not to pay for his Tranfporte from Canada to Virginia. 

Yt is ordered y' M r wefton fhall pay to M r Crifpe w' h in this fowerteene dyes xxx s in 
money, And fowerfcore pownd of good fweete and holfome Englifh byskett or ell[s] to 
deliver the greene ginger to M r Crifpe and xxx s in money. 

Nicholes Roe fworn and Examined fayeth y' when M r nevell did more the fhipp fhee 
lay agrounde at A low water. 

Yt is ordered y' M r nevell fhall pay the one half of the damages dew to M r Crifpe, 
Viz d three hundred and thurtie pownde waight of Tobacco, W lh Tobacco fhalbe paid 
by M r weftone and M r nevell by the xx th dye of January at James Cittie, And M r Wefton 
to carrye it to Kickotan gratis for M r Crifpe. 

Yt is ordered y* nicholes Roc fhall quietly enioye Thofe two men he now hath for his 
wages and the Bufinefs & Covenants quited [ ?] between M r Wefton and him. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Weftone fhall fatisfie Robert Threfher Accordinge to the former 
order of Court by the yj th dye of January next coming. 

Thomas 

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Thomas Crifpe gent by the oath he hath formerly taken affirmeth y* Jeffcrcy 
Comifhc did fay y l Edwa: Nevellthuld tell him y* his brother fuffered death wrongfully, 
and the faid Thomas Crifpe wyfhed the faid Jefery Cornifh to take heede w' he faide, 
for fure the Gouernor would do noe wronge or iniuftice to any man, for y' he fhalbe 
anfwerable for w' he doth, Thervppon the faid Jeffery Cornifh did vow, y' he would be 
the death of the Gouernor yf ever he came for England. 

Yt is ordered y* a warrant be fent for Richarde Evans and Arthur Avelinge his man 
to appeere heere at James Cyttie one mondye next come fennight. 

Wheras the Compeny vnder theire feales did grante affign and iett over vnto the 
Governor, the whole tearm of yeers, w ch xx Tenants and xii boys, were by theire feverall 
Covenants to ferve, as in and by the faide Comiffione it may Appear, w h graunt & 
Affignment was after Confirmed vnder the handes of the Lordes of his Mat ies moft 
horiall privie Counfell The Courte doth Conceave it to be iuftice & equitie that the 
Gouernor fhould enioy the faide graunt & affignment Accordinge to the trew intent & 
meaninge therof, And difpofe of the faid Tenants and boys to his beft advantage & 
benefitt 

Vppon the requeft of Cap 1 . Samuell Mathews y c Courte hath affented he fhall have 
leave to take vpp his Devident of lande at Blunt poynt where he is allredy feated 

Lawrence Peele fworne and examined the XXX th dye of decembcr 1625 by the Right 
woorp" S r frauds Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c, fayeth y' aboute Awguft laft paft was 
three yeere Robert Leister Cominge downe from James Cytt This deponent hard the faid 
Leister faye y' Cap' Tucker had given him very harfh woordes r h grieved him very much 
and faid y* he would be revenged of Cap'. Tucker yf he lived. 



the thurde of 'January 1625 

A COURTE held the thurde of January 1625 beinge 
pjfent 
S r : frauds Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap' frauds Weft Cap' Roger Smith 
Cap' Raphe Hamcr, M r Abrham Peirfie M r W'" Cleybourne 

Clement Dilke gent fworne and examnd fayeth, that vppon the weyinge over of my 
La: yardleys Tobacco at hog Ijlande he founde the Tobacco to be Contrary to my ladys 
Comand and directions given to maximillian f 'tone, for y' it was mixed the moft ^te 
w' h ill Condicioned leaves, foe y' as this deponent conceaves fhe had been better to have 
loft fower or five hundred waight of Tobacco, for it was fo mixed y e good and bad 
together, And further this deponent Thinketh y' yf fhe had Tranf ported the faid Tobacco 
for England foe Condicioned it would have been a very great lofs and pliudice to her in 
the fale therof, and further fayeth y* vppon the weyinge and receaving the Tobacco 
whe [when] maximillian ftone vnderftood that this deponent meant to inform my La: 
of the truth in w' Condicon he found it, the faid Stone defired this deponent to make y e 
beft of it to my La : To whom this deponent did anfwere, y l he would nether make it 
better or woorfe, but would inform her trewly how he fownd it 

Liv' Peppet fworne & examined affirmeth as much as M r dilke hath faid, fave in the 
later Claufe y' Maximillian Stone requeftied M r dilke to make the beft of hitt to my 
[La :] w dl he hard nott 

Yt is ordered y' Maximillian Stone fhall loofe the hundred and ffyfteene pownd of 
Tobacco dew to him by his Covenants and fhall ferve my La. Yardley as her fervant 
vntill the laft dye of february now next enfwinge. 

M rs . Ifabel Pery fworne and examined fayeth, that M r Robert Langley havinge been 
longe ficke in her howfe and thinkinge himfelf fomewhat recovered, intended to goe 
downe to Kickotan, but went noe further then hog Ifland, and cominge back againe 

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fownd himfelf very ficke and came to this deponents howfe, where he fownd himfelf 
very fick, And told this deponent that he did purpofe to make M r Pountis and this 
deponents hufband overfeers of his Eftate, but faid he could do nothinge till his fitt 
was paft, and in that ffitt he dyed, makinge no other order in his buifines, And this 
deponent was by him from that tyme to the tyme of his death. 

Wheras M r Robert Tokeley by his Letter of Attorney as Adminiftrator to M r Robert 
Langley, hath geven Awthoritie to M r Abraham Pearfie to Receave vpp all fuch depts 
as are dew to the faid Robert Langley in this Country of Virginia, But the faid Robert 
Tokeley hath not fent over any teftimony or prooff to this Courte, that letters of y* 
Adminiftration of y e faid Robert Langleys goodes were granted to him in England, 
The Court doth require the faid Robert Tokeley to fend over Teftimony therof, And in 
the meane tyme do order that y e deptors of the faid Robert Langley doe putt in Sufficient 
fecuritie to M' Abraham Per fie for y* fattisf action of thofe depts to the right Adminis- 
trators of the faid Robert langley when fufficyent prooff therof fhalbe brought into the 
Courte. 

Wheras Mattathias ffenton died inteftate, and his goodes being prayfed Amounted 
to fower fcore pownde of Tobacco, And there beinge twoo bills of dept pMuced in Courte, 
the one for 165 pownde of Tobacco and the other for fortie twoo pounde of Tobacco, 
y' is ordered y' M r9 Emerfone fhall pay to M r Stepens [Stephens] 60" And to Cap' Weft 
20" And that there havinge been noe other bills of dept pMuiced in Court and noe more 
of M r fflentons eftate left to pay any depts y' M" Emerfone nor any other fhalbe further 
troubled for any of his depts in refpect of his goods left behinde him, but be fattisfied 
as they may by his ffreendes in England. 

William Carter fworne and examined fayeth that he did hold the breech of the 
Peece whilft John Jefferfone did cutt it of and lenthen it, And further fayeth that John 
Jefferfone did carry the peece fo mended home to Cap' Smiths howfe. 

Ry chard Allforde fworne and examined fayeth, that John Jefferfone him felfe did 
bringe the peece home to Cap' Smiths, howfe, y' did hurte henry booth (and deliued 
[delivered] the peece to y e hands of this examinate (fe Jackfons oath) > 

Yt is ordered y' John Jefferfone fhall pay DoAor Pott for the Curinge of henry boothes ' 
Eye, And to give the faid henry Booth fyftie pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco 
towards his maynet, The Court doth y e rather mittigate y' Cenfure, becaufe y e . . . 
in the barrel was faltie, and him felf being a poore man and A Tenant to the Compeny \ 

Yt is ordered y' the Prentizes fent over at the Cytties charge fhall Accordinge to the 
condicione fent over by the Compeny (Vidl 1 ) for the Tearme of feaven yeers or more, 
fo as theire apprentifhips may expire at theire feverall ages of xxi yeeres or vppwarde, 
And after theire app'ntfhip expired, To ferve feaven yeeres more as Tenants for halfes 
The Compeny furnifhing them w' h fuch things, as theire Agrement w' h the Cyttie was 

Richard Evans fworne and examined fayeth, that he did warne W m . Geney the xxvi th 
of December 1625 eyther to agree w th Cap' Tucker for a dept dew to M r Raftell, or ells to 
appee[re] at James Cytte the next Courte Dye Followinge, to W* M r Geney made this 
deponent Anfwere y' he woold eyther agree w' h Cap' Tucker, or ells appeere at James 
Cyttie accordinge to the dye of warninge. 

Yt is ordered y' a Specyall warrant be fent for W" Geney to Appeere at James Cyttie 
one monday come fortnight beinge y' xxiiii th dye of January as well to anfwere his con- 
tempt, as to anfwere to Cap' Tuckers fuite 

Yt is ordered y' yf M r Humfrey Raftell come nott in by the laft of this moneth, to 
deliver Cap' Bafs a boye That then Cap' Tucker fhall pay to Cap' Bafs or his affigne 
five hundred pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco owt of M r Raftells goodes 
yf Cap' Tucker can recover vpp foe much depts. 

Cap' W m Tucker fworne and examined fayeth, that M r Raftell did acknowlege to 
owe to Cap' Bafs Fyfteen bowfhell of Corne or therabouts, y w cb y* faid Raftell prayed 
this Deponent to p)cure for Cap' Bafs either in Corne or other pjvifione. 

Yt is ordered y' in regarde of y" lofs and hindrance Cap' Bafs fuftayened by want 

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of his Corne, That M r Rajtell or Cap 1 Tucker for him of his goodes fhall pay Cap' Bafs 
one hundred and twentie pownd waight of y* beft marchantable Tobacco. 

Yt is ordered y' Cap' Tucker fhall pay Thomas Jones for the dept of M r Raftell one 
hundred and ffyftie pownd waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco, or foe much good 
Comodities as it fhall come vnto. 

Aunthony Burrows gent fworne and examined fayeth that when Cap' Tucker cam 
abourde the fleeing harte he found John heney abourde the fhipp, Contrary to the 
Gouernors exprefs comands, And Cap' Tucker Chided him for his foe doinge, And 
Tucker faide he deferved to ly neck and heeles for his offence, And when Cap' Tucker 
was gone the faid heney faid that Cap' Tucker would be the death of him as he was of 
Robert leyfter. 

George Tompfone fworne and examined fayeth, That he hard John heney fay that 
Cap' Tucker by fome woordes he vfed was the death of Robert leyfter, And that the faid 
heyney faid he would iuftifie it before the Gouernor & Counfell. 

Yt is ordered y' John Heney, in regarde of his Contempt againf t the Gouernors exprefs 
Comande, and for his Scandalous fpeeche in Accufinge Cap' Tucker w' h murther fhalbe 
whipped and receave fixtie f tripes, And alfoe fhall aske Cap' Tucker forgivenes in open 
Courte, as alfo in the publique Congregation at Elizabeth Cyttie And to pay Cap' Tucker 
ioo n waight of Tobacco, And to be ymprifoned heere vntill he putt in very fufHcyent 
bond to the good behaviour 

Arthur Avelinge fworne and exarhd fayeth, That be beinge at Damrells Cove in 
Canada abourde the /wan, one who came abourde asked M r nevell wherefore M' Cornifh 
was put to death Then Edward nevell anfwered he was put to death through a fcurvie boys 
meanes, & no other came again j 't him Then the other man replied / have ill luck my 
brother fhuld come to fuch an end 

Yt is ordered y' Edward nevell for his offenc fhall ftand one y* pillory w' h a paper one 
his head fhewinge the caufe of his offence in the markett place, and to loofe both his 
Ears and to ferve the Colony for A yeere, And forever to be incapable to be A ffreeman 
of the Countrey 

M r Abraham Peer fie doth teftifie y' W m Geny refufed to make Satisff action to Cap' 
Tucker for M r Rafielh dept according to his covenant, except Cap' Tucker would Satisfie 
an Accompt w° b there he did pMuce. 

Yt is ordered y l Cap' Tucker fhall pay M r George Sandys fortie waight of tobacco 
for y* dept of M r Raftell w ch is dew for fix boufhell of corne dew to be paid by bill the 
laft Summer 

Arthur Avelinge by the oath he hath formerly taken depofeth y' W m Barker red the 
warrant to him, where he by name was comanded to appeere at James Cyttie and y l after 
Robert Saben caled y faid deponent to come vpp w" him accordinge to y warrant, But 
he beinge Richa: Evans fervant, his faid m r anfwered he would fe the warrant before 
he fhould come vpp. 

Yt is ordered y' Richard Evans for his offence in difobeyinge the Gouernors Comande 
fhall ly neck and heeles 3 howers in y* markett place, and fhall pay 100 waight of Tobacco, 
Towards the building of the new Bridges at Eliz[abeth] Cyttie, And be putt owt of his 
place, Except vpon his good behaviour Cap' Tucker fhall approue him heerafter. 

W m Carter fworne and examined fayeth, That he dreft A Cow for M r Allnutt in 
may laft was twelvmonth for w* demandinge x 6 M r Allnutt did not pay him, And the 
laft fpringe there was A Cow of M r Bucks Children w' h a fiftula vppon the Eye, •w cb 
at firft this deponent offered M r Allnut to have Cared for as when he had the firft 
in cure, and about Eafter laft he offered M r Allnut w tb gods helpe to cure y e cow w' h y« 
fiftula for xx e in money foe as he might be fatisfied for the former cure, w* M r Allnutt 
refufed fayinge he had rather give another man forty fhillings, then him xx" and fo put 
the Cow to goodman Trees man to Cure, who not beinge able to Cure her M r Allnut 
offered this deponent to give him content yf he would Cure her, but this deponent faid 
that now he coulde not warrant her fhe was fo far gone but thatt he would doe his beft, 
and accordingly vfed his beft skill, yett at length fhe dyed. 

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Abraham Porter fworne and examined fayeth, y' he did fee the Cowe y ( was myred 
in the morninge, and was well and after did find her mired. But gott her owte and 
brought her home, but dyed, And further fayeth y [ he hath complayned to M r Kingfmell 
that they gave away to[o] much milke from the calves 

Yt is ordered that M r Alnutt in regard of his necklecl; in looking to the Cattle of the 
orphan Peeleg back the fone of M r Richard Buck fhall paye one hundred pownde waight 
of y 1 beft marchantable Tobacco for the vfe of the faid orphan, And to be compeld to 
give Sufficyent Securatie To the overfeers of M r Bucks will for Anfweringe and makinge 
good of the orphant ftock, And that Peeter longman and the other Gardians fhalbe 
compelled to give the faid overfeers Sufficyent fecuritie for the anfweringe and making 
good of the other orphants whole eftate and ftocks. 

Robert Edmundes and John Par Jones do Teftifie, y' two barells of fheald Come 
belonginge to John Evins was putt into the loft at the old forte of M r George Sandys, 
and y l he gave certen nubbins for y e allowance of fhrinkage, and was to have the two 
barrells forth againe when he fhould demand it 

Yt is ordered y' there be a warrant fent for M r Lwke Boyje and Thomas Harris to 
be heere one mondye come fortnight to teftifie in the behalf of henry Williams, w** day 
of appearance is the 23 th of January 1625. 

W m Englifh gent fworne and examined fayeth y* M r Raftell before his departure, 
left order w th this deponent and Cap' Tucker for to allow of fuch Charges as M r Geny 
fhould approue to have laude owt for apparell for M r Raftells fervants w ch then were 
remayninge w th M r Geny, and y' they in theire difcrefione fhould finde M r Genys accompte 
to be reafonable 

Cap' Tucker doth acknowledge, y' there are Certen accompts dew from M r Raftell 
to M r Geney, But M r Raftell told Cap' Tucker y l he would nott allow of thofe accompts 
yf ch M r Geny chalenged from him. 

Yt is ordered y* in regard M r W"' Geny hath fayled in ^forminge of an order of Court 
bearing date [blank] &c in not bringinge over a fhallops ladinge of Corne for M r Chew, 
And after vppon a fecond agreement for y e bringing over of fortie boufhell of Corne in 
lew therof for M r Chew & hath fayled of ^formence of y' alfo, yt is ordered he fhall pay 
twenty boufhell of good Indyan Corne to M r Chew or his affignes in James Cyttie plfently 
And y' he remane pryfoner vntill he hath paid y e fame. 

Yt is ordered y' nicholes weafell for takinge awaye henry Geneys boate w th out his 
leave or knowledg w 01 * there vppon was buldge [bildged] and fpoyled, beinge A Tenant 
to halfes fhall ferve the faid henry Geny for this yeere, The faid henry Geny difcharginge 
his rent dew to the Compeny beinge two hundred waight of good marchantable Tobacco 
ftript and three barrells of good Indyan Corne, and to give fecuritie for the payment 
therof, And the faid henry Geny to finde him fufficient meate drinke and Apparell duringe 
that Tyme 

And further y l the faid nicholes Weafell for his offence, to the end his punifhment 
may deterr others from the like, fhall doe execution vppon nevell and John heyney 
Accordinge to their Cenfures and y l he afterwards he fhalbe whipped at Elezabeth Cyttie. 
Yt is ordered y l Henry Geny for his Contempt in goinge A Tradinge Contrary to the 
plclamation fhall pay three hundred waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco, to be 
ymployed for the Buildinge of the new Bridges at Elezabeth Cyttie, and to putt in good 
fecuritie for the good behaviour theerafter, w ch Tobacco fhalbe brought home to Cap' 
Tuckers howfe. 

A recorde of a Specialtie 
James Cyttie the 6 th of June 1625 

Memorandum / Houmfprey Raftell of London, marchant doe confes to owe vnto the 
wofp" George Sandys Threaf fix boufhell of the fmaler new meafure of fheald tradinge 
Indyan Corne to be paide vnto the faide M' Sandys or to his affignes w' k n xxv dayes after 
my departure this river to goe over the baye, and for trew ^formence I binde my felfe and 

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tny Executors in duble the value of the abouejaide Come and in wittnes oj the truth have 
herevnto putt my handc the day and yeere abottfaid [above /aid] 

Humfrey Raftell 
The marke 11 oj Elias longe 

and Thomas Swyft 

W" Pcry gent fworne and examined fayeth, y' M' Robert langley fent for him this 
deponent, one Sonday night, and the mondyc this examinate went over to him, findinge 
him lyinge in this deponents bed very fick, And faid to this deponent, / have been w' h 
M' Powntis to be my over jeer [of his will] and have jent jor you for the like, after w ch woordes 
this deponent dep'ted and that night M r langley departed this liefe, And further fayeth 
That, M r Pountis told this deponent y' he had been w th the Gouerno', aboute M r langleys 
bufines, And the Gouerno r told M r Pountis y' he did like well y' he and this deponent 
fhould be M r langleys overfeers, And moreover this deponent fayeth y' the Gouerno r willed 
M r pountis to goe aboard and looke for A will, and M r Powntis fownde of M' langleys 
A will that was begun but not finifhed. 

Wheras M r William Geny is by bond to pay M r Rajtell five hundred waight of 
Tobacco & eight barrells of Come of W* there is to be abated for a man y< died in Awgujt 
fif tie waight of Tobacco and a barrell of eares, And wheras M r Geny bringeth in an 
Accompt, to default of the faide dept, Cap' Tucker doth allow for the faid Accompt 
150 waight of Tobacco, §mded that yf heerafter M r Rajtell fhall fhow Sufficyent 
caufe to this Courte, why the faid 150 waight of Tobacco fhuld not be allowed to 
M r Geny, That then M r Geny fhalbe lyable to give him fatisf action. 

Yt is ordered that Suthampton hundred fhall pay the remainder of a thowfand 
waight of Tobacco w^ h is vnpaide dew to M r Sandys by an order of Courte, to the 
Adminiftrator of M r Sandys Eftate 

i ~t is ordered y< M r Stogden fhall receave the twelve hundred waight of Tobacco dew 
from George medcalje to M r Rajtell, And owt of the faid 1 200" waight to fatisfie Liv' Barrv 
and John Warde 700 waight of Tobacco dew to them from M r Rajtell for nott bringinge 
in two fervants for them by Chrijmas Accordinge to agreement, And for the other 500 
waight remayninge of y* 1200, and for 400 waight receaved by M' Stogden of Gregorie 
dorye, y' is ordered y' M r Stogden fhall putt in Sufficyent fecuritie to bee Accomptable 
to M r Rajtell or his affigns for him, y f the faid M r Rajtell by y e firft of jebruary next fend 
in A dif charge from George Gauntlctt, Accordinge to an order made the 17 th of January 
1624. 



9 th of ^January 1625 



A COURT held the 9 th of January 1625 being 
plfente 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c. Cap 1 jfrancis Wejt Cap 1 Roger Smith 
Cap' Raphe Hamer Cap 1 Mathews M r Abraham Perfie, M r William Clcyboume 

Yt is ordered y l M r Waters fhall give fecuritie to M r Abraham Pcrfy for A dept to 
M r Langley wherin Cap 1 Whittakers & Thomas fflint ftand Charged in M r Langleys bookes, 
That yf the Courte fhall awarde y* faid Tho: fflynt to pay the faid dept y l then y* faid 
Edward Waters fhall give him fatisf aco and y' the matter fhall reft in fufpenfe vntill 
the xx th of November next, y' in the meane tyme the Court may heere from Cap' 
Whittakers, fuppofed to be principall deptor, And y 1 M r Tokeley may fend over the letters 
of Adminiftratione owt of England granted to him. 

Yt is ordered y' M r moone fhall pay & bringe in to Cap' W m Pcerce befor mondye 

next Cominge fixtie waight of y* beft marchantable Tobacco, dew vnto him by bill, ells 

y l therbe execution granted againft him 

William Duglajs fworne and examined fayeth [blank] , 

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Robert Par tin fworne and Examined fayeth, y l one mondye morninge beinge S<St : 
Stephens dye M r Pooly and divers of the Congregacon mett to fay and heere divine 
fervice M r Paulett heeringe M r Pooly vfe his name, came into the Congregacon fayinge 
w' is y' you fay of Pawlett, To w** M r Pooly replyed, I fay you will not paye me your 
Tithe Tobacco, and after fome replyes paft to and againe betweene them, M r Pooly gave 
M r Pawlett the lye, And M r Pawlett faid he was a ftonde prieft, and a $iurde man, and 
taxt him w lh Symonie and briberie, and fwore by y e lords blude he would prove it againft 
him, but whether M r Pooly gave M r Pawlett the lye, before M r Pawlett vfed thofe woords 
he knows not. 

Enfign jfrancis Epps fworne and examined fayeth that vppon Sd Stephens dye 
in the morninge, M r Pooly and others of the f*fhe beinge togeathe[r], about the remov- 
inge of the Church, M r Pooly affirmed y' M r Pawlet defired to have y e Church removed 
from M" Briggs howfe to his howfe, and M r Pawlett faid it was falfe whervppon M r Pooly 
faid againe it was nott falfe, M r Pawlett faid againe it was falfe, Then M r Pooly told 
M r Pawlett y' he lied, Then M r Paivlett cald him blockheded parfone w"> fome other y 
like woords y' paffed between them one both fides, and taxed M r Pooly w th fpekinge 
falfe latten, and teachinge falfe doctrines, and charged him w th Symony and bribery 
And M r Pooly one the other fide cald M r Pawled bafe baudie ff ellow and that he went vp 
& downe y e countrey finginge baudie fonges and many fowle tearmes paffed betweene 
them, but all the ^ticulars and in w l order they paffed between them, he doth not 
$cifly remember. 

Samuell Sharpe gent fworne and examined fayeth, That the occafione of the fpeeches 
was trewly fett downe in the fworne oathes of Enfigne Epps and Robert Partain, and 
y l many fowle woordes of ^vocation (as foole, dunce, bafe fellow, and the like) paffed 
between them, & ^ticularly he remembreth that M r Pooly gave M r Pawlett y* lye firfte, 
accordinge as is related in the depofitione of Enfign Epps he remembreth alfo that 
M r Pawlett charged M r Pooly w th Symony & bribery and teachinge falfe doctrine, and 
y' he was a poured man. 

Liv 1 Thomas Of bourne fworne and examined fayeth, y* wheras M r Pooly was to 
Tranfporte him felfe to their Plantacon and to be theire every fowerth Sendye, for w 01 * 
he was to have duble meanes, after w* agreement M r Pooly was abfent xi weekes together, 
In regard wherof he was contented to take ordinary meanes, foe y l they would vndertake 
to feach [fetch], But after he came to feach his tythes, he demanded to have the duble 
meanes accordinge to his bill, w ch the[y] refufed to paye, whervppon he cam to this 
deponent, and faid that yf he would lett the reft pay him, That then he would acquitt 
this deponent for his tythes payinge the ordinary meanes. 

The opinion of M r W m Cleybourne is, y' Concerninge the Contentione and quarell 
betweene M r Poolie and M r Pawlett, y l neyther of them fhould recover any Damages 
eyther from other, for y' the offences given one both <jfUes were mofte vile and exorbitant, 
both of them equaly as he thinketh havinge Contended to debafe and wronge y ^fone 
of the other, fo y' allthough M r Pawlett muft bee acknowled, to have exceeded in the 
fowleft maner yett the offence of M r Pooly is no hwit lefs then the others, his Cenfure 
therefore is, That they fhuld equally both of them, forfeat & paye 200 waight of Tobacco, 
and moreover in regarde as is faide the fault of M r Pawlett is y e greter Confidered by 
itfelfe, Therfore his opinion ys y' he fhould in the open Congregacon where thee offenc 
was Comitted, Publiquely acknowledge his fault & offence, not fo much refpedtinge any 
wronge to M r Poolies $fon, fo as that fhould be Satisfaction done to him felfe as 
humbly to j9teft to the whole Congregacon his forrow for his offence, in regarde his 
his offence . . . y l he Taxeth M r Pooly w th his doctrine or w th Symony, Piury, bribery 
and y* like, And likwife his opinion is y' M r Pooly fhould openly in like maner acknowledg 
his offence to the Congregacon (then offended. 

Ytis the opinion of Abrah: Peirfey, as he vnderftandeth by the wittneffes Sworne 
and Examined, that M r Pooly, and M r Paulett did equall one & other, in baffe and obro- 
bious Speeches, but that M r Paulett did exceed, in moft fcandelous manner agaynft 

M r 



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M r Pooly in taxeing M r Pooly that hee was ^iured man, and did teache faulfe doctrine, 
& had Comitted, bridbery and Semony, for fo much as that M r Paulett hath not by 
wittnes pfyed any one of thofe foule (landers againft M c Pooly, I am of opinion that 
M r Paulett fall according to the ... of the Generall Affembly Ask M r Pooly forgiuenes 
before the Congregacon of his owne ^fh and that M r Paulett fhall give M r Pooly five 
hundred pound weight of Tobacco 

My oppinion is agreeing and Confenting w' k M r William Clayborne. 

Samuell Mathewes 

Cap' Hamers opinion 

My opynion ys y' both of themfhould acknowledge their e offence in the Congregacon and 
ask each other forgiuenes, & that M' Pawlett doe fir ft acknowledg his offence, That M' 
Pawlett be fined 300 waight of Tobacco and M' Pooly two hundred waight. 

Cap'. Roger Smith his opinion is agreeable to and confenting with M r W m Cleybournes. 

Cap' jfra: Weft his opinion is y' y e groffeft woordes M r Pawlett gaue to M r Pooly, 
cannot equall the lie, w* woorde toucheth his reputacon in y higheft nature, and a 
gentleman valueinge it as neere and deere vnto him as his liefe, now for reparcon of 
thee offences one to the other, they fhall acknowledge theire offences in y e Congregacion 
where their offences were comitted, and M r Pawlett finde 200 waight and M r Pooly 500 
of Tobacco. 

Yt is the opinion of the Gouernor y' M r Pawlett fhall in the faid Congregacon where 
the faid woordes were fpoken ask the Congregation forgiuenefs for the great fcandall 
given them, and M r Poolie for the oprobrious woordes vfed againft him, And that 
M r Pooley fhall doe the like askinge for forgivenes as well of y c Congregation as of M r 
Pawlett, There offences both in regarde of theire $fons, the one the minfter the other 
the Comander of the Plantacon, as alfo in regard of many fowle and fjvokinge fpeeches, 
w° h paffed one both fides (being in a maner equall,) but that M r Pawlett Charged M r Pooly 
w" 1 falfe doctraine Symony and <piury w ch are woordes of a higher nature and doe beare 
an Accon in law that he fhal pay to M r Pooly 300 waight of Tobacco, w ch fine is made 
noe greater, as well becaufe plvokinge fpeeches paffinge one both fides, Coller [choler ?] 
is intended to have Tranfported M r Pawlett, in ^te through M r Poolies owne faulte, as 
alfo y' cenfure of fines muft be made accordinge to mens eftates. 

Thomas marlett fworne and examined Sayeth y\ the dye after Chriftmas in Ano 1624 
M r Bunn hired John Smith for a yeeres fervice. 

James Tooke fwoorne and examined fayeth y' M r Bunn told this deponent he had 
hired John Smith for A yeeres fervice from Chriftmas in Ano 1624 to Chriftmas laft paft. 

Yt is ordered y' John Smith fhall ferve M r Bunn vntill the firft of jjebruary next 

Edward Waters gent fworne and examined fayeth, y' he Cominge vpp as pilott to 
brinnge vpp the dutch fhipp to James Cyttie lent his boate to Tho: Thorneberry to come 
vpp to James Cyttie after him y' he himfelf might goe back againe in her to Eliza: Cyttie. 

Yt is ordered y' thofe Tenants y' are to be putt foorth to mafters fhall have ^te of 
theire rent paide w cb is to be to y m f elves in corne fheallt, two barrells of Corne or more 
at the expiracon of theire Service or at Chriftmas next (w 1 * fhall firft happen 

January the xii' h 1625 
Liv' Thomas Osborne fworne before the Gou r no r , depofeth that vppon Wenefdaye 
the xj' h of January, John Smith did tender two Kapones to M r John Bourrows, beinge 
dew vnto him for his rente, w* Kapones M r Burrows refufed to receave 

January the xvi' h 1625 
Christopher Barker fworn before the Gouernor, depofeth that before Chriftmas in 
Ano 1624, he was $fent at Kickotan when Richarde Stephens and Edwarde ffifher were 
in talke concerninge Edward ffifher his goinge in his Pynnace, at w* Tyme M r Stephens 

did 



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did yeeld y* Edwarde ffifher had beene foorth in his fervice in the Pynnace 30 dayes, 
but w' M r Stephens was to give Edward ffifher for that tyme he knoweth not 

January the XIX th 1625 
Anthony West fworne and examined by the Gou r no r depofeth; y' about y e later end 
of June laft paft M r George Sandys Threaf borrowed one hundred waight of Tobacco 
of Zachary Cripps and Edmundc White, and when M r Thomas Swyjt fervant to M r George 
Sandys receaved y' ioo". of Tobacco of him, he liked it very well and faide it was pittie 
but they fhould receave good Tobacco for it againe 

January the xx ,h 1625 
Cap'. Natha: Basse Afrirmeth vpon his knowlege that John Coombes & John Ewyne 
cam over into this Country in the good fhipp caled the Marigolde Ano Domi 161 9 the 
20 th of may And were delivered by Cap 1 lane, To S r : George Yardley to the Compenys 
vfe. 

A Copie of Laurence maye his Accquittance of receipte 

Receaved by me Laurence Maye the 29"" of december 1625 three hundred waight of 

Tobacco (that is to faye one of new and two of oldc) of Liv' William Barrye for full Satis- 

faftione of all wages depts or demandes dew -onto me the faid Lawrence May from the 

Virginia Compeny from the beginninge of the worlde till this flfent daye, Witnefs my hande 

Lawr: Maye 

A Copie of a letter from M r W m Coun] table to M r deputie ff error 
Laus deo, Vlufhinge the vltimo Awguft 1625 
Woorp" S r : 

Your Good health hoped and prayed for, In the midfte of this greate mortalitie, Thefe 
are, that about two yeeres fince I fent a fhipp for the Virginia Caled the William and John, 
The m' vnder god W m Reynolls, for w ch fhipp your Wofp gave me a comiffione owt of the 
Courte, And although I lofte much by that vioage, Yett soe well I affect the pfperitie of thofe 
people and that Countrey, That I have aduentured to ffraight another fhipp and to putt in 
good ftore of fivifiones, wantinge in that Plantacione, And becaufc I woulde be knowne as 
a fubiccl to my Kinge and Countrey, as alfo affreeman and well wifher vnto that Plantacione, 
I would entreat you' Woorp to graunte me a Commiffione owt of y e Courte in the name of 
Henry Huett w' h allfo your favorable Letter to the Gouernor there for the kinde entertaynment 
of my people in their e Countrey (This being) it fhall encorage me and many others to felt 
theirc handes and hartcs to y' ffourtherance of that Plantacone, And this nott douptinge oj 
your woorps aplaude in this my enterprife, and favours in all I reaueft concerninge the 
ffourtherance therof, I reft Your Woorps to Comande in all the fcrvn he can 

William Counftable 

To the worp' 1 M' deputie ffarrar in London or ells where, theife ^ a friend whom 
god $ferve. 

A Copie of a bill from M r Humphrey Raftell to Cap' Baffe 
1 Humphrey Raftill of London marchant doe $mife to deliver to Cap' Natha : Baffe 
of Baffes Choyfe in Warifhcoyke one boye aged aboute ffowerteene yeeres Sufficyently 
appareled accordingc to the vfe & cuftomc of this Countrey, to ferve him the faid Baffe or 
his affignes feaven Years from the twenteth of november next enfwinge the date heerof, for 
the trwe ^formancc I binde my felfe in the penaltie or forfeiture of five hundred pownd of 
Tobacco, hi Wittnes I have heere vnto fett my hande the xviij' h daye of Aprill 1625 

Humphrey Raftell 
Signed in the fhfence of 

William Hollande 

Waldgraue Markes 

Thomas Phillipps , .„„.,, 

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the XXX th of January 1625 

ACOURTE held the xxx th of January 1625 beinge 
flfent 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knyght Gouernor &c Cap' ffrancis Weft Cap' Smith Cap' 
Mathews M r Abraham Per fie M r W m Cleybourne. 

At this Court appered Cap' W'" Epps, and on the behalfe of M" Katherine Bennett 
then reli(5t and wydow of M r W m Bcnett, minfter deceafed, (fhe beinge by the laft will 
and Teftament of y e faid W" Benett made and nominated his fole Executrix,) doth refufe, 
and difclaime to take vppon her the faid Executorfhipp, Yett y' y e depts of her faid 
hufbande may be paide and Satisfied, fo fair as his faide goodes fhall extend, fhe is 
willinge to adminfter vppon his eftate And Aeordingly hath plfented into this Courte A 
^ feet Inventorie of all his goodes and eftate, Together w ,h fuch depts as hath allredie 
been required at her hands 

The faid Cap' W m Epps in the behalfe and at the defire of y e faide M" Katherine 
Benett, doth humbly fue to this Courte y' fhe may by order of Courte be difcharged of 
the Executorfhipp, and be lyable no further then as an Admnftrator foe far as the goodes 
fhall extende 

The Courte Accordinglie doth order y' fhe fhalbe difcharged of the faid Executor- 
fhipp, And Adminfter vppon his eftate, And havinge taken her oath y' it is a ^fect 
Inventory of all his goodes to her knovlege, And havinge fatisfied y e depts foe farr as 
the goodes fhall extende fhe fhall have her dif charge. 

Randall Smallwood plvoft marfhall fworne and examed fayeth that in takinge of A 
mufter in the plfence of S r George Yardley, Cap' Warde did releafe James Blackbourne 
of on yeeres tyme of his fervice 

Thomas Powell & William Dyer of Acomack doe affirme &c y' Cap'. John Warde 
gave James Blackbourne one yeere of y' tyme y' the faid James Blackbourne had to ferve 
him, Thefe ^ties aboue written do afferme this to be trwe vppon theire oathes taken 
before Cap' William Epps Efquire Comander of the fame. 

Witnes me y* marke O O of Thomas Poivell 

Nicholas Raynherde The marke X of Tho: dier 

Yt is ordered y' James Blackbourne fhall have his ffreedom puttinge in Securitie to 
anfwere Cap' Warde for any fourther Service y' Cap' Warde can proue to be dew from 
him. 

Yt is ordered alfo y' henry Wiljone and W m minus fhall difpofe of theire Cropp, 
puttinge in Securitie to Cap' W m Epps to be anfwerable to Cap' Warde for fuch further 
fervice as he can proue to be dew from them to him, from Chriftmas laft was Twelve- 
moneth. 

Lodowick Pearle gent fworne and examined fayeth y' he beinge abourde the fhipp 
caled the grace one faterday night beinge new years eve did not fe any diforder abourde 
the faide fhipp. 

Roger Sanders fworne and examined fayeth y' John Snodc Thomas Thornberry Adam 
Thorowgood John Penrice and Pawle horwood cam abourd the fhipp caled the grace one 
Saterday night beinge new yeers Eve and to his knowledge did not fee any of them 
disordered in drainke, And fayeth y' thefe five before named and two others, tooke 
boate and went from the fhipp before this deponent, And this deponent faw them hoyft 
faile and $fently after loft fight of the boate whervppon this deponent & his mate made 
w' haft they could (heringe them Crye) to fuccor them at w° h tyme this deponent tooke 
vp three of them owt of the water 

Yt is ordered y' John Snode, Thomas Thorneberry John Penrife Adam Thorowgood 
and Paule Horwood for theire offence in goinge abourde contrary to the Proclamatione 
fhall each of them enter into bonde of twentie pownde for theire good behaviour And 

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each of them to pay twentie pownde waight of good marchantable Tobacco towards y e 
buildinge of the bridges at Elizabeth Cyttie And to pay in the faide Tobacco to Cap' Tucker 
at his howfe. 

And this is all the Courte at this tyme can do, Confideringe that no man cam in to 
alleage any thinge Concerninge y e death of John ffofter and Thomas Lum that were 
caft away. 

A Copie of a bill of ladinge inferred in Courte by Richard Wake 

Shipped by the grace of god in good order and well condicioned by me Richard Wake 
in and vppon the good Shipp caled the Elizabeth oj london wherof is m T vnder god for this 
$Jent Vioage Lawrence May And now ridinge at Anchor in James River And by gods grace 
bound for london in England, To fay one Butt one cheaft, one hogfhead 

Being marked and numbred as in the margent and are to be deliuered 
marked R P at the forefaide Porte of london The dangers and adventures of the fea only 
excepted, to Elizabeth Page or to her affignes, fhe or they payinge fraight 
for the faide goods three penc $ pownde, w' h primage and Average 
Accuftomed, In Witnefs wherof, the mafter or purfer of y faid fhipp 
hath Affirmed to three bills of ladinge all of this Tenor and date, the one of 
which three bills beinge Accomplifhed, the other two to ftande voide. And 
foe god fend the good fhipp to her defired Porte in faftie, Amen. 

Dated the 17'* of December 1625 

Law. May 

Be it knowne vnto all men by thefe flfents y' I John Haule of James Towne Ifland in 
Virginia do ow and ftand indebted vnto Thomas Paffmoure of James Towne Ifland afore- 
faid the iuft quantetie of Two hundred and Three fcore powndes of the beft marchantable 
Tobacco in leafe To be paide to the faide Thomas Paffmoure or his law full Attorney his 
Executors Adminiftrators or affignes one the firft daye of November now next Enfwinge 
the date hereof w ch Payment well and trewlie to be made and donne I bynde my felf my 
heyrs executors and Adminiftrators by thefe fifentes 

In witnefs wherof I have hereunto fett my hande and feale the 15'* daye of January 1624 

Jofn hawle his marke et fignum 
Subfcribed fealed & delivered in fifence of 
Nathaniell Cawfey 
Waldegrave Markes 

Mdrh. that the above named John Haule doth binde him felf his heyrs executors and 
Adminiftrators y' yf the above written fume of two hundred and three fcore pounde of 
Tobacco be not paide to Thomas Paffmoure one the day aboue named, Then to Surrender 
his howfe and grounde in tlie faide Ifland to the faide Thomas Paffmoure, And doth fourther 
covenant To the faid Thomas, never to fell or lett to any other the faide howfe and grounde, 
But he the faide Thomas to haue the refufall gevinge as another will give, witnefs my hande 
the day and yeere aboue Written. 

John V Hawle his marke 
Witneffes hereof 

Nathaniell Cawfey 
Waldegrave Markes 



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6 th of ffebruary 1625 

ACOURTE heldethe 6'" of ffebruary 1625, beinge 
flfent 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c. Cap' ffrancis Weft, Cap 1 Roger Smith, 
Cap' Samuell Mathews, M r Abraham Per fie M r W m Cleybourne 

Wheras John haule died indepted to Thomas Paffmoure in the fome or quantetie of 
fower hundred pownd waight of Tobacco, as $tly by bill and ^tly by the Confeffione 
of Brigett haule his wyddow it doth appeere, 

Yt is agreede in Courte by and betweene the faid Bridgett haule and Thomas Paff- 
moure, That the faid Thomas Paffmoure fhall Accept of the howfe and grounde of the 
faid John haule Sytuat in James Cyttie Ilande for and in full Sattisfaclione of the faide 
dept, And that the faid Bridgett haule fhall refigne vpp all her right Claime and Title in 
and vnto the faid howfe and fower Acres of land. 

And y' is fourther ordered, y' John haule havinge fayled in payment of the aforefaid 
dept dew to Thomas Paffmoure That he fhall enioy the lande & howfe Accordinge to 
the Agrement made between him and the faide John haule, And becaufe John haule 
had no Coppie of the faid lande, y' is ordered y' the faide Thomas Paffmoure fhall enioy 
the faid howfe and fower Acres of lande, as ^te of his Devident 

James Hickmote fworne and Examined fayeth, y' one faterday night beinge the 
fowerth of ffebruary 1625 beinge at the howfe of Edward ffifher in James Cyttie, one 
Peter marten beinge in Compeny and fallinge in talke concerninge Richard Williams als 
Cornifh that was executed for Buggerie, The faid marten then Commendinge the faid 
Cornifh for an excellant mariner and skillfull Artift, Thomas hatch beinge alfo in compeny, 
faid that in his confyence he thought the faid Cornifhe was put to death wrongfully, 
whervppon this deponent faid, (you were beft take heede w' you faye, you have a fifident 
[precedent] before your eyes the other dye, And it will coft you yo' eares yf you vfe fuch 
woordes, To w ch the faid Tho: hatch replied, / care not for my eares, lett them hange me 
yf they will 

Sara ffifher y e wiefe of Edward ffifher fworne and examined Affirmeth as much as 
M r James hickmote hath vppon his oath formerly deliuered. 

Anthony Jonnes fworne and Examined fayeth, that he hard Thomas hatch fay that 
Richard Cornifh was putt to death wrongfully, and that he did not care for his eares 

V' is ordered y', Thomas Hatch for his offence fhalbe whipt from the forte to the 
gallows and from thence be whipt back againe, and be fett vppon the Pillory and there 
to loofe one of his eares, And that^his fervice to S r : George Yardley for feaven yeers 
Shalbegain from the $fent dye, Accordinge to the Condicion of the dewtie boyes he 
beinge one of them. 

M r John Burrows at this Court defireth to have a hundred and ffyftie acres of lande, 
for three fervants (vid'P) nicholes Goldfmith, W m Burfoote, and Sara Bowman According 
to Certificates pMuced in Courte, To w ch his requeft the Court doth willingly affent, 
And do order M r Cleybourne to regifter the fame in recorde. 

Y' is ordered according to the voluntarie agreement of S r ffrancis Wyatt in the 
behalfe of the Adventurers of y e Magafme and Cap' ffrancis Weft, in behalfe of M" 
Margrett Weft Adminiftratrix to her late hufbande Edwarde Blayney Marchant, deceafed 
That the faid Cap' ffrancis Weft fhall make $fent payment of five thowfande pownde 
waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco in leaf e vnto the faide S r : ffrancis Wyatt to 
the vfe of the faid Adventurers And further it is ordered that the faid Cap' ffrancis Weft 
fhall not fell, impparte[ ?], alyenate nor otherwyfe by any meanes or wayfte make away 
or dimfhe any of the goodes and chatties movable vmmovable Reall or ^Ifonal wherof 
M r Edward Blayney was actually zeafed & poffeffed of at or before fuch tyme as here 
fhall com Advife owt of England from the faide adventurers in anfwere of M r Blaynyes 
Accomptes and demandes made by letters to the faid Adventurers and y' fuch further 
order fhalbe taken hervppon by this Courte as Juftice and equitie fhall require 

February 



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February the xiiij" 1 1625 

Cap W. Epps fworne before the right worp" S'.ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor 
&c, depofeth, that vppon Tewjdaye the xxvij th of december 1625, This deponent 
heeringe that lwke Eaden was very fick went to fee him, And Cominge vnto him 
findinge him very ill and weake this deponent wifhed him to fett his eftate to rights 
Soe the faid Lwke Eaden Thanked this deponent and wifhed him to come againe the 
next morninge, But before this deponent came vnto him, he was deceafed. And further 
this deponent affirmeth y' the faid Tewfday before he went awaye from the faid Lwke 
Eaden, he demanded of him w 1 depts were owinge him in this Countrey, the faid Lwke 
Eaden anfwered (and faide) That fince the laft Reckninge made betwene him and 
W m Geny, the faid W m Ceny was feaventeen hundred waight of Tobacco indepted vnto 
him, And further faid That Zacharie Cripps and Edmunde White did owe him fix hundred 
waight of Tobacco, further fayinge that divers other were in his dept, but for that tyme 
he defired this deponent to forbeare him vntill the next morninge, before w* morninge 
he deceafed. 

John How gent likewife fworne, depofeth, y' before the faid Lwke Eaden deceafed, 
This deponent requefted him to be good to his fervant Alexander — To w ch the faid 
Lwke Eaden anfwered, when I make my will in morninge I will remember him, furthermore 
this faid deponent fayeth y' the faid Lwke Eaden told him that he had a boye y' was left 
by Thomas Spillman at Chaplens Choycc, Contrary to his appoyntment And that the 
faid Spillman had borrowed a Barrell of Corne and left the faid boye as fattisfaftion 
for the faid Corne vntill it were repaid, furthermore the faid Lwke told this deponent 
y' he had a Cheft at henry genyes wherein were certen wrightings and Accompts & 
Certen powlder & fpices of divers fortes, & two payre of fheets As alfo one Cheft of 
Tobacco and one bulke of Tobacco both Conteyning eight hundred waight or neere 
thereabouts The key of w ch Cheft of wrightings, fpices, powder & other things the faid 
Lwke Eaden delivered to this deponent before he departed liefe, And Cap' Epps & this 
deponent Cominge to Henry Gcnys to fee w< was in the faid Cheft, they fownd it broken 
open & all things taken owt. 



the xx th of ffebruary 1625 



ACOURTE held the xx"' oi ffebruary 1625 beinge 
plfent 
S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c, Cap 1 ffrancis Weft Cap* Roger Smith — 
M r Willm Cleybourne 

Martine Tourner fworne and examined fayeth, That he this deponent was in place 
when M r Thomas Swyfte and Thomas Delamaior did f*fec~t vpp a reckninge Betweene 
them, At w ch tyme the faide Thomas Delamaior did allow M r Swyfte thurtie pownde 
waight of Tobacco for A dept dew to Vincentia Caftillian, and tenn pounde of Tobacco 
for Cap' nortone And y e faide M r Swyfte did Acknowled there remayned dwe to the 
faid Thomas Delamaior ffortie waight of Tobacco and one barrell of Corne w ch M r Swyfte 
did plmife to pay vnto him 

Thomas Pricharde fworne and Examined fayeth, y' one Sondye night the xix' h of 
ffebruary 1625, Tho: lecefter cominge in about one hower w th in night, falinge in queftion 
aboute Tobacco that M r Doctor Pott fhould owe to Roger f tanle y, leyfter faid y' M r Dodlor 
did nott owe the faid ftanley fo much Tobacco as he faid he did, Stanley faid he lyed, & 
thervppon Stanley drew owt his hanger, And then leyfter took Another fwoorde, but 
neyther of them did then ftrike after y' leyfter laid downe his fwoorde, And then ftanley 
ftrook at him w th his hanger at his head, and leyfter defended it of w th a Jugg he had in 
his hande, And after did fett downe y e Jugg And clofe w ,h Stanley to wrench his hanger 

owt 



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owt of his hand, And in ftriving w th him leyfter tooke hold of his hanger and broke it of 
w th in a handfull of the hilte, And w th y blade of y e hanger w"* he kept in his hand, Cutt 
the faid ftanley one the arme, w° h hanger was a back fwoorde. 

Elyas Gale aged 15 yeers or therabouts beinge examined afhrmith as much in effect 
as Tho: Prichard hath formerly said vpon oath 

Yt is ordered y l M r Thomas Weftone fhall p)fently give Sufficyent fecuritie to 
M r Thomas Crijpe to pay him at his howfe at Kickotan w th in this xx dayes five hundred 
and Threefcore pownd waight of y e beft m r chantable Tobacco in leafe, And to deliver 
to y e faid M r Crijpe heere at James Cyttie xxx 3 in money and the Gynger w h by a former 
order of Courte he was ordered to do, And to Cary M r Crifpe his Byskett w th his Caske 
and Cheft down to Kickotan gratis. 

Yt is ordered y' M r Edward nevell fhall enter into bounde to M r Weftone for the 
payment of y e three hundred and thirtie waight of Tobacco as by an order of Courte 
dated y e xix ,h of deccmbcr 1625 it was ordered y' he fhould pay to the faid M r Wefton 
Concerninge M r Crifpe his damages for his Tobacco fpoyld at Canada. 

John Webb fworne and examhd fayeth that he hard George medcalfc faye y* M r hays 
offered to lett him have the man Afhore w th him, w^ the faid George medcalfc then refufed, 
Then A weeke after this George medcalfc cam againe to M r hays to demand the man, 
And M r hays told him he had inquired further of it And now I am othcrwife minded, Yet 
at the laft M r hayes told George medcalfc fayinge {well fo I may have my Tobacco w'Hn 
this fix dayes I will deliver the man unto you afhore. 

Roger Sanders fworne and examined fayeth y 1 on mondye the xvj ,h of January he 
came to James Towne and told M r hays that [he] had brought his Tobacco from George 
medcalfe his m r . M r hays anfwered this depnt that no matter you are come to late your 
m' is not like to have the man, And w th in two dyes after this depnt went w th M r Waters 
abourde M r hayes and did tender the Tobacco, but M r hays would not receav it 

William Duglas fworne and Examined fayeth the boatfwain of y* fhip deall[l] did 
tell this deponent y' he had 1000 of ffyfhe of his own in the ftore befide the Cargo fome 
qftt wherof y e faid boatfwaine faid he bought of one M r newnans[ ?] Cooper s[ ?] and that 
the other $te was given him by one M r lee a Countryman of his 

Further he fayeth y l the boatfwaine beinge fent afhore w th the fhipps boate, y e boat 
by tempeft of weather drave Afhore, fo that they could not gett abourde againe, But 
by whofe necle<5t this deponent knoweth nott, And about two dyes after when the 
boatfwaine cam abourde againe M r Reyner m r of the fhipp Chided him and faid he 
fhould nott go home in the fhipp, So y boatfwaine the next day went owt of the fhipp 
and packt vpp his Cloathes and went afhore. 

John daw fworne and examined fayeth y' cominge afhore w th the boatfwaine coming 
for fome liquor The rundletts were fild and brought to the boate fo as they might have 
gone abourde yf the boatfwaine had been there, but he ftayinge halfe an hower or ther- 
aboute the ebb beinge farr fpent and the yce [ice] cominge fo ftronge drove the boate 
agrounde and by that meanes they could nott gett abourde in two dyes after 

John Burfuck and Andrew Snelling fworne and examined depofe to the fame effect 

Yt is ordered y' Georg medcalf fhall inioy[ ?] John dennis who is bounde vnto him by 
Indentures, And y' he fhall pay to M r John hays at or before the feven and twenteth 
daye of this pjfent moneth of jjebruary one hundred and twentie pownd waight of the 
beft marchantable Tobacco in leafe ftript or twelve pownd vppon the hundred allowance 
for y stalke to be paid at James Cyttye. {Subpoena) of to forfecft 8o" of Tobacco. 

Yt is ordered that John Webb John Greene and W m jjofter fhall pay each of them 
twenty" waight of the beft marchantable Tobacco (halfe therof towards thofe things y ( 
were taken owt of Edwarde nevelh Cabbin And the other halfe towardes the feack [fack] 
y' was dranck owt. 

And whereas the faid three men do appeach others y< is ordered they fhalbe examined 
at Elizabeth Cyttie by Cap 1 Tucker and the reft and an order made As fhall appeere by 
proof. 

Thomas 



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Thomas Ramjhee fworne and examined fayeth y* M r We/tone was owner of the 
j farrow and di fett her owt at his Charge from london to Virginia & laded divers goodes 
into her. And y l maunder cam as purfer of her, and this deponent knoweth of no goodes 
y l maunder had in the fhipp of his owne beinge a very poore man, & had not, as maunder 
himfelfe Confeft to this deponent money to buy himfelfe neceffaries for fettinge himfelfe 
fourth to fea but w< he was faine to borow of the faid M r Wejton 

Yt is ordered y* M r . John Baynam fhall bringe the accoumpts to M r Wejton and 
deliver vnto him fuch goodes and depts as y e faid John Baynam by order from maunder 
hath receved in this Countrey, And y' M r . Wejton fhall bringe in a right Inventorie of 
all y* faid depts and goodes by y* laft dye of march now next Cumeinge into this Courte 

february the xxiii th 1625 
James Blackbourne fworne and examined before the Gouernor fayeth, that he did 
heere Cap* Warde fay that Chriftopher Barker came over w ,h him into this Countrey to 
ferve him fower yeeres. And this deponent vppon his knowledge depofeth that the 
faid Chriftopher Barker hath faithfully and fully ferved Cap* Warde the faid fower 
yeeres. 

jffebruary the xxvii th 1625 

George Allen fworne and examined before the Gouern r fayeth, y' Thomas 
Dunthorne his m r when this deponent was to com vpp to ferve M'. John Woolrich, 
bidd this deponent (who then was greved w th the fflux) That he fhould conceale 
his ficknes from M r . Woolrich, And to fett A good face vppon the matter as though he 
were in good health, And further this deponent fayeth y' he was greved w th the fflux fome 
two moneths before Thomas Dounthorne his m r fent him vpp to M r Woolrich 

March y' seconde 1625 

John Tyus fworne and examined before the Gouer fayeth that he harde 
M r . Swyjt faye that Thomas haule fhould keepe the two barrells of Corne w* was 
William Bynckes And that M r . Swyjt faide y' he would fatisfie William Bynks two 
barrells of Corne for the faid two barrells that Thomas haule had. 

James Chambers fworne and examined the fame tyme by the Gouernor fayeth as 
much as John Tyus formely faide & to the fame effect. 

March the 6 th 1625 
Richard Taylor fworne and examined before the Gouernor fayeth that Joane 
Vincent fhould reporte, That there was ffowerteene women in the Church, And that feven 
of them were Thomas Harris his whoores And further he fayeth y* the faide Joane 
Vincent faide That Thomas Harris made fafte the doore and would have layne w th a 
woman in the Plantacione againft her will 



the xiij th of March 1625 



A COURTE heald the xiij th of March 1625 beinge 
j9fent 
S r : jfrancis Wyat Knight Gou'nor &c Cap' Jjrancis Wejt Cap' Smith M r William 
Cleybourne 

Thomas Bagwell fworne and examined fayeth That about January 1624 Allen 
Kenijtone came to this deponent and requefted him to fpeake to Richarde Peerce y* he 
might be difcharged from him for the Time he had to ferve him and he would give him 
reafonable fatisfadtione for y' tyme. And this deponent fpake to Richarde Peerce, about 
it and Richard Peerce was Contented that yf Allen would give him a barrell of Corne 
he would dif charge him for the Tyme he had to ferve him, w ch barrell of ears the faid 
Allen did plmife to pay Richard Peerce in A prill followinge 

James Playje fworne and examined fayeth that one the feaventh dye of march 1625 

M'. 



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M r . Thomas Allnuti and his man Roger Rcades beinge in the neck of lande, fell in queftion 
in w* moneth Eafter fell one for this yeere. M r . Allnut afirming it was in march Roger 
replying it was not, foe after many replies M r . Allnutt offered to lay a yeeres ferviee w ,h 
him, n <h Roger accepted. And there lyinge An Axe vppon the ground M r . Allnut had 
Roger take the axe fayinge I give thee this Axe as a Covenant betwixt us, and this boye 
vidl'. the deponent fhalbe a witnes to the Bargaine, w h was y* if Eafter fell owt in march 
then Roger was to ferve him two yeere and a halfe w° h was a yeere more then his tyme 
and yf it were not in March then M r . Allnut was to loofe a yeeres ferviee, wherevppon 
this deponent tooke vp the Axe and gave it into Rogers hands. And asked M r . Allnutt 
and the faid Roger whether they were contented, And they faid yes. 

Roger Roades fworn and examined afhrmeth the oath Taken by James Playfe is a 
trew oath, and y' it was the trewe Bargaine betwixt M r . Allnut and him 

Richard Perce fworn and examined fayeth y' John Ofburne was to paye the one halfe 
of a barell of Corne W* he had of Allen Kcnijtone as is expreffed in one bill vnder theire 
handes and feales. 

Yt is ordered y l John Ofburne fhall paye Allen Kcniftone a barrel of ears. 

Yt is ordered y' Richard Peercc fhall pay Allen Keniftone a barell of ears and one 
boufhell of Corne, W* barrell of eares is to be deducted for a barel of eares w " 1 Allen 
Keniftone was to pay Richardc Pecrce vpon agreement as by the oath of Thomas Bagwell 
appereth. And that Richardc Pecrce is to paye a hundred pound waight of good mar- 
chantable Tobacco plfentlie to y e faid Allen Keniftone, vr eh the faid Richarde Peerce 
confeffeth to be dwe 

It is ordered y* Richarde Peerce fhall paye to Docter Pott one hundred waight of good 
m'chantable Tobacco and one barrell and two boufhells of corne plfently. 

Chriftopher Reighnalls fworne and examined fayeth that he did fee and read Peter 
Collins Indentures and that by y' Indenture he was bounde to ferve M r . Bennett fower 
yeers. 

Yt is ordered w th the Confent of Cap' jfrancis Weft y* he as Adminiftrator of Cap' 
Crofhowc fhall pay two hundred waight of Tobacco to M r Gill to the vfe of M r William 
Counftablc, And that Robert Wright fhall pay one hundred and fyfteene 1 ' waight of 
Tobacco to M r Gill for the vfe of M r Counftablc beinge the remainder of a dept dew from 
Cap'. Crofhow and Robert Wright as by two bills pMuced in Court by M r Gill appeereth. 

Leonard moore fworne and examined fayeth y' before michellmas laft was twelmoneth 
John Watfone brought from M' Blayney fix yardes of Cloth and delivered it to Mathcw 
Edlowe. 

Liv' Thomas Ofbourne fworne and examined fayeth that about Chriftmas laft was 
Twelve moneth M r Blayney being at harrihatox Caled this deponent to be a witnes y' 
he difcharged Mathew Edlowe of depts and reckonings dew vnto him from y e faid 
Mathew Edlowe havinge no penn nor Inke to wright him a dif charge. 

Whereas William Vincent hath plcured a warrant againft Thomas harris and his 
wiefe and John Chambers as a witnes who have accordinglie appeared at the dye affigned, 
And William Vincent as Complaynante hath not appeered, The Courte doth order that 
Thomas Harris and his wiefe fhalbe difcharged, for y e warrannt[?], And y 1 y e faid 
W m Vincent fhall paye to each of them thurtie pownd waight of Tobacco in lew of theire 
Charges and lofs of tyme (Vidl') to Tho: harris his wiefe and John Chambers each of 
them thurtie pownd waight. 



XX th day 



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XX th day of march 1625 

ACOURTE held the xx th day of march 1625 beinge 
$fente 
S r francis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c, Cap' jjrancis Weft Cap 1 Roger Smith. 

John Chew marchant fworne and examined fayeth y' the the Accompt pMuced by 
him in Courte between him and M r . Bolton is a trwe and iuft Accoumpte (and no more 

Yt is ordered y' M r Lodwick Peerle fhall paye thirteen boufhell of Indyan Corne 
beinge a remainder for thofe Tithes dew to M r . Bolton for M r Bennetts Plantacione at 
Warifcoyk two yeers paft. 

Yt is ordered y' James Larimoure havinge plferred his peticione to this Courte fhall 
have his Pafs to goe for his Countrey The rather for that he is an old man and at this 
tyme difeafed. And his labor decaid wherby he may rather be a Charge to y e Country 
then otherwife. 

Yt is ordered y l Randall holte vppon his Peticone peered in Courte fhall ferve and 
remaine w th Doctor Pott his m r vntill Chriftmas next com twelve moneth. And then 
Doctor Pott his m r to deliver vp his Indentures and make him free, and to give one fuit 
of aparell from head to foote and three barrells of Corne. 



the XXVII th of March 1626 

ACOURTE held the xxvii ,h of March 1626 beinge 
pjfent 
S r : jffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap c jjrancis Weft Cap 1 Roger Smith 
Cap- Raphe Hamer 

Thomas Burnt fworne and examned fayeth, about the moneth of July laft paft 
M r William Atkins lyinge lick at his howfe and this deponent fmdinge him to be very 
weake and fick, did aske him how he meant to difpofe of his Eftate, To w ch M r Atkins 
replide, That he wold leave all that he had heere in Virginia to the difpofmge of his 
Cozen M r Lwke Boyfe and that he would have M r Boyfe to pay all fuch depts as he did 
owe heere in Virginia and to fend home the remainder to his Wife and Children into 
England. 

Thomas Marlatt fworne and examined fayeth y c about two dyes before M r Atkins 
died he was defirows to make his will, w ch was begunne but nott finifhed. And fourther 
this deponent fayeth y' M r Atkins vfed the fame fpeeches in effect w ch M\ Bunn hath 
formerly depofed. 

Nathaniell Jeffereys fworne and examined fayeth y 1 M r Atkins vfed the fame woordes 
as M r Bunn and M r Marlatt formerly delivered or to the fame effect. 

John Carter fworne and examined fayeth y' one faterday laft paft was fennight 
beinge the XVIII"' of march 1625 M r . Thomas Swynhow beinge fick faid to this deponent 
y c yf he fhould die before he came home into England That then he would give to this 
deponent and to David Ellis and his wiefe and child to each of them a ringe of xx 9 price, 
And y' he would give this deponent his fuite of Aparell, a fmale Trunke two blanketts 
one pillow, 1 pare of hofe and fhews & two fhirtes, And further he fayeth y' M r . Swynhow 
faid that if he fhould die before he receaved payment for his man Lawrence that then 
he fhould be made free. 

And further this deponent fayeth y' M r . Swynhowe did faye y' he would give M r Gill 
a hundred gilders w ch was ten pounde fterlinge for to make the moft of his Tobacco, 
And this deponent and his brother David Ellis to fe y l the moft fhould be made of his 
Tobacco, And that after his legacies were paide, That then the remainder of his goodes 
fhould be delivered to his brother in london, and that yf his brother in Loundon were 
dead That then it fhould be fent to his two brothers in the Countrey. 

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Margarett Ellis fworne and Examined fayeth y* fhe did heere M r . Swynhow faye 
y l he would give M r Gill a hundred gilders to make the moft of his Tobacco, And that 
John Carter and this deponents hufband fhould alfo fe y« the molt fhould be made of 
his Tobacco. 

Yt is ordered y* Randall Smallwood fhall have the Charge of all fuch goodes of 
M r . Thomas Swinhow as are yett nott difpofed of and to fend a true Accoumpt therof 
vnto his brother in Lonndon, 

And that M r . Swinhows man Laurence may difpofe of him felfe vntill fourther order 
com from M r . Swinhow from London for and Concerninge any fourther fervice to be 
demanded of him. 

Whereas M r . michell marjhatt doth confes him felfe indepted to M r . Gill in the fume 
of two thowfand waight of Tobacco & vpwards and for default of payment his goodes 
moveable and vnmovable have been alredy forfeeted, and M r . Gill is Contented to 
refpitt him vntill the eight of Aperell now next enfwinge. The Court doth order y l 
yf default be made in payment in &: vppon that daye, That then M r . Gill fhall have 
pjfent Execution of all his goodes and fervants by vertue of this order of Courte. 

The Courte vppon the Peticione of M r . Michaell Marjhatt is contented to give him 
leave to trade with w ,h thefe Cauhones (That Liv' Peppett or fome other y* fhalbe 
approved by the Gouernor and Counfell. w ,h 14 fufficyent fhott armed compleate, And 
that he fell to fuch in the Countrey as fhalbe in want of Corne two hundred and fixtie 
boufhell of corne not excedinge the rate of feaven pownd of Tobacco the boufhel. And 
that he deliver befides into the publique ftore fortie boufhell of Corne gratas to be 
ymployd vppon Publique vfes by the Gou'no r and Counfell. 

W ch the faid michell marjhatt doth heere plfent in Courte engage him felfe to ^forme. 

March the xxix th 1626 

William Spencer fworne and examined befor the Gouernor fayeth y' in the 
yere Ann" Domni 1620 he did overfee the labours of fix or feaven men belonginge 
to Cap 1 William Peace who planted in the main And that theire Cropp for y* 
yeere Amounted to the fume or quantetie of three or fower thowfand pownd waight of 
Tobacco, And that M r . John Rolje receaved all the faid fume of Tobacco from the hands 
of this Examinate, And difpofed of it But for y e ^ticulers this deponent doth not now 
pjcifely remember, But fayeth y' at that tyme y' is to fa}*, at that Cropp he this deponent 
delivered a ^ticuler note and Accompte of the faid Tobaccos to M r . John Rolje, written 
by Edwarde Britt one of Cap 1 Peirccs fervants, And y' after vppon the cominge in of 
Cap 1 Peerce this deponent deliuered another note, to the fame effect vnto Cap 1 . Pecrce. 

And further this deponent fayeth y* there were two of M r . franks men w= h after 
M r . ffrancks deceafe were put into y e mayne to woorke w th them, And further he fayeth 
y l in fummer in the Chifeft [chiefeft] of theire woorke The men were comanded away 
to woorke over the water by M r . John Rolje (fome tymes more fome tymes fewer) fo 
much as Amounted to one hundred dyes woorke for a fmgle man, And further this 
deponent fayeth y l in march 1622 There planted over the water at M r . Roljes Plantacion 
xxxj ^fons, whereof fome belonged to M r . Rolje fome to Cap' Peirce fome to M r . Ewyns 
and fome to this deponent, each of w ch men had to theire fmgle fhare one hundred waight 
of Tobacco and one barrell of Corne, of w* number of men before mencyoned, two only 
belonged to M r . Rolje (Vidl 1 ) Robert Davis and William Rabnett. 

March the xxxi th 1626 

Thomas Munn[l] fworne and examined before the Gouernor and M r . Abraham 
Perjye Efquire Counfeller of eftate for Virginia fayeth, That he was at the makinge 
of a fmalle Shallop at James Cyttie by y c direction of Cap' Thomas Barwick for the 
Compeny and Adventurers of the Shipwrghts, And afterwards this boate was fold to 
Cap' W m Epps for 200 pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco, And as yett to 

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this deponents memory the aforefaid dept of 200" waight of Tobacco is not Satisfied 
vnto any man, And further this deponent fayeth That vppon the death of y e faide 
Tho: Barwick he delivered vp to M r . George Sandys Threaf, a lifte of the depts y' were 
owinge by divers planters in this Colony, whereof Cap' W m Epps his dept as is beforefaide 
was one, And further this deponent fayeth y' he knoweth that M r . George Sandys beinge 
then Treaf had order from the Compeny to receave vpp all the Accompts and eftate 
y' Cap 1 . Barwick was pofeft of beinge dew and Accomptable to the Compeny aforefaid. 



thurde day of Aperell 1626 



ACOURTE held the thurde daye of Aperell 1626, beinge 
flfent 
S r : frauds Wyatt Knight Gou'nor &c Cap' frauds Weft Cap' Raphe Hamer 
M r Abraham Per f ye. 

Randall Smallwood Provoft marfhall fworne and examined fayeth that he this 
deponent And Nathaniell Reighnolds beinge chofen for the prayfinge of the moveable 
goodes of M r . Richarde Buck minifter deceafed, they prayfed all the faid moveable goodes 
at the rate of three fhillings ^ pownde in Tobacco (M r Bucks liberary of Bookes only 
excepted) w° h liberary of bookes were prayfed afterwards by M r . John Powntis and this 
deponent and Nathaniell Reighnolds at the rate of three fhillings the pownde in Tobacco. 

Vppon the depofitione of Randall Smallwood before taken the Courte conceaveth 
it reafonable. That whereas the Gardians have putt in fecuritie for y e payment of three 
hundred and twentie pownde, meaninge in Tobacco at three fhillings <P pownde, 
Confideringe y* is not fitt y' the ftock of the Children fhould reft fo longe in theire hands 
to be paid in Tobacco, w h then we know not of w* valwe it may be, The Courte conceaves 
it reafone y' the Gardians doe putt in fecuritie for the true payment of halfe the value 
of their fecurtie bondes to be paid in lawfull money of England w ch is agreeable and 
accordinge the prayfinge of the goodes 

Whereas at the requeft of M r . John Gill, who hath been ymployed hither into this 
Countrey divers tymes in neceffary fupplies for y e Countrey & doth heere in Courte 
pViife to plante heere and to bringe in fervants for y' pourpofe, The Courte for his better 
Encouragement doth graunte him he fhall have his freedom graunted him. 

Whereas by reafone of the cafualties happeninge to the Orphants of M r . Richard 
Buck, There doth and often may fale owt divers varyances between the Overfeers and 
the Gardians of y e faid M r . Buck, and dangers of lofs of the ftock to y e orphants, The 
overfeers have moved the Courte that both for theire eafe And the gardians And the 
good of the Orphants That they make Agreement w th the Gardians for a Certen number 
of Cattle to be dlvd to the orphants at the feverall ages of twentie one yeers Accordinge 
as may be probabely fuppofed might arife vppon the increafe. And becaufe that 
Agreement doth nott feeme prenciplie to agree w th the Lfe of the will, They defire that 
their A<5tes may receave ftrength by the approbatione of this Courte. To w ch the Courte 
doth willinglie Confent as findinge it the beft and moft convenieft way for both ^ties 
beinge made in y l manner as is $pofed in Courte by the faid Overfeers or Gardians. 



the XX th daye of Aperell 1626 



ACOURTE held the xx th daye of Aperell 1626 beinge 
p]fent 
S r . frauds Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap', frauds Weft Cap' Roger Smith. 

Whereas Richard Biggs of weft & Sherley hundred in Virginia late deceafed did give 
& bequeath all his goodes and Chattells to Sara Biggs his wiefe and Richard Bigs his fone, 
w 011 goodes beinge folde to the beft valwe heere in Virginia, Amounteth, all Charges 

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beinge deduced, To five thowzande five hundred and eighteene pownde of Tobacco, 
befides two heicfors left heere in the Countrey. W ch faid Tobacco is now fhipt abourde 
the good fhipp caled the Temperance now bound for Englande, And is the full plceeds of 
the faid goodes (as by the oath of the faide Sara Biggs taken in Courte Appeereth. 

In regarde the full and entire moyetie of the faid Tobacco Accordinge to the trwe 
intent and meaninge of the faid Richard Biggs his will may come and Accrew to the faid 
orphant Richard Biggs. The Courte doth order that the faid Sara Biggs and Samucll 
Sharpc whom the faid Teftator by woorde of mouth appoynted overfeer of his faid Will 
and Teftament, fhall enter into bounde of three hundred pownde lawfull money of 
Englande, That w th in two moneths next after it fhall pleafe god they fhall arive in 
Englande They fhall Take owt of the plrogative Courte of Canterbury in England A 
letter of Adminiftration, And within fuch A reafonable Tyme after they may make fale 
of the Tobacco to bringe in a trew accompt of the {5ceedes thereof in money into the 
faide pVogative Courte. To y e ende the one moyetie thereof may redounde to the 
Orphante Richard Biggs fone of y e faid Richard Biggs deceafed. 

Yt is ordered that whereas Richarde Biggs left a howfe and nyne Acres of lande w* 
by his laft will & Teftament he gave and bequeathed to Sara Biggs his wiefe and Richarde 
his fone. 

Yt is ordered that the faid Sara Biggs fhall have the Gardianfhipp of the body and 
landes of the faide Richard Biggs. To be accomptable for the moyetie of the yeerly rent 
and j5ffit thereof to the faid Orphant Richarde Biggs when either he fhall come to the 
adge of twenty one yeeres or otherwife of yeers of difcretion to Choufe his Gardian. 

Yt is ordered y' fuch wearinge Cloathes as M r . John Bate died feafed of fhallbe folde 
to the beft Advantage w th A Trunck marked w ,h his owne marke Towardes the payment 
of his depts, And whereas John Southerne piduceth in Courte one bill of dept vnder the 
hand and feale of M r . John Bate for 70 pownde of Tobacco, And one bill of dept of 
Nicholas Skinners for 25 pownd of Tobacco ;■/ is ordered y' John Southerne fhall have 
M r . Bates his trunck and thofe things y' are therin (vid') a Cloake, a Canvas dublett 
and one old Ruff bande in fatisfaclione of the faid two depts. 



The XXV th of Aperell 1626 

A COURTE held The xxv' h of Aperell 1626 beinge 
plfent 
S r jffrancis Wyatt Knight Gouernor &c Cap* ffrancis Weft Cap' Roger Smith 
Cap* Samuell Mathewes M r William Clcybourne. 

Yt is ordered y' George fryer ffaylinge in the fulfilling of his Covenents w th Robert 
Wright fhall pay the Charge of his Imprifonment and one hundred and fyftie pownd 
waight of good m'chantable Tobacco for damages. And one hundred waight of Tobacco 
and & for three weekes woorke y* Robert Wright and his man did woorke w' h George fryer. 

M r . Thomas Bunn fworne and examined fayeth y' the bill by him plduced in Courte 
for Phifick and furgerie for Andrew Waters M r Richard Stephens man is a trwe bill and 
dwe dept vnto him. 

Yt is ordered y' John Southerne fhall pay the faide bill to M'. Bunn owt of M r Stephens 
goodes. 

ffirft day of May 1626 

A COURT held the ffirft day of May 1626, beinge 
plfent 
S r jffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou'nor &c Cap' jffrancis Weft Cap' Rog?r Smith. 

Yt is ordered y' M r . John how fhall give fecuritie to William Vpton for y e payment 
of fixtee pownd waight of y e beft marchantable Tobacco at or before the x' h of November 

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now next enfwinge, Provided y l yf it be proved y' the dept of fitie two fhillinges tenn 
pence hath beene formerly paide to Robert Lee Then M r how to be frely difcharged of 
and from the payment of the faid fixtie waight of Tobacco 

Yt is ordered y 1 whereas it apereth by a bill plduced in Courte y l Lwke Adin is 
indepted to Peeler Courtney in the fome of fix pownde & fowerteene fhillings, That the 
depts owinge by the faid Lwke Eaden in this Countrey beinge firft paid, the faid fix 
pownd fowerteene fhalbe next paid owt of the remainder of his eftate 

Maye the 5 th 1626 

Nicholes Commyn fworne and Examined before the Gouernor fayeth that he was 
in place when Thomas Hitchcok did paye to M r Thomas Swifte eight hundred pownd 
waight of Tobacco for y* vfe of M r Treaf w 01 " was in lewe of his ffredome, And fourther 
fayeth y» he harde when M r Swyfte did tell M r Threar that he had receved the Tobacco 
of Thomas Hitchcok 

Martin Towner fworne and examined depofeth as mutch as Nicholes Comyn hath 
vppon his oath depofed. 



VIII th day of May 1626 

A COURTE held the viii th day of May 1626 beinge 
flfent 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou r no r &c, Cap' ffrancis Weft Cap 1 Roger Smith 
Cap 1 Samuel Mathewes M r William Clcybourne. 

Whereas M r Henry Southey arived in this Countrey in the good fhipp caled the 
Southampton Ano domni 1622 w th his wiefe and fix children and tenn fervants y' is 
ordered y' his heyre Henry Southey fhall have nyne hundred Acres of lande and to be 
taken in any place (not allready Chofen and taken vp) w th the aprobation of the Gou r nor 
and Counfell. 

Wheras Thomas Carter an old Planter hath affigned one hundred & ffiftie acres of 
lande to M r Richard Kingjmell and his heyers V is ordered y' the hundred acres of lande 
due to the faid Carter for his ^fonall adventure beinge an old planter fhall remaine to 
the faid M r Richard Kingjmell & his heyres, as alfo one hundred Acres of lande more 
made over vnto him by Cap 1 Raphe Hamer by an order of Courte dated the xxiij tb of 
January 1624 w h faid two hundred acres of lande y e faid Richard Kingjmell & his heyrs 
fhall have added to his fformer Pattent of three hundred acres laide owt and begun to 
be planted by him at Archers hope, flvided that he feate and plant vppon the fame 
betwixt this and the yeere of our lorde God 1630, or ells y l it may be free for any other 
to take vpp the faid two hundred acres 

Yt is ordered y' Sara May cock for fower fervants brought over in the Abigaill 1622 
vppon the Accompt of M r Samuell Maycock fhall have two hundred acres of lande to 
be taken vpp by her in any place not formerly Taken vpp. 

John Southerne fworne and examined fayeth y< John Dyus now decefed, came vnto 
him this deponent and requefted him for to make him a bill for fortie fix fhillings eight 
pence w^ M r Richarde Buck minifter decefed did owe him, at whofe requeft this deponent 
did wright the faid bill for him, And further this deponent fayeth y l John Dyus when he 
had the Bill went w th it to M r Bucks to have his hande vnto it, & plfently after the faid 
John Dyus cam back againe to this depots howfe and then requefted him to keepe the 
faid bill vntill he cam to Towne againe, fayinge y' he had come at M r Bucks howfe but 
could not fpeeke w th him 

John Jack/one beinge one of the Gardians of M r Bucks Children afhrmeth y 1 he 
hath feene the faid John Dyus about M r Bucks cattle in the penn but what woorke he 
did vnto them he knoweth nott, but he well knoweth y' he was one that did drench and 

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looke to cattle about the Towne, & further he fayeth y' he harcle Mary landman faye 
y' fhe harde John Dyus fay y* M r Buck did owe him fome money 

Yt is ordered y" feeinge M r Thomas Swynhow is dead, and M r Smallwood in no wave 
spared to pallizado Doctor Pott his howfe according to M r Swynhow his Covenents y' 
M r Smallwood fhall pay to Doctor Pott towardes the pallizadoinge of the faid howfe 
one hundred pownd waight of good marchantable Tobacco. 

Yt is ordered y' Addam Dixfone fhall have for y tranfporte of him felfe Agnes his 
wiefe Elizabeth his daughter & John Martin his fervant As apereth by the lift of the 
paffengers for the Margarett and John, two hundred acres of lande in any place not 
allredie taken vpp. plvided y* he feate and plant vppon the fame w th in feaven veers, 
or ells it fhalbe free for any other to take vpp y fame 

Yt is ordered y' M r Thomas Norwood havinge one hundred acres of land dwe to him 
for the Tranfporto of him felfe and a man fervante named Jo: Allen into this Countrey 
fhall have the faid one hundred acres of lande fcytuate and beinge w ,h in the mouth of 
Blunt poynte Creeke & bounded Wefterly one the faid Blunt poynt Creeke & Eafterly 
one a branch of the faid Blunt poynt Creeke (beinge a neck of lande & y l whole hundred 
Acres of lande to [be] meafured and bounded between the faid Creeke & the branch of 
the faid Creeke, Pro: [provided] y' he plant y e faid lande w lh in feaven yeares next after 
the date hereof 

James Porter fworne and Examined fayeth y' Edward Eade did covenant to ferve 
M r Robert Gyer five veers in Virginia Sz bound him felfe fervante by takinge of fix pence 
in money of M r Gyer to $* forme the faid tyme of fervice 

M r . Robert Gyer fworne and examined fayeth y* y e tyme of y e begininge of Edward 
Eade his five yeers fervice was to beginne at our La : day now laft paft before the date 
hereof, and therevppon he gave the faid Edward Eade fix pence to bind him fervante 

Yt is ordered y l S r : ffrancis Wyatt Knight Gou r n r Sec fhall have five hundred acres 
of lande to him and his heyres for ever dwe vnto him for y e Tranfpotacion of tenn 
fen-ants, and fcytuated about a myle belowe Waters Creeke towards y e land of newports 
news Sz abuttinge efterly one A greate oake aboute a quarter of a mile diftant from y e 
lande of morice Thontpfon and thenc extending wefterly alonge the banke of the river 
two hundred and ffyftie pole & bordering futherlie vppon the maine river & northerly 
vppon the maine lande, Provided y' he plant y e fame w th in feaven yeers next after y c 
date herof 

Yt is ordered w" 1 the Confent of the Courte y' M r W-" Cleybourne fhall take vpp five 
hundred acres of lande fcytuated towardes the head of blunt poynte River and abuttinge 
foutherly one the land of John Baynum & extendinge northerlie two hundred & fiftie 
pole towards the head of the faid river $vided y' he plant the fame w th in feaven yeers 
next after the date heerof 

Yt is ordered y* James Parker for y< he hath been heertofore a well wifher to this 
Colony in bringinge over neceffarie comodities and fervants into this Countrey as alfo 
that he hath pJmifed to Contynew the like his loue and affec c tione to this Colony fhall 
have his freedome granted him. 

Yt is ordered y' John Southerne fhall have for y e Tranfportinge of a man fervant in 
the George Ano domni 1622 named William Soane fhall have ffyftie Acres of lande to be 
taken vpp in any place not allready taken vpp, tyvided y* he plant vppon the fame 
w th in this feaven yeers next enfwinge the date heerof w ch land tenn acres therof is to be 
taken vp in James Cyttie Ifland & 40 acres at blunt poynte 

Abraham Porter fworne and examined fayeth y' he cam to ferve M r Buck in decembe 
Ano dmi 1622 and fayeth after this deponents Cominge to M r Bucks fervice John Dyas 
did drench M r Bucks cattle, M r Buck beinge then livinge 

Yt is ordered y* M r Richard KingJmcll overfeer to M r Bucks will fhall pay to S r :jfrancis 
Wyatt Knight gouernor &c fortie fhillings lawfull englifh money for a dept dwe to 
John Dyas from M r Buck decefed 



A Court Book 

begune the xxviij th daye of July 1626 



the 28 th daye of Julye 1626 



ACOURTE held the 28 th daye of Julye 1626 
flfent 

S r : George Yardley Knight Gove[rnor &c] Cap' Weft Doctor Pott, Cap 1 Smith, 
Cap 1 . . . . and M r William Claybourne Seer 

1 Yt is ordered y' there be a plclamatione publifhed that vppon the arivall of any 
fhipp or fhipps none doe goe aboard before fome that are efpecyally authorized have 
been abourde, leaft y' by any forraine Enemy (w^ we muft now daylie expect) there 
be fome Surpryfe wherby there may be much danger and inconvenience happen to the 
Colonye 

2 Alfo that there be a Proclamatione publifhed to enioyne all mafters of fhipps 
not to breake boulke before they come to James Cyttie, w th owt fpecyall leave from the 
Gouernor & Councell to that purpofe. 

3 Yt is ordered that a Comiffione be granted to Cap'. John Stone to trade w' h thofe 
Indyanes one the Eafterne fhore w ch Cap' Epps fhall enforme him to bee our freendes, 
eyther for Come furrs or any other Comodities, plvided he exceede not the ordinance 
rate for Come 

4 Yt is alfo ordered y' a plclamatione be fent to every Plantatione that the Comander 
and Church wardens therof do take a lift of the names of men women and Children in 
theire feverall ^ifhes, And do fee y' the fervice of God be dewly ^formed and yf any 
be fownd delinquent to be punifhed accordinge to the ftatute in y' cafe plvided by y e 
general Affembly. 

5 And that whofoever cometh w th owt his armes fixed and in good order fhall 
receave the like punifhment as yf he had ftaide awaye, And that every m r of a familie 
cale his people together to prayer twyfe or once a daye at the leaft, And that a lift of 
all delinquents be given vpp to the Gouernor & Councell at every quarter Courte 

6 Yt is ordered y' a proclamatione be renewed concerninge privatt parley w' h the 
Indyans. 

7 Yt is ordered y' the proclamatione againfte drunkennefs and fwearinge be renewed, 
and that two fworne men be chofen in every Plantatione to give informatione of fuch as 
fhall offende that they may receave punifhment accordinge to the act of y e generall 
affembly, And alfo that the Comander of every Plantation be very carefull that no 
^fone of evill Government do buy any great quantitie of wyne, or yf they fhall foe 
have done w' h out his knowledg and comitt any diforder Then fhalbe lawfull for him to 
take it from them and to cawfe them fpende it more moderately 

the 7 th & 8 th dayes of Awgufte 1626 

ACOURTE held the 7" 1 & 8 th dayes of Awgufte 1626 being 
plfent 
S r . George Yardley Knight Gou r no r &c Doctor Pott, Cap' Smith, Cap' Mathews, 
M r Abraham Per fie. Cap' Tucker, M r W m fferrar 

1 Yt is ordered y' no planter fhall remoue from y e plantatione wherone he is feated, 
To feat himfelfe vppon any other w' h owt fpecyall order from the Governor and fome 

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^te of y e Councell vppon penaltie and forfeeture of 300" waight of Tobacco to be paide 
into the publique Treafury, and to retourne and feat himfelfe againe uppon his former 
Plantatione yf the Gouernor & Counfell fhall thinke it fitt. 

And that no ^*fone vppon any pjtext or couler of his owne privat occafiones fhall 
abfent him felf from his plantatione w th owt content and approbatione of the Comander 
of the Plantatione vppon paine and forfeeture of 25" of Tobacco for every 24 howers 
abfence 

2 Wheras John Joyfe fervant to Enfigne ffrancis Epps havinge lately runne away 
from his m r , who caryed away w th him two Snaphance peeces w th powder and fhott, 
together w lh a canow w 011 in like manner he ftole away from Symon Sturgis (was heere 
attached at James Cyttie) and beinge brought before the Gouernor and Councell (after) 
dwe examinations of the caufe of his fo runninge Awaye yt apereth by the Teftimony of 
Grevell Pooly minifter and Symon Sturgis, The faide John Joyjc had noe iufte caufe 
(eyther by Corectione, want of victualls or any other caufe) wherof he hath Complayned, 
but that this Acte of his hath pVeded from a ftubourne and ill defpofitione of him felfe, 
and not by any iuft ocafione offered by his m r Yt is thcrvppon ordered y* y e faide John 
Joyfe for this his offence fhalbe feverely whipt, and to receave thirty ftripes, and fhalbe 
retourned vpp againe into the hands of his m r , and fhall ferve owt his tyme w th him (and 
halfe a yeere more) At the expiratione wherof, his m r fhall deliver [him] to the Gouernor 
and Councell to ferve the Colonye at the difpofinge of the Go'nor and Councell for five 
veers (or as they fhall otherwyfe determine therof 

3 Yt is fourther ordered that there fhalbe inferted into the Proclamatione to be fent 
downe to Kickotan againfte breakinge bulke, That no fJfone w'foever fhall putt awaye 
any fervants that fhalbe Tranfported over, before the Gouernor and Councell are firft 
made acquainted therw th 

4 Yt is ordered that a Comiffione be graunted by the Gouernor to Cap' Tucker, That 
vppon the arivall of any fhipp or fhipps, He fourthw" 1 man owte a light fhallopp fitted 
w th mafte fayle and Oares w th a fufficient number of good fhott and fo to goe fourth as 
fair as poynt Comfort or fourther fo that he do not engage himfelf & his compeny but 
allways to keepe the winde of them, till he hath made a full difcovery of them, And yf 
they proue Enemyes, Then he fhall retourne w th all fpeede, and give the Alarm to the 
Plantatione that they may plvide for theire owne fafety (yf ffreende) Then to go abourde 
and publifh fuch proclamationes & inftruclions as he fhall receave from the Gouernor 
and Councell. 

5 Yt is ordered that the Gouernor w th his beft conveniency fhall give Comiffione 
to fome Sufficyent man in every Plantatione for the Comande and Gouernment therof 

6 Yt is ordered y' the Proclamatione againfte drunckennes and fwearinge fhalbe in 
force accordinge to the act of Affembly w th an aditione of gevinge bonde to the good 
behaviour. 

