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Mecklenburg County, VA Court Order Entries - name Willis Submitted 3-4-2001 by Wm Willis ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mecklenburg County, Va Court Order Bk4 [1773 - 1779] Court Session of June, 1777 Last Will and Testament of Richard Willis The last will and testament of Richard Willis was proved by the oaths of James Brown and Sherod Willis witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Anne Willis the executrix therein named remained thereto and together with Benjamin Sampson and Sherod Willis for securities entered bond in penalty of one hundred pounds conditioned as the law orders. Certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. page 362 An inventory of the estate of Richard Willis, deceased was returned and is ordered to be recorded. page 365 On the complaint of Dorcas Crowder against Sherwood Willis for all usage and on hearing the said Dorcas on oath it is considered that the sheriff take the said Sherwood Willis into his custody thereto remain until he shall give bond with good security and the penality of one hundred pounds the condition to be of good behavior to all people, especially toward the said Dorcas Crowder for the space of one year. page 367 Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 8, [1792-1795] Chancery Suit Page 178 (9th day of September 1793) An Inventory and Appraisement in the estate of William Willis, deceased being returned into court and ordered to be recorded. Page 209 Petition of Mary Willis, Administrator of William Willis deceased against William Nash is discontinued at the defendants cost. Page 226 On the petition of Mary Willis administrix of William Willis deceased against William Naish for debt due by note on hand the defendant having been summoned and served with a copy of the petition and not appearing. It is considered by the court that the said plaintiff recover against the defendant two pounds eight shillings the debt aforesaid with interest thereon to be computed at the rate of five percent per annum from the 21st day of August 1792 till payment and her cost including a lawyer's fee. Page 305 An account of sale of sale of the estate of William Willis, deceased being returned to court is ordered to be recorded. Page 486 Howel Rose and Mary his wife Plaintiff against John Greenwood and Thomas Lockett Defendants William Willis of the county comes into court and undertakes for the defendant that in case they shall be cast in this suit they shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the court or tender there bodies into prisonin execution for the same court act be the said William will do and for them. Richard Swepson, Thomas Wilson and John Pulliam having bound themselves in this court for Mary Willis (who hath since intermarried with Howel Rose) her due and faithful possessing her duty as the administrix of William Willis deceased and the said Richard Swepson, Thomas Wilson and John Pulliam appearing themselves to be in danger of suffering damages by reason of their being security as aforesaid - --- on motion of Richard Swepson, Thomas Wilson and John Pulliam it is ordered that the said Howel Rose and Mary his wife be summoned to appear due on the second Monday of September next begin the said Richard Swepson, Thomas Wilson and John Pulliam security to indemnify themselves against any damages that may happen to them by being their being security as aforesaid. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 10, Page 13 Estate of Edward Willis On the petition of William Willis administrator of Edward Willis deceased against John Royster for thedebt due by account. By consent of the parties it is cleared by the court that the petitioner recover against the debt $10.10 the debt aforesaid and its costs including a lawyer's fee and for the full agrees to pay the execution of this judgement until the 30th day of November next. Page 17 William Willis against John Royster This day came as well the plaintiff lay his attorney as the debt in his proper possession and the said debtacknowledged the plaintiffs action, therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recoveragainst the debt one hundred and thirty pounds nine shillings and two pence current money of Virginia.The debt in the declaration mentioned in his cost by him about his suit in his behalf expended in the saiddebt in mercy of this judgement is to be discharged by the payment of 32 pounds 10 shillings and 6 pence 3 farthings like money with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of six percent per annum from the 14 days of August 1798 to a payment and the cost and the plaintiff agrees to stay the execution of this judgement till the 30th of November next. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 10, page 32 Estate of William Willis Howell Rose, administrator etc of William Willis, deceased plaintiff James Littlejohn and William Willis defendent This day came the parties by these attornies on the motion of debts who say they have not broken the covenant in manner and found as the per against them hath complained and of this they put themselves upon the country and the plaintiff likewise is ordered that the writ of inquiry awarded in this suit be set aside and thereupon came also a jury TOWIT, Edward Leafman, Richard Ragsdale, Thomas Puryear, Richard Hughes, Ray Moss, Charles Hutcheson, Caleb Johnston, Hannan Thompson, John White, Solomon Pettits, William Coleman, and Thomas Allen who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oath do say that the debts have not been perfouned the covenant in the declaration mentioned but have broken the same in manner and form as the petition against them have complained and they do assess the claim for damages by occassion thereof to eight pounds thirteen shillings besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover the debts his damages against the defendant. His damages aforesaid in aforesaid assessed and his costs by him about his suit in his behalf expended and the said defendents in mercy & etc. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 12 [1803-1805] Page 19 Howel Rose and Mary, his wife, administrator and Plaintiff administratrix of William Willis, deceased against Thomas Huett Defendant In case, discontinued by the plaintiff's attorney. Page 22 Chancery Court Richard Willis, William Hopewode and Nancy his wife, Sherwood Willis, Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, John Willis, Sterling Willis, Edward Willis, Drury Willis,Plaintiff Thomas Willis, Anna Willis, John Algood and Sarah his wife, heirs of William Willis deceased against Howel Rose and Mary his wife, administrator of William Defendant Willis, deceased By consent of the parties commissioners are worded that for thirty days to examine or take the despositions of the witnesses in this cause giving each other legal notice of the times and plans of executing the same. And it is ordered that the said cause retain as place on the dockett. Page 150 Richard Swepson having bound himself in the court for Mary Willis who has since intermarried with Howel Rose her due and faithfully her duty as administratrix of William Willis, deceased. Apprehending himself to be in danger of suffering damages by reason of his being security aforesaid. On the motion of the said Richard Swepson that the said Howel Rose and Mary his wife be summoned to appear here on the 2nd Monday in June next give the said Richard Swepson security to indemnfy himself ---- any damages that may happen to him by reason of his being security as aforesaid.Page 170 Chancery Court Richard Willis, William Hopewode and Nancy his wife, Sherwood Willis, Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, John Willis, Sterling Willis, Edward Willis, Drury Willis,Plaintiff Thomas Willis, Anna Willis, John Algood and Sarah his wife, heirs of William Willis deceased against Howel Rose and Mary his wife, administrator of William Defendant Willis, deceased Continued at the cost of the defendants ---- and by consent of the parties a commission is awarded the defendants to account and take the despositions of William Marshall, Christopher Clausel, and Hume R. Field, witnesses in this case giving the plaintiffs legal notice of the time and place of executing the same. Page 293 Chancery Court Richard Willis, William Hopwood and Nancy his wife, Sherwood Willis, Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, John Willis, Sterling Willis, Edward Willis, Drury Willis,Plaintiff Thomas Willis, Anna Willis, John Algood and Sarah his wife, heirs of William Willis deceased against Howel Rose and Mary his wife, administrator of William Defendant Willis, deceased Continued in the next court. Howel Rose and Mary his wife, Administrator and Plaintiff and administratrix of William Willis, deceased against Thomas Huett Defendants On the motion of the defendant by William Mumford his attorney his attorney who pleaded now aforesaid to which the plaintiffs replied generally it is considered that the will of inquiry awarded in this suit be set aside. Page 469 Chancery Court Richard Willis, William Hopwood and Nancy his wife, Sherwood Willis, Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, John Willis, Sterling Willis, Edward Willis, Drury Willis,Plaintiff Thomas Willis, Anna Willis, John Algood and Sarah his wife, heirs of William Willis deceased against Howel Rose and Mary his wife, administrator of William Defendant Willis, deceased On the motion of the defendant who made oath to the materiality of his witness a commission is awarded him to examine and take the best positions of Hume R. Field, Robert Boutin, William Marshall, Burnett Marshall, John Hill, and Christopher Clausel witnesses in this case giving the plaintiffs legal notice of the time and place of executing the same.


