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Depositions concerning complaints about taxes and fees for public officials
Bruce, Charles; Et Al.
April 14, 1763 - May 28, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 773-782

11th Novr 1766. Then received of Wm Adams eleven pounds, eleven shillings & nine pence in full satisfaction for the debt and Fees on the execn of Elwicks Exer against Daniel Smith—

A true Coppia of the ret
CHARs. BRUCE.

May ye 21st 1768. This day personally appeared before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of ye Peace and made Oath (that after he paid the above) there came another Sheriff, name, Waraham Glenn, and served an Execution for the same cost and charges, for which he was obliged to give his bond & security.

Certified before me A Copie
Wm. THOMPSON

Received Jany ye 12th (1767,) of Joseph Foshea by ye Assumpn of Thomas Hart Esqre one pound, twelve shillings and eight pence the Clarke Fee on ye Sute brought by Hambilton & Co. vs. Him.

A true Copie of ye rect
FRANCES NASH.

May ye 21st (1768) This day personally appeared before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace Joseph Foshea & made oath that he was obliged to pay the above Fee altho' the sute was never called in Court

Certified before me A Copie.
Wm. THOMPSON

Hamilton & Co. on James Younger Pettn & Sums.

£
s.
d.
To Clark Fees
0
7
6
Atty
7
6
Sheriff
4
8
19
8

Recd July ye 8th 1765 the above Fees the Sute being discontd.

A true Copie of the rect
FRANCES NASH.

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This day came before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace James Younger and made oath that he paid the above Fees and no precept was executed upon him.

Certified by me
Wm. THOMPSON

May ye 21st (1768) A Copie

The Deposition of Robert Woody Deposeth & saith that he recd a Prock Bill of Thos Thompson, which Bill he the Deponent ofered in Court, but the Bill being counterfeit he was obliged to give security, & prove who he recd the Bill off, but he the Deponent, was obliged to pay to Thomas Hart, then Sheriff, the sum of one pound, ten shillings and eight pence, by order from Edmund Fanning.

This 21st Day of May personally appeared before me the above deponent and made Oath to the above Deposition to be just & true

Certified by me.
Wm. THOMPSON.

Orange County No Carolina—A Copie.


Orange County North Carolina May 21st 1768.

This day came Joseph George before me one of His Majesty's Justices for this County and made Oath that John Wood Sub Sheriff came to his house about the last of December with an execution against his Body and the said George to Replevy his Body gave a Negro Girl in pledge at twenty three pounds three shillings and by agreement to deliver her at February Court upon ye said Georges paying the money and two dollars for staying that time. The Court being altered to January the said Wood sent word to the Deponent that if he did not send the money that he would have the Negroe for the twenty three pounds Upon the news the Deponent sent the Negroe by John Stewart.

A Copie This Day sworn before me
Wm. THOMPSON

The same Day John Stewart came before me and made oath that he carried the said Negroe that same day to Court upon which ye said Wood promised to deliver up the Bill of sale for the Negroe, which he afterwards refused to doe. He also promised to stay till next morning for his money but after a while demands the Negroe or the money upon which the said Stewart replyes you promised to stay with me till tomorrow He says go and sell the Negroe now at Publick Vandue and then the sun almost down and a dreadful

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cold night, upon which the said Stewart was obliged to sell the Negroe.

This Day sworn before me
Wm. THOMPSON.
A Copie.

The Deposition of Parish Gardner of Orange County and Province of North Carolina Deposeth and saith He was security for Job. Self to one Mills, merchant at Roanoke, for the sum of one pound eighteen shillings Virginia Currency, for which John Wood Sub Sheriff came in the year 1766, and took one feather Bedd, Bolster & Sheets with one Iron Box and a Gunn all to the amount of Five Pounds Prock which he carried to Wm Aldreads, and left them ten or eleven months, in which time the Deponent sent the money by William Aldered several times, to the said Sheriff but he refused to receive it, and likewise refused delivering my goods, but after a clandistant manner took them up to town, for which the Deponent can receive no Account or satisfaction what he has done with them.


