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Transcribed From the Original Store Ledgers by John E. Jacob

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**EXTRA** An inventory was filed in Worcester Co. of the debts due to the estate of Robert HANDY. This list is part of an inventory taken on October 3, 1765, and entered for probate on June 19, 1766. It can be found in Liber 90, Folios 99-110. *The names listed in this inventory will be posted at the LAST given name at the end of each surname account. Plus, at the end of each surname letter, before starting another set of new surnames, (different letters), I have added names found in Handy's but NOT found in the John Nelms accounts. - LDF


ABBOTT, Masson (1774 to 1787) Total credits 0/4/2 not paid.

ACKWORTH, James (8 Oct 1766)
Signed note for wife, Mary, in amount 1/17/9 to pay her account as Mary 
YOUNG, the widow of Jonathan YOUNG.

ACKWORTH, Mary (2 Sept 1767)
Charge of 0/1/6 for pair of scissors 27 Feb 1768, paid by Richard ACKWORTH.

ACKWORTH, Richard (27 Feb 1768) See above

ACKWORTH, Thomas (10 Jun 1765 - 1767)
Balance from Ledger G for 0/10/6 not paid.

ADAMS, Rev. Alexander (27 Nov 1767 - 24 May 1768)
Two gals. Train oil costing 0/12/0 delivered by Joshua PORTER. Account paid.

ADAMS, David (1773 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger G for 0/4/0 not paid.

ADAMS, Eli (Near William DIX (DICKES)) (26 Jun 1784 - 5 Jul 1787)
Made nests of woodenware for trade. Also must have kept bees because traded 
42-1/2 pounds of beeswax on bill. Total bill 7/18/4; gave NELMS a note for 
balance of 2/17/1 on 5 Jul 1787.

ADAMS, George (1765 - 1767)
Bought tin flute and pair of knee buckles for 0/1/10 in 1765, not paid.

ADAMS, Samuel (20 May 1767)
Bought 0/15/0 worth of goods on account of Jonathan GRIFFIN.

ADAMS, Stephen (25 Apr 1767 - 11 Oct 1787)
Bought bunch of cordage for 0/2/0, account carried to Ledger E. Balance from 
Ledger G in amount of 1/14/11 carried forward to Ledger I on 4 Apr 1781 when 
bought corn and an iron pot for 1/5/0. Total account carried forward to 
ledger of Nancy NELMS, John's widow.

ADAMS, William Esq. (24 Mar 1767 - 16 Jun 1768)
Total account of 0/9/0 paid in cash. Bill included rent of Nelms' scow.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Rev. Alexander ADAMS, William ADAMS, 
George ADAMS

ADKINS, Barbara (1773 - 28 Sep 1787)
Balance from Ledger H 1/0/6. On 28 Sep 1787, she made an affidavit she had 
paid Nelms in full during his lifetime and account was marked off.

ADKINS, Middleton (18 Jun 1767 - 2 Jun 1787)
Delivered 3 pints of rum to Stanton ADKINS on 18 Jun 1767. Had no account 
then. First charge in Ledger H on 30 Dec 1784, total account 15/5/2-1/4. 
Paid in beeswax and butter. Note for balance due of 12/13/5-1/2. given to 
Nelms 2 Jun 1787.

ADKINS, Stanton (1765 0 21 Jan 1768)
2/7/7 from 1765 in Ledger C carried forward, total account 3/8/9 paid by 
delivery of 4,555 cypress shingles. Brother Stephen charged 0/5/10 on this 
account on 21 Jan 1768.

ADKINS, Stephen Jr. (23 May 1767 - 21 Jan 1768)
Charged checked linen for 0/5/10 on first date, paid by charge to account of 
brother Stanton on the last date.

ADKINS, Stephen Sr. (1765 - 31 May 1771)
Balance forwarded from Ledger C of 2/4/11, total account 6/0/7-1/2. Job 
TRUITT delivered 3825 cypress shingles for credit on the account. William 
ADKINS delivered 87 pounds of pork and George PARSONS, Jr. paid 1/3/3 in 
cash. Balance of 1/2/0 carried forward to Ledger H.

ADKINS, William (27 May 1765 - 24 Jul 1787)
Son of Stephen ADKINS, Sr. Charged 1/4/4 in Ledger C and made no payment, 
but no balance show due on 15 Sep 1775 when William DENNIS charged 1/16/0 to 
William ADKINS account. He gave Nelms a note in this amount on 24 Jul 1878 
with no charge of interest for the 12 year period.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Stanton ADKINS

ALLEN, Thomas (sailor) (26 Feb 1765- 1767)
1/18/5 carried forward from Ledger C with no payment shown in Ledger D.
*Robert Handy-Book Debts Desperate: Thomas ALLEN

ANDERSON, Ignatius (5 Dec 1775 - 17 Aug 1787)
Married before 5 Dec 1775 when he assumed an account of 0/12/0 made by her 
before marriage. Worked for NELMS in 1787 at 0/3/9 per day and built him a 
cart for 0/15/0. Note taken for balance of 0/15/2-1/2 on 17 Aug 1787.

ANDERSON, Isaac (7 May 1785 - 9 Jun 1787)
Total purchases amounted to 0/9/4; gave note for that amount 9 Jun 1787.

ANDERSON, James (1765 - 1769)
Owed 0/10/1 from Ledger C. Bought a felt hat on 6 Jan 1768, his only 
purchase. Paid 0/9/6 and balance of 0/6/1 carried to Ledger E.

ANDERSON, John of Quantico, (19 Jan 1767 - 22 May 1786)
First purchase, an almanac, also bought Fisher's Arithmatic. Total purchases 
in Ledger D 2/14/11, all carried to Ledger E. Made purchases in 1785 and 
1786 totaling 20/0/5 without payment.

ANDERSON, N. (9 Nov 1776)
4/5/2 in cash charged to Levin HOBBS to be paid to ANDERSON.

ANDERSON, Robert (1 Jul 1775 - 25 Aug 1787)
Purchases totaled 0/2/11 on 1 Jul 1775. Gave Nelms a note for this amount 
twelve years later.

ANDERSON, William (1765 - 14 Jul 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 1/2/6, total 2/17/0. Paid part in corn and gave note 
on 14 Jul 1768 for 2/0/6. Son delivered corn to Nelms on 4 Mar 1768.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: James ANDERSON

ANGE, David (20 Feb 1767 - 3 Mar 1769)
Charged pins, shoe buckles and pipes for a total of 0/3/4. Paid in corn on 4 
Feb 1768. Delivered 3 bushels of corn for credit on account of George BROWN 
on 3 Mar 1769. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: David ANGES

ASTON, Elijah (1775 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger H in amount of 0/2/3 unpaid in 1787.

ASTON, George (1765 - 26 Jan 1767)
Balance from Ledger C 1/3/11. Bought buttons sewing silk and thread but made 
no payments in Ledger D, balance 1/6/6.

ASTON, Hamilton (21 Oct 1775 - 22 Sep 1777)
Purchased one doz. tea cups and saucers and  doz. tea spoons. Total account 
was 1/18/6, paid in cash on 22 Sep 1777. Made a delivery to Levin HOBBS on 
21 Dec 1775.

ASTON, John (19 May 1767 - 1787)
Bought one bushel of corn on 23 Jan 1768 to carry to the West Indies. Total 
account in Ledger D of 1/5/2 paid in cash on 24 Dec 1770. Balance from 
Ledger H in amount of 0/5/5 unpaid in 1787. Made delivery to Matthias ASTON 
on 19 May 1767.

ASTON, Matthis (19 May 1767 - 18 Apr 1778) Only purchase shown in Ledger D 
was 1-1/2 gals. of rum delivered by John ASTON. Paid in corn. No rum charged 
in Ledger I. Total account 2/1/6 overpaid by cash of 2/5/0 on 18 Apr 1778.

ASTON, Rachel (1765 - 16 Oct 1766)
George DASHIELL of Wicomico Creek had her account in Ledger C charged to him 
in the amount of 0/18/6.
(AUSTIN probably is the correct spelling for each "Aston" above.
Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Matthias AUSTIN.

**Robert HANDY- (Names NOT in John Nelms)- Desperate Debts Due on: Mary
ADLEY Book Debts Desperate: James ANDREWS, Mary ADLEY


BACON, Dudson (1765 - 4 Mar 1769)
Balance from Ledger C in amount of 2/4/0 along with interest of 0/2/7 paid 
in cash by George BACON on 4 March 1769.

