Gill, Chesterfield County, VA., Court Orders Book 6 (1774-1784)
Page 19: May Court 1774. Ordered that the Road be established from Bollings (?) to the Church Road with the following Hands to wit, (list included Robert Gill and perhaps Edwd. Gill).
Page 21: May Court 1774. Ordered that Francis Osborne do open and survey the Road from Francis Gills to Joseph Watkins along and near the Mill path to Deatons Mill Crossing second Branch below the Mill & along a path opened from the Mill to Joseph Watkins, with the following Hands, William Irby, Francis Gill, John Royall, William Dodd, Henry Eanes Jr., John Archer, Olive Man, George Vaden, Daniel Vaden, John Sudberry, Thomas Totty, Michael Wells, Thomas Totty Jr., Francis Totty, Abner Totty, John Deaton, Joseph Watkins and Thomas Franklin.
Page 29: May Court 1774. John Dyer & Mary his wife, P. vs. Daniel Gill, Exec. of John Gill, dec'd., Def. Case dismissed.
Page 42: June Court 1774. A Deed from Peter Gill to John Royall was proved by the oaths of George Robertson and John Cogbill witnesses thereto. Ordered to be recorded.
Page 45: July Court 1774: A Deed from Peter Gill to Daniel Gill was proved by the oaths of Richard & Thomas Covington and Joseph Wells, witnesses thereto. Recorded.
Page 45: July Court 1774: A Deed from Ann Gill to Peter Gill was proved by the oaths of Jos. Wells, Richard & Thomas Covington, witnesses thereto. Recorded.
Page 46: July 16, 1774. Trial of Simon a Negro Slave belonging to Robert Gill charged with having prepared poisonous medicines with intent to administer them. The said Simon was arraigned plead not guilty. Sundry witnesses being examined on consideration Judgment that he is not Guilty.
Page 70: Jan. Court 1775. Ordered that Peter Fitzgerald do survey the road from Francis Gills into the road at Cogbills with the following hands. J. (Smiths?), dec'd, Fra. Osborne, Tho. Burton, Geo. Cogbill Jr., Wm. Perkinson, John Forsey, Wm. Leighs, Jos. Puckets, Cha. Cogbill, Dan'l Nunnally Jr., Noel Nunnally, Dan'l Nunnally & Robert Burton & his own.
Page 74: March Court 1775. The last Will & Testament of Benjamin Dyson dec'd, was proved by the oaths of William Worsham, William Rowlett, and Daniel Gill, witnesses thereto. Recorded.
Page 113: Nov. Court 1776. A Deed from John Gill to John Pride was proved by the oaths of James Spiller and Peter Baugh, Jr., witnesses thereto. Page 114: Nov. Court 1776. Ordered that Michael Wells do survey the road from Gills to Deatons Mill with his own, Thomas Totty Sr., Henry Eanes, & John Sudberry hands.
Page 116: Dec. Court 1776. A Deed from John Gill to John Pride was further proved by the oath of Edward Dance a witness thereto. Recorded.
Page 126: Feb. Court 1777. At a Court held for Chesterfield Co. for examination of John Deaton and (Jabe?) Deaton charged with murdering of Jacob Gill (I think it's Junior) deceased Feb. 15, 1777.
The prisoners were brought to the Barr, Sundry witnesses were sworn, and examined, and the prisoners _______ in their own defense, on consideration whereof the Court are of opinion that the said John Deaton ought not to be sent down to the public goal for further trial. He is therefore dishcarged. But that the said Jabe Deaton appears to be so far guilty of the murder aforesaid, that he ought to be sent to the public Goal for further trial.
Page 130: April Court 1777. The last Will and Testament of John Rowlett deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas & William Rowlett and John Cousins, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Thomas and George Rowlett and James Gill, Executors therein named who gave Bond and took the oath required by law Certificate for obtaining a probate in due form is granted them.
Page 158: Feb. Court 1778. The wife of John Gill came into Court and relinquished her right of dower to certain lands conveyed by the said John to John Pride and ordered to be recorded.
Page 160: March Court 1778. A Deed from John Ferguson to James Gill was proved by oaths of Jesse Cogbill, Aaron Ferguson and William Cogbill, witnesses thereto. Recorded.
Page 160: March Court 1778. An agreement and settlement between ( ? ) Ferguson, James Gill, Thomas Ferguson, John Ferguson, Archibald Nunnally & Elizabeth his wife, and Aaron Ferguson was proved by the oaths of John Cogbill and Mark Puckett, witnesses thereto, and recorded.
Page 171?: May Court 1778. Richard Taylor PL, vs. Stephen Gill, Def., on Judgment of May Court 1774.
Page 176?: July Court 1778. Daniel Gill, Executor for John Gill, dec'd, PL, vs. Thomas Dance, Def. Debt.
