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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 2

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JOHN MILAM (ca 1720 - 1789): Early Life in Chesterfield County, VA - Part 2

Posted: 1527796231000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1529413578000
Surnames: Milam, Millam, Mileham, Milum

Continuation of Court Order Book 3 records containing Milams: John, James, and Samuel:

7 MAY 1762, page 215: “Ordered that the male laboring Tithables of Thomas Branch, John Milam, …., …., James Milam do work on the Highway under Cole.”

{ That James Milam had “Tithables” indicates that he had land to work and was at least 21 years old at the time. Since there is no deed for him, he must have been leasing land. Also a road order mean that these men lived along this highway - relatively close to each other.}

4 JUN 1762, page 227: “Aurthor Moseley vs John Milam, Petition, the Defendant not appear….the Plaintiff to recover three pounds and fifteen shillings current money & costs…”

4 JUN 1762, page 228: “William Jenkins vs Samuel Milam, Petition, the Defendant not appearing….the Plaintiff recover two pounds and eight shillings current money & costs…”

6 MAY 1763, page 404: “Grand Jury Presentation:….Samuel Milam for retailing Liquors contrary to the law by the information of Henry Turpin, Jr.”
{Samuel wasn't the only one accused of retailing liquor.}

7 MAY 1763, page 411: “John Milam, a witness for William Gordon plaintiff against John Chotwood defendant, failing to appear. Ordered that he make his fine with the payment of three hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco for the use of the said William Gordon….”

3 JUN 1763, page 421: “Samuel Milam plaintiff vs Jamestown Hatcher defendant. Debt. Dismissed.”

1 JUL 1763, page 435: “Samuel Milam vs Henry Turpin, Jr, Petition. Judgment for 30 shillings and 7 pence & costs.

Best regards,,,

William Milam, MD

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