7 Yt is ordered y l wheras the Gouernor is to take a generall mufter throwowt the 
Colony Accordinge to the directions of the Lofs of his Ma tiea moft Honble privie Councell, 
That y e Gouernor fhall f upplie him felfe in all places goinge vpp and downe w th a fufficyent 
number of men & boates 

8 Yt is ordered that an order be fent to y e Comander of every Plantatione y' 
accordinge to the Acte of y e late Generall Affembly fome decent howfe or fittinge roome 
be erected and builte for the fervice of God in theire feverall Plantacons and y 1 it be 
fequeftered for that purpofe only and not for any other vfe or purpofe w'foever, Likewife 
y l a place be ftronglie paled or fenced in for the buriall of the dead And thefe things to 
be carefully Accomplifhed in all places by our lady day now next enfwinge, And for 
default therof every Plantatione to paye five hundred pownde waight of Tobacco to 
the publique Threafurer 

9 Yt is ordered y c accordinge to another act of y e late generall affembly, There be 

an vniformitie in our Church kept as neere as may be to the Canons of Englande both 

in fubftance and Circumftance, and y l all ^fones yeeld dew obedience to them vppon 

paine of Cenfure ,,. 

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10 Yt is ordered accordinge to another Acte of y e late generall affembly, That the 
xxii th da>' of march be yeerly Solemnized as holydaye and all other hollidays, except 
when there fale two together betwixt the ffeaft of the Annuncyation of the Virgin Mary 
and Sc"t. Michell the Arkeangell, then but one to be kept in regard of our neceffities. 

ii Yt is ordered y* yeerly after every harveft when the minifter is to receave his 
meanes of his ^ifhioners that all men do bringe fuch payments as the[y] are to make vnto 
him, to the Comanders howfe of the Plantatione who fhall fee y' y e fame fhalbe of the 
beft forts, or otherwyfe y e fame to be burnte before theire faces and the ^tie forced to 
pave of the very beft 

1 2 Yt is ordered accordinge to an Act of y e late generall Affembly y l there fhalbe 
Courtes kept monthly at Charles hundred and Elizabeth Cyttie for the determinge of 
pettie controverfies not excedinge the valwe of 200 1 ' of Tobacco and for punifhinge of 
pettie offences (w th refervatione of appeal after fentence, To the Gouernor & Councell 
and whofoever fhall appeale and fhalbe there cafte in fuite, fhall pay duble damages, 
Sentenc to be geven in thofe Courtes by the maior [major] ^ftties. 

Comiffioners nominated for Elizabeth Cyttie Courtes 

Cap' Tucker, Cap' Martin, M r Jonas Stogdcn Liv' Purjrey, M r Edward Waters, 
M r John Baynam M r Salforde 

Comiffioners for the vpper <jfttes, 

M r William Ferrar M r Thomas Paivlctt Enfigne Epps Enfigne Chaplen M r Cawfey, 
Thomas harris 

13 Yt is ordered y* the monthlie Courtes to be kept aboue Pcrfics hundred, fhalbe 
kept at the difcretione of M r W'" ferrar one of his Ma ties Councell of ftate either at 
Jourdcns Journey or Sherlcy hundred 

14 Yt is ordered y' accordinge to the Act of the late generall affembly, That no man 
goe or fend abroade either vppon ffowlinge, ffifhinge or otherwyfe w'foever w th out a 
fufheyent ^fHie of men well armed and plvided of munitione, vppon penal tie of vnder- 
goinge fevere Cenfure of punifhment by the Gouernor and Councell. 

15 Yt is ordered accordinge to the faide Affembly that no man in the Colony goe 
owt to his woorke & labor w th owt theire amies & a Centinell vppon them 

16 Yt is ordered accordinge to the faid generall affembly that the Comander of 
even' Plantatione, take care that there be fufneyent of powder and munitione w th in y e 
Plantatione vnder his Comande and theire peeces fixt and theire armes Compleate. 

17 Yt is ordered y" there be dwe watch kept by nyght in all places and Plantationes 
throwowt the Colonye The neclect wherof to be punifhed at the difcretione of the 
Comander 

18 That no Comander of any Plantatione do either himfelfe or fuffer others to 
expend powder vnneceffarilye in drinkinge Entertaynments or the like vppon paine of 
vndergoinge fuch Cenfure as by the Gouernor and Councell fhalbe inflicted, And the 
Comander to give informatione to y Gouernor and Councell of all fuch as fhall therin 
ofende, vppon penaltie of beinge Cenfured by the Gouernor and Councell him felfe 

19 Yt is ordered y l the whole Bodie of the Councell fhall meete together at James 
Cyttie for the managing of the Publique fervice of the Colony, quarterly as followeth 
(vidl') The monday fenight next after the ffeafte of Set Michell, The mondaye fenight 
next after the feaft of the nativitie of Chrift, The monday fenight next after the Aheya- 
tione of the Virgin Mary, And y monday fenight after y e feaft of Set John Baptijt 

And yf any of the Councell fhall heerin make default that then he fhall paye for 
fuch his defaulte 300 pownd waight of Tobacco, except it be vppon fuch lawfull excufe 
as by the Gouernor and maior $te of the Counfell fhalbe approued 

20 Yt is alfo ordered y' wheras in regard of divers greate inconveniences y l have 
befaliie us, by the ingrofmge of Comodities and by greate quantetie of wyne and ftoringe 

drincke 



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drincke fold into the handes of fuch as have not gouernment to vfe it, And y' by reafon 
it hath been left free for every man to buy what quantetie he thought good himfelf, 
To the end we may avoide thefe and many other inconveniences w ch the whole Colony 
doth fuffer by fuch confufione and irregular buyinge vpp of Comodities into a fewe 
mens handes, wherby the more ^te of the Colony is left vnfurnifhte, There fhall 
therfore in every Plantacione be one fufhcyent man Chofen as marchant or factor to 
deale and buy for all the People dwellinge in the fame Plantatione, The fame goodes 
fo by him bought To be by the Comander and Chieffe of the Place equally devided to 
all as neere as may be, to the furnifhinge of every ^ticuler ^fone (And that this may 
be the better f* formed) Yt is ordered y' none of thofe Chofen men do deale or buy any 
Comodities, vntill all or the more ^te of them, be vppon the arivall of any fhipp or 
fhipps, Affembled heere at James Cyttie, wheras vnderftandinge w' plportione of goodes 
is arived to be folde, They may Accordinglie pVide for the furnifhinge of fuch people as 
have put them in trufte to buy for them. 

21 Yt is further ordered y< there be a Proclamation publifhed throwowt the Colony, 
That noe ^fone w'foever (vnles thofe Chofen ^fones) fhall goe abourde any fhipp or 
fhipps arivinge in this Colonie w th owt leave of the Gouernor or any two of the Councell 
vppon paine of Cenfure, nor to bring any Comodities w'foever either abourde or afhore 
vppon penaltie to forfeel the goodes foe bought and to pay 500" waight of Tobacco into 
the Publique Treafurye 

22 Yt is aljo ordered y' vppon every holiday y' is to be kept and Solemnized as 
holiday The Comander of every Plantatione do drawe his men togeather in Armes and 
do exercyfe and drill them, wherby they may be made the more fitt for fervice vppon 
any occafione 



xiiij th of Awguft 1626 



ACOURTE helde the xiiij th of Awguft 1626 beinge 
£fente 
S r George Yardley Knight Gouernor Sec, Dodler Pott, Cap'. Smith 

1 Ifmaell hills fworne and examined fayeth y< one Sonday lafte was fenighte in the 
afternoone he harde Martin Tourner faye that yf he died or that any other mifchance 
did happen vnto him, That Rice Watkins fhould have all the eftate and goodes he had 
in Virginia. 

George Bourcher fworne and examined fayeth y' about a moneth agoe he beinge at 
M r Menefres forge, harde William Garter fervant to M r Menefrey tell Martin Tourner 
y' M r harmcr was there and would have had Martin Tourners bed awaye, To vr h 
Martin Tourner replide, to William Carter, lett not M' Harmer or any man ells have my 
bedd owt of the howfe for where I woorke they fhall finde me lodginge, But yf I die I do 
give it thee 

2 Yt is heervppon ordered, that Rice Watkins fhall take a trwe Inventorie of Martin 
Turners goodes & eftate and p^ent it into the Courte, And y' if after ten days notice 
Martin Tourner be not harde of, he fhall have A letter of Adminiftratione granted him 
for y e fame 



XXI th ot Awguft 1626 



ACOURTE held at James Cyttie the XXI th of Awguft 1626 beinge 
$fent 
S r George Yardeley Knight Gouernor &c Cap' Weft, Dodlor Pott Captaine Smith 
M r William Cleyboume, Seer 

1 Yt is ordered y' whereas Thomas jfarley gent contrary to y e late A<5t of the generall 
affembly hath abfented himfelf from Cominge to Church vppon the Saboth day for the 

fpace 



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fpace of three moneths, as appeareth by the Teftimony of M r James hickmote one of the 
Church wardens, And as the faide Thomas jfarley him felf hath confeffed yt is hervppon 
ordered y' the faid Thomas jfarley for that his offence fhall paye one hundred pownd 
waight of Tobacco into the Publique Treafury, w ch ffine in fome ^te is mittigated in 
regarde of fome occafiones by him alleadged. But whereas it is alleadged againfte him 
that Richarde Tree one of the Churchwardens alfo, that he wilbe redie to iuftifie againft 
him that he hath vppon the Saboth daye been huntinge of hogs in James Cyttie Ifland 
(w ch beinge iuftly proved againfte him) yt is thought fitt y< he paye the full fine of the 
penaltie of the generall affembly in that cafe made & pVided. 

John Jack/one fworne and examined fayeth y* y e will of M r Thomas Allnutt w ch was 
written in a booke and plduced in Courte this daye was the trwe will of M r Allnutt as 
himfelf confeffed to this deponent 

Marv landman wydow fworne and examined fayeth and depofeth as much as 
John Jack/on hath formerly depofed 

Upon the oathes of Cuthberd Pecrson, Elizabeth Moorecock and Iszabell Bridgwater 

2 Yt is ordered y' whereas it appereth by theire feverall Teftimonies, That Thomas 
Jones Robert Hutchinjone and John Ojbourne had feverally difordered and mifdemeaned 
themfelfs in drincking and quarellinge and other abufes at vnlawfull and vnfeafonable 
howers of the night, To the difturbance of the whole plantatione they fhalbe punifhed 
and fined accordinge to the late Adl of the generall Affembly in that cafe made and 
plvided. And it is jonrther ordered y l they and every of them fhall give in bonde of fortie 
pownd apeece w th fufficyent fecuritie to the good behaviour between this and the next 
courte daye beinge the xxviij" 1 day of this moneth of Awguft. 

3 Whereas Richarde Allford was warned by the plvoft marfhall on Saturday the 19 th 
of Awguft to appeere before the Gouernor and Councell thispjfent Courte daye to anfwere 
to fuch matters as by Robert Marfhall fhould be alleged againfte him (w ch the faid 
Allforde hath nott donne, yt is ordered he fhall paye for that Contempt 20 1 ' of Tobacco 

Ellmcr Phillipps gent fworne and examined fayeth that he was in place when 
Richarde Allforde did acknowledge that he did owe Robert Marfhall xi dayes woorke 
wherof he f3mifed to do the faid Marfhall 4 dyes woorke and to feale him a bill for the 
other vii dayes woorke, The bill beinge made and the faide Richarde Allforde required 
to feale the fame, he refufed to do it (fayinge) Marfhall fhall com by it as he can 

Whereas John Heny gave bonde to the good behaviour in the tyme of S r jfrancis Wyatt 
his Gouernment, & hath fince, vppon the Teftimony of Cap' jfrancis Weft Efquire one 
of his Ma tie6 Councell of eftate for Virginia, That the faide John heny hath ever fince 
well demeaned him felfe Towardes our Soueraign lord the Kings Ma tic and all his liege 
people, Yt is ordered the faide Heny fhall have vpp his bonde 

Wheras y e Courte hath been enformed by Dodlor Pott that Thomas Wilfone hath 
abufed him felfe in drincke and beaten his wiefe, w^ himfelfe confeffed, The faide 
Thomas Willfone hath been fett in y c ftocks he beinge a Tenante and is to pay xx 8 for 
a ffyne, and to give bonde to the good behaviour and fo to ftand bound vntill the 
next quarter Courte and then vppon his good demeanor to be difcharged 

Wheras John Smith hath wrongfully accufed M r Woollrige, M r Bunn, M r Horwood 
and others Yt is ordered he fhall aske them forgivenes heere in Courte, for theire fatis- 
factione, And that after his tyme is expired with jfrancis fowler then to give the faid 
Jfrancis fowler fatisfadlione for his owne dayes woorke, and his man & for the lofs of 
y* faid John Smith his owne days woorke, And after to ferve y e publique for 3 moneths 
at the difpofinge of the Gouernor and Councill. 



the xxiiij th 



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the xxiiij th oiAwguft 1626 

ACOURTE held the xxiiij th of Awgujt 1626 beinge 
$fent 
S r . George Yardley Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 Wcfte DocT»r Pott, Cap' Smith 
M r William Clay bourne 

1 Yt is ordered that wheras M r XV ef tone ys come vpp to James Cyttie he fhall fell 
3000 of his ffifhe heere, w ch he hath pjmifed to fell at refonable rates, Therfore in regarde 
the Proclamationes are not Publifhed for the Chufinge of Marchants and ffa<5tors, yt is 
Emitted that fuch as are defirous to buy any of the faide ffifhe, He may have leave to 
deale w th M r Weftone, Notw th ftandinge our orders to y e Contrarie 



XXVIII th oiAwgufte 1626 



ACOURTE held the XXVIII th of Awgufte 1626 beinge 
plfent 
S r . George Yardley Knight Gouernor &c Cap' XVejte Doctor Pott Cap' Smith. 

1 Yt is ordered that wheras M r John Bourrows defireth to remove and feate himfelf 
vppon the neck of lande neere James Cyttie Chieflie for the keepinge and ]5fervinge of 
the cattle dwe to Marra Buck dawghter of Richarde Buck Minifter late deceafed, he 
beinge gardian appoynted for the educatione and bringinge vpp of y e faide Mara Buck, 
The Courte conceveth his requeft very refonable, And therevppon it is ordered that 
M r Bourrows may remove him felf and feate vppon y e faide neck of lande, fkuided That 
the faide M r Bourrows doth leave his plantatione of Bourrows mounte fufficyently manned 
and ftrengthned as by the Gouernor and Councell fhalbe approved 

2 Wheras by a Peticione peered in Courte by S r George Yardley Knight 
See booke Gouernor &c in the behalfe of Margrett Pelteere wyddow as alfo by a 
of Record Certificate vnder the hande of Alderman Ivmley as alfo by a Teftimonie 
fol. 1 & 2 vnder the handes of Edward XVebb and Thomas Gittins clarke of Sd Mary 
Stayninge it apereth that Abraham Pelteere was not bounde apprentice to 
Humphrey Raftill wherby he might lawfully difpofe of him, yet nevertheles he was 
bounde pjntice to the faid Humphrey Raftill for vii yeers contrary to Juftice and equitie, 
And afterwards was affigned and putt over to John Haffarde by the faide Raftill And 
againe by the faid haffarde, putt over to Robert Threfher for the tearme of 4 yeers for 
the fome of eight hundred pownd waight of Tobacco, whereof 650 was paide in hande 
as he affirmeth, now the Courte conceaveth that y e faide Raftill hath doune greate 
wronge to the faide Abraham Pelteere contrary to the agreement made w th his mother, 
as by the Teftimony of Alderman Ivmliey apeereth, The Courte doth therfore order, y' 
the faide Abraham Pelteere be pJfently fett free, And remaine at the difpofinge of S r . George 
Yardley Knight Gouernor Accordinge to y e Petiticione of his faide Mother, And the 
Tobacco paied by y e faide Robert Threfher to John haffarde may be recovered owt of 
w'foever eftate remaineth heere in this Countrey w* doth plperlie belonge either to the 
faide Raftill or the faide haffarde. To w ch purpofe a warrant fhalbe fent downe to 
Cap' Tucker to fequefter the goodes of the faide Raftill and haffarde vntill fourther 
order be receved from y e Gouernor & Councell. 

And wheras the faide Abraham Pelteere hath ferved y e faide Threfher for one yeere, 
That there be dedu<ftione made owt of the goods of the faide Raftill and haffarde, w** 
fhalbe given vnto the boy for his fervice 

At this Courte it is agreede betwixt y e Inhabitants of y Corporatione of James 
Cyttie and M r George Menefrie as ffolloweth (vidl') That the faide M r Menefie as marchant 
Chofen for y e faide Corporation, to deale and buy comodities for them when fhippinge 
fhall heere arrive, And that the faide Corporatione in lew and Satisfactione of that his 

paynes 



( no) 

paynes therein taken, fhall allow M r Menefie twelve $ cent, and this M r Menefie hath 
vndertaken as marchant to $forme, till y* feaft of y e Nativitie of our Saviour Chrift 
now next cominge at w** tyme it fhalbe free for either ^tie otherwife to refolve. 

Thomas Phillips fworne and examined fayeth y* a little before Chriftmas laft paft 
about the howers of 7 & 8 of y e Clock cominge from powells hole to John Stones howfe 
to his lodginge, mett w ,h a man laden w ,h a fheete [canvas] of Tobacco vppon his neck, 
To whom this deponent caled but y' ^tie made no anfweere, wheruppon this 
deponent ftroke his hand vppon the fheete and asked him (what have you heere, a ffatt 
weather) To whom y e $tie anfwered it is nott foe good, And fo y* ^tie went in y* path 
y« goeth towards Henry Woodwards howfe. 

Fourther this deponent fayeth y' he verily beleaveth y 1 by the voyce it was Henry 
Woodward, The rather for that he had beene formerly acquainted w th y e faid Woodwarde 
and doth verely beleeve it was Henry Woodwarde, and no other And fourther this 
deponent fayeth that w th in 4 or 5 days after he mett the faide Henry Woodwarde neere 
vnto the fame place w ,h a bagg of Tobacco vppon his back goinge towards his owne 
howfe, And fourther this deponent fayeth, That the faide Henry Woodwarde hath been 
generally reported to be a ftealer of corne and Tobacco in that Iflande 

Roger Webfter fworne and examined fayeth y' dwinge y e tyme y* henry Woodwarde 
was Tenant to y e focyetee and Compeny of Suthampton hundred, M r John Vtie as officer 
there, fownd Certen Corne in y Chefte of the faide Woodwarde (w ch he tooke from him 
as ftolene) And as this deponent verily beleeveth to be trwe, And fourther fayeth that 
about this tyme twelve moneth, Henry Ellwood John Jack/one, and John Stone, beinge 
all of them in the night in the howfe of the faide Stone, Adioyninge to the Corne grounde 
of this deponent, harde fome bodie breakinge downe eares of Corne, And Cominge owt 
w th a dogg, The Itfttie ffledd and cam towards the howfe of henry Woodwarde The 
morninge ffollowinge, Elliott [fie] and the reft asked of Woodwarde yf he harde any bodie 
in the Corne that night, To which hee replied, that he harde no man, nor any noyfe in 
the Corne, foone after this deponent cominge to henry Woodwards howfe, Woodward 
told this deponent that there was one in the grounde the lafte night ftealinge of corne, 
And that he was like to take him, but that he ran away towards the forte, And further 
this deponent fayeth y' the faide Woodwarde is generally fuf peeled for a pillferinge fellow 

Thomas Hitchcok fworne and examined fayeth, that he harde it generally reported 
by the Inhabitants of the Iflande, That the faide henry Woodwarde hath been reported 
for a ffelonious and pillferinge fellow And this deponent fayeth y' he tooke the faide 
Woodwarde at this deponents howfe at midnight in a darke raynie nighte, where this 
deponent demandinge of the faid Woodwarde what he made there, Woodwarde replied, 
did you fee my bitch, and fo went his waye 

Enfigne John Vtie fworne and examined fayeth, that he hath fufpedted the faid 
Henry Woodwarde he beinge under this deponents comande often tymes for ftealinge of 
powder fhott and Corne, & for the better approbatione thereof (fayeth) That he knew 
not how the faide Henry Woodward fhould trewlie Come by the fame. 

John Walton fworne and examined fayeth, That cominge to S\ffrancis Wyatt knight 
late Gouernor for to obtaine a Comiffione for a Vioage for Canada, And y l he might 
carye Peeler Smith and fome others w ,h him, S r ffrancis graunted him ffree leave, com- 
andinge him to give Cap 1 Tucker a lifte of the names of fuch men as were to goe w th him, 
w rh this deponent affirmeth he did. 

3 Yt is ordered in Courte vppon the Peticione of M r8 Joanne Paffmoure, w th y e free 
confent of Cap' ffrancis Weft Efquire Councellor of eftate for Virginia, That Thomas 
Paffmoure his executors and affignes fhall have hold pofefs and enioy the labor and 
fervice of Jeremy White now in the fervice and Couftodie of y e faide Thomas Paffmoure 
who is in lew and Satisfactione of a maide fervant receved by M r8 Margarett Weft, of & 
from the faide M r8 Joane Paffmoure, vntill the firft day of deccmber w ch fhalbe in the 
yeere of our lorde God one thowfande fix hundred and feaven [fie] « 

A th f 

" The word "twenty" is evidently omitted. The date should be 1627. 1 



( III ) 

4 th of September 1626 

ACOURTE held the 4 th of September 1626 beinge 
$fent 
S r . George Yardley Knight Gou r nor &c Cap' Weft Doctor Pott Cap' Smith & 
M r William Claybourne 

1 Vppon {3pofitione & motione of M r William Claybourne to this Courte, touchinge 
an affured way and meanes, he beleveth himfelfe to have invented for fafe keepinge 
of any Indyans, w* he fhall vndertake to keep for guides allways ready to be ymployed, 
and y' he hopeth to make them ferviceable for many other fervices for y good of the 
whole Colony. The Courte thinketh it very reafonable that he the faid William 
Claybourne fhall for him felfe and his affignes dwringe the tearme of three yeers next 
enfwinge the date heerof, have holde and enioy all y° benefitt vfe and p)fitt of this his 
p^iect or inventione, And it is heerby ordered that no man of what Conditione foever 
w th in the lymitts of the firfte Suthern Colony of Virginia, fhall make vfe of or ymploye 
any Indyan or keepe them after the fame maner and forme, as he the faide William 
Claybourne hath now {3iected and invented, vppon the fforfefture of fower hundred 
pownde waight of Tobacco for every Indyan w° h any fhall foe kepe or make vfe of 

$vided that this inventione be fuch and in fuch wyfe as it hath never beene ufed 
in the Colony heertofore. And further wheras there is one Indyan lately come in vnto 
us, We doe give and fett over vnto the faide William Claybourne the faide Indyan, for 
his better experience and tryall of his inventione. Neuertheles yt is not plhibited to 
any man to vfe any other way or meanes for the kepinge of Any Indyan w* they fhall 
attaine vnto 

Finis Curiae 



the XI th of September 1626 



A 



COURTE held the xi th of September 1626 beinge 

plfent 
S r George Yardley Knight Gouernor &c Cap' Weft Doctor Pott 



1 Liv' Gieles Allingtone fworne and examined fayeth, That he harde Sargeant 
Booth faye y' he was crofte by a woman and for a twelve months fpace he havinge very 
fayre game to fhute at, yett he could never kill any thinge but this deponent cannot 
fay y' it was good wiefe Wright. Fourther this deponent fayeth, that he had fpoken to 
good wiefe Wrighte for to bringe his wiefe to bed, but the faide goodwief beinge left 
handed, his wiefe defired him to gett M r8 Graue to be her midwiefe, w^ h this deponent did, 
and fayeth y' the next daye after his wiefe was delivered, the faide goodwiefe Wright 
went awaye from his howfe very much difcontented, in regarde the other midwiefe had 
brought his wiefe to bedd, fhortlie after this, this deponents wiefes breft grew danger- 
ouflie fore of an Impofture and was a moneth or 5 weeks before fhe was recovered, Att 
w 011 tyme This deponent him felfe fell fick and contynued the fpace of three weeks, And 
further fayeth y' his childe after it was borne fell fick and foe contynued the fpace of 
two moneths, and afterwards recovered, And fo did Contynue well for the fpace of a 
moneth, And afterwards fell into extreeme payne the fpace of five weeks and fo departed. 

Rebecka Graye fworne and examined fayeth That good wief Wright did tell her this 
deponent That by one Token w^ this deponent had in her forehed fhe fhould burye her 
Hufbande, And fourther fayeth y' good wiefe Wright did tell this deponent y' fhe told 
M r jffellgate he fhould bury his wiefe (w° h cam to pafs) And further this deponent fayeth 
y' goodwiefe Wright did tell this deponent, That fhe tolde Thomas Harris he fhould 
burie his firft wiefe being then bethrothed vnto him (w ch cam fo to pafs) further this 
deponent fayeth y' goodwiefe Wright did tell her that there was a woman faid to her 



(I") 

(7 have a crofs man to my hufband) To whom good wiefe Wright replide (be content) for 
Ihoiv fhalte jhortlie burie him (w ch cam fo to pafs) 

Thomas Jones fworne and examined fayeth, that Sargeant Booth told him y' good- 
wiefe Wright would have had fom what of him, w ch the faide Sargeant Booth either would 
nott or could nott give her, and as this deponent thinketh it was a peece of fflefh, And 
after the faid Sargeant Booth went foorth w th his peece, and cam to good game and very 
fayre to fhoote at, But for a longe tyme after he could never kill any thinge. 

Robert Wright fworne and examined fayeth that he hath beene maried to his wiefe 
fixteene veers, but knoweth nothinge by her touchinge the Crime fhe is accufed of 

Daniell Watkins fworne and examined fayeth y l about jebruary laft paft, this depo- 
nent beinge at M r Perryes Plantatione Ther was Robert Threfher who had a cowple of 
henns pourpofinge to fend them over to Elzabeth Arundle And good wiefe Wright beinge 
there in place, faide to Robert Threfher, why do you keepe thefe henns heere tyed vpp, The 
maide you meane to fend them to will be dead before the henns come to her. 

M re Ifabell Perry fworne and examined fayeth that vppon y e lofmge of a logg of 
light wood owt of the fforte, good wiefe Wrighte rayled vppon a girle of good wiefe gates 
for ftealinge of the fame, whervppon good wiefe gates Charged the faid good wiefe 
Wright w th witchcrafte, And faid that fhe had done many bad things at Kickotan, 
wherevppon this Examinate Chid the faide Good wiefe Wright, And faid vnto her, 
yf thow knowft thy f elf e Clear c of what fhe Charged thee, why doft thow not complaine And 
cleare thyfelfe of the fame, To whom good wiefe Wright replied, god forgive them, and fo 
made light of it, And the faid good wiefe Wright Threatened good wiefe Gates girle and 
told her, that yf fhe did nott bringe the light wood againe fhe would make her daunce 
ftarke naked and the next morninge y e lightwood was founde in the forte. 

And further fayeth y' Dorethie Behethlem asked this Examifit why fhe did fuffer 
good wiefe to be at her howfe, fayinge fhe was a very bad woman, and was Accompted 
a witch amoungft all them at Kickotan 

And fourther this deponent [fayeth] y' good wiefe did tell her y l when fhe lived at 
hull, beinge one day Chirninge of butter there cam a woman to the howfe who was 
accompted for a witch, wherevppon fhe by directions from her dame Clapt the Chirne 
ftaffe to the bottom of the Chirne and clapt her handes acrofs vppon the top of it by 
w t:b means the witch was not able to ftire owt of the place where fhe was for the fpace 
of fix howers after w ' time good wiefe Wright defired her dame to aske the woman why 
fhe did not gett her gone, whervppS the witche fell downe on her knees and asked her 
forgivenes and faide her hande was in the Chirne, and could not ftire before her maide 
lifted vpp the ftaffe of the Chirne, w^ the faide good wiefe Wright did, and the witch 
went awaye, but to her Severance [perception] y e witch had both her handes at libertie, 
and this good wiefe Wright affirmeth to be trewe. Fourther M rs Pery fayeth y l good wiefe 
Wright told her, that fhe was at Hull her dame beinge fick fufpected her felfe to be 
bewiched, and told good wiefe Wright of it, wherevppon by directione from her dame, 
That at the cominge of a woman, w ch was fufpected, to take a horfhwe and flinge it 
into the oven and when it was red hott, To fflinge it into her dames vrine, and fo long 
as the horfhwe was hott, the witch was fick at the harte, And when the Irone was colde 
fhe was well againe, And this good wiefe Wright affirmeth to be trwe alfoe 

Alice Baylie fworne and examnd fayeth that fhe asked good wief Wright whether 
her hufbande fhould bury her, or fhe burye him To whom good wiefe Wright anfwered, 
I can tell you yf I would, but I am exclaimdc againft for fuch thinges and He tell no more 

2 Richard Peerce beinge quef tioned about a calfe w ch he kild w* did belonge to the 
ftock of M r Woodall it is ordered y' he fhall at y e next fpringe at Calvinge tyme deliver 
another bull calfe weanable in lew of the other. 

Yt is ordered y l M r John Vpton fhall paye Richarde Tree two barells of Come, and 
M' Vpton to make his beft of the Corne he bought of Richard Tree being now ftandinge 
in the grounde 



X1 J 



* of 



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xij th of September 1626 

ACOURTE held the xij th of September 1626 beinge 
gfent 
S r . George Yardeley Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 Weft Doctor Pott, Cap 1 Smith 

1 William Streets fworne and examined fayeth that at his beinge at 
See book Kinfallc it was generally reported, that Cap* Dowje kept eompeny w lh one 
recordes Charitie lovell the wiefe of Troylus lovell dwellinge in Kinfalle at the figne 
fol: 6, 7, 8 of the plume of feathers, and y 1 fome two days after they arived there he 
cam away w th her into fome other TJ0tes of Irelandc And caried away w lh him 
all whoever he had, beeinge reported to be aboue the valwe of 500 pownde in money 
and left his wiefe fo deftitute of meanes, that had fhe not been releeved by fome mar- 
chants her ffrends in the Towne fhe had not beene able to Subfifte, And as M r8 Dowje 
in Courte affirmeth fhee is come over hither only by theire meanes and Charge 

Sergeant Jones and Edward Whitbic fworne and exarhd, afhrme as much as William 
Streets hath formerly fpoken. 

John Thurleby gente fworne and examed fayeth y 1 he this deponent and his ^tner 
did buy as much Tobacco of Cap 1 Dowfe, as cam to 300 pownde fterlinge and vpp wards 
in Kinfalle w ch money was payde Cap' Dowfe in Kinfalle by this deponents ^tner named 
Richarde Eady of Corke marchante, fourther this deponent fayeth y 1 he hath taken the 
faide Cap 1 Dowfe and Charitie lovell in bed together, This deponent Cominge into the 
Chamber demandinge (who lycth hcere) To whom Cap 1 Dowfe replide (myfelf and 
another man a frcend of mine) Wher vppon this deponent thrufte his hande into the 
bed and fownde it was Cap 1 Dowfe and M™ lovell, And further he fayeth y' Cap 1 dowfe 
did car} - her awaye w lh him into fome other f)tes of Ireland. 

Vppon the Teftimonies before Taken concerninge Cap 1 Dowfe, as alfo vppon a 
Teftimoniall from Kinfallc vnder the handes of Jofias ffarley Stiff eranc Thomas Adderley 
and John Buckjoroe, as alfo vppon a Letter from Cap 1 John Sachevercll, as likewife that 
formerly Cap 1 Dowfe gave vnder his hande and feale full power and Awthoritie to 
Ana Dowfe his wiefe to enioy all his goodes and eftate in Virginia, in as ample manner 
as yf he himfelf were in place plfent 

2 Yt is heervppon ordered y 1 a warrante be fente downe to Cap 1 Tucker, That all the 
goodes fervants and eftate whoever Cap 1 Dowfe hath heere in Virginia, That there be 
an Inventory taken therofe and prayfd by three honeft and indifferent men, And the 
faid Inventorie fo taken and pray fed, To be fent vpp to the Gouernor & Councell to 
James Cyttie, And the faide eftate of w 1 value foever to be delivered vpp to the faide 
M re Ann Dowfe, And by her to be difpofed of for her owne reliefe & maintenance 



XVIII th daye of September 1626 

ACOURTE held the xviii lh daye of September 1626 beinge 
pXent 
S r . George Yardeley Knight Gouernor &c Cap 1 Wefte Dodlor Pott Cap 1 Smith 
M r William Claybourne 

r Ellmer Phillips gent fworne and examined fayeth, that he beinge at J our dens 
Journey at M r fferrers howfe, at the readinge of the Proclamatione for the cheafinge a 
marchante for the buyinge of Comodities for every Plantatione, Sargeant fharpc and 
Richarde Taylor difliked the faide Proclamatione, And fweringe many violent oathes 
(faide) we are freemen and as free as S'. George Yardley him f elf e, And y 1 they would 
goe abourde any fhipp and buy Comodities them felves for theire owne vfe, for all that 
Proclamatione 

John Crowdicke fworne and examined fayeth, That beinge at M r fferrers howfe when 

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the faid Proclamatione was redd he harde Richard Tayler faye and fwere y l not w th ftand- 
inge the faide Proclamatione, yf he were at James Cyttie he would goe abourde and buy 
w' Comodities he wanted, for I am as free as any man in the Coantrey 

Nathaniell Cawfey gent fworne and examined fayeth, That he beinge at that tyme 
in place, harde the faide Richard Tayler and Sargeant fharpe fpeeke woordes to the fame 
effect as M r Phillip ps and John Crowdick have formerlie faide And fourther fayeth that 
they were then overcome with drinke when they vfed thofe wordes 

2 Wheras M r William Horwood, did putt Cap* John Stone owt of the Poffeffione of 
one ^Ste or moytie of a howfe in martins hundred w° h the faid Cap' Stone builte at his 
owne cofte and Charge and was therin feated by order from the Socyetie and Compeny 
of martins hundred Yt is here vppon ordered y 1 the faide M r William Horwoode fhall 
paye to Cap' Stone 250 pownde waight of Tobacco in lew and fatisfadlione thereof by 
the x th day of November now next enfwinge 

3. Yt is ordered y' wheras there hath latelie been A Proclamatione publifhed for 
the plventinge of divers inconveniencies in buyinge fellinge as other tradinge for fuch 
Comodities as are brought into this Countrey, And likewife for the electinge and 
choufinge of m r chants for every Plantatione, w ch Courfe Notw th ftandinge it was intended 
by this Courte for the generall good of the Colony (yett) it hath bredd greate murmerings 
& dif content both one the <$te of the marchants, And of the People alfo, This Courte 
Therfore for divers reafones and Confiderations, hath thought ffitt, for the plfent, to 
Condefcend and ^mitt, That the faide Proclamation fhall not ftande in his full force 
and power, But refte and be dependante for the tyme, vntill y e Gou'nor and Councell 
fhall pleefe to Confider and give fourther order concerninge the fame, at the greater 
Courte or a generall Affemblie, And in the meane tyme, that the Inhabitants of every 
Plantatione for to Confider of the beft waye or meanes the[y] can, whereby to eafe 
themfelves, And to fett downe the fame vnder their hands in wrightinge, and to fende 
it to the Gouernor and Councell of State to James Cyttie, And we wilbe moft carefull 
and readie to releeue them w th our beft endevors. 

Nathaniell Cawfey gent fworne and examined fayeth y' the deede or writinge made 
by James Carter to Richard lowe, and by him pMuced in Courte was y e trewe A<5le and 
deede of the faide James Carter, and made by him in his ^fect memory 

Richard ffoxcrofte purfer of the Ann fworne & examined affirmeth as much as 
M r Cawfey hath formerly faide 

4 Yt is heervppon ordered y' the faide Richarde lowe fhall have full power and 
Awthoritie to dyeredle & ^forme all things accordinge to the trwe intent and meaninge 
of the faide deede or wrightinge, plduced in Courte 

Robert Threfher fworne and examined fayeth y* good wiefe Wright came to him and 
requefted him to give her fome plants, He anfwered y* when he had ferved his owne 
tourne, fhe fhould have fome, fo fhe went away and y' night all his plants were drownde. 

Fourther he fayeth that he left 2 hennes w ,h good wiefe Wright to be fent over to 
Elizabeth Arundle either by the plvoft marfhall or fome other, and that goodwiefe Wright 
did tell Daniell Watkins that Elizabeth Arundle would be dead before the henns were 
fent over. 

Elizabeth Gates fworne and examined fayeth y' goodwiefe Wright came to M r Moores 
at Kickotan to buy fome chickens, but he would fell her none, fhortly after the chickens 
died, and after that the henn died, and this fhe affirmeth fhe had hearde from others. 

And further fayeth that when goodwiefe Wright Threatened her maide fhe faid fhe 
would make her dance naked and ftand before the Tree. 

5 Yt is ordered y l Henry Woodward fhall enter into bonde of twentie pounds w th 
fufficyent Securitie to the good behaviour, and in the meane tyme to remaine in the 
plvoft marfhalls keepinge. 



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XXV of September 1626 

A COURTE helde the xxv° of September 1626 beinge 
f\^ j3fent 

S r : George Yardeley Knight Gouernor &c Cap' ffrancis Weft DoAor Pott Cap' 
Smith 

1 The examinacon of Roger Dilke taken vppon oath before Doctor Pott & 
Cap' Roger Smith y e 9"' daye of September 1626 

The faide deponent fayeth y' about the 26"' day of Awguft laft paft about 9 or 10 
a Clock at night as he was goinge to his lodginge at M rs Southeys howfe Together \v ,h 
Thomas Dellamaior, he fawe good wieiefifher and M r Southernc goinge before them, and 
fayeth that good wiefe Jfy flier did reele and f tagger as fhee wente, and that fhee f tumbled 
and fell vppon A Cow or by a Cowe or an ewe or fome fuch bef te, & that then M r Southerne 
did leade her by y e Arme and fourther fayeth y' Thomas Dellamaior faide it was greate 
fhame to fee a man drunke, But more fhame to fee a woman in that cafe, and y' yf a 
man fhould do foe he fhould be fett in the ftocks, or lye neck and heeles, And that he 
would make fome body acquainted w lh it, and more this deponent knoweth not 

The Examinacon of Thomas Dellamaior Taken before S'. George Yardley 

Gouernor &c and Doctor Pott 

Thomas Dellamaior fworne and examined affirmeth as much vppon oathe as Roger 
Dilke hath faide, & doth verely beleave y' at y* time fhee was drunke 



feconde of October 1626 

A COURTE held the feconde of Odober 1626 beinge 
plfent 
S r George Yardley Knighte Gouernor &c Cap' Wefte Doctor Pott Cap' Smith 
M r William Claybourne 

1 Whereas it appereth by the laft will and Teftament of Robert Awften dated y e 18 th 
of September & pMuced in Courte by Cap' W'" Peerce & approued vppon the oathes of 
John Weft John Lightfoot and Thomas Smith, wherein y e faide Robert Awften did make 
& ordaine the faide Cap' Peerce his fole Executor, whervppon it is ordered y* a generall 
warrant be graunted to y* faide Cap' W m Peerce for y e recoveringe and receavinge of all 
the depts goodes and Chatties of the faide Robert Awften as alfo of the Cropp of Corne 
and Tobacco belonginge to the faide Robert Awften for this plfent yeere (w 011 is Accordinge 
to y e trwe intent and meninge of y* faid will 

Vppon y e Teftimony of Cap' Roger Smith & M r ffrancis Boltone minifter, it appeereth 
y' M r Thomas Edwardes did freelie give to his maide Mary now the wiefe of Thomas 
harvie her paffage into this Countrey, And y' the faide Thomas Edwardes did frely 
deliuer her to the faide Thomas harvie to be his wiefe & after y' he went to M r Boltone 
and requefted him to aske theire Banns in the Church, whervppon it is ordered the faide 
Thomas Harvie fhall not be lyable to pay M' Edwards for his wives Paffage 

Whereas there is a fmale veffell lately arived from Canada, now ridinge below at 
Kickowtan, And in regarde fhe is very lekie & cannott come vpp to James Cyttie w' h out 
great danger & loffe The m r and marchante are very defirows for to vnlade and make 
fale of theire goodes below, vnto w ch requeft this Courte doth Condefende to ^mitt and 
give leave vnto them foe to doe, and to make fale of theire goodes & Comodities there 
below (beinge as we are enformed) but a fmall jSportione or quantetie, And that Cap' 
Tucker take it into his care that y* goodes may be indifferently diftributed amongft y e 
Inhabitants w' h out any enhanfmge of the price or other engrofinge 

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the 9 th Octob 1626 

A COURT at James Citty. the 9 th Odob 1626 
flfent 

S r George Yardley Knt Gouerno r &c, Cap 1 : jfrancis Weft, Dodlo' Pott, Cap': 
Smyth, Cap': Mathewes, M r Claybourne, Cap'. Tucker, & M r . fferrar 

1 At this Court there was a bond of one hundred and twentye 
See records pounds fterlinge pldueed & fued againft Captaine Willm Tucker by 
fol: 20. M r Thomas Spillman: the W* bond Cap': Tucker was willing to pay vnto 

him in Tobacco, therefore the faid Thomas Spillman being willing to 
accept of Tobacco at i8 d 3? pound: this Court hath hervppon ordered, that Cap': Tucker 
fhall pay to the faid Tho: Spillman fixtene hundred & feventy two pounds of good 
marchantable Tobacco in leiue of y e faid one hundred & twentye pounds fterl beinge 
due to bee paid on the five & twentyeth of Decemb laft paft 

2 At this Court was pMuced the laft will & Teftam' of Lef'. Albino Lupo, & plved 
by the oathes of M r Tho: Spillman & John Slaughter: 

3 At this Court Tho: Willfon tailor made his appearance, according to a bond 
taken of his good behavior : And M r Doclo' Pott hath giveng Tef timony to the Court of 
his good behavior fmce as well towards his wife as towards all the Kings leige people, 
Herevppon the Court hath graunted him a releafe from the faid bond of his good 
behaiuor. 

It is thought fitt at this quarter Court, that there fhall be noe generall reftraint of 
people fro goeing for England, but y' fuch as defire theire paffes fhall repaire to the 
Court held weekely at James Cittye 



the io th day of Octob. 1626 



A COURT at James-Citty, the 10 th day of Odob. 1626 
pjfent 
S r . George Yeardley Gouerno'. Cap': Weft, Doc~to r Pott. Cap': Smyth, Cap': 
Mathewes, M r Perfey, M r . Claybourne Cap': Tucker & M r fferrar. 

1 At this Court there was a Weanoke Indian plfented by Captaine 
See records Willm Epps w ch was taken the laft fpringe at Shcrley-Hundred & hath 
fol: 21 fince been w' h him and the Court hath ordered y' Cap': Epps doe enter 

into bond of 500 1 of tobacco to y e Court that the faid Indian fhall not 
runne away, the w* bond to begin to take his force vppon the firft arrivall of Cap' : Epps 
w th him at y e Eaftern Shore: Morover, it is thought fitt, y' Cap' Epps uppon his returne 
to James-Citty, w ch he intendes before y e feaft of the Natiuity of o r Lord God that then 
the faid Cap' Epps bring the Indian along w' h him to y e Gouernor to be imployed vppon 
any fervice; And the Court doth give leave & graunt y' Cap' Epps at his goeing for 
England y e next fpring, may carry y e faid Indian w' h him, otherwife to deliuer him vpp 
to the Gouerno'. 

2 The Court was this day informed by Cap* : Epps y' the Indians of the Easterne 
Shore, had killed divers of the hoggs belonging to o r people there, & that hee had 
demanded fatisffaclion of y e Indians for y e hoggs, w rh they refufed not, but affented to 
it & did offer to make fatisffacftion in Corne: the Court therefore have referred this 
matter to the beft difcretion of Cap': Epps, y' hee deale therein foe as there may be 
fatisfaction made for them ; And that hee do give them to know y' if hereafter they fhall 
doe the like or in any fuch nature offer vs offenfe, it will be an occafion of the breatch 
of the peace betweene vs. 

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3 Whereas at this Court there was petition made & pTferred by 
See records Richard Townfhend fervant to M r . Doct' Pott, againft his Matter, eom- 
fol: 28 plaineing that he cannot bee taught the art of an Apothecarye, for the 

lerninge of w ch art & mifterye he was bond to y e faid Doet' Pott by an 
Indenture bearing date the 20 th day of ffebruary 162 1, the Courte hath herevppon 
ordered y' M r Do(5to r Pott doe henceforth from time to time endeauor to teach & inftruet 
the faid Richard Townfhend in y e art of an Apothecary by all conuenient waves & means 
he can or may, that foe hee may proue at y e end of his fervice a fufficient Apothecarye, 
w ch if he y e faid M r Do<5t r Pott fhall neglect or refufe, the Court hath ordered y' he fhall 
pay the faid Richard Townfhend for his fervice fro y e daye of y e date hereofvnto the 
end and expiration thereof. 

4 M r Richard Kingfmell at this Court brought in the will & Teftament of M r 
Richard Bucke, and by y e faid will claimed that now vppon the death of Thomas Allnutt, 
late guardian vnto one of the children of y* faid Richard Bucke named Peleg Bucke: 
the guard & keeping of y e faid Peleg was now belonging to him, together with all the 
eftate & goods, herevppon the Court hath ordered y' y* faid Richard Kingfmell fhall 
take the faid Peleg into his charge together w th y e Eftate : And that hee give in fufficient 
feeuritye for y e fame to y Court 



i I th day of Octob. 1626, 



A COURT at James-Citty the 11 th day of Odob. 1626, 
plfent 
S r . George Yeardley Kt. Gouerno' &c. Cap'. Weft, Docto' Pott, Cap': Smyth, 
Cap'. Mathewes, M r . Perfey, M r Claybourne, Cap': Tucker, & M r fferrar. 

1 Wheras it appeareth to y e Court y* one Henry Carman late fervant to M r Samuell 
Sharpc, 8c one of the number of thofe 50 boyes, w ch were by o r late dread foueraigne 
Kinge James comanded to bee fent ouer hither, and arrived here in y e Dittye 1619, the 
condition of whofe fervice was appointed to bee for 7 yeares at firft to their Matters to 
whom they were firft put to, & further y* if during y' time they fhould comitt any great 
malifice, as whoredome, theft, ^iury, draweing of bloud & fuch like, that then from y 
time toties, quoties, the time of their fervice to begin againe be feven yeares : now whereas 
it appeareth to y e Court y' y e faid Henry Carman hath comitted fornication w th one 
Alice Chambers feruant to Abraham Perfey & gotten her w' h child : the Court hath herevppon 
ordered that the faid Henry Carman fhall a new begin his fervice of feaven yeares to 
the vfe of M r Samuell Sharpe from the time of his faid euill facft & offence comitted. 
Moreouer feing y' the faid M r Sharpe is now abfent out of y e Country it is though fitt 
y' the faid Henry Carman remaine & continue in y e feruice of M r William ferrar w ,h 
whom he was left, to y e vfe & benefitt of y e faid M r . Sharpe 

2 It is ordered there be a warrant fent vpp fpeedily for Alice Chambers feruant to 
M' Abraham Perfey, y' for her above named offence of whoredome, fhee may appeare 
here at Court & receiee worthy punifhment for the fame 

3 At this Court M" Elizabeth Hamor late wiffe of Cap': Ralfe Hamor Efq r one of 
y' Counfell of State p^fently fheweth that whereas fhee was made & conftituted by her late 
Hufbands will fole executrix : fhee now vppon fome confiderations difclaimeth & renoun- 
ceth the executrixfhipp & defireth of y e Court, to have the Adminiftration of her faid 
hufbands goods : the Court herevppon hath given & graunted vnto her, that fhee fhall 
have a corhifion of Adminiftration vppon her faid hufbands goodes & chattells graunted 
vnto her. At this Court fhee likewife plfented vpon her oath a ^3 feet inventorye of all 
fuch goodes & chattells as to her knowledge belonged to her faid Hufband. Prayfed 
by M r John Southerns, & Randall Smallwood 

4 M r John How adminiftrator to Luke Aden deceafed, at this Court claimed fro 

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Cap'. Willrii Tucker a debt of 240 1 of Tobacco as due vnto y e faid Luke Aden: Now y e 
faid Cap': Tucker hath purged himfelfe by his oath taken at this Court, y' hee hath 
paide 229 1 of Tobacco for y e vfe & difchargeing of y e debt of y e faid Luke, viz to S r . ffrancis 
Wyatt 20 1 to Vincent Barber 24 1 And to George Menefy & Richard Steuens, Marchants 
189 1 of Tobacco. Soe y' Cap': Tucker remaineth debto r 5 1 of Tobacco, & Enfign John 
Vtye 12 1 of Tobacco. 

5 At this Court were reade Letters directed to y e Govern' & Councell 
See records from y e Lords of his Ma tle * privye Counfell touching the requiring of 
fol: 17. M r Abraham Per fey to make fatisf action to the Adventurers of y e late 

Magazine, according to his agreem't w th them, & to fend it by the firft 
returne of f hipping to London, according as the faid Adventurers of y e Magazine have 
directed him by their letters vnto him : The Court hath herevppon ordered y' M h eirfe do, 
w' h out faile, fhippe fo much Tobacco in y e good fhipps called y e Anne & y e James as 
fhall make full fatisfaction according to his agreem' w th them, & y' hee direct & configne 
it according to their directions vnto him by their letters. 

6 At this Court was plduced by Cap' : Willm Tucker a generall acquittance vnder 
y e hand & feale of M r George Menefye, Atturney from M r John fferrar, John Bland, 
Abraham Jennings & Companye, for y e clearing and acquitting of y e faid Cap': Tucker 
of all manner of actions debts & Accounts whatfoever belonging vnto y e voiadge of y e 
Elenor of Orfton 162 1 : The Coppye whereof here followeth 

See records fol: 24. 

the 1 2 th day of Octob 1626, 

A COURT at James-Citty, the 12 th day of Odob 1626, 
$fent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno' &c. Docto' Pott, Cap': Smyth, Cap': Mathewes, 
M r Perfey, M r . Claybourne, Cap' : Tucker, & M r . fferrar. 

1 At this Court M r Willm Claybourne made requeft vnto y e Court y' whereas there 
were certaine kine deliuered by M r George Sandys late treafurer, vnto M r Dauifon late 
Secretarye deceafed & vnto M r Doctor Pott equally betwene them : they both claimeing, 
that by conditions frd the Company w' h them, they were to have fowre kine to belonge 
to eatch of their places & offices : Now M r Claybourne humbly defireth y Court to take 
into confideration, whither any of thofe cattle, may not now be deliuered vnto him, as 
appertaining to y* place of Secretarye. 

2 // is ordered y' M r Doctor Pott doe ]9cure out of England from 
See records M r George Sandys late treafurer or fro S r . ffrancis Wyatt Knt late Goueno r , 
fol : 90 a certificate vnder their or either of their hands & feales or hand & feale, 

y' either the one or the other of them or both, deliuered the kyne w° h are 
now in y< poffeffion of y e faid Doctor Pott, as belonging & appertaining to y e place of 
Phyfition, betweene this time & the laft day of October w ch fhalbe in y e yeare of our 
Lord 1627, Or otherwife y' he y e faid Docto' Pott deliuer thofe faid Kyne vpp w' h y e 
increafe vnto y plfent Gouerno' & Counfell of Eftate to bee by them difpofed of as 
fhall then feem fitt & conuenient. 

3 It is ordered, y' whereas it appeareth by bond vnder the hand and 
See records feale of M r John Hart for y e deliuery of one man vnto John Bainham gent 
fol. 23 at or vppon y e 25 th day of Decemb 1625, as by y* faid bond more at large 

appear [eth], Now wheras y faid man is not deliuered accordingly, y' 
George Menefy Marchant doe retaine & keepe fowre hundred pounds waight of tobacco 
of y goods of y faid John Hart, y' if the faid man, now alledged to bee fent & fhipped 
on a fhipp fro Ireland M r fells matter, does not arrive & be delivered to y e faid John 
Bainham by the 25 th day of Decemb next, y' then the faid 400 1 of Tobacco be paid to y 
faid M r Bainham in full fatisfaction of y* faid bond. 

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Stewen Webb fworne and examined fayeth y' the laft night hee heard Margarett y e 
wife of Thomas Jones fay, that there was neuer a man breething, fhould keepe her from 
goeing to Pajpehay w' h her hufband ; And y' after y* reading of the warrant fhee alfoe 
faid, y' for noe mortall man fhe would not goe to James-Towne except M r9 Allington 
went. And further this deponent fayeth y' about one month agoe John Butter fetid came 
to this deponents wife all bebloudyed ouer his face, & fayd y' Goodwife Jones had beat 
him, and further this deponent fayeth y' the next day after this as hee remembreth 
being Sonday in y e morning, the faid Buttcrfield went into his own plot of peafe to gather 
fome, wherevppon the wife of Thomas Jones followed him & would not fuffer him to 
gather any, then this deponent came thither & found them skuffling together & fhee 
ftriving to take away his bagg: then this deponent asked Buttcrfield if hee were a man, 
& defired him to give leave to this deponent to gather fome peafe, w ch when Buttcrfield 
bid him to doe, & hee ftooping and gathering fome, fhee the faid Margarett Jones flew 
vppon this deponent & ftrucke him w ,h a tobacco ftalk: then their came in Goodman 
Writte [Wright] who qualifyed her. Morover this deponent fayth that before all this 
when they gathered tobacco, hee faw John Butter jeild come with a fcratched face when 
he had before heard a great out crye y' the faid Margarett Jones 8c y e faid Butterfeild 
had made 

Thomas Gray fworne & examined fayeth & affirmeth as much as Steven Webb hath 
done concerninge Margarett Jones her beatings and fcratchings of John Butterficlds face. 

Lef'. Giles Allington fworn & examined fayeth, y' about a month agoe there being a 
falling out betweene John Butterjeild & Margarett Jones at y e water fide, the faid Margarett 
haueing fcratched him y e faid John, then this deponent hearing the faid Margarett make 
a clamor & cry for aid this deponent went plfently downe & found her w ,h her haire about 
her eares, & his face all fcratcht : then fhee comeing to y* houfe, began to raile at her 
hufband in this manner, Thou bafe rajcall wilt thou not take my part feing me thus abufed, 
it is but jortye ponds, what care I for y'. 

Thomas Moulton fworne & examined fayth & affirmeth in all points as much as the 
aforefaid Giles Allington hath done. 

4 It is ordered, for y c feuerall offences aforenamed of the faid Margarett Jones, y' 
fhee be toughed [towed] or dragged at a boats ftenie in y e River fro y* fhoare vnto the 
Margarett & John, & thence vnto y e fhore againe. 

5 In y* plfence of y* Court one Robert Hutchinfon, hauing bene formerly punifhed 
for adultery with Margarett Jones by y* Gouerno r & Counfell : faid in y e open Court w th 
often repetitions & w th a loud voice, my confeience telleth me I have been wrongfully 
punifhed: Hereupon y e Court for y e infolent & vncivill behavior of y e faid Hutchinfon, 
doe adiudge & condemne him in y e fforfeiture of fortye pounds, in y e w * 1 hee ftandeth 
allready bound to y e Gouerno' vppon his good behavior. & it is further ordered y* y* 
faid Hutchinfon doe againe enter into bond of three hundred pounds waight ot Tobacco 
vnto y* gouerno 1 for his good behauior, & more efpecially in his carriage of himfelfe 
concerninge y e faid Margaret Jones. 

Vppon y* petition of John Darker, wherein he alledgeth y' Cap'. Ward owed vnto 
him certaine wages in Tobacco, of w** y faid Cap': Ward now lately in England payed 
him $t, & gave him a bill to bee paid one hundred waight of Tobacco, in Virginia by 
Cap' : Epes; further y e faid Darker fayeth that he hath loft the faid bill, but y' at Grauesend 
it was by him fhewed to one Thomas Bamet, the Court hath herevppon ordered y' y* 
faid Darker have a warrant y' Cap' : Epes pay him one hundred waight of Tobacco, & 
y l if he heraf ter proue y' y e faid Tobacco is not due, then the faid Cap' Epes fhalbe faued 
harmeleffe by y e Gouernor 

6 Fetiplace Clofe fvorne and examined faith, that concerning the ufage of Thomas & 
Enica fitch fervants to M r . Prodor, he knoweth certainly vpon his own knowledge that 
they were as well ufed in all refpecfts for victualls clothes, phifick & chirurgery & what 
was neceffary for fervants as any in the land, & further fayth that he lived in the houfe, 
& faw their ufage himfelf 



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i 3 th day of Octob 1626, 

A COURT at James-Citty the 13 th day of Odob 1626, 
$fent 
S r George Yeardley Knt Gouerno r &c, Cap': Weft, Docl;o r Pott, Cap 1 : Smyth, 
Cap'. Mathewes, M r . Perfey, M r Claybourne, Cap': Tucker, & M r f error. 

After y e death of M r Richard Bennett who deceafed about y e 28 th of 
See booke of Auguft laft, inteftate, and w' h out any fufficient or particuler difpofall 
Inventoryes of the goods & other matters, concerninge both his owne eftate & y e 
eftate of M r Edward Bennett his brother; herevppon order hath bene 
taken y' there hath bene an Inventory of all things taken, and all the bookes and other 
Accounts brought in here at this Court, together w ,h a lift of all the debts drawne out 
of the fame bookes, a coppye whereof is intended to be fent into England; and to y e end 
that the eftate left here may be plferved, the Court hath thought fitt y' M r Lodowick 
Pearle (Corhaunder of M r Bennetts plantation by Comiffion fro M r . Bennett) doe take 
into his charge and poffeffion all y e goods & whatfoever remaineth of y e eftate, and doe 
have recorded in y e Court a Coppye of y e feuerall Inventoryes of y e goods & a receipt 
of all fuch books & Accounts as hee receaveth into his hands : And if hee fhall make vfe 
of any of y e goods for the relief e of M r Bennetts owne fervants or otherwife fhall fell 
any <j?t therof for y e benefitt of y e Adventurers, y' hee give in Account quarterly into 
this Court of his plceedings therein, that foe wee may $uent any wronge as much as may 
bee, y' may bee done vnto y' Company of Adventurers. The Court doth likewife require 
Cap' : Baffe Corhaunder there to looke into y plceedings of y e faid Lodwicke Pearle, & 
doe [to] give information thereof And in reguard y' Cap' : Baffe hath taken great paines, 
by order fro y e Court, in imployeing both himfelfe & fervants concerninge the taking 
of y* Inuentoryes & Cafting vpp the Accounts, it is ordered y l M r Bennett doe make 
fatisfactione vnto him. 

2 It is ordered y' M r Pearle haue a generall warrant for the better recouerye of 
fuch debts as are not yet paid, of y* debts & Accounts of M r Edward Bennet & M r 
Richard Bennet. 

3 It is ordered, according to an adle of a late generall Affembly y' all dwelling houfes 
through the Collony be palizadoed or paled about, defenfible againft y e Indians to bee 
done & fmifh'd before y* firft day of May next, and for fuch as fhall bee hereby con- 
ftrained to beftowe their labour on other mens grounds haueing but one yeares time to 
ftay on y e land, it is hereby ptyided y' they fhall haue fatisfaction by y e owner thereof: 
and in default hereof yt is ordered y' fuch as fhall neglect y e makeing of y e like palizado 
fhall forfeite one hundred waight of Tobacco to publique vfes, & fhall then doe it w th in 
6 months next after or elfe forfeite over & above y e faid one hundred, two hundred 
waight more. And for fuch as doe inhabite vppon Neckes of land yt may with leffe 
labour & charge be taken in, & prove as defenfible for y e plantation, it is thought fitt 
y' y* Comaunder of every fuch plantation doe require all y e inhabitants joyntly to afford 
their labours in ^formeing & finifhing of the worke, and if any fhall in this kind refufe 
to ioyne & giue theire worke herein, it is ordered y' y* Corhaunder doe hire or wage fome 
other man to worke in his rome & hee to pay the charge. But if y e plantation in generall 
fhall neglect this thing hereby impofed vppon them, then they fhall forfeite one hundred 
waight of Tobacco ^ pole. 

4 The Court at this time, vppon y e demonf trance of M r . Abraham Perfey, y' y e 
aforefaid order would prove very heauye & burthenfome vnto him at Perfeyes Hundred 
is content, in reguard he hath many houfes allreadye paled & palizadoed in, & that all 
y* whole necke is well railed in, & that he hath 10 or 12 pieces of ordinance well mounted 
& planted for y defenfe of y e place, y' hee doe pale or palizadoe in fuch other houfes are 
are not yet fecured fro y e Indians, as hee in his difcretion fhall thinke fitt. 

5 It is at this Court ordered y' in fuch places where Cattle are kept, as hogg Hand, 
James Cittye Hand, The necke of land & other places, y' there the inhabitants for y" 

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leffening or fhortening of their workes in fecuring of their corne, fhall not fo raile or 
fence by aduantage of creekes & necks, as y* cattle be thereby cut of fro a great ^t of 
y e feed y l y e cattle might have in fuch fort raile pale or fence their ground as the pafture 
& feed of the cattle bee not taken from them. In w* 11 cafe, if any fhall offend his ffence 
fhalbe pulled downe, & the loffe enfueing thereby fall vppon himfelfe. 

6 John Oldame, Marchant fworne and examined fayth y' to his knowledge their 
was noe fort of linning cloath brought into this Country in y e fhipp called y e Happy 
Entrance w° h arrived here lately fro Canada, except thofe two dozen of Calico fhirts fet 
downe in y e Invoice & delivered vpp, & none elfe but one yard & }4 of lawne in three 
rerhants. 

At this Court M r Wilhh Gainye, Wilhh Englifh, Tho: Spilcman Sc f ranees Mafon 
had a graunt of their paffes to goe for England. 

7 In reguard y' their are many inconveniences appear like to happen in y e former 
order of haveing choofen marchants, by whofe hands the comodityes brought in, might 
be derived into y e hands of y e whole Collony, it is now by the Court ordered y e all fhipps & 
veffells whatfoever, doe irftediately after their firft arrivall w th all convenient fpeed come 
vpp to James City, unleffe it be otherwife thought fit by y e Gouernor & Councell & not 
to breake bulke nor make fale of any goods whatfoever before their arrivall their: and 
fhall then deliver vpp an Invoice of their goods vppon oath if it fhalbe thought fitt, and 
then to bring their goods & Comodityes a fhoare & not to fell any things w th in ten days, 
y' foe all y e Collonye may have notice of the fame & may either come or fend every man 
to fupply himfelfe for his owne vfe or y e vfe of his ffamilye. And noe man may be fuffered 
to ingroffe corhodities or forftall the marketts, & y' none fhall fell any comodities at 
dearer rates then they bought y e fame vppon penaltye of fforfeiture of y e faid comodities 
& pay 500" of Tobacco as often as they fhall foe offend. And jjurther it is ordered y' 
noe man except fuch as are of y* Counfell & fuch as are authorized therevnto by warrant 
doe at any time goe aboard of any fhipps whatfoeuer either vppon their firft arrivall or 
afterward, w ,h out warrant vnder y e Gouerno" hand vppon forfeiture of 50'* of Tobacco 
for euery fuch offence; nor to buy any goods whatfoever aboard of any fhipps, but y l 
all buyeing & felling be made & agreed on fhoare, vppon forfeiture of fuch goods & 
500' of Tobacco. 

8 At this Court came in Captaine Jfrancis Weft and M r George 
See records Menefye and fignifyed y l they had made an agreement and a finall end 
fol. 31 concerninge the debts & Accounts y l M r Edward Blanye deceafed was 

ingaged for as concerning the Magazine goods fent vnto him in y Warwicke 
162 1 and the Abigail 1622, viz, y' Cap'. Weft fhould in full fatisfadlion of all Accounts 
concerninge y e faid debts pay five thoufand pounds waight of good Marchantable 
Tobacco at or before y e twentith day of November now next enfueing, & give in fufneient 
fecuritie for three thoufand pounds waight of Tobacco more to bee paid the next croppe 
vppon y e twentith of November. 

Yt is ordered y l a publication fhall be fent to all plantations y* as fone as may bee 
after the Death of any man there bee an Inventorye taken of all his Eftate & goods 
whatfoever, & y' fuch wills & Teftaments as fhall bee made bee proved as foone as may be, 
& that it bee not deferred beyond y e next quarter Court at y e ffartheft, vppon penaltye 
of cenfure of y e Gouerno r & Counfell as in a matter y' divers times may prove of great 
inconvenience as hath bin apparant by many examples: And it is farther ordered y l 
all fuch as have not hitherto proved any Wills or neglected to deliuer forthw" 1 the 
Inventoryes of y e goods of ^fons deceafed within one yeare laft paft doe prove y e faid 
wills & deliver in y e Inventoryes at or before y e next quarter Court held at James [Citty] 
vppon y e penaltye aforefaid. 

10 It is ordered at this Court y' all fales of lands & deeds of guifts of land made & 

agreed on between $tye and ^tye w^in this Collonye bee brought in to y e Court at 

James-Citty & there recorded & enrolled w th in one year and a day next after y e date 

thereof. f K , 

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14 th day of October 1626, 

A COURT at James-Citty the 14 th day of Ofiober 1626, 
p¥ent 
S' George Yeardley Knt Gouerno r &c, Cap' Rog r Smyth, M r Claybourne, & 
Cap*: Tucker. 

1 Steven Dixon fworn & examined fayeth y 1 vppon the 9 th day of July laft paft, 
being at M r Englijh his houfe, Anthonyc Affon & M rB Gainye came running vpp fro y e 
waterfide into y e houfe, & the faid Anthonye prayed this deponent to goe downe fuddenly 
to y e waterfide, for y' M r Gainyes boy named Thomas Savadge was ftucke in the mudd 
& was like to be drowned, foe when this deponent came downe hee could not fee any 
fit of the boy aboue water: then pjfently M rs Gainey faid to this deponent that y e faid 
Anthony did not borrow y e boy of her, neither did fhee lend him vnto him, what anfwer 
can he make vnto my hufband, & this deponent fayed, I know not. Then the next day 
about ten of clock in y e morning this deponent it being lowe water went thither & found 
y e boy vppon y e mudd, where y e water had ebbed away fro y e body about fowre ftrides, 
then this deponent went & told M rs Gainy, who intreated this deponent to goe to M r 
Englifh his houfe & take one of his men to helpe to make a grave & foe to bury him, 
w 01 " this deponent did ^ forme. And further this deponent fayth y' when hee tooke vpp 
the bodye it laye vppon y e mudd lyeing on one fide & his leggs a little crooked ; Moreover 
this deponent faith y* were [where] he found y c body hee thinketh y' y e water is about 
as deepe as his middle, but hee thinketh by M rs Gainyes her words vnto him, y' y e body 
was removed about ten foote fro y e place were [where] y c boy was drowned: And 
further this deponent fayth y' he could not ^ceive y' y e faid Anthony Affon had waded 
or gone into y e water to fave the boy 

the 23 th of Oc tob. 1626, 

A COURT at James-Citty the 23 th of Otiob. 1626, 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt Gouerno r &c. Cap' : Weft Cap' : Smyth, & M r Claybourne. 

1 Whereas there hath bin formerly an Order made vppon y e petition of M r Edward 
Grindon, that y e ground belonging by Patent to Enfigne W m S pence at Archers Hope 
fhould be layd out & bounded, and yet notw th ftanding the Adminiftrators of the faid 
W m Spence have negledled y ^formance of y* fame hithertoo therefore now at y e erneft 
fuite & requeft of the faid Edward Grindon it is ordered y' W m Kempe or fuch other as 
doe hold y e Adminiftration of y e faid W' n Spence his goods, doe take fuch courfe y* y e 
faid land at Archers-Hope bee layd out & meafured before y e feaft of y e Nativitie of o r 
Lord next enfueing, and not to deferre it any longer time to y e detrim' of y* faid Edward 
Grindon vppon y e penalty of one hundred pounds waight of Tobacco 

2 At this Court there was one Letter of Attorney vnder the hand 
See records and feale of Richard Bailye guardian to Mary Bailye daughter & heire to 
fol. 37 John Bailye late Planter here in Virginia, plferred by Edward Grindon, 

whereby it appeareth y' y e faid Edward Grindon hath full power & author- 
itye to enter vppon all y' land w 011 hath formerly bene graunted to y e faid Mary, & 
thereof to difpofe as hee fhall thinke fitt as by the fame doth more at large appeare: 
Now at this Court the faid M r Edward Grindon hath leafed the fame to S r George Yeardley 
Knt for the terme of three yeares, or longer if foe bee the child doe not then come of age, 
payeing yearly to him for y e fame two hundred pounds of tobacco 

3 It is ordered y' whereas Cap' : Hamor Efq r deceafed hath formerly made petition 
to y e Court to have a graunt of fuch land as hee hath now planted vppon in Hogg-Ifland 
y e land of Mary Baily being meafured & bounded, y' there fhall be a graunt of two 
hundred acres of land there fituated given vnto M r8 Elizabeth Hamor, as made & con- 
ftituted heire to y e fame by the laft will and Teftam' of Cap'. Ralje Hamor 

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the 3 i th of October ■, 1626, 

A COURT at James-Citty, the 31 th of October, 1626, 
flfent 
S r George Yeardley knt Gouerno r &c. Do<5to r Pott, Cap': Smyth & M r Wi// m 
Claybourne. 

1 Robert Scotchmore fworne & Examined fayth y' the will plduced in Court, was the 
will of M r Ellis Emerfon, deceafed, & the faid M r Ether/on was then in ^fecl memorye 
& deliuered y e fame. 

2 Jonas Stockden minifter fworne & examined fayth y* y e will plduced in Court by 
Thomas Dunthorne, was the will of Elizabeth Dunthorne deceafed, & y* fhe was in ^fecl; 
memorye, & delivered y e fame as her act & deed. 



6 th day of Nouember 1626, 



A COURT at James Cittye the 6 th day of Nouember 1626, 
p¥ent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno r &c, Doc"to r Pott, Cap' : Smyth, & M r Claybourne. 

1 Whereas Henry Gainye hath formerly by an order of Court bin amerced & 
condemned to paye 300 1 of Tobacco for an offence corhited by him in trading for come 
contrary to a {Sclamation in y* cafe plvided it is thought fitt in reguard of diuers con- 
fiderations & y e poore eftate of y e f d Henery Gainye y' there fhall be 200 1 of y e faid tobacco 
remitted & releafed vnto y e faid Henery, & that he fhall likewife have a difcharge & 
releafe fro y e bond of his good behauior for that offence & trefpafe corhittyed. 

Thomas Branfbey fworne and examined fayth y' wheras vppon the one & twentyth 
of Auguft laft paft Thomas jfarley was amerced & fined for his offence in being abfent 
fr5 Church in y e fome of one hundred waight or Tobacco, y' then after his comeing 
home in y e Evening hee fayd y' at y Court they have taken one hundred waight of Tobacco 
from me I think that in that nature they had as good have taken fo mu-ch out of my pockett 
or purfe hee knoweth not w ch he fpoke. 



13 th of Novemb. 1626, 



A COURT at James-Cittye 13 th of Novemb. 1626, 
pjfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno r &c. Docto r Pott, Cap 1 : Smyth, Cap 1 : Mathewes, 
& Mr Claybourne 

1 Elias Longe fworne & examined fayth y* about y e latter end of Julye laft paft hee 
was plfent when John Parfons now deceafed, being then ficke, but in ^fecl; mind & 
memorye, made his will by worde of mouth in manner followeing, viz: hee gave to 
Barbary y* wife of Ifmaell Hill his bedding & a barrell of corne, to W m Rookins his fhirt 
& a pair of garters, as for all the reft of his eftate & croppe y' was left hee gave them 
vnto his mate Willm Pilkinton. 

2 It is ordered y' Willm Pilkinton tenant fhall haue a letter of adminiftration 
graunted him vppon y e goods of John Parfons deceafed, & that hee fhall deliuer in an 
Inuentorye of y e goods of y e faid John Parfons, & y e fame to be praifed vppon the oaths 
of two fufficient men. 

3 Vppon the requeft of M r Hugh Crowder planter y' by reafon of the barrennes 
of the ground whereon he now liueth belongeinge to Cap' John Hudlefton, he defireth 
to remoue & plant vppon the ground of Cap' jfrancis Weft Efq r at Chapoacks Creeke, 
The Court hath giuen leaue & ^miffion for him & his Company liveing w' h him fo to doe 

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4 Cap' Tobias jfcllgate Sworne & examined fayth that this vioadge hee brought 
ouer with him in his fhipp the James for M r Richard Bennet deceafed, diuers goods & 
marchandife, & that y e faid Richard Bennet remaineth indebted vnto himfelfe for fome 
^t of y e fraight of the faid goods amounting vnto feuentene pounds in readye monye 
of England. 

5 It is therefore ordered that M r Lodwicke Perle fhall fhipp in the good fhipp called 
y e James fiue hundred waight of Tobacco, to be configned to M r Edward Bennet in 
London, to fatisfye & fecure Cap': fell gate for feuentene pounds fterlinge in lawfull 
monye of England remaineing due vnto him for $t of y e fraight of thofe goods w° h he 
brought ouer for M r Richard Bennet this laft vioage, hee affirming vppon his oath y' in 
England hee can make proofe of the fame. 

6 It is ordered according to conditions & covenants bearing date the 25 th of 
September 1622, betweene Weffell Webling & M r Edward Bennett, that hee y e faid We/fell 
Wcbling fhall goe downe and Hue vppon the 50 acres of land w cb hee is to haue of y e faid 
M r Bennett, & fhall pay for the fame 50 8 yearly & two dayes worke & fuch other things 
as are contained in y e faid couenants, & that M r Bennetts ouerfeers fhall deliuer him 
his apparell mentioned in the couenant & appoint out y e faid 50 acres of land. 

7 It is ordered that M r Pearle fhall fignify to M r Edward Bennet by letter into 
England that hee doe w' h as much fpeed & conueniency as may bee fend over hither the 
Indentures of Richard Stubbs, to fhew what time & terme of feruice the faid Richard 
hath to ferve him, W* if he fhall not doe or make prooffe of, the faid Richard Stubbs 
fhalbe free at the end of fowre yeares fervice, & y e rather the ouerfeers of y e faid Edward 
Bennet haue brooken vp the cheft of the faid Richard Stubbs & loft his Indentures. 

8 It is ordered that whereas Cap' : John Wilcoxes by a noate & receipt vnder his 
hand doth bind himfelfe to deliuer one fhalope w' h appurtenances to M r Claybourne or 
his Affignes at Kecouchtan as by the fame doth more at large appeare bearing date y e 
2i ft of Nouemb 1625, & hath neglected to make delivery of y e faid fhalope & by y e com- 
plaint of Tho: Harwood, who bought y e faid fhalope of the faid M r Claybourne, doth 
appeare, it is therefore thought fitt that y e Atturny of y e faid Cap' Wilcoxes doe make 
fatisffaction vnto y e faid Tho: Harwood, viz. 400 1 of Tobacco, according as was received 
for the fame; And moreouer wheras it is alledged y' y c faid C: [Cap':] Wilcoxes hath 
receaued 60 1 of Tobacco for the faid fhalope after y e time y' y e fame was due to be 
deliuered, it is ordered vppon proofe hereof made that y e faid Tho: Harwood fhall haue 
y e faid 6o' of Tobacco paid vnto him alfoe in reguard of the damadge he fuffered by y e 
want of y* faid fhalope. It is alfoe thought fitt y l the Tobacco bee paid w' h allowance 
of 12 1 in y* hundred. 

9 77 is ordered that Will'" Ram/haw fhall goe downe to Mathewes-Manor & worke 
at the trade of a blackefmyth vntill hee haue by his worke fatisfyed twelue hundred 
pounds of Tobacco vnto M r Michaell Marfhait for w ch hee ftandeth indebted vnto him, 
and alfoe to fatisfye vnto M r Utye 262 ' of Tobacco, & pay his fees to y e Provoft Marfhall. 

A record of Weffell Webling his Indentures. 
To all to whom theifc $fents fhall come greeting in o' Lord God enerlafting. 

Know yee that I Weffell Webling fonne of Nicolas Webling of London Brewer for 
& in confederation y' I haue bene fumifhed & fett out & am to bee tranf ported unto Virginia, 
at y cofts & charges of Edward Bennett of London, marchant & his affociates, & for & 
in confideration that they haue flmifed & couenanted to maintain me w' h fufficient meat 
drinke & apparell doe by thefe $fents bind myfelj an apprentife vnto y' faid Edward 
Bennett for the full terme of three yeares to begin the firft [fie. feaft] of St Michaell the 
Archangell next after the date of thefe $fents. And I doe $mije & bind myfelf to doe & 
l$foim all the faid terme of my aprentifhippe true & faythfull feruice in all fuch labours 
& bufines as the faid Edward Bennett or his affignes fhall imploy me in, & to bee tradable 
& obedient as a good feruant ought to bee in all fuch things as fhalbe comaunded me by y 

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faid Edward Bennett or his AJfignes in Virginia, & at the end of the faid terme of three 
yeares the faid Edward Bennett do fhnife to give vnto y° faid apprentice an houfe & 50 acres 
of land in Virginia to hold to me my heires & affignes for euer, according to y cuftome of 
land there holden, & alfoe fhall giue to the faid apprentice neceffary & good apparell, & 
y fayd apprentice fhall inhabitt & dwell vppon y faid land, & fhall pay yearely for y 
faid fiftye acres of land fro & after y' hee fhalbe therof poffeffed vnto y faid Edward 
Bennett y yearely rent of 50 J 'hillings ftarling for euer & two dayes worke yearely, & to 
all & finguler y couenants afore faid, one y" ^ty & behalf e of the faid apprentice to bee 
^formed & kept in manner & forme as aforefaid The faid apprentice bindeth himfelfe 
to his faid Mafter ^ thefe fifents: In witnes whereof y 'ffityes aforefaid to thefe filfent 
Indentures haue fett their hands & feales, the 25 th of Septemb 1622. 

Signed Ed. Bennett 
Ex' Willrfi Claybourne 

A recorde of Cap 1 Wilcoxes couenants. 
November 21 th 1625 

Know all men by thefe Qfents y' I John Wilcoxes of Accawmacke gent: doe acknowledge 
my felf to haue receaved from Willm Claybourne, fowre hundred waight of Tobacco in full 
paiment and fatisfadion for a fhalope w' h the appurtenances: & I doe hereby further bind 
my felf to deliuer the faid fhalope vnto y faid W w Claybourne w "'in fixtene dayes next 
enfueing after y" date of thefe tyfents, at Kecoughtan or to his affigns in good condition, 
w' h all things thervnto belonging. 

In witnes whereof I haue herevnto fet my hand the day & yeare firft aboue written. 

John Wilcocks 
Witnefs 

Edward Waters 

Thus paid. 

to M r Southerne , ioo 1 

to M r Waters IO o 

to Cap'. Epps 100 

to himfelf 40 

to Lef'. Pur fury 60 

finis Curiae 400 1 



A 



1626, 20 th of Nouemb r 

COURT at James-City, 1626, 20 th of Nouemb' 

plfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt Gouerno r &c, Doc~to r Pott, & M r Claybourne. 

Nihil Adum 



4 th of December 1626 

A COURT at James-Citty the 4 th of December 1626, 
£fent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno r &c, Cap': Smyth, M r Per fey, M r Claybourne 
& M r fferrar. 

1 At this Court there was a voluntary agrem 1 made betweene Cap'. John Martin, 
Robert Threfher, [and] Thomas Gates, that there fhalbe choofen an Arbitrator on the 
^ty of Cap' Martin & another on y e ^ty of Thomas Gates, & likewife one Arbitrator on 
the ^ty alfoe of y e faid Cap' Martin & another onf ^ty of Robert Threfher, And that 



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y* faid Arbitrators fhall view the worke & houfes w° h haue bene built & done by y e faid 
Tho: Gates and Robert Threfher vppon y e plantation of Martin Brandon and fhall iudge 
in their eonfciences what the worke & houfes there done & built fhalbe worth & to valew 
the fame in Tobacco. And then y e faid Cap' Martin to pay vnto y e faid Robert Threfher 
& Thomas Gates fuch Tobacco as their worke done as aforefaid fhall amount vnto: And 
then y e faid Robert Threfher & Tho: Gates to deliuer vpp all fuch writings as Cap 1 Martin 
hath made vnto them concerning any holding or poffeffing of any land in Martin 
Brandon. And this arbitration to bee done before Chriftmas next, and for default in 
any of the partyes aforefaid to be cenfured by the Court 

2 Nathaniel Caufey fworne & examined fayth that hee hath feene a letter written 
by Rowland Trewlouc & others of that Company, directed to Willm White, fignifyeinge 
vnto him y' whereas hee had formerly written vnto them in y e behalfe of John Browne 
their feruant y* they would releafe fome of y* time of his feruice dew vnto them, they 
did writte in y e faid letter, that they were content to releafe two yeares of the faid 
John Browne his time if hee y e faid M r White did pleafe and y« faid letter was in y e hands 
of M r James Carter, Mafter of the Anne. 

3 It is ordered vppon y e former oath of M r Caufey who is alfoe deputed as ouerfeer 
of y e Trewlouc plantation, that the faid John Browne be made free & releafed from thefe 
two yeares time of fervice remaining, hee haveing already e ferved five yeares. 

4 It is ordered that Rice Hooe fhall receave fro M rB Boife all fuch writings as are in 
her hands belonging to W m Beffe late of Jurdaynes Journey, and an account of all fuch 
Tobacco as hath bene receaved by M r Luke Boife: And y' M rs Boife doe keepe in her 
poffeffion, if fhee pleafe, for the next yeare one boy feruant belonging to y* faid W m Beffe, 
or vntill further order bee fent out of England fro him whereby hee doe fignifye & 
expreffe himfelfe at what rate & price hee will accept of Tobacco for y e faid boy feruant 
amounting to y' fome of 40 1 fterling according as hee hath formerly written to M r Luke 
Boife, And that then fhee paying the faid tobacco fhall enioy y e boy for his whole time. 
And if y e faid Beffe fhall otherwife difpofe of y e boy then the faid M rs Boife fhall y e 
next yeare deliuer him vpp & pay for his feruice one hundred waight of tobacco 

finis Curiae 

the 1 1 th of Decemb 1626 

A COURT at James-Citty the 11 th of Decemb 1626. 
flfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno' &c. Cap'. Smyth, & M r Claybourne. 

1 At this Court Richard Bridgewater Lawrence Smallpage & John Milnehoufe did 
make agreem* to Hue & dwell at Pafbehayes in thofe houfes in w ch they now are, & that 
they have as much ground as they can vfe, paying for the fame each of them one capon 
or two pullets quarterly vnto the Gouerno 1 

2 Whereas it appeares to y c Court by fufficient witnes & by the petition of John 
Trehcrn of Chaplins Choife, that he y e faid John Treherne did y e laft yeare 1625 fhippe 
in y e Anne of London whereof James Carter was then Mafter one hogfhead of Tobacco 
W* was configned to be deliuered vnto the brother of y< faid John Treherne in London, 
and that y e faid James Carter himfelfe did make fale of y e faid Tobacco, w th out any 
warrant to doe y e fame, it is therefore ordered that Richard Looe Mafter of y e Anne in whofe 
hands refteth all y e eftate of y e faid James Carter, doe pay vnto y e faid John Treherne 
two hundred & thirty waight of Tobacco in leafe ftript & fmothed together w ,h one 
hogfhead in fatisfadlion of y e faid Tobacco vr h he fold belonging vnto y e faid John 
Treherne. 

finis Curiae 

The Teftimony of Richard Looe 
I Richard Looe doe vppon my certaine knowledge teftifye that the laft vioadge in y 

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Anne 1625, there was the quantity of one hog/head of Tobacco f hipped in y Anne by John 
Treherne of Chaplins Choife and y' y" faid Tobacco was landed in England. 

Richard Lowe 

The humble petition of John Treherne 

To y e right Hon" S r George Yeardley knt Gouerno r and Cap': generall of Virginia & to 

y e reft of the Councell of State. 

Sheweth y' your petitioner y laft time of M r Carters departure out of this Country for 
England deliuered vnto him 160' of Tobacco to giue to his brother in London, M' Carter 
arriueing here backe againe, your petitioner demanded accompt of y" Tobacco and was 
anfwered by him, y' hearing your petitioners brother was dead hee made fale of it himfelfe, 
and y* hee fhould haue foe much Tobacco paid him backe againe, or foe much Comodityes to 
y full valew thereof. Your [petitioner) defiring y benefitt y' was made thereof, M' Carter 
not likeing denyed and foe "tyted, yet before your petitioner had fpecch with him, one in his 
behalfe asked M' Carter if hee had brought any fupply from his brother for hee had fole 
the Tobacco himfelfe and brought Comodityes for itt: Your petitioner doubteth not (that 
in foe much y Tobacco belonged vnto him piper/ y, and that hee bore the aduenture thereof 
into England hether, and that M' Carter herein did more fhow himfelfe a fado' then a 
Mafter of a fhipp, but y' liee may haue y full & whole benefitt of his own Tobacco: May 
it therefore pleafe this Wor" Court foe to Cenfure of your petitioners caufe, as hee may 
receaue not onely the valew of his Tobacco, but alfoe y flfitt & benefitt of y fame, he 
allowing this fifent Mafter of the fhipp all fuch charge as is thervppon due 

And your pet. &c 

The examination of M r Theod' Pettus taken this 6 th of Nouemb 1626 before 
M r Willm fferrar and M r Nathaniell Caufey, is as followeth. 

This deponent afnrmeth y' he being aboard M r James Carter?, fhipp as hee was 
comeing vpp, the faid M r Carter demaunding how John Treherne did, this deponent 
asked whether hee had brought a fupply from his brother or noe, M r Carter tould him 
that hee had a fupply for him, but not fro his brother, for his brother was dead, & that 
his brothers wife would fayne haue had y e Tobacco w"* y e faid Treherne fent home by 
y faid M r Carter, but hee would not deliuer it, but confeffd to this deponent that hee 
had fold y e Tobacco himfelfe, and y' he had brought Comodityes for y e faid Treherne 

ffligned by me 

Theodor Pettus 



i 8 th day of Decemb 1626, 



A 



COURT at James-Citty the i8' b day of Decemb 1626, 

$fent 
S r George Yeardley knt. Gouerno' &c. Cap': Smyth, M' Perfey & M r Clayboume. 



1 Whereas there remaineth in y e hands of Cap' : Nathaniell Baffe a deed of Morgage 
belongeing vnto M r Michell Marfhatt made & fealed by Cap': ffrancis Weft Efq r the 
Court doth thinke fitt that y e faid deed be deliuered vnto y e faid Michaell Marfhatt, 
as it appeareth of right to belonge vnto him. 

2 Whereas there is order giuen & publifhed that noe fhipp fhall breake bulke before 
their airmail at James Citiy yet notw ,h ftanding feinge that by mifaccident the Marma- 
duke is now come aground below Mulburye Hand, it is thought fitt by y" Court and leaue 
giuen to marchants & fuch others as haue goods in the faid fhipp to litter [lighter] & 
vnloade fuch a ?P t & quantity of y e faid goods as may be fufneient to free y* faid fhipp 
& make her aflote, guided that the faid goods be brought vpp to James Citty & noe 
indirect bargaines & fales made contrary to the faid order. 

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3 At this Court was brought in & $fented the laft will & tef tarn' of Willth jfofter of 
Elizabeth Citty who deseafed about the io ,h of this p]fent month by Richard Popelye. 
And proued to be the laft will & tef tarn' of the faid Willm jfofter by the oath of . . . 
who being fworne and examined fayth that y* faid will was y e will & Teftam' of Willm 
Softer aforefaid, & y' hee was in $fe<5t fenfe & memory at y e making & deliuery of y e 
fame. 

Whervppon it is ordered that the Adminiftration of all y e goods & chatties of the 
faid fofter be graunting vnto y e faid Richard Popely, & that hee bring in an Inuentory 
of the fame <&rc. 

4 Yppon the petition of Tho: Phillips late planter of Hog-Iland the Court hath 
licenced & Emitted him, by reafon of divers inconueniences alledged to remoue & 
plant himfelfe at Cap' Mathewes his plantation on y* other fide of y e water. 

5 Richard Lowe fworne and examined faith that hee heard Tho: Gates acknowledge 
that hee owed vnto George Riddle a certaine fome of Tobacco, of w° h hee then plmifed to 
make paiment vnto him. 

6 ffrancis Stone fworne & examined fayth that he heard Thomas Gates confefle & 
acknowledge that he owed vnto George Riddle ninety wayght of Tobacco, of w* hee then 
$mifed to make plfent paim* 

finis Curiae 



THE QUARTER COURT 

the 8 th of January, 1626, 

A COURT at James Citty the 8 lh of January, 1626, 
flfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt Gouerno' &c. Cap'. Weft Cap' Smyth M' Claybourne 
Cap' Tucker M r Perfey M r jferrar. 

It is ordered that whereas Thomas Gates hath bene drounke & mifbehaved himfelfe w' h 
much diforder, that y e faid Thomas Gates fhall pay for a fine twenty waight of Tobacco, 
& give in bond w' b fecurity of his good behauior & appearance at the next quarter Court. 
George Graues fworne and examined fayth that the Inuentory by him brought into 
the Court this plfent day is a true & ^fec~t Inuentory of all the goods & chatties of 
Robert Linfey who was the laft fpring carryed by y e Indians to Pqmunky. 

