Monday, April 27, 2009

Massachusetts Bay Colony 1745 Philip Harvey of Taunton

Colonial American Document of 1745 with a Massachusetts Bay Colony Seal.

George, By The Grace of God,Great Britain,France and Ireland, King, Defender of The Faith. To The Sheriff of Our County of Bristol his Under Sheriff or Deputy, Greeting. We Command you to attach the Goods or Estate of Philip Harvey of Taunton in The County of Bristol Bricklayer to The Value of Twelve Pounds and for want Thereof to take The Body of the sd Philip and Him safely keep to answer before Our Justices of Our Inferior Court of Common Pleas next to be Holden at Bristol to answer unto Nehemiah Hoskins of Taunton and in a PLEA OF YE CASE for The defendant at a place called Taunton aforesaid Indebted to the plaintiff and by His Note of that Date promised to pay to the Plaintiff in Six Months Time from the Date of The Note.: Yet tho oft requested thereto has not paid the same to the Plaintiff and still neglects it. On Verso Seth Williams Deputy Sheriff Signs and States Attleborough Feb 25 1745 Then virtue of this Writ to me Directed I have Attached The Dwelling House and Land being The Estate of the within named and at the same time I left him a Summons at his houseplace of his abode. Sam White Attorney also Signs.

Ebay Item number: 230338032914

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dudley Hammonds and Manning Skinner 1834

1834 document providing for the rental of a slave girl named Jane. Dated December 31, 1834, Dudley Hammonds and Manning Skinner promise to pay Lemuel Sledge $96.50 "for the hire of Negro girl Jane" she to be provided with "two summer suits of cloths & one winter suit, Hat blanket shoes & stockings". No place mentioned but this document came with a collection of other slave papers from Alabama.

This document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 200332818750.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island 1791

September 14, 1791 transfering property in Providence, Rhode Island, from Olney Winsor and his wife Hope to Squire Thurber. The property in question located in area of Constitution and Benefit Streets, near what is today Brown University. Also attestation of Hope Winsor that she agrees to surrender the Right of Dower and Power of Thirds to which she is entitled to allow this transfer to occur.

This great old Providence, Rhode Island document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 200330300539.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bristol County, Massachusetts 1774

1744 Writ of Attachment issued by the court of Bristol County, Massachusetts.


Bristol, ff. GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, &c.

To the Sheriff of Our County of Bristol his Under-Sheriff or Deputy, Greeting.

We Command you to Attach the Goods or estate of Beriah Goddard of Dartmouth in our County of Bristol House Carpenter to the value of Twenty Four Pounds, and for want thereof to take the Body of the said Beriah Goddard (if he may be found in your Precinct) and him safley keep, so that you have him before Our Justices of Our Inferior Court of Common Pleas, next Second Tuesday of March next. Then and there in Our said Court to Answer unto Joseph Wing of Dartmouth in our County of Bristol aforesaid Gent. In a plea of ye case for that the defendt. at Dartmouth aforesaid on or about the middle of March last ??????? any Received of the which will ???????????????????? in court to be produced plan, one yoke of oxen and the defend. then and there promised to pay ye plant. the sum of forty eight pounds in good bills of credit of ye old Tenor for ye same yet the defendt tho oft requested hath not paid the same but unjustly denies to pay it.

To the Damage of the said Joseph Wing (as the Paith) the sum of Twenty F our pounds, which shall then there be made tp appear, with other due Damages. And have you there this writ, with your Doings therein. Witness Seth Williams Esq; at Bristol, this Twenty Fourth Day of December in the Eighteenth Year of Our Reign. Annoque Domini, 1744

Timothy Fales


Wing vs. Goddard

Bristol, fs. December 27th 1744

Persuant to the writ I have attached the dwelling house and land of the within named Beriah Goddard two fether beads and furniture belonging there to; one yoke of oxen three cows three yearlings and two calfs all set out to me by the Plant. (he being with me at the same time) and I left a summons as ye law directs.

Artis Hathaway Dep: Sheriff

This great old document is up for sale on Ebay Item number: 140313992127.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ann Glaspea Bristol County Document

Court document stating that an Ann Glaspea was convicted of uttering a profane curse and given a fine. This is a court document from probably the 1700's. The only date on the document is the first day of Nov in the 22 year of his majesty reign. The document is in good condition and it has a wax seal still on it. The document is from Bristol County, Mass. the document is signed by John Gockley.

Ebay Item number: 190299169508

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1832

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania document. The docketing reads, "Release", and the text notes that for a payment of $266, Allon B. Hibshman is released from all financial obligation to Catharine Hard's female bastard child. Signed April 14, 1832, Catharine Hard; John Hard; John Stobey [?]; Samuel E Eberly.

This great old document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 230335296063.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

John Woolley of Edge Square, Hollins Road, Hollinwood in the County of Lancaster

3 page sheepskin last will and testament of John Woolley of Edge Square, Hollins Road, Hollinwood in the County of Lancaster. The document bears the dates 1899 and 1901. Mr. Woolley passed on November 17, 1901. Other names listed are: Joseph Woolley, the son and Jane Booth, the daughter. The document has a large, hanging red wax seal of the Royal Coat of Arms.

This will is up for sale on Ebay. If you are working on the genealogy of the Woolley family this might be a great addition to your family records.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Nottingham New Hampshire 1811

Document from the town of Nottingham "In the name of the State of New Hampshire," September 1811, being a summons to give evidence in a court trial Wherein Stolen Tuttle Jun is plaintiff & James Shepard is Deft. On the reverse, is a Certification these people had been summoned and "have travelled and attended as is set against our names:"

Signatures and the amount of distance travelled accompanies their autograph:

* Joseph Cilley "two miles, one day"
* Matthew Neally
* William Butler
* John Hill
* Benjamin Neally
* William Clark
* William Furber
* John T. Coffin
* Benjamin Cilley
* Enoch Bartlett

Signed also by the Constable of Nottingham, Benjamin Neally and Henry Butler, the Justice of the Peace.