Tuesday's Test: Notetaking Practices

Let’s say that you are just beginning research in Augusta County, Virginia, which was organized in 1745. You are interested in James Frame. You find a record for him abstracted in a wonderful 3-volume set of published Augusta County resources. 

QUESTION: Which of the two following options best represent your notetaking practices—and why?     

(1)
“By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian’s Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: … JAMES FRAME …”

SOURCE: Lyman Chalkley, Chalkley’s Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Setlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records, 1745–1800, 3 vols. (Rosslyn, VA: Commonwealth Printing Co. for Mary S. Lockwood, 1912), 2: 440; citing “Augusta Parish Vestry Book,” p. 139.

or …

(2)
“By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land [sic] within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian’s Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: For William Scott, present Robert Cunningham, Waltee [sic] Davis; for Walter Davis, present Wm. Scott, Robert Cunningham; for Rob. Cunningham; for Thos. Black, present Thos. Rutlidge, Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Henderson, present Ro. Cunningham, Geo. Caldwell; for Geo. Rutlidge; for John McNutt, present Wm. Marshall; for Wm. Marshall, present Saml. Caldwell; for James Caldwell; for John Coalter; for Wm. Ledgerwood; for Andrew Cowan, present Wm. Carry; for Wm. Carry; for James Moody; for James Wilson; for Robert Wilson; for John Shields; for Thos. Brown; for Rob. Wilson; for Andrew Alexander; for Samuel Blackwood, present Thos. Blackwood; for Thos. Blackwood; for Wm. Karr; for Robert Christian, present; for John Christian; for Wm. Christian; for Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Armstrong; for JAMES FRAME; for Thomas Shields; for Jacob Van Lear; for James Bell; for Gabriel Alexander; for John Black; for Anthony Black; for Wm. Wright; for Jos. Tees (deceased), no one to show lines; for Wm. Long, present Alex. and John Long; for Wm. Long; for John Glass (deceased), no one to show lines; for Samuel Lusk, has no deed; for Samuel McCoule, has no deed; for John Hunter, has no deed; for James Patton (deceased), no one to show lines; for Thomas Stuart; for Edward Hall; for Alex. Thomson.”

SOURCE: Lyman Chalkley, Chalkley’s Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records, 1745–1800, 3 vols. (Rosslyn, VA: Commonwealth Printing Co. for Mary S. Lockwood, 1912), 2: 440; citing “Augusta Parish Vestry Book,” p. 139.

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NOTE: 

This "Tuesday's Test" was posted on EE's Facebook page while EE was transitioning to its new website. For the responses generated there, see "Evidence Explained," Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/evidenceexplained/photos/a.304242282984494/2277514102323959/?type=3&theater  : posted 27 November 2018).

HOW TO CITE:
Elizabeth Shown Mills, "Tuesday's Test: Notetaking Practices," blog post, QuickTips: The Blog @ Evidence Explained (https:www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/tuesdays-test-notetaking-prac… posted 27 November 2018).