EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES - (PARTIAL) 1757-1784
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EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC
Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784
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17 AUGUST 1757
Grand Jury: (Partial)
Jas. BRASWELL motion by his attorney, B. BAKER land granted to build grist mill.
Warrant to survey land being the property of Thos. BRASWELL.
Petit Jurors of Supreme Court: (Partial)
Col. Joseph LANE, Sr.
Blake BAKER & Joseph LANE, Sr. ack'd deed of Wm. EASON to John WHITINGSWORTH.
Joseph MONTFORT is appointed Clerk of County Court.
Deed from Jacob WHITEHEAD to Joseph MONTFORT - Ack'd
Joseph MONTFORT appointed Guardian to Martha, orphan of John McKINNY. Posted
bond £500. Security: B. BAKER
21 FEB 1758:
B. BAKER overseer in room of B. SHERWOOD
Lewis POPE orphan of John POPE
Acct of Guardianship of PATIENCE McKINNIE, orphan of Jno. McKINNIE, dec'd was
exhibited by Henry POPE, Guardian. Ordered that Wm. HAYWOOD, Benj. A. HARDY &
Jas (?) HARDY audit the same & report.
Montfort EELBECK, Benj. A. HARDY & Wm. RICHMOND audit the acct. of Barna.
POPE's guardianship of orphans of John McKINNY, dec'd & report
LWT of Joseph LANE, proved by oath of Benjamin MERRYMAN & Barnabas LANE and
Executors therein named refusing to take upon them the administration thereof,
is on motion granted to Wm. LANE, brother of
residuary legatees of sd. dec'd giving security of £1,000 by thereupon produced.
Mr. Barnaby McKINNY & Barna. LANE who were approved.
Mary McKINNY, orphan of Jno. McKINNY, dec'd, appeared in Court & chose Joseph
MONTFORT her Guardian - ordered that he give security - £500. B. BAKER & Thos.
HALL, Esq. , Securities.
Ordered Lucy MORGAN, a mulatto girl be bound to Wm. LANE. Indentures ack'd.
Wm. LANE, Admr. of Jos. LANE, dec'd, exhibited an Inventory. Ordered ack’d.
Petit Jurors: (Partial)
On motion of Wm. LANE, Admr. of Jos. LANE for a sale of perishable estate
granted & ordered. Sale on last Thurs. in April next.
Henry POPE, Guardian of Patience McKINNY, orphan, exhibited on oath an Inventory
& an acct. disbursement for his sd. ward. Ordered to be rec’d.
Henry POPE, Guardian of Jesse POPE, exhibited Inventory of his estate.
27 JUNE 1758:
Deed from Thos. JARNIGAN to Jacob BARNES – Ack’d
Deed from Richard LEWIS to Nicolas LEWIS - Ack'd
Patience McKINNY, orphan of John McKINNY, dec'd, came into court & affor'd to
choose a guardian. The Court for better inform. & have referr'd the
consideration thereof 'til tomorrow.
Deed from Samuel HURST to William HURST - Ack'd
Petit Jurors: (Partial)
William Hill ANDREWS
Acct. Sales of Estate of Jos. LANE exhibited.
26 SEP 1758:
Joseph MONTFORT, Guardian of Mary & Martha McKINNY, orphans of Jno. McKINNY,
ret'd Inventory of each of their estates.
Ordered that sd. guardian cause the cattle & other perishable part of the sd.
estate to be sold at vendue on the 3rd Saturday in October next.
Barna. McKINNY, Guardian in the suit HARDY vs. Barna. POPE on < ? > appeared &
sworn says he is guardian to Barnaby, son of John McKINNY, dec.'d & that the
personal estate of sd. dec'd was sold in order to distribution, etc. & sd.
guarnashed purchased as much of sd. estate as amounted to the share of his ward
or near as he could judge & sd. Barna. POPE claim in right of his wife who was
daughter of the wife of Jno. McKINNY, dec'd, part of the personal estate <line
scribbled out> & saith nothing further. Whereupon the court are of the opinion
that he has some of the effects of the sd. Defendant in his hands
Wm. LANE, Admr. of Jos. LANE, dec'd, exhibited an acct. of distribution of the
sd. <?estate?> for use of his late ward Mary McKINNY, orphan of Jno. McKINNY,
dec'd & made oath he found the same so stated on said dec'd's books amount of
£20 .15 .5 Proved which is examined.
Ordered that the cows & calves belonging to the estate of Patience McKINNY,
orphan of John McKINNY be & sold on the 3rd Sat. in October next.
Ordered John HAYWOOD, Richard WHITAKER & John HARDY, Esq. audit, state & settle
the acct. of Barnaby POPE, late guardian of orphans of Jno. McKINNY, dec'd &
Wm. LANE, Admr. of Jos. LANE, who was guardian of Martha McKINNY, exhibited an
account of distribution for sd. orphan am'd to £6.15.9 proved & made oath, etc.
26 DEC 1758:
Blake BAKER, Esq. is app'd guardian to Martha, Elizabeth, John, Mary, Temperance
& William KINCHEN, orphans of William KINCHEN, dec.'d giving security - £4,000
with George Joseph Jno. ALSTON & Joseph MONTFORT, Securities
LWT of Wm. KINCHEN exhibited by Blake BAKER one of the Executors & proved by Wm.
MOORE & Peter JONES who swore Henry CAMPBELL also witnessed.
Inventory of Wm. KINCHEN (?Jr) - Perishable estate to be sold - 31 January next
Acct. sales of p.d of the Estate of Mary McKINNY returned by Sheriff.
