COURT RECORDS
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Order Book, 1789-1791

Joseph Watkins & Mary his wife, the said Mary being daughter and devisee of James Boisseau dec'd., Daniel Boisseau, John Boisseau, Lucy Boisseau, Benjamin Boisseau, Patrick Boisseau, David Boisseau, Anner Boisseau and Susanna Boisseau, children of the said James.......Plts.      In Chancery
                against
William Watkins & Gray Briggs Exors. of the said James Boisseau  Defts.
       Pursuant to a former directed order made in this cause Benjamin Boisseau, Peter Vaughan and Joseph Whitehead three of the persons therein named made their report in the words following, to wit. Dinwiddie County Sir. In obedience to an order of the Worshipful Court of the said county We have divided all the slaves devised by James Boisseau dec'd to his Widow, among all his children agreeable to his Will, The value of which Slaves and the allotment thereof will appear in a statement hereto subjoined. Lott No. 1 Robert of the value of £75.0~To Joseph Watkins and Mary his wife, they paying to Patrick Boisseau £23.6.8. and to Susanna Boisseau £13.6.8. Lott No. 2. Tom of the value of £40...To Benjamin Boisseau, he paying to Anner Boisseau £1.13.4. Lott No. 3. Molly of the Value of £32.10. To Lucy Boisseau, she to receive of Daniel Boisseau £5.16.8. Lott No. 4. Phillis of the Value of £65. To Daniel Boisseau, he paying to Lucy Boisseau £5.16.8. To David Boisseau £18.6.8 and to Anner Boisseau £2.10. Lott No. 5. Silvia of the Value of £45. To John Boisseau, he paying to Anner Boisseau £6.13.4. Lott No. 6. Tom a Boy of the Value of £27. To Anner Boisseau, she to receive of Benjamin Boisseau £1.13.4 of Daniel Boisseau  £2.10.~ and of John Boisseau £6.13.4. Lott No. 7 Patty of the Value of £25. To Susanna Boisseau, she to receive of Joseph Watkins £13.6.8.~ Lott No. 8 Nanny of the Value of £20. To David Boisseau, he to receive of Daniel Boisseau £18.6.8.. Lott No. 9 Isham of the Value of £15. To Patrick Boisseau, he to receive of Joseph Watkins £23.6.8. We have likewise divided the Slaves devised by the said James Boisseau to his Son James among his Surviving Sons agreeable to his Will in manner as appears below. Lott No. 1 Brandon of the Value of £25. To Daniel Boisseau, he paying to John Boisseau £5.0.0. Lott No. 2 Clitty of the Value of  £35. Lott. No. 3. Daniel of the Value of £25. To David Boisseau, he paying to Benjamin Boisseau £5.0. Lott No. 4 Hannaball of the Value of  £15. to Benjamin Boisseau, he to receive of David Boisseau £5.0. Lott No. 5. To John Boisseau, he to receive of Daniel Boisseau £5. ~ and of Patrick Boisseau £15. Certified under our hands this 10th day of January "1788.  Benja. Boisseau, Peter Vaughan, Joseph Whitehead." On Consideration whereof It is Decreed and Ordered that the said Partition and division stand and be establshed and made firm and Stable between the said Parties, the complainants, and their Heirs forever and that the Costs of this Suit be equally borne between them.
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            From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Record Book, 1819-1941

Costs $9.38     Mildred Boisseau.............................................................Plt.
                                           against                                                         In Debt                                     Thomas Coleman and James H. Coleman ..................Dfts.
                                 This day came the plaintiff by John LeMay esquire his    
                 attorney, and the defendants having been arrested and still failing to                     appear, Therefore, it is considered by the Court, that the conditional                    Judgement ordered up at rules held in the clerk's office, be                                     confirmed, and that the plaintiff ____? against the defendants ___? of                  Three  hundred dollars, the debt in the declaration mentioned and                         also her costs by her about her suit in this behalf responded, and the                    defendants in money.
Filed 24
June
1819                             But the Judgement may  __________ (whole line illegible)
               One hundred and fifty dollars with interest therein to be computed after                 the rate of six per _____? per annum from the third day of January one                 thousand eight hundred & eleven, until paid, and the said Costs.   
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery order Book, No. 1,                                                      1832-1852, page 2

