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Ashby vs. Holbeatch

His Excellency William Lord Craven Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of ye said Province at ____ hall send greeting we streightly command you without delay to attach ye body of Joseph Holbeatch so as to compel him personally to be and appear before our Chief Justice at our next court of Common Pleas to be holden for ye province at Charles Town hear complaint of John Ashby Esq. the Lords Proprietor late Receiver Gent in a plea of trespass? on the Case of Da__ six pounds curr’t money

Witness Nicholas Trott Esq. and said Chief Justice of Charles Town this seventh day of June anno Dom 1711

Nicholas Trott


Ashby vs. Holbeatch Cepi Corpus this third Day of June 1712 issued John ______ Marshall

Cepi Corpus: In law, it is a return made by the sheriff, upon a capias, or other process to the like purpose; signifying, that he has taken the body of the party. Wikipedia.com


His Excellency William Lord Craven Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of said Province to the marshal send greeting streightly command you without delay to attach each the goods and chattels of Joseph Holbeatch so as to compel him personally to be and appear before our Chief Justice at our next court of Common Pleas to be holden for ye said province of Charleston to answer the complaint of John Ashby Esq the Lords Proprietor late receiver Gent in a plea of _____ on the case as Dam? six pounds curr’t money

Witness Nicholas Trott Esq. our said Chief Justice at Charleston this seventh day of June anno Dom 1711

Nicholas Trott


Joseph Holbeatch judgment (June 7, 1711), South Carolina Judgment Roll 1711-1712, Box 3A, No. 199, South Carolina Department of Archives and History