BACON, George (31 March 1766 - 4 Mar 1769)
Balance from Ledger C and interest in amount of 0/11/2 paid on 3 Mar 1769 by 
delivery of 3 bu of corn by David ANGE and 0/4/2 worth by BACON. No charges 
made in Ledger D.

BACON, Levin (25 March 1775 - 20 Jul 1787)
Purchased tape, cambric and lawn, total 0/17/4 paid in cash on 21 Feb 1778. 
Made additional purchases on 3 Mar 1784 for 0/7/6-1/2, for which amount 
Nelms got judgment on 20 Jul 1787.

BACON, Mary (Miss) (20 Apr 1767 -1768)
Bought paper of pins and pair of shoe buckles for 0/2/6. Paid by father (not 
named) in 1768 with one bushel of corn.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Dutson BACON, George BACON, William 
BACON.

BAILEY, Esme Esq. (Father of Gordon Bailey) (4 Mar 1775 - 12 Feb 1777)
Probably a heavy coffee drinker. Bought 43 lbs between Mar and Nov. 1775.
Total amount of 4/2/2 paid in cash on 17 Feb 1777.

BAILEY, George Jr. (31 Jan 1767 - 28 Feb 1786)
Total account in Ledger D 7/10/3. Paid in part by Solomon Russell and in par 
by Mills Bailey. On 28 Feb 1786 Capt. Robert Dashiell agreed in presence of 
Nancy Willing to pay 5/0/0 for George BAILEY.

BAILEY, George Sr. (1765 - 12 Feb 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/6/8 charged additional sum of 0/5/0 and paid in corn 
on 12 Feb 1768. Son Robert mentioned on 5 Sept 1767.

BAILEY, Gordon (15 Apr 1775)
Mentioned as son of Esme Bailey.

BAILY, Mills (24 Jan 1767 - 21 Oct 1769)
Charged bridle , stamped cotton and British oil for total of 1/5/9 paid in 
cash on 21 Oct 1769. Paid 2/0/3 for George Bailey Jr. on 7 Mar 1768.

BAILEY, Robert (5 Sep 1767)
Mentioned as son of George Bailey, Sr.

BAILEY, Samuel Jackson (1775 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger H in amount of 0/11/3 secured by note given 30 Jul 1787.

BAILEY, Stephen (4 Apr 1767 - 3 Aug 1787)
Bought pair of boots for 0/15/0. Paid in cash 3 Mar 1769. His balance from 
Ledger H in amount of 2/9/5 secured by note on 3 August 1787.

BAILEY, Thomas (Biffin) (1765 - 1787)
Had credit carried forward from Ledger C of 0/4/2. Total account in D 2/5/4. 
Large pen knife bought by negro, Prince for /0/3/9 on his account. Paid in 
corn delivered by Joseph and Edward ELLIS, balance of 0/17/8 carried to 
Ledger E. Balance from Ledger H of 0/7/2 unpaid.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Millo BALY, George BALY., Thomas Biffin 
BALY.

BAKER, John (1765 - 1767)
Account of 0/0/10 from Ledger C not paid.

BAKER, Thomas (1765 - 1767)
Account from Ledger C 0/1/10 not paid

BALDING, Caleb (1765 - 1767)
Account from Ledger C, one book of "harre stotte" (Aristotle?) 0/2/6 paid.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Caleb BALDING

BANES, Duncan (31 Mar 1767 - 28 Jan 1778)
Total charges in Ledger D 1/10/9 paid in corn and cash, last by Aaron READY. 
Charges in Ledger I totaled 3/3/10 paid in cash.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Dunkin BANE

BANKS, Isaiah (8 Jun 1767 - 20 Feb 1768) Charged broad tape and book, 
Russell's Seven Sermons, total 0/3/9. 0/3/0 paid by William WILLIAMS.

BANKS, Robert Sr. (26 Jan 1767 - Apr 1768)
Charged coat buttons and a stick of hair for 0/4/0 paid by cash Apr 1768.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Josiah BANKS, Robert BANKES

BARNICASTLE, Frederick (pauper 1783 tax assesment) (1775 - 5 Jul 1787)
BARNICASTLE gave his note for a balance from Ledger H in amount of 0/9/0 on 
6 Jul 1787 with Benjamin COHOON as security. On the previous day BARNICASTLE 
went security for COHOON for 0/18/9.

BARRETT, John (1765 - 1767)
Bought a worster and cotton cap for 0/1/6? Paid in 1767.

BARTLETT, Henry (10 Aug 1767 - 29 Jul 1770)
Must have lived on sea water. Bought fish hooks and paid in part with a 
bushel of oysters one shilling. Total account 0/5/1.

BARTLETT, Priscilla (21 Aug 1764 - 1767) Balance from Ledger C 2/1/4? No 
charges and no payments in D.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Pasque BARTLETT, Henry BARTLEY.

BASHAW, Graves (1765 - 22 Jan 1768)
Carried balance forward from Ledger C in amount of 0/9/5-3/4. Total account 
0/16/9-3/4, paid in cash and carried a credit to E of 0/2/1. Bought a quart 
of strong beer on 27 Aug 1767. Ale?
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Gravis BASHAW,

BASSETT, William (21 Feb 1767 - 13 Feb 1769)
Bought 2 yards of stamped cotton for 0/16/0. Paid in by Job TRUITT partly in 
corn and partly in cash.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: William BASITT

Johathan BEACH (18 Apr 1767 - 1787)
Charged one pr of garters for 1 shilling. He delivered by Newbel MOORE on 11 
Feb 1769 giving him a credit of 0/2/2 carried to F. In 1787 he owed 0/9/0 
from Ledger H & bought 2 bushels of corn. His account was charged for court 
costs but he was not sued. He got 0/6/6 for an affidavit before Colonel 
MOORE & paid the balance of 0/11/3 in cash.

BEAUCHAMP, Stephen (25 Mar 1767 - 6 Jan 1777)
Bought household items for 2/3/9, 2/1/6 of which was carried to Ledger F. 
Among other items bought a case of knives and forks in 1775 for 0/11/0. 
Total account 1/4/1 paid in corn and 400 pine boards.

BELL, Ezekiel (1766 - 25 Aug 1787)
Balance of 0/9/5 from Ledger C, no charge or payments in D. In 1787 he owed 
0/8/0 for which he gave his note on 25 Aug 1787.

BELL, William (1765 - 16 Sep 1769)
Carried 1/3/10 forward from Ledger C. Bought a few items including a Psalm 
Book for a total of 2/2/1. Paid in part by Nathan CULVER and by Nehemiah 
HITCH. Account paid in full 10 Jun 1769.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Jonathan BELL, Charles BELL.

BENNETT, George (2 Feb 1767 - 27 Mar 1769)
Bought four linen handkerchiefs and a dozen vest buttons for a total of 
0/9/8.
Paid 0/5/0 in cash in 1769.

BENNETT, Capt. James (23 Feb 1782 - 30 Jun 1787)
Bought piece goods and thread for a total of 1/5/8. Account shows no 
payments, but the account was closed by his note for only 0/11/6 on 30 Jun 
1787.

BENNETT, John (17 Jan 1767 - 1769)
Bought household items, a quire of paper and the Book of Divinity for a
total of 1/7/1. Entire balance carried to Ledger E.

BENNETT, Joshua (4 Apr 1767 - 17 Feb 1770)
Bought handkerchiefs, linen, thread and a pint of rum for 1/1/0. Paid with
8 1/2 bushels of corn.

BENNETT, William (9 Nov 1767 - 1769)
Bought a large frying pan & 9 yds of duck linen for 1/13/0. No pmt. in 
Ledger D.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: William BENNITT.

BENSTON, James (27 Feb 1767)
Delivered vest buttons and a silk handkerchief to Joshua KING.

BENSTON, William (18 Apr 1775 - 21 May 1776)
Bought a linen handkerchief and trace ropes for a total of 0/8/3. On 11 
March his
son paid part of the bill with linen (homespun). Wife living on 18 Apr 1775.

BETHARD, Dolly (30 Sep 1786 - 14 Jul 1787)
Bought 7/10/0 worth ...... (This is all that is listed, it seems that there 
should be more?)

BETHARD, Jarman (28 Apr 1768 - 24 Jul 1776)
Charged beginning 26 Jan 1775 checked cambric, two pair buckles, ribbon, 
calico, cash loaned and balance from Ledger H for a total of 2/4/4. Paid by 
112 pounds pork,
10 pounds flax and finally on 24 Jul 1776 by 0/11/11 in cash. Made delivery 
of 1200 shingles to Nelms for account of Jacob HEATH on 28 Nov 1768.

