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Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1209

This writ commands the Sheriff of Davidson County to apprehend Barkley William Pollock (apparently an executor for Evan Shelby's estate) and hold him in custody until he or someone acting on his behalf produces the one cent and six pounds, two shillings, and six pence that he owes to Abraham Riston as a result of a recent court case. The Sheriff is to appear in the court's next session to tell the justices how the writ was executed and, should Pollock pay his debt, to transfer the money to the court.

Dates

  • 1793 July 8

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This writ commands the Sheriff of Davidson County to apprehend Barkley William Pollock (apparently an executor for Evan Shelby's estate) and hold him in custody until he or someone acting on his behalf produces the one cent and six pounds, two shillings, and six pence that he owes to Abraham Riston as a result of a recent court case. The Sheriff is to appear in the court's next session to tell the justices how the writ was executed and, should Pollock pay his debt, to transfer the money to the court.

Biographical/Historical Note

This writ was issued as part of a court case that Evan Shelby (and later the executors of his estate) brought against Abraham Riston. Shelby alleged that Riston owed him $1,500 and levied a number of writs of attachment against various of his lands in the January 1789 term of the court. Shelby was instructed to appear to answer Riston's charges but failed to do so. It was eventually discovered that he had died and so his executors were required to appear in his place. The case was heard by a jury in the July 1793 term, and damages of 1 cent plus costs (amounting to six pounds, 2 shillings, and 6 pence) were awarded.

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

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