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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 149   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, July August 1642. 149


An Act appointing the order wherein Causes
shall be heard and determined

Upon any Court day all causes wherein issue is joyned and
both parties present & ready for tryall shall have right to be
called to hearing & determination in the order as the date is
of their entry
And the keeper of the Record shall enter all causes in the
order as the demand is made of entry and if more demand
together at one time if it be out of Court The keeper of the
Record shall use his discretion for the order of the entry If
in Court the cheif Judge in Court shall determine of the order
If divers Causes be entred upon Record on one day the Clerk
entring shall distinguish them with figures according to the

Liber
C & W H

order of their entry In all other causes the Court may hear them
in such order as they shall think most agreeable to right and
equity provided that civill actions wherein the Lord proprietarie
is plantif for debt duty or damage (arriseing otherwise then
by fine forfeiture or Composicon for such fine or forfeiture or
by assignmt not made bona fide upon good and valuable con-
sideration at or afore the assignmt) shall have right to be first
heard & determined afore any other And the judgmt first
entred shall have right to have first execution out of the office
if it be demanded (except as afore excepted) And the execu-
tion first delivered to the Sherrif & the persons lands or goods
shewen or tendred to be shewen upon which the execution
may be layd shall be first served by him upon such persons,
lands or goods as aforesaid upon paine of fine and damage to
the partie grieved. Provided that the keeper of a Record
shall enter no record in his own behalf without the hands of
some judge of the Court to the Record nor shall record any-
thing after the publishing hereof in the County unless he be
sworne to keep true Record This Act to endure till the end
of the next Assembly

An Act appointing Court Days

The first day (not being Sunday or holy day) in the Severall
months of June October December Febuary March & Aprill
shall be ordinary Court clays in the Courts of St Maries and
the first day (not being sunday or holy day) in the months of
July September, November & January and the next day (not
being Sunday or holy day) after the 14th day of December
January Febuary March and Aprill shall be ordinary Court

p. 83

days in every other County wherein (and in the days following
afore the Court break up) all issues joyned or Petitions entred
afore any the said Severall Court dayes respectively shall be

p. 84



 
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