The oath of John Jaxfon 
9 th Oclob 1626 

John Jaxfon fworne & examined fayth that in April laft paft this examinate & one 
Robert Linfey went from Martins Hundred w' h certaine Indians vnto Pamunky, then this 
examinate haueing leave to come away home & y* faid Robert Linfey being detained 
there the faid Robert at y e departure of this deponent faid that as concerning his goods 
whatfoever he had at home, hee gaue them vnto one Sara Snowe the daughter of Elleno' 
Graues, if he neuer came home againe, & then y e faid Robert offered to deliuer his key 
of his cheft vnto this deponent but y e Indians would not fuffer him 
This oath was taken before 

M r . Doclo' Pott 

Will: Claybourne 

At this Court was one deed indented brought in by M r George Menefy Marchant 
made betweene Cap' Hamor deceafed & Zachary Cripps & Edmond White yeoman 
wherein y e faid Zachary & Edmund were couenanted and bound to pay vnto y c faid 
Cap': Hamor, twelue hundred waight of Tobacco in leafe the ftalke halfe ftript out, & 
twelue hundred waight more; and in y e faid deed it was not mentioned whither this 

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fecond twelue hundred fhould be paid in leafe, or w' h any allowance for y* ftalke, or not; 
hervppon y e Court hath ordered that according to y e cuftome of this Cuntry that y e faid 
fecond twelue hundred fhalbe paid vnto y faid M r Menefy after fiue fcore to y e hundred 
& noe allowance for y e ftalke. 

ffinis Curiae 



the 9 th oi January, 1626, 



THE Court at James City the Q ,h of January, 1626, being 
pifent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno' cvc. Cap': Smyth M r Perfey Cap* Mathews 
M' Claybournc Cap': Tucker M' f error 

Whereas Richard Tailor planter hath made complaint to y e Court that he fuftaineth 
much wronge from Thomas Harris and others y' plant on his diuident at y e necke of landc; 
Now y Court taking the fame into confederation iudge that y e faid Thomas Harris hath 
done noe wronge vnto y e faid Richard, but that it appeareth by a deed vnder y e hands & 
feales of y' faid Richard Tailor, Sz Willm Vincent, & George Grimes, that their diuidents 
of cleared land fhould then by their confent be equally deuided betweene the faid 
Thomas Harris Sz fuch others as were then to plant on y e faid land, as by y e faid deed 
bearing date y e 11 th January 1622 doth more fully appeare. It doth moreouer appeare 
to y c Court by one Comiffion graunted by S r jfrancis Wyatt Knt. late Gouerno' that the 
faid Tho: Harris & others that then intended to goe & plant vppon y e faid necke of land 
fhould haue fiue acres a fhare giuen & graunted vnto them & to theire heires & affignes 
for euer on that place, the faid Comiffion bearing date the 20 th of January 1622; And 
the Court doth therefore giue leaue vnto them to take vpp their faid fhares of fiue acres 
vppon y e faid necke of land, guided that they doe take it without y e lymitts and bounds 
of fuch Patents as are there allready graunted. 

// is ordered that Richard Tailor doe pay vnto Thomas Harrys for damage in this 
fuite 20 1 of Tobacco, & to fuch others as hee hath asked to be brought downe to y e 
Court by warrant twelue pounds of Tobacco to each one of them. 

At this Court there was leave Sz licenfe giuen to Edward Temple feruant to 
M r Douglas to remoue fro Jordanes Jorney & plant himfelfe at Martins Brandon according 
to his mafters letters 

Tho: Harris fworne & examined fayth that he knoweth that one Cowe lately in the 
poffeffion of Luke boife named brooken leggs and killed by y e Indians at the Necke of land 
was one of thofe eight cowes that Cap 1 John Martin had formerly in his poffeffion. 

Richard Tailor fworne & examined affirmeth as much as Tho: Harris hath done. 

At this Court was plfented by Robert Greeneleafe one deed of gift of one hundred 
acres of land being his owne ^fonall deuident made vnto Gregory Dory yeoman, and 
the faid Gregory Dory doth at this pifent defire to haue licence to take vpp the fame vpp 
towards the head of Blunt point River, the w 011 y e Court hath condifcended vnto. 

Vpon the petition of Edward Waters the Court hath giuen leaue vnto him to feat 
himfelfe & plant vppon the ftrawberry bankes w ,h in the circuite of the Campanyes land 
laid out at Elizabeth-City, & hath graunted him a leafe of 50 acres of land there for y e 
terme of ten yeares next enfueing after y e feaft of S' Thomas y e Apoftle laft paft, and to 
take alonge y e banke of y e river 50 pole for y e faid fifty acres yeilding & paying for y e 
fame yearly fiftye waight of Tob: 

Vppon y e Petitions of Richard Bridgwater John Of borne, John Milnehoufe, Robert 
Hutchinfon, Law: Smallpagc & Jofeph Hatfcild, & y e reft of y e Inhabtants of Pafbehayes 
wherein they complaine exceedingly concerning the barrenefs of y e ground whereon they 
plant, the badnefs of their vtterly decayed houfe, & of their fmall ftrength & ability to 
hold & defend y e fame place, the Court hath Condifcended and giuen leaue vnto them 
as being free men to remoue from y e faid land of Pafbehayes and leaue That place voide. 

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At this Court Jofeph Hatfeild had leaue graunted vnto him to goe & plant him felf 
at Accaunnacke. 

The pVoft Marfhalls fees 

ffor an Arreft i 1 Tob: one bufh. of corne. 

ffor imprifonem' at Comeingin 2"., one bufh of corne. 

at his goe out 2, one bufh of corne. 

ffor fetting by y e heeles 5 

ffor warning to y e Court 5 

ffor punifhing any man by wipping pillory ducking &c io 1 

Vppon the the ordering of any act in court 1" 

finis Curiae 



i o th day of January 1626, 

A COURT at James Citty 10 th day of January 1626, being 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley Knt. Gouerno r &c Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes M r Perfey 
M r Claybourne Cap' Tucker M' fjerrar 

Cap' Will" Peirce fworne & examined fayth that y e Inuentory of y e Eftate of 
Robert Auften deceafed by him brought into the Court, is a true iuft & ^fect Inuentory 
to his knowledge, onely excepted fome old cloathes & an hatt w* this deponent gaue 
away to fuch as tended him in his fixnes. 

The Gouerno' at this Court intimated his intent to take vpp one thoufand acres of 
land as his diuident, lyeing vppon Blunt point river and bounded Eafterly by a creeke 
that deuideth it fro the land of Robin Poole & L' Pcppct, next adioyning to their houfes 
now built, and foe extending Wefterly alonge the banke of y e river foe far as vnto y* 
fame quantity of land appertaineth, Northerly vppon the faid Blunt Point river & 
Southerly vppon the Maine River: w rh thing the Court hath condifcended vnto. 

And therefore at this Court Cap' Rog r Smyth & Cap' Willm Peirce fignifyed their 
confent and allowance to giue leaue vnto y e Gouerno' to take vpp his diuident as afore- 
named And whereas there may be fome doubt leaft that land now take[n] vpp by y e 
Gouerno' fhould fall out to be a ^t of their diuident, they doe bind themfelves to ftand 
contented to haue foe much land giuen them by y e Gouerno' in fome other place. 

John Stone Blackfymth fworne & examined fayth that the Inuentory of y e Eftate of 
Walter Blake deceafed by him now brought into y e Court, is a true iuft & ^fect Inuentory 
to his knowledge. And hath theervppon leaue giuen him to haue a letter of Adminiftra- 
tion vppon y e Eftate of y e faid Walter Blake. 

John Arondelle gent: fworne & examined fayth that the will and Teftam' of Thomas 
Hunter brought into y e Court by M' Edivard Waters was y e will & teftm' of y e faid 
Thomas Hunter, & y' he was in ^fecl; fenfe & memory at y e making of y e fame. 

It is ordered that Henry Bradford doth pay a fine of 40 1 of Tobocco for his offence 
of drunkennes & enter into bond of 300 1 Tob for his good behauior & appearance at y e 
next quarter Court. 

At this Court there was a bond with fecuritye vnder the hand of Thomas Spelman 
plduced by Cap' W m Tucker, taken for the affurance of y e eftate of Edward Hill deceafed, 
to y e vfe of his child Elizabeth Hill, bearing date 4 th Nouemb 1626, & theervppon a letter 
of Adminiftration graunted to y faid Tho: Spelman. 

Whereas there is a petition plferred in Court by Philemon Powell together with a 
bond of twenty pounds Sterling vnder the hand & feal of Cap' John Haruy Efq r beareing 
date the 20 th of Aprill 1626, made vnto John Sharpies, of London Marchant, and now 
the faid Philemon Powell on y e behalfe of y e faid John Sharpies demaunded to haue 

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pairh' of y e fame made by fome meanes out of y e eftate of y e faid John Haruy, whcrevppon 
y Court hath ordered that y e faid Philemon Powell fhall take into his poffeffion the 
houfe and land of Cap' : Harucy in James Citty, Sc fhall rent or leafe out y e fame vntill 
fuch time as y faid twenty pounds be fully fatisfyed, together w th a debt of wages dew 
vnto John Barnard for feruice done him,, fiuided that if he y e faid John Harney fhall 
arriue here or any in his behalfe & pay y faid debt, that then y faid Philemon Powell 
fhall deliuer vpp the fame. 

John Croodicke fworne & examined fayth that Luke Boijc gent fpoake to this 
deponent to goe to Accawmacke & receiue of Cap': Willm Epes eight hundred waight of 
Tobacco & did writte a letter w ,h all vnto Cap' Epes, & this deponent accordingly did 
receiue of y e faid Cap' Epes the faid eight hundred waight of Tobacco, and that haueing 
the fame aboard his boate & comeing ouer the bay the faid Tobacco by badd & ftormy 
wether was moft ^t of it wette, But this deponent deliuered this Tob° vnto M r Cham- 
berlaine at Kecoughtan according to M r Luke Boife his appoinrht about two years fince. 

The Court doth order that George Traucll[or] of Accawmacke for this yeares feruice 
being due to Cap' John Martin by Indenture, doe pay vnto y e faid Cap'. Martin 360' of 
Tobacco, and all his croppe of corne excepting 3 b to be allowed for his vieluall, as foone 
as poffible he fhall or may make means to doe y e fame. And the faid George Trauell[or] 
either to deliuer vp his Indentures or to come and hue a tenant vppon his land. 

Cap': W m Peirce fworne & examined fayth that at the Maffacre being fent downe 
to Martins Hundred for y e releife of fuch as were left aliue & y c recouery of fuch cattle 
goods & Corne as was left, hee this deponent doth remember y' hee brought vpp fom 
corne belonging to Rich: Staples, and fome alfoe from y e houfe of Walter Dauyes that 
as he beft remembreth the corne was about halfe a fcore barrells of eares. And this 
deponent fourther fayth that Cap' Willm Powell demaunded fome of the corne at 
James City in the right of John Dauyes the brother of y faid Walter Dauyes, and that 
was deliuered vnto him to the quantity as he remembreth of 20 or 30 barrells of eares. 

Richard Dolphenby fworne 8c examined fayth that hee being a feruant vnto Walter 
Dauis at Martins Hundred knoweth that two dayes before y e Maffacre Walter Dauis 
receaued into his houfe 12 barrell of Eares, And that at harveft there was three fcore 
barrells of eares meafured in & layed vpp in the houfe of Richard Staples. 

Cap' W m Peirce remembreth that there was twenty barrells of Ears in the houfe of 
Richard Staples belonging vnto Walter Dauis. 

Whereas the laft Court day there was leaue giuen to the inhabitants of Pafbehaye 
to remoue themfelves fr5 that place, the Court doth now determine neither to conftraine 
them nor any other y e inhabitants of y e Maine to ftay and inhabite there. 

Chriftopher Windmill fworne & examined fayth that about Eafter 1624 Cap'. Doufe 
being in his owne houfe did call his feruant Robert Todd vnto him & asked him for what 
time he came ouer w" Cap" Prince who anfwered he came for feauen yeares vnleffe 
he would be pleafed to giue him fome ^t of his time, then y e faid Cap' Doufe told him 
hee would giue vnto y e faid Rob'. Todd two yeares of his time & fent y faid Robert for 
a pen and Inke who when he came againe faid y' he could find none, then y c faid Cap' : 
Doufe $fently called this Deponent & one Richard Raper to be witneffes y' he did giue 
vnto y faid Robert Todd two yeares of his time. 

Richard Raper fworne & examined fayth as much as Chriftopher Windmill hath 
done before. 

It is ordered y' Robert Todd y feruant of Cap' Doufe fhall haue two yeares time 
abated vnto him of y feauen yeares w ch hee ought vnto y faid Cap' Doufe at his comeing 
ouer with Cap' : Prince, w cb feauen yeares to begine to be accounted at y time of y e faid 
Robert Todds arrivall here. 

It is ordered that Michell Batt fhall haue leaue to remoue fro y Maine & plant at 
Smyths Mount. 

It is ordered that Phettiplace Clofe fhall have leave to remoue & plant at Blunt point. 

It is y opinion of y e maior ^t of the Table [court] that Anthony Affon fhall pay 

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for his offence comitted in fending a boy named Tho: Sauadge ouer a Creeke at Kecoughtan 
vppon M r Gainyes land to fetch his Canoe on the other fide, whereby the faid boy was 
drowned, viz, one hundred waight of Tobacco to M r W m Gainy who had hyred y c boy 
for y' yeare, & two hundred waight more to M r Humphry Raj tall whofe feruant he was, 
for that it appeareth by oath that he y e faid Anthony might w ,h out doubt haue faued the 
boy by wading a little into y e water, & for y' he did not aske leaue of any one to haue the 
faid boy to fetch his Canoe. 

finis Curiae 



the i I th ot yanuary 1626, 



A COURT at James Citty the 11 th ot January 1626, being 
]9fent 
S r George Yeardley Knt Gouerno r &c Cap 1 Weft. Cap 1 Smyth. Cap 1 . Mathewes. 
M r Per fey. M r Claybourne Cap 1 : Tucker M' ffarrar 

Robert Adams of Martins Hundred fworne & examined fayth y' about y e middle of 
Auguft laft paft hee being at M r Harwoods houfe heard Richard Crocker fay Cap 1 Hamor 
& M r Perfey had bought goods & fold fold them at an vnreafonable rate againe & that 
they were vnfit to fitt at y e Councill 

Maximilian Stone of Martins Hundred fworne & examined fayth that being at 
M r Harwoods, houfe he heard Richard Crocker fay that many great men went aboard 
fhipps and bought many goods & fold them againe at vnreafonable rates, but he doth 
not remember the time when thefe words were fpoken but thinketh it was before y* 
middle of July laft paft before the Gouerno r came in. 

At this Court Tho: Doe hath leaue giuen vnto him to remoue fro Kecoughton & 
plant at Hogg-Iland. 

Vppon the petition of Randall Crew on the behalfe of Elizabeth his wife late y e wife of 
Cap'. Small[ey] about 4 oxen w ch fhee taxeth the Gouerno' to haue feized on in the time 
of his Goverm' heretofore, the Court hath thought fitt to take the oath of Cap' John 
Martin. 

Cap' John Martin fworne & examined fayth that about 4 yeares agoe M" Elizabeth 
Small[ey] being in England was as fhee faid, fet on by y e Company, to deliuer a petition 
to y e king ag" S r Samuell Argoll to recouer certaine oxen of him w ch hee had taken fro 
her in Virginia, hee y e faid S r Samuell Argoll did foe cleare himfelfe that fhee asked him 
forgiuenefs at my Lord of Warwick?, houfe: And then afterwards S r Samuell Argoll 
told her that y e faid oxen were in Virginia & noe body could tell her better where they 
were then Cap'. Tho: Graues then liueing in Virginia. 

John Dodds fworne & examined fayth that about ten dayes before the death of 
Luke Boife gent who deceafed the 21 th of June laft paft hee this deponent being at y e 
houfe of y c faid M r Luke Boife who was then very ficke fayd that it was very good for 
him to make a will, then he y e faid M r Luke Boife anfwered what need he to make a will 
for that hee had noe body to give his eftate vnto but his child & his wife. Wherevppon 
it is ordered y* Alice Boife late y e wife of Luke Boife deceafed fhall haue a letter of 
Adminiftration given & graunted vnto her. 

At this Court there was a petition p¥ erred by M rs Alice Boife widow ag" Jofeph 
Royall feruant vnto her late hufband Luke Boife & fhewed a Couenant bearing date the 
25 th day Febr: 1625, wherein y P faid Jofeph Royall was bound vnto y e faid Luke Boife 
to ^forme certaine conditions therein mentioned, wherevppon it is ordered according 
to the faid Couenants that y e faid Jofeph Royall fhall make or caufe to be made gratis 
for y € faid Alice Boife her child & fuch feruants as were then of his family all fuch apparell 
as they fhall weare or vfe till fuch day & time as he fhall depart this land, fo longe as 
thofe of y e ffamily fhall either ferue her or y e child. 

Whereas by y e Complaint of Thomas Wefton Marchant it doth appeare to y e Court 

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that John Bainham of EHzabcth-Citty hath paid vnto James Carter Mafter of the Anne 
Deceafed feuenty and fowre pounds of tobacco vr h was of y c eftate of Edward Maunder 
now in England & was appointed by order of Court to be paid vnto the faid Thomas 
Wefton as to him belonging of right, therefore the Court hath ordered that the faid 
Bainham, in reguard that y e faid paim" made to James Carter was w th out any warrant 
or order, fhall repay againe y faid feuenty fowre pounds of Tobacco to y faid M r Wefton. 

Robert Dennys Marriner fworne and examined fayth that y will of Edmund Pitchard 
pMueed in Court by Patrickc Kennede was y true will & teftam' of y e faid Edmund 
Pitcharde, & that he y e faid Edmund was at y c making therof in ^fecl fenfe &; memory. 

11'"' Cadwill fworne & examined fayth as much as the faid Robert Dennys hath done 

Patrick Kennede fworne & examined fayth that y Inuentory of y Eftate of Edmund 
Pitchard Purfer of y e Marmadukc, is a full true & -^fect Inuentory. 

At this Court Robert Edmonds had leaue given vnto him to remoue from Warofquo- 
yacke & plant himfelfe at Elizabeth-Citty. 

Vppon proffe made in y Court by bills and other teftimonyes 
See records recorded, it is therevppon ordered that Patrickc Kennede fhall pay for y e 
fol : 60. debt of Edmondc Pitchard deceafed vnto W m Claybourne Efq r one hundred 

& fifty waight of Tobacco for one hogfhead of Tobacco w ,h y faid Edmund 
Pitchard about two yeares fince carried away for England belonging to y faid W m 
Claybourne: And it is alfoe ordered that he fatisfy fuch debts as by bill are owed vnto 
George Mencfy Marchant from y faid Edmond Pitcltard. 

At this Court George Mcnefy of James Citty Marchant did acknowledge himlelf & 
Thomas Branfby of Archers-Hope gent to ftand indebted by their bond vnder their hands 
& feales vnto John Harrifon of London gent one thoufand waight of Tobacco, to be paid 
vnto y e faid John Harrifon or his Affignes here in Virginia, And now y e faid George 
Menefy hath here in Court tendered the paim' of y c faid one thoufand waight of Tobacco 
to any who fhall or may in y e behalfe of y e faid John Harrifon receive the fame & giue 
them a fufficient difcharge, and this is thought good to be herby teftifyed at y e inftance 
& requeft of y faid George Menefye and Tho: Branfby. 

Richard Dolphenby fworne & examined fayth that, whereas there is a bill plduced by 
John Dauis, hee this deponent did about three dayes fince read the faid bill conferning 
two hundred waight of Tobacco, and faw the feale & hand of M r Thomas Boife putt 
thervnto. 

At this Court Henry Gainye was plfented before y Gouerno' & Councill by y 
Prouoft Marfhall for drunkennes, wherevppon it was ordered that hee fhould enter into 
bond of his good behauior in 300 1 To: & pay the prouoft Marfhall twenty waight of 
Tobacco as being the halfe of his fine & due for informing. 

The fame time Robert Adams was plfented likewife for drunkennes by y* Provoft 
Marfhall, & y e like cenfure inflidled on him as vppon y e faid Henry Gainy. 

William Pilkinton fworne & examined fayth that the Inuentory by him plfented & 
brought into the Court is a true, iuft full & infect Inuentory of all the goods & debts of 
John Parfons decefed. 



12 th of yanuary 1626 



A COURT at James Citty the 12 th of January 1626 being 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley knt. Gouerno r &c Cap' Weft. Cap' Smyth. Cap' Mathewes. 
M r Per fey. M r Claybourne. Cap' : Tucker. M r fjarrar. 

At this Court James Tooke had ^miffion giuen him to remoue fro the Maine w th out 
James-Citty & plant at Mulbury Hand. 

At this Court the Gouerno' moued that fome good courfe might be taken concerning 

the 



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the Cattle belonging to y* Society of Bariley [Berkeley] Hundred, wherevppon it was 
thought good that M r W m ffarrar fhould require an account of the faid Cattle from fuch 
in whofe cuftody they have remained, and fignify to the Court what nomber there is 
of them, that foe fome courfe might be taken for better jSferuing of them. 

Cap' Nathaniell Baffe fworne & examined fayeth that about this time twelue month 
this deponent being at Kecoughtan w' h Cap' Tucker, the faid Cap 1 Tucker defired this 
deponent to tell Henry Woodward that he fhould take three men of Cap' Stones remaine- 
ing w' h him, vntill that he heard fr5 Canada fr5 M r Raftall, or vntill Cap': John Stone 
fhould come in, and then he fhould have all y e content he could defire. 

Beniamin Drury fworne & examined fayth that about June laft paft one Samuell 
Adon feruant vnto Henry Woodward who received him of Cap'. Tucker as being one of 
the feruants of Cap' John Stone, fhewed vnto this deponent a noate vnder written by 
Cap'. Tucker, the contents whereof were as followeth: Beniamin Drury & Samuell 
Tabott I defire you to goe w' h Henry Woodward to Warofquoyacke & to retnaine w tk 
him there, till you heare further fro your Mafter M' Stone out of England. And 
Henry Woodward fhewed the noate to this deponent before he went w th him to 
Warofquoyacke 

At this Court M" Alice Boife bought in an Account of the Cattle depending in 
controuerfy betweene Cap' John Martin & Cap' Bargraue and defired to deliuer them 
vpp out of her hands for that fhee was vnable to giue in fecuritye for the fame. Wher- 
vppon Cap': Will" Tucker in y e behalfe of M" Bargraue her kinfman the wife of Cap' 
Bargraue deceafed, did puffer to giue in fecurity to y e Court & take the faid Cattle into 
his poffeffion, and to deliuer vpp the fame when he fhalbe thervnto required : wherefore 
y Court hath hervnto condifcended & doe order that y e faid Cap' Tucker fhall take y e 
faid Cattle into his poffeffion, & this is the rather done becaufe Cap' John Martin cannot, 
as hath bee demaunded of him, deliuer in fufficient fecurity as aforefaid. 

Vpon a fuite plf erred in Court by Henry Woodward againft Cap' John Stone con- 
cerning the ^formence of Couenants made betweene the faid Henry Woodward on y e 
one SjfUy & the faid Cap'. John Stone & Humphry Raftall on y e other ^ty, touchinge 
the deliuery of fowre men vnto y e faid Henry [Woodward] w" 1 other conditions therin 
contained, It is ordered as followeth, that whereas y e faid Henry hath formerly receaued 
& accepted three men feruants of y e faid Cap' Stones & hath alfoe fay led in ^formence 
of y* paim' of 600 1 waight of Tobacco by him due, he y e faid Henry fhall accept of y e 
said three feruants receaued in full fatisfaction of three of thofe fowre feruants w ch were 
conditioned to be deliuered vnto y e faid Henry. And it is alfoe ordered that y e faid 
Cap'. Stone fhall deliuer vnto y e faid Henry one other feruant apparelled according to 
y* faid conditions w' h in twenty dayes after the date of thefe pjfents. W ch orders being 
pformed the faid conditions & all couenants & bonds to be vtterly voide. It is ordered 
that y* charges of this fuite fhalbe layd vppon y e faid Henry Woodward. 

Henry Byfant Boatfwayne of the Marmaduke fworne & examined fayth that in 
England their fhipp riding at an ankor at y e Cowes one boy that was fhipped for y e 
account of M r Capps, was one day about to goe afhore, but that this deponent ftayed 
him, then their Chirurgion Richard Hewes fpake to this deponent that hee fhould let 
y* boy goe afhoare, for he would warrant his comeing aboard again, & this deponent 
fayth that y e fayd boy did afterwards come aboard againe, and after he did often goe 
afhoare & come aboard againe. 

Willm Kedwell failor fworne & examined fayth that Richard Hewes their Chirurgion 
did fay to this deponent that when one boy of M r Cappes was goeing afhoare at y e 
Cowes, hee would warrant his comeing aboard againe & y* boy afterwards came aboard 
againe. 

It is ordered that M r Partrick Kennede doe pay & fatisfy vnto Edward Waters of 
Elizabeth Citty gent two hundred waight of marchantable Tobacco in recompenfe for 
the loffe of one boy feruant belonging unto Willm Cappes, who ran away out of their 
fhipp at the Cowes they Emitting the faid boy to goe afhoare of his own will whereby 

he 



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he was loft, & therefore it is thought fitt that reftitution be made vnto y e faid 
Edward Waters as being the lawfull deputy & Atturney vnto y e faid Willm Cappes. 

Thomas Ward fworne & examined fayth vppon y e thirtith day of March laft paft hee 
this deponent being in y e woods at Martins-Hundred w' h one Henry Elyott & Richard 
Croocker they two being in fpeech together about nailes Henry Ellyott fayd that John 
Day at Hogg- 1 land fould nailes for a barrell of eares a Thoufand, but hee would fell noe 
more foe becaufe Cap' Hamo' fold nailes for a barrell of come & io 1 of Tobacco a thoufand, 
then Richard Crocker anfwered, I, there are two of tltem that are not fitt to fitt at y Councill 
table w ch is Cap': Hamo r & M' Perfey the Marchant for they deale vppon nothing but 
extortion. 

In reguard of divers inconueniencies w ch appeare to haue happened by y e graunting 
of generall warrants in this Colony, too longe to relate, it is ordered that there be none 
hereafter graunted, but that it may be lawfull to put as many in any fingle warrant as 
fhall be inhabiting w ,h in any one plantation. 



The i 3 th day of Janua ry 1626, 

ALL being ]3fent as the day before 
The Gouerno r & Councill taking into their confideration the inconueniencies 
that myght happen vppon y c arriuall of any forreine enemy, w"'out fome fpeciall 
order taken what courfes fhould be followed if any fuch thing fhould come to paffe, 
vppon full debate hereof had haue ordered & appointed that as concerning the Inhabi- 
tants of Elizabcth-Citty thefe inftruclions following be obferued viz That vppon the 
arriuall of any fuch number of fhipps vppon w rh the Comaunder there Cap'. Willm 
Tucker fhall haue iuft occafion of fufpect fhall forthwith fpeed away a boate to y* Gouer- 
nor & then give jJfent Comaund to all the inhabitants, that all his beft & moft able men 
be w ,h all poffible haft affembled & drawne togeather to their Colours to w th ftand & 
hinder the landing of any enimy by all poffible means, And that he appoint another 
<j?tye out of y e reft in his beft difcretion & giue them inftru&ion to gather y e woemen 
& children & vnferviceable people & all their Cattle together & by their beft means to 
repair to Mathews Manno', where they fhall receiue further order: And a third ^ty 
amongft whom to be fome honeft difcreet men that may be allwayes ready to carry of 
into y e woods all pluifion of what kind foeuer to faue it from the enimy, & vppon order 
fro y e Comander to fire any houfes & to giue their attendance about him for fuch feruices. 
It is alfoe thought fitt that the Comander vppon any fufpect as aforefaid of a forreine 
enemy, doe caufe all the boates & fhalops to be filled w th fuch pluifions as y e people haue 
& to fend then plfently vp to New ports Newes where they may be ready vppon order 
giuen to to run up to Mathewes-Mannor there to be difpofed & ordered for their beft 
f afetye. And it is further agreed vppon & refolued that ftricSt proclamation be publifhed 
there & through y e whole Colony that noe t^fon whatfoever doe $ly or fpeake any 
wordes or make any fignes or fhewes of $ly vppon paine of death. And if any man 
fhall dare to ^ftly or fpeake to y* enemy it fhall then be lawfull for y Comaunder in 
Chiefe there to call a marfhalls court & doe plfent execution. And if the faid Comaunder 
there doe find y* enemy to be of noe greate force then he may thinke himfelfe able to 
w^ftand, that hee doe not then rafhly giue order for y* firing of any houfes but doe loofe 
them by degrees at as high a rate as hee can ftill pluenting neuerthelefs the enemyes 
feizing on them by firing firft. 

The Court taking into confideration that the next eniueing yeare there will be 
many Tenants & feruants freed vnto whom after their freedome there will be noe land due 
whereby they may w th out fome order taken to the contrary fettle & feat themfelues 
difperfedly & in noe fuch conuenient order wherby to be a ftrenth to y e Colony, haue 
herevppon thought fitt & accordingly ordered that the Gouerno' & Councill may giue 
vnto the faid feruants & Tenants leafes for terme of yeares of fuch quantityes of land 

as 



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as fhalbe needfull plprotionably to y* familyes of fuch as in that nature fhall take leafes 
of any coition lands as yet vntaken vp by any aduenturers or planters w th in y e Colony : 
yeilding & payeing yearly for euery acre one pound of Tobacco. 

The Court hath alfoe thought fitt w th y e firft means for many confiderations to feat 
a fufficient ^ty at Kiskyacke, both in reguard of y e opportunity wee fhall therby haue 
to annoy y Indians, & of a good retreate in cafe wee may haue beene ouerpowered by 
too powerfull a forreine enemy. And further doe refolve yat noe people fhalbe fuffered 
to fitt downe in difcorhodious places whereby they fhall not confift of fufficient ftrength 

Wliereas there is a Controverfy depending in Court betweene Dodlor John Pott 
phiffion & M r Clayboume Secretary Conferning ferteyne Cowes beloning to theire places 
and for that it is not yett prooved by the Doftor that thofe Cowes were deliuered him 
abfolutely belonging to the phififions place and for that M r Secretary remayneth as yett 
altogether vnprouided for of thofe Cowes w ch fhould formerly haue been deliud [deliv- 
ered] vnto his place the Court haue refolved that he fhall haue deliured him tenne of 
thofe Cowes w* doe belonge to the publique & are nowe to be deliud vp by M r Horwood 
of Martins Hundred and doe as much as in them lyeth eftate them to the place of 
Secretary requiring the faid M r Claybome to make good the number of feven Cowes to 
his fuckfeffors refervinge the increafe to him felfe his heires and affignes. 

It is ordered that Richard Crocker of Martins Hundred ffor his offence in taxing 
Cap' Hamor deceafed & M r Perfey vniuftly of extortion & faying that they were vnfitt 
to fitt at y e Council! fhall fuffer one Months imprifonment & fhalbe at y end thereof 
fet in y pillory & haue his eares nailed, & fhall farther giue bond of 300 1 of Tob vf 01 
fufficient furetyes for his good behauio r & to appeare at y e next quarter Court. 

At this Court, Cap'. Samuell Mathewes moued to haue leaue & ^miffion graunted 
vnto him to goe into y Bay & trade for Corne whervppon the Court taking into their 
confideration the great loffe & damadge that happened this harveft by ill wether & 
great wind, whereby a very great fU of o r Cropps fay led, & it is to be feared leaft fome 
fcarcitye of Corne may enfue in this Colon}', haue thought fitt & accordingly ordered 
that notw th ftanding all former plclamations publifhed & fett forth to y e contrary, it fhall 
& may be lawfull for fuch as fhall be in want of Corne, haueing obtained leaue, to go into 
y Bay & there trade for Corne. And in particular doe thinke fitt that y e faid Cap': 
Mathewes haueing fufhciently pluided himfelfe w lh a good Company of men & boates, 
munition armes offenfiue & defenfiue to goe a trading into any ^t of y e Bay of Chefapeake 
& that hee fhall haue Comiffion fro the Gouerno r for y e faid purpofes. 

The Order in w 011 the Tenants of y e Company are diftributed to the 
Gouernor & Councill the 12 th of January 1626. 

To the Governor 

1, Thomas Haruy Chrift: Windmill Edward Mar fhall 

Willm Baker Robert Goodman Nicolas Weffell 

John Lankfeild Cutbert Per f on Tho: Harding 

Edward Johnjon 10. JJrancis Hill John Jaxon 

Willm JJowler John Gibbs Tho: Bennet 

John Warde Willm Euans 18. John Smyth 

To y Surueyo r To Cap' : Weft 

W m Joyes Ralfe Of borne 

& W m Hampton 

200' To: John Jeff erf on 

To Cap'. Smyth To Cap' : Mathewes 

jfrancis JJowler Chrift: Readhead 



Chrift: Law f on John Butter feild 

Steuen Webb Rich: A If or d 



To 



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To M r Perfey To Cap' : Tucker 

Willm Pilkinton Tho: Dunthome 

John Tios John Penrife 

Ifmael Hill Willm Gaines 

M r fiarrar To y e 0uoft Marfhall 

Tho: North Reignold Godwine 

John Heiny 

Cap' W m Tucker fworne & examined fayth y' the Will pMueed in Court was y e will 
of John Bufh deceafed & that y* faid John Bujh was at y e time of y makeing of the fame 
in ^pfedt fenfe & memory, the will bearing date y e 9 th of Decemb 1624. 

Whereas there are two feruants belonging vnto y* eftate of Luke Aden deceafed now 
remaining at Accawmacke, it is thought fitt that the faid two feruants fhalbe at liberty 
to choofe their matters w' h whom to ferue for y remainder of their times, & that they 
put in good fecurity for y e paim' of foe much Tobacco to y* eftate of y* faid Luke Aden 
as fhalbe valuable for their fervice by 4 fufficient & indifferent men vppon oath. 

Vppon y* petition of Robert Wright fawyer at this Court there was leaue giuen to 
him to remoue fro y e plantation where he now liueth on the other fide of the water, to 
Hue in y e Hand of James Citty: And it was ordered that the faid Robert Wright fhall haue 
a plott of land graunted him to hue vppon and build an houfe. 

Kelinet Hitchcock fworne & examined fayth that about Aprill laft paft John Vpton 
came to this deponent & defired that he might haue the houfe & ground at Blacke point 
of my Lady Yeardley, giueing vnto her a reafonable rent becaufe of y* repairing of the 
houfe & y e fenfe, & agreed to pay one hundred waight of Tobacco, & repair y* houfe & 
y* ffenfe. 

finis Curiae Quatemiae 



the 29 th of January 1626, 



A COURT at James Citty the 29 th of January 1626, 
j3£ent 

S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Doc~to r Pott Cap' Mathewes M r . Claybourne 
Cap' Tucker. 

At his Court the bond of good behauio' taken of John Snoade John Penrife & Thomas 
Thornebury bearing date the 31 th of January 1625 was cancelled, & ordered that their 
fhould be a releafe giuen them fro the fame. 

At this Court was brought in an Inuentory of the goods of Anne Behoute deceafed 
feruant vnto Gabriell Holland o(Ja>nes Citty Yeoman who arriued here in y e Virgine 1625 : 
And the Court hath thought fitt to graunt a letter of Adminiftration vppon the faid 
goods vnto the faid Gabriell Holland. 

ffinis Curiae. 



5 th oiffebruary 1626, 



A COURT at James-Citty the 5 th of jjebruary 1626, being 
pfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Cap' Weft. M r . Doc~to r Pott. Cap' Smyth. 
M r . Claybourne. 

Vppon a petition fjferrd in Court by Thomas Bagwell againft Thomas Harwood of 
the Maine, the caufe being euery way debated, it doth not appear to the Court that the 
faid Tho: Harwood hath done any wronge vnto the faid Tho: Bagwell, concerning certain 
couenants made w' h his wife late the wife of Thomas Allnutt, And therevppon it is ordered 
that Thomas Bagwell doe pay the charges of this fuite. w . 



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Whereas there hath beene formerly a Patent of land giuen and graunted vnto 
Giles Jones of Kecoughtan Yeoman bearing date the 14 th of December 16 19, for fifty acres 
of ground vppon the Eafterly fide of Southampton river at Kecoughtan as $t of the 
divident of Elizabeth the wife of the faid Giles Jones an Ancient Planter and that it now 
appeareth to fall w ,h in the Compaffe of thofe 3000 acres of land formerly layed out for 
the vfe of y e late Company in that place And whereas now this faid land is fold by the 
faid Giles & y e faid Elizabeth vnto Tho: fflynt gent and that y faid Thomas fflnyt w th his 
people is feated therevppon: The Court there fore vpon full debate hereof had haue 
ordered that the faid Thomas fhall haue leaue to take vp the faid fifty acres in fome 
other place, in reguard that it falleth out to be w th in the compaffe of y' Companyes land 
aforefaid and that farther in favo r vnto him in confideration of his paynes bef towed on 
the faid land, that the faid Thomas fhall haue a leafe of the faid fifty acres graunted vnto 
him for ten yeares, yeilding and paying yearly for y e fame 50 1 of tobacco. 

At this Court L'. Thomas fflynt made petition that he might haue leaue to take vpp 
that ^cell of land called fox Hill at Kecoughtan for ^t of his Divident, p}uided that the 
fame doe not fall out to be w ,h in the Companyes land w ch accordingly was graunted vnto 
him. 

John Howe gent fwore & examined fayth that the will & Teftam' pldueed in Court 
of Willm fioftcr deceafed was the true will of the faid Will" Softer & that the faid Will'" 
was then in 3?fect fenfe and memory. 

Wheras there was an Order of Court made the 20 th of December 1624 concerninge 
Henry Wilfon & Willm Muns feruants vnto Cap' John Ward now refident in England, 
it being then ordered that the faid Wilfon & Muns fhould plant for themfelues for that 
yeare becaufe that they pleaded that they had ferued Cap' Ward nere vppon the full 
time of feruice that was due from them, & yet then knew not how to be fatisfyed for 
50 acres of land vietualls apparell tools and other things due to be deliuered vnto them 
after the time of their feruice. And it was then ordered that they fhould enter into bond 
to fatisfy Cap*. Ward for fuch further feruice as fhould be proued to be dew from them 
before the firft of January 1(^25. Now the Court at this time do order, in reguard that 
there hath not hithertoo been any fuch proofe made fro Cap' Ward or any for him, that 
the faid Henry Wilfon Sz, Will"* Muns flialbe at liberty to plant for themfelues And that 
if they doe enter into fufficient bond to be anfwerable to all fuites & demaunds of the 
faid Cap' Ward to faue the Court harmeles, that then they may haue their freedomes 
graunted vnto them. 

It is likewife ordered that Chriftopher Barker late feruant vnto Cap' Ward fhall 
haue his freedome graunted vnto him and doe enter into bond to faue the Court harme- 
leffe ag" any fuites & demaunds made by the Cap' : Ward. 

Here follow two Interrogatoryes concerning w° h Cap': Will" Epes defired to haue 
Cap' John Wards men to be examined. 

1 What Croppes of Tobacco & Come doe you know that Cap' Epes hath reaped at 
any time for Cap' John Ward. 

2 What Goods doe you know that Cap' Epes hath at any time brought of [off] fro 
Cap' Wards plantation either before or fince the Maj facer. 

1 Chriftopher Barker fworne & examined fayth to the firft Interrogatory that for 
the next Sumer after that Cap' Willm Epes receiued the feruants of Cap' John Ward 
there was noe Croppe of either Corne or Tobacco planted by the faid Cap' Epes it being 
the fumer after the Maffacer, but about Auguft they went to Accawmacke & were 
imployed in building one houfe to fhelter themfelues; (And About Nouember next this 
deponent & Thomas Powell left Cap'. Wards, feruice. 

2 To the Second he fayth that Cap' Epes before the Maffacer tooke from the 
plantation of Cap' Ward about 60 1 of Tobacco w ch this deponent faw deliuered for to 
furnifh the feruants w' 1, fome neceffaryes & one barrell of peuter; & after the Maffacer 
he fayth that Cap'. Epes had nothing, but fent his boate & men and brought away y« 
feruants, & that there was nothing faued belonging to Cap' Ward but a bed & a rugg, 
and the houfes and all the goodes in them were burnt about 4 dayes after. 

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W m Munns his oath concerning the two Interrogatoris aforefaid. 

i th To the flrft he fayth that the yeare after the Maf facer there was noe Croppe 
reaped ; And the next yeare this deponent cannot iuf tly fay what the Croppe of Tobacco 
came vnto, but it was fayd then that it was 3000 1 of Tobacco for the whole Croppe 
betweene Cap's Epes his men & Cap' Wards men, thofe of Cap' Wards men being fowre 
men, & Cap' Epes his men, five, befides Cap' Epes had the helpe of three dutch men two 
of them continueing fro June till the Croppe was in the third fro June: till the middle of 
Augujt. And they had but half an acre of Come about the houfe. The third yeare he 
knoweth not what was reaped for the Croppe. 

2 To the fecond this deponent fayeth that Cap' Epes before the Maffacer tooke 
away fr5 Cap' Wards, plantation a barrell of peuter, & he knoweth of nothing elfe at 
any time, but fayth that Cap'. Epes w' h his brother M r . Peter Epes came & fetcht of the 
feruants of the faid Cap'. Ward. 

Henry Wilfon his oath concerning the two Interrogatoryes aforefaid. 

1 To the firft he fayth in all points as Will" Munns hath fayd before. 

2 To the fecond he fayth that fome Tobacco was fent for before the Maffacer by 
Cap* Epes to buy the feruants apparell, but elfe he knoweth of nothing that euer Cap' 
Epes had fro Cap' Wards palntation. 

Peter Stafferton fworne & examined fayth that as concerninge the Couenants 
pMuced in Court betweene John Williams Marchant & William Louell Matter of the 
fhipp called the Aid, that this deponent was plfent when the fayd Couenants were read 
before M r Williams Sc M r Louell & that the fame were presently fealed figned Sc deliuered. 



i 9 th ot February 1626, 



A COURT at James Citty the 19 th of February 1626, being 
plfent 
M r . Do(5lo r Pott. Cap' Smyth. Cap' Mathewes. M r . Secretary. M r . jjarrar. 

It is ordered that there fhall be a warrant fent vp vnto Sherley Hundred in y e Maine, 
that John Ewins Sc Jane Hill fhould be fent downe to James-Citty, Sc there to be examined 
concerning fuch leud behauior as hath bin betweene them. 

Patricke Kennede marriner fworne & examined fayth that as concerning thofe 
words w * 1 M™. Alice Boife taxeth Cap* Hudlefton to have accufed her w' h at Cap' Martins 
plantation, viz that he the fayd Cap' HudleJton fhould there fay that Cap' Epes had the 
vfe of her body that night that he lay in James Slights houfe, or elfe that he faid he 
neuer had the vfe of his owne wife, more then Cap' Epes had of her y' night ; this deponent 
fayth he did not heare Cap' Hudlefton fpeake the fame wordes, but that Cap' Hudlefton 
fayd there was very vnfitting behauior betweene them. 

Philemon Powell fworne & examined fayth that he hath not receiued (according 
to his Inuoice) fro aboard the Marmaduke two runletts, viz, the one being eight gallons 
of Aquavitae & y e other 21 gallons of Canary wine. 

It is ordered that Patricke Kennede Purfer of the Marmaduke doe fatisfy Philemon 
Powell Marchant for one runlet of eight gallons of aquauitae, & for another runlet of 
20 gallons of Canary wine. And further for that it appeareth plainly that the faid 
Philemon Powell hath receiued much wronge & damadge in many of his runlets of wine 
& liquor, fome being wanting and one being deliuered afhore empty, w' h a peg in it, & 
one of y e failors feene drinking at another, it is therevppon ordered that the faid Philemon 
Powell be fatisfyed by y faid Patrick Kennede for fiftene gallons of wine in recompenfe 
of the faid wronge & damage 

James Slight Yeoman fworne & examined fayth that hee neuer heard Cap' Hudlefton 

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fay that if ever hee the fayd Cap' Hudlcfton had the vfe of his owne wives bodye that 
then Cap' Will™ Epcs had the vfe of M r8 Alice Boife her body that night when they lay 
at his y e faid James Slight his houfe. 

At this Court M rs Alice Boife deliuered in the Inuentory of all her Hufbands viz 
M r Luke Boife his goods & of all his Eftate vppon her Corporall oath then adminiftred 
vnto her. 

Cap' John Huddlefton fworne & examined fayth about the firft day of Jjebruary 
laft paft he this deponent being at Martin Brandon at the houfe of James Slight & 
Bridges freeman, there being then in Company alfoe M r8 Alice Boife Cap' Willth Epes 
& divers others, the faid Cap' Epes comeing there afhoare about eight of y e clocke at 
night, after three or fower howres haueing drunke fome two or three gallons of wine 
amongft halfe a dozen of them they went to goe to fleepe, & the faid Cap' Epes finding 
fhelter on y e bed pulled of his cloathes & went into bed & about one houre after, the 
faid M r8 Alice Boife asked this deponent if he would goe to bed to the faid Cap' Epes 
w** hee denying fhee lay downe vppon the bed befides Cap' Epes w' h her cloathes on, & 
then this deponent went and layd himfelfe downe vppon a cheft that ftood by the beds 
fide clofe by y* faid M' 8 Boife. And then after a while there was foe great a motion in 
the bed that this deponent rofe and fayd for fhame doe not doe fuch thinges before foe 
many people then the faid Cap' Epcs anfwered fye brother thats too plaine. 

Patricke Kennede fworn and examined fayth that about the breaking vp of y* laft 
ffroft he this deponent being at Martin Brandon w' h many others Cap' Epes one day 
about eight of the clocke at night came thither and after they had drunke two or three 
gallons of wine he the fayd Cap' Epes being in drinke asked were hee fhould goe to bed 
& M r8 Alice Boife anfwered that there was a bed in y e next houfe and if it pleafed him 
hee might goe to bed there, and therevppon taking a paire of fheetes w cb fhee there 
made, went and layd them vppon the faid bed & after that the faid Cap' Epes went to 
bed lving next to y e wall, then plfently M rs Boife demanded of Cap' Hudlefton wither he 
would goe to bed, who anfwered unto her lye you downe, wherevppon fhee layd her felfe 
vppon the bed in her cloathes ; then this deponent a little while after heard a great buffle- 
ling and iuggling of the bed, and fayth that he heard wifpering betweene M" Boife & 
Cap' Epes; and at y' time Cap' Hudlefton came from the cheft vnto the fire & faid 
jffy brother this is not fitting amonge foe much company wherevppon Cap' Epes replyed 
againe jffy brother thats too plaine. Afterward this deponent about the middle of the 
night heard another great buffleling in the bed, And againe about two howres before 
the morning he this deponent heard againe a [great buffleing in the bed] w * 1 waked this 
deponent, at w° h time he ca[lled] John Croodicke who lay befides this deponent by y e fire 
fide, and fayd to him what do you hcare John, werevppon he put his head out of his gowne, 
and asked this deponent what buffeting is that, werevppon this deponent replyed I haue 
heard the like two or three times before, and this deponent turning his face towardes the 
bed, then the buffleling was gone, and then faw M r9 Boife rife fro betweene the fheetes 
& tooke and fhaked her petticoates downe, foe w' h that irhediately fhee went out of 
dores, not hauing her gown on, but afterwards came in & went towardes the bed : then 
this deponent couered himfelfe over head and eares, but when he rofe he faw M rs Boife 
to haue her gowne on. 

James Slight fworne and examined fayth that Cap' Epes being in bed between 
the fheetes & M re Alice Boife being layd downe vppon y e bed he this deponent in y e 
night three or fowre times heard a great crackling of the bed, and heard Cap* Hudlefton 
rife twice in the night, and fayd it was not a place fitting that fuch doing fhould be 
before foe much Company & Cap' Epes replyed, Jffy brother that [is] too plain [And 
further] he cannot fay. 



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the 26 th of ffebruary 1626, 

COURT at James Citty the 26 th of ffebruary 1626, being 

$fent 
Sir George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno' &c Cap 1 Smyth M r Secretary. 



At this Court was deliuered in at [an] Inuentory of one Margaret Byard 
See y e who deceafed aboard the furtherance bound for this Country about the 

Inuentory third day of Auguft 1622, of all the goods & chatties that came to the hands 
of Cap' Nathaniel Ba/fe vppon his Corporall oath then taken. 

Willm Newman being examined fayth that being required to prayfe the goods of 
one Margarett Bayard he prayfed the faid goods vppon his oath & he knoweth of noe 
other goods belonging to the faid Margarett w ch are not fett downe in the Inuentory. 

Henry Coleman being examined fayth that he knoweth of noe other goodes or 
anything belonging vnto Margarett Bayard w* are not downe in y e Inuentory. 

Roger Thontfon fworne & examined fayth that in June 1620 there were fowre old cowes 
& 15 calues & an old bull deliuered by the Gouerno r to M r . John Pountis at James Citty 
for the vfe of M r . John Woodall. And this examinate fayth that M r . Pountys fold two 
oxen of the faid Cattle deliuered as aforefayd vnto Cap 1 Sampfon, and further fayth 
that the Gouerno r fince his laft arriuall hath killed of thofe cattle one yearling bull calfe, 
& one fucking calfe of an heifer, and one barren heifer and one ftere of 4 yere old. Laftly 
he fayth that there died in the keeping of John Of borne one cow calfe of the increafe of 
this faid cattle & Richard Pierce killed one other calfe of the fame ftocke. This examinate 
alfoe fayth that there are now remaineing of the fayd Cattle 4 old cowes, 4 fteres, one 
bull of two yeares old, a little ftere of two yeare old, one yearling oxe calfe, & one yearling 
cow calfe, & one yearling bull calfe, And one cowe calfe of a month old. This deponent 
alfoe fayth that M r . Pountis the yeare after the Maf facer in the winter time loft fix of 
the number of thofe cattle. 

Henry Bradford aged about 36 fworne & examined fayth that he remembreth that 
there were certaine cattle in the poffeffion of M r . Pountis, but the number of them he 
knoweth not, but fayth that M r . Pountis fold two heifers to Cap 1 Willm Peirce, & one 
calfe M r . Pountis killed, & Richard Peirce killed one calfe of the faid M r . Pountis his 
Cowes. And further fayth that one cowe calfe died in the hands [ ?] of John Of borne. 
And fayth alfoe that the gouerno r fince his comeing in hath killed one yearling calfe & 
one fucking calfe, one barren heifer, & one ftere. And this deponent further fayth that 
of the fayd M r . Pountis his Cattle there remaine 4 Cowes, 4 fteres, one two yeares old 
bull, one ftere two yeares old, one bull two yeares old, one ftere of one twelue month 
old, & one bull of a twelue month old, And one old bull remaineing at hogg Hand 



the 5 th of March 1626 

A COURT at James Citty the 5 th of March 1626 being 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Docto r Pott. Cap' Smyth. M r Claybourne. 

Seriant John Harris fworne and examined fayth that about the firft of ffebruary 
he being at Martin & Brandon at James Slights houfe about twelue of the clocke at 
night Cap' Epes & M ra Boife came in to the faid houfe, and then the faid Cap' Epes 
being fomewhat in drinke went to the bed, and afterwards the faid M" Boife putting of 
her gowne & her vpper petticoate went in to bed alfoe betweene the fheats w' b one of 
her petticoats on, then p]fently there was a great ftirring & motion in the bed betweene 
the faid Cap' Epes and M" Boife, then M" Boife faid Oh my fide, then Cap' Hudlefton 
rofe & faid I am afhamed to fee fuch doings before foe many people, then Cap' Epes 

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anfwered Oh brother thats too plaine After that there was a iogging & ftrivinge between 
them & M" Boife faid the fecond time oh my legg, & the third time, oh my legg next the 
wall, & at the laft time fhee faid I pray let it alone while the morning: And this deponent 
fayth that he is not able to fay that Cap' Epes was vppon the fayd M' 8 Boife, but fayth 
that the cloathes were raifed to a great higtht. And about [an] howre and an halfe 
before day the fayd M" Boife rufe [arofe] and fhaked her petticoate . . . and then 
plfently . . . put on her cloaths and lay vppon the [bed] againe as at the beginning 
of the ni[ght]. 

Bridges freeman fworne & examined fayth that Cap' Epes being in bed at this 
examinates houfe M rs Boife went and layd herfelfe vppon the bed vnder the couerlett, 
& fayth y* for a great ^t of the night he heard a great motion in the bed, and at that 
time Cap' Hudlcfton rofe vp and fayd thefe things are not fitting before foe many people 
and then Cap' Epes anfwered fy brother thats too plaine. And this deponent fayth more- 
ouer that in the time of the faid motion M r8 Boife faid oh my fide, oh my thigh, oh my 
legg that is next the wall. 

John Ewins being examined fayth that about Auguft laft paft he made k>ue vnto 
Jane Hill the daughter of goodwiffe rofe being in the Tobacco houfe, he asked the 
faid Jane Hill to lye w ,h her, but fhee denyed him and fayd the boyes in the lioufe will 
heare, and fhee would come forth vnto him an howre after, w rh this examinate did 
goeing out of the dwelling houfe an howre after into the tobacco houfe and fhe plfently 
followed [him] and there hee had her content and did then lye w th her in the faid Tobacco 
houfe. And this examinate further fayth that divers other times both in the faid tobacco 
houfe and in the dwelling houfe he had the vfe of her body. And fayth w ,h all that he 
then j9mifed to marry her and fhe gaue her good will vnto him. 

Jane Hill fworne and examined fayth that the laft yeere before John Ewins came 
to Hue at their plantation being there at her mothers houfe the faid Ewins asked her to 
loue him, & fhe anfwered fhee could not tell vntill hee came vp, and foe afterwards 
when he came vp to Hue there he often vrged her and about the beginning of Auguft 
her mother being gon forth to a womans labor, fhee this examinate being in the Tobacco 
houfe w' h him y e faid John Ewins, he asked her to lye w' h her, but fhee denyed him, but 
plmifed to come to him an howre after, w 111 according to her plmife fhee did, and then 
he offering to haue the vfe of her body fhee cryed vnto him and then he fayd peace the 
boyes in the houfe will heare and foe fhee fuffered him quietly & willingly [to m]ake vfe 
of her body, and he [told] her, that it was nothing, feing that he purpofed to marry her, 
and fhee further fayth that he had the vfe of her body diuers times after, and fayth 
ahoe that fhee then loued him and did plmife to marry him, but now fhee cannot find 
in her heart to loue, neither will fhee marry him. ffurther this examinate fayth that 
diuers times when fhee was vnwilling to goe w* h him, hee told her that if fhee would not 
he would make her mother to beate her. 

It is ordered that John Ewins for his offence in that he hath lewdly behaued himfelf 
towards Jane Hill and layne w" 1 her diuers times, fhaU receive forty ftripes w" a wippe 
here at James-Citty, and then be fent vpp to the plantation of Sherly-Hundred where 
he comitted the fait & receiue forty ftripes more before the officers & people of that 
place. 

It is likewife ordered that Jane Hill for that fhee hath often times comitted forni- 
cation w 01 John Ewins fhall vppon the next Sunday during the time of devine feruice 
ftand [vp in] Church in a white fheete at James Citty, and [afterw]ards be fent [vpp to 
the plantation of Sherly-Hundred) and there [on the fab]ath day [do likewife] 



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i 2 th of March 1626, 

A COURT at James Citty the 12 th of March 1626, 
r\^ plfent 

"** S r George Yeardley Kn< Gouerno r Sec. Cap' Weft: M r Doclo r Pott: Cap' Smyth: 

M r . Secretary. 

At this Court James Chambers had leaue giuen him to remoue from the other fide 
of the water & plant at Hogg Ifland with M r . Chew. 

Wheras Willm Baker Tenant & Jonas Raleley of James-Citty Hand planters haue 
abfented themfelues from ^formeing their duaty of watching, and haue, contrary to 
An Order & plclamation in that cafe pluided, remoued them felues and ftayed at Hog- 
Iland for the fpace of nine dayes, it is therevppon ordered that the faid Willm Baker and 
Jonas Raleley fhall pay the fine in that cafe pluided by the faid pMamation. 

Leonard Pedocke fworne & examined fayth that about the feaventh of ffebruary 
being in y e good fhipp called the Saker at Matalina in the Weft Indyes there were diuers 
people of their Company about ten of the clocke in the morning on fhoare flaine by y 
Indians, but towards the Eueninge, he fayth, there were twelue or fixtene of the faid 
people remaineing aliue on fhoare vnder a rocke, A[nd this] deponent further fayth 
that about three of the clocke in the afternone M r . Douglas Mafter of their faid fhipp 
wieghed Ancor and came in w th the fhoare as nere as he durft for comeing aground, being 
about the dif tance of muskett fhott from the fhoare or leffe, then plfently there were fome 
appointed to play their fhott towards the fhoare to faue the people and others imployed 
about making of a raft, w° h was finifhed & went towards the fhoare about the fhutting 
in of the Euening w ,h flue men vppon the fame one of them haueing a gunne, and lines 
being tyed to the raft to hale it aboard when need required, but as foone as the raft came 
nere the fhoare two of the hue forfooke the raft & lept into the water, and the other three 
cryed out vnto y e fhipp to hale aboard or elfe they were all loft, then the raft was haled 
aboard: Afterwards this deponent fayth that being come aboard, their Mafter called 
vp all the people both feamen & paffengers, & fayd what fhall wee doe to faue our people 
on fhoare, & fayd he himfelf would hazard his life to faue them, wherevppon this depo- 
nent and all the reft of the Company anfwered the Mafter wee dare not doe any thing 
more then we haue done our Hues are as deere to vs as theirs, and foe vtterly denyed their 
helpe vnto the Mafter. Afterwards about 9 of clocke [at] night the Mafter waighed 
Ancor & ftood vpp the Bay fearing . . . the fhoare, and the next morning the wind 
was foe ftrong ag ft them as they could not fetch the place as it feemed to this deponent, 
but their fhipp was driuen to leeward, before the wind feafed, 6 leagues, and then it fell 
calme, and afterwards the Mafter fteered away his courfe. 

Thomas Gregory Purfer of the Saker fworne and examined fayth that being on the 
raft w 111 was fent on fhoare to faue fuch of their people as remained aliue at Matalina, 
being, as he thinketh to y e nomb of 12 or fixtene, they came w th in two pikes length of 
the fhoare and very nere the people, who faued them felues vnder a rocke fro the Ambus- 
cade of the Indians ouer their heads & on both fides, then this deponent called to the 
people on fhoare to come of vnto them and lay hold on the raft & they would faue them, 
the people denyed to doe it, fayeing that they durft not for feare of the Indians w ch lay 
ouer their heads & on both fides, while they were in this ^ly the Indians difcouered 
themfelues and fhott both at [thofe] on fhoare & thofe vppon y raft, were[vppon] two of 
[the failors] quit[ted] the ra[ft and jumped] into y e fea & fwurhe towards the fhipp, then 
this deponent & the other two as were left feing themfelues in danger cryed out to the 
fhipp to hale them aboard, w° h was p]fently done, & further fayth as much for the reft 
as Leonard Pedocke before hath done. 

John Neeles faylor, Henry Speed failo r , Richard Carwithey failo r , Willm Thrinne 
failo r , fworne & examined fay as much as Leonard Pedocke before hath done, And further 
fay that the wind the next morning was foe ftronge ag ft them that they could not poffibly 

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gett into the roade but were driuen flue or fix leagues to Leeward, but then they had a 
calme and eafv variable gales for 24 howres after, foe at laft being out foe far to leeward 
and not haueing any wind to bring them into the harbo r they ftered away their courfe. 

Wilhh Douglas Marriner and Thomas Gregory fworne & examined fayth that the 
Inuentory by them brought now into the Court bearing date the firft of March 1626, of 
all fuch goods as any way belonged vnto Cap 1 Wilhh Holmes at the time of his death, is 
a true & ^fect Inuentory to their vtmoft knowledge. 

John Southerne gent fworne & examined fayth that himfelfe Randoll Smallwood, 
Thomas Crampe & Gabriel Holland being ehoofen vmpyres & Arbitrators betweene 
John Vplon & Caleb Page concerning accounts in copartnerfhipp betwixt them, they 
the faid Arbitrators did fee both their accounts, and therevppon Arbitrated the matter 
as in a fcedule bearing date the x th of Jfcbruary laft appeareth, And further fayth that 
at that time there was noe other account nor any thing elfe mentioned that was not 
then fet downe. And that they corrected each others account before the arbitram' made 
by them. 

Randall Smallwood fworne & examined fayth as much as above fayd by the faid 
John Southerne. 

John Headland Marriner and Mafter of the Peter and John, & ffrancis Moyne 
purfer fworne & examined fay, that they being at Graues End M r . George Sandys haueing 
fhipped feauen feruants aboard, and payd for the paffage but of fix, and for the feauenth 
named John Block/on fayd if that Cap' John Preenc did not thinke good to accept of 
paim' for his paffage in the Country of Virginia, that then faid Cap' Prcene might either 
turne the faid John Bloxfon afhoare or doe what he would w th him. 

Wherevppon, it is ordered, that notw th ftanding the Indentures of the faid John 
Bloxfon, bound vnto v* abouenamed M r . Sandys, that Cap' Preenc fhall difpofe of the 
faid John Bloxon, and further the faid Cap' Preen to make fatisfaction vnto M r . Sandys 
his Atturny in this Country for fuch apparell as hath been deliuered vnto y e faid John 
Bloxon belonging vnto the faid M r Sandys. 

Whereas M r . Richard Kingfmell in the behalf e of M r . Abraham Perfey hath made 
complaint that certaine damage hath been done vnto the faid Abraham Perfey in fome 
of his goods brought ouer in the Peter and John, the Court haueing had full debate & 
confideration in this matter doe not fee caufe that any recompenfe be made for the faid 
damadge but that it happened either by the leaking of the faid caske or badnes of the 
fame. 

Peter Andrewes Marriner & Robert Hutchinfon marriner fworne & examined con- 
cerning fome fighting betweene Robert Cooke & one Tho: Lawley, fay, that they neuer 
knew nor heard any thing concerning the fame, in the time that they were at fea. 

Abraham Binfteed fworne & examined fayth that about three weekes or a month 
before their arrittal in this Country in y* good fhipp called the plantation being betweene 
the decks in his Cabin, he faw one Robert Cooke & one Thomas Lawley falling out & 
rangling where vppon the faid Cooke tooke the faid Lawley by the coller of his dublett 
before, and pufhed the fayd Lawley foe that he brought him allmoft vnto the decks of 
the fhipp that they ftood vppon, And this deponent farther fayth that the faid Cooke 
did not then beate the fayd Lawley either on the hea[d] or otherwife, nor did then fett 
his foot or his knee vppon the fayd Lawley, nor neuer heard the faid Lawley complaine 
of any hurt that he then receaued, And this deponent further fayth that the faid Cooke 
did not offer the faid Lawley any other violence or hurte at that time, but that they were 
then $fently <$Ued, And fayth that notwithftanding he this deponent lay in the Cabin 
oppofite ag" the faid Lawley he neuer heard him complaine of any hurt that the faid 
Cooke had done, and neuer faw him fpitt bloud. 

There was a petition ^f erred by Alexander George ag" the Company of the Peter and 
John, Now the Mafter Mate Hcugh Wcfton, the Quarter Mafters & Coupers haueing 
taken their Corporall oathes that neither themfelues nor any other <pfon whatfoeuer 
on y fhipp to their knowledge did peirce or drawe any of that butt of wine for w * 1 he 

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required reftitution in his fayd petition, & it appearing thereby & by other circumftances 
that it might cafually leake out, the Court findes noe caufe whereby to lay any damadge 
vppon y fhipp or Company. 

Vppon the petition of Arthur Smyth and there being pMuced in Court one bond of 
jfarrar fflinton & the faid Arthurs to deliuer two men feruants vnto John Bainham or 
his Affignes or to pay 500 1 of Tobacco, & one other bond of the faid ffarrars made vnto 
the faid Arthur Smyth to deliuer one feruant vnto the faid Arthur or elfe to forfeite fix 
fcore waight of Tobacco & fowre barrels of Come, And one other Couenant made by 
the faid jfarrar vnto John Snoade to fend the faid John one Youth of 17 yeares or there 
abouts or to pay in forfeiture 250 1 of Tobacco. Now in confideration hereof and that 
Jfarrar fflinton is not here in this Country nor any other attourny to anfwere for him, 
the Court hath thought fitt that order be fent downe to Cap' Tucker that foe much of 
the eftate of the faid jfarrar remaineing in this Country, be deliuered into the poffeffion, 
of the three forenamed creditors as will fatisfy his faid bonds & Couenants to them made 
fluided that noe man, on the behalfe of the faid jfarrar, can fhew any caufe to the con- 
trary for y plfent, or if the faid jfarrar or Atturny for him fhall be in this Country w th in 
a twelue month and a da}' next enfueing the date hereof they the faid three forenamed 
Credito rB fhall be lyable to anfwere vnto any fuite or fuites of the faid Jfarrar or his 
Atturney concerning the faid debts. 

Oathes taken before S r George Ycardley Knight &c & M r William Claybourne 
Secret &c the i6' h day of March 1626 

John Wayne fworne & examined fayth that about three weekes before their 
arrivall in this river in the fhip called the Plantacon ther was a falling out betwene 
Thomas Hitall & Thomas Lawley, whervpon Rob' Cooke interpofed himfelf & towld the 
f d Lawley he would not fuffer him to abufe any of his mates, vpon w ch they fell to words 
& the f d Cooke tooke the f d Lawly by the Coller & thruft him from him, & fettled him 
vpon a Cheft that was nere to him & foe this depoht forthw ,h ^ftted them & faith that 
there was noe other blowes betwene them, nor did the f d Cooke fett his foote or his knee 
vpon the f d Lawleys breft or offered him any further violence whatfoeu r , & further this 
depont faieth that he neu r [never] faw the f d Lawley at any tyme to fpitt bloud nor eu r 
heard him Complayne of any hurt that he had received by meanes of the f d Cooke. 

Chrijtopher Cutler fworne & examined fayth & afnrmeth in all poynts as John Wayne 
abouf d . 

Edward Gar en aged 38 ye" fworne & examined fayth that about a moneth agoe in 
his goeing vp w th Thomas Lawley to his Plantacon ftayed for the tyde one night at 
Cap" Martyns the tyde being come he called for his people to come aboard & fpyeing 
the f d Thomas Lawley to be behind he demanded of him why he could not goe as faft 
as the reft the f d Lawley anfwered while I was aboard the fhipp called the Plantacon ther 
was one gaue me a blowe w' h his elbowe one the breft w ch hath made me eu' fince haue fuch 
a payne that yt greues me to goe & I can fcarcc fetch my breath foe they went into the boate 
& the next day after arived at home at Sherly hundred, & the where the f d Lawley fell 
very ficke, & being not able of him felf to come out his bed this depont helping him the 
f d Lawley fayd thefe words Oh lord mafter the blowe that Robin gaue me will furely be my 
deth, & then w th in one qter of an hower after he departed this life, this depont fayth 
further that the f d Lawleys breft after he was dead femed blacker then any other ^t of 
his body, this depoht fayth alfoe that he neu r faw the f d Lawley at any tyme to fpitt 
bloud neither did eu r heare him the f d Lawly complain of fpiting bloud. 

John Humfrys aged 23 y rs fworne & examined fayth, that about a fortnight before 
they m[ade] the Land in the fhip the Plantacon, one Rob' Cooke and Thomas Lawley 
fquabled aboard the fhipp & were redy to fall by the eares whervppon diu rs [divers] 
caled to this depont & willed him to come & $t them, but before he came they were 
$ted & ftod wrangling & fquabling together, & fuddenly after being in goeing to bed 

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the f d Lawley Complayned to this depont that his breft was very fore & fayd that 
Robert Cooke tripping vp his heeles fell vpon him w th his kne vpon his breft & the next 
morning the f d Lawley fhewed this depont his breft w ch he fayth was very black at that 
tyme & fayth that that day the f d Lawley did fpitt bloud & diu r3 tymes after before he 
dyed in this deponts fight, this depont fayth that he willed the f d Lawley the next day after 
he complayned to him, to tell their Mafter of yt but Lawley anfwered he would not troble 
the M r , he willed him to tell the Chirurgion of yt that he might haue fome remedy for it 
but he anfwered, / haue had alredy fome thing of the Chirurgion for my ague, & he calls 
to me for a note vnder my hand for yt, & I am loth to put my M r to any more charges, & I 
will take noe more of his medicines this depont fourther faith that the f d Lawly being 
very fick at Sherly hundred often faid both to him & others that the blow w ch he had 
aboard the fhip would kill him. 



26 th of March 1627, 



A 



COURT at James Citty the 26 th of March 1627, being 

plfent. 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. M r . Doc~to r Pott Cap 1 Smyth M r . Claybourne. 



At this Court Cap' John Wilcoxcs made a requeft to haue 500 acres of land graunted 
vnto him on the Eaftern fhoarc vppon the old plantation creeke, abutting on the 
Northeaft vppon the land of John Bloiver; vnto w ch , the Court hath condifcended in 
fauo r to the faid Cap' Wilcoxe & that he may not be vnfurnifhed of ground to plant his 
feruants vppon, w ch he hath now brought ouer in the good fhipp called the Plantation, 
guided that the faid Cap' Wilcoxes doe as foone as may be make proofe that the faid fiue 
hundred acres fhalbe due vnto him by the tranfportion of the faid feruants or fome of 
them, or by any other way or means. 



QUARTER COURT 

the 3 th of Apr ill 1627, 

A COURT at James Citty the 3"' of Aprill 1627, being 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno' &c. Cap' Weft Dodo r Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' 
Mathewes M r Secretary Cap' Tucker M r jjarrar. 

It is ordered that M r Jonas Stockdcn Minifter & M r . ffrancis Chamberlaine doe w' h in 
fiftene dayes after y e date hereof giue in fecuritie vnto y e Gouerno' for the paiment of 
fiftene hundred fixtie and fiue pounds of principall marchantable Tobacco in leafe ftript 
for the vfe of S r ffrancis Wyatt Kn' to be paid at or before the 20 th day of Nouember next 
enfueing at the Stores at James Citty vppon the forfeiture of three thoufand one hundred 
and thirty waight of the like principall Tobacco. 

At this Court was deliuered in the laft will & Teftam' of Thomas Dunthorne deceafed, 
and proued to be the true will of the faid Tho: Dunthorne by y e oath of Jonas Stockden 
minifter, and that the f d Thomas Dunthorne was at the making thereof in ^fecl fenfe 
and memorye. 

At this Court M r . Harmar deliuered vppon his oath vnto Willm Hambey an account 
of all the goodes and eftate of the Lady Dale both of Cattle, Tobacco, come, and of 
whatfoeuer hath remained in his Cuftody fince the time that he the faid M r . Harmar 
receiued the fame from M r . Henry Watkins. 

At this Court M r . George Keth Minifter did plmife at his goeing downe to Kecaughtan 
(vppon an affurance made vnto him from Thomas Godby for 200 1 of Tobacco to be paid 

the 



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the laft of Odober next enfueing) to feale and deliuer vnto the faid Thomas Godby, one 
bill of fale of one hundred acres of land, to him y c faid Thomas Godby and his heires and 
Affignes foreuer, being the divident of the faid George Keth & lyeing & abutting next 
vnto y e Gleab-land at Elizabeth Citty. 

It is ordered that Lef' Giles Allington fhall haue a corhiffion of Adminiftration vppon 
the whole Eftate of Caleb Page deceafed the 2 th of Aprill laft paft and that he the faid 
Giles Allington doe giue in feeuritie to the Court to deliuer vp an Account and furrender 
the faid eftate when it fhall be lawfully required. And Robert Adams of Martins Hundred 
hath offered to be bound w th the faid Giles Allington for y fame. 

L l Giles Allington fworne and examined fayth that Caleb Page on Sonday laft the 
day before his death faid thefe wordes before diuers y l where then plfent, Neighbours 
beare witnes that I giue vnto my man Henry Hart two yeares of his time. 

Whereas by an Act made at the Quarter Court in Odober l[aft] there was a plclama- 
tion publifhed to forbid any <£*fon of what qualitie foeuer to buy any Comodities aboard 
any fhipp, vppon the penaltie of 500 1 of Tobacco, and the faid Comodities or the valew 
of the fame; it is at this Court thought good to mitigate the fayd fine being too extreeme, 
and now further ordered that euery one y" fhall offend as aforefaid in buying of any 
Comodities aboard any fhipp, fhall forfeite one hundred waight of Tobacco and the faid 
Comodities foe bought or the valew of the fame as often as they fhall foe offend. 

It is ordered that Michaell Wilcoxes for buying 12 1 of fuger aboard the Charitie doe 
forfeite one hundred waight of Tobacco and twelue pounds of Tobacco for the faid fuger, 
and 30 1 of Tobacco for going aboard. 

Wliereas there remaineth one trunke of apparell & linnen belonging vnto Cap' 
Willm Holmes deceafed of w ch there is noe man to take charge, the Court doth thinke 
fitt for the good of his widdow, that Doctor Pott doe take the faid trunke w th the apparell 
& linnen into his cuftody, and to make fale thereof to the beft pTfitt, and to deliuer vp 
an account of the fame vnto any Atturny for y e faid widow. 

Whereas notw th ftanding an Order of Court made in Odober laft paft there be many 
that haue neglected to proue the Wills & Teftaments and bring in the Inuentoryes of 
^fons deceafed, it is thought fitt and hereby ordered that M r . Willm Claybourne Secretary 
doe in more efpeciall manner take care and j3uide that the like negligence be hereafter 
p}uented; And further that M r . Claybourne fhall haue full power and authoritie to furhon 
fuch as doe offend in this cafe to appeare at the Court at James Citty before y e Gouerno r 
& Councell of State, there to anfwere vnto y* fame. 

Whereas by fome information now of late fro other Indians, we vnderftand there 
is a purpofe in thefe Indians cf [our] Inimies to make a generall affault vppon all <y 
plantations this Spring; it is ordered that notice be giuen by plclamation through the 
Colonie that according to a former plclamation publifhed all dwelling houfes or planta- 
tions be ftrongly palizadoed about and that all men doe carefully ftand vppon their 
guard, keepe fentinell vppon their workemen by day, and keepe good watch by night, 
fhutting and makeing faft the gates of their forts, not luffering any fingle man to ftragle 
abroad, wherby all daunger may be pluented. 

It is ordered that Willm Kempe Yeoman fhall not any farther moleft or trouble 
M r George Keth concerning his fuite of 500' waight of Tobacco, w ch the faid Willm 
pltends to be wanting in the Eftate of the Orphan Sara Spence deceafed, vntill fuch time 
as any fuch Inuentory may be found whereby anything may be plued that the faid 500 1 
waight of Tobacco is vnpaid by the faid George Keth. 

At this Court there was leaue graunted that M r . Secretary fhould haue a Corhiffion 
to goe w th a boate & a fufficient Company of men into the Bay And to difcouer any 
riuers or Creekes w th in the Bay vp to the heads of the fame and trade w th the Indians 
for Come Skins or any other Comodities whatfoeuer. 



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4 th of Apr -ill 1627, 

A COURT at James Citty the 4 ,h of A prill 1627. being 
flfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' &c. Cap 1 Weft. Do6lo r Pott. Cap' Smyth. Cap 1 Mathewes. 
M r Secretarie Cap' Tucker. M r flarrar. 

At this Court were reade all the examinations and depofitions formerly taken con- 
cerning the report of fome lewd behauior betweene Cap' Willm Epes & M r3 Alice Boife 
lately to haue happened at Martin Brandon, all W* being duely waighed and debated on, 
the opinion of the Court is, that it is noe way proued or manifeft by thofe depofitions 
that Cap' Epes and M r9 Boife haue offended the Law but that they are cleare and guilt- 

leffe. 

At this Court M r . Howe deliuered vpp on his oath an account of the Eftate of 

Luke Aden. 

At this Court the Gouerno r did teftifie that pjfently after the arriuall of the Tenants 
belonging to the Secretarie from England, himfelfe did aduife M r . Pory to fend the faid 
Tenants ouer the Bay & to plant there, w lh accordingly he did, and foe made choife of 
the 500 acres of land belonging to his place afterwards when himfelfe went ouer and 
feated the faid Tenants vppon the fame. 

It is therefore ordered that there be 500 acres of land laid out, at the place Comonly 
called the Secretary es land on the Eafteme Shoare, and heretofore planted on by the 
Tenants belonging to the Secretaryes place, And that if it happen any people to haue 
[feated] themfelues w' h in the bounds thereof, that they doe either compound w' h the 
Secretary, or elfe deliuer vpp the land into his poffeffion. It is alfoe hereby guided that 
if by this means the people fhall forfake the place and the fame bee left vnplanted that 
the Secretarye doe take fome order to fee the fame againe repeopled & planted. 



7 th day of May 1627, 



A 



COURT held at James Citye the 7 111 day of May 1627, being 

plfent 
Sir George Yeardley Kn' &c. Doc~to r Pott & Cap'. Roger Smith. 



Whereas it appeareth vpon the compl' of Enfigne John Vty (by the oaths of John 
Day & ffrancis Banks) that Richard Bickley hath refifted & oppofed him, in his comand, 
in denyeing to take armes & difcharge his publick dutye, the Court hath ordered that 
for this his offence he fhalbe layed neck & heeles 1 2 howers, & at the Croppe by way of 
fyne fhall pay ioo 1 ' of Tobacco. 

It is ordered at this court that in regard Roger Dilk (by his owne confeffion) hath 
abfented himfelf from his plantacon w"'out the knowledge or leave of his corhandef, 
contrary to an order of Court) for the fpace of 8 dayes compleat, that he fhall pay 
(according to that order of court, viz. 25" of Tobacco for every 24 howers abfence) the 
fome of 200 11 of Tobacco. 



the 2 1 of May 1627 

A COURT held the 21 of May 1627. being 
plfent 
Sir Georg Yeardley Kn' &c. D r Pott: & Cap'. Roger Smith. 

At this Court was deliu'ed in the laft will & teftament of Thomas Grub deceafed, & 
prooved to be the true will of the faid Thomas Grub by the teftimonye upon oath of 
Daniell Lacy, & that the faid Thomas Grub was in tyfe6t fenfe & memorye at the fealing 
& deliu'ye hereof. j 



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It is ordered upo complaint & informacon made by Enfigne John Vtye, of the drunk- 
ennes & other mifdemeno' of Roger Webfter, that for his fault he fhall pay by way of 
fyne 20 1 ' of Tobacco, & put in bond of 300 11 Tobacco to keepe the good behaviour & to 
make his appearance at the next quarter court. 

It is ordered, that wheras it appeares by a bill under the hand & feale of Thomas 
Mahew of five pounds Jterling to be paid unto John Orchard, in comodityes as they coft in 
England the firft peny, bearing date the ninth day of May one thoufand fix hundred 
twenty fixe, that out of the goods of Thomas Mahew the faid debt of five pounds fhalbe 
pXently paid (in whofe hands foever they remaine) unto the faid John Orchard. 

Vpon the peticon of Bridges freeman & James Sleight this court doth give them free 
leave to remove themfelves & their goods from Martin Brandon unto fome place or 
plantacon, where they may live more fecured. 



4 th of 'June 1627 

ACOURTE held the 4 ,h of June 1627 beinge 
plfent 
S r George Yardley Knight Gouernor and Cap' generall &c Cap' Jfrancis Weft 
Doc~ter Pott Cap' Smith 

At this Courte Thomas Haylc aged 19 yeers beinge y< fone of 
See all the Symon Hayle of the ^fh of Sd. Mary Sumerfett in london Porter was 

Examinatione indicted and araignd vppon 4 feverall indictments for the rape and 
Vppon record ravifhment of fower Mayden Children for w ch his offence he was fownd 
guilty by the Judge and had Judgment of death plnounced againft him 
accordinge to the lawe. The examinacons and ffcedings wherof remaine in record 
at large 

Alfo at this Courte Charles Maxey for an offence by him comitted vnto Dorethie 
harris the daughter oijohn karris aged feaven yeers or therabouts, as by the examinacons 
of Dorethie harris mother to the faid Dorethie and her felf appeereth 

Yt is at this Courte ordered y' the faid Charles Maxey for y l his offence fhall do execu- 
tion vppon the bodye of Thomas Hayle now Condempned at this Courte, after v>* b 
executione To be whipt heere at James Cyttie And after that to be whipt at Sherley 
hundred where he comitted the offence (for example to others) 

At this Court alfo John Shelley and Nathaniell ffloyde for ftealinge away a maide 
fervant from Cap' JJrancis Weft were Cenfured to fitt two howers in the f tocks and each 
of them to paye 200" waight of Tobacco to be ymployd to publicke vfes and to reftore 
and deliver back the faide maide fervant againe to Cap* Weft w th all convenient fpeede, 
at their further <$*ill [peril], from wehenc they ftole her away, 

Yt is alfo ordered y l wheras Dorethie harris y daughter of John harris hath formerly 
been Corected by her mother for y' her fault and for y l there appereth in her a figne of 
more grace and greife for her offence, y' is ordered y' her mother fhall CorecT; her once 
more for fuch her fault. 

And y' Ann Vfher and Avis Partin fhalbe openly whipped in the forte at James 
Cyttie for theire offence, not excedinge fortie ftripes. 

Yt is ordered y l M r William fjerrar fhall take the examinacons of the wiefe of Robert 
Partin, the wiefe of John Collins and her maide, and goodwief Blackman and y' M r jferrar 
fend thofe examinations down to the governor and Councell to James Cyttie w th the 
firft Conveniences 



25 th of 



dSo) 

25 th of June, 1627. 

A COURT held the 25 th of June, 1627, 
fl[fent] 

S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Cap' Smyth. M r Claybourne. 

Wheras Cap 1 . John Martin appeared at this Court to anfwere vnto y e fuite of 
Tho: Gates in the fume of eight hundred waight of Tobacco being due by a bond vnder 
his hand bearing date the one & twentith day of A prill 1626 : The w° h bond was acknowl- 
edged by the faid Cap' Martin to be his owne deed and act vnder his owne hand, It is 
ordered that M r Richard Kingfmell, M r . John Southerne & Randall Smallwood pluoft 
Marfhall fhall praife the goods & chatties of the faid Cap' John Martin vppon their 
oathes that foe paim' may be made vnto y e faid Thomas Gates of the debt aforefaid. 

Wheras Wilm Barnes & Robert Paramore did on Thurfday laft behaue themfelues 
very negligently on their watch, it is therefore ordered that they fhall pay three dayes 
worke a peece in cutting downe & clearing of fuch fhrubbs & low woodes as are before 
the towne in the feildes: And likewife that Goodman Of borne for the like offence doe 
giue on(e) dayes worke. 

QUARTER COURT 

the 2 th day of July 1627. 

JAMES CITTY. A Quarter Court held the 2 th day of July 1627. being 
$fent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno' &c. Cap' Weft. M r Perfey M r . Do<5to r Pott M r 
Secretary Cap' Smyth Cap' Tucker Cap' Mathewes M r jjarrar. 

The 3 th of July 1627 

/T IS ORDERED that Cap' Martin fhall haue three dayes time to fell his goods 
w* are allready prifed, that he may make fatisfaction vnto Tho: Gates of the debt 
of 800 1 of Tobacco w tb he oweth vnto the faid Gates, if not, that the faid Gates be 
fatisfyed by y e fayd goods as they are allready prifed. 

It is ordered that Alice Thornbury for her offence in fighting w' h Anne Snoade & 
beating her, wherby iuft fufpifion may be had, that fhee did iniury a child in the wombe 
of y* faid Anne Snoade & caufed abortion, fhall receaue forty ftripes at the wipping poft. 
And that both the faid Alice Thornbury & Anne Snoade if they fhall breake their good 
behauiour, fhall be whipt three feueral times in three dayes together. 

At this Court M ra Alice Procter brought in the Inuentory of all the goods of her 
hufband M r John Procter deceafed, & deliuered in the fame vppon her oath, & defired 
a letter of Adminiftration to [be] giuen vnto her, w ch was accordingly graunted. 

At this Court Cap' Mathewes did teftify on the behalf e of M rs Alice Procter that 
Derrick the Dutch Capenter did plffer to make the one halfe of fatisfa&ion for a wherry 
or fmall boate belonging to M r John Procter deceafed, being loft by one Garret — & the 
faid Derricke, according to y e rate that had before been Offered to the faid John Procter 
by others for y e fame. 

At this Court there was order giuen that a letter of Adminiftration fhould be 
graunted vnto Cap' Samuell Mathewes vppon y e Eftate of Robert Lapworth who lately 
died inteftate or w' h out any difpofall of his Eftate. 

It is ordered that Margaret Partin the wife of Robert Partin of Sherly Hundred for 
concealing the offence of Thomas Hayle lately executed, & for becaufe fhe reuealed not 
the fame when it firft came to her knowledge, but did erneftly w' h ftand that it fhould 
any wayes be made knowne, fhall be whippd & receaue fortye ftripes. 

ffinis Curiae. ^th Jay 



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4 th day of July 1627. 

A COURT at James Citty the 4 th day of July 1627. being 
plfent. 
S r George Yeardley Kn< Goerno' &c. Cap' ffr: Weft. M' Pcrjey. Doclxy Pott. 
M r Claybourne. Cap' Smyth. Cap' Tucker. Cap' Mathcwcs, M r ffarrar. 

Bridges freeman & James Slight fworne & examined fay that Cap' Martin by worde 
of mouth, did leafe vnto them fome ground to plant at Martin Brandon Sz that they did 
couenant to pay him y c rent of two Capons or two pullets & were to hold the fame vntill 
Chriftmas next. 

At this Court L' Giles Allington deliuered in vppon his oath an Inuentorie of all 
the Eftate of Caleb Page deceafed. 

At this Court was thought fitt that we fhould draw out ^tyes fro all our plantations 
& goe vppon the Indians & cutt downe their corne, and further that we fhould fett vppon 
them all in one day viz, the firft of Auguft next: The plantations of the Necke oj land 
& the Colledge to goe uppon the Tanx Powhatans, both the Sherley-Hundred, Jordaines 
Jurney, Chaplaines Choife Sz Perfeys Hundred vppon the Townes of y e Weianoacks Sz y 
Appamatucks, The Corporation of James Citty vppon y e Chicahominies & the Tappa- 
hannaes, Warwicke-River, W'arojquoiacke Sz Newports-Ncwes, vppon the plantation of 
the Warofquoyacks: Elizabeth Citty vppon y Nanfamungs Sz Chefapeiacks. Comaunders 
appointed for thefe feruiees are thefe, viz, for Tanx Powhatans Lef' Tho: Ofborne in 
Cheife, Tho: Harris feconde: ffor Appamattucke Sz y e Weianokes Enfigne Epcs Sz M r 
Pawlet Sz to make ehoife of their feconds: ffor the Chicahominies Cap' Peirce in cheife 
M r Harwood feeonde: ffor the Tappahannacs Cap' Weft in cheife, M r Grindon feconde 
ffor the Warofquoyacks Cap' Matliewes. ffor the Nanfamungs, L'. Tho: Purfury. ffor 
the Chefapeiacks, Enfigne Willoby. 

And further it is thought expedient that Lef' Peppet doe goe in y e good fhipp called 
the Virgin into Pamunky-Riuer Sz to ride there to put the Indians in expectation of our 
comeing thither, whilft the aforefaid bufines is in doeing. 

It is alfoe thought fitt that about the beginning of Odober next there be a fufficient 
number of men drawne out fro all the plantations of the Colony to goe to Pamunky or 
any other ^tes to take & fpoile as much corne as they fhall light on, & to doe what other 
hurt & damadge to the Indians that they may. 



A 



The 5 th of July, 1627. 



T THIS Court M r8 Jane Martian deliuered in an Inuentory of the Eftate of Lef' 
Edward Bartley deceafed vppon her oath. 



The 2 i th of July 1627. 

OHN PASSEMAN fworne & examined fayth that the will of Hugh Hilton dated 
the 3 th day of April 1627, was the true will of the fayd Hugh Hilton and that he 
was in ^fedl fence & memorie at the making & the deliuerie thereof. 



J 



13 th of Auguft 1627. . 

A COURT at James Citty the 13 th of Auguft 1627. 
plfent. 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Go : Cap' Weft Doclo' Pott Cap' Mathewes Cap' Smyth M' 
Claybourne: 

Wheras Alexander George Marchant late deceafed, did as it feemeth by a certaine 
will enclofed & fealed vp in a fheete of paper & left amongft his wrightings, appoint 

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M r Thomas Harwood & M r Willm Perry to be ouerfeers of his faid will & to take his 
eftate into their hands. The Court hcrevppon hath thought fitt, that accordingly the 
fayd Thomas Harwood & Willm Perry doe take charge of all the whole eftate of the fayd 
Alexander George & doe giue in fecuritie to be accomptable for what they fhall receaue. 
Wheras John Hayes Marchant, deceafed about the end of May laft, w th out making 
any will or Teftam', or any other way difpofing of his eftate foe as the fame remaineth 
vncertaine & not diredtly difpofed of to any, The Court confidering that the faid John 
Hayes wholy addreffed himfelfe & remained w th Cap 1 jjrancis Weft, hath thereuppon 
thought fitt to graunt the adminiftration of the faid eftate unto y e faid Cap 1 Weft, 
requiring that he doe giue a fufncient bond to faue the Court harmles, & as foone as 
may be to bring in a ^fect Inuentory of y e fame. 



