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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
April 11, 1704
Volume 01, Pages 607-609


Att a Court held att the House of Dennis Macclenden the 11th day of Aprill Anno Dni 1704.
Prsent.
The Worpll Ralph Fletcher Esqr—Justice
The Worpll Francis Foster Esqr—Justice
The Worpll Wm Bartlett Esqr—Justice
The Worpll John Stepney Esqr—Justice

The Worpll Ralph Fletcher Esqr acknowledges a Deed of Sale to Thomas Harvey & Margrett his wife and orderd to be recorded.

James Beesley & Mary his Wife acknowledge A Deed of Sale to Francis Wells & orderd to be recorded.

Archibald Holmes prsents Henry Norman Overseer of the High wayes for the yeare Ensuing in his Room.

Ordered that a Warrt be directed to the sd Henry Norman impowering him thereto.

Wm Jackson presents George Gordon overseer of the High Wayes in his Room for the year Ensuing.

Orderd that a warrt be directed to the sd George Gordon Impowering him thereto

Upon Peticon of Wm̄ Williams praying lres of Administracon of George Fletchers Estate ordered that the peticonr have Lres of Administrac̄on of the sd Fletchers Estate.

And that John Anderson John Yates Dennis Macclendon & Abraham Warren appraise the same & that a true Inventory of the same be returned by the sd William Williams according to Law.

By An Order past agt the Marshall the last Court Anthony Alexander Comes to prosecute his Suite by Tho: Norkam his Attorney agt Thomas Evans in a plea of Debt And the Deft Came not. Ordered That Judgmt be confirmed agt the Provost Marshall for the Sd Debt

The Marshall was required to arrest the body of David Harris to answer the Complt of Collll Willm Wilkinson for the Sume of four pounds

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Seventeen Shillings & Six pence in fresh Pork & both partyes agreed referrd by Consent to the next prcinct Court.

Wm Williams by Thomas Norkam his Attorney Comes to prosecute his Suite agt Wm Hall in a plea of Detinue for that the Deft Detaines one Feather bed one pair of blankets & one Rugge of the plts And for plea the Deft Sayth that he Detaines the aforesd bed and furniture till Satisfacc̄on made for the Same and putts himself upon the Country & the plt likewise And the Marshall was Comanded to come twelve &c to whom &c who neither &c By whom &c And there came Mr Archibald Holmes Mr Anthony Hoskins Mr Henry Spring Mr John Yate Mr Richd Burtenshall Richd Rose Abraham Warren Francis Wells Francis Pettitt Lawrence Megue John Bennitt Richd Skinner who Impannelld & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find for the Deft

Ordered that the acc̄on be dismist And the plt pay Costs als Execuc̄on

Francis Pettitt by his oath proves an acct agt Richd Houghton Debtr to the Sd pettitt one cow & one cow yearling

Richd Chesten prsents Samuell Cretchington Overseer for the High Wayes in his room for the year Ensuing.

Ordered that a Warrt be directed to the Sd Cretchington impowering him thereto.

Mr Peter Godfrey acknowledges a Tract of Land to Anthony Haskett.

James Morgan acknowledges a Deed of Sale to Wm Morgan

Upon Petic̄on of Christopher Sutton praying his Estate out of Samuell Nicholson his Guardian's hands.

Ordered that the Sd Suttons Petic̄on be Ejected.

Thomas Harvye & Margret his wife acknowledge a Deed of Sale to David Harris

David Harris & Elizabeth his wife acknowledge a Deed of Sale to Thomas Harvye, & orderd to be recorded.

Thomas Snowden Attorney of Constant his wife relinquishes her right of Dower of A Tract of Land Sold to John Bateman.

Mr Fredrick Jones Complaines agt Thomas Collings in a plea of the Case for Three & Thirty Shillings & two pence to be pd in Porke att the House of Peter Godfrey And the Deft by Tho: Norkam his Attorney comes & Sayth he is not Indebted above Seventeen Shillings and Craves a Nonsuite being out of the Jurisdic[c̄on of this Court to determine And the Opinion of this Court is that a Nonsuite ought to be Granted to the Deft

Orderd that the plt be nonsuite & pay Costs als Execuc̄on.

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Mr Frederick Jones Complaines agt John Grey in an acc̄on of Debt for two pounds tenne Shillings & three pence and both partyes agreed referr'd by Consent to the next prcinct Court.

Mr Frederick Jones by Mr Peter Godfrey his Attorney comes to prosecute his Suite agt Tho: Houghton for two pounds Nyne Shillings & Eight pence in Debt. And the Deft. Came not.

And the plt craves an Attachmt agt the Defts. Estate which is granted.

John Anderson & Jane his wife acknowledge A Deed of Sale to John Hawkins.

Jeremiah Goodridge Constitutes John Anderson his Attorney & A Power prov'd to the Sd John Anderson by the oath of Thomas Welch.

A power of Attorney from Thomas Evans to John Yates prov'd by the oath of Thomas Snoden.

A Power of Attorney from Mary the wife of Thomas Evans to Thomas Snoden to relinquish her right of Dower of A Plantac̄on Sold by her husband Thomas Evans to Jeremiah Goodridge.

A Deed of Sale acknowledged from John Yates & Thomas Snoden Attorneys of Thomas Evans & Mary his wife to John Anderson Attorney of Jeremiah Goodridge.

Upon petic̄on of James Thigpen praying that a Road may be clear'd to the Ferry out of the High Road

Ordered that the sd Thigpens Petic̄on be ejected.

John Shawe acknowledges an assignmt of A Pattent to James Nuby & Orderd to be recorded.

Richd Rose acknowledges an Assignmt of a Draught of Land to Benjamin Nicholson.

RALPH FFLETCHER
FRANCIS FOSTER
WILLIAM BARCLIF
JOHN STEPNEY.