Thomas Jefferson Papers

Virginia General Court: Certificates of Escheated Property, 7 December 1780

Virginia General Court: Certificates of Escheated Property

I do hereby certify that the Inquisitions taken in the County of Lunenburg against John Patterson, Andrew Johnston, John Graham, and Messrs. Cunningham & Company have been in the Office of the Clerk of the General Court one Month without a Claim being made to any of the Estate[s] contained in the said Inquisitions. Given under my Hand this seventh Day of December 1780.

Adam Craig. Dep. Clk. G.C.

MS (Vi); endorsed: “Certificate of Escheated Property in Lunenburg. For the Governor.” In Vi also are two other certificates of same date, signed by Craig and identical in form but applying to inquisitions against the estates of William Campbell, Northumberland co., and Archibald Govan, King William co.

For the significance of these documents issued by the clerk of the general court, see Bill concerning Escheats and Forfeitures from British Subjects, printed above under date of 4 June 1779; also Hening, description begins William W. Hening, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia description ends x, 67.

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