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List of nominations of public officials in the American colonies [Extract]
Randolph, Edward, ca. 1632-1703
July 31, 1696
Volume 01, Page 462

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. Plantations General. Vol. 4. P. 45.]
THE NAMES OF PERSONS TO BE THE JUDGES, REGISTERS & MARSHALLS IN THE COURTS OF ADMIRALTY & ALSO OF THE ATTURNEYS GENll IN THE FOLLOWING COLONYS & PROVINCES ON THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA. (July 31st 1696.)
Virginia & North Carolina
Edward Hill (of the Councill)
Judge
Myles Cary
Register
Michaell Shewman
Marshall
Edward Chilton
Attorney Genll
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Mem: That the fees of the officers in the severall courts of Admiralty (now not known) be ascertained by the Judge of the Court of Admiralty in Engd to be approved of & allowed by the Govrs & Councill in each respective Govmt or otherwise as shall be directed That upon the absence, removal or death of any of the said officers, the Govrs in those places be impowered to appoint other persons to officiate in their rooms and to return the names of such persons to the Admiralty in England to receive from thence Deputations accordingly.

That there can be no establishment of Courts of Admiralty in the Bahama Islands, Carolina or in any other of the Proprieties until there be a regulation in the Govts as is directed in the act for preventing of Frauds and regulating abuses in the Plantation Trade

All which is humbly submitted
by ED: RANDOLPH.