1763 Judgement Chief Justice Charles Skinner + Wm. Burrows Attorney + Freemason
Easily read is this September 30, 1763 Judgment signed by Chief Justice Charles Skinner at the bottom with the signature of William Burrows under the first paragraph near the top. The debt judgment of 1,523 Pounds and 5 Shillings was a very large sum at that time. Also wants 30 Pounds, 19 Shillings and 9 Pence for damages. Some loss at top corner as shown and in bottom signature at excessive ink. The two small loose pieces were folded inside the document. I can only assume they are parts of the corner. Measures 12.5 by 7.625 inches. A little extra care when handling needed; however, paper is not brittle. Watermark in center of the hand laid paper has Crown and GR under it. I believe; not sure, that GR means Grand Regent. If so, it would be paper for use of officials appointed by King George.
Charles Skinner South Carolina (Province) Chief Justice 1762 (to 1771?) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_South_Carolina
William Burrows Prominent attorney. Charleston. Related to the WARD family (his wife) Mary ward Burrows. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75941564/mary-burrows Descendants were in early years of US Marines. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8154555/william-ward-burrows Also; a Mason, and he published in 1762 Text – Book of Masonic Jurisprudence. (Solomon’s No. 1) https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/495769?journalCode=wp and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64774747/william-burrows
Ward Family info: John Ward, died in 1783, was an influential attorney in Charleston, South Carolina. Joshua Ward, the son of John Ward was born in 1769. John Ward (Charleston Mayor 1801 – 1802) was born on February 14, 1767, to Joshua Ward and Sarah McCall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ward_(South_Carolina) He was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1787, married Mary Somersall in 1793, and then was elected intendant (an appointed or elected public official) on September 14, 1801. Ward represented St. John's Parish (Colleton County) in the South Carolina State House during four General Assemblies, 1791–1797. Between 1798 and 1809, he represented the area in the South Carolina Senate. Ward died September 19, 1816, and is buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City. Joshua John Ward also had an uncle named Joshua who did not die until 1802. He was married to Sarah McCall and was an attorney in Charleston. John Ward’s grandson and Joshua Ward’s son was John Joshua Ward (BELOW). John Joshua Ward was the owner of the largest number of slaves (over 1,000) in the United States; owning four plantations near Georgetown, SC, later Brookgreen Gardens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookgreen_Gardens and http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/joshua-john-ward_22682179