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Timothy Fales, Elnathan Pope, "Mary Adams Summons", 1718 May 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 26
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-27
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Timothy Fales, clerk, directing the sheriff to summon Mary Adams before the Bristol County Court of General Sessions to show cause (per writ of scire facias) why court-ordered weekly payments by Thomas Waste, father of Adams's child, should not be abated. Endorsement of Elnathan Pope, deputy sheriff, on verso.
Dates: 1718 May 13

William Throope, "William Throope complaint", 1719 April 14

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-28
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by William Throope, commissioner of excise for Bristol County, petitioning the Court of General Sessions to proceed against Samuel Crossman, Josiah Turner, John West, and Gershom Woddell, for refusing to pay taxes.
Dates: 1719 April 14

Lemuel Pope, "Lemuel Pope petition", 1719 April 14

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 28
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-29
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Lemuel Pope, of Dartmouth, petitioning the Bristol County Court of General Sessions for abatement of the 3s per week payments he had been ordered to make to Sarah Spooner, who charged him "(tho' wrongfully) . . . of being the father of Her Bastard Child." 
Dates: 1719 April 14

Ebenezer Brenton, John Barney, Jonathan Thayer, "Warrant of contempt against John Rosher", 1719 April 22

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 29
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-30
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Ebenezer Brenton, clerk, directing the sheriff to arrest John Rosher, of Taunton, and bring him before the Bristol County Court of General Sessions to answer for his contempt of a summons. Rosher had been previously summoned by the court to answer a charge of failing to attend public worship. The endorsements of John Barney, deputy sheriff, and Jonathan Thayer, constable of Taunton, appear on the reverse. Thayer reports being refused entrance to the house at...
Dates: 1719 April 22

Thomas Church, "Judgement against Thomas Brownell", 1719/1720 February 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 30
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-31
Scope and Contents This document and the two following (MSN/COL 2717-32 and 2717-33) relate to the case of George Brownell v. Thomas Brownell, heard by Bristol County justice of the peace Thomas Church on 9 February 1719/20. It is a memorandum recording Church's judgment against Thomas Brownell of Little Compton, fining him 10s plus costs of court for "Raising a falce Report against" George Brownell. Church indicates Brownell's intention to appeal the judgment at the next sitting of the Court of General Sessions. 
Dates: 1719/1720 February 9

Thomas Church, "Thomas Brownell recognizance", 1719/1720 February 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 31
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-32
Scope and Contents This document, and the documents preceding and following (MSN/COL 2717-31 and 2717-33) relate to the case of George Brownell v. Thomas Brownell, heard by Bristol County justice of the peace Thomas Church at Little Compton on 9 February 1719/20. It is a memorandum recording a bond of recognizance entered by Brownell in the amount of £5, and a surety of £5 undertaken on Brownell's behalf by James Dyer, on condition that Brownell appear at the next sitting of the Court of General Sessions to...
Dates: 1719/1720 February 9

Thomas Church, "George Brownell recognizance", 1719/1720 February 16

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 32
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-33
Scope and Contents This document and the two preceding (MSN/COL 2717-31 and 2717-32) relate to the case of George Brownell v. Thomas Brownell, heard by Bristol County justice of the peace Thomas Church at Little Compton on 9 February 1719/20. This third document clarifies the nature of Brownell's allegedly "falce report." It is a memorandum recording a bond of recognizance entered by George Brownell, with Jonathan Read as surety, in the amount of £20 each, on condition that Brownell appear before the Court of...
Dates: 1719/1720 February 16

Thomas Church, "Selectmen of Norton summons", 1720 April 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 33
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-34
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Ebenezer Brewton, clerk, ordering the sheriff to summon John Hodges, John Skinner, and John Witherly, selectmen of Norton, to the next session of the Court of General Sessions to answer the complaint of Joseph Avery, Norton minister, alleging their failure to pay his salary; with endorsement of William Gallup, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1720 April 13

Thomas Church, "Complaint of Martha Price", 1720 May 24-25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 34
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-35
Scope and Contents A memorandum, written and signed by Thomas Church, Bristol County justice of the peace, registering the complaint of Martha Price, of Little Compton, alleging that her husband, John Price, had threatened to kill her. The document records that because John Price refused to give sureties for his appearance at the Court of General Sessions, Church ordered him held in custody until the next sitting of the court at Bristol. 
Dates: 1720 May 24-25

Thomas Church, Thomas Stodder, "Warrant for the arrest of Benjamin Corry (Cory), et al.", 1720 June 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 35
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-36
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Thomas Church, Bristol County justice of the peace, directing the sheriff to arrest Benjamin Corry (Cory), Benjamin Brownell, Robert Lanworthy (Langworthy), all of Little Compton, and to bring them before a justice of the peace to answer a complaint alleging that they had injured a plow horse and killed a mare belonging to James Dyer. The document also directs the sheriff to summon Constant Church, Jonathan Smith, William Briggs, and Thomas Brownell as...
Dates: 1720 June 25

