The Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Edward Wilson James
Whittet & Shepperson, 1899 - Chesapeake (Va.)
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Page 147 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 18 - AB is pious, sober and honest; that he is attached to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church...
Page 57 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Page 57 - Thomas two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of John Claypool and George Claypool the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law...
Page 112 - this, and the threatened devastation of other places, will unite the whole country in one indissoluble band against a nation which seems lost to every sense of virtue, and those feelings which distinguish a civilized people from the most barbarous savages.
Page 58 - Goodwyn his security, entered into and acknowledged, a bond in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Page 123 - ... Grace figures as plaintiff or defendant in some form of action at law. In 1698 two unsuccessful suits for slander brought by James and Grace Sherwood, show that the latter had been accused by John Gisburne of bewitching his hogs and cotton, and by Anthony Barnes of riding his wife and then escaping " out of the Key hole or crack of the door like a black Catt.
Page 12 - for not reading the booke of Common Prayer and for not adminstring the sacrament of Baptisme according to the Cannons and for not catechising on Sunnedayes in the afternoone according to the act of Assembly," with the result that he was obliged to leave the Colony, which he did, going to Maryland. Such was the loyalty of the people of Lower Norfolk county to the Church in 1645. The vestries were no less careful of the...
Page 14 - Lynnhaven, of parties for immorality; and in 1674, another party guilty of slander was condemned to be flogged,, "and shall stand three Saboath dayes in the parish church of Lynnhaven, the congragacon there being present, with a paper on his head written with these words following with Capitall letters, (vizt) I als yeoman doe Stand here to acknowledge the great wrong I have done in the slandering Mrs. Hall with my tongue. And the said als yeoman shall pay the Court charges als execucon, and the...
Page 138 - Phast ! said he, do you think it has changed my mind ? Don't you see how Dunmore is carrying all before him, and, if I can save my property by this step, ought I not in common prudence to wear it, for your sake and the children?

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