Maryland Under the Commonwealth; a Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 126 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. A Summary Of The Proceed1ngs Of The Prov1nc1al Courts, 1649 To 1658, Chronolog1cally Arranged. Prov1nc1al Courts Of 1649 anD 1650. The Provincial Court met in June, 1649, probably in October, in November, and in December, on January 25, 1649/50, at St. Mary's with only Stone and Hatton present; on February 20 at the Governor's house in St. Michael's Hundred, when Price came as a third member; and at St. Mary's on February 26, when Greene took the place of Price.1 The proceedings were of small interest for the most part; cases came up involving the title to cattle,2 and deeds of heifers were formally recorded,3 as were many earmarks of individuals.4 Powers of attorney were registered, especially to George Manners, who seems to have been one of the first legal practitioners in the Province;5 a commission was issued to administer an oath;" we find mortgages of crops, cattle, and vessels,7 and releases3 and indentures for servants.9 Many suits were brought for debts of tobacco, of blue linen and of other goods, for the unlawful detention J4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 485, 495, 538, 544, 546 (Nov. 15, Greene presided, and Price, Pile, Vaughan, and Hatton were also present), 527 '4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 485, 497. Case for illegal detention of a bull, 4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 540, 10 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 3, 4. 310 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 9, 13, 32, 48; 4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 500, 508, S 16, 527. 44 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 487, 495, 498, 500, 506, 508, 514, 515, 518, $36, 543. 547; 10 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 9. s4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 485, S13. S18, 533. 536; 10 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 7, 8, 9. '4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 507, 510, 515. 'Bonds were filed, 10 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 8; 4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct., 512, 516. '4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct, 518. "4 Md. Arch., Prov. Ct...

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