A 



27 th Anguft 1627, 



COURT at James Citty 27 th Auguft 1627. 

p}fent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Go: &c. Do<5to r Pott. Cap' Smyth. M r Claybourne. 



It is ordered that Robert Wright fhall haue 1 2 acres of land in the Hand of James 
Citty at y e place called the Labour in vaine, & that he haue a Patent therof graunted vnto 
him as a ^t of his diuident due vnto him for his ^fonal aduenture. 

Whereas one John Croodecke Marriner was in March laft paft vnfortunately caft 
away in a bark about Ncwports Newes & dyeing inteftate & haueing diuers debts of 
Tobacco dew vnto [him] w th in this Country, The Court hath ordered that Randoll 
Smallwood fhall haue a Comiffion of Adminiftration vppon y d fayd eftate graunted vnto 
him, & to y e [be] accountable for y e fame vnto the widdow of the faid John Croodecke 
in England or to any other to whom it may belonge. 



the 3 th of September 1627, 



J 



AMES CITTY a Court the 3"' of September 1627, 

fjfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Do<5to r Pott. M r Secretarie. 



Wheras Philemon Powell marchant deceafed about the beginning of July laft paft, 
dying ineftate w th out any difpofall of his goods in certaintie & haueing diuers debts due 
vnto him, the Court hath thought fitt to graunt y e Adminiftration of his eftate vnto 
Edward Sharpies, being the brother of one John Sharpies in England, who aduentured 
the marchandife & wares that y e faid Philemon Powell brought ouer into the Country 
as is vppon good information very plbably conjectured. 



i o th of September, 1627. 



A COURT at James City the 10 th of September, 1627. 
$fent. 
S r George Yeardley kn' Go: &c. Cap' Weft Do<Jto r Pott Cap' Smyth M r Secretarie. 

It is ordered that M r Doc5to r Pott fhall haue the ground lyeing behind his houfe in 
James Citty together w' h the fwampe & fower acres on the other fide of the fame added 
& ioyned vnto his former Patent of 3 acres, w* in all amounteth vnto 12 acres, & to haue 
a patent for y c fame the totall being twelue acres, as ^jH of his owne <pfonall divident. 

It is likewife ordered that M" Southey fhall haue a ^cell of ground graunted vnto 
his child Henry Southey the fon of Henry Southey deceafed who came ouer in y South- 
ampton 1622, in the garden nere to James Citty adioyning vnto M r Bucks houfe. 

the 17 th 



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the 1 7 th of Septmb 1627. 

COURT at James City the 17 th of Septmb 1627. 

plfent. 
S r George Yeardley kn' Go: &c. Doc1o r Pott. Cap 1 Smyth. M r Secretary. 



Edward Albourne of Sherley hundred fworne & examined fayth, that about the three 
& twentith of June laft in the morning John Throgmoton being that morning nere vnto 
the woods [was] wounded and fhott in y e body by the Indians & afterwards brought 
into the houfe, being yet liueing & in ^Sfecl memorie, called for Henry Throgmorton 
his Cofen & tooke him by the hand & fayd Cozen I make you a freeman, & all that I 
haue is yours, but the halfe of the houfe & ground is Edward Albornes, and afterwards 
about halfe an hour, being defired to make his will more ^feeler, he fayd, he gaue vnto 
y e wife of Oliuer Jenkins the feruice of his Negar for a yere: And further he gaue vnto 
his two feruants William Edes & Thomas Stent two yeares a peece of their time, And to 
y e old Cowper [Cooper] Richard Andrewes he gaue after this yeare all his ^t & fhare of 
the fayd Richard Andrewes his feruice. And this deponent can fay noe more in this 
matter. 

Enfigne firancis Epes fworne Sc examined fayth that being plfent w th the aboue 
named John Throgmorton a little before his death, he this deponent defiring him to fettle 
his eftate & make a will he anfwered that for my eftate I haue allrcadic difpofed of it vnto 
my kinfman Henrye Throgmorton. 

Hervppon it is ordered that M r Henry Throgmorton aboue fayd fhall haue a Corftis- 
fion for the Adminiftracon on all the eftate of the aboue fayd John Throgmorton graunted 
vnto him. And bring in an Inuentorie of all the fayd eftate at the next quarter Court 
& then giue in bond to faue y e Court harmeles. 

The bufmes of Chriftophcr Halls wife & W m Harmms fighting beating & fcolding. 

Diuers examinations being taken and heard concerning the vnquiett life w h they 
the people of Archers Hope had through the fcoldings railings & fallings out w" 1 Amy 
the wife of Chriftopher Hall & other abominable contentions lyeing betweene them, to 
the difhono r of God & the breach of the Kings peace, the Court hath thervppon ordered 
that the faid Amy fhalbe toughed [towed] round aboard the Margaret & John & ducked 
three times & further that Chriftopher Hall, John Vpton, Robert ffitt, & Wilhh Harmm 
& Amy the wife of the faid Chriftopher Hall & Anne the wife of y e faid Robert ffitt fhalbe 
all bound vnto their good behauiours & to appeare at y e Quarter Court after Chriftmas. 

The will of John Crannidge brought unto y e Court by Ser'. Thomas Crumpe. 

Elmer Phillips & George Saunders fworne & examined doe teftifye that the will of 
John Crannidge brought into y* Court, was y e will of y e faid John Crannidge & that he 
was in ^3 feci fence & memory at y e making thereof. 



QUARTER COURT 

8 th of October 1627. 



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T y* Court were 

0fent: 
S r George Yeardley Kn< Go: &c. Cap 1 fir. Weft Doc1o r Pott Cap* Smyth, 
M r Secretarie Cap 1 Tucker. 

It is ordered that Roger Mar fhall fhall haue a leafe graunted vnto him for the terme 
of ten yeares, of that ^cell of land now by him poffeffed in James Citty Hand containeing 
about eight acres & abutting betweene the lands of Mary Bailie & Thomas Paffmore. 

Q th of 



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9 th of October 1627 

A COURT at James Citty the g tb of Odobcr 1627 
ptfent. 
S r George Year die y kn' Gouerno r &c. Cap' Weft Dofto' Pott Cap 1 Smyth, M' 
Perfcy M r Secretary Cap'. Tucker M r jffarrar. 

At this Court Wj7Zw Andrewes of Accawmacke made petition to haue one hundred 
acres of land graunted vnto him abutting vppon y e land of Cap' Wilcoxes at y e old 
Plantation Creeke, the w ch the Court hath condifcended vnto; guided that he proue the 
faid one hundred acres to be by fome meanes dew vnto him. 

Vppon the erneft requeft of George Graues, it is ordered that he fhall haue a peece 
of ground in the Gouerno' 8 garden behind his houfe there built, graunted vnto him. 

At this Court M r Henry Throgmorton deliuered in vppon his oath an Inuentory of 
y e eftate of John Throgmorton deceafed. 

the 1 o th of October, 1627, 

A COURT at James Citty the io' b of Odobcr, 1627, 
plfent. 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Go: &c. Cap' Weft Doelo' Pott Cap' Smyth. M r Perfey. 
M r Sccretaric. Cap' Tucker. M r jffarrar. 

Whereas there remaine certaine of y e Duty boyes, whofe firft feauen yeares of feruice 
as apprentifes expired in May laft paft, & were from that time to begin to ferae other 
feauen yeares as Tenants too [to] halues; the Court hath ordered that the fayd boyes 
fhall for the fayd time of feauen yeares as Tenants too halues ferue S r George Yeardley 
our now Gouerno', & that he haue the benefitt of their feruice, or to make compofition 
w" 1 them for the fame as they fhall agree w' h him : And this the Court doth the rather 
order in reguard that all the Tenants belonging to y e place of Gouerno' are now freed 
& noe meanes remaining for the maintenance of his place. 

Vppon the requeft of the Gouerno' to the Court in the behalfe of feri' [fergeant] 
Richard Popeley, it is ordered that fiftene hundred pounds waight of Tobacco be this 
yeare paid vnto him out of fome of thofe fines that are now dew vnto y e Publique, 
whereby the eftate of y e faid Popely may be releiued & in fome fort reftored, he being 
a man that hath both heretofore & is ftill ready to doe good feruice to y e Colony, And 
haueing for this yeare giuen his attendance vppon y e Gouerno' & being to continue in 
his imploiments vntill the fpring. 

It is ordered that Robert Wright & Andrew Rawleigh fhall haue a leafe for ten yeares 
of that ^cell of land lately belonging vnto Thomas Grubb Joiner in James Citty Hand 
and by his will giuen vnto them. 

At this Court were read & heard diuers examinations touching Willth Garret the 
feruant of M r Abraham Perfey, his lewd behauio' w' h Katheraine Lemon his fellow feruant, 
And the Court after full examination & debate vppon the matter, doe not find as yet 
fufficient proofe to punifh the faid Willth Garret any farther then for that fault for w ch 
he hath allready been punifhed by M r Perfey. 



1 1 th of October 1627. 



A COURT at James Citty the 11 th of Odobcr 1627. 
plfent, 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno' &c. Cap' Weft, in pomeridino. Dodto' Pott. 
Cap' Smyth. M r . Perfey M'. Secretary Cap' Tucker M r . jffarrar. 

Whereas there was a controuerfy plferred in Court betweene Beniamin Sims & Joan 

Meatherft 



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Meatherft his feruant by him brought ouer into this Country w th an intent to make her 
his wife, and for that vppon fome diflike betweene them about the beginning of May 
laft paft, it was agreed that the fayd Joan Meatherft fhould ferue the fayd Beniamin 
Sims for the terme of two yeares then next enfueing as by the Teftimonyes of Richard 
Brewfter & Steuen Barker doth appeare, The Court hath ordered that the faid Joan 
fhall ^forme the fayd time of feruice for two yeares, fhee being put to ferue the fame 
vnto M r . John Gill, & he to pay vnto y e faid Beniamin in confideration thereof one 
hundred waight of Tobacco, & to deliuer him one man feruant as foone as any fhall 
arriue here by any fhipping for the terme of three yeares. 

It is ordered that John Phillips & Joan White for their offence in comitting fornica- 
tion, whereby the faid Joan hath had a baftard, fhall be wipped at y e Poft at James 
Citty & receaue 40 ftripes a piece. And further that M r . Perfey doe take fuch courfe as 
they may be feperated and not fuffered to come together. 

Sufan Wilfon fworne & examined fayth that about two months after that Steuen 
Tailo' had been put out to feruice vnto Allen Kinefton by M" Docto r Pott, the fayd 
Kincfton brought home to the Doc"to ra houfe the fayd Tailo' being verie lame, And then 
M rs Pott in her hufbands abfence tooke the faid Tailo' into her houfe vppon the fayd 
Kineftons intreaty, hee faying that he would pay whatfoeuer it would coft. 

Steuen Tailo' being examined fayth that he himfelfe being ficke & brought home to 
Doifto 1 Potts his houfe, by his mafter Allen Kinefton, hee heard y e fayd Kinefton to fay 
I pray take him in, & whatfoeuer cofts & charges he is at I will pay for it. 

The Court hauing taken into their confideration the danger w 1 * 1 might enfew to y e 
Colony by thofe Indians of the Carib Hands w 011 were lately brought into y e Country by 
Cap'Sampfon, & haueing admonifhed the said Cap' Sampfon to confider w th himfelfe what 
jSfitt he could make by the faid Indians, & to deuife w th himfelfe foe to difpofe of them, 
as that they may $ue noe difcomoditie to y e Colonie, The faid Cap' Sampfon hath 
returned his anfwere to y Court that he knoweth noe way or means to difpofe of thofe 
Indians, but deliuereth them wholy vpp into our hands to difpofe of them as we fhall 
pleafe: The Court herevppon haueing had full & longe deliberation of this matter, & 
being likewife giuen to vnderftand by good information that the faid Indians haue runn 
away & hid themfelues in the woods attempting to goe to y e Indians of this Country as 
fome of them haue reuealed & confeffed, And for that they haue ftollen away diuers 
goods, & attempted to kill fome of our people as by good j9babilitye wee are informed, 
And for that efpecially they may hereafter be a means to ouerthrow the whole Colony, 
haue adiudged them to be pXently taken & hanged till they be dead. 

It is ordered that Izabell Perry fhall haue a peece of ground graunted vnto her in 
the place called the Gouerno" garden to build an houfe vppon. guided that fhee plcure 
an houfe to be built thereon w th in this two yeares. 



12 th of October 1627. 

A COURT at James Citty the 12 th of Odober 1627. being 
$fent. 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Go: &c. Cap' Weft. Docto r Pott. Cap 1 Smyth. Cap 1 
Mathewes. M r . Perfey. M r . Secretarie. Cap' Tucker. M r . Jfarrar. 

The voiadge of going to Pamunky was taken into confideration. 

It was the opinion of the Court that Cap' Mathewes fhould doe his beft indeauor to 
pjcure a nomber of volunteers through the whole Colony, as may be fufficient to goe to 
Pamunky or vppon any other Indians our enimyes; And that after notice thereof by 
him giuen to y e Court there fhall be a Corhiffion graunted vnto him to authorize him for 
the profequution of that voiadge 



13 th of 



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i 3 th of October 1627; 

A COURT at James Citty the 13 th of October 1627; being 
/"% ]3fent. 

S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno r &c. Cap' Weft. Docto r Pott. Cap' Smyth. 
Cap' Mathewes. M r . Perfey. M r . Sccretarie. Cap'. Tucker. M r . jffarrar. 

The Court being informed that diuers planters at Accawmacke doe intend at the 
o/d plantation Creeke and at Magety-Bay on that fhoare to ere<5t fome new plantations 
& to feat themfelues in fuch fort as may be both inconuenient & dangerous, vppon full 
& large deliberation concerning the fame, haue refolued in noe fort to ^mit fuch their 
planting, but rather to keepe them, as much as may be, feated clofely together, & rather 
more efpecially to indeauor the full planting of y fforeft then any other place. 

At this Court M r . Abraham Perfey put in a bond of one Samuell Kennells deceafed 
in fuite againft John Barnet who hath marryed the wife & relicte of y* faid Kennell, And 
the Court hath adiudged the faid Barnet fhall pay the debt of the faid bond viz the fume 
of three hundred pounds of Tobacco vnto M'. Perfey, for that the wife of y e faid Kennell 
did w* h out any Order by Court giuen Adminifter & put away all the eftate of the faid 
Kennell. And this is y e opinion of y e Court, notw' h ftanding that y e faid Barnet marryed 
her w' h out any goods of y c faid Kennells. 



the 15 th of Octob: 1627 

A COURT at James Citty. the 15 th of Odob: 1627 being 
plfent 
S r George Yeardley Kn' Gouerno' &c. And all y e Councell. 

Enfigne George Thomfon fworne & examined fay th that in May 1626, being in a 
boate w' h M r Mayhew & Cap' Nicolas Martian at Kecoughtan comeing from aboard a 
fhipp, they fell in talke about y e two Kings of England & jf ranee, & M r Mayhew fayd 
that the King of England was King of Jf ranee & that the King in jf ranee was but the 
jjrence [French] King & then Cap' Martiau feemed to be very angry & fayd that if the 
Englifh-King were King of England, then y e jfrench-King was King of jf ranee: and then 
y* faid Cap* Martiau putting his hand to his breft faid, though I am here yet this fparke 
is in ffrance & will not here the King wronged, wherevppon they y* faid M r Mayhew 8c 
y* faid Cap' Martian grew into fuch anger as this deponent did thinke they would haue 
fallen out: And this is all y' this deponent can fay 

At this Court the fayd Cap' Martiau tooke the oath of Supremacy vppon y e holy 
Euangelifts. 

At this Court there was a controuerfie brought in betweene Cap' William Peirce & 
Cap' Rob' Gire. 

And the Queftion plpounded to y» Court was as followeth viz. Whither by a paire 
of Indentures bearing date the 2 5 th day of July laf t paf t made betweene Cap' Peirce & 
Cap' Gire, the faid Cap' Peirce bee bound to deliuer vpp vnto y e faid Cap' Gire an Inuen- 
torie of his y e said Cap' Peirce his whole eftate & to take his oath vppon y 6 holy Euange- 
lifts that y e faid Inuentorie is ^emptorily a full entire & $fec~t Inuentorie of all his 
whole Eftate & goods whatfoeuer, w th out any mention that it is full & ^fedt as far as 
his knowledge and confeience. And y e maio r ^t of y e Councell viz Cap' Weft, M r Do£to r 
Pott, Cap' Mathewes, Cap' Tucker, & M r jfarrar, were of opinion that Cap' Peirce fhould 
as aboue faid ^emptorily deliuer y e faid Inuentory vppon his oath, And on y* other 
fide the Gouerno r , Cap' Smyth, M r Perfey, & M r . Secretary did iudge it fufficient if Cap' 
Peirce deliuer the faid Inuentory vppon his oath to be true & ^fect to y e vtmoft of his 
knowledge : And y e faid Cap' Peirce offered to doe y c fame, & that his wife & feruants 
fhould likewife take their oath. 

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After y e abouefaid iudgm' & opinion of y Court deliuered the faid Cap' Peirce & 
Cap' Gire did agree in y e p¥ence of y e Court as followeth, Viz, That Cap* Mathewes in 
y* behalfe of Cap' Gire & M r Perfey in y< behalfe of Cap' William Peirce fhall arbitrate 
& conclude the controuerfy now in queftion betweene them, & Cap 1 William Tucker to 
be Vmpire in the fame : And y e faid Cap 1 Peirce & Cap' Gire doe bind themfelues in this 
Court to ftand to y e arbitrament that fhall be made by y e faid Arbitrators & Vmpire, 
in the full fume of fix thowfande pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid by him 
w ch fhall refufe to ftand to y e arbitram' vnto y e other of them. 

John Vpton fworne & examined fayth that about this time tweluemonthe M r Menefy 
receiueing certaine filuer fpoones from Caleb Page this deponents ^tner left fowre ounces 
of filuer & s 3 — 6 d in y e hands of y e faid Caleb Page, And y e faid M r Menefy did often 
require the faid Page to worke it out, but this deponent fayth y' by reafon of his ficknes 
hee did not, & fayth farther y' M r Menefy is yet vnfatisfyed for it. And this deponent 
further fayth that in y e time of their f*tnerfhipp they receiued goods of Mcnefev 
betweene them of the vr h the faid Page is to pay y e one halfe w ch is 13' of Tobacco. 

It is ordered that Lefen' Allington Adminiftrato r to y e faid Caleb Page fhall pay to y* 
faid M r Menefy the faid fowre ounces of filuer & 5' — 6 d of mony, & the faid 13" of Tobacco. 

THE 14 th day of Nouember 1627 : being the day after y e buriall of S r George Yeardley 
Kn' late Gouerno r , the reft of the Councell met viz. Cap' ffrancis Weft Docto r 
Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes M r Perfey M r Claybourne Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar. 

At this time by y e opinions & voices of y e Councell Cap' : ffrancis Weft, according to 
the Comiffion of his Moft excellent Mai' ie directed vnto vs for y e fame purpofe was elected 
& chofen to be the plfent Gouernor & Captaine Gennerall of this his Ma' ie Colony & 
Plantation of Virginia in as full & ample manner as by y e faid Comiffion and their 
election may be deriued vppon him. 

[Written in a different hand in the lower left hand corner of this page is the fol- 
lowing:] Begin in this Page to finifh this Book 



16 th of Nouember 1627 

A COURT at James Citty the i6' h of Nouember 1627 
Pent] 
Cap' : ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Docto r Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M r Perfey M r Secretary Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar 

At this Court the Lady Temperance Yeardley came & did fully & abfolutely confirme 
as much as in her lay the fale & conueyance made by her late hufband S r George Yeardley 
Kn', late Gouerno' deceafed, vnto M r Abraham Perfey Efq r for the lands of fflower [Dew] 
Hundred being one thoufand acres, & of Weiano[ke] on y e oppofite fide of y e water being 
2200 hun[dred] acres, And y faid Lady Temperance Yeardley did then altogether 
abfolutely difclaime . . . vnto y e faid Abraham Perfey all the [right] intereft & claime 
in all & euery . . . of y faid lands to herfelfe any ... & appertaineing either by 
way Dow[er or] Thirds. 



the 19 th of Nouemb. 1627. 



A COURT at James Citty the 19 th of Nouemb. 1627. 
flfent 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c Docto r Pott. Cap' Smyth. M r . Secretary. 

John Southerne gent fworne & examined fayth that the eightenth day of Odober 
laft paft one Beniamin Browne of Lyme in y* County of Dorfet Marriner being fickly of 

Body 



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Body yet in 5}ftfec~t fenfe & memory, & telling this deponent that he wanted meanes to 
releiue him felf, did make a bargaine & Couenant w th Valentine Oldis Marchant in 
manner & forme following, viz that for & in confideration of y e fume of twenty pounds 
of lawfull mony of England to be paid by y e faid Valentine Oldis vnto him w th in fowretene 
dayes next after y e Arriual of y e good fhipp called y e . . . at y e Port of London, 
whereof is Captaine Arthur Guy[ ?] for y e vioadge, he did bargaine & fell & make over 
vnto y e faid M r Oldis all & finguler fuch plfitts gaines & benefitt whatfoeuer as fhall any 
wayes belonge vnto him y e faid Browne for his ^t & fhare, for his feruice in y e faid 
voiadge : And did further Couenant & agree that if it fhould pleafe god to take him the 
faid Browne out of this life before [the ar]rivall of y* faid fhipp at y e Port of London 
. . . was y' the faid Valentine Oldis in ... & friendfhipp he had receaued at [his 
hands fhoujld alfoe receaue the faid 20 pounds . . . 



[24 th of December 1627] 



UNTO *> M rs Pott, being fpeaking of a bote) and [if] it pleafe God, as joone as I am 
well I will goe to worke for you : And Mif tref s Pott fayd againe / will helpe you to 
what timber I can & you flw.ll haue your diet here. And this deponent further fayth 
that hee heard M" Pott fay that it fhould be fuch a boate as M r . Sharpies his boate was. 

It is ordered that the aboue fayd Willm Bennet fhall build & make fuch a boate, as 
Edward Sharpies his boate is for Doc~to r Pott, & to go aboute the building thereof very 
fpeedily, And to be puided of all timber & fuch other things as are neceffary therevnto. 

Richard Cocke Purfer of the fhipp the Thomas & John fayth that in the beginning 
of their vioadge their fhipp riding in Catt Water, there did fowre of M r Sharpies his men 
runne away, then this deponent goeing on fhoare told M r Moore of it, & fayd if you will 
not fupple & $uide men againe, I will: then M r . Moore fayd that he would doe, And 
afterwards M r . Moore fhipped fiue men aboard, And did neuer fpeak vnto this deponent, 
whither they fhould be vppon his owne, or on M r . Sharpies his Acco. 

Cap' John Hudleftone Sworne & examined fayth that he knew noe other, but that 
thofe fiue men were fhipped vppon M r Sharpies his Account & not vppon M r Moores, 
And that he would not haue receaued them into y e fhipp for any other. 

John Woolrich gent fworne & examined fayth that M r Moore told him that he was 
but to fhipp ten men aboard the fhipp. 

At this Court Willm Perry gent deliuered in vppon his oath the Inuentory of 
ffrancis Weekes his eftate. 



1 4 th of "January 1627 



c 



being $fent, 
AP JfRANCIS WEST Efq' Gouerno' &c. Do&o' Pott. Cap' Smyth. M' Secretary. 



Thomas Sawyer arretted at y e fuite of Edward Sharpies Marchant for 210 1 
of Tobacco w' h allowance of io 1 $ [100 ?]". And further at y* fuite of M r Gill for 
479 1 Tobacco. 

Jonas Reily & Andrew Reily arrefted at M r Gills fuite for 330 1 Tobacco. 

Robert Wright arrefted at y fuite of Robert Mar fhall for 1200 1 Tobacco. 

Robert Marfhall arrefted at y* fuite of Gabriell Holland for 900 1 Tobacco. 

EdwardWigg arrefted at y« fuite of Edward Sharpies for ioo 1 of Tobacco. 

George Vnwin arrefted at y e fuite of Edward Wigg for 230 1 Tobacco. 

Steven Barker & Waff ell Webling arrefted at y e fuite of Edward Sharpies for 440' 
Tobacco. 

George Jfry or arrefted at y* fuite of George Saunders for 120' Tobacco, to appeare on 
Monday next, & M r Dodo' his fuerty. 

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Willm Baker arretted at y fuite of y e Lady Yeardley for 300 1 Tobacco. 

Willth Hartnan, John Vpton Robert ffitt & Amy Hall had their bonds of their good 
behauior canceled. 

At this Court M r Thomas Harwood fhewed that hee was much fcanted for want of 
ground to plant at y Necke of land, And the Ouerfeers & Guardians refufed to let him 
any more, Where vppon the Court gaue leaue vnto him to remoue from thence & to 
plant elfewhere. 

It is ordered that Cap', ffellgate fhall forfeit forty waight of Tobacco for that he did 
not this day appeare at y* Court, being warned by y e pluoft Marfhall. 



2 I th of "January 1627. 



A COURT at James Citty the 21 th of January 1627. 
plfent 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Cap' Smyth M r Secretary. 

Richard Alford Corhitted prifoner at y e fuite of M r Gill for 500 [weight of] Tobacco. 

Whereas it is credibly reported that Cap' John Wilcoxes is lately paffed away in 
goeing ouer the Bay & his eftate left vnfetled by that means & being diuerfly ingaged 
vnto Edward Waters gent & others, the Court hath herevppon ordered that a Corhiffion 
of Adminiftration fhalbe graunted vnto y e faid Edward Waters vppon y faid Cap' 
Wilcoxes his eftate. 

Obediens Robins of Accawmacke Chirurgion fworne & examined fayth that about 
Otiober laft paft he heard Cap' Wilcoxes agree w' h Walter Scot that he y faid Walter 
fhould haue 3 fhares in y Croppe, And this deponent further fayth that at y fame time 
Cap' Wilcoxes plfered the faid Walter Scot 600 1 of Tobacco for his ouerfeeing of y men 
in y* Croppe befides y fhares, but y* faid Walter refufed the fame. 

At this Court Richard Richards & Rich: Dolphenby came & did freely & fully fur- 
render & giue vpp all their right tittle & intereft in one hundred acres of land belonging 
& graunted by Patent vnto ffrancis Chapman planter & fcituate nere vnto Paces-Paines 
vnto Izabella the wife of Willm Perry of the fame place gent & to hir heires & affignes 
for euer 

John Cooke Corhitted to prifon at y e fuite of Lewis Baily, for [fpace left here in the 
original] 

Willm Mills aged 21 yeares or thereabouts borne at Purton in Wiltfhire examined 
fayth that at diuers times before Chriftmas laft paft he this examinate ftolne from his 
Mafter Edward Grindon at dieurs times fome Tobacco out of one of his tobacco houfes & 
from y* piles of Tobacco as much as himfelfe could carry away vnder his arme, & further 
hee fayth that about S' Johns or S' Steuens day a little before Sun rifing he this examinate 
pulled downe three boards being on the fide of one of y Tobacco houfes & nailed at one 
end, & haueing flipped them downe went in & ftole a way his capp full of currants, & 
carried them vnto John Tios his houfe, & gaue them vnto him, his wife being by, And 
this examinate further fayth that on Newe Yeeres day in y e morning this examinate as 
before went into y* ftore againe & ftole from thence more currants & brought them away 
in his cloath w° h the fayd John Tios & Jane his wife & Thomas Hall (who all were priuy 
to y ftealing of the currants) gaue vnto him this examinate to bringe them in, And this 
examinate at the fame time alfoe ftole 6 p r e of fhoes & one fhirte : And this examinate 
further fayth on Sunday in the Morning being y" 14 th day of this j9fent Month, he this 
examinate went into the ftore againe and tooke from thence fome Currants in a bagg 
W* Thomas Hall gaue him fome fuger in a fhirte fleaue w cb the faid Jane y wife of John 
Tios had giuen him. And this examinate further fayth that John Tios did bid him this 
examinate take heed that he was not feene & fpecially take heed that one Rich: Little fere 
fhould not fee him for he was a very Knaue 

the 28 th 



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the 28 th of "January 1627. 

COURT at James Citty the 28 th of January 1627. being 

gfent 

Cap' jjrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Cap' Smyth M r Secretary. 



There was a eontrouerfey in Court betweene Henry Catelyne Marchant & Robert 
Eedes Chirurgion of y e Hopewell and they did voluntarily agree betweene themfelues 
that Rich: Rujjell Mafter of y e faid fhipp the ... of the faid Chirurgion fhould pay 
vnto y e faid Henry Catelyne fix pounds of lawfull mony of England for the paffage of a 
maide whom the faid Chirurgion hath married fince her arriuall in this Country. 

Thomas Ironmonger arretted at the fuite of Bridget Burnt Widow for 2 1 5' of Tobacco 
or to appeare 12 th of jjebruary. 

John Dauys of James Citty planter arretted at the fuite of John Bottom for fiue 
barrels of eares of Corne, & to appeare on y e 4 th of jjebruary. 

Serj' John Harris of Sherly-Hundred arretted at y e fuite of Thomas Ironmonger for 
160 1 of Tobacco to appeare at y e Quarter Court 

At this Court M r Richard Kingjmell was arretted at y e fuite of M r Richard Steuens 
for o 1 of Tobacco who acknowledged the debt but refuted to take his oath that he had 
euer paid the fame but the debt remained vncroffed in the booke of M r Steuens his 
feruant, wherevppon the Court hath ordered that he fhould make paim' of y e fame vnto 
y* faid M r Kingjmell 



QUARTER COURT 

5 th of jfebruary 1627, 

AT James Citty the 5 th of february 1627, 
jSfent 
Cap' jjrancis Wcjt Efq r Gouerno' &c. Doctor Pott Cap' Smyth. Cap' Mathewes. 
M r Claybourne Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar. 

Whereas Simon Turgis made petition to the Court that hee might haue fatisfaftion 
giuen vnto him by Michell Marjhatt Marchant for two feruants w ch the faid Simon 
Turgis his brother in England agreed w' h the faid Michael Marjhatt fhould be tranfported 
hither to Virginia & paid for their two paffages twelue pounds of lawfull mony & to 
bring them ouer in the fhipp the Trueloue of London. And for that the faid two men did 
runne away before they were fhipped, the w ch thing was alfoe knowne vnto y* brother of 
the faid Simon Turgis before the departure of y e faid fhipp out of the riuer of Thames, 
& the faid Michaell Marjhatt gaue his bill of exchange vnto the faid Simon Turgis his 
brother that in reguard the faid two men were runne away, he fhould be paid againe 
the mony that way received for their paffages. Now the Court thinketh it to be 
very reajonable that the faid M r Marjhatt, according to his owne plffer at this time, 
fhould giue good fecurity vnto the faid Simon Turgis to deliuer or caufe to be deliuered 
vnto him y e faid Simon, the next yeare before the end of January next enfueing, or 
plfently vppon the arriuall of fuch fhipps wherein they may conueintly be fent ouer, 
three men feruants, if it fhall foe happen that the faid mony be not repaid in England 
by vertue of y e bill of Exchange aforefaid, Or that otherwife the faid Michaell Marjhatt 
doe not vppon his arriuall pay the faid mony himfelfe & the vfe due vppon y* fame. 

Whereas there hath been a Controuerfy depending in Court betweene Edward 
Sharpies Marchant & John Moore Gent concerning fiue men w ch were fhipped aboard 
the fhipp the Thomas & John of London, the Court hath ordered (after full examination 
of all the Caufe & the paffages thereof as by the oathes taken at y e Court y e 24" 1 of 
December 1627 may more plainly appeare) that the faid men feruants fhall be deliuered 

vnto 



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vnto the faid Edward Sharpeles & to ferve him vppon fuch conditions as the faid 
M r Moore hath indented or agreed w' h them. The mens names are as followeth viz 
John de frizes, Thomas Powell, Raljc Cannion, John Claus, & Robert Burde. 

At this Court Richard Steucns Marchant deliuered vpp the inuentory of the eftate 
of Henry Jacob Minifter who deceafed about flue yeares finee, the Corhiffion of Admin- 
iftration vppon y e faid eftate haueing been formerly graunted vnto the faid Richard 
Steuens by S r francis Wyatt late Gouerno r of this Colony. And the faid Richard Steucns 
did teftify & pit eft vppon his oath taken on the holy Euangels that the faid Inuentory 
by him now deliuered into the Court is a full true & ^fe6te Inuentory of all the goods 
& chatties of the faid Henry Jacob vnto the vtmoft of his knowledge. 

This muft be put to the next Court day. 1 ' 

W. Claybourne 

At this Court was pMuced the will & teftament of Sir George Yeardley Knight late 
governo' of Virginia, & was proaved to be his will by the oathes of M r Willid Clayborne 
fecretarye & M" Sufan Hall, & that they were then pflfent when he read, figned, & fealed 
the fame: & further the faid Willm Clayborne faith that the faid Sir George Yeardley 
defyred him to wryte the Codicill w ch is annexed to the faid will, & that he was wittnes 
to the fame : & further fayth that the faid S r George Yeardley was in t^fecT: fenfe & memory 
at the makeing of the faid will & codicill. 

At this Court John Gunnery of Elizabeth Citty Planter inferred a petition ag ft John 
Jack/on & Richard Kingfmell, complaining ag ft them, that whereas they had receiued 
from the Petitioner eighty three pounds of Tobacco, due vnto one Humphrey Barret 
Marriner, by virtue of a letter of Atturny by him made vnto them about the 1 5 th day of 
January 1624, & that by their letters into England vnto one . . . Clarke . . . they 
have denyed . . . great pliudice in England. Now the faid John Jackjon & Richard 
Kingjmell being fent for vnto the Court haue freely acknowledged that they haue 
receiued the faid Tobacco from the faid John Gunnery about the 15 th day of January 
aforefaid, & doe at this time fully & abfolutely difcharge him from the fame. And this 
the Court hath thought good to teftify on the behalfe of the faid John Gunnery at his 
erneft requeft & defire 



the 6 th otjffebruary, 1627: 



A COURT at James Citty the 6 th of JJebruary, 1627: 
plfent 
Cap' francis Weft Efq r Gouerno' cvc. Docio' Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M 1 Secretary Cap' Tucker M r farrar 

Whereas, at a Court holden the 12 th day of Oclober 1626, it was ordered 
See records that Docfto' Pott fhould plcure out of England either from S r jjrancis Wyatt 
fol: 90. or M r George Sandys before the laft day of Oclober laft paft a certificate 

vnder their hands & feales to teftify that either the one or the other of them 
deliuered the kyne w ch where then in the poffeffion of the faid Docto r Pott, vnto him, as 
belonging vnto his place of Phyfitian; now at this Court M r Docto r Pott plduced two 
certificates vnder the hands & feales of the faid S r francis Wyatt & M r George Sandys 
the teno r & effect of w ch was to certify that the faid M r Sandys at his departure out of 
this Country left the faid kyne w' h the faid Doclo' Pott knoweing them to be noe more 
then was his due, ffurther the faid S r francis Wyatt doth teftify that y e faid Doclxy Pott 
tooke the fole charge & poffeffion of y e kyne, by order & content of the faid M r Sandys, 
hee being then Gouerno' And tooke a note vnder y e faid Docto r Pott his hand for 
makeing good & deliuery of hue kyne, (there being then onely thefe remaining alive) 
vpon his death or furrender of his place, as conceiuing the f d kyne in equity & reafon 
belonging vnto his place. And 

21 This sentence seems to have been merely a memorandum written on the record by Mr. Claiborne, secre- 
tary of the colony, and at that time acting also as clerk of the court. 



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And herevppon the maior tyt of the Court hath thought fitt, according vnto y* 
faid certificates to order that the faid three Cowes doe continue in the poffeffion of the 
faid Do<5to r Pott, conceaueing the fame to be due vnto him by his place of Phyfitian, 
according to a Contract made betweene him & the Company in England. And doe 
further thinke it appertaining vnto y» faid Dodto r Pott vppon his death or furrender of 
his place that hee fhould made good fowre Cowes, being fufficiently giuen to vnderftand 
that one of the faid fiue kyne dyed in the forher time in this Ifland on plaine ground, 
before fuch time as he had receiued them in that kind. 

Richard Littlefere aged 30 yeares & borne in the Bifhoppricke of Durrham fworne 
& examined fayth that about 2 of the clocke in the night on the 1 4 th of January laf t paf t 
hee this examinate lyeing in his bed heard one walk about the houfes in the ffort at 
Grindalls Hill, & confidering that it was noe time of the night for any one to be abroad, 
& about halfe an howre after he this examinate lifted vpp himfelfe in his bed & looked 
out of the window, & faw one Willth Mills comeing out at an hole in the wall of y ftore 
fome boards being down at one end; then this examinate called to his Mate John Danfy 
who lay w th him, and fayd there is one comeing out of the ftore, fhall wee take him, & the 
fayd John Danfy anfwered noe, then this deponent fayd if you will not meddle w' h him, 
I will not And this examinate further fayth that he then faw the fayd Willth Mills after 
he was come out to fet downe his cappe vppon y* ground & after-wards putt vpp the 
boards w th his hands into their places againe. And this examinate did not fee the fayd 
Willth Mills to bringe out any thinge elfe w lh him out of the ftore, And this is all that 
this examinate can fay. 

John Danfy, aged 25 yeares bourne in the City of Worcefter fworne & examined 
fayth that about two of the clocke in the night time on the 14 th of January laft paft he 
this examinate being a fleepe in his bed at Grindons Hill one Rich: Littlefere being in 
bed w ,h him iogged this examinate & calling vppon him faid looke yonder looke yonder, 
then this deponent fayd why what is there, & the fayd Littlefere anfwered there is Mills 
comeing out of the ftore. And foe this examinate layd himfelfe downe againe to fleepe, 
And this examinate further fayth that about three dayes after he this examinate goeing 
vnto the houfe of John Tios & Thomas Hall w th M r Grindon to ferch for ftolne goods 
The fayd M r Grindon asked the faid Thomas Hall for the fhoes & other things that his 
man had brought vnto him, & then the fayd Thomas Hall plfently went vnto his Cheft 
deliuered the faid M r Grindon feauen paire of fhoes & one fhirt & faid there was all that 
he had. And this is all that this examinate can fay. 

Edward Grindon gent fworne & examined fayth that on Sonday night the 14 th day 
of January laft paft this deponents wife told him that Richard Littlefere his feruant did 
the laft night fee Willth Mills one other of his feruants Comeing out of the ftore, then 
this examinate fpoake vnto one of his men to goe & naile vp boards, & the next day this 
deponent came ouer vnto y e Towne, & on the Tewfday after he this examinate tooke the 
faid Willth Mills & examined him concerning y e fame: And then y c fayd Willth Mills 
confeffed that he had ftollen out of the ftore twice fome currants & once fome fuger & 
fix paire of fhoes & one fhirte; then this examinate pfently went downe vnto the houfe 
of John Tios & Thomas Hall, & asked the fayd Thomas Hall where were the fhoes & 
other things that his man Willth Mills had brought thither, & the fayd Tho: Hall 
anfwered there was halfe a dozen paire of fhoes & fayd that y e faid Mills told him that 
he had been at Chapoaks-Creeke, And this Examinate asked if there was not a fhirte & 
the fayd Thomas Hall anfwered yes, & foe plfently brought out a courfe fhirte, And foe 
this examinate went home againe: Afterwards that Examinate haueing a Warrant to 
ferch for fuch goods as he had had ftolne from him, & goeing againe to the houfe of the 
faid John Tios & Thomas Hall to ferch he this examinate went vpp in to the loft & found 
a bagg of fowle cloathes, & in the faid Bagg there was two other fmall Baggs, the one 
haueing about fix pounds of currants, & the other about 3 pounds of fuger, & then Jane 
the wife of the fayd John Tios told this examinate that they had bought the fuger of a 
frenchman aboard the James, & the currants of M r Edmunde Doggatt plfently after this 

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faid John Tios came home, & this deponent asked him, what currants & fuger thofe were 
that he had in the houfe, & the fayd Tios anfwered, if there were any there, they were 
not his for he knew of none: Then this examinate went vpp againe & brought downe 
the faid currants & fuger & gaue them vnto Edward Temple to keepe: And afterwards 
this deponent made ferch in the chefts of the fayd John Tios, but could find none of 
his owne goods therein 



7 th of ffebruary 1627 

A COURT at James Citty the 7 th of ffebruary 1627 
plfent 
Cap 1 : ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Doc~to r Pott Cap' Smyth M r Secretary. 
Cap' Tucker. M r ffarrar. 

Peter Climgeon aged 26 yeares borne in the ^ifh of S' Oliucs in Southwarke neare 
London fworne & examined fayth that about the fixtenth day of January, he being at 
the houfe of M r Edward Grindon, heard Willm Mills confeffe that he had carryed a 
certaine quantity of fugar & Currants vnto the houfe of John Tyos, & likewife fix paire 
of fhoes & one fhirt & further fayth that y* faid Willm Mills did fay that he was bound 
to curfe them that had enticed him to it, & this is all that this examinate can fay. 

John Tyos aged 26 yeares borne at Lowe Lay den in Effex confeffeth as followeth, 
viz, that Willm Mills in the Chti/tmas holydayes laft did bring into this examinates 
houfe two hens, whom this examinate asked where he had them, Willm Mills anfwered, 
that he bredd vpp three henns & a capon of his owne, whereof his Miftris had killed 
one w ch caufed him to kill the other two & brought them vnto this examinates houfe, 
faying that there was noe keeping of henns at his Mafters houfe, for my Miftris will kill 
them all, & further this examinate confeffeth that the two henns were dreffed & eaten 
at his houfe: And about fome 4 dayes after this examinate confeffeth that the faid 
Willm Mills did bring into his houfe, one blacke capon, w h was likewife dreffed & eaten 
at his houfe: ffurther this examinate fayth that the fayd Willm Mills & others did play 
at his houfe at cards for henns, at w° h time the fayd Willm Mills did loofe two henns 
w 011 were w th in 3 or 4 dayes after brought to this examinates houfe & dreffed & eaten 
there, And further this examinate fayth that the faid Willm Mills offered to fell vnto 
him fix paire of fhoes w ch he refufed, in reguard he had not ready Tobacco to pay for 
them, Wherevppon Thomas Hall did buy the fayd fhoes, And alfoe this examinate 
confeffeth, that there was a ^cell of Tobacco brought into the fayd Hall his houfe but 
how or when it was brought he knoweth not, & this is all that this examinate confeffeth. 

Jane the wife of John Tyos aged about 22 yeares borne at Wombarne in Stafford/hire, 
examined confeffeth that the aforefaid Willm Mills did at feuerall times bring poultry 
into her houfe but knoweth not how many, w^ 1 were there dreffed & eaten; & further 
fhee confeffeth that the faid Willm Mills did bring a certaine quantity of fugar & 
Currants in a bagg vnto her houfe, when Edward Allen, John Edwards, & Tho: Hall & 
others of M r Grindons feruants were there plfent, foe this examinate & her hufband, did 
then goe to church & did leaue the reft there, ffurther this examinate confeffeth that 
the faid Mills did bring once or twife certaine Currants in his pckett w ch he did eate & 
giue away, fhee further fayth that there was one fhirte & fhoes in her houfe, but how & 
by what meanes they came fhe knoweth not. 

Tho: Hall aged about 26 yeares borne at Wifbige in Cambridgfhire examined, fayeth 
that Willm Mills did at feuerall times bring certaine poultry vnto the houfe of John Tios 
W* were there eaten, but how man}' there was he knoweth not; further this Examinate 
confeffeth that Jane the wife of John Tios did bring a napkin unto him and willed him 
to fowe it & make a bagg of it to carry currants w ch fhee told this examinate the faid 
Mills had bought of M r Grindon his Mafter This Examinate further confeffeth that he 

bought 



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bought feauen paire of fhoes of the faid Mills for 2 1 & yi of Tobacco a paire, & that the 
faid Mills told him he had the fhoes at Chapookes Creeke Allfo he fayth he bought a 
fhirte for 6 1 of Tobacco, & this is all that this examinate confeffeth. 

At the Court was brought in Willm Mills feruant vnto M r Edward Grindon of 
Grindons Hill who haueing been examined concerning the ftealing of certaine Tobacco 
fhoes Currants & fuger from his faid Mafter, his examination was read: The Gouerno r 
demaunded if there were any inditem' ^f erred ag" him by any one, And the plouft Marfhal 
openly made pMamation of the fame, And none being found the Court thought fitt to 
adiuge him for his fault to be wipped at the cartes taile from y e Towne vnto y e Gallowes 
& backe againe. 

At this time allfoe was brought in John Tios, 8c Jane his wife & Thomas Hall, who 
appeareth vnto y e Court to be accefforyes vnto y e theft of the faid Willm Mills, And 
there being noe inditem' brought in or p}f erred ag* any of them : the Court hath adiudged 
that the faid John Tios fhall receaue 40 ftripes at the wipping poft, & the fayd Thomas 
Hall to receaue in like fort 40 ftrippes more : And the Court doth dif charge & free the 
faid Jane Tios it being moft plbable that fhe was drawne therevnto by the will & power 
of her hufband, & in expectation of her amendm 1 of her life hereafter. 

Vppon the requeft of Rich: Steuens Marchant the Court hath thought good to take 
the oath of Randall Smallwood plvoft Marfhall concerning the prayfing of the goods of 
Henry Jacob Minifter deceafed. 

Randoll Smallwood jSuoft Marfhal fworne & examined fayth that about fiue yeares 
fince, hee this examinate being appointed by S r ffrancis Wyatt then gouernor to appraize 
the goods of Henry Jacob Minifter deceafed, together w ,h M r Bucke then Minifter of 
James Citty he this examinate & the faid M r Bucke did praife all the goods of what kind 
foeuer they could by any means find out, And fayth that he well remembreth that they 
did then praife the fame at 3 s the pound in Tobacco, as the cuftome vfually then was in 
all appraifments : And this deponent farther fayeth that there was an Inuentory of the 
fame deliuered vnto the Gouerno r S r ffrancis Wyatt, and that both he this deponent & 
the faid Richard Bucke did fett their hands vnto the fame. 

The Court taking the aforefaid bufineffe of the eftate of Henry Jacob Minifter 
deceafed into their confederation, And finding that there hath formerly been a Comisfion 
of Adminiftration vppon the faid eftate graunted vnto Rich: Steuens Marchant, by 
S r ffrancis Wyatt Kn' then Gouerno r , and a bond of good fecuritie to faue the Court 
harmleffe therein taken from the faid Richard Steuens, that foe if afterwards it might 
appeare to whom the faid Eftate did iuftly belonge, the fame might be deliuered vnto 
them by the faid Richard Steuens: Now whereas Sara the widdow of the faid Henry 
Jacob hath by her letter of Atturny & fome other letters now pMuced in Court, made 
meanes to know at what price & rate the goods of the faid eftate were praifed the Court 
hath thought good on the behalfe of y e faid Richard Steuens by thefe plfents to teftify that 
then it was the vfuall cuftome to praife all dead mens eftates at 3* the pound in Tobacco : 
And whereas the Court doth not f^ceiue by the aforefaid letters of Atturny or y e other 
letters that the faid Sara widdow of y faid Henry Jacob, doth at all purpofe to haue the 
eftate of her hufband fent home in any fhipps at this time rideing in this riuer, it is 
thought fitt that the faid Rich: Steuens fhall giue in a new bond w th good fecuritye, that 
hereafter the faid eftate may be deliuered vnto thofe to whom it fhall appeare lawfully] 
to belonge or appertaine: And whereas the faid Eftate was prayfed as aforefaid at 3 s 
^ pound of Tobacco & there vppon the whole eftate, as appeareth by the Inuentory 
deliuered into the Court vppon the oath of y e faid Richard Steuens amounteth vnto 
223 1 — 07 8 — 04 d W ch the faid Richard Steuens is by the opinion of the Court, all charges 
deducted, to pay in Tobacco at y the pound. 



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8 th ffebruary 1627 

COURT at James Citiy 8<» ffebruary 1627. 

plfent 
Cap 1 ffrancis Weft El'q r Gouerno r &c. Dooto' Pott. Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M r Secretary. Cap' Tucker. M r ffarrar. 



At this Court the El'tate of M r Daniell Lacey deceafed was taken into consid- 
eration, & his papers & bookes of accounts brought into the Court wherevppon, for the 
better difpofing & ordering of the eftate & that fuch debts as are oweing vnto any 
^fons may be payd, it is ordered that A Comiffion of Adminiltration vppon the fame 
be graunted vnto John Southcrnc gent, Tho: Mayhew Marchant & Anthony Warren, 
And y' they doe continually from time to time bring in the Accounts of the faid Eftate 
into the Court, & to pleeed therein as iuftly & impartially on all ^ts as may be. 
John Dauys imprifoned at the fuite of John Bottom for 3 barrells of eares 



8 th ffebruary 1627. 



A COURT at James Citty 8"> ffebruary 1627. 
]5fent 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Docto r Pott Cap' Mathewes M' Secretary- 
Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar. 

At this Court was brought in the Will & Teftam' of M' Abraham Per fey Efq' 
deceafed about the i6' h of January laft paft And Grcauill Pooly Minifter being the fole 
witnes therevnto, he did vppon his oath on the holy Euangelifts depofe that himfelfe 
was plfent when the faid Abraham Per fey both figned fealed & deliuered the fame as his 
Will & Teftam' 

It is ordered that Cap' Thomas Graves fliall haue a Comiffion to Comaund the 
Plantation of Accawmacke. 

It is ordered that a warrant be fent to Accawmacke that the Comaunder make 
enquiry of Robert Browne & Samuell Woolues or any others, what ^jftfon or $fons they 
be, that haue fold any glaffe bottles to Indians. 

It is ordered that George ffawdon, Thomas Sawyer & Waff ell Wcblin, fhall haue leaue 
to goe & hue at Warofquoyacke 

It is ordered that whereas John Giles did in the laft Somer in July at the Court at 
Elizabeth Citty take his oath that his time of feruice w th his Mafter Nicolas Roe, was 
expired, & whereas the contrary appeareth by the oath of Thomas We f ton Marchant, 
The Court vppon the petition of the faid Nicolas Roe hath ordered that the faid John 
Giles fhall ferue his Mafter 6 monthes time, about two monthes of the fame being for 
damadges w ch the faid Nicolas Roe hath fuftained in y e fuite. 

At this Court Elizabeth fellgate the wife of Tobias ffellgate Mariner, Adminiftratrix 
of all the goods debts & chatties of Cap' Ralfe Hamo' deceafed (haueing formerly accord- 
ing to Order deliuered vppon her oath an inuentory of all the eftate of the faid Cap' 
Ralfe Hamo') did at this time plfent vnto the Court vppon her oath like wife a ^fec't & 
true account of the fame : And the faid Elizabeth ffellgate, intending fhortly to goe for 
England did there vppon defire to haue her bond now lyeing in the Court, w ch was 
formerly taken for the faid Adminiftration by the then Gouerno r & Councell, deliuered 
againe into her owne hands, & to be freed from the faid Adminiftracon, W ch the Court 
accordingly condifcended vnto. And did further vppon confideration therein, & for the 
paim' of fuch debts as remaine yet vnpaid, corhitte the remainder of the faid eftate into 
y* hands of M r George Menefy Marchant : And did further order that the faid George 
Menefy fhould giue fecurity into y e Court for the fame that hereafter it might be paid 
to fuch Credito" & others to whom it fhall appeare to be due 

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9 th jfebruary 1627. 

A COURT at James Citty o th ffebruary 1627. 
flfent. 
Cap' jjrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Do6to r Pott Cap' Mathewes M r Claybourne 
Cap' Tucker. 

At this Court was brought in the will & Teftam' of John Hinfley Mariner deceafed 
& plued by the oath of Willm Webfter Marchant that it was the will of y faid John 
Hinfley that he was in ^fett fenfe & memory at the makeing thereof & further that the 
deponent was $fent at y< figning fealing & deliuery thereof. 

At this Court Juftinian Cowper brought in the Inuentory of one Thomas Greene late 
of Warofquoyacke deceafed, & deliuered vpp the fame vppon his oath to be a full & 
^}fe<5t Inuentory of the faid Thomas Greene his eftate. And the Court ordered that the 
faid Juftinian Cowper fhould haue a Comiffion of Adminiftracon vppon the fame 
graunted vnto him. 

There was a Controuerfy in Court betweene Willm Vincent of the vpper Necke of 
land Planter & John Dodds of the fame place planter, And it was agreed betweene them, 
that the faid Willm Vincent fhould haue halfe the land & the greater $t of y e lower 
Roome of y e houfe Southward, w° h did lately belonge vnto Jofuah Chard: And further 
that the next yeare the faid Willm Vincent fhould take it all into his poffeffion, & pay 
the faid John Dodds, for the building & clearing as much as by the Arbitrament of 4 
difcreet and honeft men fhould be adiudged. 

It is ordered that M r Willm Harwood fhall make fatisfaction vnto John Dauys for 
y e clearing of the ground belonging vnto Richard Staples & Walter dauys deceafed lyeing 
at Martin Hundred according as the faid M r Harwood hath formerly payd vnto M r John 
Boife & others, And it appeareth to the Court to be very reafonable that the faid 
John Dauys fhall receiue for the fame 400 1 of Tobacco. 

Willm Harman furrendred & putt ouer all his title & right in the leafe of one hundred 
acres of land at Archers Hope, belonging vnto him & Chriftopher Hall deceafed, vnto 
Robert ffitt & Dauid Manffeild & to their executo" & affignes 

Richard Crauen gent fworne & examined depofeth & fayth, that this day in the 
morning, he this examinate being at Archers-Hope, at the houfe of Willm Harman, faw 
Amy Hall Widdow come running from the houfe of the faid Willm Harman w"> a rope 
in her hand into her owne houfe, & hurled in the rope into the dore of her houfe, And 
the faid Willm Harman came running after her, & and when he faw that fhee had 
hurled away the rope, he the faid Harman ftroake her w th his fift vppon the breaft & 
another blow alfo w th his fift vppon the forehead & then pulled of her headgere & hurled 
her downe ouer y e threfhold of the dore, whenas Theodore Moyles came & ^ted them, 
& foe hee & the faid Harman fell togeather by the eares. 

Rog' Webfter of hogg Hand Planter fworne & examined affirmeth as much as the 
faid Richard Crauen hath done. 

At this Court Temperance Lady Yeardley, did, (according to y e will of her late 
hufband S r George Yeardley Kn' viz he hauing willed that the Plantation of one thoufand 
acres of land at Stanley in Warwicke- River, fhould be fold & made into Tobacco for the 
vfe of her & her children) acknowledged the faid Plantation of one thoufand acres to 
be by herfelfe by vertue of the faid Will, for good confiderations & a valewble fome of 
feauen thoufand waight of Tobacco, fold & wholy made ouer vnto Leften' Thomas ffiint 
& to his heires & affignes for euer, the land being due vnto y e faid S r George Yeardley by 
the tranf porta tion of twenty <pfons, who came ouer into this Country in the fhipp the 
Temperance 162 1, viz Maximilian Stone & Elizabeth his wife, George Whitehand, Tho: 
Hufon, Tho: Man, Tho: Harris, Tho: Powes, W m Chelmedge, John Wray, Philiph Smith, 
Rich Gregory, John Moyer, Peter Mafon, Henry Rowen, Nathaniell Thomas, W m Brooke, 
John Phillips, John Braford, John Penny & George Deurill. — See y e records of Paffingers. 

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At this Court Temperance Lady Yeardley deliuered vpp thofe guiftes w * 1 haue 
formerly been fent out of England & giuen to y e vfe of y Colledge viz. 
i One Comunion filuer guilt cupp, & two little chalices in a cloath of gold couer. 

2 One Crimfon veluet carpet w' h a gold & hike fring 

3 One white damaske Comunion cloath \v lh buttons 

4 flower diuinity bookes w ,h braffe boffes. 

More for the vfe of Southampton Hundred church guien by M re Mary Robin/on 
[0]ne Comunion filuer guilt cupp, & two little chalices in a blacke lether couer. 

2 One yellow & blew cheiny Damaske carpett w th a filke fring. 

3 One white damaske Comunion cloath. 

4 One furpliffe. 

At this Court likewife Temperance Lady Yeardley deliuered vpp vnto y Gouern' 
Seauen Cowes & fiue yonge heifers, w° h belonge vnto y Gouerno" place, & were left here 
by S r francis Wyatt lately Gouerno 1 there being noe more to be deliuered vpp againe 
then were receaued 



the i i t]x ffebruary 1627 



A COURT at James Citty the n tb fiebruary 1627 
l3fent 
Cap* francis Weft Efq r Gouerno' Docto r Pott Cap' Matkewes M' Secretary 
Cap 1 Tucker. 

Whereas the Lady Yeardley requefted the Court that fome good order might be 
taken concerning the eftate of Southampton Hundred, it is thought fitt by this Court 
that manadging of that bufineffe be refered more ^ticularly vnto M' Secretary, & doe 
order that he doe w th the firft conueniency plient to y c Court a ^fecl; lift of all the Cattle 
& fuch other plfitts & rents of lands & houfes as are belonging to them either in hogg 
Hand or elfewhere & doe require that the fame be quarterly done & recorded: And 
further that there be a letter written concerning y e fame vnto y Company of South- 
ampton Hundred. 

the 1 2 th ffebruary 1627 

A COURT at James Citty the 12 th ffebruary 1627 
plfent 
Cap 1 francis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Dodto' Pott Cap' Mathewes M' Secretary 
Cap' Tucker. 

The L dB letters concerning M r George Sandys being read, it was ordered that we 
fhould writte vnto their Hon", & more efpecially & ^ticularly informe their L pp * of 
the {Sceedings therein. 

It was ordered that there fhould be a plclamation publifhed ag" marrying w' h out 
licenfes vnder y* Gouerno" hand, or being three times asked in the Church. 

Likewife that there fhould be a plclamation for the makeing of good Tobacco, to 
leaue few leaues on a ftalke, to pluide ftore of houferoome, & to Comaund the planting 
of great ftore of corne & the weeding of the fame. 

It was ordered that a Comiffion of Adminiftration on the eftate of Henry Gainy late 
of Elizabeth Citty deceafed, fhould be graunted vnto Auguftine Leake of the fame place 
gent. 

It is ordered that Thomas de lamaio' fhall allow vnto James Parker forty waight of 
Tobacco for a man Seruant, w ch he the faid Parker brought ouer in the fhipp y* Guift 
for the faid De lamaio', the faid feruant dyeing foone after his arriuall in the cuftody of 
y faid De lamaio', And all accounts cleared & euen betwixt them. 

27 th of 



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27 th of ffebruary 1627, 

A COURT at James Citty the 27 th of ffebruary 1627, 
plfent 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Doc?lo r Pott Cap* Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M r Secretary Cap' Tucker. 

The Letter from his moft Excellent Ma' ie being read at this Court, concerning 
diuers fHiculers about our Tobacco & about fome other fpeciall Staple Corhodities to 
be raifed as Iron, Pitch & tarr, fait &c. & diuers other Inftructions from S r Robert Heath 
his Ma"" Atturny Generall, All w° h being taken into ferious confideration, it was ordered 
& appointed that the fhipps w* are now ready to depart, fhould delieur in the Inuoices 
of their Laden of Tobacco before they goe, & to giue in fecuritie that they land the fame 
at y' Port of London: And that y e fhipps may not be ftayed longer then is neceffary, 
it was thought fiit that their fhould be a letter written vnto y e Atturny Generall to 
aduertife him that y* letter from y e King came not to our fight vntill it was to late to 
obferue thofe Inftructions w* concerne Tobjacco] and ^ticularly: But that [according] 
vnto his Ma"" Corhaund, are refolued that there fhall be a Generall Affembly called 
& fumoned to be here at James Citty vppon y e tenth of March to confult & aduife con- 
cerning the feuerall <pts & points of his Ma"" letter, foe that by Cap' Preen or fome 
other fhipps, W* as yet are not ready, wee intend touching euery ^ticuler to anfwere 
to the fame. 

The 4 th March 1627 
depofitions taken by M r Secretary by the appointm' of y e Gouernor. 

Willm Southery Chirurgion fworne & examined concerning the will & Teftament 
of Samuell Gilpin, deceafed, on the fea in the fhipp y e Samuell in her voiadge hither- 
ward, fayth that he this deponent was plfent, when the faid Samuell Gilpin fet hs marke 
vnto y e faid Will & fealed the fame, & did deliuer it as his Will & Teftam' & further 
fayth that he was in ^fecl; fence & memory at y e makeing thereof, but becaufe of a 
fhaking he had in his hand he did not writte his name therevnto. 

Thomas Gregory fworne & examined concerning y e Will & Teftam' of Samuell Gilpin 
deceafed on the fea in the fhipp the Samuell in her voiadge hitherward as afore fayd, 
fayth that he this examinate was plfent when the faid Samuell Gilpin figned fealed & 
deliuered the fame as his Will & Teftam'. 

Willm Southere Chirurgion fworne & examined fayth he was plfent when Marmion 
Leake deceafed figned fealed & deliuered the Will that is now plduced, as his Teftam' at 
[and] that he the faid Marmion was in $fect fenfe at y e makeing thereof. 

Robert Eyre gent fworne & examined concerning y e Will of Marmion Leake, fayth 
as much as Willm Souther ee hath done. 

Ex' W. Claybourne 



24 th March 1628 [1627] 



A COURT at James Citty the 24 th March 1628 [1627] 
plfent 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Doc~to r Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M r Secretary Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar. 

At this Court M r8 Alice Pearle fworne & examined fayth that y e Inuentory now 
plduced in Court is a full true & ^fe<ft Inuentory of y* whole eftate of her late hufband 
Lodowicke Pearle deceafed. 

At this Court ffrancis Perfey Widdow fworne & examined fayth, that y e Inuentory 
by her now plduced is a full true & $fe<5t Inuentory of y e whole eftate of her late hufband 
Abraham Perfey Efq r deceafed. Mr 



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M r Dowglas Captaine of y* Catt acknowledged that one hhd of facke fent by 
M r Jennings vnto S r George Yeardley deceafed, was by him fpent in his voiadge hitherward 
for the reliefe of ficke people. Therevppon Court hath ordered that y* faid Douglas fhall 
make fatisfadlion for the faid hhd of facke vnto y e Lady Yeardley. 



28 th March 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the 28 th March 1628 
flfent 
Cap' jjrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c Docto r Pott Cap 1 Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
M r Secretary Cap' Tucker 

At this Court in a controuerfy between M r John Gill Marchant & John Jaxfon, it 
was agreed that the faid Jaxfon fhould pay vnto y e faid John Gill the next yeare one 
hundred waight of Tobacco, being for one gunfmyth W* the faid Gill deliuered about 
this time tweluemonth 



the 29 th of March 1628 



A COURT at James Citty the 29 th of March 1628, 
flfent 
Cap' jfrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Docto 1 Pott Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes 
Cap' Tucker M r ffarrar. 

Richard Bennet aged 20 yeares fworne & examined fayth that Cap' Preen or his 
Affignes receaued fatisfacftion of M r Edward Bennet for the paffage of two men in y* 
Hopewell 1623 to be deliuered in Virginia. 

jjfrancis Chamberlaine by his petition made to the board had leaue graunted to plant 
at Accawmacke. 

Jfrancis Moynes purfer of the fhipp y e Samuell fworne & examined fayth that one 
Thomas Day, was fhipped aboard y e Indeauo' vppon M r Capps his account, & that he 
together w th the purfer of y e Indeauo' went to demaund paffadge for him of M r Capps, 
w* 1 * he refufed to pay, affirming that Cap' Bullocke did giue him his paffage for his 
labor at fea, he being a Seaman; but Cap' Stone & Cap' Preene would not allowe of it, 
And further fayth that y e faid Cap' Stone did detaine y c faid Cap' Thomas Day at 
S' Chriftophers contrary to Capps his mind. 

Thomas Thorowgood fworne & examined fayth that being fent by his kinfman 
Adam Thorowgood to queftion M r Capps for calling him rogue & theefe, & fayeing that 
he hath receaued theefe ftollen goods, & that he would haue him & his mate burned & 
marked in y* fhoulder : To w ch M r Capps anfwered I fayd it & I will doe it if y" law will 
giue me leaue. 

Steuen Reeds aged 21 yeares fworne & examined fayth that before the aforefaid 
Thomas Thorowgood came to queftion M r Capps, he heard him call M r Adam Thorowgood 
theefe & rogue, & allfoe heard him anfwere the faid Tho: Thorowgood in y e fame words 
aboue mentioned. 

Wherevppon the Court Ordered that M r Capps fhould acknowledge openly in Court 
that he had done M r Thorowgood wronge & that he was forry for it, w° b he did accordingly. 



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the 31 th March 162(8] 

A COURT at James Citty the 31 th March 162 [8] 
flfent 
Cap', francis Wejt Efq' Docio' Pott Cap 1 Mathewes M' Claybourne Cap'. Tucker 

At this time M r Edward Bennet made petition to the Court to enter a fuite^of 
400' Sterling ag" the eftate of Cap' Ralje Hamor deceafed, Wherevppon it was graunted 
that 4000 1 of Tobacco belonging to y e faid eftate & remaineing in the hands of M r George 
Menejy Marchant, by Order of this Court, fhould now againe by warrant be attached 
& ftayed, foe that the faid M 1 Bennet may bringe in his proofes of the faid debt, guided 
that hee doe it before the 25 th of March 1629. 

At the fame time it was in like manner ordered concerning a debt of io 1 jtcrling at 
the fuite of Cap' Tucker in the behalfe of Morris Thomfon. 

At the fame time M r Edward Bennet obtained an attachm' in like manner as afore- 
faid of one Thowfand waight of Tobacco remaineing in the hands of M r George Menejy 
& belonging vnto the eftate of George Harrijon deceafed, & now vnto his brother James 
Harrifon of London his execto', in $t of the debt of two hundred pounds fterling 

Whereas it appeareth to the Court by one noate vnder the hand of Cap' John Preene 
bearing date the 16 th of Odober 1623, that he receaued of M r Richard Bennet deceafed — 
u> — 12 8 — 00, for y e paffage of two men to be brought to Virginia in the Hopewell, & 
whereas it was proued that the faid men were neuer deliuered, but the one put on fhoare 
in the Downes & the other left at Plymouth & that notw' h ftanding there hath noe fatisfac- 
tion been made for the fame hithertoo, The Court hath ordered (in reguard the faid Cap* 
Preen hath refufed to appeare to anfwere $fonally, & for that nothing appeareth to the 
contrary in this caufe) that the faid Cap' Preen fhall now deliuer vnto M r Edward Bennet 
two men feruants w ,h one fuite of apparell conuenient for each of them or 600 1 of Tobacco 
for them & two hundred waight of Tobacco more for damadge & loffe in the forbearance 
for foe longe time. 

Whereas there were certaine goods belonging vnto M r Edward Bennet laden aboard 
y Indeauo' & afterwards put aboard the Samuell to be brought hither, & for that it doth 
appeare to the Court that two barrells of raifons . . . of y c faid goods were very ill 
conditioned at the landing here, & that the heads of the caske were open in the hold, 
and 360 1 of the faid raifons fpoiled, The Court hath Ordered that Cap' Preen being ^t 
owner of the faid fhipp the Indeauo', & haueing receaued the fraight f [or] the faid goods 
in England, & $fef t that himfelfe had onely to doe for both the faid fhipp & the Samuell, 
& by taking the goods out of the Indeauo' into y* Samuell was y caufe why fhee altered 
her voiadge, w ch otherwife muft neceffarily haue plceeded to come hither fhall make 
fatisfaction for the fpoile of the faid goods & pay vnto M r Edward Bennet two hundred 
waight of Tobacco, and y* rather becaufe by their ftay in y e Weft Indyes the market for 
the fame was loft in great ^t. 

It is ordered that M r Menejey fhall pay vnto M r Sweet as being Adminiftrator vnto 
Thomas Hebb deceafed one hundred & fifty waight of Tobacco, out of the eftate of 
Cap* Ralje Hamo' w * 1 remaines in his hands. 

Whereas it appeareth to the Court that Edward Kurd of London Ironmonger did 
Lade certaine goods aboard the Samuell at the beginning of her voiadge 8c paid y c 
fraight but afterwards 5 hhds of the fame were put aboard y e Indeauo' of London & 
carryed into y e Wejt Indies, w ch fhipp there chaunging her voadge & goeing for England 
& the goods put aboard the Samuell & brought to Virginia: Now three hhds of meale 
are found to be wanting w ch fhould haue been deliuered to Thomas Harwood gent. 
And there j ore the Court takeing the jame into confederation hath ordered that Cap' Preen 
being <$t Owner & for diuers other confiderations knowne to the Court fhall deliuer vnto 
y faid M r Harwood three hhds of meale, or elfe 240' of Tobacco, & whereas it is alledged 
to y e Court that Cap' Stone hath detained the faid three hhds of meale in y e Wejt Indies, 
and for that Cap' Preen hath goods in his hands belonging vnto Cap' Stone, it is thought 

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good that the faid Cap' Preen fhall detaine foe much of y fame goods in his hands as 
may make him fatisfaotion if it appeare that Cap 1 Stone detained the faid meale Or to 
recouer the fame vppon thofe who haue been faulty therein. 

It is Ordered that Willth Ellet fhalbe free from y e feruice of Jonas Stockdon Minifter 
vnto whom he hath wrongfully been bound for that y e contrary appeareth by his 
Indenture that is come out of England. 

the 9 th April 1628, 

A COURT at James Citty the o"> April 1628, 
flfent 
Cap 1 ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c Dodlor Pott Cap 1 Smyth M r Claybourne. 

Whereas by an Order of this Court the 31 th March 1628, it was ordered that Cap' 
Preen fhould deliuer vnto M r Edward Rennet, two men feruants w' h one fuite of apparell 
conuenient for each of them or 600 1 of Tobacco being for two Seruants w° h the faid 
Cap* Preen fhould haue brought ouer in the Hopewell fower yeares fince, & further to 
pay two hundred waight of Tobacco more for damadge that y e faid M r Bennet hath 
fuftained by y e want of thofe men, Now y e faid Cap' Preen appearing at the Court 
^fonally, & anfwering vnto the complaints of y faid Edw: Bennet, alledged that he 
was noe way tyed to deliuer the men here though he receaued the mony of their paffadge 
becaufe there might fall out many cafualtyes to cutt of their landing in Virginia, w* 
he could not be thought guilty of nor anfwerable for, And as concerning y putting 
one of them on fhoare in y Downes, the faid Cap' Preen fayth that he can fufficiently 
proue, both [by] the oath of y Chirurgion Richard Wake & others, that the faid man 
named Rich: Coxe was difeafed and vnfitt to goe to fea w' h out great danger of his life; 
And for the other man left behind at Plymouth named Robert Waldron, he fayth & hath 
now affirmed vppon his oath at this time taken, that y faid Robert Waldron (appearing 
to be a gentleman like man & marchant) M r Bennet intreating that he fhould be kindly 
vfed did neuer giue any order, to his knowledge, that he fhould be reftrained from goeing 
afhoare. Wherevppon y" Court hath thought fitt & ordered, that, notw th ftanding y 
former order, the faid Cap' Preen fhall put in good fecuritye that there fhalbe two men 
feruants, w th one fuite of apparell for each of them fhipped aboard fome fhipp bound 
for this Country before the feaft of S' Thomas y Apoftle next comeing, to ferue y faid 
M r Bennet for y terme of fiue yeares, the faid Cap' Preen paying for their paffages: 
And for y e damadge & loffe happening in this manner vnto y faid M r Bennet, it is 
Jurther ordered that the faid Cap' Preen fhall plfently pay vnto y faid M r Bennet two 
hundred waight of Tobacco. And this fhalbe a difcharge for y faid Cap' Preen from 
y e former Order & y e Warrant made therevppon. 

At this Court Cap' Preen fignifyed that he had deliuered vnto Cap' Smyth all y 
goods of John Mofeley deceafed, except two feruants w* were left in y Weft Indies 
(for w cb Cap' Preen ftandeth accomptable) & therevppon defired accordingly to be 
difcharged of y e bills of lading vr h the Court graunted. 

21 th Aprill [1628] 

A COURT at James Citty the 21 th Aprill [1628] 
Pent] 
Cap' ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r Dodto r Pott Cap' Smyth M r Claybourne Seer 

Whereas Hugh Crowder late Planter o[n] the other fide of y water died inteftate, 
the Court haueing vewed an inuentory of his Eftate, hath graunted the adminiftration 
of y e fame vnto Rice Watkins & order that hee doe giue in fecurity for y fame. 

It is ordered that Cap' Tucker & M r Graine fhalbe here on Monday come fenight 

to anfwere vnto the controu[erfy] & complaints betwixt them. , t h 

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the 24 th Apr ill 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the 24 th Aprill 1628 
j?fent 
Cap' Jfrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Cap' Smyth Cap' Mathewes M r Claybourne. 

At this time we receaued from fome Englijh men at Pamunky a writing on a peece 
of barke, fent by 4 Indians at Pafbehayes The opinion of y e board was that we fhould 
indeauo' as much as could be to pjcure y e ffreedome of thofe Englijh that are amongft 
them & to lerne in what places they plant their corne, & to make them fomewhat fecure 
of vs, that we may Hue y e quietlier & haue the better oportunity to be reuenged on them 
for their treachery, but not to make any peace or difhonorable treaty w th them, & to 
giue order that none of them fhould come to our Plantations. 



the 25 th [April/ 1628] 



A COURT at James Citty the 25 th [Aprill 1628] 
plfent 
Cap' Jfrancis Weft Efq r Gouer[no r &c] DocT;o r Pott. Cap' Smyth. M r Claybourne. 

John Wayne Seriant of Elizabeth Citty fworne & examined fayth that about a 
forthing [fortnight] finee being required by Cap' Tucker to goe to [M r ] Rowland Graine 
Minifter & to demaunde the maft & failes for his boate becaufe that he [had] occafion 
to vfe her, otherwife to defire him to . . . ouer to him & to make it appeare how y e 
boa[te] did belonge vnto him & y e controuerfy fhould . . . ended, then the faid 
M r Graine anfwered that [maft] & fayle he fhould haue none, if Cap' Tucke[r] haue any 
thing to fay to me let him come [here] for I owe him not foe much feruice as to goe to [him] 
ffurther this deponent fayth, there being . . . fent down to y e Mafters of y e fhipps. 
Cap' T[ucker] bid this deponent in y morning, take his [boate] at his landing place & 
goe to y e fhipps, but [y e ] fame night y e boate was taken away . . . at M r Graines 
landing place: Where [vppon] this deponent goeing thither for her, [asked M r ] Graine 
for y e boate in Cap' Tuckers name [faying] my Captaine hath need for y boate & I [will] 
haue her, then M r Graine anfwered [7 haue] noe boate of y Captaines & none [he fhall 
haue] Then this deponent fayd I haue occa{jion for] the boate for the Kings feurice & 
I muft haue her, then M r . Graine faid let me fee your authoritie & you fhall haue it; then 
this deponent fhewed the aforefaid warrants for the Mafters of the fhipps, & M r Graine 
reade them & faid this is but a flime flome & an excufe, for the Mafters haue notice of it 
allready, I am going to Adminifter the Comunion & God muft be feured before y King 
& foe went into his houfe: fo afterwards this deponent comaunded the men that were 
w' h him to take y e boate for he would haue it, v/ ch words M rs Graine ouerhearing called 
to her hufband & fayd fweetharte y Seriant fayth he will put y men aboard & carry away 
y Boate: Wherevppon M r Graine plfently came running out of his houfe in a fury & 
called for his peece, w ch his boy brought him out plfently, & fwore I will fhoote you if 
any man ftirr out of y path: then this deponent fayd M' Graine I am forry you fhould 
runn into thefe errors, & M r Graine anfwered be forry for your felfe, if Cap' Tucker come 
himfelfe I will do no leffe, Moreouer this deponent on Monday laft receiueing a warrant 
to attach y e boate, went vnto y c boate which then lay at M r . Graines dore & fayd vnto 
M r . Graine I am comen about y boate againe, here is a warrant to attach it, then M r Graine 
faid fhew it me & haueing read it fayd, you fhall haue noe boate here, my boate fhall not 
goe of my ground, if y Goeurno' fend twenty warrants] 



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flfent 

Cap': ffrancis Weft [Gouerno r &c] D r Pott Cap'. Smyth. M' Secretary 

C : Tucker. M' ffarrar. 

At this Court M r Waters delyuered the Inventory of Cap': John Witlcocks eftate. 

At this Co" Cap' William Tucker made over vnto Enfigne Thomas Willoby of 
Elizabeth Citty and to his heires and affignes for ever fifty acres of land due vnto him 
the faid Captaine William Tucker for the tranfportacon of Strenght Shere who came in 
the Ellenor 162 1. 

The eftate of Hum fry Raftall deceafed was taken into confideracon and letters from 
M r . Thomas Raftall of London beeing read it appeared that his defire was to haue his 
tobacco collected vpp and fent home by the ffirft. It was thought fitt that Lancelot 
Barnes and M r Holland fhould bee imployed ... all the tobaccoe and to giue in 
account thereof into the Co" and foe from tyme to tyme to take order in the bufinefs as 
fhall bee thought requifite. 

M r Bennetts peticon was reade being againft Cap' John Prin for 200" of Tobacco 
w° h hee was to haue paid him by order of Co" the laft %H . . . the 9 th of Aprill 1628 
The w* nevertheles the faid Captaine Prin neglected and refuted to pay contrary to 
to his word and plmife giuen to the Gouerno r and fome of the Councell : Wherefore it is 
ordered that there fhall be 300" of Tobacco paid out of the faid Cap': Prins eftate for 
the faid 200" and the Damage and loffe for long . . . And this Court doth refolve more 
feverly ... to take notice of Cap' Prins contempt 

Richard Bennett inferred a petition] ... of Adrhtracon on the eftate ... of 
Warrofquoiacke Marchant de[ceafed] . . . Chief ely indebted vnto M r Edward . . . 
himfelfe w * 1 was accordingly graunted 

At the fame tyme alfoe hee delyvered vpp [an] Inventory of the faid John ffrancis 
his eftate vppon his oath. 

It is Ordered that the Shallopp w° h Edmond Barker fould vnto M r Raftalh men fhall 
bee retorned vnto M r Perry, and that the faid Edmond doe paie for the mending of the 
faid Shalloppe fifty pounds of tobacco. 

At this Co" was brought in the will of John Perry deceafed, and plved by the oath 
of W m Perry gent and that hee was in good fence and vnderftanding at the making hereof. 

Vppon confideracon therein had a Commiffion of admftracon was graunted vnto 
Thomas Mayhew Marchant vppon the eftate of M r Daniell Lacy. 

M r Kingfmill p^ferred his peticon to haue two men redelyvered vnto him w° h hee 
fould to M r Lacy in his life tyme: It is ordered therevppon that hee fhall be paid 500" 
of tobaccoe by the admftrato' of the faid M r Lacy, at or before the feaft of Chriftmas for 
the faid men according to an agreem' made by the faid M r Lacy and M r Kingfmill. 

Vppon the peticon of W m Beffe, it is ordered [that] there fhall bee a warrant directed 
to M r9 Edloe and her hufband to appeare at James Citty and anfwere the fuit of the 
fubftitute of the faid Beffe on Monday three weekes or elfe giue him p]fent fatisfaccon. 

Vppon the motion of Cap: W m Tucker overfeer of the will of Leif' Albiano Lupo 
deceafed // is ordered that M r Secretary fhall writ a Ire to M r Graine [to] require him to 
put in fecurity for the goods of the fa [id] Albiano Lupo 

M r Vtie likewife defired to . . . Cap' John Jejjerfon who was ... in the Weft 
Indyes, and all . . . the fame being for his ^fonal . . . becaufe hee the faid John 
Jejferfon . . . accomplifhed the full terme of three yeares w' h in this Country, accord- 
ing as is required further the faid M r Vty offereth that if the faid John Jejferfon fhall 
retorne, eyther to take vpp the land in another place or elfe to make fatisfaccon to the 
faid M r Vtie for his building and Cleering if he defire to putt him off, or otherwife the 
faid M r Vtie to pay him for the land and purchafe the patent, w"* Condicons one way 

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or other the Co" thinks to bee reafonable that foe principall a place may not remaine 
allwaies vnplanted. 

At this Co" an admnftracon was graunted vnto John Hill and Robert Brittaine on 
the eftate of Nicholas Thredder. 

An admftracon was graunted vnto John ... on the eftate of William Morton. 

At this Court was leaue giuen to a fufficient Company to plant vppon the back 
Ryuer at Kecoughtan. 

Vppon the fuit of M r ffrancis Bolton Minifter [at] James Citty it is ordered that hee 
hall haue l[eaue] to make a leafe of the Gleabe land neere v[nto] Archers Hope. 

the i 8 th daie of . . . 

AT] A Court At James Citty the i8 ,h daie of . . . 
flfent 
Cap: ffrancis Weft [Gouerno' &c]. Doctor: Pott. Cap': Smyth M r : Secretary 
Cap' : Tucker M r : JJarrar. 

It was the opinion of the Court to plceede on the fame Courfe concerning the Indians 
w ch hath hitherto beene held vntill wee fhall find better oportunity to fett vppon them. 

It is ordered that M r Capps on the firft of Aprill next at the fartheft, doe goe over 
to the other fide of the Bay and feeke out fit places for to experim' the making of falte 
by the fonn : And that if hee doe neglecte that bufines hee bee Conf trayned therevnto 
by warrants. 

At this Court Tho: Marlott planter, fworne and exaied fayth that William Enry 
about the latter end of May laft paft being fick but of good memory defired this depo' 
that hee would make his will — but this depo' anfwered hee could not well doe fuch a 
thing, Then the faid W" Enry faid I pray take notice that my will is, that W ro Bedford 
/hall haue all my goods howfes Lands debts and whatfoever is belonging vnto me in Virginia 
paying my debts. 

Herevppon the Court graunted a Comiffion of adrhftr vnto the faid W m Bedford 
on the faid W m Enry his eftate. 

It is ordered That forafmuch as Thomas Gregory deceafed was indebted to 
M r Buldham one hundred pounds of tobaccoe in the behalfe of his M r Cap'. W m Saker, 
And for that it appeared that Cap'. W m Tucker was authorized to receaue it of the faid 
M r Gregory, that the faid ioo" of tobaccoe bee paid to the faid Cap: W m Tucker out of 
the eftate of Cap: W m Saker, w^in this Country. 

Vppon the humble fuit of William Johnfon [M r of] the good Shipp Called the Anne 
ffor [wages it is) ordered that the faid William fhould recover of the eftate of Humfrey 
Rafdell who was [owner of] the faid Shipp the fome of fower hundred and fifty pounds of 
tobaccoe for that it appeared to the Court that there was foe much due vnto him for his 
wages having beene feven monethes and a halfe Voyage in the faid fhipp, And Lancellot 
Barnes is required to paie the faid four hundred and fifty" tobacco to the faid Cap' 
William Johnfon. 

At this Cou" Rob" Barrington was made Clarke of the Councell of State and an 
oath vppon the holy Evangelift adrhftred vnto him to that purpofe v' fequit'. 

Yo" fhall fweare to keepe fecrett all matters Comitted and revealed vnto yo", or treated 
of fecretly at the Councell table, vntill by the Confent of the Goveno' and Councell or the 
maio' <$< of them publication fhall bee made thereof, and yo" fhall truly and faithfully to 
the beft of yo' power from tyme to tyme Record all ads and orders of Co" and fuch other 
matters as are to bee engroffed and recorded, and yo u fhall not dlyver any writinges concerning 
the affaires of the Governo' and Councell to any other ^fon or ^fons whatfoever eyther to bee 
feene or coppied out w th out firft making the Governo' acquainted therew' h and order from 
him obtained and generally yo" fhall doe all things as fhall [be] belonging vnto the place of 
Clarke of the [Councell] foe long as yo" fhall foe continew to bee [Clarke fo help] you god and 
by the Contents of this booke. , . 

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daie of October A Dmi 1628 

A COURT at James Citty . . . daie of October A' Dmi 1628 
Pent] 
C: ffrancis Weft Efq r [Goueno r &c] Dcx5to r : Pott. Cap 1 : Smyth. M r Secretary. 
Cap: Tucker. 

It is ordered that Captaine William Tucker fhall fatisfie and paie vnto George Doumes 
Marchant feven hundred twenty and one pounds of tobaccoe for the debte of John 
Morris And the faid Cap' : Tucker to recover foe much Tobacco out of the hands of the 
Attorny of the faid Morris as fhall fatisfie and dichardge the fame. 

It was teftified At this Court by William Holland that hee thinketh that there was 
caft overboard of the tobaccoe was fhipped by M r Humfrey Raftdell aboord the Anne 
fortune for Newfound Land 200" and hee verily thinketh that the reft that wants to 
ballance the Ace" was Loft in the weight. 

William Webfter delyvered vpp his Acc° of Voyage to New Found Land hee being 
ffadtor for the fame in the Anne jfortune, And the Co rt having feene the Covennts 
betweene M r Rafdell and him, And finding hee hath ^formed all things on his ^t to 
bee ^formed, doth think fitt that hee bee difchardged from the fame. 

It is ordered that three thoufand and fower fcore pounds of tobaccoe due vnto 
Willm Webfter by M r Humfrey Rafdell deceafed as appeareth by feverall fpeciallties bee 
p d vnto the faid Willm Webfter out of the faid Humfrey Rafdell his eftate. 



[October] 1628 

A COURT at James Citty [October] 1628 
flfent 
Ca : ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c. Doctor : Pott. Cap' : Smyth. M r Secretary. 
Cap 1 : Tucker. 

John Day fworne and exaied fayth That hee heard Richard Tree fay that there was 
noe haft of building the Church it beeing planting tyme and therefore hee would deferre 
it till a further tyme. 

Thomas Plomer fworne and exaied fayth That Rich: Tree did worke vppon the 
Church at Hogg Hand a weeke or fortnight as he verylie thinketh after M r Vty came 
home from the generall Affembly. 

Andrew Roe fworne and exaied fayth that about the beginning of Auguft laft hee 
faw certaine feverall $ cells of dub'd boards Ly at the Church at Hogg Hand and that 
fince that time hee hath feene the faid Tree and his fervants fetch boards from thence. 

for as much as it appeares to the Co rt that Rich: Tree hath neglected the building 
of the Church at Hog Hand contrary to his Covennt whereby hee fhould forfeit one 
thoufand pounds of tobaccoe; It is ordered that the faid Tree fhall before the 20 th of 
December next finifh the faid Church And the inhabitants to bring the tymber neceffary 
for the finifhing the work to the place where the Church is to be built, by the laft of 
this $fent October, And fhall find him nayles fufficient for the faid work, And if the faid 
Tree fhall neglect to finifhe the fame according to this order hee fhall forfeit the forhe of 
1000" of tobaccoe And this worke to bee done by the faid Tree w th out any confideracon 
to bee paid him therefore in reguard of his neglect. 

Vppon peticon of Hugh Hall it is ordered that he fhall haue certificate of his f reedome 
graunted vnto him foe as hee bring in fecurity to this Co" to faue them harmeleffe. 



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daie of [October] 1628 

A COURT at James Citty . . . daie of [October] 1628 
plfent 
Ca: jfrancis: Wcjt Efq r . Cap': Smyth. M r : Secretary. 

At this Court was fhewed a letter of Attorney from Anne Mojeley of London Widdow 
made vnto j) hands Baldwin and M r Edward Grindon touching the ef tate of John Mojeley 
her late hufband deeeafed And for that M r Grindon refufed to haue anything to doe 
therein, The letter of Attorney being made ioyntly and feverally to them both And for 
that the hand of John Mojeley oldeft fonne of the deeeafed is fubferibed as a witnes to 
the fame. The Court hath graunted to the faid jfrancis Baldwin according to his 
requeft that hee receaue all the debtes of tobaccoe and goods of the faid John Mojeley 
due from Captaine Roger Smyth Efq r to whome they haue beene formerly comitted 
And that hee doe giue the Co" fecurity to faue them harmeleffe concerning the fame. 



A 



November 1628 

COURT at James Citty . . . November 1628 

plfent 
. . . Dodtor Pott Cap' : Smyth. M r : Secretary. Cap': Tucker. 



