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Colonial America Sheriff’s Writ Windham County Plainfield Connecticut 1733

$450.00

A printed form for a sheriff’s writ, with manuscript annotations in ink, for the collection of a debt judgement made December 12, 1733 against William Bloggett [aka Blodgett], born 1686 in Woburn, Massachusetts and died in 1737. The judgement against Dr. Bloggett was obtained by Joseph Parkhurst (1695 – 1779), also known as Joseph Parkhurst III. This judgement is signed by the Court Clerk, Eben[ezer] Gray (1697 – 1773).

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[Connecticut, Windham County, Plainfield 1733] A printed form for a sheriff’s writ, with manuscript annotations in ink, for the collection of a debt judgement made December 12, 1733 against William Bloggett [aka Blodgett], born 1686 in Woburn, Massachusetts and died in 1737. The judgement against Dr. Bloggett was obtained by Joseph Parkhurst (1695 – 1779), also known as Joseph Parkhurst III. This judgement is signed by the Court Clerk, Eben[ezer] Gray (1697 – 1773). Dr. Ebenezer Gray was an immigrant from “Old” England. (Dr. Gray is said to have been one of the original forty-six founders of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Rhode Island, the oldest lending library in America and the oldest library building in continuous use in America.) The judgement was large and made in the amount of 450 pounds Sterling, plus costs of the suit. The debt was paid according to an annotation on the verso, signed also by Joseph Parkhurst on February 26, 1733/4.  Other annotations show the calculations of costs and the adjusted dates of execution. Some fold wear, creases to the heavy laid watermarked paper, 32 cm x 19 cm.