Virginia General Court order on appeal in Brown vs. Brown, 1761 April 25

Title

Virginia General Court order on appeal in Brown vs. Brown, 1761 April 25

Subject

Slavery -- Virginia -- Loudoun County

Description

Joseph Brown's appeal of the Loudoun County, Virginia, court's decision denying the validity of a verbal gift of two slaves from his father Thomas. Virginia General Court orders a new contestation of the case. Order signed by Benjamin Waller as clerk of the court.

On December 15, 1762, Joseph Brown produced three witnesses to the verbal agreement before the Loudoun County Court. The court determined that the depositions of the witnesses were sufficient to establish the gift. Thomas Brown was granted the right of appeal to the General Court.

Creator

Virginia. General Court
Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1761

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 2000.33

Text

Recto


Virginia sct.

At a General Court held at the Capitol
the 25th day of April 1761

Joseph Brown having appealed from an Opinion
of the Court of Loudoun County given the eleventh day
of June 1760 That the Witnesses to prove and establish
a verbal Gift of two slaves Charles and Pat supposed
to be made by his Father Thomas Brown to the said
Joseph were not sufficient to establish the same
This day came the Parties by their Attornies who
being fully heard It is Ordered that the cause be sent
back to the said County Court for a new Contestation
to be had therein That the Depositions of the
Witnesses to be produced in the said County Court by
either party be taken and reduced into Writing and
made part of the Record to be transmitted hither in
case either of the Parties shall appeal from the
Judgment of the said Court to be given on such new
Contestation and that the Costs of this Appeal go
against the party who shall be finally cast in this
Cause

Ben Waller


Verso


Brown
vs.
Brown
Copy
Order

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

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Citation

Virginia. General Court and Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786, “Virginia General Court order on appeal in Brown vs. Brown, 1761 April 25,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/534.