A Guide to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, . 1758 Aug 30 Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1758 Aug 30 MS 1935.2 (1X)

A Guide to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, . 1758 Aug 30

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Manuscript Number MS 1935.2 (1X)


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 1935.2 (1X)
Title
Commission of Oyer and Terminer 1758 Aug 30
Extent
[1] p. ; 35x29.5 cm. ; includes pendant seal partially intact.
Creator
Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768.
Language
English

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Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1758 Aug 30, Manuscript # MS 1935.2 (1X), John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1935.

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Scope and Content Information

Commission appoints William Eppes, Nathaniel Harrison, Richard Bland, Francis Eppes, Theophilus Field, Anthony Peniston, Samuel Govan, and Alexander Bolling to serve as justices at a court of Oyer and Terminer in Prince George County, Virginia to try Arthur, the slave of John Edwards, for a felony. Printed form with manuscript insertions, signed by Gov. Francis Fauquier.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bland, Richard, 1710-1776.
  • Bolling, Robert.
  • Edwards, John.
  • Eppes, Francis, Jr.
  • Eppes, William.
  • Field, Theophilus.
  • Govan, Samuel.
  • Harrison, Nathaniel.
  • Peniston, Anthony.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia. Court of Oyer and Terminer.
  • Subjects:

  • African American criminals --Virginia --History --18th century.
  • Criminal courts --Virginia --Prince George County.
  • Felony.
  • Judges --Selection and appointment --Virginia --History --18th century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bland, Richard, 1710-1776.
  • Bolling, Robert.
  • Edwards, John.
  • Eppes, Francis, Jr.
  • Eppes, William.
  • Field, Theophilus.
  • Govan, Samuel.
  • Harrison, Nathaniel.
  • Peniston, Anthony.