BETHARD, Rachel (15 Apr 1775)
Received a credit on the account of Joshua HOLLOWAY in amount of 0/3/0 by 
his order.

BETHARD, William (6 May 1775 - 16 Jan 1777)
Charged pewter basin, broadcloth, lammey, coat buttons, thread and vest 
buttons, balance from Ledger H and interest for 3/11/9. Paid by 107 pounds 
pork and 2/10/4 in cash on
16 Jan 1777.

BETHARDS, Laman Jr. (1787)
Balance from Ledger H folio 210 0/6/8. No payment on account.

BETHARDS, Mary (1787)
Balance from Ledger H folio 197 1/5/4. No payment on account

BETHARDS, William German (12 Feb 1768 - 23 Jun 1787)
Delivered 6 bu corn to John Nelms for Edmund Nelms on 12 Feb 1768. Charged 
sundries on own account for 3/2/6 on 30 Sep 1786. Gave note for this amount 
on 23 Jun 1787.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Jarman BETHARDS,

BEVILS, Stephen (1767)
Charged oznabrig 0/2/3-1/2. Paid in cash by Edmund Northern NELMS.

BEWLEY, Job [Negro] (2 Jun 1785 - 25 Aug 1786)
Charged shot, gunpowder, stamped cotton, one inch three quarter inch and 
one- half inch orgers, checked linen, oznaburg, corn, nails, molasses, flax 
seed and snuff with interest, a total of 1/1/0 and gave a note for balance 
on 25 Aug 1786.

BEWLEY, Titus [Negro] (22 Jul 1786 - 9 Jun 1787)
Charged sundries on 22 Jul 1786 for 3/10/2. Gave note for this amount on 9 
Jun 1787.

BIGSBE, Joseph (13 Jul 1767 - 4 Jul 1768)
Charged gaiters (garters?), linen handkerchief, needles, bottle rum and shoe 
buckles for 0/9/6. Balance carried to Ledger E. Delivered a pen knife to 
Nathan CULVER on 13 Jul 1767.

BIRD, Benjamin (3 Jan 1767 - 10 Mar 1768)
Charged paper, Bible, linen handkerchief, large tin porringer, knitted 
mittens, a gunlock, with a previous balance from Ledger C for a total of 
1/13/3. Paid by corn with a final payment of cash of 0/9/9 on 10 Mar 1768.

BIRD, Jesse (1 Apr 1775 - 27 Jan 1776)
Charged two pair trace ropes on 1 Apr 1776 for 0/5/6. Paid in cash 27 Jan 
1776.

BIRD, John [son of Benjamin] (20 Jan 1767 - 9 Nov 1776)
Delivered a tin porringer to his father, Benjamin BIRD. Cash paid to Leven 
HOBBS 9 Nov 1776 for John BIRD.

BIRD, Mrs. Martha (5 Jan 1767 - 10 Feb 1768)
Charged paper of large pins, two pair shoe buckles, one pound alum, and one 
lb allspice, large pewter dish, middle size and small pewter dishes for 
1/11/0. Paid by corn at 0/2/0 per bushel.

BIRD, Thomas (20 Apr 1767 - 1787)
Charged 20 Apr 1767 1 bunch cordage 0/2/0. Balance carried to Ledger F.
*Rob. HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Catharine BIRD, Benjamin BIRD, Martha 
BIRD.

BISHOP, Benjamin (7 Feb 1776 - 23 Jun 1778)
Charged 7 Feb 1776. Balance brought from Ledger C 0/1/6. Charged rum, large 
silk handkerchief, two necklaces, snuff box, four large pewter plates, 
hammer for a total of 1/8/2. Paid in full by beeswax and cash.

BLADES, Hezekiah (1774 - 1777)
Charged 7 Jun 1775 rum, chocolate, molasses, Balance brought from Ledger H 
0/1/9. Interest charged on 7 Jun 1775 0/0/6. Paid by widow in cash 26 Mar 
1777.

BLIZZARD, Hezekiah (1766 - 1769)
Balance from Ledger C 0/1/0. Charged 31 Jan 1767 dozen needles, looking 
glass, cambric, pound of ginger, vest buttons for a total of 0/10/0. 0/8/5 
paid by Elisha PARKER and balance of 0/1/7 carried to Ledger F.

BLIZZARD, Levi (31 Jan 1767 - 1769)
Balance from Ledger C 0/19/11. Interest 0/0/11. Charged 31 Jan 1767 pair 
men's stockings, paper of pins, 1 doz glass vest buttons for a total of 
1/10/10. Elisha PARKER paid 0/14/0 and balance transferred to
Ledger E.

BLIZZARD, Thomas (14 Jan 1767 - 22 Apr 1769)
Charged January and Mar 1767 almanac, 3 pairs shoe buckles, gallon of rum 
and quart of rum. Entire balance carried to Ledger E. Paid 0/3/2 on account 
of Solomon SMITH, JR., on 22 Apr 1769.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Mary BLIZARD, Thomas BLIZARD, Liviy 
BLIZARD, Hezekiah BLIZARD, Hezekiah BLIZARD.

Will of Mary BLIZARD, folios 167 - 168
5 Feb 1767 9 Feb 1768
To granddaughter Mary Blizard, Joshua Blizard's daughter
To daughter-in-law Sarah Blizard
To grandchildren Salathal Blizard, and George Blizard
to son Racklef Exec. Joshua Blizard
Witnesses: John Marshall, John Heather, John Burbbage

BORDMAN, Ralph (23 Mar 1759) Sundry Goods when with your father-in-law. (?)

BOND, Zachariah - Leonardtown, Maryland (29 Jul 1767 - 8 Sept. 1768)
Charged 29 Jul 1767 6 nests of wooden ware, pail to carry his tallow in, 
19-1/4 pounds of myrtle wax with interest charged; the total was 4/0/0. Cash 
paid at Leonardtown in full on 8 Sept 1768.

BOTHAM, John (28 Feb 1767 - 1787)
Charged in 28 Feb 1767 two pair sleeve buttons, razor, paper pins, dozen 
needles, one pair shoe buckles for a total of 0/5/0. Paid by Thomas 
STANDFORD in full in 1768. In 1787 a balance of 1/1/10-1/2 was transferred 
from Ledger H. No payment made. 25 May 1767 got credit of 0/5/0 on account 
of Thomas STANFORD. (?)

BOUNDS, Jones (18 Jul 1768-16 NOV 1776)
Charged 4 Feb 1775 an ink glass, pair men's milled stockings and a bottle of 
snuff for a total of 0/7/6. Paid in cash on 16 Nov 1776. Paid 0/3/6 on bill 
of Mary BOUNDS on 18 Jul 1768 .

BOUNDS, Mrs. Mary (11 APR 1767-18 Jul 1768)
bought on 11 Apr 1767, white linen for 0/3/6. Son, Jones BOUNDS paid in cash 
in full on 18 Jul 1768.

BRADLEY, Betty (12 Dec 1776) Her account in Ledger H credited 0/5/0 by a 
charge to Joshua HASTINGS account.

BRADLEY, James (1766 - 20 Jun 1786)
Balance forward from Ledger C 5/11/3. Charged beginning 9 Jan 1767 a dozen 
vest buttons,  pint rum, pair scissors, linen handkerchief, two strands, 
two dozen pipes, quart rum, white linen, one dozen vest buttons, quart rum, 
2 gal. molasses, fine white Holland cloth, one meal sifter, oznabrig, 0/0/5 
cash borrowed for a total with interest of 8/10/7. 6 Feb 1768, 2-1/2 bu corn 
@ 0/22/0 credited on account for 0/4/7. Note given on 16 Jul 1768 for 8/6/0. 
Charged beginning 17 Jan 1785 a country made hat, pair plated knee buckles, 
stick of hair, dreged cloth, shalloon, 13 coat buttons, sheeting linen, 20 
bu corn, money loaned 1/16/0, credit to account of his daughter, Sarah 
BRADLEY 3/11/10 & interest for a total of 13/6/4. Paid by delivery of corn 
6/9/3 and balance on 7 Jun 1786 by a note.

BRADLEY, Samuel (Barren Creek) (30 March 1775 - 24 Feb 1776) Charged 30 
March 1775 four gal molasses and one quart rum. Delivered by Ephraim WILSON 
who guaranteed payment of charge and loan of 0/0/6 for a total of 0/16/0. 
Paid in Feb 1776 with eight bu of corn.