Same of the estate of Martha McKINNY
Same of the estate of Patience McKINNY & each of them ordered to be
Ordered on motion of Jos. Montfort, Guardian of Mary, orphan of Jno. McKINNY,
that the Sheriff sell at vendue a bed & furniture in the possession of Wm. LANE,
the property of sd. orphan on 12 January next.
Edgecombe County being now divided into Edgecombe and Halifax ~
Then the respective Courts adjourned till the Court in course to be held at
Redmons old fields on Tyancoca Creek – The second to meet at Halifax Town.
Tuesday, 27 March 1759:
William THORN in room of Wm. ROBBINS overseer.
Grand Jury (partial)
25 SEPTEMBER 1759:
Grand Jury (Partial)
25 DECEMBER 1759:
Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of <Cokers lined out>
Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River.
4th Tues of Sept 1760:
Ordered that some 12 of the following persons be a jury to lay out a road out of
Howell's Road a straight course across Conato to Beaufort's Line & James MAY, to
wit: Joseph HOWELL, Thos. NEWSOME, Thos. SPELL, James WILLIAMSON, Saml.
SIZEMORE, James HODGE, John THIGPEN, Thos. LEWIS, Thos. LAWRENCE, Peter MITCHEL,
Anthony LEWIS, Wm. WRIGHT, Thos. LITTLE, James SMITH, John WINKLES, Thos.
ROGERS, and that John SKINNER Const. summon the sd. jury.
24 MAR 1761:
Ordered that the following persons for road from Thos. NEWSOME's and the Coneto
to James May: Joseph HOWELL, Thos. NEWSOME, Thos. SPELL, James WILLIAMSON,
Saml. SIZEMORE, John HODGE, John THIGPEN, Thos. LAWRENCE, Peter MITCHEL, James
HERRON, John SPELL, Thos. SHARP, Abram LITTLE, Sam’l SESSIONS, Benj. BUNN.
23 JUNE, 1761:
LWT of Jno. GAY proved by oath of Jesse GREEN subscribing witness thereto .
LWT of Thomas BARNES proved by Jacob FLOWERS & Philip THOMAS.
Deed from William OSBORN to William WHITLEY proved by Jas. SINGLETON.
James Moire & Commrs. Deed to Blake BAKER - proved by Joseph COTTON.
Leonard LANGSTON in room of Saml. Moore.
SEPTEMBER Court, 1761:
Grand Jury (Partial)
Moses BAKER, Jr.
Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that
crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near RICKMAN’s store between the store and
Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom above < > into the road: Mathew
DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, William DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, Thos MAIN
(?), Henry BECKWITH, Thos FLOYD, John WILLIAMS, William BRASWELL, Francis JONES,
William TAYLOR, Jacob HILLIARD, Thos. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRASWELL, Joseph SUMNER,
Simon JOHNSON, Henry BRASWELL overseer and the following work on the same:
Isaac HILLIARD, Henry BECKWITH, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William BRASWELL, William
HUNT, Jacob Whitehead, DAWSON, William NORRIS, William HORN, Francis JENKINS,
Edmund REVELL, John SPIKES, Thos. SPIKES, William SPIKES, John WOODARD, William
DANIEL, Francis JONES, Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, Mary WILLIAMS.
Deed of Sale from Thomas LEWIS to William HILL - proved by Thomas MANN
Deed from BLAKE BAKER to JOSEPH COTTON - ack'd
Road hands where road begins near Lamon's Landing to Sam'l KENNADAYS on Sappony:
Barrachiah HARPER, Arthur ALLEN, Thos. BAKER, Sam'l BAKER, Sam'l EASON, Sam'l
KENNADAY, Howell (HARGUN?)
Samuel SIZEMORE be overseer of the road from the Coneto to James MAYS as lately
laid out & that the following hands work on the same, to wit: William WRIGHT,
Solomon WRIGHT, Thomas LEWIS, Anthony LEWIS, Thos. HARRELs Negro at his
Quarters, John CLIFTON & his hands, John T_ _ _ (?) ALLEN, Jacob HENDRICKS,
Thos. LITTLE, John WINKLES, Thos. ROGERS, Robert ROGERS, James CAMPBELL, John
ROGERS & his son, Samuel SIZEMOREs hands.
SEPTEMBER, 1762 –
Read the petition of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that
the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek
near the old store house alias Col. WHITEHEADs store house in WHITTINGTONs Rode
from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John MIALS at or near John
HATCHERs plantation; to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSON, Robert MANER,
William ANDERSON, John HATCHER, Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur
WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Francis PARKER,
Isaac HILLIARD, John STALLIONS, John HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLY.
Grand Jury: (Partial)
Petit Jury: (Partial)
Ordered jury to lay out road near Jno HATCHERs plantation up the nearest & best
way to the road near WHITEHEADs old store house from whence by the Falls of
Arthur WHITEHEADs mill swamp a little below the mouth of the Tarr with the new
the (?nearest / inwardest?) & best way into JEFFRIES road about Francis
PARKERS - to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSTON,
Robt. MAINOR, William ANDERSON, Jno. HATCHER, (?Sr), Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE,
John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE,
Nath'l DRAKE, Fras. PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, JOHN STALLIONS, Jno HATCHER, Jr,
Francis JONES, William LANGLEY,
and that the following hands work & clear the same, to wit: William BRASWELL,
Sr., David BRASWELL, William HUNT, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William DANIEL, Isaac
HILLIARD, Francis JONES, Mary WILLIAMS & that Henry BECKWORTH be overseer of the
above hands from Jeffries Road to Whitehead's store & that the following hands
work on the same road from the old store to Hatcher's Plantation, to wit: Jacob
WHITEHEAD, William WHITEHEAD, Jno. JENKINS, Hardyman POPE, Wm. LANGLY, John
STALLIONS, William TAYLOR, John SPIKES, John WOODARD, William SPIKES, Thos.
