January 5, 1634. At a court in Accomack, John Dennis is ordered to pay Mr Obedience Robins 24 lb tobacco, and goodwife Haynie 166 lb tobacco.
February 19, 1634. At a court in Accomack, Mr Obedience Robins to have order against the goods of John Dennis to value 190 lb tobacco due.
November 28, 1636. At a court in Accomack, Robert West, aged 24 or there abouts, swore and examined sayth that William Ward, in the time of the keeping of the Lady Dal's cattle, was at John Dennis' house the whole day playing at nine pins, by means where of the cattle did trespass Henry Charlton and eat his corn. Another time, after he turned out the cows he fell asleep, and lazing all the day, and that time the cattle trespassed the said Charlton. Another time, this deponent being sick, the said Ward wished me to go the Garrett Andrews' house, who went with me in which time the cows went into Mr Andrews' corn field and some of Robert Swanson's ground where the cows were wronged by the dogs shamefully, also in the time of his service one steer was lost which he cannot tell what is become of, which this deponent thinks was lost by the dogs hunting the cattle.
December 29, 1639. At a court in Accomack, deposition of Thomas Jones, says "being in the house of Henry Williams when John Dennis came thither, the said Dennis then demanding what was the reason that goodwife Williams should say his hornes were so big, the said goodwife then answereth that she meant not his horns but the horns of the cows, whereupon the said woman following with these speeches calling Dennis knave and base knave, the said Dennis then replied that she was a whore and a base whore, whereupon the said woman flew at him and heaved a pipkin at him, the said Dennis in the interim turning up his brich and bid her kiss." (p. 201)
December 29, 1639. At a court in Accomack, John Dennis
to sit in the stocks for reviling speech against goodwife Williams, and
ask her forgiveness. (p. 200)