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Nathaniel Ellis Norment

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Re: Nathaniel Ellis Norment

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Will
Surnames: NORMENT, LAWRENCE, BRIDGES
Will of Samuel NORMENT Jr., father of Nathaniel
transcribed 2011 by Diane Bender, exeline@alumni.gwu.edu

Source:
http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/
Archivist
Fredericksburg Circuit Court
PO Box 359
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Cost for copies in January 2011: $20.75
Collection CR-SC-H
Record ID 175-7

Description: Lawrence vs Bridges
End Year: 1818

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To the honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of Chancery for the Fredericksburg District
Samuel Lawrence shews to your honor that Samuel Norment departed this life about the year 1810 having first made and published his last will and testament by which among other things he devised that his tract of land called Needwood should be sold & the proceeds of sale divided among his eight children to wit Nathaniel, John, Samuel, Sarah, William, Richard, Elizabeth & Ann, which appears by a copy of the will hereto amended as part of this bill and marked A. That the executors & executrix being named by the said will having declined to qualify, administration with the will annexed was granted to Nancy Norment the widow of the testator. That the said Nancy is Admx with the will annexed & as devisee possessed herself of the whole estate of the testator including the said tract of land called Needwood and as there was some difficulties respecting the title of that land the sale thereof was postponed until the [latter end of] the year 1815 when the same was sold for the sum of [£67.16.4] the said Admx having from the death of the testator until that time received the rents & profits thereof amounting annually to the sum of [blank]
Your Complt further shews that a short time before the said sale two of the said children entitled to shares therein to wit Samuel & John for valuable consideration bargained & sold bound themselves to transfer & assign to your Complt their interests respectively in the sales thereof & the rents & profits that had ___ accrued or would accrue, as appears by their respective bonds hereto amended marked B & C of which sale the said Admx had immediate notice. Indeed before the said purchase was made by your Complt the said Admx was apprised that the said John & Samuel had proposed to sell to your Complt, & informed your Complt that their rights were good & not to be afraid to purchase. Since the said purchase the said Admx has intermarried with a certain Richard Bridges & your Complt has frequently applied to her & her said husband to pay to him the shares thus purchased by of the rent & proceeds of the sale of land or to assign to him the bonds of the purchaser of the land for the shares of the said Samuel & John, but these applications have been evaded by said Bridges and wife by frivolous excuses that the other children or their assignees have had their shares in the
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said rents & proceeds of sale paid or otherwise satisfied which is contrary to equity & good conscience. In tender consideration whereof & as your Complt is remediless in the promises save in a court of equity where matters of this nature are properly cognizable & relievable. To this end therefore that the said Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife Admx with the will annexed of Samuel Norment & the said John Norment & Samuel Norment may be made defendants to this bill & on their respective corporal oaths true & perfect answer make to all & singular the promises that the said Bridges & wife may especially say what have been the amount of the rent of said land since the death of the said testator & what the amount of sales thereof that they may be compeled to pay over or otherwise satisfy your Complt the phrases of the said Defendants John & Samuel in the said rents & proceeds of sale & that your Complt may have all other necessary & proper relief. May it please &c.

Laurence
vs
Bridges and others

Bill & Exhibits

Lawrence
vs
Bridges

Bill
1816
May 3 – Bill
Augst 3 – Ansrs of Jno. & Saml Norment, & set for hearing as to them on Pltfs mo. J. D. Wise
__ Bridges __
Plaintiffs Costs
$51.77 Costs
1818 __ Decree for Plt
630 wood
3d May 1816

[Exhibit B]
The answer of John Norment to the bill of complaint exhibited against him & others by Samuel Laurence before the Superior Court of Chancery for the Fredericksburg District.
This respondent having &c for answer to so much of the said bill as is necessary for him to answer he saith that by him as stated in the bill that this respondent has transferred to the plaintiff for valuable consideration all the right & interest denied to him in the land mentioned in the bill and in any of the proceeds thereof from the will of his father Samuel Norment. And having made this transfer he has no objective nor can he think that any other person can have any just objection to the claim made by the plaintiff on the said transfer & having fully answered he prays to be hence dismissed with his costs.
John Norment
June 8, 1816