SPIKES, Geo. HARRAL, West POPE, Simon JOHNSON, Elias HILLIARD, John HATCHER,
Jr., Robert ROSE, Wm. HICKS, Robert TREVATHAN,
Jno. SIKES, Robert MAINOR, Jesse (?Freas/ Francis?), Aaron <illegible>, Wm.
ANDERSON, Joseph PHILIPS, Sarah ROSS, Thos. Pre***? & John NAILS & that Simon
JOHNSON be o'seer of same.
William NORRIS overseer in the room of William TAYLOR. That the hands Jacob
HILLIARD, William NORRIS, William HORN, William DAWSON work on the old road they
formerly worked on.
Hands to work on road from Tyancoca Bridge to Braswell mill creek, to wit:
Arthur WILLIAMS, Benjamin WILLIAMS, Thomas BAKER, Michael BAKER, Moses BAKER,
Jacob BRAKE, Jacob FLOWERS. (Partial list)
Ordered that LEONARD LANGSTON, John THOMAS, Joshua Bently or any one of them
being duly qualified for that purpose divide estate of John SINGLETON, dec'd
among the widow & children.
Estate of William BRYANT proved by Newit LANE, Executor Jesse BRYANT
Will of Samuel ALLEN brought to court by Caleb WALLOW as sworn by Joseph HOWELL.
William and Britain BARNES, orphans of Thomas BARNES chose John FLOWERS,
Guardian, £200 – Securities: Philip THOMAS & John RICKS.
Deed from Jacob DUNN to Jacob BARNES proved by John DREW
Deed from William TAYLOR to Duncan LAMON proved by Wm. STRICKLAND
Blake BAKER brought to court & proved the Power of Attorney from Robert JONES,
Esq. to Duncan LAMON, Esq. as Deputy Receiver of Quitrents due Earl Granville.
Deed from James STALLIONS & ux to John STALLIONS proved by William FOUNTAINE
Deed from Thos. POLLACH to Daniel ROSS proved by William TAYLOR
Deed from Thos. POLLACH to William TAYLOR proved by Daniel ROSS
Deed from William SKINNER to Sam’l SKINNER proved by William TAYLOR
Aaron COLEMAN, Guardian for Jonathan COLEMAN, orphan of Charles COLEMAN.
Deed from William BENNET to Nathan BODDIE proved by Sam’l RUFFIN
Deed from Arthur BELL to William BENNET proved by Nathan BODDIE
JOSEPH COTTON's Ordinary License was renewed.
Isham O NEALS in room of Aaron COLEMAN
Ordered that the following hands work on the road from Martin THORNs Path which
crosses the road to Ben RODGERS down Jacob BARNES <BARRON> Plantation; to wit:
Benj. WILLIAMSONs hands, Barnaby BARRONs hands; Jonathan THOMAS hands, Solomon
WATSONG <WALSONG?>, Martin THORN and that John THOMAS be overseer thereof.
Deed from John BAKER to Thos. BAKER proved by Duncan LAMON
Deed from Jonathan COLEMAN to John STALLIONS proved by William FOUNTAINE and
Deed from Samuel SKINNER to William WILLIS – Ack’d
Joseph STRICKLAND is continued overseer of the road. Ordered that the following
hands work on the same, to wit: Robert THOMPSON, Arthur WHITLEY, William
MATHEWS, John WOODARD, William SPIKES, Thomas SPIKES, Joshua THOMAS, Joseph
SMITH, Thomas WILLIS and William WILLIS.
Robert & Jeremiah ALLEN, orphans of John ALLEN bound out to Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
to learn the art of shoemaking & currier; sister Aidwith ALLEN to learn carding
John ALLEN, orphan of John ALLEN, dec’d, was bound out to Joseph SUMNER to
Elisha BATTLE app’d Guardian to Jeremiah & Elizabeth HILLIARD, orphans of Jacob
HILLIARD - £1,000 – Joseph SUMNER & William HORN, Securities
Deed from William BENNET to William RUFFIN proved by Robert RUFFIN
LWT of James STALLIONS proved by subscribing witness Etheldred EXUM, Elisha
STALLINGS & John STALLINGS.
Inventory of estate of Jacob BARNES exhibited
James GLASGOW, Esq. qualified by Governor as practicing attorney in several
inferior courts in Province.
ANTHONY LEWIS overseer in room of Thos. LITTLE.
Joseph COTTON, JR died - widow refused to administer, Joseph COTTON, SR took
over administration of estate – (no children mentioned.)
William TAYLOR overseer of road in room of William WHITEHEAD
Edward MOORE, Henry FLOWERS & Thos. H___ to divide estate of Pilgrim WILLIAMS,
John BAKER - aged & infirm - to be excused from taxes.
Anne STALLIONS app’d Guardian to Jacob, Esther & Elizabeth STALLIONS, orphans of
James STALLIONS, dec’d. She accordingly entered into bond of £500 with John
WOODARD & John STALLIONS Securities.
Sarah WILLIAMS, mother & Guardian of Jonas, Joel, Billey, Mourning, Nanny,
Nathan & Drury, Orphans of Pilgrim WILLIAMS. Securities: Samuel WILLIAMS and
Thos. E**man (?).