                                     April 2, 1832 (date of court)

Alfred J. Vaughan, Benjamin J. Vaughan & Burwell Aldridge and Martha his wife.................................Plts.
                  
        against                          In Chancery

Benjamin Boisseau admr. of Lemuel H. Vaughan dec'd & guardian of Benjamin & James B. Vaughan, children &  heirs of the said L. H. Vaughan decd & in his own right, James H. Boisseau in his own right & as admr. of Thomas H. Boisseau decd & as admr. de bonis non of James B. Vaughan decd, Ann B. Cogbill, formerly Vaughan, James P. Boisseau & Alexander G. Strachan & Mary G. his wife, Thomas J. Eppes & Sarah W. his wife formerly Vaughan & Mary B. Vaughan..........................................................................................................Defts.

  On the motion of the plaintiffs by counsel, Leave is given them to amend their bill and make new parties, and on the like motion, the Court doth order, that John P. Crump Clerk of this Court be assigned guardian ad litem to the infant defendants.~
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From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery Order Book, No. 1,                                                      1832-1852, page 12

                            September 4, 1832 (date of court)

Alfred J. Vaughan, Benjamin J. Vaughan and Martha Aldridge and Burwell Aldridge, the latter suing for the benefit of the former................Plts.

                    against                                                                In Chancery                                                                                                               
Benjamin Boisseau admr. of Lemuel H. Vaughan decd. & guardian of Benjamin & James B. Vaughan children and heirs of the said Lemuel H. Vaughan decd. and in his own right, James H. Boisseau in his own right and admr. of Thomas H. Boisseau decd. and as admr. of James B. Vaughan decd. & others................................................Defts.

  The defendant Benjamin Boisseau by his Counsel this day filed his answer to the plaintiffs bill to which the plaintiffs by their Counsel replied generally.~

From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery Order Book, No. 1,                                                  1832-1852, pages 11 & 12

                                        September 4, 1832 (date of Court)

Bennett Aldridge and Dorothy P. his wife late Dorothy P. Boisseau and Bennett Aldridge and his wife Martha who was the widow of Peter Vaughan & whose Maiden name was Martha Boisseau..............................Plts.

   against                                                                         In Chancery

Sarah P. Boisseau admx. of Jno. G. Boisseau decd. & in her own right as one of the distributees o fthe said Jno. P. Boisseau Elizabeth Hardaway, Nancy Dabney and Peter, Mary and James Boisseau, Benjamin & James B. Vaughan, Alexander G. Strachan & Mary his wife, Jas. Boisseau son of James H. Boisseau, Mary Vaughan, Martha, Mary, Jno., Jas., Jane and Thos. R. Boisseau infant children of Jas. Boisseau decd. and Sarah T. Boisseau wife of Peter Boisseau...........................................................................................Defts.

  By consent of parties, it is ordered that this cause be removed to the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the Town of Petersburg.~
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery Order Book, No. 1,                                       1832-1852, page 8

                              September 3, 1832 (date of court)

Alfred J. Vaughan................................................Plts.
         
         against                                                                Injunction

James H. Boisseau admr. de bonis non of James B. Vaughan decd. .....................................................Deft.

     This day came the defendant, and filed his answer to the plts. bill, to which the plt. by Counsel replies generally.~
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery Order Book, No. 1,                                                  1832-1852, pages 7 & 8

                                           September 3, 1832 (date of Court)                     

Alfred J. Vaughan, Benjamin J. Vaughan and Martha Aldridge and Burwell Aldridge the latter suing for the benefit of the former.......Plts.

               against                                              In Chancery

Benjamin Boisseau admr. of Lemuel H. Vaughan decd. & guardian of Benjamin & James B. Vaughan children & heirs of the said Lemuel H. Vaughan decd. & in his own right, James H. Boisseau in his own right, & admr. of Thomas H. Boisseau decd. & as admr. of James B. Vaughan decd. & others..................................Defts.

  This day came the defendants James H. Boisseau in his own right and as admr. of Thomas H. Boisseau decd. & also as admr. de bonis non of James B. Vaughan decd. , James P. Boisseau an infant by the said James H. Boisseau his father and next friend, and Alexander G. Strachan & Mary G. his wife, and the said Alexander G. Strachan admr. of Ann. B. Cogbill deceased, and filed their answers to the bill of the plts. to which the plaintiffs by Counsel replied generally.~
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Record Book, 
                               1819-1841, page  175            

                              April 5, 1832 (date of court)
                                  
            James H. Boisseau sometimes called admr. de bonis non of James B.                  Vaughan decd.............................Plt.