[Exhibit C]
The answer of Saml Norment to the bill of complaint Exhibited against him & others by Saml Lawrence before the Superior Court of Chancery for the Fredericksburg District
This respondent having &c for answer to so much of the said bill as is necessary for him to answer he saith that it is true as stated in the bill that this respondent has transferred to the plaintiff for valuable consideration all the right & interest devised to him in the lands mentioned in the bill and in any of the proceeds thereof from the will of his father Samuel Norment and having made this transfer he has no objection nor can he think that any other person can have any just objection to the claims made by this plaintiff on the said transfer & having fully answered he prays to be hence dismissed with his costs.
Samuel Norment
June 8th, 1816

The answer of Richard Bridges for himself & Nancy his wife to a bill of complaint exhibited in Superior Court of Chancery for the Fredericksburg District by Samuel Lawrence. These respondents reserving to themselves the rights of exception to the many errors in the bill contained, for answer thereto, or to so much thereof as they are advised it is necessary to answer, answereth & saith that it is true that Samuel Norment departed this life on or about the year 1810, after having first published his last will & testament, leaving eight Children, that the executrix & executors named in the said will refused to qualify, & that administration with the will annexed was granted to Nancy Norment now Nancy Bridges (one of these respondents) since which time she has intermarried with Richard Bridges the other respondent in this answer. They admit that Samuel Norment directed by his will that his tract of land called Needwood should be sold & the proceeds divided among his eight children. That the land called Needwood was in dispute & that a suit (soon after the death of Samuel Norment) was instituted in chancery in the County Court of Caroline in which suit Nancy Norment Admx & the infant children of Samuel Norment were plaintiffs and Henry Burrus Adm of John Coke & others were defendants to obtain thro that Court by decree a good title to the same and then untill
the termination of that suit the land could not be advantageously disposed of – indeed your respondents believe that until the bill was settled it could not have been sold – some time in the latter end of the year 1815, the Court of Caroline decreed (a copy of which decree is herewith exhibited as a part of this answer) that a conveyance of the land called Needwood with a general warranty should be made to the Plaintiffs Nancy Norment Amnx & the Infant children of Samuel Norment, by Henry Burruss Adm & others before whom the Plaintiffs paying the sum of £67.15.4 with Interest upon part thereof from the 14th day of June 1814, which sum of £67.15.4 together with the Interest as aforesaid amounted to $230 & the costs of the said suit to $40. Then respondents paid the said sum of $230 required by the decree of Caroline Court, & the costs of suit amounting as before stated to $40, & obtained a conveyance as ordered by the decree aforesaid. So soon as this was done your respondents advertised this land called Needwood & in conformance to the will of Samuel Norment sold the same at public sale to one Nathaniel Ware for the sum of $1660. 21 cents payable in three installments, one third in cash & the said N Ware’s bonds for the two thirds remaining
unpaid. The costs of sale amounting to [blank] these respondents have paid. They agree that the land called Needwood (whilst the suit was pending in the County Court of Caroline) was rented out by these respondents, at the yearly rent of about $30 amounting in the aggregate to $120 which rents having been accounted for in advances to the children & widow, for they purchased from Samuel & John Norment (before a transfer of their rights to the Complainant) two shares at the price of $80 each for which they have as yet received no compensation from the said John & Samuel Norment but which they consider as fair offsetts against their proportion of the rents & of the sale of Needwood estate. The complainant Lawrence rented the land called Needwood for one year at the price of $55 which he has not accounted for & which would be more than the proportion of any claim which John & Samuel Norment could have to the profits & rents of the said land but these respondents say that they have received more than the proportion already before the transfer
to Lawrence. It is true that Lawrence informed the respondents that he had purchased the rights of John & Sam Norment to the Needwood land and he produced no paper or evidence to these respondents that he had done so, which would have justified them in making him the payments of their proposition yet so willing were these respondents to come to a settlement with Lawrence that they tendered to him two eights of the bonds which had been taken as the two last payments for the land which was the amount of which Samuel & John Norment would have been entitled to out of the bond &c & they tendered to the Complainant two eights of the money received as the first payment after deducting the sum of $230 paid under the decree of the Court of Caroline. The amount of costs, of Inst – expenses attending sale, surveyors fees, & the commission to which these respondents would be entitled &c These respondents further state that there is a suit now pending against them on the part of Sarah Coke for her share of Needwood land. These respondents are ready to render[?] their accounts in any way; or before
any person whom the Court may direct – having answered the bill of the Complainant they pray to be dismissed with their costs.
Corp’n of Fredericksburg to wit
Richard Bridges made oath to the truth of the foregoing Answer. Given under my hand this 20th Sep 1816
John Crump

