Walker v. Walke
Thomas R. Walker was appointed guardian of Thomas Walke. In 1776, Walke sued Walker in Princess Anne County to settle Walker’s guardianship accounts. The Court determined that Walker owed Walke about £854. After Thoroughgood was appointed as Walke’s new guardian, Thoroughgood and Walker settled the account with a balance of £244 remaining to Walke. Upon coming of age, Walke sued Walker for the remaining balance.
The Court's Decision
After taking account of the records and hearing Walker’s exceptions, Chancellor Wythe affirmed the County Courts decree and declared the payment of £244 with interest. The Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part.
- Bushrod Washington, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, (Richmond: T. Nicolson, 1798), 2:195.