Scard  Document

                                                             Joseph Lance vs James Scard at Poole 
Weekly Court of Record Town and County of the Town of Poole – Dated 27th  September 1816.
James Scard was attached to answer Joseph Lance of a plea of  trespass on the case and whereupon the said Joseph Lance by Thomas Parr, 
his  attorney, Complains that whereas the said James on the twenty seventh day of September  in the year of Our Lord one thousand and 
eight hundred and sixteen to wit at  the town and County of the Town of Poole aforesaid and within the jurisdiction  of this Court was 
indebted to the said Joseph in thirty nine shillings of  lawful money of Great Britain for the work, labour, care and diligence of the said 
Joseph by him the said Joseph before that time done preformed and bestowed  in and about the [premises?] of the said  James and for the 
said James and at his special instance and request and for divers materials and other necessary  things found provided used and applied in 
and about that [?], at his like  request and being so indebted, he the said James in consideration thereof  afterwards to wit on the same day 
and year at the Town and County of the Town  of Poole aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of this Court undertook and there and then 
faithfully promised the said Joseph to pay him the said sum of money  when he should be thereto afterwards requested and whereas also 
to wit on the same day and year aforesaid at the Town and Count of the Town of Poole aforesaid and with in the Jurisdiction of this Court 
in consideration that the said  Joseph at the like request of the said James had before that time done, performed  and bestowed other his 
work and [?] for the said James and had before that time  at this like request found [?] and provided, used and applied divers, other 
materials and other necessary things in and about that work he the said James  then and there undertook and faithfully promised the said 
Joseph to pay him so  much money as he therefore reasonably described to have and the said Joseph  avers that he therefore reasonably 
described to have of the said James other  thirty nine shillings of like lawful money at the Town and County of the Town  of Poole aforesaid 
and within the Jurisdiction of this Court’ was indebted to the said Joseph in other thirty nine shillings of like lawful money for divers,  
goods, wares and merchandises by the said Joseph before that them sold and delivered to the said James and at his special instance and 
request and being  to indebted, he the said James  in consideration whereof afterwards to wit on the same day and year aforesaid ‘at the 
Town and County….’ in consideration that the said Joseph at the like  request of the said James had before that time sold and delivered 
to [Transcribers note:  the page is lengthy and repeats the same thing over and over again.  It  changes on the second page at the following 
point] …… accounted together with the said James of and concerning divers other sums of money before that time  due and owing from 
the said James to the said Joseph and then being in arrear and unpaid and upon that account the said James as then and therefore in arrear 
to the said Joseph in large sum of money to wit in the sum of thirty nine  shillings of like lawful money and being so found in arrears to 
the said Joseph he the said James in consideration thereof afterwards to wit on the same day  and year aforesaid at the Town and County.... 
undertook and faithfully promised  the said Joseph to pay him the last mentioned sum of money when he should be  thereto afterward 
requested and the said James not regarding his aforesaid  several promised and undertakings to by him made in this behalf as aforesaid  
but contriving and fraudulently intending craftily and [?] to deceive and  defraud the said Joseph in this behalf, hath not yet paid the 
several sums of money to any past this of the said Joseph although so to do be the said James was requested by the said Joseph afterwards 
to wit on the same day and year aforesaid and often afterwards to wit at the Town and Count of the Town of Poole  aforesaid and under 
the Jurisdiction of this court but to pay the same both in hitherto, wholly refused and still refuses to the said Joseph his damage of thirty  
nine shillings and therefore he brings his suit.
Pledges to prosecute                                  [signed]   John Doe and Richard  Roe. 

[Transcriber's note: It appears the clerk has copied this document [as was the normal practice] and has written-in the signatures of the
signatories as the entire document is in the one handwriting.]

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