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1680 - Sussex County court docket

Sussex County Court Docket Court docket showing fines of 50 lbs. of tobacco for smoking in court; 50 lbs. of tobacco for writing Whorekill instead of Deal; 150 lbs. of tobacco for failing to fulfill duties on the jury; 200 lbs. of tobacco for teaching a base, disgraceful song reflecting negatively on several persons; and 500 lbs. of tobacco for neglecting to come to the court house, neglecting to keep books and records, and keeping the court waiting 1/2 day.

Transcription:

The Court find Robert Bracey for not Appearing and not giving his Attendance as A Jury man After Warned, one hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco/I say 150  

The Court find William Carter for not giving his Attendance After sworen A Jury man, one hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco;/I say 150  

Robert Hignett was find by the Court for Telling and Learning of John Johnso A Curlous and base disgracefull song Reflexting on several person, Two hundred pounds of Tobacco;/I say 200  

The Court find Cornelous Verhoofe for nedglexting to Com to the Court house and keeping the books and Records soe that the Court and Countrey waited for him near halfe a day befor he Cam, five hundred pounds of Tobacco;/I say 500  

The Court find John Vines for smoking Tobacco in the Court Contrary to an order of Court, fifty pounds of Tobacco/I say 050  

The Court fine James Welles for smoking Tobacco in the Court fifty pounds Tobacco 050  

The Court fine Cornelous Verhoofe for writing Whoorekill instead of Deale Contray to an order of Court, fifty pounds of Tobacco 050  

The Court fine Luke Wattson, Gent{leman}, fifty pounds of Tobacco for smoking Tobacco in the Court/I say 050

Reference:

RG 4000.000 Sussex County Court Record Book, page 4.

Transcript from: Craig W. Horle, ed., Records of the Courts of Sussex County Delaware, 1677-1710, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991), p. 90.