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Minutes of the meeting of the Justices of Princess Anne County, Virginia
Virginia. County Court (Princess Anne County)
October 12, 1699
Volume 01, Page 516

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Princess Ann County
At a Meeting of ye Justices 12th Octr 1699.
Col Anthony Lawson.
Mr Benj. Burrough.
Mr Henry Woodhouse
Mr Robt. Thorowgood

His Excellency having required that this Court should make a Report to him of ye matter in difference & depending in this Court between Nathaniel Maclenahan Plaintif and William Bray Defendt which coming to tryal at a Court held for this County ye 7th Sept. last when having received the letter from North Carolina to his Excelcy sent to us with his Excelcys command this Court did order ye sd difference to be referred to ye next Court to be held for this County & make report as followeth viz: that we find yt the island named Crow Island (where ye rescue of the goods attached for ye sd Maclenahan was made by ye Defendant Bray) is included in a patent of land granted to Mr Patrick White in this Government dated 20th April 1682 and hath ever since been accounted & held in this County and for which hath been paid Quit rents to the Collectors of this County, allso an Owner thereof who bought ye same of ye said White was arrested by an Under Sherrif of Lower Norfolk County named Thos. Hall who submitted & gave security to ye said Officer as he hath this day informed us.