BRADLEY, Sarah [daughter of James](21 Aug 1783 - 20 Jun 1786)
Charged beginning 21 Aug 1783 black silk for bonnet, silk handkerchief, a 
lawn handkerchief, black gauge, sheeting linen, pepper box, red silk, pair 
shoe buckles, shalloon, guaze for a total of 5/14/3. Paid by delivery of 
butter, chickens, 0/6/0 in cash and 3/11/10 by a charge to account of 
father, James BRADLEY ending 20 Jun 1786.
*Rob. HANDY-Desperat Debts Due on: James BRADLEY
*Book Debts Desperate: James BRADLEY

BREWINGTON, Elizabeth, widow (7 Jan 1775 - 22 Nov 1776)
Charged beginning 7 Jan 1775 tea, checked linen, red broadcloth, molasses 
pair trace ropes, bunch cordage, two pz indigo for a total of 2/1/10. Paid 
for with corn and a half bushel of beans by 22 Nov 1776. She also received a 
credit used for purchases of 1/13/6 on account of Levin HOBBS 3 Feb 1775.

BREWINGTON, Hannah (3 Feb 1775)
Purchased sundries for 1/10/5-1/2 charged to Levin HOBBS account.

BREWINGTON, James, son of Elizabeth (1774 - 4 Sept 1787)
20 Mar 1775 delivered corn to Nelms for credit to mother's account. Balance 
from Ledger H 1/6/3-1/2. Charged beginning 1774 pair yarn stockings, three 
skeins thread, fine white linen, cambric, lawn cloth, pair trace ropes, 
bunch cordage, quart rum, checked linen, Almanac, one doz gun flints, linen 
handkerchief, fine white linen, three gallons brandy, one gallon cider, 1/2 
bu rice in exchange of cart boxes for a total of 5/0/11-1/2. No payment by 4 
Sept 1787 when the balance was acknowledged to be correct before magistrate.

BREWINGTON, Smith (24 Jan 1767 - 3 Apr 1768)
Charged beginning 24 Jan 1767 New Wngland Primer, spelling book, book 
Russell's Seven Sermons, white linen, linen handkerchief, four skeins thread 
for a total of 1/7/8. Paid by beeswax, corn and 0/8/6 in cash on 3 Apr 1768.

BREWINGTON, William, son of Elizabeth (5 Feb 1776)
Delivered corn to Nelm's for credit to mother's account.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: John BRUINTON, Smith BRUINTON

BRIGHT, Levi (1 Oct 1784 - 9 Jan 1789) Charged sundries on 1 Oct 1784 for 
0/15/0. Paid by Thomas LAWS on 7 Jan 1789 0/7/6. Balance unpaid.

BRIGHT, Levi (1 Oct 1784 - 0 Jan 1789)
Charged sundries on 1 Oct 1784 for 0/15/0. Paid by Thomas LAWS on 7 Jan 1789 
0/7/6. Balance unpaid.

BROOKS, Ann (10 Aug 1771 - 1787) 10 Aug 1771. Paid in cash the 0/7/6 owed by 
Miss Eunice VENABLES from 1765. Balance from Ledger H 3/15/7. No payment.

BROOKS, Betty (3 Feb 1768)
Got credit on the account of father, Thomas BROOKS for 0/3/2.

BROOKS, Thomas (26 Jan 1767 - 1769)
Charged beginning on 26 Jan 1767 bearskin cloth, rum, molasses, razor, hymn 
book, pair garters, Book of Divinity, black damask, fine white linen, two 
skeins white thread, quantity of black thread, looking glass, clasp knife, 
one doz assorted fish hooks, fine white linen, four skeins thread, thimble, 
four yds ribbon, pair woman's mittens, pair woman's stockings, black damask, 
black tammy, one doz horn buttons, buckram, bu more hair, quantity thread, 
frying pan, oznabrig,  doz pipes, one pair shoe buckles, linen. Thomas 
NOBLE: doz pipes, credit given daughter, Betty, with balance from Ledger C 
and interest a sum total of 11/5/3, all of which was carried to Ledger E.

BROUGHTON, Belitha (1764 - 23 Aug 1768)
Bought beginning 20 Apr 1768 pair shoe buckles, linen handkerchief, two 
dozen coat buttons, broadcloth, stick of hair, white sheeting linen, striped 
Holland. Credit to William COBB, one doz needles, silk ferriting, one doz 
gun flints, silk handkerchief, money loaned, balance from Ledger C and 
interest for a total of 5/8/0. Cypress shingles paid 2/8/7. Balance carried 
to Ledger E 19 Feb 1775.

BROUGHTON, Hugh (27 Jul 1765)
Balance from Ledger C and year's interest for a total of 0/17/7. No payment.

BROUGHTON, John (28 Sep 1783 - 17 Jul 1765)
Charged sundries on 20 Sep 1783 for 3/3/6. Interest added for 0/5/6. Note 
for ?..

BROWN, David (24 Jan 1767 - 28 Jan 1769)
Charged beginning on 24 Jan 1767 razor, ferriting, pair sleeve buttons, pair 
woman's mittens, flannel for a total of 0/14/3. Paid with corn and 0/2/9 
cash on 28 Jan 1769.

BROWN, George, son of George (24 Jan 1767 - 22 Jun 1776)
Charged beginning 24 Jan 1767 saw file, linen handkerchief, large tin 
porringer, linen handkerchief, pair shoe buckles, frying pan, ozznaburg for 
a total of 1/0/11. Paid in cash 27 Feb 1768. Charged beginning 12 Feb 1775, 
two pair garters, rum, molasses, lawn, six knitting needles, small knife, 
paper box, large pin, bottle of snuff for a total of 0/17/7. Paid with 
beeswax and on 22 Jun 1776 0/1/6 balance in cash.

BROWN, John, son of George (7 Feb 1767 - 27 Mar 1769)
Got beginning on 7 Feb 1767 paper of pins, one oz of indigo, one doz. 
Needles, one file with interest a total of 0/4/0. Paid by cash on 27 Mar 
1769.

BUCHANAN, James (4 Dec 1775 - 2 Apr 1777)
Charged beginning on 4 Dec 1775, striped silk, worsted stuff, striped linen, 
temple spectacles, hank of silk, for a total of 3/9/4. Buchanan either moved 
to Delaware, or he was above the Mason-Dixon line so his account was 
referred to a Delaware magistrate on 2 Apr 1777.

BUCK, Charles (27 Sep 1784 - 5 Jun 1786)
Purchased sundries on 27 Sept 1784 for 1/10/5. Paid 0/16/10 in cash on 5 Jun 
1786. No further payment.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Jonathon BUCK

BURK, Daniel shoemaker (1774 - 1787)
Balance of 2/10/7-1/4 brought from Ledger H. No payment.

BURN, Soloman (6 Aug 1763 - 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/4/6. Four years interest added in 1767. No payment.

BUSSELLS, James (2 Jan 1768 - 25 Jan 1768)
Bussells received credits on the account of George SMITH, Jr. for 0/9/6 and 
Bussells bought a linen handkerchief on SMITH'S account on 25 Jan 1768.

BUTLER, James (15 Aug 1767 - 26 Jul 1769)
Charged beginning on 15 Aug 1767 shirt cloth, two skeins thread, broadcloth, 
thread, mohair, vest buttons, white linen, two skeins of thread for a total 
of 1/12/1. Paid 0/0/1 and gave note for balance on 26 Jul 1769.

BUTLER, Naca, sister of James (27 Mar 1769)
Got two skeins of thread for brother James BUTLER.

BUTLER, Thomas (20 Jul 1765 - 1768)
Balance of 0/8/8 brought from Ledger C with two years interest and 
transferred to Ledger F without payment.

**Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate:(Names NOT in John Nelms) John BARKLY, 
Richard BIGLAND.


CALDWELL, Captain John (21 Jan 1765 - 1787)
Balance of 0/11/10 brought from Ledger C and transferred to Ledger G. 0/7/2 
transferred from Ledger H. No payment.

CALDWELL, John (20 Oct 1786)
Purchased sundries for 0/4/2 on 20 Oct 1786. No payment.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: John CALDWELL, William CALDWELL, James 
CALDWELL, James CALDWELL.

