Cumberland County Court’s Verdict in Charges of Murder against Richard Randolph

At a court held for Cumberland county the twenty ninth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety three for the examination of Richard Randolph who stands committed and charged with feloniosly murdering a child said to be born of Nancy Randolph,—Present—

Mays Carrington, Thomas Nash, William Mason } Gentlemen Justices
Nelson Patterson, John Holman, Ben Allen
Joseph Carrington, Henry Skipwith,
Joseph Meibany, Anderson Cook, Cary Harrison
Walter Warfield, Benjamin Wilson Carrington
Carrington, Archer Allen & Nathl Carrington

The Court being thus constituted the prisoner was led to the bar in custody of the sheriff to whose custody he was before committed for the felony aforesaid and being charged with the same denied the fact, Whereupon, sundry witnesses were sworn and examined [. . .] and the prisoner heard in his defence On consideration whereof and of the circumstances relating to the fact, it is the opinion of the Court that the said Richard is not guilty of the felony where with he stands charged, and that he be dischared out of custody and go hence thereof without day.—

Joseph Carrington
MS (Cumberland County Order Book, 1792-1797).
Joseph Carrington
Date Range
April 29, 1793
Cumberland County Order Book, 1792-1797