Subpoena of William Campbell

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Campbell}

____}      Th.o[1] Cathy

Vs       }

Campbell}

Not Ex.d[2]

Ro[3] Woods

 

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The commonwealth of Virginia To the Sherif of Botetourt

County Greeting We command you that you

Summon William Campbell[4] to appear bifore

the Justices of our Court of our said County

at the Court House on the Second Tuesday

in next month then and there to answer a

Bill in Chancery[5] exhibited against him by

Elizabeth Campbell And this he shall in no wise

Omit under the penalty of one hundred Pounds &

have then there this {will} witness David May Clerk

of Our said Court at the Court House afores.d[6]

this Sixth Day of October in the Third Year of

the Commonwealth

 

David May [Signature]

 

 

 

 

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Date:             1779

Subject:       Summons for William Campbell

Author:       David May

Keywords:  David May, William Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Thomas Cathy, Robert Woods, Botetourt County, Summon, Bill of Chancery

Summary:     This is one of several court document detailing the divorce of Elizabeth and WIlliam Campbell. In this document, this a summons by the courthouse for William Campbell to respond to a Bill of Chancery made against him by Elizabeth Campbell. This document was signed by David May, clerk of Botetourt Courthouse.

 

[1]Th.o is an abbreviation of Thomas.

 

[2] Ex.d is the abbreviation for examined.

 

[3] Ro is an abbreviation for Robert

 

[4] Campbell, William- Possible of three separate William Campbells information page: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/06/the-service-of-colonel-william-campbell-of-virginia/. https://books.google.com/books?  https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Campbell_%28185%29.

 

[5] Bill of Chancery- Chancery suits are initiated by a bill (bill of complaint or injunction) which outlines the plaintiff’s grievances against the defendant. http://www.genealogyandfamilyhistory.com/what-are-chancery-records-and-why-should-i-use-them/.

 

[6] Afores.d is the abbreviation for aforesaid.

 

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