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William Horseman Sr and son Joseph

William Horseman Sr and son Joseph

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Horseman
I am looking for assistance in locating the court records for when William Horseman took his son Jospeh to court and was awarded $20 as a judgement. These are my husband's ancestors. According to the transcription of William's Will in the ealry 1800's he leaves to his son Joseph the $20 that he was awarded from the courts. We are very interested in what caused a father to take his son to court. If anyone could assist me with this it wold be greatly appreciated

Re: William Horseman Sr and son Joseph

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 12:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
It appears that the date of William Horseman’s will was 10 Nov 1814 and it was received in court 13 Feb 1815.

The only suit recorded in the Loudoun Order/Minute Books around that time period for William Horseman is the following.

Minute Book 6, 1812-1813, 10 March 1813
[p. 255] Wm. HORSEMAN vs Geo. LEE's Exor. – in debt – judgment for the Plff subject to the decree of this Court rendered in the cause of DOUGLAS & wife vs LEE's devisees at the last term.

Does the will state specifically that the suit was William versus Joseph, or only that a court award was to go to Joseph?

Recordings in the Order/Minute Books usually state only that there was a debt due and do not specify what the debt was for.

If you have questions, please email me directly.

Pat Duncan
GenNutLdn@msn.com

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