1751: Brunswick County, Virginia Order Book: On the mention of David Banks, a witness for Stephen Morse vs. William Lucas, it is ordered that the said Morse pay him 100 pounds of tobacco for 4 days attendance at former courts according to law. (Page 14, Brunswick County, Virginia Oder Book 4).
1751 Brunswick County, Virginia Order Book 4, page 6 – Upon the petition of David Banks, Richard Russell, Thomas Fisher, Rod Hagood, Stephen Moss, Davis Moss, Daniel Tallor, Henry S______, George Hagood, John Ingram, William Pennington, John Marshall, William Dalley, Samuel Disg______, Samuel Marshall, Edward Pennington Metcalf setting forth that a road from this count line on the ridge between Taylor’s Creek and Meherrin? River leading down to the location of Mr. John Ingram there crossing the river to Rod Russell’s and from there along the ridge road into the great road leading down to the courthouse (south?) or would be very useful and convenient to the inhabitants of this county and praying that this court would permit them to clear the same and exempt them from working on any other roads and also appoint one of them surveyor thereof. It is ordered that a road be cleared according to the prayer of the said petition and that all the male laboring titheables of the petitioners and such of the petitioners themselves as are laboring titheables do assist the said John Ingram who is hereby appointed surveyor thereof in clearing and keeping the same according to _____________. It is further __________ that such of the petitioners – their male laboring titheables as _____________ work on the great creek knead be not hereafter engaged from working on the said road.
1753: November Court – William Clinch & Company petition against David Banks – upon a petition of 4 pounds 14 shillings and 10 pence half penny due by account. The deft having been duly summoned and not appearing and the clerk having made oath to this account. It is considered by the court that they recover against said deft their debt aforesaid in the said petition mentioned and their cost including a lawyer’s fee. (Brunswick County, Virginia Order Book 5, page 25.)
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