Lewis vs. Dodge (1769)
"Ned" Lewis, 16, mother was Violet of Violet vs Howe. Documentation submitted of her, her mother's and her grandmother's free status. SCJ judgment for Plaintiff.
- Plaintiff: Edward "Ned" Lewis
- Defendant: Deacon Solomon Dodge
- Plaintiff's Attorney: John Lowell Esq.
- Defendant's Attorney: Benjamin Kent
- Attorney for Original Defendant on Appeal: William Pynchon Esq.
- Attorney for Original Defendant on Appeal: Daniel Farnham Esq.
Essex Court of Common Pleas
- September 1769 Newburyport: Case filed, disposed and appealed
- Disposition: Pledged as surety for appeal: J Lowell 10pds. D. Fanham Esq. 5pds. Wm Pynchon Esq. 5pds.
Court_Costs: To Defendant.
Superior Court of Judicature
- November 1769 Salem: Case filed and disposed
- Disposition: The (2nd) Jury find that the aplee (Dodge) is guilty of the trespass alledged in the Writ. Execution issues Feb 3 1770 [?] Lowell
Monetary Damages: To Appelant (Lewis) 5 pounds.
Court_Costs: To Plaintiff (Lewis). 7-6-8.
Related CasesViolet vs. Mark Howe (1766)
Violet provides proof of birth to free woman. No court records or files. Howe provides compensation. See notes and Lewis vs. Dodge (1769)
- Undated. Boston City Clerk Certification that Lydia Dyre's parents were free. In SCJ Files, Lewis vs Dodge 1769.
- Dated November 5, 1766. Writ for Lydia Dyre (Violet's mother) and Violet to appear in court. Signed with their marks on back.