1700 to 1720

Court Orders 1700 to 1720

Extracts from Virginia public records concerning Samuel Dishman (Duchemin) and Isaac Duchemin of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Listed in chronological order.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 78: [1]

24 Apr 1700: It is ordered that Robert Legg, Samll. Ducemen, Rice Williams and William Rawlins appraise the estate of John Manning.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 110: [1]

28 Feb 1700/01: Margrett Collins, servant to Samll. Dishmen is adjudged sixteen yeares of age and ordered to serve according to law.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 114a: [1]

28 May 1701: The severall gentlemen hereafter named, Thomas Marson, Robert Franck, Richd. Tutt, Samuell Ducheman, John Lancelott, Anthony Beard, John Edwards, John Parsons, Thomas Brown, Phillipp Saunders, Wm. Moxley junr, Henry Wharton and Wm. Caruthers, inter alia summoned to bee Grand inquisitors for our Soveraigne Lord the King, sworn and charged.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 3 (1701-1707), page 113: [2]

28 Dec 1702: Jane Overall of Westmoreland County impower John Jones of same my attorney to acknowledge a deed of gift of land 20 Oct 1702 to William Overall.

Jane Overall

Wit: Saml. Duceman, Henry Stapleton

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 3 (1701-1707), page 205: [2]

22 Feb 1703/04: Elenor Strother appoint Mr. Daniel Field my attorney to acknowledge my right of dower unto Hugh Horton.

Eleanor Strother

Wit: William Smith, S. Duchman

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 3 (1701-1707), page 209: [2]

23 Feb 1703/04: Robert Legg. Inventory. 5 Feb 1703/04 Made by virtue of order of 24 November. Appraisers sworn before Mr. George Weedon. Total valuation 2384 pounds of tobacco. Nicholas Downton, S. Ducheman, David Browne 23 Feb 1703/04. Returned.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 227: [3]

31 May 1704: John Brown, servant to Samll. Duceman, is adjudged eleven years of age.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 271: [3]

29 Aug 1705: Samll. Dushemon mark is ordered to be recorded.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 3 (1701-1707), page 369: [2]

3 Sep 1705: Samuel Duchman gives for his mark of cattle and hogs a swallow fork on each ear and an underkeel in the right ear.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1705-1707), page 6a: [4]

27 Feb 1705/06: [Duchemen’s rights proved] Samuell Duchemen came into Court and upon the Holy Evangelist did sweare that hee had good right according to Law to claime Lands for the importacion of severall persons hereunder mencioned into this Colony, to witt, Henry Stapleton, William Mean, William Duff, Margrett Collins, Pierce Cale and Michaell Spiller and it is ordered a Certificate according to Law.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1707-1709), page 71a: [5]

24 Sep 1707: [Hogg’s Administration granted Cohoren] Administration is granted Christian Cohoren of the Estate of Roger Hogg, deced., Charles Ashton, Gent., assumeing with said Christian in the sume of ten thousand pounds of tobacco for her due administration thereon, and it is ordered that shee return a true and perfect Inventory of the same to the next Court upon Oath. It was also ordered that Joeseph Smith, Samuel Ducheman, William Butler and Edward Marcey or any three of them being first sworn before some of her Majestie’s Justices for this County do some tyme before the next Court value and appraise the Estate and make return of their valuation to the next Court.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1707-1709), page 84a: [5]

29 Apr 1708: [Ducheman v Tony, a Negro] Tony a Negro slave belonging to Samuell Ducheman is adjudged nine yeares of age.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1707-1709), page 116a: [5]

24 Feb 1708/09: [Ducheman v Hudson’s Executors] Judgment is granted Samuell Ducheman against the Estate of John Hudson, deceased, in the hands of William Rush and Joshua Hudson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Hudson, for the sume of four hundred forty six pounds of tobacco due by account and proved by the Oath of Samuell Ducheman. Ordered they pay the same with costs als Execution.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1707-1709), page 116a: [5]

24 Feb 1708/09: [Ducheman v Elliott’s Executors] Judgment is granted Samuell Ducheman against the Estate of John Elliott, deceased, in the hands of Sarah Elliott, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of John Elliott, for the sume of four hundred fourty pounds of tobacco due by account. Ordered shee pay the same with costs als Execution.

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book 4, page 18: [6]

18 Dec 1710: Mrs. Mary Merring of Plymouth, County of Devon in Great Britain died seized of 440 Acres in Northumberland County. Land Escheats. Thomas Sorrell, Deputy Clerk of said County. Grant to Samuel Duchiminia of Westmoreland County adjacent his land on upper Machotique, Thomas Butler, Edward Mercy, near Ashton Swamp, Richard Rawlins.

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Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1709-1712), page 152: [7]

25 Apr 1711: Kitt, a slave to Samuell Duchemen, is adjudged eleven yeares of age.

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book 4, page 51: [6]

30 Aug 1711: Samuel Duchiminia of Westmoreland County. Warrant. 30 Dec Last. Survey by Thomas Hooper. 202 Acres on Occaquan River & Broad Run in Stafford County.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1709-1712), page 177a: [7]

30 Jan 1711/12: [Duchmen v Bernard’s Exrx.] Judgement is granted to Samuel Duchmen against Margrett Bernard, Executrix of John Bernard, deced. for the sume of four hundred ninety one pounds of tobacco due from John Bernard to Samuel Duchmen by Account; ordered shee pay the same out of the Estate of John Bernard with costs als execution.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 5 (1712-1716), page 32: [8]

