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JOHN MILAM (ca 1713 - 1789): Early Life in Brunswick County, VA - Part 1

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JOHN MILAM (ca 1713 - 1789): Early Life in Brunswick County, VA - Part 1

Posted: 1531759578000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1531768671000
Surnames: Milam, Millam, Mileham, Milum
Knowing that there was a court order for a John Milam on page 311 of Order Book Book 4 dated 30 JUL 1752, I decided to start reading on 28 SEP 1749 some eleven years before John Milam’s Chesterfield Deed dated 7 NOV 1760 so that I didn’t miss any Milam records. There were no orders for any Milam until 30 JUL 1752.

ORDER BOOK 4

30 JUL 1752, page 311: “The Petition of John Milam against Joseph Hamilton is Dismissed being agreed by the parties.”

ORDER BOOK 5

26 DEC 1753, page 98: “David Anderson plt against John Milam deft: The Defendant not being arrested, on the motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney an Alias Capias is awarded him returnable to the next court.”

{Alias Capias was a second writ of a particular type issued in the same case. In this case it was a writ notifying the John Milam, the defendant, to defend Anderson's suit.}

24 JAN 1754, page 158: “John Overby plt against Edward Milam deft: The Defendant not being arrested, on the motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney, an attachment issue against his Estate for Ten Pounds and Cost returnable to the next court.”

{ This is the first record for an Edward Milam. This court case means that Edward is at least 21 years old and is a free man. So if John Milam’s birth ca 1718 is about right, John was ~ 36 years old - NOT old enough to have a son 21 years of age or older! So perhaps John Milam is five years older than previously reckoned. In addition, £10 is a significant debt - for comparison, John Milam will pay £50 in 1760 for 100 acres of land in Chesterfield County.}

24 JAN 1754, page 159: “David Anderson plt against John Milam deft: The Defendant not being arrested, on the motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney a Pluries Capias is awarded him returnable to the next court.”

{ Pluries Capias is issued after multiple previous writs were ineffective.}

28 MAY 1754, page 189: “Charles Hayes plt against John Millam deft: Upon a petition for three pounds six shillings due by promissory note. The Defendant having been duly summons and not appearing, it is Considered by the court that the Plaintiff recover against him Debt aforesaid in the said petition mentioned and his Costs.”

{ The spelling of John’s surname, “Millam”, means nothing since different Clerk of Courts – spelling phonetically - spelled names differently. I have discussed the Milam name here: http://www.milaminvirginia.com/milam_name.html }

30 MAY 1754, page 206: “John Overby plt against Edward Milam deft: In case. Dismissed being agreed.”

Best regards,,,

William Milam, MD

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