Jesse GREEN overseer of road in room of Daniel ROSS.
LWT of Elisha HORN exhibited and proved by oaths of Josiah TAYLOR & Elijah HORN
and Executors qualified.
Deed from William TAYLOR to Thos. WILLIAMS proved by Elisha BATTLE.
Deed from William GAY & ux to Elisha BATTLE. Wife privately examined and
relinquished her right of dower.
Deed from John MIAL to Jethro MIAL proved by William NORSWORTHY
Deed from John MIAL to Jethro MIAL proved by Etheldred EXUM
Ordered that John RAWLS & John DUNN with their companies repair the Bridge over
Town Creek at Robert WRIGHTs and keep the same in repair till next July Court,
and ordered that Leonard LANGSTON with his company repair the <?covered> Bridge
on Tosneot and keep the same in repair until next July Court, and John BAILEY
and Joshua PROCTOR with their companies keep Bridge on Swift Creek near Jacob
POPEs till July Court.
Deed from John SINGLETON to William <?> proved by Leonard LANGSTON.
Ordered John BELCHER orphan of Geo. BELCHER, age 16, bound to Joshua
JOHNSON to learn art & mystery of a carpenter.
Joshua Brantly in room of Leonard LANGSTON.
Dempsie POWELL in room of William BRASWELL
Julian BARNES app’d Guardian of Joseph, Jacob, Archelaus, Patty, Abraham &
<illegible> BARNES, orphans of Jacob BARNES, dec’d.
LWT of John HATCHER proved by John MYALS and Jesse PITMAN & Executors qualified.
Hardy GRIFFIN in room of Mark MASON.
Deed Jacob WHITEHEAD, Jr. to Jacob WHITEHEAD, Sr. proved.
Ordered that James HALL, Clerk of this Court be impowered to demand and remove
the records, papers and belongings to this County from Halifax, etc. and be
allowed the same.
Grand Jury (Partial)
William Hill ANDREWS
Deed from Jno. RYALL to William Hill ANDREWS proved by John LAURENCE.
Ordered that Samuel WILLIAMS, Samuel KENNADAY & John POLAND or any two of them
divide the estate of George WHITLEY, dec’d, according to the Will and return &
that the perishable part of the estate of Britain and Nathan WHITLEY, orphans of
sd. WHITLEY be sold according to law.
The LWT of George WHITLEY, dec’d, was exhibited in open court by the Extrs and
proved by the oaths of Duncan LAMON and William EASON and at the same time the
Executors were qualified according to law & ordered &c.
Deed for Moses FIELD & Ann his wife to Hopewell ADAMS – Ack’d. Feme was
examined and relinquished her dower before Duncan LAMON, Esq.
LWT of Jacob FLOWERS exhibited and proved by Edward MOORE and Samuel WILLIAMS,
two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and Executors qualified.
Deed from Jesse BOYKIN to Exum LEWIS proved by Charles PORTER.
Deed from Abner HILL to William ANDREWS proved by Cornelius TAYLOR.
Wilson TAYLOR, orphan of Arthur TAYLOR came into Court and chose John TAYLOR,
his brother, as Guardian who was approved. He accordingly entered into Bond of
£500 with Duncan LAMON & Edward MOORE, Securities.
John TAYLOR appointed Guardian to Celia, Drury, Molly, Kit TAYOR, orphans of
Arthur TAYLOR, and entered into bond of £500 each child.
Administration of estate of Thomas HALL, dec’d, on motion granted to John
THOMPSON and James HALL jointly they accordingly entered into Bond with Blake
BAKER, Duncan LAMON & Edward MOORE.
Administration of estate of John SPONDALOW, is granted to John THOMPSON. He
accordingly entered into Bond with Blake BAKER & James HALL.
Sherwood HAYWOOD, Elisha BATTLE and William BELLAMY or any two of them appointed
commissioners for < > building of the lower bridge on Swift Creek.
The persons appointed to divide the estate of George WHITLEY dec’d returned an
acct. thereof which was ordered to be recorded.
Solomon PEPPER overseer in room of Anthony LEWIS
LWT of George BLACKWELL was exhibited by the executrix therein named and proved
by oaths of Thomas HORN and Cornelius JORDAN two of the subscribing witnesses
thereto and at the same time the Executrix was qualified according to
whereupon Thoroughgood BLACKWELL by Gabriel PARKER his next friend by Blake
BAKER offered a caveat against the Executrix being qualified and the court on
agreement are of opinion (continued 2 pages over) that the caveat be not
received and the executrix accordingly qualified according to Law ordered &c.
Joseph COTTON, Sr., administrator of Joseph COTTON, Jr. exhibited an acct.
current against the estate of Joseph COTTON, Jr. on oath approved & ordered to
Deed from John KIRTLEY to James (?COVEY) proved by William Hill ANDREWS
Deed from William Hill ANDREWS to Benjamin Catte** - Ack’d
Deed from Solomon LAWRENCE to James LAWRENCE proved by James HODGE
James DUNLOP to Joseph MOORE proved by Blake BAKER
Read petition of William BELLAMY for leave to build a mill over Swift Creek near
his own plantation setting forth that the land on the south side of said creek
is his own property and that the land on the opposite side belongs to Joseph
John WILLIAMS of Bertie County. Ordered that Sherwood HAYWOOD, James WILLIAMS,
Robert GRAY and John BAILEY caused to be laid of[f] an acre (continued two pages
over) Land on each side Creek and value the same and report thereof make, &c
and that Col. William HAYWOOD attend and lay off the same & also that summon
issue to the aforesaid Joseph John WILLIAMS to appear at the next Court to show
cause why the said BELLAMY may not have leave to build the said Mill agreeable
to his petition.
