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JOHN MILAM (ca 1713 - 1789): Early Life in Brunswick County, VA - Part 2

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JOHN MILAM (ca 1713 - 1789): Early Life in Brunswick County, VA - Part 2

Posted: 1531760228000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1531768519000
Surnames: Milam, Millam, Mileham, Milum
As you have read, colonial times were very litigious. All the Virginia Milams were involved in lawsuits for debt, both as plaintiffs and as defendants. John Milam was no different than Thomas Milam and his sons in Orange and Bedford Counties. I discuss court days here: http://www.milaminvirginia.com/Links/COURT/court_days.html .

COURT ORDER BOOK 5 (continued)

30 MAY 1754, page 207: “David Anderson plt against John Milam deft: In debt. The Defendant not being yet arrested, on the motion of the plaintiff by his Attorney, It is ordered that an attachment issue against his Estate for ______ Pounds and Costs returnable next Court.”

25 JUN 1754, page 238: “David Anderson plt against John Milam deft: In debt. The attachment awarded against the Defendant’s Estate being returned on two pewter Spoons by the Sheriff of this County and he not appearing…. It is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against him Eighteen pounds one shilling Current Money, the Debt in the Declaration mentioned and the Costs by him in this expended. And the said Defendant in Mercy etc. But this Judgment, the Costs excepted, is to be discharged by the payment of five pounds 11 shillings and four pence three farthing with Interest thereon after the rate of five percent per annum to be computed from the ninth day of December 1750 to the Time of Payment. And it is ordered that the Sheriff make the Sale of the Spoons according to Law and return an account thereof to the Court."

{ From this order we learn that John Milam lived in Brunswick County since before December 1750. This is why I started reading on court day 28 SEP 1748. }

24 JUL 1754, page 270: “David Anderson plt against John Milam deft: In debt. The Sheriff having returned an account of Sale of attached Effects amounting to three pence. It is ordered that he pay the same to the Plaintiff toward satisfying his Judgment.”

25 SEP 1754, page 295: “William Hamilton who as well for Our Lord the King against John Milam deft: In debt. The Defendant not being arrested, On the motion of the Plaintiff’s Attorney, an Alias Capias is awarded against him returnable next Court.”

28 JAN 1755, page 355: “William Hamilton who as well etc. ...against John Milam deft: In debt. By Consent of the Parties and the Attorney for Our Lord the King, It is ordered that this Suit be Dismissed.”

Best regards,,,

William Milam, MD
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