May 21st 1768.

This Day personally appeared before me, Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace the above Deponent and made oath that the above Deposition was just & true

Certified before me—
Wm. THOMPSON
A Copie

The Deposition of Job Self of Orange County and Province of North Carolina, Deposeth and saith that John Wood sub Sheriff, came in to the range of his creatures, and Ketcht his horse in the woods, in the year 1766, and carried him off, under a pretence it was for a debt of one pound eighteen shillings, which he the deponent was indebted to one Mills a merchant at Roanoke, some time after, another Sheriff came, and took an ox, for the same debt, and left it at Zacaria Martins, for all which he cannot receive any Acct or satisfaction.

May ye 21st 1768. This Day personally appeared before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace the above Deponent and made oath that the above Deposition is just and true.

Certified by me—
Wm. THOMPSON

Ye Sheriff's name ye took the Ox is Ransom Sutherland.

A Copie.

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The Deposition of John Mills Senr of Bear Creek Orange County North Carolina Deposeth and saith that the widow Redman sued him for twenty pounds, and he cast her by Nash his Attorney, then Edmond Fannin summons'd the Deponent, with Zacaria Martin and Jacob Brooks as Garnishees to Larance Redman's Estate wherein he the Deponent declared on oath, in the Court, that he had not anything in his hands belonging to the Estate, upon which Edmond Fannin told the Deponent, that he must pay the charges, for he could not get it of the widow, & therefore if the Deponent, would not comply he would make him. Therefore he the Deponent being scared, and for fear of Fanning's suing him, and throwing him into Jail, or running him to cost, he gave Fanning his note of hand, for five pounds, for which Edmond Fanning sued him before the next Court, obtaining judgment and sent out an execution for the same, for which the Deponent paid to Wood the Sub: Sheriff, one Double Loon, one Dollar, ten shillings in Prock, twenty two pounds in dressed leather, the whole amounting to £10 3 6 furthermore the Deponent saith that the said Sub: Sheriff serv'd a Writ on him, on account of James Linly for about seven or eight pounds, for which he paid to Linly three pounds, two shillings in money, and one Cow and Calf for which he was to allow him three pounds ten shillings Linly went to the South, and left his business with Samuel Stewart, with whom the Deponent saith he settled and gave his note for five pounds two shillings for all the charges of the Sute with the ballance of the Account between Linly and him, for which he promised to stay awhile for the money, then the Deponent sent his wife and paid four Dollars and sixteen pds and a half of leather amounting to £10 12 6—but he went and sued to ye next Court, for which the said Wood & Glenn came and took all the Deponents Cattle being seven head viz: four Cows with Calf two yearlings and a Bull amounting to £11 10 0, with a good Bell and Collar, some time after the said Sheriff came and demanded thirty five shilling for which Deponent paid eight pounds dressed leather and seven good Fur skins for which the Deponent can receive no account or satisfaction.

April 23d 1768. This day came the above said John Mills before me and made Oath to the above declaration to be just and true.

Wm. THOMPSON.
A Copie.

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The Deposition of John McVey of Orange County and Province of North Carolina Deposeth and saith that one Charles Uppa Cromby sub. Sheriff under Nunn High Sheriff came to his House in the year 1765 and took eight large prime deer skins wch he the Deponent saith was to the value of between four or five pounds and carried them away for one Levy, the Deponent carried the money, to redeem the skins, the next day with the distress money, and offered it before several Evidences, but he would not let him have the skins, nor never has given him any satisfaction for them.

May ye 14th 1768. The above Deposition sworn to by John McVey Deponent before me—A Copie

Wm. THOMPSON


May ye 21st 1768.

The Deposition of John McDonald deposeth and saith that Benjamin Philips, Sub: Sheriff came into the range of his creatures, and ketcht one of his creatures, to the value of eight pounds and carried him off, under a pretence that it was for the charges of a writ of Ejectment, though he never new that there was one out against him nor has he ever given him any satisfaction for his Horse—Furthermore the Deponent saith, some time after, there came one Hogans another Sub. Sheriff with an execution for the same Cost and Charges, though there never was a Writ that he new of, against him, which the Deponent was obliged to pay to the said Hogans.

