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A collection of Stafford County, Virginia, courthouse papers called “Record Book, 1686-1693/4” documents numerous transactions involving Dr. Edward Maddox around 1687. The record book is not indexed, requiring researchers to scan each of the 552 hand-written pages for names and details. It’s only available in person at FamilySearch research centers. Here are some summaries of proceedings from pages 1-355, listed by page number:
- Edward sued a patient for payment for medical treatment (bloodlettings, cuppings, tinctures, etc.), 15 Mar 1687 (p. 97).
- Edward sued another patient for payment for medical treatment, 24 Mar 1687 (p. 116).
- Edward was paid for 3 wolf heads, 14 Oct 1688 (p. 118).
- Edward asked the court for prosecution after he paid £200 for the return of a runaway servant, 14 Oct 1688 (p. 118). He claimed the servant’s disappearance resulted in a ruined tobacco crop.
- Edward gave a brown cow to William Godfrey, 18 Apr 1689 (p. 131).
- Edward was paid for 5 wolf heads, 14 Oct 1689 (p. 148).
- Cornelius Maddox witnessed a transaction between Edward Rockwood and Aspinall in Stafford County [Cornelius, Edward’s son, was living in Charles County, Maryland], 12 Dec 1689 (p. 153).
- Sampson Darrell married “sole daughter now living” of Capt. John Norgrave. Edward was ordered to pay damages, Nov 1690 (p. 197).
- A payment to a Bristol, England, merchant by Dr. Edward Maddocks, 5 May 1691 (p. 216).
- Edward takes his thirds of Colonel George Mason’s estate by marriage to his widow Frances and discharges his rights to property to George Mason, junior, 19 June 1691 (pp. 227-228).
- Edward Maddocks present in court as a justice, June 1691 (p. 227).
- Edward present in court as a justice, 13 Nov 1691 (p. 236).
- Edward was paid for one wolf head taken by an Indian servant, 13 Nov 1691 (p. 237).
- The Governor of Virginia appoints Edward Maddock and others as justices in Stafford County, 13 Nov 1690 (p. 244).
- The Governor of Virginia appoints Edward Maddock and others as justices in Stafford County, 13 June 1690 (p. 245).
- Edward Maddock purchases lot #15 of proposed Marlborough Town, 11 Feb 1691/2 (p. 256).
- Edward Maddocks present in court as a justice, 16 May 1692 (p. 261).
- The Governor of Virginia appoints Edward Maddocks and others as justices in Stafford County, 13 Nov 1690 (p. 273).
- Edward requests payment from Richard Gibson for medical services, 14 July 1692 (p. 277).
- Edward Maddocks present in court as a justice, 13 Nov 1692 (p. 291).
- Edward claims a £200 bounty for 2 wolf heads, 13 Nov 1692 (p. 291).
Edward’s gift of the cow to Godfrey could help explain a family relationship, but I don’t have any insights into the Maddox-Godfrey relationship yet.
Another researcher has claimed that Edward was paid a bounty on 16 November 1687 for joining the militia’s effort to find some Oneida Indians, and cited the Record Book. I have so far been unable to confirm this claim.
Source: Record Book, 1686-1693/4, Family History Library microfilm #1445833
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