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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
April 10, 1705
Volume 01, Pages 619-622


Att a Court held att the House of Mr Dennis Macclenden the 10th day of Aprill 1705
prsent The Worpll
Francis Foster C Esqr Justice
Captn James Coles Esqr Justice
Wm Barcliffe Esqr Justice
John Stepney Esqr Justice
Dennis Macclendon Esqr Justice

A new Comission being published the above members take & Subscribe to the Oaths appointed by Law.

Thomas Snoden Clerk of this Court takes and Subscribes to the Oath appointed by Law.

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An assignmt of a Deed of Sale from Richd Burtenshall to Andrew Reed acknowledged in Court & Ordered to be recorded and Priscilla his wife relinquishes her right of Dower to the prmises Specifyed in the Sd Deed of Sale

A power of Attorney from Magdalen Holmes to John Foster provd by the Oaths of Peter Worden & Alexander Raye & ordered to be recorded.

An Assignmt of a Pattent from Archibald Holmes to John Foster Attorney of Magdalen his wife to Edward Wilson acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

An assignmt of a Pattent from John Norcomb to Richd Skinner acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

And Elizabeth his wife Relinquishes her Right of Dower to the land Specifyed in the Sd pattent.

A Power of Attorney from Anne Raye to John Foster provd by the Oaths of Peter Worden & Edwd Wilson & Orderd to be recorded.

An assignmt of a Deed of Sale from Alexander Raye & John Foster Attorney of Anne Raye his wife to Archibald Holmes acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

A Deed of Sale from John Norcum & Elizabeth his wife acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

A Conditionall bond from John Norcum & Elizabeth his wife acknowledged to Henry Warren & Ordered to be recorded.

A power of Attorney from Elizabeth Warren to John Foster provd by the Oaths of Archibald Holmes & peter Worden & Ordered to be recorded

A Deed of Sale from Henry Warren & John Foster Attorney of Elizaleth his wife to John Norcum acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

Thomas Snoden proves an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced for the sum̄e of Two pounds Sixteen Shillings and nyne pence & proves the same by his Oath.

Upon Peticon of Thomas Snoden praying an Order for the Sume of Two pounds Sixteen Shillings & Nyne pence in the hands of Anne Trumbull Widdow Administratrix of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced. Orderd that Anne Trumbull Widdow Administratrix of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced pay unto Thomas Snoden the sume of Two pounds Sixteen Shillings & Nyne pence with Cost als Exō.

Coll Willm̄ Wilkison & Hester his wife by Tho: Snoden their friend come to prosecute their Suite agt Johanna Taylor Executrix of the last

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Will & Testamt of Willm̄ Boyce deced in a plea of the case for two Gold Rings of the value of Forty Shillings And for plea the Deft by Tho: Norcum her Attorney Sayth that there is noe Legacyes due till the Just Debts are payed and putts himself upon the Country and the plt likewise and the Marshall was Comanded to cause to come twelve true & lawfull men &c To whom &c Who neither &c By whom the matter may be found and there came Mr Archibald Holmes Mr Francis Beasley Mr Henry Warren Mr Edward Wilson Mr Joseph Sutten Sen Mr Lawrence Megue Mr Henry Bonner Mr Joseph Sutten Jun Mr Andrew Reed Mr Richd Burtenshall Mr John Falconar & Mr Robt Hosea who Impanelled & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find noe case of acc̄on. Ordered that the acc̄on be dismist & the plt pay Costs als Exō.

Elizabeth Oates Widdow Guardian & next friend of Sarah Lilly orphan of John Lilly Deced Comes to prosecute her Suite agt Willm̄ Stewart & Elizabeth his wife in a Plea of Trespasse for killing a Cow Calfe To her Damage Forty Shillings And for plea Elizabeth one of the Defts putts the plt to the proofe of her Declaracon & putts herself upon the Country And the plt likewise And the Marshall was Comanded to cause to come twelve true and lawfull men &c To whom &c who neither &c by whom the matter may be found And there came Mr Archibald Holmes Mr Francis Beesley Mr Henry Warren Mr Edward Wilson Mr Joseph Sutton Sen Mr Lawrence Megue Mr Henry Bonner Mr Joseph Sutton Jun Mr Andrew Reed Mr Richd Burtenshall Mr John Falconar & Mr Robt Hosea who Impanelld & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find for the plaintiffe. Orderd that Willm̄ Stewart & Elizabeth his wife pay Costs als Exō.

John Privett comes to prosecute his Suite agt Thomas Houghton in A plea of Debt & Complaines for four pounds payable in porke wheat or Corne And the Deft came not And the plt prayes an Attachmt agt the Defts Estate which is granted.

John Privett proves a Bill of four pounds payable from Thomas Houghton to the sd John Privett by the oaths of Thomas Clarke & John Falconar.

Upon petic̄on of Henry Bonner praying the Estate of Deborah Whitby his now wife out of the hands of Dennis Macclendon Guardian of the Sd Deborah.

Orderd that Dennis Macclendon deliver unto the peticonr all the Estate of Deborah the petic̄onrs now wife into the hands & Custody of the peticonr.

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Upon Petic̄on of John Falconr praying allowance for his Attendance as Evidence for John Privett agt Thomas Houghton. Ordered that John Privett pay unto John Falconar allowance as per Act of Assembly for one Dayes Coming & going & one days Attendance.

FFRANCIS FFOSTER
JOHN STEPNEY
JAm̄ COLES
DENNIS MACKLANDIN
WILLIAM BARCLIFT.