The following Magistrates are appointed to take List of Taxables for the present
year & the following Constables are appointed to summon Masters & Mistresses,
N. 1 Henry IRWIN, Esq.
2 Aquila SUGG, Esq.
3 John THOMAS, Esq.
4 Duncan LAMON, Esq.
5&6 Edward MOORE, Esq.
7 Micajah THOMAS, Esq.
8 Mathew DRAKE, Esq.
9 Dempsy GRIMES, Esq.
10 Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
N. 1 Benjamin RICHARDSON Capt. J. MOORE’s Company
2 John GOSNEY Capt. HALL
3 William DANIEL Capt. John THOMAS
4 Thomas DIXON, Jr. Capt. John COHOON
5 Robert VICK Capt. WILLIAMSON
6 John SHEPHERD Capt. S. BRYANT
7 Thomas HONEY Capt. M. THOMAS
8 Hardy GRIFFIN Capt. DAVIS
9 Amos COTTON Capt. COFFIELD
10 John MURPHREE Capt. SUMNER
Deed from Charles SOWELL to John GARDNER proved by Thomas LEWIS
Deed from Gregory STALLIONS to Jno. STALLIONS proved by John SIKES
LWT of Elizabeth ANDREWS exhibited by Executor and proved by the oath of Samuel
TANNER, subscribing witness & at the same time the Executor was qualified
according to law – ordered &c.
George HARREL is appointed overseer in room of William TAYLOR
Ordered that William ANDREWS have leave to turn the road below his plantation
agreeable to his petition and to the overseer of same.
Gregory STALLIONS a very aged and poor person is ordered to be recommended to
the next General Assembly as a proper object to be exempt from public taxes and
Deed from STALLINGS to JONES proved by Elias HILLIARD
Taxable District 10:
Sherwd. HAYWOOD, Esq.
John MURPHRY Capt. GRAY
Deed from Micajah ANDREWS to Aaron BAKER proved by James PALE
Deed from John GARNER to Benjamin HARRISON proved by Anthony LEWIS.
The commissioners for letting MIALS Bridge on Swift Creek report that they had
let the same to William KINCHEN for £17.10 Procl. And that the same was finished
according agreement. Ordered that the Sheriff pay him the sd. £17.10
Deed from Benjamin ANDREWS to Thomas EDMONDSON proved by Joshua BENTLY.
Isaac HORN appointed Constable in room of John MURPHREE
Moses ADKINSON a person appointed by the LWT of George WHITLEY, dec’d, as
Guardian and Trustee to his children, comes into Court and declares that he will
not accept the trust proposed by the said Will or any way concern himself
therein and therefore does resign.
Deed from Solomon NEULE to Benjamin ANDREWS proved by John (?DAVIE).
On the information of the Honorable Richard HENDERSON, Esq. that a mulatto
servant girl named MORGAN who was bound to John FORT was by him
transferred and conveyed away out of this County to the County of Granville in
order to sell her. It is therefore ordered that a summons issued to the said
John FORT to appear at the next court to be held in this County and bring her
the said MORGAN to the said Court in order that the said may be done therein as
the Law and Justices require.
On motion Joseph MOORE, Esq. late Sheriff of this County informing that sundry
deeds, which he executed during Sheriff have been misrecorded by James HILL
Assistant Register for James HALL the Publick Register of this county. Ordered
that the Register advertise the same at the most publick places in the County
requiring all persons who have had deeds registered during his continuing or
Assistant Register to produce the same at the Publick Register that the same may
be compared with the records and registered perfectly.
Nath’l DRAKE overseer in the room of Demsey POWELL
Grand Juror (partial)
Deed Abner HILL to William ANDREWS proved by John AMOSS
Deed from William POPE & ux to Thomas LEWIS – Ack’d
On motion of William DRAKE ordered that Hardy GRIFFIN to appear at next court
to give other security for a guardianship of Mary LEWIS and Delilah GRIFFIN,
orphans of John GRIFFIN, dec’d.
Benjamin BUNN petitioned to build mill on Maple Creek on his own land – granted.
Taxable District 10:
Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
Isaac HORN Capt. GRAY
Deed from William PRATT to William McCLELLAN proved by Edward VAIL
Deed from James SINGLETON to George WHITLEY proved by Thomas WILLS
Deed from James SINGLETON to Thomas WILLS proved by George WHITLEY
Deed from John DRIVER to Blake BAKER proved by Daniel GWIN
Grand Jury: William ANDREWS
Elisha BATTLE, Guardian of Jeremiah & Elizabeth HILLIARD, orphans of Jacob
HILLIARD exhibited acct.
Thomas LEWIS overseer in room of John WOODARD over Sappony Bridge.
Arthur SELLERS in room of John WOODARD
John WOODARD and John STALLIONS who were security for Anne STALLIONS who was
Guardian for Anne STALLIONS, Orphan of James STALLIONS comes into court and
moves that Arthur O NEAL who intermarried with the said Anne STALLIONS be
summoned to appear at the next court to give other security.
Deed from Samuel KANNADAY & ux. To Duncan LAMON proved by Jacob FLOWERS.
Deed from Joseph SEALY to Thomas LEWIS proved by David PRIDGEON
Petition of William ANDREWS for a road – referred.
