Case File No. 1

Elizabeth Cullen v. James Shortall
[26 September] 1787
Before Capt. Edward Pellew, Surrogate, with Robert Carter, JP

Elizth Cullen Complains that she was shipped in Ireland by a Mr. Patk Goff's wife to serve Mr. James Shortall on order in the Harbour of Ferryland but the vessel haveing along passage, the said Shortall shipped another person in the room of the sd Cullen when the sd Cullen arrived to Ferryland the said Shortall did not want [her] in his own House but reshipped her to a Mary Sanders in Ferryland the said Cullen served the sd Sanders sometime but adisagreement happened They parted. The said Cullen went to the said Shortall but he would not let her in whereupon she got lodgings to a Hannah Gaffney.

1787 Elizth Cullen to Hannah Gaffney Do ~
To 6 weeks & 5 days lodging @ 7/ p week~ £1.18.6

Mr. Shortall
You are to pay the amount of this demand for your Servants Lodging & diet & take her into your care~

(signed) Edd. Pellew Surrogate

Sources: PANL, GN 5/4/C/1, Ferryland, box 1, 43, Elizabeth Cullen v. James Shortall, [26 September] 1787.