Richard James Minifter depofed fayth that about the third day of this plfent moneth 
of November at M r Pooles Doore hee heard Leif 1 fflint faie and aske whether his wife had 
not beene w th the Governo' and ratled [rattled, i. e., fcolded] him, afterwards hee wifhed 
hee had the Governo r alone, after this w th in M r Pooles howfe hee wifhed for an Eafterly 
Wind to bring in a new Governo' faying that then hee hoped to haue Iuftice for now hee 
could haue none. And that hee had thinges to open that were not yett opened: After- 
wards his wife comeing in to the forefaid howfe, and faying hee was freed, one of the 
Company being then in the howfe tould him that hee might goe Whervppon hee 
replyed that it was Spleene that fett him by the heeles, wifhing a pox take all fpleene, 
for fome of them were gon allready and hee hoped that others would, thefe thinges hee 
fpake after hee had flept in the forefaid howfe And this is all that this deponent doth 
affirme. 

Robert Poole gent fworne and exaed faith that about [ ?] the third of this plfent 
November Coming to this depo 19 howfe w th Leif 1 fflint who was then comitted prifoner 
by the Governo r when hee came to the doore of the faid Robert Pooles his howfe the faid 
fflint defired that hee might goe to the howfe end to make water and when hee came 
thither hee drew his knife out of his pockett and rann at Gilberte Whitjeild one of the 
Guard w th the fame, the poynt of the knife being towards the faid Whitjeild and faid, 
the proudejt oj yo" all Lay hold on mee. Then this Deponent Spake to the Guard to lay 
hold of him, Wherevppon one William Baker layd hold vppon him, And then the faid 
Whitjeild ftruck the faid fflint vppon the head w th a ftick and foe they brought him 
forcibly into the howfe, ffurther this deponent then fpake to the faid fflint and faid 
yo" are Comitted heere prijoner . . . yo" mujt jtay, then the faid fflint faid . . . 
Spleene that hath done this, there are j[ome oj] them dead oj the jplcene already, and the 
[rejt will] jollow. Then this deponent defired the faid jff[lint] to fitt vppon the Cheft and 
bee quiett wherevppon the faid fflint faid the Governo' oweth mee two bujhells oj meale 
yett, w ch I jent him when hee had nothing to put in his head I would hee woidd pay mee that. 
Then the faid fflint fitting downe vppon the Cheft faid, oh would Captaine Mathewes 
were by mee and then I jhould haue wright, and repeated thefe words twenty tymes after- 
wards — Then this Deponent goeing vpp to Leif Peppeits howfe came downe a little 
while after and found the faid fflint afleepe, about two howers after the faid fflint wakened, 
and the firft word hee fpake was Puffe, jend an eajterly wind to bring in a new Governo' 

and 



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and then I /hall haue Juftice for now I hauc none, and I hauc many thinges to open that 
■were never opened yett Then the faid flint ftepped to the doore, and asked, hath my wi/e 
beene w' k him yet, one made anfwere that fhe was, then the faid fflint faid fhee hath 
Rattled him, Then Leif' Peppett came and tould him hee was difchardged. But the faid 
fflint would not goe along w' h his wife but faid tho/c that putt mee in /hall /etch nice out 
And this is all that this deponent can fay. 

L' Gilbert Pepett fworne and exaied fayth that hee heard L' fflint fpeake at M r Pooles 
howfe, An Ea/tcrly wind to blew to /end in Noble Cap' Harvey, And then I /hall haue 
right tor all my wrong, Afterwards when this deponent tould him that hee was dis- 
charged, the faid fflint anfwered hee that put nice in, /hall /etch mee out I will not goe, 
Spleen hath put mee in a pox 0/ Spleenc fome are gon allready and the re/t will /ollowe. 

Lucey Peppet the wife of L' Gilbert Peppett fworne & exaied fayth that fhee this 
deponent heard the faid fflint, fpeaking of the Governo r , fay the Dyvell con/ound him 
body and /oule I hope an Ea/terly ivind will bring in a new Governo' and then I /hall haue 
true Iu/ticc And this is all that this depo' can fay. 

The Governo' at this Court alfoe made ... to the Councell concerning the 
behavio' of L' Thomas fflint towards himfelfe at Warwick Ryver at the beginning of this 
moneth as followeth viz' That himfelfe being in difcourfe w th his Lady and the faid 
fflint concerning a report of fome ill Carriadge of the faid fflint towards his daughter in 
Lawe Dorothy Bcheathland, and finding fault w ,h the faid fflint for being foe familiar w th 
the wench further then was fitting, w ch thing the faid fflint then denyed, afterwards when 
they tould the faid fflint that formerly Sir George Yeardlcy did not thinke it fitt that the 
maid fhould hue w th him, and that now his wife would intreate him that fhee might bee 
drawen from him: otherwife fhee would Complaine of it to the Grandmother at her 
cominge for England The faid fflint replied that noebody fhould Corhaund her from 
him, and often repeating thefe words, The Governo' replyed, why I ij I plea/e will 
coniaiind both yo" and her too and all that yo u haue vppon good occafion, Then the faid ^?int 
anfwered yo" may Comaund mee and anything that I haue but her yo" /hall not, and foe 
fwore many oathes that hee fhould not ; Whervppon the Governo' did Commaunde 
him to bee gon out of his Chamber And then the Governo' being neere him, the faid 
fflint fpoke in moft ^9emptory manner fwearing Zounds yo" will not /trike mee will yo" 
foe the Governo' Comaunded him away and afterwards that [he] bee laid by the heeles. 
ffurther the Governo' fayth that when hee fent for the maid, fome people [who] heard 
it did fay that fflint had fent a Count [er order ?] that fhee fhould not come. 

It is ordered that the faid fflint for his mifdemeanour and Contempt fhall bee 
degraded from his title of Leiftennte and fhall paie 1000" weight of [Tobacco] for a 
fine and find fuerties for his good behau[iour] from Quarter Co" to Quarter Co" vntill 
the Co" fhall think fitt to releafe him. 



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the . . . November 1628. 

COURT at /ames Citty the . . . November 1628. 

pVent. 
C: fflrancis Weft Efq' Governo' &c Cap': Smyth. M r Secretary. 



At this Court was reade the peticon of Martin Pcale plferred againft M' Thomas 
Mayhew Concerning his wages due vnto him in the good fhipp the Gui/t, It is ordered 
that the faid M' Mayhew fhall paie vnto the faid Martin Pcale all his wages due vnto 
him for the terme and tyme of his fervice in the faid Shipp ; The reafons are for that 
M' Mayhew in his anfwers to the faid peticon confeffed he confented to difchardge him 
and yeilded therevnto[ ?] And becaufe the Governo' teftified that M'. Grindon did often 
p)ffer to take his oath that Mayhew was content to pay him his wages when hee did 
difchadge him. 

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Vppon the peticon of M r John Southerne it is ordered that Richard Powell affignee 
of the executo" of Nath Jefjers fhall appeare on Monday next, and that M r Southerne 
fhall haue a warrant to that purpofe. 

At this Co" vppon the oath of John Southerne gent and ffrancis [ffenton ?] the will 
of Thomas Gregory Marchant was $ued to bee his laft will and teftam' and that hee was 
in ^fedl fence and memory at the tyme of the fealing and publifhing thereof. 

At this Co" was reade a peticon of Jofeph John Jon Concerning the damage that 
Thomas ffarleyes hoggs did in his Corne, // is Ordered therevppon that the faid ffarley 
fhall paie the faid Johnfon one barrell of Indian Corne for the faid damage. 

At this Co" it was ordered for that it appeared that Jofeph Johnfon and George 
Prowfe had offended againft an Adle made for the planting of Corne that Jofeph Johnfon 
fhall paie ioo u of tobacco and George Prowfe 50" of tobacco for a fine. 

Jofeph Johnfon of Archers hope plaunter and Abraham Avelin doe acknowledg to 
... to our foveraigne lord the kings Ma tle forty Pounds of lawfull Englifhe money 
[on] condicon that the faid Jofeph Johnfon fhall appeare at the next Quarter Co" and 
in the meanetyme to keepe the peace towards the kings Ma tie and all his leige people and 
efpecially towards Thomas jfareley 

It is ordered that John Dimmocke fhall remaine [the] next yeare a fervant vppon 
the plantaCon of Thomas Jfareley at Archers hope amongft his other fervants to the vfe 
of Humfrey Jfareley of London . . . And that if M r Hum fry jfareley doe not the next 
yeare fend over fufficient proofe that the faid Dimmocke is to ferve him then the faid 
Dimmock fhall haue a fhare of the Cropp making allowance for Chardges 

It is ordered that Humfrey Moore for that hee arrefted John Palmer and did not 
p}fecute his fuit againft him at this Co" fhall paie the faid Palmer 20" of tobacco for cofts 
and damages and remaine foreuerf ?] nonfuited. 

the 2 of December 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the 2 of December 1628. 
KKent] 
Cap' \ ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r Cap': Smyth: M r Secretary. 

It is ordered that John Burland fhall paie vnto M r Thomas Smyth 600" of tobaccoe 
for two men fervants delyvered vnto him according to a Coven te formerly made betweene 
them. 

8 daie of December Anno Dm. 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the 8 daie of December Anno Dm 1628 
Pent] 
ffrancis Weft Efq r Governo r &c. Doctor Pott Cap': Smyth M r : Secretary. 

At this Courte was reade the peticon of William Hoficr Concerning certaine goods 
w ch were to bee delyvered to the faid Hofier by John Crojfc deceafed, marchant of the 
Shipp the Trueloue at New England amounting to the value of twelue pounds ftarling, 
And for that it appeared to this co", that the faid Hoficr had paid by bill, w° h was fent 
over to M" Hurte[ ?] the Owner of the faid fhipp the fome of twelue pounds for the faid 
Corhodities And for that the faid Croffe is deceafed, and his goods are corhitted to 
M r Hawkridg the M' of the faid Shipp, and it appeares that the faid Corhodytes were 
not delyvered to the faid Hofier in New England It is therefore ordered that the faid 
M r Hawkridge fhall delyver to the faid Hofier as much goods or tobaccoe as fhall amount 
to the faid fome of twelue pounds. 

It is ordered that John Chaplainc of Chaplaines Choife fhall have a Corhiffion of 
admftracon graunted vnto him of the goods of Enfigne Ifaak Chaplaine who is fuppofed 
to bee caft away vppon y e fea. - , 



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Sufan Balden fworne and exaied fayth that Leonard Huett the fame night hee dyed 
being in ^fect fenfe and memory faid If I dye I giue vnto yo u goodman ffryer my Cheft 
w ,h all that is in it And I hope there is enoughe in yo' howfe to Content yo" for what yo" 
haue done for mee, and I defirc yo" not to demaund a penny oj any man but to bury mee 
yo' felfe. It is ordered that the faid fryer fhall keepe the faid Cheft and all the goods 
therein according to the will of the faid Leonard. 

the 9 th of December 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the o lh of December 162S 
pXent 
C: jjrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c Doctor Pott. Cap': Smyth. M' Secretary. 

Captaine Smyth delyvered into this Co" a bill wherein Nathanicll Caufey ftandeth 
indebted vnto the faid Cap 1 : Smyth in the fome of one thoufand pounds of tobaccoe w ch 
is for the vfe of M" Anne Mofeley widdowe late the wife of John Mofelcy deceafed. 

At this Co rt was brought in the will of M r Edward Grindon deceafed and was plved 
to bee his Laft Will and teftam' by the oath of Martin Pealc and that hee was in ^fecl; 
fence and memory at the making thereof. 

At this Co rt EJter Clariett brought in an Inventory of the goods of Henry Bradford 
dceafed, and vppon her Corporall oath teftified it to bee a true and ^fect inventory. 

It is ordered that Robert Pircs and Xathaniell [Caufey ?] for going aboord the fhipp 
the William and John w ,h out Lycence contrary to an order then made fhall pay thirty 
weight of tobaccoe [a]peece for a fine. 

Vppon the peticon of John Stone late fervant vnto M r George Sandis It is ordered 
that notice bee giuen to M r Sandis that hee make known what intereft hee Claymes in 
the faid Stones fervice And that it is alleadged and teftified by L' Thomas Pur jury that 
the f rends of the faid Stone did pay for the moft ^t of the Chardges of his paffage 
And further the faid Stone offereth to plue that hee is aboue the age of one and twenty 
yeares the Co" doth thinke it equitable that vnlefs the faid Stone bee taught and brought 
vpp in fome trade or occupation he at] the end of his yeares [time] haue fome valuable 
C[onfideration] for his fervice Or that the faid M r Sandis or fome other whome it fhall 
Coneerne doe alleadge fome better caufe then only the bare Clayme of his tranfportacon 
hither, Nevertheles in the interim it is thought meete the faid Stone to Continew for 
this yeare in the fame Service And the Co" doth refolue the next yeare to take it into 
their Confideracons what may bee alleadged on eyther fide. 

At this Co" was plferred a peticon by M r Harman Concerning fome affurance to bee 
graunted him in a ^9"" of Land Situate on the Eafterne fhore of the Bay vppon the 
foutherly fide of the old plantacon Creeke The Court taking the fame into Confideracon 
and vnderftanding that there hath beene an vncertaine Rumo' of a greate quantity of 
land there or neere vnto the fame belonging vnto the Lady Dale But Confidering that 
for as much as there remaineth heere noe certaine knowledge thereof eyther vppon 
Record or otherwife, and deeming that it is vnreafonable and vnlikely that foe greate a 
tradt of Land as from Cape Charles thither fhould belong to any ^ticuler divident hath 
giuen leaue and ^ftmiffion to the faid Charle Harmer to plant vppon one neck of Land 
there fituate and Lying vppon the mouth of the faid old plantacon creeke butting North- 
erly vppon fandy barren land, foutherly vppon a pond called Maggotty bay pond wefterly 
vppon the fhoare of the Bay, and Eafterly vppon the firft branch on the fouth fide of 
the Creeke aforefaid being allmoft incompaffed by the faid Branch and not exceeding 
the quantity of one hundred acres of Land, and to hold the fame w th out moleftacon or 
incombrance of any. But if the fame fhall appeare w' h out all queftion or Controverfie 
to appertaine vnto the Lady Dale then the faid Charles Harmer if hee bee forced off 
fhall accept of Reafonable fatisfaccon for Cofts and Chardges, otherwife to paie to the 
publique an annuall rent for the fame, and enioy it, as to others is granted. 

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22 th of [December] Anno Dmi: 1628 

A COURT at James Citty the 22 th of [December] Anno Dmi: 1628 
flfent 
C : jJFrancis Weft Efq r Governed Doc5lo r : Pott. 

It is ordered that Henry Bagwell in difchardge of a bill of one hundred and tenn 
pounds of tobbaccoe due vnto Hugh Hawkridge and John Croffe fhall paie threefcore 
and fiue pounds of tobbacoe w* is in full of his due vppon the faid bill the Remainder 
beinge allready fatisfied by Humfrey Moore Marchant who was a ioynt debto r w th the 
faid M r Bagwell by the fame bill. 

At this Court was heard a Controverfie depending betweene M r Staff uerton and 
Tho: fflint And for afmuchas the Co" did find that the Caufe could not well bee decided 
being very intricate and full of difficulties w th out a full C rt it was therefore referred to be 
determined at the next Quarter Court. 

Vppon the mocon of M r Cremer it was ordered that all fuch tobaccoe, as fhall appeare 
to bee rec. for M r Stajjuerton in whofe Cuftody foever it fhall remaine fhall bee fequeftred 
vntill the Quarter Co rt when the Caufe fhall bee fully heard and determined And that 
a warrant fhall bee directed to Captaine Mathewes to fequefter the fame accordingly. 

Vppon the mocon of M r Sharpies for that it appeared vppon the depoficon of 
M r William Harwood that Captaine Wilcocks ftood indebted vnto to the faid M r Sharpies 
at the tyme of his death in the forhe of one hundred pounds of tobacco vppon a certaine 
bill of ^cells fhowed to this Co" The Co" hath thought fitt and accordingly ordered that 
the adminiftrator of the faid Captaine Wilcocks fhall fatisfie and paie the faid forne of 
one hundred pounds of tobaccoe out of the eftate of the faid Captaine Wilcocks rateably 
as the debts due vnto other men are fatisfied out of the faid eftate. 

At this Court was fhewed a bill of exchange directed to Captaine William Sakre for 
the paym' of fix pounds fterling w ch was for the paffage of his fervants Thomas Gregory 
in the Samuell vnder the Comaunde of Captaine Preene And for that this Co rt was 
informed vppon the oath of Captaine Moyne that the fid Captaine Saker dyed before 
before the faid bill of exchang was fatisfied and that it is yett vnpaid, It is ordered that 
the faid Captaine Preene bee paid the faid fix pounds out of the eftate of the faid Captaine 
Saker in this Country 

QUARTER COURT 

20 th daie of January An Dmi 1628. 

A QUARTER CO RT at James Citty [the] 20 th daie of January An" Dmi 1628. 
Pent] 
ffrancis Weft Efqr Gouerno r &c Doctor Pott. Cap': Smyth. M r jfarrar. 

At this Court Thomas fflint and Mary his wife did ^fonally come into this Court 
and furrendred all their eftate right title and intereft in one thoufand acres of land 
fcituate in Stanley hundred w th the Lres patents and all the benefit and advantage that 
may accrew thereby vnto John Brewer Marchant according to affeoffm' thereof made 
from the faid Thomas and Mary to the faid John Brewer. 

John Brewer Marchant fworne and exaied fayth that Mary the wife of Thomas 
fflint did demaund of Captaine Pearce tenn barrells of Come, but Captaine Peirce 
denyes hee owed foe much vnto her but was in the ende contented to giue her eight 
barrells and a halfe v^ h hee $mifed fhould bee paid her, and that hee would giue order 
before his dep r ture for England for the paym' thereof vnto her. 

At this Co" was made a peticon of Richard Taylor againft William Sharpe and others 
for detayning land from him w tb was graunted him by patent from S r George Yeardley 
And for that the faid Patent was fhewed to the Co" It was the opnion of the Co" that 

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the faid Taylor fhall enioy his land fo graunted him according to the teno r and true 
meaning of the faid patent w th out the moleftacon of any <{9fon or ^fons whatfoever, 
there being nothing pMuced to the Contrary. 

The Court vppon good Confideracon therein had haue thought fitt and accordingly 
ordered that Anne Jackfon w ch Came from the Indians fhall bee fent for England w th 
the first oportunity of Shipping and that her brother John Jackson shall giue security 
for her paffage and keepe her fafe till fhee bee fhipped aboard, The W h M r Harwood 
hath vndertaken to fee ^formed. 



the 2 i lf of January 1628. 



A COURT at James Citty the 21" of January 1628. 
fjfent 
C: jjrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno' Doctor: Pott Cap': Smyth. M r : Jfarrar. 

Nicholas Spencer fworne and exaied fayth that John Lightfoote about three howers 
before hee dyed being in ^fecte fence and memory Called for William Spencer who 
being come vnto him asked the faid John Light joote howe he did whoe anfwered / am 
very ficke and further faide / doe giue yo" my whole ejtaie and defire yo" to fee mee well 
buried. 

Nicholas Atwcll aged twenty yeares or thereabouts fworne and examined fayth that 
about two daies before John Lightfoote dyed hee heard William Spencer aske the faid 
John howe hee did who anfwered J am very fick and I think I fhall dye wherevppon the 
faid W m Spencer demaunded of him if hee had noe freinds or bothers [brothers] in 
England on whome hee would beftowe any thing to w ch the faid John Lightfoote anfwered 
noe, I will giue yo" my whole eftate and this is all this depon* can faye. 

Edward Willmoth aged fixteene yeares or thereabouts exaied fayth, that two howers 
before John Lightfoote dyed hee heard him fay vnto Nicholas Spencer that his Cattell 
and Tobaccoe did foe trouble his minde that hee could take noe reft, and therevppon 
willed this deponent to call William Spencer vnto him that hee might make an ende of 
it And when Wilhh Spencer was Come vnto him hee asked him how hee did who 
anfwered very ill, And this Dep 1 heard the faid John Lightfoote fay vnto the faid William 
Spencer I giue yo" all that I haue but lett it alone vntill too morrowe morning and then I will 
fend for halfe adozen men to make it fucr vnto yo". 

The Co" hath ordered that the faid William Spencer fhall inioy the eftate of the 
faid John Lightfoote according to the faid Nuncupatiue will And if any $fon hereafter 
can fhewe better right or title thereto, the faid William Spencer fhall bee accomptable 
for the fame. 

A Comiffion of Admftrcon was graunted vnto M" Adams of Martins Hundred 
vppon the eftate of her hufband. 

Nicholas Tompfon of the age of 25 yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth 
that John Burland coming to M r Richard Bennett demaunded of him three men w tb his 
Vncle was to delyver vnto him wherevppon M r Bennett brought out and tendered vnto 
him three, of the age of feventeene yeares, the youngeft of them as hee then told him 
but Burland refufed to accept of them and foe depted. 

Robert Bcnnet of the age of eighteene yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth 
as much in effecte as Nicholas Thorn pf on hath allready averred. 

It is agreed bctweene the "ft tics that M r Richard Bennett fhall delyver vnto the 
faid John Burland heere in Co" w lh in convenient tyme after the aryvall of the London 
Mar chant three men, and that if hee haue noe men fent him in the faid fhippe, then 
M r Bennett fhall giue Burland fuch other fatisfaccon as fhall be thought fitt 

Vppon the Mocon of John Wareham vlar [chant] for that vl rs Adams Confeffed that 
her hufband was to giue 300" of tobaccoe for a fervaunte fold vnto him, The Co" hath 
ordered that M' 8 Adams fhall giue fatisfaccon for the faid man according to the faid 
agreem' 2 2 th daie 



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22 th daie of January 1628. 

A COURT at James Citty the 22 th daie of January 1628. 
flfent. 
Cap*: jjrancis Weft. Efqr. Gouerno r Do<5to r : Pott: Cap': Smyth: vl r : ffarrar. 

It is ordered vppon the peticon of Dane Mynton againft Bridges ffreeman, for 
beating and wounding him, that the faid Bridges fhall paye for curing the faid Dave his 
wounds and for that it appeared that Dave Mynton gaue very bad words to the faid 
freeman and was in the moft faulte the faid Dane fhall haue noe remedy. 

Vppon the peticon of John Southerns gen concerning the delyvery of a man fervant 
by Nathaniell Jeffers vnto the faid M r Southerne to ferue him fower yeares, and for that 
it appeared vpppon a bill fhewed to the Co" that the faid M r Southerne was to haue the 
faid fervante delyvered vnto him at the feaft day of S l Thomas the Apoftle [in] 1626 
v^ h was not delyvered accordingly And for as much as the faid Nathaniell Jeffers [has] 
dyvers fervants heere in this Country And [the] faid M r Southerne is Content in fatis- 
facon [of] the faid bill to accepte of one of the faid fer[vants] The Co" hath ordered 
that James Budworth one of the faid fervaunts having fower yeares to fearve fhall dwell 
w th the faid M r Southerne for two yeares and then bee freed M r Southerne being content 
to accepte the fame and ^ forme it accordingly. 

Vppon the mocon of M r Dodlor Pott the Councell hath thought fitt and accordingly 
ordered that hee fhall haue 200 acres of land betweene Kethes Creeke and another Creeke 
adioyning. 

At this Court Zachary Cripps brought [in an] inventary of Edmond White deceafed 
and deliued [delivered] the fame vppon oath to bee a true and ^fecte Inventary And 
for that it appeared to the Co rt that the faid Zachary had fully admnftred the eftate of 
the faid Edmund the Co" hath ordered that hee fhall haue his bond therevppon delyvered 
to bee Cancelled and fhall bee quite thereof. 



23 th of January A Dmi 1628. 



A COURT at James Citty the 23 th of January A" Dmi 1628. 
$fent 
Ca: ffrancis Weft Efqr Gouerno r &c Do<5tor: Pott Capt: Smyth. M r ffarrar 

At this Co rt was reade a Letter of Attorney made from John 

See Record fo. Jeffers execute of the will & teftam' of Nathaniell Jeffers deceafed 

142 vnto John Cheefeman and Rowland Powell Marchants W* Letter of 

144 Attorney was Confirmed by a letter fent from the faid John Jeffers 

vnto the fervants of Nathaniell Jeffers And here likewife fhewed and 

reade, And for that it appeared by a note vnder the hand of M rs Bridgett Lowther that 

fhee is willing to leaue vpp the faid fervants and to bee accomptable vnto M r Powell for 

their fervice If the Co rt fhall foe order the fame, The Co rt taking the fame into confider- 

acon, haue Confirmed the faid Letter of Attorney vnto the faid M r Powell, and haue 

ordered that by vertue of the fame M r Powell fhall haue full power and authority to 

receave and difpofe of the faid fervants, and to call M r3 Lowther to accompte for their 

fervice that is paft, foe as the faid M r Powell doe put in fecurity to faue the Co" harmelefs 

[and] to be accomptable for the faid eftate of the faid Nathaniell Jeffers If hereafter it 

fhall appeare that there is a better or later authority (to the Co") then is conferrd vppon 

the faid M r Powell [by the faid] Letter of Attorney. 

Edward Mayhew Marchant fworne and exaied fayth that hee receaue[d] a bill of 
wrights from Rob" Marfhall, but it was vppon no other termes but that his brother 
M r Thomas Mayhew fhould doe his endeavo r to receaue the fame of the faid wright and 
if hee fhould receaue it hee would be accountable to Marfhall therefore. 

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Vppon a Complaint of M r Thomas Mayhewe ag' Rob' Mar/hall concerning the 
breaking vpp and paying away of a hhde of tobaccoe w ch M r Edward Mayhewe packed 
vpp and fealed for the acc° of the faid Thomas Mayhew It is ordered that the f d Mar/hall 
fhall bee imprifon[ed] till he make fatisfaccon. 



24 th [daie of] January A 1628. 

COURT at James Citty the 24 th [daie of] January A 162S. 

plfent 
Cap: jffrancis Weft Efqr Gouerno r Doclor: Pott. Cap': Smyth M' ffarrar. 



A 



At this Co" for as much as Obedience Robins was arretted at the fuit of Georg Medcalfe 
and hath appeared according to warrant and the faid George Medcalfe neyther by him- 
felfe or his Attorney came in to comence his fuit againft him the Co" hath therefore 
ordered that the faid George Medcalfe fhall bee nonfuited and paie vnto the faid 
Obedience fifty pounds of tobaccoe for his damage. 

It is ordered that Leif" Waters fhall delyver out of the eftate of Cap': Wilcocks 
fixteene hundred pounds of tobaccoe vnto M r Edward Mcyhew or his affignes for the vfe 
of M r Nicholas Clements in ^te of a debt due vnto the faid M r Clem" from the faid 
Cap* Wilcocks. 

Examinacons taken before M r Doctor Pott January the vi" 1 1628 

John Gay aged about 22 yeares fervant to Beniamin Jackfon fworne and exaied 
fayth that on Newyearcs day laft about two or three of the Clock in the afternoon this 
exaiate being mending of a pinte potte that was melted William Rcadc and John 
Burrowes came forth of this exaiates masters howse and sat down by him, and John 
Burrowes took vpp a little peece of leade that lay by this exaiate and begun to make it 
fitt for this exaiats worke that he was about and vppon a fudden William Reade faid 
vnto John Burrowes oh. yo" thcefe Wherevppon Burrowes letting fall his knife vppon the 
ground faid haue I ftolc any thing from thee and w ,h all ftrooke Reade vppon the breft 
w tb his fift then ptfently Reade ftooping downe tooke vpp the knife and therew" 1 ftabbed 
Burrowes into the belly below the Navell, and about an hower after this, Burrowes dyed. 

William Reade aged as he faith about 13 or 14 yeares being examined fayth that 
on New yeares daie laft about 2 or three of the Clocke in the afternoone he the exaite 
and John Burrowes fitting together by John Gay as hee was mending a pint pott asked 
this ex te to lend him his knife, and this exaite faid hee would not lende it him, then 
John Gay tooke this exaiats knife from him by force and plfently John Burrowes faid to 
this ex' e yo" arrant Rogue woo't not lend thy knife to him wherevppon this ex 1 faid to 
Burrowes what yo" theefe, then Burrowes threw down his knife betwixt his leggs, and 
ftrooke this ex' vppon the breft w th his fift, then this exaiate tooke vpp the knife and 
holding it in his hand Burrowes came in vppon this exaiat and ran his belly [upon] the 
knife. 

Herevppon the faid Reade was indited by the [name of] William Reade late of 
Blunt poynt w ,h in the Kingdome of Virginia labourer for that [on the] firft daie of 
January in the fourth [yeare of the] raigne of our foveraigne Lord [by the] grace of god 
of England Scotland [f ranee] & Ireland King Defendo' of the faith &c [betweene] the 
howers of 2 and 3 in the afternoone of the fame day by force and armes, that is to fay 
w' h a Certaine Knife price two pence vppon one John Burrowes at the houfe of one 
Beniamin Jackfon of Blunt poynt aforefaid in the peace of our foveraigne Lord the King 
beeing made an affault and [an] affray, and the faid John Burrowes then and there w" 1 
faid knife fellonioufly did thruft & ftabb into the belly giueing him the faid John Burrowes 
a mortall wound of w ch faid wound the faid John Burrowes w lh in an hower after dyed 

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And foe the [faid] William Reade the faid John Burrowes in manner and forme aforefaid 
fellonioufly did kill againft the peace of our foveraigne Lord the King his Crowne and 
dignity. 

Vppon v.*** Indictm' the faid Reade pleaded not guilty and for his triall put himfelfe 
vppon the Country viz' 

Richard King/mill William Harwood John John/on 

John Southerne Thomas Pa/more John Ofborne 

Thomas Mayhew Elmer Phillipps Thomas Crump 

Ingram ffarres George Gruaes John Jack/on 

Richard Taylor John Bridges 

W ch Jury being impaneled and fworne to inquire of the faid Indictm' delyvered vpp 
there verdict, that the faid Reade was guilty of Manflaughter whoe being asked what 
hee had to fay for himfelfe that he ought not to dy demanded his Clergy wherevppon 
hee was delyvered to the ordinary, &c. 

the 30 th January 1628. 

ACO RT at James Citty the 30 th January 1628. 
flfent 
Ca : Jjfrancis Wejt Efqr Gouerno r &c. Doctor Pott. Cap' : Smyth. Cap 1 : Mathewes. 
M r . Secretary. M r . ffarrar. 

At this Co rt were delyvered vpp by M r Southerne twelue bills (w* were Comitted 
vnto him by William Greene) w th M r Greenes Letter of Attorney to Richard Digges into 
the hands of William Barker by vertue of a letter of Attorney made by the faid Greene 
vnto William Barker 



the laft day of January 1628 



ACO RT at James Citty the laft day of January 1628 
flfent 
Cap : jjfrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Doctor Pott. Cap': Smyth. Cap': Mathewes. 
M r . Secretary. M r . ffarrar. 

At this Co" was taken into Confideracon the treaty of peace w' h the Indians w cb 
hath bin Continewed Since the beginning of Auguft laft And finding that vppon this 
treaty the people and planters of the Colony haue growen fecure and vtterly neglected 
eyther to ftand vppon their guard or to keepe their Arms fitt and ready about them to 
defend themfelves vpon any occafions wherein the treacherous Indians might attempte 
anything againft vs w ch mifcheifes are by noe meanes to bee pjvented (the Condicon 
of our people being foe wretchedly negligent in this kinde) that neyther jSclamacons nor 
other ftrict orders haue remedied the fame, And alfoe on the other fide the Indians haue 
beene extreamly falfe and altogether neglected the Condicons of the treaty and offered 
fome Injuries in dyvers of our plantacons The Governo' and Councell therefore vppon 
ferious deliberacon concerning the fame haue thought fitt and are of opinion that in 
their Judgm' 8 it is a fafer Co'fe for the Colony in general to plvent a fecond Maffacre 
utterly to pjclayme and maintayne enmity and warres w' h all the Indians of thefe <ptes. 
And doe therevppon order that all the people and planters w' h in this Colony doe take 
notice that all the former treaties of peace be vtterly extincte and diffanulled And that 
hereafter they doe ftrictly and p}cifely ftand vppon their guard And that they doe keepe 
the Indians of from their plantacons w th out any ^ly or Converfe w ,h them But for the 
better fafety of fome of our weaker plantacons, and that all the Colony may haue in 
the meane tyme intelligence of the plceedinges heerein It is thought Convenient that 

if 



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if it poffible may bee they f [ail to ?] fhoote or kill any of them vntill the 20 th of feb[ruary] 
next But after that tyme to efteeme them vtter Enemies and to take the beft advantages 
they can againft them. The Governo r and Councell refolving feverely to punifhe fuch 
as fhall bee found faulty and delinquent in the Guard of themfelues and plantations 
and doe not in all thinges payne toe obferue and keepe all former Orders foe often reitter- 
ated and publihfed to that purpofe In his Ma' 3 name ftriclly Chardging and requiring 
all Captaines and Comaunders w"'in the feverall lymitts of their corftaundes to fee that 
noe ^Jfones or planters doe work w th out fufficient force of men Conftantly that none 
doe goe abroade w th out fufficient ^ties and that efpecially they doe feverely punifhe 
fuch as fhall goe from their plantacons or howfes to other places w ,h out their Armes 
about them. 

At this Co" there was a corftiffion graunted vnto M r Secretary to goe to the Sufquefa- 
hanos, And that none that fhall haue a Corftiffion to goe vnto them[ ?] fhall goe thither 
till the firft of April next. 

This daie Cap Michacll Mar/hart fignifieing vnto the Co rt that according to the 
Corftiffion graunted him by the late generall affembly begun in March 1627 hee had 
now w th great cofts and labour brought ouer in his Shipp the London Marchant fixteene 
feild carriages for Ordinance, the chardges whereof amounts vnto the fume of 260 
[pounds] ftcrling as by the Acc° by him delyvered vnto the Co" w th goode certificate doth 
appeare The Gouerno r and Councell having taken this matter into confideracon and 
deeming it vnfitt that the difburfem' 8 of thefe Carriadges being of fuch neceffity and 
importance to this Colony fhould wholly light vppon the faid M r Mar/hart to his greate 
loffe and damage and to the further difcouragm' of himfelfe and others in being imployed 
to advance this Countries affaires haue ordered and concluded according to the faid 
generall Affemblies former agreem' that there bee this yeare a Levy throughout the 
Colony of 3" of tobacco ^ poll for every ^fon paying tythes to the minifter And for 
that there doe arife fome other neceffary chardges, and that it is j3bably Conceaued that 
moft mens tobaccoe are out of their hands before the publifhing hereof it is jurtlier 
ordered that fuch as fhall make defaulte in the paym' of the faid 3" of tobaccoe ^ poll 
this yeare fhall the next yeare paie 4" 



9 th of ffebruary 1628 



A COURT at Eliz: Citty the 9 th of ffebruary 1628 
plfent 
Cap: ffrancis Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c Doctor Pott Cap': Smyth M r Secretary. 

At this Co" was pTved the will of John Bainham deceafed by the oathes of Rowland 
Graine Minifter and Jaques Paftall Planter, and that the faid John Bainham was in 
^fecl; fenfe and memory at the making thereof. 

Alfoe at the fame tyme M r Rob" Sweete brought in the Inuentory of the faid John 
Bainhams eftate & defired to renounce the executo'fhipp of that eftate wherevppon a 
letter of adrftftracon was graunted vnto Elizabeth Bainham the widdow and relieve of 
the faid John Bainham. 

John Wheeler aged 1 9 yeares exaied faith that hee knoweth that the bill plduced in 
Court bearing date 14 th of June 1628 figned and fealed [by] M r Wheeler vnto Rob" 
Newman for 340" of tobaccoe was giuen in confideracon of two fowes and ten piggs 
bought by the faid M r Wheeler. 

M r William Stone brought into the Co" a bill of M r Richard Wheelers vnder his hand 
and feale for one hundred thirty and one pounds of tobacco. 

Daniell Cugly fworne and exaied fayth that about May laft paft Ric: Wheeler came 
into this exaiats howfe and brought a bundell of ftockens w th him laying them vppon the 

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table and M' Raftell being plfent demaunded where hee had them M r Wheeler anfwered 
I bought them of M' Stone, wherevppon M r Raftell replied it is well it is a thing wee want 
on the other fide 

Leif' Edward Waters fworne and exaied fayth [that] the Inventory of Cap: Crotias 
eftate now brought into this Co" by the Governo r wherevnto this depon 19 hand is fett is 
the true Inventory of the faid Cap : Crotias And that the faid Inventory was taken by 
him this dep 1 and John Bainham deceafed 

At this Co" the Governo r fignified to the table that whereas hee had taken into his 
hands the fervants of M r Raftell deceafed and is to make fatisfaecon for them as farr as 
it fhall be iudged they are worth, and being now to take his voyage for England, hee 
Condieoneth and agreeth w ,h the Co" on the behalfe of M r Thomas Raftell of London 
Marehant, That if hee the faid Thomas Raftell doe not content and agree to the fale of 
the men to haue them put of, that then they fhall be furrendred againe the next yeare 
after the Cropp, and fatisfaecon made for their Labo" this yeare. 



th ffeb\ruary\ 1628. 



ACO RT at Eliz Citty the 10 th fieb[ruary] 1628. 
pfent 
Cap: Jfra: Weft Efq r Gouerno r &c. Doctor Pott. Cap': Smyth Cap': Mathewes. 
M r . Claybome. 

The controverfy betweene M rs Raftell Pollantine and M r John Moone came into 
queftion. 

M r Moone vppon his oath d d [delivered] into the Court that the whole Cropp of 
tobaccoe that his owne fervants and M rs Pollantincs tended this yeare came to 10652". 

M r Thomas Burgcs teftified to the Co" that hee never gaue authorytie power or 
Confent vnto M r Moone for the removing and replanting of the fervants of M r9 Pollantine 
or for the doeing of many other matters concerning her eftate. 

At this Co" M r Moone agreed to giue, and M rs Pollantine contented to accept of 
3200" of Tobacco for her fervants labor this yeare and that fhe fhall haue halfe of the 
Cropp of the corne . . . and M r Moone to make it up 29 barrels of Come if it be 
wanting of that quantity. 

It was alfo further agreed that M rs Pollantine fhould haue the dwelling howfe fhee 
now lyves in and the tobaccoe howfe w* ftandeth by the fame and halfe the grounde 
that is cleered w ch is to bee devided by the Judgm 1 of three indifferent men and further 
M" Pollantine is to graunte M r Moone a leafe of the other halfe of the grounde and the 
howfes therevppon for three yeeres and that hee fhall haue leaue to Cleere as much more 
ground as hee and his fervants fhall have n[eed] of And M rs Pollantine in liew of the 
faid tobacco howfe is to paie to M r Moone this Cropp one thoufand weight of tobacco 

At this Co" was graunted a Corhiffion of admftr vnto Leonard Peddockc Marehant 
vppon the eftate of John Beard late deceafed at Accawmacke 

It is ordered that M r Waters do delyver 
Vpon y c pet. of M r Rayner this order vpp the eftate of Thomas Hunter deceafed 
was altered. See Co: 2 Mar: 1628. into the hands of Richard Cock the Attorny 

of Patrick Canada 

At this Co" was a peticone plferred againft the Governo' by John Bridges Attorney 
for the m'chants adventurers of the eftate of M r John Haier deceafed Wherevppon in 
fine the faid Bridges accepted to take of the Governo r three thoufand weight of tobacco 
to bee paid w th in three daies and to haue the remainder of that eftate to bee paid next 
yeare for fecurity whereof the Governo r acknowledged his whole eftate to bee lyable to 
make fatisfaecon 

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the i i th f[februa ry\ 1628. 

ACO RT at Eliz: Citty the 11 th /[february] 1628. 
plfent 
Ca: ffra: Weft Efq r Gouerno' &c Doctor: Pott. Cap': Smyth. Cap': Mathcwes. 
M r : Secretary. 

At this Co" was peticoned that the Governed fhould giue into the Co rt an account 
of the eftate belonging vnto the Children and Orphants of S r Georg Yeardley deceafed, 
therefore the Councell required of the Governo r that hee would giue in fecurity for the 
eftate of thofe Children, and that hee fhould bee accountable for the fame in England 
vnto the pVogatiue Co rt or to thofe of their kindred to whom this may app r teyne 

The Governo r made anfwer that hee conceaued that the Co" had nothing to doe to 
require anything from him and therefore hee would not delyver in an acc° of the Childrens 
eftate neyther giue in bond to the Co" to bee any waie accountable for the fame, but will 
bee ready to bee accountable to them that haue power and authority to Call him there- 
vnto in England 

At this Co" was held a long and ferious deliberacon concerning M r Humfry Raftelh 
eftate and in fine it was thought fitt, that whereas the Governed hath formerly taken the 
fervants into his hands and giuen order Concerning the manadging of fuch matters as 
haue beene requifite or needfull to bee done in like manner the whole eftate to bee left 
vnto him that hee may bee accomptable for the fame vnto M r Thomas Raftell or thofe 
to whome it fhall belong as having the beft intelligence and knowledg thereof, and the 
reft of the Councell for the moft ^te knowing nothing of the pjceedinges And the 
Governo r did then in Co" binde himfelfe to bee accomptable for the fame eftate when it 
fhould bee lawfully demaunded of him. 

The Governo r did now in Co" giue full power and authority vnto M r Dcxftor Pott 
and his brother Cap' John Weft as his Attorneys that they fhould giue full fatisfaccon 
vnto John Bridges for all the accounts belonging vnto the eftate of M r Hayes deceafed. 

Serieant Gyles Jones fworne and exaied f ay th that Cap' : Wilcocks did agree w' h John 
Walton to giue and paie 32s" of tobaccoe for to Carry his goods, for the tranf porting of 
his goods and fervants to his plantacon at Accawmacke 

the fecond daie of March 1628 

ACO RT at James Citty the fecond daie of March 1628. 
p)fent 
Doctor Pott. Cap': Smyth. Cap': Mathewes. M r : Secretary. 

M r Richard Bennett on the behalfe of his vnkle M r . Edward Bennett bound himfelfe 
to delyver vnto Cap: Martian one man fervant w' h in the ages of 15 and 25 yeares, w' h in 
foreteene daies. 

Whereas there hath bin heretofore a letter of admftracon graunted vnto M r Edward 
Waters vppon the eftate of Thomas Hunter deceafed And whereas there hath appeared 
to this Co" a greate Contrariety and difference in Conveyances Lres and other writinges 
vnder the hand of Cecily Hunter his late wife concerning [the] difpofing thereof, the 
Co" hath thought fitt that the eftate of the faid Hunter fhall [remain] in the hands of 
M r Waters till it fhall more cleerely appeare to whome the fame doth belong. 

M r Gilbert Blight did acquit and releafe Dauid[ ?] Dixon of and from all debts dues 
and demaunds whatfoever from the beginning of the world to this {5fent daie 

At this Co" was brought in the will of Abraham Porter and j9ved to bee his laft will 
and teftam' vppon the oathes of Elmer Phillipps and Thomas Crmnpe, and that hee 
was in ^fect fence and memory at the publication thereof. 

Vppon the teftimony of Cap: Roger Smyth and M r . Secretary that Cap: William 
Peirce being overfeer to Abraham Porter?, Will and eftate, had affigned and put over the 

fame 



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fame and all his right therein vnto John Jack/on Gunfmyth, the Co" hath thought fitt 
that the faid Jack/on fhall haue the overfight of the fame accordingly and a Comifs: of 
Admftracon is graunted vnto him thervppon. 

Steven Barker of Neckofland fworne and exaied fayth that not long before the death 
of Abraham Porter hee being in Company w th the faid Porter and having fome Conference 
w th him concerning 500" of tobacco w ch John Rodis did owe vnto the faid Porter the faid 
Porter tould this depon' that if it fhall pleafe god to call mee Rodis fhall bee the better 
for mee the faid 500'' tobaccoe 

Edward Wigg fworne and exaied faith that about Auguft laft Abraham Porter being 
ficke hee this depon* came vnto the howfe of the faid Porter and asked him how hee did 
who anfwered I am reajonable well I thanke god afterward this depon' tould the faid 
Porter yo u fhonld doe well to remember John Rodis, wherevnto hee anfwered If I had dyed 
I would haue giuen him what hee owes mee or ij I doe dy before I haue jecnrity for it I will 
giue it him 

Vppon the Comp" of John Jackfon againft Edward Wigg for taking awaie his Canoe 
w th out his leaue the Co" hath therevppon ordered that the faid Wiggc fhall paie to the 
faid Jackfon forty pounds of tobaccoe for his damages. 

At this Co n vppon the Comp" of M' Mynnard Late Minifter of Martin hundred 
againft the ^ifhioners there for deteyning from him his tythes vppon full Confideracon 
therein taken the Co" hath Concluded and foe ordered that the f d ^ifhioners fhall paie 
the faid Minifter his tythes . . . Notw th ftanding their agreem' w ,h M r Ly . . . now 
minifter 

At this Co" Rob" Wright was Comitted prifoner at the fuit of jjrancis jjowler for 
2oo H of tobaccoe recovered of him. 

Rob" Wright and Rob" Hutchenfon were Comitted prifoners at the fuit of Rob" 
Mar fhall for 272 1 ' of tobaccoe recou'ed of them. 

Rob" Hutchenfon was Comitted prifoner at the fuit Edward Wigg for tobaccoe. 

A Comiffion of admftracon was graunted vnto Thomas Rodricke vppon the eftate 
of fflewcllcn John. 



third daie of March A 1628. 

ACO RT at James Citty the third daie of March A" 1628. 
flfent 
Doctor: Pott. Cap': Smyth. Cap': Mathewes. M r : Secretary. M r : ffarrar. 

It is ordered that John Inman Surgeon In Reguard hee came over w th the fervants 
of M r Edw: Bennett (as himfelfe Confeffeth) who paide for his paffage fhall remaine and 
ferve vppon the Plantacon of the faid M r Edw: Bennett vntill hee can plcure teftimony 
out of England to free himfelfe. 

A Comiffion of Admftracon was graunted vnto Bartholomew W ether f by vppon the 
eftate of Thorns Godby 

It is ordered that the goods of George Shorton fhall be fould at an outcry by the 
appoynm' of Enfigne Thomas Willoughby and bills fhall bee taken for the paym' of fuch 
tobaccoes as fhall arife thereof, and the faid bills to bee delyvered vnto fuch as fhall haue 
the adminiftracon thereof or to thofe to whome they fhall otherwife belonge. 

At this Co" M r William ffarrar made over vnto William Andrewes and his heires 
and affignes forever the right of one hundred acres of land due by the tranfportacon of 
Rob" Owlcs and John Holmes who came in the Shipp the Southampton 1622 The faid one 
hundred acres by the Co" being graunted vnto the faid Andrewes and fcituated on the 
Eafterne Shore abutting Northerly vppon Cap: William Epes his land and thence 
Eafteme Shore abutting Northerly vppon Cap: William Epes his land and thence 
extending Sutherly 50 pole towards the purfimon ponds wefterly vppon the maine bay 
and Eafterly w' h that breadth ftretching into the maine woods. 

the 4 th 



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the 4 th of March 1628. 

ACO RT at James Citty the 4 th of March 1628. 
$fent. 
Doiflor: Pott. Cap': Smyth. Cap': Matliewes. M r : Secretary. M r : fiarrar. 

At this Co rt was brought in the will of Gilbert Peppit gen and ptyed to bee his laft 
will and teftam' vppon the oathes of Zachary Cripps and George Woodcocke and that hee 
was of ^fec5te fenfe and memory at the making thereof. 

Whereas it appeared that Mathew Cavell for the confideracon of twelue pounds ten 
fhillinges paid into the hands of S r Edwin Sandis Knight then treafurer for Virginia was 
to take vpp fifty acres of land in the faid Country of Virginia, And for that the faid 
Mathew is deceafed and Thomas Cavell his fonne moved this Co" to grant him leave to 
take vpp the faid fifty acres It is ordered that hee fhall haue liberty to take vpp the fame 
in any place w' h in this Colony foe as the fame bee not formerly made Choice of fivided 
that hee doe make proofe that hee is the next and right heire to the faid Mathew Cavell. 

At this Co rt was taken into Confideracon the placing of Lazarus Martin minifter 
who arrived in the London Marchant and as yett is not plvided for in any Cure or Charge 
Wherevppon it was thought fi.it and accordingly ordered that hee fhould haue the two 
plantacons of the Neckofland and the College vnder his Care And for that thofe places 
doe not conteyne any fufficient a number of Inhabitants as hee might expedte to yeild 
him a Competent meanes j9porconable to his paines and miniftry It is thought Convenient 
if foe bee the Inhabitants and planters fhall willingly Condifcende therein that the dues 
and tithes in the fame bee augmented in fuch jSporcon as may giue him Contemtm' 
and incourage him to labor diligently in his Calling. 

Whereas M r George Keth is lately arived, and by his dep'ture from Elizabeth Citty 
into England the place hee formerly held is allready furnifhed and pVided for wherby hee 
is now deftitute of a Chardge wherein to ^forme his Calling and Miniftry, The Co" 
hath thought fitt to order that thofe new plantacons fcituate betweene Maries Mount 
and Waters his Creeke bee for the tyme beeing ioyned [joined] into one ^ifhe and 
Contribute to the mainteynance of the faid M r Keth fuch tythes and dueties as fhall bee 
belonging vnto him. 

William Barnes is imprifoned at the fuit of Thomas Crumpe vntill hee make him 
fatisfaccon. 

It is ordered that a warrant fhall bee directed to M r Grevill Pooly and Edward 
Auborine to appeare. 

At this Co" Roger Saunders p]ferred his fuit againft Richard Popeley vppon a bond 
of fower hundred pounds fterling, and for that hee affirmeth that hee hath beene dampni- 
fied to the value of 2600" tob. w* hee hath fatisfied vnto John Army or giuen him fecurity 
therefore, The Co" hath ordered that the faid Richard Popeley fhall difchardg a bill 
wherein the faid John Army ftandes indebted to M r Thorns flint in 900" of Tobaccoe 
and dif chardge one other bill wherein the faid Saunders ftands bounde vnto John Army 
for the paym' of 8oo u of tobaccoe and fhall delyver one new man vnto the faid Saunders 
to ferve him all his tyme of covennte, the faid Saunders to choofe him out of five of 
Popelys new fervants And that the faid Popley fhall binde himfelfe twelue fervants and 
his plantacon to ^ forme the fame. 

At this Co" was taken into Confideracon what Courfe was beft to bee held w th the 
Indians in generall It was concluded that the order of Co" made the laft daie of January 
laft paft fhould ftand in force; But as concerning a ^ticular Indian r 11 came in volun- 
tarily amongft vs : ffor that it Could not be j3fuppofed that hee knew of our breaking off 
the former treaty of peace w' h the Cominge fo fuddenly vnto vs after the meffengers 
were fent awaie w' h a meffuage to that effecte, It was thought fitt in reguard they haue 
not begunn w' h vs nor killed any of our men firft, And for that it is conceaved that by 
that meanes they may happily bee w th held from offering vs any further iniuries w ch is 

not 



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not vneafie for them to effecle Confidering the weaknes of dyvers of o r ftragling plan- 
tacons, that hee fhall bee delyvered vpp to the hands of his Countrymen, and w ,h all a 
meffuage to bee tould them that we are refolued to breake off the treaty of peace w th 
them in Virginia they haue beene foe falfe vnto vs in all the Condicons Concluded and 
agreed on. And efpecially for that they haue frequented our plantacons and preffed 
vppon our howfes Contrary to the firft and principall Article, And further haue killed 
many of our hogs and Cattell and done iniuries to divers of our men hunting in the woods. 
Whereas it appeared that Nicholas was to ferve M r Thomas Willoughby 

vntill the age of The faid M r Willoughby did now fignifie to this Co" that hee 

is Content to accepte the faid Nicholas to ferve him fower yeares after this plfent day 
and then to fet him free 



the 5 th of March 1628 

ACO RT at James Citty the 5 th of March 1628 
plfent 
Dodtor Pott. Cap 1 : Smyth. Cap' : Mathewes. M r Secretary M r jjarrar. 

Rob" Poole gent fworne and examined fayth that about the midle of May 1625 this 
exaiat being at Cap : William Tucker his howfe at Elizabeth Citty w th Leif' Gilbert Peppett, 
Henry Henctt marriner and Walter Williams marchant, heard the faid Cap: Tucker make 
offer of fower thoufand weight of tobaccoe vnto the faid Walter Williams and to paie 
the fame vnto him plfently in the behalfe of Cap' Michaell Mar/hart for the vfe of M r 
William Lucas to be fent home in the fhipp called the Supply. 

At this Co" Cap'. Samuell Mathewes made over vnto Zachary Cripps gent one 
hundred acres of land accrewing by vertue of the tranfportacon of Thomas Dryhurft 
and Mathew Liueing who came in the Shipp the Neptune 1618 wherevppon the Co" 
graunted that a patent for the faid one hundred acres fhould bee made vnto the faid 
Zacharic Cripps Situate at the mouth of Warwick Ryver abutting vppon .... and 
Lief' Gilbert Peppett his land. 

John Southcme gent fworne and exaied fayth that hee being in his owne houfe, the 
plvoft Marfhall being to execute his office by fetting an vnruly fellowe in the ftockes did 
Charge the ftanders by in the kinges name to bee ay ding and affifting vnto him, amongft 
whome were then and there pXent Charles Waller John Virgo and Rob" Hutchenfon w ch 
^ties this dep' very well knew who did not only not ayde and affifte him but went away 
laughing 

It is ordered that John Virgoe for refuf [ing to affift the] plvoft Marfhall in the execu- 
tion of his office [fhall] paie forty pounds of tobaccoe for a fine and [fhall give] fuerties 
for his good behavio' 

The faid Virgo did then acknowledg to owe unto o r foveraigne lord the King forty 
pounds [of tobaccoe] w' h condicon to appeare at the next Quarter Co" and in the meane 
tyme to bee of the good behavio' 

This daie the whole body of the Councell nowe remayning and refident in the Colony 
did according to his Ma' B letters patents affemble themfelues, and after full and ferious 
Confideracon did eledte and Choofe John Pott Efqr to bee the plfent Gouerno r of and for 
this Colony of Virginia. 



. . . of March A 1628 

ACO RT at James Citty the . . . of March A" 1628 
plfent 
John Pott Efq r Gouerno' Szc Cap': Smyth. M r : Secretary. M r : Jjarrar. 

Richard Peck aged 25 yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth that vppon the 
eight daie of Jebruary laft paft Thomas Godby being at the Howfe of W m Parker at Merry 

poynt 



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poynt, this depon' and dyvers others being then there in Company w ,h him, after fupper 
they dranke out betweene them a bottle of burnt clarett wine conteyning hue pints or 
thereabouts, and the faid Godby dranke for his fhare thereof about fome fower cupps 
at w ch tyme M r Conges boate running agrounde on the fholes againft the faid howfe 
William Bently being in her came into the howfe and asked if that were their orders to 
heare men call and not come to helpe them out of the water wherevnto Godby anfwered, 
doe yo" thinke wee haue nothing to doe but to fetch yo" out of the water. To w 1 ' Bently 
replyed hold yo' peace noebody fpeakcth to yo" after w ch many iefting wordes paffed 
betweene the faid Bently and Godby, amongft w 1 " 1 Godby gaue Bently many Evoking 
wordes, and after that Bently faid to Godby fhall wee toffe fome balls wherevppon Godby 
faid if yo" toffe balls to tnee I will toffe the Cup in yo' face and not long after (many words 
having firft paft betwixt them) Godby called Bently rogue or rafcall or both and Bently 
did the like to him, and therevppon j9fently the faid Bently fitting vppon the forme on 
the left fide of Godby ftrooke him of from the faid forme and plfently rofe vpp and gaue 
him a kick as hee lay vppon the Ground. Then the Company there $fent tooke vpp 
the faid Godby and fett him on a chair and then Godby complayned faying Oh my fide 
after w ch hee walked two or three tournes croffe the howfe, and then William Parker led 
him toward this exaiats howfe and by the way having occafion to vnloofe a poynt hee 
could not fitt but tumbled downe Crying out, oh Bently thou haft killed mee repeating 
the fame words very often, and alfo faid of himfelfe / am Cruelly foxed » and repeated 
the fame likewife very often After w° h the faid Parker this deponent and fome others 
Carryed him backe to Parkers howfe And in the morning Godby was founde dead in 
the faid howfe and this is all this dep' can faie. 

William Parker aged 22 yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth that vppon 
the eight daie of february laft paft, one Thomas Godby at Elizabeth Citty being at this 
exaiats howfe w th fome fix others in Company after they had fupped they had a bottle 
of burnt Clarett wine Conteyning about fiue pints, and the faid Thomas Godby dranke 
about fower Cupps of the fame And this exaiate fayth hee was a little light headed w" 1 
drinke and after about eleven of Clocke at night William Bently Came to this exaiats 
houfe alfoe in a boate, and when hee was Come into the howfe hee asked, why would 
none of the howfe light vs vpp, and then Thomas Godby anfwered was any body bound to 
bring yo" light to fetch yo u of from the water then William Bently replyed noe body fpeakcth 
to yo" then all fitting by the fire they began to ieft one w" 1 another, And Bently called 
Godby Cuckold To w * 1 hee faid / were as good bee a Cuckold as a Cuckold maker and 
Called Bently Rogue or knave, wherevppon Bently fitting vppon a forme on the left 
hand of Godby ftroke the faid Godby w th his right hand (as this exaiate taketh it and 
felled him from the forme, and then plfently Bently rofe and kicked Godby and then the 
Company there f*ted them and tooke Bently from him and then Godby got vpp and 
gott vppon a Cheft and Cryed out my belly and my fide wherevppon this exaiat advifed 
the faid Godby to goe to the next howfe to fleepe, and therevppon the faid Godby went 
out w th this dep' . . . and there this dep' left him and Retorned [to his] owne howfe, 
and w th in a q r t r of an hower after [the] faid Godby was brought backe againe to this 
dep' 3 howfe and there was laide vppon a bed, and Cryed out o M' Bently yo" haue killed 
mee repeating the fame divers tymes, and faying Lord haue mercy vppon vs Lord Jefus 
receauc my foide after w ch hee lay very quiett and this dep' thinking him to bee a deep 
left him and in the morning hee was found dead. 

Herevppon faid Bently was indited by the name of William Bently late of Grangers 
poynte Taylor for that hee the eight daie of february in the fourth yeare of the reigne 
of our foveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god of England Scotland f ranee and 
Ireland king defendo' of the faith &c at the howfe of one William Parker Scituate at the 
plantacon Called Merry poynt by force and armes vppon one Thomas Godby late of 
Elizabeth Citty planter at the faid howfe in the peace of our foveraigne Lord the King 
then being made an affaulte and affray, and the faid Thomas Godby then and there w ih 

his 

" The word seems to mean here stupified or dazed. 



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his left hand, vppon the left eare fellonioufly did ftrike, and the faid Thomas Godby then 
and there likewife fellonioufly w' h his foote did kieke of w° h ftroke and kicking the faid 
Thomas Godby the ninth daie of february in the yeare aforefaid in the morning dyed, 
and soe the faid William Bently the faid Thomas Godby the faid nynth daie of february 
in the yeare aforefaid fellonioufly did kill againft the peace of our faid foveraigne Lord 
the King his Crowne and Dignity. 

Vppon w ch indidtrn* the faid William Bently pleaded not Guilty, and for his tryall 
put himfelfe vppon the Country viz' 

Richard King/mill Edward Cage Thomas Bagwell 

John Southerne Thomas Crumpe Marmaduke Rayner { ?] 

Thomas Harwood John Harris Elmer Phillipps 

John Bridges John Johnjon ffrancis fowler 

W ch Jury being Impaneled and fworne to enquire of the faid felony vppon delyvering vpp 
their verdict founde the faid Bently guilty of manflaughter, And hee being asked what 
hee had to fay for himfelfe that hee ought not to dye demaunded his Clergie wherevppon 
hee was d d to the Ordinary &c. 

At this Co" was a leafe graunted vnto Thomas Delmaio' of a Certaine fmall flipp 
of land lying at Goofe Hill conteyning three acres abutting wefterly vppon the land of 
Dame Elizabeth Dale Eafterly vppon Goofe Hill Marfhe Southerly towards the main 
River and Northerly on the Hand. 

7 th of March 1628 

ACO RT at James Citty the 7 th of March 1628 
plfent 
John: Pott Efq r Gouerno r &c. Cap': Smyth: Cap': Mathcwes. M r . Claybourne 
M r farrar. 

fit is thought fitt that M' jffarrar at the next meeting of the Co" do bring downe 
M r Pooly and Edward Auborne to anfwer to fuch thinges as fhall bee obie&ed ag' them. 

It is likewife thought fitt that Cap': Mathewes doe bring vpp John Moone of 
Warrofquoiak to anfwere to Certaine Contemning wordes w ch hee hath fpoken ag' the 
Comaunder of that Plantacon. 

// is ordered that a letter bee written to M r Thomas Raftell to Certifie the Carriage 
and eftate of his affaires in this Colony. 

It was ordered that thefe Comiffions following bee renewed as followeth viz' 

the Colledge and Leif Ofborne to bee Comaunder of the Colledge and the 

Neck-of-land Neck-of-land hee being in the latter to appoynt a deputy. 

Sherley hundred M r Thomas Palmer to be Comaunder of Shirley hundred main 

maine 

Sherley hundred M r Henry Throgmorton Comaunder of Sherley Hundred Hand 

Hand and his owne plantacon 

Weftouer Cap: Thomas Pawlett Comaunder of Weftover 

Perfeys hundred M r Henry Careleffe Comaunder of Perfeys hundred 

Paces Paines and M r William Perry Comaunder of Paces paines and Smythes 

Smythcs Mount Mount 

the other fide of Cap' : John Weft Comaunder of the other fide of the water. 

y* water 

Hog Hand M r John Chew Comaunder of Hog Hand 

M' John Jackfon Comaunder of the Neck-of-land in y e Corporacon of James Citty. 
Bridges freeman Comaunder of the Magine [magazine] 

M r Vtie Comaunder of all the plantacons betweene Martins hundred and Archers 
hope Creeke 

Cap': Baffe Comaunder of Warrofquoiacke ffor 



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ffor Elizabeth Citty it is thought fitt that Cap : Thomas Pur fury fhall bee principall 
Comaunder there and his Chardg to bee more ^ticulerly for the execucon of all matters 
belonging to Shipping and fuch warrants as fhall iffue from the Governo r and Councell 

Leif' Willvughby to be Comaunder vnder him at Maries Mount and fo downewards 
to Cap : Tuckers plantacon. 

Likewife Leif' George Thompson from Leiftenante Lupoes[ ?] Creeke to Chamber- 
laines Creeke 

Likewife Leif' Waters from Southampton River to fox hil 

At this Co" Mathew Edloe hufband to Alice late the wife and Adrhftratrix of Luke 
Boys deceafed delyvered in vppon his oath the account of the paym" of the faid Luke 
Boys his debts and eftate. 

M r Richard Stevens Complaynes that the ferieant Coleman at Elizabeth Citty havinge 
arretted La Guarde for 1400 1 ' of tobaccoe who was to appeare at this Co", but hath made 
default; Wherevppon it is ordered that Cap': Pur fury fhall take order that eyther by 
the faid Coleman or the fuerties plfent fatisfaccon bee made vnto M' Stevens eyther out 
of their eftate or to Corhitte him the faid Coleman to prifon. 

ffor the eafe of the people and according to the order eftablifhed in the generall 
affembly It is ordered that a Comiffion bee drawen for a monethly Co" to bee holden 
in the vpper $*tes, The Comiffioners to be viz' M' farrar: Cap': Epes: Cap': Davis[ ?] 
[or Daws] Cap' M r Thotnas Palmer Henry Throgmorton . . . M r farrar to bee alwaies 
one 

W ch Co" is to decide Controverfies of meum et tuum vnder one hundred weight of 
tobaccoe and to take into their Chardge the confervacon of the peace foe far as is belong- 
ing to the Quarter Seffions of the juftices in England life only excepted w ,h plvifoe of 
appeale to the Gouerno' and Councell. 

A like comiffion for a monethly Co" at Elizabeth Citty the Comiffioners whereof to 
be viz' 

Cap' Pur fury: Leif": Waters: Leif': Willoughby: Leif': Thompfon: M r Thorowgood: 
M r Lyonell Roulfton[l] M r William Kempe: M r John Downeman . . . Cap: Pur fury 
or Leif' : Waters to be allwaies [one] 

It is ordered that Cap' Mathewes fhall haue leave to fende his bargue the francis 
a trading into the Bay of Chefapcack 

There being dyvers Corhiffions for trading likely to iffue out of the Co" It is ordered 
to pVent fome inconveniences w* haue happened, that if any of their fhipps fhall 
ariue at one towne together ... to ftay vntill the former fhipps trade be done or 
to compound w th them, otherwife to depart to another place, and not to doe anything 
directly or indirectly to the hinderance or difturbance of the other fhipps 

8 th daie of Apr ill A Dmi 1629 

ACO RT at James Citty the 8 ,h daie of Aprill A" Dmi 1629 
plfent 
John Pott Efq r Gouerno' &c Cap* : Smyth. 

At this Court was heard a difference depending betweene Gilbert Whitfeild p" 
againft Rob" Poole defend' and it appeared that Rob" Poole was indebted vnto the faid 
Gilbert in the fome of 194 1 ' of tobaccoe and nyne barrells of Eares. Wherevppon it was 
agreed betweene them and the co" have thought fitt that the faid Rob" Poole fhall giue 
fecurity to the faid Whitfeild for the paym' of the faid Tobaccoe at the next cropp and to 
paie the Corne at or before the firft of May next. 

A comiffion was graunted vnto Rob" Poole to goe a trading for Corne to the Eafterne 
Shore. 

At this Co" a Controverfie depending between Mufick[t\ William['f] and Richard 
Bennett[ ?] was . . . Concerning the granting of a leafe of Certaine land in Warros- 

quoaicke, 



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quoaicke, and for that there was not witnes plduced to p}ve anything on eyther $' e the 
Co rt hath referred the examination of the Conteft to Cap' Baffe[ ?] and hath retourned 
the fame to the Gouerno r and Councell at the next Quarter Co" heare holden. 

George Vnurin aged thirty yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth that 
Dorcas Howard his maide being at worke in the grounde on Monday the two and twen- 
tieth daie of March laft paft, as this exaite taketh it, fhee began to complaine that fhe 
was not well and being come into the howfe fhee fell very fick Wherevppon this dep' 
demaunded of her what fhee ayles who anfwered i" am very ill in my body, and wifhed 
that her dame were w th her for her dame could giue her eafe, then this dep' demaunded 
of her if fhe were w' h Childe to w ch fhee anfwered noe wherevppon this dep' threatned to 
beate her if fhee would not tell him the truth why fhe was foe payned and then plfently 
fhe confeffed fhe was w' h Childe and that Rob" Gage was the ffather And [then] this 
exaite bade her goe to bed and asked her [to] call fome weomen to her, but fhee intreated 
[that] hee would not And in the morning (the faid Dorcas being in bed) this exaite 
demaunded of her how fhee did who anfwered I haue had a mif chance, And then plfently 
hee came to his wife and tould her of it and asked her what hee fhould doe who bade him 
goe backe and call fome weomen to view the Child. Wherevppon this dep' fent for one 
Moorecocks wife who came and looked vppon it but whether it were borne aliue or deade 
this dep' knoweth not, nor more to this matter cann hee depofe. 

Elizabeth Moorccocke the wife of Reiginald Moorecocke of the age of thirty yeares or 
thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth that George Vnwin came to this exaiats howfe and 
tould her that her [his] maide was broughte a bed and had Carried out the Childe but 
had not buried it and defired this dep' to come and view it wherevppon this depon' went 
w' b him and looked vppon the Childe w^ was a boy, and the mould of the head was 
bruifed, but for anyother thing this dep' could $ceave the Childe might bee borne 
alyve, and this is all this dep' can depofe in this matter. 

At this Co" George Vnwin planter did acknowledge to owe vnto 
This Re was our foveraigne Lord the King 40" foveraigne cnglifhc money w' h 

continewed till condicon Dorcas Howard fhall appeare at the Quarter Co" to bee 
March Q'ter Co. holden at James Citty 

At this Co" the Church wardens of the ^ifhe of the lower jjHes of Eliz Citty did 
$fent that William Capps and John Sipfe ^ifhioners there doe not rcpaire nor frequent 
the faid <pifhe Church to heare dyvine fervice according to the lawes and orders of this 
Colony in fuch cafes pVided, It is therefore ordered that for foe long tyme as it fhall be 
plued that the faid Capps and Sipfe haue beene abfent from the faid Church, that they 
fhall pay fuch fines as by an actte therefor made are plvided to be paid : the faid fines to 
bee levied at the next Crop by way of diftreffe. 

Exaicons taken before John Pott Efq r gouerno' the 25 th day of March A [1629] 
JJrancis England of the age of twenty yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied faith 
That Thomas Hall (being exaied by Cap: Baffe wether hee were man or woeman (as 
himfelfe did confeffe to this exaite) toulde this exaite that hee anfwered Cap': Baffe 
that hee was both man and woeman And this exaiate further fayth that the faid Hall 
being at Atkins arbor one Nicholas . . . asked him why hee went in weomans aparell 
the faid Hall anfwered in the hearing of this dep' I goe in weomans aparell to gett a bitt 
for my Catt And hee further fayth that there was a Rumo r and Report that the faid 
Hall did ly w' h a maid of M r Richard Bennetts called greate Beffc And hee likewife fayth 
that hee this exaite and one Roger Rodes being at the vpper plantacon after it had beene 
rumored that the faid Hall was a man and that hee was put in mans apparell the faid 
Hall being then there with them, the faid Rodes tould Hall thou haft beene reported to be' 
a woman and now thou art $ved to bee a man, I will fee what thou carrieft, Wherevppon 
the faid Rodes laid hands vppon the faid Hall, and this exaiate did foe likewife, and they 
threw the faid Hall on his backe, and then this exaiate felt the faid Hall and pulled out 
his members whereby it appeared that hee was a ^fecl; man, and more hee cannot depofe. 

John 



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John Atkins of the age of 29 yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied depofeth and 
fayth That M r Stacy having reported that Hall now a fervante vnto this exaiate was as 
hee thought a man and woeman, not long after, the faid Hall (being then fervante to 
Rob" Eyros and John Tyos) and being at Nicholas Eyros his howfe Alice Longc Dorothye 
Rodes and Barbara Hall being at that tyme in the faid howfe, vppon the faid Report did 
fearch the faid Hall and found (as they then faid) that hee was a man but the faid Tyos 
fwore the faid Hall was a woeman (as the faid Dorothy Rodes did often affirme vnto this 
depo* Wherevppon Cap : Baffe exaied the faid Hall in the plnee of this dep te whether 
hee were man or woeman, the faid Hall replyed hee was both only hee had not the vfe 
of the mans ^te . . . was a peece of flefhe growing at the . . . belly as bigg as 
the topp of his little finger [an] inch longe wherevppon Cap': Baffe Commanded [him] 
to bee put in woemans apparell, but the aforefaid fearchers were not fully refolved, but 
ftood in doubte of what they had formerly affirmed, and being (about the twelveth of 
february) at this exaiates howfe the faid Hall dwelling then w th him, and finding the 
faid Hall afleepe did againe fearch him and then allfoe found the faid Hall to bee a man 
and at that p¥ent[ly] called this exaiate to fee the proof thereof, but the faid Hall feeming 
to ftarre as if fhee had beene awake this exaiate lefte him and at that inftant Could 
fee nothing But the Sunday following, thofe ferchers being againe affembled and the 
wife of Allen Kinafton and the wife of Ambrofe Grijfcn being in Company w th them were 
againe deiirous to fearch the faid Hall, and having fearched him in the plnce [presence] 
of this Deponent did then likewife finde him to bee a man Wherevppon this exaiat asked 
him if that were all hee had to w ch hee anfwered J haue a peece of an hole and therevppon 
this dep' commanded him to lye on his backe and fhew the fame And the faid woemen 
fearching him againe did againe finde him to bee a man Wherevppon the f exaiate did 
Comaunde him to bee put into mans apparell And the day following went to Captaine 
Baffe, and tould him that the faid Hall was founde to bee a man and defired that hee 
might be punifhed for his abufe And this dep' further fayth that the faid Hall (as this 
dep' hath heard) did queftion the faid Alice Long for reporting that hee had layen w"> 
a mayd of M r Richard Bennetts, to w ch fhee anfwered / reported it not, but Penny[ ?] Tyos 
his man reported foe much And this is all this exaiate can fay. 

Thomas Hall exaied faith that hee being borne at or neere Newcaftle vppon Tyne 
was as hee hath beene often tould Chriftned by the name of Thomafine and foe was 
called and went Clothed in woemans apparell there vntill the age of twelue yeares at 
w° h age the faid Exaiats mother fent him to his Aunte in London and there hee Iyved 
ten[ ?] ye[ares] vntill Cales Accon, at w h tyme a brother of his being pjffed for that 
fervice this exaiate Cut of his heire and Changed his apparell into the fafhion of man 
and went over as a fouldier in the Ifle of Ree being in the habit of a man, from whence 
when he was retorned hee came to Plymouth, and there hee changed himfelfe into woe- 
mans apparell and made bone lace and did other worke w' h his needle, and fhortly after 
Shipping being ready for a voyage into this Country hee Changed againe his apparell 
into the habit of a man and foe came over into this Country. 

It was therevppon at this Co" ordered that it fhall bee publifhed in the plantacon 
where the faid Hall lyveth that hee is a man and a woeman, that all the Inhabitants 
there may take notice thereof and that hee fhall goe Clothed in mans apparell, only his 
head to bee attired in a Coyfe and Crof cloth [ ?] w th an Apron before him And that hee 
fhall finde fuerties for his good behavio' from Quarter Co rt to Quarter Co" vntill the 
Co" fhall difchardge him and Cap' Nathan iell Baffe is ordered to fee this order executed 
accordingly. 

for as much as Edward Waller did at this Co" corhence his fuit againft John Johnfon 
about the fale of a fowe and the taking away of a peece, and becaufe Johnfon teftified 
to this Co" that hee fent a pigg in ^te of fatisf accon and the peece by Richard Dolphenby 
to the faid Edward Waller the w ch the faid Waller affirmed hee never receaved And for 
that the faid M r Waller hath dyvers witneffes to examine in this Caufe w 7 ' 1 at this Co" 
were not $fent It is ordered that the Captain Smyth fhall examine the faid Dolphenby 

vppon 



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vppon his oath Concerning the fame, and the Caufe is referred to bee determined at the 
next Quarter Co rt 

It is ordered that every corhaunder w th in the feverall plantacons of this Colony 
fhall take a generall mufter of all the inhabitants men woemen and Children as well 
Englifhc as Negroes inhabiting w th in the fame and Retorne a lift of their names to the 
Governo r and Councell at the next Quarter Co" to bee here holden. 

John Virgo being bound by Recognizance to appeare this Co" hath made default 
whereby hee hath forfeited] to the Kings Ma tie 4o u fterling. 

Charles Waller beeing bound by Recognizance to appeare at this Co" hath made 
defaulte whereby hee hath forfeyted 40" fterling to the Kings Ma tie 



the 9 th daie of Aprill 1629. 

ACO RT at James Citty the 9 th daie of Aprill 1629. 
]3fent. 
John Pott Efq r Gouerno r &c. Cap' : Smyth. M r ffarrar. 

At this Co" was j3f erred a peticon by Leif' Willoughby and others for reftoring a 
^te of their ^ifhe w* they pltende was taken awaie and added to another ^ifhe And 
for that it appeared by an order of Co" that all Controverfies concerning the deviding 
of the faid fifties fhould ftand as then it did vntill it fhould bee devided by a generall 
Affembly or by fome other lawfull hearing And for as much as the Co" at this tyme is 
not full by reafon of the abfence of fome of the Councell The gouerno' and Councell now 
plfent haue ordered that the hearing and determining of the faid Caufe fhall bee referred 
vntill the retorne of M r Secretary, when imediately after they intende to haue a full 
meeting to decide the fame. 

At this Co" was $ved the will nuncupative of Rob'" Adames of Martins hundred 
vppon the oath of John Lyford Minifter. 

ffor as much as it appeared to this Co" that there was a Covehnte betweene M r 
Lyford Minifter of Martins hundred and M r Will" Harwood and other the ^ifhioners 
there whereby it was to bee agreed by them to giue M r Lyford 2ooo n weight of tobaccoe 
and a fufheient quantity of Corne yearly And for that the plantacon is very fmall in 
foe much that it is likely to ly very heavie on the ^ifhioners, and becaufe the faid 
agreem' was made by the ^fwation of the faid M r Harwood vppon fome hope of inlardg- 
ing the faid ^ifhe by adding fome plantacon neere adioyinge, to the fame It is agreed 
betweene M r Harwood and the reft of the ^ifhioners, and the Co" doth thinke fitt that 
M r Harwood shall pay one third ^t of the faid tobacco and Corne, and the reft of the 
^ftifhioners fhall paie the other two thirds amongft them. 

Vppon a difference betweene William [and] Tuke, for that it appeared that . . . 
worke w ,h the faid Tuke by the fpace of a mon[eth it] is ordered That the faid Tuke fhall 
lett vnto ... in Hew of his monethes worke one acre of ground lying w ,h in his owne 
planted grounde for this yeare rent free. 

At this Co" was brought in the will of Edward Davis and $ved to bee his laft will 
and teftam 1 and that hee was in <jjJfeete fence and memory at the making thereof. 

At this Co" Eleno' Price delyvered in vppon her Corporall oath the Inventory of 
Edward Price her late hufband deceafed to bee a true and ^fedte inventory of all his 
goods debtes and credits to the utmoft of her knowledge. 

A comiffion of admftracon was graunted vnto Eleno' Price on the eftate of Rob" 
Brittaine her former hufband and the inventory was then delyvered in to bee a true 
and ^fe6l inventory of his eftate vppon her corporall oath. 

A Comiffion of admftracon was graunted vnto Cap' Nathaniel! Baffe on the eftate 
of ... , And the inventory of the faid eftate was then likewife delyvered in vppon 
his oath to bee a true and ^fecte inventory &c 

10 th daie 



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10 th daie of May 1629 

C0 RT at James Citty the io' h day of May 1629 

pkent 
John: Pott Efq r Gouerno' &c Cap': Smyth: 



John Warham Marchant aged twenty fiue yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied 
faith That Anthony Leane did Covennte w' h M r Thomas Mayhew to ferve him one wholle 
yeare to ende at Chrijtmas next for w 1 * M r Mayhew was to giue the faid Leane twenty 
pounds Jterling, and that the faid Leane was cheifly to bee employed about the affaires 
of his boate 

It is therevppon ordered that the faid Leane fhall ferve M r Edward Mayhew vntill 
Chrijtmas next hee paying the faid Leane fuch wages and ^forming fuch Covennts as 
his brother M r Thomas Mayhew was to pay and ^forme And the faid M r Mayhew doth 
plmife not to fet the faid Leane to the Hoe but to employ him about the affaires of his 
boate and fuch other bufinefs. 



A 



the . . . 1629 

CO RT at James [Citty] the . . . 1629 

p¥ent 
John Pott Efq r gouerno r &c Cap*: Smyth. 



At this Co" articles of agreem' made betweene [Edward] Wigg and Steven Barker 
concerning the marriadge of Steven Barkers mayde were brought in queftion, and being 
reade, it appeared that the faid Edward Wigg had broken his faid Covennts And for 
that a bill was at this tyme pMuced and read wherein the faid Edward Wigg ftandeth 
bound to the faid StevenBarker in 500 1 ' of tobaccoe for the^formance of the faidCovennts 
It is ordered that the faid Steven Barker fhall recover the faid 500" of tobaccoe of the 
faid Edward Wigg according to the faid Bill. 



8 th daie of . . . A Dmi 1629 

T A Co" At James Citty the 8 th daie of ... A' Dmi 1629 

plfent 
John Pott Efq r Gouerno' &c Cap 1 : Smyth: 



A 



At this Co" Rob' Hntchenfon planter did acknowledge to owe vnto O r Soveraigne 
Lord the Kinges Ma' ie that ... is forty pounds of Lawfull mony of England &c 
. . . Condicon that he fhall appeare at the next Quarter Co" and in the meane tyme 
to bee of the good behauio r 

At this Co" a Comiffion of Admftracon was graunted vnto Cap' Rob" Jjelgale on 
the eftate of L' Eyles Allington. 

Chriftofer Allett planter aged 25 yeares or thereabouts fworne and exaied fayth that 
about a month or fix weekes fince Goodwife Gray w' h her hufband and others came to 
the howfe of M r Cheefeman {William Carters wife being in an inner roome in the faid 
howfe) and at their goeing awaie the faid Carters wife asked this dep' what woeman it 
was to whome this dep' anfwered it is yo' Cojen Grays wife wherevnto Carters wife 
replied, I will haue no fuch whoores to my Cofen, wherevppon this dep' often bade her 
take heede what fhee faid for hee never heard any ill by that woeman, but Carters wife 
faid, fhee is a whoore, and is reported to bee a whoore, and this is all this dep' can fay to 
this matter. 

Steven 



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Steven Johnfon affirmeth as much in effect e as the aboufaid Chrijtojer Allett hath 
allready depofed 

It is therefore ordered that the faid Carters wife fhall in open Affembly acknowledg 
her fault and ask the faid Grayes wife forgiuenefs 

W ch accordingly heere in open Co rt fhee ^formed 



1629 

f A CO RT At James Citty) . . . 1629 
l^\ flfent 

John Pott Efq r Gouerno' &c Cap 1 : Smyth Cap' : Mathewcs 

At this Co" was held a ferious Confultacon concerning the Maffacre of M r Pooly 
and fower other of O r men w th him by the Indians, And at lenght it was Concluded that 
one of the Indians now remayning w th vs fhould bee fent vnto the greate King w th a 
Meffuage to this effecfte Viz', that whereas by the laft treaty of peace it was agreed on 
that none of their people fhould come to any of our plantacons or howfes nor call or 
^ley w ,h our men, But if any fhould come a [bout] any fpeciall bufineffe from the greate 
king they fhould come to the Governo r and in other places to the Corhaunder only and 
that they fhould ftjeale] nothing from vs, nor kill or hurt our Cattle among[ ?] dyvers 
other thinges conteyned in the faid treaty fince w° h tyme an Indian Came in contrary 
to the faid agreem* who not w th ftanding wee forbore to kill or punifhe but fent him backe 
v! 1 * a [word of] ftrickt warning that none of the Indians whatsoever] fhould plfume to 
come in w th out the . . . , and thofe only to come to the appoynted place at Pafbyhey 
w** order they haue never thelefs not obferved, but haue come to dyvers of o r plantacons 
ftollen our hoes, killed our hoggs and done vs many other wronges, fome of whome alfoe 
althoughe wee haue deteyned, yett wee haue not offered them any vyolence but haue 
vfed them well and Courteoufly notw th ftanding all w ch they ha[ue] killed five of our men 
w° h wee conceaue to bee by the kinges knowledge and Content and therefore] wee 
demaund fatisfaccon, w ch if hee refufe to giue wee determined by force and armes to 
Revenge both deathe of our men and repaire all other wronges they haue done vs 

[It is] ordered that M r Robert . . . forther attende vppon the Co" to interpret] 
betweene the Indians and then vntill Chrijtmas[ ?] next as occafion fhall require, fhall 
haue one thoufand pounds weight of tobacco paid at the next Cropp. 

A true and <pfedl inventory » of fuch goodes as belonged to Thomas Clarke (a 
paffenger in the Elizabeth of London being bound for Virginia) whoe dyed at fea the 9 th 

day of May 1625, the goods being praifed, by M r jjarrar fflinton and Jojeph 

Cobb, gent: 

Beding and item a bed and 2 pillows 020"' 

Apparill item an old tourne rugge 003 

item a pa of courfe fheets 010 

item a fuite of Clothes and a cloake 060 

item 2 old fuites of Clothes 037 

item 2 hatts being both old 005 

item 3 old fhirtts 012 

item 2 old pillow bears & a pa of drawers 001 

item 1 ruffe 010 

item a Turkey Shafh [sash] 010 

Item 5 falling bands & 3 pla : handkerchers 005 

Item 



» This inventory appears to belong, judging by the date of it, much further back towards the beginning of 
this book — if, indeed, it belongs in this book at all. It is probable that the manuscript leaf containing it got out 
of the "book of inventories" to which references have been made from time to time, and into the book of the pro- 
ceedings of the court by mistake. 



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Item one old paire of ftockins, and a pa of old filke gartters 005 

Item 6 pa of Irifh Stockins all being rotten 000 

Item 5 pa of fhooes & a pa of pumps on 

Item a pa of boots and fpurs 012 

Item more for a Hatt 020 



Sum is 2 



22 



pMfions & other Item 30" of Cheefe being rotten 007" 

neceffaries Item 2 gal : of Aquauitie 006 

Item is 11 of Powder 015 

Item 2 groce of Tobacco pipes 004 

Item a Sword 010 

Item 4 d n [dozen ?] of ffifhing hooks & lynes 012 

Item 4 weeding Hooes & a Grubing Hooe 009 

Item 4 Caks of Soope 004 

Item 3" Startch 001 

Item one pound of fugger 001 

Item a bible being old 004 

Item 2 axes 003 

Item 2 Knifes 002 

Item a Pouder Bage and a home 001 — }4 

Item a Tobaccobox and a glaffe 001 

Item a fmale pa of ftillers that will waighe 6" at a draught 003 
Item a pewter Porringer and an aquevity meaffure a fpoone 

and a Nutmeg grater 000 — % 

Item an old ftocklocke w th out a key 2 olde masks and a 

fhooeing home 001 

Item a fmale Cheft 004 

Item a Barrill 004 

Sum is 089 

The runlett of Vinniger leaked out at fea neuer deliud [delivered] 

Debts oweing by Thomas Clarke "' 

Item to William Webfter 235 tob 

Item to Richard Wake 010 

Item to Thomas Weekes 013 

Item for bringing the goods afhore on 

Item to M r Southerne for recording the Will and recording 
the letter of Admnftracon and for the Admnftracon 
and the bond to the Gouernor 015 

Sum is 284 

Praifed by vs iofeph Cobb 

jffarrar fflinton 

Bridges ffreeman aged 26 yeares or therefabouts] examined fayth, that he heard 
Roger Peirc[e fay] a fortnight before his death that he was indebted vnto] Cap' W m 
Peirce in the quantitie of 400 [lbs. of tobacco]. 

Vppon the pet of Bridges ff reman It is ordered [that] . . . fowler fhall build him 

three lengthes of houfinge w th a Chimney & a ^tition foe foone as he can convenientlie 

& after he . . . the fame to Choofe men to vewe the fufhc[iency of the] worke M r 

ffreeman is to pay one halfe [of the] ffees. 

lhe 



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The Cort hath graunted vppon the p[eticon] . . . that he fhall haue a patent 
for 290 acres due vnto him for the aduenture of his . . . fervants viz' Dorothy Spenfer 
his wife [in the] Neptune 1619 James Robin/on & Anthony . . . [in] the Catherine 1621 
Jofeph Deane & ... [in] the George 162 1 in any Convenient place not alreadie 
taken vpp. 

Accordinge to the peticon of W m Spencer the [Co" grants] vnto him 400 acres of 
land by leafe in any place not alreadie taken vpp, viz' for one & twenty years] he payinge 
the yearlie rent of ten barrells of [Corne] 

The plfentm' 8 of the minifter & Church wardens of Stnaley Hundred were delivered 
into the Co" vnder theire hands and alfo a regifter of marriages Burials & Chriftings. 

fforafmuch as the Church Wardens of Stanley hund were plfented by the mnfter 
concerninge the Church affaryes, w ch appeareth to be the onlie neglecl of M r John Brewer 
in not ^forminge of fowre dayes worke w° h was due from him vnto the Church buifmes, 
It is therefore ordered that M r Brewer fhall pay eight dayes worke for his faid negledl to 
be payd to the vfe of the Church w th in 4 dayes after his Corftinge home from hence, & 
fhall pay the Church wardens either of them ioo" of Tobaco for theire trouble & hinder- 
ance in Cominge to the Co". 

Vppon the plfentm 1 of the Church wardens of Stanley hund for fufpition of inconti- 
nency betweene Henry King & the wife of John Jackjon, they lyinge togeather in her 
hufbands abfence, It is thought fitt that the fayd Kinge fhall remoue his habitation from 
her & not to vfe or frequent her Company vntill her hufbands retorne. 

The plfentm' for the vpper ^Hs deliuered into the Co" vnder the hand of Rouland 
Grayue mynifter 

The Coppie of the plceedings in the mounthlie Co" at Warrofquyoake deliuered into 
the Co" by M r John Vpton & M r Thomas Jerden Corhifion" there. 

The Regifter of Chriftenings marriages & Burialls vnder the hands of the mynifter 
& Churchwardens & likewife a Coppie of theire levyes & difburftm' 8 at Warrofquyoake. 

