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Hugh Boyles v. Richard Yarbrough

Artist/Maker:
Taylor, George
Place Made:
Orange County Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1754
Medium:
ink –paper
Dimensions:
HOA 9-3/4″; WOA 8-1/2″
Accession Number:
5447
Description:
A court document in which Hugh Boyles seeks redress of a debt from Richard Yarbrough, a blacksmith. Among the objects made by Yarbrough listed in the suit are one “Tomahawke” valued at 2 shillings.

TRANSCRIPTION:

To the Worship full Court of Orange County / The petition of Hugh Boyles___________ Humbly Showeth / That Richard Yarbrough___________ Stands Indebted to him the Sum of One pound Nine Shillings Cur. money by ??? herein Court produced / and Refuse payment Wherefore Your Petitioner prays Judgment / agains him for the Some with cost ? he Shall pray / Mr. Rich. Yarbrough, blacksmith to Hugh Boyles. /
To 1 hunting Saddle @_____________£2.0.0
By 2 Bells Cred.___________________0.9.0
By 1 Tomahawke at________________0.2.0
Ball. due is_______________________0.11.0
Geo. Taylor Clk 2.0.0

George The Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France v Ireland / King Defender of the faith vc To the Sheriff of Orange County Greeting / we Command you to Summon Richard Yarbrough______________ to Appear / before the justices of our said County Court at the Court house on the Fourth / Thursday in next Month to Answer the Petition of Hugh Boyles / Exhibited against him Whereof the above is a True Copy and have then / Th– this —- Witnefs George Taylor Cleark of our said Court at the / Court house aforesaid the XVY Day of June In the / XXVY Year of our Reign Geo. Taylor

AUTHOR: The document was written by George Taylor, the clerk of court for Orange County. Taylor also served as a colonel in the Orange County militia and as a Burgess for the County during the 1748-1749 session.

Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift