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Edgecombe NC Court Minutes - (partial) 1757-1884

EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES - (PARTIAL) 1757-1784
                 
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane -
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EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC
                  Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784
                  LDS Microfilm #0370142
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                  17 AUGUST 1757
                  Grand Jury:  (Partial)
                  Richard LEWIS
                  
                  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)
                  William LANE
                  Barnaby LANE
                  
                  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
                  Paul PATRICK
                  Barna. McKINNY
                  
                  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 &
                  report.
                  
                  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
                  recorded.
                  
                  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)
                  Robert HOLEMAN
                  
                  25 SEPTEMBER 1759:
                  
                  Grand Jury (Partial)
                  William TAYLOR
                  
                  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)
                  William SHERROD
                  Moses BAKER, Jr.
                  
                  MARCH, 1762:
                  
                  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
                  
                  JUNE, 1762:
                  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)
                  William SHERROD
                  
                  Petit Jury: (Partial)
                  Jesse GREEN
                  
                  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)
                  
                  JANUARY, 1763:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  APRIL, 1763:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1763:
                  
                  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
                  James MURPHREY.
                  
                  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
                  & spinning.
                  
                  John ALLEN, orphan of John ALLEN, dec’d,  was bound out to Joseph SUMNER  to
                  learn blacksmithing.
                  
                  JANUARY, 1764:
                  
                  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
                  
                  APRIL, 1764:
                  
                  LWT of James STALLIONS proved by subscribing witness Etheldred EXUM, Elisha
                  STALLINGS & John STALLINGS.
                  
                  Inventory of estate of Jacob BARNES exhibited
                  
                  JULY, 1764:
                  
                  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
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1764:
                  
                  Edward MOORE, Henry FLOWERS & Thos. H___ to divide estate of Pilgrim WILLIAMS,
                  dec’d.
                  
                  John BAKER - aged & infirm - to be excused from taxes.
                  
                  JANUARY, 1765:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  APRIL, 1765:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  JULY, 1765:
                  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.
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1765:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  JANUARY, 1766:
                  
                  LWT of John HATCHER proved by John MYALS and Jesse PITMAN & Executors qualified.
                  
                  Hardy GRIFFIN in room of Mark MASON.
                  
                  APRIL, 1766:
                  
                  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
                  
                  JULY, 1766:
                  
                  Deed from Jno. RYALL to William Hill ANDREWS proved by John LAURENCE.
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1766
                  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.
                  
                  JANUARY, 1767:
                  
                  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
                  
                  APRIL, 1767:
                  
                  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
                  be recorded.
                  
                  JULY, 1767:
                  
                  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,
                  &c.
                  
                  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
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1767:
                  
                  Deed from Charles SOWELL to John GARDNER proved by Thomas LEWIS
                  
                  Deed from Gregory STALLIONS to Jno. STALLIONS proved by John SIKES
                  
                  JANUARY, 1768:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  MAY, 1768:
                  
                  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
                  duties.
                  
                  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
                  
                  AUGUST, 1768:
                  
                  Deed from John GARNER to Benjamin HARRISON proved by Anthony LEWIS.
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1768:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  MAY, 1769:
                  
                  Nath’l DRAKE overseer in the room of Demsey POWELL
                  
                  Grand Juror (partial)
                  Jesse GREEN
                  
                  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
                  
                  AUGUST, 1769:
                  
                  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
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1770:
                  
                  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
                  
                  MAY, 1770:
                  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,
                  Sr.
                  
                  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
                  
                  AUGUST, 1770:
                  
                  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
                  overseer.
                  
                  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
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1771:
                  
                  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
                  acct.
                  
                  Richard GORE & Richard BOLTON appointed in the town of Tarborough & any place
                  within, Searchers for distance of 3 miles from the sd. town.
                  
                  MAY, 1771:
                  
                  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
                  
                  AUGUST, 1771:
                  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.
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1771:
                  
                  Deed from Elisha BATTLE, Guardian to Jeremiah HILLIARD, to Henry HORN, Jr. – Ack
                  ’d
                  
                  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
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1772:
                  
                  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
                  acct.
                  
                  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
                  
                  MAY, 1772:
                  
                  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
                  approved.
                  
                  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
                  overseer thereof.
                  
                  AUGUST, 1772
                  
                  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.
                  
                  NOV, 1772:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  APRIL, 1774:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  JULY 1774:
                  
                  Taxable District #10 – Sherwood HAYWOOD for Joseph PITMANs District
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1774:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  JANUARY, 1775:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  APRIL, 1775:
                  
                  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
                  to law.
                  
                  Inventory of the estate of Arthur WHITLEY, dec’d, exhibited on oath by the
                  Administratrix.
                  
                  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.
                  
                  JULY, 1775:
                  
                  Deed of Sale: Thos. WILLS to Ephraim LAWRENCE – proved by Leonard LANGSTON.
                  
                  OCTOBER, 1775:
                  
                  Deed of Sale: William LEWIS to Thomas LEWIS – proved by Briton BRANTLEY.
                  
                  APRIL, 1776:
                  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.
                  
                  JULY, 1776
                  
                  ~No Court Session were recorded between July, 1776 and August, 1778~
                  
                  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
                  county.
                  
                  2,980 Taxables for 1774;  154 Insolvents.
                  
                  MAY, 1779:
                  
                  Deed of Sale:  Peter MAYO to Joel WHITFIELD – proved by Edmund ANDREWS
                  
                  Jurors:  Jacob BARNES
                  
                  AUGUST, 1779:
                  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
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1779:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  MAY, 1780:
                  
                  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
                  
                  AUGUST, 1780:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1780:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  MAY, 1781:
                  
                  LWT of Daniel ROSS – proved by Elisha BATTLE & Michael HORN & Executors
                  qualified.
                  
                  Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS & James TEAT to Reuben JONES – proved by Etheldred
                  PHILIPS>
                  
                  Anthony LEWIS continued as Constable in Capt. LITTLEs District.
                  
                  NOVEMBER 1781:
                  
                  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.
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1782:
                  
                  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
                  THOMAS.
                  
                  MAY, 1782:
                  
                  David MAYO overseer in room of Anthony LEWIS.
                  
                  AUGUST, 1782:
                  
                  Charles COUNCIL & David TAYLOR is acquitted from paying a 4-fold tax of last
                  year.
                  
                  Etheldred LANE appointed Guardian to William REYNOLDS, who entered into Bond of
                  200 with Jesse DRAKE, Sec.
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1782:
                  
                  Petit Jury: William WHEATLEY
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1783
                  
                  Ordered that County Trustee pay Anthony LEWIS $3 for his service in warning the
                  inhabitants three years.
                  
                  MAY, 1783:
                  
                  Grant to Leonard LANGSTON
                  Grant to John STALLINGS
                  Deed of Sale: Aaron MAINER to Willis STALLINGS – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS.
                  
                  AUGUST, 1783:
                  
                  John BILLUPS overseer in room of William WIGGINS.
                  
                  
                  NOVEMBER, 1783:
                  
                  Morgan WILLIAMS Guardian to Elizabeth WILLIAMS, orphan of Thomas WILLIAMS.
                  
                  Deed of Sale: William GAINER to Thomas LEWIS –proved Jesse DRAKE
                  
                  FEBRUARY, 1784:
                  
                  Deed of Sale:  William WALL TO William CORBETT –proved by Richard BOLTON, Jr.
                  
                  MAY, 1784:
                  
                  Deed of Sale: George WHITLEY to John CHESTER – proved by William WALSTON.
                  
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