The Deposition of Joseph Cotten circa 1773 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
Mary Knight by Etc vs Daniel Mifflin Etc 1773-001
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North Carolina
Northampton County Ss
In Pursuance of a Commission to us John Duke and John Naisworthy two of his majestys Justices of the Peace for the said Count, Directed from the Worshipfull Court of Accomack in the Collony of Virginia Bearing date the second day of October in the thirteenth year of our Reign, to take the Deposition of Samuel Cotten, & others, he the said Samuel Cotten Gent aged Sixty one years, Personally appeared before un the said Justices, and being first Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of almighty god, deposeth and saith that he knows a Certain John Glass of the aforesaid County, and that he departed this Life Sometime in the month of October or November in the year one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one, and that he this Deponant sayeth that he saw him the said John Glass after he was Dead, and that this Deponant had his Hands upon his Flesh, and hope to Putt in his Coffin, and this Deponant Sayeth the said John Glass Came and settled in this County, about twenty four or Five years ago, and that he this deponant administered on the said John Glass's estate, as also Produced to [-----], Letters of administration on said Estate, and he this Deponant further sayeth that he always heard him the said John Glass say that he Came for the Eastern shore of Virginia for Accomack County, and that he this Deponant hath often heard him the said John Glass talk of a Place Called Pokomoke and Snow Hill, and he the said John Glass, told him this Deponant that he had a Plantation on the Eastern shore, and often wanted him there to git it, but this Deponant advised him to go by himself, but he Replied he was afraid, for he had Left a wife and two Daughters when he Came away on of which was named Tabitha, and further this Deponant sayeth that he the said John Glass told him there was a mill on the aforesaid Land, and this Deponant sayeth that there Came a Certain Levi Glass into this county which the said John Glass said was his Brother, and each of them said there were Brothers as also a Certain Jess Glass, which the said John Glass said was his Brother, and always own'd him as Such, and a Certain Solomon Townser which he the said John Glass said was his Sisters Son, To the Best of this Deponant's knowledge and further Sayeth notSaml Cotten


Sources:

_____. Accomack County VA Chancery Causes, 1727-1805. Mary Knight by Etc vs Daniel Mifflin Etc 1773-001. Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 8 December 2011.


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