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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
July 10, 1705
Volume 01, Pages 622-624


Att A Court held at the House of Mr Dennis Macclendon in Pequimins River the tenth day of July Anno Dni 1705
Prsent the the worpll Francis Foster Esqr Justice
Captn James Coles Esqr Justice
Willm Bartlett Esqr Justice
John Stepney Esqr Justice
Dennis Macclendon Esqr Justice
Willm Stephens Esqr Justice

Willm Stephens Esqr one of the Members of this Court takes & Subscribes to the Oath appointed by Law.

Thomas Houghton Deputy Marshall takes & Subscribes to the Oath appointed by Law

Esau Albertson by Thomas Snoden her Maties Attorney Generall & procuratr for the Lords proprietrs Exhibitts an Informac̄on agt Mary Evans upon breach of the Act Entitled An Act agt Fornicac̄on & Adultery And the Sd Mary Evans appears & Confesses the Informac̄on & is willing to pay the fine Specifyed in the Sd Act with Costs.

Ordered That Mary Evans pay Fifty Shillings to the uses Specifyed in the Sd Act with Costs als Exō.

A Deed of Sale from Esau Albertson to Mary Rookes acknowledged in Court & Ordered to be recorded.

As Assignmt of A Pattent from Ezekiell Maudlin to Timothy Clare acknowledged in Court & Ordered to be recorded.

And Hannah his wife relinquishes all the her right of Dower to the aforesd Land Specifyed in the Sd Pattent

Upon Motion of Thomas Snoden her Maties Attorney Generall to this worpll Court praying that Alexander an Indyan late Servant to Juliana Lakar and one of her Maties Subjects may be produced to this Court & lately Comitted to her Charge And the Sd Alexander being Suspected to be killed or by some means made away with by the Sd Juliana Lakar Ordered That the Marshall take into his Custody the Sd Juliana Lakar & her hold untill She shall become bound with good &

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Sufficient Security for the Sd Alexander's Appearance att the next prcinct Court.

John Dix Comes to prosecute his Sute agt Thomas Snoden Jun in A plea of the Case upon Defamac̄on & Complaines that the Deft did utter & declare of the plt these false malitious & Scandalous words vizt you Stole Madm Walkers Hoggs & they meaning the Sd Hoggs were of her marke To his Damage Fifty pounds And for plea the Deft putts the plt to the proof of his Declarac̄on And putts himselfe upon the Country And the plt likewise And the Marshall was Comanded to Cause to Come twelve true &c. By Whom &c To whom &c Who neither &c And there came Mr Thomas Long Mr Willm̄ White Mr David Harris Mr John Willoughby Mr Richd Houghton Mr Willm̄ Long Mr James Thigpen Mr Willm̄ Pagister Mr Walter Tanner Mr Richd Rose Mr Willm̄ Moore & Mr Francis Jones who Impanelled & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find for the plt twelve pence Damage with Costs of Suite

Orderd that Thomas Snoden Jun pay unto John Dix Twelve pence Damage with Costs of Suite als Exō.

Upon Petic̄on of Captn John Hecklefield praying to be admitted to prove an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trum̄bull Dec̄d is Admitted & produces an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄d for the Sume of Four pounds Tenne Shillings & ½ & proves the Same by this Oath.

Orderd that Anne Trumbull Widdow Administratrix of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄d pay unto Captn John Hecklefield the Sume of Four pounds Tenne Shillings & ½ als Exō.

Upon Petic̄on of John Willoughby praying to be Admitted to prove an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄d is admitted & produces an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄ed for the Sume of Twenty Shillings & ten pence & proves the Same by his Oath.

Orderd that Anne Trumbull Widdow Adm̄inistratrix of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄ed pay unto John Willoughby the Sume of Twenty Shillings & ten pence als Exō.

John Hopkins Comes to prosecute his Suite agt Patrick Eggerton in A Plea of the Case & Complaines for Six pounds payable in Wheat And for plea the Deft by Edwd Smethwicke his Attorney Sayth that the plt hath noe cause of acc̄on & putts himselfe upon the Country & the plt likewise and the Marshall was required to cause to come twelve true & lawfull men &c who neither &c To whom &c By whom the matter may be found And there came Mr Thomas Long Mr Willm̄ White Mr David Harris Mr John Willoughby Mr Richd Houghton Mr James Thigpen Mr Willm̄ Pagister Mr Walter Tanner Mr Richd Rose Mr Willm̄ Moor Mr Francis

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Jones & Mr John Bennett who Impanelled & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find noe Cause of Acc̄on.

Ordered that the acc̄on be dismist & the plt pay Costs als Exō.

John Falconr assignee of Thomas Clarke is plt agt Thomas Houghton Deft in A Plea of Debt & Complaines for Two pounds Seven Shillings & Six pence due by Bill payable in good Sound Merchantable Porke Convenient in Yopin River And the Deft comes & confesses Judgmt for the Same

Orderd that Thomas Houghton pay unto John Falconr assignee of Thomas Clarke the Sume of Two pounds Seven Shillings & Six pence with costs als Exō.

And in barr of the aforesd Order the Deft prays all further proceedings may be stopt till A further hearing be in the Honble Court of Chancery And prayes an Appeall in to the Honble Court of Chancery which is granted.

Thomas Houghton on his own behalf & Thomas Norcum on behalf of the sd Thomas Houghton acknowledge themselves Joyntly & Severally to owe & Stand indebted unto the Lords proprietrs in the full sum̄ of five pounds That the sd Thomas Houghton shall prosecute his appeal agt A Judgmt obtaind by John Falconr to the next Court of Chancery.

A Power of Attorney from Peter Godfrey to Isaac Wilson provd by the oath of Captn James Coles & likewise the same provd by the Oath of Robt Harman the nynth day of July 1705 & Orderd to be recorded.

Upon Peticon of Willm̄ Stephens praying to be admitted to prove an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced is admitted & produces an acct agt the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced for the Sume of Six pounds & proves the same by his Oath.

Orderd That Anne Trumbull Administratrix of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Deced pay unto Willm̄ Stephens the Sume of Six pounds als Exs

FRACIS FOSTER
WILLIAM BARCLIFT
JOHN STEPNEY
DENIS MACKLENDIN
WILLIAM STEPHENS