[will of Samuel Norment, 1810]
In the name of God amen, I Samuel Norment of the County of Caroline being weak in body but of sound mind & memory do constitute make and ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in manner and form following. First it is my will and desire that all of my just debts be paid. Item. I lend unto my beloved wife Nancy Norment the whole of my Estate as it now stands during her natural life or widowhood for the support, Education and Maintenance of my young children, except the Interest which I have in a certain tract of land commonly called Need Wood Land, & except such legacies as will be hereafter named. Item. It is my will and desire that the before named Need Wood land be sold, and the money arising therefrom, together with my outstanding debts be equally divided amongst the whole of my children (namely) Nathaniel E. Norment, John Norment, Samuel Norment, Sarah Ellis Norment, William Norment, Elizabeth Norment & Ann Norment. Item. I give unto my son Nathaniel E. Norment one Negroe woman by the name of Jane & one Negroe boy by the name of Billy and their increases to him & his heirs forever as his full portion of Negroes out of my Estate. I lend unto my son John Norment one negroe lad by the name of Mack & one negroe Girl by the name of Judith and their increase during his natural life, and at his death, I then give them to his lawfully begotten children, also one horse, saddle & Bridle & one feather Bed & furniture to be delivered when he arrives at the age of twenty one years. Item. I lend unto my son Samuel Norment one Negroe boy by the name of Daniel and one negroe Girl by the name of Permela and their increase during his natural life and, at his death, I then give them to his lawfully begotten children, as also one horse, saddle & Bridle & one feather Bed & furniture to be delivered when he arrives to the age of twenty one years. Item. I lend unto my daughter Sarah Ellis Norment one negroe Girl by the name of Kelly and one negroe boy by the name of Gilbert and their increase during her natural life and at her death I then give them to her Children, also one horse, saddle & bridle & one feather Bed & furniture to be delivered so soon as she marries or arrives to lawful age. Item. I lend to my son William one negroe boy by the name of Nelson & one negroe girl by the name of Tamer & their increase during his natural life & at his death I then give them to his lawfully begotten children, also one horse, saddle & bridle & one feather bed & furniture to be delivered when he arrives to the age of twenty one years. Item. I lend unto my son Richard Norment one negroe Boy by the name of Henry and one negroe Girl by the name of Mima and his increase during their natural life and at his death I then give them to his lawfully begotten children. Item. I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Norment one negroe Girl by the name of Louisa and one Negroe boy by the name of Joe & their increase during her natural life and at her death I then give them to her children, also one horse, saddle & bridle and one feather bed & furniture to be delivered as soon as she marries or arrives to lawful age. I lend unto my daughter Ann Norment One Negroe Girl by the name of Nanny and one negroe Boy by the name of George and their increase during her natural life and at her death, I then give them to her children, also one horse, saddle & bridle & one feather Bed & furniture to be delivered so soon as she marries or arrives to lawful age. But should either of my before named Children die without issue lawfully begotten of their body, my will and desire is that the part of my Estate falling to him or her so dying shall return to the surviving brothers & sisters (namely) John, Samuel, Sarah E., William, Richard, Elizabeth and Ann Norment. Item. It is my will and desire, that should either of the Negroes devised to any of my children die before they are delivered, that the same legatee loseing such negroe shall be furnished another from my Estate at the same value. Item. It is my will and desire that the remaining part of my Negroes at the death or marriage of my wife be equally divided amongst my children (namely) John, Samuel, Sarah E., William, Richard, Elizabeth and Ann Norment. Item. It is my will and desire, that at the death or marriage of my wife, that the remaining part of my Estate together with my Tract of land whereon I now live, be sold and the money arising therefrom, to be equally, divided amongst the whole of my children (namely) Nathaniel E., Norment, John Norment, Samuel Norment, Sarah E. Norment, William Norment, Richard Norment, Elizabeth Norment and Ann Norment.
I constitute and ordain my beloved wife Nancy Norment Executrix and my sons Nathaniel E. Norment and John Norment Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this twenty eighth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & ten.
Samuel Norment {seal}
Signed, sealed and
Acknowledged in the
Presence of
W. P. Napier
Richd Bridges
John Butler