Seth Williams, "Mary Roshar recognizance", 1722 June 22

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 36
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-37
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by Seth Williams, a Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by Mary Roshar, of Taunton, in the amount of £10, and John Roshar (Rosher) and Ebenezer Cob as sureties in the amount of £5 each, on condition that she appear before the Court of General Sessions to answer for her contempt of a summons, and to answer the original charge of fornication, for "having a Child born of Her body within Six months after Mariage."
Dates: 1722 June 22

John Perren, "John Perren petition", 1722 July 10

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 37
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-38
Scope and Contents A document signed by John Perren or Perrin, petitioning the Bristol County Court of General Sessions to add time to the bond of indenture of Nathaniel Robinson, a twenty-year-old servant who escaped Perren's service, in order to defray costs, amounting to £11 10s, associated with affecting Robinson's return. 
Dates: 1722 July 10

Ebenezer Brenton, Joseph Howland, "Timothy Holoway summons", 1722 December 3

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 38
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-39
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Ebenezer Brenton, clerk, directing the sheriff to summon Timothy Holoway (Holloway) of Dighton to appear before the Bristol County Court of General Sessions to answer a presentment against him for failing to attend public worship. The endorsement on the reverse by Joseph Howland, deputy sheriff, indicates that Holoway could not be located. 
Dates: 1722 December 3

Job Almy, "Mary Hix recognizance", 1722/1723 January 1

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 39
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-40
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by Job Almy, Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by Mary Hix, of Dartmouth, as principal, and John Akins and Adam Hunt as sureties, in the amount of £5, on condition that Hix appear before the Court of General Sessions to appeal a 40s fine for keeping a shuffleboard in her house. 
Dates: 1722/1723 January 1

Ebenezer Brenton, John Barney, "William Leonard summons", 1723 April 18

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 40
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-41
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Ebenezer Brenton, clerk, directing the sheriff to summon William Leonard of Norton to appear before the Bristol County Court of General Sessions to answer a grand jury presentment against him for failing to attend public worship and for public intoxication; with endorsement of John Barney, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1723 April 18

Seth Williams, "Cristifer Thrasher recognizance", 1723 May 6

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 41
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-42
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by Seth Williams, a Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by Cristifer Thrasher and his father John Thrasher, both of Taunton, in the amount of £5 each, on condition that Cristifer appear before the Court of General Sessions to answer a presentment against him for failing to attend public worship, and for contempt of an earlier summons. 
Dates: 1723 May 6

Ebenezer Brenton, Josiah Winslow, "Writ of attachment against Constant Church", 1724 June 17

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 42
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-43
Scope and Contents A partly printed document written and signed by Ebenezer Brenton, clerk, directing the sheriff to attach the property of Constant Church, of Freetown, to the value of £30, to compel his appearance before the Bristol County Inferior Court of Common Pleas to answer the complaint of Thomas Creaghead, of White Clay Creek, Pennsylvania, for failure to pay a promissory note; with endorsement of Josiah Winslow, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1724 June 17

Ebenezer Brenton, Charles Church, "Benanuel Bowers summons", 1724 June 22

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 43
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-44
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by Ebenezer Brenton, clerk, directing the sheriff to summon Benanuel Bowers, of Swansea, to appear before the Bristol County Inferior Court of the Common Pleas to answer the complaint of Henry Bragg, of Bristol, for failure to pay a £19 debt; with endorsement of Charles Church, sheriff. 
Dates: 1724 June 22

Timothy Fales, Daniell Hunt, "Writ of attachment against Squier Allen and Joseph Allen", 1725 June 17

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 44
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-45
Scope and Contents A partly printed document written and signed by Timothy Fales, clerk, directing the sheriff to attach the property of Squier Allen and Joseph Allen to the value of £15, to compel their appearance before the Bristol Count Inferior Court of the Common Pleas to answer for an unpaid debt of £14 8s to Joseph Barney, of Rehoboth; with endorsement of Daniell Hunt, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1725 June 17

Timothy Fales, Daniell Hunt, "Writ of attachment against Thomas Homan", 1725 September 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 45
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-46
Scope and Contents A partly printed document written and signed by Timothy Fales, clerk, directing the sheriff to attach the property of Thomas Homan, of Rehoboth, to the value of £6, to compel his appearance before the Bristol County Inferior Court of the Common Pleas to answer the complaint of Nathaniel Cooper, for an unpaid debt of £2 16s; with endorsement of Daniell Hunt, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1725 September 25