Costs $6.12                                against                                                                                                                                                                            In Debt

             Alfred J. Vaughan ........................Deft.
                                
                    This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and the defendant                              saith nothing in bar expreclusion of the plaintiff's actions.
                    Theretofore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover                       against the defendant the sum of nine hundred and four dollars and                          seventy-four cents with legal interest thereon to be computed from the 5th                day of  November 1831 until paid and also his costs by him about his suit                 in this behalf expended, and the defendant in mercy __?~
From Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Chancery Order Book, No. 1,                                              1832-1852, pages 5 & 6

                                  April 4, 1832 (date of Court)

George F. Boisseau an infant of tender years by Henry C. Thweatt his next friend...........Plts.

         against                                                                                 In Chancery

Augustus B. Coleman admr. with the will annxed of Williamson Coleman senr. deceased,
Joseph Goodwyn, Edward Powell and Susan H. his wife (formerly Susan H. Wynn) admr. of John Wynn decd. Edward L. Pegram admr. of Nathaniel Dabney decd. and Thomas Field...............................................................................................Defts.

     By consent of the plaintriff by Counsel, and of the defendant Augustus B. Coleman by his Counsel, this cause this day came on to be heard upon the bill answer of Augustus B. Coleman admr. & c and exhibits, and upon the decretal(?) order taking the bill for confessed as to the other  defendants, and was argued by Counsel, On consideration whereof, and in motion of the plaintiff, the Court doth order that the defendant Augustus B. Coleman admr. with the will annexed of Williamson Coleman decd. de____r? on account of his Testator transactions as
guardian of George F. Boisseau  orphan of Joseph Boisseau deceased, before a Commisioner of this Court, who is directed to examine state and settle the same, and make report thereof to this Court, with any matters specially states, deemed pertinent by himself or which may be acquired by the Court to be so stated.~
From  CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK NO. 22,
                                  1818-1820, page 458

                                   1819 December 13th (court date)

Edward H. Cogbill, John P. Cogbill, Branch Hatcher & Susan B. his wife late Susan B. Cogbill, Polly H. Cogbill and Elizabeth H. Cogbill their proper persons Rebecca A. Cogbill, William W. Cogbill, Thomas J. Cogbill, David B. Cogbill, Lucy G. Cogbill, Anner P. Cogbill, Benjamin D. Cogbill and Peter F. Cogbill infants of tender years by James Howlett their next friend & special guardian....Complts.
                 against } In Chancery
James B. Cogbill admr. of Thomas Cogbill decd.  ... Defts.

  This day this cause was docketed by consent of parties and James Howlett is appointed special guardian to defend the infants Rebecca A. Cogbill, William W. Cogbill, Thomas J. Cogbill, David B. Cogbill, Lucy G. Cogbill, Anner P. Cogbill, Benjamin D. Cogbill and Peter F. Cogbill in this suit.-
Whereupon the cause came on to be heard upon the bill answer and exhibited, and was argued by counsel upon consideration whereof the court doth adjudge order and decree that William Findley, John Cogbill, Jesse Cogbill, Thomas Stone and James Howlett (any three of whom? may act) be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to carry into effect the provisions of this decree that they advertise and sell publicly to the highest bidder upon a credit of twelve months the tract of land of which Thomas Cogbill died possessed and on which he formerly resided and that they divide the proceeds arising from said sale together with the slaves and whatever other personal property there may be belonging to the estate of the said Thomas Cogbill deceased into fourteen equal parts and that they allot one fourteenth thereof to James B. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Edward H. Cogbill, one fourteenth to John P. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Branch Hatcher and Susan B. his wife, one fourteenth to Polly H. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Elizabeth H. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Rebecca A. Cogbill, one fourteenth to William W. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Thomas J. Cogbill, one fourteenth to David B. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Lucy G. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Anner P. Cogbill, one fourteenth to Benjamin D. Cogbill and the remaining fourth to Peter F. Cogbill and that said commissioners do make report of their proceedings to this court in order to a final decree.~