Jackson Rogers vs Anne Joyne - December 1772 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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Rodgers
vs . . . Spa in Chancery
Joyne &c

Ocot 1771 Atta: vs
Deft Anne &c
Apl: time to Answ

Norhampton Ss,
To the worshipfull the Justices of the county aforesadi in Chancery humbly complains sheweth in [-----] your Worships your Orator Jackson Rodgers of the County aforesaid &c that Whereas Major Joins deceasd being in his lifetime possessed of a Considerable personall Estate to the Value of _____ is [damaged] sufficient to pay & satisfy all Debts and Charges [damaged] the said Major Joines on or about the year _____ died intestate and that the said Intestate de'c owing your [damaged] Orator [damaged] of _____ and the [damaged] Reuben Joynes he became Lyable to pay your said Orators Debt But mow it is may it please your worships that Anne Joines Widow of the said Major Joines combining with the said Reuben Joines son & Administrator of the said Intestate so contriving it between them that of said [damaged] (as your Orator presents carried away the great part of the personal Estate of the said Intestate, and then is particular to wit,

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. to the Sherif of Northampton County, Greeting. We command you to summon Anne Joyne a Widow & Reuben Joyne Admr of Major Joyne decd to appear before our Justices of our said County, at the court House, on the second Tuesday in October next to Answer a Bill in Chancery exhibited against them by Jackson Rodgers and this they shall in mo wise, under Penalty of each of Teh £100 witness Griffin Stith Clerk of our said Court, at the said Court House the xiiith Day of September in the Eleven the Year of our Reign
Griffin Stith

I have Summoned the within Anne Joyne - Reuben Joyne not found
Septr 21. 1771
Wm Harmanson

Rodgers
vs . . . Atta for want of appear
Joyne
For not Appearing to Answer Bill in chancery exhibited against her by Jackson Rodgers
Griffin Stith

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Fatih &c. to the Sherif of Northampton County, Greeting. We command you Attach Anne Joyne so that you have her body before the Justices of our said County Court at the Court House of the said County on the second Tuesday in November to answer us as well of a certain Contempt by her Offered as it is said upon those things which to her shall then and there by Objected and further to do and receive what our said court shall in this part consider. And this you shall in no wise Omit. and have then there this Writ Witness Griffin Stith Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the xvth Day of [damaged] in the eleventh year of our Reign
Giffin Stith

October 30th 1771 I have attached the within Anne Joyne

Rodgers
vs . . . Attachment
Joyne

For not Answering a Bill in chancery Exhibited against her by Jackson Rodgers
Griffiin Stith

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. to the Sherif of Northampton County, Greeting. We command you Attach Anne Joyne Widow of Major Joyne so that you have her body before the Justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse of the sayd County the second Tuesday in September next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by her to us offered as it is said upon those things which to her shall then and there be objected and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and there she shall in no wise omit and have then there this Writ Witness Griffin Stith Clerk of our said court at the said Court House the ___ Day of August in the twelfth Year of our Reign
Griffin Stith

September 2d 1772
Attached within Anne Joyne so Answers
Wm Watham

The Answer of Anne Joyne Deft to the Bill of complaint of Jackson Rogers Complaint

This Defendant now and at all times hereafter saving & [-----] to herself all and all manner of Benefit and Advantage of Exception to the manifold Untruths, uncontaintion and Imperfections in the Complaints Bill contained [damaged] thereunto, or to so much thereof as this Deft is advised to be any wise material or necessary for her to make answer unto answers and says that true it is that her Husband Major Joyne now decd was in his Lifetime possessed of Some Personal Estate, but to what Value this Deft cannot [-----] to a of certain, and that said Major Joyne departed this Life in the month of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy - That some time after this Deft beleives the the next Court Reuben Joyne Administrator in the Estate of said Major Joyne, and this Deft then living in the House of the said Major, She by the permission of said Reuben Continued there till the Twenyteth Day of Dec next following and during that Time said Reuben Joyne allowed her [-----] 20/. what he thought sufficient to Cloath & feed the Slave belonging to the Estate of the said Major till the Crop was finished, which this Deft [-----] Strictly agreeable to Law & Equity. And this Deft further saith that when the Estate of said Major Joyne was appraised there was some [-----] Stuff which was not appraise not taking [-----] Which of them, but that is particularly complete of this Deft com positively recollect, But after [-----] this Deft took possession of the [-----] and never [----] of it. and this Deft denies that She over took any other Part of the said Major Joyne's Estate conceal the [-----] or Convert it to her own use

And this Deft humbly conceives that the Complaint out to have annexed some account or specialty or some Matter to make his claim appear to said Bill of complaint, that in more appear to the worshipful Court that the Suit is not [-----] but that she has an Equitable Demand agt said Estate, and therefore [-----] much as such Claim [damaged] this Deft conceives and it advised, Make said Bill ought to quashed
Without [-----] &c

Wherefore this Deft [----] to be have & dismisses with her Cost [-----] in this behalf most wrongfully sustained
Amme Joyne
Sworn to before
John Robins

Jackson Rodgers
vs
Joynes Admr &c
[damaged]
Juen further time to Answer
August atta for want of Answr
Sent Answer & Demd & [damaged] to hearing
Decembr abates by [damaged] Death

Sources:

_____. Northampton County VA Chancery Causes, 1721-1816. Jackson Rogers vs Anne Joyne, 1772-001. Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 23 Mar. 2009, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/whatwehave/local/chancery/index.htm>

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