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Cumberland County was formed in 1749 from Goochland County


30 May 1753 The Petition and Summons brought by William Combs against James DONDAY for a debt therein said to be due, for reasons appearing to the Court it is ordered to be dismissed (Cumb Co. Court Order Book 1752-1759, p. 95, original images from FHC Microfilm #0030749).

Notes: Only occurrence of this William Combs in court records from 1740 through 1774. It is possible he was the same as William Combs JOHNS who appears in later records (see below).


27 Sep 1762 William Combs JOHNS Plaintiff against Robert MARTIN. In Trespass Assault and Battery. Dismissed as plaintiff failing to prosecute (Cumb Co. Ct. OB 1762-1764, p. 67, original images from FHC Microfilm #0030760).

Notes: Could he be the same as William Combs of the 1753 entry? The middle name was clearly Combs.


26 Oct 1767 On a petition and summons brought by George KIPPEN & Co. plaintiff against William Combs JOHNS defendant...for 1 pound 11 shillings (Cumb Co. Ct OB 1767-1770, p. 52, original images from FHC MIcrofilm #0030761)


25 May 1772 William Combs JOHNS plaintiff against William LANGSDON defendant. In trespass assault and battery. Conditional judgment against the defendant (Cumb Co. Ct OB 1770-1772, p. 439, FHC Microfilm #0030761)


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