26 Mar 1712: William Rush. Estate Account. 1709. Payments made to James Westcomb, Jno. Wheeler, Joshua Hudson, John Popham, Tho. Weedon, Peter Skinner, Burdett Ashton, Robert Richards, John Pratt, Samll. Duchmen, James Ohary, James Ohary by Neal Macan[?], John Baker, Joseph Weekes, Nathll. Pope, Richard Thomas. To Will Rush, eldest son to Wm. Rush, being his part of his father’s estate 448 [pounds of tobacco] To my third part of the estate due to me by law 448 [pounds of tobacco] Eliza. Rush 26 Mar 1712. At the motion of Eliza. Rush the account was admitted to record.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1709-1712), page 181a: [7]

27 Mar 1712: [Brown v Duchmen] Ordered the Sheriff of this County doe summon Samuel Duchmen to be and appeare at the next Court to be held for this County to answer the Petition of John Browne for Freedom and he likewise summon Daniell Burn and Gerrard Ford as Evidences for John Browne to prove the matter in his Petition sett forth.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1712-1714), page 187: [9]

25 Jun 1712: [Browne v Duchmen] In the difference between John Browne against his Master, Samuel Duchmen, for freedome, Samuel having made Oath that he never saw neither had and Indenture whereby John Browne was bound to any person as against him he had alledged. It is ordered John Browne do return home to serve his Master according to a former Judgement of this Court in that behalfe made.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1712-1714), page 216a: [9]

24 Jun 1713: [Washington Parish v Duchemen p Jett] Lawrence Butler by virtue of a Power from Samuel Duchemen confessed Judgement to the Churchwardens of Washington Parish for five hundred pounds of tobacco for Patience Jett being the Fine by Law assesst for the sin of fornication of which shee stood accused and convict; ordered the same be levied and disposed of for the use of the Parish according to law.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 5 (1712-1716), page 229: [8]

30 Sep 1713: John Bernard. Estate account. 14 Sep 1713. Made pursuant to order of 26 Aug 1713 at the house of Mr. Laurence Butler. Payments made to Jno. Cooper (Majr. Blackston’s protested bills), Mr. Lovell (judgement), Capt. Eskridge (judgement), Nicho. Phillips (protested bill), Mr. Burditt Ashton, Samll. Duchmen, Henry Russoe, Hugh Rice (judgements), Mr. Watts (laying out the land sold), Capt. Eskridge (attorney’s fees), Elias Hore (Sheriff’s fees).

Andr. Monroe, Richard Watts, Joseph Bayly, Jos. Weekes

30 Sep 1713. On motion of Lawr. Butler admit to record.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1712-1714), page 225: [9]

30 Sep 1713: [Duchmen’s slaves] Sukey slve to Samuel Duchemen adjudged twelve years of age. Dick, slave to Samuel Duchmen adjudged nine yeares of age. Judey, slave to Samuel Duchmen, adjudged twelve yeares of age.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1716-1718), page 314: [10]

26 Jun 1717: [Trigger’s Admon granted] Margrett Trigger, Relict of Thomas Trigger, deced. came into Court and made Oath that Thomas departed this life without making any Will soe far as she knows or believes and upon her Petition Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration on the Estate in due form, Terrance Conner assumeing in open Court to be Security for her faithfull administration thereof according to Law; And ordered Nicholas Downton, Joseph Smith, William Butler and Samuel Duchemen or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for this County, doe some time before the next Court value and appraise the Estate in money and make report thereof to the next Court.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 6 (1716-1720), page 181: [11]

25 Sep 1717: Thomas Trigger. Inventory. Appraisers sworn before Mr. Burdtt. Ashton. Total valuation £8.14.6

Joseph Smith, Samuel Ducheman, William Butler

Signed by Margt. (X) Trigger

25 Sep 1717. Return’d.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1705-1721), page 354: [12]

27 Aug 1718: Harry a Negro Slave to Samuel Dishmen junr. is by this Court adjudged seven yeares of age.

Note: This is a reference to Samuel Dishman, Jr., eldest son of Samuel Dishman.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 6 (1716-1720), page 418: [11]

26 Nov 1718: Debts I paid due from the estate of Mr. Richard Watts. Payments made to Robt. Colbert, Spence Monroe, Dr. Turner, Samll. Dishman, Amoss Bagwell, Wm. Harrys, Mr. Nath. Pope, Tho. Jenkins, Wm. Sturman, Tho. Wills, St. Jno. Shropshire, Wm. Rowe, Edmund Bulger.

Mary Chilton

26 Nov 1718. Presented by Mary Chilton.

Notes:
  1. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Order Book 1698-1705, Part Two, 1700-1701, (Washington DC: 1978).
  2. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds and Wills No. 3, 1701-1707: Abstracted and Compiled from the 1852 Transcript of the Original Volume Which is no Longer Extant, (Washington DC: 1967).
  3. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Order Book 1698-1705, Part Four, 1703-1705, (Washington DC: 1978).
  4. Transcribed by Keith Dishman from the original records, or from a microfilmed copy of the original).
  5. Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, editors, Westmoreland County, Virginia Orders 1707-1709, (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1998).
  6. Gertrude E. Gray, compiler, Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987).
  7. Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, editors, Westmoreland County, Virginia Orders 1709-1712, (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1998).
  8. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds and Wills No. 5, 1712-1716, (Washington DC: 1989).
  9. Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, editors, Westmoreland County, Virginia Orders 1712-1714, (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1998).
  10. Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, editors, Westmoreland County, Virginia Orders 1716-1718, (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1998).
  11. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds and Wills No. 6, 1716-1720, (Washington DC: 1989).
  12. Transcribed by Keith Dishman from the original records, or from a microfilmed copy of the original.

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