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At a Special Term of the Circuit Court held for the County of Accomack, on the 12th day of November, 1875. George J. Northam + wife et als. Plaintiffs against William Nock Administrator Defendant } In Chancery

This day came the plaintiffs George J. Northam and Mary A. his wife, [blank] Powell and Sallie A. his wife who was Sallie A. Nock, Eveline W. Nock and John H. Nock by Parker & Neely their Attorneys, and moved the Court to be permitted to dismiss their Bill, and the defendant by Gunter & Gillet his attorney, appeared and resisted said motion. And said motion was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof, the Court being of opinion, that dismission at the mere will of the plaintiffs, at this stage of the proceeding should not be allowed, doth overrule said motion: And it appearing to the Court, that the Personal Representative of William T. Nock, deceased who was the son of Zadock Nock deceased, and one of the heirs at law and distributes of said Zadock Nock is a party in interest in this suit, and that full justice cannot be done, and the whole controversy ended without his presence as a party to this suit, and it further appearing to the Court that the estate of William T. Nock deceased, has been committed the hands of John H. Wise Sheriff of this County for administration, it is ordered that the Clerk do issue a summons against the said John H. Wise Sheriff and as such Administrator of said William T. Nock deceased to appear and as a party defendant and answer the Complainants Bill: Thereupon the said John H. Wise Sheriff.