CALLAWAY, Miss Marian (7 Jan 1767 - 18 Jun 1768)
Charged beginning 7 Jan 1767 a comb, fine white Holland, white linen, two 
skeins thread, two yards tape. Got credit of 0/4/0 on account of Hezekiah 
MADDOX on 8 Jun 1767. Total bill of 1/2/6. Paid by Peter CALLAWAY on 18 Jun 
1768.

CALLAWAY, Mary (19 Sep 1785 - 24 Aug 1787)
Charged sundries on 19 Sep 1785 for 0/6/0. Costs of 0/3/3 added. Paid in 
full in cash 24 Aug 1787.

CALLAWAY, Matthew (1766 - 13 Feb 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/6/7. Two pair shoe buckles bought on 8 Jun 1767. 
Paid by corn & cash by 13 Feb 1768.

CALLAWAY, Moses (13 Feb 1775 - 31 Jul 1787)
Charged beginning 13 Feb 1775 garters or shoe buckles, three pocket books, 
rum, Jews harp, looking glass, black silk handkerchief, pair trace ropes, 
fine white linen,
spotted stuff, thread , six pipes with 12 years interest came to 5/18/3. 
Credit for 1/13/0 bought from Ledger H and note given on 31 Jul 1787 for 
4/5/3.

CALLAWAY, Nehemiah, son of Benjamin (13 Jan 1768)
Charged oznaburg on 13 Jan 1768 for 0/3/8. Delivered corn for father on 17 
Feb 1768. Carried balance of 0/3/8 to Ledger E.

CALLAWAY, Peter (18 Jun 1768)
Paid bill of Marian CALLAWAY on 18 Jun 1768 of 1/2/6 in full.

CALLAWAY, Samuel (15 Jun 1765 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger C 2/0/11. No payment.

CALLAWAY, William Jr. (11 Feb 1775 - 18 Nov 1775)
Bought beginning 11 Feb 1775 British oil, set of cart boxes, 1/2 lb 
allspice. Paid with myrtle wax 0/13/3 in full.

CALLAWAY, William, Sr. (1 Feb 1775 - 19 Jan 1776)
Charged pair of fire irons and two pipes for 0/15/3. Paid with myrtle wax 
and credit on Zachariah CALLAWAY.

CALLAWAY, Zachariah, son of William, Sr. (1774 - 19 Jan 1776)
Got beginning 18 Feb 1775 molasses, sleeve buttons, balance from Ledger H 
and a credit on 19 Jan 1776 for his father 0/1/6. Paid by credits for myrtle 
wax 0/17/9 in full.
*Robert HANDY-Desperate Debts Due On: Anne Calaway
Book Debts Desperate: Ebenezer Callaway, Benjamin Callaway, Levin Calloway, 
James Callaway, Anne Callaway, John Callaway, Mathew Callaway, Margeret 
Callaway, Clement Calaway

CAMBRIDGE, William (19 Sep 1775 - 9 Aug 1776)
Charged beginning on 19 Sep 1775 a large cart box, a blank book, and for 18 
days hire of Nelms' horse with interest a total of 2/11/6. Paid in cash of 9 
Aug 1776, 1/9/0 of which was paid by his father.

CAMP, Matthew (1765)
Balance in a book due 0/0/6.

CANNON, Elyah (4 Feb 1767)
Delivered a stock lock to Daniel MELSON Jr.

CANTRELL, Nicholas (18 Oct 1785) Pair fine wool cords 0/5/8. No payment.

CARBUARY, Thomas (8 Apr 1769 - 11 May 1769)
Paid in cash 0/11/3 on 8 Apr 1769) on account of Moses GORDY, Jr. and 11 May 
1769 0/9/3 in cash on account of John DAVIS, Sr.

CARTER, George (1 Feb 1766 - 2 Jul 1772)
Balance from Ledger C 1/12/10. Charged a barrel of tar and with interest 
totaled 2/7/9. Gave a note for this amount on 22 Jul 1772.

CARTER, Jacob (31 Jan 1767 - 27 May 1769)
Charged beginning 31 Jan 1767 an almanac, two gimlets, an axe, pair sleeve 
buttons, pair trace ropes, bunch of cordage, with interest a total of 
0/15/4. Paid by credits on Joshua CARTER and George MARTIN.

CARTER, Jonathan (4 Feb 1764 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger C 0/11/0. No payment.

CARTER, Joshua (4 Apr 1767 - 27 May 1769)
Charged beginning on 4 Apr 1767 brick layer's trowel, credits to Jacob 
CARTER and John MARTIN, cash borrowed for a total of 1/12/0. Paid by corn in 
full 13 Feb 1768. Paid for Jack CARTER 27 May 1769 0/3/0.

CARTER, Margaret Balance due 0/3/6 1768.

CARTER, Samuel (16 Apr 1767 - 30 Jan 1768)
Got credit on account of William LINGO 0/1/0. Charged beginning 16 Apr 1767 
rum, white linen, two skeins thread, pair shoe buckles, two pair sleeve 
buttons, cambric, two small tin pans, with interest, 1/2/11. Carried 1/1/11 
to Ledger F 30 Jan 1768.

CARTER, Thomas, Sr. (3 Feb 1762 - 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/5/0. No payment.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Aaron CARTER, Margerett CARTER, Samuel 
CARTER

CAREY, Hezekiah (13 Feb 1768 - 15 Oct 1782)
Hauled corn to Nelm's for Miss Mary CROUCH on 13 Feb 1768 & for William 
TWILLEY on 16 May 1768. He had a balance from Ledger H of 1/10/9 and charged 
beginning on 21 Jan 1775 pair Dutch blankets, two pair men's yar stockings, 
pair shoe buckles, pair men's worsted stockings, doz tablespoons, linen, 
blank book, broad cloth, red base cloth, two iron cartwheel boxes, doz. 
pipes, crooked comb, pair small shoes, almanac, pen knife, ribbon, trace 
ropes, pieces of small cordage, rum, small broad ax, two pair men's shoes, 
4800 feet of plank for barrels of salt pork, 600 feet of plank for a gun, 
mill saw file, 1-1/2 pounds brimstone, rum, men's shoes, pair shoe buckles, 
spelling book, two bunches cordage, credit to Robert HOPKINS, shoes, striped 
stuff, silk handkerchief, 7-1/2 yards blue Rallonets, oznaburg, calico, two 
silk and cotton handkerchiefs, suit of clothes all for a total of 
43/11/1-1/4. He paid beginning on 12 Apr 1776 with 500 feet of feather edge 
plank for 1/0/0; 200 feet of inch plank for 0/8/0, and cash paid of 
31/0/7-1/4. He delivered on 21 March 1776, 1,618 feet of inch plank for 
credit on the account of Nathaniel DIXON.

CAREY, Jonathan (11 Jul 1763)
Balance from Ledger C 0/15/5. No payment.

CAREY, Levin Jr. (23 Mar 1775 - 30 Dec 1775)
Charged on 23 Mar 1775 pair of trace ropes and a gimlet for 0/3/1.
Paid in full in cash on 30 Dec 1775.

CAREY, Levin Sr. (26 Mar 1767 - 3 Feb 1768)
Bought on 26 Mar 1768 a pair women's mittens by daughter Mary and on 30 Jan 
1768 a pound of ginger for a total of 0/4/9. Paid in part by credit on 
Ezekiel TOADVINE on 3 Feb 1768 of 0/3/6.

CAREY, Miss Mary, daughter of Levin, Sr. (11 Mar 1761 - 1768)
Balance brought from Ledger C 1/5/4. No payment by 1768. Made a delivery to 
Ezekiel TOADVINE on 28 FEB 1767. 26 Mar 1767, described as daughter of Levin 
CARY Sr.

CAREY, Thomas, son of Levin (10 Jan 1767 - 13 Jan 1770)
Got on 10 Jan 1767 a pair of trace ropes, wide blanketing, one pound 
brimstone with interest a total of 1/16/2. Paid in cash in full by 13 Jan 
1770
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Jonathon CARY, Charity CARY, Hezekiah 
CARRY, Levin CARY

CASEY, Arthur, [Cathell's Smith]. One pair shoe buckles 0/2/6. No date but 
before 1768.

CATHELL, Daniel (16 May 1767 - 1770)
Charged beginning on 16 May 1767 cordial, sleeve buttons, scissors, girth, 
binding, with interest total of 0/5/6. Entire balance carried to Ledger F.


