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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
January 11, 1704 - January 12, 1704
Volume 01, Pages 604-607

[Records of Perquimans Precinct Court.]


Jany 1704

Att a Court held att the House of Captn James Coles in Pequimins River the eleventh day of January Anno Dni 170¾
Prsent
The Worpll Ralph Fletcher Esqr
The Worpll Francis Foster Esqr
The Worpll James Coles Esqr
The Worpll John Stepney Esqr

Francis Foster & Hannah his wife acknowledges a Deed of Sale to Thomas Snoden.

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John Anderson agt Thomas Evans in A Plea of the Case for three pounds Sixteen & ten pence farthing And the Deft came not & the plt craves an Order agt the Marshall

Ordered that the Marshall bring forth the body of Tho: Evans to the next prcinct Court to answer the complt of John Anderson als Judgmt to be Confirmed agt the Marshall.

A Power of Attorney from Wm Frilye & Grace his wife to Mr Peter Godfrey was prov'd by the Oaths of Richd French & Henry Spring,—& ordered to be recorded.

The Deputy Marshall Craves an Attachmt agt the Estate of Thomas Evans att the Suite of Wm Anderson.

A Deed of Sale Acknowledged by Peter Godfrey Attorney of Wm frilye & Grace his wife to Mr James Coles.

A Will of James Oates prov'd by the Oath of Captn James Coles & the Subscription of Joseph Smith.

John Falconer Assignee of Coll Robt Quarry agt Richard Davenport in a plea of Debt & Complaines for the Quantity of Six Barrells of Porke. And for plea the Deft by Thomas Norkam his Attorney putts the plt to the proofe of his Declarac̄on, & putts himself upon the Country & the plt likewise And the Marshall is required to come twelve true and lawfull men of the vicinage &c By whom the matter may be found &c And there came Mr Dennis Macclendon Mr Richd Skinner, Mr Wm White Mr John Long Mr John Foster Mr Thomas Ayres Mr Samuel parsons Mr Wm Morgan Mr James Morgan Sen. Mr John Anderson Mr Ralph Fletcher Jun & Mr David Sherwood who Impanelld & Sworne say wee of the Jury find for the plt Six Barrells of Pork with Cost. Ordered that Richard Davenport pay to John Falconr Six Barrells of Porke wth Costs als Execuc̄on

James Anderson prsents James Thickpen Overseer of the High Ways in his Room for the year Ensuing.

Ordered that the Sd James Thickpen be impowered thereto by a Warrt to him Directed.

Upon peticon of Deborah Witby praying to live wth Richd Whitby & to be releas'd from her Guardian & proffers Dennis Macclendon to be her Security to Save the Court harmlesse which is accepted—it is Soe Orderd.

Anthony Alexander agt Tho: Evans in a Plea of Debt Complaines for twelve Hundred foot of good Inch board fifteen foot long & one pound fifteen shillings & Six pence.

And the Deft Came not.

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Orderd that the Marshall bring forth the body of Thomas Evans to the next Court held for this prcinct to answer the Sd Alexanders Complt als Execuc̄on

An Attachmt agt the Estate of Thomas Evans granted to the Provost Marshall upon his Petic̄on.

Joanna Tayler agt Thomas Evans in a Plea of Debt for forty Shillings in fresh Porke & the Deft. Came not.

Orderd that the Marshall bring forth the body of the Sd Tho: Evans to the next Court to be held for this prcinct to answer the sd Joanna Taylers Compt als Judgmt to be confirm'd agt the Marshall.

And the Marshall prays an Attachmt agt the sd Evans Estate which is granted.

Coll Wm Wilkinson agt Tho: Evans in a plea of the Case Complaines for Thirty Shillings & two pence half peny & the Deft Came not

Ordered that the Marshall bring forth the body of the Sd Tho: Evans to the next Court to be held for this prcinct to answer the Sd W̄ Wilkinson Complt als Judgmt to be confirmed agt The Marshall.

An Attachmt granted to the Marshall agt the Sd Evans Estate upon his motion.

A Deed of Sale Acknowledged from Richd Davenport to Coll Wm̄ Wilkinson.

A Deed of Sale acknowledged from Mr Ralph Fletcher to Richd Burtenshall & Order'd to be Recorded.

And then the Court Adjourned till tomorrow Morning 8 of Clock.

On Wednesday att Eight of Clock the Court meets prsent ut Supra.

And then the worpll Court adjourns for one hour.

On Wednesday Morning 9 of Clock the Court meets prsent ut Supra

A Letter of Attorney from Richd Burtenshall to Thomas Norkom prov'd by the Oaths of Thomas Snoden & Thomas Houghton & order'd to be recorded.

A Letter of Attorney from Ralph Fletcher Sen to Ralph Fletcher Jun acknowledged & ordered to be recorded.

Tho. Clark vs Richd Davenport

Exce return in Custody

A Deed of Gift from Ralph Fletcher Sen. to Ralph Fletcher Jun. Acknowledged in Court & ordered to be recorded.

A Deed of Gift from Ralph Fletcher Jun to Ralph Fletcher Sen. acknowledged in Court & ordered to be recorded.

A Power of Attorney from Elizabeth the wife of Barth Phelps to John ffalconer relinquish her Right of Dower of a Tract of Land Sold

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from ye sd Bartholomew Phelps to Anthony Alexander & order'd to be recorded And the same is acknowledged & to be recorded

Anthony Alexander upon his own acct & Coll Wm Wilkinson on behalfe of the sd Anthony Alexander undertakes for the sd Anthony Alexander in the Penall Sume of one hundred pounds Sterling Conditionally that the sd Anthony Alexander shall be of good Abearance to all her Maties liege Subjects & the Court of Pequimins till the twelfth day of January Anno Dni 170¾

RALPH FLETCHER
FRANCIS FOSTER