This day personally appeared before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace the above Deponent and made Oath that the above Deposition is just and true—

Certified before me
Wm. THOMPSON
A Copie

Last November William Nunn and Thos Hutchins sub: Sheriffs came to my House and broke open the roof of it and took a piece of linen cloath for one Levy tho' I offered to pay the money if they would goe about two miles to John Piles, where the money was ready, so they took the cloath to Piles's who paid them fourteen shillings and relieved yc cloath—

21st of May 1768. This day the Deponent Patrick Creaton made oath that the above deposition was just and true.

Certified before me—A Copie.
Wm. THOMPSON

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The Deposition of Thos Glover taken the 21st day of May 1768 is as follows viz. that in the year 1766. Thos Hutchings Deputy Sheriff came to demand the Levy for said year being twelve and eight pence on which sd Deponent paid four and two pence of said Levy on which the said Hutchings seized a Gunn of said Deponents valued thirty two shillings for ye remainder and never returned any overplus and further saith not.

This Day came before me William Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Orange County and proved the above Deposition to be true and just this 21st Day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON
A Copie.

Charles Landrum this Day came before me Wm. Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said County and made Oath that in the year 1767 that he the said Landrum paid to Frances Nash Clark nine shillings and four pence for recording a deed.

Certified before me this 21st day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON
A Copie

Lambert
vs.
Brooks

Clarks Fees for 3 Cts
£
19
8
Atty
7
6
Shff
5
8
£1
12
10
Frances Nash
7
6
£2
00
4

Recd August 17th 1764, the above Co:

A true copie.
F. NASH

May ye 21st 1768. This Day came John Brooks before me William Thompson one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for ye said County and made Oath that he the sd Brooks suffered false imprisonment six days and seven nights for ye within Fees then paid.

Certified before me this 21st day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON
A Copie

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The Deposition of Thos Hendry of Orange County and Province of North Carolina Deposeth and saith that he the sd Deponent went to the Court of Hillsborrow in the year 1767 with three Deeds to be recorded, for wch the Deponent tendered to Frances Nash, Clark, six shillings and eight pence for each deed, but the said Nash refused taking money and told the Deponent he must have nine shillings and four pence for each Deed, otherwise they should not be recorded, so the Deponent was obliged to pay the same or take the Deeds without recording.

Certified before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said County.

Wm. THOMPSON.
This 28th Day of May 1768. A Copie.

The Deposition of Pettr Rennolds of Orange County Deposeth and saith that in January last 1768 John Wood sub: Sheriff came to the Deponent's House and executed a mare and carried her off, on account of a note of hand given by the Deponent to Dormond Henson for twelve pounds five shillings and the Deponent farther saith that he had then paid eleven pounds seven shillings of the sd note, and has never given him any account or satisfaction since—

Certified before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace this 28th day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON.

This Day came before me one of His Majs Justices of the Peace for the said County Thos Beel and James Thompson and made Oath that they saw the above sub: Sheriff wriding the above Mare in his way to Corbentown1 after he had executed her and taken her away.

Certified before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of sd County this 28th Day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON.
A Copie.

The Deposition of John Wilkins Deposeth and saith that he the Deponent sent a Deed to Court to be recorded, for wch he paid to Frances Nash, Clark, nine shillings and four pence otherwise his deed would not be recorded.

Certifd before me one of His Majs Justices of the Peace for Orange County this 28th day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON.
A Copie.

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Orange County North Carolina

This Day came Joseph Richison, before me, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said County and made Oath that in the year 1763, Benjamin Philips caus'd a Writ to be served on said Richison, & amediately on serving said Writ, said Richardson compromised matters with Phillips, and paid him the debt and cost and took a discharge for the same, and in the year 1766, John Nunn Deputy Sheriff serv'd an execution on said Richison for the cost of the same Sute, and imprisoned his Body two weeks and made him pay six pounds nine shillings besides the Prison Fees and further saith not.