Appointment of Stephen Davis as Constable 1831 Submitted 14 Jan 2000 by Carolyn Davis Mecklenburg Co, VA Deed Book 24 page 301 21 March 1831 Stephen Davis Know all men by these present that we Stephen Davis,Icapce Parrish and Zucharah Sharkleford are held and firmly bound unto John Floyd,Esq. governor or chief magistrait of Commonwealth of Va. and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum $2300 (?c che) payment whereof well and holy to be made we bind ourselves and our heirs____ _____ firmly by those present sealed with our seals and dated 21st day Mar. 1831. The condition of the above obligations is such that the above is bound Stephen Davis hath been appointed by the county clerk of Mecklenburg, Constable in District #_ of therefore the said Stephen Davis shall well and holy execute his said office of Constable agreeably to law these the above obligation to be void else remain in full force and virtue.

WILSON - ELAM
1809 Petition of Jno Wilson Gdn of Wm. W. Elam
Source: Mecklenburg Co., VA Legislative Petitions 1809 LVA

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Virginia

   John Wilson the guardian of Wm. W. Elam humble sheweth
that the Father of the said Wm. W. Elam who was a resident of
the County of Mecklenburg sold his land and removed to the
County of Caswell in North Carolina and there died and your
Petitioner was compelled to go to North Carolina and bring to
his own House in the County of Halifax the said Wm. W. Elam,
his mother & two sisters and has been compelled to support the
whole Family at his own expence, that the said Wm. W. Elam
has, by the last will & testament of his Father seven slaves viz a
woman & six female children and that although your petitioner is
compelled from principles of [illegible word] to Educate &
support the said Wm. W. Elam his ward at his own private
expence, still he is compelled to provide funds and send? him?
Forward into North Carolina to support the said negro woman &
her six children none of them being able to labour except the
woman.  Your petitioner prays that he may have leave to bring
the said negroes to his own House in the County of Halifax,
where the said Wm. W. Elam has lived since the death of his
Father and where he can be supported with less expence to
himself and without injury to the Commonwealth your petitioner
further prays that Nancey Elam whom he has also been
compelled to support in the same way may have leave to [several
illegible words] only small servant Boy by the name of [Edmond
or Edward scratched out and added >] Ned.

                                             Jno Wilson Gdn
                                                  To
                                              Wm. W. Elam

Refd? Dec 7th 1809            Reasonable
[Files of JoLee Gregory Spears 9-26-97]

Mecklenburg Co., VA Land Tax 1822 Joseph B. Clausel Dist. "V" excerpts to include name Vaughan: Vaughan, Peter sen | Prem Infee | 163 | Buffalo | Susanna Hamlin | 20 mi SW of courthouse. Vowell, William | Prem Infee | 167 | Waters Roanoke | Clark Royster Venable, John | Estate Infee | 41 | Waters Roanoke | John C. Goode Vaughan, Amelia | Prem Life | 152 | Buffaloe | Peter Z. Overbey | 20 Mi SW of courthouse. Vaughan, Mary A. | Prem Life | 700? | Little creek | Charles G. Feild.| 6 mi SW courthouse Vowell, James G. | Meckbg. Infee | 117 | Waters Beaver pond | Archie Clark Vowell, Matthew | Prem Infee | 117 | Waters Beaver pond | Archer Clark. Vaughan, Peter Junr | Prem Infee | 97 1/2 | Buffalo | James H. Newton | 18 mi SW courthouse. Vaughan, Spencer C. Doctr | Estate Infee | 59 3/4| Buffaloe | Ambrose Gregory | 18 mi SW courthouse. Vaughan, David (son Peter) | Prem Infee | 97 | Waters Buffaloe | Susanna Neale | 19 mi SW courthouse. Vaughan, David (son Doctr) | Prem Infee | 27 1/2 | Buffaloe | Mary Newton | 18 mi SW courthouse. ---------- In 1824, the names in the "V" index of Clausel's Dist. remained the same, except for the addition of: Vaughan, Peter G. | Prem Infee | 101 | Waters of Buffaloe | Ann Blanks [Files of JoLee Gregory Spears 10/4/97]
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