The Inventorie of the goods of Roger Prichard deliuered into the Co" & plued to be 
a true Inuentorie by the teftimonie of John Danfey 

Robert Martin fworne and examined fayth [that hee] about January laft Cominge 
from John Mills his houfe taxed Stroud about ftealinge of Poultrey from ur White, at 
that tyme the fayd Stroud C[onfeffed] that hee had ftollen 2 henns but defired him not 
to f[peak] of it 

Whereas it appeareth vppon the Confeffion of Gyles Harrod and Thomas Stroud 
that they ftole two henns from W" White, but in regard that it is manifeft vnto the 
board that it was by the f educing ^fwafions of Stroud that the henns were ftollen, 
It is therefore thought fitt that the fayd Stroud fhall receive the punifhm 1 for his offence 
It is therefore thought fitt that the fayd Stroud fhall receive the punifhm' for his offence 
as is pluided in the f tatute for petty larcenye, viz' that he fhall be tyed to the gallowes & 
there haue thirty ftripes from the hands of Gyles Harrod 

The plfentm* of the Churchwardens for the Corpora [con] of James Citty was deliuered 
into the Co" by John Jackfon, Churchwarden againft Henry Soney 

Henry Soney Robert Martin George Holmes yo" 
Vppon the pet of M' Soney fhall acknowleddge to owe to our fouarayne lord the kinge 
to the Co" the fixt day of the fome of fifty pounds fterlinge either of yo". 
September 1632 recognizance The Condicon that Henry Soney fhall bee of good 

of the good behauior is abearinge towards all his Ma' ies leige people in Virginia 

w th drawne and void from time to time & at all tymes duringe his ftay in the 

Benj Harry f on Country 

Tefte B 

The Inuentorie of W m Barnes his eftate deliuered into the Co" & plued to bee a true 
Inuentorie by the oath of Thomas Phillipps. 

There is graunted vnto Thomas Phillipps a letter of adminiftration of the Eftate 
of Will" Barnes dec d . ,l 

the 5 th 



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the 5 th day of June 1632 [?] 

ACO RT at James Citty the 5 th day of June 1632! ?] 
Pent] 
S r John Harvey Kn* Gouernor &c Cap' frauncis Weft Cap' John Weft M r W m 
fiarrar M r Henry finch Cap' Jack Stephens Cap' John Vtye Cap' Thomas Purifie Cap' 
W m Peirce 

Whereas it appeareth by the account of Richard Cocke that hee hath difburfed 
6397" of tobacco for the paym' of John Brownes debts haueinge maried the relieve of 
the fayd Brown, and in regard the fayd Brownes eftate was prayfed in money It is 
thought fitt that hee the fayd Richard Cocke fhall be allowed after the rate of eight pounds 
fterlinge for euery Thoufand weight of the fayd Tobacco out of the fayd Brownes, eftate 
And it is likewife held expedient that Richard Cocke fhall kepe two Cowe calves of the 
next fall & to vndergoe the hazard of them vntill they bee ayeare older at w ch tyme they 
are to bee marked and kept by the fayd Cocke for the vfe of the Children of the fayd 
Browne & ... for w ch Calues Richard Cocke is to bee allowed 6" fterlinge out of the 
fayd Eftate, And in that it appeareath to the Co" that there remayneth after the paym' 
of the aforefaid feuall fomes of money i4 u 13 8 & 4 d for either of the fayd childrens ^ts 
of the fayd eftate It is likewife ordered by the board that Richard Cocke fhall haue the 
vfe of the fayd money towards the bringinge vpp of the Children vntill they Come to age. 

Vppon the peticon of Nicholas Browne there is granted vnto him a leafe of fifty 
acres of land lyinge vppon hampton river adioyinge to the land of Walter Kely\}\ hee 
payinge the rent of 7 bufhells <& ]/ 2 of Come yearlie for the fame 

It is thought fitt & ordered that Jeremy Clements ^forme the Admyniftration of 
Roger Pritchards by devidinge the eftate into equall fjporcons towards the fatisfieinge 
of his debts vnto his Credito' 8 

John May & John Cumber Sail' 8 make oath vppon the holy Evangelifts that on 
the 25 th day of January laft paft they went w' h two Boates vnto the late dwellinge houfe 
of Thomas jfarlowe where they fhould haue had 8 tun[s] of Tobacco, but Thomas Crampe 
anfwered that the fayd Tobacco was fhipt aboard the fhipp the defence [by the] M r 
thereof Cap' Tobyas jfelgate 

William Enter f on aged 3 2 yeares or thereabouts fworne & exaied fayth that beinge 
in Southwarke at on [one] foxe his houfe beinge neere vnto the place where Edmund 
Clarks Child was borded, this depon' did heare the fayd foxe & his wife togeather w" 
many other men & women of the neighbours fay that Clarkes child was ftarued and 
mifufed & that was the Caufe of his running away & lyinge vnder ftalls 

Anthony Wills aged about 35 yeares planter fworne & examined depofeth that the 
neighbo™ where Edmund Clarks Child was Borded did fay that the fayd Child was foe 
hardlie vfed for want of vi<5tualls & clothinge he was wont to run away & this dep' faw 
the Child in poore ragged Cloathes & brought in by the Bead[le] 



the 9 th oiffebruary 1632 

ACO RT at James Citty the 9 th of Jffebruary 1632 
rjfent 
S r John Harvey Kn' Gouernor &c. Cap' frauncis Weft Cap' Samuell Mathewe 
Cap' W m Clayborne M r Henry finch Cap' John Vty Cap' Richard Stephens Cap' Hugh 
Bullocke Cap' W m Peirce 

It is ordered that M r Matliewe Smallwood fhall allowe vnto Richard Cooke planter 
out of the eftate of Cap' John Preene 950'' Tobacco, as is for thefe <j$ticulars foUowinge 

for 



( 202 ) 

for warehoufe roome 050" tob 

" pMfion 400 

' ' Cowperidge & nayles 186 

" Tendaunce in Cort vppon fuites ag ft Cap' Preene 274 

' ' bring downe his Boate to James Citty 040 



95° 

M r Thomas Harwood defired the Co" to take notice that he is readie on the behalfe 
of M r Edward Hurd to fatisfie vnto Thomas Sparkes fuch Clothes and other things as 
are due vnto him by couenaunt 

Cap' Robert jjelgate deliuered into Co" vppon oath an Account of the eftate of 
John Atkins deceafed 

Vppon the peticon of M r firauncis Bolton minifter vppon a fuite & controuerfie 
longe depending betweene them It is ordered that Cap' Hugh Bullocke fhall fatisfie & 
pay vnto M r jffrauncis Bolton for 580" of Tobacco deteyned from the fayd M r Bolton 
14" io", and for arrearages of tythes 140" tob & fixteene bufhells of Corne. 

Vppon jffrauncis Poythres his peticon there is graunted vnto him a Ire of Adminis- 
tracon vppon the eftates of Thomas Hall & Roger Kidd deceafed. 

Whereas Theophilus Borifton gaue vnto Theophilus Stone orphant 1000" Tobacco, 
And whereas Zachary Cripps hath by the will of the fayd Borifton the fayd 1000" of 
Tobacco in his hand The fayd Zachary w' h the app r bation of the Co" is willinge to deliuer 
vnto the fayd orphans father in lawe Robert Godwyn for the vfe of the fayd orphane, 
one Cowe before the firft day of May next enfuinge the fayd Godwyn puttinge in fecuritie 
for the fame. 



Minutes of the Council 

and General Court 

1670--1676 



At a Generall Court held at James Citty the fifteenth day of 
Aprill 1670 Ann Rgs Car 2 xxij th 

pjfent 



s 



R W M BERKELEY kn l Gover&c Tho: Ludwell Seer Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Swann 
Thco. Bland Henry Corbyn Efq' 8 



Jones Sheriff 
Appleton Sheriff 
Peyton $ Land 



m" Summers 
Admincon 



James vs 
Horwood 



Godwyn vs 
Mafon 



M r Rob' Jones appointed high Sheriff for northumb'land for this 
plfent yeare 

M r Jn° Appleton is added to the Quorum of Weft'm'land Com™ 
and to be fheriff this plfent yeare 

M r Robert Peyton hath ord' granted him to pthtt about five 
hundred and forty acres of land in Glofter County forirrly granted 
to M r . . . and is by him deferted Ent rights according to Law 

Comicon of Admicon is granted M" Tabitha Summers the 
Relid, of M r George Summers dec d on all and Singuler the eftate 
of her faid hufband on giveing caution according to Law, and the 
Com r9 of James Citty County are defired to nominate appreaf" 

George Horwood confeffeth Judgm' to M r Rich: James for pay- 
ment of three thoufand three hundred Sixty eight pounds of Tobo 
and Caske by bill under hand and Seale and fifty pounds $ note 
v/^ all cofts 

Judgm' is granted M r Morgan Godwyn ag' Majo r Geo. Mafon 
Sheriff of Stafford County for what he fhall make appeare due for 
haveing w r nt delivered vnto him by the faid Godwyn to arreft Coll 
Jn" Dodman and not making a Swift returne thereof unlefs the 
faid Mafon can force the appearance of the faid Coll Dodman 
at the next Co" according to law 



Aprill the 16 th 1670 



s 



j5fent 



R W M BERKELEY kn' Gover S r Hen: 

Smith Theo: Bland Henry Corbyn Efq" 



Chickley Tho: Ludwell Seer Majo r Gen" 



S r Hen: Chickley 
Sworn 

Ludwell Efq' $ 
Land 



Lydall § Seizure 



Swann vs 
Stanton 



This Day S r Henry Chickley was Sworne one of his Ma'" 
Counfell of State for Virginia 

Thomas Ludwell Efq r hath ord r granted to Survey and pattent 
about three thoufand acres of land lying in Hen": County form'ly 
granted to Coll Rich: Cock & M r Jn° Beauchampe Joyneing upon 
the faid Cocks land at Malbome hills and Chickahominy Swamp 
Ent rights according to Law 

It is the Judgm' of this Court that the Seizure made by Cap' 
Lydall Sheriff of York County of two hhds of Tobo belonging to 
M r Edmond Jones being brought from fome other plantation to 
the plantation of M r Jn" Wat" was a legall Seizure of the f d Sheriff 
being for Levys & fees due from the faid Waters/ 

Nathaniel Stanton confeffeth Judgm' . . . Swann for payment 
of fifteene pounds Sterl . . . exchange pltefted w' h Damages and 
Cofts ... for three hundred forty pounds of Tobo and Caske. 

Spratt 



Spratt vs. Beard 



( 206 ) 

The ord r that Henry Spratt obtayned ag' . . . Beard at a 
Court for Lower Norjf County about Several! hhds of Tobo left 
in faid Spratts Store is confirmed Beard appealing ... is ord r ed 
to pay Damages and Cofts according to Act. 



Apr ill 18 th 1670 

plfent 
R W M BERKELEY kn' Majo' Gen" Smith Hen: Corbyn Theo. Bland Coll 



s 



Maffey Sherr 
Land $ freedom 

Thru /ton pi Land 



Stamford pi Jury 
on Newtons land 



Bowler vs. 
Barber 



Parrott vs 
Burnham 
Potter vs 
jfrejhwater 
White vs 
Thru/ton 



Dale Sherr 
S'Leger Codd 
added to 
Comicon 



M r . Robert Maffey is appointed high Sheriff of Stafford County 

It is ord'ed that Will" Land ferv' to M r ... be free and have 
his come and cloathes according to cuftome . . . this Court. 

It is ord'ed that M r Malachy Thrufton take up and pattent what 
waft and unpattented land lyes betweene the land of John Marlins 
Rich: Poole s Lancafter Lovett & Renutus Land he {Sjudicing noe 
former grant and giveing the Inhabitants notice and Entring 
rights 

Whereas by ord r of this Court the 29 th of March 1666 An Extent 
was granted to m r Anthony Stamford ag' a third <P' of the Lands 
of fjra: Newton called the Colledge, And m r Jn° Mohun Attor of the 
faid Stamford this day peticoning that a Jury may be Impannelled 
to find the true value by the yeare of the faid land and plantacon 
w th refpect to what Damage happened in the Guft in Auguft 1667 
as alfo for what building hath beene erected by the faid Stamford 

It is ord'ed that an able Jury of the neighbourhood be forthw lh 
Impannelled by the fheriff of that County who are upon oath to 
find the yearely value of the faid plantation as aforefaid and to 
give verdict thereupon to be returned to the Court where it is to 
be recorded 

The difference betweene m r Jn" Barber who married m" Eliz 
Streeter and m r Tho: Bowler about bills of Exc and Tob° is difmift 
m" Streatoi being dead, It is the opinion of the Co rt that the Suite 
to be revived w th new plceffe 

The difference betweene m r Rich parrott overfeere of the orp' 
of Dan' Welch and m r Jn" Burnham is difmift w th cofts. 

The difference betweene L' Coll Cutberth potter & Tho: ffrefh- 
water late und r fheriff of Rappd County is difmift w th cofts 

. . . White appealing from an ord r of James Citty County Co rt 
where the faid White Sued Edward Thrufton as marrying the 
Exex of m r Thomas Loveing for an ace' of Severall goods left w th 
the faid Loveing at w-' h Court it was found that there was due to 
the faid Cap 1 White Tenn Thoufand one hundred twenty feven 
pounds of Tobo and Caske and to be paid by the faid Thrufton, 
The Court haveing Exarhmd into the plmiffes doe confirme the 
faid ord r to the faid White w th this ord r that it be ag' the eftate of 
the faid Tho: Loveing in whofe hands foever it fhall be found, and 
noe caufe for Whites appeale appearing he is ord r ed to pay cofts 
to the faid Thrufton 

M r Edward Dale appointed Sherr for Lancafter County 

M r S'Leger Codd ord'ed to be added to the Comicon of Lancafter 
County and to be one of the Quorum 

18 th 



G 



( 207 > 

18 th of Apr -ill 1670 

[plfent] 
OVERNO" S' Hen: Chickley Tho: Ludwell Theo: Bland Majo' Gen" Smith Hen: 
Corbyn Coll Swann Coll Willis 



M r Seer Serv' 



Kendall § Land 



Kendall f) Land 



Gill p? Land 



Serv' 
nonfutes 
L* brittoon 
Dudly vs. 
Knowles 



It is ord'ed that the Sheriff take into his Cuftody Alex Phillis 
Serv 1 to the Hon ble Seer and give him 39 lafhes upon the bare back 
and for what tyme his honor fhall make appeare that he hath run 
away has to ferve according to Act. 

Will" Kendall Jun r and M r8 Mary Kendall hath ord r granted 
them to patt Six thoufand acres of Land in Accomack County 
form'ly granted to David Williams and by him deferted Entring 
rights according to Law. 

Will"' Kendall Jun r and Mary Kendall hath ord r granted them 
to patt two hundred acres of Land in Accomack County form'ly 
granted to Dan' Foxcrojt and by him deferted Ent rights according 
to Law. 

Nick Gill hath three years liberty granted him to Seat and dis- 
cover nyne hundred acres of Land form r ly granted to his father in 
Northumberland County pfyided none can Make a better clayme to 
the Said Land. 

M r Bertram Serv' nonfuites Jn° L c brittoon M r Richard Lawrence 
appearing as Attor for LeBrittoon and not being juftly Quallified 
is ord r ed to pay cofts according to Aft als ex 

Atachm* is granted Cap' Rich: Dudly ag ( the eftate of Sam' 
Knowles the faid Dudly being fecurity for the appearance of the 
f d knowles, to laft Court where he did not appear and Judgm* paft 
ag' Dudly as being fecurity at the fuit of Rob' Dapwell & Comp a 
who fued for a debt of about three thoufand two hundred pounds 
of Tob° & Caske w** Atachm* is to be retorned according to Act. 



19 th of Apl 1670 forenoon 



[plfent] 

GOVERNO R Sir Hen: Chickley Tho: Ludwell Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
• Theo: Bland Hen: Corbyn Coll Bacon Coll Swann Coll Willis Coll Warner 
Coll Beale Efq' s 
M r Diggs Sworne Edward Diggs Efq r Sworne one of his Ma ty5 Counfell of State for 

this Colony 

The difference betweene M r Bumham and M r Parrott deft is 
referred to the fourth day of the next Gen" Court M r Catlett & 
M r Beverly are ord'ed hereby ^fonally to appeare/ 

In the difference depending betweene M" Alice Allen guardian 
to Arthur Allen fonne and heire of Arthur Allen deed . . 
and M r Jn° Richards defend 1 about land form r ly belonging to 
M r Will" Thomas and by the faid Richards purchafed at an outcry 
being according to the will of the faid Thomas and by the faid 
Jn" Richards . . . unto the faid Arthur Allen deed w th Gen" 
Warranty, w* Said land . . . found to Efcheate to his Sacred 
Ma", and fifty acres ^t thereof being found due to one Dan' Roane 
It is ord'ed after long debate that the faid M r John Richards pay 
vnto the faid M" Alice Allen as guardian aforefaid for the faid 

fifty 



Bumham vs 
Parrott 

Allen vs 
Richards 



(208) 

fifty acres, recovered by the faid Roane proportionable to the 
firft purchafe being Nyne thoufand one hundred pounds of Tobo 
and Caske w th the cofts of the Suite betweene the S d Roane and 
Allen, and halfe the charges expended about the Efcheate w th 
cofts of the Suit a/5 ex 



19 th of Ap l afternoone 



G 



Pent] 
OVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Warner 
Thos. Bland Hen: Corbyn Coll Bacon Coll Willis Efq" 



Salifbury p} 
Lynny 



Saffins ord r 
j3 Weires eftate 



Vaffall fl 
auditors 



pates ord r about 
Vaf falls eftate 



m r Williamfons 
ord r for Vaffal 
eftate 



In the difference depending upon a . . . between Rich: Lynny, pit 
and Jn° Salifbury about deferted land, form'ly belonging to Jervas 
Dodfon It is ord'ed that the faid Jn° Salifbury poffeffe and Enjoy 
the faid land; and Lynny ord'ed to pay cofts als [ex.] 

It is ord'ed that M r Jn° Saffin doe upon oath $fent to the Court 
of Rappa an ace' of all and Singuler the eftate of Rich Weire dec d 
w* he ever had in his hands cuftody or poffeffion as alfoe to give 
Suff 1 Security to be accountable to whome it fhall lawfully belong 
unto 

M r W m Bray m r Tho: mathew m r Tho: Bufhrod & m r Thomas 
Williamfon are ord'ed to auditt the ace' 3 betweene m r Jn° Vaffall 
& m r Jn" Saffin and make their report Some tyme this Court, m r 
Bland in regard it is a bufines of great Importance is Earneftly 
requefted to attend the faid auditors to affift them 

m r Jn" pate Attor to m r ffrancis Vaffall adm r of the eftates of 
Sam' Vaffall Hen: Vaffall & m r9 Mary Cliff e all dec d haveing 
petitioned this Court that the faid eftates may be delivered unto 
him the f d m r pate as Attorny aforefaid the Court being Satisfied 
in the Said m r pates power hath ord'ed that majo r Gen 11 Robert 
Smith and Henry Corbyn Efq" fhall forthwith pay unto the faid 
m r pate by bills of Exchange made payable in London to the Said 
m r pate as Attorny of the faid ffrancis Vaffall and for his ufe the 
Severall Sumes intrufted in their hands & // is further ord'ed that 
the faid m r Jn" Pate give bond w' h Suff' Security to Save and Keepe 
this Hon ble Co" harmeleffe 

. . . about the faid Eftate w 01 ' bond fhall remaine in the 
. . . faid m r Pate j9cure a lawfull acquittance from the faid 
ffrancis Vaffall authenticated by good and publiq atteft of the 
Citty Serjeant or . . . and that the faid m r Pate fhall difcount 
for the Keepe of . . . Vaffall as alfoe for the trouble that the 
faid majo r Gen" Smith hath been at as fhall be agreed on by 
Henry Corbyn Efq r L ( Coll Cutberth m r Thomas Williamfon, who 
hath allowed tenn pounds for Keeping child and fixteen pounds 
Ster for his trouble being retorned to the und r fher hands. 

m r Thomas Williamfon having been intrufted by this Court with 
a ^' of the Eftate of Sam' Vaffall Henry Vaffall m rs Mary Cliff e and 
haveing pMuced a bond and acquittance und r the hand and feale 
of ffran Vaffall to the faid Vaffall and Cliff e, It is ord'ed that he 
have in his bond given to this Cot for fecuring the fame and 
that his fecurity be difcharged from the fame 

April 



G 



( 209 ) 

April the 20 th 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chickley Thos: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs majo r Gen" Bennett 
rnajo' Gen" Smith Coll Swann Coll Warner Theo: Bland Hen: Corbyn Coll 
Bacon Coll Willis Coll Beale Efq" 



Walker p! 
Admicon of 
Perryes eftate 



Bullock vs 
Jennings 

Plumtree pj 
Admicon 



The order about 
Jayle birds 



Comicon of Admicon is granted Major Thomas Walker on all 
and lingular the eftate of Thomas Perry deed he giving caution 
according to Law. And whereas the Court of Glofter by ord r from 
the Hon b,e Governo r f or plfervation of the faid deeds eftate appointed 
m r Lawrence Smith and m r Edward Booker to manage the fame 
It is therefore ord'ed that m r Smith and m r Booker or any other 
%*fon whatfoever who are poffeffed w th any ^' or ^cell of the 
faid Perryes eftate that they deliver the fame unto the faid Major 
Walker And whereas the faid Booker and Smith hath fhipped home 
for England divers hhds of Tob" belonging to the faid Perrves 
eftate and configned them to their owne Correfpond ts and for their 
owne piper ace' It is hereby ord'ed that they countermand their 
ord r to their Correfpond' 3 to deliver the faid Tob° to the faid 
Major Walker or order he paying the freight and dutyes and the 
reafonable expenfes they have been at about manageing the faid 
Deceds eftate L' Coll Cutberth Potter and Coll Robert Abrahall hath 
made bond to this Court for the true ^formance of the Admicon And 
it is further ord'ed that m r Thomas Stevens Tho: mynor Peter Rich- 
ards[ ?] Thomas Oliver & M r Will" Thorneton or any foure of them 
meet atthehoufe of the faid Perry upon the 28 th of this Inftant to 
Inventory and appraife the faid deeds eftate when at the next 
Court it is to be plfented upon oath of the faid Walker Cap' 
and Cap' Ramfey are defired to be plfent and to adminifter the 
appraif" their oathes 

The difference betweene M r Bullock p" and Cap' Jennings & 
Major Swann Guardians to the orp' of Sam' Mathewes Efq r dec d 
is refferred to the third day of the next Court 

Comicon of Admicon is granted Sufafta Plumtree widd of 
all and finguler the eftate of Will" Plumtree her hufband dec d fhe 
giveing caution according to Act 

The Complaints of feverall of the Councell . . . Inhabitants in the 
Countyes of Y'orke Glofter and middlefex . . . apprehenfions and fears 
leaft the honor of his ma" and the ... of the Collony be too much 
hazarded and Endangered by the great number of fellons & other 
defperate . . . fent hither from the feverall prifons in England 
being this Day read in Counfell, we have upon moft ferious and 
carefull confid'acon of the fame thought fitt to ord r and doe hereby 
accordingly ord r that for the plvention and avoiding the danger w ch 
apparently threatens us from the barbarous defignes and felonious 
practices of fuch wicked villaines that it fhall not be Emitted to 
any ^fon tradeing hither to bring in and land any Jaile bird or 
fuch others who for notorious offenfes have deferved to dye in Eng- 
land from and after the twentieth Day of January next upon paine 
of being forced to keepe them on board and carry them to fome 
other Country where they may be better Secured, And we have been 
the more induced to make this ord r by the horny yet remaining 
amongft us of the barbourous defigne of fuch villaines in September 
1663 who attempted at once the Subverfion of our religion laws 

libertyes 



( 2IO ) 

libertyes rights and plprietyes the fad effect of which defperate 
Confpiracy we had undoubtedly felt to the ruine or at leaft the 
very great hazard of the peace and welfare of this Collony and 
neighbor plantations had not god of his infinite mercy plvented it 
by a tymely and wond'full difcovery of the fame, nor hath it been 
a fmall motive to us to hinder and pmibite the Importation of fuch 
dangerous and Scandalous people Since thereby we apparantly loofe 
o r reputacon whileft we are believed to be a place only fitt to 
receive fuch bafe and lewd ^fons, It is therefore refolved that this 
ord r Shall remaine in force untill his ma" fhall Signify his pleafure 
to the contrary or that it be rev r fed by an ord r from his moft Hon ble 
privy Counfell and that it be forthwith publifhed that all ^fons 
concerned therein may take notice of it accordingly : 



GOVERNO R Sr 
■ Majo r Gen 
Efq" 

Harris vs Weft 



20 th of Ap l 1670 

Pent] 
. Hen: Chickley Tho. Ludwcll Seer Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Bennett Coll Warner Theo: Bland Coll Swann Coll Bacon Coll Willis 

Majo r Jn° Weft being arrefted to this Co rt at the fuite of w™ 
Harris and not appearing nor Security returned, Judm' is granted 
ag ( the Sheriff of new Kent County for what Harris fhall make 
appeare due unleffe he caufe the appearance of the Said weft at 
next Co rt according to Act. 

m r Sam' Oufteen confefeth Judgm' to m r Thomas Bufhrode 
Attorny of Thomas Lawry of Edinburgh Marchant for payment of 
one hundred Nynety Seven pounds Seventeen Shillings Sterl being 
due by three bonds payable in Scotts money w th cofts als exec 

The difference between W'" Miles and George Moore about a 
ferv 1 boy is difmift, and Miles ord r d to pay cofts als exec 

The difference betweene Will" 1 Miles and Thomas Moore is 
difmift Miles ord r ed to pay cofts als exec 

The difference depending betweene M r Rowland Place Attor 
of Thomas Burdis Bro to W m Burdis pit and Cap' W m Carver deft 
about plate and pieces of Eight was referred to a Jury whofe names 
are ]n° Richards Stephen Hamlyn Edward Wade W m Whitcing 
Henry Applewayte jfra. Ayres Geo: Prodor W m Alford Hubbard 
Harrell W'" Cookefon Jn° Rogers John Leake who upon their oathes 
bringe in this verdict that they find for the Defend', w* verdict the 
Court doth confirme w th cofts/ 



Bufhrod vs 
Oufteene exec vs 
Corp 

Miles vs Moore 

Miles vs Moore 

Place vs Carver 



21 th of Apr ill 1670 



G 



Pent] 
OVERNO R Sir Hen: Chickley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" 
Bennett Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Warner Thos: Bland Hen: Corbyn Coll Bacon 
Coll Willis Efq" 



Reeve vs Dale 



M" Bynns 
Inventory 



M r Edward Dale confeffeth Judgm' to Henry Reeve for paym' of 
Seven thoufand and Eighty pounds of Tobo and Caske w th cofts 
to be paid in Chuckatuck on the tenth of Odober next/ 

M" Bynns upon her Corporall oath $fented the Inventory of 
all and Singuler the eftate of her hufband M r Tho Bynns dec? 1 to 
whome fhe is Adm* W* is ord r ed to be Recorded/ 

Barlow 



(211 ) 



Barlow et Guttree 
about Stiles 
eftate 



Newell et Clear e 



Haynes vs Bracy 



Whitehaire vs 
Newell & 
Ballard 



M" Stevens 
ord r d 



It is the Judgm' of this Court that the right of the ^fonall 
eftate belonging to Jn° Stiles Jun r is in Thomas Barlow as guardian 
to Charles Bannifter halfe Brother of the faid Stiles and not in 
Guttree in right of Joane his wife who claymes kindred from 
Jn" Stiles Sen r father of the faid Jn" Stiles Jun r : Admicon is therefore 
granted the f d Barlow in the right aforefd on all and Singuler the 
^*fonal eftate of the faid Stiles Jun r he giveing caution according 
to Law in cafe the faid Guttree at next Co" fhow not furl' reafons 
to the contrary, And it is further the Judgm' of the Co" that the 
Said Guttree in right of his Said wife hath the beft right to the 
efcheat of the f d Stiles Jun r his land, fhe bringing evidence that 
the Said Jn" Stiles Sen r in his life tyme acknowledged her a kins- 
woman/ 

M r Sam' Oufteene as Attor and on the behalf of M r Ambrofe 
Cleare, and M r Jonathan Newell confeffeth Judgm' each to other 
upon two bonds under their hands and feals for two hundred 
thoufand pounds of tob° and Caske Conditionally to Stand to 
^ forme and abide the Award ord' doome & arbitram' of M r 
Thomas Hunt & M r W m Drumond in a Difference between them 
and in cafe they the faid M r Drumond and M r Hunt doe not agree, 
they are to choofe an umpire pivided it be determined between this 
and the tenth of June next 

The difference betweene Anth Haynes p" and M r Bracy Guardian 
to orphan [ ?] of Coll Miles Cary fen about land efcheated by the 
S d . Coll Cary is reff erred to the next Court the third day The 
Court being at plfent of opinion that the Right of the . . . then 
be made appeare that the faid Haynes . . . Coll Cary . . , 
life tyme 

M r Jonathan Newell and m r Thomas Ballard . . . torn' Robert 
Whitehaire Attor of m r w m Sare[?] for ... of Tob° upon the 
tenth of November next being in full of a Judm' of this Court for a 
greater Quantity m r Newell acknowledge ... of the faid 
m r Whitehaire thirty fix pounds . . . being mentohed in the 
form r ord r 

Upon the reafonable peticon of m" jfrances Stephens the Relict 
of Cap 1 Sam' Stephens deed It is ord'ed that . . . Imediately 
poffeft of all the houfing Lands and perfonal property made over 
to her by her faid hufband by deed of guift to her and her heirs 
and by him confirmed and acknowledged in Court, being at 
... in Warwick County & it is alfo ord'ed that M r John Hill 
who is now upon the faid land fhall have the ufe of fuch neceffary 
houfing as the faid M" Stevens fhall allow him upon the plantation 
where fador Winfmore lived this plfent yeare and that he may 
quietly reap what he hath now Sowen or planted upon the faid 
land as alfoe make ufe of his tob" plants Admifcon is granted to 
M" Jfrances Stevens the relict of the faid Cap c Sam 1 Stephens dec d 
upon the remaind r of her hufbands eftate w th the will annexed 
that fhe now plduceth, fhe giveing Caution to save this Court 
harmeles And it is ord'ed that the faid will with the oath of M r 
Henry ffilmer together with the faid M" Stephens deed of Guift 
be recorded in this court 



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( 212 ) 

2I ft of Ap l 167O 

Pent] 
OVR S r Hen: Chickley Tho. Ludwell Sec' Edward Diggs Majo r 
Majc Gen 11 Bennett Coll Bacon Hen Corbyn Coll Wyllis Efq' 8 



Gen" Smith- 



Ballard vs 
ship Dolphin 



Smiths ord r vs 
Serv' 9 and 
cleared by 
plclamation 



Peite and 
Steven/on 
cleared by 
plclamation 
Yates vs I/ham 



Barber vs Hills 
exec 



Robins nonfute 
Guy 

Scarburgh ord r 
about the alter- 
acon of the 
bounds bet this 
Collony & 
Maryland 



Baker vs Ellis 



m' Thomas Ballard Informes this Court that there is a fhip in 
James river one Emanucll Lory mafter w cb goeth by the name of 
the Dolphin of Darimoth w= b belongeth to Dutch owners and is 
manned contrary to Act of parliam' It is therefore ord'ed that the 
faid Shipp w th all her goods Tacle furniture and apparrell be 
forthw th Seized for the ufe of his ma", and that the maft r of the 
faid Shipp be forthw th Sumon ed to this Court to fhow his reafons 
& defend his faid fhipp, And if it appeare that the Said Ship is 
forfeit d the f d m r Ballard to have a grant thereof according as the 
Act of parliam 1 in that cafe ptyides 

Henry Smith of Accomack County being Indicted for two rapes 
fuppofed to be Comitted on the bodyes of Mary Jones & Mary 
Hewes was brought to tryall and his Indictm' was by the Grand 
Jury brought in Ignoramus, and was cleared by plclamation, and 
It is ord'ed that the faid Mary Hewes and Mary Jones being his 
Serv' 9 are ord'ed to double there tyme they have been from him. 

Thomas Peite and Thomas Steven/on being Indicted for Stealeing 
two hhds of Tobo was cleared by plclamation the Grand Jury being 
in Ignoramus vpon the bill and are ord'ed to remaine in the Sheriffs 
Cuftody till they have paid their Juft fees. 

... in the Difference between James Yates and Cap' Ifham 
. . . Sheriff of Hen" County that the faid Cap 1 Ifham forthw th 
. . . faid Yates his Gun w° b he form'ly feized for the faid Yates 
Boyes and the faid Yates is ord r to give him the faid Cap' Ifham his 
bill with good fecurity for his levyes and eafy pay to beare his 
owne Charges. 

Judgment is granted M r Edward Barber ag' Juftinian Hill for 
payment of Six hundred and Seventeene pounds of tob° and Caske 
w th w th co fts w' h forbearance als exec the bill being for two thoufand 
pounds of tob° and Caske but the refidue being paid by ord r of 
Eliz Citty County Court. 

Thomas Robins nonfuites w m Guy noe Declaracon being Entred 

Whereas we are informed that Co" Edmond Scarburgh Surveyo' 
Gen" of this Collony contrary to o r knowledge and w' h out o r ord r 
or consents is intended to alter the bounds lately laid out between 
this Collony and the plvince of Maryland on the Eafterne Shoare, 
It is therefore ord'ed that Co" John Stringer doe forthwith after 
his arrivall at Accomack in the name and by the authority of this 
Court Comand the faid Co" Scarburgh not to plceed to the alteration 
of the faid bounds till he receive ord r from this Court foe to doe as 
he will anfwere his Contempt at his <$*ill. 

The ord r and verdict of a Jury from Kent Court Dated the two 
and twentieth of December 1669 betweene Henry Baker p" and 
Rich Ellis Def' about hogftealing, Ellis appealeing to this Court, 
It was after much debate ord'ed, that the faid ord r of Kent Court & 
Juryes verdict be confirmed And Ellis ord'ed to pay damages and 
cofts as in cafe of appeales according to Act als exec 

Warren 



Warren p] probate 
of his fathers will 



Crafford etWyth pi 
quietus vs 
Spackman 

Walker vs 
Elliott 



Cleaton vs 
Jeff ryes & 
Colclough 
Atach m ' 



Iken sherriff 
Andrews & 
Kendall 
ffendry vs 
Elliott 

Potter vs Ruth 
Atachm' ex 



(213) 

The laft will and Teftament of M r Thomas warren of Surry 
County dec d was p}ved in Co r t by the oathes of John Corker and 
will" Thomfon and a plbate therefore granted to will" Warren fone 
of the faid Thomas warren in the faid will nominated Executor. 

It is ord'ed that M r David Crafford and M r ffrancis wyth Adm" 
of the eftate of Henry Spackman dec 1 ; have their quietus, from the 
f d Eftate they haveing pMuced an ace 1 wherein they have paid 
beyond affetts w* ace' is ord'ed to be recorded. 

The difference between majo r Tho walker ^lt & will" Elliott def' 
about a piece of land on Queenes Creeke at Peanketank in Glofter 
County, found granted to M r Tho: Bofwell and fuppofed to be by 
him deferted. It is here ord'ed by, and w th the confent of the Said 
%*tyes that the Said Elliott poffefs and Enjoy the faid land in 
quef tion for ever, And the Said Elliott is hereby ord'ed to pay unto 
the Said Majo' Tho: Walker his double cofts and expenfes Juftly 
expended about the Said Suite als exec. 

Whereas in november Co" 1663 W m Roberts fince dec d obteyned 
Judgm' ag' Henry Corbyn and Rich Lee Efq' 3 as Attornys of 
M' Jeffryes and M' Colclough of Lo>tdon marc 18 for two hundred, 
twenty one pounds foureteen fhill ten pence Sterl w ch f d debt nor 
any f&« thereof not Being paid And the Said Roberts dying made 
his will and bequeathed the fame to W" Cleaton who marryed w" 1 
the Daughter of the faid will" Roberts Atachm' is therefore granted 
the f d Cleaton ag' the eftate of the f d Jeffryes and Colclough in whofe 
hands foever it fhall be found in Virg" to this Co rt for Judgm 1 
for . . . 

M r Thomas Iken appointed high Sheriff for Warwick County 
Majo' Will" Andrews & Co" Will" kendall are appointed to be of 
the Quorum for Northampton County. 

It is ord'ed that Stephen ffendry and ... be paid by M' Elliot 
for twelve days each of them being fumoned as evidences ag' 
Majo' Tho: Walker according to A<fl. 

// is ord'ed upon the reafonable peticon of L' Co" Cutberth Potter 
that he have an Atach mt granted him ag' all and finguler the eftate 
of Ifack Ruth in this Country being employed and intrufted by 
the faid Potter with a veffell and aconfiderable quantity of goods 
and hath made noe retorne of either for the Securing of the faid 
Potters intereft retornable to this Court where the faid Potter is 
to make his debt appeare. 



Apr ill the 22 th 1670 

[plfent] 

DWARD DIGGS Majo' Gen" Bennett Majo' Gen" Smith Theo: Bland Hen: Corbyn 
Co" Bacon Co" Warner Co" Beale Efq" 



E 



Lightfoot vs 
Reeve 

Place vs Stith 

Place vs. Stith 



A refference at the requeft of the Defend' is granted in 
the difference between M' Phill Lightfoot pi' and ffra: Reeve def' to 
the third day of the next Gen" Court. 

The difference between M r Rowland Place pi' and M' Jn° Stith 
de" is referred to the third day of the next Co't. 

The difference between M' Rowland Place pi' and Jn° Stith def' 
is referred to the third day of the next gen" Co". 

Mar/hall 



Mar/hall vs 
Baker 



Loryes ord r about 
the Chip Dolphin 



Corbyn & Smith 
Efq r8 delivery of 
bill to M r Pate 



Jenning and 
Bafjett vs Pate 



Andrews vs 
Bynns 



(214) 

Will" 1 Mar/hall Servant to M r Lawrence Baker is declared free 
by this Court and ord r ed that the faid Baker pay him his corne and 
cloathes according to Cuftome as alfoe a hhd of tob° for his tyme 
he ferved longer than he ought w th cofts als exec. 

M r . Thomas Ballard yefterday Informeing ag' Emanuell Lory 
Comand r of the Ship Dolphin of Dartmoth that fhe was not a free 
fhipp for trade and not manned according to Act of parliam', And 
the faid Lory Now ^fonally appearing and plducing his Certificate 
from the Cuftome houfe at Dover as alfoe his cocketts for Lading 
and alfoe declaring that he had but two dutchmen aboard that 
were Seamen, It was after much Serious debate and examination 
in the plmif fes (& for the reafons aforef d ) the opinion of the whole 
Court that the faid Ship Dolphin is a free fhipp And foraf much as the 
faid Lory did not leave his Certificate and Cocketts in the office to 
be recorded. It is ord'ed that he pay unto the ^fons that were 
preffed and for the boate hire one thoufand pounds of tob° and 
Caske 

Majo r Gen" Robert Smith and Henry Corbyn Efq rB in Court 
delived unto M r Jn° Pate Attorny of ffrancis Vaffall Efq r Adm r of 
Sam' & Henry Vaffall and Mary Cliff e dec d bills of Exchange for 
what is due from them as being intrufted by this Co" with two 
thirds of the faid Vaffalh and Cliffes eftate. 

M r Jn Pate appeares in Court and confeffes Judgm' to 
Cap 1 peter Jenning and Cap 1 Will" Baffett for the Sume of fixteene 
hundred pounds to fave them and their heires Exec" and adm re 
harmelefs of and from all damages troubles or moleftations whatfo- 
ever that fhall come or happen to them or either of them as being 
the faid M r pates fecurity in this Court about the eftates of 
Sam 1 Vaffall Henry Vaffall & Mary Clijfe. 

The Difference depending betweene Majo r Will" Andrews 
Guardian of George Evelyn orp 1 of Mount joy Evelyn p" and M rB 
Eliz Bynns Adm* of Thomas Bynns dec d about Grindalls hill is 
difmift, And the faid M rs Bynns in the right of the faid Tho: Bynns 
to remain in poffeffion, neither of the orphts being at age. 



22 th of Ap l afternoon 



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Pent] 
OVERNO R Hen Chichley Tho: Ludwell Sec r Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Bennett 
Coll Warner Theo: Bland Coll Bacon Coll Willis Efq" 



Clarkes Clayme 



Bell et als vs 
Baker 



Broadick vs 
Reader 



Edward Blecke Attor and on the behalfe of the heires of M r John 
Clarke who heretofore lived at the middle plantation doth make 
clayme to all the lands of the f d Clarkes in this Country. 

Thomas Bell John Guttree and Sam' Wynn being Sumoned as 
evidences by Henry Baker ag' Rich Ellis and haveing attended 
foure dayes apiece are ord r ed to be paid by Baker according to A<ft 
als exec 

Atachm' is granted Rich Broadick ag' Henry Reader upon a 
penall bond of eight thoufand nyne hundred and Sixty pounds of 
Tobo and Caske being returned by the Shefr of New Kent County 
non eft Inventus retorne according to A<5t 

Whitby 



(215) 



Whitby choice 
of Todd for his 
guardian 
Camntock 

Land 



Ord r {3 maf f 
give bond 



to 



Loyd vs Sockey 



Decon vs Nevett 



Plea/ants 

vs 
Crewes 



Hyre vs James 



Will" Whitby Sonne of Will" Whitby dec d : appeares in Court 
and peticons that M r Thomas Tod may be admitted his guardian 
w^ is accordingly granted 

Warwick Camock hath ord r granted to pattent Seven hundred 
acres of land on the North fide of Rappa river form'ly granted to 
Vincent Stamford and by him deferted and fince granted to Robert 
Pollard and by him deferted. Ent rights according to cuftome. 

All maft™ of Shipps or Veffells trading into this Collony are 
hereby ord'ed to give bond to the Colleeto' 9 or thofe who are 
appointed to make Entryes to unloade what TobS or goods they 
fhall receive aboard in fome of his maj' s ports according to Adt of 
Parliam' notw th ftanding they have Certificates that they have 
given bond in England as they will anfwere their contempt to the 
contrary 

Judgm' is granted M r Owen Loyd ag' M' 9 Eliz Sockey widd for 
paym' of two thoufand pounds of Tob° and Caske to be paid 
according to Specialty w th cofts a/5 exec. 

In the difference depending betweene M r Tho: Deacon p' and 
M r Hugh Nevett def' about a ^cell of Land by the faid Deacon 
mortgaged to the faid Nevett for the Sume of Sixty pounds Sterl 
It is ord'ed that the faid Deacon pay unto the faid Nevett the faid 
Sume of Sixty pounds Sterl and the faid Deacon to enjoy the land 
And whereas the faid Nevett hath been much out in building cleare- 
ing and makeing a plantation therevpon. It is ord r ed that a Jury 
of the neighbourhood be Impannelled by the Sheriff to enquire of 
the Impvement and meane plfitts of the faid land w * 1 faid Juryes 
verdict is to be retorned to the next Co" where Judgm' is to 
paffe and Nevett to Enjoy the Land till the next Cropp. 

Cap' James Crewes being arrefted to the Co't by the Sheriff of 
Hen" County at the Suite of M.' John Pleafants Attorny of M r James 
. . . M r . Will" Beauchampe Exec 13 of M r Jn" Beauchamp dec d 
. . . not appearing and M r W m ffijher being retorned Security, 
Judg' m is granted the faid Pleafants as Attor afore faid ag' the faid 
ffifher for what he fhall make appeare due unleffe he caufe the 
appearance of the faid Crewes at next Court according to Adt. 

Judgm' is granted M r James Hyre Attorny of M r Will" Cocker 
who marryed the Relic! of Cap' Jn" Whitty dec d ag' M r Richard 
James for payment of tenn pounds three fhillings Sterl with cofts 
a/5 exec. 



M 



Apr HI the 23 rd 1670 

$fent 

AJO R GEN LL SMITH Edward Diggs Co" Warner Co 1 
Corbyn Theo. Bland Co" Beale Co" Willis Efq" 



Swan Co" Bacon Hen: 



Medford § Land 



Smith vs 
Servants 



M r John Medford hath ord r granted to pattent three hundred acres 
of land Situate on the north Side of Rappa County in the ^rifh of 
jjarneham being form'ly granted to John Suckett and is by him 
deferted Entring rights according to Adt. 

It is ord'ed that william Nock and Richard Chambers fervants 
to M r Henry Smith retorne w th him to Accomack and there remaine 
w" 1 him tell the next Gen" Court where the f d Smith is to make his 
damages appeare ag' them. 

ord r 



(216) 



ord r vs the fhipp 
hope of Amfterdam 



Vaffall vs Saffin 



foxhall vs Lord 



Clayborne vs 
Cleare 



Edwards vs 
Brijtoll 



Whereas upon the information of Theoderick Bland Efq r the 
fhipp hope of Amjterdam was in Odober laft by this Court ord r ed 
to be Seized and the maf ter of the faid Ship to be arref ted to appeare 
this plfent Apr ill to anfwere before the Court, to the Comp" of the 
faid Theo. Blatid Efq r on behalfe of his ma" for that the faid Ship 
was a Dutch fhip and navigated contrary to Act of parliam' to w* 
accon the faid Mafter being retorned non eft Inventus, It is ord'ed 
by this Court that notw th ftanding the faid fhip be appraifed She 
doe ftill remaine und r arreft untill the mafter fhall come forth and 
fhow good reafons to cleare her or fhall abfent himfelf Soe long as 
by the Law fhe may be convicted by reafon of his non appearance 
and Co". Jn° Stringer is hereby ord'ed & authorized to take care 
and p^vide that the faid Ship be Soe Secured as to be forthcomeing 
at her tryall as alfoe to make dilligent Search and Enquiry what 
loading was brought in by this faid Ship and now difpofed of and 
to make report of the fame to this Co rt at their next Seffion. 

The differences between M r Jn° Vajjall and M r Jn" Saffin about 
all ace' 8 and other differences is put to the finall end and determi- 
nacon of M r Thomas Bufhrod M r Bracy M r Tho. William/on & 
M' Tho mathew Theo Bland Efq r to be umpiere and finally to 
determine the fame, The faid m r Jn" Vaffall and m r Jn" Vaffall 
[Saffin] confeffeth Judgm' each to other in the Sume of five hundred 
pounds Sterl to ftand to and abide the award of the aforefaid 
Genti and to meet in the afternoon 

. . . betweene M r Jn" foxhall, and Cap' John Lord is reff d unto 
foure Gent' of the County of Rappa each of them to choofe two 
who are defired to meet upon fome convenient tyme after 
notice given there to Enquire into all differences betweene them 
the faid foxhall and Lord and make their report to the third day 
of the next Gen" Court M r foxhall makes choife of Majo r Jn" 
weire & M r Jn" Mott, Cap' Lord makes choife of Coll Jn" Catlett & 
Cap' Tho Hawkins and in cafe of the abfence of either of the 
aforefaid Gent they doe by confent make choife of M r Will" mofs 
and Cap' Humphrey Booth. 

The Difference betweene Cap' will m Clayborne and M r Ambrofe 
Cleare is by confent refferred to the third day of the next Gen" 
Court the faid Clayborne and Cleare ^fonally to appeare unleffe 
Sicknes plvent either of them, and the ord r ag' M r Claybornes 
Security to be void. 

Whereas it appeareth to this Co" that Cap' will" Cafwell was 
indebted to M r Thomas Hunt as guardian will" Edwards orp' 8 the 
fume of Six thoufand Seven hundred and thirty pounds of tobo and 
Caske: and fuite being brought ag' Cap' Robert Briftoll Attor of the 
Adm r of the faid Cafwell M r Robert Beverly the faid Brif tolls Attorny 
pleaded in barr, that a former Judgm' was granted the faid Adm r 
of more than the faid Cafwelh eftate came too, but that pradtife 
being found contrary to an Act of Affembly in that cafe pfyided 
It is ord'ed that the faid Cap' Briftoll fhall pay vnto the faid 
orphants of Edwards the faid fume of Six thoufand Seven hundred 
and thirty pounds of tobo and Caske w' h cofts out of what hath or 
hereafter fhall come to his hands and if he hath fent what he hath 
received for England to the Adm r it fhall be accounted done in his 
owne wrong & fhall not acquitt him from this paym' it being 
contrary to the Law of the Country. 

Littlepage 



Littlepage vs 
Brijtoll 



Chiles p] Serv' 



Marrable $ Serv' 



Potter vs Glover 



Smith vs 
Melling 

Ludwell Efq' vs 
Whitty 



( 217 ) 

Vpon the Petition of M r Richard Littlepage affignee of M r 
Edward Sand'fon ag' Cap' Robert Brijtoll Attor of the Adm r of 
Will" Cafwell deed for Thirty Pounds Sterl due from the faid 
Cafwell to the faid Sanderjon debt haveing been due for feverall 
yeares, ord' is granted the faid M r Littlepage ag' the faid Brijtol 
for Paym' thereof out of the faid Cafwell his eftate before any 
Englijh debt be paid according to Act of Affembly w ,h cofts. 

Mary Hewes late Serv' to M r Henry Smith appeares in Court and 
confeffeth that fhe hath foure yeares five months & fourteen dayes 
to ferve, and by the faid Smith fold to M r Walter Chiles, being her 
full tyme of fervitude according to ord r of this Court 

Alary Jones late Serv' to M r Hen: Smith appeares in Court and 
confeffeth that fhe hath foure yeares to ferve and by the faid 
Smith fold vnto M r Geo Marrable being her full tyme of fervitude 
according to ord' of this Court 

// is ord'ed that Rich Glover appeare before Hen: Corbyn Efq' or 
M r W m Travis or either of them betweene this and the tenth of 
May next and there declare upon oath whether the feven thoufand 
one hundred and eighty pounds of tob° and caske menconed in his 
ace' be included in the nyne thoufand eight hundred feventy and 
fix pounds of tob° and Caske and there make appeare how he paid 
it, And that he confeffe Judgm' before him or them for the remaind' 
for what fhall appeare due to L' Co" Potter w' h cofts 

Edward Smith being arrefted to this Court at the fuite of M r 
Will" Melling and not appeareing is nonfuited and ord'ed to pay 
cofts als exec 

Judgm 1 is granted to Thomas Ludwell Efq' ag' the eftate of 
Jn° Whitty deed in the hands of M r James Hyre Attor of M r Will" 
Cocker who marryed the Relict and Exec 1 of the faid Cap' Jn° 
Whitty or in whofe hands foever he fhall finde any eftate of the f d 
Whittyes for paym' of forty five pounds feventeen fhillings ten 
pence with cofts 



April 25 th 1670 



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plfent 
OVERN" Sir Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Theo: Bland Maj' Genii Smith 
Coll Bacon Coll Beak Efq" 



french vs 
fowler 



Barber vs 
Watkins 



Greene vs 
Holmewood 



Whereas in OAober Court laft Jn° french obteyned ord' ag' 
George fowler as Security for the appearance of Plomer Bray who 
was fued for three thoufand three hundred Pounds of Tob° and 
Caske vnleffe Bray fhould appeare this Court and the faid Bray 
now not appearing Judgm' is granted the faid Jffrench ag' the f d 
fowler for paym' of the faid fume w th cofts als exec 

The difference betweene M' 3 Letitia Barber p 1 and and Phill 
Watkins about a mare is referred to the Com" of Yorke County 
Court where the witneffes are ord'ed to be as alfoe the mare, and 
a Jury to be Impannelled to enquire into the plmifes and the faid 
Court to determine the fame 

The difference betweene M r Roger Greene & M r Holmewood is 
referred till April Co r t next and the form' ord' of this Court to be 
of force 

Hunt 



(218) 



Hunt vs 
Munger 



Hunt pi Bridge 



Pindar vs Babb 



M r Secretary 

vs 
Whitty 



James ord r to be 
added to James 
Citty Co" 
Ballard vs 
Sorrell 



In the difference betweene M r Thomas Hunt and M r Jn" Munger 
as marrying the relidt of Edward Bufhell def' It is ord'ed that the 
determination thereof be refferred untill the third day of the next 
Gen" Court at w ch Court the f d M r Hunt is to cleare the queftion 
about an Atachm* pltended to be ferved vpon the mill 

Vpon the reafonable petition of M r Thomas Hunt wherein he is 
willing to keepe and maintaine a goode and paffable roadway for 
horfe foot and carts over the Mill Dam at Poetan[ ?] It is ord'ed 
that the faid M r Hunt be henceforward obliged to <Pform the fame 
at that he fhall receive yearely from the publiq for fo long as he 
maintaineth the faid way one thoufand pounds of tob° and Caske 
w° h fhall be laid in James Citty or Yorke Countyes every yeare 

In the difference betweene Jn" Pindar p", & M r Rob' Babb def' 
and betweene the Said M r Babb p" and the faid defend' being a crosse 
accon after long debate in Court of Either Side It is refolved by the 
Co" and accordingly ord'ed that the faid Pindar fhall receive of 
the faid M r Babb the Eleven thoufand Six hundred pounds of 
Tobo and Caske form'ly granted him by ord r of Surry Court or 
Soe much thereof as is behind and unpaid and that M r Babb by 
reafon of the late Collection of the Sheriff fhall not have his mill 
Seized upon untill the laft of March next, (in cafe the faid M r Babb 
does not Satisfye the faid debt to the faid Pindar before) w ch mill 
by vertue of this ord r and w th the confent of the faid M r Babb in 
Court is bound over to the faid Pindar for ... of the faid debt 

And the faid M r Babb is alfoe releafed from . . . charges of 
the private court called at Surry, but is to pay unto the faid Pindar 
in refpect of being foe long forborne Intereft for his faid tob° and 
Cofts ... of Court, and if the Said pindar demand wage for 
the miller that kept the mill when fhe was in his poffeffion then 
the faid M r Babb fhall pay the fame and fhall receive a Juft am' 
of the pjfitts of the Mill for the tyme that the faid pindar had her 

Whereas this Court Thomas Lit dwell Efq r obtayned Judgm' ag' 
the eftate of Cap' Jn" Whitty dec J in the hands of M r James Hyre 
Attor of M r W m Cocker who marryed the Relicl and adm r of the 
faid Whitty or in whofe hands or cuftody foever it fhould be found 
for paym' of forty five pounds Seventeen Shillings, tenn pence 
And whereas this Court is informed by the faid Tho. Ludwell Efq r 
that there is in the hands of Henry Corbyn Efq r the Sume of Twenty 
five pounds Ster and in the hands of M r Richard James the Sume 
of tenn pounds three fhillings Ster w ch belongs to the faid Wittye 
his eftate, Judgm' is upon the peticon of the faid Thomas Ludwell 
Efq r granted him for the faid Sum in the hands of the faid M r 
Corbyn and M r James, as alfoe Judgm' for tenn pounds fourteene 
fhilling ten pence w th cofts in the hands of Cap' Edmond Lifter 
[ ?] if any eftate of the faid Whittyes be in his hands 

It is ord'ed that M r Richard James be added to the Comicon of 
James Citty County and to be admitted and Sworne at the next 
Court to be held for the faid County 

M r Will" May and M r Richard Lawrence are ord r ed to examine 
in to the difference betweene m r Tho: Ballard affignee of Jn" Nowell 
& M r Rob' Sorrell and make their report to the next Court to be 
held for James Citty County where the f d difference is to be deter- 
mined 



Woodward 



( 219 ) 



Woodward et Bacon 



Bufhrod vs 
Shelfton 



Or* 1 about 
Sheppards will 



Mathew vs. 
Raddon et Evans. 



Peine vs Cary 



Stephens ord r 
p} Inventory 

Plover vs 
Reeve 



Napier vs 
Dowers 



The controverfie long depending betweene Cap' Will'" Woolward 
p" and Co" Nath Bacon def' about the Land of Jujtinicm Cooper deed 
was this day mooved in Court and for the avoyding of further 
vexation and charges of Law in the faid difference and for the 
friendly and peaceable ending thereof the faid pi' and Def' did 
voluntarily and \v th equall confent in open Court referr the finall 
determination of the f d Suite to foure of the Hon ble Counfell viz 
Majo r Gen" Richard Bennett and Theo: Bland Efq r for the pi' and 
Edward Diggs and francis Willis Efq rs for the Defend' and in cafe 
of difagreem' chofe four gentlemen to choofe an vmpire the faid 
Award to be given up and finifhed by or before the twenty fifth 
Day of June next at James Citty and the faid Cap' W m woolward 
and Co" Nath Bacon doe hereby confeffe Judgm' each to other 
in the Sume of two thoufand pounds Sterl to abide and ^ forme 
the aforefaid determination to be paid by the party Not Sub- 
mitting unto the other and execucon to iffue for the faid Sume 
upon this ord' 

The difference betweene M r Thomas Bufhrod & M r Slielfton about 
a young Stone horfe is referred to York County Court ther to be 
finally ended and determined where the horfe and Brands are to 
be plduced. 

Atach"" is granted M r Jn" Vaffall & M r Jn" Saffin ag' the eftate 
of Henry Vaffall in the hands of Hen: vaffall and mary Cliffe for 
two hundred . . . pounds one fhilling and foure pence befides interef t 
retor 11 to the third day of the next Gen" Court where the faid 
vaffall and Saffin are to make their debt appeare. 

The will of Jn" She p par d dec d is referrd forplbte thereof to the 
next Court to be held for Surry County whether the faid Sheppard 
was of age or not at the tyme < ,f makeing his faid will and make 
report thereof to the third day of the next Gen" Court. 

Atachment is granted M r Thomas Mathew ag'. the eftate of 
Philip Evans & Thomas Raddon retor to next Court where the faid 
Mathew is to make his debt appeare. 

The difference between M r Rich price & M' W m Cary . . . confent 
of the Attorneys referred to the next Court to be held for Lan- 
cafter County there to be finally ended and determined. 

The difference betweene M r Rich Pcirce & M r W m Cary & by 
confent of the Attornyes referred to the next Court to be held for 
Lancafter County there to be finally ended and determined 

It is ord'ed that m rs Stephens Adm 1 of M r Sam' Stephens dec d 
p]fent Inventory of her faid hufbands eftate vpon oath to the next 
Court. 

The difference betweene M r Jn" plover Sonne and Attor of 
Jinnifer plover Affigne of Abraham Sharpe Brother heire and adm r 
of Robert Sharpe dec d p" and Henry Reeve def' is referred to the 
Com' 3 of Rap pah. County Court and they to make inquiry into 
the faid difference and make their report to the fourth day of the 
next Gen" Court. 

It is ord'ed that majo r George mafon late Sheriff of Stajford 
County or the Sheriff for the tyme being caufe the personal ap- 
pearance of Tho: Dowers to the third day of the next Gen" Court to 
anfwere the Comp' of M" Mary Napier widd. 



Place 



Place vs 
Pleafants 



Bleeke vs Cotten 



( 220 ) 

M r Rowland place arrefting M r Jn' plea/ants Attorny of M r 
James Janney to this Court and pretending about three hundred 
pounds fterl due from the faid Janney It is ord'ed that the faid 
pleajanls fhall not be hindred in fending home any retornes that he 
fhall have ready to fend by this $fent Shipping but he is ord r ed 
not to fend home the remaind r of thofe concernes by the next 
flapping untill the Complaint of the faid Rowland place be refolved 
and adjudged by this Hon ble Court. 

77 is ord'ed by confent that M r Jn" Cotten Attor of Tho. pearle 
the Adm r of Richard pearle dee 1 fhall according to the direccon of 
the faid Tho: pearle deliver unto M r Edward Bleeke Attor of 
Alexand' Martyn foe much goods as are left and unfold belonging 
to the faid Martyn w cb amount unto twenty five pounds twelve 
fhill three pence and that it fhall be refferred to M r Rich Stock & 
M r Jn' Bracegirdle to view the books of ace' of the faid Rich, pearle 
dec 1 and to fee what goods belonging to the faid Alexand' Martyn 
were difpofed of by the faid pearle and at what rates and to 
^portion the charges of freight Storidge and recovering the goods 
from Coll Beale w* is to be allowed out of the tob5 that fhall 
appeare to be due to M r Martyn and M r Cotten [is to give] M r 
Bleeke good bills for fo much Tobo as fhall appeare [due M r ] 
Martyn for fuch ^' of his goods that were fold 

This Court adjourned to the Twentyeth day of June next where 
all accons upon the Dockquett and reff erences from the laf t Court 
are to be heard 

Teft Rich Awborne CI Con 



At a Gen 11 Court held by adjourn' this Twentyeth of June 
1670/ 

Pent] 
R W M BERKELEY kn< Gover &c Tho: Ludwell Seer Coll Swann Theo: Bland Efq" 



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Parke Councel' L' Coll Dan' Parke was admitted and Sworne one of his Ma" 

Councell of State for this Collony of Virg"./ 
Cap' Jennings Cap' Peter Jennings was admitted and Sworne one of his Ma" 

Councel' Councell of State for this Collony of Virg" 



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June the 21 th 1670 

[ptfent] 
R W u BERKELEY knt Governo' &c Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Co" Bacon 
Co" Willis Theo Bland L'. Coll Parke Efq" 



Payne pi Land 
Corbyn p] Land 



Medjord fl 
Land 



May § Land 



Coll Parke § a 
Gleebe 



Ballard p] a 
Gleebe 



Corfryn p] Land 



M r Robert Payne hath foure year granted him longer than his 
patt to feat five hundred and Eighty acres of Land neare hunting 
quarter in the frefhes of Rappa County vt alijs/ 

Henry Corbyn Efq r hath three yeares longer tyme granted him 
to Seat a trac"t of Land in the frefhes of Rappa by him purchafed 
of Jn° Jellett 

M r John Medjord hath ord r granted him to pattent one hundred 
and fifty acres of Land on the South Eaft Side of Totaskeys creeke 
called mount more form'ly granted to Robert Bayly and by him 
deferted Entring writes according to Law. 

M r will m May hath ord r granted him to pattent about halfe acre 
of land in James Citty adjoyneing to the Said M r Mayes owne 
Land, and the land now in the poffeffion of Majo r Hone he 
planting an orchard thereupon and paying the accuftomed rent/ 

L' Coll Dan 1 Parke on the behalf e of the Inhabitants of . . . 
^ifh in yorke County Informeing this Court that there is noe 
gleebe laid out for their Said ^ifh It is therefore ord'ed upon the 
reafonable peticon of the Said Co" Parke that the firft ^ c ll of Land 
that deferts or fhall be found waft w th in the plcinclt of the Said 
^rifh fhall be granted to them for a gleebe, as alfoe the firft $cell 
of laid that fhall efcheate unleffe fome other |Jfon can make 
appeare a juft clayme to have the grant of the faid Efcheate, as 
being heire or a purchafer/ 

M r Tho: Ballard on the behalf e of the ^rifh of Middletowne 
^rifh in James Citty County Informeing this Co rt that there is no 
Gleebe laid out for the faid ^rifh. It is therefore ord'ed upon the 
reafonable peticon of the faid M r Ballard that the firft ^cll of land 
that deferts, fhall be found waft or efcheate be granted unto the 
faid ^rifh for a gleebe unleffe fom ^fon can make appeare to have 
agrant of the faid Efcheate as being heire or a purchafer 

Henry Corbyn Eq r hath ord r granted . . . and forty acres 
of Land in Lancajter County ... to Nath' Browne and George 
Vezey and by them . . . 

M" 



M" Williams ord r 
about her 
hufbands debts 



( 222 ) 

It is the Judgm* of the Court that if Shadrach Williams ^fonall 
eftate was Suff' to pay his Debts that the faid Debts fhall be paid 
out of his faid eftate Sold at the outcry . . . land not lyable to 
an extent for paym' of his Debts . . . his ^fonall eftate were 
Sufficient./ 



June the 21 th 1670 



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[pjfent] 
OVERNO R Edward Diggs Co" Swann Theo: Bland Efq r! 



M rs Roberts ord r for 
p)bate of her 
hufbands will 



Wyatt p] land 



Medjord for 
land 



In the Difference betweene Peter Butts and the ... of the 
eftate of Jn" Knoxton about a mare upon an appeale from Warwick 
Court It is ord'ed that the faid Court of Warwick ... of the 
p&miffes and ord r every Creditor to be paid out of Knoxtons eftate 
according to the merritts of their juft debts and the mare in 
queftion to remaine in Butts poffeffion 

The laft will and teftament of M r Richard Roberts deed was 
ploved in Co" by the oath of M' John Major and M r jjrancis Morgan 
another of the witneffes to the faid Will by reafon of his lamenes 
is ord r ed (upon notice given him) to appeare before two of the 
magiftrates of Glofter County who are defired to adminifter him his 
oath for further proof of the faid will, And a Comcon of Admicon 
w th the faid will annexed is granted to Mary Roberts his relidl fhe 
giveing Caution according to Law, M r Sam' Oufteene John Levifton 
M r John Harwell and Cap' Will" Jones at fome convenient tyme 
betweene this and the laft of July next upon notice given them by 
the faid Mary are ord'ed to meet at the houfe of the faid Roberts 
and there Inventory and appraife all and Singuler the ^fonall 
eftate of the faid Roberts, w ch at next Court the faid Mary is to pjfent 
vpon her Corporall oath and M r Jn" Lewis is defired to Adminft' 
them their oaths 

William Wyatt Jun r hath ord r granted to pattent about five 
hundred acres of Land in Kent County lying behind the land of 
M r Bamabafs and the land of Majo r Will" Wyatt Sen r form'ly 
granted to Peter jjoard and by him Deferted Ent rights according 
to Law 

M r John Medjord hath ord r granted him to pattent two hundred 
acres of Land lying on the Eafter fide of Totaskeyes Creeke in 
Rappa County Form 1 *' granted to Jn" Suckett and by him deferted 
Entering rites according to A61 



22 th of June 16 70 



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[plfent] 
OVER Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Bennett Coll Swann Coll Bacon Theo: Bland 
Coll Willis U Coll Parke 



. . . ord r granted him to pattent fix hundred acres of land in 
Charles City County form ly granted to John . . . Ent rights 
according to Adl 
Lawrence vs The difference betweene M r Richard Lawrence p 1 and Coll Theo 

Bland Bland def' is referrd to the third Day of the next Gen" Court 

iMwrence 



Lawrence vs 

Applewhayte 



Manning vs 
Richardjon 



Cooper vs 
Morryfon 



Sorrell vs 
Waters 



( 223 ) 

The Difference betweene M r Rich 4 Lawrence pi and M r Hen: 
Applewhayte del" 1 is at the requeft of the Attor of the faid Appk- 
whayte reffered to the third day of the next Gen" Court where the 
faid Applewhayte is ordered ^fonally to appeare 

Judgm' is granted M r James Minge Attorny of Phillip Manning 
of London march 1 ag' M rs Sarah Richard/on widd form'ly wife to 
M r Will" Edwards dec d for paym* of fixty foure pounds fifteene 
fhillings fterl w"' cofts being due for two butts of wyne fent for to 
the faid manning in her widdowhood and before her marryage w* 
M r Will" Richard/on her late hufband 

It is ord'ed in the difference between John Cooper fonne of John 
Cooper dec d p 1 and M r Charles Morryfon who marryed the Exex of 
Co" . . . Dec d about ... of land in Elizabeth Citty County 
that it be refferred to the Court of Elizabeth Citty County where 
they are to Enquire whether the faid land now ... be the land 
menconed in an ord r of this Court Dated the 20 th of September 1661 
and whether the faid ord' was ^formed by the Jury And if it 
appeare to be the faid land then the Said Morryfon quietly and 
peaceably to keepe the poffeffion of the faid land and Cooper ord'ed 
to pay the cofts. 

It is ord'ed in the difference between M r John waters Exec of W m 
Hockaday Jun r Dec d and M r Rob' Sorrell on the behalf of himfelfe 
and children about certayne Legacyes given unto them by the Will 
of y e faid Hockaday that the ord r of Kent Court for payment of the 
faid Legacyes be confirmed And the Said Waters ord r ed to pay 
damages and cofts as in cafe of appeals als exec Waters appealeing 
and noe . . . for the faid appeareing. 



22 th of "June 1670 afternoone 



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[$fent] 
VERN R Edward Diggs Majo' Gen" Bennett Theo: Bland Co" Bacon Coll Willis 
L'. Coll parke Efq" 



Gunnell vs Vanley 

Bird nonfuites 
Gardner 
Bufhrod vs 
Oufteen 



Bufhrod vs 
Dixon 



Ballard Sworne 



The difference between M r Edward Gunnell and M' James Van- 
ley about a floope is Difmift. 

M r Bird attor ag' Quyney and Sadler non fuites M r Martyn 
Gardner not appeareing to pleinte 

It is ord'ed by confent in the Difference between M r Thomas 
Bufhrood Attor of M' Lory of Edenburgh and M' Sam' Oufteene 
that noe exec iffue out ag' the faid Oufteene upon a Judgm' 
obtayned laft Court ag' the faid Oufteene for one hundred ninety 
feven pounds Seventeen fhillings Sterl (and the execution now out 
to be of no force) and that the faid Oufteene forthwith give bond 
with Suffct Security for payment of the faid Sume by the laft of 
March next als exec. 

The Difference betweene M r Tho: Bufhrod and M r Rich Dixon 
is refferred till next Court the Second Day. 

Rich Drury Will'" Brccfe & Jn" Rogers Sworne and gave their 
evidence viva voce ag' Alexander Pkillis priffon' at the barr 

Tho. Ballard Efq r was this day Sworne one of the Councel of 
State for this Collony. 

Phillis 



( 224 ) 



Phillis burnt in 
the hand 



Page ord r for 
reftitucon of his 
goods 



Alexander Phillis being Indidled and arraigned . . . and 
takeing away feverall goods out of the ... as by the grand 
Jury brought in Billa vera and by the verdicl; of the pettit Jury 
brought in Guilty of ffelony upon w* ... of his Clergy granted 
him And the faid Alexander Phillis . . . Judgm' was paft by the 
Hon ble Governor . . . well burnt in the hand, w ch was accordingly 
done. 

It is ord' that M r Jn" page have delivered to him what goods 
Alex Phillis ftole from him out of his ftore. 

It is ord'ed upon the petition of M r Abraham . . . and M r 
John Burnham that M r John Catlett M r Robert Beverly and M r Geo: 
Morris (who are to have tymely notice) or any two of them upon 
the fourth Day of September next meet at the houfe of Henry 
Corbyn in order to the furveigh of the Severall Tracts of Land 
menconed in the faid peticon and that they accordingly Survey 
and lay out the faid feverall tradls according to the Severall courfes 
and bounds of their feverall grants as by the faid peticon is expreffed 
and defired. And that an able Jury of the neighbourh d be Impan- 
nelled by M r Robert Chewning M r Rich d Parrott a pty concerned 
being high Sherr to affif t the faid Surveyo" and to fee that the chain 
is fairely and juftly carryed, and Majo r Gen" Smith and any one 
or two ^fons whome M r Parrott fhall appoint are defired to be 
plfent for the more ord r ly plceedings therein And it is alfoe ord'ed 
that M r Parrott have tymely notice of this order and as foone as 
conveniently may be after adjournm' of this Court that if he have 
. . . this fame fhould not be executed his Hono r may grant . . . 
the next Gen" Court and the Jury and Surveyo" . . . faid 
petitions & this ord r to be retorned to the Gover and Court the 
third day of the next Gen" Court, this plceeding tending to the more 
fpeedy and juft determinacon of the difference depending betweene 
the faid M' Burnham and other ^fons concerned 

The Court adjourne till . . . October next where all differences 



ATT A Gen 11 Court held at James Citty the tenth day of 
OElober 1670 



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plfent 
R WILL" BERKLEY Kn l Governed S r Hen: Chichdey Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward 
Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Tho: Swann Theo: Bland Tho: Ballard Efq r " 



Wafhington pi Majo r John Wafhington hath order granted him to pattent foure 

Land hundred & fifty acres of Land at the head of Nominy River in 

Weftm'land County form r ly granted to M r Leftrange Mordant and 
by him deferted entring rights according to Law. 



The tenth ot OSiober afternoone 

[plfent] 
R W M BERKELEY Kn ( Gover S r Hen: Chicheky Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs 
Majo r Gen" Smith Coll. Swann Theo. Bland L l . Coll Parke Tho Ballard Efq" 



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James pi Land 



Woodward pi 
Land 



Baxter and 
Harris pi Land 

Randolph pi 
Land 



Harris rights 



Manfelh ord r 



Cornifh exemption 
from Levyes 



M r Richard James hath ord r granted to pattent one thoufand 
acres of Land in Northnmb'land County but now in Stafford 
adjoyning to the Doegs Illand but fHed by a Small Creeke form'ly 
granted to John Jenkins by patt dated the 14 th of May 1653 and 
by him deferted Entring rights according to Law. the f d M r Rich 
James doth in open Court acknowledge that Richard Awborne 
clerke of this Court hath an equall fhare intereft and plpriety 
to the faid land. 

M r Will" Woodward hath ord r granted him to pattent twelve 
hundred and Eighty acres of Land in Henrico County form r ly 
granted to Coll Thomas Stegg and by him deferted Entring rights 
according to a<ft. 

Thomas Baxter and Will" Harris hath order granted to pattent 
three thoufand acres of land in Stafford County deferted by 
Coll Miles Cary Entring rights according to adt 

M r Henry Randolph hath order granted him to pattent Eleven 
hundred acres of land on . . . Creek in the frefhes of Rappa 
deferted by Majo r Jn° Weire and M r Robert Payne Entring rights 
according to Law 

Cert according to Act is granted to Will" Harris for Importation 
of twelve ^fons into this Collony Vidz Tho: Ewing Jn" Brent 
Edward Wood James Burton W m Williams Peter Elmine ffra 
Loveden Dennis Markama Hen Stoner Robert Merritt W m Rathell 
Jn" Birch vt alys. 

M r Thomas Ballard on the behalfe of M r David Manfell mooved 
this board that the word Thomas in a form r ord r of this Court 
might be made John about land deferted by Jn" Suggett, a>id it is 
ord r ed that Manfelh . . . to M r Ballard be recorded 

The Court haveing Serioufly confid'ed the poverty and age of 
Margarett Cornifh a negro woman doe ord' that fhe be exempted 
from paying Levyes/ 

II th 



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( 226 ) 
11 th of oBober 1670 forenoone 

Pent] 
R W M BERKELEY kn< Gover & S r Hen: Chichley Tho. Ludwell Sec. Edit? Diggs 
Majo r Gen 11 Smith Coll Bacon Theo. Bland L« Coll Parke Tho. Ballard Efq" 



Godwyn vs 
Dodman 



Whereas Coll Jn° Dodman obtayned Judgm' upon an atachm' 
at Stafford Court held the 29 th of January 1667 for one thoufand 
pounds of tobo & Caske ag' the eftate of M r Morgan Godwyn 
accrewing about a horfe lent by the faid Dodman to the faid 
Godwyn. It being the Judgm' of this Co" that the Judgm' was 
illegally obtayned the f d Godwyn not haveing lawfull notice thereof, 
and it appeareing that the faid Godwyn had ufed means for the 
finding of the f d horfe though ineffectuall, It is after much debate 
and ferious consideration ord'ed that the f d Dodman deliver unto 
the faid M r Godwyn all the goods and bookes menconed in an 
Inventor^ 7 plfented and Sworne to in Court by the faid M r . Godwyn, 
and it is further ord'ed that what goods or bookes the faid Dodman 
hath of what was feized by vertue of the aforef d Judgm' be delivered 
in kinde plvided they are as good as they were then, and Dodman 
to pay cofts als exec 



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1 I th afternoone 

[plfent] 



OVERNO" S r Hen: Chichley Edw d Diggs Majo r Gen Smith Coll Swann Coll 
Bacon Theo: Bland L' Coll Parke Tho: Ballard Efq r8 



Greene cert 



Allcrtons ord r 
pi banishm' 



Godwyn vs 
Dodman 



Godwyn vs 
Maffey 



Certificate according to A<5t is granted to M r will m Greene for 
fifteene hundred and fifty acres of land for the Importation of one 
and thirty <pfons into this Colony vidz Rodger Marfhall Tho: 
Harris Jn" Thomas Tho. Windar Jn° Rowle Jn° Hunt ]n° Wilkinfon 
Adry Perry Mary King Jn" Butler Tho. Olevant Rich Elletts W m 
Wilfon Xpian Mitchell David Jones Xpofor Lowne ffra Bell Ann 
Tetin Ann Tallar W m Wood Geo. Gore Rob' Stocker Jn" Watts Rich 
Thompfon W'" Bankes Tho Watts w* f d Cert is in Court by the f d 
Greene affigned to Will'" Harris 

Ord'ed that William Nelson als Peter Atherton for lying blas- 
phemy forgery and mutiny Stand in the Court doore in James Citty 
two howers in the forenoon and two howers in the afternoone 
for two dayes together w th this order written in Capitall Letters, 
and that he be banifhed out of this Collony, and to remain in the 
Sherrs cuftody till opp r tunity j3fents for his faid banifhm 1 and 
that he be difrobed of his Canonicall garments 

The difference betweene M r Morgan Godwyn CI and Coll Jn" 
Dodman is difmift and Dodman ordered to pay cofts, the f d Dodman 
in open Co" that he was forry for the words he Spake ag' the f d 
Godwyn 

The difference betweene M r Morgan Godwyn CI and M r Maffey 
is difmift and each <P' y to beare their owne charges 



I 2 



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( 227 ) 

1 2 th of OSltober 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S' Henry Chichley Tho Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith 
Theo: Bland Coll Swann L' Coll Parke Coll Bacon Coll Jennings Tho Ballard 



Kendall pi 
land 

Kendall pi land 



M ra Lunsford 
ord' 1? land 



Bowler fumons 



M r John Kendall hath ord r granted him to pattent five hundred 
acres of land deferted by Charles Ratclijfe Efit rights according to 
Act 

M r John Kendall hath ord r granted him to patt two hundred 
acres of land in Northampton County form r ly granted to Nich 
Lagler and by him deferted Ent rights according to Law 

Whereas S' Thomas Lunsford Kn' Barron' deed was by pattent 
poffeft of a Tract of land conteyneing about three or foure thoufand 
acres of Land lying in the frefhes of Rappa River comonly called 
Potobacco and whereas at this Court M' a Katherine Lunsford one 
of the Daughters of the faid S r Thomas petitioning this Co" that 
she might be Emitted to Seat fuch fit of the faid land in her 
owne right as this Court fhould thinke fit to allow The Court 
doth thereupon ord r that fhe doe feat and poffeffe herfelfe of fome 
^' of the faid land that may not pljudice the Indians now liveing 
vpon %*' of the faid land. And whereas there are three daught ra 
in England by a form' venture who hath not made any claime to 
the faid land // is ord'ed that if they doe not make their clayme 
to the f d land according to Act, that then the faid Katherine to 
have hold poffeffe and Enjoy the fame to her and her heires for ever 
and the petition of the faid Katherine ord'ed to be recorded 

Ord'ed that the High Sherr of Northumb'land County or his 
Deputy forthw" 1 vpon Sight hereof Sumon the ^pfonall appearance 
of M' W m Wildy before the Govef and Counfell this plfent Gen" 
Court then and there to teftifye his knowledge in a caufe depending 
betweene M' Tho Bowler pi' and M' Jn° Leare def' and hereof 
you are not to faile 



12 th OSlob r 1670 afternoone 

Pent] 
OVER S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith Coll 
Bacon Coll Willis L' Coll Parke Thos. Bland Coll Jennings Tho. Ballard Efq" 



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Holder $ land 



Jordan attor 
Gen" 

Thomas vs 
Godwyn 



Richard Holder hath ord r granted him to Survey layout & pattent 
what waft land lyes betweene his orchard and the marfhe in 
James Citty not ptjudicing any grant and Entring rights for the 
fame and paying the rent accuftomed 

It is ord'ed upon the the petition of M' Will" Cooke Clerke that 
he be allowed fix tithables and himfelfe out of the County Levy 
according to Act. 

L' Coll George Jordan is appointed to be the kings Attor Gen" 
for this Collony 

M r John Thomas is ord'ed to be paid by M' Morgan Godwyn 
one hundred and Sixty pounds of Tobo and Caske being Suppeaned 
as an Evidence ag' Dodman 

Applewayte 



(228) 

Applewayte vs M r Henry Appelwayte nonfuites M r Richard Lawrence noe 

Lawrence caufe of accon appeareing is ordered to pay damages and cofts 

according to AA a/5 exec 



i 3 of OEiober 1670 



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Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Edward Diggs Majo' Gen" Bennett Majo' Gen" 
Smith Coll Baker Coll Swann Coll Willis Theo: Bland L< Coll Beale U Coll 
Parke Coll Jennings Tho: Ballard Efq' 8 



Scarburghs 
ord r pi confell 
Cap' Carr od r 
vs Hardwich 
estate 



Ludwell Efq vs 
Scarburgh 

Jones vs Lee 
ref d 



Vpon the motion of Coll Edmond Scarburgh that he may be 
admitted to have counsell, M r W" Cole is accordingly affigned him 

Cap' Jn° Carr Governo' of Delaware Informing this Co" that 
he hath taken vp in his Governm' one Jn" Harwich who was 
drowned and the faid Cap' Carr further Informing this Court that 
he hath been at fome charge about the Corron' 8 Inqueft and 
fun'all charges, and whereas there was a bill found among the f d 
Hardwichs paper a bill of . . . for foure thoufand pounds of 
Tobo and Caske, It is ord'ed that when the faid Cap' Carr fhall 
exhibite his ace' that he be allowed his f d reafonable charges out 
of the faid bill or any other eftate of the faid Hardwich in the firft 
place 

In the difference betweene Tho: Ludwell Esq' Attorof M r ffar- 
vax: and Coll Edmond Scarburgh It is ord'ed that faid Scarburgh 
bring in his anfwere in Chancery tomorrow in the afternoone 

The difference betweene M r Robert Jones and M r jjrancis Lee 
is by confent referred to the third day of the next Court 



i 3 th 8 br afternoone 



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Pent] 
OVE R Tho. Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Bennett Majo' Gen" Smith 
Theo: Bland Coll Baker L' Coll Beale L' Coll Parke Efq" 



Roberts Inven- 
tory 

Dickejon whipt 

Parrotts ord r 



Burnham vs 
Parott 



The Inventory of the eftate of M' Richard Roberts dec d was 
plfented to the Court vpon the Corporall oath of M" Roberts his 
relict & executrix w ch Inventory is ordered to be recorded 

Ord'ed y' Jn" Dickejon have thirty nyne lafhes on his bare back 
well laid on he haveing picked sev'all mens pocketts 

Whereas M r Richard Parrott as guardian to the orp' 9 of Dan' 
Welch hath comenced a suite ag' M r Jn" Burnham about land 
It is the Judm' of the Court and accordingly ordered that in 
cafe Parrott be caft in the Suite that he pay the Damages himfelfe 
that fhall arife and not to charge it to the orp' 8 ace' 

It is ordered in the difference betweene M r John Burnham pi' 
& Richard Parrott on the behalfe of the orphants of Dan 1 Welch 
Defend' that M r Robert Beverly and M r Jn" Lewis w' h Coll Jn' 
Catlett to be vmpires being ^fons indifferently nominated by the 
faid pi 1 and Defend' haveing tymely notice meet at the houfe of 
Henry Corbyn Efq r vpon the two & Twentieth of November next 
in order to the Surveying and laying out of the Severall tradls of 
Land now in difpute according to the Severall courfes and bounds 
of their Severall grants, And that an able Jury of the neighborhood 
be Impannelled by M r Robert Chowning the faid M r Parrot being 

high 



Kirke pi Lands 



Searles et alii 
pi Charges 

ffifhooke pi 
Land 



Parrott pi 
Jeffryes eftate 

Cleaton vs 
Jeffryes eftate 
exec ex 



Bullock vs 
Smith &c reff d 

Payton vs 

Nelines 



( 229 ) 

high Sheff for the faid County to affift the faid Survey" and fee 
that the chaine is fairely and juftly carryed, and M r Mathew Kemp 
is defired to be then and there plfent to Sweare the Surveyo" Jury 
and chaine carriers and to accompany them in laying out the fame 
And it is further ordered that the Juro rs report together w th the 
plceedings therein be retorned to the third day of the next Court, 
And it is further ordered vpon the petition of the faid M r Parrott 
that the faid Lands be Surveyed according to the expreffe bounds 
of the Severall Pattents 

Randall Kirke hath order granted him to pattent about Eighty 
acres of land in Weftm'land County vpon the head of Notniny, and 
bounding vpon the land of M ra Ann Broadhurft form'ly granted to 
W m Everett & by him deferted Entring rights according to Law 

Ordered that Ann Searles Eliz Dunkin and Magdalen White be 
paid by the County of Wcstm'land their charges according to Act 
being bound over to give Evidence ag ( Ann Lambe Criminall 

Edward ffifhooke hath order granted him to pattent two hundred 
& forty acres of Land in Wesfland County at the head of Core- 
woman Creeke Formiy granted to Randall Kirke & Jn° Smith and 
by them deferted Entring rights according to Law 

M r Richard Parrott confeffeth in Court that he hath in his hands 
effects in his hands of M r Jeffryes & M r Colclongh to the value of 
two hundred pounds Sterl or thereabouts 

Whereas by Judgm' of this Court dated the 29 th of Novem 1663 
was granted ag< the eftate of M r John Jeffryes and M r Colcloth 
for two hundred twenty one pounds foureteen fhillings ten pence 
due to W m Roberts now dec d vr h order was renewed to William 
Cleaton to whome the faid debt now belongeth the 23 d of Aprill 
1669 but the payment being long delayed and the faid Jeffryes 
and Colcloughs eftate being now atached in the hands of M r 
Richard Parrott It is ordered that the goods and other effects foe 
atached be feized in the hands of the faid Richard Parrott and that 
according to the faid Parrott his oath and the Invoyce of the faid 
goods they be delivered vnto the faid Cleaton or his order foe far 
as the goods fhall amount towards paym' of the f d Debt and 
Charges, and M r Robert Beverly is hereby Impowred to fee them 
delivered M r Parrott being High Sherf of the County 

The difference betweene M r Bullock & Coll Jennings and 
Majo r Jn° Smith Guardians to Jn° Mathews orp' is referred to the 
third day of the next Court 

The order and verdict of a Jury from Northumberland Court 
Dated the 20 th of July 1670 In the difference betweene Richard 
Nelines and Phillip Payton is confirmed Nelines appealeing and 
noe cause appearing for the fame is ordered to pay Damages and 
cofts as in cafe of appeales als exec 



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OSiober y e 14 th 1670 



[plfent] 

OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Co" Swann Theo: Bland Co" Willis U Co" Beale Tho: Ballard U Co" Parke 
Coll Jennings Efq" 

Gilfon 



( 230 ) 



Gilfon pi Land 



Lord p] Land 



Richard j on vs 
Lydall 



Catlett $ Land 



Dale $ Land 



Jennings vs 
Lynny 

Lambe cleared 
by $clamation 



Thomas Gil j on hath order granted to pat tent one thoufand 
and fifty acres of Land in Rappa. County on the South Side of 
the river form r ly granted to Bethlehem Gilson and by her deferted 
Entring rights &c 

Cap 1 Jn° Lord hath order granted to pat tent a $cll of Land 
conteynening about Sixteene hundred acres of land form r ly granted 
to Toby Smith and by him deferted lying in Rappa frefhes Entering 
rights according to Law. 

Whereas Will" Richard/on in his life tyme delivered vnto Cap 1 
George Lyddall alist of bills as vnder his hand appeares amounting 
to twelve thoufand pounds of Tobo and Caske w** he was to 
retorne or be accomptable for and it appeareing that there was a 
bill of three thoufand pounds Tob° in the faid Lift due from 
M r Arnold W^ belonged to the orp ts of W m Edwards deed. It is 
therefore ordered that the Said Lyddall redeliver the Said bill to 
the Said Edwards orp t3 and as to the remaind r of the Said bills 
an execution being laid in the Said Lyddalls hands for three thous- 
and foure hundred forty Nyne pounds of Tob° and Caske due to 
M r Drumond affignee of M r Barber and Oufteene It is the Judgm' 
of this Court and accordinly further ordered that the execution 
be paid in the firft place and the f d Lyddall to be accomptable to 
the admx of the faid Richard/on for the remainder according to 
receipt for the faid bills fhe allowing Salary for what is received 

Co" Jn° Catlett hath order granted him to pattent five hundred 
acres of land lying vpon Omen Creeke on the North fide of Rappa 
river form'ly granted to f d Cattlett and by him affigned to Hen: 
Corbyn Efq r and by him deferted Entering rights according to 
Law 

M r Edward Dale hath order granted him to pattent five hundred 
acres of Land lying in Corotoman river in Lancafter County forrrrly 
granted to Jn° Edwards and by him deferted Ent rights according 
Law. 

