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Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1194

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a parcel of land belonging to James Montflorence in order to satisfy a debt of "Sixty nine pounds fourteen Shillings & four pence half penny" that Montflorence owes to Howel Tatum. The document also mentions that an unspecified debt to Andrew Jackson must be settled before Tatum can be paid.

Dates

  • 1793 July 8

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a parcel of land belonging to James Montflorence in order to satisfy a debt of "Sixty nine pounds fourteen Shillings & four pence half penny" that Montflorence owes to Howel Tatum. The document also mentions that an unspecified debt to Andrew Jackson must be settled before Tatum can be paid.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions created this writ to settle a land dispute between James Montflorence and Howel Tatum. The disagreement began in mid-1790 when Montflorence sold Tatum several lots of land in Nashville for 100 pounds. The indenture transferring ownership of the land also mentioned 640 acres in Tennessee County that Montflorence had sold to Tatum but had not produced the official deed. Montflorence was required to produce this document by July of 1791 or else the sale would be voided. Montflorence apparently did not fulfill his obligation, as Tatum filed a writ of replevin in order to recover the 64 pounds that he had paid for the land. Because Montflorence did not appear in court as instructed, Tatum won his case by default and the court ordered that some of Montflorence's land be sold to recover the money, including accrued interest.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480