Page 182?: August Court 1778. At a Court held for trial of Dick a Negro man Slave the property of Daniel Gill of this county, charged with preparing and administering poisonous medicines. Aug. 24, 1778. Present: John Archer, Thomas Bolling, George Robertson, Bernard Markham, John Bott, and John Railey, Gent. Justices. The prisoner being at the Bar pled not guilty whereupon sundry witnesses were sworn and examined and the prisoner heard in his own defense. On consideration whereof the Court was of opinion that the said Dick is not guilty and that he be discharged.
Page 188: Sept. Court 1778. Ordered that William Gibbs survey the road whereof John Gill is surveyor.
Page 218?: April Court 1779. Peter Gill, Att. for Daniel Gill, against John Royall & Joseph Royall. Debt case.
Page 219?: Apr. Court 1779. Joseph Gill P, vs. Daniel Gill. Judgment for 2 Pounds, 1 shilling, & six pence.
Page 221?: Apr. Court 1779. John Gill against Edward Dance. Ordered that this suit be dismissed.
Page 225?: May Court 1779. (Joseph Gill?) and others to appraise Estate of Elizabeth ( ? ).
page 236?: July Court 1779. David Berry, P., vs. Joseph Gill, D., with consent of parties, case dismissed, at def.'s costs.
Page 241?: Aug. Court 1779. Deed from James Gill to Robert Gill. Witnesses Jesse Cogbill, William Cousins, & Thomas Gill. Recorded.
Deed from James Gill to Daniel Gill. Same witnesses. Recorded.
Deed from Daniel Gill to James Gill. Same witnesses. Recorded.
Page 244?: Aug Court. Daniel Gill vs. James Gill. Dismissed as agreed upon by both parties.
Page 252?: Oct. Court 1779. Last Will and Testament of Daniel Gill, dec'd, was proved by the oaths of Richard Booker and George Robertson. Ordered that Edward Archer and John Eanes, Executors named in will be summoned to say if they will administer, etc.
Page 342: March Court 1782. Deed from William Dyson etal. to Edward Gill and wife proved in Court by oaths of Royall Britton and Rowlett Gill. Recorded.
Page 355: June Court 1782. Last Will and Testament of Daniel Gill was proved by oath of John Bott. Mary Gill, Executrix therein mentioned gave Bond and the oath required certificate for having obtained a probate in due form is granted her.
Page 357: June Court 1782. Deed from Daniel Gill to Daniel Gill. Witnesses: William Cousins, John Gill, and John Botte. Recorded.
Page 359: July Court 1782. A Deed from Elizabeth & Martha Gills to Isham Wells. Witnesses: Edward Archer and George Robertson. Recorded.
Page 360: July Court 1782. A Deed from William Dyson to Elizabeth Dance & Mary Gill. Recorded.
Page 378: Oct. Court 1782. Inv. and App. of the Estate of Daniel Gill returned & recorded.
Page 379: Nov. Court 1782. Grand jury list included John Gill.
Page 384: Dec. Court 1782. Last Will and Testament of Daniel Gill proved by oaths of William Cousins and William Gibbs. Executors, Thomas Gill and Edward Gill, gave Bond and took oath.
Page 389: Jan. Court 1783. Susannah Gill, widow and relect of Daniel Gill, dec'd, came into Court and relinquished all claim to the Estate of the said Daniel Gill, dec'd, under the last Will and Testament of the said Daniel Gill, dec'd.
Page 392: Jan. Court 1783. Ordered that Henry Dance, Ezekiel Dance, Joseph Gill, and Stephen Gill, or any three of them to appraise the Estate of Ann Dodd.
Page 407: Apr. Court 1783. An Inventory and App. of Estate of Daniel Gill's Estate.
Page 407: Apr. Court 1783. Deed from Stephen Dance to Thomas and Edward Gill was proved by the oaths of William Gibbs and Miles Gibbs, and recorded.
Page 419: May Court 1783. The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Gill was proved by the oaths of William Smith, John Clayton, and John Clayton, Jr. Benjamin Gill, Executor, gave Bond and took the required oath.
Page 461: Aug. Court 1783. A Deed from Stephen Dance to Thomas and Edward Gill further proved by oath of Brian Turner, and recorded.
Page 518: March Court 1784. Daniel Gill's Executors vs. George Worsham's Executors. Debt case dismissed.
Page 529: May Court 1784. Depositions regarding the true ownership of Daniel, a Negro slave.-Elizabeth Gill about 25 years old, daughter of Thomas Rowlett stated that she heard her father say that he, his wife, and Mary Traylor, wife of George Traylor, walked over to old John Gibbs, and the said Negro Daniel was called in to mind Mary (now Traylor's wife) when a child, and that the said John Gibbs desired him, the said Thomas Rowlett, to raise the said Daniel up, and in that, she the said Mary, had him.
Page 536: May Court 1784. Joseph Gill, P, vs. Edward Eanes, D. Suit dismissed at the Def.'s cost.
Page 552: June Court 1784. Edward Gill, P, vs. Kennon Worsham, D. Debt case.
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