Bedford Court Orders

Bedford County Court Orders
Updated December 23, 2006

Overview
The GILLIAMs found in the Court Orders of Bedford County are chiefly the descendants of William and Mary Jarratt GILLIAM. It is believed that Mary and William GILLIAM, the executors of William GILLIAM, 1774, is Mary Jarratt GILLIAM and William GILLIAM, Jr.
References to Martin King have been included as he married Martha GILLIAM, daughter of James GILLIAM of Littleton Parish, Cumberland.

Date
Order

Date

Book
Page

29 Jul 1755

GILLIAM vs. Napier

1754-1761

1B
38

26 Jul 1757

GILLIAM vs. Napier

1754-1761

1B
80

28 Sep 1757

GILLIAM vs. Napier

1754-1761

1B
83

20 __ 1767

Indenture Martin King to William Mead £150, north of Otter including land bought of William Calloway, George Walton, Giles Williams

1763-1771

3
?

14 Mar 1767

?

1763-1771

3
59

22 Sep 1767

Martin King to John Woodroof of Amherst £80 on Elk Creek

1763-1771

3
133

Feb 1765

GILLIAM vs. Dixon

1763-1771

3
175

22 Mar 1768

Martin King to John Rucker, 285 acres on Elk Creek

1763-1771

3
182

Mar 1765

GILLIAM vs. Dixon

1763-1771

3
191

Mar 1765

GILLIAM vs. Candler

1763-1771

3
192

May 1765

GILLIAM vs. Dixon

1763-1771

3
203

May 1765

GILLIAM vs. Candler

1763-1771

3
204

Jun 1765

GILLIAM vs. Candler

1763-1771

3
212

Jun 1765

GILLIAM vs. Dixon

1763-1771

3
212

? 1765

Administrators of King

1763-1771

3
219

Aug 1765

GILLIAM vs. Dixon

1763-1771

3
228

Aug 1765

GILLIAM vs. Candler

1763-1771

3
229

28 Jul 1769?

William GILLIAM …

1763-1771

3
549

3 Oct 1770

Martin King and John Hook? For William Donald Jr.

1771-1772

4
125

23 Mar 1773

GILLUM vs. Adams

1772-1774

5A
78

25 May 1773

GILLUM vs. Adams

1772-1774

5A
106

23 Aug 1773

Martin King, Edward Brite (Bright) of Bedford, 150 acres on Reedy Creek of James River

1772-1774

5A
118

28 Jun 1773

Guilham vs. Adams

1772-1774

5A
124

Mar 1774

William Guilham vs. Robert Adams

1774-1774?

5B
133

May 1774

Mary and William GILLIAM, Exors. of William GILLIAM vs. Walter Middleton and William Butler

1774-1774?

5B
344

Mar 1774

Guilham vs. Adams

1774-1784

6
31

May 1774?

GILLIAM’s Exors vs. Middleton

1774-1784

6
72

25 May 1778

GILLIAM vs. Rodgers, discontinued

1774-1784

6
157

27 Jul 1778

GILLIAM’s Exors vs. Middleton

1774-1784

6
170

28 Sep 1778

Account of Ensign Zachariah GILLIAM

1774-1784

6
187

1 Oct 1778

Guilham Exors vs. Middleton

1774-1784

6
198

27 Jul 1779

Guilham Exors vs. Middleton

1774-1784

6
243

22 Nov 1779

Account of 2nd Lieut. Zachariah GILLIAM

1774-1784

6
264

23 May 1780

Richard GILLIAM appointed to survey of road from top of ridge to opposite Winston’s Quarter to Davis Ferry

1774-1784

6
284

26 Jun 1782

Richard GILLIAM appointed to survey road from Carrs? Meeting House to Trent’s Ferry Road near Thomas Dogherty’s (Daughtery)

1774-1784

6
286

23 Oct 1780

Richard GILLUM qualifies as Administrator of Zachariah GILLUM, decd, who made oath thereunto and gave surety

1774-1784

6
304

22 Jan 1781

On motion of Guy Smith, Under-sheriff, ordered Philip Waterfield and Reuben Slaughter appraise in room of Joseph Poindexter and Edmund Cobb

1774-1784

6
307

25 Mar 1782?

Richard GILLUM, Acct form provision to army, 750 lb of beef . . . 2 pecks corn, 60 days post, 20 bushels wheat

1774-1784

6
347b

Mar 1783

Appointed Robert Burton, Richard GILLIAM, Joseph Poindexter, Reuben Slaughter or any three appoint to allot Rebeckah Woodward her dower, Isaac Woodward, decd, intestate

1782-1783

7
22

Jan 1783

Richard GILLIAM, Ed Cobbs, Richard GILLIAM Robert Burton, Charles Clay, do view road from John Lewis Davies, blacksmith shop to David’s old Ferry Road at Perkins Quarter

1782-1783

7
31

Aug 1783

GILLUM vs. Burrus

1782-1783

7
70

Mar 1784

Charles Clay, Reuben Slaughter, Richard GILLIAM view road from corner of Capt. Slaughter’s fence round Thomas Williams Plantation, to the new road

1784-1786

8
12

Mar 1784

GILLUM vs. Burrass, not guilty

1784-1786

8
12

May 1784

GILLUM vs. Burrass, dismissed

1784-1786

8
25

24 Jan 1785

Order that Archelaus Hughes, John Dillard, Abraham Penn, and Devereaux GILLIAM of Henry County or any three to allot to Grizzel Smith her dower of estate of Samuel Smith

1784-1786

8
97

Jul 1785

Mary and Martha GILLIAM, travel two days attendance

1784-1786

8
181

Sep 1785

James Taylor administrator of Samuel Smith Decd, make account of before Archelaus Hughes, John Dillard, Abraham Penn, and Devereaux GILLIAM of Henry County

1784-1786

8
197

Mar 1785

Edward Cobb, Richard GILLIAM, Thomas __?, Reuben Slaughter view way for road from Cotton Town Road to Trent’s Ferry Road . . .