Deed from John GREEN to Jesse GREEN proved by Joel HORN
Deed of Gift from William WHITLEY, Sr. to William WHITLEY proved by Jno. THOMAS,
Ordered by consent of parties that Elisha BATTLE, Guardian of Jeremiah HILLIARD,
orphan of Jacob HILLIARD on behalf of sd. orphan assign to Sarah HORN who was
formerly Sarah HILLIARD, wife of said Jacob, her dower in the land and tenements
of which the said Jacob in her lifetime was levyed or that he confound and agree
with her & her present husband, Henry HORN, Jr. for the same.
Taxable District 10:
Jesse HARE, Esq.
Jonathan COLEMAN Capt. Simon GRAY
Jesse GREEN overseer in room of William DIXON
Christopher STROTHER overseer in room of Jesse GREEN
Petition of William ANDREWS granted – jury to lay off road from Little Sappony
Bridge to Bute line between Little Turkey Creek and Little Peach Tree; to wit:
Nathan BODDIE, Thomas HERBERT, Mathias MANNING, Sr., Mathias MANNING, Jr.,
William VESTER, Thomas RICHARDSON, Richard DEANS, Derrel DAVENPORT, William
ROSS, Jr., Isaac ROSS, Cornelius TAYLOR, Stephen BATCHELOR, Samuel BRYANT, Newit
LANE, William BRASWELL, Simon WILLIAMS, Joseph TUCKER, Thomas TUCKER, Jr.
Hands: William ANDREWS, Henry BANES, William HAYNES, Derrel DAVENPORT, Burwell
ATKINSON, Thomas RICHARDSON, Thomas TUCKER, John BIGGS, Christopher VAUGHN,
Edward PURCEL, Joshua BURREL, Fredrick VAUGHN and that William VESTER be
Deed from William TUCKER to Henry PEED proved by William ANDREWS
Deed from William TAYLOR to Thomas WILLIAMS proved by Nicholas SKINNER
Grand Jury: Exum LEWIS
Deed from Arthur WHITLEY to Arthur WESTRY proved by Duncan LAMON
Leonard LANGSTON overseer in room of Abram BAGGOT
Deed from William WHITEHEAD & wife to Reuben TAYLOR proved by West POPE.
James PITMAN, Guardian of Thomas PITMAN, Legatee of John GAY, exhibited acct.
Henry ATKINS, Guardian of Nathan WHEATLEY, orphan of George WHEATLEY, exhibited
Richard GORE & Richard BOLTON appointed in the town of Tarborough & any place
within, Searchers for distance of 3 miles from the sd. town.
Rowland WILLIAMS overseer in room of David MANN
Deed from William BRASWELL to Rowland WILLIAMS proved by Edward MOORE, Esq.
Jury to lay off road from the road ending near William HORN into the road
leading from Duncan LAMON’s crossing the Great Branch at or near the Sapponey
Road: Daniel ROSS, John BATTLE, Josiah CRUDUP, Philip THOMAS, John FLOWERS,
James RICKS, John RICKS, David BUNN, Benjamin BUNN, William HORN, Henry HORN,
Jr., Isaac HORN, Samuel SKINNER, James JOLLEY, Jacob BARNES, Arthur VESTER,
Benjamin O NEAL, Benjamin RICKS, and that William BARNS be overseer. Hands:
William BARNES, Elijah REVELL, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Jr., John PITMAN,
Arthur O NEAL, David BUNN, Benjamin BUNN, Samuel SKINNER.
Taxable District 10:
Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
Joseph PITMAN Capt. Simon JOHNSON
Jury to lay off road near William HORNs the best and most convenient way into
the road leading from LAMONs ferry at or near Benjamin DENSONs, to wit: William
HORN, James RICKS, John RICKS, James JOLLEY, David BUNN, Arthur WHITLEY,
Benjamin RICKS, John RICKS, Lewis RICKS, Samuel SKINNER, Benjamin O NEAL, Henry
HORN, Jr., Isaac HORN, Thomas WILLIAMS, Nicholas SKINNER and John DAVENPORT, and
that the following hands work on the same: Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin BUNN, David
BUNN, Arthur O NEAL, John PITMAN, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Jr., Elijah
REVELL, Samuel SKINNER and William BARNES and their hands, and that William
BARNES be overseer thereof.
Deed from Jesse GREEN to Joel HORN – ack’d
Ordered that the companies belonging to the road under the care of Benjamin
SMITH, Arthur SELLERS and Gale BRYANT build & erect a bridge over Sapponey Creek
at Thomas ATKINSONs and that Thomas LEWIS be overseer of the said bridge.
Deed from Elisha BATTLE, Guardian to Jeremiah HILLIARD, to Henry HORN, Jr. – Ack
Deed from Abner HILL to William HARRIS proved by William ANDREWS.
Deed from Miles BUSBY & ux to Lodwick ALFORD, Jr. proved by William ANDREWS.
Deed from Benjamin EVANS to Sherrod HARRIS proved by Beverly BELCHER
Deed from James MASSINGALE to John PESMORE proved by William ANDREWS
Deed from Cornelius TAYLOR to Jeremiah DEENES proved by William ANDREWS
Deed from William STRICKLAND to Edward MOORE proved by Moses STALLIONS
On motion of John WOODARD, one of the Securities of Anne STALLIONS for her
administration of estate of James STALLIONS – ordered that the Sheriff summon
sd. Anne STALLIONS to appear at next court to give other security.
