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Summons and recognizance for Hugh Woodcock, 1730
Title
Summons and recognizance for Hugh Woodcock, 1730
Description
An early colonial summons and recognizance for Hugh Woodcock, who was charged with adultery. John Shoreland was surety for Woodcock's appearance in court. Woodcock failed to appear, and Shoreland failed to produce him, so the Court declared a default and ordered Shoreland's arrest and detention.
John Ballantine [1674-1735] graduated from Harvard in 1694. He was Justice of the Peace and Register of Deeds for Suffolk County, and from 1714-1734 was Clerk of the Inferior Court of Common Please.
Creator
Massachusetts Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Suffolk County)
Repository
Law School
Date
1730
Contributor
Ballantine, John , 1677-1735
Format
2 sheets (4 p.) 31 x 19.5cm.
Language
eng
Citation
Massachusetts Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Suffolk County), “Summons and recognizance for Hugh Woodcock, 1730,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed March 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12102.