1784-1786

8
231

May 1787

Richard GILLIAM granted two days travel (Anthony vs. Gatewood)

1786-1790

9
58

Mar 1788

Richard GILLIAM granted two days travel

1786-1790

9
142

May 1788

Richard GILLIAM granted two days travel

1786-1790

9
156

May 1788

Richard GILLIAM granted one day travel

1786-1790

9
172

Jun 1789

Robert Burton, Reuben Slaughter, Richard GILLIAM, Edward Cobbs appraise estate and divide lands of Robert Hardwick

1786-1790

9
225

Feb 1790

Road hands of Richard GILLIAM work under Joseph Poindexter, surveyor

1786-1790

9
348

Jun 1790

King and Company vs. GILLIAM

1790-1795

10
25

Mar 1792

Richard GILLIAM injunction granted to stay judgment against him by Christopher Clark administrator of James Tait/Fair? until matter be heard.

1790-1795

10
139

Nov 1792

Richard GILLIAM vs. James Fair’s administrators

1790-1795

10
189

Dec 1792

Richard GILLIAM vs. James Fair, Clark administrator of goods, un-administered by Robert Donald, decd, administrator of James Fair, decd.

1790-1795

10
195

13 Apr 1792

Richard GILLIAM vs. James Fair’s administrators. Records certified

1790-1795

10
225

Dec 1795

Boller Clark, Richard GILLIAM, Richard Hopson, Richard Taylor appointed to view way for road from Joseph Poindexter’s Mill to Lynchburg Road below Sand Point

1795-1795

11
52

Nov 1797

Archelaus GILLIAM surety of peace bond, Barne? Bozzwell (Boswell), Charles Bozwell (Boswell)

1795-1795

11
225

 

Dillon vs. Joseph Poindexter

1795-1795

11
227

Jan 1798

Richard GILLIAM, landowner summoned. Road from Tabernacle Meeting House to Joseph Poindexter, Benjamin Robinson, Samuel Cobb, Robert Cobb, Edmund Cobb, Francis Meriweather, Robert Hawkins, Lance Woodward, Richard GILLIAM, Hannah Bullock, William Turpin,

1795-1795

11
238?

22 Apr 1799

Mary GILLIAM qualifies as executrix of Richard GILLIAM

1795-1795

11
324

22 Apr 1799

Richard GILLIAM’s will probated. Executrix qualifies

1795-1795

11
324

22 Apr 1799

Richard GILLIAM’s will proved and recorded. Mary GILLIAM, executrix.

1795-1795

11
325

22 Apr 1799

Mary GILLIAM qualifies as guardian of Richard

1795-1795

11
325

22 Apr 1799

Richard GILLIAM chooses Mary GILLIAM as guardian, Richard’s guardian qualifies

1795-1795

11
325

Jun 1799

Inventory of Richard GILLIAM

1795-1795

11
338

28 Jun 1802

Mary GILLIAM Exor. of Richard GILLIAM, account ordered recorded

1799-1803

12
279

28 Jun 1802

Richard GILLIAM Exor. of Richard GILLIAM, account order recorded

1799-1803

12
279

Aug 1804

GILLIAM vs. Bullock

1803-1806

13
131

Nov 1804

GILLIAM vs. Bullock, £26.13.8 damages

1803-1806

13
158

Jun 1809

Archibald GILLIAM? Emancipation granted him to stay all further proceeds on a judgment at law and recover against him in this court by Zachary Tate who made oath

1808-1811

15
102


GILLIAM vs. Snider

1811-1815

16
159


GILLIAM vs. Snider

1811-1815

16
209


GILLIAM vs. Wade

1811-1815

16
258


GILLIAM vs. Wade

1811-1815

16
263


GILLIAM vs. Tate

1815-1820

17
211


GILLIAM vs. Tate

1815-1820

17
276


Mary GILLIAM’s administrators qualify

1815-1820?

17
469


Mary GILLIAM’s administrators qualify

1815-1820?

17
498


Mary GILLIAM’s administrators qualify

1815-1820?

17
753


Exor. vs. Hawkins

1823-1825

19
236

May 1825

Exor. vs. Hawkins

1825-1826

20
43

20 Aug 1825

On motion of Leonard Goff ordered two: GILLIAM King, Joseph Crews, Thomas Page appointed to view way for an alteration of road

1825-1826

20
114

24 Mar 1828

_______ vs. Jeter

1826-1828

21
53

2 Aug 1827

_______ vs. Jeter

1826-1828

21
170

Aug 1827

_______ vs. Jeter

1826-1828

21
184


Proceedings stayed on judgment obtained by him

1826-1828

21
232



Sources
  • Bedford County, VA, Order Books