Deed from Benjamin EVANS to Richard BOLTON proved by Sherrod HARRIS
Henry ATKINS, Guardian of Nathan WHITLEY, orphan of George WHITLEY, exhibited
William LEWIS overseer in room of Thomas LEWIS
To paid: £ / S / P
Nathan BODDIE, Tyekot 2.10.2
Exum LEWIS, Tychot 2.3.4
William HILLS, Do. 2.1.4
John COHOON 2.9.7
Mathew DRAKE 2.1.10
Mathew DRAKE 1.19.10
William ANDREWS 2.4.10
Robert COTTON 2.1.7
William HORN 2.1.10
Aaron BAKER 2.6.4
Jacob SESSUMS 2.2.10
Jacob SESSUMS 2.5.10
Grand Jury: William ANDREWS
Celia BARNS, a single woman of this county, having made information that she had
lately been delivered of a male base begotten child and that James BARNES, son
of Joseph, was the father of the same. Thereupon the said James BARNES appeared
in court and entered into a bond of £20 Procl. For saving harmless the Parish of
St. Mary and maintaining sd. child with Ephraim BARNES, Security who is
Arthur O NEAL, appointed Guardian of Esther & Elijah STALLINGS, orphans of James
STALLINGS, he accordingly entered into bond of £150 Procl. With Isham O NEAL,
Benjamin O NEAL and Nicholas SKINNER.
Ordered that the following persons be a jury to lay off a road from the road
near William HORNs, the best & most convenient way into the road leading from
LAMONs Ferry at or near Benjamin DENSONs, to wit: William HORN, James RICKS,
John RICKS, James JOLLEY, David BUNN, Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin RICKS, John
RICKS, Lewis RICKS, Samuel SKINNER, Benjamin O NEAL, Henry HORN, Jr., Isaac
HORN, Thomas WILLIAMS, Nicholas SKINNER and John DAVENPORT, and that the
following hands work on the same; to wit: Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin BUNN, David
BUN, Arthur O NEAL, John PITMAN, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Elijah REVELL,
Samuel SKINNER, and William BARNES and their hands & that William BARNES be
Elijah PROCTOR, a base born son of Mary PROCTOR, age 13 years be bound to Elisha
STALLIONS to learn the art & mystery of a cooper.
LWT of Jesse ANDREWS exhibited & proved by William WILLIAMS. Inventory of
estate of Jesse ANDREWS exhibited..
Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS to James STALLINGS – proved by Elisha STALLINGS.
Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS to Willis STALLINGS – proved by Elisha STALLINGS.
Deed of Sale: Gregory STALLINGS, Jr to Elisha STALLINGS – proved by John ONEAL.
Deed of Sale – Lodwick ALFORD to Edward PURCEL – proved by William ANDREWS.
Ordered Abraham EVANS to oversee the road from Falling Run to the Great Branch
near GREGORY STALLIONS Path & that the hands of Jesse HARE, Sherwood HAYWOOD &
Josiah MURPHREE work under him.
Ordered that Daniel WOODARD be overseer of the road from the Great Branch near
GREGORY STALLINGS Path to Swift Creek Bridge & all the hands who formerly worked
under WOODARD (except those ordered to work under Abraham Evans) together with
the hands of Robert DIGGER & William ELLINOR work on the same.
Arthur ONEAL, guardian of Jacob, Esther & Elizabeth STALLINGS, orphans of James
STALLINGS exhibited inventory of estate of said orphans.
On examining the several lists of Taxables returned by Majistrator, the number
appears to be 2,620. Ordered that the tax of 2 shillings be levied on every
taxable person in this county.
Rowland WILLIAMS & Hardy STRICKLAND appointed Searchers from William NELMS’ to
the Bute line.
Shadrack RODGERS, being brought before the court on information of Sarah WHITLEY
for bastardy, accordingly entered into Bond of £200 with Tristram RODGERS &
William ROBERTS for the endemnification of the Parish of St. Marys.
John EATMAN overseer in the room of Rowland WILLIAMS.
William LEWIS appointed Constable in the room of John SHEPPERD.
Thomas ATKINS appointed overseer in the room of William LEWIS.
Deed of Sale: Leonard LANGSTON to Richard COTTON – proved by John SINGLETON.
LWT of John BATTLE, dec’d, exhibited and proved by James BATTLE and Francis
THOMPSON, two of the subscribing witnesses.
LWT of Joshua COUNCIL, proved by Joseph SUMNER who saw Lewis HINES & Jacob HORN,
the two other witnesses subscribe. Henry HORN, Jr. Executor qualified.
Deed of Sale: William MAYO to David MAYO – proved by William MAYO
Etheldred EXUM, Coroner, came into court and entered his protest against the
public gaol as being insufficient.
Report – 2,571 Taxables for 1771 – 140 Insolvents.
Taxable District #10 – Sherwood HAYWOOD for Joseph PITMANs District
William ANDREWS, William ROSS, William PURSLEY appointed to lay off & value one
acre of the land of Jacob CARTER where William BRASWELL on order to build a mill
& report make to next court.
Deed of Lease: Amelia ANDREWS to John BARNS – proved by Jethro BATTLE
Theophilus THOMAS, William AMISON & Leonard LANGSTON appointed to divide lands
of James BROWN between James BROWNs orphans & widow of said James BROWN & report
to next court.
Processioners for District #10: Simon JOHNSON, William HORN, son of Henry HORN.
Report – 2,920 Taxables for 1774.
Grand Juror: Rowland WILLIAMS
Petition of William BARNES for building a mill over Stony Creek at the Great
Falls the land on both sides belonging to Jacob BARNES – granted.