Ordered that Richard Lynny vpon oath deliver vnto Co" Peter 
Jennings what glafiers tools he had hath belonging to Abell Spencer 
and pay cofts a/5 exec 

Eliz Lambe being indicted and arraigned for murthering her 
childe was by the Grand Jury found guilty but by the petty Jury 
not guilty vpon w ch fhe was cleared by plclamation 



14 th 8^ afternoone 



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Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Co" Willis Co" Swann Theo: Bland U Co" Parke U Co" Scale Efq" 



Interp r t r s 
Sworne 

Gent appointed 
to take exami- 
nacons. 
Pipfcoe vs 
Carter 



Henry Newcombe W m Woodward Jn° Devorax and Jn" King 
Sworne in Co" Interpreters betweene the Indians and Co" Scar- 
burgh 

Tho: Ludwell Majo r Gen" Smith Co" Swann & Theo: Bland 
are appointed & defired to take the examinations as they fhall be 
delivered by the Interp r t re 

// is ordered that Thomas Carter deliver vnto Cap 1 Pipfcoe an 
Indian his horfe bridle and Saddle and retorne him Thirty good 
deere Skynns & pay cofts a/5 exec 

I 5 th 



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(23O 

15 th OSlober 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Theo: Bland Co" 
Bacon U Co" Parke U Co" Beale Tito: Ballard 



Toumjhend vs. It is ordered that the caufe depending betweene Cap' Jn' 

Alexander Alexander & M r Robert Townfhend be Ejected and by reafon the 

Said Alexander was the caufe of the Suite he pay cofts als exec 
Pate & M r Jn" Pate and Cap 1 Chriftopher Wormely Enters themf elves 

Wormely Sec Jointly and feverally Security for M r ffirancis Reeve brother & 

for Reeve heire of M r Thomas Reeve deed from the clayme of any f*fon that 

fhall or may clayme any debt or other eftate by from and vnd r 
the f d Tho: Reeve 
Bufhrod vs The difference depending betweene M r Tho: Bufhrod, and 

Dixon M r Richard Dixon about land at blunt point is referred to an able 

Jury p' to be of the Comicon of the County where the land lyes 
and of the neighbourhood to be impannelled by the Sherr of the 
faid County to appeare vpon the tenth day of January next where 
they are ftrictly to Enquire what land it was that the Said Bufhrod 
fold vnto the faid Dixon where all evidences grants and pattents 
are to be plfented to the Juro" w ch verdict is to be retorned to the 
third day of the next Gen" Court and M r Milner is alfoe ord r ed to 
attend and affift the faid Jury being a Surveyor. 

17 th of OElober 1670 

Pent] 
R W u BERKELEY Kn< Gover S r Hen: Chichley Tho. Ludwell Sec' Edward Diggs 
Majo r Gen" Smith Theo: Bland Coll willis V Co" Parke Efq" 



s 



Wakelyn vs. M r Mathew Wakelyn Attor of M r Andrew Chalwell nonfuites 

Randall Tho: Randall noe deel being filed according to Law 

Vaffall vs. It is ordered that the atach mt Served in the hands of M r Jn" Pate 

Pate attorny of M r Henry Vaffall for two hundred and odd pounds 

Sterl be ftill continued in the f d M r Pates hands at the Suite of 

M r Jn" Vaffall & M r Saffin till the third day of the next Gen" 

Court In w " tyriie the faid M r Pate may have ord r out of England 

from his Imployer 

Vaffall vs. An Atachm mt is granted M r Jn" Vaffall Ag< . . . Jn" Saffin 

Saffin for foe much as is due to him the f d Vaffall as by an Award 

vnd r the hands of Severall gent may appeare ret according to Act. 
Sheppard vs. The Difference between M r . Sheppard and M r Potter is at the 

Potter requeft of Said M r Pott' 3 Attor referred to the fourth Day of the 

next Co n 
Potter vs. ordered that the writt abate L' Co" Potter ag 1 Co" Goodrich 

Goodrich the faid Goodrich being arrefted in his own Capacity and declared 

againft as a member of a Rap pa County Court. 
Hunt cert pi Certificate according to Act is granted to M r Will™ Hunt for 

Rights Eleven hundred and fifty acres of Land for importation of Tho 

Bussey, Rob' fflint Ellenor Pownds ur Thraffett Marmaduke 
Waddome Jn" Elce Sam 1 petty Mary Right Sara Thompfon 
Jofeph Hall Rich Collins Ifaak Hill W m Smith Mary Heath W m 
Alford Charles Coop Mary wacum W" Arme Henr Plowman W m 
Hunt Anth: Jfifher 

Daynes 



( 232 ) 

Daynes vs The difference betweene will" Daynes attor of Rich Ruff ell 

Holmewood Grandfather and guardian to Benedict Stafford p" and M r . Jn° 

Holmwood defen' is referred to the fourth day of the next Gen" 

Court. 
jfoxcroft vs It is after long debate ord'ed in the difference between M r . 

L e e Richard Lee and M r Ifaak jfoxcroft vpon an appeale from an order 

of Glofter Court Dated the 16 th of September 1670 that the 

a foef d od r be reverfed and Lee ordered to pay cofts als exec 
Chetwood p) M r Tho: Chetwood hath order granted him to pattent five 

L an d hundred and Sixty acres of Land in Lancafter County vpon the 

branches of Moratico form'ly granted to Jn° Newman and by him 

deferted Entring rights according to A<5t. 



G 



17 th 8^ afternoone 

Pent] 
OVERNO" S r Hen: Chichley Tho. Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith 
Coll Swann Coll. Bacon Coll Willis Coll Beale L< Coll Parke Coll Jennings 
Tho Ballard Efq" 



Deaton vs Reeve 



Goldman p] 
Land 



Halfehide vs 
Todd 



Strange p3 
Land 



G 



The order that M r Thomas Deaton obteyned ag' M r jfra: Reeve 
at a Court held for Glofter County the 16 th of July 1670 for three 
thoufand five hundred & two pounds of Tob° and Caske and 
eighteene fhillings Ster is by this Court confirmed w th this order that 
the faid Reeves may pay his ordinary ace 1 in ready money at tenn 
fhill $ Cent Except the faid two hhds charged in the faid Deatons 
ace' and the ballance of the Tob° in Specie and Each $ty to 
beare his owne charge. 

Thomas Goldman hath ord r granted to pattent Six hundred 
acres of land on the South fide of Rappa River in the frefhes 
thereof joyneing to the land of Xpofer Blackboorne & W m Gray 
form'ly granted to James Coghill and by him deferted Entring 
rights according to law 

The order that Will" Halfehide obteyned ag 1 Cap' Thomas Todd 
at a Court held for Glofter County the 16 th of May 1670 about dead 
freight is reverfed It appeareing to this Court after much debate 
that the Said Todd was not anywayes obliged for the Same And 
whereas the Said Halfehide claymeth certaine debt due to him 
from the Said Todd It is therefore ordered that the Said Halfehide 
at next Glofter Court make appeare his debt and in cafe Tod nor 
any by him qualified doe there alfoe appeare to discount the Same 
Judgm' to be granted to faid Halfehide for foe much as fhall be 
made appeare due ag' the Said Todd and each <^ty to beare his 
owne charge 

Benjamin Strange informes this Court that there is a Surplus of 
Land w ,h in the bounds of a pattent of Thorn Williams for foure 
hundred and forty acres in Yorke County It is therefore ord'ed 
that if any Surplus be found w ,h in the Said bounds the Said 
Strange to have . . . Ent rights accordint to Adit. 

i 8 of OElober 1670 

plfent] 
OVERNO* S r Hen: Chichley Tho Ludwell Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith Coll 
Swann Coll Bacon Coll willis Theo: Bland L' Coll Beak Tho. Ballard L* Coll 
Parke Efq" 

Coles 



Coles p) land 



Dally non 
Hampton 
Wethcrfby non 
Joames 
Woolward vs 
Bacon 



Bufhrod $ Indian 
Codd vs fox 



( 233 ) 

Edward Coles hath order granted to pattent about 150 acres of 
land, lying btwixt the land of Cap' Tho. Brereton Jn° Mosby 
W m Tignall and Richard Smith in Northumb'land County formiy 
granted to Will" Thomas and by him Deferted Entring Rights 
according to Law 

Will" Dally nonfuits M r Hampton noe declaracon being filed 
according to law 

Bartholomew Wethcrfby nonfuites Morgan Joames noe deel being 
filed according to Law 

In the difference of land betweene Cap' Will" Woolward who 
claymes as heire to Juftinian Cooper deed pi' and Coll Nath Bacon 
Efq r def' the faid $tyes in open Court referr the examination and 
determination of the faid whole difference by way of friendly 
Compofure to the Hon ble Edward Diggs & Thco: Bland Efq" and 
in cafe of their difagreem* therein then to the vmpirage and finall 
determination of the R' Hon ble S r W m Berkley Kn'. And the faid 
Cap' Woolward and Coll Bacon doe alfoe in Court confeffe Judgm' 
Either to other in five hundred pownds Sterl money, to Stand to 
abide and ^*forme the ord r and determination of the faid Edward 
Diggs and Theo Bland and in cafe of their difagreem' then to 
<$* forme and abide the vmpirage and determination by way of 
friendly compofure of the faid Will" Berkeley as aforefaid w ch 
faid determination or vmpirage to be delivered by the f d Arbitrato" 
or in cafe of their difagreem' then the faid vmpirage to be delivered 
by the one and twentieth of this Inftant Oflober This ord r being 
Expired is by confent of the PI' and Defend' in open C rt continued 
for determination till the 22 th of Novem next and to be determined 
by the aforef d arbitrato" or vmpired by the 24 th of the fame month 

It is ordered that Gowin an Indian Serv' to M r Tho. Bufhrod 
Serve his faid mafter fix years longer and then to be free 

The difference depending betweene M r S' Leger Codd and the 
heirs of M r David fjox dec d on behalfe of himfelfe . . . and 
M r Richard fox exec r of the faid David fox dec d is referred to the 
third day of the next Court and in the meane tyme Henry Corbyn 
Efq r and Majo r Ball is defired to ftate the Tobo ace' 8 betweene 
them and make their report to the faid third day the f d ^tyes in 
court defired if poffible that the faid gent will compofe the differ- 
ence betweene them 



G 



1 8 th of OElober afternoone 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S' Hen: Chichley Tho Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith 
Coll Swann Coll Bacon Tlico Bland L' Coll Parke Cap' Jennings Tho Ballard 
Efq" 

Ordered that the Efcheat granted to Coll Miles Cary for a 
<pcell of Land in Warwick County be void and the heires of M r8 
Mary flint dec d have a grant thereof It appearing to the Court 
that they have the Jufteft right therevnto 

M r Thomas Hall hath order granted to pattent Six hundred 
acres of land on the North fide of Matopony River in New Kent 
County form'ly granted to Cornel Reynolds and by him deferted 
Ent rights according to Law. 

Place 



flint vs Caryes 
orp u 



Hall § Land 



Place vs Stith 
about land 



Place vs Stith 



Nevett vs Deacon 



Ord r about 
Caryes orp' 



(234) 

In the difference betweene M r Rowland Place PI' and Jn" Stith 
Defend 1 about land It is ordered that Coll Tho: Liggon Majo r 
Will" Harris & M r James Minge Survey and lay out the Lands in 
difpute according to their Severall ancient grants, And it is further 
ordered that a Jury of the neighbourhood be Impannelled to 
attend the Surveyo" and whereas it was alleadged to the Court 
that moft of the neighbourhood to the faid land are tenants to 
the faid M r Place It is ordered that none of the Tenants be of the 
Jury but yet may be evidences w° h faid Surveyo ra and Jury are to 
meet vpon the faid land betweene the firft and twentieth of 
Decern next to Survey and lay out the land as aforef d and make 
report thereof to the 3 d day of the next Gen" Court. 

The difference betweene M r Rowland Place and Jn° Stith vpon 
an appeale from Charles Citty County Court and verdidt of a Jury 
M r Place appealeing and noe caufe appeareing for the Same 
It is therefore ord'cd that the Suite be difmift and M r Place 
ord'd to pay Damages and Cofts according to Act as in cafe of 
appeale als exec 

In the difference betweene M r Nevett & M r Deacon It is ord'ed 
that the faid Deacon pay vnto the faid Nevett Sixty Pounds Sterl 
by good fuff' bills of Exchange payable in London by the bills of 
Coll Warner Coll Willis or Cap 1 Ludwell or one of them to be the 
f d Deacons Security for paym' of the fame, And the faid Nevett 
to continue vpon the faid plantation till the firft of January and 
in the meane tyme not comitt waft and then the Sherr is hereby 
Impowered to put the faid Deacon into poffeffion if occation 
requires 

Whereas M' Will 1 " Bracy truftee of the eftates of Will" & Miles 
Cary two of the orp" of Coll Miles Gary Deed Informeing this Co rt 
that he intends for England and by his petition moveing that 
the Co r would be pleafed to appoint fome other ^fons to take 
... of the faid children together w th their eftates Cap' Will" 
Baffet accepts the Guardianfhip of Will" Cary one of the faid 
orph' 3 plvided his eftate may be appraifed that when the orp' comes 
to age he may know what he is to pay w° h is granted and M r Tho. 
Cary brother to the faid Miles Cary orp' of him, the faid Cap' 
Baffet and M r Thomas Cary giveing Security for the Same to the 
Court where the faid eftates Ives 



21 th of OSlober 1670 

[flfent] 
OVERNO R Tho Ludwell Secf Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Swann 
Coll Bacon Thco: Bland V Coll Beak L' Coll Parke Coll Jennings Efq" 



G 



Barloe $ Adm 



Comicon of Admicon is granted to Tho: Barloe as Guardian 
and on the behalfe of Charles Bannifter orp' halfe brother to 
Jn° Stiles on the eftate of the faid Jn" Stiles dec d Jn" Goodrich 
at laft Court ^tending in right of his wife adm thereof and had 
liberty at this Court to prove his right therevnto and the f d Goodrich 
now not appeareing the Admicon of the faid Stiles eftate is granted 
to the faid Bar he in the right aforefaid 

[plfent] 



E 



(235) 

Pent] 
DWARD DIGGS Efq' pfident Tho: Ludwell Secr Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Swann 
Coll Bacon Theo: Bland V Coll Beak L' Coll Parke Coll Jennings Efq™ 



M r Stephens 
will or Codicell 
adjudged void 



A ^tended will or Codicell of M r Sam' Stephens was plfented to 
the Court and it was by the vnanimous vote of the Court adjudged 
to be vovd 



pent] 
OVERNO R Edward Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Bacon Coll Swann Theo: Bland 
U Coll Bcale L< Coll Parke Coll Jennings Tho. Ballard Efq" 



G 



Wadding vs 
Needles 



JJoxhall vs Lord 



G 



The difference betweene Richard Wadding and W m Needles 
about a will of George Wadding deed is fufpended till next Court, 
and the faid Richard Wadding to be poffeft w th the land and 
ftock of the faid George but before he be poffeft thereof he Inventory 
the fame and give fufficient caution to be anfwereable for the fame 
to whom it fhall or may belong 

The difference betweene M r Jn° ffoxhall and Cap' John Lord 
and as he the faid Lord was attorny to Jn" Patton is by confent of 
the faid <jt*tyes referred to foure Geni of Rappa County Vidz 
Coll Jn" Catlett Cap' Tho. Hawkins Majo r Jn" Weire Sc M r Jn" 
Mott and the faid foure Gentlemen to make choife of another 
doe vpon the 22 th day of November next haveing notice given 
them meet at the houfe of James Yates and there inquire and 
examine into all differences of accts awards arbitrations ord" and 
all other differences whatfoever betweene them and make their 
report to the third day of the next Gen" Court. 

Whereas it appears by a reafonable ace' exhibited by M r Will" 
Rookins one of the exec r8 of M r Jn" Newell dec d that there is due 
to him from the faid eftate for fun'all charges and other Juft 
expenses the fumme of two thousand pounds of Tob° and Caske, 
w* is ord'ed to be paid out of the faid Newelh eftate. 

Tho: Ballard Efq r make clayme of two thoufand two hundred 
feventy foure pownds of Tob° and Caske due to him from M r Jn° 
Newell dec when he the f d M r Ballard was Sherf of James Citty 
County. 

The difference between M r Owen Loyd and M rs Richard/on is 
difmift & ord r d that Loyd pay none of y* charges in a fuite betweene 
him v« f d Loyd and M rs Richardjon in James Citty County Court. 

The fetling of all acc t3 betweene W m Harris & Majo r West is 
referred to the next Court to be held for New Kent Court there to be 
finally ended and determined. 

Judgm' is granted L' Coll Cutberth Potter ag' Richard Glover 
for paym' of twenty feven thoufand eight hundred pounds of 
Tob° and Caske intereft being allowed and included in this fum 
being due by penall bills w th cofts w^ Judgm' is granted as in cafe 
of nihil dicit. 

2 i th 8 hr afternoone 

Pent] 
OVER Tho. Ludwell Secr Majo r Gen" Smith Edward Diggs Coll Swann Theo. 
Bland U Co" Parke Tho. Ballard 



Rookins vs 
Newell 



Bollards clayme 
for Newell eft. 



Loyd vs 
Richard/on 

Harris vs West. 



Potter vs Glover 



Yarrow 



Yarrow j9 Land 



Reynolds vs fox. 



Dudley vs 
Lawrence 



Todd vs. Colles 
auditc/s 

Lawrence pet 
record d 

Harloe vs. Todd. 



Whiting vs. 
Warkeman 



Colles vs. 
Warkeman 
Colles and 
Warkeman 
pj arbitracon 



Cheefman vs. 
Warner efq r 
Adlejton vs. 
Chefman 



Hathorne vs. 
Burnell 



(236) 

James Yarrow on behalf of the orphants of Jn" Garrott inform- 
ing this Court that there are Severall younger grants w° h trefpaffe 
vpon the orphants land and falls the tymber It is ordered that 
M r James Mynns Survey and lay out the faid land according to the 
bounds of the faid pattent Co" Ligon the Surveyo r for the 
faid County being a <$ty concerned. 

The order that Martha Reynolds Widd the Relict of Gerrard 
Reynolds deed obteyned ag' M r David fox about the thirds of a 
mill built by the faid Gerrard Reynolds in his life tyme at a Court 
held for Lancafter County the 11 th of May laft is confirmed, and 
fox ordered to pay Damages and cofts as in cafe of Appeales 
out of the eftate of David fox his father to whome he is Exec 
the faid fox appealeing and noe caufe for the fame appeareing 
als exec 

The 3 differences between M r Richard Lawrence p 1 and M r 
Will" Dudley def' about ace's concerning a veffell is difmift, 
Lawrence haveing paft his bill for the ballance and pay cofts 
als exec 

M r Lawrence and M r May are ord r ed to auditt the ace" between 
M r Tho. Todd and M r Robert Colles and make their report vpon 
Monday morneing 

M r Richard Lawrence Moves the Court that they would be 
pleafed to admitt Some judicious men to <^vfe [peruse] his petition 
W 7 * 1 petition the Court ord r d to be recorded. 

The difference between M r Jn" Harloe and M r Thomas Todd 
on the behalfe of the orp' of M ! Whitby dec 1 is referred to the third 
day of the next Court when M r Harloe is to make appeare whether 
the bill now in the Clerkes hands due from Majo r Howe belongs to 
Whitbycs eftate or to the eftate of M r Whitby. 

The difference depending betweene M r Henry Whiting as 
marrying the relict of M r Rich: Bufhrod, p 1 and M r Robert Warke- 
man Attor of James Cary is difmift and Whiteing ordered to pay 
cofts. 

The difference betweene M r Robert Colles p' and M r Robert 
Warkeman def' is difmift w th ordinary cofts als exec. 

M r Robert Colles and M r Robert Warkeman confeffeth judg mt 
each to other in the Surhe of one hundred pounds Sterl to Stand 
to and abide Award order Doome and Judgm' of M r Mathew 
Kempc and M r Robert Beverly and in cafe M r Kempe be kept fick 
that he nominate fome other Indifferent <pfon to be in his ftead 
and to meet vpon notice given vpon Some tyme betweene this and 
the tenth of December next at the houfe of the faid M r Beverley 
then and there to end and determine the Same. 

The difference between M r Edmond and Tho: Clteejman and 
Co" Warner is referred to the 3 day of the next Court. 

Edmond Cheefman being arretted to this Court at the fuite of 
Jn" Adlefton and he not appeareing but M r Tho: Bufhrod being 
retorned his Security Judgm' is granted ag' the faid Bufhrod 
for what fhall be made appeare due unleffe he caufe the appear- 
ance of the f d Chefman at next Court according to Act. 

M" fancis Burnell being arrefted to this Court at the fuite of 
Gerrard Hawthorne and he not appeareing no Security retorned 
Judgm' is granted ag' the Sherr of New Kent County for what fhall 
appeare due vnleffe he caufe the appearance of the faid Burnell at 
next Court according to Act 

Whiteing 



( 237 ) 

Whiteing vs The order that Henry Whiteing obteyned ag' M r Robert Warkeman 

Warkeman Attor of Mark Warkeman at a Court held for Gloucefter County 

the i6' h of May 1670 for fix hundred fixty two pounds of Tob° 
exec vs Corp and Caske is confirmed ag' the faid Warkeman he appealeing and 

not plfecuting his appeale is ord'ed to pay damages and cofts as in 

cafe of appeals als exec. 



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22 th of October 1670 

[plfent] 
OVERNO R Tho. Ludwell Sec Edward Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith Co" Bacon Coll 
Swann L 1 Coll Beale L' Coll Parke Co" Jennings Tho: Ballard Efq' 8 



Swann vs 
Pindar 



M' Secretary's 
Serv' 

fox pi land 



Read vs Grinnell 



Thomas pi 
Land 



Rogers vs 
Browne 



It is ordered by the confent of Co" Swann that noe execucon 
iffue ag' Jn" Pindar vpon two ord rs of Surry Court till March 
next at w ch tyme M r Babb by ord r of this Court is to pay the f d 
pindar a confid'able Surhe of Tob" for building a mill. 

ord'ed that willimott Rogcrman Serve the Hon b,e Tho: Ludwell 
Efq" Secretary two years It appearing that fhe came in for Seven 
yeares 

M r David fox hath order granted him to pattent Eighty acres 
of land in Lancajter County form'ly granted to M r David fox 
dec* 1 his father by pattent dated the 20 th of March 1662 and by 
him deferted Entring rights according to Law. 

In the difference between Coll Geo: Read Attorny of M r Sam' 
Doufe p" and M r George Grinnell and M r Richard Littlepage def" 
vpon a bond for two hundred pounds Stcrl It is ord'ed that M r 
Jonathan newell and M' Thomas Bufhrod haveing tymely notice 
given them meet at the houfe of the faid Co" Read between this 
and Chriftmas next and there auditt the accounts and differences 
between the f d Grinnell and Doufe and what appeares to be due to 
the f d Doufe vpon ballance, at next Court to have Judg mt for the 
Same out of the faid bond of two hundred pounds w th cofts. 

Symon Thomas hath order granted him to pattent two thoufand 
acres of land form r ly granted to Jn" Drayton and by him deferted 
lying in potomack river joyneing to the Doegs Ifland Entring 
rights according to Law/ 

It is ordered that a reheareing be had in the difference betweene 
M r Devorax Browne and Jn" Rogers at the next Court to be held 
for Northampton County there to be finally ended and determined 
and the f d Rogers ord'ed to give bond w th fufficient Security to pay 
what damages fhall accrew therevpon if fo this order being granted 
at the requeft of the faid Rogers 



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24 th of otfober 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Henry Chicheley Tho Ludwell Secr Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Bacon 
U Coll parke Tho: Ballard Efq' 3 



Gunnell vs 
Higgefon 



George Gunnell non fuites M rs Eliz Higginfon affignee ag' 
M' s Sarah Richardfon admx of W m Richardfon dec d the d' 
fued for being und' the cognizance of the Court It is therefore 
ordered fhe pay cofts according to Act als exec. 

OSlober 



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U3S) 

OSiober the 25 th 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R Maj<y Gen" Smith Coll Swann Coll Bacon Theo: Bland U Co" Beak 
L' Coll parke Co" Jennings Tho: Ballard Efq rs . 



Colles vs Todd 



exec ex 



Cocks o& 



M r Secretary^ 
Serv' 

Smith vs Weft 



Scarburghs 
or* 1 &c 



The difference depending betweene M r Thomas Todd p" and 
M r Robert Colles defend' was referred to be audited by M r Rich 
Lawrence and M r will" May who brings in their report that they 
find that the faid Todd is indebted to the faid Colles in ballance of 
accounts three thoufand one hundred fifty Eight pounds of Tobo 
and Caske w* report is confirmed by the Court & Judgm' therevpon 
granted the faid Colles ag' the faid Todd for the faid Sume of three 
thoufand one hundred fifty Eight pounds of Tobd and Caske w th 
cofts als exec 

Whereas at a Court held for Rappa Court in September laft a 
verdidt of a Jury and Judgm' thereupon paft ag' Rich Cock for 
one thoufand Nyne hundred fifty Nyne pounds of Tob5 and Caske 
at the Suite of from w° h Judgm' the f d Cock appealed to this 

Court and he now not appeareing to profecute the aforef d ord r of 
Rappa Court is confirmed w' h damages and cofts as in cafe of 
appeales als exec 

It is ordered that Willimot Rogerman Serve her mafter Thomas 
Ludwell Efq r the terme of two yeares for haveing had a baftard 
child/ 

It is ordered that Cap' Jn° Weft redeliver unto M r Henry Smith 
the foure hhds of Tobo Seized at Reyneyes and as to the ace' 3 
between them as alfoe what goods were by the faid Weft Seized 
of the faid Smith and not returned were referred to Co" Kendall & 
M r Devorax Browne to audit and examine into who find that there 
is due to Smith one thoufand Six hundred and thirteen pounds of 
Tobo and Caske w ch the i d Smith is ordered to pay as alfo to 
deliver the Severall goods in kind according to the f d report and as 
to the unfettled ace' 9 they are referred for pjfe to the next 
Court for Northampton County and West order 1 to pay cofts 
als exec 

Upon due and Serious Examination and tryall of certaine 
mifdemeno's Exhibited by L' Co" George Jordan ag' Co" Edmond 
Scarburgh touching the complaint of the Indians and other matters 
contayned in the faid charges It is the unanimous Judgm' of the 
Governo' Councell and Burgeffes and accordingly ord'ed that the 
faid Co" Edmond Scarburgh fhall from hence forth ftand fufpended 
from all offices as well military as civill untill by his future obe- 
dience and fidellity It fhall pleafe the Right Hon ble the Governo' 
to Reftore him/ 



O&ober the 25 th 1670 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Henry Chichely Tho. Ludwell Seer Majo r Gen" Smith Co" Bacon 
Co" Swann Theo. Bland L' Co" Beale Tho Ballard L' Co" Parke Co" Jennings 
Efq" 

And'fon 



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And' f on $ 
remittm' of 
his fine 



( 239 ) 

Whereas in the year e 1666 Jn° Anderjon was fined five thoufand 
pounds of Tobo by Accomack County Court for Entertayning an 
Indian contrary to Law, and it appeareing that he was much 
abufed and put into the Dungeon It is ordered that the aforef d 
fine of 5000" of Tobo be remitted and the Juft charges therevpon 
accrewing w ch faid fine being difpofed of for the ufe of the faid 
County of Accomack It is therefore ordered that the f d County of 
Accomack repay the Same to the faid Anderjon w th the Juft 
charges 



OFlober the 26 th 1670 

[ptfent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Majo' Gen" Smith Co 1 
Beale L' Co" Parke Tho. Ballard Efq' s 



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Swann Co" Bacon L' Co 1 



Scar burgh ord r 
&c 



Jordan vs 
Scarburgh 



Ludwell Efq r 
Vs Scarburgh 



Whereas diverfe ^fons from Accomack hath Exhibited fundry 
Comp lt9 ag' Co" Edmond Scarburgh feemeing to take advantage of 
fome late accufations and troubles brought ag' him It is the 
opinion of the Gover and Councell and accordingly ord'ed that 
noe complaint or petition for what was acted by the faid Scarburgh 
be received ag' him but fuch as fhall be legally plfented by due 
pVeffe of Law for debt onely. 

Judgm' is granted to Dorothy Jordan widd ag' M r Edmond 
Scarburgh for paym' of two able men Servants to have each of 
them foure yeares at leaft to Serve or the cuftome of the Country 
to be delivered by Chriftmas next and Scarburgh to Enjoy the 
Negro man this being the full confideration of Scarbtirgs obligation 
for foure Serv' 3 w" 1 cofts als exec. 

The Hon ble Tho: Ludwell Efq r Attorney of Jn" ffarvax of London 
M r ch' adm r of Dan 1 ffarvax March' dec d this Court Impleaded 
Coll Edmond Scarburgh vpon a bond of fifteen hundred pounds 
Sterl for the paym' of feven hundred forty three pounds thirteen 
fhillings and the Sume of one and thirty pounds thirteene fhill 
Sterl for money delivered the f d Coll Scarburgh befides the faid 
Bonds & Coll Scarburgh in his defenfe haveing exhibited abill in 
equity laying downe Sundry reafons wherefore the f d bond and 
the intereft therevpon fhould not be adjudged ag' him after much 
debate in the caufe the faid Coll Scarburgh offering to Submitt to a 
Judgm' that he would pay the f d feven hundred forty three pounds 
thirteene fhillings and the faid one and thirty pounds & thirteen 
fhillings in two yeares now next comeing the Court doth unani- 
moujly adjudge nemine contra dicente that it is a fatisfacctory 
paym' and that Judgm' for the fame fhould be accordingly entred 

ffrom w° h Judgm' the faid Tho: Ludwell Efq r as Attorny aforefaid 
appeales to the next Affembly 



26 th of OBober afternoone 

Pent] 
OVERNO R Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Bacon Coll Jennings L' Coll Parke Tho: 
Ballard Efq" 



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Ma/on 



( 240 ) 



Majon p} 
Lands 

Hunt vs Monger 



Barber vs 
Bowler 



Walker vs 
Whiting 

Corbyn vs 
Barber 

Hudfon vs 
Salifbury 



White vs 
Thru/ton 



Ludwell Efq r vs 
Scarburgh 



Majo r George Majon hath order granted him to pattent three 
hundred acres of Land lying in Stafford County fornvly granted to 
Robert Auften and by him deferted Ent Rights according to Law 

Whereas by Sundry form' ord's obteyned by M r Thomas Hunt 
that the faid Hunt fhould have his remedy ag' the eftate of M r 
Thomas Adams dec 1 in the hands of Edward Bufhell Dec d for five 
Thoufand pounds of Tob° and Caske paid by the faid M r Hunt to 
the faid Adams for a Negroe called Malack who was afterwards Set 
free by the faid Adams by will And whereas a certain watermill 
^cell of the Said Adams his eftate was atached in the hands of 
the faid Bufhell in his life Tyme w ch atachment remained vpon 
the faid mill vntill after Bufhell his deceafe And whereas one 
Jn' Monger by marrying w ,h the relict of Bufhell is now poffeft 
with the faid mill w th all the pints thereof Judgm* is therefore 
granted the Said Thomas Hunt ag' the faid Jn" Monger for the faid 
Surhe of five thoufand pounds of Tob" and Caske w th coft to be 
paid Novemb r the 10 th 167 1 a/5 exec And the faid Monger to be 
reimburfed out of the p}fits of the Said Year 

The difference betweene M r Barber & M r Tho: Bowler is fufpended 
till next Court and in cafe Bowler Doe not caufe the ^fonall 
appearance of M r W m Wildy a material evidence then Judgm' to 
paffe ag* the f d M r Bowler for what fhall be made appeare due 

The difference betweene Majc Tho: Walker adm r of M r Perry 
dec? 1 and M r Henry Whiting is referred to the third Day of the 
next Gen 1 Court to be heard in equity 

Vpon the Petition of Henry Corbyn Efq r & L' Coll Potter 
It is ord'ed that M" Letitia Barber appeare the 6 th day of the next 
Gen" Court to anfwere this Petition 

ord'ed that before Jn" Salifbury Comence any Suite ag' M r 
Hudfon adm r : of M r Barret dec d he give good caution to pay what 
charges are already expended in this Suit about . . . next and 
the Suit noe commenced be difmift 

An Extent according to Law is granted to M r Humphrey 
White ag' the lands of M r Edward Thrufton in Martyns Hundred in 
James Citiy County for and toward fatisfying of a debt of Ten 
thoufand one hundred feventy feven pounds of Tob° and Caske 
w' h cofts vnleffe the Said M r Thrufton doe betweene this and 
March next find fome other way to pay the faid Surhe 

Whereas Thomas Ludwell Efq r Attorny of Jn" jfarvax of London 
Merchant adm r of Dan 1 jfarvax dec d haveing this Day appealed 
from an order paffed betwixt him as Attorny aforef d pi' and M r 
Edmond Scarburgh Defen' the faid pi' hath vpon a Second motion 
in Court relinquifhed his faid appeale, And it is the opinion of the 
Court that his Demurrer to the bill Exhibited by the faid Scar- 
burgh is vndeniable in regard that many things in the faid bill 
cannot be anfwered but by the faid jfarvax in England And the 
faid p" hath further plffered in Court that if the Defend' will pay 
Eight hundred and forty pounds Sterl at two payments Vidz 
by bills of Exchange drawne by the first of March next for the 
Surhe of foure hundred and twenty pounds Sterl for the firft 
paym* and the like bills for the Surhe by the firft of March w* 
fhall be in the yeare 167 1 that then he will accept of that for full 
Satisfaccon of the whole debt as well principall as intereft and 

charges 



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Ludwell Efq r vs 
Scarburgh 



(241 ) 

charges So that Security be now given for ^formance thereof, 
M r Scarburgh hath defired vntill the morning to confider thereof 
w cb is granted him 

27 th OElober 1670 

[pfent] 
OVERNO R &c S r Hen: Chichley Coll Swann Coll Bacon U Coll Beale U Coll 
Parke Coll Jennings Tho. Ballard Efq" 



Vpon the motion of M rs Tabitha Summers It is ord'ed that M r 
W" Drumond jScede noe further in Surveying and laying out 
fome waft land betweene the lands of Majo r Edloe dec 1 & M r 
Young vntill after the third day of the next Gen" Court where the 
faid M" Summers is to p]ve her Title thereunto 

M r Edmond Scarburgh confeffeth Judgm' to Tho: Ludwell Efq r 
Attorny of M r Jn° ffarvax of London marchant Adm r of Dahl 
jfarvax dec d for paym' of Eight hundred and forty pounds Sterl 
to be paid vith three hundred pounds Sterl payable by the laft 
of March w^ fhall be in the yeare of o r Lord one thoufand Six 
hundred Seventy two and two hundred and forty pounds by the 
laft of March w° h fhall be in the yeare of o r Lord one thoufand 
Six hundred and Seventy three w th cofts als exec/ 

Ord'ed that Coll Jn° Stringer be high Sherr of both the Countys 
of the Eajtcme Shoare they being both now reduced into one 
County 

The difference between M r Potter and M r Cupell is by confent 
of the Attornys referred to the third Day of the next Court 

The difference between M r Cupell & M r Potter is by confent of 
their Attornies referred to the 3 day of the next Court 

The Difference between M r Drummond & M r James Hyre 
Attorny of Cap' Whittyes RelicT; is referred to the third Day of the 
next Court 

The Difference betweene M r Plover & M r Reeve is by confent 
of both their Attorneys referred to the fifth Day of the next Court 

The Difference betweene Henry Daw/on & M r W m Loyd is 
difmift Dawfon not appeareing to plfecute, It is therefore ord'ed 
that faid Dawfon pays cofts als exec 

S r Henry Chicheley by his petition informeing this Court y< 
there is a neck of Land in Middx County part whereof belongs 
to him the faid S r Henry Chicheley, and that he the faid S r Henry 
w th others fome yeares paft did put a Stock of mares into the faid 
Neck for to breed, and whereas feverall ^fons who have very 
fmall intereft or none at all doe privately drive the faid Neck & 
separate & difturbe the Gange, and appropriate them to their 
owne ufe by marking them It is therefore ordered that no 
^fon for the future drive the faid Neck for mares or horfes but 
that before he foe doe he fet vp a note at the |$ri£h Church doore 
two Sundays before at leaft to the end that all ^fons concerned 
may be plfent to make their claymes to the faid horfes and mares 
belonging to them, and that any %*fon foe claymeing may on his 
oath declare how many he put into the faid neck the tyme when 
& how many he hath had out. 

The Court adjourned till the firft day of Aprill 1761 

Teft Rich Awborne 

CI Con 



String'' od r pi 
Sherr 

Potter vs Cupell 

Cupell vs Potter 

Drummond vs 
Hyre 

Plover vs Reeve 

Loyd vs Dawfon 



S r Henry 
Chicheleyes ord r 
about horfes. 



AT A Meeting of the Governed and Councel at James Citty 
the 15 th day of March 1670 

$fent 

SR W u BERKELEY Knt Governs Tho: Ludwell Secr Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" 
Bennett Coll Tho: Swann Coll Bacon Theo: Bland L' Coll Parke Tho: Ballard 
Efq" 
Ord r $ The Severall Information ag l the Shipps tradeing hither contrary 

reffef to Act of Parliam' were read in Court and by the feverall Def"> 

motions were referred till the next morneing for them to put in 
their Anfweres in writeing 



The 16 th of March in the forenoon 1670 



s 



plfent 
R W M BERKELEY Kn' Govef & Tho: Ludwell secr Edw d Diggs Majo r Gen" 
Bennett Coll Tho: Swann Coll Bacon Theo: Bland L' Coll Parke Thomas Ballard 
Coll Jennings Efq" 



Ord' $ Ship 
Anthony of 
London Deny 



M r Blands 

Inform & ord r 

ag' the fhipp 

fowler 

M r Bland not 

fitting in 

Judicature when 

Judgm' paffed 

R. Awborne CI Con 



Whereas M r Will" Cole on behalfe of his Ma le informed this 
Court that the Ship Anthony of London Derry in Ireland Cap 1 
John Greggs Commander is noe free fhip and hath loaded hither 
contrary to feverall Acts of Parliam' in that cafe made and plvided 
and nothing appeareing to this Court whereby the faid may be 
condemned It is order 6 after much confideration that the fhip 
Anthony aforefaid be acquitted, and the Collecto" of this river are 
defired to give the Mafter his difpatch when required he paying 
his dues accuftomed 

Whereas Theoderick Bland Efq r hath publiqly Informed ag' 
the Shipp fowler and George Decafter Mafter of the faid Ship now 
rideing in James River and hath laid downe in his information 
that by the Acts of Parliam 1 of 1 2 th and 1 5 th of his Ma' es Raigne that 
now is the Said Ship w th all her Tacle apparrell furniture ammuni- 
tion goods and marchandize ought to be condemned The Court 
vpon ferious Examination of the Caufe and deliberately weighing 
the defenfe and plea of the Said George Decafter and his attorny 
and duly compareing the fundry parts and brances of the faid 
Ads of Parliament w ,h the faid Geo: Decafter his Plea as alfoe 
what he hath plduced in Court to make him a free ship to trade 
appeareth to the Court that the faid Ship the fowler is vnder the 
penalty of the faid lawes and that in thefe parts thereof, firft 
It appeareth by his owne Cocquetts that he hath imported goods of 
the growth and manufacture of Europe, Secondly he hath pMuced 
noe proofe that his fhipp was bought and made free w th in the tyme 
enjoyned neither hath he any certificate that he hath been declared 
free in the port from whence he failed nor that he gave fuch 
bond for his vnlading and retorne as is by the Said Lawes Enjoyned 
Therefore according and as by the faid Lawes It is required the Court 
doth unanimoufly condemne the Ship with all her furniture ammuni- 
tion Tacle apparell Guns and all goods and marchandize now in 
her as alfoe what were Imported in her into this Collony one third 
to his Ma" one third to the Hn bl€ Governc and one third to Cap' 

Theo 



( 243 ) 



Ord r ag' the 
Ship St. George 
of Galloway 



0r r ag' the Ship 
the Nicholas of 
Jerfey M r Bland 
not fitting in 
Judicature when 
the ord r paft 



Information 
ag' the fhip 
Nicholas of 
Galloway 



Tho. Ludwell 
Efq r not fitting 
in Judicature 
while this ord r 
paft 



Theo Bland Efq r , And it is further ordered that further care be taken 
that the faid Ship and goods be Secured and Sent for England 

Whereas Cap' Alexander Culpeper hath publiquely informed ag* 
the Ship S' George of Galloway M r Dominick Williams Mafter now 
rideing in Elizabeth river and hath laid downe in his Information 
that by the Acts of Parliam' of the 1 2 th and i s' h of his Ma'" reigne 
that now is the faid Ship w th all her tacle apparell ammunition 
guns furniture goods and marchandize ought to be condemned, 
The Court vpon Serious examination of the cafe and deliberately 
weighing the Defenfe and plea of the Said Dominick Williams and 
his Attorny and duly compareing the Sundry parts and branches of 
the Said Acts of Parliam' w' h the faid Dominick Williams his plea 
as alfoe what he hath plduced in court to make him a free Ship to 
trade. It appeareth to the Court that the faid Ship the St George 
is vnder penalty of the Said Lawes and that in these f*' 3 thereof, 
firft It appeareth by his owne Cockquetts that he hath Imported 
goods of the grouth and Manufacture of Europe, secondly that he 
hath plduced noe proofs that his Ship was bought and made free 
w' h in the tyme Enjoyned neither hath he any certificate that he 
hath been declared free in the Port fom whence he Sailed nor that 
he gave fuch bond for his vnlading and retofne as is by the faid 
Lawes Enjoyned Therefore according and as by the faid Lawes 
It is required the Court doth vnanimoufly condemne the faid Ship 
w th all her furniture ammunition Tacle apparell Gunns and all 
goods and marchandize now in her as alfoe what were Imported 
in her into this Collony one third to his Ma" one third to the 
Hon ble Governo' and one third the faid Cap' Alexande' Culpepper, 
and it is ord'ed that further Care be taken that the faid Ship and 
goods be Secured and fent for England. 

Theoderick Bland Efq r having pKented an information to this 
Co" that the Ship called the Nicholas of Jerfey now rideing in 
Wiccocomocoe river Tho: Bandinell Mafter is not a free Ship to 
trade in America for that She belongs to the Ifland of Jerfey, 
but it being affirmed that the Inhabitants of the faid Ifland are 
in equall Capacity w" 1 his Ma"* 3 Englifh borne Subjects and a Copy 
of a Charter to that purpofe appeareing in Court attefted vnder 
the hand of Phillipp Cartwrite Efq r and the Seal of the faid Ifland 
It is ordered that the faid Thomas Bandinell Mafter of the faid Ship 
fhall give bond w' h good and fufficient Security to faile directly 
for England (the Dang r of the Seas excepted) and fhall there 
plove and make good that they are a free Ship to trade into A merica 
before the Kings moft excellent Ma' e and his Councell Wherein 
if they faile then this information to have a plceeding there to 
Judgm' 

Whereas an Information hath been this Day Exhibited in Court 
by the Hon ble Thomas Ludwell Efq r ag' the fhip Nicholas of 
Galloway in Ireland whereof one George Baskervile dec d was mafter 
and whereas in defenfe of the Said Ship it hath appeared by a 
certificate from the Lord L' of Ireland and vnd r the Seale of that 
Kingdome that the faid Nicholas is afree fhip and bound for 
Virg" and that bond hath been given as well at y' port as here in 
Virg" according to the Lawes in that cafe plvided and the Court 
finding noe Juft caufe for her Condemnation // is therefore refolved 
by the Court that the faid Ship and goods are difcharged from the 
faid Information and that fhe w' h her goods and furniture are 
hereby declared free. 

• Information 



( 244 ) 



Information ag' 
the Ship jffrancis 
M r Bland not 
fitting in Judi- 
cature while this 
ord r paft. 



M'. Bland & 
M r . Culpepers 
Ord' 



Bendall § Adm 



Whereas an Information has been this day Exhibited in Court 
by Theo: Bland Efq r ag' the Ship Jffrancis now rideing in Elizabeth 
river Cap' Jn° Warner mafter that fhe is not a free Ship, And 
whereas in defenfe of the faid Ship It hath appeared by a certificate 
y' the faid Ship Jffrancis is a free Ship and that bond hath been 
given at the port from whence She came as here in Virg" according 
to the Lawes in that cafe pfyided, and the Court finding noe Juft 
caufe for her condemnation // is therefore rejolved by the Court & 
accordingly ordered that the faid Ship and Goods are difcharged 
from the faid Information. 

Whereas by ord r of this Court beareing Date herew th the Shipp 
S' George of Galloway Dominick Williams Mafter and the Shipp 
fowler of Galloway aforef d George Decajter Mafter were vpon 
Information then given ag ( the faid Shipps Legally tryed and 
condemned w th their furniture and Cargoes as by the faid ord" 
doth more at large appeare now for the Juft and carefull managem' 
of his Ma tes Intereft in the Said Ships and the intereft of others 
therein concerned It is ordered that Theo: Bland Efq r and Alex: 
Culpeper Efq r fhall have power forthwith to take poffeffion of the 
faid Shipps goods and furniture and to take a true Inventory 
thereof as alfoe to give Such ord" and to fuch <^fons for the fafe 
and faithfull Navigation of the faid Shipps and goods for the Port 
of London as may be needful therein and there to p]vide for the 
lawfull Securing and difpofeing of the Same for the ufes for w° h 
they are in the faid ord" Condemned 

Comicon of Adm r is granted to Cap' Hope for Bendall on all 
and Singuler the eftate of Thomas Hacher dec d he giveing caution 
according to Law 



AT A Gen" Court held at James Citty the Fourth Day of 

Apr ill i 67 i 

flfent 

SR W" BERKELEY kn' Gover &c S' Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Coll Tho: 
Swann Thomas Ballard Efq™ 



Chiles § Land 



Thomas pi Land 



Thomas for 
Lands 



Murray 



Vnd'wood pi 
plbate of M" 
Sum" Will 

Wormeley vs 

Wild 

Coll Jennings vs 

Spilman 

M r Ballard vs 
Servants 



Loyd vs Sherr 
pi Goodrich 



M' Walter Chiles on the behalf e of his two Sonnes Jn° and 
Henry Chiles hath ord r granted to pattent fifteen hundred acres 
of Land in the forreft in Wejtm'land County bounding vpon the 
land of Tho?nas Dyas the faid land being form'ly granted to Cap' 
Jn' Lord & M r Will" Horton and by them Deferted Entring rights 
according to Law 

M r John Thomas hath ord r granted him to pattent one thoufand 
acres of Land lying in the frefhes of Potomack river aboue Doegs 
Iflands the faid land being form'ly granted to Jn" Stoell and by 
him affigned to Phillip Carpenter and by them Deferted. Ent 
rights according to Law 

M r Jn" Thomas hath order granted him to pattent one thoufand 
acres of Lands lying in the frefhes of Potomack river bounding vpon 
the land of Robert Lord and James Magregory being form'ly granted 
to Nicholas Jernew and by him Deferted and Since granted to 
Coll Jennings and M r Math Kemp and by them affigned to M r 
Robert Howfeing and by them Deferted Ent rights according to Law 

M r Alexander Murray hath order granted to Survey and 
pattent what waft and vnpattened land lyes and bounds vpon the 
land of Jn" Ben/on W m Ironmonger Tho: Price Jffra: Camfield 
M r Cook Tho: Deacon Coll Willis and the land form'ly belonging 
to Coll Walker and Tho: Colles pljudicing noe former grant and 
giveing the neighborhood notice of the tyme of Surveying 

The laft will and Teftament of M' 3 Tabitha Sumers was plved 
in Court by the oathes of M' Jn" Steven/on Hubbard jjfarrell and 
Tho: Winter and a plbate granted to M" Tabitha Vnderwood her 
daughter in the Said Will nominated Execx 

Cap' Xpofer Wormeley non Suites Cap' Rob' Wild not appeareing 
to plfecute It is therefore he pay Damages and Cofts a/5 exec 

Coll Jennings non Suites Clem' Spilman the faid Spilman not 
appeareing to plfecute It is therefore ord'ed he pay damages and 
cofts als exec 

It is ordered that Will" Dixon and Sam' Twifden Servants to 
Thomas Ballard Efq r be whipped Dixon to have thirty nyne 
lafhes and Twifden 20 And whereas it appear es that the faid 
Dixon hath contrary to A(5t beaten his over-feer It is ord'ed that 
he Serve accordingly for the Same And it is further ordered that the 
faid Dixon and Twifden double their tyme for foe long as they have 
been run away as alfoe for what charges and expenfes the faid 
M r Ballard hath been at in recovering of them they are to make 
reftitution by Service 

L' Coll Thomas Goodrich being arretted to this Court by the 
Sherr of Rappa County at the Suite of Cap' George Loyd and 
he not appeareing nor Security retorned Judgm' is granted ag« 
the Sherr for what fhall appeare due vnleffe he caufe the faid 
Goodrich to appeare at next Court according to A6t 

Matliews 



Mathews p] 
Land 



Holloway nons 
Weft 

Joanes & Clark 
p] Lands 



Mackalifje & 
Whijfon 
Seatowne p] 
Land 



White & Vincent 
for Land 



Halyes clayme 
to flour e eftate 



Mathews & als 
$ Land 



Lynny p] Land 



Corbyn Efq r $ 
Land 

Whittaker $ 
Land 



Sand" vs 
Whittaker 



(246) 

William Mathews hath order granted to pattent five hundred 
and fifty acres of Land lying vpon the Dragon Swamp on the 
South Side of Rappa River form r ly granted to Jn" Chynn and 
Jn° Gib f on and by them deferted Ent rights &c 

Thomas Holloway Non Suites Rich Weft noe dec d being filed 

Thomas Joanes and Henry Clark hath order granted to pattent 
eleven hundred acres of Land lying vpon the South Side of Rappa 
County form r ly granted to Tho: Gouldman and by him fold to 
L' Coll Tho: Goodrich and by them Deferted Entring rights 
according to Law 

The Difference betweene M r Mackalliffe and M r Whiffon is 
referred to the third Day of the next Court 

M r George Seatowne hath ord r granted him to pattent two 
hundred and twenty acres of Land in Glofter County form r ly 
granted to Jn° Meachen and Dunkin Bohenno and by them deferted 
Ent rights &c 

Richard White and George Vincent hath ord r granted them to 
pattent foure hundred twenty five acres of Land in the County 
of Lancafter form r ly granted vnto Walter Wharton and by him 
Deferted Ent rights &c 

James Haley Attor of Jn° James Edw d Todd Jn° Weekes & 
Caleb Perrer Enters their clayme for a certaine debt due from the 
eftate of Dan' ffloure dec d , and for another debt due from the deeds 
eftate due to Alexand' Martyn &c 

Will" Mathew W m Hoskins Jn" ffitchett and Martyn Scarlett 
hath order granted to pattent two thoufand fix hundred acres 
of Land lying vpon Poehick Creeke in the County of Stafford 
form'ly granted to W m Normanfell and by him Deferted Ent 
rights according to Law the pet wherevpon this ord r was granted 
was firft exhibited to the Board 

Richard Lynny and Will" Harris hath ord r granted them to 
pattent two thoufand two hundred acres of Land vpon the maine 
run of Quantiqun Creeke bounding vpon the land of Chriftopher 
Lunn being form'ly granted to W m Beach and Rich Hattoll and by 
them Sold vnto Richard Normanfell and by him Deferted Ent 
right according to Law/ 

Henry Corbyn Efq r hath foure yeares granted him to Seat 
thirteen hundred and Nynety acres of Land on the frefhes of 
Rappa river on a Creeke called Gingoeteague 

M r Richard Whittaker hath ord r granted him to Survey one 
hundred and fifty acres of Land lying neare M r Harwoods old field 
in the County of Warwick adjoyneing to the land of Jn" Sand" 
and Will" Townfhend as alfoe another ^cell of Land about one 
hundred acres adjoyneing vpon the lands of M r Anthony Haynes 
and if any Surplus be found in either or both of the faid ^ cells 
the faid M r Whittaker to have a grant for the Land Ent rights he 
j9judiceing noe form r grant and giveing the neighbo' 8 tymely 
notice of the tyme when he Surveys the fame/ 

In the difference betweene M r Jn" Sand" and M r Richard 
Whittaker about a 3$ cell of land conteyneing Six hundred and fifty 
acres of Land in Warwick County neare Skiff e Creeke It is ord'ed 
that Cap* Jn" Vnderhill w th a Jury of the Neighbourhood to be 
Impanne" by the Sherr of the aforefaid County Survey and 

lay 



Pate ord r j3 
bond 



(247) 

lay out the land in Difference betweene the f d ^tyes and make 
report of their Said verdict, to the third day of the next Gen" 
Court and the Survey r and Jury to meet at fome tyme betweene 
this and the laft of July next for the ^formance thereof/ 

It is ord'ed that M r Jn" Pate have his bond delivered him vp 
concerning Vaffalls eftate he haveing plduced an authentique 
difcharge from the Said Vaffall w 01 " is ord r ed to be recorded/ 



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the 5 th of Aprill 1671 

[flfent] 
0VERN0 8 S r Hen: Chick-ley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edw d Diggs Co" Warner Co" 
Baton Co" Willis Hen: Corbyn Co" Swann Co" Parke Tho: Ballard Efq rs 



Ingram j3 Land 



Earle of St Albanes 
et als ord r pi patt 



plbate of M r 
Hunts will 



M" Hunts ord r 



M r Will" Ingram hath ord r granted him to pattent two thoufd 
five hundred acres of land in New Kent County at the head of 
Pomonkey River Joyneing vpon a tract of land of M r ffrancis 
Burnetts form r ly granted to Jonathan Newell & Ambrofe Cleare 
and by them deferted Ent rights &c/ 

The Lett" patts granted by the Kings moft excellent ma ,i! to 
Henry Earle of St Albane Jn° Lord Berkeley S r W m Morton and 
Jn" Trethewy Efq r Dated the 8 th of may in the one and twentieth 
yeare of his Said ma' 1 " Reigne being for a tract of land betwixt 
potomack and Rappa Rivers was this day Rented to this Hon ble 
Court by Thomas Kirton vnto whom the f d pattentees had given a 
lett r of Attorny w ,h one M r Edward Dale and the faid Lett" pattents 
being read in Court the Governour and Councell did fully and 
unanimoufly yeild humble obedience therevnto and did foe declare 
and did ord r their Said Submiffion w th the Lett" pattents to be 
recorded as alfoe the faid power to M r Kirton and M r Dale 
And it is further declared by the Court that the rents and plfitts 
of the land w ,h in the Said tract w* by the Said lett" patts doe 
belong to the faid pattentees, the Sheriffs of the Countyes w th in the 
Said p'cincts Shall forbeare to demand vntill further order. 

The laft will and Testam* of M r Thomas Hunt was this Day 
plved in Court by the oathes of Jn" Howard and Abraha Sapcoate 
and a plbate thereof granted to L' Coll George Jordan and M r 
Walter Chiles Exec 3 in truft to the Said Hunts orphant, Thomas 
Ludwell Efq r being nominated one of the exec" but in Court 
relinquifheth the Same And the Court hath rejolved that the 
Codicell annexed about the Sale of the brick houfes is of Equall 
force w th the will, And it is further ordered that a true Inventory 
be forthwith taken vpon the oath of the relict who hath remained 
in poffeffion vntill now, And that M r Will" May M r Jn" Baskervile 
M r Walter Chiles and M r W m Cole doe with their firft conveniency 
examine the true Condicon of the eftate in relation to the Right 
of Cap' Hayes his Child as alfoe to the widdows intereft together 
with the debts and creditts of the Said M r Hunts eftate in all 
refpects whatfoever and as neare as they can agree all differences 
therein and what fhall remaine Vndetermined together what they 
have done to plfent to the next Gen" Court the third day 

Vpon the petition of Bridgett the relict of M r Thomas Hunt 
the Court hath ordered that after a true and Gen" Inventory be 
taken of the eftate of the Said Hunt fuch goods and Chatties as 

were 



M r Pages ord r 
about a childe 



Dick $ Land 



(248) 

were really the eftate of Cap' Hay fhall remaine in her cuftody 
untill further order and fetling of both the eftates 

Whereas M r Jn" Page hath purchafed a woman serv' w ch was 
gotten w" child in England and delivered of the faid childe in 
the Said M r Pages Service, It is ordered that the ^ifh of Middle- 
toitme keepe and p r vide for the child, and the Child ferve the 
^ifh or to whome they fhall defpofe of it for foure and twenty 
yeares 

Jn" Dick hath order granted him to pattent twenty eight 
acres of land on the South Side of Rappa form r ly granted to 
John Lacy and by him deferted Ent rights &c 



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5 th of Apr ill 1 67 1 



[plfent] 
OVENO* S r Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Coll Bacon Coll Warner 
Hen: Corbyn Coll Willis L l Coll Parkes Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Thomas pi licence 
two mares 
Hodge vs Oldis 
eftate 



Mynge p] Land 



Bogue vs 
Whittaker 
Merebath ord r 
whipping 



Clarke vs 

Jenkins 

./Itachm' 

Clarke ord r 

charges. 

referr Morry/on 

and Jarvis 

Edwards vs 

Sutton 



M r Jn" Thomas hath licence granted him to bring into this 
Collony two mares out of the pfyince of Mariland, being there bredd 

It is the Judgment of this Court and accordingly ordred that 
Robert Hodge Attorny of Barbary Hodge admx of W m Hodge be 
paid out of the whole eftate of M r Oldis the Sume of twenty foure 
pownds eighteen fhillings and eight pence Sterl being for phifick 
fun r all charges & other neceffary difburfm 18 of the f d W m Hodge 
for the f d Oldis, this being referred to this Courts Judgm 1 from 
Elizabeth Citty County Court 

M r James Mynge hath ord r granted him to Survey a certaine 
devident of land lying in Martyns Brandon in Charles Citty County 
and by him lately purchafed of John John/on and if any Surplus 
be found w th in the f d bounds the faide M r Minge to have a grant 
thereof Entering rights according to Law 

The Difference Betweene M r Bogue and M r Rich Whittaker 
is referred to the third day of the next Court 

The difference betweene Mary Merebath and M r Rob' Howfing 
& Coll Jn" Dodman about a falfe and fcandalous complaint made 
by the faid Merebath is difmift and the faid Mary Merebath ordered 
to have twenty lafhes on her bare back fhe being capaple of 
makeing noe other Satisfaccon 

Atachm 1 is granted to Math Clarke ag* Nick Jenkins for what 
fhall appeare due being retorned non eft inventus by the Sherr of 
Weftm'land County retornable according to Adl. 

Ordered that Mathew Clarke pay vnto Randall Kirke according 
to Act being fumoned to this Court as an evidence ag 1 Jenkins 

The difference betweene M r Morryfon Attor of M r Lory and 
M r Tho: Jarvis is referred to the third day next Court 

In the difference betweene M r Phillip Edwards m r chant p' 
and Jn" Sutton Def' about fervitude It is ord'ed that the Sherr 
of Middle f ex forthw <h vpon fight hereof take into his cuftody the 
body of the faid Jn" Sntton and him to detayne in Safe cuftody 
Soe that the faid Sherr have him ^fonally to appeare before the 
Governo' and Councell on the third Day of the next Gen" Court 
then and there to anfwere the Said Edwards Complaint 

Drumond 



Drumond and 
Evelyn attachm' 
Currer 



( 249 ) 

Whereas M r Will" Drumond claymed a debt due from the eftate 
of M' Jn" Currer dec d amounting to one hundred Sixty five pounds 
Six Shill and two pence and there being an atachment Served and 
retorned by the Sherr of Rappa in the hands of M r James Key, 
and Cap' Chrijtophcr Evelyn alfoe claymeing another debt due 
from the eftate of the faid Currer the attachm' is continued in 
the faid M r Keyes hands and a reffer is granted to the third 
Day of the next Court. Where each partye is to make appeare 
their debts and their priorityes 



Ap l the iixth forenoon 



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Pent] 
OVERNO* &c S' Hen: Chichelcy Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" 
Bennett Coll Read Coll Bacon Coll Warner Coll Willis Hen: Corbyn L« Coll Parke 
Coll Jennings Tho Ballard Efq ra 



Abrahall vs. Lee 



Bullock vs Coll 
Jennings as 
Guardian to 
Mathewes 



Reeve non 
Elliott 

Bowler vs Bejt 



Gwyn vs Reeve 
Exec 



It is ordered that M r Richard Clarke who is now the plfent 
Attorny of M r George Lee of London Marchant deliver vnto Coll 
Robert Abrahall his bond forth w th for foure hundred pownds Ster 1 
for paym' of two hundred pounds Ster' the Debt being paid. 

Inferted in the above faid M' George Lees letter Dated in 
London the 26 th of odober 1670 directed to Jn" Bowler thefe words 
vidz for Abrahall whatever the iffue of the Court doc not you deliver 
any of the writeings for I will not loofe if I can geit by any meanes 

In the Difference vpon a referrence between Robert Bullock 
Sonne and heire of Will" Bullock w cb was Sonne and heire of 
Hugh Bullock p" And Coll Peter Jennings Guardian to the orphnt of 
Coll Matthewes Dec d defend' about a ^cell of Land conteyneing 
five thoufand five hundred acres of Land in Warwick County 
It is ordered after much confideration that the faid Robert Bullock 
be poffeft w' h the faid lands and mill and appurtences there vpon 
and in cafe the faid Jennings as Guardian aforefaid Shall refufe to 
deliver poffeffion of the faid land and plmiffes then the Sheriff of 
Warwick County is hereby Impowred and required to put the 
faid Bullock or affignes into poffeffion of the faid lands and plmiffes 
And it is futher ord'ed that the faid Coll Jennings as guardian 
aforefaid pay cofts a/5 exec 

M r jjrancis Reeve Nonfuites W m Elliott Guardian to Tho: 
Elliott noe Declaration being filed, is ord'ed to pay cofts & damages 
according to A61 a/5 exec 

Atachment is granted to M r Bowler ag' the eftate of Henry Beft 
for pay' of two thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske the faid 
Beft being retorned Non eft inventus by the Sherr of Nanfem d 
County 

The order that M r John Gwyn CI p" and M r jfra: Reeve defen' 
about an vmpirage of Coll Spencers obteyned by the faid M r Gwyn 
at a Court held for Glofter County the 27 th of January 1670 is 
confirmed ag' the faid Reeve w 01 cofts and damages according to 
Adl as in cafe of appeales the faid Reeve appealeing and noe 
caufe for the fame appeareing 



Ap l 



G 



( 250 ) 

Aft the ilxth 1 67 1 afternoone 

Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Seer Co" Read Co" Warner Co" 
Bacon Coll Willis Coll Swann Hen: Corbyn L' Coll Parke Co" Jennings Tho: 
Ballard Efq" 



Culpeper?, claime 
to y e N : pattent 



Culpeper vs 
Bruce 



Davis vs Bruce 



Bufhrod vs 
Dixon 



Burnham vs 
Parrott 



Whereas yefterday there was a pattent plfented and read in 
Court from the Kings moft excellent Ma te granted to Henry Earle 
of 5' Albans Jn" Lord Berkeley S r W m Morton and Jn° Tretheway 
efq r a plpriety in Severall lands lying betweene the rivers of Rappa 
and Potomack w' h many privileges as by the faid pattent may more 
at large appeare w^ faid Lett" pattents are founded vpon the 
furrender of other Lett" patts granted by his moft Sacred Ma" 
in the firft yeare of his reigne at St Jermaines ... as well to 
Jn" Lord Culpeper and Alex Culpeper their heires and affignes as 
to other j3fons therein named and where as Alexander Culpeper Efq r 
on behalf of Tho: Lord Culpeper Baron of Thorefway as for him- 
felfe Informes this Court that Tho: Lord Culpeper and Alex Culpeper 
the Sonnes and heires of Jn" Lord Culpeper nor their fathers to 
whome they were granted hath never made any Surrender of 
their faid right to the faid Lett" pattents and defires that their 
clayme may be entred w * 1 is accordingly granted 

M r Jn' Culpeper and Elizabeth Bruce the Adm 1 of waiter Bruce 
dec d appeares in Court and by their mutual confents referrs the 
difference between them to the Arbitration of Co" Blake and 
Cap' Tho Godwyn and in cafe they cannot agree then Majo r 
Gen" Bennett who is by their confent defired to be vmpire finally 
to end and determine the faid difference 

M r Edward Davis and Eliz Bruce the Adm 1 of waiter Bruce 
dec 1 appeares in Court and by their mutual confents referrs the 
difference between them to the Arbitration of Coll Blake and 
Cap' Tho: Godwyn and in cafe they cannot agree then Majo r Gen" 
Bennett who is by their confents defired to be vmpire finally to 
end and determine to faid difference. 

Whereas in a difference betweene M r Tho: Bufhrod and M r 
Rich Dixon about land at laft Court it was ordered that a Jury 
and a Surveyo' fhould Enquire what land it was that the faid 
Bufhrod fold vnto the faid Dixon, w ch faid Juro" verdict is retorned 
to this Court where they find that the faid land and plantation 
vpon vr h M r Tho: Owen did lately live is the land in difference and 
fold by the faid Bufhrod to the faid Dixon It is therefore ordered 
after much debate that the faid Juro" verdict be confirmed, and 
Bufhrod ordered to pay cofts And it is further ord'ed that M r 
Milner Survey and lay out the faid Dixon foe much land as the 
faid Bufhrod fold vnto the faid Dixon according to the faid Juro" 
verdict 

Whereas in the difference between M r Burnham & M r Richard 
Parrott on behalfe of the orph" of Danl Welfh dec d It was ordered 
that Co" Jn" Catlett M r Jn" Lewis and M r Robert Beverley w" 1 a 
Jury fhould Survey and lay out the lands in difpute between 
them which accordingly the faid M r Beverley and M r Lewis hath 
done by confent of all %Hyes and retorned their report to this 
Co" w" 1 the verdict of the Jury w ch faid report and Juro" verdict 
the Court doth confirme and it is ordered that the faid M r Burnham 

have 



(*5i) 



Bowler vs 
Leare 



Mynns ord' 



Woolward vs 
Bacon 



Ligon p} Land 



S' Chicheley vs 
Potter 



have hold poffeffe and enjoy the faid land in difpute according to 
the bounds of the faid Surveyo's and Juro's report w* is ordered 
to be recorded And it is further ordered that the faid Parrott pay 
cofts als exec and the faid M r Burnhams account of cofts and 
charges to be {3fented to next Court for his allowance 

In the difference betweene Cap' Jn" Barber who marryed the 
reli(5t of Cap' Edwd Str eater and M' Tho: Bowler and in the differ- 
ence betweene the faid M r Bowler & Majo r Leare about thirty 
pownds Sterl and foure hundred pownds of Tobo and Caske the 
Court haveing w th much care and examination of many Circum- 
ftances relating to the faid Differences, and being very well 
fatisfied in the reputations of the faid M r Bowler & M r Leare 
although the Court doth think that there is fome miftake betweene 
them, doth think fitt to put a moderate temper to the faid Difference, 
doth give Judgm' to the faid Cap' Barber for the faid Summe of 
3o£ Sterl: and 40o£ of Tobo and Caske but doth referr by whome 
it fhall be paid till next Court whether by the faid M r Bowler or 
M r Leare or both 

Majo r Hone M r May M r Bijfe & M r W" Bird being vpon the 
pet of M r James Mynns are ordered to meet at Some convenient 
tyme vpon notice given them at the houfe of M rs Tabitha vnd'wood 
and there examine and take the Depoficons of fuch ^ftfons as M r 
Mynns fhall bring before you relating to the difcovery of a will 
fuppofed to be made by Majo r Edloe dec d and abfeonded by his 
relidl and the faid Gent or any one of them are hereby Impowered 
to iffue out Summons for the appearances of any evidences if need 
require And it is further ordered that the Court of James Citty 
County take care about the Settlem' of the orphants eftate 

The Award and vmpirage between Cap' Will" Woolward and 
Co" Bacon about the determination of their great difference about 
land is plfented in Court and ordered to be recorded and Co" Bacon 
is to hold poffeffion of the Said lands vntill Cap' Woolward hath 
paid him the Sume menconed in the Said Award, And to give the 
Said Cap' Woolward his bond that he the Said Woolward fhall 
receive all the jSfitts of the Said land Since the award and to 
Surrender poffeffion of the land to the Said Woolward or his 
affignes ... all the money is paid/ 

L' Co" Thomas Ligon hath order granted to pattent a ^cell 
of Land about two hundred and fifty acres in Hen" County adjoyne- 
ing to the land of Thomas Wolh form r ly granted to James Akin 
and by him Deferted Entring rights according to Law/ 

The whole difference betweene S r Henry Chicheley and as Guar- 
dian to Cap' Wormeleys orpht p" and L' Co" Potter defend' is 
referred to be audited by the Hon ble Edw d Diggs Co" Nath Bacon 
Co" ffra: Willis and Tho Ballard Efq rs and to that purpofe the 
aforefaid Gent are defired to meet at the Houfe of Co" Peter 
Jennings vpon the 15 th day of May next, and make report of their 
Said auditt to the third Day of th e next Gen" Court in cafe they 
doe not put a finall determination therevnto w* by this Court is 
defired and it is ordered vpon the reafonable motion of the faid 
Co" Potter that a publication of evidences be had and alfoe that the 
Said Co" Potter have a dedimus potent for examination of witneffes 
in the Said Differences/ 

Kempe 



Kempe vs 
Parrott 



White $ Lands 



ord r about Jayle 
birds 



Kirby p) Land 



Gwynn et Young 



( 252 ) 

ordered that M r Mathew Kempe be paid one thoufand pownds 
of Tobo and Caske by M r Rich Parrott for his trouble about 
attending the Surveyo r and Jury in the difference between the 
Said Parrott and M r Burnham/ 

M r Will" White hath ord r granted to pattent three hundred 
acres of Land in the Ifle of Wight County form r ly granted to 
W m Porter and by him Sold to Robert Key and by them Deferted 
Ent rights &c/ 

Whereas there was an order read in Court from the Kings moft 
excellent ma" and his Councell that noe Newgate or Goale birds 
fhould be imported into this Collony or other parts of America, 
It is now ordered that all matters or Command" of any Ship or 
veffell march 13 and other ^fons whatfoever Importing Servants 
into this Collony fhall not carry of their Servants from aboard 
vntill notice be given to the refpective Collecto r or Collecto" 
of the river where they ride that the Said Collecto" may make 
enquiry whether any of the Said Serv' 3 be imported hither contrary 
to the Said order from the King and Councell/ 

John Kirby hath order granted to Survey and pattent what 
waft & unpattented land as fhall be found betweene the bounds of 
his owne Edward Wills and Humphrey Meads lands in Glofter 
County not pljudicing any form r grant and giveing the neighbour- 
hood notice of the tyme of Surveying and entring rights according 
to Cuftome/ 

Whereas there was a wager laid betweene M r Rich Young and 
M r Humphrey Gwynn about a Servant maid named Margarett 
Rawlyns and the queftion being before this Court whether it were 
a wager or not It was the Judgm' of this Court that it was a 
Legall wager and he that loft ought to pay/ 



Seventh of April/ 1 67 1 



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[plfent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho Ludwell fecr Edw* Diggs Coll Read Coll Warner 
Hen: Corbyn Co 11 Willis Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Reddifh arraign" 1 



Shaw arraign" 



Moore vs Stubbs 



Edward Reddifh being indicted vpon Sufpition for murthering 
of Richard Davis was by the Grand Jury found Billa vera and by the 
petitt Jury found Guilty of Manflaughter vpon w ch he craved the 
benefitt of his Clergy and did read and by the Governo™ Clemency 
and mercy was acquitted from burneing/ 

Thomas Shaw being Indicted for murthering of Tho Seaman 
was by the Grand Jury found Billa vera and by the Petitt Jury 
found Guilty of murth er the Governo r with the Content of the 
Councell plnounced Sentence of Death ag' him/ 

In the difference betweene Rich: Moore on his owne behalfe and 
as Attorny of Thomas Glafbrooke pi' and John Stubbs defend' 
It is ordered that M r Lawrence Smith and M r Rich: Booker doe vpon 
the twentieth of this inftant meet at the houfe of John Stevens 
haveing tymely notice given them and then and there will examine 
auditt and State the accounts between them the Said Moore and 
Stubbs, and it is further ordered that in cafe the Said M r Smith 
and M r Booker doe not agree in auditing and Stating the accounts 
betweene the Said ^tyes then M r Xpofer Rigault is appointed to 

be 



Clarke vs 
Afhborne 
Bacon vs Grove 



Whitty vs 
Aldridge 



( *53 ) 

be Vmpire and to auditt the difference and accounts betweene 
them And whereas there are Severall goods of the faid Stubbs 
w° h are atached by the Sherr of Glofter and were appraifed It is 
ordered that the appraifement be invalid and the faid M r Smith 
and M r Booker are hereby ordered to appraife the faid goods Soe 
atached that is to Say what goods are remaineing of the Invoyce 
to be valued accordingly and what other goods there are that were 
not . . . appraifed they are now to be valued vpon their oathes 
and make report to the third Day of the next Court and the 
Security for Stubbs appearance at this Court is to continue till 
the caufe be Determined 

William Clarke Serv' to Jn° Afhborne who marryed the Relict of 
Steplien Cot/worth is Declared free. 

In the difference betweene Coll Bacon as ffeoffee in truft of 
Thomas Pcttns pi 1 and Cap' Jn° Grove defend' It is ordered y' the 
faid Cap' Grove deliver vnto the faid Coll Bacon as ffeoffee aforefaid 
what goods and Chatties is due to the faid Pettus menconed in a 
Deed of ffeoffment made by the mother of the faid Pettus to the faid 
Coll Bacon and M r ffreeman in truft for the faid orp' and that he 
make Speedy paym' and delivery thereof. 

The atachm' retorned by the Sherr of the I fie of Wight vpon a 
Sloope of Bennett Aldridge for a d' due to Cap' Jn° Whitty of 
foure thoufand Six hundred pownds of Tob5 and Caske is continued 
And ordered that the Attorny of the faid Aldridge have notice 
given him that he may replevyn the faid atachm' and alfoe to 
appeare at next Court to fhew reafon wherefore Judgm' fhould 
not be granted vpon the atachm' 



April! the Eighth 1671 



G 



[ptfent] 
OVER S' Hen: Chicheley Tho. Ludwell Edw d Diggs Coll Read Coll Warner Coll 
Willis Hen: Corbyn Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Ord' £ Ware 
$rifh Gleebe 



Co" Read vs 
Moore 



Davis vs Briggs 



Whereas Jn° Twynney in Aprill Court 1669 obtayned ord r of 
this Court for three hundred acres of Land in Glofter County 
plfented to be Deferted by Zach Cripps, And whereas Zachary 
Cripps did by his laft will and Teftam' give and bequeath the faid 
three hundred acres of Land for a Gleebe to Ware ^ftrifh It 
being the opinion of the Court that land given to a church cannot 
Lapps It is therefore ordered vpon the petition of Co" Jffraneis 
Willis on behalf e of the faid ^rifh that the aforefaid ord r and 
pattent of Twynnys be null and void to all intents and purpofes 
whatfoever and the land be returned to the ufe of the faid ^rifh 
according to the will of the faid Cripps. 

Judgm' is granted to Co" Geo: Read ag' the eftate of Thorn 
Glafbrooke and Richard Moore for paym' of three pounds ten Shi" 
Sterl being charged vpon the faid Glafbrooke and returned p}tefted 
being due for the Impoft of the two Shill pftefted w' h Damages and 
cofts as in cafe of pltefts a/5 exec 

In the Difference betweene Jn° Davys and Charles Duthace in the 
right of their wives pi' 8 and Richard Briggs Defend' about lands 
and the ^fonall eftate of Tho: Bofwell dec d , It is the Judgm' of 
this Court that the Right of the efcheat belongs to the Said Davis 

and 



Lane vs Bryan 



Potter vs Carter 
exec vs Corp 



ord r Cocquett 
money 



Reynolds vs 
Poyntz 



Edwards vs 
Needles 



Reynolds vs 
Poyntz 



Clayme vs 
Dudley 



Bufby non: 
Difton 
Whitty non : 
Cummings 



(254) 

and Duthace in the Right of their wives, and the right to the 
^fonall eftate is referred to the third Day of the next Co rt where 
it is to be Determined in whome the Right to the ^fonall eftate 
doth belong 

Whereas Robert Bryan as Landlord to Roger Cleaveland appealed 
from an order of Glofter Court Dated the 16 th of November 1670 
in a difference between the Said Cleaveland and Valentine Lane 
about a barrell and halfe of Corne and alfoe ^tending a clayme to 
the land wherevpon the Corne grew and the Said Bryan not 
appeareing to pYecute his Said appeale It is ordered that the Said 
order of Glofter Court be confirmed and Bryan ordered to pay 
Damages and cof ts according to Act as in cafe of Appeales als exec 
Judgm' is granted to L' Co" Cutberth Potter ag' Cap' Jn° Carter 
for payment of two thoufand pounds of Tobo being by the Court 
adjudged due to the Said L' Co" Potter as he was Sherr of Lancafter 
County for fees and other charge about the apprehending of 
feverall mutinous Servants belonging to Co" Jn° Carter father of 
the Said Cap 1 John Carter w lh all cofts als exec 

Coll George Read one of the Collecto' 9 of this Country mooveing 
this Court that they would be pleafed to Impofe a certaine rate 
for Cocquett money, It is by this Court thought fitt that for the 
pYent a fhilling for each Cockquett be allowed till the next affembly 
and then to be confirmed if they think fitt 

Whereas Cap 1 Jn° Poyntz appealed from the Judgm' of the 
Ifle of Wight Court dated the tenth Day of December 1670 in a 
difference betweene Rich Reynolds and the Said Poyntz for Eight 
hundred nynety Six pounds of Tobo and Caske is by this Court 
confirmed the Said Poyntz not appeareing to jSfecute And the f d 
Pontz ord r ed to pay Damages and cofts as in cafe of appeales 
als exec 

The Difference betweene Phi" Edwards marchant adm r of 
Cap' Jn" Williams dec d and M r Jn" Needles defend' is referred to 
the third day of the next Court where the Said Needles is vpon 
his oath to deliver his anfwere in writeing to the faid Edwards 
petitioner 

Whereas Cap' John Poyntz before Judgm* paffed appealed from 
an order of the Ifle of Wight Court Dated the tenth day of May 
1670 in a difference between Rich Reynolds and the faid Poyntz 
about three hundred Gallons of tyte caske and the Said Poyntz 
not now appeareing, It is ordered that the Said Poyntz pay Damages 
and cofts as in cafe of appeales a/5 exec And it is further ord'ed 
that the determination of the Said caufe be tryed in the f d Ifle 
of Wight Court 

All Differences betweene Cap' Phillip Edwards and M r Will m 
Dudley are for a finall end and determination thereof referred to 
Henry Corbyn Efq r and M r Robert Beverley where all accounts 
writeings and evidences are to the faid Audito' 9 to be patented, and 
there auditt to be a finall Determination the tyme and place to be 
agreed vpon by the Said ^tyes 

Tho: Bufby non fuites Tho: Difton noe Declaration being 
filed 

Cap' Jn" Whitty non fuites Will" Cummings noe Declar being 
filed 

ffoxhall 



( 2 55 ) 

foxhall vs Lord Whereas at the laft Court Co" Jn' Catlett Cap': Hawkins 

Majo r Jn" Weire and M r Jn" Mott were by confent appointed to 
enquire and examine into all differences of acc t8 Awards arbitracons 
ord" and all other Differences whatfoever betweene M r Jn' fioxliall 
and Cap' Jn' Lord, And whereas this Co" is informed that by 
reafon of Majo' Weires abfence the other Gent could not $ceed, 
It is now ordered that the aforefaid laft Co" 5 ord r be confirmed 
w th this addicon that any three of them plceed w ,h liberty to iffue 
out fummons for evidences in the faid Differences and to adminifter 
them their oathes and to take their depoficons 

Place vs Stith ffor a finall determination of the Difference betweene M' 

Rowland place and M' Jn" Stith about land It is ordered that a 
Jury of the moft ancient and knowing Inhabitants and neighbo" 
Dwelling at or neare Buckland being lawfully Sumoned by the 
Sheriff of Charles Citty County w ,h the affiftance of M r James 
Mynns a Survey o r doe meet vpon the faid land in Difference vpon 
the 26th of July next and there lay out the Said M r Place his land 
according to the Ancient reputed bounds and make report of their 
faid verdict to the third Day of the next Court w" Jury are to be 
Sworne by Some majiftrate 

All differences now not determined and retorned upon the 
Docquett are to be heard the 20 th of May next to W" time the 

Court is adjourned 

Teft Rich Awborne CI Con 



AT A Gen 11 Court held at James Citty the 22 th Day of May 
167 1 



s 



[flfent] 

R W M BERKELEY kn' Governed &c S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Majo r 
Gen" Smith U Coll Parke Thomas Ballard Efq" 

The Court Adjourned till to morrow at tenn of y' Clock 



May the 23 th 1672 



G 



Pent] 
OVERNO R &c S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Digges Majo r Gen" 
Smith Coll Bacon U Coll Parke Efq" Tho: Ballard 



Smith $ Land 



Jennings p) 
land 

Jefferson $ 
Land 



Skipwith vs 
Dudley 

Ord r pj adrh on 
Coll Scarburgh 
eftate 



Majo r Gen" Robert Smith hath Seven yeares further tyme 
granted him to plant and Seat ninteen hundred acres of Land in 
the frefhes of Rappa . . . 

Peter Jennings Efq r hath Seven yeares further tyme to Seat 
and plant Eight hundred acres of Land in the frefhes of Rappa 
River comonly called the hopyard 

Robert Jejjerfon hath order granted to pattent one hundred & 
fifty acres of Land or thereabouts formerly granted to M r Tho: 
Viccars and Jn° Buckner and by them affigned to Jn" Booth in 
Glofter County and by them Deferted Entring rights according to 
A(ft 

The Difference betweene Dame Ann Skipwith on the behalfe 
of her Sonne S r W m Skipwith pi' and W m Dudley Def is referred 
to the third Day of the next Court 

Vpon requeft and relinquifhment of Mary Scarburgh relicl; of 
Coll Edmond Scarburgh Dec d and vpon petition of Charles Scar- 
burgh Jn" Weft and Devorax Browne owne Sonne and Sonnes in 
Law of the Said Scarburgh Dec d Admicon is granted them the 
S d Charles Scarburgh Jn" Weft & Devorax Browne on all the^fonall 
eftate the Said Coll Scarburgh Dyed Seized of in the Country 
And further ordered that the Court of Accomack take bond from the 
Said Adm r9 with good and Surf' Security for true and Juft Admicon 
according to Law vpon which Security given it is ordered that 
Coll Kendall Cap 1 Jn" Cuftis M' W m Cuftis & Majo r W m Andrewes 
vpon their oathes Inventory and appraife all and Singuler the 
Said eftate w° h Inventory is at the next Gen" Court together w th 
the bond for admicon to be plfented vpon the oathes of the Said 
Adm" and others if any be that may be further knowing therein 
And it is further ordered that the Said Adm" fhall in the firft place 
before they difpofe or pay away any of the Said Eftate fully 
Satisfye and pay vnto Thomas Ludwell Efq r Attorny of M r 
Jn" jjarvax the full of a Judgm' for a certaine Sume of money 
in Odober Court laft, confeft by the Said Coll Scarburgh as thereby 
appeares, vpon giveing Security ^ admicon above the late warrant 
from the Governo r about y e eftate pjfecucon therevpon to be taken 
vp and void 

Lane 



Lane non : Bryan 

Wrights ord r 
about ffloures 
eftate 
Light pi land 



Drummond vs 
Curr' 3 eftate 



jjofters will 
pVed 



Stocks ord r &c 



Vajfall vs Lord 



Place vs 
Plea fonts 



Drumond vs 
Hyre 



Crews vs 
Pleafants 

Yarrow p] 
Land 



( 257 ) 

Valentine Lane non Suites Robert Bryan It is therefore ord'ed 
he pay Damages according to Act w th cofts of Suite 

The Petition of ]n° Wright Attor of Richard Ellis Exec of 
Dan 1 fflourc Concerneing the eftate of the Said ffloures in this 
Country referred till next Court 

Vpon the petition of George Light It is ord'ed he by M r Jn' 
Lewis and Cap' W m Clayborne Surveyo" Survey his the Said 
Lights tract of land he now liveth on and if any Surplus be found 
more then grant by pattent in Surveying he to have a grant 
thereof Entring rights according to cuftome and that Robert 
Peirce and M r Major and fome three or foure more of the neigh- 
bouring Inhabitants be plfent at the Survey 

It is ordered that M r Will™ Drumonds clayme and Ataehm' 
againft the eftate of Jn" Currcr dec d in the hands James Key in 
this Country be referred till A prill Court next where the d' made 
Juftly appeare this Court will [9ceed to further examinacon and 
Judgm' therein as alfoe to a debt claymed by Cap' Evelin due from 
the f d Currer 

The laft will and Teftament of M r Henry ff after pVed in Court 
by the oathes of Humphry Simonds and Edward Wilfon and vpon 
petition of Elizabeth the widd and exec a plbate is granted her of 
the fame 

Ordered that M r Jn° Page M r Jas Bray M r W" Mumford & 
M r Bracegirdle or any three or two of them in Some fhort tyme by 
them to be appointed view examine and Inventory the bookes 
pap's and eftate Rich Stock died Seized of 

Co" Jn° Vajfall arrefting Cap' Jn" Lord to this Court and he not 
appeareing Judgment is granted ag' the Security for what fhall 
be made appeare In . . . due the third Day of the next Court 
in cafe the faid Lord appeare not according to Act. 

In the difference betweene M r Jn" Pleafants Attorny of M r 
James Janny marc 1 " p" and M r Rowland Place march' Defend': 
in a crofs accon vpon Several ace' 3 and marchandizes It is 
ord'ed that M r Randolph M r Mynns and M r Biffe examine and 
auditt the ace' 3 on both fides & report the Same to the third Day 
of the next Gen" Court for Judgment thereon/ 

In the difference between M r W m Drumond p" and James 
Hyre Attorny of M r w™ . . . who married the Relict of Cap' 
Jn" Whitty Dec d vpon a refferr from odober Court laft to this is 
referred to the third Day of the next Gen" Court where if Hyre 
appeare not Judgm' to paffe ag' the Security for what fhall be 
made appeare Due w' h cofts he the faid Drumond now claymeing 
by his petion Two hundred twenty two pownds Seven fhillings 
Nyne pence and fome cattle and Servants. 

The Judgm' for a nonfuite James Crewes obtayned ag' Jn' 
Pleafants Attor to the Exec of Jn" Beauchamp dec d in Hen' 
Court is confirmed w th Damages according to Act with Cofts. 

James Yarrowes peticon about lands for confirmacon of a Survey 
fupended till the third Day of the next Court. 



24 th of may 1 67 1 

[$fent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Co" Swann Coll Bacon Theo: Bland U Co" Beale L' Co" Parke Efq" 



G 



Lee 



(=58) 

Lee vs The Difference betweene Robert Lee Attor of Godjry Lee of 

Appleton London marchant p" and M r Jn° Appleton as marrying the Relict 

of valentyne Peyton dec d refer to 3 d day next Court. 
Whiteing vs The Difference betweene Hen: whiteing p" and Majo' Tho: 

Walker Walker def' is refef to the third Day next Court. 

Hunts ord r p] Majo r Theo Hone M r W" May M r Rich: James & M r ur white 

appra are appointed to inventory and appraife all the eftate Tho. Hunt 

died Seized of they to be Sworne to doe the Same and the Said 
Inventory to be plfented to the next Gen" Court. 
Vajjall vs The Difference betweene Coll Jn° vaffall p" and M r Jn° Safin 

Saffin Def' about Debt referr to the third Day of the next Gen" Court 

where if the faid Saffin appeares not Judgm* to paffe ag' him for 
what fhall appeare due. 
Vaffall vs The Difference betweene Coll Jn° vaffall p" and M r Jn° Saffin 

Saffin def' in an accon of Defamation is referred to the third Day of 

the next Court where it is ordered he ^fonally appeare/ 
Kirkman vs The fuite of Jn° Phipps ag' Cap' jjra: Kirkman is Difmift and 

Phipps ordered that the order obteyned the laft James Citiy County 

Courte by Kirkman on the verdict of a Jury in the plmiffes be 
confirmed and Phipps ord'd to pay cofts of Suite als exec. 
Wakelin vs In the difference betweene M r Ma' h Wakelin p" and Walter 

Rowfe Rowfe defend' It is ordered that the faid Rowfe pay vnto the faid 

Wakelin in full of all cofts charges difburfem' 8 damages and fees 
whatfoever the Sume of three thoufand five hundred pownds of 
Tobo and Caske convenient in Eliz Citty County by the 25 th of 
December next for paymen' where of w m Alford enters himfelfe 
Security All bargaines and condicons whatfoever made by 
Rows w' h wakelin to be void. 



