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Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1206

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to recover the 18 shillings that John Shannon owes Patrick Lyons as a result of a court case that was decided in October 1794. The Sheriff is to bring this sum to the January 12, 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that it can be officially transferred to Lyons.

Dates

  • 1794 October 13

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to recover the 18 shillings that John Shannon owes Patrick Lyons as a result of a court case that was decided in October 1794. The Sheriff is to bring this sum to the January 12, 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that it can be officially transferred to Lyons.

Biographical/Historical Note

This writ was issued as part of a lawsuit that Patrick Lyons brought against Daniel Carmichael in the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in order to recover a debt. Carmichael apparently did not have the money to pay Lyons, as a number of men who owed Carmichael money were summoned to court to testify as to the status of their debts. Among them were John Shannon (who owed 18 shillings), James Crabtree (who owed 12 shillings, 10 pence), Jacob Irick (who owed 9 shillings), John Hamilton (who owed 1 shilling, 8 pence), George McWhirter (who owed 2 pounds, 10 shillings, 1 pence), Amos Baulch (who owed 48 shillings, 4 pence), and Thomas Sharp (who owed 11 shillings, 3 pence). The court found the majority of these debts to be legitimate, and ordered the men to reimburse the court instead of Carmichael so that the sums could be applied to the 24 pounds, 8 shillings, and 8.25 pence that he owed to Lyon.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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