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Kent County Criminal Court Records, 1728-1734
Volume 567, Page 442   View pdf image (33K)
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442                                        November Court 1733

Kent County planters and present in their proper persons in Court Cometh and Acknowledged
themselves indebted to the Right Hon.rble the lord proprietary in the Sum of ten pounds
Sterling money of Great Brittaine ^Each^ to be made and Leveyed on their body Goods and Chattles
Lands and Tenements Conditionally that if the afd David Jones Shall not appear and Answ.r
any time during the Court Sitting to what Shall be objected against him on his Lordships
behalf and in the mean time he is to be of good behaviour wherewith they acknowledge
themselves to be Content

    After which the Court orders that Information be by M.r Tench Francis Clk
of Indictments of this Court Exhibited against the afd David Jones for the offence

    After which the afd David in his proper person comes into Court and appears
to the afd Recognizance  And prays that the Same may be discharged  Ordered by this
Court that the Same Recognizances Each of them be discharged  David Jones
afd his Recognizance taken in the Sum of Twenty pounds as afd Is by this Court
here discharged there being no Cause Shewn to the Contrary &c.a

    And also Griffith Jones and Edward Rogers jun.r in the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling
Each for the appearance of the afd David Jones And to Answer as afd  The Same Recogniz.c
Each are by this Court here discharged there being no cause Shewn to the Contrary

    Kent County fs  Memorandum that Tench Francis Gent. attorney of the right
Honourable the Lord prop.ry that now is for the County afd who for the Same Lord
prop.ry in this part prosecuteth doth come here into Kent County Court before James
Harris Esq.r and his associates his Lordships Justices of the Same County to wit at Chester
Town in the afd County the twentieth day of November Anno Dom. Seventeen hundred
thirty & three and for the Same Lord prop.ry doth give the Court here to understand and
be informed that David Jones late of S.t Pauls Parish in the County afd Planter
and duly Summoned to Serve before the Same Court this present Sessions as a
Grand Juror and that the Same David the Said twentieth day of November in the
Court House of the Said Lord prop.ry for the County afd before the Same Court judicially
sitting there being in the presence and hearing of many liege Subjects of our Lord
the King that now is unlawfully and Contemptuously did Say Speak and with a loud
voice pronounce & publish these Contemptuous and approbrious English words
(to wit)  If they (the Court afd) meaning) do not discharge me (from the Service
of Grand Jury as afd meaning) I the afd David meaning) will not Serve (would not
serve as a grand Juror as afd meaning) And that the Court [The Same Court meaning]
might do what the devil put in their heads to the Contempt of the Said Lord
prop.ry and his laws & to the evil Example of all others in Such case offending
Wherefore the afd attorney prayeth the advice of the Court here in the premisses
for the said Lord prop.ry and due process of Law against the afd David in this part
to Issue to Answer to the Said Lord prop.ry of and upon the premisses &c.a
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    And the afd David Jones in his proper person appears and Saith that he
Cannot gainsay the Information afd So as afd against him brought nor but that he
is guilty of the premisses above upon him imposed as by the afd Indictment
it is alledged and thereupon Submits to The Court    Therefore it is Considered
by the Justices here to wit at Kent County at the Court House in the Town of Chester of
Said County on the third tuesday in November being the twentieth day of Said Month

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Kent County Criminal Court Records, 1728-1734
Volume 567, Page 442   View pdf image (33K)
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