A – Lawrence vs. Bridges
Exhibit with bill

At a Court holden for Caroline County the 10th day of September 1810. This will was proven by the oaths of the witnesses and ordered to be Recorded. Nancy Norment the Executrix therein named came into Court and renounced the Executorship thereof. On the motion of the said Nancy Norment on her taking the oath and entering into Bond which was acknowledged and ordered to be Recorded a Certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration with the said will annexed.
Teste John Pendleton Ct.
A Copy
Teste
Jno L. Pendleton Ct.

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At a superior Court of Chancery held in the Town of Fredericksburg, on the 21st day of April, 1817.
Samuel Lawrence, plaintiff
against
Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife, administratrix with the will annexed of Samuel Normant, deceased, John Norment & Samuel Normant, Defendants
This cause came on to be heard upon the bill, answers, & exhibits and was argued by counsel: On consideration whereof the Court doth adjudge, order & decree, that the defendants Richard Bridges & wife do render before a Commissioner of this Court an account of the sales of the land in the bill mentioned, and the charges of such sale, together with an account of the rents & profits thereof from the death of the testator to the time of the sale, shewing the share of each deviser therein; which accounts the said Commissioner is directed to examine, state, settle & to the Court report, with any matter that he may think pertinent or either party may require to be specially stated.
And in stating the said accounts the Commissioner is hereby instructed to exclude the claim for a deduction from the sales of the land for the sum alledged by the answer of Bridges to have been paid as the balance of the purchase money, unless it be shewn that the personal estate of the testator was inadequate to the payment thereof.
A copy,
Teste
J. T. Ford, C.C.

Commissioner Barton’s Office, Fredericksburg Jul 25th 1817
In obedience to the above order, the parties interested were notified to attend at my office on Monday the 21st day of July 1817. the plaintiff by counsel & the defendant Bridges, accordingly attended. From the accounts & vouchers produced, your commissioner proceeded to make up this report: from which it will appear that the Land mentioned in the bill, sold on the 8th Sept 1815 Nathaniel Ware for the sum of $1660. 21 cts of which sum $552. 33 cts was to have been paid on the day of the sale & the balance in two equal annual payments. The cash payment, not being received, until ninety days after the day of sale, the plaintiff (by counsel) consented that interest should not be charged before that period. Your commissioner then proceeded to charge interest on the said cash payment & on the rents (after deducting
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the defendant’s commission) from the periods at which they respectively became due to the 1st day of Jany 1816 as per page 3 of this report, and gave the defendant credit, by plaintiffs consent, for sundries as per page 4. the balance was carried to new account, as per page 5. it appears by the will of Samuel Normant died, that there are eight devisees, and in page 6 of this report credit is given the defendant for the proportion’s of his?, leaving a balance due to the devisees John & Samuel Normant (from the cash payment for & rents of Needwood estate) of $182.70
An account was then opened in pages 5 & 6 against the defendant, for the sum’s due on hand, from which it will appear, that after crediting him with the proportions of the six devisees as aforesaid a balance remain’s due to John & Samuel Normant of ….$270.00. Your Commissioner then proceeded to take an acct. in pages 7 & 8 between the plaintiff & defendant from which it will appear that $395.91 is due to the plaintiff.
The defendant Bridges requires that it be specially stated that he is not satisfied with the commission of 5 per ct. on the sale & rents of Needwood estate: and that he produced a paper purporting to be a receipt from John Normant bearing date the 1st day of Jany. 1815 for his proportion of the rents of Needwood estate for the years 1811-1812-13 & 14 amounting to $15. this paper being objected to by the plaintiffs counsel, & no evidence produced to authenticate it, was not admitted. By the request of the defendant three days were given to produce testimony, none has been received by your commissioner. The defendant Bridges requires that it be likewise stated that a suit has been instituted against himself & wife by Wm Cocke for her Dower Interest in the Needwood estate, which was purchased from her late husband; and prays that he may not be made to pay to the plaintiff the balance that may be due to him by this a/c unless he gives security to return his proportion of what may be recovered by this suit. This report is respectfully submitted by your obt st
Thomas B Barton
Commissioner
Commissoners fee
24 hours @75 is $18
charged to the plaintiff