24 th of May atternoone 



G 



Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chichley Tho: Ludwell Majo' Gen" Smith Theo. Bland Tho: 
Ballard Efq' 8 



Cary vs Collier 



Whereas M r Edward Sockey of Yorke County dec d did amongft 
other by his laft will give aconfiderable ^cell of Land and ^fonall 
eftate vnto Ifaac Collier Sonne of Ifaac Collier and in cafe the faid 
Ifaac Collier fhould Dye then vnto Will" Carter (then abfent) and 
in cafe of his death Such legacies & bequefts were given to one 
Judith Lothier and whereas the f d Ifaac Collier Sonne of the Said 
Ifaac dieing and the f d Carter being ftill abfent not Since heard of 
and reafonably Suppofed to be dead, And whereas one Henry 
Cary marrying the faid Judith Lothyer and petitioning to be 
poffeft of the Said Legacyes and bequefts in Right of his wife, 
It is ordered he be poffeft w" 1 the Same, to the full of the bequefts 
and Legacies Soe given (the Land onely excepted) w** is adjudged 
to the Brother of the faid Ifaac Collier dec d , ffor ^formance 
whereof It is ordered M r Tho: Bufhrod & M r Tho: Iken at fome 
convenient tyme before next Court examine the pa^s and 
accounts of the faid Ifaac Collier father of the f d Ifaac Dec d who is 
poffeft w* h the f d eftate as alfoe the will and Settle the faid eftate 
whereby the Said Cary may be poffeft of what is due in Right of 
his wife, and all payments and difburfements of the faid Collier 

Juftly 



(259) 

Juftly made to be plporconably allowed and paid, And it is further 
ordered that the faid Cary give good bond with Security that in 
cafe the Said Carter fhall appeare to claime that he to repay him 
what he is now ordered to receive 
Ord r about That Cap' Robert Wynn (if he accept) be guardian and have 

Edloes Eftate the Tutoring of Jn° Edloe orp' Sonne and heir of L' Coll Math Edloe 

to gether with the full managemen' of what eftate is or fhall belong 
to the Said orp' : vpon receipt of w cb eftate the faid Cap' Wynn is 
to give Security to the County Court of James Citty for the due 
and lawfull payment thereof 



May the 25 th 167 1 



G 



Vajfall vs Pate 



Shawes ord 
|9 Reprieve 



[plfent] 
OVOR S r Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Sect Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Co" Bacon Coll Swann Theo: Bland Tho: Ballard U Co" Beale U Coll Parke 
Efq' 1 

The Atachm" granted Coll Jn° Vaffall and M r Jn° Saffin for a 
debt due from Henry Vaffall Dec d and Served in the hands of 
M r Jn° Pate is continued till the third Day of the next Gen" 
Court, where the Said M r Pate is to appeare and Judgm' to paffe 
thereon. 

By confent of all the Court that are w' h in the Comicon of 
Oyer & Terminer that Tho: Shaw a prifoner Condemned at laft 
Court to be hanged and repreived to this Court, be reprieved 
till the third Day of next Aprill Court, where it will be knowne 
whether a pardon from the King will be granted him and in the 
meane tyme the Sherr to take ^fonall Security for the faid 
prifoner 

M r Will" Monford in Court relinquifheth his executorfhip to 
the will of Cap' Groves 

Judgement is granted Nath Bacon Efq r on behalfe of Thomas 
Pettus orp' ag' the eftate of Cap' Jn° Grove deed for paym' of tenn 
Ewes and lambs w ch are to be paid by Coll Swann and Cap' Ramfey 
Exec" of the will of the faid Cap' Groves 

Judgm' is granted M r W m Monford Attorny of Ann Monford 
widdow ag' Coll Tho: Swann and Cap* Edw d Ramfey Exec" of the 
will of Cap' John Grove deed for payment of one hundred and 
thirty pounds fix fhill and Eleven pence Sterl, and eight thoufand 
foure hundred and Sixty Pownds of Tobo and Caske. 

Humphry Lifter dyeing left an exec* and she dying and none 
left to manage that eftate, it is ordered vpon Peticon of Theo: 
Bland Efq r that he be Adm r of the faid eftate giveing bond & 
Security for due admicon 

Judgm' vpon an Atachm' is granted Richard Moor m r chant 
for himfelfe and as Attorny of Tho Glafbrooke vpon feverall goods 
feized by the Sherr of Glofter County, and appraifed towards 
fatisfaccon of a debt due from one John Stubbs, alfoe that a floope 
feized be likewife delivered as fhe coft the faid Stubbs 

M r Water Chiles and M r W" May are nominated and appointed 
to examine and fettle all bills and accounts betweene Richard 
Lynny and jfrancis Mafon of the one ^t, and the Exec" of the will 
of Cap' Jn" Grove deed on the other ^' and the exec" to pay what 
they fhall find due 

Page 



Monfords order 

Bacons ord r for 
Pettus orp' vs 
Groves 

Monford vs 
Swann &c 



Bland $ Admr 
on Liftrs eftate 



Moore vs Stubbs 



Lynny and 
Mafon vs Groves 
Exec" 



Page vs Groves 
Exec" 

Moore vs Stubbs 



Cap' Lightfoots 
Comicon Read 



( 260) 

Judgm' is granted M r John Page ag* Coll Swann and Cap' 
Edward Ramjey exec" of the will of Cap 1 Jn° Grove deed for paym' 
of thirteene pownds fifteene fhillings and Nine pence 

In the Difference betweene Richard Moore March' for himfelfe 
and on the behalfe of Thomas Glafbrooke pi' 8 and Jn° Stubbs deft 
It is ordered M r John Page M r Jonath Newell and M r Will" Monford 
March" Examine the accounts betweene them begining w* h the 
ball of the firft account to enquire how that ballance became due 
and foe to jfceed vpon the reft of ace' 9 and in their plceedings have 
relation to the contract made betweene them and to draw vp fettle 
and ftate the faid full account as expeditious as may be and 
retorne their fjceedings thereon to the third Day of the next Gen" 
Court for Judgm' in the plmiffes, that the fUies to meet in the 
plmiffes is the 26 th Day of June next at the houfe of M r David 
Newell 

The Comicon granted to Cap' Jn° Lightjoot to be Audito r 
Gen" read in this Court who yield all due repedts and obedience 
thereto, but w' h all fubmiffion fufpends the execucon of the fame 
vntill his Ma'" further pleafure be knowne therein the faid place 
of audito' being long fince before that granted by Comicon from 
the power of this Country to Edward Diggs Efq r 



25 th ; 



ft 



ernoone 



G 



Pent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Edw d Diggs Majcr Gen" Smith Coll Swann Coll 
Bacon Theo: Bland L' Coll Parke Tho. Ballard Efq" 



Newell vs Clare 



S' Hen: 

Chicheley p3 
Survey of Lands 



Ballard vs Sherr 
p] Clare 



Ambrofe Clare being arrefted to laft A prill Court at the Suite 
of Jonathan Newell for a very confid'able fume of Tobo w ch fuite 
amongf t others was referred to this Court, And one Sam' Oufteen 
being alleadged Security for appearance, and Clare not appeareing 
this Court Judgm' is granted ag' the faid Ouftin if Security for 
what fhall appeare due the three day of the next Gen" Court in 
cafe the faid Oufteen caufe not the f d Clare to appeare in the 
j9miffes, and in cafe Ouftin was not Security for Clare then this 
order to be ag* the Sheriff 

Vpon the petition of the Hon ble S r Hen: Chicheley Kn' on 
behalfe of M r Ralph Wormeley It is ordered he Survey three thoufand 
two hundred acres of Land form'ly granted to Cap' Ralph Wormeley 
deed and to run the lyne by Includeing old Nimcock & New Nimcock 
according to pattent granted in 1649 for the faid land for difcovery 
of w ch bounds and places fome of the Ancient Inhabitants at the 
requeft of the faid S r Hen: are to be $fent at the f d Survey, if one 
Robinfon have any Juft Complaint to be left to his remedy after 
Survey 

Ambrofe Clear being arrefted to this Court by the Sherr of 
New Kent County at the Suite of Tho: Ballard Efq r for tenn 
pownds Sterl and twelve hundred pownds of Tob° and Caske and 
the faid Clare not appeareing nor fecurity retorned It is therefore 
ord'ed the faid SherrifT pay the faid Surhes w' h cofts in cafe he 
caufe not the f d Clare to appeare the third Day of the next Co" 
according to Act 

Lebritton 



Lebritton vs 
Afhtons Exec r! 



Beale vs Wardly 
jfarrell vs Colby 



Hansford vs 
Sowell 
Adlefton vs 
Cheefman 



(261) 

Whereas one Jn" Lebritton sometyme of Jerfey March" left 
a confiderable eftate in this Country in the hands of Coll Peter 
Afhton deed w° h faid Afhton by his will left MajV Allerton & Cap' 
Thomas Brcreton in truft for Exec" And whereas ord' s have paft that 
the faid Allerton and Brereton fhould not <P' w th that eftate vntill 
the caufe was determined but it now being alleadged y' the faid 
Truftees have paid and delivered over the fame vnto one or 
both of the Brothers of the faid Afhton w cb were named exec" 
in the faid will, vr ch faid jSceedings keeps the faid Lebritton out of 
his faid eftate to his very great Damage, It is therefore ordered 
that the Court held for Northumb'land fully and thorowly examine 
the plmiffes and all bookes pa^s and others relating thereto, to 
Summons all ^fons concerned therein in what County or Countyes 
Soever they dwell or bookes and papers are And that they Secure 
the eftate of the Said Afhton Soe fair forth as it be lyable to pay 
what fhall appeare due, and that the Said Exec r or Exec" depart 
not out of this Country vntill this caufe fhall be fully ended, w^ 
plceedings of the Said Court are to be retorned to the third day of 
the next Gen" Court for Judgm' therein 

The Difference betweene L' Coll Tho: Beale p" and Tho: Wardly 
and his wife Def' referred to a Jury 

Robert Colby being arretted to this Court at the Suite of Hubbard 
Jfarrell Attor of Sam' Tovey and the Said Colby not appearing noe 
Security retorned It is ordered that the Sherr pay and fatisfye what 
fhall appeare due the third day of the next Co rt w th cofts in cafe he 
caufe not the faid Colby then to appeare according to Act 

The difference betweene Will" Hansford p" & Tho. Sowell def' 
is referred to the 3 day next Court 

In the difference betweene Jn" Adlefton p't and Edward Cheefman 
defend' about land It is ordered that in cafe the Said Cheefman 
app r not the third day of the next Co" or the third day of the then 
next Court forthcoming to fhow good reafons to the contrary 
Judgm' will paffe for . . . 



26 th of May 167 1 



G 



[j9fent] 
0VERNO R S' Hen: Chicheley Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Swann Coll 
Bacon Theo: Bland U Coll Beale U Coll Parke Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Churchwardens vs 
Whittaker 
S r Hen: 
Chicheleys od r 
p} auditto r 

North non 
fuit e9 Gilfon 

Wormeley vs 
Vaulx 



A Refference between the Churchwardens of Martyns hundred 
p" and Rich Whittaker Def' to the third Day of the next Court 

Ordered that the Gent'men appointed to auditt and fettle 
Accounts betweene S r Hen Chicheley kn' & M r Cuthberth Potter be 
Continued to doe the Same betweene this and the next Gen" 
Court and then deliver vp the Same 

Anth North non fuites Andrew Gilfon noe Declar being filed 
according to Law It is therefore ord'ed he pay Damages and cofts 
according to Act 

Cap' xpofer Wormeley non fuites James Vaulx noe deel being 
filed according to Law It is therefore ordered he pay damages 
& cofts according to Act als exec 

Hodge 



( 262 ) 



Hodge vs Hone 
reffr 



Price vs fox 

reffr 

Beak vs Wardly 



Hamlyn $ 
Land 



Harlow vs 
Whitby 



Corbyn vs Potter 
refer 
Payne vs 
Goodrich reffr 
Haynes vs 
Oliver reffr 
Bayly vs Price 



Harloe vs Loyd 



Greene vs Bland 
Efq r 



The Difference betweene Robert Hodge Attorny of Arthur 
Hold-worth & Grace Waters widd the Adm" of Robert Waters dec d 
p" and Majo r Hone as marrying the execx of W" Richardjon dec d 
def' is referred to the third Day of the next Court 

The Difference vpon appeale between Rich Price & M' fox is 
referrred to the third Day of the next Co rt 

In the Difference betweene L* Coll Tho: Beale and Alice his 
wife p" 8 and one Thomas Wardly and Joane his wife Defend', 
conc r ning Severall Scandalous words Spoke by the Said Joan to 
the great difparagem' and difhono r of the Said Coll Beale and his 
wife It is ordered fhe the faid Joane Wardly fhall on her knees at 
the next County Court held for york acknowledge her hearty 
Sorrow and repentance for y* Same and ask pardon of the faid 
Coll Beale & his wife and to have a paper on her breaft notorioufly 
to dif cover the fault and at that Co rt her faid hufband give bond for 
his Said wives good behavio r , and pay cofts of fuite, w ch faid Joane 
Wardly not ^formeing is to have what other punifhm' the Co" 
fhall thinke moft fitt either by Imprfonm' or otherwife 

Vpon the petition of Stephen Hamlyn on behalfe of himfelfe 
and his brothers orp u of Steven Hamlyn dec d , It is ord'ed he by a 
qualified Surveyo' bound lay out and furvey the grand pattent for 
the land at Waynoake according to the bounds and nomber of 
acres granted in that pattent, as alfoe to Survey their owne pattent 
for land granted the 26 th of Odober 1650 and if any Surplus be 
found in Surveying he the f d Steven to have a grant thereof Entring 
rights according to cuftome 

Judgm' is granted M r Jn° Harlow vpon an atachm' for a bill 
Seized and atached by the fherr of Warwick of Majo r Hones made 
payable from him to M r8 Kath Whitby w* Said Judgm' is towards 
Satisfaccon of a greater debt claymed by the Said Harlow from 
Whitbyes eftate Hones bill being n64s£ of Tob° and Caske 

The Difference betweene Hen: Corbyn Efq r and M r Potter p"" 
and Letitia Barber Def' is referred to the 3 day of the next Co" 

The difference betweene L' Coll Jn° Goodrich & M r Payne is 
refered to the third Day next Co" 

The Difference betweene M r Haynes and M r Oliver is referred 
to the third Day of the next Court. 

Jofeph Bayly arrefted to this Co" at the Suite of Rich: Price by 
the Sherr of Lancafter County and he not appearing nor Security 
retorned, It is therefore ordered the Sherr Satisfye what fhall appear 
due next Court in cafe he caufe not Bayly appeare at next Court 
according to Act 

M r Will" Loyd being arrefted to this Co" at the Suite of M r Jn° 
Harloe by the Sherr of Rappa and he not appeareing nor Secu 
retorned // is therefore ordered the Sherr fatisfye what fhall appear 
due next Court in cafe he caufe not Loyd to appeare at next Court 
according to Act 

All accounts and differences between Roger Green p" and Theo: 
Bland Efq r adm r of the eftate of Jn° Holmewood dec d Defend* is 
referred to be examined and auditted of Cap' Rob' Wynn M r 
Hen: Randolph & Cap' Hill who are to meet and doe the fame the 
15 th of June next five days before w° h time the Said Greene is to 
deliver his account to y e Said Theo: Bland Efq' whereby the Said 
Bland may draw up his objeccons if any be and retorne them to the 

f d 



(26 3 ) 

f d Greene five dayes before the f d Audite w* faid Audito" are to 
draw vp the account and the fame to be delivered vp to the third 
Day of the next Gen" Court for Judgm' therein 
Cooper vs Alford In the Difference between W m Alford p" and Jn° Cooper def< 

about a bill taken by Alford from the Said Coo^ for fourteen 
hundred and odd pownds of Tob° It appeares that the S d Sume or 
^t of it was exaccon vpon the faid man by two large dues or fees 
taken and exacted by Alford for Ef cheating of Land It is therefore 
ordered that the Said whole bill be void and noe <pt of it 
paid but that the Said Alford be liable to pay all officers and other 
due fees for the Said Exaccon out of his owne eftate w" 1 cofts of 
Suite als execucon 

The Court adjourned till the 20 th September next 

Teft Rich: Awborne CI. Con. 



AT A Gen 11 Court holden at James Citty the Twentieth Day 
of September in the yeare of o r Lord 167 i 



s 



Pent] 

R WILLIAM BERKELEY kn< Governs Tho: Ludwell Seer Majo' Gen" Smith 
Coll Read 



Awborne $ 
Land 



Owen j9 Land 



Deane p] Land 



Richard Awborne hath order granted to pat tent foure hundred 
fifty five acres of Land or thereabout in Surry County vpon 
Blackwater form r ly Surveyed for Anthony Spiltimber and by him 
not Seated according to Act Entring rights according to Cuftome 

M r Bartholomew Owen hath order granted to pattent fix hun- 
dred fifty five acres of Land or there abouts vpon the Blackwater in 
Surry County form'ly furveyed by Jn° Vincent and by him 
deferted Entring rights according to Cuftome 

Jn° Deane hath order granted him to pattent foure hundred 
acres of Land on the branches of Pufcatna on the South fide of 
Rappa River form'ly granted to Thomas Pattifon and by him 
deferted Entring rights according to Cuftome 



2 1 th of J w 167 I 



G 



$fent 
OVERNO* Tho: Ludwell fecr Majo' Gen" Smith Co" Read Coll Swann L' Coll 
Parke Efq" 



Read vs Reeve 



Pegg § Land 



White p) Lands 



Randolph p] 
Land 

Pickes p] Land 



Cooke vs 

Mathewes 

An Extent iff ued 

the 7 th Septemb 1672 

$ Tho. Ward/on 



Whereas Jfrancis Reeve Dec d charged home bills of Exchange 
for Eighteen pownds Stcrl payable to Coll Geo: Read as Collector 
and the f d Coll Read Suppofing that the faid bills may come in 
p]tefted It is vpon the reafonable petition of the faid Coll Read 
ordered that an attachm' iffue ag' the eftate of the faid Reeve for 
the Securety of the f d Surhe retornable to this Court for Judgm' 
in cafe the faid bills comes in j9tefted 

M r John Pegg hath order granted him to pattent two hundred 
and Eighty acres of Land in Rappa County deferted by Jn° 
Maddifon and fince by Edward Hudfon Entring rights according 
to cuftome 

Ambrofe White hath order granted him to pattent thirteene 
hundred acres of Land vpon Pungateague in the vpper parts of 
North Hampton County deferted by Nich Waddilow Entring 
rights for the Same according to cuftome. 

M r Henry Randolph hath order granted him to pattent two 
hundred Sixty acres of Land in Appamatox in Henr" County 
deferted by Jn° Gilliam Entring rights according to Cuftome. 

Cap' Jofias Pickes hath order granted him to pattent three 
thoufand acres of Land in New Kent County Deferted by Majo' 
Will" Lewis Entring rights according to Coftume. 

An extent is granted to W m Cooke according to Law ag 1 the 
Lands of Hugh Mathewes in the Ijle of Wight County It being 
made appeare in that Court that there is Due to the faid Cooke 
five thoufand two hundred pownds of Tob° and Caske and Cofts 
and noe ^erfonall eftate of the faid Mathewes there to be found. 

Weft 



( 2 6 5 ) 

Weft &c vs. M r Jn" Waters being arrefted to this Court at the fuite of 

Waters Cap' Jn" Weft Charles Scarburgh & Devorax Browne adm" of 

exec vs eftate Coll Edwd Scarburgh Dec d for feventeen pownds ten fhillings 

Sterl by bills of exchange come in pltefted and the faid Waters 
not appeareing and Charles Turner retorned Security Judgm' is 
granted ag' the faid Turner for the f d Sume and Damages according 
to Act vnleffe he caufe the appearance of the f d Waters at next 
Court according to Act. 



2 i th of y vr afternoon 



G 



[ptfent] 
0VERNO R Tho: Ludwcll Seer Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Read Coll Swann U Coll 
Parke Efq" 



Beverley pi 
Land 

Ivey § Land 



Read' vs 
Whittaker 
exec &c 



Tilney non. 

Weft. 

Bowman non. 

Weft 

Willett vs Pigott 



Bullen vs King 



Crewes vs 
Pleafants 



M r Robert Beverly hath ord' granted him to pattent fix hundred 
acres of Land in New Kent County deferted by Jn" Pegg lying on 
the North Side of Mattapony river Ent rights &c. 

Viceffimus Ivey hath order granted him to Survey and pattent 
about foure hundred acres of waft Lands adjoyneing to Geo: 
Kemps plantation and the land of Benjamine Burroughs in Lower 
Norfik County not pTjudiceing any form r grant and Entring rights 

In the difference betweene Andrew Reader and Clement Haydon 
Churchwardens of Martyns hundred ^rifh pi' & M r Richard 
Whittaker Def' about baftardy It is ordered that the Said Richard 
Whittaker keep the child and pay what the ^rifh hath already 
difburfed about keeping the Said Child with cofts of Suite als exec. 

Majo r Tilney nonfuites Cap' Jn" Weft noe Decl being filed 
according to Laws 

Captain Edmond Bowman nonfuits Cap' Jn" Weft noe Decl 
being filed according to Act. 

In the difference betweene John Willett as guardian to W m 
. . . Willett his child pi' and M r jffrancis Pigott Defend' about 
Severall goods made over by M r Edwd Littleton dec d to M rs Sara 
Douglas alfoe Dec d is Sufpended at the requeft of the pi' and 
the defend' till the cafe be Stated and fent for England and the 
opinions of fome of the Judges be tranfmitted hither therein, and 
the Said Pigott give bond w th Security that the eftate foe made 
over by the faid Deed be forth comeing vpon futher order being 
now in his poffeffion 

Jn" Bullen Sueing Richard King to this Court about a ^cell 
of Land in Rappa County and confidering the poverty of the 
^fons doe thinke fitt and accordingly order that M r Mofeley & 
M r Trovers make enquiry into the faid difference and make report 
thereof to the Court of Rappa there to be finally ended and 
Determined. 

In the Difference betweene Cap* Crewes pi* and M r Jn" Plcafant 
attorny of M r James Janncy Exec' of M r Jn" Bauchamp dec d 
about a former auditt and order of Hen" Court It is ordered by 
confent of p" and defend' That M r Randall Majo r jfarow Coll 
Thomas Ligon w th adition of M r James Mynns in the roome of 
M r George Harris for a finall end and determination thereof vpon 
fufficient notice given them auditt and State the accomp' 8 and 
all differences betweene them and their award to be a finall end 
of the Said Difference. 

Crewes 



( 266 ) 

Crewes vs M r James Crewes Sueing Jn" Plea/ants Attorny of James 

Pleafants Janncy Exec r of Jno Beauchamp dec d to this Court for the Delivery 

of certaine things in his hands due the faid Crewes And it appeare- 
ing by confeffion of the Said Pkafants that he hath in his cuftody 
three rings a Silver thimble and two knife hafts which he is accord- 
ingly ordered forthw" 1 to Deliver to the S d Crewes w th cofts of 
Suite als exec. 



2 2 th of 7 pr 167 I 



G 



VERNO" Thorn Ludwell Seer 
Bacon L' Coll Parke Efq" 



[plfent] 
Majo r Gen" 



Smith Coll Read Coll Swann Coll 



Randolph § 
Land 

Parke vs 
Evelin reff 
Bryan vs 
jjfoard 
Hansford vs 
Seawell 



Jordan non: 
Hyre &c 
Ludwell vs 
Green fetid 



M' Henry Randolph hath order granted him to pattent three 
hundred thirty five acres of Land in Hen" County deferted by 
Coll Tho: Ligon and Majo r W m jfarrar Entring rights &c. 

The Difference betweene L' Col Parke & Cap' Evelin is by 
confent referred to the third Day of next Court. 

Charles Bryan nonfuites Jn° jfoard noe Declaracon being filed 
according to Law 

Whereas Jn" Hansford dec d did by his will give and bequeath 
vnto Will" Hansford and Jn" Hansford his two fonnes & to their 
heires for ever Six hundred acres of Land at Clay banke Creeke in 
Glofter County And whereas there was noe divifion made between 
them before the death of Jn" Hansford the Sonne who by his will 
gave the Same to Rebecca his wife with whome Thomas Seawell 
Intermaryed And whereas will" Hansford Sued the faid Seawell 
to this Court for poffeffion of the faid moyety of the faid land due 
to him as Survivo r It is after much debate ordered that an equall 
divifion according to value be made of the Said moyety of the 
Said land into three equall ^*ts and the Said Seawell to have 
firft choice in right of Dower for his faid wife and that the charges 
be drawen vp of p" and defend' and to be equally borne betweene 
them 

Cap' Robte Jordan nonfuites James Hyre Attor of Georg Read 
noe Declaracon being filed according to Law 

The Sherr of New Kent is hereby ordered to deliver the body of 
Jn" Greenfcild into the cuftody of the Sherr of James Citty County 
who lyes there at the Suite of Tho: Ludwell Efq r by Tuefday next 



G 



September 22 th 1 6 7 1 

[plfent] 
OVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Sec' Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Read Coll Bacon Coll 
Swann L' Coll Parke Efq" 



Mofeley $ 
Land 



M" Mary Mofeley hath order granted to Survey and Pattent 
what waft and vnpattened land fhall be found betweene the lands 
of her the faid Mary given her by her father and the lands of 
Cap' Adam Thorowgood Rob' Hodge L' Coll Lambert dec d lying in 
Lynhaven ^rifh in Lower Norffk County pljudicing noe former 
grant and giveing the neighbourhood notice of Surveying the 
Land, and Entring rights 

Dunfton 



Dun/ton vs 
Sallaway 



Whiteing vs 
Walker 



Cockerham vs 
Lyddall 



( 267 ) 

The difference between Jn" Dunfton pi' and Jn' Sallaway def 
about land in Surry County given by Peter Greene to Katherine 
his wife w' h whome the faid Sallaway finee marryed is at the requeft 
of the Defend' referred to be heard the third day of the next 
Gen" Court in Chancery 

In the Difference betweene M r Henry Whiteing, and Majo r 
Thomas Walker adm r of Thomas Perry deed about a bond of forty 
pownds Sterl for the cure of the f d Perryes wife of a dif temper was 
this day fully debated in Court and it is orde'ed that the faid 
Majo r Walker as adm' aforefaid pay vnto the faid Whiteing by 
good and suffi' bills of Exchange the Sume of ten pownds Sterl for 
full fatifaccon of the faid bond and each ^ty to beare his owne 
charges 

Cap' George Lyddall being fumoned to this Court by Jojcph 
Cockerham who marryed w' h Ann Philladay Garraway about the 
difcovery of the intents of a Deed wherein the faid Ann Philladay 
had made over in truft for the vfe of herfelfe and children before her 
intermarryage w ,h the faid Cockerham to the faid Lyddall certayne 
goods, and the faid Lyddall in Court delivering in writing vnder 
his hands that the faid eftate foe made over by the faid deed was 
for noe other vfe intent or purpofe but for the vfe of her & her faid 
children 77 is therefore ordered that the Deed be Continue and 
remaine to the vfes aforefaid 



September 23 d 1671 

Pent] 
lOVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Seer Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Bacon Coll Swann Hen: 
Corbyn V Coll Parke Efq" 



G 



Moore vs Stubbs 



Corbyn p} Land 



Hay ward vs 
Bryan 
Beale vs 
Wardly 



Gates will p]ved 



The Hon ble Hen: Corbyn Efq r and Coll Bacon are defired to 
examine and auditt the accounts betweene Rich Moore on his 
owne behalfe and as Attor of Tho: Glafbrooke and Jn" Stubbs and 
make report thereof to this Court by Thurfday morning next 

Hen: Corbyn Efq r enters his clayme for foure yeare f eating 100 
acres of Land in Rappa County granted to him by pattent Dated 

ye 25th Q f ybf j 668 

The Difference betweene Jn" Hayward and Charles Bryan is 
referr 1 to the third Day of the next Gen" Court 

Whereas Joane the wife of Thomas Wardly was by this Court 
Ord'ed for feveral fcandalous words fpoken ag l Coll Beale and 
Alice his wife, It was ordered that fhe fhould on her knees w th 
other things in the faid order menconed at Yorke Court aske the 
faid Coll Beale and his wife forgivenes, And whereas it appeares 
that fhe moft contemptuofly refufed to doe the fame It is ordered 
that the Sherr of Yorke County caufe the ^fonall appearance of 
the faid Joane at the third Day of the next Gen" Court there to 
receive her punifhm' according to the faid order 

The laft will and teftam' of Sara Gates wife wife of James Gates 
was this day $fented in Court and approved to be a good will and 
a $bate thereof granted to Jn" Wells, Jn" Nay lor one of the witneffes 
being fworne in Lancaster County Court as appeares by a Certifi- 
cate vnd r the hand of Edward Dale Clerke of that Court 

Mojeley 



Mofeley p) 
Efcheate Land 



Page p] Land 



Harloes clay me 
for a d' due 
from Coll Moore 
JJanteleroy 

Cary vs Collier 



( 268 ) 

It is the Judgm' of this Court that the land of M r W m Mofeley 
dec d appeares to efcheate to his Ma te , and that a grant thereof be 
had to Mary Mofeley his relict in the right of the children of the 
faid Mofeley and the faid Mary to have her dower 

Jn" Page hath order granted to Survey and pattent a ^cell of 
waft land in Lower Norfik County pljudicing noe former grant and 
giveing the neighbourhood notice when he Surveyes the fame and 
entring rights 

It is ordered that M r Jn° Harloes Clayme be ... to a debt due 
to him form the eftate of Coll Moore ffanteleroy for two thoufand 
five hundred pownds of Tob° and Caske ... it may not be a 
barr to him from recovering his debt when . . . orphants come 
of age 

Vpon the petition of Henry Cary relating to a former order 
betweene him and Ifaak Collier about certaine goods due to him 
from the faid Collier in right of his wife It is now ordered by content 
of both ^tyes that M r Tho: Bufhrod and M r Tho: Iken be fully 
Impowred to moderate the extreames of all differences betweene 
them and finally to end and determine the fame & in cafe of 
difference between them the f J Bufhrod & Iken they to choofe 
a third ^fon to end the fame and they to appoint their owne 
convenience for tyme and place 



September the 25 th 1671 



G 



[ptfent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho Ludwell Seer Majo' Gen" Smith Coll Read 
Hen: Corbyn Efq" 



Cole vs 
Scarburgh &c 



Weft pi Land 



Radford vs 
Yarrow 



Vaffall vs Pate 



Vaffall vs Saffin 



Judgm' is granted to M r Will" Cole ag' Cap 1 Jn° Weft Charles 
Scarburgh and Devorax Browne adm" of Coll Scarburgh dec d for 
payment of twenty pownds fterl out of the faid Scarburghs eftate 
w ,b cofts to be paid in the next place to jfarvax d' by a form r 
Judgm' of this Court 

Cap' Jn" Weft hath order granted him to pattent five hundred 
acres of Waft land Joyneing to his owne land betweene Chickames 
and Deep Creeke on the bay fide being broken Iflands and march 
land in Northampton County Entring rights &c 

In the difference between jjra: Radford and James Yarrow about 
land It is ordered that at Some convenient tyme betweene this and 
the third Day of the next Court Majo r Harris & M r Mynns together 
w' h a Jury of the neighbo'hood to be Sumoned by the Sherr of 
Hen" County and the Court to appoint the Jury and to be Sworne 
by one of the Majeftrates of that County Survey and lay out the 
Said Yarrowes land according to the bounds of the Said pattent 
and make report thereof to the third Day of the next Court 

Judgment is granted to Co" Vaffall vpon an atachment Served 
in the hands of M r Jn" Pate as Attorny of M r Henry Vaffall for 
Soe much as is due to M r Jn" Saffin in the Said M r Pates hands 
w' h cofts 

The Difference betweene Co" Vaffall & M r Jn° Saffin about 
Defamation at the motion of M r Beverley Attorny of the Said 
Saffin is referred to the next Court the third Day where if Saffin 
appeare not then to plceed to Judgm' 

Jordan 



Jordan vs Weft 
&c 



Newell vs Man 



Jervas vs Swann 
&c 



Vaffall vs Lord 



Junijer pi land 



Tod vs Colles 
§ audito" 



Jennings p] 
Math ewes orp' 



(269) 

Judgm' is granted to Co" George Jordan ag' Cap' Wejt Charles 
Scarburgh & Devorax Browne adm rs of the eftate of Coll Edmond 
Scarburgh Deed to be paid out of the faid Scarburghs eftate w th 
cofts jfarvax Debt being firft Satisfyed 

Arnold Man appealeing to this Court from kent Court in a 
difference betweene the Said Man & M r Jonathan Newell about fix 
hundred pownds of Tob° and the Said Man now not appeareing 
to plfeeute It is ordered that the Said ord r of kent Court be confirmed 
and the Said Man ordered to pay Damages and cofts according to 
Act as in cafe of appeales als exec 

Judgm' is granted to M r Thomas Jarvis Attorny of M r Macnen 
ag' Co" Swann & Cap' Ramjey exec rs of Cap' Jn" Grove deed for 
paym' of two thoufand five hundred eighty Seven pounds of Tob°. 
and Caske and forty five pownds Sterl w th cofts 

The Sherr of Wcjtm'land County is ordered vpon forfeiture of 
ten thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske to caufe the ^Sfonall 
appearance of Cap' Jn" Lord at the third Day of the next Gen" 
Court then and there to anfwere the fuite of Co" Jn" Vaffall in 
an accon of Defamation 

M r Daniel Junifer who marryed w* h M" Ann Toft hath order 
granted him to Survey and pattent what waft and vnpattented 
lands fhall be found neare and adjoyneing to all or any of his 
Devidents of Land form'ly granted to the Said M rB Ann Toft by 
patts, and likewife to Survey all or any of his Said Devid" now in 
the County of Northampton and if any Surplus be found w' h in the 
Said Bounds the Said M r Junifer to have a grant thereof Entring 
rights according to cuftome 

The Difference betweene Cap' Tho: Todd and M r Robert Colles 
is by confent referred to be auditted by M r Richard Lawrence and 
M r W m May & Co" Vaffall who are ordered to auditt the Same 
and make report thereof to morrow morneing Majo r Ball & Majo' 
Godwyn are added in the Roomes of Coll Vaffall and M r May in 
refpe<5t they cannot poffibly attend 

It is vpon the reafonable motion of Coll Peter Jennings granted 
that Majo' Jn" Smith & Coll Prichard be joyned w th him in the 
guardianfhipp of Jn" Mathewes orphant of Coll Sam' Mathewes 
Dec d M" Anna Bernard who was form'ly guardian being lately dead 



G 



Clarke vs 
Wheelock 



September the 25 th afternoon 

[plfent] 
OVERNO R Edward Diggs Hen: Corbyn Coll Read Coll Swann Efq" 



In the Difference vpon an appeale from kent Court betweene 
Abraham Wheelock & Mathew Clarke It is ordered that if the faid 
Clarke doe not pay the Tob° according to his Specialty that then 
the verdict of the Jury wherein they find the faid Clarke hath 
Suftayned Damages to five hundred pownds of Sweet Scented 
Tob° and Caske be voyd and of none effect but if it be paid accord- 
ing to the teno r thereof then the Said Juro" verdict is confirmed 
and the Said Wheelock ord'ed to pay the Same w' h cofts als exec 

Drumond 



( 270 ) 



Drumond $ 
audita 



Oldis $ Land 



Vaffall vs Pate 



Jordan vs 
Collyer 



Beckingham 



Sand' f on non : 
Gunnell 
Gully § land 



Hayward vs 
Oujteene 
Hayward vs 
Oujteene 
Parrott vs 
Weekes 



Coles vs 
Beckingham 



It is vpon the humble motion of M r W m Dromond to this Court 
that they would be pleafed to requeft two of this Court to examine 
his account ag' Cap' Whittyes eftate and the Legallity thereof the 
hon b1 ' Henry Corbyn & Coll Bacon are defired to examine the fame 
and make report thereof to this Court by Thurfday next 

W m Oldis & Robert Ruffin hath foure yeares longer granted them 
from the Date of their Pattent to Seat two thoufand and fifty 
acres of land in the Ifle oj Wight County vpon the branches of 
blackwater 

Whereas by a former ord r of this Court M r Vaffall & M r Saffin 
had an atachm' granted them for two hundred and fix pownds Sterl 
ag' the eftate of Henry Vaffall deed in the hands of M r Pate 
Attorny to ffra: Vaffall adm of the faid Henry Judgm' is now 
granted the Said M r Vaffall for foe much as is his part being one 
hundred and three pownds Sterl in the hands of the faid M r Pate 
w th cofts but noe execucon to iffue till the laft of December next 
in w cb tyme M r pate may be Informed out of England 

M' Clement Marfh Attorny and on the behalfe of M r W m Collyer 
confeffeth Judgment to L' Coll George Jordan Attorny of M r 
Thomas Waller for payment of Eighty three pownds five fhillings 
and three pence w th cofts 

It is the opinion of this Court that what M r Beckingham doth 
Legally expend about the defending of a title to land ag' the 
clayme of Giles Coles and his wife be brought to and allowed out 
of the orp' 9 eftate 

M r Edward Sanderfon non fuites M r Edward Gunnell noe 
Declaran being filed according to Law 

Tho. Gully and Jn° ffitchett hath order granted to pattent a tradt 
of land on the South fide of Rap fa river vpon the Draggon Swamp 
bounding vpon the land of Tho: Williamfon Jun r & Ever Davifon 
form'ly granted to Jn° Maddifon and by him Deferted and fince 
granted to Edward Hudfon and by him deferted Entring rights 

Jn" Hayward non fuites M r Oufteene noe declaration being 
filed according to Law 

Jn" Hayward non fuites M r Oufteen Attorny of Thomas Barber 
noe Declaracon being filed according to Law 

In the Difference betweene M r Parrott and M r Weekes Defend' 
about land It is ordered that M r Lewis and M r Mofeley w th an able 
Jury of the Neighbourhood to be Impannelled by M r Thacker 
M r Parrott being Sherr doe Survey and lay out the Said M r Weekes 
his land now in difpute according to his ancient bounds of his 
pattent and he whome appeares to be caft to pay the charges w* 
report is to be retorned to the third day of the next Court and 
Henry Corbyn Efq r is defired to Sweare the Surveyo' 9 Jury and 
chaine carriers and the tyme to be appointed for doeing the Same 
is referred to the p" and defen' and the Com' 9 of the County to be 
of the Jury 

In the difference betweene Giles Coles pi' and Rob' Beckingham 
who married the relict of Rawleigh Trovers Def' about a tract of 
land pltended to be purchafed by Tho: Travers and therefore to 
defend to the faid Coles in the Right of his wife Daughter to the 
faid Stevens It is ordered that the Court of Lancafter middx and 
Rappa doe carefully fend out demands and direccon to their Severall 
Sherrs to Surhon the moft knowing and credible men of the 

neighbourhoods 



( 271 ) 

neighbourhoods who are to confider and refolve by oath under 
their hands whether the faid Travers became poffeft of the faid 
lands in queftion in Right of the faid Stevens as marrying his 
widow and how long and by what right the faid Travers lived in it 
and refolve their report therein to the third Day of the next 
Court and that M ,s Beckingham declare her knowledge before S r 
Hen: Chicheley or Henry Corbyn Efq r 



Semptember 26 th 1671 



G 



pent] 
OVERNO R S' Hen: Chicheley Edward Diggs Coll Read Coll Swann U Coll Beale 
L< Coll Parke The: Ballard Efq" 



Sudden vs 
Swann 

Bramm pi 
Land 



Toby vs Colby 
White § Land 

Weft § Land 



Browne p) Land 



Scarburg Weft 
& Browne p] 
Lands 



It is ordered that Coll Thomas Swann pay vnto George Sudden 
the Surhe of fixteen hundred pownds of Tob° and Caske & cofts 
als exec 

David Bramm hath order granted him to pattent a tra<5l of 
land in New Kent County near the Draggon Swamp formerly 
granted to Cap 1 W m Clayborne and Jn° Winfloe w° h is fince fold to 
Ambrofe Cleare and by them Deferted Rights for five hundred 
acres being entred in Court 

M r Robert Colby confeffeth Judgm' to M r Hubbard jjarrell 
Attorny of Sam' Toby for paym* of three thoufand one hundred and 
forty pownds of Tob° w ,h intereft and cofts 

M r Will" White hath order granted him to pattent eight hundred 
and fifty acres of land in Surry County on the Cypres Swamp 
deferted by M r Rich Merewether entring rights according to 
Cuftome 

Jn° Weft hath order granted to pattent three thoufand feven 
hundred and fifty acres of Land on the South Side of Deep Creeke 
in the County of Northampton formerly Accomack Including all 
the necks and branches form r ly granted to Tabitha and Matilda 
Scarburgh and by them Deferted Entring rights according to 
Cuftome 

M r Devorax Browne hath order granted to pattent three 
thoufand five hundred and fifty acres of Land lying on the North 
fide of Deep Creeke in the County of Northampton form'ly Accomack 
bounding on the bay including all necks and branches Deferted by 
Tabitha and Matilda Scarburgh Entring rights according to 
Cuftome 

Whereas Charles Scarburgh Jn° Weft and Devorax Browne 
Adm rs of the eftate of Coll Edmond Scarburgh dec d Informed this 
Court that the f d Coll Scarburgh form'ly tooke vp and pattened 
feverall Tra<fts of Land in the County of Northampton vr h is 
Deferted It is vpon the petition of the faid Scarburgh Weft and 
Browne ord'ed that they have a grant for thofe lands deferted by 
the faid Coll Scarburgh vidz two thoufand acres of Land lying on 
the North and South fide of Tymber Creeke in Accomack Com 
fourteen hundred acres lying on the South fide Stokelye branch 
called Affawoman Creek on the Seaboard fide three thoufand 
acres of Land lying on the South fide of Kecotank Neck Eaft by 
the Sea fide and Wefterly into the woods, fix hundred acres of 
Land being a neck called Hogg Neck near Kecotank Creek, & two 

thoufand 



Jordan vs 
ffcgarrell 



Place vs Stith 



( 272 ) 

thoufand acres of Land lying on the Seaboard fide at Gingoeteage 
Creek betweene Gingoteague Creek & Swanficntts Creek Entring 
rights according to Cuftome 

The order that Cap' Robert Jordan as adm r of Nicholas Jordan 
obteyned ag< Morris ffegarrell at a Court held for Lower NorjJ 
County the 15 th of June laft about a negroe is confirmed to the f d 
Jordan w ,h Damages and cof ts according to Act as in cafe of appeales 
als exec, And Jfegarrell to be paid what he can make appeare to be 
due to him out of the faid Jordans eftate if there be Affetts, and 
he not to take advantage of the Act concerning Dead mens eftates 

It is ordered for a finall end and determination of the difference 
betweene M r Rowland Place and M r Jn° Stith about land It is 
ordered that Coll Ligon Cap' Vnderhill M r Jn" Lewis M r Mynns 
and M r Beverley to be affiftants Survey o r9 doe betweene this and 
the next Court Survey and lay out the faid M r Place three thous- 
and five hundred acres of Land and two hundred twenty feven 
acres of marfh according to the bounds of this faid pattent and 
make report thereof to the third Day of the next Court And 
M r Bland doth give his affent in Court that the faid Surveyo" may 
have liberty to ftretch their chaine over his land if occafion require 
but not to mark any of his trees and the Surveyo" and chaine 
carriers to be fworne by one of the magiftrates of that County, 
and M r Place to be allowed according to A<5t for Errour of Compas 
and chaine carrying if it be found w th in the bounds of this pattent, 
and noe man to give a check to the Surveyo" that they may 
plceed therein accordingly 



26 th of y br afternoon 



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[plfent] 
DVERNO* S r Hen. Chicheley Edwd Diggs Coll Read L' Coll Beale U Coll Parke 
Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Place vs 
Pleafants 



Kendall vs 
Scarburgh eft 



Mofeley pi 
charges 



Whereas at May Court laft the difference vpon a Croffe accon 
betweene M r Rowland Place and M r Jn" Pleafants Attorny of 
James Janncy concerneing Tob° fent home to the faid Janncy by 
the faid Place, and diverfe paym 13 pltended to be made by the faid 
Janncy for the f d Place was referred to be audited by M r Randolph 
James Biffe and M r James Minge and to plfent the fame to this 
Court which is accordingly plfented wherein they find that the 
faid Janncy is vpon ballance indebted to the faid Place the Sume 
of nyneteen pownds tenn fhillings nyne pence w ch auditt is by this 
Court confirmed and the f d Pleafants as Attorny aforefaid is 
ordered to pay w th cofts but noe execucon to iffue till Xtnas next 

Whereas it appeares that Coll Scarburgh in his life tyme had 
tenn pownds Sterl in his hands of the public money to lay out 
for Ammunition for the vfe of the County of Accomack It is vpon 
the petition of Coll Kendall ord'ed that the Adm r9 of the faid 
Coll Scarburghs eftate pay and allow the fame to the faid Coll 
Kendall for the vfes aforefaid 

It is ordered that W m Mofeley and his wife be paid each of 
them eighty pounds Tob° by Thomas Bridges, being by him 
fumoned as evidences 

Holloway 



Holloway j9 
charges 
Taylor {3 
charges 
Proctor vs 
Woolward 



Poyntz vs Pitt 



(273) 

It is ordered that Tho: Holloway be p d by Tho: Bridges accord- 
ing to Act foure dayes attendance 

It is ordered that Jajper Taylo' be paid one hundred and fixty 
pownds of Tob° by Thomas Bridges being by him fumoned 

In the Difference betweene M r George Procto' p" & Cap' Will" 
Woolward def' about certain accounts betweene them It is ordered 
that Majo r Will" Marriott M r James Powell and Cap' Lawrence 
Baker upon the tenth of October next the place where they are to 
meet to be appointed by the faid three gentlemen doe meet at the 
appointed place and then and there examine auditt & ftate the 
accounts betweene them and their faid auditt or any two of them 
to be a finall Determination of the faid Difference, And the audito" 
are Impowered to adminifter oathes to the ^tyes or their evidences 
for the better clearing of their faid accounts 

In the fuite depending betweene Cap' Jn° Poyntz p" and M r 
Thomas Pitt defend' about the hire and makeing good of a Sloop 
let out to the Said Poyntz by the Said Pitt after a long debate in 
Court by both ^jjHyes about the Said Sloop whether fhe was 
foundred or ought to be retorned or not & whereas the reafons and 
proof es of both Sides were infufficient to pTve what both <Ptyes 
j9fented, It is adjudged and ordered by this Court that the f d Cap' 
Poyntz fhall pay vnto the faid Pitt according to the rate of their agree- 
ment from the firft day he tooke the Said Sloop into his poffeffion 
vntil the day that fhe was loft, and fhall alfoe retorne and deliver 
vnto the faid Pitt all and Singular the Riggin furniture & apparell 
that did belong vnto the Said Sloop of what was Saved after fhe 
was loft vpon his the Said Poyntz Corporall oath and foe to be 
difcharged from the Said Sloop ffrom which Judgm' the Said 
Pitts appeales to the Affembly It is therefore ordered he give bond 
according to Act to pjfecute his Said appeale, and the faid Ponytz 
likewife 



September the 27 th 1671 



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[plfent] 
OVERNO 8 Edw* Diggs Co" Bacon Hen: Corbyn L' Coll Parke Tho. Ballard Efq" 



Skipwith vs 
Dudley 



Bogue vs 
Whittaker 
Clarke vs Newell 



In the difference betweene Dame Ann Skipwith in behalfe of her 
Sonne S r W m Skipwith p" and M r W m Dudley def* about a ^fell of 
Land in Middx County after much Debate in the Caufe It is the 
Judgm' of this Court that the right of the Said land is in the right 
of the Said S r W m Skipwith orp' to S r Gray Skipwith It is therefore 
ordered that the faid W m Dudley deliver vp the poffeffion of the 
Said land to the Said Dame Ann Skipwith for the vfe of the Said 
orp' and pay cofts als exec 

The Difference betweene W m Bogue and Richard Whittaker is 
referred to the third Day of the next Court 

The order that M r Richard Clarke Attorny of M r Geo: Lee 
obteyned ag' M r Jonathan Newell at Yorke Court for paym' of 
fifty pownds Sterl by bills of Exchange pJtefted is confirmed with 
onely fifteene pownds ^ Cent damages w' h cofts a/5 exec 

Drumond 



Drumond vs 
Hyre &c 



Sanders vs 
Whittaker reffe 
Bridges vs 
Barnes Serv' 



Bridges vs 
Ryland 
Aljord vs 
Warkeman 



(274) 

Henry Corbyn and Nath Bacon Efq re being vpon the humble 
motion of M r Will m Drumond defired to auditt and State the accompts 
betweene the faid M r Drumond and M r James Hyre Attorny of 
M r W m Cocker who marryed the relicft of Cap' Jn° Whitty dec d who 
finds that by the Accounts exhibited by the faid M r Drumond that 
there is due to him the Said M r Drumond the Sume of twenty Nyne 
pownds foureteen fhillings and ten pence befides the accounts 
relating to the Virg" Queene or what was taken from the faid M r 
Drumond by M r Harvy at the South relation to the faid auditt being 
had vpon Record may appeare w ch Said Difference is referred to 
the third Day of the next Court where if the faid Hyre appears 
not then Judgm' to paffe ag' the Said M r Hyres Security w th cofts 

The Difference betweene M r Sanders & Richard Whittaker is 
referred to the third Day of the next Court 

Richard Barnes Servant to Coll : Bridges haveing confeffed in 
Court that he had run away three yeares wanting a month and 
had at the tyme of his runing away two yeares to Serve It is ordered 
that he Serve for his two yeares abfence according to Act and pay 
the cofts and charges the Said Bridges hath expended in recovering 
of him after the aforef d tyme of Service is expired 

The difference between Tho: Bridges and Tho: Ryland about a 
Serv* named Rich Barnes is difmiffed 

The order that M r W m Aljord obteyned ag' M r Marke Warkeman 
at a ^ticuler Court held in Elizabeth Citty County about the 
delivery of a note charged by M r Secretary vpon the Said Aljord 
payable to Coll Bacon is confirmed, And the Said Warkeman 
appealeing and noe caufe for the Same appearing It is ord'ed that 
he pay cofts als exec 



G 



27 th S 1 * afternoone 



Pent] 
OVERNO* Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Majo r Gen" Bennett Coll Bacon 
Theo. Bland Hen: Corbyn Coll Swann L' Coll Parke Tho: Ballard Efq" 



Clijton vs Brent 



Whereas Cap' Giles Brent appealed from an ord r of Stafford 
County in a difference between him and M r James Clijton about a 
<^cell of Land given and affigned by M r9 Margaret Brent to the 
Said Clijton for the Dower of his wife it is ajter much debate and 
jerious examinations oj their Severall pleas and evidences on both 
fides ordered that the aforefaid order of Stafflord Court be con- 
firmed and that the f d Cap' Brent deliver the faid land or the value 
thereof to the faid Clijton as woodland grownd and pay damages 
and cofts according to Act as in cafe of appeales als exec 



2 7 th September 1 6 7 1 

Pent] 
OVERNO R Edward Digges Majo r Gen" Smith Majo r Gen" Wood Majo r Gen" 
Bennett Coll Bacon Coll Swann L' Coll Parke Coll Jennings Tho: Ballard 



G 



Ludwell vs Size 



Whereas Tho: Ludwell Efq r bought a Servant of Cap' Clemms 
named John Greenjeild who made his efcape for England and was 
afterwards Sent into this Collony againe as a Serv' by M r Sare 

and 



Ratclijfe vs 
Godwyn 

Keeling vs 
Law/on 



Bridges vs 
Horth 

Whittington p] 
land 



Swann vs Swann 



(27s) 

and configned to M r Size his agent here, And whereas the Said 
Tho: Ludwell Efq r hath made appeare by the oathes of Severall 
^fons that the f d Greenfeild was his Serv', asalfoe by the Confeffion 
of the Said Greenfeild in open Court It is ordered that the Said 
Jn" Greenfeild ferve the faid Thomas Ludwell Efq r the full terme 
according to his Indenture in the firft place, and when that tyme 
is expired to be adjudged by this Court whether the Said Servant 
fhall Serve the faid Thomas Ludwell Efq r for his Damages Sufteyned 
according to Act in the firft place or the Said Sare for his Second 
Importation, And it is orde'ed that the faid Sife pay cofts als exec 

// is ordered that Cap' Godwyn pay vnto Rich Ratclife five 
thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske out of the eftate of M r Will" 
Burgh Dec d w ,h cofts for Nurfeing of the Said Burghs orpt 3 

It is the Judgm' of this Court and accordingly ordered that the 
Right of the plantations in Lower Norjf k County now in the 
poffeffion of Anthony Lawfon formiy belonging to Jn" Martyn 
doth of right belong to Ann Keeling Sole Sifter and heire of the 
whole blood to the faid Martyn, It is therefore ordered that the 
fherriff of the Said County in cafe Lawfon refufe to deliver the 
poffeffion of the Said Land and plantations put Adam Keeling 
who married the Said Ann into Imediate poffeffion and that the 
faid Lawfon pay cofts als exec 

The Difference betweene Tho: Bridges and Auguftine Horth 
about a Serv* named Rich Barnes is difmift 

Will" Whittington hath order granted him to pattent Six 
hundred acres of Land in Accomack County on the north and 
fouth fide of Long Love branch form'ly granted to George Watfon 
and by him Deferted Entring rights 

The Difference betweene Coll Tho: Swann Exec r to Cap' Jn' 
Grove dec d and Sam'- Place and Mathew Swann is difmift noe caufe 
of accon appeareing 



28 th of September afternoon 



G 



[pfent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Edward Digges Majo r Gen 1 
L' Coll Parke L' Coll Beale Tho Ballard 



Bennett Coll Bacon 



White § Rights 



Newell vs Clare 



Ballard vs Clear e 
exec iffued out 



Certificate according to Act is granted to Ambrofe White for 
the Importation of Henry Plunkett Cifley Burke Marke Burke 
Mary Atkinfon Ifabell Smith Ifack Bradley Tho Barton W" Wil- 
liamfon William Synwnds Sufan Battman Andrew Price Jn" 
Hogfhead Jeremia Hooke Rich Greene Mathew Browne vt alijs 

Whereas M r Drumond and M r Tho: Hunt were form'ly appointed 
to auditt the accounts and differences betweene M r Jonathan 
Newell & M r Ambrofe Clear e where amongft other things they found 
that there was thirty two thoufand pounds of Tob° and Caske 
due to the faid Newell from the faid Clare, It is now ordered that 
the Said Clare give bond w ,h Sufi' Security for paym' of the faid 
Sume of thirty two thoufand pownds Tob° and Caske to the 
faid Newell according to the Said Award w' h cofts als exec 

M r Ambrofe Cleare confeffeth Judgm' to Tho: Ballard Efq r 
for paym' of ten pownds Ster' and twelve hundred pownds of 
Tob° and Caske w th cofts als exec and the ord r ag' the fherriff to be 
void 

Harloe 



Harloe vs 
Lyddall 



Prigg vs Carver 
Pitts vs Poyntz 



(276) 

It is ordered that M r Jn° Harloe be paid by Cap 1 Geo: Lyddal 
out of the eftate of Doctor Ellyfon the Sume of five hundred nynety 
three pownds of Tob° and Caske being the full ballance of an order 
of Court Dated the 17 th of March 1658 Cap' Lyddall pleading the 
A(5t of Lymtacon but being made appeare that there was often 
demands made within the A(5t this Ord r is granted w th cofts 

M r Portecne & Majo r Ball are ordered to examine and State the 
accounts and differences betweene M r Prigg and Cap 1 Carver and 
plfent the Same to this Court by Monday next 

M r Tho: Pitts and Cap' Poyntz confeffeth Judgm' each to other 
in the fume of twenty thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske to Stand 
to abide and ^forme the Award and arbitram' of Cap' Jojeph 
Bridger & M r W m Cole in a difference betweene them the faid Pitt 
and Poyntz vpon an appeale to the Affembly from an ord r of this 
Court and in cafe Cap' Bridger & M r Cole doth not agree then the 
Hon ble Majo r Gen" Bennett to be vmpiere and finally to determine 
the fame 



GOVERNO R S r 
■ Majo r Gen" 
Beale V Coll 
Awborne & 
Winfloe pi 
land 
Revell pi land 



29 th J br I 67 I 

Pent] 
Hen: Chicheley Tho Ludwell Seer Edwd Digges Majo r Gen" Bennett 
Smith Coll Bacon Coll Swann Theo Bland Hen: Corbyn L' Coll 
Parke Tho Ballard Efq' s 

Richard Awborne and M r John Winfloe hath order granted them 
for foure yeares after the Date of their pattent to Seat two 
thoufand acres of Land in New Kent County in the frefhes vt alijs 

M r Edward Revell hath order granted to pattent one thoufand 
acres of Land in Northampton County formiy Accomack Scituate at 
little Matompkin Creeke bounded on the Southerne p' s therewith on 
the eaft by the Seaboard Side and No ly towards great Matomkin 
formiy granted to Coll Edmond Scarburgh and by him Deferted 
as alfoe to Survey the Same and if any Surplus be found w' h in 
the faid bounds to have a grant thereof and alfoe to pattent what 
waft and vnpattened land fhall be found adjoyneing to the Said 
land Entring rights according to Law and gaveing the Neighbo" 
notice 

Majo r W m Ball and Cap' Tho: Godwyn were by this Court 
appointed to auditt the accounts and differences between M r 
Thomas Todd & M r Robert Colles wherein they find that there is 
due to the faid Todd from the Said Colles fix thoufand five hundred 
fifty five pownds of Tob° and Caske w° h auditt is by this Court 
confirmed and the faid Colles ord'ed to pay the Said Sume of fix 
thoufand five hundred fifty five pownds of Tob° and Caske with 
cofts als exec 

In the difference betweene Coll Swann and Cap' Ramjey Exec" 
of Cap' Jn° Grove dec d about accounts and differences relating to 
the Said Groves eftate It is ordered that M r Richards & M r Bowler 
examine and auditt the accounts betweene them and make report 
thereof to this Court by Monday morning 

Coll Nath Bacon Guardian to Tho: Pettus Sueing Coll Tho 
Swann and Cap' Edward Ramjey Exec's to Cap' Jn" Groves for 
fourteene Cropps of Come and Tob° made by the faid orphants 
Servants and a negroe weoman pltended by the faid Coll Bacon to be 

due 



Todd vs Colles 



Swann vs 
Ramjey 



Bacon vs Swan 
&c 



( 277 ) 

due from the Said Groves to the faid orphant and after a Large 
plea in Court on both fides It did not appeare that the faid Cropps 
were Sued for in the life tyme of the Said Groves nor any thing 
vnd r his hand to oblige his Exec" to pay the fame and therefore is 
not allowed ag' the Exec" but it appeareing by certaine oathes 
that a negro weoman was confeft by the Said Cap' Groves to be 
plduced out of ^t of the Said Cropps It is ordered that the faid 
Exec" forthwith deliver the faid negroe weoman to the faid Coll 
Bacon for the ufe of the faid orphant w"' her Cropps, But vpon a 
Second heareing the Cropps made by the faid Englifh Servants is 
referred to the next Court the third day. 



September' the 29 th 1671 



GOVERNO" S r 
■ Coll Bacon 
Efq" 
Clarke vs 
Harwell 



Wormeley vs 
May &c 



Goldman p) 
Lands 



Greene vs Bland 



Stone vs 
Dangerfield 



Taberer vs 
Exec" of Hunt 



[ptfent] 
Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith 
Theo: Bland L« Coll Beale L< Coll Parke Coll Jennings Tho Ballard 

The Difference betweene James Clarke and Eliz his wife p" 
and M r Jn° Harwell Defend 1 in an accon of affault & battery is 
referred to be heard and determined at the next Court to be held 
for Glojter County. 

Judgm' is granted to Cap' Wormeley who marryed the Relict 
and Executrix of M r Juftinian Aylemer dec d ag' majo r Hone & 
M r W m May on the behalf e of the ^rifh of James Citty for paym' 
of Sixteene pownds thirteene fhillings and foure pence w"> coft 

M r Thomas Gouldman hath order granted him to pattent one 
thoufand and fifty acres of Lands on the South fide of Rappa 
River in the frefhes thereof about two miles on the back of 
potobagoe deferted by James Coggill Entring rights 

In the Difference betweene M r Roger Greene and Theo: Bland 
Efq r It is the vnamimous opinion of the court and accordingly 
ordered that the extent that the f d Theo: Bland obteyned ag' 
the faid Greenes, land at Charles Citty County Court be voyd and 
vpon the motion of the f d M r Bland the f d difference is referred to 
the third Day of the next Court. 

The order granted to John Dangerfeild in right of his wife and 
Ann and ff ranees daught" to Coll Walker dec 1 at a Court held for 
Rappa County the fixth of September 167 1 where it was ordered 
that the faid Dangerfeild and Daughters fhould be paid the Sume 
of two hundred Seventy five pownds Sterl being the pMuce of land 
given by the Said Coll Walker to them by will, out of the eftate of 
the faid Walker, and whereas M r Jn° Stone who marryed the Relict 
of the Said Walker appealed to this Court where after much 
Debate It is ordered that the faid ord r of Rappa court be reverfed 
and the f d Dangerfeild ord'ed to pay cofts als exec. 

The Court vpon good and equitable reafons plduced by M r 
Taberer on behalfe of the orp' 3 of M r Monger Dec d doth thinke 
fitt & accordingly order that the order obteyned by M r Tho: Hunt 
dec d ag' the faid Monger in odober laft in this Court for five thou- 
sand pownds of Tob° and Caske be reverfed being pJtend by the f d 
Hunt from Adams eftate for one Malack a Negroe 

Bland 



(278) 



Bland $ 
Admicon 



M r Greenes 
clayme ag» 
Holmewoods 
eftate 



Comicon of Admicon is granted to Theo: Bland ... on 
behalf e of the orphan ts of M r Jn° Holmewood deed . . .the 
eftate of the faid Homewood he giveing caution according to Law 
M r Rowland Place in Court enters himfelfe the f d M r Blands 
Security And it is ordered that the admicon granted the faid 
M r Bland on the faid Holmewoods eftate at Charles Citty Court 
and all ord' 8 Judgm u and other pfceedings therein be utterly voyd 
and of none effect 

M r Roger Greene enters his clayme to the ballance of an ace' 
ag' the eftate of M r Jn° Holmewood for eight thoufand feven 
hundred and foureteene pownds of Tob° and Caske if it be made 
appeare due to be paid in the firft place and to be difcharged from 
a bond wherein he was fecurity for the faid Holmewood to John 
Rowfe for thirteen thoufand foure hundred pownds of Tob° and 
Caske 



September the 30 th 1671 



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Pent] 
0VERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo' Gen" Smith 
Majo r Gen" Bennett Theo. Bland Coll Bacon Hen: Corbyn & Coll Beale L' Coll 
Parke Tho Ballard 



Munns ord r 



Potter $ 
audito' 

Harloe vs 
Whitby 
Majon vs 
Marriott 



It is ordered vpon the reafonable petition of Richard Munn 
that he be reftored to his vnderfheriffs place in Lancajter County 
and to be paid the jSfitts of the faid place from the tyme he hath 
been difpoffed 

The Hon ble Coll Tho: Swann is added to the other Hon blt 
gent in the roome of Coll Willis about the auditing of the accounts 
betweene S r Hen: Chicheley & Coll Potter 

M r . Harloe enters his clayme to a confid'able debt due to him from 
the eftate of M r Whitby 

In the Difference depending betweene jfrancis Majon on the 
behalfe of Jn° Bifhopp orp 1 and Majo r W m Marriott def* about a 
^cell of Land in Surry County It is after much debate adjudged 
by this Court that the right of the faid Land doth of right belong 
to the faid orp' It is therefore ordered that the faid Marryott forthw tb 
yeild vp the poffeffion of the faid Land to the faid Majon in right 
of the faid orphant And in cafe the faid Marryott fhall refufe to 
deliver the poffeffion thereof Then Cap 1 Lawrence Baker is hereby 
ord'ed and Impowered to put the faid Majon in the right aforefaid 
into poffeffion of the faid Land and the faid Marriott to pay cofts 
als exec 



OSiober the fecond 1671 

[flfent] 
OVERNO* Tho: Ludwell Seer Edw d Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Coll Bacon Hen: 
Corbyn Coll Jennings Efq" 



G 



Wajhington p) L' Coll Jn" Wajhington hath order granted him to pattent five 

Land hundred and fixty acres of Land in the frefhes of Rappa River 

about two miles from the river, form r ly granted to Cap' Alexand' 

Fleming and by him fold to Eliz Hopkins and now deferf Entring 

rights according to Cuftome 

Duke 



Duke vs Greene 



Yorke County 
ord r j3 Lan- 
cafters eftate 
Hodge vs 
Edwards 



Dowfe vs 
Gunnell 
Lebritton pj 
audito r 



( 279 ) 

In the difference between M r Duke and M r Roger Greene vpon 
an appeale from Charles Citty County Court to this vpon a bond 
and arbitration is by this Court confirmed according to the arbi- 
tration but not vpon the bond and Green ord'ed to pay ordinary 
cofts 

If in cafe Will" Lancafter who is lately dec d have noe heire or 
kindred then what eftate he dyed poffeffed w th all to belong to the 
County of Yorke after his Juft Debts be paid 
Judgm' is granted to Robert Hodge Attorny of Arthur Hold/worth 
and Grace Wat' s adm" of Robert Waters deed ag c the eftate of M r 
Will" Edwards Dec d for paym 1 of Six thoufand two hundred 
pownds of Tob° and Caske w th cofts 

The Difference betweene M r Dowfe and M r Edward Gunnell 
is referred to the third Day of the next Court 

Co" Potter and M r W m Travers are ordered to auditt and State 
the accounts betweene the Exec" to Cap' Afhton and M r Lebritton 
and make report thereof 



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Greene pi 
admicon 



Teagle vs Pigott 



OSiober the Second afternoon 

[plfent] 
OVERNO R S r Hen: Chicheley Tho. Ludwell Seer Edw* Diggs Majc Gen" Smith 
Coll Bacon Hen: Corbyn Co" Swann L< Coll Parke Coll Jennings L' Coll Beale 
Efq" 

Comicon of admicon is granted to M r Roger Greene on all and 
Singuler the eftate of M r Sam' Jones minifter dec d he giveing 
caution to deale therew" 1 according to Law M r Richard Lynny in 
Court Enters himfelf Security for the faid Greens due admicon 

M r Thomas Teagle and Ijfabella his wife appealeing from an 
order of Northampton County in a difference betweene him & Jfrancis 
Pigott and jjrances his wife late wife to Edward Littleton about 
certaine Legacyes given vnto Sara the Daughter of L' Co" Doughlas 
(Douglas) It is ordered that the Said Tho Teagle & Ijfabella his wife 
or one or both of them doe at the next Court to be held for the 
Said County of Northampton or before Cap 1 Cuftis or fome other 
Com r as the Court fhall appoint vpon their or one of their corporall 
oathes bona fide depofe that there is full and ample Satisfaccon 
made of the Said Legacyes to the faid Littleton and in cafe they 
refufe foe to doe haveing notice given them, then this Court doth 
thinke fitt and accordingly ord' that the faid order of Northampton 
County Court be confirmed to the faid Pigott w th damages and 
cofts according to Act als execucon 

It is ordered that M r Richard Lynny and M r grands Ma/on 
be paid by Co" Tho: Swann & Cap' Ramjey Exec" of the laft will 
and tef tamen 1 of Cap 1 Jn" Grove dec d what they fhall make appeare 
due from his the faid Cap 1 Groves firft comeing to the Affembly in 
October 1670 

In the Difference depending betweene M r Edward Lebritton p" 
and Majo r Allcrton & Majo r Tho: Brereton Exec" in truft to the will 
of Co" Peter Afhton dec d who was Attorny to M r John Lebritton 
about Severall accounts and bills left in the hands of the Said 
Co" Afhton, It is after much debate and due Confideration ordered 
that the faid Edward Lebritton be paid out of the eftate of the faid 
Co" Peter Afhton the Sume of Six thoufand three hundred and 

Sixty 



Lynny vs Swann 



Lebritton vs 
Allerton 



Haynes vs 
Baffett 



(280) 

Sixty pownds of Tob° and Caske being the ballanee and forthw" 1 
deliver vnto the Said Lebritton or his lawfull Attorny all bills 
papers & other writeings w" are in their hands according to the 
account now exhibited in Court and pay cofts als exec And it is 
further ordered that the receipt now exhibited vnd r the hand of 
Jn° Lebritton be recorded and the faid Edward Lebritton to give good 
and fufficient difcharges from the Same 

The Difference betweene Anthony Haynes and Cap' Baffett is 
referred to the third Day of the next Court 



OElober the third 167 1 

[flfent] 
OVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Majo r Gen" Smith Co" Bacon Hen: 
Corbyn Co" Swann L' Coll Beale Tho: Ballard Efq" 



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Rapley vs Hone 

reffr 

Wright vs Travis 



Lee vs Appleton 



Beale $ land 



Newell vs 
Hayward 



The Difference betweene Tho: Rapley and Majo r Hone is referred 
to the third Day of the next Court 

It appeareing by good and authentic^ power that M r Richard 
Ellis is the Surviveing Exec r to the laft will and teftamen' of Dan 1 
ffloures And whereas the Said JJoures eftate is now in the hands of 
M r Edward Travis who was by the faid ffloures left his Attorny 
when he went for England in w* voyage he died And the faid Ellis 
haveing made M r Jn° Wright his Attorny It is ordered that the Said 
M r Travis forthw th deliver vnto the faid Wright as Attorny aforefaid 
all bills papers and other eftate whatfoever that he hath in his 
hands of the Said ffloures w th cofts als exec 

The Difference betweene Robert Lee Attorney of Godjry Lee 
p" and M r Appleton as marrying the relicl; of Coll Payton is referred 
to the third Day of the next Court where the faid Appleton is 
ordered ^fonally to appeare 

L' Coll Thomas Beale petitioning to this Court that the three 
thoufand acres of Land belonging to the orp' 6 of Coll jfanteleroy 
formiy Lawrence and Bryer might be Surveyed and laid out 
It is ordered that it be laid out according to the bounds of the 
pattent if any bee if not then to begin at the orp" other land and 
lay out the Same quantity And it is further ordered that M r Lloyd 
have notice of the tyme of the Survey and vpon Juf t reafons made 
by the faid Loyd the plceeding of Surveying to be fufpended to the 
third day of the next Court where further rule will be given therein 

The Difference betweene Jn" Hayward as marrying M" Hunt and 
David Newell is referred to the third Day of the next Court 



OElober the third afternoon 

Pent] 
OVERNO* S r Hen: Chicheley Tho. Ludwell Seer Edw d Digges Majo r Gen" Smith 
Coll Bacon Coll Swann Hen: Corbyn L' Coll Parke Coll Jennings Tho: Ballard 
Efq" 



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Wood vs 
Potter &c 
Plover vs Reeve 



The difference betweene M r Woad & Coll Potter & M' Robinfon 
is referred to the third Day of next Court 

The Difference betweene M r Plover & M r Reeve is at the requeft 
of the Attorney of the faid Reeve referred to the third day of the 
next Court 

Corbyn 



(28l) 



Corbyn vs 
Barber 



Ludwell Efq r vs 
Kirton 

Kirtons ord r 



Gwynn vs Young 



Judgm' is granted to Henry Corbyn Efq r and L 1 Coll Cuthbert 
Potter ag' the eftate of Jn° Barber deed in the hands of M re Letitia 
Barber admx of the faid John Barber vpon a $*onall bond of thirty 
two thoufand pownds of Tob° and caske for payment of twenty 
thoufand fix hundred pownds of Tob° and Caske to be paid 
according to dignity of the debt according to Law w th cofts 

It is ordered that M r Kirton pay vnto the Hon ble Thomas Ludwell 
Efq r Secretary of State the Sume of five pownds Sterl for recording 
the Letts pattents & other writeing concerning the fame 

M r Kirton & M r Dale this day p¥enting a petition in Court in the 
name of the Lords concerned in the northerne pattent defiring 
order for paym' of certaine rents and plfitts from the date of the faid 
pattent reciteing therein the humble Submiffion of the Governo r 
and Councell to the Saime, It is anjwered by the Court that the 
fa d fubmiffion is ftill acknowledged referving to themfelves 
what anfwere may arrive from his Sacred Ma tie relateing to the 
Same and that the f d pet r6 are referred to their power given them 
by the faid pattent for recovery of Such plfitts as hath accrewed 
fince the faid pattent was read and inrolled in Court but not before 
and the Sheriffs of the refpective Countyes w tb in the Lymitts of 
the Said pattent are hereby required to give vnto M r Kirton & M r 
Dale an account of the nomber of acres and the fevfall ^fons names 
to whome they are due from as alfoe to have an Account from the 
Efcheatf r Genn" of what ef cheats have been found fince the afore- 
faid tyme of reading and inrolling the faid Lett" patts 

The Difference betweene M r Humphry Gwynn and M r Young 
about a wager is referred to the third day of the next Court 

The Court adjourned to the 20 th of November 167 1 

Tejt Rich: Awborne CI Con 



AT The Governo 1-3 Chamber the Twentyeth of November 
167 1. 

[flfent] 

SR W M BERK ELY kn< Gover &c Thomas Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Coll Warner 
Efq" 

M r Pate fworn M r /o/w Pate admitted and Sworne one of the Councell" of 

Councello r State for this Collony 



AT A General Court held at James Citty the 2 I th of November 
167 1 



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Pent] 
OVERNO" Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Coll Warner Jn° Pate Efq" 



Ravening vs 
Greene non fuite 

Conyers pi land 



Harloe p3 land 



Vaulx 



Edwards vs 
Dudley 

Waters vs 
Willett 

$bate of Coll 
Reads will 



Payne vs Sherr 
$ Goodrich 



Edward Ravening Non fuites M r Roger Greene Noe Declaration 
being filed is therefore ordered to pay damages & cofts according 
to Adl als exec 

M r John Conyers hath order granted him to pattent foure 
hundred acres of Land in a certaine place & called the Reedy Swamp 
in Warwick County forrrrly granted to Majo' Tho: Davys deed 
and by him deferted Entring rights 

M.' John Harloe Informing this Court that M r Anthony Holliday 
who married the relic! of M r Jn° Brewer doth hold more land w^in 
the bounds of his pattent then his pattent doth exprefs in Warwick 
County and doth deny to Survey the Same as appeares by a 
Certificate vnder the hands of M r Xpojcr Mujham and Sam' 
Howard, It is now ordered, that after two months notice given the 
faid Holliday, if he doe not furvey the fame, then the faid Harloe 
hath liberty hereby granted him to Survey the Same and if any 
Surplus be found w th in the bounds of his faid patts the f d Harloe 
hath Liberty granted him to pattent the Same Entring rights 
according to Cuftome 

Whereas M r Robert Vaulx hath a pattent for Six thoufand 
Acres of Land in Wejtm'land County behind the Clifts of Coro- 
woman, and Since the great Guft the beginning corner tree is not 
to be found, It is ordered vpon the petition of the Said Vaulx that a 
quallified Surveyor w th the ancient Inhabitants lay out the Said 
Vaulx his land according to his pattent and in reguards the Said 
corner tree is not to be found it is ordered that they begin oppofite 
to M r Tho: Broughtons land according to pattent and the neigh- 
bourhood to have notice of the tyme of Survey 

The difference between Cap' phillip Edwards and M r William 
Dudley is at the motion of M r Cole the faid Edwards Attorny 
referred to the third Day of the next Court. 

The difference betweene M r Waters & M r Willett is referred to 
the third Day of the next Court. 

The laft will and Teftament of Co" George Read was this Day 
plved in Court by the oathes of M r Thomas Read and Henry Rich- 
ardfon and a plbate granted to M rs Eliz Read his relief in the Said 
will nominated Executrix 

In cafe Co" Goodrich doe not appeare this Court to anfwere the 
Suite of M r Robert payne the Sherr of Rappa is hereby ordered to 
caufe him ^fonally to appeare the third day of the next Court 
to anfwere the faid fuite vpon penalty of two thoufand pounds of 
Tob° and Caske 

November 



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(284) 

November the 21 th afternoone 

[flfent] 
VERNO R Tho Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Coll Warner Co" Swann L' 
parfe? /»• Pate Efq r9 



CoU 



Haynes vs 
Oliver 



Parke vs 
Evelyn 
Adm" Scar- 
burgh vs Turner 
£ Waters 
exec vs corp 



Edwards vs 
Needles 

Price vs ffox 

Daymes &c vs 
Greene 



M r Anthony Haynes Sueing Jn° Oliver to this Court for two 
thoufand and one hundred and Eighty pounds of Tob° and caske 
and he not appeareing It is ordered in cafe Oliver doe not appeare 
at next Court then Judgm' to paffe ag' the Sherr of New Kent 
or the f d Olivers, Security for the faid Summe w th cofts. 

The difference betweene Co" parke & Cap' Evelyn is continued 
to the third Day of the next Court. 

Whereas the Adm" of Co" Scarburgh Sued Jn" Waters to Laft 
Court for a debt of Seventeene pounds ten fhillings by bills of 
Exchange pjtefted and Charles Turner being retorned Security and 
the Said waters now not appeareing Judgment is granted the faid 
Adm rs ag' the Said Turner for the Said Debt w th damages and 
cofts as in cafe of pltefts als exec 

It is ordered that M r Needles appeare at next Court the third 
Day to put in his anfwere to the petition of Cap' phill Edwards 
or Judgm' to paffe ag' him 

The Difference betweene M r Price & M r ffox is referred to 
the third Day of the next Court. 

M r Roger Greene being arref ted to 7 br Court laft by W m Daymes 
attorny of Richard Ruffin Guardian of Benedict Stafford an orpt 
and not then nor now appeareing Judgm' is granted ag' the Sherr 
or Security for what fhall appeare due vnleffe the faid Roger 
Greene appeare the third day of the next Court according to Act. 



November the 22 th 1671 



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[plfent] 
OVERNCT Tho. Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Coll Warner Coll Bacon Co" Swann 
L' Co" Parke John Pate L' Coll Beale Efq" 



ffarrell vs 
Bowler 



Drumond vs 
Browneing 



Bryan vs 
Hey ward 
nonfuite 
Kinghton p] 
Land 



The difference betweene Hubbard ffarrell Attorney of Agnes 
Sommers widd Jn" Paul and Petroul his wife and Mary Somers 
about the Admicon of the eftate of M r Jn" Sommers is referred to 
the third Day of the next Court where M r John Bowler is ord r ed 
to be pjfent to defend the Same. 

Judgment is granted M r will" Drumond ag' Robert Browneing 
for payment of thirty pounds tenn fhillings Sterl w' h Damages and 
Cofts according to Act as in cafe of bills of exchange j9tefted but 
vpon jSfent Sufficient Security given execucon to be Sufpended 
for two months 

Charles Bryan nonfuites Jn" Heyward noe Declaracon being 
filed It is therejore ordered to pay damages and cofts according to 
Act als exec. 

Henry Kinghton as marrying Glace Loudon Enters his clayme 
to a Sj$ cell of Land in New kent County lately found to Efcheate 
and granted to Mathew Morgan 

Clarke 



Clarke vs pigg 

Execucon 

granted the 

20 th June 1672 

in New Kent 

County 

James vs Virgett 



( 2 «S) 

Wliereas mathew Clarke at Kent Court Dated the 2 I th of ocber 
167 1 obteyned Judgm' ag' John Pigg for two hundred forty five 
pounds of Tob° and Caske w ,h cofts and Pigg appealeing to this 
Court and not appeareing to plfecute It is ordered that the Said 
order of Kent Court be confirmed w th Damages and cofts according 
to Act as in cafe of appeales als exec. 

M r Richard James Informeing this Court that he hath entred 
fevfall accounts ag' Job Virget who Stands Indebted to him a Confid- 
erable Summe of Tob° and was by the Sherr alwayes retorned turn ejt 
Jnventus: and further Informeing this Court that the Said virgett 
is now in Towne, and hath noe bufines in Court The faid M r 
James hath liberty granted him vpon his petition to caufe the Said 
Virgett to be arrefted in Towne to anfwere his fuite at next Court 



23 d of November 1671 



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[plfent] 
OVERNO* Tho: Ludwell Seer Edward Diggs Coll Bacon Theo. Bland L' Coll 
Parke Jn" Pate Efq" 



Saffin vs 
Hclder 



Light foot vs 
Bowler 

Hone et May 
vs veftry of 
James Citty 



Lebritton vs 
Sherr pi 

Willowby 



Jordans ord r p3 
plfecucon of a 
prifon' 
Raply & Hone 



Gwyn vs 
Young 



Cap' Jn" Lord Attorny and on the behalfe of Edmond Helder 
eonfeffeth Judgment to M r John Saffin for payment of two thou- 
sand eight hundred and eighty pownds of Tob° and Caske w" 1 
cofts 

Cap' Jn" LightJoot nonfuites M r Jn" Bowler not appeareing to 
plfecute It is therefore ordered he pay Damages and cofts according 
to Adt als exec 

Whereas at laft Court Cap' Chriftopher Wormeley on marrying 
the relidl of M r Aylemer dec d late minifter of James Citty $ifh 
obteyned Judgm' ag' Majo' Hone & M r May as members of the 
veftry for fixteene powndes thirteene fhillings foure pence due to the 
faid Aylemer as officiating in his faid ffunction And whereas the 
faid Hone and May fued M r Walter Chiles & Cap' ffra: Kirkman 
as plfent Church Wardens It is now ordered that the faid Majo r 
Hone & M r May be repaid the faid Surhe of Sixteene pownds 
thirteene fhillings foure pence by the faid $rifh according to 
agreem' made w' h the faid M r Aylemer according to an order of the 
faid veftry w' h cofts als exec 

Majo r Thomas Willowby being arrefted to this Court at the 
fuite of M r Tho: Mathew Attorny of Edward Lebrittoon and not 
appeareing nor Security retorned Judgm' is granted ag' the Sherf 
of Lower Norj County for what fhall be made appeare due unleffe 
Willowby appeare at next Court according to A<5t 

L' Coll George Jordan is appointed to plfecute a Criminall 
from Northumberland County, and this Court doth plmife to ufe 
their vtmoft endeavo' to fee him paid and fatisfyed for the fame 

M r Robert Beverley and M r William Sherwood are appointed 
to auditt the acc' e and difference betweene Tho: Rabley and Majo' 
Hone and make report thereof to this Court tomorrow morning 

In the Difference depending betweene M r Richard Young and 
M r Humphry Gwyn about a wager laid betweene them about 
a Serv' of Rich lies of one thoufand powndes Tob° and Caske 

exec 



( 2 86) 

exec vs It is the Judgm' of this Court and accordingly ordered that the 

eftate laid Richard Young pay the Sume of one thoufand pownds of 

Tob° and Caske w th Damages and Cofts according to Act as in cafe 

of appeales a/5 exec, And if M r Young finds himfelfe aggreived he 

may comence his accon ag' the faid Gwynn 



23 d of Nov™ afternoone 



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Iflfent] 
OVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Coll Warner Coll Bacon Coll Swann 
Theo: Bland V Coll Beale L' Coll Parke Jn° Pate Efq" 



Watkins p) 
Land 



Vaffall vs Lord 



Vaffall vs Saffin 



Martyn vs 
Wright 



Haley vs Wright 



Haynes vs 
Baffett 

Cap'. Hills 
order vs Mynns 

Greene vs Bland 



Cap' George Watkins hath order granted him to pattent about 
three hundres acres of land in Lawnes Creeke and County of Surry 
neare adjoyneing to Sunken Marjh Mill formerly granted to 
Peter Greene and by him Deferted Ent rights according to cuftome 

Coll Jn° Vaffall Sueing Cap' Jn" Lord to this Court about a 
Scandalous libell often tymes publifhed by the faid Lord as appeares 
by the faid Lords owne Confeffion as alfoe by diverfe evidences the 
Court did by an vnanimous vote declare that the faid Coll 
Vaffall hath fufteyned Damage in his Reputation to the value of 
Tenn thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske It is therefore ordered 
that the faid Lord pay vnto the faid Coll Vaffall the faid Sume of 
ten thoufand pownds of Tob° and Caske w th cofts a/5 exec 

The order that Coll Vaffall obteyned ag' M r Jn° Saffin the 
laft Court is continued to the third Day of the next Court Saffin 
being now out of the Country and every day being expected in 

The Difference depending betweene James Haley Attorny of 
Alexand' Martyn of London p" and M r Jn° Wright Attorny of 
Richard Ellis Exec' of Dan 1 ffloure dec d about a d' claymed by the 
faid Martyn from the f d ffloure is fufpended till the third day of the 
next Court, and the eftate of the f d fflowers not to be removed out 
of this Country 

The Difference betweene James Haley Attorny of Jn" Jeanes 
Edward Dodd Jn" Weekes & Caleb Perryer p" and M r Jn" Wright 
Attorny of Rich Ellis is referred to the third Day of the next Co" 

The Difference between Anth Haynes & Cap' Baffett guardian 
to the orp' of Coll Cary is referred to the third Day of the next 
Court 

Cap' Hill is ord'ed to appeare the fourth day of the next Court 
to make good his complaint ag' M r Mynns Clarke of Charles Citty 
County Court 

M r Beverly M r Chipp Cap' Ramfey & M r Starling & M r Randolph 
are ordered to auditt the accompts betweene Theo: Bland Efq r 
adm r of the eftate of Jn" Holmewood deed on behalfe of the orp' 
of the faid Holmewood & M r Roger Greene and make theire report 
tomorrow in the afternoone 



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November the 24 th 1671 



Pent] 
OVERNO R Tho: Ludwell Seer Edwd Diggs Coll Warner Coll Bacon Theo. Bland 
Coll Swann L' Coll Beale U Coll Parke Jn' Pate Efq" 



Lee 



Lee vs Appleton 



Cole vs 
Beckingham 



Mathewes p] 
Bandinell 



made ufe 



of 



Reeve for 

Adminiftrac of 

y e eftate of his 

Bro: 

Place vs Stith 



(287) 

The difference betweene M r Robt Lee Attorny of M r Godjry Lee 
& M r Jn' Appleton as marrying the relidt of Coll Val Peyton is 
referred to the fifth Day of the next Court where if M r Appleton 
appeare not then Judgm' to paffe for what fhall be made appeare 
due w' h cofts 

In the Difference betweene Giles Cole and Mary his wife pi' 
and Robert Beckingham about land at laft Court It was ordered 
that M" Eliz Beckingham the former wife of Thomas Stevens and 
late wife of Rawleigh Travers fhould declare vpon her oath whether 
the faid Travers feated the land now in controverfye in his owne 
Right or bought of M r Purify relation to the faid M" Eliz Beck- 
inghams Interogatoryes and anfwers there vnto vpon Record may 
appeare, It is now the Jadgm' oj this Court that the Right of 
the faid Land doth belong to the faid Cole in Right aforefaid and 
the faid Cole to poffeffe and Enjoy the fame vnleffe Beckingham 
doe at the next Court Shew fufficient reafons to the Contrary 

M r Thomas Mathewes agent of M r Thomas Bandinell mafter of 
the Ship Nicholas of Jerfey peticond this Court that he might have 
the faid Bandinells bond delivered vp wherein he was bound to 
appeare before y e King and Councell and there make appeare that 
his Shipp was a free fhipp to trade hither, and now having plduced 
an Order from y e King and Councell for delivery thereof as by the 
faid Order may appeare it is therefore Ordered that the faid Bandi- 
nells bond be delivered vp to y e faid Mathewes 

M r Kirkman hath certificate granted for Paul Soife William 
Latnin John Jackfon Jn° Richard/on, Thomas Saunders Tlwmas 
Watcrton Jn" Harris W m Bunny, W m Sincleer Rich 4 Lee Jane 
Davifon Elizabeth Scott Michael Scott Jn" Hunter Jn" ffindall Jn* 
Marfhall Richard Morrifon Rich d Millett Agnes Niccoll Jn" Carlile 
Gilbert Credor Thomas Jacobs Charlotte Clark Jeonnet Coraway W m 
Hartwell Jfrancis Kirbman W m Bradley Henry Hartwell Xpian 
Wilfon W m Anderfon W m Birne W m Lynn, Tom Moll, frank. Rofe 
Tom Jack, Will Nan Negroes 

It is ordered that y e peticon of George Reeve about y* Adminis- 
tracon of y* eftate of his Brother Thomas Reeve & francis Reve is 
referred to Middlefex Court there to be determined 

In the difference depending betweene M r Roland Place and John 
Stith about Land, It is Ordered that y* whole Comm" of Charles 
Citty County bee of a Jury, and if there bee not enough of y e 
Comra' 8 then y e Sheriff to Summon others of the Neighbourhood to 
bee joyned w th them, and to bee fworne by M r Bland who w" 
M r Jn" Lewis vpon y* 13" 1 of March next are to lay out a direct 
ftraight lyne from the heads of oldmans Creeke to y* head Herring 
Creeke fo fair as it ebbs and flowes in each Creek as alfo the faid 
Stiths land according to y* bounds of his patent and if it appeares 
by the Said Jurors report that y e faid Stith is a trefpaffer vpon that 
lyne, then he to pay all the charges that hath been expended in this 
tedious fuit, and what alfoe remaynes vndetermined is referred to 
the third day of y* next Court, and this lyne not anywaies to 
$judice M r Place his Tit