Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Robert Adams 1680 to 1740 November 18, 2010

Duke of Glouster Street - 2 miles in 35 shots,...Image by Earl - What I Saw 2.0 via Flickr

Robert Adams  1680 to 1740
Goochland County Order Book 3  1731-1735 Anne K. Bloomquist
March Court 1731
Page 73
Ragland vs. Gibson. In the action of Debt between John Ragland Plt. And John Gibson Deft. The Deft. Failing to appear on the Plts. Motion judgment is granted him against the Deft and Robert Adams his common bail for what damages shall be recovered in this suit to be discharged nevertheless if the Deft. Shall appear at the next court.
May Court 1732
Page 96
Ragland vs. Gibson.  In the action of Debt between John Ragland Plt. And John Gibson Deft. The Deft. Failing to appear on the Plts. Motion the conditional judgment formerly granted in this suit against the Deft. And Robert Adams his common bail is confirmed for so much damages as shall be found upon executing a writ of inquiry at the next court oif which the Sheriff is order to give the Deft. And the said Robert Adams notice by serving them with a copy of this order.
July Court 1732
Page 112
Robert Adams a juror in the case Prosser vs. Hughes along with David Pattison, John Prior, Joseph Woodson, Richard Moseby, Mathew Cox, Robert Burton, William Walton, Nicholas Cox, John Bibey, John Mattox, Bartholomew Stoveall.
Page 478
Saunders vs. Cox  In the action of Trespass on the case between Thomas Saunders Plt. And Charles Cox Deft. The Deft. Failing to appear on the Plts. Motion the conditional judgment formerly granted in this suit against the deft & Robert Adams his common bail is confirmed for much damages as shall be found upon executing a writ of inquiry at the next court of which the Sheriff is order to give the Deft and the said Robert Adams notice by serving them with a copy of this order.
June Court 1733 page 237
Road to be cleared.  Ordered that a road be cleared from the Mountains down the ridge between the North River & Pamunkey River the most convenient way.  Robert Adams is appointed Surveyor thereof and the adjacent inhabitants to clear it.
July Court 1732 page 106 
Robert Adams a juror in the case Wade vs. Pleasants along with John Twitty, Nicholas Cox, William Allen, Joell Chandler, John Prior, John Merriman, William Walton, David Pattison, Robert Burton, Samuell Coleman, John Scruggs.
July Court 1735 page 455
Adam’s deed to Atkins.  Robert Adams acknowledges a deed with the livery of seizin endorsed from himself to William Atkins to be his act and deed and it is thereupon admitted to record.
October Court 1732  page 141
Robert Adams paid 400 pounds for two wolves heads certied by George Payne.
October Court 1733
Page 258
Robert Adams paid 400 pounds for two wolf’s heads certified by George Payne

Notes:
The days when court was in session were days when all the community gathered to sell goods and discuss gossip and politics. Politicians used this time to speak to the people. The settlers came there to settle old and new debts, buy property and sell.  It was in someways a fair like atmosphere or holiday.  The court system was also a training ground for statesmen.  Those that served in court system met leaders, discussed governing the communities and were instrumental in instituting new laws and procedures.  

Wolf's heads
For the settlers the wolves were destroyers of livestock and consequently growth.  Settlers were required to kill these predators and they were paid to do so.  However, if they wanted to be paid, they had to produce the head of the wolf.

The political life in 18th Century Virginia by Jack P. Greene
John Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science Oliver Perry Chitwood
Justice in Colonial Virginia  Oliver Perry Chitwood
Institutional History of Virginia in the 17th Century Philip Alexander Bruce

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