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Dr. Richard Bridges and Nancy his wife in a/c
1812
Jany 1 To Rent of Needwood land last year $30
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 1.50 $28.50
1816
Jany 1 To Interest on balance to this date $6.84
1813
Jany 1 To Rent of Needwood land last year $30
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 1.50 - $28.50
1816
Jany 1 To Interest on balance to this date $5.13
1814
Jany 1 To Rent of Needwood land last year $30
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 1.50 – 28.50
1816
Jany 1 To Interest on balance to this date 3.42
1815
Jany 1 To Rent of Needwood land last year $30
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 1.50
1816
Jany 1 To Interest on balance to this date 1.71
To Rent of Needwood land last year $55
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 2.75
1815
Sept 8 To cash received in part for Needwood Land $552.33
Deduct commission @ 5 per ct. 27.61
Total $524.72
1816
Jany 1 To interest on balance to this date, which by consent of parties is to be calculated from the 8th day of Dec. 1815 1.97
Total $710.04

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With the Estate of Samuel Normant decd
1815
August 23 By Cash paid of Caroline $.70
30 By sundries furnished survey or Chain carriers &c which by consent of parties amounts to $5
30 By Cash paid Chain carriers, which by consent is $6
Sept 8 By sundries furnished at the sale of Needwood Estate which by consent amounts to $2.60
1816
Jany 1 By Cash paid for taxes on Needwood estate for 5 years which by consent is at $3.03 per. an. amounting to $15.15
By Cash paid John M. Gray for surveying Needwood estate $12.62
Balance to new account $667.97

Total $710.04

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Dr. Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife in account with the –
1816
Jany 1 To balance from old a/c $667.97
1817
July 25 To Interest to this date $62.87

Total $730.84
1815
Sept 8 To amount of Nathaniel Ware’s bond given in past payment for Needwood Estate & due at his date $553.94
Deduct commission at 5 per ct. $27.69
$526.24
1817
July 25 To interest on balance to this date $27.79
To amount of Nathaniel wares bond given in payment for the last sum due on the purchase of Needwood estate which bond becomes due on the 8th day of September 1817 & amounts to $553.94
Deduction commission @ 5 per ct. $27.69
$526.25

$1080.29

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1817
July 25 By the proportions of Nathaniel, William, Richard Salley, Elizabeth & Anne Normant, in the Cash payment for Needwood estate & for the rents of said estate for the year’s 1811-12-13-14 & 15 to each $90.35 ½ which amounts to the sum of $548.13
Balance in Cash due John & Samuel Normant is $182.71
$730.84
1817
July 25 By the proportions of Nathaniel, William, Richard, Salley, Elizabeth & Anne Normant of Nathaniel Ware’s bonds given in part payment for Needwood estate to each $135.02 ½ which amounts to $810.23
Balance on Ware’s bonds due to John & Samuel Normant is $270.00
$1080.29

