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Re: George Richard Packett of VA
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: January 08, 2005 at 15:44:30
In Reply to: George Richard Packett of VA by Kathy Ridings of 34

I am not researching this family, but I have a sheet from a book on Court Records in Richmond County, VA. I had ancestors who lived there, so have some information on that area. Packett is a name I haven't heard before; I do not know if this man is an ancestor of you George, but the counties are in the same area.

"July, 1728 Courts - Gabriell Packett, Jr. of North Farnham parish haveing been Summoned to Answer the presentment of the Grandjury against him for being a Common Drunkard, and this day appearing, but offering Nothing Materiall to Excuse himselfe It is the oppinion of this Court and Accordingly ordered that for said Offence he give good and Sufficient Security for his good Behaviour during the Terme of one year."

"Whereupon the said Gabriell Packett together with Evan Thomas his Security in open court acknowledged themselves Indebted unto our Soverign Lord the King his heirs and Suiccessors in the sum of Twnety Pounds Sterling to be Levyed on their Lands and Tenements Goods and Chattles with Condition that if the said Gabriell Packett shall be of good Behaviour as well Towards his Majestie as all his Leige people, That then this Recognizance to be Void, and of none Effect, or Else to Remain in full Force."


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