Deed of Sale: William ANDREWS to Thomas TUCKER – proved by Benjamin TUCKER.
Deed of Sale: David COOPER to Thomas LEWIS – proved by Edward MOORE.
Orin. DAVIS produced commission from his Excellancy Josiah MARTIN, Esq. &
Governor, Etc. enpowering him to practice as an atto. at law within Province,
who took the necessary oaths for his qualification.
Administration is on motion granted to Sarah WHITLEY on the estate of Arthur
WHITLEY. She accordingly entered into Bond of £400 with Thomas WHITFIELD and
Solomon WHITFIELD, Sur.
Ordered that the perishable estate of Arthur WHITLEY, Dec’d, be sold according
Inventory of the estate of Arthur WHITLEY, dec’d, exhibited on oath by the
Deed of Sale:
William LEWIS to David PRIDGEON – proved by Duncan LAMON
William LEWIS to George JACKSON – proved by David PRIDGEON
William LEWIS to John SHEPPARD – proved by David PRIDGEON
Thomas LEWIS & wife to William LEWIS – proved by David PRIDGEON
Thomas LEWIS to Thomas NICHOLSON – proved by Isaac KIRK
William GAY overseer in room of Jesse GREEN
Petit Juror: Reuben TAYLOR
Rowland WILLIAMS & Hardy STRICKLAND appointed Searchers for ensuing year from
Dews Mill on Tosneot to Johnson line.
Deed of Sale: Thos. WILLS to Ephraim LAWRENCE – proved by Leonard LANGSTON.
Deed of Sale: William LEWIS to Thomas LEWIS – proved by Briton BRANTLEY.
LWT of William WILLIS by Executors, who qualified. Inventory & estate of
William WILLIS, exhibited by Executors. Ordered that the perishable estate of
William WILLIS or sufficient part be sold to pay the debts due from the estate.
~No Court Session were recorded between July, 1776 and August, 1778~
Court convened on the 4th Monday in August and 24th day in the 3rd year of our
Independence in 1778.
Ordered – Tax of 1 shilling be levied on every £100 taxable property in this
2,980 Taxables for 1774; 154 Insolvents.
Deed of Sale: Peter MAYO to Joel WHITFIELD – proved by Edmund ANDREWS
Jurors: Jacob BARNES
Deed of Sale:
William TAYLOR to Henry HORN – proved Daniel ROSS
John STALLINGS, Sr. to James STALLINGS – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS
James STALLINGS to John STALLINGS - proved by Etheldred PHILIPS
Grant by Governor CASWELL to Richard BOLTON
Deed of Sale: Etheldred PHILIPS to John STALLINGS – Ack’d
Aaron LEE being brought before the court for begetting a bastard child on the
body of Elizabeth TAYLOR entered into Bond acceptable to Law.
LWT of Arthur WILLIAMS proved by Benjamin, Joseph & Henry WILLIAMS.
Anthony LEWIS overseer in room of Jonathan GARDNER
Anthony LEWIS appointed Constable in Capt. HALLs District for ensuing year.
Captain PHILIPS District:
Elisha BATTLE, Sr. – Esquire
Etheldred PHILIPS – Assessor
Jacob BATTLE – Collector
West POPE, Jr. – Constable
LWT of John STALLINGS, proved by Elisha STALLINGS, the Executor therein named,
qualified accordingly. Inventory also returned on oath of Executor.
Jurors: Richard BOLTON, Jr.
LWT of Leonard LANGSTON proved by Ephraim BARNES
Elizabeth PENNY having been delivered of a base begotten chld & deposed that
Britain DRAKE is father of the same. Ordered that said DRAKE pay said Elizabeth
PENNY £400 for expenses in lying in, &c.
LWT of Daniel ROSS – proved by Elisha BATTLE & Michael HORN & Executors
Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS & James TEAT to Reuben JONES – proved by Etheldred
Anthony LEWIS continued as Constable in Capt. LITTLEs District.
Matthew RABUN appointed guardian to Cullen ANDREWS, orphan of Jesse ANDREWS &
Jane ANDREWS, orphan of Jesse, came into court & chose Matthew RABUN, Guardian,
who entered into bond of £800,000 with Elisha BATTLE & Redmun BUNN, Sec.
On motion granted to Jacob BATTLE on the estate of William BATTLE, dec’d, who
entered into Bond of one million pounds with John BATTLE & Elisha BATTLE, Sec.
Administration granted to Jesse BARNES on the estate of Julian BARNES, dec’d,
who qualified & entered into Bond of £1,000,000 with James BARNES & Theophilus
David MAYO overseer in room of Anthony LEWIS.
Charles COUNCIL & David TAYLOR is acquitted from paying a 4-fold tax of last
Etheldred LANE appointed Guardian to William REYNOLDS, who entered into Bond of
£200 with Jesse DRAKE, Sec.
Petit Jury: William WHEATLEY
Ordered that County Trustee pay Anthony LEWIS $3 for his service in warning the
inhabitants three years.
Grant to Leonard LANGSTON
Grant to John STALLINGS
Deed of Sale: Aaron MAINER to Willis STALLINGS – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS.
John BILLUPS overseer in room of William WIGGINS.
Morgan WILLIAMS Guardian to Elizabeth WILLIAMS, orphan of Thomas WILLIAMS.
Deed of Sale: William GAINER to Thomas LEWIS –proved Jesse DRAKE
Deed of Sale: William WALL TO William CORBETT –proved by Richard BOLTON, Jr.
Deed of Sale: George WHITLEY to John CHESTER – proved by William WALSTON.
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