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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
October 12, 1703
Volume 01, Pages 581-582


Pequimins—ss Att a Court held for the prcinct of pequimins the Second Tuesday in October att ye House of Capt James Coles Octobr 12th 1703

The Courts Comission being published and the usuall oaths of Justices being taken the Court Sat.

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The Worpll Ralph Fletcher Esqr
The Worpll Francis Foster Esqr
The Worpll James Coles Esqr
The Worpll Wm Bartlett Esqr
The Worpll John Stepney Esqr

Mrs Joanna Tayler proves the Last & Will & Testamt of Mr Wm Boyce by the Oaths of Mr Peter Godfrey & Elizabeth Stewart and that the Executrix have A probatt thereof Ordered that Mrs Joanna Tayler present an Inventory of the Sd Mr Boyces Estate to the next Court and that Mr James Coles Mr John Stepney & Mr Caleb Calleway be appointed to appraise the same.

Upon petition of John Hare

Ordered that the petitionr as nighest of kin to his dec̄ed Father have Letters of Administrac̄on granted.

The Marshall was required to arrest the body of Mris Juliana Lakars to answer ye Compt of Wm Hall & Tadderton in a plea of the Case for that the Deft Stands indebted to the prts the Sume of five & twenty Shillings agreed to be pd in the hands of Mr Wm Boyce And for plea the deft. putts the plt to the proof of his declarac̄on And putts herselfe upon the Country & the plts likewise and the Marshall is required to cause to come twelve true & lawfull men to whom neither party is allyed By

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whom the Matter may be found &c And there came Mr Peter Godfrey Mr James Morgan Mr John Hopkins Mr Peter Jones Mr John Wyatt Mr Samuel Herst Mr John Bennett Mr John Hare Mr Richard Skinner Mr Abraham Warren Mr Nicholas Filbert & Mr John Foster who Impannell'd & Sworn Say wee find for the Plts according to Evidence Order'd that the Deft pay to the pltts the sume of £1 5s alias Execuc̄on.

Ordered that Abraham Warren be appointed overseer of the High Wayes from Duttons Creeke to Deep Creek in the Room of Thomas Harvey

Ordered that John Bateman be appointed overseer of the High Wayes from Hartleys Point to the usuall place in the Room of Thomas Boswell

Thomas Speight proves Rights for 350 acres of Land by the Importacon of Mary Speight Sen Ditto Jun John Hetterter Mary Fitt Garratt Elizabeth Do Negro Hannah & himselfe.

Thomas Dorton proves his Rights to 150 acres of Land by the Importacon of himselfe Thomas Davis & Anne Davis.

The Marshall was required to arrest the body of Richd Davenport to answer the complt of Thomas Clarke in a plea of covent for that the Debt hath not performed his covenant in building of a barn and for plea the Deft by Thomas Norkam his attorney demurrs in Law & putts the plt to the proof of his Declarac̄on and putts himself upon the Country and the plt likewise and the Marshall is Com̄anded to cause to come twelve true and lawfull men to whom neither parties are allyed by whom the matter may be found &c. and there came Mr Peter Godfrey Mr James Morgan Mr John Hopkins Mr peter Jones Mr John Wyatt Mr Samuel Herst Mr John Bennett Mr John Hare Mr Richard Skinner Mr Abraham Warren Mr Nicholas Filbert & Mr John Foster who Impaneld & Sworne say wee find for the plt Seven pounds & Six Shillings with Costs.

Ordered that the Deft pay to the plt Seven pounds & Six Shillings with Costs alias Excecuc̄on.

Upon petic̄on of Wm Lacy

Ordered that Lres of administrac̄on be granted to the petitionr upon the Estate of Nicholas Johnson deced

Ordered that Richard Davenport pay unto Margery White for her going and coming & attendance att this Court as an Evidence in a matter depending between the sd Richard Devenport & Thomas Clark the Sum̄e of 2s 6d with cost alias Excecuc̄on.

WILLIAM BARCLIFT
JOHN STEPNEY
RALPH FFLETCHER
FRANCIS FOSTER
JAMES COLES