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Dr. Richard Bridges & wife in account with Samuel Lawrence, assignee of John & Samuel Normant
1817
July 25 To this sum due John & Samuel Normant for their proportion of the first payment for Needwood estate & for rents of said estate for the years 1811-12-13-14 & 15 as per page 6 of this report $182.71
To this amount due John 7 Samuel Normant for their proportion’s of Ware’s bonds given in part payment for Needwood estate as per page 6 of this report $270.06
$452.77

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1816
Jany 1 By this sum due for the rent of Needwood estate for the year 1815 which was charged by the defendant & no exception taken by the plaintiffs $55.00
1817
July 25 By interest to this date $1.86
Balance due Samuel Lawrence $395.94
$452.77

Folder 2 of 2
Virginia
At a Superior Court of Chancery held in the Town of Fredericksburg the 18th day of April 1818
Samuel Lawrence, Plaintiff
against
Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife, Admx
With the will annexed of Samuel Norment, decd, John Norment, & Saml Norment – Defendants
This cause came on to be heard on the papers formerly recd, another Report of Commissioner Barton, made pursuant to the order of the 21st day of April 1817 to which there was no Exception & was argued by Counsel. On Consideration whereof the Court Confirming the said Report, both adjudge Order and Decree that the Defts Richard Bridges and Nancy his wife do pay to the Plt. the Sum of One hundred & eighty two dollars and seventy one cents with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum from the 25th day of July 1817 until payment & assign to the Plt a bond or bonds taken for the sale of the tract of land mentioned in the said Report Called Needwood to an amount equal to the further Sum of $270 and Six Cents, with Interest thereon at the rate of Six per centum per annum from the 25th day of July 1817 until payment, and that the said Defendants do pay to the Plaintiff the Costs by him expended in the prosecution of his Suit.
Plaintiffs Costs $51.77 cents
A Copy
Teste
J. T. Ford, C.C.

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Lawrence
vs
Bridges
Copy
Decree &
Costs

Amount to be pd in money $182.71
Int. to 8th June, 1818 7.59
Costs 51.77
$244.07
Comn $12.20
$256.27

Received of John Stanard, Marshal of the Fredburg Chancery Court the sum of five hundred and seventy eight dollars & thirty five cents in money & bonds (the bonds assigned by Richard Bridges) in full of the within Decree – Bowling Green 8th June 1818
[signed] Sam Lawrence

Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Norment (son of Samuel Norment deceast) of the County of Fayatte State of Kentucky am held & firmly bound unto Saml Lawrence of the county of Caroline Virg’a, His heirs and assigns in the fanal sum of one thousand dollars currant money to which payment will and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents Sealed with my Seal and dated this 14th day of March 1815
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the sd Saml Norment under the Will of his Father the said Saml Norment deceased is intitled to one Eight part of the proceeds of the tract of Land named in His Father’s will by Needwood Land Supposed to Contain Three hundred & sixty one acres. He the said Samuel Norment hath agreed to sell assign and transfer all his one Eight part or share of the money arising from the sale of the said land together with the Rents &c to the said Saml Lawrence for & in Consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid before the Execution of these presents and the above obligation to be voide when the true intent & meaning of the condition & agreement shall be finally carried into full Effect.
Samuel Norment {seal}
Sealed & delivered
In presents of
James Hurt
Thos. Hurt

Know all men by these presents that I John Norment (son of Samuel Norment decd) of the County of Caroline am held & firmly bound unto Samuel Lawrence of the same County in the just & full sum of One thousand Dollars Currant Money of Virginia, to be paid unto the said Samuel Lawrence his Attorney his heirs Executors Admrs or assigns, I bind myself my heirs Executors or Admrs firmly by these presents sealed with my seal & dated this 2nd day of March one thousand eight hundred & fifteen. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the sd John Norment under the Will of his Father the sd Samuel Norment dec. is entitled to one eighth part of the proceeds of the tract of land named in his will by Needwood Land supposed to contain three hundred & sixty one acres, he the sd John Norment has agreed to sell assign & transfer all his one eighth part or share of the money arising from the sale of the sd land, together with the Rents &c to the said to the said Samuel Lawrence for & in consideration of the sum of Ninety five dollars in hand paid before the Execution of these presents and the above obligation to be void when the truth intent and meaning of the condition & agreement shall be finally carried into full effect
John Norment {seal}
In the presence of
W. P. Napier
Richd Peatross
Reuben Turner