CATHELL, David (21 Jan 1767 - 1787)
Charged beginning on 21 Jan 1767, two stock locks, two chest locks, one 
candle stick, one iron skillet for a total of 0/15/2. Paid in cash on 6 Jul 
1768 by Elizabeth CATHELL. Balance from Ledger H. No payment by 1787.
Nov 1767, a meal sifter for 0/2/6. Paid in cash on 9 Mar 1768. Paid in cash 
balance in account of David CATHELL on 6 Jul 1768 0/15/2.

CATHELL, Elizabeth, Widow (11 Nov 1767 - 6 Jul 1768)
Got on Nov 1767 a meal sifter for 0/2/6. Paid in cash on 9 March 1768. Paid 
in cash balance in account of David CATHELL on 6 Jul 1768 0/15/2.

CATHELL, James, Jr. (1766 - 2 Jun 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 9/14/7. Charged beginning 7 Jan 1767 two dox wheel 
spindles and axle trees, one doz tacks, one set of candle molds, two quires 
of paper, one clasp knife, silk handkerchief, powder flash, molasses, linen 
for a total of 13/4/6. Gave a note for full amount on 2 Jun 1768.

CATHELL, John (6 Jun 1769 - 2 May 1777)
Paid for Dixon Toadvine on 6 Jun 1769 2/3/3. Gave credit to Ann COCKEY 20 
Mar 1776 in amount of 0/12/6 and purchased a pair of trace rope for a total 
of 0/18/0. Paid 0/3/0 in corn and 0/2/6 by cash on 23 Mar 1776 and a further 
payment of the balance in cash on 2 May 1777.

CATHELL, Johnathon 1765 - 20 Jul 1787)
Purchased beginning on 15 Jan 1767 black thread, seven vest buttons, one doz 
needles, two doz gun flints, one frying pan, large bunch of drum line. 
Borrowed cash and carried balance from Ledger C for a total of 28/6/3. Paid 
2/22/0 in cash on 3 May 1768 and was credited for work done at sundry times 
in the amount of 1/4/3. Gave a note for the balance of 24/0/0 on 30 Aug 
1768. Got credit of 0/6/9 on account of Henty HANCOCK on 23 Feb 1767. On 11 
Apr 1775, charged one doz gilded vest buttons and 13 gilded coat buttons for 
a total of 0/4/9. Paid in cash in full on 20 Jul 1787.

CATHELL, Levi (1774 - 4 Jun 1787)
Carried balance forward from Ledger H 1/5/9. Interest of 0/18/0 was added 
and on 4 Jun 1787, he gave a note for 2/3/9.
*Robert HANDY-Desperate Debts Due on: David CHATHIEL (?CATHELL?), Jonathan 
CATHIEL (?CATHELL?), James CATHIEL (?CATHELL)
Book Debts Desperate: James CATHIEL, Jonathan CATHIEL,

CAUSEY, John (27 Feb 1765 - 30 May 1770)
Balance from Ledger C 1/2/1 four and a half years interest added for a total 
of 1/7/9. Paid in part credit on account of Patrick CAUSEY in amount of 
1/7/2 on 30 May 1770.

CAUSEY, Patrick (28 Jan 1767 - 30 May 1770)
Charged beginning on 28 Jan 1767 pair woman's mittens, watch seal, watch 
chain, checked linen, hank of sewing silk and 1-1/2 doz horn buttons for a 
total of 0/12/11. Paid in full by cash by 1 Jul 1768. Paid 1/7/2 on account 
of John CAUSEY and 1/6/4 on account of William CAUSEY on 30 May 1770 by 
charges to his own account.

CAUSEY, Miss Peggy (31 Jul 1761 - 1768) Balance from Ledger C on 31 Jul 
1761. Five years interest added for a total 1/11/0. Credited in full by 
transfer
to account of her husband, Solomon PUCKAM in Ledger F.

CAUSEY, William (2 Aug 1766 - 30 May 1770)
Balance from Ledger C 1/16/2. Three and a half years' interest of 0/5/0. 
Paid on 30 May 1770 by credits of 0/12/6 by Jesse ENNIS and Roland BIVEN and 
1/6/4 by Patrick CAUSEY and a concession by Nelms of 0/2/6.

CHAMBERS, John Sr. (1766 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger C 0/5/0. Got on 25 May 1767 one pair sleeve buttons, one 
pen knife and three quarts molasses for a total of 0/100. Paid on 11 Jan 
1768 by corn 0/9/7 carried 0/0/5 to Ledger E. Carried balance forward from 
Ledger H of 5/7/11-1/2 and charged on 21 Feb 1775 a pair of trace ropes and 
two bunches of cordage for a total of 5/11/8-1/2. No payment by 1787.

CHAMBERS, Robert (24 Jan 1767 - 13 Jan 1770)
Charged beginning on 24 Jan 1767 five white linen, pair garters, three hanks 
of sewing silk, 2-1/2 pounds chalk, a quantity of thread and borrowed 0/1/6 
in cash for a total of 1/10/0. Interest of 0/3/3 added and a total of 1/13/3 
paid in cash on 13 Jan 1770.

CHAMBERS, Sarah 29 Jul 1767
delivered thread to Captain William VENABLES.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: John CHAMBER, Robert CHAMBERS

CHANEY, Alexander (10 Sep 1766 - 1787)
Balance brought from Ledger C of 0/7/2. No payment.

CHANEY, John (1773 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger H 0/13/2. Balance from Ledger G 0/11/6 for a total of 
1/4/8. No payment. **Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Alexander CHAIN

CHATHAM, Francis (16 May 1767 - 23 Jul 1768)
Purchased on 16 May 1767  doz pipes and one gallon molasses for 0/4/6. Cash 
paid by George HARDY on 23 Jul 1768.

CHATHAM, Walker (18 Mar 1775 - 23 May 1778)
Charged beginning on 18 Mar 1775 a pair scissors, pair trace ropes, fine 
white Holland, pair large scissors, stamped cotton, large case of knives and 
forks, a pewter basin, one iron pot, one pair milled stockings for William 
HILLMAN with interest a total of 3/0/0. Paid in full in cash on May 1778.
**Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Francis CHITTAM.

CHRISTOPHER, Adam (1766 - 2 Feb 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/3/2. Charged beginning 10 Jan 1767 a linen 
handkerchief, a silk handkerchief, a dozen gun flints for a total of 0/14/6. 
Paid in full with corn on 2 Feb 1768.

CHRISTOPHER, Benjamin (26 Mar 1766 - 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 1/8/7-1/2 and two years interest for a total of 
1/12/0. Charged beginning on 9 Jan 1767 one bricklayers trowel, one doz 
tacks, one doz awls, one comb, one large tin pan, one reap hook for a total 
of 2/0/10. No payment by 1768.

CHRISTOPHER, Clem, Jr. (1766 - 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/17/4. No payment by 1768.

CHRISTOPHER, Clem, Sr. (22 Jan 1766 0 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/11/4. No payment by 1768.

CHRISTOPHER, Elijah, son of Matthias (10 Jan 1767 - 14 Feb 1787)
Charged beginning on 10 Jan 1767 - 14 Feb 1787)
Charged beginning on 10 Jan 1767 pair garters, pen knife, fine white linen, 
pattern for pair of knit breeches, sheeting linen, stick of hair, hank of 
sewing silk, doz vest buttons, pair shoe buckles and cash borrowed for a 
total of 1/16/0. Paid by 2 Feb 1768 with corn. Made a delivery to father, 
Matthias on 3 Apr 1767. On 21 Mar 1775, charged a tin funnel and five quarts 
of rum for 0/8/6 and paid with corn on 14 Feb 1776. Made purchase of sundry 
items on 27 Oct 1785 for 0/10/10- 1/2 and paid with corn on 14 Feb 1787.

CHRISTOPHER, Jacob (1766) Three half pints of rum 0/1/6. Not paid by 1769.

CHRISTOPHER, John Jr. (25 Sep 1765 0 23 Jan 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 1/3/9 with three years interest 1/8/0. Charged 
beginning 27 Jan 1767 bridle, one doz small buttons. Paid in full in cash on 
8 Apr 1769 1/15/5.

CHRISTOPHER, Joseph (1774 - 1787) Balance from Ledger H 0/17/6. No payment 
by 1787.

