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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
January 09, 1705
Volume 01, Pages 617-619

[Records of Perquimans Precinct Court.]

Pequimins S. S. Att A Court held att the House of Dennis Macclenden in Pequimins River the 9th day of January 170⅘
Prsent
The Worpll
Francis Foster Esqr Justice
James Coles Esqr Justice
John Stepney Esqr Justice
Isaac Wilson Esqr Justice
Timothy Clare Esqr Justice

Captn James Coles acknowledges a Deed of Sale to John Pettiver and Orderd to be recorded

And Mary his wife relinquishes her Right of Dower to the Land Specifyed in the Sd Sale

A Bond from Captn James Coles to John Pettiver acknowledged in Court & orderd to be recorded.

An Assignmt of A Deed of Sale from John Yate to Richd Burtenshall acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded And Elizabeth Yate relinquishes her Right of Dower to the prmisses Specifyed in the Sd Deed of Sale.

A Deed of Sale for ten head of Cattle from Wm Willm̄s to Thomas Snoden provd & allowd of in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

John Falconar Comes to prosecute his Suite agt Edwd Berry in a Plea of Debt for Four Hundred Forty and Three pounds of good Merchantable Tobacco & Cask And for Plea the Deft by Thomas Norcomb his Attorney Sayth he is not indebted in the Quantity of Tobacco & Cask aforesd And A Bill produced and no power incerted in the Bill nor the Same Assigned A Non Suite is Granted for the Deft upon his motion And Orderd that the plt pay Costs als Exō.

Colll Willm̄ Wilkison & Hester his wife by Thomas Snoden their Attorney Come to prosecute their Suit agt Johannah Tayler Executrix of the last will & Testament of Wm Boyce for two Gold Rings of the

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value of Forty Eight Shillings And the Marshall makes returne Non est Inventus And the plt prayes an Attachmt agt the Defts Estate which is Granted.

Elizabeth Foster the wife of John Foster relinquishes her Right of Dower of A Plantac̄on Sold by her husband to John Davenport.

Anne Davenport relinquishes her Right of Dower to A Plantacon Sold by her husband to Alexander Raye

Upon Peticon of Sarah Grey Shewing that her husbands Estate is in the possession of Mr John Pettiver And praying the Same may by Order be granted unto her

Orderd that all the Estate of Thomas Gray now in the possession of Mr John Pettiver be Granted unto Sarah Gray She giving Security to the Sd Pettiver to Save him harmlesse from A Bill past by him to the peticonrs husband.

A Deed of Sale from John Valleway to Danl Wright acknowledged in Court & orderd to be recorded.

And Jane his wife relinquishes her right of Dower to the prmises Specifyed in the Sd Deed of Sale

Upon Peticon of Danl Snooke praying to prove Rights for Four Hundred & Fifty acres of Land by & Importac̄on of John Williford & Jane Williford Wm Williford Sarah Williford Mary Watts Mary Avengton Phillis Love Saml Boatman & 1 Child & is admitted.

Orderd that the Constable Spa Ellinor Gibbs to the next prcinct Court to answer such matters as shall be there objected agt her.

Upon Petic̄on of Dennis Macclendon praying to prove Rights to a Hundred Acres of Land by the Importacon of two persons vizl Michael Downing & Habella a Negro & is Admitted.

Upon Peticon of Henry Spring praying to prove Rights to a Hundred acres of Land by the Importacon of two persons vizl himself twice & is admitted.

Abraham Warren prsents Saml Charles Overseer of the High Wayes in his Room for the year Ensuing.

Orderd that he be Impowered thereunto by A Warrt to him Directed.

Upon Petic̄on of Nathaniel Nicholson praying to prove an acct & is admitted.

Orderd That Mary Albertson & Nathaniel Albertson pay unto Nathaniel Nicholson as much porke as will fill A Barrell two Sows two Barrows of his wife proper marke & one Barrow Specifyed in the Inventory with Costs als Exō

Orderd that John Davenport be Constable for the year Ensuing.

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Orderd That Thomas Wenslowe be over Seer of the High Wayes for the year Ensuing in the room of Saml Cretchington.

Ordered that he be impowered thereunto by A Warrt to him Directed

Jane Morgan brought before this Court for beating abusing wounding of Elizabeth Norcomb appeares And for plea Sayth that She did not beat abuse & wound the Sd Elizabeth Norcomb in maner & forme as is alledg'd and the Sd Jane Morgan acknowledging her fault & being Sorry for the Same is Dismist paying Costs.

Upon Petic̄on of Mary Albertson & Nathaniel Albertson praying to prove an acct agt the Estate of Sarah Nicholson wth an order for the Same.

Ordered that the sd Petic̄on be ejected.

Ordered that Dennis Macclendon & Esau Albertson be Discharged from their bond being Security wth Mary Albertson for Sarah Harris Estate

Orderd That Richd Skinner be Overseer of the High wayes for the year Ensuing in the Room of Francis Beesley.

Orderd that he be thereunto Impowered by A warrt to him directed.

Upon Petic̄on of Thomas Parker praying to be admitted to prove Rights to A Hundred Acres of Land by the Importac̄on of Elizabeth Parker & Lucy Parker & is Admitted & Assignes them to Henry Spring

Upon Petic̄on of Timothy Clare Esqr praying to prove A right to A Fifty acres of Land by the Importac̄on of Jenny A Negro is Admitted & Assignes the Same to Dennis Macclendon.

FFRANCIS FFOSTER
JAm̄] COLES
JOHN STEPNEY
ISAAC WILLSON
TIMOTHY CLEARE