Transcript:Liquor Petition, 1753-54



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Source:Chalkley's Chronicles1:441-442


To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity.

Robert Stevenson,
James Hamilton,
Alexander Walker,
James Robertson,
James Stevenson,
John Christian,
Alexander Blair,
Thomas Shiels,
Robert Christian,
Thomas Stewart,
James Allen,
Joseph Hanna,
Francis Beaty,
Mathew Lyle,
Archibald Reah,
John Walker (?),
Samuel Downey,
Daniel McAnair (McEvear),
Robert Spears (Syers),
Daniel Danison,
Robert Moffet,
Alexander Henderson,
Andrew Hamilton,
John Finley,
Thomas Beard,
Archibald Armstrong,
William Mackan,
James Campbell,
John Vance,
John Archer,
James Reburn,
Alexander Gibson,
William Lewis,
George Scott,
Joseph Bell,
James Coyl,
William Logen,
Samuel McCune,
John Caruth,
Patrick Hays,
Robert Sayers,
Andrew McCombe,
James Montgomery,
James Scott,
George Crawford,
John Allen,
Edward Spear,
James Brown,
John King,
John Anderson,
William Logan,
Patrick Campbell,
Jacob Lockhart,
Sam Wallace,
James Knox,
John Carlile,
Charles Campbell,
Mathew Harper,
John Jackson,
James Miller,
John Hutcheson,
John Jackson,
James Miller,
John Hutcheson,
William Palmer,
Samuel Love,
James Miller,
John Henderson,
Zachariah Bell (Belche),
Andrew Ewin,
John Thompson,
Loftus Pullin,
James Gay,
Alexander Craig,
Thomas Teat,
William Wallace,
John Wilson,
Alexander Ritchey,
James McGee,
John Thompson,
Samuel Calhoon,
John Trimble,
Alexander Thompson,
William Snodon,
Newman McGonigle,
John Trimble,
Archibald Allison,
John Brown,
William Thomson.


Alphbetical listing of petitioners, with an indication of the likely person on WeRelate.

First Last Chalkey's Notes WeRelateLocation
James Allen
John Allen
Archibald Allison
John Anderson
John Archer
Archibald Armstrong
Thomas Beard
Francis Beaty
Joseph Bell
Zachariah Bell (Belche)
Alexander Blair
James Brown
John Brown
Samuel Calhoon
Charles Campbell
James Campbell
Patrick Campbell
John Carlile
John Caruth
John Christian
Robert Christian
James Coyl
Alexander Craig
George Crawford
Daniel Danison
Samuel Downey
Andrew Ewin
John Finley
James Gay
Alexander Gibson
Andrew Hamilton
James Hamilton
Joseph Hanna
Mathew Harper
Patrick Hays Person:Patrick Hays (1)On borer between Borden's Grant and Beverley's Manor
Alexander Henderson
John Henderson
John Hutcheson
John Hutcheson
John Jackson
John Jackson
John King
James Knox
William Lewis
Jacob Lockhart
William Logan
William Logen
Samuel Love
Mathew Lyle
William Mackan
Daniel McAnair (McEvear)
Andrew McCombe
Samuel McCune
James McGee
Newman McGonigle
James Miller
James Miller
James Miller
Robert Moffet
James Montgomery
William Palmer
Loftus Pullin
Archibald Reah
James Reburn
Alexander Ritchey
James Robertson
Robert Sayers
George Scott
James Scott
Thomas Shiels
William Snodon
Edward Spear
Robert Spears (Syers)
James Stevenson
Robert Stevenson
Thomas Stewart
Thomas Teat
Alexander Thompson
John Thompson
John Thompson
William Thomson.
John Trimble
John Trimble
John Vance
Alexander Walker
John Walker (?)
Sam Wallace
William Wallace
John Wilson