Sworn before me this 26th day of May 1768.

JOHN M. GEE
A true Copie

Benjn. Philips
vs.
Joseph Richison

Case Verdict for ye Plaintiff

£
s.
d.
Clarks Fees
3
19
10
Atty
0
15
0
Sheriffs Fees
17
4
For serving Exn
10
8
£6
2
10
6
2
£6
9
0

Orange

These may Certifie the above fees were paid by the above named Joseph Richison in discharge of an Execution on him obtd of Benjamin Philips Certified under my hand at the Office in Hillsborough the 1et day of August 1767.

A true Copie
FRANCES NASH

Recd from Joseph Richison all debts, dues and demands from ye beginning of the world to this day recd by me this 14th day of April 1763.

A true Copie
BENJ: PHILIPS

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Orange County came Thos Low before me and made Oath that he was present when Joseph Richison paid off Benj: Philips and saw said Philips give said Richison a full rect

Sworn before me—
JOHN OLIVER
A true Copie

This Day Steven Jones appeared before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for ye County of Orange and made Oath that in the year 1767, said Jones caus'd a Writ to be serv'd on John Erven for six pounds Proclamn that ameadiately on serving said Writ said Erven compromising matters withdrew ye action whereby the Deponent became liable for the Cost and in consequence thereof had an Execn serv'd on his Body for the same by John Woods Deputy Sheriff and for his Fees and the Clarks besides thirty shillings, that said Jones gave his Note of Hand to the Attorney who demanded fifty shillings and eight pence, which he the said Jones paid accordingly as not dareing to dispute the injustice thereof however sensible he was of it and farther saieth not—

Sworn before me this 19th day of May 1768.

JOHN M. GEE
A true Copie


Orange County

James Richison appeared personally before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in said County and made Oath that the money was paid for Administration as appears by the account and rect as underneath, and on his Oath saith he insisted from one time to another for the said letters of Administration and never could have them.

Sworn before me this 26th day of May 1768.

JOHN M. GEE

The above Richison was married to the said Elizabeth Hollingsworth.

A true Copie

£
s.
d.
1 Piece Gold
1
17
6
2 Dollars
16
Prock
3
10
£2
17
4
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Recd the above in full for Letters Testamentary of Elizabeth Hollingsworth Aug: 1766.

F. NASH
A true Copie

Jacob Gregg declares to the Regulators that he paid two pounds, seventeen shillings and four pence to Frances Nash for Letters of Administration & got none which he is willing to be qualified at any time.

JACOB GREGG.

The Deposition of George Adam Sally, taken this 21st day of May 1768 is as follows viz: That he the said Deponent having been security for James Webb for a debt of five pounds had Sirire Facias served on him, the said Deponent, and the charges which he was obliged to pay on the same amounted to seven pounds, thirteen shillings & four pence, again on an Indictment for the said Depont: saith, he is and ever was ignorant of the cause, paid ten Dollars at eight and four pence each, & on the same Indictment at another time, paid thirty five shillings and six pence again for taking out a writ in his said Deponent's name, he paid forty four shillings and four pence, tho' never any sute occurred on said Writ, and after the same had stood three years, he the said Deponent was served with an execution for the Fees, and paid four pounds nine shillings and six pence although the same had never been docketed or any issue thereon, next he the said Deponent saith that he paid twenty six shillings and eight pence for recording two deeds and further saith not.

This Day came before me George Adam Sally and made Oath before me one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Orange that all the Articles contained in the above Deposition are just and true.

Served before me this 21st day of May 1768.

Wm. THOMPSON.
A true Copy.

Orange County. William Cox paid two pounds seven and four pence for Letters of Administration last February was a year at Court and never has received them as yet altho' application has been made by sundry messengers for them the 7th of May 1768.

WILLIAM COX.

Time did not admit proving.


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1 Hillsboro.