Prior to 1700

Court Orders Prior to 1700

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 (1690-98), page 101A: [1]

26 Jul 1693: Samll. Duseny vs. Jno. Spencer.  Per attachment.  Dismist.

Note: This is possibly a reference to Samuel Dishman.  The name Duseny does not appear elsewhere in the Order Book extracts for the period 1692-1699.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1690-98), page 119A: [2]

28 Feb 1693/94: Mr. Malachy Peele came into Court and acknowledged a Deed of sale of Land from him to Samuel Decymee & Isaac Decymee to bee his proper Act & Deed and the Lands & premises thereby conveyed to bee the just right and Inheritance of the said Samuel and Isaac Decymee. Ordered the same be Recorded.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1690-98), page 127: [1]

29 Feb 1693/94: Capt. Lawrence Washington, Sheriff of this county, faileing to have John Pratt executor of John Sharp at this Court to answer the suit of Samuell Decimee, ordered that unless hee have Pratt at the next Court, judgment to pass against the Sheriff for what it shall appeare due from Pratt.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1690-98), page 136: [3]

30 May 1694: Judgment is granted Samuel Duchemien against John Pratt, executor of Estate of John Sharp for the sum of 515 pounds of tobacco due by bill and account heard in court and proved by oath of the Plantiff, ordered that the said John Pratt, qualified as above stated, pay the same to the said Samuel Duchemen on order with costs.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1690-98), page 191: [3]

30 Oct 1695: Henry Stapleton, servant to Samll. Decemen adjudged twelve yeares of age and it is ordered he serve his master according to law.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 2 (1691-1699), page 95A: [2]

22 Feb 1696/97: This Indenture made this 22nd day of July Anno Dom 1696 Between Charles Ashton of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland in the Colony of Virginia, Gent. of the one part and Isaac Duchmine of the same place (Smith) of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Charles Ashton for divers good causes and considerations hime thereunto moving, more especially for and in consideration of the full sum or neet quantity of 4000 pounds of good sound legal Tobacco in hand Secured, before signing Sealing and delivery of these presents, have bargained, aliened, and sold, and doe by these presents and for the Consideration aforesaid, bargain, alien, sell, enfeoff and Confirm from him the said Charles Ashton & his heirs aforesaid, unto him the said Isaac Duchmine his heirs aforesaid, 100 Acres of Land lying and being in the aforesaid Parish and being part of a Tract of Land of 500 acres formerly purchased by Capt. John Ashton, deceased, Father of the said Charles, of John Brueton, deceased…Click here for full text

24 Feb 1696/97: At a Court held for the said County the 24th day of Feb 1696, Charles Ashton above named personally appeared and acknowledged the Above Instrument to be his proper Act and Deed, and the Lands and Premises thereby mentioned to be conveyed, to be the above named Isaac Duchmines, to the just right and Inheritance of the said Isaac Duchmines his heirs and assigns forever. Teste James Westcomb, CWC

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 8A: [4]

29 Jun 1698: All the witnesses to the last will and testament of Michll. Webb being dead, upon the petition of’ Rebecca Webb his relict, administration with the will annexed is granted her, Joseph Hemmings and Edward Lambee assumeing to bee her securities. It is ordered that Thomas Russell, Robt. Legg, Samll. Ducemen and Isaac Ducemen appraise the estate.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 2 (1691-1699), page 175a-176: [5]

25 Oct 1698: Charles Ashton of Westmoreland County, Gent., to Benjamin Weeding of same, yeo[man]. For 101 acres to me made over by Benjamin Weeding and Susanna wife of the said Benjamin and relict of Anthony Phillips, deceased. 200 acres in Washington Parish on the North side of the Beaver Damm at Attopin Creek, part of 500 acres formerly purchased by my deceased father John Ashton of said county, Gent., … corner tree of 100 acres sold by me the said Charles Ashton to Isaac Dismen, smith … at a mouth of the swamp of the said dams … Charles Ashton Wit: Rice Williams, John Harris, And. Bearde

26 Oct 1698: Acknowledged by Charles Ashton, Gent.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 23: [4]

25 Jan 1698/99: Richd. Farrell servant to Isaack Duchmen is adjudged one and twenty yeares and ordered to serve according to law.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 30A: [2]

29 Mar 1699: Upon the Petition of Martha Duchemen, Relict of Isaac Duchemen dec’d, Administration is granted her of the said Decedents estate. George Harris assuming to bee her security is Ordered to enter into bond according to Law and shee to return an Inventory of the said dec’d estate to the next Court upon oath. It is also Ordered that Samuel Duchemen doe render and give unto the aforesaid Martha a full true and perfect account of the Estate of the said Isaac by any meanes come to his possession or knowledge. Before some of his Majesty’s Justices for this County upon oath.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 35: [4]

26 Apr 1699: It is ordered that Thomas Russell, George Harris, Wm. Cohorn and Thomas Weedon appraise the estate of Isaac Ducemen.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 36: [4]

31 May 1699: Wm. Monee servant to Samll. Ducemen is adjudged seventeen yeares of age and is ordered to serve according to law.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 52: [4]

31 Aug 1699: Nicholas Mareen, Clerk, obtained an attachment against the estate of Isaac Duchmen for 1185 pounds of tobacco upon which the Sheriff returned This writt not executed by reason I could find no estate of Isaac Duchemen in my baylywick. The attachment dismist.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1698-1705), page 74a: [6]

29 Feb 1699/00: John Hore and Thomas Bowcock, executors of Thomas Pennell, were attached to answer Samll. Ducemen of a plea on the case for 245 pounds of tobacco. The Sheriff returning ce[pi] cor[pu]s and the defendant faileing to appeare, order is granted Samll. Ducemen against the Sheriff for the debt.

About the Westmoreland County Records from 1691-1699:

From the preface to Part One of the Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1690-1698 that was abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman in 1962:

“The Order Book 1690-1698 is an original volume. Each entry contained in this book is given in these abstracts, with the exception of continuances of suits which are not mentioned until the final adjudication is recorded. Covering approximately the same period as this Order Book is Deeds & Wills No. 2, 1691-1699, a transcript of 1801 which actually contains but 25 pages of records in 1691 and none thereafter until 1695. Thus, the great majority of deeds and wills mentioned in these court orders are no longer preserved and it is in these orders alone that reference to them can be found.”

 

Notes:
  1. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Order Book 1690-1698, Part Two, 1692-1694, (Washington DC: 1963).
  2. Transcribed by Keith Dishman from the original records, or from a microfilmed copy of the original.
  3. Transcribed by James Dallas Dishman from the original records.
  4. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Order Book 1698-1705, Part One, 1698-1699, (Washington DC: 1978).
  5. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds and Wills No. 2, 1691-1699: Abstracted and Compiled from the 1801 Transcript of the Original Volume Which is no Longer Extant, (Washington DC: 1965).
  6. John Frederick Dorman, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Order Book 1698-1705, Part Two, 1700-1701, (Washington DC: 1978).

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