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Re: Caroline County reference material
Posted by: James Voss (ID *****2391) Date: October 31, 2006 at 16:42:33
In Reply to: Re: Caroline County reference material by Josephine Morningstar of 750

OK. These records all come from the book by T. E. Campbell called "Colonial Caroline, A History of Caroline County, Virginia." Most if not all of this information comes from the still extant Caroline order books. Page numbers refer to pages in Campbell:

115, 1744, Joseph and Elizabeth King listed as bootleggers in Port Royal [this is a town on the Rappahannock River where Rt. 301 and Rt. 3 cross today]

116, 1745, ditto.

194, 1764, Zachery and Erron Hill fined for aggravated assault on Jacob King, bootlegger.

195, 1760, Bernard King in a list of landless headrights without the right to vote who were ordered to stand watch 24 hours a day at debtor's prison.

320, 1738, list of headrights purchased in 1738 by Benjamin Rennolds includes Joshua and Elizabeth King, with note that they sold their headrights a second time in 1754. Note that they were bootleggers and Elizabeth was also a prostitute.

367, 1762, Joshua King exempted from payment of the tithe because he was old/infirm.

414, 1743-1747, Joseph & Martha King mentioned as doing a flourishing bootleg business in Port Royal.

424, 1741, Edward Crawley and Martha King fined 40 pounds for adultery and ordered not to meet for a year and a day.

428, 1761, Mary King in a list of white women who had bastards.

428, 1774, Dicey King in a list of white women who had bastards.

438, 1745, Martha King placed under 10 pounds bond because of her immorality.

438, 1745, Abraham, Mary, James and Jacob King, the children of Martha and Joseph King, bound by the wardens of St. Mary's parish to Bennett Moore because their parents "failed to instruct them in religious principles and look after their education."

461, 1739, cases for slander, assault & battery, Joseph King vs. John Powell and Mace Pickett, false imprisonment added to the charge, 50 shillings verdict by jury.

405, 1764, in a list of poor debtors who surrendered their property and took the pauper's oath in Caroline Court, Joshua King, forfeited his estate consisting of "1 boolster [bolster] and blanket"

439, 1750, Sarah King bound because immoral.

455, 1760, Zachery and Erron Coghill, aggravated assault on Jacob King, 10 shillings fine each by jury.

462, 1742, cases for slander, assault & battery, Joseph King vs. John Brown.

462, 1744, cases for slander, assault & battery, Joseph and Martha Kings vs. Joseph Mackie.

463, cases for slander, assault & battery, Nicholas Mullins vs. Martha King, slander, 2 pounds damages awarded.

464, cases for slander, assault & battery, Morris Spencer vs. Jacob King.

465, cases for slander, assault & battery, Dicey King vs. William Beazley.


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