CHRISTOPHER, Matthias (17 Feb 1767 - 23 Jan 1768)
Charged beginning on 17 Feb 1767 two knit breeches patterns, sheeting linen, 
two doz vest buttons, four coat buttons, two hanks sewing silk, two sticks 
hair, one qt. Rum, black damask, sheeting, one oz thread, white linen, pair 
trace ropes, delivered by son, Elijah, two girths, one pair shoe buckles, 
credit given to Colley NOBLE 0/7/6, rum, linen, handkerchief, one doz vest 
buttons, two coat buttons, pair shoe buckles, one and three-fourths doz. 
Glass buttons, credit given to Henry LURTON against his account 1/0/6, shoe 
buckles, qt rum for a total of 4/19/4. Paid for corn by 23 Jan 1786.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Joseph, Matthias, Smith, Adam, Elijah, 
John, Sarah, Clement, John & Ben CHRISTOPHER.

CLARK, Betty (1774 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger H 0/7/10. No payment by 1787.

CLARK, Henry, tenant (1 Apr 1775 - 12 Feb 1776)
Charged beginning 1 Apr 1775 striped cambric, large iron spider, brown 
linen, apron, checked linen, boat duck, fine white linen, calico, silk and 
cotton handkerchief, one spring lock, one barrel pork, one qt rum, one skow 
over your broken promise, interest balance of rent due for a total of 
12/1/0. Paid in cash 4/`3/0. Credit given for digging a cellar and getting 
the stone for it 1/15/0. Free days work 0/3/6. Note for the balance in the 
amount of 5/9/6 given 12 Feb 1776.

CLARK, William Cypress Swamp (28 sept 1765 - 1768)
Balance from Ledger C 0/16/6. No payment through 1768.

COATMAN, Leah (1774 - 1787)
Balance from Ledger H 1/9/6. No payment through 1787.

COBB, William (25 Jul 1767 - 1768)
0/17/5 received on account of Belitha BROUGHTON for purchase of sundry items 
Charged beginning on 28 Jul 1768 one silk handkerchief, one piece silk 
crepe, three yds. plush, one doz. vest buttons, two skeins thread, one stick 
hair, quarterly of thread, one Psalm Book, fine linen, four shirt buttons, 
pair sleeve buttons, credit to Perdue's daughter for making shirt for a 
total of 1/13/5. Credit (undated) for a jacket, shirt, Psalm Book, and one 
runaway (probably return of) 3/13/5.
*Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: William COBB

COCKEY, Ann (1774 - 1787)
Received credit on 20 Mar 1776 of 0/12/6 on the account of John CATHELL. 
Balance of 0/10/3 brought forward from Ledger H. No payment through 1787.

COCKRELL, Sarah (4 Mar 1778)
John WILLIAMS of Barren Creek left cash with her for NELMS in amount of 
1/10/0 which she paid for him on 4 Mar 1778. She was NELM'S niece, daughter 
of his sister, Elizabeth.

COHOON, Benjamin (1774 - 5 Jul 1787)
Balance from Ledger H 0/11/0. Interest 0/7/7 for a total of 0/18/19. Note 
given for this amount on 5 Jul 1787 with Frederick BARNCASTLE as security.

COLBER, William (21 Feb 1767 - 1768)
Purchased beginning 21 Feb 1767 cambric and fine white Holland for a total 
of 0/9/6. No payment by 1768.