Lawrence vs Bridges & more. Ought not all the parties who are entitled to the amount of sales of Needwood to be parties in this cause. If not, let the Deft Bridges & ux be required to render an account of profits &c of Needwood land. Let an account be taken between the Defts to ascertain what is the sum to which the Pltf is entitled.
R. N.
1817

Lawrence
Vs
Bridges The Deft Bridges excepts to Commissioner Barton’s report in the following particulars
1st
Because the commissioner has allowed the wife but five p cent interest the profits & rents of Needwood estate
2d – [blank]

a sloppily scrawled note about 6 percent interest (instead of 5) with date 25 July 1817 & sum of $270 [can’t read]

Lawrence
vs
Brides

Stanard
Copy order & notice
1817 June 9th copy deld Richd Bridges & a copy left with him for his wife
Saml Norment has removed to Kentucky as I have been informed.
John Stanard, M. F. C. D.


I acknowledge __ of this notice Plt
M. Stanard
June 9th, 1817

Corporation of Fred. Pct.
John Stanard this day has made oath before me a Justice of the Peace for the said Corporation that he did on the 9th Inst. Deliver to Richard Bridges a true Copy of the within order. I notice & at the same time he left with him a copy for his wife. Given under my hand this 19th July 1817
Benjn Day
Mr Richard Bridges made oath before me that he delivered a copy of the above order & notice to John Normant on the 15th day of June 1817.
July 21st 1817
Thomas B. Barton
Commissioner

Typeset subpoena with handwritten entries:
The Commonwealth of Virginia
To the Sheriff of Caroline County, GREETING:
YOU are hereby commanded to summon Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife, administratrix with the will annexed of Samuel Norment, deceased, & John Norment & Samuel Norment,
To appear before the Judge of the Superior Court of Chancery, directed by law to be holden in the Town of Fredericksburg, at the Court-House in the said town, on the tenth day of the next term, to answer a bill exhibited against them in the said Court by Samuel Lawrence.
And this they shall in no wise omit, under the penalty of $100 each and have then there this writ. Witness John Taylor Ford, Clerk of our said Court at Fredericksburg, this 28th day of March, 1816, and in the 40th year of the Commonwealth.
J. T. Ford, C.C.
[The Sheriff is requested to note, in his return, the time of executing this process.]

Stanard

Lawrence
vs
Bridges

Subpoena
Executed this 8th day of April 1816
Archd Samuel
For
John Scott, Shff

VIRGINIA:
AT Rules holden in the Clerk’s Office of the Superior Court of Chancery for the Fredericksburg District, the 3d day of August, 1816
Samuel Lawrence, Plaintiff
Against
Richard Bridges & Nancy his wife, administratrix with the will annexed of Samuel Norment, deceased, & John Norment & Samuel Norment, defendants
THE Subpoena awarded in this case, being returned executed on the Defendants
Richard Bridges & wife
And three months since filing the bill, and the service of the subpoena having elapsed and they still failing to file their answers the bill of the Plaintiff is taken and the Court will proceed at a future day to decree the matter thereof, unless the said Defendants on or before the tenth day of the term next after they shall have been served with a copy of this order, shew cause to the contrary.
A copy – teste,
J. T. Ford, C.C.
(One copy to be served on the Defendant, and an affidavit of the manner of service made on the other, which must be returned to this office.)

Stanard

Lawrence
vs
Bridges

Caroline

1816 Augt 14th Copy deld

Corpn of Fred’g to wit: John Stanard, this day personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace for the said Corpn & made oath that he did on the 14th Inst deliver to Richd Bridges & Nancy his wife 9each) a true copy of the within order - Given under my hand this 27th Augt 1816
Wm Gordon
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