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Holdbeatch vs. Samways 1712

His Excellency William Lord Craven Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of said Province to the Marshalls of the Court of Common Pleas send greeting we streightly command without delay to attach the body of Catherine Samways widow relict and Executrix of ye last will and testament of Henry Samways planter deceased and do ask and compel her to be and appear before our Chief Justice at our next court of Common Pleas to be holden for ye state at Charleston to respond to complaint of Joseph Holbeatch Gent in a plea of debt for forty two pounds curr’t money

Witness Nicholas Trott Esq. Chief Justice of Charleston this twenty fourth day of April anno dom 1712

Nicholas Trott


Holdbeatch vrs Samways Cepi Corpus this 24th Day of April 1712 issue Dan Greene Coroner for Berkley County

Issued at Charleston to answer for the complaint of Joseph Holbeatch Gent, in a plea of debt for Forty Two Pounds curr’t money.

Witness Nicholas Trott Esq Chief Justice of Charleston this Twenty Fourth Day Of April anno dom 1712

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 Marshalls of the Court of Common Pleas send greeting we streightly command without delay to attach the goods and chattels of Catherine Samways widow relict and Executrix of ye last will and testament of Henry Samways planter deceased and do ask and compel her personally to be and appear before our Chief Justice at our next court of Common Pleas to be holden for ye state at Charleston to respond to complaint of Joseph Holbeatch Gent in a plea of debt for forty two pounds curr’t money

Witness Nicholas Trott Esq. Chief Justice of Charleston this twenty fourth day of April anno Dom 1712

Nicholas Trott


Joseph Holbeatch judgment (April 29, 1712), South Carolina Judgment Roll 1711-1712, Box 2D, No. 88A, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.