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Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1193
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a tract of land belonging to Hugh Hays in order to obtain the $290.78 that Thomas Blackamore recovered against him in a case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The Sheriff is to bring the money to the Court's July session so that it can be formally issued to Blackamore.

Dates: 1796 April 11

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1194
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.

Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1197
Abstract

In this writ, the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell some of James Bosley's and James Robertson's lands in order to recover the remaining 23 pounds and 4 shillings that the two men owe to John Logan and William Taitt as a result of a recent court case.

Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1206
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.

Dates: 1794 October 13

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1208
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell 1,000 acres of land belonging to Martin Armstrong and bring the proceeds to the January 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that the money can be applied to the 200 pounds that Bennett Searcy recovered against Armstrong during the court's previous session. The reverse contains a calculation of the fees Searcy incurred during the trial and that Armstrong has been ordered to pay.

Dates: 1794 October 13

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1209
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...
Dates: 1793 July 8

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1210
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that George A. Suggs owes to James Meness as a result of a court case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Once he has obtained the money, the Sheriff is to bring it to the court's July 1796 session so that it can be formally transferred to Meness. A notation on the reverse indicates that Suggs paid his debt on June 20, 1796.

Dates: 1796 April 11

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1211
Abstract This collection consists of two writs issued by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Davidson County, witnessed in October of 1794. The first writ in this set instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that John Anderson and his wife recovered against Sackfield Macklin in a recent court case. The second instructs him to collect the money that Daniel James recovered against John Bell, also in a recent court case, and was issued on November 21, 1794. After he has...
Dates: 1794 October-November 21

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