George Leonard, "Anna Cobb recognizance", 1726 May 18

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-47
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by George Leonard, a Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by Anna Cobb alias Scoley, of Norton, in the amount of £10, with Grover Scoley and Samuel Holmes as sureties in the amount of £10, on condition of her appearance before the Court of General Sessions to answer a charge of fornication. 
Dates: 1726 May 18

Timothy Fales, John Briggs, "Writ of attachment against Samuel Clark", 1726 May 24

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 47
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-48
Scope and Contents A partly printed document written and signed by Timothy Fales, clerk, directing the sheriff to attach the property of Samuel Clark, of Middleborough (Plymouth County), to the value of £25, to compel his appearance before the Bristol Count Inferior Court of the Common Pleas to answer the complaint of Seth Pope, of Dartmouth, for an unpaid debt of £18 5s 2p; with endorsement of John Briggs, deputy sheriff. 
Dates: 1726 May 24

George Leonard, "Jonathan Linkon, et al. recognizance", 1727/1728 March 23

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 48
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-49
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by George Leonard, a Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by Jonathan Linkon, Daniell Braman, and William Leonard, all of Norton, in the amount of £5 each, on condition of their appearance before the Court of General Sessions to give evidence regarding a charge of public drunkenness against John Briggs. 
Dates: 1727/1728 March 23

Samuel Willis, "Elizebeth Easton complaint", 1728 September 17

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 49
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-50
Scope and Contents This memorandum and the one following (MSN/COL 2717-51) relate to the case of Elizebeth Easton, a single woman living in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Dated 17 September 1728, and written and signed by Bristol County justice Samuel Willis, it records Easton's complaint alleging that Wing Spooner, also of Dartmouth, is the father of her bastard child. 
Dates: 1728 September 17

Samuel Willis, "Elizebeth Easton recognizance", 1729 November 8

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 50
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-51
Scope and Contents This memorandum and the one preceding (MSN/COL 2717-50) relate to the case of Elizebeth Easton, a single woman living in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Dated 8 November 1729, it records a bond of recognizance entered by Easton in the amount of £20, with Nathaniel Shepherd and Daniel Spooner as sureties in the amount of £10 each, on condition that Easton appear before the Court of General Sessions to prosecute her complaint against Wing Spooner. 
Dates: 1729 November 8

John Saffin, "Ephraim Burt testimony memorandum", 1697 December 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-2
Scope and Contents This document and the one following (MSN/COL 2717-3) relate to the case of Ephraim Burt (or Burts) and Samuel Waldron, brought before the Court of General Sessions in Bristol County to answer a complaint of defamation lodged by Samuel Throop of Bristol. Burt and Waldron allegedly repeated a false rumor that Throop had "gott a mayd with child." The document, written and signed by John Saffin, justice of the peace, is a memorandum of testimony given by Burt on 8 December 1697. 
Dates: 1697 December 9

John Cary, "Ephraim Burt and Samuel Waldron bill of costs", 1697/1698 January 11

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-3
Scope and Contents This document and the one preceding (MSN/COL 2717-2) relate to the case of Ephraim Burt (or Burts) and Samuel Waldron, brought before the Court of General Sessions in Bristol County to answer a complaint of defamation lodged by Samuel Throop of Bristol. Burt and Waldron allegedly repeated a false rumor that Throop had "gott a mayd with child." The document is a bill of costs attendant to the case, written and signed by John Cary, clerk of the writs for Bristol County. 
Dates: 1697/1698 January 11

John Cary, "Writ of execution against John Graves", 1698 October 12

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-4
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by John Cary, clerk of the writs, directing the sheriff to attach the property of John Graves to the value of £6 18s plus fees, to satisfy judgment in favor of complainant Joseph Tisdale by the Bristol County Inferior Court of Common Pleas; with endorsement of Samuel Gallup, sheriff, on verso. 
Dates: 1698 October 12

John Saffin, "John Read, et al., recognizance", 1699 April 3

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-5
Scope and Contents A memorandum written and signed by John Saffin, a Bristol County justice of the peace, recording a bond of recognizance entered by John Read, Robert Durfee, Ralph Earl, and John Read, Jr., in the amount of £50, on condition that they appear before the Court of General Sessions to answer a charge of disturbing the peace at a 27 March 1699 town meeting at Freetown. 
Dates: 1699 April 3

John Cary, "Writ of attachment against Sarah White", 1700 December 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-6
Scope and Contents A document written and signed by John Cary, clerk of the writs, directing the sheriff to arrest Sarah White, alias Palmer, of Tiverton, Massachusetts, and to bring her before a Bristol County justice of the peace. White had earlier failed to heed a summons to answer a charge of "haveing a child whilest a widow;" this document requires her to make recognizance to appear before the Court of General Sessions. Constable John Earle's endorsement on the reverse reports that he failed to apprehend...
Dates: 1700 December 13