. COLLINS, Ann (12 Jun 1767 - 1 Jun 1768) Made deliveries to Richard PHILLIPS and to Mrs. Charity WILSON. On 13 Feb 1768 paid 0/5/0 on Charity WILSON's account Charged linen handkerchief on 22 Aug 1767. Paid in cash on 1 Jun 1768. COLLINS, Ebenezer, (father of Miss Rachel, (3 Jan 1766) COLLINS, Miss Honor (10 Aug 1764 - 1768) Balance from Ledger C 2/11/4 1/2. No payment by 1768. COLLINS, James (27 Mar 1767 - 1787) Made delivery to John ELSEY on 27 March 1767. Described in 1787 as being at Mr. POLKS (probably POLK's mill at Salisbury). Balance from Ledger H 0/13/2. No payment by 1787. Brother of Miss Rachel. COLLINS, John (1777) Paid the 2/0/6 balance due on Captain William VENABLES account as his administr. COLLINS, John, Cypress Swamp (25 May 1764) Balance from Ledger C 2/1/6-3/4. No payment by 1768. COLLINS, Miss Rachel, Daughter to Ebenezer (3 Mar 1766 - 1769) Balance of 0/4/4-1/2 brought from Ledger C and carried to Ledger E. COLLINS, Miss Rachel, sister to James (2 Feb 1765 - 1773) Balance carried from Ledger C 0/9/4. In 1773 was noted as now married to James VANCE. COLLINS, Thomas (22 Nov 1787) Gave note in amount of 0/11/8 for balance due on acount of William COLLINS on 22 Nov 1787. COLLINS, William, Wicomico Creek (23 Mar 1775 - 22 Nov 1780) Charged beginning on 23 Mar 1775 pair trace ropes, one silk handkerchief, one linen handkerchief, one pair scissors and 1/2 doz. table spoons for a total of 0/19/2. Paid 0/7/6 in cash on 20 Mar 1776. Thomas COLLINS signed a note for the balance of 0/11/8 on 22 Nov 1787. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: James COLLINS, Thomas COLLINS, Josiah COLLINS , Honor COLLINS COOPER, Levin (1766 - 19 May 1768) Balance from Ledger C 0/15/1. Charged on 11 Mar 1767 one book of history for a total of 0/17/5. Paid in cash by wife ending 19 May 1768 0/17/5. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Thomas and Levin COOPER COVINGTON, Alse A balance due paid by Daniel MADDOX in the amount of 0/3/7, 1768 or later. COVINGTON, Miss Ann (22 Aug 1767 - 1 Jun 1768) Charged one linen handkerchief 0/2/8 on 22 Aug 1767. Paid in cash in full on 1 Jun 1768. COVINGTON, Isaac (1766 - 1768) Balance from Ledger C 0/11/4. Credit to Elizabeth TATUM on 7 Jan 1767 0/7/6 and cash paid to William HUMPHREYS for COVINGTON'S land rents same date 0/17/1. Also charged for a survey and deed 0/12/6 and for Joseph and Stephen ELLIS 0/2/11 for a total of 2/11/4. Paid by charge against Joseph ELLIS, Jr. for 2/11/4. No date. On account of Thomas HUMPHREYS, Sr. a credit is shown of logs to Warren upon Isaac COVINGTON for land rents in amount of 0/2/6. COVINGTON, Miss Priscilla (28 Jan 1763 - 24 Jan 1772) Balance from Ledger C 0/9/3. Four years interest was added in the amount of 0/0/7 and the total of 0/9/10 paid in cash on 24 Jan 1772. *Robert HANDY-Desperate Debts Due on : Isaac COVINGTON Book Debts Desperate: Isaac COVINGTON, Ann COVINGTON, John COVINGTON COX, Aaron, son of Thomas (25 Feb 1775) Got credit on account of father, Thomas on 25 Feb 1775 for 0/14/11. COX, Miss Eunice (18 Feb 1767 - 23 Jan 1768) Charged beginning on 18 Feb 1767 a New England primer and a piece of stamped cotton. Paid 0/6/4 in cash on 23 Jan 1768 and carried a balance of 0/1/0 to Ledger E. COX, John. To a balance due 0/1/9 1768 or later. COX, Moes (1774 0 4 Sep 1776) Balance from Ledger H 0/3/3. On 6 Jun 1775 George LAYFIELD given a credit of 0/13/3 and on 13 Jun 1775 charged two qts of rum. With interest the balance due was 1/0/6. Cash paid on 4 Sep 1776 in full. COX, Thomas, Jr (5 Feb 1767 - 1787) Charged beginning on 5 Feb 1767 a girth, one snuff box, one padlock, checked linen, one reap hook, 1/2/doz gun flints, 1/2 pt rum; with interest a total of 0/13/1. Paid with corn on 21 May 1768 0/5/0. Balance of 0/8/1 paid in cash on 4 Mar 1769. Made a delivery to his father on 7 Nov 1767. In 1787 brought forward from Ledger H a balance of 2/19/6. No payment by 1787. COX, Thomas Sr. (1766 - 6 Feb 1778) Balance from Ledger C 1/3/3. Charged beginning 26 Mar 1767 piece of rope, two clasp knives, 1/2 gal of oil delivered by Thomas, Jr., 1/4 doz coat buttons for a total of 1/9/8. Paid in full in cash by 23 Apr. 1768. Charged beginning on 25 Feb 1775 two yds of shalloon by (slave) Tompey for 0/6/8. Credit to son Aaron, on 25 Feb 1775 for 0/14/11 a balance from Ledger H 0/9/2 and interest for 0/1/3 for a total of 1/12/0. Paid in full in cash by 6 Feb 1778. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: John COX, Thomas COX, Eunice COX, Hill COX. CROCKETT, Levin (27 Jul 1764 - 1768) Balance from Ledger C 1/13/0. No payment by 1768. CROCKETT, Nehemiah (8 April 1762 - 1768) Balance from Ledger C 1/10/1. Five years interest by promise. CROPPER, Billea (1774 - 21 Dec 1775) Balance from Ledger H 0/14/0. Charged beginning 11 Feb 1775 rum and molasses for a total of 2/4/2. Paid in part on 21 Dec 1775 by 105 lbs. pork for 1/1/0. No payment of balance. CROUCH, Isaac (1761 - 21 Jan 1772) Balance from his wife's account in Ledger B 0/1/5. Charged beginning on 21 Nov 1767 a skillet, ferriting, four buttons, an iron pot, linen, qt of rum, pair shoe buckles, cash lent, credit to Jonathan STANDFORD Jr. of 0/9/5. Cash in loan of 33 shad, 30 bu of corn due for rent. With interest a total of 7/0/4. Paid by 2-1/2 days work 0/2/6, six shad 0/2/0. No dates. Credit on Levin HOBBS 13 Jan 1770 0/7/2. Cash paid by John NELSON on 24 Feb 1770, 0/7/6 and a note taken for the balance of 6/1/2 on 21 Jan 1772. CROUCH, John (13 Jul 1767 - 1787) Charged beginning 13 Jul 1767 four skeins thread, 1/2 doz. fish hooks, piece of cambric. With interest carried to Ledger E 0/5/3. Balance from Ledger H 0/8/3. No payment by 1787. CROUCH, Miss Mary (14 Jan 1767 - 28 May 1768) Charged on 14 Jan 1767 a broadcloth cloak for 1/2/6. Paid as follows: Three bushels of corn by Hezekiah CAREY on 13 Feb 1768 for 0/6/0, credit on Zephariah MADDOX of 0/3/4 on same date. Cash paid on 20 Feb 1768 in amount of 0/11/0 and final balance of 0/2/2 paid in cash on 28 May 1768. CROUCH, Robert (28 Feb 1767 - 30 Jan 1768) Charged beginning on 28 Feb 1767 one doz needles, one looking glass, and 2/1/2 doz vest buttons for a total of 0/4/4. Paid on 30 Jan 1768 with two bushels of corn and 0/0/4 in cash. CROUCH, Shadrach (21 April 1767 - 5 Jul 1787) Purchased beginning on 21 April 1767 pair sleeve buttons, 10 yes (yds?) blck damask, qt of rum, clasp knife, two qts molasses and interest for 1/15/5. Gave a note for entire balance of 10 Jul 1768. Carried forward a balance from Ledger H in amount of 3/4/4. Gave a note for the full amount on 5 Jul 1787. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Priscilla CROUCH, Elisabeth, CROUCH, Jacob CROUCH CULLEN, Hezekiah (1774 - 1787) Balance from Ledger H in amount of 2/12/4-1/2 . No payment by 1787. CULVER, Aaron (1774 - 1787) Balance forward from Ledger H 11/11/10. No payment by 1787. CULVER, Charles (1772 - 7 Sep 1787) Balance from ledger G 2/4/6-1/2. Balance from Ledger H 1/8/0. Court costs 0/3/3. Judgment rendered against CULVER on 7 Sep 1787 for 3/16/3-1/2. CULVER, Jesse (1785 15 Jul 1786) Charged 1785 4/0/2 in sundry items. Paid in part on 16 Jul 1785 with 460 feet of plank and on 15 Jul 1786 by Joshua OWENS note for 4/0/0 assigned to Nelms. CULVER, Mrs. Mary (Widow)(20 Apr 1767 - 12 Mar 1768) Got beginning on 20 Apr 1767 two linen handkerchiefs, one yd ribbon, pair trace ropes and balance from Ledger C for a total of 0/9/4. Paid 0/0/4 in cash and balance in corn delivered by her son for a total of 0/9/4 by 9 Feb 1768. Got credit on 0/1/10 on account of Benjamin RICHARDSON on 12 Mar 1768. CULVER, Moses (5 Feb 1767 - 3 Feb 1769) Charged beginning on 5 Feb 1767 pair garter, clasp knife, silk handkerchief, 2-1/4 yds Mecklinburg, pt rum and four skeins thread for a total of 1/3/4. Paid in full with corn by 3 Feb 1769. CULVER, Nathan (21 Jan 1767 - 16 Jul 1787) Purchased beginning on 21 Jan 1767 four millsaw files, one lb allspice, two gals. Best rum, gave credit to Levin FLETCHER for 0/10/0 bunch cordage, clasp knife, molasses by negro Job: quantity thread, one pair men's stockings, one pair tarred trace ropes, pair shoe buckles, pair trace ropes, doz coat buttons, one book psalms, one pen knife, one gal oil, cash loaned 0/2/5, credit to Ezekial HUMPHREYS in cash 0/12/10, cash loaned 11/0/0. Charge transferred from wife's account 4/17/3 carried to Ledger E. Paid 0/12/ on Ezekial HUMPHREYS account on 30 Apr 1768 and 0/19/9 on account of Robert PARSONS on 18 Mar 1769 and paid for Robert SCROGGIN on 12 Sep 1787 with 4/11/3-3/4 worth of sand. 23 Feb 1775 charged a silk handkerchief for 0/3/0. Gave a note for this amount on 16 Feb 1787. CULVER, Nathan, Jr. (27 Apr 1786 - 14 Jul 1787) 27 Apr 1786 cash loaned 2/2/6. Charged coffee and lb of brimstone for a total of 3/5/10-1/4, oznaburg duck, checked cotton, checked linen, thread, and on 5 Jul 1786 molasses and a wool hat for a total of 2/4/7. Paid in part on 27 Apr 1786 with 453 feet of 3/4 inch pine plank and 1,011 feet in plank and scantling number 16 and 14 feet of 3x3 and 22 pieces of 3x3x20 feet for a total credit of 3/5/10-1/4 to settle the first account and gave a note for 2/4/7 on 14 Jul 1787 for the second balance. CULVER, William (22 Apr 1786 - 1787) Sundries as per day book on 20 Apr 1786 for 2/0/7. No payment. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Moses, Thomas, John, & Aaron CULVER. CURMEAN, Miss Elizabeth (1764 - 1769) 1764 balance from Ledger C 0/13/4. Interest added 0/4/6 and balance of 0/17/10 carried to Ledger E. CURMEAN, Josiah (176 - 6 Feb 1768) Brought from Ledger balance of 25 May 1767 a paper of pins, ferriting, one worsted cap, and a skein of thread for a balance of 5/18/11. Paid with corn in Jan and Feb 1768 4/13/11 and gave a note for 1/5/0 on 6 Feb 1768. On some date paid in corn for 0/15/0 on account of Daniel MELSON. CURMEAN, Moses (26 Feb 1765 - 25 Jan 1771) Balance from Ledger C 3/10/11. Six years interest 1/5/6. On 25 Jan 1776 seven knitting needles and one handkerchief for 0/3/7 making a total of 5/0/0. On 25 Jan 1771 charged 5/0/0 to the account of Joshua HASTINGS in Ledger F. CURMEAN, William (16 Jan 1775 - 9 Jan 1776) Charged beginning 16 Jan 1775 pair girls shoes, linen handkerchief, two qts rum, two pewter basins, 1-1/2 yds linen for a total of 1/0/10. Paid on 9 Jan 1776 with 107 lbs of pork and 2-1/2 lbs of beeswax for a total of 1/5/1 and a credit of 0/4/3. *Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: Josiah CARMAN, Moses CORMIAN CURTURMUS, James (1766 - 7 Apr 1768) Balance from previous settlement 0/1/0. Charged on 11 Aug 1767 2 oz snuff, one snuff box for a total 0/3/6. Paid in cash 20 Apr 1768. Delivered a silk handkerchief to Captain William VENABLES on 11 Apr 1767. CYPLES, Dr. Lewis (2 May 1775 - 27 May 1775) Charged beginning on 2 May 1775 a spring lock, two hanks of silk, and 3-/12 yds striped Holland for a total of 0/18/9. No payment. **Robert HANDY-Book Debts Desperate: (Names NOT in John NELMS) John CRUIT, Betts COLLIER, Alexander CHAIN

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