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Minutes and Proceedures Book 8916 - N H(1785 - 1788)


Liber NH, Folio 4

William Russum having produced the Order imposed upon him for paying Rispah Wallace the sum of 5 pounds with her receipt indorsed ect. it was order that the collector should retain the said sum in his hands and account for same at the next levy.



Liber NH, Folio 9
Monday 14 November 1785
Grace Wallace VS Traverse Folly - on motion for an allowance for the support of her child sworn to him, the same was granted - rate 5 pounds per year.



Liber NH, Folio 38
Monday 22 May 1786
William Wallace proves 8 days attendance for Edward Pritchett ags. State



Liber NH, Folio 49
Wednesday 14 June 1786
Joshua Willis, Jr. - application for Licence to court to sell (retail) Spirituous Liquors - granted until June term next following - put up 20 pounds with Joseph Yates and Theophilus Marshall of Dorchester County acting as his sureties.



Liber NH, Folio 66
Wednesday 28 June 1786
Grace Wallace VS Travers Folly - Child Support. 5 pounds per year



Liber NH, Folio 130
Rebecca Willis of Dorchester County entered unto a Recognizance for her appearance at the next court to testify to the Grand Jury - sum of 10 pounds levied



Liber NH, Folio 140
Rebecca Willis proved 4 days attendance as a witness for the Grand Jury.



Liber NH, Folio 175
Saturday 16 June 1787
John Willis, Jr. application for Licence to retail Spirituous Liquors - granted - put up 20 pounds with Richard Stanford and John Phillips as his Sureties



Liber NH, Folio 204
John Willis proved 4 days attendance in behalf of Augustus Whiteley and wife against Edward Pritchett.



Liber NH, Folio 229
John Willis proved 4 days attendance in behalf of Augustus Whiteley and wife against Edward Pritchett.



Liber NH, Folio 259
John willis proved 4 days attendance in behalf of Augustus Whiteley and wife against Edward Pritchett


Minutes and Proceedures Book 11577 - HD 1(1788 - 1791)


Liber HD 1, Folio 69

Friday 17 October 1788
Rebecca Willis defendant for Edward Pritchett - proved 2 days attendance



Liber HD 1, Folio 151

Tuesday 23 June 1789
The court agreed to allow Sarah Willis the sum of ten shillings for supporting and maintaining an Orphan Child 2 weeks and bringing the same to Cambridge from the Islands.



Liber HD 1, Folio 157

Wednesday 12 August 1789
John Willis proved 12 days attendance in behalf of Augustus Whiteley and wife against Edward Pritchett.



Liber HD 1, Folio 218

John Willis proved 3 days attendance as witness for State against James Warren



Liber HD 1, Folio 284

Monday 28 March 1791
Philemon Willis proved 5 days attendance as witness for State against Negro Juba


Minutes and Proceedures Book 11595 - HD 5(1792 - 1794)


Liber HD 5, Folio 101

Tuesday 30 October 1792
Joshua Willis proved 2 days attendance as witness for James Earle against Thomas Lockerman and was allowed 2 days itinerent charges from Caroline County.



Liber HD 5, Folio 334

Thursday 27 March 1794
Joshua Willis, Jr. proved 2 days attendance as a witness for State for E. Green's case against John Manning.


Minutes and Proceedures Book 11596 - HD 10(1794 - 1797)


Liber HD 10, Folio 109

Joshua Wallace Petitioned court to divide lands and Property of Richard Wallace late of Dorchester County died intestate leaving 4 children (2 minors) named Joshua Wallace, Mary Wallace, minors Nancy and Sally Wallace. Land called "Wallace's Range" and "World's End"
On 1 June 1795
Petition granted and William Wallace appointed guardian to Sally and Nancy Willis.



Liber HD 10, Folio 116

Levin Willis proved 2 days attendance as a witness for C. Messick against Major Lewis.



Liber HD 10, Folio 116

Levin Willis proved 2 days attendance as a witness in behalf of the State against Major Lewis.



Liber HD 10, Folio 137

Joshua Willis proved 2 days attendance as a witness in behalf of negro Charles against Cyrus Mitchell



Liber HD 10, Folio 224

State of Maryland VS Andrew Willis
Presentment of Assault on Amelia Button - brought to trial
Jury found Verdict of - Not Guilty- Judgement of Discharge thereon



Liber HD 10, Folio 262

Sarah Dunnock, Budd Shenton and Andrew Willis - petition the Court to divide lands "Adventure" and "Addition to Adventure".


Minutes and Proceedures Book 11579 - HD 18(1801 - 1804)


Liber HD 18, Folio 137

Friday 6 November 1801
Commissioners heretofore appointed on the Petition of Joshua Wallace to view, value and divide the lands and tenements of Richard Wallace deceased, persuant to the act of Assembly Entitled an Act to direct Decendants to come here into court, said lands could not be divided without loss and injury to all parties etc.
Joshua Willis being eldest son came into court and too lands at valuation.



Liber HD 18, Folio 220

Saturday 27 March 1802
Peter Willis proved 2 days attendance as a witness for Isaac Henry against Arthur Pritchett.



Liber HD 18, Folio 244

Tuesday 2 November 1802
Mary Holmes proved 4 days for Charles Baker in the case of Dan. McDonnell against Peter Willis
Elizabeth Willis proved 3 days for same against same.



Liber HD 18, Folio 279

Thursday 21 or 24 March 1803
Peter Willis proved 1 day for the State against Shadrack Dean.



Liber HD 18, Folio 290

Saturday 26 March 1803
Peter Willis proved 2 days for Arthur Pritchard against Isaac Henry.



Liber HD 18, Folio 295

Monday 28 March 1803
John Willis came and petitioned court to alter and straighten a small piece of the Road that leads from Nicols tan yard to where Edward Trippe, Esq. formerly lived - granted.


Minutes and Proceedures Book 11580 - HD 22(1804 - 1809)


Liber HD 22, Folio 14

Monday 29 October 1804
Peter Willis sworn to Grand Jury
Peter Willis proves 1 day to Grand Jury



Liber HD 22, Folio 108

Monday 24 March 1806
Joshua Willis proves 6 days as a witness for the State against John and David Dean and Daniel Caulk.



Liber HD 22, Folio 135

Joshua Willis proves 4 days as a witness for the State against John and David Dean and Daniel Caulk.



Liber HD 22, Folio 188

Wednesday 25 March 1807
John Willis proves 2 days for Thomas Dawson against John Williams.



Liber HD 22, Folio 202

Saturday 31 October 1807
John Willis proves 1 day for Thomas Dawson against John Williams.



Liber HD 22, Folio 231

Peter Willis proves 1 day for William Medford against Deborah Lucas



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